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DeafDigest – 27 June 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 27, 2012

— Lipreading and twitter

Could a deaf person lipread and then send comments on twitter? Julia Probst, a deaf German woman, is doing that during the Euro 2012 soccer matches on TV. She watches the lips of German players and texts comments on twitter to her 8,000 followers. It forced the German coach to be careful with his comments. The soccer Euro 2012 is the same as our own Super Bowl.

 

— Captions on new TV sets

The law says all TV sets are required to have captions. But is it a joke? Captions are difficult to turn on with new TV sets. Captions were easier to turn on with old TV sets. A bartender complained about it with DeafDigest editor. His bar threw out old TV sets and put in new TV sets and the bartenders struggle for a long time to turn on captions!

 

— A deaf actress on new Dallas TV series

The new Dallas TV series has a deaf actress. It is Charlene Tilton. She hides her hearing aids inside her hairstyling. Her role is of Lucy Ewing Cooper, the daughter of Jock and Miss Ellie’s second son Gary Ewing and the niece of J.R. and Bobby Ewing. She hid her deafness for many years because she was afraid directors would not hire her if they knew about it.

 

— Better to be deaf than to be dead!

Tuberculosis (TB) is back and is dangerous. Old drugs stopped TB but not anymore. New drug may stop TB but there are risks – to be deaf or to be dead! New drug is painful and healing takes a long time. Some patients hate new drug because of pain. If they refuse new drug, they risk death. If they accept new drug, they may risk deafness. The World Health Organization is looking for a better drug that is not painful.

 

— Blockbuster just as bad as Netflix?

We all hate Netflix because the company won’t caption all of their videos. What about Blockbuster? Said a deaf person who watches videos:

If you want to rent a movie from a Blockbuster Kiosk, there is no way to know if it is captioned or not. I have been asking Blockbuster for several years about it. Their only response was this:

We’re looking into it

 

6/24/12 Blue edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

6/24/12 Gold edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 24 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 24, 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-frustration-with-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/words-of-insult-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-son-of-a-bar-owner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-oralism-sometimes-dangerous/

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New HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The new HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a
gorgeous 4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send
images and videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant
capture.

With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos
hands-free on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

The HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a Sprint Relay
Store Data Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.
Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited
markets, on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available,
you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the HTC EVO[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/HarrisComm_DDG062412

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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– 10th anniversary of The Old Fogeys

THE OLD FOGEYS made its online premiere on DEAF DIGEST on June 16, 2002.
They first appeared in print as a comic book in early 2002 which caught the
attention of DEAF DIGEST editor Barry Strassler who suggested wider
distribution through DEAF DIGEST.

THE OLD FOGEYS celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 17, 2012. Creator
David H. Pierce thanks his fans and supporters of the strip. Without them,
there would be no strip.

do visit a fogey that many of David Pierce’s fans love:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

How many signs are there in science, at least in
Great Britain? Over 100 such science-related
signs in the British Sign Language. Signs for
movement, Universe, light, sight, energy, radiation,
etc. Putting all of these created signs into the
British Sign Language was a project that a team
from Scotland completed recently. An example is
a new sign for Milky Way.

An encyclopedia for the deaf? There was one –
Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness,
published in 1987, and it was 3 volumes thick.
And now this, a new set in Chinese is being compiled
by Shi Li, and her hearing husband. It contains just
about everything and anything that relates to the
deaf and of deafness.

– Very Hot News

Does ADA apply to web-based businesses? NAD says yes.
Netflix (seemingly our villain) says no. The Federal
District Court of Massachusetts agreed with the NAD.
Bottom line is – we want video captions; Netflix does
not want to caption. While this is a win, it is just
a battle, and the scary thing is that Netflix can get
more stubborn and fight every inch of the way right
up to the Supreme Court!

– Thursday June 21st

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Committee held a hearing on how to enforce the ADA
when it comes to independent living arrangements
for the deaf and the disabled.

– Friday June 22nd

Philippines’ Department of Health-National Capital Region
is now training healthcare providers some basic signs in
order to communicate with deaf patients.

– Saturday June 23rd

More deaf people in USA are allowed to serve on juries.
Not that so in Great Britain. A deaf British woman, upon
receiving notice of jury duty, replied with a request
for an interpreter. Her request was turned down and she’s
upset and pondering legal action.

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A BAR OWNER HELPS DEAF SON
It is not easy to find a job. Many hearing people
have hard time finding a job. The same with the deaf.
A deaf graduate from a high school was lucky.
His father owned a popular bar in a big city. The
bar was always crowded with business people.
The bar owner asked one of these business people
if they could hire the deaf son.
That was how the deaf son found a job – through
the father’s bar contacts!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-son-of-a-bar-owner/

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

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A NEW DEAF POSTAGE STAMP
Kenneth S Rothschild, who is deaf, collects deaf-related
postage stamps as a serious hobby that he has been doing for
many years.
The new Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) postage stamp honors
the 100th anniversary of the Ceylon School for the Deaf Ratmalana.
With thanks to Kenneth S Rothschild, it is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sri-lanka-deaf-postage-stamp/

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ORALISM IS SOMETIMES DANGEROUS
Oralism is sometimes dangerous. Why? A deaf oral
man told a hearing friend – your wife is looking for you.
The hearing friend left the room and came back
with a knife and gave it to the deaf person.
Yes, the deaf person was puzzled. The hearing
person thought the deaf man said – I want a knife!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-oralism-sometimes-dangerous/

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

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new ASL film
Hollywood, CA
September 16th, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/new deaf asl movie film at hollywood/

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MEETING THE DEAF FOR THE FIRST TIME
When a hearing person meets a deaf person for the first time,
there are two possible first impressions.
First is to look negatively at the deaf, as an object of
sympathy or scorn or fear.
Second is to look positively at the deaf, as an object of
admiration for the successes they’ve had in life.
Will be interesting to know what these hearing first impressions
are!

CONFESSIONS OF AN OWNER OF AN INTERPRETING AGENCY
An owner of an interpreting agency made a confession with
DeafDigest editor.
The confession was that she does not tell friends what she
does for a living. Why?
Because if people know she owns an interpreting agency, they
would be all over her, showing them their  signing/finger spelling
skills. They were all hoping to get jobs as interpreters.
The problem is that their skills are either poor or mediocre
and the owner did not want to tell them that they do not qualify!

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

for a change of pace, this video is based on one of the DeafDigest
Mid-Week edition stories.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-deaf-character-switched-at-birth/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

And the Mid-Week link, where the story appeared, is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20120620/

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AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

The family complains that the TV is too loud.

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

He suffers from 100 percent hearing loss.

100 percent hearing loss? Meaning 100 dB hearing loss
or stone-deaf, meaning cannot hear anything at all
even when a jet takes off next to him?

A misleading statement by a clueless newspaper reporter!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. An employer posted this notice –

Workplace Conduct  Hearing Impaired

– Look directly at the person when you are speaking as – Use normal tone of voice, do not shout
– Speak directly to the person with a disability, not their interpreter

Is this posting correct?

A. Yes and no. Not every deaf person is an adept lipreader.
And shouting is applicable to the hard of hearing, not the deaf.
And it is always correct to speak to the deaf person, not the
interpreter

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:

Food prep

I use a cutting board almost daily and I have some issues with the food running away from the board!

I received an OXO good grip cutting board/scoop as a gift.  It has a curved tip on 3 sides.

It was a sure way to scrape the cut food to the bowl.

Another use which I have found it handy for is peeling potatoes and scraping the peels into the waste container!

This is a sure way to avoid searching for food on the floor before the mouse finds it!

Hey, cut safely!

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 Blockbuster Kiosks will tell us which videos are
captioned and which are not. Right now, there is no way
of knowing.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1967 – S. Robey Burns passes away. He has been acknowledged
as the Father of USA Deaf participation in the Deaflympics; it
was in 1935 when he sent a contingent of two Americans into the
Deaflympics; he would continue with it in 1939 with one American.
During these years the Deaf Community showed no interest in the
Deaflympics, and so, Burns labored these efforts alone and all
by himself!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

According to UK’s National Deaf Children’s Society
43 percent of deaf children cannot access swimming
pools because their deafness could not be dealt
by the people that operate the swimming pools!

Bottom line is – they think deaf can’t swim!

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DeafLibrary Resources

the deaf in major league sports (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-major-league-sports/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

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

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

– Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

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

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

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

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

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

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

Responsibilities:
Medication Administration
Direct Student care
Scheduling of Doctors appointments, medication reordering
Documentation of student care
TEAM nursing approach

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

Please send letter of interest & resume to:

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

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

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several positions
to help the deaf and hard of hearing clients
Arizona counties (Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa)

– Seeking out ASL signer (non-certified) that can communicate with hearing world to find jobs for individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing.  We have openings in Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa County.  The starting rate is $16.00 an hour, and depending on experience higher.

– We also have opening for tutors, career exploration and work adjustment which is at a higher rate. Full time and part time work.  Must pass background check, be fingerprinted, and have reliable transportation.  Must be organized, good communication skills (oral, and written).  Computer a must. Must be self directed.

To apply send resume to mailto:Martdepue@aol.com or call Stella (VP) 520-720-0855, or Pat (office) at 480-988-1189.

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position opening
Director HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Job Description

Position:
Ultimately administers and provides oversight to the day-to-day management of the program operations.

