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DeafDigest – 30 September 2012

DeafDigest Gold – September 30, 2012

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/rude-employee-with-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-chat-across-street-buildings/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doorbell-frequencies/

Attention: all 4 of this week’s videos will work with iPad

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Motorola Photon[tm] Q 4G LTE-Fast with the Power of Android

Shoot off emails and texts faster than ever with the slide-out QWERTY
keyboard available on the new Motorola Photon[tm] Q. The LED
edge-lighting will even allow you to type in the dark.

Using the latest Android[tm] innovation from Sprint , you can
instantly personalize your phone to complement your needs and
interests and create your own cache of fun and productivity from more
than 100,000 apps.

The Motorola Photon[tm] Q is available for only $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 is available in select markets. See sprint.com/4GLTE
for more info.

Find the Motorola Photon[tm] Q at the Deaf Pager Store, the store
with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

Go to http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG093012

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses,
assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the
“Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft
vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the
weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic
Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival
mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at
http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are
only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the
net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home
over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Matt Hamill defeated Roger Hollett in a successful
comeback from his one year retirement as Ultimate
Fighter.

California passed a new law that limits the power of the
ADA in the state. It limits the amount of damages a business
has to pay if there is a ADA violation. No longer will there
be “million dollar” fines.

A deaf Massachusetts man has filed a lawsuit against his
employer, the Westborough Public Schools system for
terminating his employment. He has accused the school
system of discriminating against the deaf. Yes, the
school system has denied that discrimination exists.

Deaf British actor Julian Peedle-Calloo will be taking
part in a prime-time drama “New Tricks” in a BBC1 program.

Should the video referees be deaf? This was the issue raised
by the Courier-Mail, a newspaper in Australia. Video referees
are used in the NFL, and it was suggested that it also be
used in rugby, and that these referees should be deaf. Reason
is that the deaf cannot hear abuse by fans and players and
coaches while studying the replays.

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Domestic Violence has always been a problem in the Deaf community. For
many years it has been a hidden problem, secret and taboo.

“It happened behind closed doors.”

“It was treated as a private matter between two people and the
community should not get involved.”

We know now that we cannot afford to let it stay private. It is
everyone’s business. We must all be a part of the solution.

What can you do if someone you care about is a victim of domestic
violence or sexual assault?

What can you do if you experience domestic violence or sexual assault?
What can our community do?

For  answers to those questions and more information on domestic
violence from Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), visit
this page:

http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=838

The HealthBridges Team
http://www.healthbridges.info

Information posted on the website is available in American Sign
Language, spoken and captioned English.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ACROSS THE STREET CONVERSATION
Many years ago in Los Angeles, two deaf people worked
in two separate office buildings on a narrow street.
They happened to work on the 6th floor. They could
see each other across the street through their work
windows.
When they wanted to chat in sign language, they would
wave hands to call attention – and then communicate
together.
Not any more. It was a long time ago.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-chat-across-street-buildings/

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

Attention:
this video will work with iPad

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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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SIGNAL FREQUENCIES MAKING TWO DEAF PEOPLE CRAZY
Two deaf people lived in their own apartments.
Both apartments were near each other. These two deaf
people were not friends with each other.
Both bought their own wireless doorbell signalers.
Lamps in their apartments will flash when someone
presses on the door buttons.
Unfortunately for them, their signalers were on
the same frequency. When someone rings at one
apartment, the other apartment will flash signals.
Same thing with another apartment.
It drove both people crazy. They were angry at
each other and blamed each other for buying the
same doorbell model. It went on for several weeks
until one of them “gave up” by going to the
dealer to have the frequency changed.

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

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

Attention:
this video will work with iPad

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

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

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DEAFNESS AND TINNITUS
There are many people with tinnitus that are not deaf. They suffer from tinnitus. Yes, we do have a number of deaf people
with tinnitus, but this is besides the point.
Anyway, in Gibraltar, a tiny nation of just 30,000 people,
there is an organization called:

The Gibraltar Hearing Impaired and Tinnitus Association

And they are working with the government to establish
a registry of people that are deaf, of people with
tinnitus, and also of people with deafness and tinnitus!

A BIG APPLE EMBARRASSMENT
Apple, thanks to the late Steve Jobs, demands perfection in
all of their products.
It was quite embarrassing when Apple’s recent new products
have had problems.
One such problem was Siri, which is voice-activated and was
supposed to help the deaf communicate with the hearing!

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

http://35.182.75.222/videos/hearingaidstores/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Delaware Association of the Deaf

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/delaware-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is a former Deaf Professional

A former deaf professional? Meaning he is hearing and no longer
works with the deaf

or

he is no longer deaf thanks to a CI?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are we seeing so many anti-deaf discrimination lawsuits?

A. Hearing people that have never met a deaf person in their life
(police officers, physicians, etc) may panic upon meeting a deaf
person, and may not know how to react appropriately. Hours of
sensitivity training classes often do not help in these
“first-time” encounters!

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:

Election

We have the right to vote for the President and  for other candidates.

Of course, accessibility is needed for many of us who are Deaf-Blind.

In some states, Blind people can vote via telephone at the polling place.

My thought, we need interpreter services. I could call to vote and have an
interpreter signing the options then I use the phone keypad to make my personal
choices.  This is a not so new idea being tried out in several places around the country.

It seems to be a more private option?

Link provided here for you to review and then check your own state.

http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/VoteByPhone.html

Hey, don’t forget to vote this year!

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 abusive users of video relay calls be caught and prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law

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DeafHistory:

Year 1950 – Jack Tubergen’s TV newscasts on a Chicago network
was the first such deaf signed newscast in history. It did not
last too long and it was taken off the air.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

230

deaf and hard of hearing students attending classes at
California State University at Northridge

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Deaf College Athletes:

– William Jewell – Mo O’Connor, FR, softball; will be making
her softball debut this coming spring 2013

– William Smith College – Kara Ruskin, JR, crew; left the
team

– Willamette – Rachel Heringer, fr, tennis; is joining the
tennis team this season

– Winthrop – Michael Patrick, fr, baseball; a newcomer
this coming season

– Appalachian State – Kate Ward, FR, women’s soccer;
played 5 games, starting once in her team’s 10 games; scored
2 goals and assisting on one goal

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Callie-Ann Halliday, UK, a top U-18 canoe racer; no recent
updates on her

– Nick Hamilton, Cleveland Indians farm system, baseball;
played in the Arizona Rookie League, hit .240 (12 of 50)
in 17 games; did not hit for power

– Jalen Harris, Milwuakee Brewers farm team; hit .172 (21 of
122) with a team in the Arizona Rookie League; this is his
second season in pro ball and he has not shown any improvement

– Ahmed Abdul Raheem Ahmed Al Hosani, professional kickboxer, United Arab Emirates; no updates on him in a year

– Yuya Ishii, pro baseball, Japan; pitched in 17 games, all in
relief; sported a 1.80 ERA as a short inning reliever

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)

– Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

– Case Manager – Los Angeles

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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announcing openings
Residential Counselors
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Male and Female vacancies

Closing date:      Until filled

The American School for the Deaf is a residential and day program located in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school.

ASD operates the PACES Program, a special educational/residential unit for emotionally/behaviorally disordered students, who need educational, social, and psychological services beyond those offered in traditional school settings.  The program’s goals are to maximize students. potential and return them to the least restrictive educational environment.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervision of adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Director of the PACES Program.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
High School Diploma.  Prior experience working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting.  CPI/CPR Training/Certification required or ability to secure. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  Intermediate sign language SLPI rating required.

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website:   http://www.asd-1817.org  for more information and to download an application.

Resumes/applications may be sent to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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announcing opening
Human Resources Director
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Closing date:    Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf  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.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Responsible for developing and implementing all human resource-related policies and procedures to meet organizational needs and comply with state and federal laws.  Directs development and maintenance of human resources information systems to ensure record keeping and reporting requirements are accurate, timely, and confidential.  Provides guidelines for and oversees management of human resources activities such as recruitment, orientation, performance review, benefits, training, and employee relations and advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.  This position participates in the School’s collective bargaining team and handles grievances and other contract administration matters.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology, or related area, and 15 years of Human Resources experience, at least five years at a management level. Experience in a collective bargaining setting preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.  Problem solving and strong organizational skills.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.  Familiarity with ADP Human Resources, Payroll systems and Enterprise E.   Proficiency in sign language preferred; willingness to learn required.

HOW TO APPLY
Review complete job description at www.asd-1817.org.  Applications are available on line.

Send resume and/or application to:

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

Fax:   860-570-1832

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Communication Facilitator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-communication-facilitator-job/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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announcing openings
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

– Teachers; Campus and Outreach
– Educational Interpreters

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.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, and adult service program, utilizing a total communication philosophy.  The American School for the Deaf is accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs Serving the Deaf and the Departments of Education in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Discover available opportunities by visiting: http://www.asd-1817.org Click on Employment to review current vacancies.   Click on the job to review the job description; complete with minimum requirements. Applications may also be downloaded from the website.

Send application/resume and letter of interest to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE; M/F/V/H/D

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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/

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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position opening
Live-in provider
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER – a non-profit support organization

Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs someone to live with him and be available for certain nights in exchange for free rent and basic utilities.

Position Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Position Purpose: To assure this young man is safe in his Federal Way apartment and receives the support he may need at night.

Position Expectations:

–    Emergency support:  provide overnight support 5 nights per week as the primary responder in case of emergency.

–    Overnight support:  when his health is not good or he needs support through the night for other reasons, support him to meet his needs.

–    Communication:  maintain open and clear communication with the team’s lead staff and co-directors of Stand Together.

–    Team work: work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings as needed.

–    Be a good tenant:  abide by the lease agreement, which includes seeking permission from the landlord prior to making any changes, additions or improvements to the apartment, including your bedroom.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills desired; must be dependable; show respect and proper care of another’s belongings; be honest at all times; be kind, considerate and patient; allow the team to discuss problems with you without feeling threatened or being judged; maintain open communication; minimum High School diploma or equivalent; good driving record and no criminal history.

Compensation: FREE rent and basic utilities exchanged for being home five designated nights per week.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at: mailto:sallen.st@comcast.net

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx

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position opening
Personal Assistant
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER . a non-profit support organization Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs a team, including staff, to assure his success in the Federal Way community.

Job Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Job Purpose: Introduce him to people, places and things and be available to assure success in his community. Support him to expand his inclusive community. Assist and teach him the skills needed to be in charge of his life.

Job Duties:
–    Recreation and Family . make sure he is getting out into the community, and staying in touch with friends and family. Ensure his participation in activities that interest him.

–    Personal care – support him with activities of daily living such as showering, teeth brushing, shaving, dressing appropriately, etc.

–    Meal preparation – assist him with menu planning, shopping and meal preparation to assure a balanced diet.

–    Healthcare – attend medical, dental and mental health appointments and provide needed support at these appointments, and then to follow doctors orders. Support self-administration of medications.

–    Documentation and records – complete and maintain required documentation and records.

–    Support plans – follow written support plans, including his positive behavior support plan.

–    Financials – follow the written Individual Financial Plan (IFP), includes collecting receipts whenever supporting him with purchases.

–    Team player – work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings.

–    Job support – provide him with assistance at his job to assure he is focused and doing assigned tasks.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills required; must be dependable, honest & trustworthy; flexible; kind, considerate and patient; team player; maintain attitude of learning; good listener; caring person; minimum High School diploma; good driving record and no criminal history.

Pay/Hours: Pay is dependent upon level of sign language skill; part-time hours to-be-determined.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at: mailto:sallen.st@comcast.net

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx

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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 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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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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The National Gallery of Art is looking for ASL tour guides to lead tours in ASL at the NGA every other month (or so)!  An honorarium is provided for tour guides. work.     Please let me know if you have any questions. Lorena Baines  Museum Educator, High School Programs  National Gallery of Art  Washington, D.C.  202-842-6905

England

Teacher of the Deaf NQT or QTS

Recruiter Capita Resourcing Education Posted 21 September 2012 Ref Teacher of the Deaf Contact  Luton Primary Team Location  Luton  Sector Education  Contract Type  Interim  Hours  Full Time Salary  £100 . £140 per day + Benefits

Further information Capita Education Resourcing are recruiting for an inspiring and innovative Teacher of the deaf (NQT or QTS) to join this highly inclusive and well resourced mainstream Primary School in Luton.

The School are committed to narrowing the gap for deaf children through working with families, children, mainstream teachers and other professionals. They promote inclusion by supporting children.s full and active involvement in all aspects of the mainstream curriculum and are committed to the continued professional development of all staff.

This is a great opportunity to join the team at this lovely school initially on a day to day basis with a view to enjoying a long-term opportunity. Capita are looking for exceptional candidates for this role in order to meet our total commitment to our schools and the children they support.

To become part of the capita supply team at this lovely Primary school you will be:

*A fully qualified Teacher NQT or QTS with experience of working with Children with Hearing Impairment. *Able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the primary curriculum and audiological needs of all deaf children. *Have experience of assessing, planning and teaching children with SEND/ Language and communication delay; *Be enthusiastic, self-motivating and able to demonstrate flexibility in your style of approach. *Have a caring and patient nature, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. *Be a team player, and contribute to the shared inclusive ethos of our school.

At Capita we take our responsibilities seriously, our aim is to provide you with work in a variety of School settings and to ensure you are well supported and rewarded for your efforts, even if it is just to say .thank you. for a job well done.

As part of the Capita team you will benefit from:

*The support of a dedicated Primary consultant *Plenty of variety and choice of work at school level *Good rates of pay and the ability to participate in our tax efficiency scheme *Opportunity to join our Team-Teach training scheme.

CER is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability. Each individual is assessed on merit alone.

If you are seeking an interesting and rewarding role please contact us at Capita Education Resourcing on 08003162385 or email gemma.edwards@capita.co.uk

NORTH CAROLINA, STATE OF (NC) invites applications for the position of: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

JOB CLASS TITLE: Community Development Specialist I

POSITION NUMBER: 60043226

DEPARTMENT: Dept of Health and Human Services

SALARY RANGE:  $38,632.00 . $62,372.00 Annually

SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 70

COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Wake County

OPENING DATE: 09/19/12

CLOSING DATE: 10/02/12 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is responsible for program and resource development and/or coordination, evaluation and research, designed to enhance the capacity of North Carolina.s Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind people to be alerted about, respond to and recover from disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and chemical spills. This position works closely with state and federal/national agencies and organizations such as NC 911 Board, NC Emergency Management Division, FEMA and Red Cross to develop, enhance or coordinate resources, including training, for or on behalf of the target population. This position also coordinates with key positions at DSDHH.s seven regional centers to ensure the effective provision of emergency preparedness/management resources and services at the local and regional levels, covering all 100 counties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

This position requires the following:  In-depth knowledge of the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind populations and the emergency management / disaster issues they face,

previous substantial experience with social and cultural activities within the deaf community and/or the hard of hearing population,   excellent written and verbal communication skills,

general familiarity with various communication modalities used by Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind populations including assistive technology, extensive knowledge of federal / state laws, programs and services pertaining to emergency management / preparedness (including shelters and accessibility) as they relate to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind citizens of North Carolina, experience in developing and coordinating initiatives for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind people statewide and at the state level,

direct and in-depth experience with local and state initiatives on emergency management for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind people, effective public presentation, interaction, outreach and training skills, ability to establish working relationships with various emergency / disaster agencies and organizations. Management Preferences

Management prefers that potential candidates have the following:  At least 5 years of emergency management, preparedness and program coordination experience, sign language communication skills, direct and in-depth experience with national initiatives on emergency management for deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind people and some basic knowledge of workplace safety issues.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of experience, preferably in a field related to the specific program assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. . . . .

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DSDHH uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

·          Online applications are only accepted through http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/

·         To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

·         Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application and reference to .see resume. in application fields will result in an incomplete application.

·         Applicants seeking Veteran.s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

·         During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

·         Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Brenda Raing

2301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-2301

(919) 874-2230

Jan Withers

Director

NC Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

(919) 874-2245

1-800-851-6099

Jan.Withers@dhhs.nc.gov (Note new email address)

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

Teacher Aide

Severely Disabled Elementary Classroom

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 59-12

742 Harrison Blvd Schedule IN

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50107/5210

JOB SUMMARY   Assists classroom instructor in working with blind/visually impaired students, who may have additional disabilities; prepares teaching materials and tutors individual students under the supervision of the instructor; communicates the progress of the students to the instructor; performs such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of students in academic and skills areas; assists with behavior interventions under the direction of the instructor; assists with routine daily activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom (including diapering), etc.; drives students to and from activities as necessary; performs other duties as assigned.

The University of Tulsa.s Deaf Education program needs ASL instructors (adjuncts) for the spring semester. All classes are offered during the day, either MWF or TTH. There may be the possibility to teach more than one section (back to back).

If you are interested in applying, please send your email to Sharon Baker at bakers@utulsa.edu.

Feel free to send an email or call 918-631-2910 if you have any questions.

Sharon Baker, Ed.D.

Applied Professor and Director of Deaf Education University of Tulsa 800 S. Tucker Dr. Tulsa, OK 74104 918-631-2910

bakers@utulsa.edu

Faculty Opening . UH ASLI Program    TIME: Fall 2013    ADDRESS:  100 Clinical Research Services Center  Houston, Texas    WEBSITE: http://www.uh.edu/provost/fac/faculty-openings/comd11/index.php    The American Sign Language Interpreting Program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston seeks applicants for a nine-month, non-tenure track, full-time instructor position beginning September, 2013.    The Bachelor.s program in American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) (http://www.uh.edu/class/comd/asli/) began in fall, 2009 and currently has approximately 30 students. It is the first of its kind in the state of Texas.    We are seeking a creative, innovative applicant with a passion for teaching the theoretical and practical aspects of American Sign Language.    Responsibilities include; teaching ASL and related classes; curriculum development and evaluation; assisting with the development of community outreach programs and workshops, and working closely with the ASLI Program Coordinator and other ASL faculty.    The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Master.s degree in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or related field from an accredited institution, native/near-native proficiency in ASL and three years teaching.    Send applications to: Professor Sharon Hill, ASLI Program Coordinator (shill@uh.edu) at    American Sign Language Interpreting Program  UH Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders  100 Clinical Research Services Center  Houston, TX, 77204.    Review of applications will be immediate and will continue until the position is filled.    Applications must include: letter of interest including qualifications for the position, teaching interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, transcripts from all degree-granting institutions, and three letters of recommendation. Copies of representative supervisory and/or teaching evaluations are welcome.    Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:  The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.    CONTACT PERSON NAME: Sharon Hill  CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: shill@uh.edu

Full-Time American Sign Language Interpreter in India

Primary duties: Interpret for Deaf executive/owner in a large family business setting. Interpreter will also be interpreting for family gatherings, phone calls ,and personal needs of the client. The ideal candidate is someone who can work in a wide variety of settings (intimate family settings as well as high register meetings with local diplomats and high ranking government officials). Additionally the interpreter will be a mentor to newly recruited Indian interpreters learning ASL and possibly student interpreters from the United States. This is a business setting with a specialized vocabulary. Ideally we are seeking people with a willingness to adapt to a new cultural setting (foreign travel experience, experience living in another country, and/or working with a spoken language interpreter are highly encouraged). The family members are strict vegetarians and the interpreter must be able to adhere to this diet while eating with the family. This position is a 6 day work week, but has a varied work load. It also will require periodic travel around India and possibly abroad. We are seeking candidates who have at least 10 years of interpreting experience, who can be very flexible with their work schedule, and are willing to work in India for at least 2 years. Certification is preferred, but not mandatory. This position will start January 2013.

Qualifications : 1. Interpret effectively both receptively and expressively a while adhering to RID CPC . 2. Serve as a mentor and sign language/interpreting teacher to newly recruited Indian interpreters. 3. Ability to travel frequently within India as well as to other countries on occasion. 4. Exhibit professionalism and demonstrated knowledge of business contexts, structure, and management with an ability to learn new business terms and models. 5. Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity of language, culture, religions, and geographical locations. 6. Embrace a high work-ethic and be flexible with schedule. 7. Able to live in India for at least two years.

US-based salary will be attractive and commensurate with skills and experiences. Employment Benefits Package : 1) Accommodation 2) All work-related expenses 3) Monthly living stipend/allowance 4) Blackberry and 24-hour internet data card 5) A round-trip ticket to the US for two weeks once a year 6) Minor Health care expenses while working in India will be provided 7) 10-days free domestic trip in India

CONTACT : Please sent a letter of introduction and resume, including certification and years of experience with a recent photograph to Mr. Vaibhav Kothari . aslinindia@gmail.com

Thank you, Vaibhav Kothari Executive . Project & Business Development Om Metals Infraprojects Ltd. http://www.ommetals.com/

BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST . DEAF SERVICES

Seeking motivated individuals to work with adults with intellectual Disabilities. Ideal person would be flexible, a team player and willing to work with aggressive clients at the client.s home and in the community. A clean driving record and reliable transportation is required. Position is Mon-Fri with evening and weekend rotation a possibility. Applicants fluent in American Sign Language are preferred. This position is full time with benefits. Please email your resume & cover letter to the below address.

