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DeafDigest – 31 October 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 31, 2012

— a deaf soccer player starting a near-riot

Daniel Ailey, a deaf semi-pro soccer player, plays for Potters
Bar hearing team in Great Britain. In a game against Grays
Athletic, the Grays fans mocked Ailey’s deafness, making faces
at him. Angry Ailey ran up the stands, confronting the fans.
It casued a near-riot. The police arrived to make peace. The
British Football Association is looking into it and may punish
Grays Athletic team for not controlling their fans!

 

— insurance companies dealing with fake-deafness claims

A spokesperson for the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group
said that there is a big increase in hearing loss claims by
hearing policy holders. This spokesperson also said that almost
all of these claims are fake. The investigators use hearing
detection tests that quickly catch these fake-deafness attempts.

 

— deaf member of town council cannot use iPad in meetings

Mary Blatchford is deaf and serves on the town council in
North Somerset, Great Britain. The town council does not
allow her to use iPad during meetings (surfing, emailing
and tweeting). Mary says she depends on iPad to take
meeting notes. The council still said no. She is seeking
legal advice for a possible lawsuit on discrimination against
the deaf.

 

— a deaf man in a TV commercial on cars

Scott Carpenter, a deaf man employed by BMW of Chattanooga,
was featured in a recent local TV commercial. He supervises his
department that cleans, polishes and waxes these expensive
BMWs. In the TV shot, he uses ASL, telling people how important
it is to get BMWs serviced only at BMW garages.

 

— a strong deaf presence at nation’s biggest fair

Texans like everything big. This includes the State Fair
of Texas, the biggest in USA with these great concession
stands. One such stand is deaf-owned and deaf-run, the
Crepe Crazy, operated by the Giterman family. This is
the family’s first year at the fair. Very difficult to
get a concession stand into the fair. Only one or two
new stands are invited every year. Gitermans? How!.
A scout tasted the crepes, saw the long lines and
invited the Gitermans to fill out application forms.
After that, they got in. When the fair ends, they
go back to their Crepe route in Austin.

 

10/28/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

10/28/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 28 October 2012

DeafDigest Gold – October 28, 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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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http: //deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-leaders/
http: //deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-computer-training/

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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 is available in select markets. See sprint.com/4GLTE
for more info.

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_DDG102812

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Indianapolis deaf community is going to establish
a new center, called the Hoosier Deaf Community Center.
This center is hoping to win grants to turn this
dream into reality.

Cait Kean, a Dublin, Ireland senator, has asked the
governments of Ireland and Great Britain to
recognize two sign languages – the British Sign Language
and the Irish Sign Language

A group of deaf attorneys in Great Britain has started new
mentoring service for deaf law students, hoping to
encourage them throughout their training programs,
overcoming potential difficulties

A new pizza place being built in Chandigarh, India,
will be staffed by deaf line cooks and deaf pizza makers.
The deaf group is currently in training for these
tasks. Making this possible were the joint efforts
of the National Institute for Technical Teachers’
Training and Research and the Ministry of Labor’s Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.

Celebrating 25 years of partnership is the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Longmeadow, MA and the East Longmeadow Public Schools. An event at a local
country club was part of the celebration. They are saying
it is one of the nation’s longest standing educational
deaf/hearing partnerships.

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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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LUCKY DEAF LEADERS
DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf leaders that
were lucky. They were not leaders, but followers. But
big deaf incidents took place and these followers suddenly
became leaders.
First example was the 1988 Gallaudet famous Deaf President
Now protest. One of the four leaders was lucky. He was not
a leader before but became a new leader.
The second example was the Section 504 protest in 1977 in
a government building in Washington, DC. Deaf people slept
overnight in the lobby. One deaf person, not a leader before,
became a new leader during that sleep-in protest.

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

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of each DeafDigest edition)

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Help support Greta Pellerin, a deaf track and field athlete.

She is invited to participate at the 2013 Australia Down Under Sports
International Track meet

A picture of Greta, and under the picture is more information about this event, is at:

http://deafdigest.com/greta-pellerin-2013-deaf-australia-track-meet/

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COMPUTER TRAINING FOR THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor notices that many deaf people need
computer training. They have problems trying to highlight
a link or to download an important application, etc.
Many of us get help from a family member or from a
friend or learn about it at their job and apply it
at home.
Yet many others need help and don’t get it. They can
ask for help at a computer repair place but they don’t.

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

(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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WAR OF BICYCLES: GALLAUDET VS NTID
It was announced last week that NTID students are able to rent electric bicycles while getting around on the campus.
What about Gallaudet? One can rent bicycles, which is part
of the city-wide Capital Bikeshare network.
Which bicycle is preferable? The NTID bicycles are
powered by solar-chargeable batteries. The Gallaudet bicycles
are muscle-power.
Your choice!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

Hearing person avoid writing notes with the deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-avoid-writing-deaf/

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

CAUSE OF OLD AGE DEAFNESS
Many older people lose their hearing. Why? Aging
process? Perhaps but scientists at the University of South Florida are saying there is something else –
a certain gene mutation!
The offending gene has been identified as glutamate receptor metabotropic 7 (GRM7).

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Georgia Association of the Deaf

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He has artificial hearing

Artificial hearing? Meaning either CI or a
hearing aid?

Well, a person with eyeglasses has artificial
vision?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why cannot the president of USA appoint a deaf person
to serve in a high ranking government position?

A. One president did – president George H.W. Bush appointed
Robert R. Davila to Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This is not to say that
this high level deaf appointment will not happen again.

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:

You got mail!

Before the computer, we loved getting mail from family and friends.

That trend has changed and we get mail via cyberspace!

However, we still do get postal mail.  Some of it is very important.

It is frustrating many of us who are Blind or low vision as we cannot
read it!

We wait for a support person to come and read it for us.

Technology, we could do it independently and privately by using a
scanner.

Scan the letter or bill and read it on your computer screen in PDF
mode.

We can adjust the font size and colors to meet our needs.

Braille users can read their letters and bills via their Braille
devices.

Hey, stop sending me junk mail!

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:

we have 3,143 counties in USA

the wish is that we have a deaf service center in each
single county in USA!

Most counties do not have such a service center

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DeafHistory:

Year 1974 – Ceefax, in Great Britain, becomes the first service in the world to provide subtitles on TV programs.
This service just closed after a 38-year run

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

400

estimated number of real time captioners in USA

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Missouri Western – Sydney Andrews, FR, women’s soccer; started all 15
of her team’s 15 games as one of the core starters on the field

– North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, SO, women’s hockey; played all 6 games
to date, assisting on two goals

– Northern Colorado – Cameron Friend, SR, football; has played all 7 games
so far as linebacker, making 10 solo and 9 assisted tackles

– Pikeville – Natalie O’Brien, SO (from Cork, Ireland); no longer on the
team

– Queens University – Heather Kennedy, SO, women’s soccer; a recent newspaper
story said she has not yet scored a goal for her team this season

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Sean Midnight, pro wrestler, Great Britain; a regular on the British
pro wrestling circuit

– Daryn Miller, auto racing, New York tracks; no updates in two years

– Carl Houdini Morris, pool champion, Great Britain; no recent updates

– Muwwakkil Munir, Lakeland Raiders, Ultimate Indoor Football League;
no recent updates

– Keiko Ogasawara, women’s pro boxing, Japan; has not fought in over
a year; her record stands at 2-1-0

DeafDigest Sports: – http://deafdigestsports.com/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job announcement
Family Advocate (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

DCARA is a community-based nonprofit agency with offices located
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  DCARA supports and provides a wide
range of peer counseling, education, advocacy, and intervention programs
for the diverse Deaf and hard of hearing community.   DCARA seeks an
experienced part time (20 hours a week) Family Advocate to provide
advocacy-driven services within the Family Connections Department  which
include working with deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and hearing
families with deaf or hearing children to protect their rights.  This
position reports to the Director of Family Connections.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–       Advocate for communication access, appropriate accommodations and
cultural understanding for deaf and hard of hearing children within the
school system.
–       Provide advocacy to families regarding parents’ rights,
individualized education plans (IEP) and individualized family service
plans (IFSP).
–       Provide consultation to city, county and state agencies regarding
federal and state laws that protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing
individuals.
–       Accompany individuals and/or families who require communication
assistance and/or support at social services. agencies as well as during
legal proceedings.
–       Provide and / or facilitate advocacy-related workshops.
–       Refer families to outside agencies for additional advocacy
support.
–       Ensure completion of intake paperwork, individual service plans
and database input.
–       Other duties as assigned by the Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–       BA degree in Child Development, Psychology, Counseling, Social
Work, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, or related. fields, OR 2 years of
documented experience in education or service provision in a human
services setting.
–       Fluent in American Sign Language & positive cultural perception of
Deaf people.
–       Knowledge of relevant issues and laws protecting the rights of
deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
–       Experience with PC including Windows 2007 MS Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint).
–       Ability to work with people from a variety of  racial, economic,
linguistic, cultural, religious, and communication backgrounds.
–       Knowledgeable in social justice issues that affect Deaf and Hard
of Hearing communities.
–       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–       Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional
evenings and weekends.

DESIRED SKILLS:
–       Parenting experience.
–       Ability to use various social networking to raise awareness of
advocacy-related issues.
–       Master’s degree preferred.

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA
offers competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid
winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance
benefits.

DEADLINE:  Monday, November 12, 2012   5:00 pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
employment) cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax
to:

DCARA Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

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

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Job announcement
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-053

STATUS            Exempt . Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
–    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
–    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
–    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
–    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
–    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor – Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
–    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
–    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
–    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
–    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
–    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
–    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
–    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
–    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
–    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
–    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
–    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations –    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
–    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
–    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
–    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
–    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
–    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
–    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
–    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s degree
–    Completion of formal internship/mentee program
–    Additional years of directly related experience –    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

SALARY        $24.00 – $28.56 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:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505
Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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Faculty position opening
Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2013

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Evidence of commitment to Deaf bilingual and bicultural experience
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (provide sample course syllabi and copies of automated student evaluations)
4.    Photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates
5.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation 6.    Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 18, 2013. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:  http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf   Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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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 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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Position Opening Announcement

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly accounts payable which includes: enter bills and
expenses reports, ensure accurate shared cost allocation, do weekly check
run, maintain vendor relations, maintain vendor files, and review AP close
process on a monthly basis, ensure all expenses are captured appropriately,
aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and close process and AP/GL
reconcile are performed.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), credit
memos and adjustments, aging reports and collections, prepare excel expense
detail for program managers, reconcile reimbursable expense accounts,
customer tax inquiries – W4, and revenues reconciliation. Work with funders
on invoice inquires.

. Complete weekly Deposit – copy checks, prepare deposit including
verifying receipts to ensure accuracy, apply receipts, deposit confirmation,
and open invoices sign offs.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, post
monthly interest and bank changes, do bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks on a quarterly basis.

. Review payroll reports. Complete payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Complete monthly account reconciliation including prepaid, payroll
taxes withheld, accrued expenses.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance/preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll and other
responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and
Administration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

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.

The Center for Students with Disabilities at UW-Whitewater has an academic staff interpreter position available. Attached is a position description indicating the qualification required for this position. I would appreciate it, if you could post this position on your website for us. If you have any questions or need further information regarding this position, please let me know.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,
Nancy Amacher
Chair
Search and Screen Committee

Nancy Amacher
Senior Associate Director
Center for Students with Disabilities
UW-Whitewater
Andersen Library, room 2002
(262) 472-5239

Illinois
There is a need for a sign language instructor at Saint Xavier University. If you are interested email vilella@sxu.edu Thank you very much.

Rock Valley College has an immediate need for a full-time Sign Language Interpreter.

Rock Valley College, a comprehensive community college located in Rockford, Illinois, serves a diversified metropolitan area of over 370,000 people. Rockford is centrally located in northern Illinois, within 90 minutes of Chicago as well as Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. The College is the principal institution of post-secondary education in the region. RVC is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.

This is a full-time position with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and group life insurance plans offered and State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administered retirement plan.

Job Summary: To provide interpreting/transliteration between a signed language and English in a variety of RVC situations related to the needs of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and campus-wide community. Secondary responsibilities entail a variety of program support duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

* Interpret and/or translate (including both sign language and oral interpreting) within various educational settings, which include: lectures, discussions, labs, meetings with instructors and/or other personnel, tutoring sessions, and other college-related activities as needed.
* Assist Coordinator with delegated projects as needed, such as record maintenance, scheduling interpreting assignments, development of policies/procedures, and resource development. Assist the Coordinator with office duties and coverage as needed.
* Provide consultation, awareness workshops and/or training to other faculty/staff members, departments, offices, organizations and campus community regarding students with disabilities, particularly in relation to interpreting services, deafness, Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
* Participate in self-directed skill development activities such as working with videotapes, attending related professional conferences, etc.
* Maintain professional standards as delineated in the Code of Ethics of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma with knowledge of sign language sufficient to communicate classroom instruction to hearing impaired students. Degree in an area closely related field, or completion of an accredited interpreter training program preferred. Must be licensed by and registered with the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. National certification preferred. At least one year of experience interpreting at the post-secondary level desired. Knowledge of state and federal legislation and programs preferred.

Application Procedure: Submit online application at http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment; include cover letter and current resume. The search will remain open until filled.

Please contact Polly Carter, Recruiting Coordinator, at (815) 921-4757 or P.Carter@rockvalleycollege.edu<mailto:P.Carter@rockvalleycollege.edu> with questions.

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

Library Technician I

(Working Title – Braille Proofreader)

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 63-12

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC) Schedule B

742 Harrison Blvd. DPR 50320/6370

Ogden, UT  84404

JOB SUMMARY   Provides quality assurance by proofreading accessible instructional materials in Braille format and Nemeth code; verifies proof copies of Braille transcription against original scripts to detect grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors and marks proofs for correction; verifies Braille documents are formatted correctly; collaborates with Braille textbook transcribers in the production of accessible instructional materials; consults reference books  to check references to rules of grammar and composition; marks proof with Braille stylus or pencil to correct errors, using standard printers= marks; performs other duties as assigned.