Duties:
–    Oversees intake, assessment, admission and discharge of Consumers;
–    Monitors and oversees evaluation of programs;
–    Ensures coordination of interagency programming and services to clients;
–    Ensures that programs collect appropriate program and client data and meet reporting requirements;
–    Interviews and hires HIV Program Specialists;
–    Carries out performance evaluations of Program Specialists;
–    Coordinates and arranges training activities for the HIV program;
–    Ensures that programs meet licensing and safety standards;
–    Coordinates services between consumers who do not receive CSA/sub-provider services from Deaf-REACH and their CSA;
–    Serves as a member on the Quality Improvement Committee;
–    Develops program design for new services;
–    Locates and assists with writing grant proposals;
–    Markets to recruit clients;
–    Attends staff meetings;
–    Supervises Program Specialists regularly;
–    Coordinates student interns to be interviewed and placed in various programs.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing or equivalent field with three years experience with deaf persons who have additional disabilities, especially with mental illness and mental retardation, and two years experience in administration; strong background in clinical consultation and behavior management; prefer fluency in sign language and knowledge of psycho-social-cultural aspects of deafness.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 Hours per week

send application and resume to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20017
ATTN: Joye Crump

mailto:Crumpj@Deaf-REACH.org

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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(revised posting)

many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Assistant – Summer Session (Pre-K)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teacher (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Residential Counselor (Girls & Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

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

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

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

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker – Child Care Worker Substitutes (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/social science with 2 years mental health
direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills;
fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and
language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of
laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

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

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

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

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 24 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 24, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-faking-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Dogs are popular pets everywhere in the world. These
dogs need to be groomed and cleaned on a regular basis
because these pets love to run around and get dirty.
There are dog groomers who do the job. One of them is
Taryn Ensele, who owns her dog grooming business in
Napa, California. She is deaf. Operating her business
for two years, she grooms approximately 30 dogs per week.

Jane Myers, an Australian, is considered to be an
expert in horse management. It is everything about the
horse –  anatomy, physiology, nutrition and behavior.
She is a features speaker at conferences, talking all
about the horse. She is deaf, been deaf all her life.

– Very Hot News

Marybeth Lauderdale, the superintendent of the Illinois
School for the Deaf, and a long time educator with the
deaf, is leaving her position on July 31st. Her new
position is Director of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD). She also leaves her position as superintendent of the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, two hats she was wearing at the same time. Is she replacing Don Rhoten at WPSD? No, Don is the CEO of the WPSD complex, which oversees a school for the deaf in Pittsburgh and at Scranton and an outreach center, among other things.

– Sunday June 17th

Lisa Baskerville, who lives near Akron, Ohio, is one lucky
woman. She wears two hearing aids and cannot afford the new
batteries. In addition to being given a new home by the
Medina County Habitat for Humanity, she has also received
a supply of free hearing aid batteries – nearly 600 of them!

– Monday June 18th

Over one third of deaf children cannot swim! Says, who. Says the
National Deaf Children’s Society. It has something to do with
swimming instructors afraid to teach the deaf how to swim.
Very strange inasmuch as we have deaf swimmers that have won
medals in the Olympics, and that one deaf swimmer is currently
trying out for the US Olympics swimming team. This society
is in Great Britain.

– Tuesday June 19th

A Boston TV commercial featured baseball manager Bobby Valentine
and player Jacoby Ellsbury communicating in BSL (baseball
sign language). Baseball players always easily able to
communicate in BSL? No, according to Jon Lester, another
baseball player. In a real game, he was at bat and could not
understand BSL by his third base coach. It was so bad that
the coach had to call time out and run over to Lester and
whisper to his ear what the signal was all about!  So much
for BSL.

– Wednesday June 20th

Are we overpaying for our hearing aids, which are too
expensive to begin with? Yes, according to critics.
An example being pointed out is that iPhone is much,
much inexpensive as compared to a hearing aid, and
that is wrong. Blame is placed on the hearing aid
industry which has not been doing anything to make
the aids affordable.

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

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A HEARING PERSON AND HIS FAKE HEARING AID
If a hearing person buys a hearing aid, you wonder
why? Did he suddenly become deaf?
DeafDigest editor knows of several hearing persons
that wear hearing aids all of a sudden.
Why? Because he is looking for a job and bought
a hearing aid to tell a deaf agency that he is deaf!
A fake hearing aid? Yes!

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

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

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annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall
Washington, DC
June 27 – July 8

ASL interpreters and deaf accommodations

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 smithsonian folklife festival with ASL interpreters/

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SIGNING A WORD 50 TIMES
If a hearing student in ASL class wants to sign
a word perfectly he must sign it 50 times. For example,
if you want to sign the word “fire”, it must be
signed 50 times before it will be perfect.
Whose advice is this? A hearing student at a high school
ASL class!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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

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BULLYING A ROCHESTER-AREA WOMAN
There was a big story in the press about a group of
middle-school kids bullying a Rochester-area school bus monitor on the school bus.
This scene was on video and posted over the internet.
Shocked viewers ran to the defense of the bullied school bus
monitor, giving her money and free trip to Disneyworld.
The school bus monitor is hearing impaired, according to
one newspaper story.
It is not known if she is late-deafened or been hearing
impaired all her life.

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A CEREMONIAL CANOE ON WATERS OFF FIJI
A strong tradition in Fiji is a canoe with a group of rowers
steering across the waters during special ceremonies and events.
One of the rowers is Manasa Narita. He is deaf and uses sign
language, in which he teaches the close-knit crew.
This is his first year with the canoeing group and he is learning
the tips and tricks his crewmates teach him. All crew members row
for three hours and then take six hours off, all in rotation.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

As a Certified Deaf Interpreter, I am often
being asked:

How can you hear hearing people talk since you’re deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning?

Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually
being done “live” as an event is taking place.  The captions are
displayed immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct
an error.

Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could
type.  Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some
mistakes.  Although captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may
be writing on their steno machine keyboards at top speeds for
extended periods of time.

It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between
good captioning and poor captioning.  Even though there will always
be some mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not
have to settle for poor captioning.  We must learn what an acceptable
amount of errors would be.

An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable.  When
there are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot
even follow what is going on, it is time to think about complaining
to the television station or programming distributor.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF (new series)

being asked if a Braille copy is necessary!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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IT PAYS FOR A DEAF FATHER TO NAG HIS DAUGHTER
A deaf father lives in California. His daughter lives in
Pennsylvania.
The father always wanted the daughter to get CapTel Captioned
Telephone. For some reason, the daughter wouldn’t get it even though
it was free.
The father would not give up, continuing to nag the daughter.
She gave up and obtained CapTel.
Said the father:

She says it’s really great!

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

Is it possible that a deaf employee may not qualify under the ADA?

Yes – only if the employer treats a deaf employee the same
as he would treat hearing employee – meaning equal opportunities,
equal employment rights, equal pay, etc, etc.

This scenario, however, does not happen too often!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The horse comes first. Or the cart comes first? This is
essentially what the FCC is trying to address – re the IP Relay.
Is IP Relay considered in-state or inter-state? Requires
a Solomonic decision – a fellow from Key West, Florida could initiate a
relay call to a friend in Elko, Nevada and the IP Relay people would not
know!
The FCC is trying to decide if determining where the call is
coming from is worth the hassle of a lengthy research and survey?

(editor’s note: it has not been an issue since then)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

One of the hottest models in the world
is deaf.
This deaf model is Brenda Costa and she
is a Brazilian.
She has appeared in photo shoots for Baby Phat,
L’Oreal, Sergio Rossi and Enfasis Lingerie
products.

(editor’s note: an update on her – her boyfriend is
Karim Fayed, who is also deaf, and was only
recently promoted to the Vice Chairman of the
Fulham Football Club, one of the stronger teams in
the world’s #1 pro soccer league – the British
Premier League. He is the world’s highest ranking
deaf sports executive)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper headline can be misleading

There was a newspaper story that ran this headline:

Deaf man makes dream of becoming firefighter a reality in West Haven

A deaf firefighter? Not really! A deaf person cannot go inside and fight fires. Yes, we have deaf volunteers in many fire departments, but they still do not go inside. What they do is to fight brush, grass and tree fires, do some hazmat fires, help with car crashes,
administer first aid, set up safety boundaries, help with the
hose work, and with air packs – anything except to fight inside
fires.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a hearing employee said:
Don’t go into AMTRAK for now

Amtrak as in railroad line?

The hearing employee actually said:
Don’t go into MTRAK for now

(MTRAK is a code used for processing paperwork
in the deaf employee’s workplace!)

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position openings
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA and Rome, GA

closing dates –  June 28th

– Macon – Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf

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

– Rome – Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082328
&entry_timestamp=2012-06-14-14.21.51.124842

or

http://tinyurl.com/7a79xk9

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position opening
Health Project Coordinator
The National Center for Deaf Health Research
at University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) at the University of Rochester will hire a new Health Project Coordinator this summer.
The Health Project Coordinator will work on several NCDHR research projects, in collaboration with the NCDHR Research Team.

Responsibilities include:
Recruitment and outreach about NCDHR research programs with the Rochester Deaf community
Lead healthy lifestyle intervention groups and individual intervention sessions over videophone
Coordinate recruitment and survey administration for the NCDHR Deaf Health Survey 2, starting Fall 2012
Coordinate outreach and education efforts to inform the Rochester Deaf community about HEART: Health Engagement and Action for Rochesters Transformation

Experience and familiarity with Deaf culture and Deaf health is highly preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required.  A Masters degree in health, education, or psychology related fields is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a Bachelors degree with major coursework in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume to:
Carlene Mowl
Email: mailto:Carlene_mowl@urmc.rochester.edu

Mail:
Carlene Mowl
National Center for Deaf Health Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
Box 708
265 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642

If you have any questions about this position, please call Carlene at 585-286-5042 (videophone) or 585-273-1173 (voice)

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position opening
CRS Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
Oakland, California

The California Relay Service (CRS) Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) has an Administrative Assistant, part-time position available. This position is up to 32-hours a week and provides direct support to the CRS department manager. The position is located in the Oakland Headquarters office.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Work directly with the California Relay Service (CRS) Manager in a support capacity, providing administrative, technical, and clerical support and performing general reception duties.

