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DeafDigest – 29 July 2012

DeafDigest Gold – July 29, 2012

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stranger-elbowing-another-deaf-stranger/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-at-crowded-hotel-lobby/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_ddg072912

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Hearing Loss Association of America will be seeking
a new Executive Director as Brenda Battat has announced her
retirement, effective on August 31, 2013. This organization
now has a year to find her replacement.

We have discovered another deaf athlete in the Olympics –
USA volleyball player David Smith. He was added to the
Olympics roster at the very last minute.

3D closed captioning standards were just released by consumer electronics association

Both Obama and Romney are fighting tooth and nail for our
votes in the upcoming presidential election. Have we
ever had a deaf person endorsing a presidential candidate
in a TV commercial? There is one – in Abram Powell,
Pontiac, Michigan, a retired auto plant worker, who is deaf.
He is endorsing Obama. Powell, by the way, is a past Deaflympics participant.

Sam Lovett, not deaf, is running for state representative
in Rhode Island. One of his campaign promises was this:

If elected, I will be ensuring accessibility for the deaf
and hard of hearing

The TD Canada Trust would not allow a deaf person to open
a Registered Disability Savings Plan. It led to a formal
complaint filed by the mother of a deaf son. The mother
said:

if you are a person with a disability, the banks treat you
with discrimination and paternalism

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
The US Naval Academy, in Annapolis, MD, is a tough place
to attend classes and to take part in the naval drills. The ensigns become US Naval officers after graduation.
There is no way for a deaf student to enroll at the
academy. But few years ago the rules were “bent” – a
basketball star was slightly deaf and the Naval Academy
allowed him to enroll – because the academy needs good
athletes in all sports!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/

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

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list of deaf-owned restaurants

please visit:
http://35.182.75.222/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

if you know of other deaf-owned restaurants not on the list,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A BIG DEAF AGENCY MISSES THE GRANT DEADLINE
This is a true story during the late seventies. A big
deaf agency hired a grant writer. He wrote a great grant,
but it took so much time. And when he was done writing
the grant, the agency driver had to fight through the
heavy traffic jam to try to make it to the government
agency before deadline time.
He arrived late. The government agency would not
accept the grant.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

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

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NBDA 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala
“Celebrating A Legacy…NBDA’s 30 Years of Advocacy”
1982-2012
November 10, 2012
Baltimore, MD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-deaf-black-advoacates-big-event/

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MEDICAL ACCESSIBILITY AND THE ADA
Just about every year the ADA regs get stronger and stronger.
The latest tightening of the ADA regs is the medical issues.
It was announced that the federal prosecutors will be enforcing
the rules regarding medical access for the deaf and the disabled.
This is part of the Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative.

SIGN LANGUAGE OR NON-VERBAL GESTURES
If a deaf person lives with an all-hearing family where no one
knows sign language, which is better – having these family
members learn sign language or to rely on non-verbal gestures?
These gestures are very effective if carefully used as
appropriate. Some hearing people know how to use it whereas
most hearing people don’t.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/timecapsules/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

World Federation of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/world-federation-of-the-dea/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid makes me look older

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A single newspaper story described a person two different
ways

first way:
he is almost deaf

second way:
he is hard of hearing

does almost deaf equal hard of hearing?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could a deaf person become a boat builder?

A. This question was asked of a boat builder. He said:

Sure, why not! Important thing is safety while using
power tools because many boat builders have suffered
from injuries and accidents.

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:

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)

Here is information on a new program that I mentioned a few editions back.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has published a guide for Deaf-Blind consumers regarding  the NDBEDP.

I strongly encourage you to read this guide.

Link below:
http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/NDBEDP.pdf

Feel free to forward this information to your Deaf-Blind friends, family and interested professionals.

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

That the proposed Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities wording be slightly modified to accommodate the
needs of everyone – not just the deaf alone, but oral deaf,
late deafened and the hard of hearing.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1999 – Ernest Marshall passes away. He was a prolific
deaf amateur filmmaker, shooting short length deaf drama
films in New York City – using the old fashioned 16mm camera with 16 mm film – none of the video stuff
deaf filmmakers use nowadays!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7-10 days

the life expectancy of a hearing aid battery

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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(latest posting)

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

Secondary Secretary (Full-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-secretary-job/

Secondary English Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-part-time-secondary-secretary-job/

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

Secondary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

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

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

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

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

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

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

La Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is accepting applications
for the following positions: DEAF MENTOR, TEACHER, EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER,
PARA EDUCATOR.

For details and to place your application visit http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position announcement
Associate Director
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc
Silver Spring, MD

THE OPPORTUNITY
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. is seeking
a talented and versatile professional for the position of Associate
Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong,
clear commitment to expanding and diversifying TDI’s revenue streams
for its daily operations.  Responsibilities include strategic plan
implementation, operations planning and evaluation, project
management, financial planning and monitoring, grant writing and
fund-raising.

QUALIFICATIONS
*  A Masters’ Degree of Arts/Science is preferred.  However, the
candidate must possess at least a Bachelors of Arts/Science
Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management,
Public Administration, Human Services or other related field.
*  Minimum of three years of job related work experience with
demonstrated competence in the following areas:  working with
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, familiarity with
the philanthropic process, budget development, program planning,
grant writing, and non-profit or government management
responsibility.

COMPENSATION
TDI offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary
range for this position is $50,000-$60,000, depending on education
and experience.  TDI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically,
which includes a list of at least three professional references and
compensation requirements via email to TDI Executive Director Claude
Stout  at mailto:cstout@tdiforaccess.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF July 31, 2012.

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

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position opening
High School Teacher
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The campus is within 15 minutes of downtown Omaha, Nebraska.  ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS:      To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate, which includes an endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a secondary teaching endorsement. We prefer applicants with:
–    Experience in special education work experience and the transition area; and /or
–    Math endorsement; and/or
–    Science endorsement.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: www.state.ia.us/boee/.  Additional endorsements are beneficial.  Applicants must possess the ability to reach the level of sign language proficiency designated for the position within the time frame established by the School’s Sign Language Communication Policy.

TO APPLY:    Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to Human Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898.   Or contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.  View general school information and job description on ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  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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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-scared-to-discuss-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/unitednations/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Larry Drake,
Mendota Heights, Minnesota, who departed us.
After graduating from the Central Institute for the Deaf,
he moved on to a career in advertising design and graphic
design. He became a patron of the arts, contributing pieces
of paintings to schools and museums in the area

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Philipos Loizou,
Dallas, Texas, not deaf. He worked on the speech recognition programming with the cochlear implants. At the time of his
passing, he was working on the smartphone programming to
work with the CI.

Top stories about the deaf:

Among golfers, both deaf and hearing, lost golf balls
are a way of life. One can joke about it or cry about it.
In the case of Scott Phillips, it is not a joke, but for
a different reason. Scott, who became deaf in his twenties,
operates his Premier Lake Balls business in Hartlepool, County Durham in England. These resold golf balls
means approximately one million dollars per year in sales!
He has seven divers working for him, looking for these
lost golf balls in lakes.

Why do some deaf people suffer from Usher syndrome?
It was suggested that problems with the harmonin may
be the reason. Harmonin? It is a protein in one of the
genes. Who made that comment?  Amy Lee, PhD, an associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics and otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, was the one
that made the comment.

We have had quite a few deaf mime performers over the
years. The most famous deaf performer Bernard Bragg
was at, one time, a professional mime before he moved on.
Are we seeing a new sensational deaf mime in Christopher DeGuzman, Winnipig, Canada? He was written up in the
newspapers as the latest hot local mime in Winnipig.

Many hearing criminals are dumb. Do we have dumb deaf criminals?
Well, a deaf man was arrested for burglary in Memphis, Tennessee.
He made so much noise during his burglary that it was easy for
the cops to find him!

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DEAF MARGARITA – TRUE OR FALSE?
Margarita is probably the world’s most popular cocktail
drink. It is served in bars and in restaurants just about
everywhere in the world.
And there are always tales and legends. Here is one –
a deaf bartender misunderstood the patron’s request
for a specific drink mix.
He mixed the “wrong” stuff – and that was when the
world’s first margarita was invented.
True or false?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Hotel / Motel Accessibility Survey

What is this all about?

Do visit:
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THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE DEAF
The United Nations and the World Federation of the Deaf
both work very well together on deafness-related issues.
This is great – but it was not always that way years
ago during the sixties and seventies.
The deaf were underrepresented during these years and
the needs of the deaf participants were suppressed.
How the times have changed!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unitednations/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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IGNORING THE ORAL DEAF?
After a heavy push by the Deaf Community, the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to send the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
to the US Senate floor vote.
Already one big part of the deaf community – the
oral deaf, is screaming that their needs are being
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A CROSSWORD PUZZLE IN THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
The Philadelphia Inquirer has a crossword puzzle section.
A DeafDigest subscriber who plays the crossword puzzles noticed
a two-letter hard of hearing related phrase.
It was “Eh” which is a comment a hard of hearing person
would say when he misses something in the conversation. It
was a common TV joke many years ago.
Is this an insult? Possibly.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A Certified Deaf Interpreter being told by a deaf client:

you sign much better than hearing interpreters

Said the angry CDI:

wrong, wrong, wrong – these hearing interpreters are GREAT!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As the world turns its attention on London 2012 and Games of the XXX
Olympiad, captioners in the U.S. are scrambling to put names in their
dictionaries.  The captioners who will be captioning the television
coverage of the events have been preparing for weeks.  Besides the
names of current athletes, captioners have inputted information about
past games, locations, and even about the city of London
itself.

Because there are approximately 10,000 athletes and 300 events, there
are thousands of entries to be made to the dictionaries.  Even the
names of the countries might be a challenge for some.  As a
captioner, you would have to look at the names of the countries
represented by all 204 National Olympic Committees and wonder if all
those names are in your dictionary.  Have you captioned anything
about the countries of Nauru, Timor-Leste, or Vanuatu before?  Will
those names translate properly?

Although most captioners won’t have the privilege of captioning the
games as they are occurring on national TV, local news captioners
around the country will still be required to make sure their
dictionaries are ready for the stories in the news.  One never knows
when a new name may take center stage.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

All these Deaf Hugs at Deaf Gatherings!

Many hearing people are not huggers. Many deaf people
are also not huggers!

At Deaf Events, Deaf Hugging is a way of life, and these
deaf non-huggers must endure these “forced” hugs!

(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)

A GREEN DEAF HOME
Green is a buzzword everyone is using. It refers to
the environmentally safe goods and products, as well as
things that are being recycled.
A green deaf home? Using an old fashioned Model 15 TTY
machine and an old fashioned modem. Using an old TV set
with a decoder box and with rabbit ears. Using old alerting signalers. Using the dog, as a pet, to alert you of noises.
There probably isn’t too many green deaf homes anywhere.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Do the deaf lawyers get together? We are always seeing
hearing lawyer conventions. What about our deaf lawyers?

At the recent NAD Conference, approximately 15-20 deaf
attorneys and deaf law school students got together.

It was all unofficial, just a gathering of a purely social
nature. Years ago an effort was made to create a formal
national organization of deaf attorneys. It got nowhere for
one simple reason – deaf attorneys just wanted to socialize
and do nothing else more!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Because airline personnel are security minded they have asked for a
military escort for one airplane when flight attendants spotted a couple
of passengers passing notes. It was described as a suspicious activity
even though the note-passing passengers were part of a touring theatrical
troupe and wanted to discuss changes to their upcoming performances!
Deaf people tend to pass notes to communicate with hearing people. Just
be careful about it if you are passing notes while in flight!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Even though Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, was a one-term
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament, he continues
to be an influence in the province.
He was instrumental in working with two other
complainants with the Human Rights Commission to reach
settlement to have Ontario movie houses install
captions.
Everyone agreed it was a win-win situation; just that
they had to go through the arduous process to achieve
that result.

(editor’s note: that easy in Ontario! Contrast this with our
continuing lawsuits in several states to force movie houses to
install captions)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The state of Kansas announced a new Disability Service Maps on
its website, basically to help disabled residents get assistance
in case of emergencies.

Only one thing went wrong – this map left off the links to the
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as
to other agencies serving the deaf in the state!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the supermarket, you wait for your turn to bring
your groceries to a check out lane. You think it is
your turn and you push your cart and place all the
groceries on the check out counter.

The check out person says something that is very
unlipreadable. You tell the person you are deaf
and do not understand a single word she is saying.

She says something like:

oh, never mind

And she checks out your groceries.

You later realize she was trying to tell you that
this checkout counter is closed!

