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Posts published in August 2012

DeafDigest – 31 August 2012

DeafDigest Labor Day weekend special

— TV comedian fired for insulting the deaf and the disabled

Going on right now is the Paralympics in London. Brtish TV comedian Frankie Boyle made some anti-deaf and anti-disabled comments, laughing at them and mocking at them. As a result, the TV people have immediately fired him. Very shocking!

— Some deaf people need deaf translators, not deaf interpreters

Interpreting or translating? Well, in some nations, many deaf people do not know sign language. Interpreters in sign language are useless to them. Instead deaf translators are in demand. Translators? More of body language movements and gestures.

— A big shock at Republican National Convention

There is a big shock at the Republican National Convention.  There were no captions for deaf people that wanted to watch the convention proceedings on TV. Why?

DeafDigest – 28 August 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2012

— No more 800 relay numbers

In the past, deaf people were able to get 800 relay numbers.
No more because FCC said no. Last day to use the 800 number
for free is November 21st. After that, it is not free.
Why did FCC say no? Because hearing people have to pay for
800 numbers and they felt it is not fair if deaf get use
the number for free.

 
— A town in Indiana not friendly to the deaf

Wanatah is a small town in Indiana, of 1,000 people. This town has
board meetings that are open to the public – but with a warning.
If you are deaf, the town won’t hire an interpreter or use a CART
system. If you are hard of hearing, then you must sit in the front
row because the town won’t set up an amplification system. This
was what one Wanatah resident, himself deaf, complained about.

 

— SONY captioning glass – good or bad?

SONY captioning glass – good or bad? People that wear
eyeglasses will have problems with the SONY glass. And
after using it for about 15-30 minutes, it feels
heavier and heavier. And the green captions may cause
stress on the eyes. What is good about it? You will see
the captions, but that is about it.

 

 

— Deaf devices discussed at computer hackers’ convention

Every year the hackers hold their convention at Las Vegas.
A panel at the recent convention focused on hacking into
medical devices. Goal was to make lives better for the deaf
and the disabled. Discussed was hacking into a cochlear
implant, a hearing aid, eye lens implant for the deaf-blind,
artificial finger with USB device to allow ASL-signing,
camera implanted behind a person’s head to know who is
following behnd, etc. A Bionic Deaf Man? Possibly!

 

 

— Dummy Hoy’s intelligence

Famous deaf baseball player Dummy Hoy never went to
Gallaudet. Was he smart? A sportswriter wrote on his
web site:

Hoy was one of the more intelligent players of his day

Could he have gone to Gallaudet? Possibly, but if he
did, he would not have become a famous ball player!
Possibly becoming a teacher in a deaf school.

 

 

8/26/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

8/26/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 26 August 2012

DeafDigest Gold – August 26, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf-or-pet-dog/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/declining-number-of-deaf-captions-on-dvds/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soccer-oral-versus-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tty-lucky-invention/

Attention:
these videos may not work with iPads

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

The 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_DDG_082612

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

In India, Sangeeta Gala, a deaf woman, is getting notice
for her skills in training hearing actors to play deaf
roles.  DeafDigest is bothered about it – why not
train hearing directors to give deaf roles to deaf
actors!

In Wales, there is no sign language people tending
to the needs of deaf people in residential care
homes. This may change if the Welsh Assembly
enacts a motion to fund such positions.

$465,000 a year for sign language classes? This is
what a conservative group is complaining about the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spending that
much money.

The federal court in Massachusetts said that websites
are considered public accommodation, as far as ADA
is concerned. This means captions. And in a related
announcement, the FCC says videos must be captioned,
effective next month.

Gerry Hughes, who is deaf and from Scotland, is planning
to circle the world in his 42 foot yacht. He expects the
tour to last 5 months. He is not the first deaf person;
there have been a few before him.

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

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

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

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ORAL SCHOOL VS ASL SCHOOL IN SOCCER
About twenty years ago there was a soccer game
between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Clarke
School for the Deaf.
This game was interesting because Rhode Island players
used ASL while Clarke players communicated orally.
The Rhode Island school invited the Clarke team to a
dinner after the game. The Clarke coach had his team
sit away far away from the Rhode Island group. The
Clarke players were not allowed to communicate with the
Rhode Island players.
Weird? Yes.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soccer-oral-versus-asl/

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

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2013 Deaf Seniors of America Baltimore conference

updates at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

(latest update – very important)

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TTY WAS A LUCKY INVENTION
TTY was popular in the Deaf Community from the seventies
through the nineties.
It was a lucky invention. Why? Robert Weitbrecht, a deaf
man, loved to hike in the mountains in California. He
was hiking with a hearing friend. During the hike, another
group came nearby. A woman in that group overheard Weitbrecht’s
oral deaf voice and knew he was deaf. She came to him and
introduced herself as a mother of a deaf son.
Both groups chatted for a while, and Weitbrecht told the
woman that he loved to work on old TTY machines for radio
ham communications. She asked him – why not change the
radio ham TTY machine to deaf TTY machine?
The rest is history!

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

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

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Training for interpreters at no charge

Administered by Gallaudet’s GURIEC

Learn via on-line from your home

more information at:
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REASON OLDER PEOPLE FALL DOWN
Dr. Frank Lin, assistant professor of otolaryngology and epidemiology, John Hopkins University, said in a recent New York Times story, that loss of hearing may be the reason why older people fall down too often.
DeafDigest wonders if it is because of loss of balance while walking?

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON A CITY POPULATION OF 62,000
A school for the deaf is located in a city whose population is
62.000.
The city officials have said the economic impact would be 100 jobs
with $65,000 per year salary per job. And that the annual school
utility bill is nearly $320,000 per year.
What school is it and what city is it and why is this being
brought up?
It is Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) in Council Bluffs. It is being
brought up because the state pols are generating some noise
about closing up ISD for good. It would be the same fate that befell
the late Nebraska School for the Deaf, located 6 miles away across
the river.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-gallaudetbudget/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

International Catholic Deaf Association

visit it at:
http://35.182.75.222/international-catholic-deaf-associatio/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

embarrassed by the thought of having to wear an ugly, bulky hearing aid

bulky hearing aid? Do not know why that person made
that comment – because today’s hearing aids are
tiny compared to the hearing aids of years ago

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper headline said:

Doing deaf differently

Doing deaf differently? Hmm. There are individuals
with strange deafness cases. DeafDigest editor knows
of an individual who is either deaf or hearing
each day. He does not know when he wakes up if he is
deaf or his hearing (for that day alone). He is
a long time member of the Deaf Community, by the way.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it so difficult for deaf people to find jobs?

A. Difficult, yes, but not impossible. One must go out of
the box – willing to relocate to get employment, making
personal contacts instead of relying on newspaper
employment ads, be willing to look beyond the jobs
your schools have trained you for, be willing to take
jobs that no hearing person would be interested in, etc.

Very difficult to compete against the hearing herd all chasing the few open jobs.

Hint – plenty of jobs in North Dakota, but no one wants
to live there!

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:

Shopping!

Going shopping is getting to be difficult for me.

However, there might be some simple solution to enhancing my shopping
experiences.

While in the bright outdoors and then when we enter a store, it is
too dark for a long time.

It requires our eyes to “re-adjust to the new environment”

Here is a simple suggestion.

Go shopping in the evening and experience less hassle with vision
issues.

Reason….less need to “re-adjust our eyes”!

SSPs! You gonna go moonlighting!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd 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 hearing aid companies will stop preying on vulnerable
and elderly people

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DeafHistory:

Year 1891 – Alexander Graham Bell and Edward Miner Gallaudet
both hated each other; during a Congressional appropriations
hearing, Bell opposed Gallaudet’s request for funding,
thinking Gallaudet wanted to accept deaf students in Deaf
Education program. Actually Gallaudet wanted to accept
hearing students in the graduate program, a fact that Bell did
not realize!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

17,000

hair cells in a human being’s inner ear. If just enough of these
hair cells are destroyed, the person becomes deaf!

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Columbus State – Kristen Carr, fr, softball; team’s #4
pitcher; started 5 games; 2.10 ERA; 36.2 innings logged

– Florida Atlantic – Natasha Basma, jr, women’s tennis;
7-7 singles record as #2 and #3 player; 4-6 record in
doubles, rotating between 5 different partners and
back and forth between #1, #2 and #3 slots

– Hope – Jordan Carrigan, jr, baseball; team’s #1 reliever;
pitched 18 games; .0.73 ERA; 24.2 innings with 6 saves
(out of his team’s 24 wins); limited opponents to .227 BA

– Johnson & Wales – Joe Coppola, sr, baseball; hit .313
but only played 24 of his team’s 42 games, and was at
bat only 48 times

– Kutztown – Lauren Schlitt, so, women’s lacrosse;
played all 17 games, starting 13; scored 7 goals and
assisted on 6 goals

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Joey Bell, Jr, Canada, MMA fighter; was disqualified
in his last match, just 2:07 in the first round

– David Byrnes, deaf auto racer, Utah; not too much
information on web sites, but has been racing this
summer

– Matthew “Deaf Power” Calamare, Boston, MA, pro wrestler;
recently wrestled at an event at North Providence, RI

– Terrance Cantrell, state champion lifter, Utah; defending
state champions; owns state record for snatch, clean and jerk

– Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, WNBA; won gold with the
USA women’s basketball team in the Olympics; Fever’s leading
scorer at 17.8 points per game; trying to get ready for playoffs

Deaf Miscellaneous Sports:

Q. Roger Clemens, the notorious major league pitching
great, made a pitching comeback, at the age of 50, with the
Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent minor-league baseball team.
Who pitched for that team earlier this season?

A. It was Ryan Ketchner, who was attempting a comeback.
Unfortunately, he did not pitch well and was released after
a few games.

DeafDigest Sports: – http://deafdigestsports.com/
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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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position announcement
Board Liaison/Presidential Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Provides high-level executive support to the President and the Board of Trustees; coordinates the activities of the Board; responsible for all meeting logistics; coordinates the processing of correspondence regarding sponsorship requests and responds on behalf of the President; provides high-level executive support to the Office of the President and the Board of Trustees for a variety of other special projects, events, and requests, as assigned.  Serves as a member of institutional committees as requested.

Reports directly to the President.

For more information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352.

Application deadline is 9/7/12

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job announcement
Interpreter for staff member
Andrews PK-8 School
Hampton, VA

Please Note:  You must upload all documents required in the “How to
Apply” section at the bottom of the posting.

Supervisor:  Dr. Donna Warthan, Principal

Employment term:  7.5 hours/day; 10 months  (teacher’s work schedule)

Salary H-16:  Hourly Hiring Range $21.61 — $27.51 (for level 3 or
higher)

Brief Description Serves as an interpreter for a staff member to facilitate
communication between staff member and hearing staff, parents and
students.

Detailed Description
*  Interprets information from spoken English into sign language
and/or cued speech.
*  Interprets classroom and school building procedures into sign
language.
*  Interprets for teacher with other students and with school
personnel.
*  Performs related work as required, or assigned.

Job Requirements
*  Graduation from high school (college degree desirable)
supplemented by course work or training to achieve competency in
English and two languages–ASL and SEE, or cued English speech as
appropriate; or any equivalent combination of education and
experience that would provide the above noted knowledge, skill,
and ability.
*  National Certification by Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf
(RID) or Language Translator Skills Certificate (TSC).
*  Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) level 3 or higher
required.
*  Continued technical and specific training is necessary to
maintain the level of proficiency required.
*  Good organizational, human relations, and communication skills.
*  Some knowledge of content taught.
*  Some knowledge of RID code of conduct.
*  Competency in English and sign languages–ASL and SEE, and/or
cued speech.
*  Ability to establish rapport and to communicate effectively with
students, parents, and school personnel.
*  Adheres to Code of Ethics as appropriate in an educational
setting.

How To Apply Please upload the following documents (.pdf or .doc format):
*  Resume (required)
*  2 professional written letters of reference (recommended to be
uploaded with application; required at employment offer)
*  Certification (recommended to be uploaded with application;
required at employment offer)
Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a FBI
fingerprint check and a Child Protective Services background check.

Hampton City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and
activities.  The following person has been designated to handle
inquiries regarding employee related non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director, HR
Hampton City Schools
1 Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669

(757) 727-2300

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

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

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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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher II
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Area:    Student Services
Tenure:  Limited Term

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent Time Base :    Full Time

Work Schedule
This position is employed 194 working days per school year from mid-August through late June.

Description: Under the direction of the Director of Student Services, the Supervisor of Counseling and Speech Services oversees and supervises the general operations of both the Speech and Counseling Services Departments at CSDR.

Responsibilities:
–    Supervise Counseling, Social Work and Speech and Audiological staff in conducting evaluations and providing services for assigned department/ student caseloads.
–    Consultation with staff, parents and community organizations related to student needs and intervention.
–    Review student referrals to determine appropriate services to be administered. –    Attend Super Cabinet and Student Services staff meetings to discuss issues related to school support services as well as general school wide issues.
–    Conduct Counseling and Speech Services staff meetings to share general school wide information with department and to discuss issues specific to the department.
–    Weekly individual clinical supervision with counseling staff on students who have or need designated instructional services.  Assist staff in providing family and parent intervention as needed.
–    Attend IDT, IEP, and other staff meetings on campus as needed.
–    Supervise Counseling and Speech Services secretary in the overall operations of the department.
–    Oversee school wide Character Counts and Preventative Education programs.
–    Review all written communications of staff that is provided for IEP meetings, letters and reports that are requested of other agencies.
–    Supervise and place college interns with appropriate mentors and complete all required documentation and evaluations required by the universities/colleges.
–    Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Counseling staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Required Qualifications: –    Possession of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Administration,  or the equivalent
–    Possession of a California Pupil Personnel Credential (PPS) with authorization as a School Counselor or Clinical License (LMFT, LCSW, LPC) or the equivalent
–    Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and in standard written English
–    Knowledge of Deaf Culture and Community
–    Possession of/or eligibility for an Administrative Credential

Desired Qualifications: –    Training in PAWS and CPI techniques and strategies
–    Knowledge of California state laws and procedures
–    Minimum of 5 years. experience in Counseling, Social Work, Mental Health, or Human Services with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students
–    Minimum of 2 years supervising college interns, clinical license interns or school staff
–    Some knowledge of speech and audiology needs of Deaf and  Hard of hearing students

Salary:    Monthly  $5,392 – $7,223*
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside 3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA  92506
Attention:  Jennie Machado
Director of Student Services

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://csdr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Mariann Kambouris at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice).

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.

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Job Announcement
Athletic Director
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Position:       Teacher Specialist

Area:   Physical Education
Tenure:  Limited Term and/or Permanent

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent
Time Base :     Full Time

The Teacher Specialist is employed 194 working days per school year, from mid-August through late June.  The Teacher Specialist is responsible for the Physical Education Curriculum and after-school athletic activities for the school.

General Duties: –    Scheduling games and other events with other schools
–    Recommending/choosing coaches
–    Ensuring that all qualifying conditions are met for each sport
–    Arranging activities for home athletic events
–    Provide leadership in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of curricula related to Physical Education.

Required Qualifications: –    Fluency in expressive and receptive American Sign Language (ASL): and –    Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree, and possession of, or eligibility for, a valid California Credential.

Desired Qualifications: –    3 years prior full time, working experience in the area of athletics.
–    Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
.    Knowledge of Varsity and Junior Varsity programs, league, CIF and related organizations; rules and policies.
–    Ability to communicate effectively in standard written English.
–    Experience in curriculum development and Physical Education Standards.

Salary: Monthly* – $4,885 – $6,550
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Alyce Berard
Director of Instruction

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://csdr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Personnel at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice)

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.

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Job Posting
Executive Director
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
Swarthmore, PA

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC) is an innovative, non-profit
organization with a mission to promote equal communication accessibility
and cultural awareness for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals
through our highly respected and much utilized sign language interpreting
services. In addition, we provide CART services, sign language classes,
workshops, sensitivity training and advocacy. We are located near
Philadelphia and serve southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and
northern Delaware.

DHCC is searching for a charismatic and dynamic leader to manage our
sustainability and growth. The Executive Director is responsible for
ensuring day-to-day operations including human resources and financial
management, fundraising, public relations and community development. The
successful candidate will possess exemplary skills in organizational,
business and program development. Furthermore, this person must be a
skilled communicator with a passion for DHCC’s mission who can build
partnerships with key stakeholders including Board of Directors, staff,
consumers and interpreters.

Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in business, community development, non-profit
management or public administration. Consideration given to other degrees
with appropriate experience

-Minimum of five years experience in a senior management position

-Financial management experience with multi-million dollar budgets

-Proven experience with public relations and fundraising

-Fluent user of American Sign Language (ASL)

-Experience with Deaf and hard of hearing communities and
knowledge of related organizations

-Experience with presentations, program development and community
outreach

-Excellent communication skills and strong written English

-Comprehensive analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
·Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

-Collaborative management style and effective team player

Application Deadline: September 15, 2012 or until filled.

Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:

Mr. Larry Brick
Chair of Search Committee
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Fax: 610 604-0456 Email: mailto:resumes@dhcc.org

For more information about DHCC and the detailed job description visit
http://www.dhcc.org

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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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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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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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Administrative Assistant Position with DHHS

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Metro office has an immediate
opening for a permanent, part-time Office and Administrative Specialist,
Intermediate (OASI) position.

All interested candidates must post their resume on the Minnesota
Management and Budget website at:  www.mmb.state.mn.us  Click on State
Careers in the upper left hand corner and create your online resume, then
apply for this position using the RB#: 12DHS001294.

If there are questions about this position, contact Marie Koehler at
marie.koehler@state.mn.us or at one of the numbers listed below.

Marie Koehler, Regional Manager
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES ~ METRO

Office Location:
85 East 7th Place, Suite 105 St. Paul, MN
Mailing Address:
444 Lafayette Rd. St Paul, MN 55155-3814

651-431-5964 (Voice)
651-964-1514 (VP)
888-206-6513 (TTY)
651-431-7587 (FAX)
www.dhhsd.org

MEMA Program Coordinators

Agency Name: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Official Title:
Program Coordinators Functional Title: Access and Functional Needs
Planner Occupational Group: Not Used Position Type: Contracted
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Range: $34.00 to $34.00 Hourly
Bargaining Unit: N/A Shift: Day Confidential: No Number Of Vacancies:
2 City/Town: Framingham Region: CENTRAL Facility Location: 400
Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01702 Application Deadline: 08-27-2012
Apply Online: No Posting ID: J31951
This position is funded from federal grant funds. Duties:
The Access and Functional Needs Planner will provide planning services
and support to review, identify, and develop emergency plans that
include considerations for access and functional needs populations.*
The Access and Functional Needs Planner is responsible for the
coordination, development, and integration of access and functional
needs considerations into the Commonwealth’s comprehensive,
all-hazard emergency planning efforts, including the statewide
comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP) and its emergency
support function (ESF) annexes, functional annexes, hazard specific
annexes, nuclear response plans for nuclear power plants in or
bordering Massachusetts, and other plans or procedures to be developed.
Reporting to the Planning Unit Manager, the specific duties of the
Access and Functional Needs planner will include:

• Consistent with guiding principles and law, ensure MEMA access
and functional needs planning efforts comply with Presidential Executive
Order #13347, the Stafford Act, the Post-Katrina Emergency Management
Reform Act (PKEMRA), Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964,
the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (RA); FEMA guidance documents.

• Review, develop and integrate access and functional needs
planning into the Commonwealth’s comprehensive emergency management
plan (CEMP) and its emergency support function (ESF) annexes,
functional annexes, hazard specific annexes, nuclear response plans,
and other emergency management plans.

• Identify methods for achieving delivery of access and functional
needs support services.

• Provide planning guidance and technical assistance to MEMA staff,
state agencies, and local emergency management agencies for providing
for access and needs.

• Work collaboratively with state, federal, local, non-profit, and
other organizations representing access and functional needs
populations to develop appropriate emergency plans.