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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 28 October 2012

DeafDigest Blue – October 28, 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/snob-or-shy-to-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/canceled-deaf-events/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-coffee-with-cop/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-employee/

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New Bed Shaker for LightOn Mobile Phone Signaler

The LightOn Phone Signaler is designed for mobile phone users who
have a hearing loss, to notify them when there is an incoming call or
SMS. The phone is placed on the LightOn cradle in vibrate mode. When
a phone call or SMS is received it flashes a bright LED light.

Now you can connect the LightOn Bed Shaker for additional vibration
notification. The bed shaker features an internal battery supply and
a 2m connecting cable.

Find the LightOn Phone Signaler and Bed Shaker at Harris
Communications.

The LightOn Mobile Phone Signaler (HC-DREAMZON/B) is available for
$79.95.

The LightOn Bed Shaker (HC-LIGHTON/VIB) is sold separately for
$39.95.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb102812

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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 Edwin Spatz who
departed us at the age of 99. A resident of David
City, Nebraska, he was the last sole surviving member
of the legendary 1931 Nebraska School for the Deaf basketball team that went unbeaten and won the state all-classes basketball championship. After graduating he went back home and worked on the family farm.

Top stories about the deaf:

We now have one more retirement community for the deaf,
though it is small. It is in Little Rock, Arkansas. The
Good Shepherd Retirement Community has set aside several
residential units for the deaf, with these deaf devices
installed inside.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)
is making interpreting services in the federal
government a priority. A workshop on this issue
may take place at the 2013 National Training Conference.

The Social Security Administration is having a webinar
on October 31, 2012 from 3 pm – 430 pm EST. It is about
SSDI people doing volunteering and community service
with the possibility of getting employment. You need
to call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD)
to register for the webinar.

The University of Swaziland is getting involved with
a sign language project. This group wants to learn
all about the nation’s different sign languages
and to see if they can come up with a new Swazi sign language dictionary. This project is expected to last
three years.

The deaf people of Zambia are not allowed to drive.
The government is saying their deafness is a risk
for other drivers and pedestrians. The deaf community
is mounting a protest, citing that deaf people in many
nations are allowed to drive.

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COPS AND DEAF LEARN TOGETHER
In Santa Barbara, California, there is an experiment. It is called
“Coffee With a Cop” and every week, a police officer has a coffee
at a cafe with a deaf or with a disabled person.
The deaf person writes notes with the cop, talking about problems
such as homeless people, heavy traffic, crime, drugs, etc.
They end up understanding better about each other. This experiment
is so popular that people want it more often at several cafes in
Santa Barbara.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Deadline – Proposals to present at ADARA 2013 conference
is November 15, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-adara-deaf-conference-papers/

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HEARING EMPLOYEE LEARNS TO LIPREAD
A deaf employee, with poor speech skills, is able
to communicate with a hearing employee.
The hearing employee does not understand the
deaf employee’s voice but can communicate because of
lipreading!
Some hearing people can read lips; other hearing
people can’t – and that hearing employee “taught”
herself lipreading skills in order to communicate
with the deaf employee.
That deaf employee is lucky!

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

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

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a new deaf-owned eating place is added to the list;
Crepe Crazy, Austin, TX

the slowly growing list is at:
http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

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LAZY EAR MAY BE THE REASON FOR CHILDHOOD DEAFNESS
We know all about the lazy eye, but which is correctable
and the young child eventually outgrows it.
But lazy ear? Something to do with child’s ear not able
to decipher the sounds coming into it.
Researchers are looking into ways on how the lazy year
could be correctable.

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A DEAF EATERY IN MIDDLE OF A LOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Going on right now is a local arts festival in
Bologna, Italy. And as part of the festivities,
a pop-up deaf-owned restaurant has been set up.
This restaurant has an unusual name – Untitled.
Why Untitled? The restaurant managers felt it is
the right word to stress the visual needs of the deaf.
And there is a discount at the restaurant – for
hearing patrons that make an effort to communicate
in Italian Sign Language!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

dealing with college students that constantly change
classes with no advance notice, wrecking havoc with
interpreting hours

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Why do you have to hit all of those keys at the same time to make
such a simple word come up?  Wouldn’t it just be easier to type on a
regular keyboard one letter at a time?”

Being a CART provider, I have heard these kinds of questions many
times.  Yes, it might be “easier” to type one letter at a time, but
if CART providers and captioners did that, there would be no way that
they could develop the speed that they need to provide realtime
translation for the different events and broadcasts where captioning
and CART are provided.

Using a standard QWERTY keyboard, the fastest typists can sometimes
get up to around 120 words per minute.  It is more common for good
typists to average 60 to 80 words per minute.

The standard rate of speech for most people is around 160 to 180
words per minute.  Many speakers consistently average over 200 words
per minute.

As you can see from these numbers, if someone is using a standard
keyboard and trying to type one letter at a time, even the best of
typists cannot keep up with most speakers.

However, using the steno keyboard, someone can keep up with most
speakers.  In order to be certified by the National Court Reporters
Association as a Registered Professional Reporter, which is the
entry-level test for court reporters, someone must pass a test on
testimony material at 225 words per minute.

If you can write at 225 words per minute rather than 100 words per
minute, you will be able to do a much better job of keeping up with
speakers in today’ rapid-paced world.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You purchase a cell phone with a contract after
writing notes back and forth with the sales person.
For some reason, it was never written down that the
contract was for two years. It was thought the
contract was for 18 months.

(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

Washington, DC has many voluntary bar associations,
involving attorneys within their areas of interest
and expertise.

We do not have a voluntary bar association on Disability Law.

Why?

There was an effort to form a Deaf Bar Association
but it never got off the ground. One reason was
deaf and disability attorneys having problems
agreeing with each other. Other reasons is lack
of infrastructure, lack of a clear mission, and lack of numbers.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Oh no! Despite huge reams of publicity distributed in the deaf
community introducing the new deaf character in the new TV movie – F.B. Eye, the program was not closed captioned or shoddily captioned!
Are the TV people trying to play a sick joke on us?

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s loss is
NTID’s gain! Greg Lividas, who is not deaf but
signs fluently, will assume duties at NTID
in mid-November as the Director of Media Relations.
With the newspaper, Lividas earned fame for
his well-written articles on the Rochester
Deaf Community.
Will the newspaper find someone to replace
Greg and to continue covering the Deaf Community?
Hope so!

(editor’s note: Greg is still at it, whereas
the newspaper apparently shut down the “deaf
column”)

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that everytime FCC issues a ruling, no
one is happy? Even opponents on both sides of the
fence (we, the deaf and the industry) are always
unhappy. Is FCC the baseball umpire that we all
love to hate?

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a retirement party for a fellow employee, a gift was purchased.

The deaf employee thought the hearing person said:

I got the gift from Beer One

Beer One?

It was later on realized that the employee actually said

Pier One

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job announcement
Family Advocate (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

DCARA is a community-based nonprofit agency with offices located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  DCARA supports and provides a wide range of peer counseling, education, advocacy, and intervention programs for the diverse Deaf and hard of hearing community.   DCARA seeks an experienced part time (20 hours a week) Family Advocate to provide advocacy-driven services within the Family Connections Department  which include working with deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and hearing families with deaf or hearing children to protect their rights.  This position reports to the Director of Family Connections.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Advocate for communication access, appropriate accommodations and cultural understanding for deaf and hard of hearing children within the school system.
–    Provide advocacy to families regarding parents’ rights, individualized education plans (IEP) and individualized family service plans (IFSP).
–    Provide consultation to city, county and state agencies regarding federal and state laws that protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. –    Accompany individuals and/or families who require communication assistance and/or support at social services. agencies as well as during legal proceedings.
–    Provide and / or facilitate advocacy-related workshops.
–    Refer families to outside agencies for additional advocacy support.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, individual service plans and database input.
–    Other duties as assigned by the Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    BA degree in Child Development, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, or related. fields, OR 2 years of documented experience in education or service provision in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & positive cultural perception of Deaf people.
–    Knowledge of relevant issues and laws protecting the rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. –    Experience with PC including Windows 2007 MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). –    Ability to work with people from a variety of  racial, economic, linguistic, cultural, religious, and communication backgrounds. –    Knowledgeable in social justice issues that affect Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. –    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends.

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    Parenting experience. –    Ability to use various social networking to raise awareness of advocacy-related issues.
–    Master’s degree preferred.

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Monday, November 12, 2012   5:00 pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under employment) cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

DCARA Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

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

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Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Advocates Inc
positions based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts

www.http://advocatesinc.org

We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges). Positions include awake overnights,  day
and evening direct service workers, senior counselors, outreach
workers and clinical program managers. Enjoy a career within a
communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented, person
centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access
department.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality,
community based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Over 1000 dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including
residential supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse
services, psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for
children and families, community justice services, advocacy and
benefits services, family supports, employment and vocational
services and day habilitation programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with
mental health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and
intellectual disabilities, autism and pervasive development
disabilities, brain injuries and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with
Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with
disabilities and individuals with developmental disabilities and
co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs
and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

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position opening
Information Technology Assistant – 12 months
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete service request submitted through email system, including troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software problems on computers and peripherals. Assist in the maintenance of technology equipment and peripherals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field or three years of full-time experience as an IT assistant.

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

Job application is available online: http://www.rsdeaf.org/employment.asp

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

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

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posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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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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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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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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Job Opening Announcement

Title: DBCAN Part-time Administrative Assistant (7 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Maintain database records; input update information and ongoing
record keeping

– Responsible for printing, copying and filing documents in
accessible formats

– Assist with videophone, tty and/or voice calls

– Assist with monthly reports and provider/interpreter invoices.

– Assist with preparing information packets, training materials and
resource information.

– Other duties assigned by DBCAN Director.

Qualifications: At least one year experience working with diverse Deaf and
DeafBlind individuals. Skilled in tactile ASL preferred. Must have good
English skills and be computer literate (MS Words, Excel & internet). Must
have strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part
of a team. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing DeafBlind people of
various communication methods.

Supervision: Reports to DBCAN Director

Timeline: Immediate Opening. Applications accepted until position filled.

To Apply: email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

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.

At Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona, we currently have a 12 month Interpreter/Access specialist position open with a salary of $60,000. Below is the link to the job posting.  Check it out!

http://www.azwestern.edu/Office_of_the_President/human_resources/jobs.html?jobsID=490

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

Library Technician I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 62-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50843/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Under the supervision of the Educational Resource Center (ERC) librarian, processes new library materials by typing labels, adding property stamps or labels, adding barcodes, taping, etc.; maintains records; works at the circulation desk; assists patrons; shelves ERC materials in the appropriate locations; checks materials in and out; answers questions; drives materials between multiple locations for the inter-library loan program; interacts with teachers, students, staff, and members of the public (includes teachers, students, and others who communicate using American Sign Language); answers phones; fills requests; performs library reference work and makes general recommendations about library materials to be purchased; handles special projects as assigned by the ERC librarian or director; performs other duties as assigned.

Instructional Assistant .  Sign Language Interpreting Program
Posting Date 09/26/2012
Closing Date – Open Until Filled

Posting Number B000057
Position Status Full Time
Category Instructional Support
Class Code 52
Position Type Budgeted
Pay Rate $14.09
Location Trinity River
Department TR Arts

Job Summary Responsible for assisting with instructional tasks in a laboratory setting to assist the teaching staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
. Administers classroom tests to student with disabilities
. Diagnoses needs of students and gives instructions needed to remedy deficiencies in specified   discipline
. Helps students with studying
. Responds to technical needs
. Supports and Coordinate activities with faculty
. Coordinates and schedule lab usage
. Prepares and maintain classrooms for applicable learning activities
. Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and
follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
. Completes all required training and professional development
sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
. Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence,
student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
.Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited
college or university
. * Courses in the specialized field or equivalent knowledge and experience
. Two (2) years of work experience
. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
. Excellent customer service skills
. Excellent oral and written communication skills
. Experience working with computerized systems

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures – American
Sign Language and English proficiency
– Ability to work with diverse populations with specific needs (i.e.
faculty, staff, students, administration, etc.)
– Ability to multitask
– Technology proficiency
– Ability to learn new software and applications easily
– BEI Basic certification or higher
– Existing knowledge of Soloist software

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and listen. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires color and depth perception.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact Allison Randolph.
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: allison.randolph@tccd.edu

Please use the following link to apply for the job:
https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/1855

Alabama
Licensed or Permitted interpreter needed for a Decatur City Schools Senior. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-3:00 at Decatur High School. Contract begins October 22nd when this new student is scheduled to begin classes. Pay will be competitive contract rate plus travel expenses. Please contact Susan Handley at 256-552-4637 or email Susan.Handley@dcs.edu<mailto:Susan.Handley@dcs.edu>.

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

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 65-12

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPR 50412/6290

JOB SUMMARY   Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting; interprets students’ questions and statements; interprets for school functions as assigned; adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students; tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor; follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters; participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team; assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed; communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist and Lead Interpreter about student progress and concerns; follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist; is willing to improve signing skills through inservices and additional classes; performs other duties as assigned.