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Job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Support 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.  This position will have an emphasis on classroom style instruction/teaching.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–     Develop and implement a literacy curriculum. –    Plan and conduct ASL classes.
–    Teach classes focusing on various independent living skills.
–     Providing 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.
–    Represent 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.
–    2 years experience in teaching within the Deaf Community.
–    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 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, August  3, 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 EOE

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Position Vacancy
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

SPEECH-LANGUAGE (SLP)

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

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

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

La Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is accepting applications for the following positions: DEAF MENTOR, TEACHER, EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER, PARA EDUCATOR.

For details and to place your application visit http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Deaf Specialist/ Program Developer
Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA)
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN)
Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network is a non-profit organization created by the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) with the support of its network of mental health services providers and the Oakland County Health Department.

OIHN will provide affordable healthcare services for the community. It welcomes those with any insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Veterans health care, and offers coordination of services for persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Studies show that these populations traditionally have less access to care and consequently lower overall health status.

Using an integrated healthcare approach, OIHN coordinates all health-related services for these individuals at one location. This approach ensures patients receive the care they need, in the most appropriate setting, and from a team focused on managing their care over the long term.

As the first site in the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network, Doctors. Hospital of Michigan will continue to serve Pontiac residents and neighboring communities as it has for more than 35 years. The Family Medicine Center at Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan offers more than 20 licensed physicians, a full support staff, and primary care services for all ages.

OIHN and OCCMHA are pleased to announce the opening of a Deaf Specialist/Program
Developer position.

Job Description:
Deaf Specialist/ Program Developer
Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA)
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN)
This is a professional position to provide specialized mental health and care coordination services at integrated medical-mental health facilities for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their family members.

Qualifications:
1. Must have native-like skills in American Sign Language (Advanced Plus rating on the SLPI – Sign Language Proficiency Interview).
2. Possession of an LMSW, LLP, or LP required.
3. Knowledge of the mental health system in the Tri-county area.
4. Ability to work with local community-based agencies.
5. Ability to work with a wide range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals of all ages.
6. Knowledgeable about resources in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
7. Clinical experience with people who have a range of mental health needs, including
substance abuse, depression, psychosis and developmental disabilities.
8. Ability to work with people who are language dysfluent.
9. Ability to travel around Oakland County.
10. 5 – 10 years of clinical experience in the mental health field.
11. Fluency in written English.
12. Ability to learn Electronic Health Record system(s) and document in such systems.

Duties:
1. Provide counseling and treatment to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and their families with mental health needs.
2. Work with OIHN Care Teams at various locations to ensure that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people have an individual care plan.
3. Assist in orienting new patients to OCCMHA and OIHN services.
4. Ability to develop comprehensive mental health services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
5. Conduct in-service trainings for collaborating organizations (including hospitals) about the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.
6. Education the Deaf community about substance abuse and mental illness, including availability of services.
7. Act as a resource to clinicians who are working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals about the unique needs of the community.
8. Work with sub-contractors to develop accessible, linguistic and culturally sensitive, direct support services.
9. Develop empirically supported treatment plans with clients and monitor outcomes.
10. File client documentation according to state and federal laws.
11. Work with the surrounding counties to promote the use of Oakland County services to clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; hire and supervise staff as necessary.
12. Run support groups for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, their hearing children, and/or parents of Deaf children in order to maximize positive outcomes for clients.
13. Attend school IEPs when appropriate.
14. Assessment of client’s physical health needs to refer to medical specialists when appropriate.

Applicants will be rated on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and ASL skills. Applicants should provide adequate work history that identifies experiences related to the duties and qualifications as mentioned above.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: August 30, 2012

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Mr. Jeff Brown, Director
Oakland County Community Mental Health
c/o Chris Hench
JARC
30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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position vacancy
Outreach Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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

OUTREACH SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP)

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

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

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Job Opening
Creative Director CSD
Austin, TX

CSD is a great place to work, learn, grow and contribute. Throughout
all our locations across the country and abroad, we work towards a
common goal and contribute to the collective greater good and mission
of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions
while respecting individuality and innovation.

We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team.

Our Creative Director will be CSD’s chief storyteller and lead
professional responsible for the global promotion of CSD’s
brand and innovative communications solutions.  The Director will
collaborate with various internal and external production resources
to conceptualize, develop and deploy compelling digital campaigns
that create a greater awareness of and demand for our company’s
products and services.   This position will manage and build
communication channels while comfortably maintaining dialogue with
our consumers and stakeholders.  The Director will also inspire and
produce ideas for the packaging and promotion of  our company’s
products and services.

The Creative Director position is based in Austin, Texas and will
work closely with and act as a part of our CSD Technology+Design
Studio and business development teams. For more information about our
technology+design studio, and current happenings with CSD, check out
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position opening
Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Number:     02039327
Official Title:     ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES CORD
Working Title:     Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
Position Type:     Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Department:     B056035 SAC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed term academic staff position of Advisor (working title, Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor(DHH-PD Advisor)
UWM, a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 30,000 students. The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and the DHH-PD Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of SAC. SAC provides academic support services to approximately 720 students with disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of about 65-70 students.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of the DHH-PD Advisor is to assess and provide reasonable and appropriate academic support services and accommodations to students and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who have physical disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor serves as a disability specialist, interprets disability documentation to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations for students, manages student caseload, provide advocacy, and provides academic study-skills assistance to SAC students. The secondary purpose is providing consultation, education and training to the campus community about accommodating students with disabilities and ensuring compliance with the ADA, serving as a resource to the campus and community, and representing UWM, SAC and the DHH Program in outreach activities. The Advisor will also assist with the D/HH Program’s outreach and other program projects as assigned. This position is a twelve-month 100% academic staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to communicate using multiple sign language modes.
– Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field required
– Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
– For consideration of Associate prefix title, 0-2 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration No prefix title, 2-4 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration of Senior prefix title, 4 or more years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.

Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field.
– Experience in the higher education environment.
– Working knowledge of Deaf culture and issues relating to hearing loss.
– Working knowledge of accommodation services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
– Working knowledge of Physical and Mobility disabilities.
– Excellent English communication skills; both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date. Posted until Date:     07/24/2012
Open Until Filled     No
Position Contact Name:     Shannon Aylesworth
Contact Person Phone Number:     414-229-3340
Contact Person Email:     mailto:aylessr@uwm.edu
EEO Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer
ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact mailto:uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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Required Documents
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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 25 July 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 25, 2012

— illegal for police to communicate with deaf in ASL?

A hearing advocate visited the jail in Santa Fe, New Mexico to make sure the deaf inmate was being treated well. But the advocate became angry when a police officer, fluent in ASL, but not an interpreter, communicated with the deaf inmate. The advocate said the police officer broke the state law by illegally communicating with the deaf since he lacked an interpreter certificate! The police said the advocate was making a crazy accusation.

 

— a vacation at a “disability-friendly” hotel room

A deaf traveler checked in with a hotel and told the front desk  clerk that she is deaf. The front desk clerk then placed her  in a “disabled” room with huge bathroom, low toilet seat, hand  bars everywhere, extra-large room signs, etc, etc. The hotel  said it is the “deaf” room. Crazy? Probably so.

 

— the dumbest hearing criminal caught using a deaf device

We are always reading stories of these dumbest hearing criminals. There is one in Hungary. A hearing criminal used a TTY, dialing up the Police Hotline for the Deaf. He offered stolen guns for sale. The police then agreed to meet the hearing criminal, and then arrested him!

 

— angry small town debate over “Deaf Child” sign

Hastings is a small town in Minnesota, population over 22,000.  A mother wanted a “deaf child” sign posted in her neighborhood to warn drivers of her deaf daughter. The town government said no,  saying such a sign would not force speeding drivers to slow down, and that it would be a waste of time and money and for traffic  monitoring. Fortunately for the deaf girl, the council overruled the town government in a bitter debate!

 

— Unqualified Arkansas ASL interpreter keeps her job!

The Arkansas government hired a person with no ASL skills as  an interpreter. Ignored were others that had much better  qualifications. The hiring angered the Deaf Community, but  the person who hired her said she is a great interpreter.   Before a showdown could take place it was announced that the “interpreter” will attend interpreting classes at  University of Arkansas at Little Rock. And no one is  allowed to “chat” with her in ASL in her office. What  will happen if she flunks out of her interpreting classes?

 

7/22/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

7/22/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 23 July 2012

DeafDigest Gold – July 22, 2012

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-first-or-deaf-only/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-family-owned-businesses/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stranger-elbowing-another-deaf-stranger/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-at-crowded-hotel-lobby/

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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_DDG072212

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

4H is a national youth organization sponsored by the
National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture. It helps young people
learn to become contributing members of the society
by their work in the agricultural field. Kaity Hagen,
who is deaf, has been chosen to represent her South St. Louis County (Minnesota) as a state ambassador.

– Very Hot News

Those wanting to buy TV LG LCD CS5 television sets may
be wise to wait a bit longer! There was a discussion on
a deaf discussion blog that it is a no-win situation!
If the cable is connected to the TV set, then picture
is bad. If the cable is connected to the cable top box,
then picture is great but it kills captions!

– Thursday July 19th

The National Theatre of the Deaf has removed the interim tag
from Betty Beekman, promoting her to permanent executive
director. Additionally, the theatrical group is moving
back to its roots – at the O’Neill Theater Center
in New London, CT.

– Friday July 20th

Deaf people in Arizona will now be able to watch captioned
movies at the Cinemark moviehouses, thanks to settlement
of a lawsuit.

– Saturday July 21st

Aaron Marquis, a hearing aid provider in San Luis
Obispo county in California, is being accused of
insurance fraud and pretending to be a doctor.
The attorney defending the provider said he is a
Board Certified audioprosthologist, and has never
pretended to be an audiologist. The authorities,
however, is not convinced.

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A SURPRISE WAKE UP FROM QUICK NAP
On the Washington, DC metro, DeafDigest editor was taking a short
and quick nap, waking up at each station to make sure he did not miss
his stop.
Suddenly a stranger next to him accidentally poked his elbow,
waking up the DeafDigest editor.
Puzzled, he looked at the stranger. It was a deaf person signing
to another deaf person.
The DeafDigest editor did not know the deaf stranger.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stranger-elbowing-another-deaf-stranger/

(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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STUCK IN A CROWDED HEARING HOTEL LOBBY
At deaf conventions, hotel lobbies are always crowded,
and we always tap on deaf shoulders, telling them “excuse
me” when we walk through with our bags.
It is different with crowded hearing lobbies at
hearing conventions. We cannot tap them on the shoulders
because it is considered assault and battery.
And for a deaf person who cannot speak, very hard to
say “excuse me.”
What should the deaf person do?  Wave in front of a
hearing person, asking him to please move?
Many hearing people don’t like hands to be waved in
front of their eyes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest/videos/deaf-stuck-at-crowded-hotel-lobby/

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Deaf people can get lifetime National Parks pass at no cost

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-parks-pass-for-deaf-no-cost/

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A COMMENT BY AN ADVOCATE IN IRELAND
An advocate for the deaf in Ireland made this comment:

We need a lot more awareness especially in relation to sign language
interpreters, access for the deaf community. People seem to know more
about other disabilities in Ireland but always seem to forget about the
deaf community. It is almost like we are a hidden disability, of sorts

HANGING ART IN RESTAURANTS
Many restaurants hang on the walls the pieces of art by local artists.
A few of these artists are deaf. Yet we have no way of knowing
about it unless someone mentions it or if a newspaper story
mentions it.
The reality is that we have many, many talented deaf artists
that we do not know about.

MANY FOOD TRUCKS ARE NOT DEAF FRIENDLY
We see more food trucks everywhere – in downtowns, city parks,
public events, etc.
Many of these food trucks are not deaf-friendly. The lines are
long and the vendors often do not slow down to communicate with
the deaf. And it is not easy for a deaf person to point at a
posted menu because the vendor cannot see it unless he steps
out of the truck to see what the deaf person is pointing at!
Much different with hotdog carts. Just point at it and
the vendor knows it.

A DEAF OWNER OF A RESTAURANT
We have known of deaf people owning restaurants in
Los Angeles, Austin, Texas and San Francisco.
Here is another one – Matt O’Varanese, who is deaf,
owns The Standard, a restaurant in Stanardville, VA.
It is near Charlottesville, VA, where the famous University of Virginia is located.
A web search said that he is classically trained in
the ways of cooking up great meals.