• Working collaboratively with the planning unit, improve
integration of access and functional needs support services in all
current and future statewide emergency planning initiatives. The access
and functional needs planner must:

• Be able to apply basic computer knowledge and experience, to
include Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint, and willingness to
learn advanced applications.

• Have his/her own personal transportation to and from work or
assigned locations.

• Be able to work harmoniously with others and work well as part of
a planning team.

• Perform related all-hazards emergency management planning work as
required or assigned.
The access and functional needs planner may be required to:

• Support the State Emergency Operations Center during drills,
exercises and emergency activations.

• Work nights and weekends in the event of a disaster or emergency.

• Travel for job-related purposes and work weekends and nights as
necessary.

* Access and functional needs populations are those who may have
specific requirements for support before, during, and after an
emergency, including, but not limited to maintaining independence,
communication, access to information, transportation, and medical care.
Access and functional needs populations may include individuals with
disabilities, persons living in institutionalized settings, the elderly,
children, people from diverse cultures, individuals who do not speak
English fluently, and individuals without access to transportation.

Qualifications:
Please see Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Urban and Regional
Planning, Urban Studies, or Public Administration/Policy and Four Years
Experience in Emergency Management Planning. Masters Degree in Urban
and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Emergency Management, Public
Administration, or Public Policy may be substituted for two (2) years
of experience in Emergency Management Planning.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience:

• Knowledge of Emergency Management Planning Principles and
Techniques to include CPG-101.

• Professional experience in working with the access and functional
needs populations.

Comments:
This is a contractor position. There are no state benefits with
contractor positions.

The positions are for the FY13 fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013.
Positions may be renewed contingent upon funding and/or operational
needs of the agency.

Applicants will be subject to, and must pass a Criminal Offender
Records Information (CORI) check.

How To Apply:
Please send two copies of cover letter and resume to:

Debra Durling
Human Resources Director
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702

OR

Email Cover Letter and Resume to:

MEMAEmployment@state.ma.us

PLEASE INCLUDE JOB TITLE AND JOB POSTING ID NUMBER.

Agency Web Address:
http://www.mass.gov/mema <http://www.mass.gov/mema>
Diversity Officer:
Ms. Ann McCarthy (508) 820-2000

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to
apply.

AccessibleSTL Manager

Basic Function

Responsible for the coordination and management of the AccessibleSTL
program. Will coordinate activities including: recruiting companies and
organizations to join the AccessibleSTL movement, promote Paraquad
training programs and ADA assessment services, solicit major gifts from
corporate program partners.

Responsibilities

•Coordinate a comprehensive development program that generates memberships
from corporations, foundations and regional organizations.

•Identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward all major
donors and prospects.

•Build and sustain relationships with current, new and potential
institutional and individual AccessibleSTL member organizations.

•Collaborate with staff to ensure that all publications, website, and
communications include AccessibleSTL program focused content.

•Coordinate recognition activities and communications to ensure proper
recognition of all major gifts

•Manage direct mail and direct marketing efforts and the development of
materials to solicit and cultivate donors and partner prospects.

•Provide organizational information and support to all inquiries; provides
information on status of solicitation efforts; and follow up with
inquiries as needed.

•Track all program participants and maintain their records and information
on the AccessibleSTL web page.

•Provide monthly reports on status of solicitation efforts.

•Coordinate and schedule public/private speaking engagements for the
Director and/or Manager.

•Understanding of and commitment to the independent living philosophy.

•Obtain required advocacy points per year.

•Perform other related duties as assigned.

•Complete all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.

•Successfully complete ADA assessment training.

Skills Required

High Level of Organization Attention to Detail

Excellent Written Communication Excellent Oral Communication

Professionalism Team Oriented Leadership

Computer Literacy in Microsoft and Database Environment

Education and Training

•Bachelors degree in related field

Experience

•Knowledge of real estate, construction and universal design preferred.

•Five+ years experience related to sales and marketing or development in a
nonprofit or corporate setting.

Please mail cover letter and resume to:

Paraquad
c/o Kay Tucker
5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

or email the cover letter and resume to:

ktucker@paraquad.org

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WANTED:
Hard of Hearing Assistant for SLC area

The State of Utah Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
seeking individuals with hearing loss experience to teach educational
classes for people who are hard of hearing and their partners.  A
comprehensive training and materials will be provided.  This is a
part-time position (15-20 hours a month).

The person hired for this position will be trained to:

ü teach Coping Skills, Lipreading, basic sign language class (CASE), and
Living with Hearing Loss classes

ü assist senior citizens and others with hearing loss

ü provide presentations (with approval) related to the needs of people
with hearing loss

ü educate others about assistive technology and resources

ü be a peer mentor to others with hearing loss

ü help individuals with employment issues related to hearing loss

Hands-on training for working one-on-one with people will also be
providers.  Our goal is to have a network of trained individuals
throughout the state to identify hard of hearing individuals, who are
isolated and may not be aware of available services, provide information
on equipment and resources, and teach classes.

Applications are available from Robin Traveller, rtraveller@utah.gov or
call 801-263-4879.  The deadline to apply for this position is September
14, 2012.  No late applications will be accepted after that date.
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Chilton Shelby Group Home- Mental Health Technician – Deaf Services

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Job Description

Mental Health Technician
Deaf Services Group Home
Clanton, AL

Relief Positions Available
On Day, Evening, and Night Shifts

Candidates must possess proficiency in American Sign Language.

Duties:

1.Provide personal, direct care for consumers with mental illness
diagnosis who are also deaf or hard-of-hearing.
2.Pass medications under the direction of a Medical Assistance LPN.
3.Provide transportation to day habilitation and/or consumer
appointments.
4.Provide basic living skills training and assistance.
5.Provide communication assistance to the consumers through the use of
Sign Language or language of the consumer’s preference. Ensure that
consumers have access to assistance by a qualified interpreter.
6.Maintain policy of confidentiality.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

*High School Diploma or equivalent required
*Current AL Driver License and safe driving record
*Fluent in Sign Language as demonstrated through the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview. A score of Intermediate Plus level or greater is
required.
*Prior experience serving clients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
preferred.
*Prior experience working with clients with mental illness or
intellectual
disabilities preferred.
*Excellent customer service skills and professionalism required.
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Interpreter – Alabama School for the Deaf

we are recruiting for a full time position for a certified interpreter
with mentoring experience to run our internship program at Community
Outreach Program for the Deaf in Albuquerque, NM. If you know of anyone
who might be qualified and interested, direct them to me for more info,
or
they can access the job announcement at
http://www.ccs-soaz.org/Job-Openings/New-Mexico.html click on Interpreter
IV Coordinator Intern Mentee Program

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a Contract or Per-diem
ASL Teacher. We are understanding and supportive of Deaf and Deafblind
culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our team and
assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

Description and Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will be ASLTA or equivalently
certified. The ASL teacher will teach ASL to employees at all levels.
The teacher may also provide one on one tutoring as needed.

We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind
seniors. For more information please visit us at www.nehd.org
<http://www.nehd.org/>

New England Homes for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer and
provides a drug free workplace. Please email your resume to
kmelanson@nehd.org <mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org> .

You may also fax your resume to (978) 774-0271 or apply in person at 154
Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Kathryn H. Melanson

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.

154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923

kmelanson@nehd.org <mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org>

978-774-0445 ext. 251

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

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DeafDigest – 26 August 2012

DeafDigest Blue – August 26, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-or-yellow-deaf-tv-captions/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Hearing parents were satisfied with the program Illinois School for the Deaf was giving their
deaf son. They, however, were not satisfied
with the state law requiring kids to come home
on weekends, wasting too much time on the school
bus. As a result, they pulled out their son
from the school, enrolling him in a local program.

There is a push by the Deaf Community in the Philippines
to have the government give recognition to the
Filipino Sign Language.

DeafDigest has mentioned Deaf Coffee and is mentioning
it again. The DiB Coffees of Hawaii has continued to make
inroads in cafes in more cafes in Malaysia. DiB? It is
an abbreviation for Deaf in Business, and this coffee
operation is deaf-run.

Again, in Malaysia, three deaf people are working together
to launch a new web site, advising the deaf Malaysians
on their financial needs.

Bunnell, a city in Flagler County, Florida, has announced
its efforts to make themselves accessible to the deaf
residents via different ways.

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

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

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

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A REASON FOR WHITE OR YELLOW CAPTIONS
A director of a state commission for the deaf told
DeafDigest editor last week that there is a reason for
white or yellow captions.
He said that deaf people with low vision prefer white
or yellow captions.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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The Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Government

2013 National Training Conference April 8-10, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-hard-of-hearing-in-government-conference/

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VIDEO INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETER IN PERSON?
Sometimes deaf people use video interpreters.
Sometimes deaf people use interpreters in person.
Why sometimes video and sometimes in person?
All depends.
With a video interpreter, a deaf person cannot
try to depend on him to help him with other things.
But with an in-person interpreter, some deaf people
are tempted to ask him to help him with other
things.
Both video and in-person interpreters are not
supposed to “help” the deaf person – just interpret
and nothing else!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Which nations have their own “ADA” versions?

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

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A FUNNY, OR NOT SO FUNNY, REFERENCE TO GALLAUDET
The Huffington Post is probably the nation’s number one
politically-oriented website, with columns, blogs and news
on current and controversial topics. They said all comments
are moderated.
Well, one such article had this comment:

And the plopping noise across the country from mouths dropping open
was loud enough to wake every student at Gallaudet University

Is this supposed to be funny or unfunny? This topic was not
even deaf-related at all!

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Web:   http://www.HearWorldUSA.com or http://www.UnitedTTY.com
Live Online Support — AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld

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OUR WORLD’S BEST DEAF CHESS PLAYERS
A website posted a list of world’s best deaf chess players,
those that were successful in matches against top notch
hearing chess players.
These are:

Men
Yehuda Gruenfeld, Israel Milan Orsagn, Czech Republic
Vladimir Klasan, Serbia
Sergey Salov, Germany
Ferenc Frink, Hungary
Jaroslav Schmid, Czech Republic

Women
Tatiana Baklanova, Ukraine
Olga Gerasimova, Russia
Annegret Ulrike Mucha, Germany
Yulia Botalova, Russia
Natalya Myronenko, Ukraine
Olga Nazarova, Italy

A LINGUISTIC SURVEY IN INDA
The Indian Sign Language (ISL) will be part of the nation’s
linguistic survey. Conducting the survey is the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, working with the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre.
The hope is that the ISL will eventually be recognized as an
official sign language.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly questioned by the client on interpreter’s
competency and skills!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another type of realtime captioning error that people may not understand is when something comes up as two words when it should be one word or vice versa.  They may think the captioner or CART provider does not know that certain words are compound words.

What many people do not understand is that there is no space bar on the steno keyboard.  A captioner or CART provider will write one stroke at a time.  That stroke may be a word or phrase on its own, or it may have to be combined with the stroke before it or after it to make a word. Examples of words that could create problems are “off,” “on,” “over,”
“back,” “through,” and “out”.

Even though a captioner writes phonetically, in order to avoid word boundary problems, the captioner must have different ways to write a word when it stands on its own as opposed to when it is used as a prefix or suffix.

If a captioner put the word “overtime” in his or her dictionary, it could present a problem when sentences like these come up:

“The fee started at $5 and increased overtime.”

This should read: “The fee started at $5 and increased over time.”

“He read a newspaper at the airport during his lay overtime.”

his should read: “He read a newspaper at the airport during his layover time.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

constantly being asked if you have a hearing ear dog?

(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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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The Deaf and the Law:

We have a long list of deaf individuals earning law
degrees, yet a good number of them are not making
a living as attorneys. Why? Some of them have not
passed the state bar exams. Some of them have been
frustrated at lack of upward mobility at their
law jobs and as a result, change careers. And
again some of them have not been able to find
jobs in the legal field.  We, however, do have
a number of attorneys gainfully employed in
the legal field. The same goes for the hearing
in the legal field.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The new Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the
Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is Heidi Reed. She moves over from
her position as Executive Director of D.E.A.F. Inc after a
14-year run.

(editor’s note: she continues as the Commissioner)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lee Farrell, an outstanding deaf soccer
player in England, was playing for his hearing
Ryman team in the minor league soccer circuit.
Ryman was playing against Maidstone, and
the team heaped verbal abuse on Farrell, mocking
his deafness..
Farrell, unaware of the abuse, continued
to play on. Ryman’s coach, however, was so
incensed by the abuse that he filed a formal
complaint with the league commissioner.
Farrell, however, got the last laugh.
He scored both of his team’s goals as they
defeated Maidstone 2-0!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Population of Omaha, Nebraska is approximately 410,000

Population of Wilson, North Carolina is approximately
50,000

What about it? When the state threatened to close Nebraska School for the Deaf, the city did not fight to keep it open. As a result, the school closed,
and deaf education in the state has never been the
same.

When the state threatened to close Eastern North
Carolina School for the deaf, the city fought
tooth and nail to keep the school open. The state
backed off.

Why?

Jobs would have been lost in Wilson, NC.

Omaha, NE, a bigger city, was in a better position to absorb these lost jobs a decade ago when economy was stronger.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend invites you for dinner, and explains something about the way he prepared his recipe for a dish that was very delicious.

You thought he said:
this is tomorrow

tomorrow dish?  Makes no sense to me

he actually said:
this is Tamari

(Tamari is a special soy sauce)

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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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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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open positions
Interpreter Training Program
Troy University
Troy, Alabama

Two (2) position openings: 1.)Director of ITP 2.) American Sign Language Instructor

DIRECTOR OF INTERPRETER TRAINING PROGRAM
Interested in becoming an essential part of one of the leading Interpreter Training Programs? Troy University is now seeking a full-time Director of the Interpreter Training Program.

Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/9oycqp8

Description:  The College of Education at Troy University, Troy, Alabama invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the Lecturer/Distinguished Lecturer level, or tenure track position at the Assistant/Associate/Full professor level as Program Director in the undergraduate Interpreter Training Program (ITP). The Director will be housed in the Department of Education on the Troy Campus and report directly to the Chair of the Department of Education. Responsibilities include teaching, academic advisement, coordinating field placements, assisting Department Chair in recruiting qualified adjunct instructors, promoting the program to potential markets, recruiting students, facilitating the curriculum group for ITP, supporting the ASL/ITP Club, maintaining required office hours and planning and evaluation of program in support of the department’s goals and activities. The Director will be the liaison between the department chair and the faculty and staff in ITP. Will provide expertise and guidance to the Language Lab Mentors in their support of the program as they create materials and communicate with students. The successful candidate must exhibit communication and leadership skills in all activities. These activities should include open lines of communication with faculty, staff, students, administration, Deaf community, regional support systems, state and federal agencies, and groups/individuals within the university and global community.

Minimum Qualifications:
–    Master’s degree
–    Experience teaching ASL and/or Interpreting in an education/community/agency setting
–    Experience in the use of educational technology and/or distance learning
–    Experience in curriculum program management and development
–    Demonstrated evidence of successful collaboration with one of the following: school systems, community agencies, and other organizations
–    Demonstrate evidence of professional involvement in the field
Preferred Qualifications:
–    An earned doctorate in deaf studies or related field
–    National certification in interpreting and/or ASLTA certification
–    Ability to address grant opportunities
–    Demonstrated leadership and membership in national professional organizations such as RID, ASLTA, & NAD and CIT (Conference of Interpreter Trainers)

To learn more about this position and the Troy University ITP, visit our website: http://troy.troy.edu/education/itpindex.html
Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/9oycqp8

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR
Interested in becoming a team member of one of the leading Interpreter Training Programs? Troy University is now seeking a full-time American Sign Language Instructor.

Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/72btnqo

Essential Responsibilities:
–    Primary teaching assignment in American Sign Language.
–    Collaborate with other interpreter training/sign language faculty and the Education Department Chair, providing leadership for the interpreter training/sign language curriculum and program development, student recruitment and retention, and representing Troy University’s Interpreter Training Program at various venues throughout the year.
–    Participate in related University and curricular activities.
–    Incorporate learning-centered college principles and concepts. Classes may be offered during daytime or evening hours.

Minimum Qualifications:
–    Master’s degree
–    Experience teaching ASL and/or Interpreting in an education/community/agency setting
–    Experience in the use of educational technology and/or distance learning
–    Experience in curriculum program management and development
–    Demonstrated evidence of successful collaboration with one of the following: school systems, community agencies, and other organizations
–    Demonstrated evidence of professional involvement in the field

To learn more about this position and the Troy University ITP, visit our website: http://troy.troy.edu/education/itpindex.html
Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/72btnqo.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Troy University is an EEO/AA employer.

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position opening
Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah (near Salt Lake City)

The purpose of this position is to increase employment opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Utah by educating potential employers of the abilities of individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing.  The job developer’s duties include but are not limited to:

–    Encourage employers to hire people who are Deaf and hard of hearing
–    Build and maintain relationships with employers
–    Teach employers about incentives such as tax credits
–    Help employers find reasonable accommodations for employing individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    Explain employment support services such as vocational rehabilitation, employment networks, and job coaches
–    Coordinate with other agencies and services that help people find jobs
–    Occasionally work with individuals for job placement and job retention

Qualifications: Individuals with a BA/BS degree are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to individuals with a Master’ss degree or Bachelors with relevant work experience.  Fields to include but are not limited to: vocational rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, social work, behavioral sciences, communications, marketing, management.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

Pay Range:  $18.90-$31.65

Where: 5709 S. 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123 (approximately 10 miles south of Salt Lake City)

Where to find more information: See the job announcement and apply on-line for the Deaf Employment Specialist position at https://statejobs.utah.gov/JobAnnouncement.jsp?rid=27321

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position announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Childcare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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position announcement
Overnight Child Care Supervisor
Walden School (at Learning Center for the Deaf) Framingham, MA

Overnight Child Care Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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position opening
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. 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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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus is currently hiring several
interpreters for the 2012 Fall semester.

Here is the link to the University’s employment site:

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=562708

Use Requisition # 179972

If you have questions that are not answered in the posting, you may call
the Associate Director of Access Programs, Mari Magler at 612 624-3730 or
the Manager of Interpreting Services, Scott Marshall at 612 626-4954.

Jules

Jules Lehto,
ASL Interpreter
University of Minnesota
Disability Services
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2002
Phone: (612) 626-1346
Fax: (612) 626-9654
Cell: (612) 203-2064

http://ds.umn.edu/

Mind the Gap Films are looking for a production coordinator for Hands On,
the TV programme for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community on RTE 1.
Position runs from Mid September to early January.
A minimum of two years experience working in TV production (as
PA/coordinator) is essential – please do not apply for this position if
you do not meet this requirement.
Fluent English and excellent communication skills are a requirement.
Knowledge of Irish Sign Language and the Irish Deaf Community is a
distinct advantage.
Some experience with self-shooting, editing and data management is
preferable.
Applicants must be creative, hardworking, enthusiastic and flexible,
with
the ability to adapt their skills to work across all areas of production.
They must have good organisational skills and be willing to work in a
mixed Deaf and hearing team.
Irish Sign Language classes will be provided.

Key responsibilities include:
Co-ordinating shoots
Sourcing & Booking Locations & Interviewees
Assisting with research
Thinking creatively about programme content
Managing post production
Data management

Send your CV and cover letter by Friday 24th August.