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

Library Technician II, USDB

IN-HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 61-12

1655 East 3300 South $
Schedule B

Salt Lake City, UT  84106
DPR 50255/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the day-to-day operations of the Educational
Resource Center (ERC) state-wide resource library for the
deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired at the Salt Lake Campus
of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB). Processes library
materials and performs other related duties; follows well-established
procedures where little or no knowledge of the structure or functions of
the organization is required; receives calls or greets customers, responds
to requests; maintains inventory and library resources; receives,
catalogs, and processes new materials; keeps library resources and budgets
current and within limits; keeps inventory of ERC collection; maintains an
accurate library database and collection management; performs other duties
as assigned.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Colleagues;

FEMA.s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination is growing and
we would appreciate your help with disseminating this announcement.  We
currently have two vacancies in the Washington, DC area.  We are
recruiting a Disability Integration Communication Specialist (GS-301-12)
and a Senior Advisor (GS-301-14). Please follow the links below to each of
the vacancy announcements in USAJOBS.GOV.

Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be
interested in applying for one of these exciting opportunities to join
FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive
emergency management efforts.

Senior Advisor GS-301-14:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328203800

Disability Integration Communications Specialist GS-301-12:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328246800

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2012

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DeafDigest – 24 October 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2012

— reasons why FCC captioning rules are bad

New FCC rules on captions is bad news. If a TV
program is shown once, then no captions. Short video
clips, no captions. If captioned TV show is shown
on internet with reduced length, no captions.
Home-made videos, no captions unless shown on TV
with captions. New movies on the internet, no
captions unless these were shown on TV with
captions. And we may see small TV and internet
producers go out of business to avoid paying
captioning costs.

 

 

— mourning the death of a deaf man for nothing

David Rose posted a picture of himself on the internet,
a dying deaf Californian, a quadriplegic with cerebral
palsy. He said death was any time because of pneumonia,
and the message he posted was to be the last one. He
also explained that he types one letter at a time with
a stick in his mouth. Many people mourned his announced
death. Few days later, it was learned everything was
a fake. David Rose never existed, his picture was stolen
from a hearing man’s facebook page. The blogger with the
fake story was David Rhodes. No one knows who he is or
where he came from. He has been posting fake stories
since 2007.

 

 

— deaf man offers $500 to get a full time job

Brian Neill is a deaf truck driver from Australia. He
has been unemployed for 10 months. Desperate, he carried
a big sidewalk sign, offering $500 for anyone that gives
him a new full time job! He was driving a truck for six
years; he lost his job because his trucking company
moved to another city and he didn’t want to follow them
and leave his family behind.

 

 

— a crazy school bus policy at a New York deaf school

47 School for the Deaf, Manhattan, NY, has a crazy
policy about their school buses. Deaf students can ride
on the bus, but not hearing students. A hearing sister,
who attends the school with her deaf sister, was not
allowed to ride on the bus but her deaf sister could.
Hearing and deaf attending the same deaf school? Well,
47 School allows hearing students to attend classes if
they have a deaf sibling attending classes! The deaf
mother of both girls is very upset about it.

 

 

— no more British’s “SSDI”?

SSDI in Great Britain is called Disability Living Allowance
(DLA). Many deaf Brits depend on it. The government wants to
stop it, and the deaf community is upset. The government
wants to replace it with Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
DLA or PIP? DLA payments are fixed; PIP payments may be lower
depending on one’s individual needs. Right now there is a
nationwide petition urging the government to leave DLA alone.

 

 

10/21/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

10/21/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 21 October 2012

DeafDigest Gold – October 21, 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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arrow until video comes up

Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-for-nothing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/is-that-person-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-gallaudet-swimming-pool/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-videos-in-deafdigest/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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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:

Ofcom (equivalent to our FCC) said that deaf Brits must
have newer and better relay services. This announcement
was based on a review the agency conducted on existing
relay system.

Filipino Sign Language (FSL) or American Sign Language in
the Philippines? This issue has surfaced in view of the
proposed House Bill that is pushing for the FSL to be
the national sign language. FSL was developed by the deaf;
ASL was exported from USA by teachers of the deaf. The nation is bi-lingual in that approximately half of the
deaf use FSL, and the other half use ASL!

Deaf people in Tanzania are fighting for their rights
and roles in the new constitution the national parliament
is working on

The National Deaf Children’s Society in Great Britain has
a goal – to help empower young deaf adults for their roles
in life – employment, family life, social life, citizenship
responsibilities, etc. Many of these young deaf adults have
reading problems. To help them overcome this reading barrier,
three cartoons are being produced. These cartoons give
guidance and advice for these young deaf adults.

The National Emergency Number Association hosted a big
event in Chicago. A big issue at the event was technical standards on emergency services for the deaf, and the need
to make these compatible among manufacturers of these
devices.

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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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THE OLD SWIMMING POOL
Many people visit Gallaudet University. What is one of
the most popular places for visitors on the campus?
It is the old Gallaudet swimming pool on the first
floor of the Ole Jim (Alumni House). Gallaudet shut down
the swimming pool during the fifties. but it was never
torn down.
One can see a small part of the pool through thick
glass. It is located in the Ole Jim meeting room. If
the door is closed, you have to wait till the meeting
ends to look at the pool.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-gallaudet-swimming-pool/

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

all videos work with Quicktime; click on arrow until
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Help support Greta Pellerin, a deaf track and field athlete.

She is invited to participate at the 2013 Australia Down Under Sports
International Track meet

A picture of Greta, and under the picture is more information about this event, is at:

http://deafdigest.com/greta-pellerin-2013-deaf-australia-track-meet/

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DEAFDIGEST VIDEOS
DeafDigest has 4 new videos every week. DeafDigest
also shows one old video every week.
Several subscribers have complained that the videos
are blank. It is not blank.
New technology has forced DeafDigest to improve
on the videos. Old videos cannot be seen in iPad, but
new videos can be seen in iPpad. If you do not have
iPad, no problem! You can watch the new videos on your
computer or laptop. You need Quicktime or a movie viewer.
You have to wait a few more seconds to see the videos
show up on your screen. If you see blank, please wait.
Thank you.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

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

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WINNING THE SHARK TANK
Three deaf high-tech students won the RIT Shark Tank
competition.
The Shark Tank is patterned after the TV reality
show. It is becoming a tradition at RIT.
Deaf students – Tyler Swob, applied math major, Jeremiah Thompson, a business management major and
Shane Qualls, a computer integrated machining technology major, were the only deaf students and they came out
as winners.
Their entry was the invented an underwater communication system for SCUBA divers.
Way back in the early sixties, Peter Wisher, Gallaudet
Physical Education chairperson, taught ASL to a group of
naval scuba divers so they could communicate under water.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

The deaf in politics

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafinpolitics/

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

NOT PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO INTERPRETER
An interpreter may be signing an important speech. A group
of deaf individuals in the audience watch the interpreter
but are not paying close attention.
Amongst themselves, they are talking about what the
interpreter is wearing, or about the interpreter’s latest
haircut.
Do hearing people act that way, too?

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Alliance of Black Interpreters

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/naobi/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a debate is going on with a web site

deaf

or

hearing-impaired?

people are saying deaf people are hearing impaired

others say that hearing impaired can hear some whereas
deaf can’t

DeafDigest says with a hearing aid or with a CI, the deaf
can hear (discriminating is another thing)

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I was able to watch DeafDigest videos easily in the
past. Now I cannot watch these videos. Why?

A. You can watch the videos! Because of technology, the
video format has been upgraded to accommodate iPad. You
still can watch these videos on your computer or your
laptop; you may need to wait a bit longer for the video
“picture” to be uploaded to your browser. If you are
seeing a “blank” screen, just be patient.

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:

Where am I?

Ever see Blind and Deaf-Blind people get around independently?

It is not easy but doable, with training from an Orientation and Mobility (OM) instructor.

Most of us use the same routes daily.  We have memorized the area.

There are days we get lost.  A hearing person who is blind can communicate to resolve this.

We Deaf-Blind folks need tactile or Braille information to correct our path.

Well, technology is growing so fast!   We can use a GPS.

With a Braille device, we can check a GPS via iPhone and can get location information.

For example, we could enter the name of a near by business that might give me hint of where I am!

There are other ways to communicate with a different devices too.

Now clear the way, here I come!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop complaining that the TV captions
and TV subtitles are annoying to them!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1793 – Charles Bonnet, Geneva, Switzerland, passes away. Deaf with extremely bad vision, he was interested in the science of underwater plants. His work led him to a prized membership
in the Royal Society of London.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1350

number of hours per calendar quarter that TV stations must
show captions.

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Deaf College Athletes:

– King – Kelsey Griffitts, JR, volleyball; played all of her team’s
24 matches as one of the core players

– King’s University College, Edmonton, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, SR, volleyball;
no information on the university’s athletics web site

– Limestone – Juliana Moore, FR, field hockey; only has played 6 of her team’s
13 games; her stats are minimal

– Marian – Anthony Christian, SR, football; is listed on the roster, but was
not assigned a jersey number

– Meredith – Anna Smither, SO, women’s soccer; started 7 of her team’s 15 games;
scoring 3 goals

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Louis Long (Silent Warrior), Buffalo, NY, pro wrestling; still at it
in pro wrestling

– Rick Macomber, standardbred driver, midwest tracks; continues as an
elite driver at his Indiana track

– Kris Martin, Burlington, Ontario, auto racer; no updates on him

– Shane MacDonald, Australia, Taekwondo champion; no updates on him

– Stefan Markolf, pro soccer, Germany; playing for the KSV Baunatal
low level pro team

DeafDigest Sports: – http://deafdigestsports.com/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Job announcement
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-053

STATUS            Exempt . Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses.  Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
–    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
–    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
–    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
–    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
–    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor –    Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
–    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
–    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
–    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
–    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
–    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
–    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
–    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
–    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
–    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
–    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
–    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations –    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
–    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
–    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
–    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community –    Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
–    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
–    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
–    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
–    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s degree
–    Completion of formal internship/mentee program
–    Additional years of directly related experience –    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

SALARY        $24.00 – $28.56 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:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505
Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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Faculty position opening
Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2013

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Evidence of commitment to Deaf bilingual and bicultural experience
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (provide sample course syllabi and copies of automated student evaluations)
4.    Photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates
5.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation 6.    Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 18, 2013.    Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:  http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf   Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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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 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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Position Opening Announcement

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly accounts payable which includes: enter bills and
expenses reports, ensure accurate shared cost allocation, do weekly check
run, maintain vendor relations, maintain vendor files, and review AP close
process on a monthly basis, ensure all expenses are captured appropriately,
aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and close process and AP/GL
reconcile are performed.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), credit
memos and adjustments, aging reports and collections, prepare excel expense
detail for program managers, reconcile reimbursable expense accounts,
customer tax inquiries – W4, and revenues reconciliation. Work with funders
on invoice inquires.

. Complete weekly Deposit – copy checks, prepare deposit including
verifying receipts to ensure accuracy, apply receipts, deposit confirmation,
and open invoices sign offs.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, post
monthly interest and bank changes, do bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks on a quarterly basis.

. Review payroll reports. Complete payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Complete monthly account reconciliation including prepaid, payroll
taxes withheld, accrued expenses.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance/preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll and other
responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and
Administration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

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.

The Center for Students with Disabilities at UW-Whitewater has an academic staff interpreter position available. Attached is a position description indicating the qualification required for this position. I would appreciate it, if you could post this position on your website for us. If you have any questions or need further information regarding this position, please let me know.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,
Nancy Amacher
Chair
Search and Screen Committee

Nancy Amacher
Senior Associate Director
Center for Students with Disabilities
UW-Whitewater
Andersen Library, room 2002
(262) 472-5239

Illinois
There is a need for a sign language instructor at Saint Xavier University. If you are interested email vilella@sxu.edu Thank you very much.

Rock Valley College has an immediate need for a full-time Sign Language Interpreter.

Rock Valley College, a comprehensive community college located in Rockford, Illinois, serves a diversified metropolitan area of over 370,000 people. Rockford is centrally located in northern Illinois, within 90 minutes of Chicago as well as Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. The College is the principal institution of post-secondary education in the region. RVC is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.

This is a full-time position with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and group life insurance plans offered and State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administered retirement plan.

Job Summary: To provide interpreting/transliteration between a signed language and English in a variety of RVC situations related to the needs of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and campus-wide community. Secondary responsibilities entail a variety of program support duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

* Interpret and/or translate (including both sign language and oral interpreting) within various educational settings, which include: lectures, discussions, labs, meetings with instructors and/or other personnel, tutoring sessions, and other college-related activities as needed.
* Assist Coordinator with delegated projects as needed, such as record maintenance, scheduling interpreting assignments, development of policies/procedures, and resource development. Assist the Coordinator with office duties and coverage as needed.
* Provide consultation, awareness workshops and/or training to other faculty/staff members, departments, offices, organizations and campus community regarding students with disabilities, particularly in relation to interpreting services, deafness, Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
* Participate in self-directed skill development activities such as working with videotapes, attending related professional conferences, etc.
* Maintain professional standards as delineated in the Code of Ethics of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma with knowledge of sign language sufficient to communicate classroom instruction to hearing impaired students. Degree in an area closely related field, or completion of an accredited interpreter training program preferred. Must be licensed by and registered with the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. National certification preferred. At least one year of experience interpreting at the post-secondary level desired. Knowledge of state and federal legislation and programs preferred.

Application Procedure: Submit online application at http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment; include cover letter and current resume. The search will remain open until filled.

Please contact Polly Carter, Recruiting Coordinator, at (815) 921-4757 or P.Carter@rockvalleycollege.edu<mailto:P.Carter@rockvalleycollege.edu> with questions.

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

Library Technician I

(Working Title – Braille Proofreader)

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 63-12

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC) Schedule B

742 Harrison Blvd. DPR 50320/6370

Ogden, UT  84404

JOB SUMMARY   Provides quality assurance by proofreading accessible instructional materials in Braille format and Nemeth code; verifies proof copies of Braille transcription against original scripts to detect grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors and marks proofs for correction; verifies Braille documents are formatted correctly; collaborates with Braille textbook transcribers in the production of accessible instructional materials; consults reference books  to check references to rules of grammar and composition; marks proof with Braille stylus or pencil to correct errors, using standard printers= marks; performs other duties as assigned.