Assist with accessing documents and responding to inquiries related to DDTP’s CRS contract management, and gather and disseminate information related to the CRS contracts, invoices and other matters. For example: Annual Complaint log reports.

Request and schedule ASL interpreters for DDTP meetings, and coordinate logistical arrangements for meetings with internal and external parties, such as coordinating transportation for the Annual Staff Meeting.
Assist in gathering, entering data, and preparing and distributing information for monthly and annual activity reports.

Provide information and referrals regarding CRS related services to respond to miscellaneous inquiries. Assist with the arrangement and evaluation of CRS test calls.

Maintain CRS information and usage reports and add new fields of information as needed.

Interpret for the CRS Department Manager in ASL in one-on-one or small group meetings occasionally as needs dictate.
Other duties may be assigned by the CRS Manager.
Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be proficient in grammar and spelling; be attentive to details; and have analytical abilities.

They must also have the aptitude to write routine reports and correspondences. Have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to converse fluently in American Sign Language, and interpret for CRS Manager as needed. Prior experience working with the disabled community is most desirable.

What we Offer
CCAF provides a comprehensive benefits package, consisting of medical and dental coverage, 401k, an employer sponsored retirement plan, holidays and vacation days, and much more. Salary offered $21.11.

How to Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to mailto:jobs@ccaf.org or fax to 510.225.2688. Please include CRS Administrative Assistant in the subject line. For additional information about DDTP please visit our website at http://www.ddtp.org

DDTP is managed and operated by the California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF). CCAF is an EOE; persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

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

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    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
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced 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 innovations 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 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 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 Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

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 has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 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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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials 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:                May 23, 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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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

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 notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

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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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 24 June 2012

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DeafDigest – 20 June 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 20, 2012

 

— A famous deaf person on “Switched at Birth”

A famous deaf person will play the role of Robin Swiller, a new girlfriend of one of the program’s leading characters. Who is that famous deaf person? It is Ashley Fiolek, the champion motocross racer. A natural blonde, her hair color on the TV program will be brown!

 

— Deaf to serve in the military?

Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa) whose late brother was deaf, has asked the Department of Defense in a Congressional hearing, to allow the deaf to serve in the military. During the Civil War we had many deaf soldiers fighting on both sides. The list is at:

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

 

— Better way to know if unborn baby is deaf or hearing

How can you tell if the unborn baby is deaf or hearing? It requires mother’s blood sample and father’s saliva! This is what a research team from University of Washington is working on. Good news for deaf couples? Well, for the hearing couples, there is fear that they may not want the baby if they learn it is deaf!

 

— Netflix vs National Association of the Deaf

The attorneys representing the National Association of the Deaf and the Netflix gave oral arguments in the United States District Court, Springfield, MA. Both NAD and Netflix will go into mediation. If it fails, then we will see both of them fighting each other in a jury trial. Said a deaf leader:

It was disgusting to hear Netflix’s attorney comments. They have no compassion for people with hearing loss.

 

— A Hearing Ear cat!

A Hearing Ear cat? Not a joke. In England there was a deaf woman, who lived by herself in her apartment with a cat. Each time the doorbell rang, the cat would jump into the deaf woman’s lap, alerting her that someone was at the door. It worked each time.

 

6/17/12 Blue edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

6/17/12 Gold edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 17 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 17, 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-agency-or-hearing-workplace/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-with-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/words-of-insult-with-deaf/

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New HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The new HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a
gorgeous 4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send
images and videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant
capture.

With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos
hands-free on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

The HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a Sprint Relay
Store Data Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.
Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited
markets, on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available,
you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the HTC EVO[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_DDG061712

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

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

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– 10th anniversary of The Old Fogeys

THE OLD FOGEYS made its online premiere on DEAF DIGEST on June 16, 2002.
They first appeared in print as a comic book in early 2002 which caught the
attention of DEAF DIGEST editor Barry Strassler who suggested wider
distribution through DEAF DIGEST.

THE OLD FOGEYS celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 17, 2012. Creator
David H. Pierce thanks his fans and supporters of the strip. Without them,
there would be no strip.

do visit the original fogey at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Do American broadcasters (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox) work
together to help the deaf with captions? Not really.
But it is different in New Zealand. These broadcasters – NZ On Air, TVNZ and South Pacific Pictures
are cooperating with each other to help set up
more captions on DVDs! Who pays for the captions?
The NZ On Air does.

Tamer Bahaa, a deaf Egyptian, grew up orally in
school, knowing no sign language. People though
he was not too bright a person. As he got older
he learned signs and liked it so much that he
set out to teach it to other deaf people. For some reason the Egyptian government did not
like the idea and tried to stop him. He went
ahead with this project by getting proper papers
and government permits. He is pushing to get
sign language in the courts and in the hospitals
for deaf people that need it.

– Very Hot News

While deaf people in Canada are grumbling about
lack of video relay services, there is a video
relay interpreter service, at least in Windsor,
Canada (across the river from Detroit). The
Windsor Police Department will be using the
VRI to help improve communications with deaf
residents. Providing this VRI service is
not a Canadian company, but an American
company.

– Thursday June 14th

Not just Windsor (see above) but it is Calgary
Police that is looking into implement cellphone
emergency paging service. The police is getting
feedback from the community.

– Friday June 15th

The deaf helping the blind? Sort of – in this
story – at the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive
Technology Society of North America 2012 Annual Conference, there was a design contest. Cal Lutheran University entering the contest were graduate
students in the university’s deaf/hard of hearing
program. They came up with a special clip attached
to the cane that the blind people use. The clip
prevents the cane from toppling over when the
blind person is not using it. This design has
propelled the team into the contest semi finals.
DeafDigest is not sure if the students were deaf
or are hearing graduate students majoring in Deaf
Education.

– Saturday June 16th

Malcolm Bruce, not deaf, is the MP serving the Gordon area
of Scotland. He has been knighted by Great Britain, honoring
his services on behalf of the deaf. He is the father of a
deaf daughter.

He said:
I’ve campaigned on behalf of deaf people ever since. It seemed the right thing to do. I’m also trying to get more MPs involved. I’ve been an MP here since 1983, so I do owe a lot of this to the constituents

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

When President Obama allowed undocumented immigrants to stay in
USA, he gave hope to Alan Verdugo, who is deaf. He just graduated
from high school, and had hopes of either attending college
or becoming an automotive technician. As an undocumented immigrant,
he thought his life would be hopeless if sent back to Mexico. He
has been living in the Phoenix area since he was a child.

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A GESTURE FRUSTRATION
A deaf man from Canada told DeafDigest editor of a
gesture frustration with a hearing friend.
He told the hearing friend that he was going to play
hockey.
He used the gesture for a hockey stick. The hearing
person thought he said “fishing”. No. Thought it
was “baseball”. No. Thought it was “golf”. No. Thought
it was “tennis.”
The deaf person walked away, frustrated.

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

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

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A survey on accessibility needs by Raising the Floor, Geneva, Switzerland

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/raising the floor deaf accessibility survey/

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SAYING THE WORD “DEAF-MUTE” IN FRONT OF DEAF PERSON
Every deaf person hates this word “deaf-mute” or
even “deaf-and-dumb”.
Many hearing people, even hearing friends, often
use that word “deaf-mute” when pointing their
finger at the deaf person.
Most times deaf person does not see it, but
sometimes from the corner of his eye, he catches
the word “deaf-mute.”
DeafDigest editor has caught that word many times
for many years. Not worth the time to argue and fight.
He just smiles and walks away.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/words-of-insult-with-deaf/

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

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HUD Makes Available $85 Million to Fund Housing for Extremely Low-Income
Persons with Disabilities

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hud low cost deaf housing/

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THE #1 GRIEF QUESTION
When a deaf baby is born in a hearing household, the hearing
parents feel immediate grief.
Their #1 question is:

Will my child be able to hear some day?

Appointments are made with hearing aid specialists, with
CI surgeons, with ENT surgeons, hoping that one of them will
immediately make a deaf child a hearing child!

CALIFORNIA’S BIG EIGHT
DeafDigest editor, years ago, was employed at the
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency, located
at San Leandro, CA but serving the Bay Area widespread
Deaf Community.
He realized that the state of California was unique
in that there are eight regions, each served by an area
deaf service agency.
These Big 8 agencies are:

– Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
– Center on Deafness-Inland Empire (CODIE)
– Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation
– Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc
– Tri-County GLAD
– NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc
– Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency

Is this set-up unique among these 50 states?
Yes; every state has their own way of providing services
to the deaf – and California is just different.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Jersey Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/new-jersey-association-of-the-deaf-2/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

You have trouble following a conversation when people are
talking at the same time

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I am without my two 8th cranial nerves

This person would not admit his deafness, just says
his cranial nerves are missing!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it great that many ASL students do not have to do
homework after class? It is different from taking classes
in Spanish – where one has to study the vocabulary and
grammatical rules. Right?