Due to the high volume of applications we may be unable to reply to
unsuccessful candidates.

http://www.iftn.ie/jobs/?act1=record&aid=18&rid=1749&only=1&force=1&tpl=jobslist

Deadline: 24th August 2012

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404
Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY
Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY
Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

$

Announces
the Position of
Student Educational Services Aide/Assistive Technology

Location:   Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind   Announcement No.
50-12
742 Harrison Blvd.      Schedule TL
Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50109/6170

JOB SUMMARY   Responsible for Braille note and embosser inventory,
including troubleshooting onsite and over the phone, testing, arranging
for repairs when needed, following up on student success with technology,
keeping detailed notes on equipment status, anticipating future needs to
ensure students have necessary technology to access their education;
answers support telephone calls on technology for the blind/visually
impaired; installs, updates, and supports software for the blind/visually
impaired, i.e., JAWS, MAGic, Kurzweil, etc.; keeps track of licenses,
renews codes as necessary, ensures that appropriate SMAs are ordered so
USDB users have the most current version; provides support to Ogden
campus
students on technology, including braillenotes, embossers, iPads, JAWS,
etc.; trains staff directly regarding use of technology with students;
presents and teaches at conferences on technology at Ogden campus upon
request; performs other duties as assigned.  Some travel on visits with
other USDB employees may be required throughout the year on a limited
basis.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS    Must be Braille proficient in contracted and
uncontracted Braille; know technology such as Braille note, embosser,
JAWS, scanners, screen readers, Braillers, and other V.I. equipment, and
educational needs specific to the blind/visually impaired students.
Ability work independently; deal with people in a manner which shows
sensitivity, tact and professionalism; communicate clearly and
effectively; maintain strict confidentiality.  Must be dependable and
have
good organizational and time-management skills.  Must pass a Braille
standards test for contracted/uncontracted Braille/Nemeth Braille with an
85% or better score.  Successful completion of criminal background check
is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS   $12.93 per hour.  This position is eligible for a
full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term
disability insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave to include annual,
sick, and holiday pay, and other valuable benefits.  The State requires
employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or a payroll debit
card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD  This is a full time position, 181 days each school
year.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, seven-and-one-half (7-1/2)
hours per day.  It is a time-limited, temporary position that may become
permanent without further recruitment.

OPENING DATE:   August 13, 2012                       CLOSING DATE:
August 19, 2012

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must register and
submit an electronic application and resume with the Utah Job Match
on-line system at https://statejobs.utah.gov.  The requisition number for
this position is 27392.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known
disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable
accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human
Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours
prior
to the interview.

The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal
Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). If hired, your
continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your
employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of
applicants.

Full Time Case Manager

North Shore Elder Service is accepting applications for a full time (35
hours per week) Case Manager to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
within our Home Care and GAFC Programs. Using intensive interdisciplinary
case management, the goal is to help frail and vulnerable clients remain
independent in the community. Duties include assessing the needs of frail
elders in the community, coordinating service plans and monitoring client
progress. Service area includes Danvers, Peabody, Marblehead, Salem and
Middleton. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or
related field and experience working with elders. ASL fluency a plus.
Applicants must have their own transportation. NSES is a private nonprofit
organization with a Fit Friendly designation from the American Lung
Association. We are conveniently located near routes 128, 114 and 1.
Benefits include group medical and dental, life and disability insurance,
12 paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and personal time. Send resume and
cover letter to Lisa Sculley, North Shore Elder Services, 152 Sylvan St.
Danvers, MA. 01923, or email to lsculley@nselder.org. [Email is
preferred.] No phone calls please. EOE/AA

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Job Opportunity in Allen area school

DATE: until filled

ADDRESS:
2350 Estates Parkway
Lucas, Texas

WEBSITE: http://www.lovejoyisd.net/MP.cfm?P=4146&

Job opening for ASL Teacher Classroom Aide

Paraprofessional Level job

Apply at http://www.lovejoyisd.net

Work school hours (8:30am – 4:30pm) approximately 30 hours per week

Assist in classroom instruction, interpret for short staff meetings and
parent/teacher meetings, tutor before/after school, work with students
one-on-one when needed.

Job offers benefits and regular hours, plus continued ASL practice for
student-interpreters.

ITP students or graduates of ITP are preferred, but other skilled ASL
users are encouraged to apply.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Kristen Kinnard
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: kristen_kinnard@lovejoyisd.net
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 469-742-8703 voice

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Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the University of
Louisville is seeking a dedicated professional to teach courses in
Interpreting Studies and all levels of American Sign Language. This
tenure-track position will begin fall 2013 at the assistant professor
rank. Qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in American Sign
Language, ASLTA certification, and a doctorate in American Sign Language,
ASL Studies, ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Education, or a closely
related field. Applicants with a master’s degree and ongoing graduate work
toward a doctorate will also be considered. An ASL Interpreting
certificate (e.g. CDI, NIC, or RID) is highly desirable. Applicants must
have experience in working with the Deaf Community and be willing to work
collaboratively with administrators, colleagues, and stud ents as the
department continues to develop its BS program in American Sign Language
Interpreting Studies. Teaching excellence and scholarly promise are
essential. The successful candidate may also be asked to assume an
administrative role.

Dossiers received by November 15, 2012 will be given full consideration,
but review of applications will continue until position has been filled.
Initial interviews will be conducted by phone in early December.

Please apply online at and upload your CV at the University of Louisville
Human Resources website www.louisville.edu/jobs. You will need to select
Job #28403. In addition, please send a cover letter, a hard copy of your
CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and an official graduate transcript
to: Prof. Regina Roebuck, Chair, ASLIS Search, Department of Classical and
Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. Please
also have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Roebuck.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application
process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment
Services at the Human Resources office, located at 1980 Arthur Street,
Louisville, KY 40208.

The University of Louisville is a nationally recognized research
university located in the largest Metropolitan area of Kentucky. If you
are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodations to
participate in the hiring process, please contact the Employment Office at
(502) 852-6538.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity,
Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and, in that
spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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www.alpineschools.org/employment

8/1/2012
Name: American Sign Language (704)        Posting End Date:
8/7/2012
Location:   AMERICAN FORK HIGH SCHOOL

Overview:   .67 contract beginning August 17, 2012; one year only.

Qualification:    Applicants who will be teaching with a Letter of
Authorization or working on an Alternative Route to Licensure will be
hired on a one year contract.

Required Certificate(s):
(One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
Utah Alternative Route Licensure
Secondary

Required Endorsement(s):
(One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
American Sign Language

Salary:     Salary            Benefit:    Standard Benefits
Salary Range:
Name: Doug Finch        Street Address:   510 North 600 East
Title:      Principal         City: American Fork
E-mail:     dfinch@alpinedistrict.org           State:      UT
Phone:      801-756-8547            ZIP:  84003

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Evening Interpreters needed for Fall semester

DATE: 8/27/12-12/13/12

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 & 5:30 – 9:45 p.m.

ADDRESS:
3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, Texas

Eastfield college, located in Mesquite, Texas, is in need of Interpreters
for Fall semester evening classes beginning August 27, 2012.

We have openings for Monday/Wednesday evening classes and
Tuesday/Thursday evening classes.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Cindi Allen
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: cla4341@dcccd.edu
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: (972) 860-8348

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Arkansas State University-Beebe has requests for Interpreters for this
fall 2012 semester.   Please direct any inquiry to Tisha L. Marzewski,
Coordinator for Disability Services at tlmarzewski@asub.edu and/or
501.882.8863.

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pulaski tech (Arkansas) seeks interpreters

Rochelle Redus, MSW

Disabilities Services Counselor-Main Campus

Interpreter Scheduler

3000 West Scenic Drive North Little Rock, AR 72118 (rm 241)

Phone: (501) 812-2333        Fax: (501)812-2333  TEXT ONLY 501-257-7822

Email:  rredus@pulaskitech.edu

Adjunct Faculty,  American Sign Language at Austin Community College
CITY: Austin, Texas
WEBSITE:
http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1109011
Adjunct Faculty,  American Sign Language
Job #1109011
Close Date: 08/17/2012
http://austincc.edu/jobs
Position Information
Location – Multiple Locations
Hours – Days and Evenings
Salary – Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale
FLSA Status – Exempt
Other
Pre-Employment Criminal Background Checks are required for all Staff and
Faculty positions.
Job Purpose
To instruct students in American Sign Language courses in accordance with
College policies and procedures.
Education Qualifications
Required
Master’s degree or above in ASL, Deaf Studies or Deaf Education; or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in coursework related to ASL, Deaf
Studies, ASL Linguistics or language teaching methodologies.
Preferred
Master’s degree or PhD in American Sign Language.
Work Experience Preferred
Experience teaching at a community college or university.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time
and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical
benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of
employment. ACC benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short
and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Ritchie Bryant
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: rbryant@austincc.edu

Job Opening: Production Worker – Pasadena, Texas
SCHUETZ
http://www.schuetz.net
Production Worker
Reports to: Directly reports to Line Leader and Supervisor with dotted
line to Production Manager. Compensation: Pay rates range between $10 .
$13.50 per hour depending on one.s skill level and position. Schedule:
6am-6pm or 6pm-6am on a 12 hour shift pattern work schedule. (Example:
Week 1 you would work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Week 2 you would work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This schedule would rotate
every other week.) Working weekends and overtime is often necessary and
required.
Location: Pasadena, Texas (Near Houston)
Benefits: Medical/Rx, dental, matching 401(k), disability, and life
insurance.
Main Duties & Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
* Setting up, operating, and monitoring machinery.
* Assembling product (manually as well as the use of tools).
* Cleaning equipment and station area.
* Loading and unloading materials/products.
* Feeding material into machines.
* Marking product.
* Various quality checking processes and procedures.
* Inspecting product during each stage of production to ensure product
meets specs and standards.
* Helping/assisting machine operators.
* Other duties as assigned
Essential Physical Functions:
* Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. consistently throughout a 12+ hour
shift.
* Must be able to stand for long periods of time during a 12+ hour shift.
* Must be able to consistently bend, stoop, and reach overhead.
* Must be able to withstand working in all weather conditions- Work
environments are not climate controlled.
* Must have good manual dexterity to work with small parts and small
tools.
* Must be able to handle large size objects (for example, products that
can be 5 ft wide and 6 ft. tall)
* Regular use of tools requires some degree of co-ordination, speed and
concentration
* Ability to carry out repetitive tasks quickly and accurately.
Work Environment:
* Most tasks and responsibilities require working in a non-climate
controlled manufacturing plant. . (exposure to disagreeable conditions
typical to a manufacturing plant.)
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
* The employee is regularly exposed to high noise environments.
* The employee may be exposed to dust.
* The employee may be exposed to chemicals.
* When in the plant Personal Protective Equipment includes but is not
limited to: safety footwear, eye, hearing and hand protection.
Requirements:
* Candidates must be:
* reliable
* fast-paced, efficient, and detail oriented.
* team-oriented
* able to follow directions easily
* willing and able to do physically intensive tasks
* Previous manufacturing/production experience, strongly desired.
** Qualified and interested candidates may apply to**:
schutzjobsTX@gmail.com

HEARING INTERPRETER certified QAST Level 2 or higher. Clinton Schol
District has opening. Send resume to
Deb Swink, 683 Poplar St, Clinton, AR 72031 or email to
swinkd@clinton.k12.ar.us

Staff Interpreter (Part Time)
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) in NH seeks a part-time staff
interpreter to join it’s team. As the organization’s staff interpreter,
this person would provide ASL/English interpretation, transliteration, and
translation for staff, consumers, and board members of the Independent
living Center (i.e. board and staff meetings, independent living skills
trainings and goal setting, one-on-one and team meetings, housing,
equipment, employment, & benefits counseling, workshops & trainings,
document translation, editing, etc.), collaborate with free-lance
interpreters as needed and adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional
Conduct, HIPPA, and laws related to communication access and NH State
Interpreter Licensure. This person would also provide support for internal
Interpreter/CART referral as needed.
Qualifications include:
– NH State Interpreting License
– National Interpreter Certification preferred
– Experience in Human Services settings highly desirable
– Minimum Associates Degree, Bachelor Degree preferred
– Capability of travel throughout the state
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.
Send resume and cover letter to: hr@gsil.org<mailto:hr@gsil.org> or fax
(603) 225-3304
GSIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
www.gsil.org<http://www.gsil.org>

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Special notes:

DeafDigest – 22 August 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 22, 2012

— A judge in trouble for refusing to pay for interpreter

Indiana Judge Peter Nemeth is in trouble. He refused
to pay for an interpreter in his court. It was for a
deaf foster son. His foster mother made the judge angry
by telling him she had not paid taxes in 10 years. The
judge told her if she won’t pay taxes, she must pay for
interpreter. The state judical ethics committee filed
misconduct charges. The judge said he will retire.

 

— No one wants to join a Miss Deaf Pageant?

Years ago Miss Deaf Pageants attracted many young
deaf women. Not any more. Seems Miss Deaf Pageants
are dying. The NAD no longer has this pageant. And
even on the African continent, the Miss Deaf Swaziland
pageant attracted just ONE deaf woman. Why? Texting,
Facebook, Twitter, etc may be the reasons young deaf
women are not interested.

 

— A deaf actress to appear on NBC comedy show

Antoinette Abbamonte is the latest deaf actress to
appear on a TV program. She will be on a new NBC
comedy program – The New Normal on September 11th.
It is a pilot about a deaf mother married to a deaf
African-American man.

 

 
— asking an interpreter to do other tasks in school

In Georgia, there was an ad for a school interpreter.
It is a part time job but asks the interpreter to do
many tasks – teacher’s aide, classroom monitor,
attendance chart, social events director, disciplinary
officer, etc. And work hours are not the same – day
then night then weekends. Pay is low; pressure is
heavy. These are big reasons why this school has hard
time getting great interpreters.

 

— Vice President Biden dumb about interpreter role

VP Biden gave a speech at an event in Danville, VA.
It was interpreted. During the speech, he stopped
and said he was worried about tired interpreters.
He told the audience he wanted to shorten his speech
to give the interpreter a rest. Biden does not know
that interpreters rotate every 15-20 minutes. And they
are so used to long and boring speeches (words going into
one ear and out of another ear, remembering nothing)!

DeafDigest – 19 August 2012

DeafDigest Gold – August 19, 2012

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

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Find the Samsung Galaxy S® III at the Deaf Pager Store, the store
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The London Olympics are now history. And what is
it to our Deaflympics. Just one word – GREED! The NBC and Coca-Cola both pour money into the Olympics. We are talking about billions of
dollars. But not a cent to our Deaflympics.
So much for greed hurting us.

For years mentally ill deaf residents of North
Carolina were treated at the Dorothea Dix Hospital
in Raleigh. This hospital has closed its doors
for good. The only beds available for the deaf
right now is the Broughton Hospital in Morganton.

It was announced that the World Individual Chess Deaf Championships will be taking place next
month at Kazakhstan. Approximately 180 participants
from nearly 30 nations are expected to take part.

Politically and socially, the people of India and
of Pakistan both do not get along. It, however,
has not stopped a deaf Pakistan girl from getting
a CI from a social service agency in India!

The Equal Rights Center said that nearly 50 percent
of the deaf using the relay service in the Washington, DC
area, encounter discrimination when seeking to rent
apartments.

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Deaf-REACH Crab Feast and Silent Auction

Join us for a festive day of crabs and good times!

All you can eat crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw,
side dishes, desserts and assorted sodas and water. BYOB as usual!

SILENT AUCTION is back this year!!

Saturday, September 15th 2012
2pm-6pm
8712 Beaver Dam Rd
Beltsville, MD 20704

Advance tickets $40.00 per person or $75.00 for 2 tickets.
Tickets at the door are $45.00 per person.

For over 40 years Deaf-REACH has been helping deaf people with
special needs. Deaf-REACH provides a variety o significant services
to this community.

www.deaf-reach.org

To purchase tickets contact Lorre Weinstock
E-mail: mailto:Lweinstock@deaf-reach.org
VP 202-559-5072
V 202-832-6681
F 202-832-8458

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This all-in-one clock lets you select any combination of sound,
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A PET DOG BECOMING HEARING EAR DOG?
Could a pet dog become a hearing ear dog? No,
because a hearing ear dog requires months of
training.
But many hotels confuse a pet dog owned by a deaf person with a hearing ear dog. As a result they give big discounts for hotel rooms for a deaf traveler with his pet dog!

– 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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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
Washington, DC
June 13-16, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-people-of-color-conference/

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NO CAPTIONS ON DVDS!
Years ago, videos were either captioned or subtitled. Times
have changed. We are seeing less and less captions on these
DVDs.
As an example, on three movie titles, these were captioned
in the past, but not captioned anymore nowadays.
Why? The Warner Archive Collections spokesperson was asked and
he was evasive and would not respond directly with this issue.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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2013 Deaf Seniors of America Baltimore conference

updates at:
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NOT DISABLED ENOUGH?
Former Gallaudet president-designate Jane K Fernandes
made newspaper headlines some years back, responding to her
critics by describing herself as:

I am not deaf enough (for them)

Well, there was a newspaper story in Great Britain about
Katie Stephen. She is challenging a medical assessment panel
which said she became deaf because of a medical injection
but also said that:

she is not considered disabled enough

Why not disabled enough? Because she was made deaf – in
one ear, while still hearing in the other ear!

THE WORSENING SHORTAGE OF INTERPRETERS
A newspaper story surfaced that there are shortage of
interpreters that know such languages – Thai, Vietnamese, Somali,
Swahili and rarer African languages.
This story was talking about the hearing – especially the
immigrants that flood the European continent. It did not mention
the deaf and their need for sign language interpreters.
Yet, we, the deaf, suffer from serious shortages, the same
as the hearing do.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-with-relay/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
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Arizona Association of the Deaf

visit it at:
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AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t have a lot of time.

(editor’s note: don’t have a lot of time to just
to put on the hearing aid in the morning before
going to work?????????)

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper ran this headline:

A woman born without eardrums

What is wrong about this –

A woman born deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true that a deaf Native American was responsible
for the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, an event that continues as a sore point among the Native Americans?

A. One version says yes, other version says no – historians
are continuously trying to sort it all out.

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:

Vacation in Maine, me!

We went to a small zoo here during our stay in Maine. Interesting, as a
Blind man, I got to go free. There was a combination of animals, farm
animals and animals from different countries such as monkeys, tigers and so on.

Lots of feedings by us humans….the goats, the ducks and the fawns.

I posted a picture of myself feeding a fawn on Facebook.

People reported that I was feeding a lion!

Silly friends I have!

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 in small towns, deaf people have no
problems getting interpreters, watching
captioned movies, town residents tolerant
of the deaf, plentiful employment opportunities
and having a great social life!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1672 – philosopher John Wilkins passes away. He felt that
deaf people, despite not being able to speak, were capable
of rational thought and should be allowed to express themselves
via sign language

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70

known causes of deaf-blindness. A few of these are
Usher syndrome, Cytomegalovirus, premature birth,
meningitis, encephalitis, asphyxia and head injuries

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Boston College – Austin Solecitto, a baseball pitcher, is an incoming freshman

– Brandeis – Nikki Cote, freshman, 9.38 ERA as softball relief pitcher; hit .290 as part time starter

– Buffalo – Brittany Ronald, sr, rowing; her final event
was with the varsity 8 boat that finished 2nd at the Philadelphia Dad Vail Regatta

– Campbell University – Kaylin Ashley Yost, so, women’s
golf; shot 75.09 average, #1 best on the team

– CSUN – Ashley Griffith, jr, women’s track; while listed
on the team roster, did not appear at any events in the
spring season

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Meghan Agosta played hockey for the National Canadian team
in the 2010 Winter Olympics and is on current National Team roster

– Charles Albenasi, pro wrestler, Florida

– Lance Allred, pro basketball, Kyoto Hannaryz, Japan;
played in the Japanese All-Star game with his Western
Conference all-star team

– Pete Altham, Fylde rugby club, UK, low level pro rugby league;
listed on the team roster on the team web site

– Cerdas Barus, Indonesia, chess grandmaster; last win was
Telin International Switzerland tournament in 2011

Deaf Miscellaneous Sports:

– SWCID men’s basketball team; new coach is Kevin Bohlin;
plays a club schedule against college clubs and college
JV teams, cannot play an official junior college schedule

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

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

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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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher II
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Area:    Student Services
Tenure:  Limited Term

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent Time Base :    Full Time

Work Schedule
This position is employed 194 working days per school year from mid-August through late June.

Description: Under the direction of the Director of Student Services, the Supervisor of Counseling and Speech Services oversees and supervises the general operations of both the Speech and Counseling Services Departments at CSDR.

