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DeafDigest – 28 November 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 28, 2012

 

— angry deaf teenager wins $385,000 for wrong deafness diagnosis

Liam Burke, a 17-year old Irish deaf male, is profoundly deaf. He
sued an audiologist and the Health Service Executive (HSE) because
they said he was mildly deaf at birth and CI not necessary. When
he got older he got angry after realizing he was profoundly deaf,
too late for a CI. In a settlement, HSE and audiologist would not
admit guilt but agreed to give Liam $385,000.

 
— a vote stolen from a deaf person

William Amey, a former deaf resident of Griswold Heights, NY, did not
vote in the 2009 Democratic primary election. Someone else did, using
Amey’s voter registration card. The signature on the card was forged.
This testimony was part of the court trial, accusing the local
Democratic party of fraud in voting in the 2009 primary.

 
— a deaf immigrant refusing welfare checks

Xiong Haoju, a deaf woman from China moved to USA 2 years ago,
knowing no ASL but knowing Chinese Sign Language. Her goal was
to find a job and not to stay home and collect welfare benefits.
In China, she was not permitted to find a job. Here in USA, she
found a job at a seafood market. A social service agency helped
her get the job. Her boss is very happy with her.

 

— world’s smallest hearing aid for the world’s smallest man

British actor Michael Henbury, who is 2’11 tall, plays goblin and elf
roles in movies. He was losing his hearing and needed a hearing aid.
The problem was that hearing aids on the market were too big for his
ear. A hearing aid manufacturer came up with a custom-built device
to fit his ear. Happy with his hearing aid, he has to remind himself
to take it out at night when he goes to sleep.

 

— deaf clubs must be careful with money

It happens from time to time that a deaf club treasurer would steal
money. Last week the treasurer of the Jacksonville Community Senior
Deaf Association in Illinois stole $2,500. The treasurer has been
arrested and is awaiting trial. Said a deaf resident of Jacksonville
– I was surprised; she is a graduate of Illinois School for the Deaf.
It is important that club officers must keep an eye on the club
treasury instead of blindly trusting the club treasurer.

 
— a deaf carpenter job opening at deaf school in Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://35.182.75.222/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

 

 

11/25/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/
11/25/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 26 November 2012

DeafDigest Gold – November 25, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seekers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
if you have another computer, click on bottom video)

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devices. Visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE for info.

Find the Samsung Galaxy S® III at the Deaf Pager Store, the store
with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG112512

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

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Implants come in two pieces, inner and outer. Future CI’s
may come in one piece, all that go inside. A major CI
manufacturer introduced this device, saying it is the
world’s first single unit processor, claiming FDA has
approved it.

Dr Philip Zazove, a deaf physician, has moved up the
chain, becoming the department chair of the University
of Michigan Family Medicine.

Because of a tough new law in New Zealand regarding
noise-induced deafness in the workplace, the Accident
Compensation Corporation, has been accepting less and
less deafness claims. Workers that have become deaf
have a hard time getting their claims heard by the
government – and this is making many people unhappy.

To make sure the emergency notification system is working in Deaf Homes in Travis County, Texas, a test is being
conducted this week with volunteers using TTY machines
and those using internet relay.

The city council of Ashland, Oregon has received 7 applicants
for a recently vacated seat. One of the seven applicants is
Kevin Bernadt. He is deaf, and in his application letter,
he wants to see diversity among council members.

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FELT BAD FOR A YOUNG DEAF WOMAN
About 30 years ago, a young deaf woman, very intelligent,
wanted to attend Gallaudet.
Her mother, an immigrant, felt that college was a waste
of time for young deaf women and that they are better off
finding jobs and finding husbands.
That young deaf woman argued, argued and argued with the
mother – but the mother was stubborn.
DeafDigest editor knew that young deaf woman and felt
very bad for her.
Times have changed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/

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

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
if you have another computer, click on bottom video)

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Quest, an arts company devoted to giving theatrical opportunities
to the deaf and the disabled, is celebrating its 15th anniversary

December 16, 2012
Busboys & Poets
Hyattsville, MD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/quest-theater-for-deaf/

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HARD TO FIND JOBS IN A SMALL TOWN
For years one small town in USA had plenty of
jobs for both deaf and hearing.
Bad economy is the reason why it is hard to
find jobs.
For years an agency serving the deaf in that
small town would refer deaf clients to a hearing
disabled agency to find jobs for them.
Times have changed. The disabled agency is
sending back these deaf clients back to the
deaf agency!
Hopefully the economy will get better soon
and deaf job applicants will find employment.

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

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

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
if you have another computer, click on bottom video)

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FCC rules on emergency alert captions

http://deafdigest.com/fcc-rules-on-deaf-emergency-captions/

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A DEAF ARTIST MAKING A MALAYSIAN TOWN ANGRY
Louis Gan Yee Loong, a deaf artist, was commissioned by the
town of George Town, in Penang, part of Malaysia, to do four
murals in the town center.
He was expected to draw up murals to honor the town’s cultural
heritage. Instead he drew up two murals that promoted family values.
The angry town council told him to stop drawing the two remaining
murals.
When tempers got hot, his hearing brother had to step in to
defend the deaf artist.
This deaf artist will not be doing any more murals. It is not
known what will become of the two completed murals.

A CLARIFICATION RE OXFORD UNIVERSITY
DeafDigest Blue, this weekend, announced that Rachel
Kolb may be the first deaf person to become a Rhodes Scholar
(at Oxford University).
A clarification is in order. While Kolb may be the first
deaf Rhodes Scholar, she is not the first deaf student to attend
Oxford University.
Being a Rhodes Scholar and being a regular Oxford University
student are two separate things.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/overlooked-deaf-members-in-family-tree/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Illinois Association of the Deaf

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said the person suffers from “defensive
deafness”

Defensive deafness?

probably means that a person would not listen to something
he does not want to hear

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Voice-captioning and automated-captioning is the
best thing to happen for us?

A. DeafDigest does not think so. Quality is not the best
with these auto-captioning software.

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:

The Thanksgiving feast is over!  But, the Holiday season feasts are
not!

Speaking of food, we tend to cook more for the Holidays.

Since I am home most of the day, I do the cooking for the family.

Here is a helpful hint for people with who are Blind and vision
impaired.

When a family member bring home groceries, let the individual who
is Blind and vision impaired put the groceries away.

I find this helpful; I can then remember where it is!

Also, identify any new item or new item shape!

Remind me to tell you the story of when I added baking powder to a
recipe instead of cornstarch.  Are you familiar with the gag reflex?

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that every police department in every American municipality
will reach out to the deaf community

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DeafHistory:

Year 1901 – Miller Reese Hutchinson won a patent to
manufacture the world’s first portable electric
hearing aid. It was called the “acousticon.”
The batteries, used to power the hearing aid, only
had a life of few hours!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

78

colleges that offer degrees in ASK Interpreting

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Brittney Daughtry, SO, women’s basketball;
scored 8 points coming off the bench in a recent game; coach said she played
her best game so far in her junior college career

– Hawaii – Peggy Liang, SO, women’s swimming; while swimming in her events, she
is not considered among the team’s top swimmers

– Kalamazoo – Tyler McFarland, so, men’s swimming; was not among the winners
in his team’s most recent meet

– King’s University, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, JR, volleyball; is listed on
the team roster, but stats is not on the web site

– Lake Erie – Eric Klucar, JR, indoor track; is not listed on the roster

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas; in a recent interview, he
said his goal was to become the first deaf Black Belt in Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu

– Taylor Seavey, Alaska, off-road triathlon; has posted impressive results

– Victoria Secor – Nebraska Stampede, women’s pro football team; is still
on the team roster, as TE/DE; season starts this coming spring 2013

– Silencer, The, (Carlos Rexach) pro wrestling circuit, Florida

– David Smith, pro volleyball, took part in the Olympics; last season
played in the France’s A League

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three
professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to
mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered
for the position.

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seeking applicants
MOST Program Counselor
JFGH
Rockville, Maryland

JOB IS LOCATED IN ROCKVILLE, MD

JFGH is currently looking to hire a MOST Program Counselor fluent in ASL.
Please see the job description below for details.  The hours are 9a – 3p
Monday – Friday.  The pay rate would be between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour
depending on education and experience.  If you know of any good candidates
that might be interested, please share my contact information with them,
or ask them fill out a job application on our website

http://www.jfgh.org/GetInvolved/Employment.aspx

Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.

Job description:
The MOST Program Counselor is responsible for transition programming for MOST
program participants. The MOST Program Counselor will initiate and promote
individuals’ participation in activities necessary to support their Individualized
Transition Plans (ITP), on which each participants goals toward
Self-Sufficiency, Community, and Vocation are identified.

This includes but is not limited to:
– Teaching and facilitating participants’ independence in self-help,
activities of daily living, and safety skills
– Identifying and introducing participants to social, recreational, and
transportation resources in the community, and promoting development of social
skills
– Assisting in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences,
conducting work readiness training, assisting with completion of
applications and job interviews, and providing job development and job coaching.
Candidates with background in special education, vocational rehabilitation, or
job coaching are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
–       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience.
–       Fluent in ASL
–       Experience with behavior management and task analysis.
–       Experience with job coaching and job development.
–       Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.
–       Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
–       Valid MD, VA, or DC driver’s license.
–       Must pass all background checks.
–       Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test.
–       Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor
to provide assistance to participants.
–       Must be familiar with computers.

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position announcement
Interpreter Trainer/Outreach Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full time, non-exempt employee
Location: Position available in Las Vegas, Nevada
Posting date: November 13th, 2012
Closing date:  December 11th, 2012

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AS INTERPRETER TRAINER: The interpreter trainer will:
–    work closely with the Northern Nevada Interpreter Trainer on goals and objectives for interpreter training
–    assist with mentoring activities
–    educate entities regarding the use of sign language interpreters; will provide presentations and focus on improving existing systems and efforts
–    will be a liaison between DHHARC and RID/NVRID in Southern Nevada
–    focus on strengthening interpreting community in terms of training and networking
–    provide interpreter workshops with CEU.s on educational and legal subject matter –    proctor NIC/EIPA tests
–    travel in Southern Nevada and rural areas to provide on-site mentoring and training

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AS OUTREACH SPECIALIST:
The outreach specialist will:
–    work directly with the Deputy Director to coordinate outreach efforts to promote DHHARC services for the community, businesses, agencies and private interest groups
–    focus on building relationships in Southern Nevada with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to resolve concerns and respond to inquiries and information requests
–    coordinate outreach activities and represent DHHARC at community events in Southern Nevada
–    Perform other duties as assigned by Deputy Director

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Experience in community relations and outreach
–    Experience and knowledge of local community agencies and resources
–    Comfortable with public speaking
–    Must be registered as an interpreter with the State of Nevada
–    Observe the professional conduct code (RID) –    Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
–    In-depth knowledge of Deaf Community’s needs
.    Ability to grow with the job’s demands and the Organization

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Must hold a nationally acclaimed certification (NIC or RID)

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to:

DHHARC 1150 Corporate Blvd., Suite 1, Reno, NV 89502.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (December 11, 2012)

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

For further information contact Operations Manager Laura Daviton at mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org or (775) 355-8994 (voice), (775) 355-8996 (fax), (775) 434-0290 (VP).

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ASL/ITP Adjunct Faculty Job
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

William Woods University invites applicants for part-time Faculty
positions in the Interpretation Studies in ASL/English Online Degree
Completion Program.  WWU Seeks qualified applicants to teach course
topics that include ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Generalist
Interpreting Skills, Ethics, and Interpreting in Advanced Settings.
Faculty in this program will not be expected to relocate and are able
to work from their current place of residence.  This program is
offered online, asynchronously, and mirrors the upper level ASL and
Interpreting courses that are offered on-campus.  WWU provides
orientation and training to work in our online Learning Management
system as well as 24/7 ongoing live support for faculty.
Additionally, part-time faculty members are included in curriculum
revision and feedback to ensure success of the program.

Qualifications:
For applicants planning to teach courses in the area of
Interpreting.
–       Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., interpreting,
interpreter education/pedagogy, linguistics, education, distance
education, etc.)
–       RID certification.  (State certifications, such as BEI, will
be considered, so long as the applicant holds the state’s highest
level of certification.)
–       At least 5 years experience working as a certified
ASL/English interpreter.
–       At least 3 years experience mentoring and/or teaching
interpreting students part-time in higher education.

For applicants planning to teach courses in the area of American Sign
Language, Linguistics, etc:
–       Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., interpreting,
interpreter education/pedagogy, linguistics, education, Deaf
education, distance education, etc.)
–       ASLTA Certification preferred, willingness to pursue ASLTA
certification required.
–       At least 3 years experience teaching ASL in higher
education.  (Applicants certified to teach in public schools and
teaching ASL at the high school level with at least 5 years
experience using nationally recognized curriculum will also be
considered)
–       Native use of ASL
–       Deaf applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

For all applicants:
–       Knowledge of national standards for interpreter
practitioners, and research on interpreting.
–       Willingness to learn various state certification requirements
(based on the students enrolled in the program).
–       Knowledge, skills and abilities.
–       Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written and
presentation skills.
–       Demonstration of collaborating successfully as part of a
team.
–       Ability to work with students and faculty from a wide range
of professional and personal backgrounds.
–       Preferred experience in teaching and/or learning through
distance education.
–       Ability to pass background check.

Contact Information:
For information regarding WWU, please go to www.WilliamWoods.edu
You will find the Online program at www.online.WilliamWoods.edu

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
contact Human Resources at: mailto:hr@williamwoods.edu

Application Process
To apply, please visit our website:
http://www.williamwoods.edu/eforms/hr/job_application.aspx
Choose “adjunct Instructor,” then “Online,” “then ASL/Interpreting.”

Please complete the questions and click “submit.”  The next page that
appears will allow you to upload files.  WWU requires ALL applicants
to apply through our website and complete the online application.  In
addition, please upload files for the following materials:
–       Letter of interest
–       Curriculum Vitae
–       Unofficial graduate transcripts of highest degree earned
–       Name and contact information of three references we may
contact

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
contact Human Resources at: mailto:hr@williamwoods.edu

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

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

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

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352.  Application
deadline is December 7, 2012.

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.      Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices.
2.      Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing
a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

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

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

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

Preferred:
–       Fluent in American Sign Language
–       Other advocacy position experience
–       Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–       Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

Preferred:
–       Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in
Non-Profit Management or related field.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE
THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

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

Thank you.

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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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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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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

Custodian I

IN-HOUSE ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 70-12

Salt Lake Campus and Orem Location Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 DPR 50448/6730

424 South 350 East, Orem UT 84058

JOB SUMMARY   Maintains building and facilities in a clean and orderly condition; removes snow from sidewalks, doorways, etc. as needed; cleans and maintains floors, dusts, waxes and polishes furniture, washes windows, mirrors and other glass or plastic items, empties trash and garbage, cleans walls and bathrooms, etc.; cleans and disinfects areas and equipment; sets up and arranges tables and chairs; repairs, cleans, adjusts and/or performs preventive maintenance on equipment, tools, machinery, etc.; daily travel between Salt Lake City and Orem is required for this position; performs other duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, USDB

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 72-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AD

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50401/6400

JOB SUMMARY   This is an appointed job and reports to the Superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB).  The incumbent serves as a member of the executive staff in a close and confidential relationship and at the will of the Superintendent.  May respond to management, staff, the public, legislative and/or other entity requests on behalf of the Superintendent; coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between USDB and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.; receives assignments from the Superintendent and relieves Superintendent of administrative detail; provides administrative support; maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments; coordinates travel plans; receives, researches and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policy and procedures and/or facilitates a resolution; tracks current events, legislation and other issues of interest to management and the agency; drafts talking points, takes notes, writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other materials; reviews incoming correspondence; initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, conformance to general policy and accuracy; edits written material, formats and arranges material; some travel required to attend meetings; performs other duties as assigned.

Job Title: Legal and Policy Research Specialist

Date: October, 2012

Department: Policy and Advocacy

Prepared by: K. Lackey

Reports to: Staff Attorney

Approved by: S. Durbin

FLSA Status: Exempt

Basic Function

Responsible for providing legal and policy research to support Paraquad’s policy and advocacy agenda.

Working with the legal, policy and organizing teams on various projects.

Applying legal and policy research to support various projects.

Creating valid methods and tools for collecting data and statistics to support various projects.

Responsibilities

.Perform legal and policy research.

.Analyze legal and policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities.

.Apply research to various policy and advocacy projects.

.Maintain current knowledge of the ADA and all other disability rights laws.

.Create and Implement valid methods and tools for collecting data and statistics to support various policy and advocacy projects.

.Other related duties as assigned.

.Perform other tasks as required.

.Complete all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.

.Obtain required advocacy points per fiscal year.

Skills Required

Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy

Excellent data collection and analysis skills

Knowledge of disability-related laws

Good research, analysis and writing skills

Clear and persuasive communication

Knowledge of various research methods

Ability to work independently and with a team

Education and Training

.J.D. degree preferred or Masters degree in related field

Experience

.2 years of legal/legislative data collection and evaluation.

.2 years of experience with disability desired.

.Personal experience with a disability preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Paraquad
c/o Kay Tucker
5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 or
email to ktucker@paraquad.org

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd.

Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4700 Voice, 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 298-3311 Voice and TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Office Technician I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 73-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50192/6610

JOB SUMMARY   Receptionist duties to include answering and routing calls, receiving and delivering messages and providing directions to staff and visitors; tracks all vehicle usage and maintenance at the Ogden campus of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) using the state motor pool’s software program; composes, types, and proofreads correspondence and other printed and electronic documents; prepares and processes all incoming and outgoing mail, including collating and addressing envelopes, small packages, and sorting mail for internal recipients; provides supplemental clerical support to program directors and staff; provides copy and FAX services for administration and staff; performs other duties as assigned.

Job Opportunity: Attendant at Heritage Assisted Living Facility . DFW

DATE: Current

ADDRESS:
DEAF, Inc. at Heritage Square Assisted Living
500 South Beach Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

DEAF, inc. at Heritage Assisted Living Facility

(The ONLY Assisted Living Facility for Deaf and Deaf/Blind Citizens in Texas)

Job Opening: ATTENDANT

Attendant Duties include:

*Special loving care for Deaf and Deaf/Blind Senior Citizen Residents
*Passing Medications to the Deaf and Deaf/Blind Residents
*Doing Laundry
*Serving Meals
*Working with Team Members

Requirements:
*Must be patient, caring, hard worker, willing to help and work with others
*Clean Background Check
*Clean Drug Test
*ASL Fluent

Salary: To be discussed at interview

Position Schedule:
Work 4 Days & Off 2 Days

Work Shifts:
6:00am . 2:00pm
2:00pm . 10:00pm (Current vacancy)
10:00pm . 6:00am (Current vacancy)

Interview Location:
Heritage Square Assisted Living
500 South Beach, Fort Worth, TX 76105

Please apply in person, and interview will be set up after application along with copy of ID and SS card is completed.

Please visit at Heritage Square and ask to fill out an application
Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Tiffany Childers
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: facmgr.tc@gmail.com

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DeafDigest – 26 November 2012

DeafDigest Blue – November 25, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

(this is a new feature – if you have iPad, click on top video;
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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 Jerry Lee Bass,
who departed us. A resident of Las Vegas, he operated
with his wife Caroline Preston Bass, an interpreting
service agency. Not only that, he fought for the upgrading
of standards for interpreters to live up to.

This just in –

Have we ever had, in the past, a deaf person who was a Rhodes
Scholar? DeafDigest does not think so – but this may change
as Rachel Kolb, a deaf graduate student in English at Stanford
University, was recently accepted for the world prestigious
Rhodes Scholars program. She is interested in issues pertaining
to access, equality and difference and communications, and she
will go for her double masters in contemporary literature and
in comparative social policy. Congrats, Rachel !

Top stories about the deaf:

It was announced last week that Bert Carter was leaving his
position as director of Vermont Center for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing/Austine School for the Deaf. It was learned
that he was appointed as the president of Willie Ross School
for the Deaf in Longmeadow, MA. His first day on the job is
July 1, 2013.

A new school for the deaf in Michigan? St. Martin Lutheran International School for the Deaf will open doors in the
2013-2014 school year. It is located in Hartland, about
60 miles from Detroit. Will this school survive? DeafDigest
has seen several new deaf chartered schools struggle and then
close doors shortly afterwards.

We, in USA, have C-SPAN and it is captioned. British deaf that
want to follow political discussions in the Parliament is simply out of luck. Kate Green, the MP, is not too happy
about it and wants the Parliamentary Finances and Services Committee to fund captions on its parliamentary TV program.
She was told that the BBC is not under any statutory obligation.
She is not giving up and still fighting to have captions
on the parliamentary TV programs.

Do British hospitals provide interpreters. Yes, said the
hospital spokesperson; no, said the frustrated deaf couple.
The deaf couple – Paul and Samantha Voisin, said 5 times
they wanted an interpreter and couldn’t get one. The hospital
said they provided interpreters 60 times (for their son that
has serious medical issues). The catch – must make an appointment
for an interpreter; those showing up in the emergency room
may face problems getting an interpreter. So, it is a matter
of they said, the hospital said!

The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel has
complained that the deaf people wear beepers that do not work
when emergency alerts have been transmitted. The Israeli Home
Front Command is looking into this matter.

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Attention: interested ASLPI evaluators

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) will be conducting
ASLPI training (phase 1) January 10-13, 2013 to a limited group of
individuals who apply and qualify for the training.

Individuals who successfully complete and pass all phases (1, 2 and
3) of the ASLPI training program will be eligible to apply for the
full-time ASL Proficiency Evaluator position with ASL-DES that will
be advertised. All other individuals who successfully pass all phases
of the ASLPI training program will join our pool of ASLPI evaluators
who work with the system on an “on call” basis and who assist in
providing ASLPI evaluations for individuals, programs and businesses
nationwide.

The application is located on the ASL-DES web site:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/aslpitraining.xml

a limited number of people will be accepted into the training so do not delay in submitting your application.

If you have questions, please email:
mailto:aslpi@gallaudet.edu

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THE ANGRY DEAF MAN
It is unfortunate that some deaf people always
look very angry, even if they are not angry at all.
These deaf people have expressions on their faces
that always look angry – scaring away many other
deaf people.
It is not funny. It is often sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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DEAF WITH PERFECT SPEECH
There are few deaf people that have perfect speech.
Their speech is so perfect that hearing people refuse
to believe that they are deaf!
Some are late deafened; some learn perfect speech
while growing up.
Some of them avoid hearing people because it is
always a struggle when hearing people don’t believe
they are deaf!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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list of race horses with deaf names:

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A TECH SUPPORT COMPANY IN CHATTANOOGA
CompuPeace is a tech support company in Chattanooga,
Tennessee – catering to the computer needs of homes and
businesses.
The owner – Todd Lindstrom – is deaf, and a NTID graduate.
He was written up in a Chattanooga newspaper.

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A DEAF CHARACTER IN A MOVIE
A new Filipino movie is Busong; it is about two hearing half-sisters
fighting each other because they fell in love with a deaf man!
It is not known if the deaf character is played by a hearing actor
or by a deaf actor.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

why are you volunteering this interpreting assignment?

(interpreters do not volunteer; they perform as assigned)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people have asked if captioners are ever asked to cover
assignments at the last minute, with little or no time to prepare.

The answer to that is, yes, it happens because of illness, equipment
failure, emergency news coverage, and many other reasons.  Hopefully,
the captioner will have some familiarity with the assignment because
he or she captioned a similar or related assignment before.

When 9/11 happened, captioners were captioning across the country “by
the seat of their pants.”  Many had never encountered “al-Qaeda” or
many other related terms in their work before.  Also, many brand-new,
in-training captioners were thrown on the air at that time because of
the round-the-clock news coverage.  The experienced captioners just
couldn’t keep going 24 hours a day.

Recently, we have seen expanded news coverage and special programs
related to Superstorm Sandy and other natural disasters, and
captioners have had to step in to cover those assignments.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

dealing with hearing people that just cannot believe
that a deaf person could drive a car!

(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

Many people think ADA applies only to privately-owned
businesses. This is not correct. ADA applies to local
organizations, either private or public, whether it is
government funded or privately funded.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Wyndholme Village is having its fourth auction on December 3rd.
This planned community for deaf senior citizens in the
Washington/Baltimore area has faced past problems in obtaining
funding.
Jim Lancelotta, the Wyndholme Village operator, expresses
optimism with the upcoming auction, saying a group is working hard
to get the needed funds before December 3rd.

(editor’s note: the hoped-for deaf retirement community in the
greater Washington, DC area continues as a dream)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Terry Portis resigned as the executive
director of Hearing Loss Association of
America. He will stay on until HLAA hires his
replacement.
DeafDigest hopes the new executive director
will align HLAA with other national organizations
serving the deaf and the hard of hearing.
A national coalition is only as strong as its
weakest link. And the weakness of the coalition
was that HLAA was not part of it.
Not being part of the coalition was not what
Rocky Stone had in mind when he founded the
SHHH (now HLAA). He wanted all organizations
to work together, despite differing goals
and differing philosophies.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why do employers refuse to hire the deaf?

One reason is cost of interpreters. If the job
has a high turnover, the employer do not want to pay
several hundred dollars for an interpreter only
to see the deaf person quit a few weeks later!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A fellow employee said something that I thought was:
big kiss in the kitchen

big kiss?

He actually said:
biscuits in the kitchen

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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seeking applicants
MOST Program Counselor
JFGH
Rockville, Maryland

JOB IS LOCATED IN ROCKVILLE, MD

JFGH is currently looking to hire a MOST Program Counselor fluent in ASL. Please see the job description below for details.  The hours are 9a – 3p Monday – Friday.  The pay rate would be between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour depending on education and experience.  If you know of any good candidates that might be interested, please share my contact information with them, or ask them fill out a job application on our website

http://www.jfgh.org/GetInvolved/Employment.aspx

Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.

Job description:
The MOST Program Counselor is responsible for transition programming for MOST program participants. The MOST Program Counselor will initiate and promote individuals’ participation in activities necessary to support their Individualized Transition Plans (ITP), on which each participants goals toward Self-Sufficiency, Community, and Vocation are identified.

This includes but is not limited to:
– Teaching and facilitating participants’ independence in self-help, activities of daily living, and safety skills
– Identifying and introducing participants to social, recreational, and transportation resources in the community, and promoting development of social skills
– Assisting in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences, conducting work readiness training, assisting with completion of applications and job interviews, and providing job development and job coaching. Candidates with background in special education, vocational rehabilitation, or job coaching are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
–    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience. –    Fluent in ASL
–    Experience with behavior management and task analysis. –    Experience with job coaching and job development. –    Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills. –    Experience working with individuals with disabilities. –    Valid MD, VA, or DC driver’s license. –    Must pass all background checks. –    Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test. –    Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide assistance to participants. –    Must be familiar with computers.

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Position announcement
Job Order # 10294
Lecturer in American Sign Language
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
Tempe & downtown Phoenix, AZ

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science seeks a full-time lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL). The nine-month appointment begins August 2013.

Responsibilities include teaching four levels of ASL at both the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, and participating in program advancement. Requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university.

Desired qualifications include five years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university, experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce classroom teaching materials, and experience with digital video production and editing.

To apply, send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references (email and/or phone number, and address) to:

Paul Quinn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 870102, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.

E-mail applications are encouraged and must be sent to: mailto:paulq@asu.edu

The application deadline is January 25, 2013; if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Supporting credentials and additional materials may be required later.

Visit http://shs.asu.edu/asl for program information.

ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://www.asu.edu./titleIX/

A background check is required for employment.

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Employment opening
Communication Specialist/Speech Language Pathologist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains is accepting applications for COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST / SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP).  Position is responsible for providing speech language instruction to Preschool through Transition age students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.

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

Please follow instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload a formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator certification (if applicable), and a copy of Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) (if applicable). Contact information:

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

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

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(revised posting)

positions available
Rehabilitation Counselor II
State of Maine
(one position in Lewiston; one position in Bangor)

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II Class Code 3082
For Deaf and Hard of hearing

Yearly salary $34,091.20 to $46,217.60

Maine has 2 positions available for Rehabilitation Counselor II to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.  The positions are 2 year temporary positions that we are hoping will become permanent

BENEFITS:
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program
as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: November 8, 2012               Closing: November 26, 2012

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions. One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center.

Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualification includes six (6) year combination of experience and/or education demonstrating knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation
counseling.

After meeting the minimum qualifications, preference  will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

Proficiency in Sign language (ASL) required.

Interested persons must complete the Direct Hire Application Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center,
Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required.

The completed application packet must be postmarked on or before November 26, 2012 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108,,
Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: mailto:Andrew.Birch@maine.gov

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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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(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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Hancock Madison Shelby educational services is seeking an interpreter for a new student.  Please contact Carla Nugent, HMSES, 1834 Fields Boulevard, Greenfield, In 46140, 317-462-9219 for more information.

There is a part-time interpreter position opening up at the Boston Arts Academy. The start date will be mid-January.

This is a .4 FTE position, 16 hours per week. We are currently looking to fill Monday – Thursday, 1:45 – 5:45pm.

If you are interested please email Sarah Chase at schase@bostonartsacademy.org with your letter of interest and resume.

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

Early Intervention ASL/English Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 71-12

Northern Utah Area Schedule AH                 (including Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Counties )                                        DPR 50199/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP DHoH); provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, birth to 3 years of age, with emphasis in ASL/English skill development; prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided; provides effective home visits as well as ASL/English Language training with the family in a controlled language environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of deafness/hearing impairment and ASL/English language development; assists parents in embedding visual language activities within the child.s everyday routines; keeps appointments with families; provides and maintains equipment/materials; serves as Early Intervention (E.I.) team member; follows up on referrals; takes a collaborative role at E.I. staffing meetings, IFSP and initial IEP meetings and student transitions and aids in IFSP success through appropriate assessments, including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal development and follow-through of the IFSP; attends training sessions and workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training colleagues in ASL/English skill development programming; coordinates with PIP DHoH supervisor and program director; 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

Early Intervention ASL/English Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 71-12

Northern Utah Area Schedule AH                 (including Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Counties )                                        DPR 50199/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP DHoH); provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, birth to 3 years of age, with emphasis in ASL/English skill development; prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided; provides effective home visits as well as ASL/English Language training with the family in a controlled language environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of deafness/hearing impairment and ASL/English language development; assists parents in embedding visual language activities within the child.s everyday routines; keeps appointments with families; provides and maintains equipment/materials; serves as Early Intervention (E.I.) team member; follows up on referrals; takes a collaborative role at E.I. staffing meetings, IFSP and initial IEP meetings and student transitions and aids in IFSP success through appropriate assessments, including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal development and follow-through of the IFSP; attends training sessions and workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training colleagues in ASL/English skill development programming; coordinates with PIP DHoH supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

Ad_DEAFINC_work Position Opening

Announcement:

DEAF Inc. is pleased to announce a new position opening – Community
Partnership Program Assistant. We’re looking for a dynamic talented
person to join the DEAF Inc.’s Awareness Department. For more
information, click here:

Community Partnership Program Assistant

Position Description:

The Program Assistant supports programs for the Community
Partnership, a nonprofit foundation committed to educate the public
community the needs of effective communication for individuals who
are Deaf and Hard of hearing and late deafened with the awareness of
effective communication in our community through collaboration. Deaf
Inc. has a pleasant, flexible work environment and offers the
opportunity for someone to truly make a difference in the lives of
others.

Essential Functions :

1. Coordinate programs, and support business activities and their
applications as developed.

2. Provide clerical and administrative support to Community
partnership, including attending committee meetings, taking and
distributing minutes, maintaining records and financial accounts

3. Coordinate volunteers participating in programs development and
oversight

4. Track volunteer hours; maintain volunteer database.

5. Organize meetings, including related tasks such as audio visual,
transportation, catering. Flexibility to travel, make reservations
for accommodations for seminars, workshops, presentations, booth and
etc.

6. Provide status reports as requested.

7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Abilities:

1. Ability to collaborate with various groups and individuals.

2. Ability to efficiently prioritize duties, multitask and complete
assignments with deadlines.

3. Ability to work independently with good judgment and discretion.

4. Strong writing, analytical and problemÿÿsolving skills.

5. Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning,
records management.

6. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

7. Strong attention to detail with the ability to work independently
with minimal guidance.

8. Strong communication skills, team and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or Equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred)

2. Minimum 2 years administrative experience, preferably in program
organization or delivery, community outreach, case management, or
customer relations.

3. Experienced skills in applicable software packages MS Office, MAC
and office equipment.

4. Ability to work well under pressure.

5. Demonstrated project administration skills.

6. Sensitivity to consumer needs.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Paid
Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays (all depending upon employment
arrangement)

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Shirley Corbett
Director of Community Relations

Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.

25 E. Frisco Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Email: shirley@deafinc.org

FAX: (314) 266-7427

Deaf Ed Teacher Wanted, Arlington ISD

Job Opening – Deaf Education Teacher – Martin High School, Arlington TX

Minimum Certification/Education and Experience:

* Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
* Master’s degree preferred
* Teacher certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (EC-12) and
* Highly qualified in at least 1 core subject (English, Math, Science or Social Studies)
* TASC (Texas Assessment of Sign Communication)

Those interested go to http://www.aisd.net and apply. Also email resumes to:

Shari Price – Assistant Principal <sprice@aisd.net>
and Melodie Hrabak – Curriculum Coordinator <mhrabak@aisd.net>

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Shari Price
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: sprice@aisd.net
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 682-867-8600

Advocates Inc. is seeking a part time staff interpreter, up to 25 hours a week in a benefits position to join our innovative Communication Access Team. The ideal candidate will have a B.A, B.S or higher in a related field and hold current certification under the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (CI, CT, NIC). Candidate must possess an understanding of the Code of Professional Conduct and the ability to work as part of a team. Mental Health Interpreting experiences a plus. Advocates Inc. is a progressive agency that believes in “First ,We Listen”. If you would like a challenging opportunity to work amongst professional colleagues, send in your resume and cover letter to:

Advocates Inc. Attn: Human Resources
One Clarks Hill Suite 305
Framingham Ma 01702
508-628-6408 or visit us on the web
www.advocatesinc.org

Utah
Canyons School District has after-school classes for their students at several elementary schools.  Some of the junior high schools also have classes for elementary age children that are held in the early evenings. A class they would like to start offering grade 1-6 children beginning in January is American Sign Language.  Anyone wanting more information can email me.   I have also attached a flyer if that would be helpful.