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

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DeafDigest – 21 October 2012

DeafDigest Blue – October 21, 2012Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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all videos below work with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up

Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-waste-in-deaf-history/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/snob-or-shy-to-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/canceled-deaf-events/

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Fire Prevention Savings at Harris Communications

October is Fire Prevention Month and Harris Communications has 15%
savings on most of our smoke detectors/fire alarms.  Make sure that
family members are safe by using a fire alarm designed for deaf and
hard of hearing people with loud audible alarms and strobe and/or
vibration alerts.

Harris Communications has many models available including the
SafeAwake (HC-SAFEAWAKE), a fire alarm which listens for your T3
smoke alarm and alerts you by emitting a low frequency alarm and
vibrating a bed shaker. It’s on sale for only $212.46!

Sale ends October 31, 2012. Some product exclusions may apply.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB102112

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Emer Costello, is an Ireland Member of the European Parliament.
She had a dialogue with representatives of the European Union of the Deaf, discussing deaf rights and deaf awareness issues.

Sign language linguist Adam Schembri worked on British
Sign Language research, thanks to funding from several
British and Australian sources. He was upset that a reporter
from The Guardian, doing a story on the research, focused
on these “offensive” deaf sign language gestures. He said
the reporter ignored his request to keep this matter out of
the story.

Lisa Anderson-Kellett, a deaf Canadian, is spearheading the
effort to have the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission establish the video relay
service. Two telephone companies – Telus and Bell are
thinking about it.

Because of declining enrollment, more deaf schools are
selling off land and downsizing into smaller piece of
land. The latest one is St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
in Missouri. The campus, valued at $20 million, is put
up for sale.

Services for deaf children is pretty much bad in the
United Kingdom, according to a special report prepared
by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

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A SHY OR A SNOB HEARING PERSON
A hearing person does not say hi or hello
to a deaf person.
Is that hearing person a snob? Or is that hearing
person shy?
A hearing person can tell by tone of voice if someone
is snob or is shy.
A deaf person cannot tell!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

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

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CANCELED EVENTS
DeafDigest editor has noticed that many advertised deaf
events, workshops, classes, programs, etc, have been
canceled.
Why canceled? Lack of interest in the Deaf Community.
Has this situation been worse or been the same as in the
past?

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

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

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DISCOVERED – 3 ADDITIONAL DEAF PUBLIC OFFICIALS
DeafDigest editor has a strong interest in deaf individuals
that have served public offices.
Only this week, he has discovered three deaf individuals.
These are:

– Mary Blatchford
– Charles Bonnett
– Gergely Tapolczai

None of them, however, are Americans! The list below
is being updated:

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

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TO FEEL THE VIBRATION
We have a few deaf musicians, and they’re pretty much
great.
What is the most important thing for the deaf musician?
Ability to feel the vibrations.
This is why percussionist Evelyn Glennie never performs with
her shoes on. She needs her feet to feel the floor vibrations.
Another musician said he feels the vibrations of the acoustic
guitar against his body.

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SUSPICIOUS NUMBERS?
A web posting said that according to 2010 American Community Survey,
the deaf population in Texas is 808,186, and that in Hays county, it is
5,218 and that in two counties combined – Caldwell and Guadalupe, the
population count is 1,479.
These precise numbers, exact to the latest digit? Is it believable?
DeafDigest does not think so. If it is saying that the Texas deaf population
is around 800,000 – 810,000, then it is believable.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf-blind clients, in VRS calls, wearing shirt colors
same as the background colors, making it difficult to read
their signs

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever seen a captioning error and said, “Wow, that’s
funny”?  Or have you been angry or annoyed?

When a television broadcast or an event is being captioned “live,”
mistakes are going to happen.  Realtime captioners are only human,
and even if they caption with 99% accuracy, that still means that
there will be 1 word out of 100 that will be wrong.

It is important that we educate ourselves on what an acceptable
amount of mistakes would be and realize that those may not be able to
be avoided.  However, we must also be aware of what is unacceptable
captioning.  If there are too many errors, it definitely is not
humorous, and it should be reported to the people in charge of the
captioning.

If you are watching a television show that is not being broadcast
“live” and has been prerecorded, that is a different story.  There
should not be any errors in the captioning.  The time should be taken
to correct any captioning errors before the show is broadcast.
Unfortunately, to save money, some broadcasters allow captioning errors on shows that are prerecorded. Complaints should be made to the people in charge.

Let the broadcasters know that someone is watching the captioning.
Give them feedback for great captioning as well as poor captioning.
Even if they may not seem responsive, it helps to let them know that people do care.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You arrive at the airport terminal counter, informing the
ticket clerk of your deafness. Before you realize it, you
are being assigned to a priority seating. You feel
embarrassed about the whole thing!

(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

Wendy’s would sell as many hamburgers as possible to deaf
patrons but was not so eager to hire a deaf applicant. He
fought back, with the assistance of EEOC, accusing the
chain of discrimination. As a result, Wendy’s has settled
the case and has agreed to train its employees.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is Silent News still in business is the question many
people have been asking? Subscribers have reported not
getting September and October issues.

(Silent News, the nation’s premier newspaper for the deaf,
closed doors with no warning and no advance notice. Deaf
employees reported to work one Monday morning and found
the doors locked – with no explanation as to what was
going on)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Will Deaf Sign Language linguists call it ASL?
No, not American Sign Language, but Advanced Sign
Language.
It was recently discovered that our ancestors,
the Neanderthals was able to voice their communications
on an advanced language level.
Surely we’ve had some deaf Neanderthals, hence
the possibility that their sign language is
advanced, hence the title – Advanced Sign Language!

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A dispute is going on the Gallaudet campus over the
diversity issue.

DeafDigest has noticed that –

on-line discussions from the Deaf Community is minimal

and that

on-line discussions from the Hearing Community is off
the charts

Why?

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf employee was helping a hearing employee with a
work problem she didn’t understand.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:

You’re an auditor

Auditor?

She actually said

You’re awesome

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position announcement
Interpreter
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

more information at:

http://www.tsd.jobs

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Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Advocates Inc
positions based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts

www.http://advocatesinc.org

We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges). Positions include awake overnights,  day
and evening direct service workers, senior counselors, outreach
workers and clinical program managers. Enjoy a career within a
communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented, person
centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access
department.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality,
community based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Over 1000 dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including
residential supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse
services, psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for
children and families, community justice services, advocacy and
benefits services, family supports, employment and vocational
services and day habilitation programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with
mental health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and
intellectual disabilities, autism and pervasive development
disabilities, brain injuries and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with
Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with
disabilities and individuals with developmental disabilities and
co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs
and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

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position opening
Information Technology Assistant – 12 months
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete service request submitted through email system, including troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software problems on computers and peripherals. Assist in the maintenance of technology equipment and peripherals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field or three years of full-time experience as an IT assistant.

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

Job application is available online: http://www.rsdeaf.org/employment.asp

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

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

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posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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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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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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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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Job Opening Announcement

Title: DBCAN Part-time Administrative Assistant (7 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Maintain database records; input update information and ongoing
record keeping

– Responsible for printing, copying and filing documents in
accessible formats

– Assist with videophone, tty and/or voice calls

– Assist with monthly reports and provider/interpreter invoices.

– Assist with preparing information packets, training materials and
resource information.

– Other duties assigned by DBCAN Director.

Qualifications: At least one year experience working with diverse Deaf and
DeafBlind individuals. Skilled in tactile ASL preferred. Must have good
English skills and be computer literate (MS Words, Excel & internet). Must
have strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part
of a team. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing DeafBlind people of
various communication methods.

Supervision: Reports to DBCAN Director

Timeline: Immediate Opening. Applications accepted until position filled.

To Apply: email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

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.

At Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona, we currently have a 12 month Interpreter/Access specialist position open with a salary of $60,000. Below is the link to the job posting.  Check it out!

http://www.azwestern.edu/Office_of_the_President/human_resources/jobs.html?jobsID=490

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

Library Technician I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 62-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50843/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Under the supervision of the Educational Resource Center (ERC) librarian, processes new library materials by typing labels, adding property stamps or labels, adding barcodes, taping, etc.; maintains records; works at the circulation desk; assists patrons; shelves ERC materials in the appropriate locations; checks materials in and out; answers questions; drives materials between multiple locations for the inter-library loan program; interacts with teachers, students, staff, and members of the public (includes teachers, students, and others who communicate using American Sign Language); answers phones; fills requests; performs library reference work and makes general recommendations about library materials to be purchased; handles special projects as assigned by the ERC librarian or director; performs other duties as assigned.

Instructional Assistant .  Sign Language Interpreting Program
Posting Date 09/26/2012
Closing Date – Open Until Filled

Posting Number B000057
Position Status Full Time
Category Instructional Support
Class Code 52
Position Type Budgeted
Pay Rate $14.09
Location Trinity River
Department TR Arts

Job Summary Responsible for assisting with instructional tasks in a laboratory setting to assist the teaching staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
. Administers classroom tests to student with disabilities
. Diagnoses needs of students and gives instructions needed to remedy deficiencies in specified   discipline
. Helps students with studying
. Responds to technical needs
. Supports and Coordinate activities with faculty
. Coordinates and schedule lab usage
. Prepares and maintain classrooms for applicable learning activities
. Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and
follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
. Completes all required training and professional development
sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
. Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence,
student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
.Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited
college or university
. * Courses in the specialized field or equivalent knowledge and experience
. Two (2) years of work experience
. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
. Excellent customer service skills
. Excellent oral and written communication skills
. Experience working with computerized systems

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures – American
Sign Language and English proficiency
– Ability to work with diverse populations with specific needs (i.e.
faculty, staff, students, administration, etc.)
– Ability to multitask
– Technology proficiency
– Ability to learn new software and applications easily
– BEI Basic certification or higher
– Existing knowledge of Soloist software

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and listen. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires color and depth perception.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact Allison Randolph.
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: allison.randolph@tccd.edu

Please use the following link to apply for the job:
https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/1855

Alabama
Licensed or Permitted interpreter needed for a Decatur City Schools Senior. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-3:00 at Decatur High School. Contract begins October 22nd when this new student is scheduled to begin classes. Pay will be competitive contract rate plus travel expenses. Please contact Susan Handley at 256-552-4637 or email Susan.Handley@dcs.edu<mailto:Susan.Handley@dcs.edu>.

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

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 65-12

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPR 50412/6290

JOB SUMMARY   Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting; interprets students’ questions and statements; interprets for school functions as assigned; adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students; tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor; follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters; participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team; assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed; communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist and Lead Interpreter about student progress and concerns; follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist; is willing to improve signing skills through inservices and additional classes; performs other duties as assigned.

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

Library Technician II, USDB

IN-HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 61-12

1655 East 3300 South $
Schedule B

Salt Lake City, UT  84106
DPR 50255/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the day-to-day operations of the Educational
Resource Center (ERC) state-wide resource library for the
deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired at the Salt Lake Campus
of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB). Processes library
materials and performs other related duties; follows well-established
procedures where little or no knowledge of the structure or functions of
the organization is required; receives calls or greets customers, responds
to requests; maintains inventory and library resources; receives,
catalogs, and processes new materials; keeps library resources and budgets
current and within limits; keeps inventory of ERC collection; maintains an
accurate library database and collection management; performs other duties
as assigned.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Colleagues;

FEMA.s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination is growing and
we would appreciate your help with disseminating this announcement.  We
currently have two vacancies in the Washington, DC area.  We are
recruiting a Disability Integration Communication Specialist (GS-301-12)
and a Senior Advisor (GS-301-14). Please follow the links below to each of
the vacancy announcements in USAJOBS.GOV.

Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be
interested in applying for one of these exciting opportunities to join
FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive
emergency management efforts.

Senior Advisor GS-301-14:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328203800

Disability Integration Communications Specialist GS-301-12:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328246800

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 17, 2012


— more on Netflix

Netflix has promised to caption all videos by 2014.
They said 80 percent of their videos have been captioned.
Why 2014 if they only have 20 percent remaining? They
could complete the task in 2013. A new book, Netflixed,
said that the  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings makes many
bad business decisions because he does not understand
the video market. This also means he does not understand
the importance of captions with us.

 
— a “country club” prison for a new deaf inmate

A deaf man, sentenced to a prison term because of involvement
in video relay fraud, may have “easy life.” The judge agreed
to allow him to pick his own cell room, to have captions
turned on all the time, easy access to TTY phone, easy access
to interpreters for anything; visual alarms in his cell room;
easy access to email; board and markers in his cell room.
We have many deaf prisoners and they do not have these easy
privileges! Unfair? Yes!

 

 

— a fake hard of hearing attorney

This is a sad story. A hard of hearing man, faking as an attorney,
cheated a deaf woman of her money. He told her she was in trouble
with the government and needed his “legal” assistance. Scared,
she gave him a lot of money, which was her life savings. She
never questioned him on his attorney credentials nor proof of
being in trouble with the government. The cops have arrested him,
and he is awaiting trial. That woman was never in trouble with
the government.

 
— these surprise deafness announcements

From time to time we read of athletes – Tamika Catchings, pro
women’s basketball, Paul Rabil, one of the world’s best lacrosse
players, and top marathon runner Patrick Rizzo. For many years
we thought they were hearing. Later as they get older, they
reveal their deafness. Are there other more famous athletes
that won’t reveal their deafness until they get older?