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.

107 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

hr@ncssinc.org <mailto:hr@ncssinc.org>

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DeafDigest – 30 September 2012

DeafDigest Blue – September 30, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfect-deaf-body-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-batteries-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/family-reunions-with-deaf/

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The Story of an Unlikely Athlete

Lance Allred is probably the last person you would expect to make it
in professional sports. He grew up in a polygamist commune in Montana
and struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is also deaf.

Despite a lot of setbacks, Lance finally realized his dream of
playing in the NBA, becoming the first legally deaf player in the
league.

“Longshot” is Lance’s personal story. Written by Lance, he is
self-deprecating, witty and wholly original.

Find “Longshot” (B1211) at Harris Communications for only $25.99.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jack Slemenda,
a lifelong Pittsburgh resident, who departed us.
He was the pillar of the Pittsburgh Deaf Community,
serving as officer of the local deaf club, helping spread the word of sign language everywhere, and
helped with the state association and the deaf senior
citizens group. And most important of all, helped
deaf people find jobs.

Top stories about the deaf:

Marja Brandon has been announced as the permanent Head
of School at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. It is a
promotion for her from her interim title.

For the past several years Kevin Bella, himself deaf,
was the head football coach at California School for
the Deaf at Fremont. No longer the coach at the school,
he has resurfaced as the assistant coach at Mission San Jose High School. With a team of hearing players, Bella
uses gestures and signals to get across to them. It
was not easy at the start, but the players are now
used to him.

The National Association of School Psychologists has enacted a resolution to support the needs of deaf students in all school settings.

The EEOC won a lawsuit against Creative Networks,
a company that provides services for the
disabled – an irony because that same company
refused to hire a deaf applicant! This company
was based in Phoenix.

The school system in Victoria, a state in Australia,
has been accused by the Australian human rights commission
of discriminating against some deaf students that want
to enroll. Some of these schools would not admit deaf
applicants.

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Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses,
assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the
“Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft
vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the
weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic
Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival
mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at
http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are
only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the
net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home
over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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HEARING PEOPLE OFTEN NOT REALIZE REASON FOR GESTURES
Deaf people point fingers and use gestures. Example is
pointing at a table in restaurant they want to be seated.
Or pointing at a cake at a Starbucks counter.
Some hearing people don’t like gestures; they think
gestures are mocking them. And they get angry about it.
Their faces become red when they realize reason for
gesturing is because the person is deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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

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

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ALWAYS SAME THING DURING HEARING REUNIONS WITH DEAF
Many family members are close with each other for
many years. They stay in touch through telephone calls
and emails and etc.
And during family reunions, deaf members are always
hugged with smiles on faces.
But do these hearing family members communicate with
the deaf such as fingerspelling or lipreading or with
notes?
In most cases, no! They just gesture for a few minutes
and then ignore the deaf.
Is it normal and sad?

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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We had a championship deaf semi-pro football team

do read the tale at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semipro-football-team/

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AN UNLIKELY HEARING AID MANUFACTURER?
We have approximately 25 hearing aid manufacturers.
Possibly the 26th manufacturer, the newest and the
most unlikely one is – the Apple!
Yes, the Apple as with Macs and these iPads. And
going one up, Apple has applied for two patents
with their new-concept hearing aids, which is supposed
to work with these iOS 6 models.
Will be interesting to see how all of these play
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A DEAF MANAGER OF A POPULAR PIZZA RESTAURANT
In Stratford, CT, a popular pizza restaurant is managed by
a deaf person.
It is Acropolis Pizza, and if you are in the area maybe you
could check out the manager.
Incidentally, we do have a number of deaf-owned restaurants.
The list is at:

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

SOME IMMIGRANTS ARE INSULTED BY GESTURES
DeafDigest editor frequently eats at a certain restaurant
near his home. The hostess, herself an immigrant, was always
insulted when DeafDigest editor points to his favorite table,
rather than to be led to a different table.
Why was the hostess insulted? It was learned, many months
later, that she was an immigrant of Russia but quickly learned
English in USA.
She was proud of her acquired English-speaking skills and that gesturing by hearing patrons made her look stupid.
She did not realize that DeafDigest editor was deaf. She
thought he was a hearing person that liked to make people
look stupid by gesturing and pointing.
All was forgiven with explanations!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

video relay connections where the face of the deaf signer
is either dark or blurry, making it difficult for the
interpreter to connect the face with the signs.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When you are watching the output of a CART provider or a realtime
captioner, there may be times when something comes up on the screen
that makes no sense.  Unfortunately, with technology, there is always
an opportunity for a glitch to take place.

One of the most difficult parts of the process for consumers is
figuring out what the problem is.  Is it a problem with the equipment
of the television station or distributor?  Is it a problem with a
telephone or Internet connection?  Is it a problem with the equipment
of the captioner?

Even though you may not know exactly what the problem is, it is
important that you communicate with the people providing the services
to let them know that there is a problem.

There are times when people providing captioning services do not know
that there is a glitch in the system.  If the people watching
captioning do not communicate with them, the people providing the
captioning think everything is fine and continue to do what they have
always done.

Unfortunately, there are also people who may know that there is some
sort of problem, but they may not want to spend the time or the money
to fix the problem.  Again, it is extremely important that you
continue to communicate with them until the problem is fixed.

It can be very frustrating dealing with a situation like this, and it
might be tempting to just ignore it.  The problem is that if you
ignore it, the people providing the captioning think no one is
watching captioning, and they think that providing captioning is not
important.

It is very important that we all learn to be educated consumers and
advocate for quality captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you nap during your subway ride on way to work, not able
to hear the announcements of next station to stop. As a
result, you wake up 5 stations past your destination
station!

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

Pro bono is always a sticky issue among attorneys, because
it takes time away from their billable hours. But in one
recent disability-related lawsuit in Washington, DC,
two high-powered law firms were involved with pro bono work. In the first law firm, there was a deaf associate. And
in the second law firm, there was a partner whose son
was deaf.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A DeafDigest subscriber reports seeing an advertisement in
Yuma, AZ – a picture of a smiling deaf kid standing by a
collection jar and asking for donations to be sent to an
address, across the border in Mexico.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

UPS is still refusing to hire deaf truck drivers,
arguing that they were still required to be able
to drive safely at all times.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
ruled that UPS is discriminating against deaf
drivers. UPS is still saying they do not discriminate
and are claiming safe driving is the issue, not the
inability to hear.

(editor’s note: UPS is still not hiring deaf drivers)

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest editor was making a deposit at a bank.
The new teller didn’t know him, but another
teller sitting next to her, knew him.

DeafDigest editor lipread the other teller telling
the new teller:

He’s deaf

Wondering – if the bank customer had some kind
of disability, would the other teller tell her
that? Or is that statement reserved for deaf
customers only?

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf employee thought the fellow employee asked:

Did you get my eBay?

eBay?

The fellow employee actually asked:

Did you get my email?

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

– Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

– Case Manager – Los Angeles

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
President
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Talladega, AL

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/president-job-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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position opening
Certification & Education Specialist
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Opening:

– 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.

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

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Fremont, California

Temporary (Mid September 2012 to January 2013)
Full-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed –    Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
–    Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
–    Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
–    Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
–    Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
–    Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
–    Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
–    Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    BA preferred
–    Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  October 5, 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

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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position opening
Principal
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.

The Principal serves as educational and instructional leader. Provides supervision, guidance, and direction to staff through
regular meetings and consultation.  Provides program supervision and guidance to    academic and residential SSDHHC staff.  Assures all teachers are observed and evaluated.  Advises teachers regarding educational techniques and procedures; completes written reports as necessary.  Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units, and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students.  Responsible for the after school/
residential program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.Ed. in Special Education is required.  PA Instructional II
Certification in Special Education and PA Supervisory or Principal Certification required.

The Principal should have extensive knowledge of the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and possess the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs. He/She must also possess extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Skilled in staff supervision is necessary. Fluency in manual communication is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; FBI Clearance; Act 24.

Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills preferred but not required at hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – High School
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present
lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Dual certification in Mathematics or Science preferred.
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is Advanced.  The minimum level accepted at hire is Intermediate

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes planning and supervision of all accounting activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, investments, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing and production of financial statements for all programs.

The CFO partners with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the President of Operations on all tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding. The CFO also serves as the main external and internal point of contact for finance-related matters including annual financial audits of CSD financial statements.   As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will guide cross-divisional teams among main program areas, including Relay, Interpreting, Contact Centers, Human Services and other Emerging Programs, with financial and budget needs.

For more details about this outstanding job opportunity, please view the complete posting  and job description on our website:

http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities/ChiefFinancialOfficer.aspx

Throughout our locations across the country and abroad, all of our employees work towards a shared goal and each of us contributes to our collective aspirations and overall mission of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions while respecting individuality and innovation.

For more information, check out:

Our Careers Page: http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities.aspx
Blog: http://csdhome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSDCommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSD_tweets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/csd_99904
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CSDMedia

Apply With CSD Today!

https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication

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job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD.s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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New England Homes for the Deaf 154-160 Water Street  Danvers, MA 01923 TTY 978-739-4010  VP 978-767-8784

ASL Teacher  New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a Contract or Per-diem ASL Teacher.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.

Program Outreach Coordinator Oversee Deaf Senior Centers and work in collaboration with center Coordinators to ensure needs of the seniors. (i.e. referrals, training etc.)

Mom in Manchester looking for Nanny w/experience working w/children who have hearing loss

a Mom in Manchester, CT who has 11 month old twin boys. She is looking to have an extra set of skilled hands to help out for approximately 6-10 hours a week. One of the boys has a hearing loss

CThandsandvoices@cox.net

P/T Housekeeper/Team Member Needed . previous experience  required Housekeeper/Team Member: Responsible for the cleanliness of client.s homes and/or businesses.  ID : #10404586 # of Positions : 1  Minimum Education Level : High School Diploma/GED  Experience Required : 1 year  License Required: Drivers License  Training : *Previous Housekeeping/Maid/Janitorial Experience Required*  Salary : $13.00 hourly Duration : Part Time Regular  Shift : First Shift (Day)  Hours per week: 15  Start Date : 9/1/2012  Position Description/Responsibilities:  Perform various cleaning activities, to include cleaning bathrooms, bathroom fixtures, showers and tubs, and including washing floors, cleaning kitchens, vacuuming carpets, dusting, polishing and other cleaning-related activities in accordance with instructions given.  . Must be depended on to arrive at work at the prescribed time each day, knowing full well that tardiness and absences from work will place  hardship on fellow team members and disrupt client cleaning schedules.  . Report any broken items, accidents, injuries, security, or safety violations promptly.  . Report any emergency maintenance problems to include toilets and other water fixtures.  . Wear appropriate uniform and personal protective equipment in accordance with the job you are performing. . Learn specific cleaning techniques of the company based on time and motion. Work smarter, not harder.  . Understand and adhere to safety procedures as established by the company.  . Attend and participate in meetings as requested by the Team Leader, Office Manager, or Owner.  . Drive to specified locations when requested and clean and maintain vehicle.  . Leave premises in a safe manner as to the condition it was found.  . Secure homes, including locking doors and windows, and activating alarms, without letting pets out.  . Perform other cleaning/organizing related duties as assigned. Position Details: . Part-Time  . Residental & Commercial Properties  . Currently approx. 15 hours per week  . Willing to travel to job sites in towns of Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, South Windsor, West Hartford & New Britain  . Rate of pay is $13.00 per hour  . Uniform Required . Solid Color Scrub Top & Bottom & Sneakers  Position Requirements: . Own Vehicle Transportation  . Previous Housekeeping/Maid/Janitorial/Organization Experience  . Ability to Read, write and communicate effectively in English with  team members and clients.  . Ability to reach, bend, stoop and kneel . Ability to stand for extended periods of time  . Ability to lift 20 pounds (Move couches, chairs and other furniture as needed). Company Information Simplistic Solutions, LLC<http://www.simplisticsolutionsllc.com> Commercial & Residential Cleaning/Organizing Service  215 Layton Ln New Britain, CT 06053

Application Information

Instructions : Complete and email the attached application, or email your Resume to simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.com<mailto:simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.com>

Contact Catherine Riley-Mitchell by email or phone for an application. Email : Catherine Riley simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.com><mailto:simplisticsolutionsct@gmail.co > m>  By Phone : Call Catherine Riley at 860-836-5858

US Department of Labor Employment Opportunity for Disable People and Veterans in San Francisaco CA

Office Management Assistant (Office Automation)

U.S. Department of Labor . Office of Federal Contract Compliance GS-0303-07

San Francisco, CA

We are looking for an Office Management Assistant to serve as the confidential assistant to the District Director for our Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) in our San Francisco Office.

We are considering VRA and Schedule A eligible applicants for this opening.

Interested applicants should send their resume and supporting documents (Military Service documents for the Vets and Schedule A letters for persons with disability) to me at Mengesha.rosa@dol.gov or Fax it via 415-625-2414 Attention- Rosa Mengesha by Friday Sep 21, 2012

* Please indicate how many words per minute you type!

Below is what the role entails in general. Duties include but are not limited to:

·        Provide general administrative support to the District Office computer software applications.

·        Obtains, prepares assembles background information, graphs and charts for management reporting requirements.

·        Prepares computer-based charts and graphs reflecting accomplishment of assigned projects.

·        Serves as the District expert on office management functions.

·        Manages correspondence, requests, reports and congressional inquiries

·        Other functions as assigned.

Rosa Mengesha

U.S. Department of Labor- San Francisco/Seattle Region

Phone: 415 625 2369, Cell: 415 265 0367 Email: mengesha.rosa@dol.gov

ACDHH Hiring Additional Deaf Specialist

ACDHH aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. Our mission is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sectors, accessibility for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and persons with speech difficulties to improve their quality of life.  We are currently looking for a Deaf Specialist to join our team! The Deaf Specialist will provide advocacy; information and referral; and outreach and education services related to deafness. Click here for more information! **This posting will close on October 3rd at 5pm**

https://secure.azstatejobs.gov/pljb/global_jsp/applicant/DisplayJob/JobDetails.jsp?display=1&pljbHome=/azgovjobs/mainjb/applicant/index.jsp&id=47888

Career Exploration & Job Fair

When: October 2, 2012

What: Job Fair and Workshops- Prepare to meet business leaders, attend workshops, and explore your career opportunities

Where: Sanderson Community center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 5709 S 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT

Workshop schedule: 10:30- Applying for and Working in Federal or State Government 11:30- What are Employers Looking For? (Employer Panel) 12:30- Social Security Disability and Working (Lecture Hall) 12:30- How to Apply for Federal Employment USAjobs.gov (Classroom B/C)  1:30- Successful Job Search: Secrets to a Winning Interview

Interpreters will be onsite and available for all workshops. Any questions, please contact Leah Lobato at leahlobato@utah.gov or 801-887-9538.

Job Opportunity: Program Coordination Specialist . Austin    Position Opening    Program Coordination Specialist    DARS . Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services    Position number:  00028370    For further information, go to http://www.dars.state.tx.us, point your cursor to .News & Information. in the top navigation bar and select .Jobs..  An application will need to be submitted online.    The position is looking for someone who loves to manage projects and is BEI certified or equivalent to interpret for the Director of the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as well as for other DHHS meetings/staff.   New England Homes for the Deaf has openings for part-time Activities Assistants and CNAs or HHAs to accompany residents to appointments and help with Activites. We are understanding and supportive of deaf and deaf/blind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

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

Activites Assistant:

Responsibilities

Facilitate creative activities with residents and encourage residents to participate.

Assist in the transport of residents to activity location.

Create, copy, and distribute Activities schedule to all residents each morning.

Properly document each resident.s daily activity participation in the appropriate logs.

Provide appropriate group and one-on-one activity for all residents as required.

Sort, deliver and assist residents with mail daily.

Rearrange furniture. Set up activity areas.

Assist residents with filling out forms.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Experience:

An attitude of respect and compassion towards all residents and staff.

Willingness to work weekends as needed.

Ability to communicate clearly using ASL.

Experience with tactile signing

Related prior experience is necessary

HHA/CNA Companion:

Responsibilities

Accompanies residents to doctor.s appointments, shopping trips and other outside activities

Assists Activities Assistants with Activities

Perform other Duties as Assigned

Requirements/Experience:

An attitude of respect and compassion towards all residents and staff.

Willingness to work weekends as needed.

Ability to communicate clearly using ASL.

Experience with tactile signing

CNA/HHA Certification is preferable

Ability to keep confidentiality with respect to resident.s medical appointments, etc.

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:kmelan

Job Title: Facilitator/Counselor

Main duties: As a direct service provider, the client.s facilitator will assist the service recipient in the development of functional skills through one-to-one training in the community and natural settings, consistent with the service recipients. Individual Service Plan (ISP). The facilitator will provide service recipients with high quality, community integration training, volunteer opportunities and employment development and exploration. Creel Industries is looking to fill positions in the areas of North County to include Poway, Ramona, Fallbrook, Rancho Bernardo, as well as Central, East & South San Diego.

Qualifications: High school diploma, or at least one year of previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Experience is important, but motivated & enthusiastic individuals, who lack experience in the field, but are eager to work in a rewarding social services area, will receive the necessary orientation. Applicant must have reliable transportation and proof of insurance. Applicants with bilingual, as well as American Sign Language skills, are encouraged to apply, but all applicants will be considered for these positions.

Responsibilities: Conducts client contacts and schedules and weekly activities consistent with the clients. Individual Service Plan (ISP) long and short term goals. Facilitator will also assist client and other members of the planning team with the intake and assessment process if required by the program. Depending on the physical needs of clients, some self-care assistance, such as toileting and feeding may be required in order to fully support the client.s success.

Please email your resume to chris@creelindustries.com

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082345

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears              JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting instructors by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills and academic areas.  Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, and activities and rules of center.  Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and records behavior.  Cleans and inspects dorm.  Order supplies as needed. Escort residents on recreational activity trips.  Communicates with supervisor and parents of behavioral problems, answers questions and exchanges information.  Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

GRADE:                                C111

APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manger     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing Address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082422

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears              JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting instructors by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills and academic areas.  Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, and activities and rules of center.  Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and records behavior.  Cleans and inspects dorm.  Order supplies as needed. Escort residents on recreational activity trips.  Communicates with supervisor and parents of behavioral problems, answers questions and exchanges information.  Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

GRADE:                                C111

APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manger     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing Address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF  Mike Phillips . Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082418

POSITION TITLE:  Sign Language Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears   JOB DESCRIPTION:  Develop and conduct on-going in-service training, workshop, and/or classes, such as Deaf Culture, Dear Awareness, Current trends, American Sign Language (ASL), Assistive devices, etc. Provide information and/or training/workshops to various groups regarding interpretive services and roles, assistive devices. Coordinate schedules, locations, equipments and guest instructors to present training programs. Provide consultation and outreach services for the community and other agencies in the area. Prepare and monitor community sign language classes and tutoring sessions. Identify members of SCPI team and set up training for SCPI team. Establish and administer a Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) for the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) Staff, and maintain SCPI records and documentation. Prepare status reports, memorandums, and other correspondence. Plan, create, and implement ASL programs for students, and attend and participate in meetings and seminars. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a Bachelor.s Degree in linguistics, education, or related field; plus two years of instructional experience in the area being taught. Must be certified in American Sign Language (ASL). PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Prefer high school diploma with years of experience in teaching sign language or at least have a Bachelor.s Degree.  SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted.  Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test. APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 26, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manager     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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DeafDigest – 30 September 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2012

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DeafDigest – 28 September 2012

DeafDigest Weekend Special edition, September 28, 2012

— A needle inserted into the eyes of two deaf people

Tim Crump had a needle inserted into his eye. He said
it feels not too bad. He is deaf and has Usher syndrome.
Soon, his sister Chelsea, also deaf and also with
Usher syndrome, will have a needle inserted into her eye.
These needles deliver DNA into their eyes. It is a gene
therapy that doctors at the Oregon Health & Science
University feel may possibly help them defeat Usher
snydrome. This is why Tim and Chelsea were not scared
of needles into their eyes.

 

 

— Deaf audience at a theater seeing cops making an arrest

At Malawi, during Deaf Awareness event, two hearing
comedians were performing on stage, acting as
“police officers” with toy guns. Suddenly the real
police came on the stage and arrested these two fake
“police officers.” Why? They thought the toy guns
were real guns. Fortunately for these comedians,
the police let them go after some questioning!
Even with interpreters the deaf audience were
shocked at what they saw!