Thank you,
Marsha Wright

mwrigh90@BruinMail.slcc.edu

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA American Sign Lanugage/Deaf Studies Instructor

American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor- Spring 2013
This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin 11/08/2012. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by 11/07/2012.

Job Description
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels)
2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL and new courses that might be added to the existing program
3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and reports for all courses
4. Evaluate student outcomes
5. Assess students’ language competency levels
6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services
7. Participate in program/division meetings
8. Serve on department and college committees
9. Travel to multi-campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend schedule
10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies unit

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally accredited college or university
2. ASLTA qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university: preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Deaf Studies/ASL/Deaf Education
2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary or professional setting.
3. ASLTA certification or RID certification
4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals

Required Documents
Required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts) must be attached directly to the ONLINE application. If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ONLINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email hr.recruitment@csn.edu or fax to 702.651.5778

SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

For more details on this position, please visit our website at http://jobs.csn.edu

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community.

CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. AA/EOE/ADA.

Arkansas
Quitman School district is looking for a full time interpreter for a 6th grade
student? They can call Jill LaRosa at 501-428-1341 if they are
interested.

We are currently seeking an Interpreter Coordinator and Interpreters to join our staff roster. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.
Thank you!

Sara C. Gerhold, Interpreter Coordinator
State of Connecticut
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Interpreting Unit
P.O. Box 330730
West Hartford, CT 06133-0730
860-899-1647 (direct)
860-231-1690 (voice)
860-231-8746 (fax)
http://www.ct.gov/dors
http://www.ctinterpreter.com

PT Caregivers needed to work in Irving area (zip code 75039)

I am in need of 1-3 non-smoking females to care for my daughter in my home Monday – Friday. Hours will vary from semester to semester depending on my work/school schedule and will be anytime between 7 am – 7 pm three days a week and 7 am – 10 pm two days a week (weekend hours available on occasion). This is a job share situation with a couple of other ladies since I need a total of 60 hours of care total each week. Work to begin approximately 12/01/12.

My daughter is deaf, moderately mentally challenged, and has minor physical challenges but she is fully ambulatory and does quite a bit on her own. This job is ideal for college students. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Duties include:
helping her with grooming/bathing/hygiene/dressing
keeping her on task with light housekeeping and cooking
administering medications
accompanying her on recreational activities

You must be able to communicate using American Sign Language, be patient, have reliable transportation, be able to arrive to work on time, and have a clean criminal history. You also must be CPR certified or be willing to get certified. Interested individuals should submit resume as soon as possible. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!

If interested, please email at aporterfield1@austin.rr.com

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has recently posted the position of Interpreter Coordinator on the Central Management Service’s (CMS) website at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov<mailto:Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov>.

Title to apply:    Executive I, MC Option
Deadline:            November 9, 2012
Work Hours:      Full Time, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location:             IDHHC Springfield Office

This position requires a current grade from CMS and you will need to send in your application to CMS for a grade.  Do not send applications to IDHHC’s office for grading.  The application process is stated on the CMS website under “How to Apply”.  If you have any questions regarding the grading process you will need to contact CMS Examining directly and the contact information is also included on their website.

Magnolia School District is seeking a sign language interpretor for a sixth grade student.  Please send resume to Julie Amstutz, Director of Special Education, Magnolia Public School.  1400 High School Drive Annex, Magnolia, AR 71753 or email to jamstutz@magnoliaschools.net.  Applications can be found at http://www.magnoliaschools.net  For more information, contact Julie Amstutz at 870-234-7651

Massachussetts – interpreter job
Job location is in Westford at Westford Academy. The hours to fill would be from 7:25-2:00 Monday thru Friday. Beginning November 20th, until the end of the year. if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible d.stains@att.net

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DeafDigest – 20 November 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 21, 2012

 

— HAP/PEU/THAPBGS/TKPWEUFG

This means Happy Thanksgiving, as typed on the captioners’
realtime keyboard, which is not the same as our QWERTY
keyboard!

 
— a big Halloween trick and treat shock

A 5-year old hearing girl in Cambridge, Ontario went
trick and treating on Halloween Night. She received
plenty of candy and treats that night. That night,
she and her family emptied the candy bag. And a big
shock – a hearing aid was in the bag! To this day,
the girl’s family have been trying to find the owner
to return the hearing aid. No luck!

 
— a hearing quarterback is careful when screaming at coach

In the Canadian Football League, John Hufnagel coaches
the Calgary Stampeders team. John is hard of hearing.
Drew Tate is the team’s quarterback. When things go
bad, John and Drew get angry at each other. John said:

Drew knows I’m hard of hearing so he wanted to make sure when
he said something that I heard him. And I did!

 
— an amazing deaf photographer

We have a few deaf photographers that are great. But
Edan Chapman is different from these great deaf
photographers. He has Usher syndrome, but it does
not stop him from taking great pictures. He lives
in Melbourne, a big city in Australia. He took formal
photography lessons in New Zealand before returning
to Australia. And for the 2012 Australian Deaf Games,
he was the official photographer, tasked with selecting
1,800 pictures for display, from 8,000 pictures that
he took during the games week.

 
— a movie house making captions possible

An owner of three movie houses in a small California
town has made captions possible for deaf patrons.
He said that 35mm film is no more and that everything
is digital, in computer hard drive. And the cost –
nearly $100,000 per brand new projector, per screen.
And for the deaf, he loans them special closed
captioned glasses that has built-in sound
amplifier! This is why he raises the prices just a
little bit for admissions and for concessions in
order to pay off the bank loan for these new
projectors!

 
— a deaf medical school student’s ADA lawsuit

Michael Argenyi, who is deaf, is studying to become a
doctor at Creighton University Medical School in
Nebraska. He has asked the school to provide him with
interpreters and CART. The school only has provided
him with note taking services and power point slide
shows. The deaf student said this is not enough.
The school disagrees and pointed out that he is already.
passing all of his classes. He lost his case in
District court and has filed an appeal with the
8th Circuit Court of Appeals, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

 

11/18/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/
11/18/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 19 November 2012

DeafDigest Gold – November 18, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-interpreter-for-day/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-neighbors-hearing-neighbors/

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

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Samsung Galaxy Note® II at Deaf Pager Store

It’s a phone! It’s a tablet! It’s a superphone! The Samsung Galaxy
Note®II is an Android phone with LTE speeds and a monster battery.
Adding another dimension is the S Pen[tm] that allows you to hover,
explore, preview, scribble, doodle and draft like you would on a
tablet.

Brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience. Snap high-resolution pictures and video clips or
videochat on the front-facing camera.

Send snapshots or videos to a TV with AllShare[tm], or instantly
transfer content to another Galaxy Note® II or Galaxy S® III through
S-Beam[tm].

The Samsung Galaxy Note® II is available for only $299.99, 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. Available in Titanium Gray
and Marble White.

Find the Samsung Galaxy Note® II at the Deaf Pager Store, the store
with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

Go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG111812

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Top stories about the deaf:

For many years deaf people of Adelaide, in Australia,
had their own clubhouse. Several deaf organizations
shared the club facilities to serve the deaf community.
This clubhouse may close – because expenses are so high
that no one can afford to keep it up with. The deaf
community is hoping a developer will buy the building
and then lease it back to them.

Many deaf people are taken to hospitals in Philippines
for various reasons. As a result, the Department of Health will be teaching hospital workers the Filipino Sign Language so they could communicate with the deaf
patients.

A British newspaper ran a piece on a critical shortage
of deaf individuals in a certain field – deaf teachers
of the deaf! A big reason is lack of money in the
budget to hire deaf teachers.

The Georgia Southern University football team has a
cheerleading unit rooting them on. One of the
cheerleaders is Hope Gasaway. She is deaf.

Why cannot every deaf person be able to discriminate what they hear through hearing
aids (or even through CI? Possibly because
deaf brains do not work together with the acoustics in the head? This was the theory
raised by researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

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TWO DEAF DRIVERS AT DOMINO PIZZA
One Domino pizza place had a deaf driver for a long time.
He was the only deaf driver there.
One day that Domino pizza place hired another deaf driver.
Both deaf drivers did not know each other.
Anyway, that original deaf driver quit – he did not want to
work with another deaf driver!
Why?

– 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
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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A BIG LOSS IN DEAF HISTORY
A deaf man, whom DeafDigest editor knows from years back,
was a self-taught Deaf Historian. He never went to college
but had a lifelong interest in Deaf History. He would do
his research at Gallaudet library and at the Library of
Congress and write his findings in his notebooks.
At home he had many books in Deaf History plus many
notebooks.
He, however, never shared his findings with anyone,
pretty much keeping his discoveries to himself.
When he died, no one knew where to locate his
stuff. He lived alone and no close friends or family
members.
A sad waste in Deaf History.

– 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
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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A CHALLENGE IN NEBRASKA
In Nebraska, as with the rest of USA, there were Americans that
wanted to vote early and to get it over and done with.
Well, at the Lancaster County Election Office, if there were
deaf people that wanted to vote early with assistance, they couldn’t.
Official explanation from the state was this – machines, meant
for visually and hearing impaired voters weren’t ready yet because
of the  tight time constraints set by the state and the amount of time it takes to program the machines.
At any rate a legal challenge was issued – so have to wait and
see how it plays out in the courts.

BIGGEST AND FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRY
What is the biggest and fastest growing industry that
many people have never heard of?
A newspaper headline ran this one –

the Biggest Industry You’ve Never Heard Of

The story focused on the hiring of interpreters for
the deaf!

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

http://35.182.75.222/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

More deaf Pinoys are hearing today

Pinoys are people of the Philippines. Anyway the story
is about the CI, making these implantees an automatic
hearing people.

What the newspaper fails to mention is the need to take
mapping sessions, to take coaching sessions and to develop
the need to discriminate the voices they hear. Many
implantees do not follow up and as a result, they continue
being deaf despite their implants!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What was the most depressing thing about the presidential
election?

A. It was not that Obama won OR Romney lost. It was that
$930,000,000 was collected from Obama’s supporters and
that $1,029,000,000 was collected from Romney’s supporters.
The money was used to pay for TV ads, for newspaper ads,
and other campaigning stuff.

We are talking about nearly 2 billion dollars – which could
easily be used to help the deaf – schools for the deaf,
employment training programs for the deaf, social services,
more captions for us, etc, etc. All this thrown at presidential
candidates instead on our needs!

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:

Baking for Thanksgiving

Americans are firing up their ovens to bake some awesome desserts for
Thanksgiving!

In the old days, the ovens had knobs instead of digital settings.

In the old days, we used to add “Braille markings” to help us set the
temperature.

Today’s ovens most often use digital settings.  We “Braille mark” the
push buttons!

Many people who are blind cannot read the number that is displayed on
panel.

We learn how to use it without our eye sight!

Press the oven button and in a few second it will automatically
set at 350 degrees

If you need to change the temperature to higher or lower

Simply press the oven button and then press  the “higher or lower”
buttons.

The trick is to count: every push will increase or decrease 5
degrees.

For example, if recipe calls for a preheated oven of 375 degrees,

press the oven button and arrow up 5 times-that is 375!

(Disclaimer-if yours is not a “Pellerin” oven, ask for an orientation
to your formula!)

Don’t forget the oven mitts!

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 Chelsea Handler’s mocking of the New York interpreter
have already created awareness of this profession, thus
attracting more new (and qualified) interpreters.

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DeafHistory:

around year 1700 – an instructional manual was published –
to teach the deaf how to communicate in sign language in Great Britain. This manual was discovered 4 years ago
but it was not until this week when this announcement
became sensational.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70,000,000 deaf people

that use sign language

this estimate was given by the World Federation of the Deaf

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, SO, gymnastics;
waiting for the season to start in January

– Central Oklahoma – Ronald Norfleet, basketball; played
last season but is not on the roster this season; would have
been a senior

– Champlain (Quebec) – Zacharie Bérard, fr, men’s basketball;
college athletic web site does not show much, but personal
facebook says he is on the basketball team

– Colgate – Hannah Fitton, JR, women’s swimming; finished
2nd with her team in 800 free relay and finished 4th in
individual 200 free during the tri meet with Yale and
Lehigh

– Evansville – Connor Sprick, SO, men’s swimming; was not
listed among his team’s top swimmers in his events
during recent meets

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Katie Romano, Chicago Force women’s football team;
not listed on the 2013 roster; maybe she hung up her cleats?

– Archie Savannah – Austin Vipers, semi pro football; roster is
not yet posted up for the 2013 season so do not know if he is
still active

– Jaki Scheckter – Formula racing, South Africa; has not
raced competitively in two years; is being taken off the list

– Nick Schreiber, elite-level category, cycling, Arizona; last
race was in June according to his web site

– Felicia Schroeder, women’s pro soccer, Finland; her web site
said she is playing in Finland but there is no verification
by the club’s web site

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position announcement
Interpreter Trainer/Outreach Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full time, non-exempt employee
Location: Position available in Las Vegas, Nevada
Posting date: November 13th, 2012
Closing date:  December 11th, 2012

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AS INTERPRETER TRAINER: The interpreter trainer will:
–    work closely with the Northern Nevada Interpreter Trainer on goals and objectives for interpreter training
–    assist with mentoring activities
–    educate entities regarding the use of sign language interpreters; will provide presentations and focus on improving existing systems and efforts
–    will be a liaison between DHHARC and RID/NVRID in Southern Nevada
–    focus on strengthening interpreting community in terms of training and networking
–    provide interpreter workshops with CEU.s on educational and legal subject matter –    proctor NIC/EIPA tests
–    travel in Southern Nevada and rural areas to provide on-site mentoring and training

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AS OUTREACH SPECIALIST:
The outreach specialist will:
–    work directly with the Deputy Director to coordinate outreach efforts to promote DHHARC services for the community, businesses, agencies and private interest groups
–    focus on building relationships in Southern Nevada with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to resolve concerns and respond to inquiries and information requests
–    coordinate outreach activities and represent DHHARC at community events in Southern Nevada
–    Perform other duties as assigned by Deputy Director

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Experience in community relations and outreach
–    Experience and knowledge of local community agencies and resources
–    Comfortable with public speaking
–    Must be registered as an interpreter with the State of Nevada
–    Observe the professional conduct code (RID) –    Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
–    In-depth knowledge of Deaf Community’s needs
.    Ability to grow with the job’s demands and the Organization

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Must hold a nationally acclaimed certification (NIC or RID)

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to:

DHHARC 1150 Corporate Blvd., Suite 1, Reno, NV 89502.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (December 11, 2012)

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

For further information contact Operations Manager Laura Daviton at mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org or (775) 355-8994 (voice), (775) 355-8996 (fax), (775) 434-0290 (VP).

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ASL/ITP Adjunct Faculty Job
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

William Woods University invites applicants for part-time Faculty
positions in the Interpretation Studies in ASL/English Online Degree
Completion Program.  WWU Seeks qualified applicants to teach course
topics that include ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Generalist
Interpreting Skills, Ethics, and Interpreting in Advanced Settings.
Faculty in this program will not be expected to relocate and are able
to work from their current place of residence.  This program is
offered online, asynchronously, and mirrors the upper level ASL and
Interpreting courses that are offered on-campus.  WWU provides
orientation and training to work in our online Learning Management
system as well as 24/7 ongoing live support for faculty.
Additionally, part-time faculty members are included in curriculum
revision and feedback to ensure success of the program.

Qualifications:
For applicants planning to teach courses in the area of
Interpreting.
–       Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., interpreting,
interpreter education/pedagogy, linguistics, education, distance
education, etc.)
–       RID certification.  (State certifications, such as BEI, will
be considered, so long as the applicant holds the state’s highest
level of certification.)
–       At least 5 years experience working as a certified
ASL/English interpreter.
–       At least 3 years experience mentoring and/or teaching
interpreting students part-time in higher education.

For applicants planning to teach courses in the area of American Sign
Language, Linguistics, etc:
–       Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., interpreting,
interpreter education/pedagogy, linguistics, education, Deaf
education, distance education, etc.)
–       ASLTA Certification preferred, willingness to pursue ASLTA
certification required.
–       At least 3 years experience teaching ASL in higher
education.  (Applicants certified to teach in public schools and
teaching ASL at the high school level with at least 5 years
experience using nationally recognized curriculum will also be
considered)
–       Native use of ASL
–       Deaf applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

For all applicants:
–       Knowledge of national standards for interpreter
practitioners, and research on interpreting.
–       Willingness to learn various state certification requirements
(based on the students enrolled in the program).
–       Knowledge, skills and abilities.
–       Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written and
presentation skills.
–       Demonstration of collaborating successfully as part of a
team.
–       Ability to work with students and faculty from a wide range
of professional and personal backgrounds.
–       Preferred experience in teaching and/or learning through
distance education.
–       Ability to pass background check.

Contact Information:
For information regarding WWU, please go to www.WilliamWoods.edu
You will find the Online program at www.online.WilliamWoods.edu

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
contact Human Resources at: mailto:hr@williamwoods.edu

Application Process
To apply, please visit our website:
http://www.williamwoods.edu/eforms/hr/job_application.aspx
Choose “adjunct Instructor,” then “Online,” “then ASL/Interpreting.”

