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DeafDigest – 30 December 2012

DeafDigest Gold – December 30, 2012

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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-networking/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-hearing-party/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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Holiday Gifts and the New Year

The presents have been open and a new year is upon us. Did you get
the presents you expected?

Let us know if you have any questions about products you received
from Harris Communications. If a return is necessary, we will be
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get your year off to a good start.

Harris Communications wants to wish you a Happy New Year!

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Is there a cure for Sudden Deafness Syndrome? Don’t know, but
there was a story of this syndrome being cured by a natural antioxidant used in Chinese medicine. Is this story
believable? Again, don’t know.

There is concern in New Zealand that health officials have been
ignoring warnings about flawed newborn hearing screening exams.
And that 2,000 babies are being retested. As a result of this
scandal, eight health officials have been fired.

The U.S. News & World Report ran a survey of 100 best jobs;
#16 on the list is sign language interpreting.

Two rival British agencies – the Action on Hearing Loss and
the Deafness Research UK are thinking about merging – in
order to be in a stronger position to raise funds. Are we
seeing this happening in USA? No!

We have been reading all about space tourism, meaning there are
people that want to visit the outer space – Moon, Mars, etc.
An issue that surfaced this week is that weightlessness may be a problem with hearing people. Well, for those who became
deaf because of spinal meningitis, weightlessness is not a
problem!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF AT HEARING PARTY
You are deaf and you are invited to a hearing party.
No one knows sign language and you feel out of place with
no one to talk to.
Your hearing friend is at the party but he is busy chatting
with other hearing people.
This hearing friend chats for a long time with another
hearing person. The conversation seems serious and important.
But when the party ends, the hearing person tells you
that the person he had a long conversation with is really
dumb, stupid and not too bright. The long conversation really
meant nothing.
How would you know about it? No way!

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Year 2012 deaths of notable deaf people

http://deafdigest.com/2012-notable-deaf-deaths/

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A FAMOUS DEAF ARTIST FOR NOTHING!
A famous deaf artist is William Agnew. He is from
England and he died in 1914.
He became famous because of his paintings of Queen
Victoria using finger spelling to communicate with
a deaf woman.
Where are the paintings? No one can find these
paintings!

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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NOT KNOWING ANY DEAF ATTORNEYS
A question posted on an attorney web site in California asked
if there were any deaf attorneys around.
A clueless hearing attorney said that he does not know of
any.
We have approximately 175-200 deaf and hard of hearing
attorneys.
Perhaps if that clueless hearing attorney would do a
google search, then he would be amazed.

MUSIC IMPOSSIBLE FOR DEAF?
Is music impossible for the deaf? No. Many deaf people enjoy
music. And we also have deaf musicians (not those that are late
deafened but those who have been deaf all their lives).
There is a study that says deaf brains perform the same
as with hearing brains when appreciating music – depending
on right conditions.

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

A deaf coxswain on hearing rowing team

http://deafdigest.com/videos/coxswain/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

All India Deaf Bank Employees Association

what is this all about?

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/all-india-deaf-bank-employees-association/

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

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

A newspaper headline screamed –

Implants for deaf people are miraculous

Sounds that a hearing aid brings not considered miraculous?

Why?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have noticed that DeafDigest carries many stories about
the deaf in the United Kingdom. Why?

A. For some reason, British newspapers are willing to write up
more about the deaf as opposed to American newspapers!

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:

New Year’s Wishes

I am preparing for a show at First Night Burlington.

That is a New Year’s Eve event in the city of Burlington, Vermont.

My New Year Wishes for 2013:
1)  Get American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) back up.

2)  Add SSP programs throughout the USA

3)   Improve access to Video Relay Services for  the Deaf-Blind
community

4)    Improve access to Telephone Relay services for Braille users
who are Deaf-Blind

I believe these 4 wishes are the most important needs for 2013

Let’s work together to make these happen!

Best wishes to you all in the New Year!

Welcome 2013!

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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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that deaf people all over the world will have a wonderful and
prosperous 2013

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DeafHistory:

Year 1943 – a newspaper ran an article about Deaf Chippers.

Deaf Chippers?

During the World War II years, there were many jobs available for
the deaf in the war factories. One such job was a chipper. They
work with steel, using machine tools. Steel, prepared by chippers,
go to battle ships used for combat in the seas. The story said that
these deaf chippers were not bothered by intense factory noise
that bothered many hearing workers!

This such story was written up in a Marin county, California newspaper.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

175

deaf students attending CSUN, according to a newspaper quoting
figures from CSUN’s National Center on Deafness

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Evansville – Connor Sprick, SO, men’s swimming; swam mostly exhibition
heats and relays

– Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Brittney Daughtry, SO, women’s basketball;
nothing showing on the web site

– Hawaii – Peggy Liang, SO, women’s swimming; awaiting the team’s next meet next
week with Minnesota/Boise State.