Responsibilities:
–    Supervise Counseling, Social Work and Speech and Audiological staff in conducting evaluations and providing services for assigned department/ student caseloads.
–    Consultation with staff, parents and community organizations related to student needs and intervention.
–    Review student referrals to determine appropriate services to be administered. –    Attend Super Cabinet and Student Services staff meetings to discuss issues related to school support services as well as general school wide issues.
–    Conduct Counseling and Speech Services staff meetings to share general school wide information with department and to discuss issues specific to the department.
–    Weekly individual clinical supervision with counseling staff on students who have or need designated instructional services.  Assist staff in providing family and parent intervention as needed.
–    Attend IDT, IEP, and other staff meetings on campus as needed.
–    Supervise Counseling and Speech Services secretary in the overall operations of the department.
–    Oversee school wide Character Counts and Preventative Education programs.
–    Review all written communications of staff that is provided for IEP meetings, letters and reports that are requested of other agencies.
–    Supervise and place college interns with appropriate mentors and complete all required documentation and evaluations required by the universities/colleges.
–    Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Counseling staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Required Qualifications: –    Possession of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Administration,  or the equivalent
–    Possession of a California Pupil Personnel Credential (PPS) with authorization as a School Counselor or Clinical License (LMFT, LCSW, LPC) or the equivalent
–    Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and in standard written English
–    Knowledge of Deaf Culture and Community
–    Possession of/or eligibility for an Administrative Credential

Desired Qualifications: –    Training in PAWS and CPI techniques and strategies
–    Knowledge of California state laws and procedures
–    Minimum of 5 years. experience in Counseling, Social Work, Mental Health, or Human Services with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students
–    Minimum of 2 years supervising college interns, clinical license interns or school staff
–    Some knowledge of speech and audiology needs of Deaf and  Hard of hearing students

Salary:    Monthly  $5,392 – $7,223*
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside 3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA  92506
Attention:  Jennie Machado
Director of Student Services

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://csdr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Mariann Kambouris at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice).

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.

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Job Announcement
Athletic Director
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Position:       Teacher Specialist

Area:   Physical Education
Tenure:  Limited Term and/or Permanent

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent
Time Base :     Full Time

The Teacher Specialist is employed 194 working days per school year, from mid-August through late June.  The Teacher Specialist is responsible for the Physical Education Curriculum and after-school athletic activities for the school.

General Duties: –    Scheduling games and other events with other schools
–    Recommending/choosing coaches
–    Ensuring that all qualifying conditions are met for each sport
–    Arranging activities for home athletic events
–    Provide leadership in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of curricula related to Physical Education.

Required Qualifications: –    Fluency in expressive and receptive American Sign Language (ASL): and –    Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree, and possession of, or eligibility for, a valid California Credential.

Desired Qualifications: –    3 years prior full time, working experience in the area of athletics.
–    Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
.    Knowledge of Varsity and Junior Varsity programs, league, CIF and related organizations; rules and policies.
–    Ability to communicate effectively in standard written English.
–    Experience in curriculum development and Physical Education Standards.

Salary: Monthly* – $4,885 – $6,550
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Alyce Berard
Director of Instruction

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://csdr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Personnel at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice)

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.

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Job Posting
Executive Director
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
Swarthmore, PA

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC) is an innovative, non-profit
organization with a mission to promote equal communication accessibility
and cultural awareness for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals
through our highly respected and much utilized sign language interpreting
services. In addition, we provide CART services, sign language classes,
workshops, sensitivity training and advocacy. We are located near
Philadelphia and serve southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and
northern Delaware.

DHCC is searching for a charismatic and dynamic leader to manage our
sustainability and growth. The Executive Director is responsible for
ensuring day-to-day operations including human resources and financial
management, fundraising, public relations and community development. The
successful candidate will possess exemplary skills in organizational,
business and program development. Furthermore, this person must be a
skilled communicator with a passion for DHCC’s mission who can build
partnerships with key stakeholders including Board of Directors, staff,
consumers and interpreters.

Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in business, community development, non-profit
management or public administration. Consideration given to other degrees
with appropriate experience

-Minimum of five years experience in a senior management position

-Financial management experience with multi-million dollar budgets

-Proven experience with public relations and fundraising

-Fluent user of American Sign Language (ASL)

-Experience with Deaf and hard of hearing communities and
knowledge of related organizations

-Experience with presentations, program development and community
outreach

-Excellent communication skills and strong written English

-Comprehensive analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
·Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

-Collaborative management style and effective team player

Application Deadline: September 15, 2012 or until filled.

Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:

Mr. Larry Brick
Chair of Search Committee
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Fax: 610 604-0456 Email: mailto:resumes@dhcc.org

For more information about DHCC and the detailed job description visit
http://www.dhcc.org

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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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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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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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New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a Contract or Per-diem
ASL Teacher. We are understanding and supportive of Deaf and Deafblind
culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our team and
assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

Description and Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will be ASLTA or equivalently
certified. The ASL teacher will teach ASL to employees at all levels.
The teacher may also provide one on one tutoring as needed.

We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind
seniors. For more information please visit us at www.nehd.org
<http://www.nehd.org/>

New England Homes for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer and
provides a drug free workplace. Please email your resume to
kmelanson@nehd.org <mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org> .

You may also fax your resume to (978) 774-0271 or apply in person at 154
Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Kathryn H. Melanson

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.

154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923

kmelanson@nehd.org <mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org>

978-774-0445 ext. 251

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MCDHH Employment Opportunity

Case Manager/Children’s Specialist – full time

The Case Manager/Children’s Specialist provides services to children
birth to 18 years who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
Services include early intervention and early childhood information and
assistance to families of children (birth to 6-8 years) who are deaf,
hard of hearing or have acquired a hearing loss; case management
services for hearing children of deaf or hard of Hearing parents when
the issues involve language development and/or education of the hearing
child; consultation on Individual Education Plans and Individual Family
Service Plans and on transition to Individual Transition Plans; and case
management services to identify and procure needed services and
cross-agency case coordination. The incumbent of this position will also
provide guidance and counseling to parent(s) to promote positive change
on behalf of children and families, technical assistance to early
intervention, early childhood and educational programs and will
represent and participate in early intervention and education-related
committees and work groups. Bachelor’s degree or higher in social
work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human
services is strongly preferred. Ability to communicate using American
Sign Language required; Ability to communicate in Spanish strongly
preferred.

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit
http://ceo.hrd.state.ma.us/ <http://ceo.hrd.state.ma.us/>

If you have any questions, please contact Sehin Mekuria, Human Resources
Liaison, at 617-740-1630 (v) or 617-326-7546 (VP@ Reception Desk), or
email at sehin.mekuria@state.ma.us <mailto:sehin.mekuria@state.ma.us>

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR / DIRECT STAFF

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you have a passion for helping
others? Are you a person of utmost integrity driven to make a difference
in the lives of persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?
If so, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Vermont’s premier
mental health agency serving Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, encourages
you to apply to become the ASL Instructor for the Agency. This position is
full time with benefits.

ASL classes are offered to agency staff, community members, and groups of
individuals with various developmental disabilities. This position also
provides 1:1 therapeutic ASL supports to strengthen the communication
skills of the deaf and hard of hearing clients and will provide direct
community support to deaf consumers with developmental disabilities.

The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor’s degree in education,
social work, or human services field; be fluent in ASL and have knowledge
of the deaf culture; possess appropriate teaching certificates for
American Sign Language and demonstrated experience instructing ASL up to
Level 5; and have a minimum of two years experience providing services to
individuals diagnosed with Autism and /or Developmental Disabilities.

Please visit our website at www.ncssinc.org, email us at hr@ncssinc.org or
stop by one of our offices on Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans to drop off
your resume/cover letter or complete an application.

Human Resources
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478

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Arkansas Department of Career Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Office of Human Resource Management

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position will be located in Little Rock.

Rehabilitation Services is recruiting personnel for the following
position:
INTERPRETER
(Vocational Rehab)
Position # 22081455
Grade C116

Minimum Qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s
degree in special education, social work, or a related field. Additional
requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require
review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB
RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF
THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications:  National Certification, Minimum qualification
of a QAST level 3 or above.

Applicants must complete a State of Arkansas employment application to be
considered for employment.  Resumes only will not be accepted.  The
application must be received before 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. An
application can be obtained at the ARS Human Resources Office, your local
Workforce Services office or www.arstatejobs.com.    For additional
information contact:

Human Resources
525 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 683-3340 – FAX: (501) 296-1672
www.arstatejobs.com
Division of Rehabilitation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Indiana School for the Deaf is currently looking to fill a staff
interpreter position with the school.

Interpreting Services Office

Indiana School for the Deaf

1200 E. 42nd St. Room G42

Indianapolis, IN 46205

VP# 866.327.0876

Phone# 317.550.4823

Fax# 317.644.1841

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Employment Opportunities

Position: Interpreter Coordinator–Full-Time

Company: Deaf Action Center (DAC), Dallas, TX

Required: Strong communication skills when interacting with businesses
and the public

Knowledge and understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
Exceptional phone skills
Strong organization and record keeping skills
Highly self-motivated.

Contact: Susan.Dibirdik@dactexas.org

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Position: Information & Referral /Hearing Loss Resource Assistant: Full
Time

Company: Deaf Action Center (DAC), Dallas, TX

Required: Exceptional phone skills

Strong communication skills when interacting with the public
Can communicate in ASL and understand Deaf culture
Strong computer skills (create brochures, Power-Point and letters)
Event planning and office/clerical skills

Contact: Susan.Dibirdik@dactexas.org

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
GURIEC is seeking a qualified individual
to fill the Coordinator position.
Center: Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center
(GURIEC)
Position:  Coordinator
Department: Department of Interpretation
Job Number: HR-12076
Status: Accepting applications
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Project Director,
works collaboratively with National Consortium of Interpreter Education
Centers to develop and/or conduct training programs, services and products
based on information from needs assessments and best practices; and
facilitates and coordinates appropriate and timely professional
development activities for interpreters and consumers within the region
and nationally.
Requirements:
Master’s degree in sign language interpretation, rehabilitation, human
services, social science or related field. Sign language interpreting
certification by a national body required. (Applications from individuals
holding a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree without national
certification would be accepted with exceptional field experience and sign
language fluency.) Must have knowledge of: program planning strategies and
evaluation; trends and effective practices related to interpreter
education; record-keeping techniques; public speaking techniques and
instructional methods for adult learners; computer programs such as Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and Dreamweaver or other web design software. Must be
able to: work within a collaborative structure and team environment;
create, plan and implement programming related to interpretation for
Deaf/Deaf-blind/hard of hearing individuals; develop and conduct training
programs, workshops and seminars based on needs assessments; coordinate
Region-wide activities and outreach; provide technical assistance
regarding interpreter related or programmatic issues; administer funds and
maintain accurate budget records; prepare and maintain records and
reports; explain policies and procedures to stakeholders and consumer
groups; communicate effectively orally, manually and in writing; establish
and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
work independently with little direction; supervise and train other
personnel as assigned; prepare and deliver oral/manual instruction and
presentations; demonstrate interpersonal skills using patience, tact and
courtesy; maintain current knowledge of advances in the interpreting field
involving linguistics, literature, current research, instructional
technology and resources; and travel regionally and nationally at least,
if not more than, twice annually.
This position is funded by the Department of Education Rehabilitation
Services Administration.  Ability to learn and follow Government rules and
regulations related to assigned activities and in preparation for grant
renewal proposals required.
For more information, please contact Human Resources at Gallaudet
University
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12076

University of Vermont
American Sign Language Program
POSITION AVAILABLE: American Sign Language Adjunct Lecturer
JOB DESCRIPTION: The ASL Program is seeking to add another Adjunct
Lecturer to teach ASL 001 and ASL 002, beginning January 2013.  The
curriculum
used for ASL 001 is the updated version of “Signing Naturally: Units
1-6” and for ASL 002, “Signing Naturally: Level 1” (units 7-12).
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Master’s degree in ASL/Deaf-related field or equivalent
* Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language
* Minimum 1 year experience teaching at the college level
* Willingness to learn and use online resources such as BlackBoard
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and
multiculturalism
* Ability to work well with people
* Ability to communicate effectively both expressively and in writing
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* ASLTA certificate or willingness to obtain this certificate within one
year of hiring
* Familiarity with the “Signing Naturally” curriculum and/or willingness
to be trained
COMPENSATION: Competetive Continuing Education scale salary (for more
info, inquire within)
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following
documents via e-mail:
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae
* Letter of Interest (cover letter)
* 3 professional references (two of them must be Deaf): include name,
address and e-mail for each
All candidates must submit the above to the ASL Program Coordinator: Keri
Ogrizovich via e-mail: kogrizov@uvm.edu
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Staff Interpreter Position at University of Vermont
TO apply for this postion, please go to:
https://www.uvmjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1343932329062
The University of Vermont is committed to diversity and inclusion. For
more information regarding the University of Vermont’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the President’s web site
at:http://www.uvm.edu/president
Position Details
Posting Number: 0040504
Department: Academic Support Prg/30420
Position Title: ACADEMIC SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Advertising Title: ASL Interpreter
Position Type: Staff
Advertising Copy:
Advertising Copy continued:
Job Summary/Basic Function: The ASL Interpreter interprets for students,
employees, and community events open to the general public as assigned for
an average 28-30 hours a week. The ASL Interpreter may participate in
departmental and divisional diversity initiatives based on availability
and has personal goals for increasing multicultural knowledge, awareness,
and skills. This individual helps create and carry out the Academic
Support Programs mission, which includes a commitment to multiculturalism
and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications:
(or equivalent combination of education and experience) A Bachelor’s
Degree and certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is
required, along with three years’ experience as a certified interpreter.
Knowledge of science and math to be able to provide interpreting services
for high-level science and math classes required. Must have a demonstrated
commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism; ability to
work well with people; and the ability to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing.
Desirable Qualifications:
Other Information:
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are
required to include in their cover letter information about how they will
further this goal.
Special Conditions External candidates must complete a 4-month
probationary period
A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees
Staff Hiring Band:
(Salaries are set within the band based on each candidate’s education and
experience, job responsibilities internal equity, and/or available
department funding.) Hiring salary budgeted at mid to high end of pay band
Payband Min:
Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be
prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x
FTE) 29,840
Payband Max:
Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be
prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x
FTE) 56,700
Full Time Equivalency 1.0
Term (months per year) 12S
Job Open Date:
(Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is
subject to removal without notice)
Job Close Date:
(Jobs close at 4:30 PM EST)
Job Category: Staff/Exec-Acad Affairs
Job Type: Full-Time
Staff Union Code: NU
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt
The University of Vermont is committed to diversity and inclusion. For
more information regarding the University of Vermont’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the President’s web site
at:http://www.uvm.edu/president

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2012

DeafDigest Blue – August 19, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Top stories about the deaf:

David H. Pierce, CEO, Davideo Productions, and
the DeafDigest Old Fogeys cartoonist, is campaigning
for a district seat on the Sequin, Texas city council.
Election takes place in November, and the winner will
serve four years with a limit of two terms. He is deaf.
Sequin practically sits next door to San Antonio.

For years a regular stethoscope has been a problem for
deaf physicians. From time to time there have been
modifications that have helped the deaf physicians
use the stethoscope. The latest modification comes
in two pieces – an electronic scope that would download
the results into a computer. The second is an option,
a headset gear attached to the stethoscope. Cost is
nearly $600, as contrasted to $250.00 for the best
model on the market. Expensive to be a deaf doctor?
Sort of!

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which is like our own FCC, has approved the
establishment of a Broadcasting Accessibility Fund. Part of the funding would go to captions on Canadian TV sets in both languages. The idea behind the fund
was pushed by the Bell Canada Enterprises.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force said that
routine hearing tests are worthless. Their report was
published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The Valley View home for senior citizen deaf residents
in Pennsylvania was slated to close for good. There
may be a reprieve – the state Department of Public Welfare may provide funds to keep the home running.
There is a price, however – that in exchange for funding, control may go to an outside group.
Forty deaf residents live in the home.

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Deaf-REACH Crab Feast and Silent Auction

Join us for a festive day of crabs and good times!

All you can eat crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw,
side dishes, desserts and assorted sodas and water. BYOB as usual!

SILENT AUCTION is back this year!!

Saturday, September 15th 2012
2pm-6pm
8712 Beaver Dam Rd
Beltsville, MD 20704

Advance tickets $40.00 per person or $75.00 for 2 tickets.
Tickets at the door are $45.00 per person.

For over 40 years Deaf-REACH has been helping deaf people with
special needs. Deaf-REACH provides a variety o significant services
to this community.

www.deaf-reach.org

To purchase tickets contact Lorre Weinstock
E-mail: mailto:Lweinstock@deaf-reach.org
VP 202-559-5072
V 202-832-6681
F 202-832-8458

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HEARING EMPLOYEE TELLING A LIE
A new deaf employee, confused about the job
assignments, asked a hearing employee for
help and advice.
The hearing employee replied:

I am sorry. I don’t understand the work assignment
you are doing

It forced the deaf employee to find another
hearing employee for help and advice.
Few months later, the deaf employee realized
that the first hearing employee knew everything
but said “I don’t understand” just to avoid
communicating with a deaf person!
It is sad that some hearing employees will
lie to a deaf employee.

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

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

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Decibel breakdown in deafness

http://deafdigest.com/deafness-decibel-breakdowns/

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WHITE OR BLACK CAPTIONS
At home, our captions are often black, because it
is easy to read.
At many bars and restaurants the captions are either
white or yellow. Why?
Possibly because hearing people, watching TV are bothered
by black captions but not bothered by light color captions.

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

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The NTID Robot Camp
The NTID hosted a robot camp for the deaf,
called the RIT/NTID DRobotZ Camp. These robots
looked like small remote-controlled cars that
can do some tricks.
A highly motivated camper was Alessandro “A.J.” Ryan, a student at New Jersey School for the Deaf. He was able to use the laptop to do amazing tricks with the robot.
His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/ntid-deaf-robotics-camp/

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LIP READING ENDING A DEAF PERSON’S NIGHTMARE?
A newspaper story ran a headline, saying:

Lip reading could end deaf people’s social ‘nightmare’

Ending deaf people’s social nightmare? Not so sure
about it.
It is no fun being backed into a corner at a mixed
hearing-deaf party by a totally unlipreadable hearing
person.
The deaf person may be forced to smile and nod his
head gently, faking his way throughout the ordeal without
saying a word. Or the deaf person is forced to think of
a polite way to terminate the conversation and walk away
without hurting the hearing person’s feelings!

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DO REPUBLICANS WANT THE DEAF VOTE?
DeafDigest is not asking you to vote for Obama or for
Romney. The decision is yours – and DeafDigest respects you
for it.
But do the Republicans want the Deaf Vote? Well, Republican
vice present candidate Paul Ryan was giving a speech in Ohio.
A deaf man attended the political rally, but there was no
interpreter around!
Needless to say, he was upset. The embarrassed Republicans
said they were looking into this matter.

NEW YORK CITY RIPPED OFF BY A FAKE INTERPRETING SERVICE
The New York Department of Education paid out over $1.5
million dollars past two years for services that were never
performed by two individuals.
They “owned” a company – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Interpreting
Services which billed the city for interpreting services that
turned out to be a fake.
The signatures of students that the “company” was supposed
to provide interpreters were forged.
Investigation is on-going. The first individual was arrested,
and the second individual has “disappeared.”

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A sponsor of a large hearing conference would only hire
just one interpreter to accommodate five deaf delegates.
Each deaf person only has 1/5th of the interpreter for
workshops and for chats with hearing delegates!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because the steno machine only has 22 keys, a common question I am
asked is:

How do you write letters that are not on the keyboard?

What captioners, CART providers, and court reporters do is that they
use combinations of letters to make other letters.  For instance,
when a captioner sees the steno TPH written with the left hand, what
he or she sees is an N.  The steno TP is the letter F, and the steno
PH is the letter M.  These keys are stroked at the same time, like a
chord on a piano.  You do not type them one at a time, like a
typewriter.