Please complete the questions and click “submit.”  The next page that
appears will allow you to upload files.  WWU requires ALL applicants
to apply through our website and complete the online application.  In
addition, please upload files for the following materials:
–       Letter of interest
–       Curriculum Vitae
–       Unofficial graduate transcripts of highest degree earned
–       Name and contact information of three references we may
contact

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
contact Human Resources at: mailto:hr@williamwoods.edu

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

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

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

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352.  Application
deadline is December 7, 2012.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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more position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Quality Assurance Coordinator http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-quality-assurance-coordinator-job/

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

Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-job-coach/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three
professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to
mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered
for the position.

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.      Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices.
2.      Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing
a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

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

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

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

Preferred:
–       Fluent in American Sign Language
–       Other advocacy position experience
–       Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–       Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

Preferred:
–       Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in
Non-Profit Management or related field.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE
THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

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

Thank you.

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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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Job Opportunity: Attendant at Heritage Assisted Living Facility . DFW

DATE: Current

ADDRESS:
DEAF, Inc. at Heritage Square Assisted Living
500 South Beach Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

DEAF, inc. at Heritage Assisted Living Facility

(The ONLY Assisted Living Facility for Deaf and Deaf/Blind Citizens in Texas)

Job Opening: ATTENDANT

Attendant Duties include:

*Special loving care for Deaf and Deaf/Blind Senior Citizen Residents
*Passing Medications to the Deaf and Deaf/Blind Residents
*Doing Laundry
*Serving Meals
*Working with Team Members

Requirements:
*Must be patient, caring, hard worker, willing to help and work with others
*Clean Background Check
*Clean Drug Test
*ASL Fluent

Salary: To be discussed at interview

Position Schedule:
Work 4 Days & Off 2 Days

Work Shifts:
6:00am . 2:00pm
2:00pm . 10:00pm (Current vacancy)
10:00pm . 6:00am (Current vacancy)

Interview Location:
Heritage Square Assisted Living
500 South Beach, Fort Worth, TX 76105

Please apply in person, and interview will be set up after application along with copy of ID and SS card is completed.

Please visit at Heritage Square and ask to fill out an application
Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Tiffany Childers
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: facmgr.tc@gmail.com

Deaf Ed Teacher Wanted – San Antonio

Deaf Ed teacher needed at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.

I am the parent of a Deaf child about to enter High School. At our last ARD we realized that the “Regional Day School for the Deaf” high school had hired a non-ASL Deaf Ed teacher.

I spoke to the Director of the AI (Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing) department, who also can’t sign and she said that they didn’t have the time to find someone that could actually assist the Deaf students.  I told her that I would help her identify potential candidates.

Please help if you can buy having any qualified teachers apply at http://www.NISD.net

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2012

DeafDigest Blue – November 18, 2012

Blue 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/deaf-secret-family-history/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-retirement-story/

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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New Harris Communications Catalog

The new 2013 Harris Communications Equipment catalog is now
available! The 120-page catalog is filled with solutions for all
levels of hearing loss.

Find the latest assistive devices. Use it as a reference guide of
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We have quality products from all the major manufacturers in this
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Contact us for your free catalog or request it online.

To request the catalog online, go to:
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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This just in –

Bert Carter, president/CEO of the Vermont Center for the Deaf/Austine School for the Deaf, will
be leaving his position at end of June. Citing
family reasons, he will move back to his home state
of Massachusetts

Top stories about the deaf:

New Zealand’s National Foundation for the Deaf has
warned its deaf people to be extremely careful if
ordering hearing aids through the internet. Even
if when the cost is much lower than at hearing
aid providers, such internet purchases are not
great deals at all!

Hong Kong’s Association for the Rights of Hearing Impaired Students is asking the government to help
pay for hearing aids and cochlear implants for
deaf students. It is not known, yet, the position
the government is taking.

Deaf children of Kosovo will be getting free CI’s,
courtesy of the Qatar Charity. Additionally Qatar CI specialists will be training their
colleagues in Kosovo on how to follow up after
these implants.

Harvey Dillon, not deaf, is an educator that works with
parents and children in Maitland, a town in Australia. He suggested that when children do not behave in the
classroom, they should be sent for a hearing exam.
He said in many cases these misbehaving children have
hearing losses that no one were made aware of!

Do deaf people lipread themselves better than lipreading
other lips? Yes, according to a team of researchers from
Washington University. DeafDigest editor has never tried
to read his own lips and so, cannot say if this theory
is valid.

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Attention: interested ASLPI evaluators

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) will be conducting
ASLPI training (phase 1) January 10-13, 2013 to a limited group of
individuals who apply and qualify for the training.

Individuals who successfully complete and pass all phases (1, 2 and
3) of the ASLPI training program will be eligible to apply for the
full-time ASL Proficiency Evaluator position with ASL-DES that will
be advertised. All other individuals who successfully pass all phases
of the ASLPI training program will join our pool of ASLPI evaluators
who work with the system on an “on call” basis and who assist in
providing ASLPI evaluations for individuals, programs and businesses
nationwide.

The application is located on the ASL-DES web site:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/aslpitraining.xml

a limited number of people will be accepted into the training so do not delay in submitting your application.

If you have questions, please email:
mailto:aslpi@gallaudet.edu

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CAPTIONS FOR NOTHING?
A deaf person won a lawsuit to have a movie house show
captioned movies.
But after he won the lawsuit, it was for nothing – because
he got married; his wife had a child – and he was so busy
taking care of the baby that he has no time to go out and
enjoy a captioned movie!

– 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
of each DeafDigest edition)

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THAT PERSON IS DEAF OR HEARING?
You take the subway to work. At the same time every
morning you see the same stranger’s face and you
think he is hearing.
But one morning that person carries a backpack
that shows a Gallaudet logo.
Suddenly you are puzzled. Is that person deaf?
For months you see the same face and there was no
hint, if any, of the person’s deafness!

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

(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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surviving Cochlear Implant manufacturers – who are these?

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

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HONORING A DEAF ARTIST
A drawing of an old railroad locomotive is being hung
at the Museum of the High Plains in McCook, NE.
It was drawn by Dean Hofman as a young man. He graduated
from Nebraska School for the Deaf and pursued art as a
avocation before passing away at the age of 22 in 1960
because of illness.
His real job was commercial artist for Douglas Aircraft.

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A DEAF TROMBONIST
At home football games at Illinois State University, there is a marching band, consisting of 275 members.
In that band, the trombone player, Mark Reppen, is deaf. He
has been playing trombone all his life. And an interpreter helps
cue him during these marching sessions just to make sure he is
in sync.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question –

what do you do for a living?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday that often causes
people to slow down and reflect on the many blessings they have in
their lives.

As a profession, court reporters, CART providers, and realtime
captioners have much to be grateful for.  Although many of us have
struggled as our nation has struggled financially, for the most part
realtime court reporters are still able to find employment.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime
captioners who bring us newcasts, sporting events, and other live
broadcasts.  Much of their work must be done when others of us choose
to spend time with our families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are
often during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us.  There are live
events that must be captioned on holidays.  When a disaster strikes
or an emergency takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of
the day and night.

Thank you to all of you who have worked hard to bring access via
captioning and CART to people across America over the years.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say:

HAP/PEU/THAPBGS/TKPWEUFG

For those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you
too.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

A hearing person comes to you and says something. You tell
him to please speak slowly or to write down on pad because
of your deafness.

That hearing person shows a pained look on his face, full
of sympathy and apology, saying “oh, I’m so sorry you cannot
hear”

But before you have a chance to respond, he walks away from you!

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

During the summer, the  U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila
dismissed the lawsuit filed by deaf Melissa Earll against eBay.
She accused eBay of discriminating against the deaf because of the
need for voice verification via telephone. Judge Davila, however,
left the door open, saying eBay could be violating the California
civil rights law (Unruh Act). Ms Earll has just refiled the
lawsuit, citing this Unruh Act.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Tripod, as mentioned in DEAFDIGEST a couple of weeks back,
is no longer involved with captioning of first run movies.
But taking its place is Insight Cinema.
It will be interesting to see how things develop because
we are getting more alternative ways of having movies
captioned. Plus more subtitled foreign movies are entering
the mainstream theatres.
There is a lawsuit going on in District of Columbia
to force open captioning of all movies. If the lawsuit
prevails then would such alternative methods be rendered
moot?

(editor’s note: so much has been going on with captions
for the past ten years; in other words it has been
a volatile series of developments)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Does Richard Branson, the flamboyant international
entrepreneur, dislike the disabled, especially the
Deaf-Blind.
He owns Virgin Airlines, an Australian air carrier.
Brenden Borellini, a Deaf-Blind Australian, was
kicked out of one Virgin flight.
What was Brendan’s crime? That he is Deaf-Blind and
the Virgin employees did not want to be responsible
for him in case there was a disaster.
The irony is that Brenden is an experienced traveler,
who has been traveling all his life since he was at
the age of four.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a program on TV, profiling the life of
Marc Dreier, not deaf, who was a big time swindler.
While swindler Bernie Madoff was heavily publicized,
Dreier was right up there with him, but managing
to stay out of the glare of the news.

Anyway DeafDigest editor’s memory was jogged –
and he wrote down a list of deaf individuals who were
swindlers. He had to stop writing down the names because
the list was getting longer and longer.

The moral – when a deaf person promises easy earnings,
stay away from him ASAP even if he happens to be your
close friend!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At an office party, a fellow employee pointed at a new employee

I thought he said:
he is a cheese

Cheese?

He actually said:
he is a genius

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Position announcement
Job Order # 10294
Lecturer in American Sign Language
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
Tempe & downtown Phoenix, AZ

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science seeks a full-time lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL). The nine-month appointment begins August 2013.

Responsibilities include teaching four levels of ASL at both the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, and participating in program advancement. Requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university.

Desired qualifications include five years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university, experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce classroom teaching materials, and experience with digital video production and editing.

To apply, send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references (email and/or phone number, and address) to:

Paul Quinn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 870102, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.

E-mail applications are encouraged and must be sent to: mailto:paulq@asu.edu

The application deadline is January 25, 2013; if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Supporting credentials and additional materials may be required later.

Visit http://shs.asu.edu/asl for program information.

ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://www.asu.edu./titleIX/

A background check is required for employment.

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Employment opening
Communication Specialist/Speech Language Pathologist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains is accepting applications for COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST / SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP).  Position is responsible for providing speech language instruction to Preschool through Transition age students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.

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

Please follow instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload a formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator certification (if applicable), and a copy of Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) (if applicable). Contact information:

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

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

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(revised posting)

positions available
Rehabilitation Counselor II
State of Maine
(one position in Lewiston; one position in Bangor)

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II Class Code 3082
For Deaf and Hard of hearing

Yearly salary $34,091.20 to $46,217.60

Maine has 2 positions available for Rehabilitation Counselor II to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.  The positions are 2 year temporary positions that we are hoping will become permanent

BENEFITS:
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program
as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: November 8, 2012               Closing: November 26, 2012

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions. One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center.

Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualification includes six (6) year combination of experience and/or education demonstrating knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation
counseling.

After meeting the minimum qualifications, preference  will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

Proficiency in Sign language (ASL) required.

Interested persons must complete the Direct Hire Application Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center,
Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required.

The completed application packet must be postmarked on or before November 26, 2012 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108,,
Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: mailto:Andrew.Birch@maine.gov

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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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(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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Ad_DEAFINC_work Position Opening

Announcement:

DEAF Inc. is pleased to announce a new position opening – Community
Partnership Program Assistant. We’re looking for a dynamic talented
person to join the DEAF Inc.’s Awareness Department. For more
information, click here:

Community Partnership Program Assistant

Position Description:

The Program Assistant supports programs for the Community
Partnership, a nonprofit foundation committed to educate the public
community the needs of effective communication for individuals who
are Deaf and Hard of hearing and late deafened with the awareness of
effective communication in our community through collaboration. Deaf
Inc. has a pleasant, flexible work environment and offers the
opportunity for someone to truly make a difference in the lives of
others.

Essential Functions :

1. Coordinate programs, and support business activities and their
applications as developed.

2. Provide clerical and administrative support to Community
partnership, including attending committee meetings, taking and
distributing minutes, maintaining records and financial accounts

3. Coordinate volunteers participating in programs development and
oversight

4. Track volunteer hours; maintain volunteer database.

5. Organize meetings, including related tasks such as audio visual,
transportation, catering. Flexibility to travel, make reservations
for accommodations for seminars, workshops, presentations, booth and
etc.

6. Provide status reports as requested.

7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Abilities:

1. Ability to collaborate with various groups and individuals.

2. Ability to efficiently prioritize duties, multitask and complete
assignments with deadlines.

3. Ability to work independently with good judgment and discretion.

4. Strong writing, analytical and problemÿÿsolving skills.

5. Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning,
records management.

6. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

7. Strong attention to detail with the ability to work independently
with minimal guidance.

8. Strong communication skills, team and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or Equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred)

2. Minimum 2 years administrative experience, preferably in program
organization or delivery, community outreach, case management, or
customer relations.

3. Experienced skills in applicable software packages MS Office, MAC
and office equipment.

4. Ability to work well under pressure.

5. Demonstrated project administration skills.

6. Sensitivity to consumer needs.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Paid
Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays (all depending upon employment
arrangement)

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Shirley Corbett
Director of Community Relations

Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.

25 E. Frisco Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Email: shirley@deafinc.org

FAX: (314) 266-7427

Deaf Ed Teacher Wanted, Arlington ISD

Job Opening – Deaf Education Teacher – Martin High School, Arlington TX

Minimum Certification/Education and Experience:

* Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
* Master’s degree preferred
* Teacher certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (EC-12) and
* Highly qualified in at least 1 core subject (English, Math, Science or Social Studies)
* TASC (Texas Assessment of Sign Communication)

Those interested go to http://www.aisd.net and apply. Also email resumes to:

Shari Price – Assistant Principal <sprice@aisd.net>
and Melodie Hrabak – Curriculum Coordinator <mhrabak@aisd.net>

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Shari Price
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: sprice@aisd.net
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 682-867-8600

Advocates Inc. is seeking a part time staff interpreter, up to 25 hours a week in a benefits position to join our innovative Communication Access Team. The ideal candidate will have a B.A, B.S or higher in a related field and hold current certification under the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (CI, CT, NIC). Candidate must possess an understanding of the Code of Professional Conduct and the ability to work as part of a team. Mental Health Interpreting experiences a plus. Advocates Inc. is a progressive agency that believes in “First ,We Listen”. If you would like a challenging opportunity to work amongst professional colleagues, send in your resume and cover letter to:

Advocates Inc. Attn: Human Resources
One Clarks Hill Suite 305
Framingham Ma 01702
508-628-6408 or visit us on the web
www.advocatesinc.org

Utah
Canyons School District has after-school classes for their students at several elementary schools.  Some of the junior high schools also have classes for elementary age children that are held in the early evenings. A class they would like to start offering grade 1-6 children beginning in January is American Sign Language.  Anyone wanting more information can email me.   I have also attached a flyer if that would be helpful.

Thank you,
Marsha Wright

mwrigh90@BruinMail.slcc.edu

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA American Sign Lanugage/Deaf Studies Instructor

American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor- Spring 2013
This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin 11/08/2012. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by 11/07/2012.

Job Description
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels)
2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL and new courses that might be added to the existing program
3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and reports for all courses
4. Evaluate student outcomes
5. Assess students’ language competency levels
6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services
7. Participate in program/division meetings
8. Serve on department and college committees
9. Travel to multi-campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend schedule
10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies unit

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally accredited college or university
2. ASLTA qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university: preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Deaf Studies/ASL/Deaf Education
2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary or professional setting.
3. ASLTA certification or RID certification
4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals

Required Documents
Required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts) must be attached directly to the ONLINE application. If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ONLINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email hr.recruitment@csn.edu or fax to 702.651.5778

SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

For more details on this position, please visit our website at http://jobs.csn.edu

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community.

CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. AA/EOE/ADA.

Arkansas
Quitman School district is looking for a full time interpreter for a 6th grade
student? They can call Jill LaRosa at 501-428-1341 if they are
interested.

We are currently seeking an Interpreter Coordinator and Interpreters to join our staff roster. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.
Thank you!

Sara C. Gerhold, Interpreter Coordinator
State of Connecticut
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Interpreting Unit
P.O. Box 330730
West Hartford, CT 06133-0730
860-899-1647 (direct)
860-231-1690 (voice)
860-231-8746 (fax)
http://www.ct.gov/dors
http://www.ctinterpreter.com

PT Caregivers needed to work in Irving area (zip code 75039)

I am in need of 1-3 non-smoking females to care for my daughter in my home Monday – Friday. Hours will vary from semester to semester depending on my work/school schedule and will be anytime between 7 am – 7 pm three days a week and 7 am – 10 pm two days a week (weekend hours available on occasion). This is a job share situation with a couple of other ladies since I need a total of 60 hours of care total each week. Work to begin approximately 12/01/12.

My daughter is deaf, moderately mentally challenged, and has minor physical challenges but she is fully ambulatory and does quite a bit on her own. This job is ideal for college students. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Duties include:
helping her with grooming/bathing/hygiene/dressing
keeping her on task with light housekeeping and cooking
administering medications
accompanying her on recreational activities

You must be able to communicate using American Sign Language, be patient, have reliable transportation, be able to arrive to work on time, and have a clean criminal history. You also must be CPR certified or be willing to get certified. Interested individuals should submit resume as soon as possible. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!