 
— a danger for deaf people looking for jobs

Many deaf people have a hard time finding jobs. Discrimination?
Yes. And more employers use a a 50-question “personality test”! A
deaf woman, applying for a job at a Kroger supermarket, failed
the personality test and was not hired. What was this test?
Questions about personality, friendly or not friendly, communicate
well or not communicate at all, etc. Many hearing people score
high and get hired. Deaf people score low and don’t get hired.
This is why this deaf woman is filing a lawsuit, saying the
exam discriminates against the deaf.

 
10/14/12 Blue edition at:
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DeafDigest – 14 October 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-for-nothing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/is-that-person-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The European Union has developed a model plan that
is supposed to protect the rights of deaf Europeans.
This plan is patterned after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A free hearing aid giveaway is taking place in
Pasig South in the Philippines. Working with the
distribution program is the local Rotary Club
in conjunction with Feati University.

In the Lille province of France new homes are being built for the deaf. It is located in a small town.

College professors suffering from hearing loss and keeping
quiet about it? This was the issue raised on the campus at
the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. A big reason for
keeping quiet is fear of losing their tenures!

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind will be
on a 10-year plan, which will change the way the students
are being taught. Approving the plan was the State Board of Education.

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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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FIGHTING FOR CAPTIONS FOR NOTHING?
This is a true story. A deaf man filed a lawsuit, fighting
to have captions.
He won, and there were captions. But did he enjoy watching
captions?
He no longer watches captions. Why? Because he became a father
and is too busy taking care of the baby and has no time to
watch captions!
It is ironic.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-for-nothing/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Help support Greta Pellerin, a deaf track and field athlete.

She is invited to participate at the 2013 Australia Down Under Sports
International Track meet

A picture of Greta, and under the picture is more information about this event, is at:

http://deafdigest.com/greta-pellerin-2013-deaf-australia-track-meet/

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IS THE PERSON DEAF?
You ride the metro subway everyday in Washington, DC.
You see the same person everyday on your train – a stranger
that you don’t know.
This has continued for almost two years. All of a sudden
you see the Gallaudet logo on a backpack that person was
wearing. That person never wore a backpack before.
That person always listens to music with a wireless device.
That person acts hearing by showing body language. So, Is that
person deaf or hearing?
Do you want to risk signing to that person – are you deaf?

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

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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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THE FACE AT WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
If you see WPSD people using the sign for Face, it has nothing
to do with a person’s face.
It was announced that one of the buildings on the campus will be
named after Elroy Face, the famous Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher.
What is Face’s connection with the deaf? None! He was asked, years
ago to help WPSD raise funds in an annual golf event. To date, he
has raised nearly half million dollars!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

Some happy, some sorry with CI

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/happyorsorry/

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

DEAF CHESS
The World Deaf Chess championship took place last week
at Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The #1 deaf chess player in the world is Israel’s
Yehuda Gruenfel.
And the name of the organization has changed. The
old name was International Committee of Silent Chess.
The new name is International Chess Committee of
the Deaf.
Did Americans take part in the event? DeafDigest
does not know.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Florida Association of the Deaf

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is hearing-disabled

What is so wrong about just saying he is deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. At mixed deaf-hearing parties, we always see the deaf
in one corner of the room and the hearing in the other
corner. Why is it often that way?

A. Ask the deaf why they do not want to join the hearing.
But also ask the hearing why they do not want to join
the deaf!  Possibly if we had an interpreter for each
deaf person in the party, then the deaf-hearing split
may not exist.

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:

Cutting board and colors

Cutting food of different colors sometimes gets difficult.

Many of us, with Usher Syndrome, need good color contrast.

Cutting dark meat on a white cutting board is good contrast.

Cutting shrimp on a white cutting board is difficult, contrast is poor.

Solution?  A cutting board with two different colors!

One side is white and the other side is black!

Here the link to this product below:
http://www.independentliving.com/prodinfo.asp?number=356748

Holidays are around the corner, this cutting board will be handy!

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:

no more monkey business by video companies that try to
get around the FCC captioning requirements

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DeafHistory:

Year 1575 – the earliest written mention of British Sign Language
was a wedding story when the newlyweds signed to each other
during the ceremony

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4.5 percent
failure rate of Nucleus 5 implants

this CI product has since then been taken off the market

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Centre – William Frentz, SR, soccer; started all of
his team’s 11 games; plays basically on defense

– Florida Atlanta – Natasha Basma, SR, women’s tennis;
fall season not yet started

– Fort Lewis College – AJ Moody, FR, football; has not
shown up on any of the team stats so far this season

– Georgia State – Rebecca Toler, JR, women’s soccer;
started 9 of her team’s 13 games, allowing 1.84 goals
per game in her team’s 4-8-1 record so far

– Kennesaw State – Julie Nelson, SO, women’s soccer;
started 11 of team’s 12 games, scoring 2 goals and
assisting on one goal

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Thomas Keinath, USA table tennis; tried out for the
USA team in the Olympics but was eliminated in the
preliminaries

– Sung Lee, pro golf (Asian tour), South Korea; only
took part in three tournaments in 2012, winning a total
of $11,318

– Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens U-20 water polo team;
no recent updates

– Michael Lizarraga, Mexico, pro basketball; web sites on
him do not disclose his playing stats in Mexico

– Jonathan (Link) Hardy, Australia; was voted as Platinum
World Wrestling Rookie of the Year; has been touring in USA

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Faculty position opening
Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2013

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Evidence of commitment to Deaf bilingual and bicultural experience
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (provide sample course syllabi and copies of automated student evaluations)
4.    Photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates
5.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation 6.    Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 18, 2013.    Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:  http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf   Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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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 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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I am the recruitment coordinator for the US Department of Labor. We
are in the process to fill the position with a “Schedule A” (people
with disabilities) or “Disable Veterans” or “VRA” appointment.  This
is a direct appointment with a non-competitive assignment. Can this
request be send customers?  We need to fill this position as soon as
possible. Please submit documents as soon as possible. Thanks for
your support.
Job Title: ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

AGENCY: WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time Work (Permanent)

($18.59 – $29.55 an hour)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy – Oklahoma City, OK

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

United States Citizens with disabilities

GS-7 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

*  Superior Academic Achievement AND a bachelor’s degree in any
field of study; from an accredited college or university with
either: 1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0
scale; 2) a 3.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale for required courses
completed in a major field of study during the last two years of
undergraduate study; 3) class standing of upper third of the
graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision
of the college; 4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor
Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies,
excluding freshman honor societies; OR
*  One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and
responsibility to the GS-5 level in the Federal service  One year
of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and
responsibility to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that
demonstrates knowledge of basic administrative and management
principles and practices sufficient to perform highly structured,
entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth
knowledge and skill to perform higher level assignments.  In
addition experience must demonstrate a basic knowledge of
administrative specialties such as contracting and procurement,
management analysis, human resources management, budget and
financial management, support services, and work measurement; OR
*  One year of graduate education from an accredited college or
university with a major in  human resources, social or behavioral
sciences or in such fields as business or public administration
or industrial management, psychology, labor relations, education;
OR
*   A combination of graduate education and experience as listed
above.
GS-09 Minimum Qualifications:

*  You must possess 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at
the GS-07 or equivalent band level that has equipped you with the
necessary knowledge skills and abilities/competencies to perform
the duties of the position successfully.
*  Specialized Experience:  Specialized experience may include, but
is not limited to, coordinating internal and external office
meetings and other events; managing and updating office
calendars; reviewing and routing incoming correspondence;
maintaining and updating a correspondence tracking systems;
coordinating domestic travel arrangements; experience in applying
principles and administrative techniques, policies, and
procedures associated with collecting and analyzing records for
production in response to document requests, office document
control and clearances, and handling classified documents and
information.
*  Education may be substituted for specialized experience in order
to meet minimum qualifications based on the following:
Educational Requirements at the GS-09 level:   master’s or
equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively
higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B.
or J.D., if related.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1) If this vacancy announcement has a basic education requirement
and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience, you
must submit a copy of your college transcripts.

2) If you are applying for Veteran Preference, submit evidence of
eligibility, such as DD-214 (Member 4 copy), Certificate of Release
or Discharge from Active Duty, or Application for 10-point Veteran
Preference (Standard Form 15), and the proof requested on the form.

3) If you are eligible for appointment based on a disability under
the Schedule A hiring authority, you must provide a certification of
disability. The certification of disability can be documented in one
of several ways; by a counselor at either the State Vocational
Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs; by a statement or
letter on a physician/medical professionals letterhead stationary; or
by statements, records or letters from a Federal Government agency
that issues or provides disability benefits. The certification must
verify the applicant has a severe disability and is therefore
eligible under a Schedule A appointment authority, and he or she is
able to perform the essential duties of the position. The
certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation.
You can review additional information at:
https://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl.asp.

4) All documents need to mail, fax or email to agency point of
contact as soon as possible.

Qualifications:
To apply under this announcement, you must be an individual with a
disability or veteran or any special hiring authority in the federal
government.

If you are offered a position, you must be able to provide
certification that you have a severe disability, are eligible for
Schedule A appointment, and are able to perform the essential duties
of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. The
certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation.
The certification may be documented in one of the following ways:

1) By a counselor at either a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the
Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
2) By a statement or letter on a physician’s or medical
professional’s letterhead stationery from a licensed physician or
medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia,
or a U.S. territory to practice medicine; OR
3) By a statement, records, or letters from a Federal Government
agency that issues or provides disability benefits, such as the
Social Security Administration.

If you would like more information on your rights as an individual
with a disability, consult the Federal Employment of People with
Disabilities website at: Federal Employment of People with
Disabilities

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

US Department of Labor

Attn: Blas Rueda-Caraballo

525 S. Griffin Street, Suite 707

Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (972) 850-4459
Fax: (972) 850-4440
Email: rueda-caraballo.blas@dol.gov

The position of Sign Language Interpreter III (PC 28910 9/5/6) has been
posted on EDJOIN and will close on 10/16/2012.
Garrett R. Godfrey
Senior Personnel Clerk
Human Resources
San Juan Unified School District
Phone: 971-7956 Fax: 971-7687

I am a Human Resources Specialist at Los Angeles Unified School District
in
Los Angeles, California and am currently in charge of recruitment and
selection for the position of Sign Language Interpreter. We currently have
multiple vacant positions and are looking to hire qualified applicants.

If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested, I would
greatly
appreciate if you could look over and/or pass on the recruitment flyer for
the position (attached). For your viewing, I have also attached a current
Job description for the classification of Sign Language Interpreter at
LAUSD. If you have any questions about the position of sign language
interpreter or LAUSD, please feel free to contact me via email or by
phone.

To apply, please visit our website at
http://lausdjobs.lausd.net/support-technical-and-professional-jobs

The Lighthouse for the Blind is seeking a Manager of Deaf Services (2 positions available) for both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. If you know anyone who is qualified and interested in this position, please forward this information to them. A resume must be submitted with references.

Resume and applications should be submitted to the main office in New Orleans to my attention, as the information is listed below.

Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans, Inc.
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162

www.lhb.org

Part-time Interpreting position available

The Following Interpreting Opportunity Exists at The Massachusetts
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Boston office

This is a permanent, part-time, benefit eligible position based out of
our Boston office.

Reporting to the Interpreter Services Supervisor, responsibilities for
this position include providing a variety of
interpretation/transliteration services for deaf/hard of hearing staff
members such as telephone conversations, in-service trainings, staff
and/or client meetings, etc, and as assigned by Interpreter Referral
Specialists in executive and legislative branches of government.
Interpreter services provided through the use of American Sign Language,
English based sign systems, spoken English, pantomime, gesture, lip
movements without voice, or other modes to facilitate communication
between Deaf, late deafened, hard of hearing, Deaf/Blind, and hearing
people. The incumbent of this position may interpret Commissioner
level meetings/legislative hearings and must possess the ability to
handle advanced and technical vocabulary. Platform interpreting
experience preferred.

Deadline: 10/9/12

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit

View this job at
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?posting\
Id=J32383
<https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postin\
gId=J32383>

If you have any questions, please contact Sehin Mekuria, Human Resources
Liaison, at 617-740-1630 (Voice) or 617-326-7546 (VP)

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. 60-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule TL

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50384/6120

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.

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DeafDigest – 14 October 2012

DeafDigest Blue – October 14, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with text:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/special-friend-of-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employees-in-advocacy/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-waste-in-deaf-history/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Edward E Corbett,
the retired deaf Superintendent of Ohio School for
the Deaf, who departed us. Ed was an interesting person –
his love for congressional politics led him to establish a workshop in 1979 on Deaf Politics 101 on the grounds of
Capitol Hill; his love for football led him to create a
football viewing room, with banks of TV sets and theatre-style seats in the basement of his home; and
as a state official, was licensed to perform marriages
(he officiated approximately half dozen weddings over
the years). And as school superintendent, strongly
advocated improvements in Deaf Education. He also was
a great story-teller, often fascinating friends with
his tales.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jack
Levesque, San Leandro, CA, who departed us. He
was a former executive director of Deaf Counseling,
Advocacy & Referral Agency, one of California’s largest
agencies serving the deaf. As the CEO, he was adept in
maximizing the skills of his employees. Growing up, he
attended Clarke School for the Deaf, and was successful
with speech and with voice telephone communications.
But he quickly embraced ASL upon enrolling at Gallaudet
and stayed with it all his life.

Top stories about the deaf:

FCC mandates on captions making the Deaf Community happy?
No way! Already we are complaining that the new mandates
have loopholes that TV producers are able to exploit.

Youtube is asking us, the deaf, to file complaints
with them if posted broadcasts do not show captions!
Youtube will then follow up with these such complaints.
DeafDigest hopes this will allow us to enjoy hours of
captioned videos.

The Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
has accused Alhaji Saminu Rabiu of scam, pocketing
government money in fuel subsidies. This person was
said to be deaf, and his attorney has requested trial postponement for that reason!

Roche, a big Swiss pharmaceutical and healthcare
corporation, said they are working on a new drug,
called Inception 3, that could treat deafness.