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/hearing-ear-cat-for-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://deafdigest.com/national-council-of-hispano-deaf-and-hard-of-hearin/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I look professional without it and unprofessional with it

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I have a boy that has a bilateral AN in addition to having a bilateral hearing loss

wouldn’t it be easier to just say the son is deaf, instead of trying to
describe his deafness in so many words?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could a deaf person become a railroad engineer?

A. This question was asked of a railroad industry veteran. He said:

I doubt that any railroad would allow deaf engineers because of the use of
the radio for all communications.  All personal electronics are prohibited
while operating as a crew member of the train.  Also at your physical it is
required to pass a hearing exam for any job at the railroad.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

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 safe!

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that the state of Arkansas would cease and desist cronyism
politics when it comes to working with the deaf – and to
hire qualified applicants instead of hiring people that claim
to know ASL while they really don’t

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DeafHistory:

Year 1989 – the Canadian Deaf Theatre was founded and operated
for several years. It is no longer active.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

99 percent

A deaf person who wears a CI and a hearing aid says she is able to
hear 99 percent of the time.

True or false? You decide!

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DeafLibrary Resources

It is expensive to be deaf

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

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

La Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is accepting applications
for the following positions: DEAF MENTOR, TEACHER, EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER,
PARA EDUCATOR.

For details and to place your application visit http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position announcement
Associate Director
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc
Silver Spring, MD

THE OPPORTUNITY
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. is seeking
a talented and versatile professional for the position of Associate
Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong,
clear commitment to expanding and diversifying TDI’s revenue streams
for its daily operations.  Responsibilities include strategic plan
implementation, operations planning and evaluation, project
management, financial planning and monitoring, grant writing and
fund-raising.

QUALIFICATIONS
*  A Masters’ Degree of Arts/Science is preferred.  However, the
candidate must possess at least a Bachelors of Arts/Science
Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management,
Public Administration, Human Services or other related field.
*  Minimum of three years of job related work experience with
demonstrated competence in the following areas:  working with
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, familiarity with
the philanthropic process, budget development, program planning,
grant writing, and non-profit or government management
responsibility.

COMPENSATION
TDI offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary
range for this position is $50,000-$60,000, depending on education
and experience.  TDI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically,
which includes a list of at least three professional references and
compensation requirements via email to TDI Executive Director Claude
Stout  at mailto:cstout@tdiforaccess.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF July 31, 2012.

TDI selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge,
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national
origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political
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position opening
High School Teacher
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The campus is within 15 minutes of downtown Omaha, Nebraska.  ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS:      To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate, which includes an endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a secondary teaching endorsement. We prefer applicants with:
–    Experience in special education work experience and the transition area; and /or
–    Math endorsement; and/or
–    Science endorsement.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: www.state.ia.us/boee/.  Additional endorsements are beneficial.  Applicants must possess the ability to reach the level of sign language proficiency designated for the position within the time frame established by the School’s Sign Language Communication Policy.

TO APPLY:    Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to Human Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898.   Or contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.  View general school information and job description on ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

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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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

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

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  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 – 23 July 2012

DeafDigest Blue – July 22, 2012Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ASL-brother-give-up-deaf-brother/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gestures-in-restaurants/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-patient-bored-with-slow-fingerspelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-scared-to-discuss-with-deaf/

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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?

Too late when reaching the age of fifties? Don’t dare say it
to the face of Alyssa Myers! She was just awarded her nursing
degree at Howard College, Big Spring, TX (the mother college of
SWCID). She always wanted to be a nurse but was told that deaf
cannot become nurses. Her next goal is to find a nursing job,
working with the deaf, somewhere on the East Coast.

– Very Hot News

Comcast pretty much is just about the #1 in the nation, if
not in the world when it comes to the internet, the cable
and the voice. Do they have someone out there that
watches over the needs of the deaf and the disabled?
Yes, as Thomas J. Wlodkowski was hired by Comcast as the
Vice President of Accessibility.

– Sunday July 15th

New Zealand is pretty much an advanced nation, just about
near the top in standard of living among these nations.
But what about the deaf? There was a story that many
deaf New Zealanders cannot afford things that we, the
deaf take for granted – wireless pagers, computers,
cable, etc.

– Monday July 16th

A lawsuit has been filed against the Missouri Department Of Corrections claiming that deaf inmates have been discriminated against.

– Tuesday July 17th

Going on right now is the World Deaf Athletics Championships
at Toronto. And reports are that this event is not doing very
well; sparse turnout at track events, and at evening social
events. And making it worse was that a famous Canadian singer
sang songs without interpreters. An angry American person
stood up and said “boo” for that reason. And that the bored
deaf people in audience turned to their iPads to play games
instead of watching the entertainment on stage!

– Wednesday July 18th

Feeling being discriminated against, big time, the deaf Zimbabweans
are threatening to boycott future national elections. They
are saying that the Parliament do not listen to their needs.

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

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FINGER SPELLING A WASTE OF TIME?
A hearing doctor knows fingerspelling, but is not
smooth with it. He struggles and is slow with it.
That doctor has a name tag on his pocket for
patients to see it.
That doctor’s last name is very long – Dr. Dzienkiewicz
and he met a deaf patient. The doctor fingerspelled
“my name is d-z-i-e———”
The deaf patient almost fell asleep, bored with the
slow fingerspelling.
That doctor should have just said “my name is” and
then point to his name tag on his pocket!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-patient-bored-with-slow-fingerspelling/

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

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Harkin’s report on employment for deaf and disabled adults

full report at:
http://deafdigest.com/harkin-report-on-deaf-employment/

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A SCARED HEARING EMPLOYEE RUNS AWAY AFTER GIVING A NOTE

At a workplace, it is always annoying when a scared
hearing person passes a note to a deaf employee,
explaining a work problem. While the deaf person reads
the note, the hearing employee runs away, scared.
It forces the deaf person to scream at the hearing
employee to ask him to come back to respond to the work
problem.
There are always some hearing employees that are
always scared. Do deaf employees bite at them?

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

(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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OUR HERO HAMBURGER
There was a story on the yahoo news web site that listed
eight newer hamburger chains that are trying to compete
with McDonald’s.
One of these chains is our hero; or our deaf hero. It is
the Culver’s chain.
The chain has made it a point to make it deaf friendly, that
deaf drive-in drivers can place orders easily without being
hassled at the take out window.
This chain is based in Wisconsin, unfortunately,

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OUR DEAF PROBLEMS
We, the deaf, have our problems. Such problems are:

– oral or ASL debate among educators and parents
– difficulties in getting jobs
– struggling with the printed English
– lack of interpreters
– lack of captions
– etc
– etc

What about it? In a recent newspaper story, a person said:

problems of 50 or 100 years ago are the same as today’s problems.

In other words, the more that things change, the more they stay the same.
Sigh!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being challenged by an upset mainstreamed student, saying that
he does not understand the signs the interpreter was using
in the classroom!

Whose fault is it? Probably the school district for throwing
SEE, PSE, ASL, Oral, Cued Speech and MCE into the mix!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some errors that captioners and CART providers make are a result of
mishearing what is said, but many of the errors where it may appear
that the captioner misheard something are actually caused by word
boundary problems when the computer software is translating the
steno.

Because captioners write syllable by syllable and do not put spaces
between the words, something like a “grand parade” may translate as a
“grandpa raid.”  The captioner may have heard it correctly, but when
he or she entered the steno, the computer translated it in an
incorrect way.

Someone may ask,  “Did the men unite against the cause?”  A captioner
has to be cautious that that does not translate as “Did the menu
night against the cause?”  Because these two sentences are basically
the same phonetically, a captioner somehow has to make the
distinction between the “u” sound coming at the end of the word or at
the beginning of the word.

Many captioners were not taught a way to differentiate between the
two sentences above, and they must come up with their own way to do
it.  Sometimes captioners realize that there is a word boundary
problem only after a sentence has been written and the viewers have
already seen the mistake.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Your hearing aid battery dies, and you have no backups
just when an important meeting starts

(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)

BEING A FORMER DEAF PERSON
What is a former deaf person? It should mean a deaf
person whose hearing was permanently restored thanks to a
medical operation.
DeafDigest personally knows of several “former” deaf
persons who have since then become hearing.
Well, there was a newspaper story that headlined:

Former deaf child shares his story with lawmakers

Why former? Because a CI was said to make him permanently
hearing!
A CI may allow a deaf person to function as a hearing person,
but to be a permanent hearing person? No, because take out this
CI, this person is deaf.

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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:

A lawsuit over rights of deaf inmates at prisons in
El Paso, Texas has been settled – videophones are
being installed for their benefit. It was spurred by
a deaf person held in prison for ten days with no
access to attorney or interpreter.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all know that American movies are captioned and foreign film
are subtitled. And it seems to be that many foreign films are great
whereas many American films seem to stink!
The truth is that many foreign films stink but those exported
to USA for showing at movie houses are culled from the best.
Meaning bad foreign films stay home and bad American
films we are stuck with, even those with captions!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Could a deaf person raise a child? Of course, they can.
Yet, a social worker in Connecticut tried to terminate the rights of a deaf father to raise his son.
Judge Francis J. Foley III, of the state Superior Court intervened and scolded the social worker for withholding deaf father’s accomplishments while in
therapy.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We all love to hate Netflix. No explanation is necessary.

Yet, are we ignoring the fact that Amazon does not offer
captions with its media streaming service (Amazon
Prime)? Neither does Blockbuster on Demand, owned
by Dish Network (DISH)!

And Netflix is saying they are working on captioning all
of their videos, just that complete captions cannot be
done overnight. Netflix is huge, just enormously huge.

Have we been too quick to jump on the anti-Netflix bandwagon
whereas we have ignored Amazon and Blockbuster?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are angry and personally offended when you thought
your friend asked:

Are you retarded?

He actually asked:

Are you retired?

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

La Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is accepting applications for the following positions: DEAF MENTOR, TEACHER, EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER, PARA EDUCATOR.

For details and to place your application visit http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Deaf Specialist/ Program Developer
Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA)
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN)
Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network is a non-profit organization created by the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) with the support of its network of mental health services providers and the Oakland County Health Department.

OIHN will provide affordable healthcare services for the community. It welcomes those with any insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Veterans health care, and offers coordination of services for persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Studies show that these populations traditionally have less access to care and consequently lower overall health status.

Using an integrated healthcare approach, OIHN coordinates all health-related services for these individuals at one location. This approach ensures patients receive the care they need, in the most appropriate setting, and from a team focused on managing their care over the long term.

As the first site in the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network, Doctors. Hospital of Michigan will continue to serve Pontiac residents and neighboring communities as it has for more than 35 years. The Family Medicine Center at Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan offers more than 20 licensed physicians, a full support staff, and primary care services for all ages.

OIHN and OCCMHA are pleased to announce the opening of a Deaf Specialist/Program
Developer position.

Job Description:
Deaf Specialist/ Program Developer
Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA)
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN)
This is a professional position to provide specialized mental health and care coordination services at integrated medical-mental health facilities for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their family members.

Qualifications:
1. Must have native-like skills in American Sign Language (Advanced Plus rating on the SLPI – Sign Language Proficiency Interview).
2. Possession of an LMSW, LLP, or LP required.
3. Knowledge of the mental health system in the Tri-county area.
4. Ability to work with local community-based agencies.
5. Ability to work with a wide range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals of all ages.
6. Knowledgeable about resources in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
7. Clinical experience with people who have a range of mental health needs, including
substance abuse, depression, psychosis and developmental disabilities.
8. Ability to work with people who are language dysfluent.
9. Ability to travel around Oakland County.
10. 5 – 10 years of clinical experience in the mental health field.
11. Fluency in written English.
12. Ability to learn Electronic Health Record system(s) and document in such systems.

Duties:
1. Provide counseling and treatment to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and their families with mental health needs.
2. Work with OIHN Care Teams at various locations to ensure that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people have an individual care plan.
3. Assist in orienting new patients to OCCMHA and OIHN services.
4. Ability to develop comprehensive mental health services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
5. Conduct in-service trainings for collaborating organizations (including hospitals) about the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.
6. Education the Deaf community about substance abuse and mental illness, including availability of services.
7. Act as a resource to clinicians who are working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals about the unique needs of the community.
8. Work with sub-contractors to develop accessible, linguistic and culturally sensitive, direct support services.
9. Develop empirically supported treatment plans with clients and monitor outcomes.
10. File client documentation according to state and federal laws.
11. Work with the surrounding counties to promote the use of Oakland County services to clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; hire and supervise staff as necessary.
12. Run support groups for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, their hearing children, and/or parents of Deaf children in order to maximize positive outcomes for clients.
13. Attend school IEPs when appropriate.
14. Assessment of client’s physical health needs to refer to medical specialists when appropriate.