The T is depressed with the left ring finger.  The P is depressed
with the left middle finger.  The H is depressed with the left index
finger.  You can see that just a slight misfingering could change the
meaning of what is being written.

An announcer may say that they are going to discuss “how to make
your vacation fun.”

If the captioner accidentally added the H with his or her index
finger, that could be transcribed as “how to make your vacation
none.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

at parties hearing people are always telling you
they have a deaf cousin, or a deaf neighbor
or a deaf classmate or a deaf employee, etc, etc.

(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:

While we have many different federal and state laws that
deal with the disabled, there are five basic rights –

employment
public accommodations
transportation
education
communication

How and to what extent are these deaf rights interpreted is
another matter.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Effective with this issue of DEAFDIGEST  there will be two
weekly Fogey drawings by cartoonist David Pierce.
Do look these up at http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.htm
and http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo1.htm

(editor’s note: The Fogey continues as strong as ever)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Did Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing experience a reincarnation?
No, but its announcement of Alexander Graham
as the new Executive Director seemed like it because
of the similarity of these names. To be fair, the
middle initial of the new person is T. (Alexander
T. Graham).
Another question – does the new executive director
have background in deafness? No, but his background
is in administration of non-profits.
Different backgrounds but with nearly-similar
names, interesting.

(editor’s note: he continues as the Executive Director)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a story about Austin Chapman, a deaf man, hearing
for the first time – not with a CI, but with a hearing aid.
And that his first preference while hearing – is music.

For one thing, a CI is often a front page news, a hearing aid
is not – so it is the first such story of a hearing aid
trumping a CI.

And for another thing – if an adult suddenly is able to hear
with a hearing aid, it takes him years and years to learn how
to discriminate sounds and noises.  For him to fully appreciate
music the first time he turns on his hearing aid is not a
credible story.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

your coffee at Starbucks is $1.93 and you give the cashier $2.00, expecting 7 cents in change (for the tip jar, anyway)

The cashier says something you don’t understand but repeats

receipt

Receipt? What about it? No big deal for a $1.93 coffee.

She continues to repeat “receipt”

You learn that she was trying to explain to you that if you hold
your receipt after 2 pm then you are entitled to a free refreshment
drink!

So many words you cannot understand except for one word – receipt

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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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position opening
Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah (near Salt Lake City)

The purpose of this position is to increase employment opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Utah by educating potential employers of the abilities of individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing.  The job developer’s duties include but are not limited to:

–    Encourage employers to hire people who are Deaf and hard of hearing
–    Build and maintain relationships with employers
–    Teach employers about incentives such as tax credits
–    Help employers find reasonable accommodations for employing individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    Explain employment support services such as vocational rehabilitation, employment networks, and job coaches
–    Coordinate with other agencies and services that help people find jobs
–    Occasionally work with individuals for job placement and job retention

Qualifications: Individuals with a BA/BS degree are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to individuals with a Master’ss degree or Bachelors with relevant work experience.  Fields to include but are not limited to: vocational rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, social work, behavioral sciences, communications, marketing, management.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

Pay Range:  $18.90-$31.65

Where: 5709 S. 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123 (approximately 10 miles south of Salt Lake City)

Where to find more information: See the job announcement and apply on-line for the Deaf Employment Specialist position at https://statejobs.utah.gov/JobAnnouncement.jsp?rid=27321

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position announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

Childcare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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position announcement
Overnight Child Care Supervisor
Walden School (at Learning Center for the Deaf) Framingham, MA

Overnight Child Care Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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position opening
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. 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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Full Time Case Manager

North Shore Elder Service is accepting applications for a full time (35
hours per week) Case Manager to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
within our Home Care and GAFC Programs. Using intensive interdisciplinary
case management, the goal is to help frail and vulnerable clients remain
independent in the community. Duties include assessing the needs of frail
elders in the community, coordinating service plans and monitoring client
progress. Service area includes Danvers, Peabody, Marblehead, Salem and
Middleton. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or
related field and experience working with elders. ASL fluency a plus.
Applicants must have their own transportation. NSES is a private nonprofit
organization with a Fit Friendly designation from the American Lung
Association. We are conveniently located near routes 128, 114 and 1.
Benefits include group medical and dental, life and disability insurance,
12 paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and personal time. Send resume and
cover letter to Lisa Sculley, North Shore Elder Services, 152 Sylvan St.
Danvers, MA. 01923, or email to lsculley@nselder.org. [Email is
preferred.] No phone calls please. EOE/AA

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Job Opportunity in Allen area school

DATE: until filled

ADDRESS:
2350 Estates Parkway
Lucas, Texas

WEBSITE: http://www.lovejoyisd.net/MP.cfm?P=4146&

Job opening for ASL Teacher Classroom Aide

Paraprofessional Level job

Apply at http://www.lovejoyisd.net

Work school hours (8:30am – 4:30pm) approximately 30 hours per week

Assist in classroom instruction, interpret for short staff meetings and
parent/teacher meetings, tutor before/after school, work with students
one-on-one when needed.

Job offers benefits and regular hours, plus continued ASL practice for
student-interpreters.

ITP students or graduates of ITP are preferred, but other skilled ASL
users are encouraged to apply.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Kristen Kinnard
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: kristen_kinnard@lovejoyisd.net
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 469-742-8703 voice

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Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the University of
Louisville is seeking a dedicated professional to teach courses in
Interpreting Studies and all levels of American Sign Language. This
tenure-track position will begin fall 2013 at the assistant professor
rank. Qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in American Sign
Language, ASLTA certification, and a doctorate in American Sign Language,
ASL Studies, ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Education, or a closely
related field. Applicants with a master’s degree and ongoing graduate work
toward a doctorate will also be considered. An ASL Interpreting
certificate (e.g. CDI, NIC, or RID) is highly desirable. Applicants must
have experience in working with the Deaf Community and be willing to work
collaboratively with administrators, colleagues, and stud ents as the
department continues to develop its BS program in American Sign Language
Interpreting Studies. Teaching excellence and scholarly promise are
essential. The successful candidate may also be asked to assume an
administrative role.

Dossiers received by November 15, 2012 will be given full consideration,
but review of applications will continue until position has been filled.
Initial interviews will be conducted by phone in early December.

Please apply online at and upload your CV at the University of Louisville
Human Resources website www.louisville.edu/jobs. You will need to select
Job #28403. In addition, please send a cover letter, a hard copy of your
CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and an official graduate transcript
to: Prof. Regina Roebuck, Chair, ASLIS Search, Department of Classical and
Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. Please
also have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Roebuck.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application
process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment
Services at the Human Resources office, located at 1980 Arthur Street,
Louisville, KY 40208.

The University of Louisville is a nationally recognized research
university located in the largest Metropolitan area of Kentucky. If you
are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodations to
participate in the hiring process, please contact the Employment Office at
(502) 852-6538.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity,
Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and, in that
spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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www.alpineschools.org/employment

Posting ID: POS20120801000007      Posting Start Date:
8/1/2012
Name: American Sign Language (704)        Posting End Date:
8/7/2012
Location:  AMERICAN FORK HIGH SCHOOL

Overview:  .67 contract beginning August 17, 2012; one year only.

Qualification:    Applicants who will be teaching with a Letter of
Authorization or working on an Alternative Route to Licensure will be
hired on a one year contract.

Required Certificate(s):
(One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
Utah Alternative Route Licensure
Secondary

Required Endorsement(s):
(One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
American Sign Language

Salary:    Salary            Benefit:    Standard Benefits
Salary Range:
Name: Doug Finch        Street Address:  510 North 600 East
Title:      Principal        City: American Fork
E-mail:    dfinch@alpinedistrict.org          State:      UT
Phone:      801-756-8547            ZIP:  84003

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Evening Interpreters needed for Fall semester

DATE: 8/27/12-12/13/12

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 & 5:30 – 9:45 p.m.

ADDRESS:
3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, Texas

Eastfield college, located in Mesquite, Texas, is in need of Interpreters
for Fall semester evening classes beginning August 27, 2012.

We have openings for Monday/Wednesday evening classes and
Tuesday/Thursday evening classes.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Cindi Allen
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: cla4341@dcccd.edu
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: (972) 860-8348

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Arkansas State University-Beebe has requests for Interpreters for this
fall 2012 semester.  Please direct any inquiry to Tisha L. Marzewski,
Coordinator for Disability Services at tlmarzewski@asub.edu and/or
501.882.8863.

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pulaski tech (Arkansas) seeks interpreters

Rochelle Redus, MSW

Disabilities Services Counselor-Main Campus

Interpreter Scheduler

3000 West Scenic Drive North Little Rock, AR 72118 (rm 241)

Phone: (501) 812-2333        Fax: (501)812-2333  TEXT ONLY 501-257-7822

Email:  rredus@pulaskitech.edu

Adjunct Faculty,  American Sign Language at Austin Community College
CITY: Austin, Texas
WEBSITE:
http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1109011
Adjunct Faculty,  American Sign Language
Job #1109011
Close Date: 08/17/2012
http://austincc.edu/jobs
Position Information
Location – Multiple Locations
Hours – Days and Evenings
Salary – Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale
FLSA Status – Exempt
Other
Pre-Employment Criminal Background Checks are required for all Staff and
Faculty positions.
Job Purpose
To instruct students in American Sign Language courses in accordance with
College policies and procedures.
Education Qualifications
Required
Master’s degree or above in ASL, Deaf Studies or Deaf Education; or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in coursework related to ASL, Deaf
Studies, ASL Linguistics or language teaching methodologies.
Preferred
Master’s degree or PhD in American Sign Language.
Work Experience Preferred
Experience teaching at a community college or university.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time
and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical
benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of
employment. ACC benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short
and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Ritchie Bryant
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: rbryant@austincc.edu

Job Opening: Production Worker – Pasadena, Texas
SCHUETZ
http://www.schuetz.net
Production Worker
Reports to: Directly reports to Line Leader and Supervisor with dotted
line to Production Manager. Compensation: Pay rates range between $10 .
$13.50 per hour depending on one.s skill level and position. Schedule:
6am-6pm or 6pm-6am on a 12 hour shift pattern work schedule. (Example:
Week 1 you would work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Week 2 you would work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This schedule would rotate
every other week.) Working weekends and overtime is often necessary and
required.
Location: Pasadena, Texas (Near Houston)
Benefits: Medical/Rx, dental, matching 401(k), disability, and life
insurance.
Main Duties & Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
* Setting up, operating, and monitoring machinery.
* Assembling product (manually as well as the use of tools).
* Cleaning equipment and station area.
* Loading and unloading materials/products.
* Feeding material into machines.
* Marking product.
* Various quality checking processes and procedures.
* Inspecting product during each stage of production to ensure product
meets specs and standards.
* Helping/assisting machine operators.
* Other duties as assigned
Essential Physical Functions:
* Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. consistently throughout a 12+ hour
shift.
* Must be able to stand for long periods of time during a 12+ hour shift.
* Must be able to consistently bend, stoop, and reach overhead.
* Must be able to withstand working in all weather conditions- Work
environments are not climate controlled.
* Must have good manual dexterity to work with small parts and small
tools.
* Must be able to handle large size objects (for example, products that
can be 5 ft wide and 6 ft. tall)
* Regular use of tools requires some degree of co-ordination, speed and
concentration
* Ability to carry out repetitive tasks quickly and accurately.
Work Environment:
* Most tasks and responsibilities require working in a non-climate
controlled manufacturing plant. . (exposure to disagreeable conditions
typical to a manufacturing plant.)
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
* The employee is regularly exposed to high noise environments.
* The employee may be exposed to dust.
* The employee may be exposed to chemicals.
* When in the plant Personal Protective Equipment includes but is not
limited to: safety footwear, eye, hearing and hand protection.
Requirements:
* Candidates must be:
* reliable
* fast-paced, efficient, and detail oriented.
* team-oriented
* able to follow directions easily
* willing and able to do physically intensive tasks
* Previous manufacturing/production experience, strongly desired.
** Qualified and interested candidates may apply to**:
schutzjobsTX@gmail.com

HEARING INTERPRETER certified QAST Level 2 or higher. Clinton Schol
District has opening. Send resume to
Deb Swink, 683 Poplar St, Clinton, AR 72031 or email to
swinkd@clinton.k12.ar.us

Staff Interpreter (Part Time)
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) in NH seeks a part-time staff
interpreter to join it’s team. As the organization’s staff interpreter,
this person would provide ASL/English interpretation, transliteration, and
translation for staff, consumers, and board members of the Independent
living Center (i.e. board and staff meetings, independent living skills
trainings and goal setting, one-on-one and team meetings, housing,
equipment, employment, & benefits counseling, workshops & trainings,
document translation, editing, etc.), collaborate with free-lance
interpreters as needed and adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional
Conduct, HIPPA, and laws related to communication access and NH State
Interpreter Licensure. This person would also provide support for internal
Interpreter/CART referral as needed.
Qualifications include:
– NH State Interpreting License
– National Interpreter Certification preferred
– Experience in Human Services settings highly desirable
– Minimum Associates Degree, Bachelor Degree preferred
– Capability of travel throughout the state
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.
Send resume and cover letter to: hr@gsil.org<mailto:hr@gsil.org> or fax
(603) 225-3304
GSIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
www.gsil.org<http://www.gsil.org>

Thanks to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Arts Internships in the D.C. Metro Area
The HSC Foundation Internship Program is currently seeking applicants for
internships at cultural arts institutions around the Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area. HSC Interns will enjoy close working relationships with
experienced theater and museum professionals, hands-on training, and the
opportunity to be a part of some of the D.C. area’s busiest and most
artistically diverse museums, theaters, and performing arts centers.
Qualified applicants will be between the ages of 18 and 25; have a
documented disability or chronic illness; and demonstrate an interest in
the arts. Brief descriptions of current openings are listed below.
Specific job qualifications and requirements vary by placement. All HSC
Interns will receive a stipend.
For more information, complete job descriptions and to apply, please visit
our website or contact the Kennedy Center’s Accessibility Program:
(202) 416-8727 (voice)
(202) 416-8728 (TTY)
(202) 416-8802 (fax)
access@kennedy-center.org
http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/career.cfm#HSC
Interested in careers in the arts? Opening Stages was developed to provide
students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources
on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current
disability-specific and mainstream opportunities. The Kennedy Center’s
Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded with career opportunity
announcements such as:
Internships
Fellowships
Competitions
Auditions
Grants/Funding
Scholarships
Additionally, please become a fan of VSA’s Facebook Fan page. VSA will
bring you up-to-date information on upcoming performances and exhibitions
featuring artists with disabilities, career opportunities in the arts for
people with disabilities, and accessible performances. You will find
updates about different disability-specific and inclusive practices
happening around the world.
The Kennedy Center Opening Stages and VSA’s fan pages are open to all.
Please become a fan and spread the word!

Bauxite Elementary School is looking for an interpreter.
Certified Interpreter needed for hearing impaired.
Please mail, or drop off application with certification and resume to:
Bauxite School District Superintendents Office
600 School Street,
Bauxite , AR 72011
501-557-2235

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR / DIRECT STAFF
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you have a passion for helping
others? Are you a person of utmost integrity driven to make a difference
in the lives of persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?
If so, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Vermont’s premier
mental health agency serving Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, encourages
you to apply to become the ASL Instructor for the Agency. This position is
full time with benefits.
ASL classes are offered to agency staff, community members, and groups of
individuals with various developmental disabilities. This position also
provides 1:1 therapeutic ASL supports to strengthen the communication
skills of the deaf and hard of hearing clients and will provide direct
community support to deaf consumers with developmental disabilities.
The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor’s degree in education,
social work, or human services field; be fluent in ASL and have knowledge
of the deaf culture; possess appropriate teaching certificates for
American Sign Language and demonstrated experience instructing ASL up to
Level 5; and have a minimum of two years experience providing services to
individuals diagnosed with Autism and /or Developmental Disabilities.
Please visit our website at www.ncssinc.org or stop by one of our offices
on Fisher Pond Road to drop off your resume/cover letter or complete an
application.
Human Resources
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
hr@ncssinc.org

CaptionCall Seeks Part-time Installers in Chicago/NW Indiana areas
Join the CaptionCall® team!  We’re looking for talented individuals to
help us bring our cutting-edge phone, free captioning service, and
world-class support to anyone who has trouble hearing on the telephone.
Help us help people everywhere communicate more confidently, whenever life
calls.
We are currently looking for part-time Installers within the Chicago and
Northwest Indiana areas to service single or possibly multiple retirement
communities within a 50-mile radius of the Installer’s home.  Each
Installer will be an evangelist for the product and have responsibility
for installing phones, finding demonstration opportunities and creating
interest in the phone and service.  For consideration, contact: Ann
Anderson, CaptionCall Outreach Manager for IL, IN and WI, 224-475-8907 or
by email at Aanderson-brooks@captioncall.com

The Perry County Board of Education (Marion, Alabama) is seeking
applicants for the following teaching position:
1 – Sign Language Teacher/Interpreter

DUTIES: To help students learn subject matters and skills that will
contribute to their development as mature, able responsible members of
society.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be certified by the State Department of Education or
must meet other minimum standards. Must be Highly Qualified.
SALARY: The salary for these positions will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

BEGINNING DATE: 2012-2013 School Term.
For additional information/applications please contact:  Cynthia Hogue,
Special Education Coordinator at (334) 683-4974 or the Superintendent’s
office (Superintendent John H. Heard, III) at (334) 683-6528.

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DeafDigest – 15 August 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 15, 2012

— A deaf relay call leads to a SWAT raid on a house

In Murfreesboro, TN, a SWAT team  stormed a house. They
were responding to a deaf relay call about a violent
incident. Two things went wrong. The house occupants were
hearing. And the deaf relay call was a fake. The police is
investigating how it happened.

 

— A deaf group getting lost on China’s Great Wall

The Great Wall is famous tourist attraction in China, 5,500 miles
long, more than USA’s coast to coast. Three deaf Belgians and a deaf
Chinese tour guide got lost at the Great Wall! How? They walked
outside of the wall on a path that came from the Great Wall. They
continued to walk on, thinking it was still the Great Wall!
Fortunately, they were rescued, miles away from the Great Wall.

 

— Could police officers be that bad?

A deaf woman from Tacoma, Washington, saw a physical threat,
and called police on 911 video relay. The police was told
the caller was deaf. But when police arrived and saw her
waving her arms, they told her, by voice and no interpreter,
to calm down. She didn’t understand and was still waving.
The police, thinking she was violent, tasered her before
arresting her. She was in jail for 3 days without interpreter.
The angry prosecutor refused to press charges. Police that bad?

 
— A famous retired athlete plans a comeback

Matt Hamill, who retired after being badly beaten up in his
last Ultimate Fighting match, is coming back. He will fight
again in Toronto on September 22nd against a rookie.
Wise or foolish to come back? Hamill is a great wrestler but
not so great in boxing. He defeats weaker opponents but loses
to better opponents. Most fighters that come back fail
again. DeafDigest hopes Matt will not fail.

 

— A deaf woman hopes to become a firefighter

Emma Hardy, a young deaf woman from Portland, Maine, hopes
to become a firefighter. She attended a firefighting camp
held for hearing women and said:

I want to prove to people that I can do this despite the
fact that I’m deaf

We have deaf volunteer firemen; most are not allowed
to enter buildings to fight fires. But we have a deaf
fire chief – Mark Kite, with the Yukon Volunteer
Fire Department near Pittsburgh.

 

 

8/12/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

8/12/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 12 August 2012

DeafDigest Gold – August 12, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/smartest-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-event-in-small-town/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/special-pagers-for-deaf-employees/

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

In Canada, a new panel has been created – the Panel on Labour Market
Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. The group wants to find out why the deaf and the disabled cannot get jobs. Interestingly
enough no deaf individual has been selected to serve on the panel.
Why?

India has announced a new program to give cochlear implants to all deaf
children at no cost to them.