A. Depends on the teacher, possibly requiring ASL students
to mingle with the deaf in real life situations. ASL alone
in the classroom does not make a person ASL-fluent.

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:

Going to the beach

I love going to the beach.  It can be by the ocean, a lake or near rivers.

Being vision impaired, walking barefoot is a safety concern.

Flip flops and sandals are okay but they don’t protect your toes!

One suggestion is to use water shoes.  They are available in many styles.

They protect our toes and feet from rocks and sharp objects.

Enjoy the summer!  Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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 Netflix will give up looking for loopholes in FCC
captioning regulations and just caption all and
everything

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DeafHistory:

Years 1840’s thru 1880’s – there were deaf prisoners in Irish
jails; they were accused of various crimes. This information
was gathered by Cormac Leonard, an Irish Sign Language
interpreter, and being shared with the deaf nowadays.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Neurotologist Dr Howard Francis of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said that 90 per cent of children born deaf were born to deaf parents in Trinidad and Tobago. This is
interesting – because the reverse is normally true – a huge
majority of deaf children are born to hearing parents in
USA and in many parts of the world.

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DeafLibrary Resources

list of CI manufacturers

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

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several positions
to help the deaf and hard of hearing clients
Arizona counties (Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa)

– Seeking out ASL signer (non-certified) that can communicate with hearing world to find jobs for individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing.  We have openings in Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa County.  The starting rate is $16.00 an hour, and depending on experience higher.

– We also have opening for tutors, career exploration and work adjustment which is at a higher rate. Full time and part time work.  Must pass background check, be fingerprinted, and have reliable transportation.  Must be organized, good communication skills (oral, and written).  Computer a must. Must be self directed.

To apply send resume to mailto:Martdepue@aol.com or call Stella (VP) 520-720-0855, or Pat (office) at 480-988-1189.

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position opening
School Psychologist
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:    September 1, 2012

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: To administer psychological testing for the following:  cognitive re-evaluations; diagnostic evaluations upon referral; intake evaluations; and courtesy evaluations.

To prepare reports which include remediation techniques and sources of materials which can be used with the student to meet his special learning requirements.

To interpret psychological findings to staff and parents.
To participate in wrap-up meetings and CSE meetings regarding these evaluations when necessary.

To serve as a member of the Evaluation Team for intakes and re-evaluations; whenever appropriate, to serve on the Student Study Team, the Learning Disability Task Force, and the Mental Health Team.

To work closely with teachers, support service faculty, and administrators to determine the best educational programs possible for RSD students.
To provide counseling to students as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree.
New York State certification as a school psychologist.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong background in language and academic development of deaf children and strong writing skills.

Experience working with deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:    Until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Director HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Job Description

Position:
Ultimately administers and provides oversight to the day-to-day management of the program operations.

Duties:
–    Oversees intake, assessment, admission and discharge of Consumers;
–    Monitors and oversees evaluation of programs;
–    Ensures coordination of interagency programming and services to clients;
–    Ensures that programs collect appropriate program and client data and meet reporting requirements;
–    Interviews and hires HIV Program Specialists;
–    Carries out performance evaluations of Program Specialists;
–    Coordinates and arranges training activities for the HIV program;
–    Ensures that programs meet licensing and safety standards;
–    Coordinates services between consumers who do not receive CSA/sub-provider services from Deaf-REACH and their CSA;
–    Serves as a member on the Quality Improvement Committee;
–    Develops program design for new services;
–    Locates and assists with writing grant proposals;
–    Markets to recruit clients;
–    Attends staff meetings;
–    Supervises Program Specialists regularly;
–    Coordinates student interns to be interviewed and placed in various programs.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing or equivalent field with three years experience with deaf persons who have additional disabilities, especially with mental illness and mental retardation, and two years experience in administration; strong background in clinical consultation and behavior management; prefer fluency in sign language and knowledge of psycho-social-cultural aspects of deafness.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 Hours per week

send application and resume to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20017
ATTN: Joye Crump

mailto:Crumpj@Deaf-REACH.org

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Assistant – Summer Session (Pre-K)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teacher (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Residential Counselor (Girls & Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

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

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

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

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker – Child Care Worker Substitutes (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/social science with 2 years mental health
direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills;
fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and
language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of
laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

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

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

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

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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Special Notes:

Copyright 2012 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest – 17 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 17, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teachers-hate-deaf-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mark Gobble,
who departed us. He was jogging one morning last
week when a pickup truck hit him and left the
scene. Resuscitation efforts failed to revive him.
The police eventually caught and arrested the driver.

Said a person who knew him well:
Sad!   Hit us hard in the Austin community.   He was a well rounded person. When he was the Texas School for the Deaf principal he was our number one sports fan.

To read the press release, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mark gobble deaf press release/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Mark Wafer, a deaf businessman, currently owns 6 Tim Hortons franchises in the Toronto area. Tim Hortons
is as well known in Canada as Starbucks is in USA.
Many Canadians go to Tim Hortons to grab their coffee
and donuts before going to work in the mornings.
As a way of helping the deaf and the disabled, 33 such
workers are employed in the Wafer business empire.

Is it worth the money to buy a hearing aid, knowing
new hearing aids go obsolete within three months?
This was a question asked of an audiologist. He
said hearing aid manufacturers are always racing
against each other to come up with the best model.
But “obsolete” hearing aids are just as great as
the latest hearing aid model.

– Very Hot News

Those using the Google+ video player are now able to
access Closed Captions. Just press on the CC button
located at the lower corner on the video screen.

– Sunday June 10th

The most deaf-friendly cruise line is the Cunard and the most deaf-unfriendly cruise line is the Fred Olsen.
Other nine cruise lines were rated either ok or fair.
These were the results of the survey taken of deaf
and disabled cruise passengers and announced on an
Australian web site. We are talking about interpreters,
signaling devices, and visual displays.

– Monday June 11th

Wayne Sharples, a deaf student at University of Central Lancashire in Great Britain, has been
selected to dance at the ceremony that kicks off
the Paralympic Games nezt month. Wayne had to
compete with thousands of other interested
dancers for the honor.

– Tuesday June 12th

Two individuals have tossed their hat in the ring
for the presidency of the National Association of
the Deaf –

Sheri Farinha
Chris Wagner

– Wednesday June 13th

Are things getting better for deaf prisoners? For the
past 1015 years deaf prisoners were complaining that
conditions were bad (no communications, no visual alerting
devices, no interpreters, etc). Have things improved?
No, according to observers that have tracked conditions,
past and present.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

No longer it will be the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U
station on the Washington, DC metro line. It is now the
NoMa-Gallaudet U stop. Much easier that way.

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

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REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

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

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

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Updates from National Association of the Deaf

– Governor Daugaard Unable to Attend NAD Conference
– NAD Responds to Community Discussion on Governor Daugaard
– Call for Proposed Priorities Deadline
– Workshop Updates
– Children’s Camp Deadline
– Certified Deaf Interpreter Workshop Deadline
– Exhibit Space Still Available!
– RID CEUs Offered for Some Workshops
– Hurry, Reserve Your Room at the Brown Hotel!

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf conference updates/

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MANY EYES ON A SUCCESSFUL DEAF PERSON
A successful deaf person was invited to a big
banquet.
Many deaf and hearing eyes were on that deaf
person. Why?
They wanted to know if he was able to mingle
easily with the hearing?
That successful deaf person could not mingle
easily during the banquet. Hearing people smiled
at him; shook his hands; patted him on the back;
and made few gestures, etc. But they did not chat
with that deaf person!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

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

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NAD award winners

who are the NAD award winners?

http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf award winners/

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REDBOX VERSUS NETFLIX
We, the deaf, love to hate Netflix – for their refusal to
caption all of their videos – and for sending teams of
attorneys to fight us in the courts.
What about Redbox? It is a new video company that is
supposedly beating Netflix in sales.
Is Redbox captioning all of their videos? DeafDigest editor
has not heard any comments from the deaf re the up and coming
Redbox.

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GIVING BACK TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY
How many big companies give back to the Deaf Community.
Not too many.
But Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale (on Federal Highway) is. This supermarket has donated five percent of its one day
net sales to the Center for Hearing and Communication.
We need more companies that will follow suit.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

people give me funny looks when I tell them I am a Certified Deaf Interpreter

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)
launched a new international media campaign this week.  Their mission
is the inclusion of quality captioning around the
world.

“Don’t Leave Me Out!” was released on June 13.  It is a 3.5-minute
film about why we need quality captioning universally.  The video was
created by CCAC using volunteers, and it features people from many
nations explaining why they need captions and subtitles every day.

It is a powerful statement that can raise global awareness about this
important aspect of access and inclusion.  You can view the video on
CCAC’s Web site, and it also appears on YouTube and a number of
other sites on the Web.

If you want to learn more about CCAC or their new campaign, you can
find them on Facebook, Twitter, or you can visit their Web site at
http://ccacaptioning.org/

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

It never fails. Every deaf person has heard this
phrase.

“Oh, never mind; it is not important”

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

It is not good enough to be just the best in your department.
In some cases, the deaf employee has to be way off the charts
in terms of job performance.

There is a deaf off-the-charts programmer for a huge
high tech company. The company cannot dare lay him off
even when there is an overturn in economy

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

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

Is Florida trying to cheat an unemployed deaf man?

Yes, according to many critics.

This deaf person wanted to receive unemployment benefits
while seeking a new job. The state has required all jobless
people to use the voice phone to apply for benefits, and
would not accept calls from a third party (VRS relay). Two
disabled rights organizations are now seeking legal action.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Dummy Hoy is on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of
Fame Old Timers’ category. It was learned just recently.