If interested, please email at aporterfield1@austin.rr.com

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has recently posted the position of Interpreter Coordinator on the Central Management Service’s (CMS) website at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov<mailto:Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov>.

Title to apply:    Executive I, MC Option
Deadline:            November 9, 2012
Work Hours:      Full Time, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location:             IDHHC Springfield Office

This position requires a current grade from CMS and you will need to send in your application to CMS for a grade.  Do not send applications to IDHHC’s office for grading.  The application process is stated on the CMS website under “How to Apply”.  If you have any questions regarding the grading process you will need to contact CMS Examining directly and the contact information is also included on their website.

Magnolia School District is seeking a sign language interpretor for a sixth grade student.  Please send resume to Julie Amstutz, Director of Special Education, Magnolia Public School.  1400 High School Drive Annex, Magnolia, AR 71753 or email to jamstutz@magnoliaschools.net.  Applications can be found at http://www.magnoliaschools.net  For more information, contact Julie Amstutz at 870-234-7651

Massachussetts – interpreter job
Job location is in Westford at Westford Academy. The hours to fill would be from 7:25-2:00 Monday thru Friday. Beginning November 20th, until the end of the year. if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible d.stains@att.net

Special Recreation Instructor (H) (Deaf / Hard of Hearing)

JobID: 786

Position Type:

Special Recreation/Special Recreation Instructor (H)

Date Posted:  10/31/2012

Closing Date:  11/14/2012

Location:
SOUTH REGION – GAGE PARK

Title:   Special  Recreation Instructor (H)         (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Program)

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:

Under general supervision, plans, promotes, organizes, instructs and conducts recreation and leisure activities designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and other special populations in Chicago. Conducts classes, coaches teams, controls special recreation equipment, and recruits and trains volunteers.  Serves as liaison with local advisory councils and local park staff.  Performs related duties as required.

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EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Plans and implements a community recreation curriculum and teaches a variety of physical, leisure, adapted aquatics and recreation activities to deaf & hard of hearing citizens and  others with disabilities and to other special populations.  Instructs and supervises Park District patrons involved in sports, games and recreation and athletics.  Demonstrates proper techniques and skills for recreation and athletic activities. Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants. Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and the community. Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized activities. Resolves conflicts among participants. May work with a special population, including but not limited to senior citizens and populations with physical, sensory and other disabilities. Plans and implements summer activities for Camp Sign, a summer day camp for the deaf & hard of hearing youth and other sports camps. Accompanies, supervises and coaches athletes at local, regional, national and international Special Olympics, para olympics and other scheduled events.

Evaluates individual skill levels and assesses the leisure capacity of program participants.  Develops and identifies realistic recreation and athletic goals for patrons who are deaf & hard of hearing and who have other disabilities and other special populations.  Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized recreation and athletic activities. Helps develop and promote the Park District Special Recreation Program. Contributes to program management in the areas of planning, monitoring and training program volunteers.  Provides technical supervision for personnel assigned to work with participants.  Issues and maintains an inventory of recreation equipment and supplies.  Sets up recreation apparatus and equipment.  Performs general administrative duties including but not limited to registration, fee collection, maintenance of health records and parental release forms, and other record keeping duties.  Supervises unorganized play and enforces Park District rules and regulations. Conducts and attends workshops and in-service training seminars.

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DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Training and Experience:

Completion of at least 20 credit hours in an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education, Recreation or a closely related field, plus one year experience in Therapeutic Recreation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  An Associate of Arts degree in one of these fields is recommended.  A Bachelor of Arts degree is preferred.  Certification Requirement: Valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross or other nationally recognized organization.  Certification Recommended: Therapeutic Recreation Assistant or Specialist (National Council for Therapeutic Certification), Adapted Aquatics Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Special Olympics Sport Coach (various). Fluent in ASL-American sign language is preferred. Extensive experience working with deaf & hard of hearing population is preferred.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of therapeutic recreation theories and principles.  Knowledge and understanding of a deaf person and culture. Knowledge of deaf resources. Familiarity with commonly accepted methods and techniques for teaching children and adults with disabilities and other special populations.  Effective oral and written communication skills.  Skill in teaching a full range of therapeutic recreation sports and cultural and social activities.  Ability to observe and evaluate individual participant progress.

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Union: SEIU �Local 73    Career Service EEO: Para-professional FLSA: Non-Exempt

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SALARY: $ 16.81 Per Hour
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Mental Health Professional for the Deaf
Truman Medical Center . Kansas City, MO

Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO is seeking a Qualified Mental Health Professional to serve their Specialized Outpatient Center for the Deaf. .    Must be a licensed professional (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
.    Must be ASL Fluent, either certified in ASL or able to be certified
.    Must be able to also work with hearing clients

.    Previous Experience Required

The qualified candidate is one who is patient-centric, has skills working as a member of a team, is trauma informed, builds trust, communicate effectively, knows how to align performance for success, is adaptable, and can build partnerships.
This position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Sarah Stanton
Sarah.stanton@tmcmed.org

Also apply through www.trumed.org

LaGuardia Community College

Program for Deaf Adults

Division of Adult and Continuing Education

Job Announcement
Full-Time Position:  Assistant to Program Coordinator

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

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

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

Deadline:   Nov. 7, 2012 or until filled.  At least two letters of professional references required.

E-mail or fax a current resume along with a cover letter to:

Kat Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director

Program for Deaf Adults/C 203

LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 609-2069 Fax

katb@lagcc.cuny.edu

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

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

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for a one to one classroom aide to work with a middle school student who is very oral. He does use some sign language. The student is in a Deaf environment, so the aide must have good total communication skills. Please contact the EDCO Program for the Deaf, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460. Telephone (617) 244-3407. Or send e-mail to ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
Local Non-profit Company has immediate openings for part time and full time positions available in Allegheny county working directly with adults who have intellectual disabilities. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver.s license. Certification in American Sign Language Preferred but not required. Interested applicants may apply in person at Fayette Resources, Inc. 101 North First Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Excellent benefits package available and competitive wages. EOE

If you should have any questions please let me know.
And also If you have anyone interested they can also email me or fax their resume to 412-382-7194.

Thanks

Melissa Chamberlin
Deputy Director
412-382-7191
mchamberlin@fayetteresources.org

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DeafDigest – 17 November 2012

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DeafDigest – 14 November 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 14, 2012

 

— a hospital polluting a school for the deaf in India

The Wockhardt Hospital poured bio-medical waste on the
property of the nearby Shankar Nagar School for the Deaf,
thus polluting the campus. The local government was angry
and fined the hospital a big amount of money and ordered the
school property to be cleaned up. Maybe the hospital don’t
care about the deaf? Hearing people of India say deaf people
are deaf mutes.

 

— a follow up on the near-riot in soccer involving a deaf player

DeafDigest mentioned a deaf British soccer player, causing
a near riot when he confronted the fans that were mocking
his deafness. It was learned that the reason fans were
mocking him was because he, lacking speech skills, used
funny noise to communicate with his teammates during the
game. The owner of the club that the deaf player was
competing against is John Griffin, the wealthy owner of
a taxi cab fleet. The owner made things worse by mocking
the player’s deafness. Public uproar forced Griffin to
apologize! And Griffith forgot one thing – that some of
his taxi customers are deaf.

 

— a Coda politician that helps the deaf

We have a Coda governor in USA (South Dakota). Does he
really help the deaf? Good question – but in Australia,
there is a Coda Member of the Parliament (MP) that wants
to help the deaf. MP David Gibson is fighting for
improvement in Australia’s text paging services to
give access to the deaf in case of emergencies. A
perfect example would be a car breakdown by a deaf
driver in the Outbacks. Population is very low in
that huge area of land.

 

— will the Deaf Beer die?

A popular craft beer in New Zealand is Emerson’s.
This small brewery was started in 1992 by Richard
Emerson, who is deaf. New Zealanders rate Emerson’s
as one of the best beers around. Will it die? Well,
this brewery was sold to a Japanese brewery and
there are rumors that the new owners will shut
down that beer. Already people in New Zealand
are upset about it.

 

— past NAD Executive Director Nancy J Bloch in a new job

Nancy J Bloch served the NAD as Executive Director for
19 years before stepping down. She is now in a new
position – Executive Director of communications and
public records at Florida School for the Deaf and
Blind, reporting to president Jeanne Glidden Prickett.
Nancy is returning home, as she was born and raised
in Florida.

 
11/11/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

11/11/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 12 November 2012

DeafDigest Blue – November 11, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-secret-family-history/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-retirement-story/

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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:

Growing up Bethan Hindson, a deaf woman in United Kingdom,
wanted to become a veterinarian. Everyone told her – no you
can’t because you are deaf. She would not listen. Now she
is winding up her 5th year of studies at the Royal Veterinary College. And then onwards to a long career working with
animals.

Sign language is no different from spoken languages as far as
linguistic roots are concerned. Says who, the World Federation of the Deaf in a recent press release.

Problems within the Better Hearing Institute? Well, their
executive director left the organization – because of
structural and programmatic changes.

Rep. Hugh Blackwell, Morganton, NC, was reelected to another
term with the state General Assembly. A priority with him is
to strengthen quality and stability of the North Carolina School for the Deaf. He said:

it was not fair that the school lands on the state’s education chopping block every year.

Do Gallaudet students use the metro a lot? Well, stats on
patronage of metro stops in the Washington, DC area show that the Gallaudet Metro stop has the highest increase
of them all!

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DEAF WON’T TELL HEARING THE FAMILY HISTORY
There are some hearing members of a family that want to
know more about their deaf family members.
These hearing members are frustrated because the deaf
family members refuse to share with them the family history
such as marriages, jobs, sports, etc.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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DEAF RETIRE AT WRONG TIME
Often there are sad reasons for retirement by some deaf
employees.
The deaf employee does not get along with the hearing
boss. This deaf man suffers from years of verbal abuse
by the boss.
One day, he could not take it any more and retires
from his job.
What happens? The hearing boss retires few weeks later!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-retirement-story/

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Please vote for California School for the Deaf-Fremont
in Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman/Sportsman of the Year award

more information at:
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DEAF FILIPINOS ANGRY AT GOVERNMENT
For a long time, the Filipino government ignored the
needs of the deaf re access to information, communication
needs, educational opportunities, employment opportunities
etc.
As a result, there are bills filed with the Filipino
congress to correct these injustices.

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INDY DEAF NEWS APOLOGIZES RE THE POLITICAL CANDIDATES
The Indy Deaf News serves the Indianapolis/Indiana
deaf community.
This e-news ran pieces on political candidates running
for public office.
For some reason, some subscribers thought that running the
pieces equated to endorsement of these candidates, and thus
posing conflict of interest issues.
As a result, the e-newsletter issued an apology, saying
it was neutral to all these candidates.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked repeatedly –

how was sign language taught to you?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioning and CART technology is changing at a rapid pace.  Because
we as a society have developed so many ways of communicating, the
methods of providing access must also change.  Television captioning
was the standard way people viewed media for many years, but now we
have the Internet, smartphones, and the ability to bring laptop and
tablet computers almost everywhere we go.

For a CART provider or captioner, keeping up with technology can be a
daunting task.  We used to hear that you should upgrade your computer
every two years.  Now you must upgrade your services frequently to
fit the needs of your consumers.

Some students request a wireless connection in a classroom.  Can you
provide that?  Some companies require that you use certain software
to stream over the Internet.  Can you do that?  Videotapes have been
replaced with many other formats.  Can your encoder insert captions
in other formats?  Your customer wants access wherever he travels.
Can you send the captions to his smartphone?

Keeping up with technological advances may be a challenge for some
people because it can be costly and time consuming, but it can also
be very rewarding.  Watching someone read the captions on his or her
smartphone for the first time and seeing the look of excitement and
joy can make all the hard work seem worth it.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

to be deaf is to be considered helpless in dealing with
every day life situations and issues.

This is the impression many, many hearing people have
of us, the deaf!

(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

Jim Walter Resources, a mining company in Alabama, reached
settlement with The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The company refused to accommodate the needs of a deaf miner
and he filed a lawsuit.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Could a winning campaign manager pull off a double duty
as an interpreter at his candidate’s victory party?
Only in Howard County (Maryland) would it happen.
Bill McCrone, who is not deaf and a long time professor
in the Gallaudet Graduate School, served as campaign
manager. He was helping out his brother Tim who was vying
for the County Attorney General position.
A group of politically involved deaf Howard County
residents attended Tim’s victory party, wanting to hear
what Tim had to say. The scheduled interpreter was a
no-show. No problem, Bill jumped into the fray and
interpreted Tim’s victory speech.

(editor’s note: Bill is now retired and living in
Arizona; Tim is now the Associate Judge, Howard County Circuit Court)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The world famous Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders
has a deaf member. It is Christina Murray, age 20,
and she is a rookie cheerleader.
She just learned ASL and is attending college
in the Dallas area.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When we see comedians mock the deaf and also mock
the interpreters, we get angry.

Getting angry is what the comedians want – because
they crave attention.

To ignore them and to move on is not what the comedians
want out of us!

Yes, it hurts to be made fun of – but we need to move on

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are at the bar and you order martini

You thought the bartender asked:
elephant shoes?

he actually asked:
olive juice?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

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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Employment opening
Communication Specialist/Speech Language Pathologist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains is accepting applications for COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST / SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP).  Position is responsible for providing speech language instruction to Preschool through Transition age students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.

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

Please follow instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload a formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator certification (if applicable), and a copy of Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) (if applicable). Contact information:

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

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

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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positions available
Rehabilitation Counselor II
State of Maine
(one position in Lewiston; one position in Bangor)

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II Class Code 3082
For Deaf and Hard of hearing

Maine has 2 positions available for Rehabilitation Counselor II to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.  The positions are 2 year temporary positions that we are hoping will become permanent

BENEFITS:
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program
as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: November 8, 2012               Closing: November 26, 2012

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions. One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center.

Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualification includes six (6) year combination of experience and/or education demonstrating knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation
counseling.

After meeting the minimum qualifications, preference  will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

Proficiency in Sign language (ASL) required.

Interested persons must complete the Direct Hire Application Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center,
Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required.

The completed application packet must be postmarked on or before November 26, 2012 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108,,
Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: mailto:Andrew.Birch@maine.gov

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    Other advocacy position experience
–       Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–    Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

Preferred: –    Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

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

Thank you.

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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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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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COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA American Sign Lanugage/Deaf Studies Instructor

American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor- Spring 2013
This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin 11/08/2012. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by 11/07/2012.

Job Description
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels)
2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL and new courses that might be added to the existing program
3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and reports for all courses
4. Evaluate student outcomes
5. Assess students’ language competency levels
6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services
7. Participate in program/division meetings
8. Serve on department and college committees
9. Travel to multi-campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend schedule
10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies unit

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally accredited college or university
2. ASLTA qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university: preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Deaf Studies/ASL/Deaf Education
2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary or professional setting.
3. ASLTA certification or RID certification
4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals

Required Documents
Required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts) must be attached directly to the ONLINE application. If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ONLINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email hr.recruitment@csn.edu or fax to 702.651.5778

SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

For more details on this position, please visit our website at http://jobs.csn.edu

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community.

CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. AA/EOE/ADA.

Arkansas
Quitman School district is looking for a full time interpreter for a 6th grade
student? They can call Jill LaRosa at 501-428-1341 if they are
interested.

We are currently seeking an Interpreter Coordinator and Interpreters to join our staff roster. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.
Thank you!

Sara C. Gerhold, Interpreter Coordinator
State of Connecticut
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Interpreting Unit
P.O. Box 330730
West Hartford, CT 06133-0730
860-899-1647 (direct)
860-231-1690 (voice)
860-231-8746 (fax)
http://www.ct.gov/dors
http://www.ctinterpreter.com

PT Caregivers needed to work in Irving area (zip code 75039)

I am in need of 1-3 non-smoking females to care for my daughter in my home Monday – Friday. Hours will vary from semester to semester depending on my work/school schedule and will be anytime between 7 am – 7 pm three days a week and 7 am – 10 pm two days a week (weekend hours available on occasion). This is a job share situation with a couple of other ladies since I need a total of 60 hours of care total each week. Work to begin approximately 12/01/12.

My daughter is deaf, moderately mentally challenged, and has minor physical challenges but she is fully ambulatory and does quite a bit on her own. This job is ideal for college students. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Duties include:
helping her with grooming/bathing/hygiene/dressing
keeping her on task with light housekeeping and cooking
administering medications
accompanying her on recreational activities

You must be able to communicate using American Sign Language, be patient, have reliable transportation, be able to arrive to work on time, and have a clean criminal history. You also must be CPR certified or be willing to get certified. Interested individuals should submit resume as soon as possible. DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!

If interested, please email at aporterfield1@austin.rr.com

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has recently posted the position of Interpreter Coordinator on the Central Management Service’s (CMS) website at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov<mailto:Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov>.

Title to apply:    Executive I, MC Option
Deadline:            November 9, 2012
Work Hours:      Full Time, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location:             IDHHC Springfield Office

This position requires a current grade from CMS and you will need to send in your application to CMS for a grade.  Do not send applications to IDHHC’s office for grading.  The application process is stated on the CMS website under “How to Apply”.  If you have any questions regarding the grading process you will need to contact CMS Examining directly and the contact information is also included on their website.