– Kalamazoo – Tyler McFarland, JR, men’s swimming; not among team’s top swimmers

– King’s University, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, JR, volleyball; the web site lists
his name on the roster

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Pete Altham, Fylde rugby club, UK, lower level pro rugby league;
still on the active roster

– Lance Allred, pro basketball, Kyoto Hannaryz , Japan; is not on the
team roster’ no idea of his current whereabouts; even his personal web site
is not saying anything!

– Reagan Anders, pro women’s football, Southern California Breakers; team seems
to have disbanded

– Cerdas Barus, Indonesia, chess grandmaster; he is still listed on a chess database
but no recent updates

– Joey Bell, Jr, Canada, MMA fighter; no recent web updates

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  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 opening
Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://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 openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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 – http://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.

please scroll down in this employment section for more position
openings at The Learning Center for the Deaf

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high-performing. innovative. committed.

position opening
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Golden, CO

Position:
Executive Director of a bilingual charter school

Nature of work:
Provide innovative leadership to guide RMDS in its vision and assume responsibilities to ensure accountability of school’s rigorous academics, finances, and overall school management.

Responsible for building partnerships with parents and community; supervising and establishing working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies; and implementing new and current research in the field of Deaf education. Represents and advocates on behalf of the school with governmental bodies, private agencies, and the community about issues pertaining to Deaf education. Accountable for annual School Improvement Plan and other documentation required by the district and state.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree with licensure in Deaf Education required. Administrative and leadership credentials, such as Director of Special Education or Principal license, preferred. Proficiency in American Sign Language and written English; excellent communication skills; knowledge of Bilingual Education practices, financial management, and applicable Special Education laws, codes, regulations and procedures; experience in leadership roles, public relations, fundraising and recruitment.

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience (11 month administrative position).

To apply:
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three recent employment references to:

Search Committee
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
1921 Youngfield St., #204
Golden, CO 80401

Closing date:
Completed applications must be received on or before February 1, 2013.
Applications will be pre-screened before candidates are invited for an interview.

Rocky Mountain Deaf School is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, or genetic information.

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position opening
Interpreting Services Lead Technician
San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA

Closing Date: 01/07/2013
Open Until Filled: No

Pay Information: Range 29*, ($3,520 ? $5,605) per month based on the
current AFT Office Technical Salary Schedule. All new employees will
begin on Step C ($3,881). Promoted or transferred employees will be
placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (can
accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with
assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible
dependents. Employees hired after 1/1/13 will be required to pay 50%
of their PERS Retirement costs. A temporary probationary period will
be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD
Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining
agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions
of employment to include salary and benefits.

The salary range for this 80% position is $2816 ? $4484 per month,
for 11 months of each year.

*The salary range for this classification reflects the market
adjustment additive.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Type: Classified
Bargaining Unit: AFT / Office Technical
Range: 23
Location: District
Department: DSPS

The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for
Interpreting Services Lead Technician located at the District
Administrative Office in Student Services-Disability Support Programs
and Services. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm OR
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday, 7:00 am to 11
am. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours
based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the
option of the Chancellor.

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated
cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration,
qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that
includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).
References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online
application will be considered an incomplete application; please
enter N/A if any section does not apply.

1. Complete online application;
2. Supplemental Question No. 12: (please see Supplemental Questions
section below) – you will need to create a table and upload to your
documents screen. [Upload using Other document label.]

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates,
please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e.,
personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload
requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading
extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this
posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only
complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be
accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be
sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the
strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:

SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO
EMPLOYMENT:

– Submit ?official? college transcripts as stated on application
(even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
– Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
– Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment
(Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition
of continuing employment);
– Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s
expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of
employment);
– Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the
United States; AND
– Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located
at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its
full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the
cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the
medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental,
vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional
development. Contract employees become members of the California
Public Employees? Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

For more information and to apply,
visit:  http://apptrkr.com/303863

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Child Care Worker
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 – http://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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vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

NON-CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.

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Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– 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 college credit hours in
social science with two (2) years mental health direct care
experience.  Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL,
familiarity with other visual communication modes and language
levels.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
and travel various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws
governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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position opening
Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist
CaringWorks, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Needed for New Residential Addiction Treatment program in Georgia.

CaringWorks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA is currently seeking a full-time licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist fluent in ASL to work in a residential addiction treatment program.  A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited school required.  A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to mailto:wandareed@caringworksinc.org or fax to 404-371-8928.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist will be responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The specific duties will include:

1.    Contributes to improving program development for CaringWorks.

2.    Complete comprehensive behavioral assessments and write treatment plans that include and reflect full client involvement. 3.    Utilize evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral strategies, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
4.    Provide psycho-education on issues related to addiction and mental illness for clients, and families as needed to facilitate.
5.    Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients.
6.    Complete daily progress notes and discharge summaries. 7.    Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
8.    Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
9.    Provide emergency services during work hours and after hours as assigned.
10.    Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations.
11.    Other duties as determined by the Clinical Director. All services shall be provided in accordance with the established licensing and accreditation standards governing the agency as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.