(he was not elected; to this day he is still not elected)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have a new national organization, the
CCIE.
CCIE? What is it? It is the Commission of
Collegiate Interpreter Education. It consists
of individuals involved in the education of
interpreters.
How and to what extent is it related, if
any, with any other interpreting and
sign language organizations?
The CCIE web site says it is a
collaboration.

(CCIE is still in business, according to the web site)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are many deaf-related college degrees given by
colleges during graduation ceremonies.

Such degrees are:
Deaf Education
Deaf Social Work
Deaf Psychology
Deaf Studies
ASL Studies
ASL interpreting

A deaf man from India said, I have my bachelors degree
in Hearing Impairment.

A degree in Hearing Impairment? Not sure what it is
exactly?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A co-worker came up to me with an armful of papers and said “HE”.

I said, “He what”?

She showed me the “E” code on the papers. It pertains to something that I occasionally work on.

She said “E”, not “He”.

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position opening
Health Project Coordinator
The National Center for Deaf Health Research
at University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) at the University of Rochester will hire a new Health Project Coordinator this summer.
The Health Project Coordinator will work on several NCDHR research projects, in collaboration with the NCDHR Research Team.

Responsibilities include:
Recruitment and outreach about NCDHR research programs with the Rochester Deaf community
Lead healthy lifestyle intervention groups and individual intervention sessions over videophone
Coordinate recruitment and survey administration for the NCDHR Deaf Health Survey 2, starting Fall 2012
Coordinate outreach and education efforts to inform the Rochester Deaf community about HEART: Health Engagement and Action for Rochesters Transformation

Experience and familiarity with Deaf culture and Deaf health is highly preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required.  A Masters degree in health, education, or psychology related fields is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a Bachelors degree with major coursework in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume to:
Carlene Mowl
Email: mailto:Carlene_mowl@urmc.rochester.edu

Mail:
Carlene Mowl
National Center for Deaf Health Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
Box 708
265 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642

If you have any questions about this position, please call Carlene at 585-286-5042 (videophone) or 585-273-1173 (voice)

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position opening
CRS Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
Oakland, California

The California Relay Service (CRS) Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) has an Administrative Assistant, part-time position available. This position is up to 32-hours a week and provides direct support to the CRS department manager. The position is located in the Oakland Headquarters office.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Work directly with the California Relay Service (CRS) Manager in a support capacity, providing administrative, technical, and clerical support and performing general reception duties.

Assist with accessing documents and responding to inquiries related to DDTP’s CRS contract management, and gather and disseminate information related to the CRS contracts, invoices and other matters. For example: Annual Complaint log reports.

Request and schedule ASL interpreters for DDTP meetings, and coordinate logistical arrangements for meetings with internal and external parties, such as coordinating transportation for the Annual Staff Meeting.
Assist in gathering, entering data, and preparing and distributing information for monthly and annual activity reports.

Provide information and referrals regarding CRS related services to respond to miscellaneous inquiries. Assist with the arrangement and evaluation of CRS test calls.

Maintain CRS information and usage reports and add new fields of information as needed.

Interpret for the CRS Department Manager in ASL in one-on-one or small group meetings occasionally as needs dictate.
Other duties may be assigned by the CRS Manager.
Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be proficient in grammar and spelling; be attentive to details; and have analytical abilities.

They must also have the aptitude to write routine reports and correspondences. Have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to converse fluently in American Sign Language, and interpret for CRS Manager as needed. Prior experience working with the disabled community is most desirable.

What we Offer
CCAF provides a comprehensive benefits package, consisting of medical and dental coverage, 401k, an employer sponsored retirement plan, holidays and vacation days, and much more. Salary offered $21.11.

How to Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to mailto:jobs@ccaf.org or fax to 510.225.2688. Please include CRS Administrative Assistant in the subject line. For additional information about DDTP please visit our website at http://www.ddtp.org

DDTP is managed and operated by the California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF). CCAF is an EOE; persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

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

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    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
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced 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 innovations 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 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 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 Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

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 has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 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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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials 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:                May 23, 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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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

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 notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

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
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 13 June 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 13, 2012


— A dictionary finally accepts a Deaf word

Big dictionaries have their own “new word” committees;
they vote to accept or reject proposed new words. For
years, the word “audism” has been rejected. Finally
the Merriam-Webster dictionary  accepted this new
word. Maybe other dictionaries will follow? This
dictionary says that audism is:
au·dism (ô.d.z..m)

n.
1.  The belief that people with hearing are superior to those
who are deaf or hard of hearing.

2.  Discrimination or prejudice against people who are deaf
or hard of hearing.

 

— Netflix just won’t give up!

Attorneys look for loopholes in laws, rules and regulations.
Netflix does not want captions. As a result, attorneys working for
an electronics trade association (Netflix is a member) are studying
the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act documents.
They are looking for any loophole, word by word, to see if Netflix is
allowed not to caption! How disappointing their anti-deaf attitude is!

 

 
— Mona Lisa and the deaf?

Mona Lisa is the world’s most famous painting. It shows a
woman with a weak smile, or is it a weak frustration? Anyway,
someone wrote that Mona Lisa is deaf! The argument is that her
facial expressions show a “deaf face” and therefore she is deaf.
This person explained that because she could not understand
the conversation, her facial expression shows “confusion”.
Is she deaf or hearing? You decide!

 

— a real or a fake CI video?

From time to time we have been seeing videos of people
“hearing” for the first time with their new CI. These
people jump up and down with happiness on “first time”
sound that they hear. Real or fake?  Was their jumping
up and down part of their “acting” in front of the video.
It is very easy to have the video posted on the internet
and get millions of hits. And as for “hearing” for the
first time, many of these people wore hearing aids in
the past. So, when they say they hear for the first time
with a CI, it is probably a false comment.

 
— Beethoven’s last words before he died

We all know that Beethoven, the world’s most famous composer,
wrote his best piece of music after he became deaf. He never
accepted his deafness and was very bitter about it. It was
just learned that just before he died in 1827, his last
words were:

I shall hear in heaven

 

6/10/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

6/10/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 10 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 10, 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/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-or-hearing-workplace/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

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New HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The new HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a gorgeous
4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send images and
videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant capture.
With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos hands-free
on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

The HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant Savings.
Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a Sprint Relay Store Data
Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement. Other monthly
charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited markets,
on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G
coverage nationwide.

Find the HTC EVO(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_ddg061012

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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– DeafDigest editor’s favorite Old Fogey

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Old Fogeys carried
in DeafDigest, here is one of DeafDigest editor’s favorite
Old Fogeys. It is a favorite because of the folly of
some school systems forcing oralism instead of teaching proper grammatical rules.

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Michael Sybert, a deaf student at North Posey HS in
Indiana, takes vocational training classes, especially with
masonry and bricklaying. It is in masonry where his
skills are the strongest. It had led him to championships
in the district and state Skills USA championships.
He will be moving on to the nationals real soon.

We have known of the adage that if you cannot find a job,
then go into business for yourself. Most job-seeking
deaf individuals don’t go the business route but a few do.
One of them is Angkie Yudistia, West Jakarta, Indonesia.
No one would hire her, and even more so, the two that hired
her, immediately fired her upon learning of her deafness.
Her qualifications are impressive – bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in marketing communications.
And she was a nominee for the Most Fearless Female by
Cosmopolitan Indonesia magazine and a finalist for
West Jakarta’s Abang None pageant. And also published a
book. Still, no one would hire her – so she set out and
founded her own company – Thisable Enterprise which
connects corporate social responsibility with disabled
individuals. It is a new enterprise that she is currently
putting her energies behind it.

– Very Hot News

There is a 37.5 percent spike in job discrimination
claims by deaf clients during the past three months. This is what the RAD Deaf Law Centre in United Kingdom is saying.

– Thursday June 7th

Alexander Graham Bell devised the telephone in 1876, supposedly because he thought it would help
the deaf to hear better. It didn’t – until the first
TTY machine came up in 1964.

And now this – there was a story going around that
the Internet was invented in 1934! Belgian engineer
Paul Otlet played around with the wires between the
telephone and the TV in hopes of sending messages
back and forth everywhere. It “sort of” worked but
it was so primitive that no one seriously pursued this
idea at that time.

Suppose it really worked, it could have tremendously
helped Deaf Communications at that time. Unfortunately
we had to wait decades later for something that worked
(TTY, internet).

– Friday June 8th

The Finnish Association of the Deaf is saying that up to 20 percent of the deaf adults are unemployed and blames employers for discriminating against deaf job applicants.

– Saturday June 9th

Goodwill, which hires the deaf, and the disabled, at their
sheltered workshops, has been accused of paying these
people wages below the minimum wages as dictated by federal law. While there is a minimum wage law, the some organizations
are allowed to pay these people as little as $1.00 per hour!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Join us on this 7-day cruise!

Register here:
http://aslspiritquestcruise.weebly.com/

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Job Opportunities with Gallaudet University Athletics

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-12060
Date Posted: 6/4/2012
Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

Administers a competitive men’s basketball program that emphasizes
integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes, and strives
for excellence within the University’s mission; coordinates recruitment; prepares
reports; serves as spokesperson for the needs and interests of all male
athletes; participates in program and budget planning to assure that men’s athletic
programs are fully integrated in the overall athletics program; develops
athletic event schedules; advises and assists the director with general operations
of the department; and represents the athletic department and attends
meetings in the absence of the director.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and four years related
experience. (Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field
may be considered.)