 

 

— A big reward at Olympics for a deaf person

During the London Olympics and Paralympics,
the British hosts hired 50 student chefs from a
culinary program at a college. Their jobs were to
serve meals for these hungry athletes. One of
these student chefs was Ryan Easton, who is deaf.
He prepared meals that were so delicious that
when the Olympics ended, he was given a job
as a chef at a London restaurant!

DeafDigest – 26 September 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2012

– eleven different sign language skill levels

People working with the deaf are evaluated on their sign
language skills. There are eleven different skill levels.
These levels are:

Superior Plus
Superior
Advanced Plus
Advanced – good but not the best
Intermediate Plus
Intermediate – average
Survival Plus
Survival
Novice Plus
Novice – struggling with fingerspelling
No Functional Skills – zero knowledge

 

– a Court in India forces medical school to accept a deaf applicant

Rajashree Khaund, a deaf woman in India, wanted to become a doctor.
The Jorhat Medical College rejected her because of her deafness.
She filed a lawsuit. The Gauhati High Court ruled in her favor,
forcing the medical school to accept her. She is now attending
classes. We have few deaf physicans in USA.

 

 
— a two minute deaf video takes a very long time to produce

A video of fingerspelling each letter from A to Z and
each number from zero to 9 may be about two minutes
long. But to produce that video requires tiring 6 days of
computer editing work and to put in captions!

 

 
– an election deaf campaign manager

Campaign managers try to help their candidates
win elections. They raise funds, do advertising,
and get the votes. It is a tough job for a hearing
person. What about the deaf? In Rosny Sous Bois, France,
a city of 40,000 near Paris, Raphaël Button, a deaf
leader, was a campaign manager for a hearing candidate
in the city manager election. His candidate lost by 128
votes out of 22,000 votes cast. Button said:

The campaign was hard for me but not impossible and
it was rewarding

 

— champion Ashley Fiolek no more in Women’s Motocross

Ashley Fiolek, who won her 4th Women’s Motocross championship
in 5 seasons, will not race again in that event. She wants
to compete in endurocross or truck racing or X Games or races
against men! Why is she getting out of Women’s Motocross? She
is tired of this event and wants bigger challenges.

 
9/23/12 Blue edition at:
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DeafDigest – 23 September 2012

DeafDigest Gold – September, 23 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/deaf-dual-citizens/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

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The Krown DoorKnocker 125 is a door knock signaler with a large,
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Portable and convenient for traveling, you can find the Krown
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Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses,
assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the
“Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft
vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the
weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic
Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival
mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at
http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are
only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the
net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home
over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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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:

Matt Hamill defeated Roger Hollett in a successful
comeback from his one year retirement as Ultimate
Fighter.

California passed a new law that limits the power of the
ADA in the state. It limits the amount of damages a business
has to pay if there is a ADA violation. No longer will there
be “million dollar” fines.

A deaf Massachusetts man has filed a lawsuit against his
employer, the Westborough Public Schools system for
terminating his employment. He has accused the school
system of discriminating against the deaf. Yes, the
school system has denied that discrimination exists.

Deaf British actor Julian Peedle-Calloo will be taking
part in a prime-time drama “New Tricks” in a BBC1 program.

Should the video referees be deaf? This was the issue raised
by the Courier-Mail, a newspaper in Australia. Video referees
are used in the NFL, and it was suggested that it also be
used in rugby, and that these referees should be deaf. Reason
is that the deaf cannot hear abuse by fans and players and
coaches while studying the replays.

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Domestic Violence has always been a problem in the Deaf community. For
many years it has been a hidden problem, secret and taboo.

“It happened behind closed doors.”

“It was treated as a private matter between two people and the
community should not get involved.”

We know now that we cannot afford to let it stay private. It is
everyone’s business. We must all be a part of the solution.

What can you do if someone you care about is a victim of domestic
violence or sexual assault?

What can you do if you experience domestic violence or sexual assault?
What can our community do?

For  answers to those questions and more information on domestic
violence from Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), visit
this page:

http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=838

The HealthBridges Team
http://www.healthbridges.info

Information posted on the website is available in American Sign
Language, spoken and captioned English.

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RUDE OR NOT RUDE?
A deaf employee was arguing with a hearing employee
about a work matter.
Suddenly the hearing employee walked away. The deaf
employee screamed at him – don’t walk away. The hearing
employee ignored him.
The deaf man chased the hearing employee and saw him
on the telephone at his desk.
The deaf man realized the hearing man heard the phone
ring at his desk so went there to pick up the phone.
Was it rude or not rude? The hearing person should
have gestured that there is a phone call, but he didn’t
gesture.

– 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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2013 Deaf Seniors of America Conference

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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EATING AT A RESTAURANT
Two deaf people entered a restaurant and saw two other
deaf people chatting at one table. These two deaf people
were strangers to the other two deaf people.
Should these two deaf people introduce themselves to
the other two deaf people – like this – Hi, I am deaf?
Hard to say. Hearing people don’t introduce themselves
to strangers and say – Hi, I am hearing!
Perhaps this is OK in a small town, but possibly not
OK in a big city like New York or Los Angeles?

– 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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DEAFNESS AND TINNITUS
There are many people with tinnitus that are not deaf. They suffer from tinnitus. Yes, we do have a number of deaf people
with tinnitus, but this is besides the point.
Anyway, in Gibraltar, a tiny nation of just 30,000 people,
there is an organization called:

The Gibraltar Hearing Impaired and Tinnitus Association

And they are working with the government to establish
a registry of people that are deaf, of people with
tinnitus, and also of people with deafness and tinnitus!

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

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government

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

A hearing aid does not help me hear in a noisy environment

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

The interpreter is known for talking with his hands

While technically correct, the better one is to say

he is known for using sign language

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do we have different signs for one word?

A. These are local and regional and even neighborhood
dialects. It is the same as hearing people saying the same word differently.

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:

Dining out

Going out to a restaurant is supposed to be enjoyable for everyone.

But for me and my friends who are Deaf-Blind, reading a menu is frustrating.

The ADA says that restaurants are supposed to make menus accessible.

Very few restaurants do.  You might have a fighting chance to find an accessible menu in a large chain restaurant.

Fortunately, today’s technology has enhanced our ability to read a menu!  How?

Use your iPhone, iPad, smartphone, etc.  I use large print on my iPad.

I can log onto internet and in the search box put the restaurant name and type menu, and then search.  Bingo!  The menu is there for me to read!

Note, also Deaf-Blind people who use smartphones and a brailler can access too!

Let’s go out to eat!

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 every utility company in USA have a mobile app for the
deaf to use – in case of power failures and power outages
when there is no electricity. PEPCO, in the Washington, DC
area, has come up with an app for the deaf to use.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1960 – the Beyond Silence film (not the 1996 film)
won an Oscar in the short-subject category. It portrayed
the life of students at Gallaudet University

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

16

Declarations passed by the United Nation over the years that
protect and assert the rights and needs of the disabled
and the deaf. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is one of these 16 declarations.

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Deaf College Athletes:

– U of Southern California, Barry Wilkins, so, track; 800 meter
runner; not among the top 800 USC meter runners

– U of Washington – Kaitlin Inglesby, so, softball; doubled as
pitcher and hitter; led the team with a .385 batting average;
lowest ERA on the team for the second straight year (2.31)

– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, sr, track; web site
does not show her personal bests

– Western Washington – Thomas Guidon, jr, track; tied for 6th
in conference meet with a 13′ 8 1/2 height in pole vault

– Whitworth – Brian McPartland, SO, baseball; after playing
as a freshman, he was not on the team this past season

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Matt Gilbert, Wales, pro rugby – The Scarlets; made this debut
at one of the World’s Europe’s premier rugby tournament, with
his Scarlets Wales team

– Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies;
hit .304 for Reading in Eastern League; overcame early season
injuries to come on strong in latter part of the season

– Scott Gorgen, minor league baseball, St Louis Cardinals; 6-9
combined won/lost record with two teams; 4.11 combined ERA; was
used as a starting pitcher

– Mitch Graham, Scotland, U-18 national basketball team; no longer
on the national U-18 roster; may have aged out

– Kevin Hall, pro golfer; has not updated his web site with most
recent performances, so no idea of how is he doing

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

– Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

– Case Manager – Los Angeles

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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announcing openings
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

– Teachers; Campus and Outreach
– Educational Interpreters

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.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, and adult service program, utilizing a total communication philosophy.  The American School for the Deaf is accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs Serving the Deaf and the Departments of Education in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Discover available opportunities by visiting: http://www.asd-1817.org Click on Employment to review current vacancies.   Click on the job to review the job description; complete with minimum requirements. Applications may also be downloaded from the website.

Send application/resume and letter of interest to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE; M/F/V/H/D

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Annual Fund & Donor Relations Manager
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-annual-fund-donor-relations-manager/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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position opening
Live-in provider
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER – a non-profit support organization

Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs someone to live with him and be available for certain nights in exchange for free rent and basic utilities.

Position Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Position Purpose: To assure this young man is safe in his Federal Way apartment and receives the support he may need at night.

Position Expectations:

–    Emergency support:  provide overnight support 5 nights per week as the primary responder in case of emergency.

–    Overnight support:  when his health is not good or he needs support through the night for other reasons, support him to meet his needs.

–    Communication:  maintain open and clear communication with the team’s lead staff and co-directors of Stand Together.

–    Team work: work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings as needed.

–    Be a good tenant:  abide by the lease agreement, which includes seeking permission from the landlord prior to making any changes, additions or improvements to the apartment, including your bedroom.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills desired; must be dependable; show respect and proper care of another’s belongings; be honest at all times; be kind, considerate and patient; allow the team to discuss problems with you without feeling threatened or being judged; maintain open communication; minimum High School diploma or equivalent; good driving record and no criminal history.

Compensation: FREE rent and basic utilities exchanged for being home five designated nights per week.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at: mailto:sallen.st@comcast.net

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx

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position opening
Personal Assistant
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER . a non-profit support organization Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs a team, including staff, to assure his success in the Federal Way community.

Job Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Job Purpose: Introduce him to people, places and things and be available to assure success in his community. Support him to expand his inclusive community. Assist and teach him the skills needed to be in charge of his life.

Job Duties:
–    Recreation and Family . make sure he is getting out into the community, and staying in touch with friends and family. Ensure his participation in activities that interest him.

–    Personal care – support him with activities of daily living such as showering, teeth brushing, shaving, dressing appropriately, etc.

–    Meal preparation – assist him with menu planning, shopping and meal preparation to assure a balanced diet.

–    Healthcare – attend medical, dental and mental health appointments and provide needed support at these appointments, and then to follow doctors orders. Support self-administration of medications.

–    Documentation and records – complete and maintain required documentation and records.

–    Support plans – follow written support plans, including his positive behavior support plan.

–    Financials – follow the written Individual Financial Plan (IFP), includes collecting receipts whenever supporting him with purchases.

–    Team player – work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings.

–    Job support – provide him with assistance at his job to assure he is focused and doing assigned tasks.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills required; must be dependable, honest & trustworthy; flexible; kind, considerate and patient; team player; maintain attitude of learning; good listener; caring person; minimum High School diploma; good driving record and no criminal history.

Pay/Hours: Pay is dependent upon level of sign language skill; part-time hours to-be-determined.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at: mailto:sallen.st@comcast.net

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx

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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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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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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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Church Interpreter Wanted . Austin

Interpreter needed for Sunday mornings at Kinney Avenue Christian Fellowship, 1801 Kinney Avenue, 78704    (located off S. Lamar between Barton Springs and Oltorf.)     Hours: 9:30 AM . 12:15 PM.     Possible paid position. Please contact us!

Wendy Dietrich  Email: wendeternal@att.net  Phone: 512-709-1595

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT V/H IMPT  EDUCATION SPECIALIST SENIOR

MS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Starting Salary:  $32,447.38

The MS School for the Deaf is seeking a V/H Impt Education Specialist Senior, who is fluent in American Sign Language, has State Level III Interpreter Certification or RID National Certification, experience interpreting in a variety of situations, excellent voicing and expressive interpreting skills.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A Master.s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university or Certification, Licensure and/or Registration or Class AA Certification from the Department of Education or

A Bachelor.s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and one year experience in the area assigned by the agency or Class A Certification from the Department of Education

Applicants must apply on line at www.mspb.ms.gov.  (Inquires may be made to Dr. Sandra Edwards at 601-984-8001)

The deadline for application submission is September 25, 2012.

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

(Mississippi Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

LaGuardia Community College

Program for Deaf Adults

Job Announcement Full-Time Position:  Assistant to Program Coordinator

The Program for Deaf Adults (PDA) is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, administrative assistant for its Continuing Education Programs.  Duties and responsibilities include: assist Program Coordinator with day-to-day program operations; VP and walk-in reception; conduct student intake, screening and placement assessments; provide orientation, introductory workshops, advisement, and referrals; produce marketing materials and surveys; maintain database files, clerical duties and statistical reports.

Qualifications:

Associates Degree required; Bachelors Degree or equivalent preferred Two year minimum administrative experience required in an educational institution or community-based program preferred Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) Excellent English communication and writing skills Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills Detail-oriented, self-motivated, with outstanding organizational skills Ability to understand and follow college policies and procedures Working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & other web-based applications Knowledgeable with electronic marketing, web maintenance, and social media

Hours:            35 hours per week with benefits (Applicants must be able to work from Monday . Thursday evenings until 8 pm and Saturday mornings when courses are offered)

Deadline:        September 27, 2012 or until filled.  At least two professional references are required.

E-mail or fax a current resume along with a cover letter to (no phone calls please):

Kat Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director

Program for Deaf Adults/C 203

LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 609-2069 Fax

katb@lagcc.cuny.edu

http://laguardia.edu/pda/cep/

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and American with Disabilities Act Employer . www.lagcc.cuny.edu

Brigham and Women.s Hospital in Boston has posted positions for ASL/English interpreters for our after hours on call system. Brigham and Women.s provides care to a growing number of Deaf patients who have come to rely on 24 hour access to interpreting services. We are now looking for a few people to help round out our on call team.

We pay a competitive stipend rate for carrying the pager, and have shifts available overnights, 5pm-7am Monday thru Friday as well as weekend coverage round the clock. We also pay hourly differential rates depending on the shift, thus work after 5pm is compensated at a higher rate than work before 5pm and work after 11pm is compensated at an even higher differential rate. Weekends also carry differential rates.

We are looking for RID Certified interpreters with interest and experience in medical environments. The Brigham offers a fast paced working environment, especially in our large Emergency Department.

This position also requires that you live within a 30 minute drive/commute to the hospital, that you have transportation that is available to you overnights and that you are able to commit to at least a few shifts per month.

If you would like more information before applying, please feel free to contact me at this email address. Otherwise, you may apply directly for the position online at the following link

http://careers.brighamandwomens.org/JobDescription.aspx?Back=1&&jobId=2231728

Please consider a position with Brigham and Women.s, and help create access to emergency care for our Deaf patients.

Thank you for your consideration. Looking forward to hearing from applicants soon!

Best,

Susan Stange, MS, CI & CT Brigham and Women.s Hospital Interpreter Services Department 75 Francis St Boston, MA 02215 617 732 6639 Beeper: Call 617 732 5700 and input pager number 11445

Sign Language Interpreter for Arkansas Courts

The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has an opening for a qualified staff sign language interpreter to provide court interpreting services. This position is Grade C120, and includes state benefits, retirement, and a state-provided car. The position requires extensive travel throughout Arkansas.  The position assists the Director of Court Interpreter Services in providing training to judges, attorneys and court staff and provides education to sign language interpreters who are employed by the courts. Sign language interpreters interested in working for the AOC are asked to submit resumes, letters of interest, and salary requirements to: Mara Simmons, Court Interpreter Services Director, Administrative Office of the Courts, Justice Building, 625 Marshall St., Little Rock, AR 72201, or by email to mara.simmons@arkansas.gov. Interpreters must possess certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., preferred SC:L certification.

Are you interested in empowering DeafBlind people to increase and maintain their independence in the community?

DEAF, Inc..s DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN) program is looking for committed, honest and dependable support providers who meet the following criteria:

North of Boston

A hearing male provider to work weekdays with a Hard of Hearing-Blind consumer who uses speech; and

Deaf, Hard of Hearing or hearing female providers to work weekdays with DeafBlind consumers one of whom uses tactile ASL and the other who uses speech

Western Mass

Deaf, Hard of Hearing or hearing male or female providers to work weekdays and/or weekends with three DeafBlind consumers who use ASL and one Hard of Hearing-Blind consumer who uses speech

Boston area

A hearing female provider to work weekdays with a Hard of Hearing-Blind consumer who uses speech

Providers who are willing to drive within 10 miles to specific areas where the consumers live.

A provider assists a DeafBlind person with personal tasks such as shopping, banking, reading mail, exercise classes, etc. by providing guiding and communication information.

To become a provider, 45-hour training is required and will be offered in Framingham October/November 2012. Upon successful completion of the training, providers will be matched with a DeafBlind consumer and paid $15 per hour plus mileage. You can work with more than one consumer providing that you meet more than one criteria noted above. At least one year commitment is preferred. After working one year with consumer(s), you will receive $100. Ability to follow DBCAN provider policy is critical.

Deadline to apply is October 1, 2012. For an application form or if you have questions, please contact Jean Healy at jhealy@deafinconline.org or 617-254-4041 tty/v.

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This just in –

September 25th will feature a mini-documentary on
the football team at California School for the Deaf,
Fremont. The link is:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/

Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Thomas Wheeler,
who departed us. A former resident of Huntsville, Alabama
and a former student at Alabama School for the Deaf, he
was an aeronautical engineer with the NASA. His list of
accomplishments is long, too much for this column.

Said an acquaintance:
He was a very bright and hard working man. Many respected him.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Labour Party of Malta said if their candidates win
election then efforts will be made to reduce barriers
the deaf people face in every day life.

Deaf people using the Apple iOS devices are able to
turn on captions and subtitles. This feature, unfortunately,
is not for the built-in Apple default YouTube apps.

Deaf people of Qatar, needing emergency attention
are now able to use a special 992 line. It was installed
last week. Yes, it is the same as our 911 line.

There are sign writing books being sold in USA and
Great Britain. And now in Poland, the first
deaf sign writing book is being published.

ACCESS News, which serves the Austin, Texas Deaf
Community, will be aired again for its second
season.

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Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses,
assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the
“Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft
vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the
weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic
Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival
mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at
http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are
only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the
net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home
over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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DO CALIFORNIA PEOPLE LOVE ADA LAWSUITS?
Do California people love to file ADA lawsuits?
Why is DeafDigest asking this question?
Because 40 percent of ADA lawsuits in USA are from
California!

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newest addition to list of elected deaf public officials

Raphaël Button, a deaf French political leader, was elected as Substitute Deputy in Rosny Sous Bois, a city of 40,000
people near Paris. Not exactly sure what a Substitute Deputy
means – a search of that phrase on the web did not produce
a satisfactory answer. Apparently it has something to do with
being a back up legislator in event of absence of the regular
legislator.

At any rate, he is being added to the list of elected deaf
public officials at:

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

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TWO DEAF IN A BIG FACTORY OF 10,000 EMPLOYEES
At a big factory, there are two deaf employees.
This factory is in a small town where Deaf Community
is small. That factory has over 10,000 hearing employees.
Both deaf employees hate each other, and they
don’t talk to each other every day.
They admit that their social life is lonely in that
small town!
It is sad.

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The federal government wants to hire the deaf.

Questions and answers at:

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THE WAY THE DEAF IS SERVED IN TEXAS
No two states operate the same as far as state commissions
of the deaf are concerned.
Some states are serious about serving the deaf. Some states
are lax when serving the deaf. DeafDigest editor knows which
states are lax but does not want to name these offenders.
Anyway, what about Texas? Interesting – The Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services has 14 Deafness Resource Specialists
that work with local agencies to provide advocacy services with
communication access.
It works in Texas. Other methods work in other states. Not
comparing apples with oranges!

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PUBLIC NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS
Who reads the public notices in newspapers – these “boring”
public legal announcements?
The average person doesn’t – because as DeafDigest said –
boring. So, who reads them?
The advocacy groups do. There was a recent public notice
in a Washington, DC handout newspaper regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004.
These advocacy groups submit comments on important
disability-related issues.

A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF OLDER THAN AMERICAN DEAF SCHOOLS
Many of our deaf schools in USA were founded during
the 19th century.
Has there been a school for the deaf that was founded in
the 18th century?
Yes, but not in USA. It is the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate that opened its doors in 1792.
Is it the oldest deaf school in the world? DeafDigest
does not want to say yes without doing research on other
deaf schools in the world.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Codas, not certified as interpreters, telling interpreters
that they are signing the wrong way

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As a CART provider, I find that in certain circumstances one of the
hardest things for me is hearing and understanding what people are
saying.  Sometimes people with a hearing loss don’t realize that
there are situations where hearing people do not hear or understand a
speaker.