The town council meeting in Lander, Wyoming did not go too well for
one reason – one of the participants was hard of hearing who repeatedly
was not able to follow the discussions and became disruptive. For some
reason, no one in Lander thought of real time captions for the benefit
of the hard of hearing resident!

Once again Austin, Texas apparently has not learned its lesson when
it comes to dealing with the deaf. Settlement was reached regarding
a federal civil rights suit regarding police officers not knowing how
to deal with deaf people “not obeying” their verbal instructions!
This is the second time it happened, and will it happen again in
the future? Hope not!

The Arkansas saga re hiring of an utterly unqualified person to
serve as interpreter in the state government is endless.
The latest was that discussions between the two Walkers,
one deaf – Tom Walker, the president of the Arkansas Association
of the Deaf and one hearing –  Bill Walker, Director, Arkansas Department of Career Education, was intense and at times emotional. And at the end, the hearing Walker “agreed” to re-post the job
description, but on a short notice and on a short deadline date!
Just stay tuned during this continuing Arkansas Deaf Soap Opera!

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A BIG DEAF EVENT IN A SMALL TOWN
Every year there is a big deaf event in a small
town.
The banquet room is packed. Tickets are always
sold out. Deaf people have a wonderful time during
that event.
Who sponsors that event? A deaf club in that
small town.
Lucky deaf club for having this annual successful
event.
Lucky? Well, almost all of these deaf people in
that big event are not members of that deaf club!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-event-in-small-town/

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

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Hearing Aid questions you were afraid to ask!

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-deaf-questions/

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WORKING IN HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
DeafDigest editor noticed that during vacation at
New York, Boston, New Hampshire and Maine, employees
at hotels and restaurants carry voice pagers with
them.
Their supervisors tell them to go to a new hotel
room to clean up or to a new table at a restaurant,
etc.
What about the deaf? Guess these hotels and
restaurants must give them special alerting pagers
with text messages instead of voice.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/special-pagers-for-deaf-employees/

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

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2013 TDI-ALDA Joint Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Working Together For Access”

October 16-20, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-tdi-alda-joint-deaf-conference/

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HEARING PATIENTS DEALING WITH A DEAF THERAPIST
Could a deaf therapist deal with hearing patients
especially when speech reading is involved?
This would be a good question, but a deaf therapist,
whose last name was not mentioned in a web posting,
said that it could be done with effective speech
reading and with the tolerance of hearing patients.
Bottom line – tolerance. Many hearing people lack
this tolerance.

A LIFEGUARD’S PANIC ATTACK
Lifeguards are supposed to be brave while fighting the
waters to rescue swimmers in distress as well as to everyone’s
safety.
Lifeguards are not supposed to panic – but one did! A group
of deaf people went to a water park to have fun. It was all so
obvious to lifeguards surrounding the waters because these
deaf swimmers were signing with each other.
One such lifeguard was clueless. He was trying to shout
instructions to these deaf swimmers and panicked when there
were no responses. There was a commotion.
Fortunately the fellow lifeguards came over to the puzzled
lifeguard and explained that these swimmers were deaf!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gamblers-not-allowed/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Counselors of the Deaf Association

http://deafdigest.com/natcounsel/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

am tired of being pushed by audiologists and hearing aid
dealers, all of them touting their favorite brand

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he was fully deaf

fully deaf as in profoundly deaf?

or

as in stone-deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. How accurate is the mapping of the human genome, that tells us
a certain person has deaf genes?

A. Not always accurate! There have been people, discovered to be
carrying the deaf gene, but they have been functioning all their
lives as – hearing!

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:

Traveling

Going to different hotels and timeshare resorts is difficult for me.

Being Deaf-Blind, I need to be given a “tour” of hotels and resorts in order to be safe while traveling in this new place.

The last place we went was a timeshare condo in Las Vegas.

Their walls were somewhat interesting but difficult for me.

One night I had to go to bathroom, feeling my way around without turning on the lights.

The walls made interesting jigs and jags. One area it turned, just 2 feet and my face crashed into another short wall!

Hey, we blind folks cannot memorize every site with one visit!

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that all police officers, responding to incidents,
doublecheck to see if the people involved are hearing
or deaf, instead of shooting up or tasering up first
only to find out of deafness afterwards.

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DeafHistory:

End of the 19th century – deaf people have become
accepted as normal human beings instead of being
regarded as defectives

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

between 3 and 6

deaf people in jail at any given time in the Johnson County Corrections Facility in Kansas

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher II
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Area:    Student Services
Tenure:  Limited Term

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent Time Base :    Full Time

Work Schedule
This position is employed 194 working days per school year from mid-August through late June.

Description: Under the direction of the Director of Student Services, the Supervisor of Counseling and Speech Services oversees and supervises the general operations of both the Speech and Counseling Services Departments at CSDR.

Responsibilities:
–    Supervise Counseling, Social Work and Speech and Audiological staff in conducting evaluations and providing services for assigned department/ student caseloads.
–    Consultation with staff, parents and community organizations related to student needs and intervention.
–    Review student referrals to determine appropriate services to be administered. –    Attend Super Cabinet and Student Services staff meetings to discuss issues related to school support services as well as general school wide issues.
–    Conduct Counseling and Speech Services staff meetings to share general school wide information with department and to discuss issues specific to the department.
–    Weekly individual clinical supervision with counseling staff on students who have or need designated instructional services.  Assist staff in providing family and parent intervention as needed.
–    Attend IDT, IEP, and other staff meetings on campus as needed.
–    Supervise Counseling and Speech Services secretary in the overall operations of the department.
–    Oversee school wide Character Counts and Preventative Education programs.
–    Review all written communications of staff that is provided for IEP meetings, letters and reports that are requested of other agencies.
–    Supervise and place college interns with appropriate mentors and complete all required documentation and evaluations required by the universities/colleges.
–    Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Counseling staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Required Qualifications: –    Possession of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Administration,  or the equivalent
–    Possession of a California Pupil Personnel Credential (PPS) with authorization as a School Counselor or Clinical License (LMFT, LCSW, LPC) or the equivalent
–    Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and in standard written English
–    Knowledge of Deaf Culture and Community
–    Possession of/or eligibility for an Administrative Credential

Desired Qualifications: –    Training in PAWS and CPI techniques and strategies
–    Knowledge of California state laws and procedures
–    Minimum of 5 years. experience in Counseling, Social Work, Mental Health, or Human Services with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students
–    Minimum of 2 years supervising college interns, clinical license interns or school staff
–    Some knowledge of speech and audiology needs of Deaf and  Hard of hearing students

Salary:    Monthly  $5,392 – $7,223*
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside 3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA  92506
Attention:  Jennie Machado
Director of Student Services

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://csdr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Mariann Kambouris at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice).

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.

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Job Announcement
Athletic Director
California School for the Deaf at Riverside

Final filing date: until filled

California Department of Education

Position:       Teacher Specialist

Area:   Physical Education
Tenure:  Limited Term and/or Permanent

Mal Grossinger, Site Superintendent
Time Base :     Full Time

The Teacher Specialist is employed 194 working days per school year, from mid-August through late June.  The Teacher Specialist is responsible for the Physical Education Curriculum and after-school athletic activities for the school.

General Duties: –    Scheduling games and other events with other schools
–    Recommending/choosing coaches
–    Ensuring that all qualifying conditions are met for each sport
–    Arranging activities for home athletic events
–    Provide leadership in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of curricula related to Physical Education.

Required Qualifications: –    Fluency in expressive and receptive American Sign Language (ASL): and –    Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree, and possession of, or eligibility for, a valid California Credential.

Desired Qualifications: –    3 years prior full time, working experience in the area of athletics.
–    Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
.    Knowledge of Varsity and Junior Varsity programs, league, CIF and related organizations; rules and policies.
–    Ability to communicate effectively in standard written English.
–    Experience in curriculum development and Physical Education Standards.

Salary: Monthly* – $4,885 – $6,550
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test and verification of transcripts and credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Alyce Berard
Director of Instruction

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://csdr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Personnel at (951) 248-7700 ext. 1115 (Voice)

California state government an affirmative action employer-equal
opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or political
affiliation, age or gender orientation.

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position opening
Administrative Assistant
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is presently searching for an Administrative Assistant to work with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. The successful candidate MUST know ASL (sign language), be able to multi-task and prioritize, the ability to interact at all levels and have excellent communication and computer skills. A background in an educational environment would be a plus. This is a 12 month position.
PSD offers a competitive starting salary with a good benefits package. All qualified candidates with ASL knowledge can forward their resume to:

James A. Mallardi, Jr., HR Manager
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19144

mailto:jmallardi@PSD.org

E/O/E/M/F

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Job Posting
Executive Director
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
Swarthmore, PA

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC) is an innovative, non-profit
organization with a mission to promote equal communication accessibility
and cultural awareness for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals
through our highly respected and much utilized sign language interpreting
services. In addition, we provide CART services, sign language classes,
workshops, sensitivity training and advocacy. We are located near
Philadelphia and serve southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and
northern Delaware.

DHCC is searching for a charismatic and dynamic leader to manage our
sustainability and growth. The Executive Director is responsible for
ensuring day-to-day operations including human resources and financial
management, fundraising, public relations and community development. The
successful candidate will possess exemplary skills in organizational,
business and program development. Furthermore, this person must be a
skilled communicator with a passion for DHCC’s mission who can build
partnerships with key stakeholders including Board of Directors, staff,
consumers and interpreters.

Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in business, community development, non-profit
management or public administration. Consideration given to other degrees
with appropriate experience

-Minimum of five years experience in a senior management position

-Financial management experience with multi-million dollar budgets

-Proven experience with public relations and fundraising

-Fluent user of American Sign Language (ASL)

-Experience with Deaf and hard of hearing communities and
knowledge of related organizations

-Experience with presentations, program development and community
outreach

-Excellent communication skills and strong written English

-Comprehensive analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
·Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

-Collaborative management style and effective team player

Application Deadline: September 15, 2012 or until filled.

Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:

Mr. Larry Brick
Chair of Search Committee
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Fax: 610 604-0456 Email: mailto:resumes@dhcc.org

For more information about DHCC and the detailed job description visit
http://www.dhcc.org

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position announcement
Outreach Teacher Consultant (2 positions available)
Kentucky School for the Deaf
Danville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Next Generation Learners, Division of Learning Services, Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) and  has two openings for an Outreach Teacher Consultant.

One Outreach Consultant will serve the Caveland and River Region Cooperatives known as the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GGREC) and will be physically located in Bowling Green, Kentucky area.

The second Outreach Consultant position will serve the Wilderness Trace and Upper Cumberland Cooperatives known as the Southeast/South Central Educational Cooperative (SESC) in the Somerset, Kentucky area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership and technical assistance for assigned cooperatives.

Monitor KSD budget funds allotted as well as coop funds allotted.

Conduct on-site consultation with written recommendations.

Attend Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) meetings.

Assist with transition planning, recruitment of personnel, and the Director of Special Education during the summer with new students, referrals, and ARC meetings.

Facilitate quality educational programs for students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Work collaboratively with school professionals to plan programs, implement change, and evaluate progress.

Coordinate and/or plan relevant professional development (PD) and resources to stakeholders following established KDE PD standards in partnership with the educational cooperatives.

Plan, promote, and implement collaborative activities that provide education, self-esteem building, and social health activities for deaf or hearing impaired students.

Plan networking opportunities for parents, teachers, and staff.

Address professionals on the problems and goals of modern education for deaf and hearing impaired students.

Provide guidance for assessments, evaluations, and educational programming as it relates to the unique challenges when working with students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Represent the needs of deaf or hearing impaired students by serving on various statewide, regional, or local committees, organizations, Coop Cadres, professional learning community groups, university training groups, or school committees as they relate directly to the education of students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Research, review, and collect data to assist with program planning and keeping stakeholders informed.

Travel to school districts and other meetings on a regular basis.

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess certification to teach students who are Deaf/Hearing Impaired.  Applicants must also have experience in working with students who are deaf and hearing impaired; preference will be given to applications with 5 years or more experience.  Applicant must be willing to learn and participate in sign language classes.  Expected to attain SLPI rating of Advanced within four years of employment as part of tenure consideration.

In accordance with KRS 161.220 the applicant selected for this position will become a member of the Kentucky Teachers. Retirement System.

2012-13 Salary: Dependent upon qualifications, training, and experience.

Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, applicants must complete an application via the Career Opportunities System (COS), submit their application, resume, and letter of interest to: Angela Smith, Division of Resource Management, 500 Mero Street, 16th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY  40601; phone: 502-564-3716 Email:  Angela.Smith@education.ky.gov Or to Rodney Buis, Principal, Kentucky School for the Deaf, P.O. Box 27, Danville, KY 40423 (859) 239-7017 Email: mailto:Rodney.buis@ksd.kyschools.us

For questions, contact Artie Grassman, Director of Outreach at
mailto:Artie.grassman@ksd.kyschools.us

This position will remain open until filled.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D

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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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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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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
GURIEC is seeking a qualified individual
to fill the Coordinator position.
Center: Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center
(GURIEC)
Position:  Coordinator
Department: Department of Interpretation
Job Number: HR-12076
Status: Accepting applications
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Project Director,
works collaboratively with National Consortium of Interpreter Education
Centers to develop and/or conduct training programs, services and products
based on information from needs assessments and best practices; and
facilitates and coordinates appropriate and timely professional
development activities for interpreters and consumers within the region
and nationally.
Requirements:
Master’s degree in sign language interpretation, rehabilitation, human
services, social science or related field. Sign language interpreting
certification by a national body required. (Applications from individuals
holding a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree without national
certification would be accepted with exceptional field experience and sign
language fluency.) Must have knowledge of: program planning strategies and
evaluation; trends and effective practices related to interpreter
education; record-keeping techniques; public speaking techniques and
instructional methods for adult learners; computer programs such as Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and Dreamweaver or other web design software. Must be
able to: work within a collaborative structure and team environment;
create, plan and implement programming related to interpretation for
Deaf/Deaf-blind/hard of hearing individuals; develop and conduct training
programs, workshops and seminars based on needs assessments; coordinate
Region-wide activities and outreach; provide technical assistance
regarding interpreter related or programmatic issues; administer funds and
maintain accurate budget records; prepare and maintain records and
reports; explain policies and procedures to stakeholders and consumer
groups; communicate effectively orally, manually and in writing; establish
and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
work independently with little direction; supervise and train other
personnel as assigned; prepare and deliver oral/manual instruction and
presentations; demonstrate interpersonal skills using patience, tact and
courtesy; maintain current knowledge of advances in the interpreting field
involving linguistics, literature, current research, instructional
technology and resources; and travel regionally and nationally at least,
if not more than, twice annually.
This position is funded by the Department of Education Rehabilitation
Services Administration.  Ability to learn and follow Government rules and
regulations related to assigned activities and in preparation for grant
renewal proposals required.
For more information, please contact Human Resources at Gallaudet
University
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12076

University of Vermont
American Sign Language Program
POSITION AVAILABLE: American Sign Language Adjunct Lecturer
JOB DESCRIPTION: The ASL Program is seeking to add another Adjunct
Lecturer to teach ASL 001 and ASL 002, beginning January 2013.  The
curriculum
used for ASL 001 is the updated version of “Signing Naturally: Units
1-6” and for ASL 002, “Signing Naturally: Level 1” (units 7-12).
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Master’s degree in ASL/Deaf-related field or equivalent
* Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language
* Minimum 1 year experience teaching at the college level
* Willingness to learn and use online resources such as BlackBoard
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and
multiculturalism
* Ability to work well with people
* Ability to communicate effectively both expressively and in writing
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* ASLTA certificate or willingness to obtain this certificate within one
year of hiring
* Familiarity with the “Signing Naturally” curriculum and/or willingness
to be trained
COMPENSATION: Competetive Continuing Education scale salary (for more
info, inquire within)
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following
documents via e-mail:
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae
* Letter of Interest (cover letter)
* 3 professional references (two of them must be Deaf): include name,
address and e-mail for each
All candidates must submit the above to the ASL Program Coordinator: Keri
Ogrizovich via e-mail: kogrizov@uvm.edu
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Staff Interpreter Position at University of Vermont
Posted by: “cory brunner” cory_brunner@yahoo.com cory_brunner
TO apply for this postion, please go to:
https://www.uvmjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1343932329062
The University of Vermont is committed to diversity and inclusion. For
more information regarding the University of Vermont’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the President’s web site
at:http://www.uvm.edu/president
Position Details
Posting Number: 0040504
Department: Academic Support Prg/30420
Position Title: ACADEMIC SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Advertising Title: ASL Interpreter
Position Type: Staff
Advertising Copy:
Advertising Copy continued:
Job Summary/Basic Function: The ASL Interpreter interprets for students,
employees, and community events open to the general public as assigned for
an average 28-30 hours a week. The ASL Interpreter may participate in
departmental and divisional diversity initiatives based on availability
and has personal goals for increasing multicultural knowledge, awareness,
and skills. This individual helps create and carry out the Academic
Support Programs mission, which includes a commitment to multiculturalism
and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications:
(or equivalent combination of education and experience) A Bachelor’s
Degree and certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is
required, along with three years’ experience as a certified interpreter.
Knowledge of science and math to be able to provide interpreting services
for high-level science and math classes required. Must have a demonstrated
commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism; ability to
work well with people; and the ability to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing.
Desirable Qualifications:
Other Information:
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are
required to include in their cover letter information about how they will
further this goal.
Special Conditions External candidates must complete a 4-month
probationary period
A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees
Staff Hiring Band:
(Salaries are set within the band based on each candidate’s education and
experience, job responsibilities internal equity, and/or available
department funding.) Hiring salary budgeted at mid to high end of pay band
Payband Min:
Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be
prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x
FTE) 29,840
Payband Max:
Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be
prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x
FTE) 56,700
Full Time Equivalency 1.0
Term (months per year) 12S
Job Open Date:
(Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is
subject to removal without notice)
Job Close Date:
(Jobs close at 4:30 PM EST)
Job Category: Staff/Exec-Acad Affairs
Job Type: Full-Time
Staff Union Code: NU
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt
The University of Vermont is committed to diversity and inclusion. For
more information regarding the University of Vermont’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the President’s web site
at:http://www.uvm.edu/president

Job Position Announcement
Title: Program Coordinator (Contract; 7 hrs/wk up to 10 hrs/wk, pending
funding)
Duties: Assist Project HOPE program staff with execution of program goals
by
providing support through program planning and development, information
collection, and light administrative tasks.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
§ Assist Project HOPE staff with planning the annual Deaf Community Health
Fair
§ Assist with creating and developing ASL-based vlogs, including filming,
video editing, and adding subtitles
§ Assist the Program Director with improving and managing the Project HOPE
database
§ Develop and distribute monthly workshop flyers
* Collect and collate data for reporting purposes
§ Provide editing and reading support
§ Return phone calls, coordinate meetings, and prepare information
requests
§ Research, collect, and organize educational information and resources
for
program staff
§ Other duties as assigned by the Program Director
Qualifications: Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree, ASL
fluency; strong English writing skills; and proficiency with all Microsoft
Office applications, including Excel, Publisher and Access. Other
qualifications include: strong interest in health promotion and health
education; understanding of health disparities; sensitivity to and
awareness
of issues facing Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened
people;
strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part of
a
team; ability to work independently and with initiative; ability to
maintain
confidentiality.
Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, updated
resume,
and a list of 3 references (2 work-related, 1 personal) to Ann Thompson,
Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator, via email at
athompson@deafinconline.org.
Position available until filled.
DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Jennifer Glinos
Executive Assistant
DEAF, Inc.
215 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
617-254-4041 ext. 102
617-254-7091, Fax

AIDB Case Manager for the Deaf, Regional Centers / Birmingham
AIDB Job Announcement – R-2586 Case Manager for the Deaf, Regional Centers
/ Birmingham
For more information about this job, please visit
www.aidb.org<http://www.aidb.org/> and click on careers.

seeking an interpreter
NIC Certified Sign Language Interpreter

Coordinator of Interpreting Services

Resource Center for Independent Living

409 Columbia Street

PO box 210

Utica, New York 13503-0210

Work 315-272-1893

Cell: 315-368-4238

Fax: 315-797-4747

E-mail: cstorms@rcil.com

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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 – 12 August 2012

DeafDigest Blue – August 12, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Betty Broecker who departed us, while sleeping peacefully in New Jersey.
She enjoyed a long career serving the deaf in different
capacities at various agencies across the USA. Her last position was editor in chief of the old Silent News.