Significant coaching experience required. Thorough knowledge and
understanding of NCAA and NEAC guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in
developing and motivating students both athletically and academically.
Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding
of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. American Sign
Language skills required.

To apply: www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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Want to learn a new language in a deaf-friendly on-line context?

Gallaudet University is pleased to announce to the deaf community
the availability this fall of “Basic French I”.

For a descriptive flyer, navigate to:
http://quicktime.gallaudet.edu/forlangweb/basic_French_online.pdf

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BEST TO WORK WITH DEAF OR WITH HEARING?
Which is better – work with deaf (deaf school or
deaf agency) or work with hearing?
Deaf employees that work with deaf are stuck with
rumors, gossip and angry talk.
Deaf employees that work with hearing know nothing
about rumors, gossip and angry talk – unless hearing
tell deaf about it. Many times hearing don’t share
with deaf.
Which is better? You decide!

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

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

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2012 National Symposium on Healthcare Interpreting
July 22-25, 2012
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national symposium deaf healthcare interpreting/

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DO WE HATE IT WHEN HEARING USE TOO MUCH GESTURE?
There are many hearing people that use right
gestures to communicate with the deaf. But there
are also many other hearing people that “over-gesture”!
Do we hate it when hearing people over-gesture
with us?
Guess so.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

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

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SayWhatClub Convention
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 15-18, 2012

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

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A MATTER OF PRIORITIES
What is our #1 priority? Is it captions in movie houses?
Or is it more interpreters? Or is it better education for
deaf children? Or is it employment opportunities?
A deaf activist in Australia raised this issue. DeafDigest
editor has heard these complaints among some deaf American
activists – that the deaf community do not know what the
priorities are – and that their #1 priority is movie house
captions!

A FRUSTRATED DEAF LAW SCHOOL STUDENT
A deaf attorney, looking back at his law school days, had to
deal with frustration.
He said that in some classes there were no interpreters or
CART. At that time CART operators were tied up with depositions
and had no time for law school CART work.
He got around it by taking night classes – because depositions
took place in the daytime, making CART available at night!
Times have changed!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Detroit Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I have trouble hearing people talking on the telephone

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is an Honorary deaf person

as if he is a hearing person, but fully accepted
into the Deaf Community?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I heard that a CI implant will cure deaf individuals
suffering from tinnitus. Is it true?

A. In some cases, yes; in other cases no.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Hearing or Deaf Interpreters?

When we, the Deaf-Blind, need interpreter services, we face a decision whether to use Deaf or hearing interpreters.

It all comes to the type of event and personal needs.

For me, when I attend events that are all hearing, I typically use hearing interpreters.

When I attend Deaf events, I often use Deaf interpreters.

In some situations, I use both Deaf and hearing interpreters! (Half & Half)

So, for each situation or event, the Deaf-Blind consumer and interpreter referral agency needs to evaluate the event to schedule appropriate interpreter services.

Our fellow Deaf community members should still come up and talk with us one to one!

Interpreters, thank you for your valuable services!

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:

Arkansas just implemented its Smart911 emergency response
system. This is supposed to be of big help to the deaf.

This being said, the wish is that every state will also
implement Smart911 emergency response system, effective
immediately!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1990 – Senator Tom Harkin pushed hard for the ADA to
become a law, after seeing his deaf brother deal with
discrimination all his life. He did not want the deaf to
face the same thing.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Thomas Edison

won nearly 1,100 patents

his goal was as follows:
one minor patent every 10 days
one major patent every 6 months

at his research lab “invention factory” he had 20 full time scientists and craftsmen
working on different inventions at the same time!

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DeafLibrary Resources

added to the list of elected deaf public officials is
Charles Lemmond (Dedicated last week in DeafDigest)

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Assistant – Summer Session (Pre-K)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teacher (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Residential Counselor (Girls & Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

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

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

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

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker – Child Care Worker Substitutes (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/social science with 2 years mental health
direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills;
fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and
language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of
laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

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

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

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

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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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.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 10 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 10, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teachers-hate-deaf-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

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“Grads and Dads” Sale Ending Soon

The “Grads and Dads Sale” at Harris Communications is ending June 14,
2012. With a 15% discount on select products and free shipping on all
orders over $75, you don’t want to miss the savings!

Save on the VibraLITE 12 Vibrating Watch with Black Wristband
(GAD-VL12LBK).

It’s only $84.96, you save $14.99! Many other styles and colors are
available.

Find a selection of gift items for the new interpreter, including the
Iris Interpreter Keytag (N506). In Greek mythology the goddess Iris
is the messenger of the gods. The design shows a beautifully detailed
iris with the sign for interpreter. Raised text reads “Carry the
Message”. Regularly priced at $9.95, it is now only $8.46.

*Free ground shipping on orders going to the contiguous US only. Sale
ends June 14, 2012.

To see all the sale items, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB061012

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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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
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Jim Bonesteel, Hastings, Nebraska, was written up
in a newspaper story. He is hard of hearing but had a
full life – softball coach, owner of his handyman business, former police officer, trailer mechanic,
etc. He was born in New York but moved to Nebraska.

A probation officer is responsible for supervising
the lives of prisoners released on parole. Such
probation officers should be hearing, but there
are exception. One such exception is Gaynor Trilby,
and she is deaf. She is a probation officer with the
Barnstaple court system in England. According to her
supervisors she has no problems dealing with parolees.

– Very Hot News

Times have changed at University of Central
Florida?

Flashback – in 1997, much publicized deaf football player Dwight Collins was recruited by several big time universities, but chose University of Central Florida for one reason. Deaf students told him they were happy with interpreting services whereas deaf students at other universities grumbled about
these interpreting services.

Now this – in 2012, there was a big story in the
newspapers about University of Central Florida
being insensitive to the interpreting needs of
deaf students. The students want 24/7 availability
of interpreters and they’re not getting it.

An alternative solution? Go to Gallaudet or NTID! DeafDigest,
however, understands, that the only the deaf student
can make the best decision!

– Sunday June 3rd

THE Magazine has featured 50 Fabulous Women. One of them is
Jill Muhs, Vice President of programs, John Tracy Clinic.
She is not deaf,

– Monday June 4th

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(like our own FCC) said they will research on how to be able to
provide video relay services for deaf Canadians.

– Tuesday June 5th

From time to time we are always seeing “sign language”

converter machines. The latest one is from a team of
students from University of Houston. It was presented at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) — Gulf Southwest Annual Conference where the group won
first place. Now, we have to decide which one of the many,
many sign language machines is the best!

– Wednesday June 6th

As a result of Missouri’s Deaf Services Settlement
with respect to Mental Health Services, Elijah Buchholz
has been appointed the agency director. His first
day on the job is June 25, 2012.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Join us on this 7-day cruise!

Register here:
http://aslspiritquestcruise.weebly.com/

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Job Opportunities with Gallaudet University Athletics

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-12060
Date Posted: 6/4/2012
Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

Administers a competitive men’s basketball program that emphasizes
integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes, and strives
for excellence within the University’s mission; coordinates recruitment; prepares
reports; serves as spokesperson for the needs and interests of all male
athletes; participates in program and budget planning to assure that men’s athletic
programs are fully integrated in the overall athletics program; develops
athletic event schedules; advises and assists the director with general operations
of the department; and represents the athletic department and attends
meetings in the absence of the director.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and four years related
experience. (Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field
may be considered.)

Significant coaching experience required. Thorough knowledge and
understanding of NCAA and NEAC guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in
developing and motivating students both athletically and academically.
Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding
of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. American Sign
Language skills required.

To apply: www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Want to learn a new language in a deaf-friendly on-line context?

Gallaudet University is pleased to announce to the deaf community the availability this fall of “Basic French I”.

For a descriptive flyer, navigate to:
http://quicktime.gallaudet.edu/forlangweb/basic_French_online.pdf

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A TEACHER FLUNKS A VOLUNTEER INTERPRETER
Many years ago teachers did not want hearing
students to volunteer as interpreters for their
deaf classmates at mainstreamed high schools.
One hearing student volunteered and ignored
his teacher’s warnings to stop interpreting.
The teacher got so angry that he kicked the
student out of class and then gave him a failing
grade.
Yes, times have changed!

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

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

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Help our deaf truck drivers

We need to tell the US Department of Transportation that our deaf truck drivers deserve to earn a full
time living, driving trucks anywhere in USA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/help our deaf truck drivers/

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OUR FACE LANGUAGE
Deaf people read face language better than hearing
people?
Hard to say – but many people think deaf people
read faces better than hearing people.
How many different faces (smile, scowl, crying, etc)
are there in the Face Language?
About 15 different faces!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

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

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SayWhatClub-2012 Convention

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

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

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A DEAF-UNFRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Some restaurants are deaf-friendly. Some other restaurants
are not deaf-friendly.
A deaf-unfriendly restaurant means – no menu, hard to communicate
with the waiters, dark lights, etc.
Which restaurant is not deaf-friendly. It is the Brazilian
all-you can eat chain, the Fogo de Chão®, which is located in
nearly 20 American cities.
The restaurant tries hard to be deaf-friendly, but it is not.
Menus are hard to understand and to follow. Difficult for waiters
to explain the serving procedures (turning over the circle cards,
and which color is for which purpose, etc). The waiters are always
having their hands full. The meat servers, same thing – always
with their hands full. The floor managers are always running
around, from one “trouble” table to another “trouble” table, etc.
It is deaf-friendly if you have a sign language person with you.
If there is no sign-language person, then it is very deaf-unfriendly
place!