If a speaker turns his or her back on you or if someone next to you
coughs, sneezes, or laughs, it can be impossible for someone with
normal hearing to hear every word that is said.

In a classroom setting, it can be difficult to get the students to
speak up to be heard.  Sometimes they intentionally want to speak
softly so that no one will hear them make a mistake, or they may be
shy and not want to be embarrassed.

Another problem can be when the CART provider is sitting in a
position where it is difficult to hear.  The CART provider may be
positioned in the corner of the room, and if the acoustics are not
good, the CART provider may not hear or understand what is going on.

There can also be noises outside of the room that interfere with
hearing.  Construction might be going on, and these would be sounds
the CART provider would have to try to block out in order to hear the
speakers.

If you find your CART provider using “(inaudible)” frequently
during an event or if you find that what is coming up on the screen
does not make sense, you might want to ask the speakers to speak up.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Your car alarm goes off, and you know nothing about 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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DeafLaw

In South Dakota there is a disagreement between the deaf client
and his attorney. The attorney said that the comments the
deaf client made through an interpreter should be suppressed.
It is on the grounds that the interpreter was not qualified,
and that the deaf client waived his Miranda rights without
knowing it. A judge will rule on this issue soon.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

After a hard fought soccer game, the members of the Scranton
Day School for the Deaf (Pennsylvania) team sat down to a post-game
meal at the cafeteria of the opposing high school team.
The accommodating dieticians (perhaps too accommodating) handed
each player a Braille menu for them to select their meals!
Said Scranton athletic director/team coach Doug Boersma
“Congratulations to the team for keeping it all in perspective
and being gracious and courteous as they enlightened the very
embarrassed workers after a long, tiring and frustrating game.”
The team didn’t win on the field but they won in the
cafeteria.

(editor’s note: the Scranton State School for the Deaf has
since have become the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Children, under the auspices of the Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lonnie Tanenberg, who is deaf and a CSUN
graduate, was just hired to be the athletic
trainer at Mills College in California.

(editor’s note: he is no longer at this position
at Mills College)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Who gestures better? A deaf person or an immigrant hearing person?

DeafDigest editor was at a Subway eatery ordering a sub. A
hearing immigrant person was standing next to DeafDigest
editor.

The Subway counterperson had no problems following DeafDigest
editor’s gestures. He, however, struggled while trying to deal
with the hearing immigrant’s gestures!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf person handles the office supplies for the
department

A supervisor came over.

The deaf person thought the supervisor asked
to order more “mid light” folders

The supervisor actually asked
to order more “manila” folders

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

– Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

– Case Manager – Los Angeles

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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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Fremont, California

Temporary (Mid September 2012 to January 2013)
Full-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed –    Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
–    Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
–    Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
–    Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
–    Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
–    Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
–    Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
–    Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    BA preferred
–    Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  October 5, 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

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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position opening
Principal
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.

The Principal serves as educational and instructional leader. Provides supervision, guidance, and direction to staff through
regular meetings and consultation.  Provides program supervision and guidance to    academic and residential SSDHHC staff.  Assures all teachers are observed and evaluated.  Advises teachers regarding educational techniques and procedures; completes written reports as necessary.  Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units, and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students.  Responsible for the after school/
residential program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.Ed. in Special Education is required.  PA Instructional II
Certification in Special Education and PA Supervisory or Principal Certification required.

The Principal should have extensive knowledge of the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and possess the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs. He/She must also possess extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Skilled in staff supervision is necessary. Fluency in manual communication is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; FBI Clearance; Act 24.

Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills preferred but not required at hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – High School
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present
lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Dual certification in Mathematics or Science preferred.
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is Advanced.  The minimum level accepted at hire is Intermediate

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Rome, Georgia

information at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes planning and supervision of all accounting activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, investments, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing and production of financial statements for all programs.

The CFO partners with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the President of Operations on all tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding. The CFO also serves as the main external and internal point of contact for finance-related matters including annual financial audits of CSD financial statements.   As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will guide cross-divisional teams among main program areas, including Relay, Interpreting, Contact Centers, Human Services and other Emerging Programs, with financial and budget needs.

For more details about this outstanding job opportunity, please view the complete posting  and job description on our website:

http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities/ChiefFinancialOfficer.aspx

Throughout our locations across the country and abroad, all of our employees work towards a shared goal and each of us contributes to our collective aspirations and overall mission of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions while respecting individuality and innovation.

For more information, check out:

Our Careers Page: http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities.aspx
Blog: http://csdhome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSDCommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSD_tweets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/csd_99904
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CSDMedia

Apply With CSD Today!

https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication

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job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD.s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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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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Job Title: Facilitator/Counselor

Main duties: As a direct service provider, the client.s facilitator will assist the service recipient in the development of functional skills through one-to-one training in the community and natural settings, consistent with the service recipients. Individual Service Plan (ISP). The facilitator will provide service recipients with high quality, community integration training, volunteer opportunities and employment development and exploration. Creel Industries is looking to fill positions in the areas of North County to include Poway, Ramona, Fallbrook, Rancho Bernardo, as well as Central, East & South San Diego.

Qualifications: High school diploma, or at least one year of previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Experience is important, but motivated & enthusiastic individuals, who lack experience in the field, but are eager to work in a rewarding social services area, will receive the necessary orientation. Applicant must have reliable transportation and proof of insurance. Applicants with bilingual, as well as American Sign Language skills, are encouraged to apply, but all applicants will be considered for these positions.

Responsibilities: Conducts client contacts and schedules and weekly activities consistent with the clients. Individual Service Plan (ISP) long and short term goals. Facilitator will also assist client and other members of the planning team with the intake and assessment process if required by the program. Depending on the physical needs of clients, some self-care assistance, such as toileting and feeding may be required in order to fully support the client.s success.

Please email your resume to chris@creelindustries.com

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082345

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears              JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting instructors by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills and academic areas.  Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, and activities and rules of center.  Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and records behavior.  Cleans and inspects dorm.  Order supplies as needed. Escort residents on recreational activity trips.  Communicates with supervisor and parents of behavioral problems, answers questions and exchanges information.  Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

GRADE:                                C111

APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manger     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing Address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082422

POSITION TITLE:  Education Paraprofessional

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears              JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for assisting instructors by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills and academic areas.  Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, and activities and rules of center.  Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and records behavior.  Cleans and inspects dorm.  Order supplies as needed. Escort residents on recreational activity trips.  Communicates with supervisor and parents of behavioral problems, answers questions and exchanges information.  Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Strong signing skills

SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

GRADE:                                C111

APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manger     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing Address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72203     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF  Mike Phillips . Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082418

POSITION TITLE:  Sign Language Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Flint Fears   JOB DESCRIPTION:  Develop and conduct on-going in-service training, workshop, and/or classes, such as Deaf Culture, Dear Awareness, Current trends, American Sign Language (ASL), Assistive devices, etc. Provide information and/or training/workshops to various groups regarding interpretive services and roles, assistive devices. Coordinate schedules, locations, equipments and guest instructors to present training programs. Provide consultation and outreach services for the community and other agencies in the area. Prepare and monitor community sign language classes and tutoring sessions. Identify members of SCPI team and set up training for SCPI team. Establish and administer a Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) for the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) Staff, and maintain SCPI records and documentation. Prepare status reports, memorandums, and other correspondence. Plan, create, and implement ASL programs for students, and attend and participate in meetings and seminars. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM             QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a Bachelor.s Degree in linguistics, education, or related field; plus two years of instructional experience in the area being taught. Must be certified in American Sign Language (ASL). PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Prefer high school diploma with years of experience in teaching sign language or at least have a Bachelor.s Degree.  SPECIAL             REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted.  Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test. APPLICATION             PROCEDURE:  Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. September 26, 2012:  Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manager     Arkansas School for the Deaf     Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus Mailing address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205     Fax: 501-603-3533     Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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

Licensed Practical Nurse II

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Announcement No. 57-12

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School

Schedule TL

1655 East 3300 South

DPR 50441/6120

Salt Lake City, UT  84106 (Could possibly be assigned to Ogden.)

JOB SUMMARY Supervises children with severe medical conditions in

classrooms for deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired students;

may monitor and care for students with trach tubes and feeding tubes and

may suction students; attends to the medical needs of students as they are

transported to and from school; follows the directions of the Registered

Nurse in dispensing medications and in performing routine and emergency

medical care for the students; assists the classroom teacher to include

health impaired students within the normal classroom activities; attends

IEP conferences, parent meetings and staffing upon invitation of the

classroom teacher and/or school nurse; assists classroom teacher in

following recommended programs established by the Occupational Therapist

and Physical Therapist for the medically fragile students; collects data

for school nurse and/or classroom teacher regarding student health issues;

performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the

State of Utah is required.  Ability to follow written and/or oral

instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe,

record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic

form; maintain a high level or confidentiality.  This position has

strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking,

recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar

activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility.  Must

be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.  There are risks found in

potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g.

being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the

possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive,

and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to individuals who have

American Sign Language (ASL) skills.  Successful completion of criminal

background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  $14.03 hourly.  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 on a payroll debit card

account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full time position for nine months each

school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency

need.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week.

OPENING DATE:   August 31, 2012 CLOSING DATE:   Septermber

9, 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 27583.

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.

The Columbia University Sign Language Club is looking for an American Sign

Language teacher to teach once a week on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on the

Columbia Campus. The skill levels of the students ranges from all levels,

so we need someone who feels comfortable teaching at all levels.  It is

very laid back and a fun environment, with the first 45 minutes usually

devoted to vocabulary and grammar and the second half devoted to practice

and games.  There is no set curriculum and it is a group of eager

students.  Pay is $45/hour plus $4.50 for transportation.  Classes run

from late September/early October to late April/Early May, with a few

weeks of break for winter vacation.

Please e-mail Gabrielle Lucero at grl2112@columbia.edu if you are

interested.

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The Department has posted two (2) Rights Representative positions for the

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Lansing, MI.

The Investigator position carries out a range of professional rights

representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide

programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and

other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting

discrimination. Provides training and informational seminars.

Advocates for Michigan.s deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind community by

providing information and technical assistance on federal and state laws,

researching laws, regulations, policies, and other information to assist

the community, their families, the general public, employers, legislators,

state and local governments with understanding the need for communication

access. Aids the community in understanding of their rights.

Responds to PA 204 related questions from the public.  Receives and

investigates violations of the Deaf Persons. Interpreter Act. Assist with

rule promulgation and implementation.

The Coordinator position carries out a range of professional Rights

Representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide

programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and

other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting

discrimination

Advocates for Michigan.s disability community by providing information and

technical assistance on federal and state laws, researching laws,

regulations, policies, and other information to assist deaf, hard of

hearing, deaf-blind person, general public, employers, legislators, state

and local governments.

Administers the Michigan Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) test

for interpreters; provides training and informational seminars; serves as

a liaison to various organizations; provides or arranges sign language

interpreting services, and provides staff support to Governor-appointed

council

If you are interested, please apply through NEOgov. It is position number

1501-12-042 and 1501-12-044.   The posting closes on Tuesday, September

11, 2012.  If you have not already bookmarked the link, you may access the

posting though:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm

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DeafDigest – 19 September 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 19, 2012

 

 
— Could deaf people see sounds?

Could deaf people see sounds? The Korea Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology built a special eyeglasses; the lens
flash when there are sounds. The “bulbs inside the lens are
thin wire strings. DeafDigest wonders if repeated flashing
will bother the deaf person wearing that eyeglasses?

 

— Amara helping Netflix with captions?

We all know that Netflix is slow to caption their videos.
It was learned that Amara, a captioning company, is
captioning some of Netflix’s uncaptioned videos.
Both companies are not talking anything too much
about it, except to say it is an experiment. Just
wait and see. Remember Netflix is involved in a lawsuit.

 

 
— Future TV sets to understand ASL?

No more remote with future TV sets? Well, engineers
from Aberdeen University in Scotland are working
on sign language commands to tell the TV to change
channels! Not just that, these sign language
commands could turn on room lights. Lab experiments
have been successful and soon there will be
field tests in some homes in Scotland to see if
it works everyday in real life.

 

 
— Deaf police officers in Mexico

In Oaxaca, Mexico (population 270,000), there are deaf
police officers. Their only job is to watch 230 TV security
cameras 24 hours a day. Why the deaf? The city officials felt
the deaf can lipread what criminals are saying on TV and that
they read body language better than hearing police officers.
None of these deaf police officers, however, walk the streets,
carry their guns and arrest the criminals. But they are certified
Police Officers the same as with hearing police officers.

 

 
— A computer that can lipread!

A team of researchers at Manipal International University
in Malaysia is building a computer that can read lips.
They say this project is getting better. The computer watches
face expressions – happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust,
surprise and neutral looks. The computer also watches upper
and lower lips. Does DeafDigest believe it? No! But these
Malaysian researchers say it is being done.

 

 

9/16/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

 

9/16/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 16 September 2012

DeafDigest Gold – September 16, 2012

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

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Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses,
assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the
“Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft
vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the
weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic
Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival
mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at
http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are
only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the
net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home
over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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

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This just in –

Bank of America reached settlement with Department of
Justice. This bank was accused of discriminating against
disabled, and deaf, would-be housebuyers. They had to
jump through the hoops to meet the bank’s demands
with their mortgage applications – whereas non-disabled
applicants had no hoops to jump through

Top stories about the deaf:

Hearing aids, no more? Replacing it is PSAP, which is
known as personal sound amplification product? Well,
the U S Food and Drug Administration agreed to allow
sales of these PSAPs. The hearing aid industry isn’t
too happy about it.

The saga of the Rocky Mountain Deaf School seeking
a new building has taken on a new twist. The big
question among these “Not in my backyard” opponents
is asking – who owns the property! As a result, the
Jefferson County Schools has asked to back out of the
deal! The school is now looking at other options.

Always from time to time we see “deaf medical
breakthroughs” which promise to eradicate deafness
from the face of earth. The latest is scientists
claiming to make hearing gerbils out of deaf gerbils, saying these rodents’ hearing has
improved by nearly 50 percent. Next week, another
“miraculous deaf medical breakthrough”

A scam is going on that targets the deaf community.
The Vermont Attorney General issued a warning for
the deaf to be on the alert. The scam is using Facebook,
emails and instant messages to convince deaf
individuals to give away their money.

Closed schools for the deaf are always scary, as pointed out
by the Saskatchewan Deaf Association in a newspaper
editorial. Worried about the closing of the New Newfoundland
School for the Deaf, this Saskatchewan group pointed out
to its own closed school. Cited were cases of frustrated
deaf students not able to make gains in a classroom setting
at mainstreamed programs.

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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 22nd 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 of significant services to this
community.

http://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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SOME DEAF PEOPLE TOO OUTSPOKEN ON FIRST DAY OF JOB
When a person is hired in a new job. he is supposed
to be quiet and careful during his first few months
on the job until he is more comfortable.
DeafDigest editor knows of several outspoken deaf
people that get into trouble on their first day of job.
They would argue with the boss, argue with the new
employees.
As a result, they get fired! It is sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-deaf-employee-on-first-day/

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

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Call for dissertation abstracts for the international journal of
interpreter education

due: September 21, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-dissertation-interpreter-abstracts/

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DEAF DUAL CITIZENS
We have many deaf people that are dual citizens. This means
citizens of two nations, such as USA and Canada? Yes, but
there is another meaning.
It means that deaf people that are comfortable mixing
with the deaf and also mixing with the hearing.
DeafDigest editor learned of this new phrase last week!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc.

and

ALDA-Carolina Flight present:

ALDAcon 2012 – Carolina on my mind
October 17 – 21, 2012
Columbia, South Carolina

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-alda-south-carolina/

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SMALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING CAPTIONS
As far as other cities are concerned, Auburn, MA is not a big
city – only has just over 16,000 residents.
Still, the town Board of Selectmen is working towards having
their council meetings captioned for the benefit of its deaf
and hard of hearing residents.
DeafDigest finds this commendable.

TO TOUCH IS TO BE CAREFUL
A Deaf Culture comment went like this –

touching is an important communication tool for the deaf. This is because deaf people communicate by touching. When they want to get your
attention, they tap on your shoulders

Correct? Yes and no. 99 percent of the deaf people know that
touching is OK. There is always that one percent that will scream
assault and battery even when the tap on the shoulder is light and
just tapped once.
And with the hearing people, it is a different issue! DeafDigest
editor knows of deaf employees who were immediately fired over an
innocent tap on a hearing employee’s shoulder.
When in a doubt, best method is to wave in front of their eyes
to call attention – both deaf and hearing!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hairstylemagazine/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Colorado Association of the Deaf

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/colorado-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the new hearing aid is obsolete tomorrow, thus wasting
my money

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper headline ran like this:

Surgery puts an end to silence

deaf people are not silent; they just use sign language;
even oral deaf people are not silent, too

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The USA signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006 and it is now awaiting ratification
by the full Senate. Would it improve the lives of us, the deaf?

A. Not really – because we already have the ADA – and the CRPD is
considered be the same!

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:

Hiking

Fall is popular for hikers.  Leaves are changing colors.

Hiking up mountain trails requires good skill.

Using a regular white cane is a challenge as the bottom tip is too thin.

It is not easy to use on dirt trails.

I found out about a new device that can be attached to the cane.

It is called the “All Terrain Cane”.

It makes it easier to “feel” our way around without getting our cane stuck.

Click the link to view the item below:
http://www.maxiaids.com/products/9436/All-Terrain-Cane-Tip-(Tip-and-Assembly-Only).html

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 we stop hearing these “deaf gerbil” jokes because there
are scientists that actually believe that making hearing gerbils
out of deaf gerbils would easily translate into making hearing
people out of us, the deaf, because of these medical “miracles”

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DeafHistory:

Year 1624 – the first hearing aid was “invented” – it actually
was a ear trumpet!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

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different sign language skills, ranging from top (Superior Plus) to the last
(No Functional Skills).

Hint – which skill would the person hired as the interpreter for the state
of Arkansas possess? It is – No Functional Skills!

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Redlands – Janelle Carrasco, so, softball; hit.351 (47 of 134) in
44 games, missing one game; a contact hitter without power; only
5 rbi all season

– Rochester – Matthew Ning, fr, track; web site said he posted
his 13th place in the long jump at the RWC Raider Open where he posted a distance of 18 1/2 feet

– Southwestern Christian College – Delvin Furlough, incoming fr, track

– Temple – Capri Catalano, sr, softball; 8-8 record as starting pitcher;
3.05 ERA best on team; started 19 of her team’s 49 games; her final
season of eligibility

– Tennessee, Chattanooga – Emily Hangstefer, sr, women’s tennis;
had a 21-9 record in singles shifting between #3, #4 and #5 slots;
in doubles, had several partners, was 2-1 with one partner,
8-4 with another partner, 4-2 with a third partner and 7-2
with a fourth partner!

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Evan Eck, Montana, outstanding triathlete; defended his
Queen City open classification triathlon championship

– Lee Farrell, East Preston team, pro soccer, England;
no recent updates; is being dropped from the elite list

– Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida; web site said
Ashley Fiolek overcame early season adversity to secure back-to-back WMX championships in dramatic fashion

– J.R. Fitzpatrick, auto racer, Canada; has been
competing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the Camping World Truck Series.

– Kevin Frost, Canada, world indoor rowing championships;
finished runner ups at the World Indoor Rowing Championships

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)

–     Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

–     Case Manager – Los Angeles

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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position opening
Live-in provider
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER – a non-profit support organization

Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs someone to live with him and be available for certain nights in exchange for free rent and basic utilities.

Position Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Position Purpose: To assure this young man is safe in his Federal Way apartment and receives the support he may need at night.

Position Expectations:

–    Emergency support:  provide overnight support 5 nights per week as the primary responder in case of emergency.

–    Overnight support:  when his health is not good or he needs support through the night for other reasons, support him to meet his needs.

–    Communication:  maintain open and clear communication with the team’s lead staff and co-directors of Stand Together.

–    Team work: work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings as needed.

–    Be a good tenant:  abide by the lease agreement, which includes seeking permission from the landlord prior to making any changes, additions or improvements to the apartment, including your bedroom.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills desired; must be dependable; show respect and proper care of another’s belongings; be honest at all times; be kind, considerate and patient; allow the team to discuss problems with you without feeling threatened or being judged; maintain open communication; minimum High School diploma or equivalent; good driving record and no criminal history.