Magnolia School District is seeking a sign language interpretor for a sixth grade student.  Please send resume to Julie Amstutz, Director of Special Education, Magnolia Public School.  1400 High School Drive Annex, Magnolia, AR 71753 or email to jamstutz@magnoliaschools.net.  Applications can be found at http://www.magnoliaschools.net  For more information, contact Julie Amstutz at 870-234-7651

Massachussetts – interpreter job
Job location is in Westford at Westford Academy. The hours to fill would be from 7:25-2:00 Monday thru Friday. Beginning November 20th, until the end of the year. if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible d.stains@att.net

Special Recreation Instructor (H) (Deaf / Hard of Hearing)

JobID: 786

Position Type:

Special Recreation/Special Recreation Instructor (H)

Date Posted:  10/31/2012

Closing Date:  11/14/2012

Location:
SOUTH REGION – GAGE PARK

Title:   Special  Recreation Instructor (H)         (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Program)

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:

Under general supervision, plans, promotes, organizes, instructs and conducts recreation and leisure activities designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and other special populations in Chicago. Conducts classes, coaches teams, controls special recreation equipment, and recruits and trains volunteers.  Serves as liaison with local advisory councils and local park staff.  Performs related duties as required.

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EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Plans and implements a community recreation curriculum and teaches a variety of physical, leisure, adapted aquatics and recreation activities to deaf & hard of hearing citizens and  others with disabilities and to other special populations.  Instructs and supervises Park District patrons involved in sports, games and recreation and athletics.  Demonstrates proper techniques and skills for recreation and athletic activities. Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants. Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and the community. Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized activities. Resolves conflicts among participants. May work with a special population, including but not limited to senior citizens and populations with physical, sensory and other disabilities. Plans and implements summer activities for Camp Sign, a summer day camp for the deaf & hard of hearing youth and other sports camps. Accompanies, supervises and coaches athletes at local, regional, national and international Special Olympics, para olympics and other scheduled events.

Evaluates individual skill levels and assesses the leisure capacity of program participants.  Develops and identifies realistic recreation and athletic goals for patrons who are deaf & hard of hearing and who have other disabilities and other special populations.  Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized recreation and athletic activities. Helps develop and promote the Park District Special Recreation Program. Contributes to program management in the areas of planning, monitoring and training program volunteers.  Provides technical supervision for personnel assigned to work with participants.  Issues and maintains an inventory of recreation equipment and supplies.  Sets up recreation apparatus and equipment.  Performs general administrative duties including but not limited to registration, fee collection, maintenance of health records and parental release forms, and other record keeping duties.  Supervises unorganized play and enforces Park District rules and regulations. Conducts and attends workshops and in-service training seminars.

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DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Training and Experience:

Completion of at least 20 credit hours in an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education, Recreation or a closely related field, plus one year experience in Therapeutic Recreation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  An Associate of Arts degree in one of these fields is recommended.  A Bachelor of Arts degree is preferred.  Certification Requirement: Valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross or other nationally recognized organization.  Certification Recommended: Therapeutic Recreation Assistant or Specialist (National Council for Therapeutic Certification), Adapted Aquatics Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Special Olympics Sport Coach (various). Fluent in ASL-American sign language is preferred. Extensive experience working with deaf & hard of hearing population is preferred.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of therapeutic recreation theories and principles.  Knowledge and understanding of a deaf person and culture. Knowledge of deaf resources. Familiarity with commonly accepted methods and techniques for teaching children and adults with disabilities and other special populations.  Effective oral and written communication skills.  Skill in teaching a full range of therapeutic recreation sports and cultural and social activities.  Ability to observe and evaluate individual participant progress.

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Union: SEIU �Local 73    Career Service EEO: Para-professional FLSA: Non-Exempt

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SALARY: $ 16.81 Per Hour
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Mental Health Professional for the Deaf
Truman Medical Center . Kansas City, MO

Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO is seeking a Qualified Mental Health Professional to serve their Specialized Outpatient Center for the Deaf. .    Must be a licensed professional (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
.    Must be ASL Fluent, either certified in ASL or able to be certified
.    Must be able to also work with hearing clients

.    Previous Experience Required

The qualified candidate is one who is patient-centric, has skills working as a member of a team, is trauma informed, builds trust, communicate effectively, knows how to align performance for success, is adaptable, and can build partnerships.
This position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Sarah Stanton
Sarah.stanton@tmcmed.org

Also apply through www.trumed.org

LaGuardia Community College

Program for Deaf Adults

Division of Adult and Continuing Education

Job Announcement
Full-Time Position:  Assistant to Program Coordinator

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

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

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

Deadline:   Nov. 7, 2012 or until filled.  At least two letters of professional references required.

E-mail or fax a current resume along with a cover letter to:

Kat Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director

Program for Deaf Adults/C 203

LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 609-2069 Fax

katb@lagcc.cuny.edu

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

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

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for a one to one classroom aide to work with a middle school student who is very oral. He does use some sign language. The student is in a Deaf environment, so the aide must have good total communication skills. Please contact the EDCO Program for the Deaf, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460. Telephone (617) 244-3407. Or send e-mail to ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
Local Non-profit Company has immediate openings for part time and full time positions available in Allegheny county working directly with adults who have intellectual disabilities. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver.s license. Certification in American Sign Language Preferred but not required. Interested applicants may apply in person at Fayette Resources, Inc. 101 North First Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Excellent benefits package available and competitive wages. EOE

If you should have any questions please let me know.
And also If you have anyone interested they can also email me or fax their resume to 412-382-7194.

Thanks

Melissa Chamberlin
Deputy Director
412-382-7191
mchamberlin@fayetteresources.org

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Please Post
Job Announcement # 13-060

Position Title/Code/Level: Specialist on Deafness, 0440
Location: VR #31 – OKC
Number of Positions/PIN: (1) . Unclassified / 80501092

Beginning Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Ending Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is currently accepting applications for this position. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is a state agency that assists individuals with disabilities to find meaningful employment opportunities.

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for overseeing and administering the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) by providing evaluations for certification as sign language interpreters. Duties include receiving and making appropriate approvals of QAST applications; corresponding with candidates and evaluators; scheduling evaluations for candidates and evaluators; scoring testing forms; determining level of certifications; and maintaining accurate and complete records for the QAST system. Additional duties include functioning as an evaluator as needed; maintaining data regarding CEU’s, maintaining fees, evaluation dates and times, and the interpreter’s certifications levels. This position is required to follow policies regarding written grievances; coordinating QAST Advisory committee meetings and workshops; the ability to train experienced and new evaluators; as well as evaluating statistical analysis regarding local and regional trends to determine needs for improvement and/or changes in the QAST system.

Preferred Skills, Education and Experience: This position requires knowledge of the QAST Ethical Standards tenets, Level of Limitations requirements, and any other laws regarding the Deaf and Interpreting communities. In addition applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting or Deaf Services related field; National certification as a Sign Language interpreter through RID; and 2 years’ experience as a nationally certified sign language interpreter or administration of a certification system. Prefer a Master’s degree in Interpreting or a Deaf Services Field and a QAST certification 5/5.

Salary: Monthly salary range is $2,900.00 to $3,400.00 and is commensurate with education and years of experience. Employees are provided paid health, dental, life and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in the State’s tax-deferred annuity program.

Method of Application: Submit one set of all of the following materials: a cover letter that must include the job announcement number; resume with copies of certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing of all qualifying educational and employment data, including complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers. Please submit three professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached during office hours, with your resume.

Send OPM 4B and Cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527 or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB OPENING CENTER FOR LIVING & WORKING, INC

Title: Part time Communication Facilitator: Must be in current Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or already graduated from ITP and is willing to become Massachusetts State screened interpreter through MCDHH while working at CLW. or Part time Staff Interpreter: Must be either a Massachusetts State Screened interpreter or be Nationally Certified.

Responsible to: Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Company: Center for Living and Working, Inc., (CLW), is a 501(c)(3) non – profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities, and located in Worcester, Massachusetts. CLW is a consumer directed, multi-programmed, multifaceted agency, dedicated to the empowerment of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible. CLW provides four core services: peer support, skills training, advocacy and information and referral. . Provide communication facilitating services for the following: a. Individual client meetings b. Agency staff meetings c. Inter-office communication between Deaf staff and other agency staff members not experienced in sign language. d. In-service training given by Deaf Staff. e. Off-site interpreting with IL Specialist or DHILS Director. . Schedule and coordinate freelance interpreter services or CART services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Staff as needed. . Active participation in Deaf/Hard of Hearing staff meetings. . Edit and proofread written materials. . Work with Interpreting Intern if needed . Perform other duties as assigned by DHILS Director. Qualifications: . Demonstrate ability to communicate in American Sign Language. . Sensitivity to and awareness of Deaf/Hard of Hearing people. . Strong inter-personal communication and written skills. . Ability to function in stressful situations . Experience with or involvement in the Deaf Community . Knowledge of and commitment to independent living philosophy . Ability to interact effectively within a multicultural environment. . Own means of transportation. For Consideration: Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to: _nbrodie@centerlw.org_ (mailto:nbrodie@centerlw.org) or fax to: 508-797-4015. Center for Living & Working, Inc., ATTN: Human Resources, 484 Main Street, Suite 345, Denholm Building, Worcester, MA 01608

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DeafDigest – 12 November 2012

DeafDigest Gold – November 11, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-hard-of-hearing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/signing-to-self-on-street/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-interpreter-for-day/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-neighbors-hearing-neighbors/

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Samsung Galaxy Note® II at Deaf Pager Store

It’s a phone! It’s a tablet! It’s a superphone! The Samsung Galaxy
Note®II is an Android phone with LTE speeds and a monster battery.
Adding another dimension is the S Pen[tm] that allows you to hover,
explore, preview, scribble, doodle and draft like you would on a
tablet.

Brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience. Snap high-resolution pictures and video clips or
videochat on the front-facing camera.

Send snapshots or videos to a TV with AllShare[tm], or instantly
transfer content to another Galaxy Note® II or Galaxy S® III through
S-Beam[tm].

The Samsung Galaxy Note® II is available for only $299.99, 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. Available in Titanium Gray
and Marble White.

Find the Samsung Galaxy Note® II at the Deaf Pager Store, the store
with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

Go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG111112

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Once again Sonny Wasilowski, who is deaf, campaigned for a
seat on the Faribault (MN) city council, but did not make
it. He finished 4th in a 5-candidate field.

David H. Pierce, also deaf, ran for a seat on the Sequin,
Texas town council. While he did not make it, he said he
had a lot of support during the campaign, and that it
was a good experience. In his district the turnout was the
highest among the other districts in this small town. And
interestingly enough it was a friendly campaign, so unlike
the Obama and Romney sniping at each other. The winner,
who works for a local university said she wants to use
David for her council work. Said David:

it was not a total loss

Yes, it is the same David that contributes The Old
Fogeys to DeafDigest

California’s Disability Rights Legal Center had a ceremony
that awarded famed deaf cyclist Ashley Fiolek with the
Disability Rights in Sports Award.

Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones is getting tough on restaurants that are not disabled-friendly, per the ADA regulations. Re the needs of deaf patrons, he is asking
these restaurants this question:

Is there a telephone device for the deaf available at the host station so a restaurant can take reservations from
people who are deaf?

Does the US Attorney realize we use relay services? In
that case, does the restaurant hang up on these relay
calls?

Many businesses in USA are being made aware of workplace
noise possibly causing deafness among their employees.
Not always that so in Zimbabwe. The National Social Security Authority which oversees social protection needs of
people in Zimbabwe is embarking on a campaign to educate
the businesses regarding noise pollution.

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A MEETING CANCELATION
An important meeting in a small town was scheduled.
An interpreter was hired for that important meeting.
Everyone showed up at the important meeting, except
for one person.
That missing person was the interpreter. And it was
at the last minute. It was impossible, in the small
town, to find a last minute replacement interpreter.
As a result, the meeting was canceled – and everyone
was angry about it, wasting their day and their time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-interpreter-for-day/

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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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A MEETING CANCELATION
An important meeting in a small town was scheduled.
An interpreter was hired for that important meeting.
Everyone showed up at the important meeting, except
for one person.
That missing person was the interpreter. And it was
at the last minute. It was impossible, in the small
town, to find a last minute replacement interpreter.
As a result, the meeting was canceled – and everyone
was angry about it, wasting their day and their time.

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

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

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Please vote for California School for the Deaf-Fremont
in Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman/Sportsman of the Year award

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/sports-illustrated-california-school-for-deaf-vote/

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MICROSOFT HOPES FOR PERFECT ASL TO VOICE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE
Microsoft engineers are working on software that tries to
translate from one language to another language – meaning
ASL to voice, and possibly the other way around – voice to ASL.
They are saying software is based on language patterns
and brain patterns, working together.
We will see who will win the translation race – Google
or Microsoft.

TED RECOGNIZES A DEAF ARTIST
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is a
worldwide non-profit group that encourages innovation among
young participants.
A boot camp is coming up soon; one of the 21 young people
invited to the boot camp is Christine Sun Kim. She is deaf
and is an artist. A search on the web reveals little, if any
on her background but it says she likes to combine vision
and sound into her artwork.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerspelling/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Idaho Association of the Deaf

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

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

a pioneering operation to help their baby hear went well.

CI is hardly a pioneering operation so why continue that
comment?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are we so angry when comedians (Lisa Lampanelli,
Chelsea Handler) make fun of the deaf?

A. Their sense of humor is different from ours!

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:

I have Usher Syndrome Type II.  The research found that several
different types of deafness and vision loss can occur with Usher
Syndrome.  Usher Syndrome means you are Deaf and have Retinitis
Pigmentosa (RP). With this eye disorder, we lose much of our side
vision when we get older.  Here are some ideas for you to try.  Go to
your kitchen and get a funnel.  Have the large opening of the funnel
over your eye. Close your other eye.  Try watching TV or
having conversation with your loved ones and try reading the
newspaper.

When I grew up, I was mostly “Deaf”.   Now I am legally blind (I
still see some) but I have tunnel vision and night-blindness.  The
frustration I have is that family, friends and community members
cannot understand how blind I am.  Arriving in a new place such as
hotel room, I need orientation to the room, for example.  I need
information before I “dive” into the room.

This is an emotional frustration for me and many of us with Usher
Syndrome.

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 Obama, now reelected, will do much on behalf
of us (employment, education, social benefits, etc)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1996 – presidential candidate Bob Dole, who did
not win, appears at a rally with Heather Whitestone,
Miss America, who is deaf,

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

one of every 10 hearing individuals

have problems understanding what they hear. This is called
Auditory Disorder

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Willamette – Rachel Heringer, FR, tennis; is on the tennis roster; but
did she play any fall season matches? Do not know

– Wilmington College – Emily Regan, SO, volleyball; while she played in most
of her team’s matches and games, her stats were minimal

(this wraps up fall season athletes; will now focus on winter season
athletes)

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Vesna Radonich, paddling, New Zealand; won the Waka Ama World
Championships in Calgary, Canada during the summer

– Patrick Rizzo, top USA marathon runner; it was only recent that he
revealed his lifelong deafness, after years of hiding it

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

you can subscribe; it is at no cost

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

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 position
Residential Supervisor
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

go to: www.tsd.jobs

also go to:
Residential Supervisor http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/apps/jobs/show_job.jsp?REC_ID=11577

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

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

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

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352.  Application
deadline is December 7, 2012.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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more position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Quality Assurance Coordinator http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-quality-assurance-coordinator-job/

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

Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-job-coach/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three
professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to
mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered
for the position.

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.      Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices.
2.      Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing
a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

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

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

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

Preferred:
–      Fluent in American Sign Language
–      Other advocacy position experience
–      Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–      Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

Preferred:
–      Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in
Non-Profit Management or related field.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE
THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

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

Thank you.

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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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US Department of Labor Employment Opportunity- Dallas TX

The US Department of Labor employment opportunity in Dallas, TX for
“Economist” and/or “Statistician”. 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. Please distribute to customers, we must
fill as soon as possible.  Please make sure your resume supports the
duties and meets educational requirements below. We need to fill this
position as soon as possible. For detailed information, please
contact Rodney Ray at 972-850-4449 or email Ray.Rodney@dol.gov

Job Title:  Economist and/or Statistician (Few Positions)

Series/Grade:  GS-07

Full Promotion Potential:  GS-12

Location: Dallas, TX

Salary Range: $41,002 – $53,307

Duties:

The incumbent will assist in all systems used in the collection of
Current Employment Statistics data including telephones, PC’s,
network access, CES software and facilities. Daily, weekly, monthly
and annual monitoring and maintenance tasks are required. Measuring
production levels and keeping the database up to date requires
preparing a variety of operational and production reports.  Crystal
Reports software, Microsoft Access and BLS proprietary software are
used to perform these tasks.

Also participates in the quality assurance of data collected
utilizing existing quality review programs and develops future
programs using knowledge of Bureau Labor Statistics (BLS) methods
regarding the collection of labor economics data, professional
knowledge of statistical theory, methodology and techniques and/or
labor economic concepts including familiarity with a probability
based sample design and sampling techniques.

The incumbent must communication both orally and in writing with
staff and respondents.  This includes contract staff and supervisors,
staff in the national, regional and field offices, state and other
BLS users of the micro data collection.  In addition communicating
with CES respondents to maximize respondent participation is key in
the data collection center’s success.