Applicants will be rated on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and ASL skills. Applicants should provide adequate work history that identifies experiences related to the duties and qualifications as mentioned above.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: August 30, 2012

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Mr. Jeff Brown, Director
Oakland County Community Mental Health
c/o Chris Hench
JARC
30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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position vacancy
Outreach Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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

OUTREACH SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP)

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

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

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Job Opening
Creative Director CSD
Austin, TX

CSD is a great place to work, learn, grow and contribute. Throughout
all our locations across the country and abroad, we work towards a
common goal and contribute to the collective greater good and mission
of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions
while respecting individuality and innovation.

We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team.

Our Creative Director will be CSD’s chief storyteller and lead
professional responsible for the global promotion of CSD’s
brand and innovative communications solutions.  The Director will
collaborate with various internal and external production resources
to conceptualize, develop and deploy compelling digital campaigns
that create a greater awareness of and demand for our company’s
products and services.   This position will manage and build
communication channels while comfortably maintaining dialogue with
our consumers and stakeholders.  The Director will also inspire and
produce ideas for the packaging and promotion of  our company’s
products and services.

The Creative Director position is based in Austin, Texas and will
work closely with and act as a part of our CSD Technology+Design
Studio and business development teams. For more information about our
technology+design studio, and current happenings with CSD, check out
our blog. You can also find us on:   Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and
YouTube.

We are Unique.
We Value Public Service, Communication Access and Technology.
We Aspire to Make a Difference.

Apply With CSD Online Today at https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication/

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position opening
Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Number:     02039327
Official Title:     ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES CORD
Working Title:     Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
Position Type:     Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Department:     B056035 SAC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed term academic staff position of Advisor (working title, Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor(DHH-PD Advisor)
UWM, a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 30,000 students. The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and the DHH-PD Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of SAC. SAC provides academic support services to approximately 720 students with disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of about 65-70 students.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of the DHH-PD Advisor is to assess and provide reasonable and appropriate academic support services and accommodations to students and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who have physical disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor serves as a disability specialist, interprets disability documentation to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations for students, manages student caseload, provide advocacy, and provides academic study-skills assistance to SAC students. The secondary purpose is providing consultation, education and training to the campus community about accommodating students with disabilities and ensuring compliance with the ADA, serving as a resource to the campus and community, and representing UWM, SAC and the DHH Program in outreach activities. The Advisor will also assist with the D/HH Program’s outreach and other program projects as assigned. This position is a twelve-month 100% academic staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to communicate using multiple sign language modes.
– Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field required
– Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
– For consideration of Associate prefix title, 0-2 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration No prefix title, 2-4 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration of Senior prefix title, 4 or more years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.

Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field.
– Experience in the higher education environment.
– Working knowledge of Deaf culture and issues relating to hearing loss.
– Working knowledge of accommodation services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
– Working knowledge of Physical and Mobility disabilities.
– Excellent English communication skills; both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date. Posted until Date:     07/24/2012
Open Until Filled     No
Position Contact Name:     Shannon Aylesworth
Contact Person Phone Number:     414-229-3340
Contact Person Email:     mailto:aylessr@uwm.edu
EEO Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer
ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact mailto:uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
No Response
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Other

* Please indicate the specific source:

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Required Documents
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References
Resume

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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
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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  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 – 22 July 2012

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DeafDigest – 22 July 2012

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DeafDigest – 18 July 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 18, 2012

 

— these cute and lovable fake hearing aids

Children love to play with dolls and toys. Are there dolls and toys with fake hearing aids? Yes – eight companies sell these fake hearing aids on stuffed animals and dolls.

 

— Hollywood finally realizes deaf can act better than hearing?

A hearing casting director watched  deaf actor Troy Kotsur’s great performance at a deaf play. This casting director of the TV series “Criminal Minds” felt Kotsur would be a perfect role for a character in a future episode. As a result, the original script was re-written at the last minute to replace a hearing character with a deaf character! Not sure if it was a first in Hollywood history, but it certainly was rare, and a big PLUS for Deaf Hollywood!

 

— a hotel for the deaf

Deaf people love to travel. Some hotels are not deaf friendly; some hotels are deaf friendly. Here is one hotel that is VERY deaf friendly. Unfortunately it is not in USA. It is the Mercure Hobart hotel chain in Australia. This chain has set aside a group of rooms that are deaf-friendly (and also disability-friendly). Do check out that chain if you are vacationing in Australia.

 

— a hearing loss lawsuit

A doctor in West Virginia has been sued for medical malpractice by an angry late deafened man. The patient visited the doctor 4 years ago complaining about hearing loss. The doctor ran three audiogram testings which confirmed the hearing loss. Then in 2010, the patient lost his hearing completely. There was an operation, which did not go well, leaving the patient with paralysis in his face. This was the basis for the lawsuit.

 

— two big companies embarrassed by no commercial captions

Coles is a supermarket chain. Hungry Jacks is a fast food chain. Both are in Australia. B&T is the biggest advertising agency in Australia. Aware of lack of captions by Coles and by Hungry Backs, B&T asked both why they have not been captioning their commercials. Both companies, very embarrassed about it, quickly agreed to caption their commercials! Wish it was that so easy in USA!

 

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DeafDigest – 15 July 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/green-light-and-deaf-driver/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-first-or-deaf-only/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-family-owned-businesses/

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“Fighting the Long Sorrow” at Harris Communications

Inspired by true events, Russell Kane writes the fictional tale of “Teddy” Fitzgerald’s personal transformation as a result of Deaf President Now (DPN) in 1988 at Gallaudet University. Teddy not only undergoes a personal transformation as a student during DPN, he also battles personal demons and fights for a romantic interest.

“Fighting the Long Sorrow” (B1206) is written by deaf author, Russell Kane, who has a master’s in deaf education and was transformed by his Deaf President Now experience.

This book is available at Harris Communications for only $16.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG071512

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

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http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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– Continuing TSA/airport incidents?

#1 – a deaf group landing at a big city airport, coming home from
the NAD Conference, were told to stay in the airplane, while
hearing passengers departed first. An angry deaf passenger
confronted the airline personnel, and there was a scuffle.
The deaf group is planning to file a formal protest.

#2 – a deaf man, with his hearing wife, went through the
TSA gate. The TSA personnel, upon realizing the man was
deaf, totally ignored him while explaining the security
procedures with his hearing wife. Needless to say, the deaf
man, himself a director of a big deaf agency, was not too
happy about it.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Easier for a small town agency to raise funds than in a big
city agency? Well, a deaf services agency in Caithness, Scotland
was threatened with closing because of lack of government funds.
Rather than to go down, the agency leaders reached out to the
public in this small town. And to everyone’s amazement they
collected enough funds to keep the agency operating.

– Very Hot News

We all know that when one sense is missing (hearing) is missing
then our four remaining senses (sight, touch, smell and taste)
overcompensates. Well, making that assumption “official” is a
statement from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. An article to this effect was published
in a recent edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.

– Thursday July 12th

The Lakewood City Council (Colorado) approved the rezoning to
allow Rocky Mountain Deaf School to be built. Despite the
council approval, a bloc of determined homeowners is trying
to force a revote, by gathering signatures on a petition.

Said opposition spokesperson:
We’re not against the school, just where they want to put it

In other words, “not in my backyard”

– Friday July 13th

In Malaysia, there is a coffee chain that is operated by
an all deaf staff. There is an arrangement between this
Malaysian coffee chain and the coffee growers in Hawaii
to make such coffees available in cafes and small
restaurants.

– Saturday July 14th

Concerned over conditions at the Johnson County correctional facility in Olathe, Kansas as far as deaf inmates are
concerned, several deaf organizations met with the county
sheriff. Issues were larger TV set to allow deaf to read
captions better, availability of interpreters and access
to video phones.

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I AM THE ONLY OR I AM THE FIRST
DeafDigest editor hates these comments – such
as “I am the first deaf forklift operator in the
world”  or “I am the only deaf motorcycle
repairman in the world.”
“I am the first deaf” or “I am the only deaf”?
True or false?
DeafDigest editor feels most of these comments
are false. If you meet a deaf person that says
the same thing – just be careful!

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

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

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Mid-Atlantic Deaf & Hard of Hearing Festival
November 17, 2012
Howard County Fairgrounds, Maryland
free admission

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 mid-atlantic deaf hoh festival/

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FAMILY BUSINESS NOT EASY
People think some deaf people are lucky that their father
owns a business. Easy to find a job in a family owned
business than to ask strangers for a job.
Easy job? No. Many successful deaf employees in family
businesses had to start at bottom to prove themselves
that they are good workers.
DeafDigest editor knows of many lazy deaf people who
would not work hard in family businesses. This is why
they were not successful, and it leads to their own
bitterness.

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

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

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NAD Conference highlights, day by day

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 nad deaf conference highlights/

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OUR DEAF “GOVERNORS”
Tbe (hearing) state governors are members of the National
Governors Association and they meet every year. The meeting
this year took part this past weekend at Williamsburg, VA.
What about our “deaf” governors? There are state
commissions for the deaf, and the commission heads meet
every two years at the NAD Conference.
The meeting takes place a day before the Conference
officially starts.
What do they discuss at the meeting? Keep in mind no
two state commissions operate the same – and so, they
discuss issues common to them.

PAH ROAD DID NOT MAKE IT
The AOL web site recently ran a picture slide series of streets
with weird names.
Our Pah Road did not make it! To us, the deaf, Pah means
either “finally” or “about time”.
To take a look at our Pah Road, which is in New Zealand, do
visit:

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

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://35.182.75.222/videos/netflix-vs-nad/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Women United
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-women-united/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

not fair that I need to wear hearing aid while hearing people don’t

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story described a subject as this –

he is a speaking and hearing challenged person

What is so wrong about just saying – a deaf person?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. TDI is partnering with the ALDA in both of their
own conferences next year. Is that unusual or
surprising?

A. Yes and no. TDI advocates telecommunications. ALDA advocates
rights and needs of the late deafened – but – TDI roots go
way back to its partnership with the AgBell, way back in the
early sixties. AgBell worked with the NAD to coordinate the
national distribution of donated TTY machines. TDI was “born”
as a neutral national organization.

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:

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)

On July 2nd, FCC announced the NDBEDP for each state.

It will allow Deaf-Blind individuals to obtain a variety of equipment to access telecommunication.

FCC will collect 10 million dollars each year from telephone surcharges.

Each state will be awarded a specific amount.

Below is the link to find out about your state.
http://coataccess.org/node/10103

I strongly encourage you to spread the word!

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:

While the NAD election results shocked many people, we
need to move on – and do what we can to make NAD a much
stronger organization.

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DeafHistory:

Year 550 – attitude among Christians was that “deaf children are a sign of God’s anger at the sins of their parents”

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

15

states that pay for children’s hearing aids
(Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee).

3

states that pay for both children’s and adults’ hearing aids
(Arkansas, New Hampshire and Rhode Island)

1

state that covers hearing aids and CI’s for children
(Wisconsin)

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DeafLibrary Resources

deaf participants in TV reality shows

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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position announcement
Associate Director
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc
Silver Spring, MD

THE OPPORTUNITY
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. is seeking
a talented and versatile professional for the position of Associate
Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong,
clear commitment to expanding and diversifying TDI’s revenue streams
for its daily operations.  Responsibilities include strategic plan
implementation, operations planning and evaluation, project
management, financial planning and monitoring, grant writing and
fund-raising.

QUALIFICATIONS
*  A Masters’ Degree of Arts/Science is preferred.  However, the
candidate must possess at least a Bachelors of Arts/Science
Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management,
Public Administration, Human Services or other related field.
*  Minimum of three years of job related work experience with
demonstrated competence in the following areas:  working with
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, familiarity with
the philanthropic process, budget development, program planning,
grant writing, and non-profit or government management
responsibility.

COMPENSATION
TDI offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary
range for this position is $50,000-$60,000, depending on education
and experience.  TDI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically,
which includes a list of at least three professional references and
compensation requirements via email to TDI Executive Director Claude
Stout  at mailto:cstout@tdiforaccess.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF July 31, 2012.

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

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position opening
High School Teacher
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The campus is within 15 minutes of downtown Omaha, Nebraska.  ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS:      To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate, which includes an endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a secondary teaching endorsement. We prefer applicants with:
–    Experience in special education work experience and the transition area; and /or
–    Math endorsement; and/or
–    Science endorsement.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: www.state.ia.us/boee/.  Additional endorsements are beneficial.  Applicants must possess the ability to reach the level of sign language proficiency designated for the position within the time frame established by the School’s Sign Language Communication Policy.