Compensation: FREE rent and basic utilities exchanged for being home five designated nights per week.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at: mailto:sallen.st@comcast.net

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx

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position opening
Personal Assistant
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER . a non-profit support organization Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs a team, including staff, to assure his success in the Federal Way community.

Job Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Job Purpose: Introduce him to people, places and things and be available to assure success in his community. Support him to expand his inclusive community. Assist and teach him the skills needed to be in charge of his life.

Job Duties:
–    Recreation and Family . make sure he is getting out into the community, and staying in touch with friends and family. Ensure his participation in activities that interest him.

–    Personal care – support him with activities of daily living such as showering, teeth brushing, shaving, dressing appropriately, etc.

–    Meal preparation – assist him with menu planning, shopping and meal preparation to assure a balanced diet.

–    Healthcare – attend medical, dental and mental health appointments and provide needed support at these appointments, and then to follow doctors orders. Support self-administration of medications.

–    Documentation and records – complete and maintain required documentation and records.

–    Support plans – follow written support plans, including his positive behavior support plan.

–    Financials – follow the written Individual Financial Plan (IFP), includes collecting receipts whenever supporting him with purchases.

–    Team player – work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings.

–    Job support – provide him with assistance at his job to assure he is focused and doing assigned tasks.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills required; must be dependable, honest & trustworthy; flexible; kind, considerate and patient; team player; maintain attitude of learning; good listener; caring person; minimum High School diploma; good driving record and no criminal history.

Pay/Hours: Pay is dependent upon level of sign language skill; part-time hours to-be-determined.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at: mailto:sallen.st@comcast.net

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx

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

Secondary Secretary (Full-time)
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Secondary English Teacher
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Elementary Teacher
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Secondary Classroom Assistant
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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
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Substitute Teacher
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Substitute Classroom Assistant
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Child Care Worker – Overnight
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Child Care Worker – Residential
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Child Care Worker – Day
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ILS Specialist
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Recreational Specialist
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Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitute)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
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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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Guide By Your Side Job Opportunity . Austin

Guide By Your Side Program Coordinator

Job opportunity for a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child!

Guide By Your Side

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The GBYS Program Coordinator is required to be a parent or guardian of a

child who is deaf or hard of hearing in order to embody the Hands & Voices

value of parent leadership. Specifically, this position will be

responsible for the oversight of the Texas Guide By Your Side program, the

parent-to-parent support activities provided by parent guides and support

activities provided by Deaf and Hard of Hearing guides. Additionally, this

position will be responsible for collaborating with appropriate agencies

and organizations, networking amongst parents and various parent groups,

and developing and implementing plans for the ongoing support needs of

families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Texas. Guide By

Your Side is a program based on the Hands & Voices philosophy of providing

unbiased support to families and the Coordinator will collaborate with the

Texas chapter of Hands & Voices to ensure a strong program partnership.

Job Description (PDF format) . or see full text below.

http://www.txgbys.org/files/4513/4634/6509/PROGRAM_COORDINATOR_GBYS_Contractor_posting_8-2012.pdf

NOTE: This is a contract position under the supervision of the Statewide

Parent Liaison at the Educational Resource Center on Deafness. This

position is grant-funded and is reviewed/renewed annually. Continuation of

this position is dependent on renewal of grant.

Please submit resumes to Lisa Crawford at lisa.crawford@tsd.state.tx.us

Questions? Call 512-462-5447

Website: http://www.txhandsandvoices.org/txhv/

Job Location: It is preferred that applicants reside in the greater

Austin area and maintain regular office hours at 1102 South Congress,

Austin, TX 78704.

Applicants outside the Austin area may be considered for remote work,

based on qualifications, and would be required to travel to the Austin

office at least once a month.

Required Hours: 20-25/week Start Date: Immediate

Occasional travel is required (15-20%)

Pay Rate: Commiserate with experience, ranging from $30-35/hr.

NOTE: This is a contract position under the supervision of the Statewide

Parent Liaison at the Educational Resource Center on Deafness. This

position is grant-funded and is reviewed/renewed annually. Continuation of

this position is dependent on renewal of grant.

Please submit resumes to Lisa Crawford at lisa.crawford@tsd.state.tx.us

Questions? Call 512-462-5447

GOALS AND ACTIVITIES

MANAGEMENT:

* Oversee, manage and supervise the ongoing services and future growth of

the Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program.

* Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training and ongoing supervision of

Parent and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Guides.

* Promote the Guide By Your Side Program throughout the state.

* Oversee special projects associated with Guide By Your Side such as,

developing and updating resource directories, parent guidebooks/handbooks,

and training materials.

* Build relationships and representation with parents of various

cultures, which represent the state.s demographics.

* Assist with the fiscal management of the GBYS Program, including but

not limited to payment of the program guides, budgeting and contract

management.

* Oversee and maintain principles and practice confidentiality law, as it

pertains to referrals and reporting.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AND REPRESENTATION:

* Conduct ongoing formal or informal needs assessments regarding the

educational and support needs of families of children who are deaf or hard

of hearing at a local, regional, and statewide level.

* Investigate and develop potential collaborations for the provision of

local, regional and statewide parent education and support programs.

* Collect or develop and disseminate resources (print, media, internet,

research materials) and training notices that are relevant to parents of

children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

* Identify potential partners, revenue sources, vendors and exhibitors,

interpreters, speakers, childcare and entertainment associated with the

planning of the parent activities.

* Act as a Liaison and/or provide advisory and leadership services to

state agencies and parent and professional organizations.

* Provide parent representation on behalf of the GBYS Program

* Partner with the Texas Hands & Voices chapter to facilitate the

development of a statewide network of parents with children who are deaf

or hard of hearing

* Required attendance at quarterly Texas Hands & Voices board meetings

(travel may be necessary) and monthly reports provided or presented to the

TXHV board.

PREFERRED SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

1. Knowledge and understanding of the impact of hearing loss on the

family and the child. Support for the philosophy of unbiased support to

families.

2. Knowledge of the educational service delivery systems and related

resources available locally, regionally, statewide and nationally that

assist/serve children (birth to 3, school age and young adult) who are

deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

3. Knowledge of communication options, deaf culture, technology, and

educational philosophies prevalent in the field of deafness.

4. Knowledge of techniques used to plan and/or implement trainings,

presentations and

conferences for families and educational staff.

5. Experience supervising staff, managing projects and developing systems

to meet the ongoing needs of the program.

6. Strong project management skills

7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

8. Intermediate skills with computer programs such as Word, Excel, and

PowerPoint and basic database skills.

The Guide by Your Side Program embodies the mission of Hands & Voices,

which is to provide support in an unbiased manner to families with

children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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

General

Maintenance Worker II

(Revised) IN-HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Announcement No. 58-12

Salt Lake Campus

Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South

DPR 50902/6730

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

JOB SUMMARY   Performs inspection, preventative maintenance, and repairs

on school-owned equipment and facilities, including plumbing, carpentry,

electrical, mechanical devices, interior and exterior buildings and

grounds, etc.; performs regular inspection of lighting devices and ensures

that all bulbs, fuses, ballasts and other associated parts are functioning

properly; moves heavy objects such as furniture, office equipment, etc.;

performs setup and takedown duties associated with meetings and other

school-related functions; paints offices, hallways, etc.; helps to shuttle

state-owned vehicles for service; removes snow and ice from sidewalks,

doorways, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Some travel is

required, typically to the Salt Lake City and Orem areas.

WANTED:

Hard of Hearing Assistant for SLC area

DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

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:

teach Coping Skills, Lipreading, basic sign language class (CASE), and

Living with Hearing Loss classes

assist senior citizens and others with hearing loss

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

hearing loss

educate others about assistive technology and resources

be a peer mentor to others with hearing loss

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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Join us at Mill Neck Family’s 51st annual Fall Harvest Festival, to be held Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses, assorted baked goods, fudge , roasted corn, a full line of meats at the “Country Store,” and New York State apples.  Children’s activities, craft vendors and the latest in Deaf technology will be featured throughout the weekend.

New to the Festival this year, scheduled, docent-led tours of the historic Manor House will be held both Saturday and Sunday. The Tudor-Revival mansion is available for 45-minute tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day.

Pre-registration is required and may be done online at http://www.millneckmanorhouse.org

Sign language interpreters will be available.

And don’t leave without taking a chance on our 50/50 raffle. Tickets are only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home over $10,000!

For more information, call 516-922-4100 (V/TDD)

or visit http://www.millneck.org

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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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This just in –

Is Netflix going to settle? They have told the judge
they may work something out as far as video captioning
is concerned. As a result, the judge applied the brakes
on the lawsuit, seeing if it all works out. If it does
not work out, then the lawsuit proceeds. As always,
just stay tuned.

Top stories about the deaf:

Without naming names or the state involved, there
is a bitter feud going on between a local deaf
religious group and a local chapter of a state
association of the deaf. There have been accusations
of harassment at meeting sites.

We have hearing screenings for infants. What about
senior citizens. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
said it is a waste of time and money for many older
Americans.

The Ladiesfund is an organization in Pakistan that tries
to empower women to become successful. This group is
hosting an entrepreneurship conference to encourage
deaf women to become entrepreneurs. These deaf women
are students at a school for the deaf.

Many deaf people follow pro wrestling, never mind that
matches are a fake. At any rate there have been frustrated
deaf wrestling fans not able to follow wrestling matches
on videos – for one reason – no captions. Deaf pro wrestling
fan Max Zaleski is starting a campaign to push pro werestling
organizations to caption their wrestling videos.

The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, or better known
as Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind, will be looking
for a new president. Current president Terry Graham is
retiring, effective February 1, 2013.

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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 22nd 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 of significant services to this community.

http://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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PERFECT BODY LANGUAGE
A deaf woman has a good job as a hairdresser in a small
Kentucky town.
Her boss was friends with the deaf woman’s mother and knew
what deafness was all about.
This was not the reason the deaf woman was hired. The reason
was her “perfect body language” while communicating with hair salon customers and while working on their hairs.
Many hearing women have bad body language and they were
quickly fired. Not that deaf woman!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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List of nations with their own versions of our ADA

do visit:
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DO NOT THROW OUT YOUR HEARING AID BATTERIES
Many deaf people wear hearing aids. And when batteries
die, they throw them out.
Don’t throw them out. Send these to a recycling center.
Why?
Because dead batteries pollute the Earth because of
chemicals that leak out.

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23rd Biennial American Society for Deaf Children Conference

June 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

more information at:
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NEVER DULL IN ARKANSAS
Amid the fallout from the hiring of a person, knowing nothing
about ASL as a state interpreter with the Arkansas government,
two developments have surfaced.
First, two feuding high level state administrators, both of
them political appointees, went public, contradicting each other’s
versions of why the unqualified applicant was hired as an
interpreter.
Also, a commissioner with the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services,
resigned. It was the agency that “hired” the unqualified applicant.
Certainly, never dull with the Soap Opera Arkansas politics.

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“CaptionCall” is a state-of-the-art amplified and captioning-enabled
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TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS OR A COSTLY ADA LAWSUIT
Many hospitals do not follow ADA regulations and lose a lot of
money in lawsuits.
One smart hospital spent just two thousand dollars – on
a videophone and an iPad to make deaf patients happy.
Why many other hospitals don’t make these purchases? Good
question!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Deaf people on video relay dressing up in colors that
clash with the background, making it difficult for
interpreters to figure out what they are saying

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When I speak to people about captioning, I find that many people
still do not understand the difference between offline and realtime
captioning.  They think a captioner is a captioner and that all
captioners do the same thing.

There is a big difference between offline and realtime captioners.
They use totally different skills to complete their assignments.

Offline captioning is also called post-production captioning.  This
is the process of adding captioning to a prerecorded show.

Realtime captioning is also called online captioning or live
captioning.  This captioning is performed “live” as an event is
actually happening.

There are a number of factors that add to the confusion about
captioners.  One of those factors is that many companies provide both
offline and realtime captioning, but usually different people are
performing these tasks.

Another factor that is causing confusion is that sometimes people are
adding realtime captions to programs that have been prerecorded.
Unfortunately, this is not an ideal situation.  Some people may find
it more cost effective, but it is not fair to the caption viewers who
must tolerate the realtime mistakes because a captioner did not have
a chance to go back and fix any errors that were made in realtime.

INSULTING IN VIETNAM?
In Vietnam, there is an agency called:

Vietnam Ministry of Labor, Invalids & Social Affairs

Us, deaf, considered invalids according to them?

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

someone is asking for you; you do not realize it,
and everyone looks at you, wondering why you
did not respond!

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

Wisconsin catalog company Miles Kimball agreed to pay
nearly $100,000 to settle a deaf job discrimination
lawsuit. A deaf employee, 13-years with the company,
requested an interpreter to get additional training
for a computer application program she wanted to learn.
Not only her request was turned down but she was fired.
It resulted in a job discrimination lawsuit.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

This is the Pageant Season and already surfacing are two
deaf/hard of hearing contestants!
Amanda Beers, hard of hearing, represents Washington at the
Miss America Pageant. She is the second deaf woman to represent
her state.
The second such woman is Mariana Figueroa, competing at the
Ms. Universe Puerto Rico. She is described as profoundly deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Learning Center for the Deaf Children, Framingham,
MA, is no more!
It becomes The Learning Center for the Deaf Inc,
effective immediately.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A Catch-22 situation!

A deaf person is arrested. The arresting police officer
is a Coda and therefore fluent with sign language,
though he was never certified as an interpreter. He uses
ASL to communicate with the arrested deaf person.

The arrested deaf person’s attorney wants to throw out the
case on grounds that the police officer should not have been communicating with him in ASL, but should have waited
for a certified interpreter to come in.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Talking about hockey, the deaf person pretended to jab his
elbow at his fellow employee’s face

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
don’t be fighting

and the deaf person responded:
I’m not fighting you. I didn’t even touch you!

The hearing person then wrote don’t be violent

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–     Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–     Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–     Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

–     Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

–     Case Manager – Los Angeles

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
Principal
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.

The Principal serves as educational and instructional leader. Provides supervision, guidance, and direction to staff through
regular meetings and consultation.  Provides program supervision and guidance to    academic and residential SSDHHC staff.  Assures all teachers are observed and evaluated.  Advises teachers regarding educational techniques and procedures; completes written reports as necessary.  Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units, and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students.  Responsible for the after school/
residential program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.Ed. in Special Education is required.  PA Instructional II
Certification in Special Education and PA Supervisory or Principal Certification required.

The Principal should have extensive knowledge of the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and possess the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs. He/She must also possess extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Skilled in staff supervision is necessary. Fluency in manual communication is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; FBI Clearance; Act 24.

Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills preferred but not required at hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – High School
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present
lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Dual certification in Mathematics or Science preferred.
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is Advanced.  The minimum level accepted at hire is Intermediate

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Rome, Georgia

information at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes planning and supervision of all accounting activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, investments, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing and production of financial statements for all programs.

The CFO partners with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the President of Operations on all tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding. The CFO also serves as the main external and internal point of contact for finance-related matters including annual financial audits of CSD financial statements.   As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will guide cross-divisional teams among main program areas, including Relay, Interpreting, Contact Centers, Human Services and other Emerging Programs, with financial and budget needs.

For more details about this outstanding job opportunity, please view the complete posting  and job description on our website:

http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities/ChiefFinancialOfficer.aspx

Throughout our locations across the country and abroad, all of our employees work towards a shared goal and each of us contributes to our collective aspirations and overall mission of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions while respecting individuality and innovation.

For more information, check out:

Our Careers Page: http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities.aspx
Blog: http://csdhome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSDCommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSD_tweets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/csd_99904
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CSDMedia

Apply With CSD Today!

https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication

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open positions
Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is recruiting.

For more information visit: http://www.civilservice.la.gov

If additional information is needed, email mailto:sross@lsdvi.org

Please list position title in the subject line.

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job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD.s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 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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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

Licensed Practical Nurse II

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Announcement No. 57-12

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School

Schedule TL

1655 East 3300 South

DPR 50441/6120

Salt Lake City, UT  84106 (Could possibly be assigned to Ogden.)

JOB SUMMARY Supervises children with severe medical conditions in

classrooms for deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired students;

may monitor and care for students with trach tubes and feeding tubes and

may suction students; attends to the medical needs of students as they are

transported to and from school; follows the directions of the Registered

Nurse in dispensing medications and in performing routine and emergency

medical care for the students; assists the classroom teacher to include

health impaired students within the normal classroom activities; attends

IEP conferences, parent meetings and staffing upon invitation of the

classroom teacher and/or school nurse; assists classroom teacher in

following recommended programs established by the Occupational Therapist

and Physical Therapist for the medically fragile students; collects data

for school nurse and/or classroom teacher regarding student health issues;

performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the

State of Utah is required.  Ability to follow written and/or oral

instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe,

record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic

form; maintain a high level or confidentiality.  This position has

strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking,

recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar

activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility.  Must

be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.  There are risks found in

potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g.

being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the

possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive,

and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to individuals who have

American Sign Language (ASL) skills.  Successful completion of criminal

background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  $14.03 hourly.  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 on a payroll debit card

account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full time position for nine months each

school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency

need.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week.

OPENING DATE:   August 31, 2012 CLOSING DATE:   Septermber

9, 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 27583.

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.

The Columbia University Sign Language Club is looking for an American Sign

Language teacher to teach once a week on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on the

Columbia Campus. The skill levels of the students ranges from all levels,

so we need someone who feels comfortable teaching at all levels.  It is

very laid back and a fun environment, with the first 45 minutes usually

devoted to vocabulary and grammar and the second half devoted to practice

and games.  There is no set curriculum and it is a group of eager

students.  Pay is $45/hour plus $4.50 for transportation.  Classes run

from late September/early October to late April/Early May, with a few

weeks of break for winter vacation.

Please e-mail Gabrielle Lucero at grl2112@columbia.edu if you are

interested.

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The Department has posted two (2) Rights Representative positions for the

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Lansing, MI.

The Investigator position carries out a range of professional rights

representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide

programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and

other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting

discrimination. Provides training and informational seminars.

Advocates for Michigan.s deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind community by

providing information and technical assistance on federal and state laws,

researching laws, regulations, policies, and other information to assist

the community, their families, the general public, employers, legislators,

state and local governments with understanding the need for communication

access. Aids the community in understanding of their rights.

Responds to PA 204 related questions from the public.  Receives and

investigates violations of the Deaf Persons. Interpreter Act. Assist with

rule promulgation and implementation.

The Coordinator position carries out a range of professional Rights

Representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide

programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and

other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting

discrimination

Advocates for Michigan.s disability community by providing information and

technical assistance on federal and state laws, researching laws,

regulations, policies, and other information to assist deaf, hard of

hearing, deaf-blind person, general public, employers, legislators, state

and local governments.

Administers the Michigan Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) test

for interpreters; provides training and informational seminars; serves as

a liaison to various organizations; provides or arranges sign language

interpreting services, and provides staff support to Governor-appointed

council

If you are interested, please apply through NEOgov. It is position number

1501-12-042 and 1501-12-044.   The posting closes on Tuesday, September

11, 2012.  If you have not already bookmarked the link, you may access the

posting though:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm

Oklahoma

Alex Public School District has an opening for an Interpreter. This

position starts January 11th through May 10th. They only need an

Interpreter on Fridays. If you are interested contact Jim Wasburn at 405

785-2605.

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
Licensed Practical Nurse II

Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 57-12
Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School Schedule TL
1655 East 3300 South DPR 50441/6120
Salt Lake City, UT  84106 (Could possibly be assigned to Ogden.)

JOB SUMMARY Supervises children with severe medical conditions in classrooms for deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired students; may monitor and care for students with trach tubes and feeding tubes and may suction students; attends to the medical needs of students as they are transported to and from school; follows the directions of the Registered Nurse in dispensing medications and in performing routine and emergency medical care for the students; assists the classroom teacher to include health impaired students within the normal classroom activities; attends IEP conferences, parent meetings and staffing upon invitation of the classroom teacher and/or school nurse; assists classroom teacher in following recommended programs established by the Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist for the medically fragile students; collects data for school nurse and/or classroom teacher regarding student health issues; performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Utah is required.  Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe, record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic form; maintain a high level or confidentiality.  This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility.  Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.  There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to individuals who have American Sign Language (ASL) skills.  Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  $14.03 hourly.  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 on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full time position for nine months each school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency need.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week.

OPENING DATE:   August 31, 2012            CLOSING DATE:   Septermber 9, 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 27583.

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.

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The Columbia University Sign Language Club is looking for an American Sign Language teacher to teach once a week on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on the Columbia Campus. The skill levels of the students ranges from all levels, so we need someone who feels comfortable teaching at all levels.  It is very laid back and a fun environment, with the first 45 minutes usually devoted to vocabulary and grammar and the second half devoted to practice and games.  There is no set curriculum and it is a group of eager students.  Pay is $45/hour plus $4.50 for transportation.  Classes run from late September/early October to late April/Early May, with a few weeks of break for winter vacation.