Top stories about the deaf:

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind reached agreement
with Talladega College to house some of their students
only to back out of it a day later. Reason? A newly hired
Talladega College administrator was accused of a serious
crime several years back.

The National Theatre of the Deaf is opening its season
on Aug. 26 with a free performance of “Stories in My Pocket Too” at a theater in New London, CT

At the Olympics in London, it was reported that several
deaf individuals were hired as security guards, especially
in the Tower of London area.

A deaf Californian has filed a lawsuit against AccountNow,
a prepaid debit card company, for refusing to communicate
with him via email. This company insisted that he communicate
via voice telephone. DeafDigest is not sure why the plaintiff
did not use the relay service?

Washington, DC area has a high deaf population. One would think
hearing people in the area are more familiar with the deaf as
opposed to other areas. Well, the Equal Rights Center said
that 45 percent of deaf people seeking apartments via relay
service are being discriminated against!

Obama’s Presidential Delegation to attend the Olympics
Closing Ceremony includes a deaf person – Curtis Pride,
the Gallaudet baseball coach. He is at the Olympics in
his capacity as member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

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A RESTAURANT FINALLY TURNS ON CAPTIONS
A restaurant in Washington, DC finally turned on
TV captions after struggling for almost two months!
The restaurant threw out old TV and bought a new
TV. The owner threw out the manual without thinking
about it.
The new TV had no captions, and there was no manual.
The restaurant manager struggled with captions on and
off for two months until he finally turned it on.
He said the captions option on the screen was locked
when he received the new TV, and he could not find a way
to unlock the option.
One day, by luck, he pressed on a screen option and
suddenly the captions went on.
He said he does not remember how he got captions to
work – it was blind luck!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY DID NOT HELP THE DEAF
A deaf person went to an employment agency,
hoping to find a new job.
No luck! The deaf person was very disappointed;
his family was also very disappointed.
Why big disappointment? Because the agency was owned by deaf person’s aunt!
Discrimination? Or hearing aunt not comfortable
with deaf nephew?

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Hearing Aid laws in some states

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THE DEAF CLUB AND THE LIQUOR LICENCE
Many deaf clubs depend on sales of liquor as
an important source of revenue. No liquor sales,
no deaf club!
Some deaf clubs sell liquor illegally, either
with the police looking the other way or being
unaware of it.
In the case of the Plymouth Deaf Association
in United Kingdom, the neighbors were consulted
on a compromise deal. Liquor can be sold at the
club but with no loud music and with no noise
on the premises.
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ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE A DANGER TO HEARING AIDS?
There are Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attacks everywhere
on this Earth. A big reason is the Earth’s magnetic field.
Would it impact on hearing aids? Theoretically yes,
and so it is something that hearing aid users should be
made aware of, along with those with heart pacemakers.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

seeing a rival interpreter accepting a 5-hour classroom
assignment with just five deaf students in the attendance,
and then refusing to accept back up interpreters!

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

A COMMENT FROM A PARENT OF A DEAF CHILD IN CANADA
A parent of a deaf child in Canada is a Financial
Advisor.
He said:

Canada has a sad record of integrating people with disabilities into the workforce. My youngest daughter is deaf and I’ve seen first hand the financial impact, not only on those individuals, but on their families and also our nation in terms of lost skills and tax
revenue.

Pretty much the same that is going on in USA.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Sometimes people do not understand how a captioner could have made an
error because what came up on the screen seems to be totally
different from what was said.  They think that the captioner might
have misunderstood or misheard what was said.  Sometimes they think
that the captioner is not very smart.

That may not be the case.  What may have happened was a small
fingering error by the captioner, and that turned one word into
something totally different.

Because the steno keyboard is very different from a computer or
typewriter keyboard and because captioners are writing whole words
and phrases at the same time, the “typos” that a captioner makes
look very different from typos on a traditional QWERTY keyboard.

If a captioner slips with one finger, it may not just change one
letter in a word, but it can totally change the word into another
word.

Here is an example of a fingering error.

A captioner may have intended to write:

“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial collapse.”

However, because of a small misfingering error where the captioner
moved his or her right middle finger down slightly, it was
transcribed as:

“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial clans.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

deaf people that watch TV only to catch the bloopers
just for the fun of it

(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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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The Deaf and the Law:

A newspaper story said:

A college degree isn’t required to be a court interpreter but, as of July 1, the Supreme Court requires a mandatory 10 hours of continuing education every two years for certified or registered interpreters. Four of those hours must be on ethics in interpreting, she said. The classes can be live, online, college courses or at workshops.

(editor’s note: not sure if it was in reference to the federal
Supreme Court or a state Supreme Court; the comment was not
made clear)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Every fall there are new TV programs that hope to make it with
the national audience of viewers.
One such new program is “Sue Thomas: FBI” which is a true story of a deaf woman in her role as a crime solver with the FBI.
The series promises to show a lot of action and also a lot of “lip reading.”

(editor’s note: this series had a three-year run)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There was an article in a magazine that
detailed development of the spoken language. It
was suggested, as a theory, that the prehistoric
man communicated via gestures. And over the years
these gestures evolved into spoken languages.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story about a theater in Rochester, NY
said:

An estimated 98 percent of the hearing impaired and deaf community do not know sign language

98 percent?

Yes, if we combine the deaf, the hard of hearing, the late deafened,
the oral. There are more people that are hard of hearing, late deafened and oral than people that are deaf.

No, if we are talking about the deaf.

And do keep in mind that Rochester’s population of the deaf and
the hard of hearing is one of the highest in the nation.

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

On Monday, I thought a friend said:

it is Wednesday today

Monday becoming a Wednesday?

He actually said:

it is windy today

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position opening
Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah (near Salt Lake City)

The purpose of this position is to increase employment opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Utah by educating potential employers of the abilities of individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing.  The job developer’s duties include but are not limited to:

–    Encourage employers to hire people who are Deaf and hard of hearing
–    Build and maintain relationships with employers
–    Teach employers about incentives such as tax credits
–    Help employers find reasonable accommodations for employing individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    Explain employment support services such as vocational rehabilitation, employment networks, and job coaches
–    Coordinate with other agencies and services that help people find jobs
–    Occasionally work with individuals for job placement and job retention

Qualifications: Individuals with a BA/BS degree are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to individuals with a Master’ss degree or Bachelors with relevant work experience.  Fields to include but are not limited to: vocational rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, social work, behavioral sciences, communications, marketing, management.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

Pay Range:  $18.90-$31.65

Where: 5709 S. 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123 (approximately 10 miles south of Salt Lake City)

Where to find more information: See the job announcement and apply on-line for the Deaf Employment Specialist position at https://statejobs.utah.gov/JobAnnouncement.jsp?rid=27321

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position announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

Childcare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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position announcement
Overnight Child Care Supervisor
Walden School (at Learning Center for the Deaf) Framingham, MA

Overnight Child Care Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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job announcement
Webmaster/IT Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Part-Time Non-Exempt

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Webmaster/IT Support specialist position maintains DCARA’s website and provides IT support to all staff.  This is a part-time position (.75 FTE, 30 hours a week), reporting to the Director of Community Relations.

REPONSIBILITIES:
WEBSITE:   Maintain, edit, and update the DCARA website: –    Post and delete flyers/announcements; –    Create event/action pages; –    Set up online registrations and notifications; –    Maintain calendar of events; –    Add links to other web pages; –    Maintain internal employee website; –    Provide technical support for information and referral, and fundraising efforts; –    Provide technical support for database functions.

AV/DOCUMENTARY SUPPORT: –    Provide personnel and equipment support for internal staff meetings, agency workshops and events.
–    Film and/or photograph DCARA events, and add to website; –    Edit, caption, and upload DCARA video footage;

IT SUPPORT: –    Maintain and troubleshoot computers, servers, peripherals, other equipment and networks for all staff in all DCARA locations; –    Perform upgrades/updates/backups as needed and coordinate purchase of new computers and/or equipment, as directed;
–    Maintain and provide custom SQL reporting for in-house DCARA database;

GENERAL: –    Coordinate special projects delegated by the Director of Community Relations; –    Coordinate DCARA staff trainings.
–    Facilitate Website Committee

REQUIRED SKILLS: At least 3 years of experience in computer usage/maintenance, networking, technology and/or website maintenance.  BA in a computer science or technology-related field preferred.
–    Extensive knowledge of Windows XP/Vista operating system and related applications, such as MS Office 2007 (Word, Outlook, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint); Knowledge of MacIntosh operating systems (OS X).
–    Demonstrated knowledge and experience administering Windows Server 2003 and 2008.
–    Strong knowledge of website maintenance and HTML/PHP/CSS editing; experience with Joomla preferred.
–    Knowledge of ASP.NET/SQL Server 2008 preferred; Knowledge of SQL
–    Knowledge of scripting language such as Powershell, Ruby, or Python preferred;
–    Experience with editing video and streaming video online; experience with Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro preferred.
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate projects independently.
–    Proficiency in American Sign Language and English; Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people.
–    Able to travel during the work week and throughout the DCARA service area.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education. DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE:  Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5pm

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

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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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Adjunct Faculty,  American Sign Language at Austin Community College
CITY: Austin, Texas
WEBSITE:
http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1109011
Adjunct Faculty,  American Sign Language
Job #1109011
Close Date: 08/17/2012
http://austincc.edu/jobs
Position Information
Location – Multiple Locations
Hours – Days and Evenings
Salary – Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale
FLSA Status – Exempt
Other
Pre-Employment Criminal Background Checks are required for all Staff and
Faculty positions.
Job Purpose
To instruct students in American Sign Language courses in accordance with
College policies and procedures.
Education Qualifications
Required
Master’s degree or above in ASL, Deaf Studies or Deaf Education; or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in coursework related to ASL, Deaf
Studies, ASL Linguistics or language teaching methodologies.
Preferred
Master’s degree or PhD in American Sign Language.
Work Experience Preferred
Experience teaching at a community college or university.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time
and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical
benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of
employment. ACC benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short
and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Ritchie Bryant
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: rbryant@austincc.edu

Job Opening: Production Worker – Pasadena, Texas
SCHUETZ
http://www.schuetz.net
Production Worker
Reports to: Directly reports to Line Leader and Supervisor with dotted
line to Production Manager. Compensation: Pay rates range between $10 .
$13.50 per hour depending on one.s skill level and position. Schedule:
6am-6pm or 6pm-6am on a 12 hour shift pattern work schedule. (Example:
Week 1 you would work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Week 2 you would work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This schedule would rotate
every other week.) Working weekends and overtime is often necessary and
required.
Location: Pasadena, Texas (Near Houston)
Benefits: Medical/Rx, dental, matching 401(k), disability, and life
insurance.
Main Duties & Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
* Setting up, operating, and monitoring machinery.
* Assembling product (manually as well as the use of tools).
* Cleaning equipment and station area.
* Loading and unloading materials/products.
* Feeding material into machines.
* Marking product.
* Various quality checking processes and procedures.
* Inspecting product during each stage of production to ensure product
meets specs and standards.
* Helping/assisting machine operators.
* Other duties as assigned
Essential Physical Functions:
* Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. consistently throughout a 12+ hour
shift.
* Must be able to stand for long periods of time during a 12+ hour shift.
* Must be able to consistently bend, stoop, and reach overhead.
* Must be able to withstand working in all weather conditions- Work
environments are not climate controlled.
* Must have good manual dexterity to work with small parts and small
tools.
* Must be able to handle large size objects (for example, products that
can be 5 ft wide and 6 ft. tall)
* Regular use of tools requires some degree of co-ordination, speed and
concentration
* Ability to carry out repetitive tasks quickly and accurately.
Work Environment:
* Most tasks and responsibilities require working in a non-climate
controlled manufacturing plant. . (exposure to disagreeable conditions
typical to a manufacturing plant.)
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
* The employee is regularly exposed to high noise environments.
* The employee may be exposed to dust.
* The employee may be exposed to chemicals.
* When in the plant Personal Protective Equipment includes but is not
limited to: safety footwear, eye, hearing and hand protection.
Requirements:
* Candidates must be:
* reliable
* fast-paced, efficient, and detail oriented.
* team-oriented
* able to follow directions easily
* willing and able to do physically intensive tasks
* Previous manufacturing/production experience, strongly desired.
** Qualified and interested candidates may apply to**:
schutzjobsTX@gmail.com

HEARING INTERPRETER certified QAST Level 2 or higher. Clinton Schol
District has opening. Send resume to
Deb Swink, 683 Poplar St, Clinton, AR 72031 or email to
swinkd@clinton.k12.ar.us

Staff Interpreter (Part Time)
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) in NH seeks a part-time staff
interpreter to join it’s team. As the organization’s staff interpreter,
this person would provide ASL/English interpretation, transliteration, and
translation for staff, consumers, and board members of the Independent
living Center (i.e. board and staff meetings, independent living skills
trainings and goal setting, one-on-one and team meetings, housing,
equipment, employment, & benefits counseling, workshops & trainings,
document translation, editing, etc.), collaborate with free-lance
interpreters as needed and adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional
Conduct, HIPPA, and laws related to communication access and NH State
Interpreter Licensure. This person would also provide support for internal
Interpreter/CART referral as needed.
Qualifications include:
– NH State Interpreting License
– National Interpreter Certification preferred
– Experience in Human Services settings highly desirable
– Minimum Associates Degree, Bachelor Degree preferred
– Capability of travel throughout the state
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.
Send resume and cover letter to: hr@gsil.org<mailto:hr@gsil.org> or fax
(603) 225-3304
GSIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
www.gsil.org<http://www.gsil.org>

Thanks to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Arts Internships in the D.C. Metro Area
The HSC Foundation Internship Program is currently seeking applicants for
internships at cultural arts institutions around the Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area. HSC Interns will enjoy close working relationships with
experienced theater and museum professionals, hands-on training, and the
opportunity to be a part of some of the D.C. area’s busiest and most
artistically diverse museums, theaters, and performing arts centers.
Qualified applicants will be between the ages of 18 and 25; have a
documented disability or chronic illness; and demonstrate an interest in
the arts. Brief descriptions of current openings are listed below.
Specific job qualifications and requirements vary by placement. All HSC
Interns will receive a stipend.
For more information, complete job descriptions and to apply, please visit
our website or contact the Kennedy Center’s Accessibility Program:
(202) 416-8727 (voice)
(202) 416-8728 (TTY)
(202) 416-8802 (fax)
access@kennedy-center.org
http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/career.cfm#HSC
Interested in careers in the arts? Opening Stages was developed to provide
students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources
on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current
disability-specific and mainstream opportunities. The Kennedy Center’s
Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded with career opportunity
announcements such as:
Internships
Fellowships
Competitions
Auditions
Grants/Funding
Scholarships
Additionally, please become a fan of VSA’s Facebook Fan page. VSA will
bring you up-to-date information on upcoming performances and exhibitions
featuring artists with disabilities, career opportunities in the arts for
people with disabilities, and accessible performances. You will find
updates about different disability-specific and inclusive practices
happening around the world.
The Kennedy Center Opening Stages and VSA’s fan pages are open to all.
Please become a fan and spread the word!

Bauxite Elementary School is looking for an interpreter.
Certified Interpreter needed for hearing impaired.
Please mail, or drop off application with certification and resume to:
Bauxite School District Superintendents Office
600 School Street,
Bauxite , AR 72011
501-557-2235

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR / DIRECT STAFF
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you have a passion for helping
others? Are you a person of utmost integrity driven to make a difference
in the lives of persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?
If so, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Vermont’s premier
mental health agency serving Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, encourages
you to apply to become the ASL Instructor for the Agency. This position is
full time with benefits.
ASL classes are offered to agency staff, community members, and groups of
individuals with various developmental disabilities. This position also
provides 1:1 therapeutic ASL supports to strengthen the communication
skills of the deaf and hard of hearing clients and will provide direct
community support to deaf consumers with developmental disabilities.
The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor’s degree in education,
social work, or human services field; be fluent in ASL and have knowledge
of the deaf culture; possess appropriate teaching certificates for
American Sign Language and demonstrated experience instructing ASL up to
Level 5; and have a minimum of two years experience providing services to
individuals diagnosed with Autism and /or Developmental Disabilities.
Please visit our website at www.ncssinc.org or stop by one of our offices
on Fisher Pond Road to drop off your resume/cover letter or complete an
application.
Human Resources
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
hr@ncssinc.org

CaptionCall Seeks Part-time Installers in Chicago/NW Indiana areas
Join the CaptionCall® team!  We’re looking for talented individuals to
help us bring our cutting-edge phone, free captioning service, and
world-class support to anyone who has trouble hearing on the telephone.
Help us help people everywhere communicate more confidently, whenever life
calls.
We are currently looking for part-time Installers within the Chicago and
Northwest Indiana areas to service single or possibly multiple retirement
communities within a 50-mile radius of the Installer’s home.  Each
Installer will be an evangelist for the product and have responsibility
for installing phones, finding demonstration opportunities and creating
interest in the phone and service.  For consideration, contact: Ann
Anderson, CaptionCall Outreach Manager for IL, IN and WI, 224-475-8907 or
by email at Aanderson-brooks@captioncall.com

The Perry County Board of Education (Marion, Alabama) is seeking
applicants for the following teaching position:
1 – Sign Language Teacher/Interpreter
 
DUTIES: To help students learn subject matters and skills that will
contribute to their development as mature, able responsible members of
society.
 
REQUIREMENTS: Must be certified by the State Department of Education or
must meet other minimum standards. Must be Highly Qualified.
 
SALARY: The salary for these positions will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
 
BEGINNING DATE: 2012-2013 School Term.
For additional information/applications please contact:  Cynthia Hogue,
Special Education Coordinator at (334) 683-4974 or the Superintendent’s
office (Superintendent John H. Heard, III) at (334) 683-6528.

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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 – 08 August 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 8, 2012

 

— A Girl Scout troop shuts down to avoid interpreter costs!

Juliette Low, a deaf woman, founded the Girl Scouts and
died in 1927. If she was alive today she would have been
shocked. A Chicago area girl scout troop went out of business.
This troop did not want to pay for an interpreter for
their deaf member! The Girl Scouts of the USA, a wealthy
organization, can easily pay for the interpreter, but
will not!


— New uses for old, beaten up hearing aid molds

Many of us that wore hearing aids also needed ear molds.
When molds wear out, we get new molds and throw out the
old molds. Well, in Kenya, old molds are given to
deaf kids at deaf schools! Gross? Yes, to us, but not
to these deaf Kenyans!

 

 

— A deaf balloon artist in Iowa

Ricky Rowray is deaf and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He is well known for his tricks and skills while making
balloons into bears, flowers, fishing pole, etc.
Everyone loves watching him perform these balloon tricks.
And he often performs alone without interpreters, as the
audience understands his gestures and his body language
movements.

 

— Do deaf people really want to be truck drivers?

There has been a push to get the government to allow
the deaf to drive trucks across state lines. This is fine,
but there are pros and cons!

Pros:
1. big demand for truck drivers
2. average pay is $40,000-$60,000 per year (some jobs pay higher)

Cons:
1. must pay $6,000 to attend truck driving school (will VR pay?)
2. big risk driving 80,000 pound trucks without voice devices
3. lonely lifestyle, no social life, uncomfortable bed in back
4. heavy pressure to keep up with trucking routes

Driving trucks is a very tough job for a hearing person, let alone
a deaf person!