TO APPLY:    Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to Human Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898.   Or contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.  View general school information and job description on ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

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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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a NEVADA statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center.  DHHARC has offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas

Compensation: DOE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Executive Director
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy resource Center. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:
Specific committee responsibilities:
1.    Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2.    Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.

4.    Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director  will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

3.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

4.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

2.    Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

4.    Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
Work Experience:

Required:
–    Minimum of 1-2 years working within Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. –    Minimum 3-5 years of non-profit management experience.
–    Excellent interpersonal skills.
–    Fiscal compliance and management experience with regards to Federal, State and local grants.
–    Grant writing experience.

Preferred:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    Other advocacy position experience
–     Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers
Education Experience:
–    Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree Preferred: –    Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.

TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements via email ONLY to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org  AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Applicants who fail to comply with this requirement will automatically be rejected.  Any and all questions regarding this position must be submitted via email to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Thank you.

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

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

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  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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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

An interpreter was written up in a newspaper story,
saying that he never speaks for himself in the
court room. He also said he is not supposed to exist
except to relay communications between the court and
the defendant. Most important of all, interpreters are
not attorneys and are not supposed to give legal advice
nor explain possible outcomes in these court cases.

– Very Hot News

Chris Colwill, who is deaf, seems to be the only deaf
participant in the London Olympics. He is a diver.

– Sunday July 8th

Same old story, but in a different setting – that big corporations
would not spend money to caption its commercials on TV. Only this
time it is in Australia. These big corporations were blasted
by deaf Australian advocates.

– Monday July 9th

It was announced that July 17th may be the date of the
hearing in Arkansas to find out why was the person, who
knew no sign language, was hired as an interpreter in the
state vocational rehabilitation system. The state
representative Brian King has made it a high priority in
his office.

– Tuesday July 10th

Factory employees do not always tell the truth as
far as their hearing losses are concerned. They would
say that they hear just as great as ever – but that
half of them have lost part of their hearing,
thanks to factory noise. This fact was reported by a research team from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

– Wednesday July 11th

Howard Gorrell, no longer a Maryland resident, continues
to make waves in Maryland politics! He pushed for a
referendum drive to put the congressional district map on the ballot, and was praised for his efforts in a
political blog. Gorrell is deaf, and recently moved to Yakima, Washington to take a position as Case Manager at a branch office of the Hearing Loss Center.
Because of the relocation, the court in Maryland rejected
the appeal, saying “lack of standing, after the plaintiff
moved out of the jurisdiction”

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A TALE OF TWO DEAF BROTHERS
Two deaf oral brothers grew up together in a small town,
far from a big city.
Both brothers graduated from public high school, not
mainstreamed. The older brother stayed home and worked
at odd jobs. The younger brother went away to a college.
After college, the younger brother moved to a big city.
He learned everything about ASL, TTY, relay, etc, etc.
The older brother never learned ASL, and married
a hearing woman, and had a hearing son.
The younger brother tried to call his older brother
on relay through the hearing nephew.
The nephew did not understand voice relay, no matter
that the relay operator explained to him about it.
The nephew hung up on the relay several times.
Frustrated, the younger brother never again tried the
relay to reach older brother.
Very sad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ASL brother give up deaf brother/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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MUST BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU GESTURE IN RESTAURANTS
You must be careful when the restaurant people
know you. If you go to the same restaurant very
often and gesture for same thing such as same coffee,
they will remember your gestures. Same thing as
bagel or beer or hamburger, etc.
If the bartender sees you enter the bar, he will
give you the same beer before you gesture for it.
What if you changed your mind?

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

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

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Australian corporations that caption and don’t caption
their commercials

the list of those that do and those that don’t is
almost similar to these American corporations

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf commercial captions in australia/

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A GOVERNMENT AVOIDING THE DEAF?
Almost all governments say they support the needs of
the deaf and the disabled.
But is there a government that may have nothing to do with
the deaf and the disabled?
The director of an agency serving the deaf in Solomon
Islands has accused the government of not addressing the needs
of the deaf – using these specific words – “country’s high
rate of disability.”
Solomon Islands is a nation of approximately 1,000 islands,
meaning the deaf people may be scattered everywhere.

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DEAF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES IN BIG CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS
There are many deaf federal government employees that work in
big cities, especially Washington, DC. Again, there are also
many deaf federal government employees that work in small towns.
What is the difference? Possibly the issue of interpreters!
There are so many interpreters in Washington, DC. Small towns,
on the other hand, have serious shortage of interpreters.
This issue was raised in a recent Baltimore Sun newspaper
article.

AN INCIDENT AT AN AIRPORT
Becoming viral this week was an alleged incident at
the Louisville airport where a deaf man was supposedly
hassled by TSA agents.
The deaf man said it took place. The witnesses claimed
the deaf man was harassed. The TSA agents said there
was no incident after viewing 120 hours of tape.
Several issues come to mind. Was there an interpreter?
Did TSA agents make efforts to communicate with the deaf
passenger (notepad and pen)? Was there a cover up among
TSA agents? Was the deaf person exaggerating this
incident?
We will never know.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being criticized by the Deaf Community, and even worse, by
peers for being certified as an Oral Interpreter!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because steno realtime captioners and CART providers do not use the
QWERTY keyboard, the types of errors that they make are different
than someone who is typing on a computer keyboard.

Some people may think that captioners don’t know the difference
between simple words.  If a captioner strokes the steno for “rain”
instead of “rein,” it is not because the captioner does not know
the difference between those two words.  It may just be that the
captioner stroked the wrong stroke on the steno keyboard.

Homophones are difficult for many captioners because they are words
that sound the same but are spelled differently.  Captioners are
trained to write phonetically, so when two words sound the same, the
captioner has to devise a system to distinguish between the two
words.

One of the solutions is to add an asterisk to the steno so that the
strokes will be different.  But now the captioner has to remember
which stroke gets the asterisk:  Do I add the asterisk to “guild”
or “gild”?

If you ever see a sentence captioned something like, “The Army
kernel went to visit the sergeant,” remember that the words
“colonel” and “kernel” sound the same, and the captioner is
writing phonetically.  The captioner probably knows the difference
between those words, but he or she just didn’t write the steno to
get it to translate properly.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You are subject to a hearing test by an audiologist and
you have problems distinguishing between real sound and
head noise!

(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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The Deaf and the Law:

we have all these laws that are supposed to protect the
rights of the deaf – yet in the court room, these
determinations are on a case by case basis. This is
what deaf advocates find so infuriating.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Are we seeing a friend at FCC in Commissioner Michael J. Copps?
Said one person familiar with the ways of the FCC “He was the
only one that attended various organizations of the disabled.
And that he was often concerned about protecting disabled
consumers.”

(editor’s note: FCC commissioners are politically appointed;
they come and go. There will always be commissioners perceived
to be pro-deaf and others as anti-deaf)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Taking deaf educational courses via the
iTunes? Yes, one university has made it
possible.
An idea has a way of spreading like wildfire.
Before we realize it there may be a long list
of choices we can have – in taking deaf classes
here and there via the iTune.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It is always this way –

a hearing person would be easy to lipread at the
beginning of the conversation, but as it heats up,
the hearing person speaks faster and faster, making
lipreading impossible.

Human nature? Possibly so!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A difficult to lipread person said something
that was hard to catch.

He said:
You have to go to a notary public

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
You have to go to a photographer

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position opening
Deaf Specialist/ Program Developer
Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA)
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN)
Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network is a non-profit organization created by the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) with the support of its network of mental health services providers and the Oakland County Health Department.

OIHN will provide affordable healthcare services for the community. It welcomes those with any insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Veterans health care, and offers coordination of services for persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Studies show that these populations traditionally have less access to care and consequently lower overall health status.

Using an integrated healthcare approach, OIHN coordinates all health-related services for these individuals at one location. This approach ensures patients receive the care they need, in the most appropriate setting, and from a team focused on managing their care over the long term.

As the first site in the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network, Doctors. Hospital of Michigan will continue to serve Pontiac residents and neighboring communities as it has for more than 35 years. The Family Medicine Center at Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan offers more than 20 licensed physicians, a full support staff, and primary care services for all ages.

OIHN and OCCMHA are pleased to announce the opening of a Deaf Specialist/Program
Developer position.

Job Description:
Deaf Specialist/ Program Developer
Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA)
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN)
This is a professional position to provide specialized mental health and care coordination services at integrated medical-mental health facilities for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their family members.

Qualifications:
1. Must have native-like skills in American Sign Language (Advanced Plus rating on the SLPI – Sign Language Proficiency Interview).
2. Possession of an LMSW, LLP, or LP required.
3. Knowledge of the mental health system in the Tri-county area.
4. Ability to work with local community-based agencies.
5. Ability to work with a wide range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals of all ages.
6. Knowledgeable about resources in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
7. Clinical experience with people who have a range of mental health needs, including
substance abuse, depression, psychosis and developmental disabilities.
8. Ability to work with people who are language dysfluent.
9. Ability to travel around Oakland County.
10. 5 – 10 years of clinical experience in the mental health field.
11. Fluency in written English.
12. Ability to learn Electronic Health Record system(s) and document in such systems.

Duties:
1. Provide counseling and treatment to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and their families with mental health needs.
2. Work with OIHN Care Teams at various locations to ensure that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people have an individual care plan.
3. Assist in orienting new patients to OCCMHA and OIHN services.
4. Ability to develop comprehensive mental health services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
5. Conduct in-service trainings for collaborating organizations (including hospitals) about the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.
6. Education the Deaf community about substance abuse and mental illness, including availability of services.
7. Act as a resource to clinicians who are working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals about the unique needs of the community.
8. Work with sub-contractors to develop accessible, linguistic and culturally sensitive, direct support services.
9. Develop empirically supported treatment plans with clients and monitor outcomes.
10. File client documentation according to state and federal laws.
11. Work with the surrounding counties to promote the use of Oakland County services to clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; hire and supervise staff as necessary.
12. Run support groups for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, their hearing children, and/or parents of Deaf children in order to maximize positive outcomes for clients.
13. Attend school IEPs when appropriate.
14. Assessment of client’s physical health needs to refer to medical specialists when appropriate.

Applicants will be rated on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and ASL skills. Applicants should provide adequate work history that identifies experiences related to the duties and qualifications as mentioned above.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: August 30, 2012

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Mr. Jeff Brown, Director
Oakland County Community Mental Health
c/o Chris Hench
JARC
30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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position vacancy
Outreach Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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

OUTREACH SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP)

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

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

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Employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for Educational Media / Library Specialist for the 2012-13 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at: http://csdb.org/  under Non-Classified Employment to view the job announcement in its entirety; excellent benefits; position open until filled; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Application Instructions: Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

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

E-mail:  clutz@csdb.org  (719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

CSDB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Opening
Creative Director CSD
Austin, TX

CSD is a great place to work, learn, grow and contribute. Throughout
all our locations across the country and abroad, we work towards a
common goal and contribute to the collective greater good and mission
of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions
while respecting individuality and innovation.

We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team.

Our Creative Director will be CSD’s chief storyteller and lead
professional responsible for the global promotion of CSD’s
brand and innovative communications solutions.  The Director will
collaborate with various internal and external production resources
to conceptualize, develop and deploy compelling digital campaigns
that create a greater awareness of and demand for our company’s
products and services.   This position will manage and build
communication channels while comfortably maintaining dialogue with
our consumers and stakeholders.  The Director will also inspire and
produce ideas for the packaging and promotion of  our company’s
products and services.

The Creative Director position is based in Austin, Texas and will
work closely with and act as a part of our CSD Technology+Design
Studio and business development teams. For more information about our
technology+design studio, and current happenings with CSD, check out
our blog. You can also find us on:   Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and
YouTube.

We are Unique.
We Value Public Service, Communication Access and Technology.
We Aspire to Make a Difference.

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position opening
Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Number:     02039327
Official Title:     ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES CORD
Working Title:     Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
Position Type:     Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Department:     B056035 SAC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed term academic staff position of Advisor (working title, Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor(DHH-PD Advisor)
UWM, a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 30,000 students. The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and the DHH-PD Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of SAC. SAC provides academic support services to approximately 720 students with disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of about 65-70 students.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of the DHH-PD Advisor is to assess and provide reasonable and appropriate academic support services and accommodations to students and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who have physical disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor serves as a disability specialist, interprets disability documentation to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations for students, manages student caseload, provide advocacy, and provides academic study-skills assistance to SAC students. The secondary purpose is providing consultation, education and training to the campus community about accommodating students with disabilities and ensuring compliance with the ADA, serving as a resource to the campus and community, and representing UWM, SAC and the DHH Program in outreach activities. The Advisor will also assist with the D/HH Program’s outreach and other program projects as assigned. This position is a twelve-month 100% academic staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to communicate using multiple sign language modes.
– Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field required
– Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
– For consideration of Associate prefix title, 0-2 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration No prefix title, 2-4 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration of Senior prefix title, 4 or more years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.

Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field.
– Experience in the higher education environment.
– Working knowledge of Deaf culture and issues relating to hearing loss.
– Working knowledge of accommodation services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
– Working knowledge of Physical and Mobility disabilities.
– Excellent English communication skills; both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date. Posted until Date:     07/24/2012
Open Until Filled     No
Position Contact Name:     Shannon Aylesworth
Contact Person Phone Number:     414-229-3340
Contact Person Email:     mailto:aylessr@uwm.edu
EEO Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer
ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact mailto:uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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* Please indicate the specific source:

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Required Documents
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References
Resume

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA [Two positions open]

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest Gold – July 8, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreters-invent-new-deaf-signs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/applause-for-deaf-in-marathon/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/green-light-and-deaf-driver/

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG070812

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Raphaël Bouton, himself deaf, was the campaign manager for
M. Philippe Vachieri who was campaigning for a city manager
position in Seine-Saint-Denis, a district in France.
Bouton’s candidate lost by 128 voutes out of 22,000
votes cast. Despite the defeat, Bouton campaigned for
the Substitute Deputy position, and won.

Anurag Basu, not deaf, is a filmmaker in India. He said that
some movies could be perfect for deaf actors because the
script asked for very few speaking parts. He said that deaf
actors could express themselves so much without saying
anything and that the audience will understand the plot.

– Very Hot News

PA Sangma. not deaf, is campaigning for the presidency
in India. He made a comment:

India should have a President, who is not blind, dumb and deaf

His comment elicited an angry response from the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled, and it was printed in newspapers
in India.

Do keep in mind that India is notorious for calling deaf people
as deaf mutes or as deaf and dumb.

– Thursday July 5th

Online hearing tests administered by the Hi HealthInnovations
has been shut down by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
all filed complaints with the FDA. This led the FDA to shut
down the hearing tests system.

– Friday July 6th

Google has announced a new feature – Hangout – a site
where the deaf could chat with each other on a computer
app

– Saturday July 7th

The deaf of New Zealand not able to get legal services?
Yes if the government has its way – because of funding
issues. The Public Service Association says the threat of
funding cutbacks is discriminatory.

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H3 Network Media Alliance: Seeking International Sign Coach

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not for profit organization in Toronto,
Canada is looking for an international sign coach.

SIGN COACH – candidate should be familiar with International Sign
(IS), and able to rehearse and coach signing talent in translating
and presenting English scripts in International Sign (IS).  Should be
familiar with translating and ways and means of presenting reports in
IS. Work remotely with signers twice a week through
videoconferencing.

For more information or to apply or get information, send cover
letter and resume to mailto:hannah@h3.tv

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A STRANGE HEARING GESTURE
DeafDigest editor stopped at a fast food restaurant
and ordered a hamburger.
The vendor pointed his thumb backwards (same as
ASL for “refuse”).
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor thought the vendor
was asking – to go instead of eating inside, and
nodded yes.
The vendor then put in french fries with the order.
This was not want the editor wanted.
It was realized the vendor’s backward thumb was
pointed at the french fries broiler.
A very strange gesture!

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

(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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GREEN LIGHT NOT ALWAYS GREEN LIGHT
All drivers look for the green light. Is green
light always correct?
Well, often there is a green light but the
cars are not moving. Why?
Because they hear siren of police cars or
fire trucks.
This is important for the deaf driver to look
at other cars. If cars do not move on green light,
there is an important reason!

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

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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

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A NEW WORD FOR A CI?
Does the CI have a new word? Not really, but recently
a newspaper article mentioned it as:

implanted hearing aid

ALWAYS A MYSTERY
It is always a mystery – that when hearing parents find
out their newborn child is deaf – that grief and guilt
takes over.
And it is often that either the husband or the wife knows
what deafness is all about – because maybe a grandparent is
deaf or a childhood friend is deaf or because a fellow employee
at a workplace is deaf.
One would think that the deaf person could be asked for
advice on how to deal with a deaf child – but the grieving
parents would not have any of that.
Always a mystery!

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/deaf-or-hearing-unborn-baby/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Exchange Carrier Association

do visit:
http://deafdigest.org/neca/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one talks to me anyway so why wear a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a family with a listening disorder.

it means the father and the mother don’t listen to what
the deaf child has to say.

Very sad!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could heavy industry workers wear hearing aids on job
site?

A. Yes, according to several hearing aid manufacturers.

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:

NAD highlighted a workshop I presented on Usher Syndrome.

I am hoping that NAD and the Deaf Blind community have a relationship that will grow, as we mutually support each other!

We need Deaf Blind awareness at this and many Deaf events from here on

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that we have ASL interpreters on call at pharmacies.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1910 – Cadwaller Washburn, a noted drypoint etcher, was in
Mexico at the same time the Mexican Revolution took place. This
Gallaudet graduate took advantage of his location and the opportunity
to become war reporter for American newspapers.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

25 (approximately)

deaf physicians

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DeafLibrary Resources

Usher syndrome

http://deafdigest.com/ushersyndrome/

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DeafDigest Sports

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

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

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

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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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a NEVADA statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center.  DHHARC has offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas

Compensation: DOE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Executive Director
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy resource Center. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:
Specific committee responsibilities:
1.    Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2.    Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.

4.    Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director  will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

3.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

4.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

2.    Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

4.    Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
Work Experience:

Required:
–    Minimum of 1-2 years working within Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. –    Minimum 3-5 years of non-profit management experience.
–    Excellent interpersonal skills.
–    Fiscal compliance and management experience with regards to Federal, State and local grants.
–    Grant writing experience.

Preferred:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    Other advocacy position experience
–     Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers
Education Experience:
–    Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree Preferred: –    Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.

TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements via email ONLY to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org  AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Applicants who fail to comply with this requirement will automatically be rejected.  Any and all questions regarding this position must be submitted via email to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Thank you.

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

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

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA  (Two positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA(Two positions)

–  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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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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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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– NAD Conference highlights

Miss Deaf Maryland won the Miss Deaf America pageant

The new NAD president is Chris Wagner

RIT won the college bowl

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

How does one get interested in interpreting for
the deaf? Some are Codas; some are sign language
students; some have friends or family members
that are deaf; some work with deaf, and so on.
In the case of Mikayla Krysl, Omaha, Nebraska,
she became an interpreter because of a distraction
in a regular college class. Two of her classmates
were deaf and signing to each other in the
class. The rest is history!

Pabi Rizal, a deaf woman, grew up in Nepal and emigrated
to Canada. Making a life for herself in her adopted nation,
she quickly learned English and ASL, while working in
two jobs to make ends meet. She also volunteers her
time with several agencies in Ottawa.

– Very Hot News

There are some people that became deaf suddenly – ie going
to sleep as a hearing person and waking up as a deaf
person or dialing up the phone as a hearing person and
suddenly not being able to hear voice on the other end
of the line. Well, team of researchers at University of Gottingen in Germany, is saying that venom from a
Malayan pit viper, can be used to treat sudden deafness!

– Sunday July 1st

HUD telling the Apache ASL Trails deaf senior citizens
housing complex in Arizona, what to do? This is what
angry Apache administrators are accusing HUD. Apache
wants to advertise itself as a ASL-signing housing
complex, and HUD is saying no!

– Monday July 2nd

A sign language book teaching hearing people what the
dirty signs are? The Deaf Community is in an uproar
over a proposed book, authored by a NTID graduate
and to be published by a publishing house. Do keep
in mind that a high percentage of ASL students
are always curious what the dirty signs are!

– Tuesday July 3rd

The Knoxville Fire Department will be giving their
fire fighters a set of flash cards which should
help communicate with deaf people that need
assistance.

– Wednesday July 4th

Did the fire in Colorado threaten Colorado School for
the Deaf and Blind? A school administrator said:

Our school wasn’t threatened, since we are east of downtown and the fire was on the northwest side.

The administrator also said:

It is heartwarming to see the people of Colorado Springs come together and support each other.

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H3 Network Media Alliance: Seeking International Sign Coach

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not for profit organization in Toronto,
Canada is looking for an international sign coach.

SIGN COACH – candidate should be familiar with International Sign
(IS), and able to rehearse and coach signing talent in translating
and presenting English scripts in International Sign (IS).  Should be
familiar with translating and ways and means of presenting reports in
IS. Work remotely with signers twice a week through
videoconferencing.

For more information or to apply or get information, send cover
letter and resume to mailto:hannah@h3.tv

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

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DEAF BLOOD SAME OR DIFFERENT FROM HEARING BLOOD?
A deaf woman from California wanted to donate
blood at a blood agency. They told her no, because
of her deafness.
She was very upset. The workers at the blood
agency then apologized.
She had been giving blood for 16 years at the
same agency, but the new agency employees did not
know her and did not realize she was the most
important donor.
Why most important? Her blood type is O, which
is a very rare blood type, and is a very valuable
blood.

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

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

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Deaf professionals in the health care profession

Gallaudet, NTID and others issued a joint announcement
earlier this week

Short set of questions about the announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-healthcare-profession-questions/

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DEAF WOMAN ANGRY FOR NOTHING
A deaf group went to restaurant to eat together.
In that group was a hearing woman, whose husband
was deaf. That hearing woman was fluent in ASL
A deaf woman, who hates hearing and loves ASL,
did not know the hearing woman, but both communicated
very well with each other in ASL.
The waiter came to the table to get orders from
the menu.
The hearing woman spoke to the waiter about her
order. The deaf woman saw it and got very angry.
She thought the hearing woman was deaf and
was trying to use her “oral skills”.
The deaf woman’s husband cooled her off and
explained that it was a hearing woman, fluent
in ASL and whose husband was deaf.
The deaf woman’s face became red.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-woman-was-wrong/

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

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DEAF DOG IN WASHINGTON, DC
There is a Deaf Dog in Washington, DC. The Deaf Dog
is a band. The members of the band are William Nooter,
Franklin Burgess, John Campbell, Russell Canan, William
Jackson, John McCabe and Marc Feldman.
Deaf Dog band. Yes, but these names are not
recognizable in the Deaf Community.
Correct, because they are all hearing – and in
day jobs, they are judges in the DC Superior Court
system!
Why Deaf Dog? One of the dogs years ago owned by
one of them was deaf, and that was how the band got
its name.

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A SUPER SENIOR GOLF CHAMPION

At the recent Southeastern Deaf Golfers
Association tournament, the winner of the
Super Senior Golf Open championship is
David Bailey.
See his picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/super-senior-champion-at-2012-southeastern-deaf-golfers-association-tournament/

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GOVERNMENT PROBLEMS IN FINDING JOBS FOR THE DEAF AND DISABLED
The Federal Government, especially President Obama, are always
saying – hire the disabled (and the deaf).
But why aren’t too many of them getting jobs with the government?
A survey conducted by the Government Accountability Office said
that nine separate federal agencies charged with this responsibility
do not know what the other agencies are doing.
This confusion leads to lack of direction, duplication,
misinformation, etc.
This scathing report was written up in a recent Washington
Post edition.

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ART IN STARBUCKS
If you enter Starbucks in Mattituck, NY (in Suffolk on the
Long Island), you may notice some paintings on the wall.
These paintings were done by Charles Wildbank. He is
deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

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

Since you’re a CDI, it means hearing interpreters do
a poor job of interpreting.

NOT TRUE, says the angry CDI

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What is the most unusual situation you have encountered when
working as a CART provider or captioner?”

CART providers and captioners often hear this question.  Because
these services can be provided at any location, many wonderful
surprises can sometimes occur.

CART providers have covered many momentous occasions where
presidents, heads of state, and other dignitaries have spoken.

People are now using CART at numerous personal events, like weddings,
funerals, and bar or bat mitzvahs.  CART providers are traveling
around the world to provide access where there was none before.

CART providers are going into many private areas, like doctors” and
therapists” appointments, 12-step meetings, and other counseling
sessions.  CART providers can make communication accessible at
meetings with personal trainers or exercise classes.

Also, because of remote CART and captioning, the provider can work
from home on many occasions.  A user of CART services can bring a
computer with him or her, and as long as they can get an audio feed
to the CART provider, they can use the services of that CART
provider.