Please e-mail Gabrielle Lucero at grl2112@columbia.edu if you are interested.

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DeafDigest – 12 September 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 12, 2012

— eBay laughs at ADA!

A deaf person wanted to register as eBay seller. EBay
requires voice telephone to verify identity, and would
not accept relay calls. The deaf person sued, but the
judge agreed with eBay. Why? When ADA was written up
in the early nineties, there was nothing that covers
the internet!

 

— a Hearing Aid dress

A college student invented the Hearing Aid dress.
It has several microphones that vibrate either soft
or hard depending on the sound. Will deaf women buy
that dress? Good question especially if it is not
stylish!

 

— a prank that may help a deaf school

Taylor Swink is a famous singer. In an internet
contest, a school getting the most votes will get
a free singing performance. As a joke, several
hearing people nominated the Horace Mann School
for the Deaf in Massachusetts. They thought Taylor
will be singing for nothing because the deaf
can’t hear. While the vote ends September 23rd,
the school is hoping to win. There are some deaf
children that love to hear songs.

 

— a non-captioned public service announcement gets FCC angry

During a recent wildfire, a TV station showed a public
service announcement from the American Lung Association.
It told people to stay home, use air conditioner and
avoid exercising outdoors. This announcement was not
captioned! As a result, that TV station was fined $20,000.

 

 
— A British cruise ship kicks out a deaf couple

A deaf couple was not allowed on a cruise ship unless
a hearing person came with them and slept in their
cabin. It didn’t matter that the deaf couple were
experienced travelers. The angry hearing son used
the Twitter, the Facebook and a local TV station to
tell the public about it. The cruise operator changed
his mind and welcomed the deaf couple. In case of
emergencies a hostess will be with the deaf couple.
England does not have rules about cruises for the deaf.

 

 
9/9/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

9/9/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 09 September 2012

DeafDigest Gold – September 9, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprise-winner-in-election/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-job-discrimination-lawsuit/

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

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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_ddg090912

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Not too many deaf people are able to find meaningful
jobs in India, especially in New Delhi. There is a slow
trend of more and more companies giving jobs to the deaf,
after seeing their competitors benefitting from successful
deaf people.

Bionic eye helping the deaf-blind? Hope so, as a hearing
woman received a prototype bionic eye at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Australia. The woman said she
is able to see some flashes in front of her. It was
suggested that if the prototype improves then the
deaf-blind may benefit from it.

Parents of deaf children that attended the now-closed
Detroit Day School for the Deaf had been picketing the
building, protesting the program shutdown. The police
came and broke up the sit in. After some resistance
the parents left.

Do some hard of hearing people play games? Yes. Beni Prasad Verma is hard of hearing and is the
steel minister with the government of India.
locked into a heated debate with a fellow
politician, he said he could not hear the
proceedings because he was hard of hearing.
It threw off the debate, and Verma was able
to gain an edge.

A deaf-blind woman was not allowed to enter a
clinic in Killeen, Texas because of her
service dog. The dog is a Doberman, hence
making security guards afraid! After she complained
she has been allowed in with no hassles.

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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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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 22nd 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 of significant services to this
community.

http://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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Enjoy every call with digital Clarity!

Is background noise making it difficult for you to hear on the phone?

Try the Clarity XL50, now on sale at 25% off through the month of
September. The XL50 has amplification up to 60 decibels and amplifies
only the sounds you want to hear while reducing background noise.

For more information and to order call us at:
1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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For a copy of our catalog, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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8 DIFFERENT HANDSHAPES IN CUED SPEECH
Many of us do not use nor understand cued speech.
It may look complicated but it is not.
Cued speech consists of eight handshapes. The way
the word is pronounced is shown by a certain handshape.

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

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

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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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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEAF SHIRT AND A HEARING SHIRT
If you are at a mixed deaf-hearing party, you may notice
hearing shirts and deaf shirts.
Hearing shirts do not have pockets, because hearing people
do not need a pad and pen. They use voice to communicate.
Deaf shirts have pockets, to hold pen and pad, that they
use to communicate with the hearing.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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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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ASL MAY BE ELIMINATED AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SACRAMENTO
The administration at University of California at Sacramento
is considering eliminating foreign language classes.
This includes ASL. Deaf members of the faculty are not too
happy about it and are fighting this proposal.

ADVICE FOR DEAF JOB SEEKERS
The Business Insider has this advice for the deaf, and the
disabled:

If you are job hunting, then go on-line and look for jobs
on these web sites. Do not go to job fairs; these are a
waste of time.

Is this a good advice? Good question!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/dogkennel/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Seniors of America

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

cross conversations freak me out

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

hearing-enabling cochlear implants

as if hearing-enabling hearing aids has this
same meaning?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The USA signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006 and it is now awaiting ratification
by the full Senate. Would it improve the lives of us, the deaf?

A. Not really – because we already have the ADA – and the CRPD is
considered be the same!

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:

UPS package

I was expecting a package to be delivered by UPS.

I made sure I was on alert for my package!

I became restless because I wanted to do other activities during this nice weather.

I looked out on my front porch several times.

I checked UPS website to track my package.

It said “Delivered – Location – Front door”

I tried that “visual check” one more time!

It was on the right hand side when I opened the door.

That clued me in! Way to go UPS!

Hey, keep those packages coming!

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 all employed deaf people with college degrees be paid the
same as the hearing employed with these same college degrees!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1983 – a new book was published, titled
“Signs for Computing Technology”

Yes, much of the signs in the book is pretty much obsolete!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

114,227

teachers and students signing at the same time everywhere
in the United Kingdom – just to break the Guinness World Record
for the most amount of people singing and signing a song at the same time

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Newberry – Hunter Porter, sr, baseball; only played
2 of his team’s 51 games, making one hit in seven at bats

– Ohio State – Donovan Robertson, fr, track; has enrolled
at the university as a new student

– Old Westbury – Jacob Coners, fr, baseball; hit .515. highest
on the team, but misleading – 17 of 33 in team’s 42 games

– Princeton – Barb Previ, sr, women’s lacrosse; in her final
season of play, started 13 of 15 games; 11 goals and 7 assists;
team’s 7th leading scorer

– Purdue – Alyssa Hudson, fr, track; has enrolled at the
university as a new student

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer;
raced all spring and summer, but results are not being
regularly posted on web sites

– Kyle Curtis, Maine, sprint car racer; no updates in over
a year; he is being removed from the list of elite athletes

– Rebecca Dawson, National Welsh Archery team; still competing
actively in Wales

– Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins, pro football; currently
on the 53-man roster, survived the final cuts

– Omer Dungca, Philippines, offroad auto racer; has been
challenging the nation’s top drivers at offroad races

Deaf Miscellaneous Sports:

Q. Where is Michael Lizarraga, the former Fremont and CSUN basketball star?

A. Playing professionally for Soles de Mexicali in Mexicali, Baja California

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)

–     Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

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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job announcement
Job Developer / Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
Fremont, CA

Temporary (Mid September 2012 to January 2013)
Full-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
–    Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed –    Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
–    Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
–    Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
–    Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
–    Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
–    Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
–    Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
–    Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    BA preferred
–    Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  September 10, 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
DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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job announcement
Job Developer / Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
–    Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed –    Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
–    Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
–    Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
–    Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
–    Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
–    Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
–    Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
–    Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification within six/6 month of employment
–    BA preferred
–    Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week

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

DEADLINE:  September 10, 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
DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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Part-Time Position
Executive Director
ADARA

Part-Time Position
10 Hours / Week
$12,000 / Year

ADARA is currently seeking a qualified individual to move ADARA forward in achieving excellence in service delivery to individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.  The successful candidate will have prior experience working with ADARA, collaborating with Boards, communicating in different language modalities in person and using technology, and have both organizational vision and motivation.

Primary Duties:
–    Participate in a monthly online meeting with the ADARA Board to share information and receive input regarding current issues and initiatives.  The Executive Director will serve at the pleasure of the board.
–    Collaborate with the Home Office Manager to maintain an accurate record of members and ensure timely communication of renewals and benefits.
–    Serve as liaison between the Board and the Home Office Manager.
–    Review the existing ADARA Strategic Plan and other documents and educate the board on historical relationships and work previously done.
–    Implement a Membership Development plan during the trial period for the position.  Increasing membership through outreach and providing clear benefits for membership maintenance will be key responsibilities.
–    Work with the JADARA editor and Home Office Manager to ensure smooth delivery of issues to subscribers and prepare a report regarding the pros and cons of moving the journal to an online only format.
–    Provide support to the editors of the JADARA and ADARA newsletter as needed.
–    Work with the Treasurer and Board members to reduce expenses and increase revenue through grant-seeking and other innovative ideas in order to keep the organization financially stable.
–    Represent ADARA at organizations such as CSAVR, NAD, CEASD, SERID, and NAMI to both recruit members and work on mutual goals.  Meetings may be in person or online depending on funds available and purposes of meetings. –    Work with the 2013 ADARA Conference planning committee to ensure success of event.
–    Conference planning for Breakout and regional / state events as needed.
–    Monitor social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and manage communications on behalf of ADARA.
–    Compile  a comprehensive list of current and needed MOUs to formalize relationships with partner organizations.
–    Develop and maintain orientation for new members.
–    Investigate means of revenue generation through the website.
–    Work with the webmaster to maximize the potential for information sharing and membership involvement (vlogs, chats, etc).
–    Facilitate the development of an updated strategic  plan and ten year vision for ADARA’s growth and sustainability integrating information from board meetings and a strategic planning session for the board in conjunction with the 2013 ADARA convention.

Outcomes Expected:
This position will be for a trial basis running from approximately August 2012 until May 2013.  The performance of the Executive Director will be reviewed by the board at the 2013 ADARA Convention.

–    The Executive Director will report directly to the ADARA Board President.  Written reports summarizing activities and outcomes will be generated for the board one week prior to each meeting.
–    Membership in ADARA will increase and revenue through grants, sponsorships, or other means will increase to support the cost of the salary

Interested Candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to mailto:Michelle.Niehaus@ky.gov by September 15, 2012

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Job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
position based in Fremont, CA

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

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

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

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  September 10, 2012
Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under .About./.Jobs.). cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526
DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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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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Guide By Your Side Job Opportunity – Austin

Guide By Your Side Program Coordinator

Job opportunity for a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child!

Guide By Your Side

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The GBYS Program Coordinator is required to be a parent or guardian of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing in order to embody the Hands & Voices value of parent leadership. Specifically, this position will be responsible for the oversight of the Texas Guide By Your Side program, the parent-to-parent support activities provided by parent guides and support activities provided by Deaf and Hard of Hearing guides. Additionally, this position will be responsible for collaborating with appropriate agencies and organizations, networking amongst parents and various parent groups, and developing and implementing plans for the ongoing support needs of families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Texas. Guide By Your Side is a program based on the Hands & Voices philosophy of providing unbiased support to families and the Coordinator will collaborate with the Texas chapter of Hands & Voices to ensure a strong program partnership.

Job Description (PDF format) — or see full text below.

http://www.txgbys.org/files/4513/4634/6509/PROGRAM_COORDINATOR_GBYS_Contractor_posting_8-2012.pdf

NOTE: This is a contract position under the supervision of the Statewide Parent Liaison at the Educational Resource Center on Deafness. This position is grant-funded and is reviewed/renewed annually. Continuation of this position is dependent on renewal of grant.

Please submit resumes to Lisa Crawford at lisa.crawford@tsd.state.tx.us
Questions? Call 512-462-5447

Website: http://www.txhandsandvoices.org/txhv/

Job Location: It is preferred that applicants reside in the greater Austin area and maintain regular office hours at 1102 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704.
Applicants outside the Austin area may be considered for remote work, based on qualifications, and would be required to travel to the Austin office at least once a month.

Required Hours: 20-25/week Start Date: Immediate

Occasional travel is required (15-20%)

Pay Rate: Commiserate with experience, ranging from $30-35/hr.

NOTE: This is a contract position under the supervision of the Statewide Parent Liaison at the Educational Resource Center on Deafness. This position is grant-funded and is reviewed/renewed annually. Continuation of this position is dependent on renewal of grant.

Please submit resumes to Lisa Crawford at lisa.crawford@tsd.state.tx.us
Questions? Call 512-462-5447

GOALS AND ACTIVITIES

MANAGEMENT:

* Oversee, manage and supervise the ongoing services and future growth of the Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program.
* Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training and ongoing supervision of Parent and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Guides.
* Promote the Guide By Your Side Program throughout the state.
* Oversee special projects associated with Guide By Your Side such as, developing and updating resource directories, parent guidebooks/handbooks, and training materials.
* Build relationships and representation with parents of various cultures, which represent the state.s demographics.
* Assist with the fiscal management of the GBYS Program, including but not limited to payment of the program guides, budgeting and contract management.
* Oversee and maintain principles and practice confidentiality law, as it pertains to referrals and reporting.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AND REPRESENTATION:

* Conduct ongoing formal or informal needs assessments regarding the educational and support needs of families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing at a local, regional, and statewide level.
* Investigate and develop potential collaborations for the provision of local, regional and statewide parent education and support programs.
* Collect or develop and disseminate resources (print, media, internet, research materials) and training notices that are relevant to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
* Identify potential partners, revenue sources, vendors and exhibitors, interpreters, speakers, childcare and entertainment associated with the planning of the parent activities.
* Act as a Liaison and/or provide advisory and leadership services to state agencies and parent and professional organizations.
* Provide parent representation on behalf of the GBYS Program
* Partner with the Texas Hands & Voices chapter to facilitate the development of a statewide network of parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing
* Required attendance at quarterly Texas Hands & Voices board meetings (travel may be necessary) and monthly reports provided or presented to the TXHV board.

PREFERRED SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
1. Knowledge and understanding of the impact of hearing loss on the family and the child. Support for the philosophy of unbiased support to families.
2. Knowledge of the educational service delivery systems and related resources available locally, regionally, statewide and nationally that assist/serve children (birth to 3, school age and young adult) who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
3. Knowledge of communication options, deaf culture, technology, and educational philosophies prevalent in the field of deafness.
4. Knowledge of techniques used to plan and/or implement trainings, presentations and
conferences for families and educational staff.
5. Experience supervising staff, managing projects and developing systems to meet the ongoing needs of the program.
6. Strong project management skills
7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
8. Intermediate skills with computer programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and basic database skills.

The Guide by Your Side Program embodies the mission of Hands & Voices, which is to provide support in an unbiased manner to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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

General Maintenance Worker II

(Revised) IN-HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 58-12

Salt Lake Campus Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50902/6730

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

JOB SUMMARY   Performs inspection, preventative maintenance, and repairs on school-owned equipment and facilities, including plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical devices, interior and exterior buildings and grounds, etc.; performs regular inspection of lighting devices and ensures that all bulbs, fuses, ballasts and other associated parts are functioning properly; moves heavy objects such as furniture, office equipment, etc.; performs setup and takedown duties associated with meetings and other school-related functions; paints offices, hallways, etc.; helps to shuttle state-owned vehicles for service; removes snow and ice from sidewalks, doorways, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Some travel is required, typically to the Salt Lake City and Orem areas.

WANTED:

Hard of Hearing Assistant for SLC area
DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

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:

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

assist senior citizens and others with hearing loss

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

educate others about assistive technology and resources

be a peer mentor to others with hearing loss

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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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Rosie Watson, a
deaf British woman who departed us. She was this
rare advocate that not only fought for the rights
and needs of the deaf – but also of the disabled!
Many deaf advocates only advocate on behalf of
the deaf – but she advocated vigorously for all disabled, the deaf included. She was a
lifetime volunteer with the Darlington Association on Disability to make sure the disabled and the
deaf were accommodated with their educational
needs.

Top stories about the deaf:

Formula 1 racing helping combat deafness? A funny
question inasmuch hearing racing fans become deaf
by attending too many noisy Formula 1 races!
Anyway consultant ENT surgeon John Phillips worked
with the  Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
groups in England to find a way to combat deafness.
He learned that race engineers “graft” parts to the
engine to make the cars race faster. Phillips then
felt if eardrum parts could be grafted then deafness
could be combated. He says it works!

Deaf people of Canada, not too happy about not having
VRS, that we, the deaf in USA, enjoys, is setting up
a VRS Awareness Day on September 21st, each province
hosting this big event. They are trying to tell
the he Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and Industry Canada how important VRS is.

Carriann Ray, the superintendent at New York State School for the Deaf-Rome since 2005, is no longer in the position.
No reason was given.

Sonny Wasilowski is trying once again to win the votes
in Faribault, Minnesota to serve on the city council.
He is deaf.

Way back two years ago Envoy Medical was lauded for its
innovative implantable hearing aid system, the first
in the world. The future seemed bright. Wrong! This
company has hit on hard times, and no one knows what
is going to happen.

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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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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 22nd 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 of significant services to this community.

http://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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VALUE OF JOB COACHES FOR THE DEAF
Many deaf agencies employ job coaches. Their job is
to help the deaf learn how to work on the job.
There is another important function – to explain to
the hearing employers on how to have his hearing employees
work well with the deaf employee.

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

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

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Places in USA with Deaf Names:

see the list at:
http://35.182.75.222/places-in-usa-with-deaf-name/

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WASTED ROLE WITH DEAF MOVIE ACTORS
Acting in a movie is one thing. Making the cut is
another thing.
Making the cut means there are many thousands of feet
of film that are thrown out during the film editing.
There may have been several deaf actors that acted
in a movie – but unfortunately his scene was thrown out.
And if he tells you he acted in a film, it may be
hard to believe him!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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ALDA-Carolina Flight present:

ALDAcon 2012 – Carolina on my mind
October 17 – 21, 2012
Columbia, South Carolina

more information at:
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THE MUSICAL CAST KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT THE DEAF
At the Edinburgh Music Theatre in Scotland, there is an
experiment about a signed performance.
Reactions from the cast (hearing) –

I can’t sign, so how could I perform in front the deaf audience?

Would the hearing people in the audience be turned off?

Why would the deaf want to attend a musical event?

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BECOMING A MOVIE EXTRA
If a deaf person wants to be in a movie, it is much easier
becoming a movie extra than as a movie actor.
But the pay stinks! Movie extras are paid minimum wages,
plus overtime pay.
DeafDigest editor especially remembers an old movie –
Harry in Your Pocket – where there was a huge crowd of
deaf people at an airport scene. And in fact, one of them
was lifted out of his wallet by a pickpocket!

THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD?
When deaf people mingle with the deaf, then they know
they are not the only deaf person the world.
But many deaf people, leading isolated lives, often think
they are the only deaf person in the world!
Why?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Sign Language Students volunteering to sign for no charge at
interpreting assignments, thus stealing jobs from certified ASL interpeters

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

I often read articles and comments by people who really do not
understand how realtime captioning is done, and they can be very
critical of even minor mistakes.  They sometimes cannot imagine how
captioners make certain errors.

What people need to understand is that captioners are using steno
machines, and so their errors may look totally different from the
errors made when using a typewriter.  A slight fingering error can
change a word into something totally different.  Steno writers are
basically writing “chords” on their steno machines, and it is
possible to add an extra key or what steno writers call “drag” a
key.  It is also possible to miss a key or what steno writers call
“drop” the letter.

Many steno writers struggle with dragging the L key with the right
hand.  That key is depressed with the ring finger, and it can be
difficult to depress keys with the middle finger and pinky finger
without also dragging the ring finger.

A steno writer could mean to stroke the steno APT, which is the word
“apartment” for many people, and instead the steno APLT could come
up, which is the word “amount” for some steno writers.

If the nonsensical question, “How long did you live in the amount?”
came up on the screen, it may just be a slight fingering error for
the captioner or CART provider who meant to stroke, “How long did
you live in the apartment?”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people always telling you they know a sign for a
word that is vulgar

(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:

A deaf student in a Washington, DC beauty school, filed
a lawsuit when she was turned down in her request for
an interpreter during classes and training sessions.
The 7th Circuit agreed with the deaf student and told
the beauty school to pay for interpreter or else.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The 7th International Cochlear Implant Conference 2002 at
Manchester, England is a disaster.
Anti-CI demonstrations have taken place during the Conference.
In one scene a group of deaf people climbed on the roof with a coffin and a banner which said “Better Deaf than Dead”.

(editor’s note: well, DeafDigest editor has personally seen
these anti-CI people getting themselves implanted later on)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Of the deaf football players on hearing college
teams, one was proud to proclaim his deafness
and the other would omit his deafness.
The one proclaiming his deafness was Martel
Van Zant with Oklahoma State. The one omitting
(and denying) his deafness was Nathan Walcker
with Columbia.