A big issue with the El Paso Independent Schools
in Texas is quality of interpreting services.
The school board got an earful from frustrated parents of deaf children.

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A WASTE IN DEAF HISTORY
There was a deaf man, who never went to college, that
was very interested in Deaf History.
He would spend a lot of time on research in Deaf History.
He read many deaf history books; he also spent a lot of time
at Deaf Libraries.
He wrote many pages of notes. He was not well liked in the
Deaf Community because he was always arguing about Deaf History
with many deaf people.
Did he publish any of his research in Deaf Newspapers or Deaf
Books or Deaf Magazines or on the web sites? Never. He kept these
things a secret.
When he died, everything went to waste with him!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-waste-in-deaf-history/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

more information at:
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DEAF AFRAID OF ANOTHER DEAF?
Some years ago, a deaf person worked as a pizza driver
for Domino’s. For several months he was the only deaf driver
in that Domino’s place.
Then another deaf person was hired to be a driver with
that same Domino’s place.
What did the first deaf person do? He quit! Why? Afraid
of another deaf person?
Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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What makes a restaurant deaf-friendly?

for a short checklist, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/checklist-for-deaf-friendly-restaurants/

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IMPORTANCE OF GALLAUDET ARCHIVES
Scholars and researchers know the importance of
Gallaudet archives.
The archives is a department of its own within the
Gallaudet library building.
The archives room started out small and has expanded greatly, perhaps triple old size.
DeafDigest editor went to the archives earlier this week
to look up something. And there was a surprise, an unannounced
visitor from France who needed to do some research.
Said one staffer:

we never expected him to show up when the doors opened
for business today

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A CONFUSING NETFLIX CAPTIONING ANNOUNCEMENT IN CANADA
Netflix has agreed to caption its videos by 2014.
This decision was announced hours after DeafDigest distributed
its Mid-Week edition.
Anyway in Canada, the announcement was this:

Canadians won’t benefit from Netflix promise to add
subtitles to all films by 2014

But reading further, it also said:

The streaming giant does provide subtitles for most of it’s English language programming on Netflix Canada

Is it saying we, Americans, will watch Netflix captions,
whereas Canadians will watch Netflix subtitles? Many people
confuse captions with subtitles. Bottom line is – we can
understand the video dialogue. Captions, however, add nuances
such as (doorbell), (banging), (approaching footsteps) that
we do not find in subtitles.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf clients already in a foul mood prior to making
video calls and take out their anger on the interpreters!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

I am sometimes asked whether it is difficult to always be the silent
person in the classroom, at the meeting, or in the seminar.
Oftentimes I am asked to participate and offer my “two cents” to the discussion taking place.  However, just as it is with
sign language interpreters, it is important for CART providers to
“stay in role.”

There is a fine line we walk when we have to be close enough to the
proceedings to be able to hear them well and capture the contents of
all communication, yet we must maintain our emotional distance in the
sense that we do not participate in the discussions.

No matter how much I may think I know about the subject being
discussed or how much I would like to contribute to the conversation,
it is not my place to interject myself into the proceedings.  Although it may be difficult, it is very important that we maintain our silence and that we not become another participant.

The CART Provider’s Manual prepared by the National Court Reporters
Association offers the following guidance on this subject:

“A CART provider’s role is to facilitate communication. The CART
provider will at all times stay in role and perform in a manner
appropriate to the situation. A CART provider should decline any
invitation or suggestion by participants and the consumer to comment,
interject, advise, respond to inquiries, or in any way become
involved in the assignment outside the role of CART provider. If
necessary, the CART provider should politely explain the necessity to
stay ‘in role.'”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

at restaurants, your group is chatting in ASL, and
children, sitting the table next to yours, constantly
stare at the group.

(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

Howard L. Gorrell, a Republican activist, is deaf and no
longer lives in Maryland, having moved to Washington state
to accept a new job with a deaf service agency there.
Yet, his name continues to surface in Maryland because
of his legal challenge to the 3rd Congressional District gerrymandering lines. There is talk that this issue may
end up in the state courts.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The deaf can fly commercial airplanes, become air traffic
controllers or even as flight navigators and flight engineers
in Australia if the Attorney General has his way.
The Attorney General found that excluding the disabled
from these positions is discriminatory.
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority is fighting
the ruling.

(the deaf still cannot fly commercial airplanes in Australia or work in high level airport jobs)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Comic book editor Tom Brevoort, not deaf, was
recently interviewed. He said that introducing a
deaf character into a comic book story was much
more complicated than just drawing it in and
weaving it into the plot!
He was referring to the New Avengers #33
book when Echo, a deaf character, was ushered
in. He said:

it remains incredibly difficult to deal with a
deaf character in a book where at least two of
the characters (Spidey & Ronin) wear full face
masks, so this is something we grapple with
issue after issue

He pointed out to a drawing gaffe where Echo,
supposedly deaf, “heard” a door knock; Tom
realized this gaffe but it was too late!

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Hearing employers are always saying they are in
support on the needs of the deaf, especially interpreters
at staff meetings. Yet, it is often always that when a
staff meeting is scheduled, these same “supportive”
employers forget to hire interpreters!

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend was in a wheelchair because of knee surgery. I asked
her if she has problems maneuvering around.

I thought the friend said:
No, but the traffic is terrible

Terrible traffic in the workplace?

She actually said:
No, but my driving is terrible

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best in the nation.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Advocates Inc
positions based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts

www.http://advocatesinc.org

We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges). Positions include awake overnights,  day
and evening direct service workers, senior counselors, outreach
workers and clinical program managers. Enjoy a career within a
communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented, person
centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access
department.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality,
community based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Over 1000 dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including
residential supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse
services, psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for
children and families, community justice services, advocacy and
benefits services, family supports, employment and vocational
services and day habilitation programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with
mental health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and
intellectual disabilities, autism and pervasive development
disabilities, brain injuries and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with
Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with
disabilities and individuals with developmental disabilities and
co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs
and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

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position opening
Information Technology Assistant – 12 months
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete service request submitted through email system, including troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software problems on computers and peripherals. Assist in the maintenance of technology equipment and peripherals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field or three years of full-time experience as an IT assistant.

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

Job application is available online: http://www.rsdeaf.org/employment.asp

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

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

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(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

http://www.pahrtners.com

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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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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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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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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

Library Technician II, USDB

IN-HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 61-12

1655 East 3300 South $
Schedule B

Salt Lake City, UT  84106
DPR 50255/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the day-to-day operations of the Educational
Resource Center (ERC) state-wide resource library for the
deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired at the Salt Lake Campus
of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB). Processes library
materials and performs other related duties; follows well-established
procedures where little or no knowledge of the structure or functions of
the organization is required; receives calls or greets customers, responds
to requests; maintains inventory and library resources; receives,
catalogs, and processes new materials; keeps library resources and budgets
current and within limits; keeps inventory of ERC collection; maintains an
accurate library database and collection management; performs other duties
as assigned.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Colleagues;

FEMA.s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination is growing and
we would appreciate your help with disseminating this announcement.  We
currently have two vacancies in the Washington, DC area.  We are
recruiting a Disability Integration Communication Specialist (GS-301-12)
and a Senior Advisor (GS-301-14). Please follow the links below to each of
the vacancy announcements in USAJOBS.GOV.

Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be
interested in applying for one of these exciting opportunities to join
FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive
emergency management efforts.

Senior Advisor GS-301-14:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328203800

Disability Integration Communications Specialist GS-301-12:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328246800

Job Opening:
There are several positions currently open for hourly interpreters with
the National Center for Deaf Health Research. If you are interested in
applying, please visit the following website:
http://rochester.edu/people/applyonline/index.php and look for one of the
following jobs, #177267, #177266, #177265, or #177264. If you have any
questions or would like more information, please email
kim_kelstone@urmc.rochester.edu

Faculty, American Sign Language & Interpreter Training

Job #1209019
Apply for this Position

http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/application/instructions.php

Closing Date: 11/02/2012
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location – Rio Grande
Office located at Rio Grande campus however, may be required to teach at
other campuses

Hours – Required to teach fall, spring and summer. Must maintain an
established schedule. May include evenings and weekends.

Position Focus – Upper level American Sign Language (ASL)

Salary – Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary
Scale

FLSA Status – Exempt

Criminal Background Check – Pre-employment criminal background checks are
required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses
drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for
positions in ACC’s College Police department.
Job Purpose

To instruct students in American Sign Language levels I through VI in
accordance with College policies and procedures.

Reports To – Department Chair , American Sign Language & Interpreter
Training

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties
may be assigned.

1. Instructs students in the American Sign Language discipline. Provides
learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage
critical thinking.
2. Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of
a diverse student population: including interactive video technology;
online format and other uses of technology.
3. Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to
students’ emails and voice mails in a timely fashion. Responds to
assignments and students’ concerns in a timely manner; accurate assessment
of student performance and timely filing of grades.
4. Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency
in instructional methodologies through professional associations and
professional development.
5. Plans and organizes syllabi, course work, study guides and other
support material for the classroom setting as well as online learning.
Participates in curriculum development, implementation, and review in
accordance with college concerns.
6. Participates in graduation, general assembly, and other official
College functions. Serves as an academic advisor to assigned students.
Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.
7. Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair,
Dean, Associate Vice President, and/or the Executive Vice President.
Knowledge
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate,
with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of
the job can be performed.

Required

* Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of
course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
* Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies
in the classroom and to convey online course content.
* Extensive knowledge of the discipline, subject matter, and related
and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
* Extensive knowledge of American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history
and Deaf culture.
* Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community
colleges.
* Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
* Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.

Skills

* Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate,
with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of
the job can be performed.

Required

* Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills
including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
* Effective leadership, team building skills and a strong
customer-orientation when working with diverse students, faculty,
administration, community and business leaders.
* Effective assistance of student learning, using a variety of learning
styles.
* Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
* Being punctual for classes and office hours.
Maintaining an established schedule that may vary by semester and that
may include evenings and weekends and multiple campus locations.
* Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

Computer Skills

Required

*Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources,
and other technologies for the classroom and online learning as well as to
develop and build course content and perform administrative duties
(posting office hours, syllabi, grades, etc.).
* Experience using Blackboard or other online educational software.

Preferred

* Experience using a variety of online technologies and resources.

Physical Requirements

* Ability to communicate effectively with students.
* Work is routinely performed in a classroom setting.

Work Experience

Required

* Minimum of 3 non-teaching related work expereinceyears experience.
* Minimum of three years experience teaching upper level ASL coursework
or ASL studies coursework in a post secondary setting.

Preferred

Administrative experience in a post secondary setting.

Education
Required

In accordance with SACS accreditation requirements: Master’s degree in
ASL, Deaf Studies or Deaf Education or Master’s degree with 18 graduate
hours in coursework related to ASL, Deaf Studies or ASL Linguistics.

Preferred

Master’s degree or above in American Sign Language, Interpreting; or
Master’s degree or above and 18 hours in American Sign Language, Deaf
Studies, Interpreting and/or ASL linguistics-related coursework.
Licenses/Certifications

Required

None

Preferred

State or national Interpreter certification
American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification

Other

Required

This is a Security Sensitive position. Pre-Employment Criminal History
Checks are required.Official transcripts are required. Reliable
transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.

Safety

Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and
behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from
engaging in unsafe practices.
Transcript Requirements
Applications are complete upon receipt of an official transcript. ACC only
accepts transcripts that are mailed directly from educational
institutions. Educational Institutions must mail transcripts to the
Highland Business Center, Attn. E.M. Breedlove, 5930 Middle Fiskville
Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php

Foreign Transcripts

Applicants who have degrees earned from educational institutions located
outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts
evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service prior to applying
for Faculty and/or Adjunct Faculty positions. If the transcripts are in a
foreign language, applicants also need to have their transcripts
translated prior to applying for ACC job opportunities.
Foreign Transcript Policy
http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time
and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical
benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of
employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and
long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the
Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in
the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by
Federal law.

IRS Job Opening
Operations Research Analyst

Position: Operations Research Analyst POD: Chamblee GA (just outside of Atlanta GA) GS Level 7-9 Salary Range: 40,534-49,581 (OPM guidelines) Job Duties:  Attached document lists some of the major job duties Required Documents: Resume, Transcripts, Schedule A Letter

Job Duties:

Assists in and/or performs special studies of Service operations to identify mathematical applications to improve and/or enhance existing programs. Responsibilities in conducting these studies may include determining the types of data to be collected, formulating study methodologies, recommending improvements to existing programs, assisting functional activities in the implementation of headquarters and field operational segments and analyzing data from a variety of sources. Knowledge:

Basic knowledge of multivariate techniques and knowledge of pertinent mathematical, simulation Economics, econometric and statistical operations research techniques to use in the context of government policy decisions. Skill in researching and gathering pertinent data from a wide variety of sources, and using it to analyze complex projects and program areas.

Send all documents to:

Paula B Golladay paula.b.golladay@irs.gov Phone-202-591-6000 (V)-I am very VRS friendly

Paula B Golladay Management and Program Analyst Internal Revenue Service IRS Recruitment Office (OS:HC:ETS:IRO) AWS-M-Thurs- 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM First Friday Off, M-Thurs – 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM Friday 6:30 AM -3:00 PM-NEW

Job Opening Announcement

Title: DBCAN Part-time Administrative Assistant (7 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Responsible for printing, copying and filing documents in
accessible formats including Braille. Assist with phone calls and other
office work.

– Maintain database records; input update information and ongoing
record keeping.

– Responsible for the distribution of monthly reports; assist with
invoices.

– Responsible for preparing and distributing information packets,
training materials and resource information.

– Assist with preparation and attend quarterly Advisory Council
evening meetings & take notes.

– Schedule statewide appointments for various information sessions
and meetings.