Some of the most unexpected results often come when trying to provide
CART outdoors.  What everyone involved has to remember is that it is
often difficult to see computer screens in bright sunlight.  Also,
CART equipment does not work well in the rain or snow.

Sometimes it seems there is no limit to the new ways people can think
of to use CART services.  I look forward to many more unique and
surprising assignments in the future.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You are ready to leave house for work in the morning but
realize you misplaced your hearing aid – and waste a lot
of commuting time trying to locate the lost device!

(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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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:

There are three completely different federal laws, passed
years ago, that are deaf-related

– The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 covers access to federal programs

– The Architectural Barriers Act covers physical accessibility of federal buildings.

– The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act covers K-12 public schools.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The appointment of the director of Maryland Commission of
the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is apparently becoming a
political football.
For some reason Governor Parris N. Glendening is dragging his
feet on his choice. Being a lame duck governor, he may be trying
to foist the task onto his successor.
Keep in mind the director serves at the will of the governor,
meaning it is not a permanent position that enjoys career civil
service status.

(editor’s note: the commission continues to function, but has
been considered a low priority within the state governmental
structure, so unlike the high profile functions in some
states such as Texas)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The month of June was great for two deaf professional
athletes.
Deaf golfer Sung Lee, of South Korea, won his first
pro golf tournament, the Asian Tour’s Bangkok Airways
Open.
Deaf standardbred driver Rick Macomber won his first
driving title at Hoosier Park at Anderson, Indiana.
He won 112 races during the 61-day meet to easily
finish ahead of the 2nd place driver who won 95 times.
We have never in the past seen two deaf professional
athletes win championships within a span of a month.

(editor’s note: Sung Lee, unfortunately, is not getting
anywhere with his golfing efforts. On the other hand
Macomber has been getting better and better and winning
more money in purses each year since then)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

If it is a matter of common sense versus politics,
guess who wins (at least of the time)?
It is politics – at least in the case of the
person, knowing nothing about sign language, pulling
down a job as an interpreter for the state of
Arkansas vocational rehabilitations services.
The person who hired the interpreter is going
to be grilled by the state officials, asking for his
rationale in hiring a know-nothing person for an
important interpreting job.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a restaurant, I thought the waitress asked:

Do you want rise?

Rise – as to stand up?

She actually asked:

Do you want rice?

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position vacancy
Outreach Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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

OUTREACH SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP)

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

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

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

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Employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for Educational Media / Library Specialist for the 2012-13 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at: http://csdb.org/  under Non-Classified Employment to view the job announcement in its entirety; excellent benefits; position open until filled; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Application Instructions: Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

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

E-mail:  mailtolutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

CSDB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Opening
Creative Director CSD
Austin, TX

CSD is a great place to work, learn, grow and contribute. Throughout
all our locations across the country and abroad, we work towards a
common goal and contribute to the collective greater good and mission
of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions
while respecting individuality and innovation.

We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team.

Our Creative Director will be CSD’s chief storyteller and lead
professional responsible for the global promotion of CSD’s
brand and innovative communications solutions.  The Director will
collaborate with various internal and external production resources
to conceptualize, develop and deploy compelling digital campaigns
that create a greater awareness of and demand for our company’s
products and services.   This position will manage and build
communication channels while comfortably maintaining dialogue with
our consumers and stakeholders.  The Director will also inspire and
produce ideas for the packaging and promotion of  our company’s
products and services.

The Creative Director position is based in Austin, Texas and will
work closely with and act as a part of our CSD Technology+Design
Studio and business development teams. For more information about our
technology+design studio, and current happenings with CSD, check out
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We Value Public Service, Communication Access and Technology.
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position opening
Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Number:     02039327
Official Title:     ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES CORD
Working Title:     Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
Position Type:     Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Department:     B056035 SAC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed term academic staff position of Advisor (working title, Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor(DHH-PD Advisor)
UWM, a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 30,000 students. The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and the DHH-PD Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of SAC. SAC provides academic support services to approximately 720 students with disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of about 65-70 students.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of the DHH-PD Advisor is to assess and provide reasonable and appropriate academic support services and accommodations to students and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who have physical disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor serves as a disability specialist, interprets disability documentation to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations for students, manages student caseload, provide advocacy, and provides academic study-skills assistance to SAC students. The secondary purpose is providing consultation, education and training to the campus community about accommodating students with disabilities and ensuring compliance with the ADA, serving as a resource to the campus and community, and representing UWM, SAC and the DHH Program in outreach activities. The Advisor will also assist with the D/HH Program’s outreach and other program projects as assigned. This position is a twelve-month 100% academic staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to communicate using multiple sign language modes.
– Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field required
– Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
– For consideration of Associate prefix title, 0-2 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration No prefix title, 2-4 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration of Senior prefix title, 4 or more years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.

Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field.
– Experience in the higher education environment.
– Working knowledge of Deaf culture and issues relating to hearing loss.
– Working knowledge of accommodation services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
– Working knowledge of Physical and Mobility disabilities.
– Excellent English communication skills; both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date. Posted until Date:     07/24/2012
Open Until Filled     No
Position Contact Name:     Shannon Aylesworth
Contact Person Phone Number:     414-229-3340
Contact Person Email:     mailto:aylessr@uwm.edu
EEO Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer
ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact mailto:uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
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Resume

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA  (Two positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA(Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 04 July 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 4, 2012

— hearing prisoner interpreters for deaf prisoners!

A class of 11 hearing prisoners in Louisiana graduated from a 3-year interpreter training program. Their new prison job is interpreting – for deaf prisoners! The state said hiring prison interpreters is much cheaper than hiring outside interpreters. There are about 2,000 hearing impaired prisoners in state prisons and about 35-40 of them are ASL prisoners. Prison officials say deaf prisoners get along with prison interpreters better than outside interpreters.

 
— Comments from a retired teacher of an oral school

A retired teacher at an oral school had a confession. She told a deaf newsletter reporter:

* I felt that some children have a more difficult   time in lipreading and I’ve regretted that all   children be required to stick with it

* I have regretted that children do not learn   fingerspelling

* I’ve never regretted that the deaf communicated   with each other with signs

* Those that cannot sign are cut off from those   that do.

* I’ve always defended the deaf that do sign

That teacher did not know sign language, but always supported it!

 

 

— A sour milk warning for the deaf

This is a crazy device. A team of middle school hearing kids from New York won the second prize at a national school science contest, beating 250 teams from 15 nations. Their science project? A flashing signaler to warn deaf people of their sour milk! Is the new device better than our noses that we use to smell?

 

— $2.99 is the cost of a captioned program

Push Girls is a program on the Sundance Channel cable network. It is about disabled women trying to become successful in life. The cost for hearing people watching that program, without captions, is free. The cost for deaf wanting to watch captions is $2.99. Already there are deaf people complaining that they have to pay to watch captions. The Sundance Channel sort of said “too bad” when the deaf complained about it.

 

— Nicolas Sarkozy, former French president, knowing sign language?

Does Nicolas Sarkozy, past French president, know sign language? Do look at the video – but there is a warning; some suspect the signing was faked. Do compare his signs with the signs of the interpreter in the box.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXHM8dFk6zk&feature=youtu.be

 

7/01/12 Blue edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

7/01/12 Gold edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 01 July 2012

DeafDigest Gold – July 1, 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-son-of-a-bar-owner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-oralism-sometimes-dangerous/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreters-invent-new-deaf-signs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/applause-for-deaf-in-marathon/

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

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

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

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.
*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG070112

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Every local municipality has a public works department. They take
care of snow removal, tree removal, grass cutting, taking out
the dump, etc. Do we have any deaf employees in these public
works departments anywhere in USA? There is one – Johnny Elliott,
who was newly hired by the Rehoboth Beach (Delaware) Public Works Department. He reports to work every morning at 6 AM and does
whatever the supervisor tells him what to do that day.
He communicates with his hearing co-workers via gestures.

Jessica Rees, who is deaf and does not use sign language,
is employed as a free lance professional lipreader in
Perth, Australia. She was recently asked to watch a video
in a court case and to read the defendants’ lips. Attorneys
have challenged the validity of lipreading, saying it is
an inexact science. She insists that lipreading is
accurate! She started her lipreading career in United
Kingdom, but after she lost her job, she moved to Australia
in order to continue working in the profession.

– Very Hot News

The Valley View residential facility in Pennsylvania, which
has housed 40 deaf senior citizens, will be closing up because
of financial woes. The state, which refused to bail out Valley
View, will have to assist in relocation of these deaf residents in other facilities. Is it a case of false economics, trying to
save money by closing an existing program but paying more in
relocation costs of these deaf residents in need of housing?

– Thursday June 28th

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government has announced its
intentions to introduce a bill at the NAD Conference to
establish a NAD National Employment Resource Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.

– Friday June 29th

La Maison des Sourds, in Montreal, is becoming a residential
home for the deaf. Sixty units will be used by deaf residents,
and 47 of these units are for the low income deaf households.

– Saturday June 30th

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services hired a full time interpreter.
An applicant was hired despite ranking 8th out of 9 among
those that applied. She could not interpret two signed videos.
Who hired that interpreter? The agency director, that hired her,
owns a funeral home that employed that incompetent interpreter.
It did not matter to the director that she really knew no
sign language and that seven other job applicants were better
qualified. The Little Rock TV station ran a news program on this
hiring scandal.

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H3 Network Media Alliance: Seeking International Sign Coach

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not for profit organization in Toronto,
Canada is looking for an international sign coach.

SIGN COACH – candidate should be familiar with International Sign
(IS), and able to rehearse and coach signing talent in translating
and presenting English scripts in International Sign (IS).  Should be
familiar with translating and ways and means of presenting reports in
IS. Work remotely with signers twice a week through
videoconferencing.

For more information or to apply or get information, send cover
letter and resume to mailto:hannah@h3.tv

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WHICH INTERPRETER IS RIGHT?
Often at a big conference, we see several interpreters
on the stage, so that every deaf person can see them
no matter where they are seated.
When a speaker uses a new and different word that there
is no sign for it, the interpreters are forced to invent
a new sign.
When this happens, we may see 2 or 3 different new signs
for that word.
Which interpreter is correct? Good question!

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

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

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POSSIBLY THE WORLD’S BEST DEAF AMATEUR GOLFER
Deaf golfer Brandon Babineaux easily won the
Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association tournament.
Here is a picture of him with the runner up golfer:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-brandon-babineaux-outstanding-deaf-golfer/

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RIGHT APPLAUSE OR WRONG APPLAUSE
A marathon race took part in Akron, Ohio recently.
A deaf woman ran in the race and she finished last
place.
The fans gave a big applause for her, because the
public announcement system said she was deaf.
Did the fans applaud her because of her deafness
or because she was able to finish the race?
It is always embarrassing to finish in last place,
no matter if the runner is deaf or hearing!

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

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

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Deadline for interested deaf truck drivers to make comments

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

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A MOST IMPORTANT DATE 19 YEARS AGO
We, the deaf, got our captions through the telecaption
adapter (decoder) when first captioned programs came up
during the early eighties.
Practically every deaf household had these decoders.
Not any more. Why?
Because 19 years ago on July 1, 1993, the FCC made a
ruling that all TV sets, 13 inches and larger, be
outfitted with built in decoders.
Chances are that younger deaf people have never seen
a real decoder much less knowing what it was!
Thanks, FCC.

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Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

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If you have any more questions, contact us at
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VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
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Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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COMPLAINTS AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE DEAF
At the National Conference of the Deaf, there
were issues and complaints, such as:

– which sign language should the conference delegates endorse?
– suppression on discussions among delegates
– a leader said those with good language should be fluent with
signs and those with bad language skills more likely would
not be fluent with signs

Sigh – these usual complaints at the National Association
of the Deaf conference?
No! It was The Japanese Federation of the Deaf’s 60th
national conference that took place few weeks ago at
Kyoto!

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/deaf-serve-in-military/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Junior National Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one knows I am deaf so why tell them that I am

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

My son has been diagnosed with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

What is this supposed to mean? What is so wrong about just saying
that the son is deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are we seeing a few schools for the deaf close up for
good while other deaf schools seem to thrive?

A. There are no “one size fits all” reasons. There are complex factors – location, population mass, educational
philosophy, re-inventing school missions, state and political climates, etc, etc. What may work for one school may not work for others and vice versa.

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:

Apps for iDevices

iPhone, iPad, iPod, i…… products!

There are a lot of Apps at the Apple store!

We as Deaf-Blind and low vision can benefit from many Apps.

Many Apps are free or low cost.

Some examples:
– Money identifier
– Bar Code reader
– GPS (Global Position Service)
– digital books
– magnify glass

Too many wonderful Apps for you to choose from!