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ANOTHER LOW INCOME HOUSING FOR DEAF AND DISABLED
Pittsburgh joins a small but growing list of cities that
offer residential housing for low income deaf individuals.
This one is at the Famous Biscuit Company building which
is being converted to apartment units.
Getting this started is ACTION-Housing Inc, a non-profit
agency.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

as a Certified Deaf Interpreter, always having to answer questions from people confused between roles of hearing interpreter and deaf interpreter

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the major problems that closed-captioning advocates still face
is lack of public awareness about closed captioning.  Most people
have seen closed captioning on TVs at a gym, a bar, or an airport,
but there is still a lack of knowledge about how it is done.

I have heard people say, “Just turn on the captioning,” when a
video is being played that has not been captioned.  They just can’t
quite understand that until someone puts the captions on that tape or
DVD, there are NO captions to turn on.  Captions do not magically
appear.   Someone must be responsible for encoding the captions on
the video.

I have also heard people say, “Oh, this is just an old VHS tape, so
there must not be captioning,” or “This DVD must have
captioning.”  Both VHS tapes and DVDs may or may not have
captioning.

The producers of videos must take the time and go through the expense
of arranging for captioning of each video, or there will be no
captioning.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s something as old as a
VHS tape, a newer DVD, or an Internet or television broadcast;
someone must do the captioning.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

What is that toy you are wearing in your ear?

(hearing aid as a toy?????)

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

A deaf employee in a factory was able to use his eyes to catch
assembly line production problems, much faster than hearing
employees!

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

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

Kirk C. Simoneau, not deaf, is with a law firm in New Hampshire.
He has been honored by the state Bar Association Pro Bono
Referral Program for his work with a deaf Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) case. It went to the Supreme Court and was
handled successfully.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

EBay providing a level playing field for the deaf? Well,
EBay recently announced a new feature – alerts appearing
on individuals’ wireless devices to update them on their
latest bids.
A level playing field for the deaf – able to compete against hearing pros in the auction game?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How many deaf students, those profoundly deaf,
attend colleges and universities in USA?
Many. Now this next question –

How many universities in Ireland have profoundly
deaf students?

According to Mary McAleese, president of Ireland,
just one university student during the past 10
years. Discrimination against the deaf? Yes, says
McAleese, whose younger brother is deaf.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Expensive to be deaf?

Well, if a hearing aid user loses his battery, he is out
few dollars.

If a CI user loses his rechargeable batteries, he is out
$200.00

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend was telling me:
the grass power is here

Grass power? As in helping the Greening of the Earth?

He actually said:
the grass mover is here

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

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

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    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
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced 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 innovations 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 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 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 Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

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 has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 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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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials 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:                May 23, 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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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

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 notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

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
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 06 June 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 6, 2012

 

— Marlee Matlin stuck with a non-captioned movie

Marlee Matlin requires all of her performances (TV, movies)
to be captioned. But her four children wanted to watch a movie
– Men in Black 3. It was not captioned at a theater near her
home. The captioned movie was 15 miles away with these crazy
showtimes – at 11 AM and at 1045 PM. And these types of
captions – OC, CV, and RWC were confusing. And the Captioned
Eyeglasses were not available. Marlee had no choice but to
make her kids happy, so went to the noncaptioned movie!
She was not too happy about it.

 

— Does Dr Phil want to get rid of intellectually disabled deaf?

Dr Phil is famous for his TV talk shows, discussing people’s
problems. But on the April 13th show, he suggested that parents
should put to death their intellectually disabled children.
While Dr Phil did not mention the deaf, his hint was strong.
Organizations of the disabled protested and demanded that
Dr Phil apologize. One of these organizations was the National
Association of the Deaf.

 

— a new “deaf” comic book

From time to time we have deaf characters in a comic
book story. The latest deaf character was an idea about
a deaf kid! Anthony Smith, the deaf 4-year old kid from
New Hampshire, refused to wear his blue hearing aid,
saying that comic book characters do not wear blue
ears. His mother then wrote a letter to Marvel Comics,
explaining her son’s refusal to wear a hearing aid.
Suddenly it became an idea – and a new comic book
was created, called – Anthony Smith is the Blue Ear,
as the superhero who became deaf. On the cover, the
Blue Ear’s comment, while on the rooftop,  was this:

Thanks to my listening device, I hear someone in trouble

 

— a different kind of sign language movie

In India, there is a project that will show sign language
interpreters in hearing movies. It same as a sign language
interpreter hidden in a corner in news TV programs.
Instead of captions, a box of a sign language interpreter
will be located at one corner of the screen. Is it
something that the deaf in USA will prefer – sign language
in a corner instead of captions?

 

— a group picture at NTID of USA’s possibly largest all-deaf family

Last week Melody Frink was mentioned as part of an all-deaf
family of 11 children with deaf parents. Here is a picture
of this all deaf-family:

http://deafdigest.com/group-picture-of-frinks-all-deaf-family-taken-at-ntid/

 

 

6/03/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

6/03/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 03 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 3, 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/hearing-person-avoid-writing-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/service-for-deaf-in-new-zealand/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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Galaxy Nexus[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus[tm] is now at the
Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance can zip around
the web, download movies in a flash and multitask like a madman with
4G LTE speeds and dual-core processor.*

The brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience.

With massive amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot
capability supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus[tm] is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. 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 Galaxy Nexus[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_DDG060312

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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– DeafDigest editor’s favorite Old Fogey

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Old Fogeys carried
in DeafDigest, here is one of DeafDigest editor’s favorite
Old Fogeys. It is a favorite because of this “special” rivalry.

What is this special rivalry?

do visit it at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sheriff Kyle Overmyer of Sandusky County in Ohio is encouraging his police enforcement staff to learn ASL in order to communicate with county residents that have communication problems. He said:

I hope most of my deputies will at least be able to understand the basics and bring that communication gap together when they’re out on calls or at least understand what the issue is with the individual who can’t speak English

Sorn Sreyna, who is not deaf, learned much about
deafness from her mother who worked with the deaf while
she was growing up. As a manager of the Craft PEACE
store in Cambodia, she has made it a point to hire
as many deaf employees as possible. And she has
improved her sign language in order to communicate
with the deaf.

– Very Hot News

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has been traveling the state
to promote the needs and awareness of the deaf and the
disabled. He touted the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
as an example. This is puzzling – is he aware of the
existence of Tennessee School for the Deaf? And as a
politician he needs to be neutral – touting the oral
school and the sign language school as options for
parents. But he didn’t.

– Thursday May 31st

Oxford University is one of the world’s most prestigious
schools of learning. We’ve heard of the phrase “Oxford
Scholar” and we have one in Helen Willis. She is deaf.
She wants to do research on the CI.

– Friday June 1st

The Halton Region, which is not too far a driving
distance from Toronto, has been said to have the largest
number of deaf residents per capita in Canada. Despite
the area’s familiarity with the deaf, there have been
complaints that the employers do not hire the deaf.
And even more so, no one remembers if there have ever
been deaf people in employ anywhere in the area.
This was the main point being discussed in a meeting
with the area government officials.

– Saturday June 2nd

A magazine article read like this:

The loss of the sense of hearing should not necessarily mean deprivation of the power of speech also. Is it only within recent years that we have come to realize this fact, and in up-to-date institutions the old-fashioned finger alphabet is now unknown. Every child is taught to speak in the natural way by means of the vocal organs. The four or five years of the primary course are devoted almost exclusively to the acquirement of language and numbers

What magazine published that article?

It was Scientific Magazine.

Whoa, it was 105 years ago, the June 1907 edition!

You know the adage:
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Why are certain animals born deaf?

Joshua Akey, a University of Washington geneticist,
said it has a lot to do with gene mutation going weird, and
not following its normal processes. These are called mutants,
and which may, or may not be subject to evolutionary change.

All animals will be deaf in the future because of this
evolutionary change? No, just something quirky going on
with that particular animal birth.

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MORE HEARING ATTORNEYS HOPE TO HELP THE DEAF?
Are we seeing more and more hearing attorneys
that hope to help the deaf win lawsuits?
Why? Many attorneys lose hearing business because
of bad economy? Or attorneys think ADA will help them
win lawsuits for the deaf?
This is a good question!

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

(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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EVERYONE UPSET ABOUT A LOST FILE
A deaf person works in an office; he is the only
deaf person in the office. No one communicates with him.
One day, an important “file” was missing. Everyone in
the office got upset about it and they ran all over,
looking for that missing file; going through file cabinets;
going through “in and out” mailboxes; going through
piles of paperwork on all desks.
That deaf person happened to have that “missing”
file – but no one in the office asked him about it –
until about two hours later!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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

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Conference hosted by

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

October 17-21, 2012

Charlotte, NC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf conference by CIT interpreter trainers/

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A COMMENT BY A DEAF ACTIVIST
A deaf activist made this comment:

If people working in deaf-related professions can’t access our language then they’ll be lost but worst of all, us deaf people lose

Who made this comment? An activist from Australia who was
protesting government funding cuts for interpreter training
programs.

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A PUZZLING BILL MURRAY TALE
Bill Murray, the famous comedian, is not deaf. But there
is a puzzling tale.
The story made its rounds this week that he hired a deaf
personal assistant, who signed in ASL only, just to annoy
the producers of the Groundhog Day movie (1993).
Don’t know if this was a fact or an exaggeration, but it
was the story this week in some entertainment publications,

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/conference of interpreter trainers for deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I can hear and what I can’t hear

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is hard of CI hearing

it was a comment in a newspaper story last week
that DeafDigest editor couldn’t believe his eyes!