– Assist in the coordination and set up of the Provider Trainings
and Support Group meetings.

– Arrange travel plans for staff conducting outreach, training and
interviews in various statewide regions.

– Other duties assigned by DBCAN Director.

Qualifications: At least one year experience working with diverse Deaf and
DeafBlind individuals. Skilled in tactile ASL preferred. Must have good
English skills and be computer literate (MS Words, Excel & internet). Must
have strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part
of a team. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing DeafBlind people of
various communication methods.

Supervision: Reports to DBCAN Director

Timeline: Immediate Opening. Applications accepted until position filled.

To Apply: email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

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DeafDigest – 10 October 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 10, 2012

 

— New Zealand will not require visual fire alarms for deaf

New Zealand changed its rules, allowing property owners
to avoid installing visual fire alarms. They did not want
to spend money on visual fire alarms. Deaf parliamentarian
Mojo Mathers is very angry about it – and there was an irony.
There was a fire alarm in her office but she did not know
about it. The embarrassed Parliament then bought a visual
fire alarm in her office!

 

— More captioned apps for Android and iOS

The apps – HBO Go, Hulu Plus, and Max Go all have captions.
Watching TV programs on smart phones just got easier, but
hopefully it will not require a magnifying glass.

 

— Papa John’s feeling uncomfortable with the deaf?

Many deaf people love to eat Papa John’s pizzas. And
there are deaf drivers that deliver Papa John’s pizzas.
Yet it was Papa John’s that did not want famous singer
Taylor Swift to perform at Boston’s Horace Mann School
for the Deaf because she was pranked during a recent
on-line contest. They felt it was cheating. Anyway,
Taylor, being an extremely good sport, donated $10,000
to the school and gave all students free tickets to
watch her performance. So, it was a win-win situation.

 

— Amazon our friend, Netflix not our friend?

Netflix fought hard to avoid captioning their videos.
Amazon is captioning their Instant Video library.
Yes, it took a push by the FCC, but Amazon is not
fighting it, but obeying it. Two big corporations
– one willing to caption, other not so willing to
caption. Why?

 

— Firefighter father and Deaf Firefighter son

A 3-year old deaf Justin Sarna ran away from home,
headed towards his father’s firehouse not too far
away. The panicked mother reported the son missing.
Everyone looked for him, not realizing he was sitting
in the firehouse waiting for his father! Almost 20
years later Justin is now a volunteer firefighter.
He belongs to the first responder team that rushes
to fire calls. His father did not encourage his son
to become a firefighter. The son would not give up,
and has reached his goal.

 
10/7/12 Blue edition at:
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 10/7/12 Gold edition at:
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DeafDigest – 08 October 2012

DeafDigest Gold – October 7, 2012

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

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all videos below can be viewed in iPad

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

This week’s ASL Videos with text:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-friends-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-clubhouse-permits/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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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:

After arresting a deaf man and not providing him with an
interpreter and keeping him in jail for a long time,
Adams County in Colorado reached agreement. The county
will comply with the rights of imprisoned deaf and also
to pay the deaf person $100,000.

Taking place this month is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The theme this time is
“A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?”

Do we, the Americans treat our deafened soldiers worse
than the Brits? Seems so, because in Great Britain,
these deafened soldiers are taken care of by the
Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals. In
USA, for our deafened soldiers to get hearing aids,
is a lot of hassle and red tape.

We already have two deaf talk show hosts (Tamara Suiter Ocuto
in Austin, TX and Karen Meyers in Chicago). Now we are having a third new deaf host –  Aidan Mack with her talk show in New York.

A new smartphone sign language app is coming up.
The smartphone will focus on the person that is signing,
and it will translate whatever the person is saying.
The company designing that app is Technabling Ltd,
a company in Scotland.

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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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Captioned Telephone allows people with hearing loss to listen to their
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For more information and to order call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or
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HARD TO TELL IF HEARING PERSON IS POPULAR
Sometimes it is hard to tell if a friendly hearing
person is popular with his hearing friends.
This hearing person is very friendly with the deaf,
always smiling, always joking, always cheerful, etc.
But if many hearing people hate him and don’t tell you
about it, then it can be awkward sometimes!

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-friends-with-deaf/

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

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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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PERMITS HASSLES FOR A DEAF CLUBHOUSE SAME AS A BIG STADIUM
If someone wants to build a new and big football stadium –
there are a lot of hassles. Must get approvals and permits for
construction, environmental study, traffic study, economic
impact, neighborhood association approval, etc, etc. Often
takes many months to get all permits approved. And there
are lawsuits by those that don’t want a stadium.
A permit for a small clubhouse permit for a deaf club
easy to get?
No. Same thing. Same hassles just like a football
stadium.
It is hard to believe.

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

(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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AGING IS NOT ALWAYS THE CAUSE OF HEARING LOSS?
Kathy Barsz, a research associate at the University of
Rochester School of Nursing, wrote an article – saying that
aging is not always the cause of hearing loss!
She is saying that noise pollution, and not the aging process,
is the cause of hearing loss in many senior citizens.

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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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INFORMED CONSENT AN ISSUE AMONG SOME DEAF PEOPLE
Informed consent, in the medical community, means
that patients sign papers acknowledging their full
understanding of what they’re going through while
in doctors’ office and in hospitals, as well as in
research labs.
It may be a serious issue among deaf patients that
do not fully understand but still sign papers anyway.
The University of Rochester Medical Center,
in conjunction with the National Center for Deaf Health Research, will be conducting a survey to see if this
informed consent issue can be improved in the Deaf
Community.

MANY DEAF CLUBS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
Here in USA, we have seen many deaf social clubs go out of
business.
A big reason is declining patronage. Deaf people would rather
socialize with each other at Starbucks, shopping malls, public
facilities than at deaf clubs.
A big problem in USA? Yes, but not just USA only. It is also
a big problem in Great Britain.
There was an article regarding declining patronage at deaf
British clubs on a web site.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

Deaf Leaders not giving thanks to hardworking volunteers
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nothanks/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Asian Deaf Congress

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-asian-deaf-congres/

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

he is deaf but has a cochlear implant

why not

he is hearing but has eyeglasses

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are we having so much disagreements in
Education of the Deaf?

A. We have these factions – oral, ASL, Cued Speech,
Total Communications, BiBi, etc. Each faction feels
that their Deaf Education methods are the best.
And it does not help that each school district may
favor a different method that clashes with other
districts’ methods!

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:

Certified Deaf Interpreters

The buzzword these days “CDI”.

Often I see “CDI will be on stage” and so on.

You know what, for hearing interpreters, we don’t call them “Certified Hearing Interpreters” or “CHI”.

So it is confusing for many people to have “Certified Deaf Interpreters”, including the general public.

How about this:   “I am Jane Doe, I am an interpreter.”

On letter, bills etc how about this is “Jane Doe, CDI”

Just like hearing interpreters “John Doe, CI”

My suggestion is to help the general public to understand what exactly you do!

“Interpret” is what a Deaf interpreter does.

CDI is a certification awarded by Registry Interpreter for the Deaf (RID).

Deaf-Blind folks love you both!  Thank you interpreters

(Deaf and Hearing) for your support!

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 Hollywood has a mandate to hire deaf actors for deaf
roles

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DeafHistory:

Year 1964 – the Advisory Committee on the Education of the Deaf was got together to address the needs of the Deaf in
Education. This group had its findings and recommendations
published and distributed. This group preceded the Commission on Education of the Deaf, which convened in 1988. This 1964
group only had two deaf panelists; the rest (nine of them)
were not deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

known deaf talk shows on TV

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Austin Peay – Preston Gilbreath, JR, football, only played 3 of his
team’s 5 games; one tackle and 3 assists; not the player he was in the
past

– Averett – Sarah Sparks, JR, volleyball; is among team leaders in
all statistical categories

– Bryant – Katy MacAndrew, SR, women’s soccer; only played 4 of her
team’s 13 games and her stats are minimal

– Butler – Kelly Kyle, SO, volleyball; played 17 of her team’s 18
matches, and 52 of her team’s 67 games; as an outside hitter, is
part of the team’s core of players

– Campbell – Kaylin Ashley Yost, JR, women’s golf; shot 77-76-73 to tie
for 26th place in a field of 90 golfers at the UNCG Starmount Forest
Tournament last weekend

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Willie John, Vanuatu Cricket Association, India; no updates on him
in a year

– Reagan Anders, pro women’s football, Southern California Breakers;
not sure if she is still actively playing

– Stephanie Juge, pro women’s football, Southern California Breakers;
as with Anders above, still not sure if she is still actively playing

– Yehuda Gruenfeld, International Chess grandmaster, Israel; continues
to be one of the world’s top ranked players

– Chris Jackson, Noble County (IN) Wolfpack, Great Lakes Football League;
is listed on the team roster, but team does not post updates on the web

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)

–  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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open positions
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

– Day Residential Educator
– Night Residential Educator
– Head Chaperone (half-time)
– Student Development Coordinator

for more information and application procedures, please visit:
http://www.tsd.jobs

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posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301
http://www.pahrtners.com
VP: 267-415-1482

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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 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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The Lighthouse for the Blind is seeking a Manager of Deaf Services (2 positions available) for both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. If you know anyone who is qualified and interested in this position, please forward this information to them. A resume must be submitted with references.

Resume and applications should be submitted to the main office in New Orleans to my attention, as the information is listed below.

Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans, Inc.
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162

www.lhb.org

Part-time Interpreting position available

The Following Interpreting Opportunity Exists at The Massachusetts
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Boston office

This is a permanent, part-time, benefit eligible position based out of
our Boston office.

Reporting to the Interpreter Services Supervisor, responsibilities for
this position include providing a variety of
interpretation/transliteration services for deaf/hard of hearing staff
members such as telephone conversations, in-service trainings, staff
and/or client meetings, etc, and as assigned by Interpreter Referral
Specialists in executive and legislative branches of government.
Interpreter services provided through the use of American Sign Language,
English based sign systems, spoken English, pantomime, gesture, lip
movements without voice, or other modes to facilitate communication
between Deaf, late deafened, hard of hearing, Deaf/Blind, and hearing
people. The incumbent of this position may interpret Commissioner
level meetings/legislative hearings and must possess the ability to
handle advanced and technical vocabulary. Platform interpreting
experience preferred.

Deadline: 10/9/12

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit

View this job at
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?posting\
Id=J32383
<https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postin\
gId=J32383>

If you have any questions, please contact Sehin Mekuria, Human Resources
Liaison, at 617-740-1630 (Voice) or 617-326-7546 (VP)

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. 60-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule TL

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50384/6120

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.

Title: Advocate Coordinator

Hours: 40/hours a week

Salary: $40,000 plus benefits

Location: Washington, DC

Supervision: Empowerment Advocate and Volunteer Advocates

Reports to: Deaf Abused Women.s Network Executive Director

A. Essential Responsibilities

1. Provide direct services, emergency assistance and crisis intervention to survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence as necessary, including participation on rotation schedule for the Network Advocate Program, DAWN.s 24/7 pager-based hotline program.

2. Administer and supervise the Network Advocate Program, including: direct supervision and support on an on-going basis for all DAWN advocates and volunteers.

3. Serves as liaison between administration and volunteers.

4. Responsible for interviewing and hiring procedures of all volunteers and advocates.

5. Ensure that all volunteer records and survivor records are maintained in a confidential and secured matter.

B. Community Relations

1. Establish and maintain collaborative alliances with appropriate community services, agencies and programs.

2. Conduct education and preventive programs as needed, to local deaf and hearing organizations, police departments, hospitals, court systems and professionals

3. Coordinates student and community volunteer services program in organizations engaged in public, social, and welfare activities.

4. Conduct outreach to community through event planning, presentations, booths, flyers, brochures, and social medias such as: Facebook, Twitter and DAWN.s website

C. Program Planning

1. Assure compliance with, and implementation of, all organization.s external and internal regulations and policies.

2. Prepare, maintain and monitor quality assurance for the programs under this position.

3. In conjunction with staff and Executive Director, develop short-term program plans and procedures.

4. Participate in program-based budget planning meetings with Executive Director when warranted.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Available to work immediately

2. Ability to provide culturally sensitive and empowerment-based advocacy services to survivors; and to able to effectively engage with diverse individuals

3. Complete DAWN.s 50-hour deaf-based Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence training

4. Fluent in American Sign Language and excellent written communication skills

5. Bachelor.s Degree preferred, or 5 years of professional experience working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in outreach and social services

Please email cover letter and resume to Sasha L. Ponappa, Executive Director, by October 26, 2012 at sasha@deafdawn.org

Position Opening Announcement

Title: Staff Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly accounts payable which includes: enter bills and
expenses reports, ensure accurate shared cost allocation, do weekly check
run, maintain vendor relations, maintain vendor files, and review AP close
process on a monthly basis, ensure all expenses are captured appropriately,
aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and close process and AP/GL
reconcile are performed.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), credit
memos and adjustments, aging reports and collections, prepare excel expense
detail for program managers, reconcile reimbursable expense accounts,
customer tax inquiries – W4, and revenues reconciliation. Work with funders
on invoice inquires.

. Complete weekly Deposit – copy checks, prepare deposit including
verifying receipts to ensure accuracy, apply receipts, deposit confirmation,
and open invoices sign offs.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, post
monthly interest and bank changes, do bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks on a quarterly basis.

. Review payroll reports. Complete payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Complete monthly account reconciliation including prepaid, payroll
taxes withheld, accrued expenses.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance/preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll and other
responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and
Administration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

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.

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with text:
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Nature Genetics online site said that the CIB2 gene
is the reason why one thousand British deaf babies are
born every year. The scientists feel that new treatment
will cut down on the rate of deaf babies.