Economist Basic Requirements: A. Degree: Economics, that included at
least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in
statistics, accounting or calculus; OR B. Combination of education
and experience -courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown
in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Statistician Basic Requirements: A. Degree: that includes 15 semester
hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at
least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester
hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological
sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social
sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare,
geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology,
health sociology, political science, public administration,
psychology, etc. OR B. Combination of education and experience –
courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or
additional education

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) All documents can be fax to 972-850-4440 ATTN: Rodney Ray or email
to Ray.Rodney@dol.gov

Blas Rueda-Caraballo, Recruitment Coordinator

U.S. Department of Labor,

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
525 South Griffin Street, Suite 738
Dallas, TX 75202-5096
Phone# 972-850-4459
Fax# 972-850-4440

Oklahoma

Sperry Schools are looking for an interpreter. If you are interested, contact Traci Taylor, ttaylor@sperry.k12.ok.us

JOB OPENING:

Paraquad, Inc.

With a budget in excess of $11 million, Paraquad is a nonprofit organization whose mission for the past 40 years has been to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.

Founded in 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, it is one of the oldest and most respected non-residential Centers for Independent Living in the country. It has a staff of over 170.

Position: Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to: Board of Directors

Location: St. Louis, MO

Responsibilities:

.Provides overall leadership and sets the strategic direction for Paraquad, including creation, implementation and evaluation of long-term plans designed to fulfill the organization’s mission.

.Works closely with the Director of Development to plan and initiate successful fundraising efforts.

.Actively seeks new and additional sources of federal, state, and local funding for Paraquad programs.

Experience Required:

.Life experience with a disability (oneself or family).strongly preferred.

.5+ years in the senior leadership position of a non-profit.

.Demonstrated success at an independent living center (strongly preferred) or social service organization.

.Successful track record of fund raising in the non-profit segment (must include both corporations and foundations).

Education:

Prefer a Master’s Degree in an appropriate field.

DO NOT CONTACT COMPANY.

If you know of someone who might be qualified, please forward this email to them.

If you want to learn more, please send an email and resume to: Alexandra Goodell at agoodell@dhrinternational.com

Clinical Asst Prof at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin

CLINICAL ASST PROF Bookmark this

Please see Special Instructions for more details. A completed application
includes a cover letter, resume, transcripts (loaded as Other Document 1),
references, and contact information (email) for one individual who has
supervised you and can evaluate your teaching (included with your
references document). We will email this individual a teaching evaluation
form upon receipt of all other application materials.
Posting Details
Posting Details  Position Number: 01453400  Official Title: CLINICAL ASST
PROF  Working Title: ASL Clinical Professor  Position Type: Teaching
Academic Staff  Division
Department: B1735 EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION  Description of
School/College/Dept/Program:

The Department of Exceptional Education is committed to the preparation of
personnel who teach and serve individuals with disabilities, particularly
those in urban settings. Further, we support citizen and professional
activities that optimize opportunities for individuals with disabilities
that improve educational practices and services.
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Full-time clinical instructor to teach in the American Sign Language (ASL)
Studies Program . This individual will teach ASL culture, history, and
language courses (both for major and minor) at UWM. Additionally, this
individual will be expected to provide leadership in curriculum design and
administrate exam materials, syllabus, and rubrics in compliance of UWM and
ASL Studies Program. This individual will provide in-services for the
ASLinstructors and
UWM community, recruitment and advisement of a diverse student population,
and work closely with the ASL Studies Program Coordinator.
Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in related field of study. Evidence of successful
ASLteaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level(at least
3
years); American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification
required (ASLTA Professional Certification preferred). Must have native or
near-native competency in ASL. Must have experience and knowledge of
ASLLinguistics, Deaf History, and Deaf Culture.
Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work with Deaf and Hearing individuals. Ideal candidates will
have an interest in working in an urban program preparing students for
racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A completed application includes a cover letter, resume, transcripts
(loaded as Other Document 1), references, and contact information (email)
for one individual who has supervised you and can evaluate your teaching
(included with your references document). We will email this individual a
teaching evaluation form upon receipt of all other application materials.
If continuous, indicate initial application review date. 07/18/2012 Posted
until Date:
Open Until Filled Yes  Position Contact Name: Elise Frattura  Contact
Person Phone Number: 414-229-5251  Contact Person Email: frattura@uwm.edu EEO
Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer
ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not
consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants
must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The
process is complete when the message .Your application has been submitted.
is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy
of UWMto provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals
with
disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or
accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact
uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be
denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a
qualified individual.s disability.
Appointment Types: Probationary Academic Staff, Teaching
Reference Requests
Reference Request Details  Require Applicants to submit references
Minimum Number of References
Maximum Number of References
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
– No Response
– Public Job Posting
– Internal Job Posting
– Agency Referral
– Advertisement/Publication
– Personal Referral
– Web site
– UWM Employment Site
– Other
2. * Please indicate the specific source:

(Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
*Required Documents*

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. References

*Optional Documents*

1. Other Document 1

*University of Wisconsin.Milwaukee*
P.O. Box 413, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
(414) 229-4463
Department of Human Resources
Engelmann Hall, Room 125
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53211-0413

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has recently posted the position of Program Coordinator on the Central Management Service’s (CMS) website at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov<mailto:Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov>.

Title to apply:    Executive II, MC Option
Deadline:            November 9, 2012
Work Hours:      Full time, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location:            IDHHC Springfield Office

This position requires a current grade from CMS and you will need to send in your application to CMS for a grade.  Do not send applications to IDHHC’s office for grading.  The application process is stated on the CMS website under “How to Apply”.  If you have any questions regarding the grading process you will need to contact CMS Examining directly and the contact information is also included on their website.

Arkansas Department of Career Education

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Office of Human Resource Management

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position will be located in Little Rock.

OPENS: November 7, 2012                                      CLOSES: November 20, 2012

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

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

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

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

Human Resources
525 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 683-3340 – FAX: (501) 296-1672

www.arstatejobs.com

Division of Rehabilitation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Seeking Instructors for Beginning Sign Language

Boise Schools Community Education Program is seeking volunteer instructors willing to teach beginning/basic sign language during our Winter 2013 session.

These classes can be 1,2,3,4 + nights, depending on your availability, classes run during evening hours at several Boise area school locations. Students may purchase materials or we can make copies for you so there are no out-of-pocket expenses for instructors.

If you would be willing to share your time with us, please contact us. There is a high demand for this course and students arrive eager to learn (many have a friend or family member who is hearing impaired and they are seeking ways to improve communication and connections).

THANK YOU!

We would also appreciate the referral, if you have a colleague or peer who may be willing to teach, please share this request them!

8169 West Victory Rd.
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208.854.4047
communityed@boiseschools.org
www.boiselearns.org

FYI Job Position Opening at Regional Day School for the Deaf – El Paso, TX

Administrator:  Regional Day School Deaf, Deaf Education

The position of Administrator Regional Day School Deaf requires a Master.s Degree; valid Texas Teaching Certificate in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing; valid Texas Principal
/Mid-Management Certification; excellent organizational, communication, public
relations and interpersonal skills; ability to operate computer and software applications; three years experience in school administration; five years experience in special education.

Submit letter of interest and an updated resume to: Larissa J Ibarra, hrprofessionalbids@episd.org, Staffing Assistant, Human Resources

This position is open Until Filled

For more information see:  www.episd.org

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DeafDigest – 11 November 2012

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2012

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DeafDigest – 07 November 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 7, 2012

 

— Medical chief says possible but won’t promise license for deaf truckers

Elaine Papp, the medical chief, Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration, gave a speech at a convention of truck
drivers. She said her agency is reviewing 45 applications of
deaf truck driving applicants for possible licenses. She
would not say yes or no, just a hint of possibility, but
without promising anything.

 

— Miss Deaf World pageant helped by a hearing motorcycle club

Miss Deaf World pageant takes place every year; for some reason,
many of us do not know too much about it. It takes a lot of money
to run the pageant every year. Helping raise the funds is the Black
Dogs Motorcycle Club, Prague, Czech Republic. The mission of
the cycling club is to help the disabled, the deaf included. It
is not the same as with other violent biker groups.

 

 

— An interesting T-shirt of a deaf employee at a supermarket

In Midland, Texas, at the H-E-B supermarket, two employees
are deaf, both husband and wife. The wife wears a T-shirt
at work. On the back of the T-shirt, it says:

I am deaf and would love to help! I have a pad and pen.

The wife always has pad and pen ready with her at the supermarket.
They have been employed for seven years.

 

 

— A big Deaf Nightmare!

What is our biggest Deaf Nightmare! Being stuck in an elevator
that won’t go up or down or open the doors. A British deaf mother
with her child was stuck in an apartment elevator. For two
hours she repeated the same words into the intercom speaker –

I am stuck with a baby and I am deaf, I cannot hear… please send
someone out

Two hours later, she and the child were rescued

 

— A deaf vending machine

The Hyogo Association of the Deaf in Japan has three
vending machines. These machines are located at three
locations in Hyogo, selling refreshment drinks. The
signs on the machines tell the public that it is
deaf-operated with proceeds going back to the deaf
agency. A big Japanese beverage manufacturer helped
the deaf agency with the vending machine arrangements.

 

11/04/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

11/04/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/


DeafDigest – 04 November 2012

DeafDigest Gold – November 4, 2012

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-leaders/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-computer-training/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-hard-of-hearing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/signing-to-self-on-street/

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

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

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

The Motorola Photon[tm] Q is available for only $199.99, after $350
Instant Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a
Sprint Relay Store Data Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year
Agreement. Other monthly charges apply.

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

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

Go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG110412

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Zambikes is a half-social service agency, half-manufacturer
of bicycles in Zambia. The mission is to train the deaf for
productive and meaningful life in society. A recent newspaper
story said twelve deaf individuals are currently in the
program.

Nehal Bhogaita, a resident of Leicester in Great Britain,
is the new Miss India Leicester. This pageant is part of
the Miss India Worldwide. She moves on to the next
round. This woman is deaf.

Megan Sturges, a young deaf woman, is a nursing student at
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The newspaper
that profiled her said that she is the university’s first
deaf nursing student. Megan said it was not easy to get
admitted to the program but she fought to get admitted.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation mission in
Europe is focusing on the needs of the deaf in Kosovo, a
small Balkan nation, formerly part of the Yugoslavia empire.
The needs of the deaf have not been well served by the
government and by the various agencies.

In Australia, a new annual award for accomplishments of
doctorate recipients is The Rita and John Cornforth medal.
John Conforth? He is a rare deaf individual that has won
the Nobel Price.

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

“It happened behind closed doors.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Don’t Miss Another Word!

Enjoy phone conversations confident you’ll catch every word! The CapTel®
Captioned Telephone allows people with hearing loss to listen to their
caller and to read everything the caller says. Like captions on TV – for
your phone! Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or
contracts required.

For more information and to order call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or
visit us at:

http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For a copy of our catalog, email:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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WHAT IS VERY HARD OF HEARING?
We know about this phrase – very hard of hearing.
But what does it mean?
Many people would say – almost hearing, but others
would say – hearing too little.
There are two perspectives – the cultural perspective
and the medical perspective.
Which is correct? DeafDigest editor thinks it means
almost hearing.

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

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

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

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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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SIGNING TO YOURSELF ON THE STREET?
We often see hearing people seem to talk to themselves
while walking on the sidewalk. Actually they are talking
to someone on their “hidden” cell phone.
Someday in the future we will see many deaf people
seem to sign to themselves while walking on the street.
They have “hidden” video cams somewhere in their clothing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/signing-to-self-on-street/

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

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

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Please vote for California School for the Deaf-Fremont
in Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman/Sportsman of the Year award

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/sports-illustrated-california-school-for-deaf-vote/

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DEAF SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES DURING WORLD WAR II
Over the years there were always tales of deaf individuals
serving in the military during World War II years.
How was this possible? They probably fell through the cracks;
demand for military fighters was heavy during these years,
and so, standards were probably lax.
But eventually most of them were “caught” and given honorable
discharges.

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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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THE MULTI-LINGUAL DEAF
Is there such a thing as a multi-lingual deaf person?
DeafDigest is not talking about fluency in several foreign
languages – but of fluency in the following sign languages:

– American Sign Language
– Signing Exact English
– Pidgin Sign English
– Total Communication
– Simultaneous Communication

and perhaps as many as half dozen variations of above
languages.

Already on the Gallaudet and NTID campuses one can see
students communicating with each other in all or most of
the above-mentioned languages!

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

deaf relay before ADA
http://deafdigest.com/videos/relaybeforeada/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Association of the Deaf

visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-dea/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story about a deaf person said he is …..

speech impaired

Speech impaired? This is wrong – because it refers to hearing
people that have speech impairment issues. Nothing to do with
deafness.

Many deaf people do not speak – not because they are speech
impaired but because they were not trained to speak

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have seen ADA specialists mention 15 as
the magic number. I don’t understand it. Please
explain?

A. Employers with 15 or more employees must obey the
ADA regulations. Employers with 14 or less employees
do not have to!

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:

Hurricane Sandy

As we saw, this strong storm affected several states.

Checking on people who are Deaf-Blind in your community is needed.

When the power goes out, Braille devices have limited battery life.

Many Deaf-Blind people are left in the “dark”.

It is very scary not being able to get information about what’s
happening when you are without electricity.

On  the Deaf-Blind list-serv, we are getting reports of the needs of
the Deaf-Blind in hard hit areas.

They need batteries to run their Braille devices.  They need access
to the internet to find out what is happening!

Do me a favor, check on our Deaf-Blind friends in your area.

Thank you.

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that we have many elected public officials that show interest
in the deaf, always soliciting their input on issues important
to them.

Impossible? No! Texas state senator Wendy Davis, not deaf,
is doing that – reaching out to the deaf and the disabled.

……..

DeafHistory:

Year 1975 – John Cornforth, a deaf Australian, who does not use
sign language, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

…….

DeafNumbers of the Week:

10

Number of sign language interpreters in Kosovo, a Balkan
nation. And 8 of them work in the bigger cities; leaving
just two in the rural parts of the nation. As a consequence,
the deaf face issues on a daily basis.

…….

Deaf College Athletes:

– San Jose State University – Meghan Maiwald, SR, women’s soccer; was
listed on the pre-season roster but not on the active roster; do not
know what happened

– Stephens – Ivi Lewis, SO, women’s cross country; not among team’s top
runners

– St Joseph’s of Indiana – Chad Sprayberry, SR, football; as defensive
tackle, played all 9 games, making 10 solo and 10 assisted tackles, plus
3 QB sacks

– Tennessee, Martin – Emily Jones, SR, women’s cross country; not an
elite cross country runner in her conference

– Texas – Gemma Newson, FR, women’s soccer; was recruited to play soccer
but is not on the roster; is she being redshirted?

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Ryan Owen, Bedwas FC, top level professional rugby team (UK); listed
on the team roster

– Paea Paongo, Ultimate fighter, Tonga; has a 8-1-0 record

– Terence Parkin, swimming, South Africa; attempted a comeback,
hoping to make it to the 2012 Olympics, but did not make the team

– Neiba Ponce, horse racing jockey, Washington; no racing updates on her

– Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, pro lacrosse; was the Major League Lacrosse
Offensive Player of the Year; he probably will be playing indoors this
winter

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

you can subscribe; it is at no cost

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.      Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices.
2.      Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing
a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

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

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

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

Preferred:
–       Fluent in American Sign Language
–       Other advocacy position experience
–       Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–       Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

Preferred:
–       Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in
Non-Profit Management or related field.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE
THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

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

Thank you.

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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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FYI Job Position Opening at Regional Day School for the Deaf – El Paso, TX

Administrator:  Regional Day School Deaf, Deaf Education

The position of Administrator Regional Day School Deaf requires a Master.s Degree; valid Texas Teaching Certificate in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing; valid Texas Principal
/Mid-Management Certification; excellent organizational, communication, public
relations and interpersonal skills; ability to operate computer and software applications; three years experience in school administration; five years experience in special education.

Submit letter of interest and an updated resume to: Larissa J Ibarra, hrprofessionalbids@episd.org, Staffing Assistant, Human Resources

This position is open Until Filled

For more information see:  www.episd.org

TEAM LEADER FOR DEAF SERVICES

The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area. A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities. Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination. There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary. Master’s Degree is preferred.

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ncssinc.org.

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

San Diego Unified School District

DEAF ADULT SERVICES INTERPRETER

$4,901 to $6,106 per month

Closing Date: November 13, 2012

San Diego Unified School District is looking for qualified individuals
to join our interpreting team. SDUSD provides an excellent benefits
package for qualifying positions, including district-paid medical
premiums for employees as well as qualified dependents (choice of three
medical and dental plans and vision coverage), district-paid life
insurance, flexible spending accounts, Public Employee Retirement System
(PERS) and Social Security retirement, vacation and sick leave accrual
and 14 paid holidays.

Application Process: To apply please go on-line to www.sandi.net
<http://www.sandi.net/> and click on the “Employment” tab and
select “Non-teaching Positions” and then “Non-teaching Job
Board”. The on-line application for the specific posting of
interest must be completed by the filing deadline of 11:59 p.m. of the
listed closing date.

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.

The Helen Keller National Center has the following position available:

Coordinator, Adaptive Technology . NY headquarters, Sands Point NY.