(editor’s note: Van Zant played a lot until he
was injured in his senior season; Walcker rarely,
if any, played at all. Is it poetic justice?)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The person who was hired as interpreter within the state of
Arkansas vocational rehabilitation system despite zero knowledge
of sign language was reassigned to a new position within the
same department. That person is the vocational placement rehab specialist. Is communication required to discuss employment
matters with deaf clients? If so, then the person’s lack of
communication is still an issue!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend said:

I get Thursday when I go out jogging

He actually said:

I get thirsty when I go out jogging

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–     Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–     Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–     Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

–     Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

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
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Rome, Georgia

information at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes planning and supervision of all accounting activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, investments, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing and production of financial statements for all programs.

The CFO partners with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the President of Operations on all tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding. The CFO also serves as the main external and internal point of contact for finance-related matters including annual financial audits of CSD financial statements.  As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will guide cross-divisional teams among main program areas, including Relay, Interpreting, Contact Centers, Human Services and other Emerging Programs, with financial and budget needs.

For more details about this outstanding job opportunity, please view the complete posting  and job description on our website:

http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities/ChiefFinancialOfficer.aspx

Throughout our locations across the country and abroad, all of our employees work towards a shared goal and each of us contributes to our collective aspirations and overall mission of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions while respecting individuality and innovation.

For more information, check out:

Our Careers Page: http://www.c-s-d.org/JobOpportunities.aspx
Blog: http://csdhome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSDCommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSD_tweets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/csd_99904
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CSDMedia

Apply With CSD Today!

https://ssl.c-s-d.org/hr/OnlineApplication

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position opening
Counselor II Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services – Abingdon
position at Abingdon, VA

Salary Range: $36,321 – $64,347
Sign-On Bonus:  up to $5,000*
Position: #00281
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is seeking a qualified
VR Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to provide comprehensive
vocational rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical,
mental, and emotional disabilities in the Southwest Virginia area.

This is a position with unique skills fluent in American Sign
Language, and familiar with aspects of employment issues related to
deafness and hearing loss.  This position covers a large geographic
area with a substantial ongoing need for vocational rehabilitation
services. The position must be knowledgeable of specific resources
for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing, assistive technology,
and possess the ability to effectively provide counseling assistance
related to this specific disability group.
Responsibilities:  Provides comprehensive case management services
including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental
restoration and job placement services.  Develops, implements, and
manages vocationally focused service plans that identify customer
goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome.  Maintains detailed case notes and prepares position-related
reports.  Due to regional coverage, extensive travel is required.
Requirements:  Considerable knowledge of the social, economic,
medical, psychological and vocational issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques;
methods and tools for career counseling and exploration; and ADA
compliance requirements.   Demonstrated ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with community resources and
individuals from diverse environments.  Demonstrated ability to
establish employment opportunities through contacts with businesses
and organizations within the community; effectively communicate,
orally and in writing; interpret and apply policies/procedures; and
organize/manage multiple duties.  Fluency in American Sign Language
required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of
and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial
needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Demonstrated
knowledge of Windows based computer software.  Master’s, Specialist,
or Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or current CRC
credential or eligible to sit for the CRC required. Master’s level
transcripts or copy of current certification, if applicable, must
accompany application. Transcripts must display the date that the
degree was awarded. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to
transportation for daily travel.  This is a sensitive position, and
the successful candidate will be subject to fingerprinting/
background investigation.  Salary is negotiable above the minimum of
the pay band based on qualifications and salary history.

*Sign-on bonus based on related experience. Relocation expenses may
be paid.

Additional Information: This position will be serving the deaf and
hard of hearing population in the beautiful mountainous area of
Southwest Virginia. Known for its breathtaking views, and vibrant
culture of music and craft, Southwest Virginia includes 17 counties
and 4 cities. To learn more information about communities that make
up the Southwest Virginia area, please view the following websites:
http://www.swvaonline.org , http://www.washcova.comhttp://www.abingdon.com

Contact Information: Please visit our Career Center at
http://www.vadsa.org/jobs for position information or how to apply for a
position.

To apply online, https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov 

Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system unless
the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable
accommodation.  To request an accommodation or additional
information, call 804-726-1919.  Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY – Reasonable
accommodations upon request.

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

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open positions
Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is recruiting.

For more information visit: http://www.civilservice.la.gov

If additional information is needed, email mailto:sross@lsdvi.org

Please list position title in the subject line.

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job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD.s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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:

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Required Documents
Cover Letter
References
Resume

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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
Licensed Practical Nurse II

Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 57-12
Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School Schedule TL
1655 East 3300 South DPR 50441/6120
Salt Lake City, UT  84106 (Could possibly be assigned to Ogden.)

JOB SUMMARY Supervises children with severe medical conditions in classrooms for deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired students; may monitor and care for students with trach tubes and feeding tubes and may suction students; attends to the medical needs of students as they are transported to and from school; follows the directions of the Registered Nurse in dispensing medications and in performing routine and emergency medical care for the students; assists the classroom teacher to include health impaired students within the normal classroom activities; attends IEP conferences, parent meetings and staffing upon invitation of the classroom teacher and/or school nurse; assists classroom teacher in following recommended programs established by the Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist for the medically fragile students; collects data for school nurse and/or classroom teacher regarding student health issues; performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Utah is required.  Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe, record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic form; maintain a high level or confidentiality.  This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility.  Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.  There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to individuals who have American Sign Language (ASL) skills.  Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  $14.03 hourly.  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 on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD  This is a full time position for nine months each school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency need.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week.

OPENING DATE:  August 31, 2012            CLOSING DATE:  Septermber 9, 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 27583.

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.

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The Columbia University Sign Language Club is looking for an American Sign Language teacher to teach once a week on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on the Columbia Campus. The skill levels of the students ranges from all levels, so we need someone who feels comfortable teaching at all levels.  It is very laid back and a fun environment, with the first 45 minutes usually devoted to vocabulary and grammar and the second half devoted to practice and games.  There is no set curriculum and it is a group of eager students.  Pay is $45/hour plus $4.50 for transportation.  Classes run from late September/early October to late April/Early May, with a few weeks of break for winter vacation.

Please e-mail Gabrielle Lucero at grl2112@columbia.edu if you are interested.

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The Department has posted two (2) Rights Representative positions for the Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Lansing, MI.

The Investigator position carries out a range of professional rights representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting discrimination. Provides training and informational seminars.

Advocates for Michigan’s deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind community by providing information and technical assistance on federal and state laws, researching laws, regulations, policies, and other information to assist the community, their families, the general public, employers, legislators, state and local governments with understanding the need for communication access. Aids the community in understanding of their rights.

Responds to PA 204 related questions from the public.  Receives and investigates violations of the Deaf Persons. Interpreter Act. Assist with rule promulgation and implementation.

The Coordinator position carries out a range of professional Rights Representative assignments to develop, implement, coordinate and provide programs and services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind individuals and other individuals offered equal protection under the laws prohibiting discrimination

Advocates for Michigan’s disability community by providing information and technical assistance on federal and state laws, researching laws, regulations, policies, and other information to assist deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind person, general public, employers, legislators, state and local governments.

Administers the Michigan Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) test for interpreters; provides training and informational seminars; serves as a liaison to various organizations; provides or arranges sign language interpreting services, and provides staff support to Governor-appointed council

If you are interested, please apply through NEOgov. It is position number 1501-12-042 and 1501-12-044.  The posting closes on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.  If you have not already bookmarked the link, you may access the posting though:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm

Oklahoma
Alex Public School District has an opening for an Interpreter. This position starts January 11th through May 10th. They only need an Interpreter on Fridays. If you are interested contact Jim Wasburn at 405 785-2605.

Program Coordinator position available at DEAF, Inc.!

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.

Interpreter Needed for Etowah County School System
Full Time Work Available or Contract Services Available
Please contact:
Pam Deru
Administrative Assistant
The Learning Center
Etowah County Schools
256-442-1050 256-442-1264

immediate need for a qualified ASL 1 instructor at Southwestern College on
t/th afternoons.
If you know anyone interested the contact person is Dr. Joel Levine at
jlevine@swccd.edu

Job Opportunity – Instructional Technology and Filming Consultant

CITY: Austin, TX

SafePlace and Disability Rights of Texas are seeking for an Instructional
Technology and Filming Consultant to assist with their online training
project for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Please look at the
link (http://www.safeplace.org/document.doc?id=578 ) for additional
information about the project, qualifications, and how to apply. The
deadline to apply is on Wednesday, August 29th by 5 PM CST. Please share
this with anyone who might be qualified. If you have any questions or
concerns, please contact Wendie Abramson at WAbramson@SafePlace.org.

SafePlace:  Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center is
recruiting for the following position:

Deaf Services Outreach/Educator — $34,500yr (full time)

The Deaf Services Outreach/Educator outreaches to spread awareness in the
Deaf community about SafePlace and domestic and sexual violence. Provides
training/education on topics to the Deaf community related to healthy
relationships and domestic/sexual violence and training on Deaf
culture/sensitivity to hearing professionals. Lead in managing social
media activities to engage the Deaf community.  Key role in working
closely with an instructional technology consultant and other staff in
building an online training for ASL interpreters.  Builds
relationships/partnerships with local Deaf community and plans public
awareness events related to domestic/sexual violence. Staffs booths at
local Deaf events to promote information about SafePlace.  Recruits and
supervises volunteers.  This position is expected to work collaboratively
with the Deaf Services team and other hearing staff to achieve program
goals.

Requirements:  Bachelor.s degree in adult education, social work,
psychology, sociology, women.s studies or related field; requires fluency
in American Sign Language and life experience or extensive knowledge of
Deaf culture; experience in planning and conducting
trainings/presentations; knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual
violence; excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple
priorities effectively; strong writing skills a must; some weekend and
evening work required; reliable transportation necessary. Position is
grant funded at least one year.

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760 or
Fax to 512-356-1673 or email them to employment@safeplace.org

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual English/Spanish
speakers
Encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Wendie Abramson
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: WAbramson@SafePlace.org

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for an
educational interpreter to work at the high school level. You’ve been
waiting for this golden opportunity. This is a full time position that
will provide you with the chance to work with some of Massachusetts best
and brightest Deaf students. We are looking for strong interpreting
skills, and the ability to work on an educational team. EDCO is
Massachusetts’ oldest high school program for the Deaf. Contact Edward J.
Mulligan Director EDCO Program for the Deaf 457 Walnut Street Newtonville,
MA 02460 Phone 617 244-3407 e-mail ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us

the Los Angeles Community College District is accepting applications for
Sign Language Interpreter Specialist 1 and Sign Language Interpreter
Specialist 2 on a continuous basis. Here is the link:
https://employment.laccd.edu/JobListings.aspx

We are in search of a Sign Language teacher/interpreter in the Perry
County area. My office number is (334)683-4974 and my cell number is
(334)207-5480.

Please contact me if you can assist.

Waynesburg University is looking for an ASL teacher.

Contact Dr. James Bush at jbush@waynesburg.edu.

Part-time Homemaker job

(Chicago)
I am a CODA from Texas. My mother is Deaf and has lived in Chicago for
many years. She needs help with housecleaning, cooking, and transportation
for errands, stores, doctors. We are looking for a homemaker.  We would
appreciate it very much if you or someone you know will apply for this
part-time job, please share this with them. This is a part time job
opportunity to work with my mom who is an elderly lady who lives in
Chicago, north side.  A list of duties is below to make it easier to
decide if someone is qualified and meets all the requirements.

If you have questions or are interested in setting up  a “test day” please
contact Helene at interpchess@sbcglobal.net .

Part-time Deaf Female Homemaker wanted

Qualifications:

1)    Have a car

2)    Fluent in ASL & willing to work with a Deaf elderly woman

3)    Comfortable with cats (no allergies)

4)    Willing to do errands, housecleaning, cooking, and drive to doctor’s
appointments

5)    Able to commit to at least 12 hours per week

6)    Pay is based on education and experience as determined by the
homemaker agency

7)    Available to take certification and training classes at the
homemaker agency

8) Must agree to a “test day” before official hiring.

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/

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DeafDigest – 05 September 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 5, 2012

 

 
— Must pay $9,500 to learn sign language!

The parents of a deaf child in Devon, Great Britain wanted to
learn British Sign Language. The Devon County Council told them
the cost is £6,000 ($9,500 in USA money) to take the course. The
parents are angry. A big newspaper story laughed at the county
council. The Devon government is trying to find a way for them
to take classes at no cost.

 
— Value of NTID bachelor’s degree?

The Social Security Administration, working with NTID, figured out
the value of a NTID bachelor’s degree. They said these graduates
earn an average salary of $36,000 per year by the age of 50!
DeafDigest thinks the SSA research does not look right. But this
story was printed in the Inside Higher Ed. Gallaudet graduates?
The Social Security Administration never asked Gallaudet for
information!

 

 
— Deaf kid punished for having the wrong name?

Hunter Spanjer is a deaf kid, son of deaf parents in Nebraska.
The parents taught him the name-sign as identification. It
resembled hunting in ASL. Hunter’s school told him he cannot
use that sign because it is “violent.” Parents were upset;
the newspapers laughed at the school district. Later, the
school district denied ordering the kid to change his name
sign! Dangerous name? Hunter is an almost-common name
everywhere.

 

 
— A big job risk in Little Rock

We know that a person, knowing no ASL, was hired as a
state interpreter in Arkansas. When deaf community
screamed, she was transferred to a different job.
Well, David McDonald, not deaf, was a hero! As a state
employee, he was ordered to sign papers to send the
interpreter to a training program. He refused, and
risked being fired by the angry director. He said:

An interpreter we hire should be able to interpret
from the start

 

— A CI fund raising drive for nothing!

Parents of Alfie Spraggon in United Kingdom raised £20,000
($31,600 in USA dollars) to pay for his CI. But the operation
has been canceled! Why? Because the doctors told him that he
is “not deaf enough” to get a CI. What to do with the money?
The parents will give it to a “deaf enough” child for his CI.

 

 
9/2/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

9/2/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 02 September 2012

DeafDigest Gold – September 2, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprise-winner-in-election/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-job-discrimination-lawsuit/

Attention:
these videos may not work with iPads

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Connect, Capture, and Share with the Samsung Galaxy S® III

Snap photos and pick the best to share. The Samsung Galaxy S® III
features S Beam, so you can instantly transfer pics, music and more
directly to another Galaxy S III. Want to stream your snaps and
videos to a TV? AllShare lets you do that. When you need a little
assistance, your personal, portable helper S Voice answers the call.

The new Samsung Galaxy S® III is an Android 4.0 phone with coverage
on Sprint 4G LTE* and is available in Marble White and Pebble Blue.
Samsung Galaxy S® III 16GB is now 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 available in limited markets, on select
devices. Visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE for info.

Find the Samsung Galaxy S® III 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_DDG090212

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Is Detroit Day School for the Deaf, supposedly closed and
done for good, coming back? There is a group of determined
parents of the deaf that is lobbying to reopen the doors.
Angering the parents was the intention of the city to
send deaf schools to mainstreamed programs – without –
interpreters. True or not true? And it does not help when the divisive Detroit school board is fighting the state to release the funds so necessary for the school’s operations. And adding fuel to the fire was that a parent, poking around, found new and slightly used deaf textbooks dumped in trash bins. The TV news media played it up. And
the school site is being used as an office building.

The Gallaudet alumni have voted – and the top officers are:

president – Alyce Slater Reynolds
vice president – Donalda Kay Ammons
secretary – Linda Hatrak Cundy

Sky Deutschland, a German satellite TV provider, has been
offering subtitled movies for the benefit of the deaf.
This service started on September 1st. Each month, ten
new movies will be subtitled and made available to the
deaf.

The Lanao del Sur region, part of the Philippines,
has 40,000 civil service employees. And voted as the
#1 best civil servant is Kado Esmail. He is deaf.
And not only that, he is 70 years old!

The FCC has again reminded media providers on the need to
caption emergency information, in the wake of the Isaac.

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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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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 22nd 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 of significant services to this
community.

http://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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A SURPRISE NAD ELECTION WIN
A true story that happened back during the
seventies.
At the NAD Conference, there was an election
for the Board of Directors. The delegates did not
want an unpopular director to win his re-election.
They looked for a candidate but no one was willing
to run against the unpopular director.
Suddenly they found a candidate – who was popular with everyone but knew nothing about NAD, nothing about politics and nothing about deaf issues.
He won, surprising everyone. The unpopular
director was out for good.
Did it really help NAD? The surprise winner
never discussed anything or contributed anything
with the NAD during his two-year term.
He did not run again.

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

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

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference 2013
April 14-16, 2013
Glendale, Arizona

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-early-hearing-detection-conference/

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BAD COMMUNICATION SKILLS ON JOB
A deaf person was fired from a job at a store.
The deaf person filed a lawsuit because of job
discrimination against the deaf.
The deaf person lost. Reason was wrong body
language that turned off hearing customers,
and also, the person’s English grammar was very
bad, again turning off hearing customers.
Why not an interpreter for that deaf person
to communicate with customers? The court did
not agree with the deaf person.
Did the company discriminate against the deaf
person? That company hired another deaf person in the past, and he was doing OK.

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

(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/

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
What is the difference between a Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser,
an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician and an Audiologist?
Seems obviously easy enough – but there are many, many late
deafened people that do not know the difference.
And for us, the profoundly deaf, we basically do not care!

OUR SAILORS LEARNING ASL
ASL classes are popular everywhere – in high schools, in
colleges, in churches and in agencies – but there is one class
being taught under unusual surroundings.
It is on USS Bonhomme Richard, which is part of the Pacific
7th Fleet Area of Operations.
A group of sailors are taking ASL classes. Teaching the class
is sailor Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class James Decker,
who has been signing since 2011. A group of sailors expressed
interest, and so a class was formed!

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-man-in-france/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Arkansas Association of the Deaf

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/arkansas-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am too busy to shop for a hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is half deaf

half deaf? As being deaf in one ear or
sort of moderately/severely deaf, but not profoundly deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Someone who works for an audiologist was quoted in a
newspaper story:

But being hard of hearing doesn’t need to be a problem at all in this day
and time. Thanks to some incredible advances in hearing research and
hearing aid technology, few people should have to suffer an untreated
hearing problem.

Is it true?

A. Is there a perfect hearing aid? No.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Packing for travel

When traveling alone, it is important that our suitcase is organized.

My wife will match my clothes for me for each day.

It is important that I or a person who is Deaf-Blind put the clothes
in the suitcase.

At the hotel, I will remember how I packed the suitcase.  This is less
frustrating upon arrival.

So, if we Deaf-Blind folks are traveling alone, this tip is very
important.

Let us pray that TSA will not mess up our suitcase during
inspection.!

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 the closed Detroit Day School for the Deaf would
find a way to reopen. There is so much fighting and
bitterness in Detroit among parents of deaf children
faced with ugly choices because the school was closed.

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DeafHistory:

during the forties – when World War II broke out, it was easier
for the deaf to find jobs in factories. But when the war ended,
these deaf people lost their jobs

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

When debating the effectivness of the ADA, we still do not
have a precise count of people in USA that are deaf and
hard of hearing. We hear this figure – 28,000,000 but is
this just a guess?

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Lake Erie – Eric Klucar, jr, track; best pole vault
performance was 16ft 1 1/4

– Lenoir-Rhyne University – Graydon Dunn, sr,  tennis;
3-9 singles record in #4, #5, #6 slots; 8-7 doubles
record in #2 and #3 slots

– Lesley – Katy Agate-Mays, fr, softball; was supposed
to be on the team, but web site shows no such player

– Medialle – David Wantuck, jr, golf; was just named
captain of the golf team, shoots in the 70’s

– Missouri U of Science & Technology – Kyle Rich, jr, baseball;
hit .344 (22 of 64) in 27 games, starting 19 (team played
57 games); a slap hitter with no power

Deaf Elite Athletes:

– David Chiu, professional poker player, Colorado;
to date, he has $3,655,866 in career winnings on these
pro poker tours

– Derrick Coleman, rookie running back, Minnesota Vikings;
team cut him on August 25th; he was a long shot to make
the roster anyway

– Chris Colwill, USA diving; took part in the Olympics
but did not win a medal

– Lilly Cook, Australia, greyhound racing trainer;
was recently featured in a newspaper story; been
training for a long time

– Matt Cook, Albury-Wodonga Steamers, Australian rugby minor league;
was said to be one of the fastest runners in the league

Deaf Miscellaneous Sports:

Q. At a deaf school the football team quarterback wears
a wrist chart (of plays) in some games, but not in other
games. What is this all about?

A. Against deaf teams, the quarterback looks at the wrist
chart to call plays, but against hearing schools the
quarterback does not use the wrist chart. He looks at the
offensive coordinator’s signals. Huh! Deaf coaches are
careful not to use sign language on the sidelines against
deaf teams to avoid spying! Hearing opponents do not
understand sign language – unless there are secret Coda
players!