 

— A new deaf comic book coming out soon

A new comic book is coming out. The name is Signs And Voices.
The characters are 4 Deaf Heroes with a Deaf King. Where
will the comic book be sold? Sorry, not in USA, but in
Great Britain!

DeafDigest – 05 August 2012

DeafDigest Gold – August 5, 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/usnavalacademy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/can-deaf-do-anything/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/smartest-deaf-people/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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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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Top stories about the deaf:

DeafDigest has mentioned the problems the
Rocky Mountain Deaf School has been facing
in getting its new building approved by the
town council. It was learned that opposition
has been mounted by local neighbors who just
want to have nothing to do with the deaf –
even to the point of calling the deaf “stupid”!
And there was a battle on the planned site –
those wanting the deaf school versus those
not wanting the deaf school. So sad!

Crowdsourcing the answer to our real time captioning
needs? The University of Rochester people working
on Crowdsourcing says yes, but DeafDigest is not
sure – there will be captioning errors even with
the best technology possible.

A debate raging in the interpreting community is –
should interpreter referral agencies be certified?

Insurance companies are fighting a proposed bill in
Massachusetts that would force them to cover hearing
aid costs up to $2,000. And these companies are
helped by four business groups that oppose the bill. This bill is unique in that private health insurance companies do not have to cover the costs, only the state health insurance plans!

Arkansas governor Mike Beebe will just not listen
to the concerns of the deaf community over the
hiring of an incompetent interpreter. It is an
example of cronyism politics at its worst!

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Michigan School for the Deaf (Flint, MI)
needs an assistant football coach

school plays 8-man football

Starting date August 13 to November 2nd
Email if interested mailto:pendicott62@gmail.com

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CAN THE DEAF REALLY DO ANYTHING EXCEPT TO HEAR?
We know this famous phrase – the deaf can do anything except
to hear.
Is it true or false?  Could the deaf become a jet pilot?
Could the deaf fight fires in a burning building? Could the
deaf repair railroad engines? Could the deaf be a military
general? Etc. Etc.
Hard to say. Depends on modifications. Depends on hearing
attitudes. Depends on interpreters – could there be an
interpreter with a deaf general in military combat?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/can-deaf-do-anything/

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

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more information at:
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SMARTEST DEAF PEOPLE
We have some deaf people that are very smart. Many of
these smart people went to Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN or
hearing colleges.
For many years DeafDigest editor was introduced to some
of these smart deaf people. And some of them have surprised
DeafDigest editor.
What surprise? They never went to college. Some of them
were successful in life, but sad to say, some others were
not successful in life because they had no college degrees.

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

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

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A message for all of you by the chairperson
of the Wisconsin Association of the Deaf
Movie Access Committee

It is for all, not just those that live in Wisconsin

to read the message, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-movie-access-committee-message/

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DEFINING THE WORD DISABILITY
How is the word disability defined? The dictionary may give
one definition, but ask each of the 50 states, we may get 50
different definitions!
No wonder, ADA opponents are so willing to fight it out in the
courtroom – and even disability attorneys fight among themselves.
Sigh!

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If you have any more questions, contact us at
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GALLAUDET THE FIRST IN WASHINGTON, DC
The Washington, DC city limits has a list of universities –
American, Catholic, Georgetown, George Washington, Gallaudet and
others.
And Gallaudet has achieved a first, that all of these
universities have not yet done – establishing a bikeshare
station.
Gallaudet people can rent bicycles from the bikeshare station.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Association of State Relay Administrators Board

http://deafdigest.com/nasra/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it is expensive

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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
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper in India said:

he is a deaf-mute interpreter

Deaf-mute interpreter?  Meaning he is a
Certified Deaf Interpreter

or

He is hearing and interprets for the deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Last week’s question asked if a deaf person could be
a boat builder?

A. A response from a DeafDigest subscriber –

Calvin Johanson of Salem, Oregon owned his own boat building business year ago near Astoria, Oregon. He built large fishing boats that were used in Alaska.

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:

Travel and computer use-

When we travel and stay at hotels, most often there are computers for guests to use.

When we do not bring our own laptop or iPad and use the hotel’s computers, it can be frustrating.

I definitely require large print on any computer I use.

One very simple solution is to enlarge print on these public PCs.

When viewing email (webmail) or websites, you can enlarge the page.

To increase font size on a page, press keys CTRL and +

Press several times to get your “size”

To reduce size press keys CTRL and –

Press several times to continue get smaller font.

Now you can check your email and view FaceBook anywhere without special devices!

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 some schools stop hiring these “fake” interpreters,
by calling them “communication facilitator”. This phrase
is reserved for individuals that could not pass the
state interpreting exams (hint – look at the messy
Arkansas situation)

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DeafHistory:

Year 2003 – the British Sign Language won recognition by the
British government

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

deaf athletes in the London Olympics

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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position opening
Administrative Assistant
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is presently searching for an Administrative Assistant to work with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. The successful candidate MUST know ASL (sign language), be able to multi-task and prioritize, the ability to interact at all levels and have excellent communication and computer skills. A background in an educational environment would be a plus. This is a 12 month position.
PSD offers a competitive starting salary with a good benefits package. All qualified candidates with ASL knowledge can forward their resume to:

James A. Mallardi, Jr., HR Manager
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19144

mailto:jmallardi@PSD.org

E/O/E/M/F

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Job Posting
Executive Director
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
Swarthmore, PA

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC) is an innovative, non-profit
organization with a mission to promote equal communication accessibility
and cultural awareness for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals
through our highly respected and much utilized sign language interpreting
services. In addition, we provide CART services, sign language classes,
workshops, sensitivity training and advocacy. We are located near
Philadelphia and serve southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and
northern Delaware.

DHCC is searching for a charismatic and dynamic leader to manage our
sustainability and growth. The Executive Director is responsible for
ensuring day-to-day operations including human resources and financial
management, fundraising, public relations and community development. The
successful candidate will possess exemplary skills in organizational,
business and program development. Furthermore, this person must be a
skilled communicator with a passion for DHCC’s mission who can build
partnerships with key stakeholders including Board of Directors, staff,
consumers and interpreters.

Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in business, community development, non-profit
management or public administration. Consideration given to other degrees
with appropriate experience

-Minimum of five years experience in a senior management position

-Financial management experience with multi-million dollar budgets

-Proven experience with public relations and fundraising

-Fluent user of American Sign Language (ASL)

-Experience with Deaf and hard of hearing communities and
knowledge of related organizations

-Experience with presentations, program development and community
outreach

-Excellent communication skills and strong written English

-Comprehensive analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
·Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

-Collaborative management style and effective team player

Application Deadline: September 15, 2012 or until filled.

Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:

Mr. Larry Brick
Chair of Search Committee
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC)
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Fax: 610 604-0456 Email: mailto:resumes@dhcc.org

For more information about DHCC and the detailed job description visit
http://www.dhcc.org

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position announcement
Outreach Teacher Consultant (2 positions available)
Kentucky School for the Deaf
Danville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Next Generation Learners, Division of Learning Services, Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) and  has two openings for an Outreach Teacher Consultant.

One Outreach Consultant will serve the Caveland and River Region Cooperatives known as the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GGREC) and will be physically located in Bowling Green, Kentucky area.

The second Outreach Consultant position will serve the Wilderness Trace and Upper Cumberland Cooperatives known as the Southeast/South Central Educational Cooperative (SESC) in the Somerset, Kentucky area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership and technical assistance for assigned cooperatives.

Monitor KSD budget funds allotted as well as coop funds allotted.

Conduct on-site consultation with written recommendations.

Attend Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) meetings.

Assist with transition planning, recruitment of personnel, and the Director of Special Education during the summer with new students, referrals, and ARC meetings.

Facilitate quality educational programs for students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Work collaboratively with school professionals to plan programs, implement change, and evaluate progress.

Coordinate and/or plan relevant professional development (PD) and resources to stakeholders following established KDE PD standards in partnership with the educational cooperatives.

Plan, promote, and implement collaborative activities that provide education, self-esteem building, and social health activities for deaf or hearing impaired students.

Plan networking opportunities for parents, teachers, and staff.

Address professionals on the problems and goals of modern education for deaf and hearing impaired students.

Provide guidance for assessments, evaluations, and educational programming as it relates to the unique challenges when working with students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Represent the needs of deaf or hearing impaired students by serving on various statewide, regional, or local committees, organizations, Coop Cadres, professional learning community groups, university training groups, or school committees as they relate directly to the education of students who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Research, review, and collect data to assist with program planning and keeping stakeholders informed.

Travel to school districts and other meetings on a regular basis.

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess certification to teach students who are Deaf/Hearing Impaired.  Applicants must also have experience in working with students who are deaf and hearing impaired; preference will be given to applications with 5 years or more experience.  Applicant must be willing to learn and participate in sign language classes.  Expected to attain SLPI rating of Advanced within four years of employment as part of tenure consideration.

In accordance with KRS 161.220 the applicant selected for this position will become a member of the Kentucky Teachers. Retirement System.

2012-13 Salary: Dependent upon qualifications, training, and experience.

Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, applicants must complete an application via the Career Opportunities System (COS), submit their application, resume, and letter of interest to: Angela Smith, Division of Resource Management, 500 Mero Street, 16th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY  40601; phone: 502-564-3716 Email:  Angela.Smith@education.ky.gov Or to Rodney Buis, Principal, Kentucky School for the Deaf, P.O. Box 27, Danville, KY 40423 (859) 239-7017 Email: mailto:Rodney.buis@ksd.kyschools.us

For questions, contact Artie Grassman, Director of Outreach at
mailto:Artie.grassman@ksd.kyschools.us

This position will remain open until filled.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D

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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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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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DeafDigest – 05 August 2012

DeafDigest Blue – August 5, 2012

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

A leader in Solomon Islands said that of all these
disabled groups in his nation, the deaf is the most
neglected one.

If you are deaf and are not a citizen of India, and
you are arrested for a crime, the government of
India has no legal obligation to provide a sign
language interpreter for non-citizens!

The House of Commons in United Kingdom is going to investigate
why the Applied Language Solutions, a sign language interpreting
company, is not doing its job, especially with a £300m that
was awarded them by the government. There were many interpreter
no-shows on interpreting assignments involving that company.

Deafness at the Olympics? Yes, as we have three deaf Americans
taking part. Also British children signing the national
anthem. One deaf Irish athlete missed making it with the
Ireland Olympic team. Several deaf runners carried the
Olympic torch. And the captioning of the Olympics were sometimes
good, sometimes bad.

Cochlear implant failures are decreasing. Says who, says the
Maude. Maude? It is an acronym for Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience, a private group that tracks
CI successes and failures. The latest Maude report was
issued August 1st.

The Deaf Bilingual Coalition has changed its name to
Alliance for Deaf Bilingual Children, and also has
changed its mission. They are still calling themselves
by the same acronym – DBC

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A SMALL TV SET WITHOUT CAPTIONS
We have a law that says all TV sets, larger than 13 inches
must have captions.
In Boston, DeafDigest editor and his wife entered a
taxi cab that had a small TV set behind the front seat.
That small TV set was not captioned. Just bad deaf luck!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-tv-set-not-captioned-for-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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DID DUMMY HOY SMOKE CIGARETTES?

Did Dummy Hoy smoke cigarettes? Do look at the picture,
and either be surprised or not surprised!

http://deafdigest.com/dummy-hoy-smoking-deaf-cigarettes/

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A LIPREADING FRUSTRATION
DeafDigest editor was on vacation. He was staying at a hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In the hotel lobby, there was a coffee shop. He wanted
a coffee cake – and pointed at it behind the counter.
The man behind the counter was an immigrant whose lips
could not be read. It was a back and forth struggle until
another clerk saw it and solved the communication problem.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hard-to-read-clerk-lips/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A DEAF MAYOR OF A SMALL JAPANESE VILLAGE

It was just learned that a deaf man served as
a mayor of a village in Japan. It was Yokoo Yoshitomo-san,
who served as mayor in 1951 of Oguro Town, located in
Northeastern Japan.

This updates the list of elected deaf public officials at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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DEAF ATTENDING COLLEGE IN SAUDI ARABIA
We, the deaf, are ever so lucky to live in USA. Saudi
Arabia allows the deaf to enroll at their colleges.
But there is a serious drawback to this privilege. The
deaf cannot just take any class or any major. They are
restricted to a short list of classes they can attend!
Simply put, if a deaf Saudi Arabian wants to study
medicine, and if the college says no, then it is bad luck.

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THE STORY BEHIND DELAWARE GOVERNOR SIGNING DEAF BILLS
The Delaware governor signed two deaf bills into laws –
infant screenings and distribution of analog communication
devices.
This is great. What might have helped push harder on
both bills?
One of the sponsors is Rep. Quinn Johnson, D-Middletown.
He is the father of a deaf child.

HEARING SEQUESTRATION, DEAF SEQUESTRATION
Sequestration? What does that mean? It is a new
buzzword in politics – that refers to budget cuts
in federal funds.
Deaf Sequestration? Yes – look at these ugly budget
cuts in deaf education, deaf social services, etc.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreters having to listen to personal comments
about their spouses, especially if one spouse is
a hearing interpreter and the other spouse is
well known in the deaf community

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Names can lead to many word boundary problems for captioners and CART
providers.  Captioners write phonetically syllable by syllable on
their steno machines.

Someone might say “Where is the bag Dad brought in from the
car?”

I’m sure you can see the trouble for a captioner.  That sentence may
translate as “Where is the Baghdad brought in from the car?”

A captioner must be alert and try to anticipate when something may
translate incorrectly, but sometimes errors will be made.  If someone
is speaking over 200 words a minute, and the captioner is attempting
to hear, understand, and write everything that is being said, some
word boundary problems may slip through the cracks.

Because many syllables that are parts of words can also be the first
or last syllable of names, sometimes the computer will hook the
syllable together with the wrong word.

Someone could say “We are going to add Amtrak to our list of
carriers.”

A captioner or CART provider would need to be cautious that that
didn’t translate as “We are going to Adam track to our list of
carriers.”

Trying to anticipate these sorts of problems in advance can sometimes
be a difficult task.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you tell a hearing person that you are deaf; as a
result, the hearing person shouts at you!

(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:

Failure to provide an interpreter for a deaf patient
has cost a New Jersey doctor $10,000 – per agreement
before this case went to the courts

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

End of an era for Deaf Printers of Washington, DC. Years ago
the Washington Post and the Government Printing Office (GPO) were known
as good places were deaf printers could earn a good living.
Not any more. Washington Post bought out all printers, including
the deaf, a couple of years back.
And at the Government Printing Office there are just a few
deaf employees left and there may be none in the near future.
The federal government has ordered the agencies to outsource
their printing jobs instead of funneling all these to the GPO.
What this means is no more printing business for GPO, and hence
no need for more printers.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and live in Peru and fall
in love and want to get married, you have
two choices:

– don’t get married
– move out of Peru

Why? There is a law, on books since 1984, that
disallows disabled people, the deaf included,
from getting married! It is located in
Article 241 – Section 4 in Peru’s Civil Code.
Not surprisingly, the disabled groups are
fighting the law. They made a big stink out of it
in a newspaper story earlier this week.

(editor’s note: this law has since then been
repealed)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

David Smith, who is deaf, is a member of the USA
Olympics volleyball team. He played volleyball at
University of California at Irvine. Anyway, his
college coach said:

There is a David Smith Rule. It means when David
wants the ball, other teammates leave him alone – it is because he cannot hear signals from his teammates.

Normally hearing volleyball player shout commands
with each other while in action on the floor.

Smith, by the way, knows no ASL.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In New York, a hearing person told his deaf friend:

I am going to Pratt

Pratt, as in Pratt Institute, one of the world’s best
architectural colleges?

Why would he be saying that?

He actually said:

I am going to Pret (a sandwich chain in New York, Chicago
and Washington, DC)

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position announcement
Overnight Child Care Supervisor
Walden School (at Learning Center for the Deaf) Framingham, MA

Overnight Child Care Supervisor
http://35.182.75.222/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

If you are interested in applying please apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

and submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well
as three references and/or letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents are required to move the application process forward.

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

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job announcement
Webmaster/IT Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Part-Time Non-Exempt

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Webmaster/IT Support specialist position maintains DCARA’s website and provides IT support to all staff.  This is a part-time position (.75 FTE, 30 hours a week), reporting to the Director of Community Relations.

REPONSIBILITIES:
WEBSITE:   Maintain, edit, and update the DCARA website: –    Post and delete flyers/announcements; –    Create event/action pages; –    Set up online registrations and notifications; –    Maintain calendar of events; –    Add links to other web pages; –    Maintain internal employee website; –    Provide technical support for information and referral, and fundraising efforts; –    Provide technical support for database functions.

AV/DOCUMENTARY SUPPORT: –    Provide personnel and equipment support for internal staff meetings, agency workshops and events.
–    Film and/or photograph DCARA events, and add to website; –    Edit, caption, and upload DCARA video footage;

IT SUPPORT: –    Maintain and troubleshoot computers, servers, peripherals, other equipment and networks for all staff in all DCARA locations; –    Perform upgrades/updates/backups as needed and coordinate purchase of new computers and/or equipment, as directed;
–    Maintain and provide custom SQL reporting for in-house DCARA database;

GENERAL: –    Coordinate special projects delegated by the Director of Community Relations; –    Coordinate DCARA staff trainings.
–    Facilitate Website Committee

REQUIRED SKILLS: At least 3 years of experience in computer usage/maintenance, networking, technology and/or website maintenance.  BA in a computer science or technology-related field preferred.
–    Extensive knowledge of Windows XP/Vista operating system and related applications, such as MS Office 2007 (Word, Outlook, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint); Knowledge of MacIntosh operating systems (OS X).
–    Demonstrated knowledge and experience administering Windows Server 2003 and 2008.
–    Strong knowledge of website maintenance and HTML/PHP/CSS editing; experience with Joomla preferred.
–    Knowledge of ASP.NET/SQL Server 2008 preferred; Knowledge of SQL
–    Knowledge of scripting language such as Powershell, Ruby, or Python preferred;
–    Experience with editing video and streaming video online; experience with Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro preferred.
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate projects independently.
–    Proficiency in American Sign Language and English; Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people.
–    Able to travel during the work week and throughout the DCARA service area.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education. DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE:  Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5pm

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

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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 Resources 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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Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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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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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
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
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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
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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– 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 – 04 August 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 01 August 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 1, 2012

— A lucky deaf woman and a hearing plumber

A deaf British woman had a water leak in her home.
She contacted several hearing plumbers and they tried
to overcharge her. She felt they took advantage of her
deafness.  Angry, she explained the pricing problem with
the newspaper consumer editor. It was mentioned in the
newspaper the next day. A plumber read the story and
came to the deaf woman, offering her $100 for the job
that others were charging $400. Why the lower price?
The plumber’s girlfriend is deaf and he felt bad about
the deaf woman having a hard time with other plumbers.

 
— insurance company cheating a deaf woman

A deaf woman has an insurance policy that covers
accidental damage to her hearing aid. She accidentally
damaged the hearing aid – but the insurance company
refused to pay for it. Why? The insurance company
said the hearing aid was broken because of wear
and tear and not due to accidental damage! Is this
insurance company honest? Not in her case!

 

— A witness telling the court he went to an oral school

An old joke? Well, in the book “Disorder in the American
Courts” there was a story –

Attorney asked: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What
school did you go to?

Witness said:  Oral

 
Is it oral school for the deaf or oral school for the
hearing???????

 

 

— The ADA and the hearing person

A newspaper story said:

Most hearing employer are aware of ADA, but are not trained
how to deal with the needs of their deaf employees

ADA a joke? In some cases, probably!

 

 
— Police refused to help deaf victim in a fight?

In Houston, Texas, a hearing man punched a deaf man in
the face. Police was called. The deaf man asked for an
interpreter to discuss this incident with the police –
but was refused! The police discussed this matter with
the hearing man but ignored the deaf man. As a result,
the deaf man is filing a lawsuit, accusing the Harris
County police department of discrimination.

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