In the past we had eyeglasses that carried hidden
hearing aids. And now this – a smartphone eyeglasses,
which is said to be of help to the hard of hearing.
Not sure exactly how it works.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG) has elected
a new slate of officers:

Steve Gagnon, President 2011-2013
Nick Pezzarossi, Vice President 2011-2013
Thomas Parker, Treasurer 2012-2014
Michelle Koplitz, Recording Secretary 2012-2014
Alyssa Schreiner, Corresponding Secretary 2012-2014

University of Pennsylvania has a new minor – the American Sign Language/Deaf Studies. This minor
consists of six separate courses.

The Deafness Support Network in northwest England is angry
that many deaf people do not make it to their medical
appointments because of communication issues. As a result,
this organization is pushing hard for changes to allow
the deaf to easily make their medical appointments.

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DEATH OF A SPECIAL HEARING FRIEND IS ALWAYS HARD ON DEAF
A hearing friend of DeafDigest editor passed away this
week.
It was hard on DeafDigest editor because the hearing
person always updated him on things that were going on
in the neighborhood, the neighborhood gossip, the
local political issues, etc.
Other hearing people did not care about DeafDigest
editor and ignored him, but that special hearing friend did.
Was that hearing person fluent in ASL? No, he knew
no signs – but always communicated with DeafDigest
editor on everything!

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/special-friend-of-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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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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DISABILITY ADVOCACY CENTERS AND THE DEAF
We have many disability advocacy centers. There
are hearing attorneys and hearing advocates that
work at the centers.
But how many disability advocacy centers have
deaf employees?
Probably not too many. This is different from
disability service centers where we have many
deaf employees.

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employees-in-advocacy/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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list of cochlear implant manufacturers

visit:
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UTILTY APPS FOR THE DEAF
Pepco, an electric power company serving the Washington, DC
area, has come up with an app for the benefit of the deaf.
This should be useful in case of power outages where
electricity have been knocked out.
One thing about this app – there is no way to directly
contact Pepco. One would need iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
for the app to work.
Are there other power utility companies anywhere in USA
with such “deaf-apps”?

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A LEADING DEAF COSMETOLOGIST IN JAPAN
Cosmetology is a broad term that defines shampooing,
manicure, nails, hair styling and other skills.
Hirata Miyu-san, a young deaf Japanese woman, shows
promise in that field. She won national student contests
in hairdressing and in nail painting.
She said that while she struggles in communications with
her customers, she uses gestures and catalogs to find out
what they prefer.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreters that don’t get along with each other, being snippy, short and curt – so obvious that the deaf client sees it!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioning is being offered at more and more “live” events across
the country and around the world.   In addition to the television
broadcast of sporting events, you will find some sports stadiums now
offer captioning of what is going on within the stadium.  When a
referee makes a call that the audience can hear, that is being
captioned.  When a song is sung, that is being captioned.  When the
crowd is cheering or booing, that is being captioned.  Captioning
helps people fully participate in the experience.

Some colleges and universities are now providing captioning for
graduations and sporting events.  The captioning may be displayed on
screens in the auditorium or stadium, on the Web for live viewing, or
possibly sent to handheld devices.

People with a hearing loss who would benefit from captioning at
sporting or entertainment events, conventions, conferences, or other
public gatherings should make the request of the planners of these
events to provide captioning. Sometimes it is just a matter of
educating people about what captioning is, the technology that is
available, and the importance of providing these services.

A CHOICE OF WORDS
Is there a difference between “a deaf man” or “a man
that is deaf”?
Is “a deaf man” so politically incorrect and that “a man that is deaf” is politically correct?
Or is it the other way around?

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You take a long vacation, and travel from hotel to hotel;
you struggle with captions in different TV sets in
different hotels.

(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

Captions on web TV must be captioned effective this
month. This is what FCC has ruled.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

No, says the Grand Rapids (MI) judge to the request of
the state to have the CI forced onto two deaf children against
the will of the deaf mother.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A victory for the blind means a victory for the
deaf? Hope so, as far as the ADA regulations are
concerned.
A recent federal district court ruling said that
web sites must be fully accessible for the blind.
And for the blind, it means voice, meaning for
the deaf it should always mean captions.
The case was filed against Target Corporation
which would not make its web site accessible to
the blind.

(FCC is still grappling with this issue of web
captions, forever issuing rulings and forever
facing resistance)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There have been several court cases to force
deaf children to wear implants.

How come we do not have court cases to force
deaf children to wear hearing aids?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the friend said:

I’m going to Park

The friend actually said

I’m going to Paul (a name of restaurant in Washington, DC)

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

–  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
Information Technology Assistant – 12 months
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete service request submitted through email system, including troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software problems on computers and peripherals. Assist in the maintenance of technology equipment and peripherals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field or three years of full-time experience as an IT assistant.

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

Job application is available online: http://www.rsdeaf.org/employment.asp

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

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

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posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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

– RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This
position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301
http://www.pahrtners.com
VP: 267-415-1482

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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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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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IRS Job Opening
Operations Research Analyst

Position: Operations Research Analyst POD: Chamblee GA (just outside of Atlanta GA) GS Level 7-9 Salary Range: 40,534-49,581 (OPM guidelines) Job Duties:  Attached document lists some of the major job duties Required Documents: Resume, Transcripts, Schedule A Letter

Job Duties:

Assists in and/or performs special studies of Service operations to identify mathematical applications to improve and/or enhance existing programs. Responsibilities in conducting these studies may include determining the types of data to be collected, formulating study methodologies, recommending improvements to existing programs, assisting functional activities in the implementation of headquarters and field operational segments and analyzing data from a variety of sources. Knowledge:

Basic knowledge of multivariate techniques and knowledge of pertinent mathematical, simulation Economics, econometric and statistical operations research techniques to use in the context of government policy decisions. Skill in researching and gathering pertinent data from a wide variety of sources, and using it to analyze complex projects and program areas.

Send all documents to:

Paula B Golladay paula.b.golladay@irs.gov Phone-202-591-6000 (V)-I am very VRS friendly

Paula B Golladay Management and Program Analyst Internal Revenue Service IRS Recruitment Office (OS:HC:ETS:IRO) AWS-M-Thurs- 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM First Friday Off, M-Thurs – 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM Friday 6:30 AM -3:00 PM-NEW

Job Opening Announcement

Title: DBCAN Part-time Administrative Assistant (7 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Responsible for printing, copying and filing documents in
accessible formats including Braille. Assist with phone calls and other
office work.

– Maintain database records; input update information and ongoing
record keeping.

– Responsible for the distribution of monthly reports; assist with
invoices.

– Responsible for preparing and distributing information packets,
training materials and resource information.

– Assist with preparation and attend quarterly Advisory Council
evening meetings & take notes.

– Schedule statewide appointments for various information sessions
and meetings.

– Assist in the coordination and set up of the Provider Trainings
and Support Group meetings.

– Arrange travel plans for staff conducting outreach, training and
interviews in various statewide regions.

– Other duties assigned by DBCAN Director.

Qualifications: At least one year experience working with diverse Deaf and
DeafBlind individuals. Skilled in tactile ASL preferred. Must have good
English skills and be computer literate (MS Words, Excel & internet). Must
have strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part
of a team. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing DeafBlind people of
various communication methods.

Supervision: Reports to DBCAN Director

Timeline: Immediate Opening. Applications accepted until position filled.

To Apply: email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

Position Opening Announcement

Title: Staff Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly accounts payable which includes: enter bills and
expenses reports, ensure accurate shared cost allocation, do weekly check
run, maintain vendor relations, maintain vendor files, and review AP close
process on a monthly basis, ensure all expenses are captured appropriately,
aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and close process and AP/GL
reconcile are performed.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), credit
memos and adjustments, aging reports and collections, prepare excel expense
detail for program managers, reconcile reimbursable expense accounts,
customer tax inquiries – W4, and revenues reconciliation. Work with funders
on invoice inquires.

. Complete weekly Deposit – copy checks, prepare deposit including
verifying receipts to ensure accuracy, apply receipts, deposit confirmation,
and open invoices sign offs.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, post
monthly interest and bank changes, do bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks on a quarterly basis.

. Review payroll reports. Complete payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Complete monthly account reconciliation including prepaid, payroll
taxes withheld, accrued expenses.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance/preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll and other
responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and
Administration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

NORTHWESTERN COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
INTERPRETER

Looking for a certified American Sign
Language Interpreter to work a total of 21 hours per week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday.  Services to be provided
for deaf staff and also individuals that are deaf with a developmental
disability.  Should have above average
English language skills for proof reading documents and some experience working
with Developmental Disability population.   ASL Certification required. Pay
is negotiable.

Our agency is located close to
Interstate 89 and is a short commute from Burlington and surrounding areas.

Please email your resume & cover
letter to hr@ncssinc.org.

SERVING
FRANKLIN & GRAND ISLE COUNTIES

~Creating a stronger
workforce, one employee at a time~

NCSS Inc, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT  05478
www.ncssinc.org

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator

Description

his part-time position primarily increases literacy of written English and self-development skills for Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Chicagoans. Overall, the responsibilities are targeted to integrate fully the Deaf/hard-of-hearing community.

Assist consumer to formulate an independent living plan and serve the consumer effectively, with dignity and timely follow up;

. Serve walk-in Deaf/hard-of-hearing consumers when it falls outside of services provided by other Access Living staff;

. Conduct monthly peer counseling support groups targeting the deaf and hard of hearing community;

. Plan and execute English literacy curriculum to Deaf/hard of hearing individuals;

. Outreach to Deaf/hard of hearing individuals in under-served communities, e.g. communities of color, immigrant communities and to local organizations and agencies serving the Deaf/hard-of-hearing community;

. Assure outcomes named by funders are met, even exceeded;

. Prepare quarterly and annual reports;

. Act as spokesperson for Access Living; and

. Other duties as assigned.

How to apply

Interested candidates should mail or fax a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Access Living

115 W. Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60654

fax : 312-787-3866

rmata@accessliving.org

Faculty, American Sign Language, ASL/English Interpreting, or Deaf Studies.

Salt Lake Community College

Department: Humanities, Language, & Culture Dept.

Requisition F12008

Open Until Filled
ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY 10/29/2012 WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

Major Function: Under department supervision the faculty member will teach (including team-teaching) ASL, interpreting, and Deaf culture courses for the American Sign Language and Interpreting programs as assigned by the department chair. The position also includes the development of ASL and interpreting curricula; assessment of student ASL and interpreting competencies; possible coordination of the ASL tutoring program; provision of innovative teaching to meet the needs of a diverse student population; and fulfillment of traditional faculty expectations such as advising students, maintaining office hours, engaging in committee work, maintaining professional competence, participating in professional development activities, making presentations, and attending community and campus events.

1. Master.s degree conferred by hire date.

2. Course work at the Bachelor.s or Master.s level in American Sign Language,ASL/English Interpreting, Linguistics, Deaf Education, or Deaf Studies required.

3. 1 year full-time (or 3 years part-time) experience teaching American Sign Language at the high-school or college level required.

4. Advanced or Superior proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversation in ASL

required.

All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.slcc.edu to Requisition F12008.

https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/21142 (cut and paste the quick link for direct access to posting.)

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.

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2012

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We have many disability advocacy centers. There
are hearing attorneys and hearing advocates that
work at the centers.
But how many disability advocacy centers have
deaf employees?
Probably not too many. This is different from
disability service centers where we have many
deaf employees.

DeafDigest – 06 October 2012

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A hearing friend of DeafDigest editor passed away this
week.
    It was hard on DeafDigest editor because the hearing
person always updated him on things that were going on
in the neighborhood, the neighborhood gossip, the
local political issues, etc.
    Other hearing people did not care about DeafDigest
editor and ignored him, but that special hearing friend did.
Was that hearing person fluent in ASL? No, he knew
no signs – but always communicated with DeafDigest
editor on everything!

 

DeafDigest – 03 October 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 3, 2012

 

— A relay provider files a lawsuit against Mr X !

 A relay provider has filed a lawsuit against Mr X, a deaf
man. He was harassing the relay employees for six years
with ugly sign language comments. To find him, the relay
provider knows his area code and his wireless provider, but
needs to know his secret name. The wireless provider knows
it but won’t give it to the relay provider. The court may
order the wireless provider to give the relay provider the
name of that abusive deaf man. Then the lawsuit will proceed.

 
— An ugly choice with an Asian family

    In an Asian nation, a hearing father of two children,
is poor. He can afford to buy just one hearing aid, but
has no money for a second hearing aid.
   Which deaf child will get that hearing aid? This is a
choice that is driving the father crazy.
   Hopefully a social service agency will contact that
father and pay for the second hearing aid.

 
— A hearing actress thanks a deaf teenager

 Kirstie Steele, not deaf, plays the role of deaf character
Imogen Stewart in the Waterloo Road TV series, shown in Great
Britain. Kirstie knew nothing about deafness and had to
depend on advice from Casey, a deaf teenager. Kirstie
has thanked Casey for her advice on how to play the deaf
role. But DeafDigest wonders why not give the deaf role to
deaf Casey instead of giving it to hearing Kirstie?

 

—  A Deaf person arrested of Voting Fraud

 Foday Mattia, a deaf man in Sierra Leone, was arrested by
the police, because of Voting Fraud. He registered twice
in July to vote in the national election next month. The
police did not communicate with him; did not provide him
with an interpreter and kept him in jail for several weeks
with no formal charges. Foday was freed when a representative
from the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues had the
judge throw out the case.

 
— Past themes during the International Week of the Deaf

 Every year in September there is the International Week
of the Deaf. This year’s theme was – Sign Bilingualism.
What were the past themes?

2009 – Our cultural accomplishments
2010 – Our Deaf Education
2011 – Our information and communications accessibility needs

What will be the next 2013 theme?

 

 

9/30/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/
9/30/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/