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)

–     Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

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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Part-Time Position
Executive Director
ADARA

Part-Time Position
10 Hours / Week
$12,000 / Year

ADARA is currently seeking a qualified individual to move ADARA forward in achieving excellence in service delivery to individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.  The successful candidate will have prior experience working with ADARA, collaborating with Boards, communicating in different language modalities in person and using technology, and have both organizational vision and motivation.

Primary Duties:
–    Participate in a monthly online meeting with the ADARA Board to share information and receive input regarding current issues and initiatives.  The Executive Director will serve at the pleasure of the board.
–    Collaborate with the Home Office Manager to maintain an accurate record of members and ensure timely communication of renewals and benefits.
–    Serve as liaison between the Board and the Home Office Manager.
–    Review the existing ADARA Strategic Plan and other documents and educate the board on historical relationships and work previously done.
–    Implement a Membership Development plan during the trial period for the position.  Increasing membership through outreach and providing clear benefits for membership maintenance will be key responsibilities.
–    Work with the JADARA editor and Home Office Manager to ensure smooth delivery of issues to subscribers and prepare a report regarding the pros and cons of moving the journal to an online only format.
–    Provide support to the editors of the JADARA and ADARA newsletter as needed.
–    Work with the Treasurer and Board members to reduce expenses and increase revenue through grant-seeking and other innovative ideas in order to keep the organization financially stable.
–    Represent ADARA at organizations such as CSAVR, NAD, CEASD, SERID, and NAMI to both recruit members and work on mutual goals.  Meetings may be in person or online depending on funds available and purposes of meetings. –    Work with the 2013 ADARA Conference planning committee to ensure success of event.
–    Conference planning for Breakout and regional / state events as needed.
–    Monitor social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and manage communications on behalf of ADARA.
–    Compile  a comprehensive list of current and needed MOUs to formalize relationships with partner organizations.
–    Develop and maintain orientation for new members.
–    Investigate means of revenue generation through the website.
–    Work with the webmaster to maximize the potential for information sharing and membership involvement (vlogs, chats, etc).
–    Facilitate the development of an updated strategic  plan and ten year vision for ADARA’s growth and sustainability integrating information from board meetings and a strategic planning session for the board in conjunction with the 2013 ADARA convention.

Outcomes Expected:
This position will be for a trial basis running from approximately August 2012 until May 2013.  The performance of the Executive Director will be reviewed by the board at the 2013 ADARA Convention.

–    The Executive Director will report directly to the ADARA Board President.  Written reports summarizing activities and outcomes will be generated for the board one week prior to each meeting.
–    Membership in ADARA will increase and revenue through grants, sponsorships, or other means will increase to support the cost of the salary

Interested Candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to mailto:Michelle.Niehaus@ky.gov by September 15, 2012

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Job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
position based in Fremont, CA

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

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

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

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

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

Deadline:  September 10, 2012
Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under .About./.Jobs.). cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526
DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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Job announcement
ASL Instructor
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
position located in San Jose, Fremont and/or San Jose, CA

DCARA has a part-time contract position open for an American Sign Language Instructor at DCARA’s San Jose office, FRC, and/or at the Deaf Community Center in San Leandro. The person hired will teach both a basic and intermediate ASL class. This position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with Late deafened (LD), Hard of Hearing (HH) individuals and their hearing family and friends who wish to attend classes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide classes in Fall 2012 with basic and intermediate ASL vocabulary and classifiers.
–    Develop curriculum specific to HH/LD needs, class outline, and syllabus for each class
–    Create pre and post test to be given to all participants to measure outcome
–    Document demographical information of attendees on Intake forms
–    Maintain Individual Service Plans for each participant on our Database
–    Feed statistics information into database each month
–    Compile a report/evaluation after completion of each class series
–    Must be able to arrange for own transportation

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    Fluency in ASL
–    Excellent interpersonal skills
–    Teaching certification preferred
–    Prior teaching experience required
–    Knowledge and positive cultural perspective of Deaf, Late deafened and Hard of Hearing persons

SALARY:  A one-time contract salary will be paid upon completion of class and paperwork/database requirements.

DEADLINE: Sept 5, 2012 at 8am.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send, email or fax an application (available at www.dcara.org under Jobs), cover letter, resume and three letters of references to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

mailto:hr@dcara.org
fax: 510-483-2526

DCARA is an At-Will and EOE

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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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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

Food Service
Worker II

IN HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 55-12

742 Harrison Blvd.
Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404
DPR 50140/6950

JOB SUMMARY  Prepares regular and special meals for students and staff in
an institutional setting; performs cooking, baking and related food
preparation, plans menus and utilizes leftover food; requisitions, stores
and/or inventories supplies; ensures proper food sanitation and safety;
cleans and sanitizes refrigerators, dishwasher, dishes, utensils,
steamers, other machinery and equipment, counters and other areas used to
prepare food; performs other duties as assigned.
Predoctoral position for two years (with possible extension)

Starting date February 1, 2013 (or earlier)

Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The position is awarded
in conjunction with the research project The Construction of Norms in
17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States.

Research projects should fit with one of the project’s focal points,
deafness or hysteria, and address any period between the early seventeenth
century and the late nineteenth century and any European country or the
United States. Comparative  studies are welcome. Although projects must
have a history of science component, this may be in either the natural or
the  human sciences, with relevant disciplinary perspectives including
history of psychology, legal history, history of medicine, technology
studies, disability studies, linguistics, comparative literature, history
of philosophy, and others. Projects involving large-scale translation of
Latin sources on Sign Language or on conceptions of sound and hearing will
also be considered. Candidates must already be registered for PhD studies
at their home university.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international
and interdisciplinary research institute
(http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html). The Max Planck Society is
committed to promoting more individuals with disabilities and encourages
them to apply. The Institute language is English; it is expected that
candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of
others fluently in that language.

The successful applicant may be employed as a predoctoral fellow rated 50%
TVöD E13 in the German system, or alternatively receive a fellowship
(monthly stipend: € 1,365). Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged
to apply.

Please send a covering letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates,
dissertation project outline (maximum 2,000 words), and two reference
letters (these letters may be sent separately), no later than October 21,
2012 to:

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Administration, Predoc MRG Arnaud
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

(Electronic submission is also possible:
verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

For administrative questions concerning the fellowships and the Institute,
please contact Claudia Paaß
(paass@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider
(jsr@mpiwgberlin.
mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

Dixie State College of Utah is currently advertising a full-time ASL
Faculty position.

Please see http://agency.governmentjobs.com/dixie/default.cfm for more
details.

If you are interested in applying to be an ASL Teacher at Andover HS
full-time, apply here:

https://aps1.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=865

SafePlace: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center is
recruiting for the following position:

Deaf Services Outreach/Educator — $34,500yr (full time)

The Deaf Services Outreach/Educator outreaches to spread awareness in
the Deaf community about SafePlace and domestic and sexual violence.
Provides training/education on topics to the Deaf community related to
healthy relationships and domestic/sexual violence and training on Deaf
culture/sensitivity to hearing professionals. Lead in managing social
media activities to engage the Deaf community. Key role in working
closely with an instructional technology consultant and other staff in
building an online training for ASL interpreters. Builds
relationships/partnerships with local Deaf community and plans public
awareness events related to domestic/sexual violence. Staffs booths at
local Deaf events to promote information about SafePlace. Recruits and
supervises volunteers. This position is expected to work
collaboratively with the Deaf Services team and other hearing staff to
achieve program goals.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in adult education, social work,
psychology, sociology, women’s studies or related field; requires
fluency in American Sign Language and life experience or extensive
knowledge of Deaf culture; experience in planning and conducting
trainings/presentations; knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and
sexual violence; excellent organizational skills and ability to manage
multiple priorities effectively; strong writing skills a must; some
weekend and evening work required; reliable transportation necessary.
Position is grant funded at least one year.

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760 or
Fax to 512-356-1673 or email them to employment@safeplace.org

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual
English/Spanish speakers
Encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Wendie Abramson
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: WAbramson@SafePlace.org

Home-Based Behavior Specialists Needed!
For Perspectives’ Youth and Family Services –
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Program

Be a member of our specialized clinical team by providing direct support
to D/HOH children in their homes (Providence area, East Bay, and other
residences throughout Rhode Island).
Part-time afternoon (after school) hours available. Shifts tend to be 3
hours in length.
Perfect for ASL Students, Teachers, Classroom Aides & College Students
looking to supplement their income!
Training provided.

Please see attached flier for job requirements and how to apply. For more
information, contact Heather Niedbala, Program Director, at
hniedbala@perspectivescorporation.com

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

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-for-deaf-video-or-in-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-state-legislator/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Edwards Lander Clark
who departed us. She described herself as a dual citizenship,
meaning not of two nations, but of two cultures – the
hearing-impaired culture and the hearing culture! She was an
active leader of with the Association of Late-Deafened Adults,
but took classes at Gallaudet and taught deaf children in
the classroom.

Top stories about the deaf:

Flash – this just in –

The incompetent interpreter hired for the state job in
Arkansas is no longer an interpreter. She has been
reassigned to a job as a vocational rehabilitation
counselor – in the very same agency that “hired” her.
Said director Bill Walker:

I believe that I made a mistake in hiring her for the interpreter position

Always controversial is the American Community Survey,
which is a non-Census year survey sent to approximately
3 million Americans per year. Not only it is time consuming
to fill out the form, let alone having to tell the Census
people if you are hard of hearing. To ask if the person is
hard of hearing, as opposed to asking if he is deaf is
puzzling. A better wording is to ask if the person has a
hearing loss. At any rate, it was an issue in a newspaper
story.

Australia is pretty much an advanced nation as far as
their version of ADA is concerned – meaning the deaf people
that live in the coastal cities (Melbourne, Sydney, etc)
have a good level of services. Not that so with those that
live in the Outback. A deaf resident of the Outback has
complained that he asked the town cable TV to provide
captions for years with no luck.

Raging debate is going on in Iowa re the status of
Iowa School for the Deaf. Everyone agrees this school
has an important role in Education of the Deaf in
Iowa. The issue is location. Many deaf children
reside in the mid state or in the eastern part
of the state, a long distance from the school
which is located just across the river to
Nebraska. Should the school move or stay put?

Steven Boatman, deaf, is a lucky college dropout.
So interested in filmmaking he dropped out of
Bowling Green State University after three years
to pursue full time filmmaking. His short film
“Mowing Through Misery” attracted notice of a
hearing filmmaker. As a result, Boatman has been
offered a job as director of photography for the
hearing filmmaker’s full length movie.

From time to time there are always sad stories
of deaf financial scammers cheating the deaf
out of their money. The latest is the Commodity Futures Trading Commission accusing the deaf-owned
iGlobal Strategic Management of taking money from
deaf victims, under guise of religious guidance.

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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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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 of significant services to this community.

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A COMMENT BY ASL TEACHER
DeafDigest editor won’t name the ASL teacher
but he made a comment in his classroom.
He told his students in the ASL 101 class –
that only one of you in this room of about 20
students will find a job working with the deaf –
as teacher or as interpreter or as a voc rehab
counselor or as social worker.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Correct police procedures when dealing with the deaf

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/correct-police-procedures-dealing-with-deaf/

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A FRUSTRATED HARD OF HEARING LEGISLATOR
A former hard of hearing state legislator
served several terms but was frustrated. Being
hard of hearing, it was not possible to tell
fast-talking legislators to slow down. And
there was no CART system.
As a result, the legislator was always
asking wrong questions at the wrong time,
because speakers move on very fast – from
topic to topic within few seconds.
The legislator knew no sign language
and an interpreter would be useless.
This legislator became so bored that he
would read books and newspapers during
legislative sessions! No one was happy about it.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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19th Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update
Sept 13 & 14, 2012
Baltimore, MD

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

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THESE SILLY COLLEGE TRADITIONS
Every college in USA has their own silly traditions, that
many alums, years later, look back with fondness and laugh.
The Washington Post ran a piece on these traditions at
local colleges. It mentioned Gallaudet’s rat funerals (actually
stuffed rats) and avoiding the coffin door in front of College
Hall. Gallaudet used to have hazing, but it was outlawed in the late sixties.
What about NTID, actually a “new kid on the block”? Students
make it a point to have themselves photographed in front of the
campus’ bronze tiger statue. And there is something else –
each freshman class is given a name. One class was KID. Another
class was CLAW.
Why? A NTID oldtimer could not remember why!

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CLARIFICATION ON NEW CAPTIONING RULES
There is a need to clarify what the Communications and Video Accessibility Act is all about.
It is not all about 100 percent 24/7 captioning on all channels.
It is all about:

– if a new TV program is captioned, it must be captioned on the
internet

– if a program was shown before and is being shown on the internet,
it does not have to be captioned

– if a channel makes money (more than 3 mil) it must be captioned

– if a channel is broke, it may not caption

– does not apply to newspapers and magazines we read on the internet

A great law it is? No way!

A MISLEADING WEB SITE
There is a web domain named  asl.org – it seems to be all about our own ASL sign language.
Right? No. It is the web site of the American School in
London.
Sigh!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

an interpreter arguing openly with another interpreter,
in front of deaf clients, on what is the proper sign
for a certain word!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have to be careful not to look at realtime captioners and CART
providers as if they are machines or robots of some sort.

Occasionally a CART provider may be told to sit in a corner of a room
so that he or she won’t be in the way.  Many of the speakers might
turn their backs on the CART provider as they are speaking.

What you have to remember is that if the CART provider cannot hear or
understand what is being said, he or she cannot accurately transcribe
what is being said. It is important that the client communicate
with the CART provider about whether the CART provider should
interrupt in a situation like this.

Some people do not want the CART providers to interrupt the
proceedings.  They want CART providers to just do the best that they
can and put in parentheticals like “inaudible” or “indiscernible”
if they cannot hear or understand what is being said.  Many CART
providers will not interrupt the proceedings unless they have been
instructed to do so in advance by the CART consumer because some CART
consumers want the CART provider to remain as inconspicuous as
possible.

If you are working with a CART provider and you would like him or her
to interrupt more frequently if he or she cannot hear or understand,
make sure you communicate that to the CART provider.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

when signing with a friend on the sidewalk, must be
careful of lamp posts, curbs, open vendor stand overhangs, 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:

When the FCC issues a ruling, it is considered a de facto
law. This being said, FCC has ordered all TV networks
and web video sites to provide captions for anything that
is shown on TV. The start off date is end of this month.
Of course, we will find a new TV networks and web providers
trying to evade this ruling. Pretty much comes with the
territory.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There was a recent newspaper story of a burglary that took place
at the Wyoming School for the Deaf.
One thing is puzzling. There was a story of Wyoming School for
the Deaf closing up permanently few years ago.
Just to doublecheck, the DEAFDIGEST editor ran a web search of
that school – and while there was a number of hits, it was hard
to determine if these sites were either up to date or obsolete.
Did the school quietly reopen after being left for dead?

(it was later learned that the state relinquished control of
Wyoming School for the Deaf, transferring it to a local district,
hence the “death” of the state school, but not that so on the
local level)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Are we seeing a new trend in interpreting?
It is called Document Sight Translation. Already
some groups are giving workshops in that new
specialty.
What is this all about? Not really quite sure
but it may be something to do with things that
we see are things that need to be interpreted.
Things like medical history, a signed contract,
an employment application – all need to be
interpreted for the benefit of the deaf client.

(it seems to have been a fad; it is not an issue
that interpreters talk about on these interpreting
web sites)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Turner Classic Movies is dedicating October to
the movie roles the disabled, and the deaf, have
played. This is great – except that there have been
too many such Turner movies that are not captioned!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

don’t know if this is true but it was passed down
to DeafDigest editor from a British subscriber

In England, a bookie and a deaf bettor was discussing a betting deal

the deaf bettor thought the bookie said:

do you want trouble?

the bookie actually aid:

do you want treble?

(in England, treble means a bet on three horses
in three different races; all three must come in
first to win the big bet)

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–     Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–     Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–     Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

–     Placement Coordinator – Rancho Cucamonga

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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open positions
Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is recruiting.

For more information visit: http://www.civilservice.la.gov

If additional information is needed, email mailto:sross@lsdvi.org

Please list position title in the subject line.

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job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD.s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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Program Coordinator position available at DEAF, Inc.!

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.

Interpreter Needed for Etowah County School System
Full Time Work Available or Contract Services Available
Please contact:
Pam Deru
Administrative Assistant
The Learning Center
Etowah County Schools
256-442-1050 256-442-1264

immediate need for a qualified ASL 1 instructor at Southwestern College on
t/th afternoons.
If you know anyone interested the contact person is Dr. Joel Levine at
jlevine@swccd.edu

Job Opportunity – Instructional Technology and Filming Consultant

CITY: Austin, TX

SafePlace and Disability Rights of Texas are seeking for an Instructional
Technology and Filming Consultant to assist with their online training
project for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Please look at the
link (http://www.safeplace.org/document.doc?id=578 ) for additional
information about the project, qualifications, and how to apply. The
deadline to apply is on Wednesday, August 29th by 5 PM CST. Please share
this with anyone who might be qualified. If you have any questions or
concerns, please contact Wendie Abramson at WAbramson@SafePlace.org.

SafePlace:  Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center is
recruiting for the following position:

Deaf Services Outreach/Educator — $34,500yr (full time)

The Deaf Services Outreach/Educator outreaches to spread awareness in the
Deaf community about SafePlace and domestic and sexual violence. Provides
training/education on topics to the Deaf community related to healthy
relationships and domestic/sexual violence and training on Deaf
culture/sensitivity to hearing professionals. Lead in managing social
media activities to engage the Deaf community.  Key role in working
closely with an instructional technology consultant and other staff in
building an online training for ASL interpreters.  Builds
relationships/partnerships with local Deaf community and plans public
awareness events related to domestic/sexual violence. Staffs booths at
local Deaf events to promote information about SafePlace.  Recruits and
supervises volunteers.  This position is expected to work collaboratively
with the Deaf Services team and other hearing staff to achieve program
goals.

Requirements:  Bachelor.s degree in adult education, social work,
psychology, sociology, women.s studies or related field; requires fluency
in American Sign Language and life experience or extensive knowledge of
Deaf culture; experience in planning and conducting
trainings/presentations; knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual
violence; excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple
priorities effectively; strong writing skills a must; some weekend and
evening work required; reliable transportation necessary. Position is
grant funded at least one year.

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760 or
Fax to 512-356-1673 or email them to employment@safeplace.org

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual English/Spanish
speakers
Encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Wendie Abramson
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: WAbramson@SafePlace.org

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for an
educational interpreter to work at the high school level. You’ve been
waiting for this golden opportunity. This is a full time position that
will provide you with the chance to work with some of Massachusetts best
and brightest Deaf students. We are looking for strong interpreting
skills, and the ability to work on an educational team. EDCO is
Massachusetts’ oldest high school program for the Deaf. Contact Edward J.
Mulligan Director EDCO Program for the Deaf 457 Walnut Street Newtonville,
MA 02460 Phone 617 244-3407 e-mail ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us

the Los Angeles Community College District is accepting applications for
Sign Language Interpreter Specialist 1 and Sign Language Interpreter
Specialist 2 on a continuous basis. Here is the link:
https://employment.laccd.edu/JobListings.aspx

We are in search of a Sign Language teacher/interpreter in the Perry
County area. My office number is (334)683-4974 and my cell number is
(334)207-5480.

Please contact me if you can assist.

Waynesburg University is looking for an ASL teacher.

Contact Dr. James Bush at jbush@waynesburg.edu.

Part-time Homemaker job

(Chicago)
I am a CODA from Texas. My mother is Deaf and has lived in Chicago for
many years. She needs help with housecleaning, cooking, and transportation
for errands, stores, doctors. We are looking for a homemaker.  We would
appreciate it very much if you or someone you know will apply for this
part-time job, please share this with them. This is a part time job
opportunity to work with my mom who is an elderly lady who lives in
Chicago, north side.  A list of duties is below to make it easier to
decide if someone is qualified and meets all the requirements.

If you have questions or are interested in setting up  a “test day” please
contact Helene at interpchess@sbcglobal.net .

Part-time Deaf Female Homemaker wanted

Qualifications:

1)    Have a car

2)    Fluent in ASL & willing to work with a Deaf elderly woman

3)    Comfortable with cats (no allergies)

4)    Willing to do errands, housecleaning, cooking, and drive to doctor’s
appointments

5)    Able to commit to at least 12 hours per week

6)    Pay is based on education and experience as determined by the
homemaker agency

7)    Available to take certification and training classes at the
homemaker agency

8) Must agree to a “test day” before official hiring.

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.

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