Full Time (Non-Union)

Duties: Develops and implements protocol and coordinates services to consumers in the state of New York under the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for telecommunications equipment distribution. Supervises the Senior Instructor Adaptive Technology/ Outreach. Evaluates consumer.s ability to use adaptive technology and computer skills, Adaptive technology includes hardware and software such as: refreshable Braille displays, Braille note-takers, screen magnification, related software applications and telecommunications equipment Plans lessons and provides skills training in content areas of Adaptive Technology curriculum based on the findings of the evaluation and as determined by consumer.s personal needs and preferences, employing appropriate techniques materials and communication preferences.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Master.s degree in Deaf Education. Special Education, Education of the Blind/Visually impaired, Rehabilitation of the Blind/Visually impaired, computer science or related d

Send applications and resumes to: hkncrecruitment@hknc.org

Helen Keller National Center

Dept. of Human Resources

141 Middle Neck Rd.

Sands Point, NY 11050

Phone: (516) 944-8900 Ext. 268 (Voice/TTY)

Fax: (516) 767-2302

Magnolia School District, is seeking a full time sign language interpreter.  Please send resume to Julie Amstutz, Director of Special Education, Magnolia Public School.  1400 High School Drive Annex, Magnolia, AR 71753 or email to jamstutz@magnoliaschools.net.  Applications can be found at http://www.magnoliaschools.net  For more information, contact Julie Amstutz at 870-234-7651

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

ASL Teacher Aide

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 67-12

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School Schedule IN

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50099/5340

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

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

Announces

the Position of

Library Technician I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 68-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50481/6370

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.

MCDHH Employment Opportunity

Application Deadline:

11-13-2012

Adult Case Manager . Part-time (18.75 hours per week)

The part-time adult case manager provides case management services in
the Western Massachusetts and Berkshire Region to Deaf, late deafened,
and hard of hearing, the majority of who use American Sign Language to
communicate. Services include assessment of needs, development of
service plans, cross agency coordination of services, advocacy,
guidance, and counseling. The case manager works closely and
cooperatively with case managers of other state agencies. They will also
work closely with contracted DHILS programs and other private entities
serving Deaf, late deafened, and hard of hearing residents of
Massachusetts.

While the part-time case manager will be primarily housed in the
Springfield office, they may, from time to time work out of the
Pittsfield office. Because the position requires that the case manager
be on the road a large part of their time, a valid Massachusetts
driver’s license and a reliable mode of transportation is required.

Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology,
counseling, counseling education, or human services is strongly
preferred. Ability to communicate using American Sign Language required.

If you are applying for this position on-line, Please use the link
below, you must first create a profile and log in

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?posting\
Id=J32932
<https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postin\
gId=J32932>

If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer
to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it
to:

Disabilities and Community Services
Kim Indelicato
Employment and Staffing
600 Washington Street, 7th Flr.
Boston, MA 02111

Fax# (617) 348-5266

PLEASE INCLUDE JOB POSTING ID#J32932 AND JOB TITLE ON ALL
CORRESPONDENCE.

For questions regarding this posting, please contact DCS Customer
Service at 1 (800) 393-9324.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A school district in Missouri hired a convicted felon as an interpreter and gave her a provisional certification without
knowing about her background. When full background investigation
findings came in, she was fired, and then ran away. The police and the FBI is looking for her because of her continuing
series of crimes.

A leader of a big organization of the disabled in India
pointed out an interesting issue – that all TV sets in
India lack built-in decoders. Deaf people that want
captions are forced to buy decoders. And many of them cannot afford to purchase decoders. They are stuck with TV programs without captions.

Experimenting with deaf gerbils making hearing aids
obsolete? This is the implication from the research
that scientists from Sheffield University, in Great
Britain, is making. Injecting deaf gerbils with
human embryonic stem cells has made these animals
hearing. Will this spill over the human beings, thus
rendering hearing aids obsolete?

The BJC Behavioral Health, of St Louis, MO, was written
in a newspaper story, praising that agency for hiring
deaf case workers and for being responsive to the needs of deaf patients.

A promising fashion designer is Nipa Yamjamnan, a native of Thailand but currently living in Great Britain. She had
her designs featured in a recent catwalk show. She is deaf
and uses British Sign Language to communicate.

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Please vote for California School for the Deaf-Fremont
in Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman/Sportsman of the Year award

more information at:
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HEARING CONTROLLING THE MEETING DISCUSSIONS
A deaf employee knows a hearing employee for many years.
They always say hi to each other in the mornings.
But many other hearing employees know something that the deaf
person does not know – that this hearing employee must control
the conversation – no matter if it is one on one or if it is
a meeting discussion.
The deaf person found out the hard way, through the interpreter
during a staff meeting. It was impossible for the deaf person to
say something in the meeting because of that controlling hearing
person.
Hearing people know – through “controlling” voice, that deaf
person does not know until it is too late!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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The Impact of Trauma Informed Care:
Communication Barriers and Vulnerabilities
in the Deaf Population

February 21, 2013
Montgomery, Alabama

more information at:

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INSULTING THE INTELLIGENT DEAF PEOPLE
A deaf service agency hosted a big meeting to discuss a serious
deaf issue.
Many deaf people attended that meeting; many of them were
college graduates (Gallaudet, NTID and hearing colleges).
A hearing administrator thought the deaf people were not
intelligent. He used a lot of body language and a lot of
facial expressions, and a lot of gestures to try to explain
the deaf issue.
Many deaf people felt very insulted!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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OBSERVING THE WAY A FOOTBALL COACH COMMUNICATES
A deaf person was watching the way of communications by LSU football coach Les Miles.
Miles talks with a lot of expressions on his face with
moveable lips. This deaf person thought Miles talks
very funny.
There is a reason for it. Miles’ brother is deaf!
He was pictured with a deaf football coach at a football
coaches’ workshop. It is at:

http://deafdigest.com/famous-football-coach-has-deaf-brother/

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PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS
Regardless of who wins the election – Obama or Romney, the
hope is that deaf (and disabled) attorneys will be appointed to
high level government positions.
When Obama was elected president he had Paul Miller, a disabled
activist, appoint attorneys for high level government positions.
A deaf attorney who was interviewed by Miller said that he was
personally committed to finding positions for lawyers with
disabilities.
When Miller passed away two years ago of cancer, his replacement did not have the same zeal for disabled attorneys.
Lamented this deaf attorney:

Can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Paul had stayed healthy

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf students that do not appreciate the efforts by dedicated
interpreters to coordinate lines of communications with
the teachers in classroom settings

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Although the basic keyboard layout of a steno machine has not changed
in this new digital age, there are many features about newer steno
machines that have changed.

Just as we have gone from manual to electric typewriters to computer
keyboards, there also have been changes in the stroke depth, tension
adjustments, and keyboard pressure for steno machines.

With older steno machines, the keys had to be depressed hard enough
and deep enough so that the keys would make contact with a ribbon
that would leave an ink imprint on the steno paper. Now there are new
steno machines where keys can barely be touched, and they still will
make contact to record the steno strokes.

The touch of a steno keyboard is still a very personal preference.
Some court reporters and captioners prefer longer, deeper strokes,
while others like a very light touch.  Some steno machines are highly
adjustable and can adapt to both long and short strokes, while others
have now eliminated much of the up and down movement of the keys and
require very little pressure on the keyboard.

When purchasing a new steno machine, one of the main things that
court reporters or captioners consider is how the touch feels to
them.  Another factor can be the cost.  Top-of-the-line steno
machines now can cost more than $5,000.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

For some reason deaf people tend to hang out at the kitchen
at a party at someone’s house. You spend the entire party
in the kitchen and then leave for home – and then realized
you had not walked into the living room to chat with the
non-kitchen party people!

(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

A former deaf Canadian inmate has filed a lawsuit against
the Correctional Service of Canada for inhumane treatment
while he was imprisoned. He said his deafness was not
accommodated during his time in prison.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Will SHHH, with a new executive director on board, right
the financial ship? New executive director Terry Portis
assumes duties December 5th. And his #1 priority is to
shore up the SHHH finances.
SHHH, once financially independent, has struggled
for the past several years.

(editor’s note: SHHH changed its name to Hearing Loss Association of America; Portis stayed on the job for a relatively short time)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

When DeafDigest dedicates its edition to an individual
that departed us, it is usually a human being of
distinction. An exception is being made in this edition.
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to a deceased living
being, of distinction. The deceased’s name is Washoe.
Washoe, a 42-year old chimpanzee, was the first ASL-
signing primate. Learning ASL was not a circus stunt for
Washoe. It was for ASL researchers and linguists to understand
the thought and process that elevated the language to the
stature it enjoys everywhere in the world.
Washoe was the first in a proliferation of sign language
chimpanzees in these collegiate research labs.
DeafDigest editor, at one time during the seventies,
visited the lab at University of Nevada to observe Washoe’s
signs, and to ask the director some questions.
For some reason, the director’s comments were evasive and
extremely guarded.
It was later learned that visitors were not permitted at
the lab, but somehow allowed DeafDigest editor to tour the
premises!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett hired an interpreter for his
press conference dealing with Hurricane Sandy.

This is great.

What was not so great was the interpreter being left off
the TV screen.

Yes, Deaf Pennsylvanians are upset.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

This co-worker said “I work with windows”

Huh?? Her cubicle is nowhere near windows or is she talking about the computer system??

She actually said “I work with weirdos”

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    Other advocacy position experience
–       Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–    Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

Preferred: –    Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

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

Thank you.

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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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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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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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Mental Health Professional for the Deaf
Truman Medical Center . Kansas City, MO

Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO is seeking a Qualified Mental Health Professional to serve their Specialized Outpatient Center for the Deaf. .    Must be a licensed professional (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
.    Must be ASL Fluent, either certified in ASL or able to be certified
.    Must be able to also work with hearing clients

.    Previous Experience Required

The qualified candidate is one who is patient-centric, has skills working as a member of a team, is trauma informed, builds trust, communicate effectively, knows how to align performance for success, is adaptable, and can build partnerships.
This position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Sarah Stanton
Sarah.stanton@tmcmed.org

Also apply through www.trumed.org

LaGuardia Community College

Program for Deaf Adults

Division of Adult and Continuing Education

Job Announcement
Full-Time Position:  Assistant to Program Coordinator

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

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

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

Deadline:   Nov. 7, 2012 or until filled.  At least two letters of professional references required.

E-mail or fax a current resume along with a cover letter to:

Kat Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director

Program for Deaf Adults/C 203

LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 609-2069 Fax

katb@lagcc.cuny.edu

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

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

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for a one to one classroom aide to work with a middle school student who is very oral. He does use some sign language. The student is in a Deaf environment, so the aide must have good total communication skills. Please contact the EDCO Program for the Deaf, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460. Telephone (617) 244-3407. Or send e-mail to ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
Local Non-profit Company has immediate openings for part time and full time positions available in Allegheny county working directly with adults who have intellectual disabilities. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver.s license. Certification in American Sign Language Preferred but not required. Interested applicants may apply in person at Fayette Resources, Inc. 101 North First Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Excellent benefits package available and competitive wages. EOE

If you should have any questions please let me know.
And also If you have anyone interested they can also email me or fax their resume to 412-382-7194.

Thanks

Melissa Chamberlin
Deputy Director
412-382-7191
mchamberlin@fayetteresources.org

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Please Post
Job Announcement # 13-060

Position Title/Code/Level: Specialist on Deafness, 0440
Location: VR #31 – OKC
Number of Positions/PIN: (1) . Unclassified / 80501092

Beginning Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Ending Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is currently accepting applications for this position. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is a state agency that assists individuals with disabilities to find meaningful employment opportunities.

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for overseeing and administering the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) by providing evaluations for certification as sign language interpreters. Duties include receiving and making appropriate approvals of QAST applications; corresponding with candidates and evaluators; scheduling evaluations for candidates and evaluators; scoring testing forms; determining level of certifications; and maintaining accurate and complete records for the QAST system. Additional duties include functioning as an evaluator as needed; maintaining data regarding CEU’s, maintaining fees, evaluation dates and times, and the interpreter’s certifications levels. This position is required to follow policies regarding written grievances; coordinating QAST Advisory committee meetings and workshops; the ability to train experienced and new evaluators; as well as evaluating statistical analysis regarding local and regional trends to determine needs for improvement and/or changes in the QAST system.

Preferred Skills, Education and Experience: This position requires knowledge of the QAST Ethical Standards tenets, Level of Limitations requirements, and any other laws regarding the Deaf and Interpreting communities. In addition applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting or Deaf Services related field; National certification as a Sign Language interpreter through RID; and 2 years’ experience as a nationally certified sign language interpreter or administration of a certification system. Prefer a Master’s degree in Interpreting or a Deaf Services Field and a QAST certification 5/5.

Salary: Monthly salary range is $2,900.00 to $3,400.00 and is commensurate with education and years of experience. Employees are provided paid health, dental, life and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in the State’s tax-deferred annuity program.

Method of Application: Submit one set of all of the following materials: a cover letter that must include the job announcement number; resume with copies of certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing of all qualifying educational and employment data, including complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers. Please submit three professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached during office hours, with your resume.

Send OPM 4B and Cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527 or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB OPENING CENTER FOR LIVING & WORKING, INC

Title: Part time Communication Facilitator: Must be in current Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or already graduated from ITP and is willing to become Massachusetts State screened interpreter through MCDHH while working at CLW. or Part time Staff Interpreter: Must be either a Massachusetts State Screened interpreter or be Nationally Certified.

Responsible to: Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Company: Center for Living and Working, Inc., (CLW), is a 501(c)(3) non – profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities, and located in Worcester, Massachusetts. CLW is a consumer directed, multi-programmed, multifaceted agency, dedicated to the empowerment of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible. CLW provides four core services: peer support, skills training, advocacy and information and referral. . Provide communication facilitating services for the following: a. Individual client meetings b. Agency staff meetings c. Inter-office communication between Deaf staff and other agency staff members not experienced in sign language. d. In-service training given by Deaf Staff. e. Off-site interpreting with IL Specialist or DHILS Director. . Schedule and coordinate freelance interpreter services or CART services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Staff as needed. . Active participation in Deaf/Hard of Hearing staff meetings. . Edit and proofread written materials. . Work with Interpreting Intern if needed . Perform other duties as assigned by DHILS Director. Qualifications: . Demonstrate ability to communicate in American Sign Language. . Sensitivity to and awareness of Deaf/Hard of Hearing people. . Strong inter-personal communication and written skills. . Ability to function in stressful situations . Experience with or involvement in the Deaf Community . Knowledge of and commitment to independent living philosophy . Ability to interact effectively within a multicultural environment. . Own means of transportation. For Consideration: Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to: _nbrodie@centerlw.org_ (mailto:nbrodie@centerlw.org) or fax to: 508-797-4015. Center for Living & Working, Inc., ATTN: Human Resources, 484 Main Street, Suite 345, Denholm Building, Worcester, MA 01608

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Disabilities Student Support Services Advising Specialist . 11 months

DISABILITIES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES ADVISING SPECIALIST . 11 MONTH

Position Summary
Provides academic, career, transfer and financial aid advising to college students with disabilities enrolled in a federally funded TRIO program. Conducts recruitment and selection process. Provides retention activities including, development of individual college success plans, progress monitoring, campus visitations, orientations and program events.

Closing Date: Friday, November 09, 2012

Why Chemeketa?
You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon.s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve
Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Dallas center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa’s district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn county. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years. Mission Chemeketa Community College values access and diversity which is affirmed by how we care, collaborate, and innovate with each other and the community. We promise to actively support student learning from precollege to transfer or to the workplace and lifelong learning by focusing on student success, quality, and sustainability in all of our practices and by being responsible stewards of our resources. Diversity We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer
The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).

Salary
Classified salary schedule, $2,888/mo
Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 3; $3,147
Salary placement is subject to current contract, funding availability, experience and education.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Counseling, Human Services, Education, or related field
-AND-
Two years of experience working with adult students with disabilities

Application Process
To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://jobs.chemeketa.edu.

We are an EO/AA/ADA institution

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips . Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082333 (Re-advertisement)

POSITION TITLE:        Human Resources Assistant

REPORTS TO:        Zoreda Richardson

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Serves as assistant to the Personnel/Human Resource Department.   File personnel/payroll documents; maintain employee files, logs and databases. Responsible for maintaining Personnel Databases in Excel, AASIS and other software.  Process miscellaneous deductions, merits, summer pay and garnishments. Provide clerical support to Personnel staff.  Must be able to handle multiple details and continue to work when dealing with frequent interruptions and phone calls.  Provide assistance to department heads and employees. Maintain required manuals. Maintain licenses and certifications and ensure they are up to date and current. Key and audit timesheets. Also assist with the job advertisement process.
MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS:    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus two years of human resources related experience.

PREFERRED
REQUIREMENTS:     Strong AASIS Payroll and Timesheet experience.

SPECIAL
REQUIREMNTS:    A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.  Must have AASIS and Human Resource/Payroll experience. Must be able to stoop and bend.

GRADE:            C110

APPLICATION
PROCEDURE:     Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. 11/02/12 to:
Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manager
Arkansas School for the Deaf
Location: 2606 West Markham, Blind School Campus
Mailing address:  2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205
Fax: 501-603-3533
Online at www.arstatejobs.com

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

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