There are always newspaper stories saying that a deaf person
is automatically a hearing person because of his CI.

Well, if that CI person is hard of hearing, it is implying
that the CI failed him? Not quite, but the implication
is there.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are businesses interested in attracting deaf
customers by learning sign language to communicate
with them?

A. A newspaper in Australia said:

Private businesses are highly unlikely to take responsibility for training in areas such as Australian Sign Language

There are always a few businesses that learn
sign language, but most don’t.

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:

Summer Recreation

There are many opportunities to be involved with outdoor recreation.

But people with vision impairments like me require support services.

Some examples we could do together to enjoy the outdoors.

–      Biking – Bicycle built for two

–      Kayak – Tandem Kayak (seat for two)

–      Canoe – Bring back to the old days!

–      Walking – plan walking together on a regular basis

These few examples will keep us in shape!

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:

We have a few deaf individuals that work as models.
We wish we have more of them, gracing the glossy magazine
ads and in front of the TV during commercials.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1969 – The Silent News was born. It continued
operations until 2002 as the nation’s #1 deaf newspaper.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60 percent to 80 percent

of deaf and hard of hearing students at hearing
colleges do not graduate and leave without getting
a degree (source: Liversidge, Anne Gray, her 2003
dissertation)

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DeafLibrary Resources

How many types of hearing aids have we had over the years.
For a listing, do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/many-types-of-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

Classroom Assistant (Summer Session – Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistants (2012-2013 school year)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Teacher (2012-2013 school year)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Temporary ASL Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistants
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

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

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker/Substitute (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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/

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Coaches (Varsity and Junior Varsity – Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care;
develop service plans; independent living skills instructions,
advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as
medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/social science with 2 years mental health
direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills;
fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and
language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of
laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

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

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

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

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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Special Notes:

DeafDigest – 03 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 3, 2012

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipreading-teeth-braces/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

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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 Charles Lemmond,
who departed us. He served five terms in the Pennsylvania state senate, and introduced a bill requiring hearing
screening exams for newborns. He had a special interest
in deaf babies, because he, himself, had a hearing
loss. DeafDigest does not know the extent of his
hearing loss.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sue Young, a deaf Australian woman, denied her
deafness all her life, resorting to bluffing
to get out of embarrassing social situations.
In school, she would either say yes or no,
in hopes either would be the right answer to teachers’ questions. Also she would rely on a
best friend to guide her through school, avoiding
“difficult” teachers and taking advantage of
“easy” teachers, etc. She depended on lipreading,
face reading and body language to get by. After
school she became a chef and for a while owned
a commercial kitchen. Unfortunately bluffing could
get her only so far – forcing her to give up her
business. Nowadays, she has owned up to her
deafness and is advising others not to bluff the
way she had been doing.

Could a 75-year old deaf man, retired for ten years, be
able to re-join the work force? A newspaper story
was written up about Joe Falgier, Maplewood, Missouri,
trying to find a job. Before he retired, he only had
two jobs in his life, and always had this strong
work ethic. He is willing to find any kind of job.

– Very Hot News

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Coda, accepted an
invitation to keynote his speech at the NAD Conference in
Louisville next month. This innocent-looking invitation became a firestorm in the Deaf Community because of his views on
issues that pretty much affect us. As a result, he withdrew
his invitation, leaving the NAD to find another keynote
speaker!

– Sunday May 27th

Are we seeing a turnabout face by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, which oversees our
Deaflympics? For years we have said that we are able
bodied and do not want to be part of the Paralympics.
Now this – Craig Crowley, the Deaflympics president,
has hinted that we may need to join the Paralympics
movement! Even when the Deaflympics is officially
taking place at Sofia, Bulgaria next year, our
affiliation with Paralympics continues as our #1 concern.

– Monday May 28th

The number of deaf social clubs in USA has been
declining for the past 2 or 3 decades. Well,
in Alton, Illinois, a group of deaf people is
bucking the trend by establishing their own
social club. It is called the Riverbend Deaf Chapter. This new club was written up in a
newspaper story.

– Tuesday May 29th

We, the deaf, in USA have captions on many channels
(broadcast and cable). In New Zealand, there was an
announcement of the SKY network adding captions to
just four channels!

– Wednesday May 30th

Are hearing aid dealers crooks? No, not all, as
99.9 percent of them are honest. Unfortunately
there is always that 0.01 percent that is crooked.
One such crooked hearing aid dealer, in Bellingham,
Washington, was not licensed by the state. And also
took money for hearing aids that were not delivered
to customers. The state is working hard to bring
justice to customers that were cheated out of their
hearing aids.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Jay Alan Zimmerman, a deaf composer, is having his
stage debut with his Incredibly Deaf Musical in
New York’s Broadway this week. The performance is
much based on his struggles to deal with his hearing
loss and deafness.

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

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A DEAF SEATING ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE
Sometimes deaf leaders, before a big deaf meeting
starts, would argue about where to pick seats around
a large conference table.
Do they seat next to the organization president?
Or do they seat across the organization president?
Or do they seat away from their enemies? Etc, Etc.
Hearing people also argue about seating. The same as
with the deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/

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

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Go Six Flags at Bowie, Maryland

hosted by:
DC Area Black Deaf Advocates

Saturday, June 23, 2012
10:30 AM to 9 PM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf six flags day maryland/

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A STRANGE CI RESEARCH
Some research assignments are strange. In India, the
Defense Research and Development Organization is supposed
to research better ways to make the Army stronger (weapons,
missiles, computer technology, etc).
Well, the government of India told this agency to do
a strange research.
What was that research? To find ways to make CI cheaper
for the deaf!

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

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

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List of events hosted by the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 events maryland deaf senior citizens/

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WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE CLOSED VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF-HAMPTON?
For years there were two schools for the deaf in Virginia –
one at Staunton and the other at Hampton. For years the legislators
did not know what to do with both schools – a continuing political
hot potato. Finally it was decided to keep Staunton open and
to close Hampton for good.
What has become the 70-acre campus at Hampton? The school campus
has been locked and boarded – but it did not stop vagrants from
invading the campus.
And there is still much indecision by the state and city officials
on what to do with the vacant property.
In the meantime, the Staunton school continues to prosper.

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A FINANCIAL SERVICES LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Financial Services institutions everywhere in the world, especially in Japan, have people working with legal and compliance issues.
Kim Su-rim is the Legal & Compliance assistant vice president of the Credit Suisse Securities in Tokyo.
She is deaf. She does not use sign language. A native
of South Korea, she is fluent in Japanese, English and
Spanish.
While she meets with clients on a one-on-one basis,
she is not able to participate in group meetings or
handle telephone calls.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Deaf clients “testing” the interpreter by
saying a dirty word.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,
movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  Different
companies have been in the news lately because of their efforts in
providing captioning on the Internet or failing to provide captioning
of their material.

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the
quality of captioning be maintained.  Captioning must be accurate in
order to provide meaningful accessibility.  If an organization says
that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 80% to
90%, that is not good enough to be considered accessible.  If one or
two words out of every ten are wrong, it is impossible to understand
the message being conveyed.

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

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

A skeptical hearing friend said:

you are not allowed to drive because of your deafness!

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

A deaf advocate won the respect of his peers by
knowing more about the deafness issues than the lobbyists
his company hired!

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

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

If you are deaf and are fired from your job, and
you file a lawsuit, claiming your ADA rights were
violated, would you stand a chance of winning?
Depends. A disabled employee won a lawsuit –
she was fired because of her health issues whereas
the company said it was because of employer-employee
confrontation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The new superintendent at Missouri School for the Deaf is
Barbara Garrison. She will be moving from her present position
in South Carolina to assume the superintendency on July 8th

(editor’s note: She continues as a school superintendent,
a staying power inasmuch as many deaf schools suffer from
continuous turnover of superintendents. Not only that, this
school is enjoying an upsurge in enrollment, thanks to
the closing of a rival in-state oral school)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

People of Rochester that hit the highways soon
will be confronted with billboard posters that urge
them not to drive while drinking.
One such poster has been designed by a deaf student,
Staci Kuppe, a junior at Rochester School for
the Deaf.
In the Monroe County annual STOP DWI Poster Contest,
Staci came out first in a field of 60 other competing
entries, submitted by local high school students.
She has been honored in a ceremony that took place
on May 29th.
Congrats, Staci.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is there such a thing as right ways for a deaf person
to find a job and also wrong ways for a deaf person to
find a job?
Possibly. Jobs are not always found through help wanted
ads. Over the years DeafDigest editor found jobs through:

1. networking with contacts at conventions and conferences
2. staying in the DC area where jobs are a bit easier to find
3. moving out of town, thousands of miles away upon a job offer
4. chatting with a contact at a Gallaudet snack bar!
5. listening to tips from job hunting deaf friends
6. found an employer whose spot in heart is soft towards disabled

And deaf friends have said that:
1. they started their own businesses because of no job offers
2. they wrote letters to good friends, asking for job leads
3. majoring in “high demand jobs” majors at Gallaudet and NTID

Still, job hunting is always a pain!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the friend asked:
Are you cough next week?

Cough?

The friend actually asked:
Are you off next week?

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

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 has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 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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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:            $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials 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:                May 23, 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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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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 notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

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 notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

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:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

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
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:         Buffalo, New York

SALARY:            Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:      Full-Time

REPORTS TO:         Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:         Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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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