Here is the link to learn more about Apps for you, link below
http://www.applevis.com/

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 there is a way for all kiosks that sell videos
to tell us if there is captions or not

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DeafHistory:

Year 1945 – South Dakota Board of Charities and
Corrections gives up oversight of South Dakota
School for the Deaf. Replacing it was the
state Board of Regents. The school continues
until it closed up for good on May 18, 2010.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

According to The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, our deafness numbers are:

– 18 percent of adults 45-64 years old
– 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old
– 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf Golden Era (late fifties through end of seventies)
helped by overly generous funding by the federal government

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-golden-era/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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Job opening
Regional Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services
Idaho & Montana (for resident of Boise area)

Hamilton Relay Services is currently accepting applications for the position of Regional Outreach Coordinator (Idaho and Montana).

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 the region of Idaho and Montana.

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 user 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.
–    Ability to travel alone.
–    Resides in Boise Area.
–    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by July 11, 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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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

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

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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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

-EOE-

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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 01 July 2012

DeafDigest Blue – July 1, 2012

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-faking-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-too-late/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fingerspelling-a-sentence/

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Lee Brody, who passed away in 1997, was written up
in a great newspaper story by his journalist
son Bob. Lee was a rags to riches American success
story, starting with nothing but ending up
many years later as a successful real estate
investor and as an operator of his non-profit
TTY service center in New Jersey. What the story
did not mention was that Lee was responsible for
the operation of the city clock in downtown
Fairfield, NJ. No one knew how to fix the clock,
so Lee took over the clock operations.

The state of California has a big problem –
protecting the rights and the needs of
small businesses, and also supporting
the rights and needs of the deaf according
to ADA regulations. Putting two together
may be a powder keg! These small businesses
are being threatened by these ADA lawsuits
filed by deaf individuals. And if these
small businesses lose these ADA lawsuits,
they could go out of business – and no
one wins! This was the issue addressed
by some California legislators.

– Very Hot News

A TV commercial touting the Ceelin Vitamin C Syrup
in the Philippines features a young hearing
mother communicating in sign language with her
deaf son, while encouraging him to take his
vitamin.

– Sunday June 24th

Legislators in Nepal are working on a new law
that would give opportunities to the deaf and
the disabled. Not sure, at this point, if it
is going to be a ADA-type of law or what.

– Monday June 25th

More and more Canadian communities are trying
to come forward with relay services. Another
one is Vernon in British Columbia. Nationwide,
Canada has no relay service, an embarrassment
that the deaf people of Canada are pointing at USA and saying “they have it, why cannot
we?”

– Tuesday June 26th

While Canada does not have Video Relay Services,
they have Video Interpreting Services, two completely
different types of services. Anyway, the Advocacy Resource Center for the Handicapped in Toronto, is
offering VRI for the benefit of deaf of Ontario that
need legal assistance.

– Wednesday June 27th

In Swaziland, a deaf man, in prison, has had his
trial postponed because the attorney complained
about communication issues. The deaf prisoner knows
no sign language – but he is literate – is able
to read and write. The judge, for some reason, would
not allow hand written communications.

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H3 Network Media Alliance: Seeking International Sign Coach

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not for profit organization in Toronto,
Canada is looking for an international sign coach.

SIGN COACH – candidate should be familiar with International Sign
(IS), and able to rehearse and coach signing talent in translating
and presenting English scripts in International Sign (IS).  Should be
familiar with translating and ways and means of presenting reports in
IS. Work remotely with signers twice a week through
videoconferencing.

For more information or to apply or get information, send cover
letter and resume to mailto:hannah@h3.tv

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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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A FAX MACHINE IN JAPAN
Fax machines are old fashioned in USA, but it is very
popular in Japan. One reason is Japanese language is
complicated with so many symbols. Faxing is much easier
than using the computer to send emails.
Anyway, a deaf man, who was not feeling well, sent a fax
to a medical emergency center in Hiroshima. The fax message
sat in the machine for 15 hours. The people at the emergency
center were busy but they did not see the fax!
Finally the emergency people saw the fax and sent an
ambulance to the deaf man’s home.    Luckily, the deaf man
felt better 15 hours later!
Which is better – fax or email or rely or voice for
911 emergency?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-too-late/

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

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IS YOUR FRIEND IN THE GOLFING GROUP PICTURE?

A group picture was taken of participating deaf golfers
that competed at the recent Southeastern Deaf Golfers
Association tournament.
All golfers were asked to take off their golfing caps.
Maybe you can identify one of your friends in that
group picture.
DeafDigest thanks Hal Deuel for furnishing this
picture.
Visit the picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/group-picture-of-golfers-at-2012-southeastern-deaf-golfers-association-tournament/

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FINGERSPELLING WORDS 50 TIMES
Last week’s DeafDigest suggested signing a
word 50 times to make it perfect
A DeafDigest subscriber suggested fingerspelling
this sentence 50 times:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Why? Because 26 letters, from A to Z are included
in that short and simple sentence!

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

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

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HLAA Awards at the Hearing Loss Association of America 2013 convention

list of winners at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-winners-at-the-hearing-loss-association-of-america-deaf-convention/

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A DEAF RETIREE WITH AN INTERESTING BACKGROUND
The latest edition of the Senior Quest, a newsletter published
by the Bay Area (CA) Coalition of Deaf Senior Citizens, ran a piece
on deaf retiree Fred Hyre.
The article pointed out that Fred was:

– a logger
– a tree faller
– a sawmill employee
– a cowboy
– a machinist
– a painter
– a factory assembler
– a factory product tester
– a postal service employee
– a builder of sled pulling trucks that won championships
– a back country jeep driver
– a motorcycle driver
– a chain saw builder

He is still a young man at the age of 73, and possibly
he will add more new endeavors to his long list of accomplishments!

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NOT EXACTLY BEDTIME READING
A magazine article said government regulations are out of
control. The author was referring to nearly 14,300 regulations
issued last year by the government.
What about us the deaf? We have all these ADA regulations
everywhere. And we also have these Deaf Education regulations.
Bedtime reading it is not. The EEOC’s ADA regulations, the
DOT’s ADA regulations, the DOJ’s ADA regulations and other
such regulations all have their own volumes, separate from
each other!
And various Deaf Education regulations are still too much.
Said an administrator of deaf programs:

I could not sit down and read even small sections of the regulations at one sitting. Lots of cross referencing is essential. Often wondered if intent of the legislation became the reality of the regulations.

Whew!

A CONFUSING NEWSPAPER STORY
A local newspaper ran a list of college students that
won honors.
One of the honorees was described as this:

a junior deaf/hard of hearing major

Majoring in deaf/hard of hearing?

Deaf Studies or Deaf Education or Deaf Social
Work or Deaf Vocational Rehab or what?
Yes, confusing!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

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

Do you interpret only for the deaf-blind?

Said the angry CDI:
interpreting for the deaf-blind is just one of my
many CDI roles!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“I think I’ll drop out of school and become a CART provider or
realtime captioner.”  Have you ever heard someone say something like
this?

People have heard that you don’t need a four-year degree to be a
CART provider or realtime captioner, and they think it is something
that they could achieve without much work or effort.

Realtime captioners use the same skills as court reporters, and what
many people don’t realize is that realtime captioners are actually
among the cream of the crop as far as people using those skills.

Court reporters must learn speed and accuracy on the steno machine,
and they also must have good English grammar, vocabulary, and
punctuation skills and excellent listening skills and hearing.

In addition to possessing those skills of a court reporter, realtime
captioners and CART providers must be able to understand what is said
and write on their steno machine something they know will come up
correctly on their computer screen.  If they hear an unusual word or
term, they may have to fingerspell that word or use a synonym in
order to convey the proper meaning of the word.  They do not have
time to look up words in a dictionary or to research something
online.  They are required to have knowledge about a wide range of
topics.

Although formal education may not be required, a lot of practice and
real-world knowledge is necessary to be a good realtime captioner or
CART provider.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF (new series)

You can use the cell phone with assistance of your hearing aid. You tell people that you are “profoundly deaf”
but the cell phone auto-correct function” tells people
that you are “profoundly dead”

(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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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:

The EEOC fined Albuquerque Bakery & Café $20,000 for
refusing to give its deaf employee a promotion and training.
Additionally, the bakery made life so miserable for the
deaf employee, forcing her to quit.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

MCI is in a serious financial trouble because of some
bookkeeping chicanery and may have to go bankrupt. How is
that going to impact on the TTY relay services MCI provides
in a handful of states? When asked about it, the MCI
TTY relay administrator said “It does not impact
on relay services and we will continue to provide quality
service.”

(editor’s note: MCI has been absorbed by Verizon and is no
longer in the relay business)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Here’s the Deaf Shock of the Week –
the Hawaii Services on Deafness is out of
business effective yesterday.
Why? There are reasons but for reasons
of confidentiality, according to a source,
these are not disclosed. Not even DeafDigest
knows the reasons.
The source did say that the concern is that
the agency served as the sole interpreting
provider serving the entire state of Hawaii
(many islands with many deaf residents –
so far flung)
Very sad. And very scary. But the source
did say there is still the hope that another
existing agency will pick up the interpreting
void.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper ran this story with this headline –

Hearing loss doesn’t win many headlines

The more we think about it, a CI operation wins
a newspaper headline story

is there a difference between a deaf person able
to function normally with a hearing aid and a
deaf person able to function normally with a CI?

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my supervisor said:

You eat fishy

Fishy?

The supervisor actually said:

You’re efficient!

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Job Opening
Creative Director CSD
Austin, TX

CSD is a great place to work, learn, grow and contribute. Throughout
all our locations across the country and abroad, we work towards a
common goal and contribute to the collective greater good and mission
of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions
while respecting individuality and innovation.

We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team.

Our Creative Director will be CSD’s chief storyteller and lead
professional responsible for the global promotion of CSD’s
brand and innovative communications solutions.  The Director will
collaborate with various internal and external production resources
to conceptualize, develop and deploy compelling digital campaigns
that create a greater awareness of and demand for our company’s
products and services.   This position will manage and build
communication channels while comfortably maintaining dialogue with
our consumers and stakeholders.  The Director will also inspire and
produce ideas for the packaging and promotion of  our company’s
products and services.

The Creative Director position is based in Austin, Texas and will
work closely with and act as a part of our CSD Technology+Design
Studio and business development teams. For more information about our
technology+design studio, and current happenings with CSD, check out
our blog. You can also find us on:   Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and
YouTube.

We are Unique.
We Value Public Service, Communication Access and Technology.
We Aspire to Make a Difference.

Apply With CSD Online Today at https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication/

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position opening
Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Number:     02039327
Official Title:     ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES CORD
Working Title:     Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
Position Type:     Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Department:     B056035 SAC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed term academic staff position of Advisor (working title, Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor(DHH-PD Advisor)
UWM, a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 30,000 students. The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and the DHH-PD Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of SAC. SAC provides academic support services to approximately 720 students with disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of about 65-70 students.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of the DHH-PD Advisor is to assess and provide reasonable and appropriate academic support services and accommodations to students and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who have physical disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor serves as a disability specialist, interprets disability documentation to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations for students, manages student caseload, provide advocacy, and provides academic study-skills assistance to SAC students. The secondary purpose is providing consultation, education and training to the campus community about accommodating students with disabilities and ensuring compliance with the ADA, serving as a resource to the campus and community, and representing UWM, SAC and the DHH Program in outreach activities. The Advisor will also assist with the D/HH Program’s outreach and other program projects as assigned. This position is a twelve-month 100% academic staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to communicate using multiple sign language modes.
– Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field required
– Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
– For consideration of Associate prefix title, 0-2 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration No prefix title, 2-4 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
– For consideration of Senior prefix title, 4 or more years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.

Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field.
– Experience in the higher education environment.
– Working knowledge of Deaf culture and issues relating to hearing loss.
– Working knowledge of accommodation services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
– Working knowledge of Physical and Mobility disabilities.
– Excellent English communication skills; both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date. Posted until Date:     07/24/2012
Open Until Filled     No
Position Contact Name:     Shannon Aylesworth
Contact Person Phone Number:     414-229-3340
Contact Person Email:     mailto:aylessr@uwm.edu
EEO Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer
ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact mailto:uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
No Response
Public Job Posting
Internal Job Posting
Agency Referral
Advertisement/Publication
Personal Referral
Web site
UWM Employment Site
Other

* Please indicate the specific source:

(Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Cover Letter
References
Resume

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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

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

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

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA [Two positions open]

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, CA

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

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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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