SUPERVISION: The Clinical Director supervises this position. Supervision is exercised over all assigned program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited school required.

2.    A current Georgia License is required. Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed), valid and unrestricted.

3.    A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful.

4.    Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

5.    Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

6.    Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including ADA a plus.

7.    Effective verbal and written communication skills.

8.    Strong team/consensus building skills.

9.    Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to treating behavioral health disorders.

10.    Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

11.    Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. Familiarity with ETO database software and/or Medicaid billing protocols preferred.

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LaGuardia Community College Program for Deaf Adults

Job Announcement Part-Time Assistant to Program Coordinator T

he 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, advisement, and referrals; assist
with 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 Working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel,
PowerPoint & web-based applications Knowledge of electronic
marketing, web maintenance, and social media Hours: 20 hours per week
with benefits (Applicants must be able to work weekday
afternoon/evenings)

Deadline: January 11, 2013 or until filled. Minimum two letters of
professional references required. E-mail or fax a current resume
along with a cover letter to (no phone calls please): Kat
Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director Program for Deaf Adults/C 203
LaGuardia Community College 29-10 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY
11101 (718) 609-2069 Fax katb@lagcc.cuny.edu
http://laguardia.edu/pda/cep/

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

. National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a behavioral health setting, has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. A Master’s degree in counseling, social work and/or a related field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license eligible. This position requires that the candidate have experience working with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. The candidate will be providing:

Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
Fluent in American Sign Language preferred.
Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Send resume to: Director of Human Resources, National Deaf Academy, 19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, FL 32757 Email: barbara.tashlein@uhsinc.com V: 352-735-9500 Fax 352-735-4939
EOE

Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for Disability Liaison position at NYC area.

http://newyork.us.jobs/viewjob.asp?jobid=10448347

Job Title: Tax Examining Technician (TET)

Department: Department of the Treasury

Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number: 13CW2-WIX0018-0592-05-AS

SALARY RANGE: $31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 17, 2012 to Monday, December 24, 2012

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0592-05

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Seasonal on Swing Shift – Career or Career Conditional Appointment

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 07

DUTY LOCATIONS: 45 vacancies in the following location: Ogden, UT, US

WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today’s global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators.

Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

Technicians (TETs) in many areas throughout the Service. In the SB/SE function, TETs contact taxpayers, their representatives, and third parties to secure payment of delinquent taxes and the filing of delinquent returns. They respond to a variety of telephone contacts; analyze and resolve tax processing problems; and provide information and recommend enforcement action on all types of individual and business accounts. In the W & I function, TETs assist management by providing oversight and direction, assigning case referrals, and answering taxpayer inquiries to resolve issues such as tax processing. In the LMSB function, TETs track IDRS status and updates, internal record systems, and control over group suspension of cases awaiting Joint Committee clearance. In the TE/GE function, TETs examine and process all statute and potential statute cases, and ensure that all statutes are correct. In the CI function, TETs perform work that involves analyzing, searching, determining, initiating appropriate actions on all types of tax issues containing conditions and account relationships that must be resolved to close issues. In the Appeals function, TETs are responsible for computing complex restricted interest, closing complex cases, and providing assistance in processing problem resolution cases to taxpayers and their representatives.

WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low income taxpayers. Positions are located in Ogden, UT.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

KEY REQUIREMENTS

. Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.

. Moving expenses are not authorized.

. Shift Work: Swing M-F 4:30pm-1:00am

. Season is from February to June – 4 months.

. Alternative Work Schedule may be available

DUTIES:

As a Tax Examining Technician, you will:

Provide assistance on inquiries initiated by taxpayers by determining information needed to resolve inquiries, and researching pertinent tax data through IDRS, accounting records, telephone contact, IRS officials or other agencies;

. Take corrective actions to close a case, such as adjusting taxpayer’s account computing tax liability, and preparing manual refunds;

. Refer possible violations of tax law or cases requiring examination determinations or legal determinations of the tax code.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 years of age or older, and meet one of the following: (1) have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; (2) have completed a formal vocational training program; or (3) have a statement from school authorities agreeing with the decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-05: A. One year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness.

OR

B. A Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

OR

C. A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Reading, Listening, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills, Flexibility, Teamwork and Customer Service. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “NOT QUALIFIED” determination for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.

2. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level

(i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.

3. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career

Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 6 STEPS.

STEP 1: Create a USAJOBS Account at: https://my.usajobs.gov

STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS “Resume Builder” or “Upload” your resume into USAJOBS.

STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS, copy and enter the announcement number in the keyword search field. Select “Yes”, if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click “Search for Jobs.”

Click “Apply Online” on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click “Apply for this position now!”

STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4)

Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click “Apply to this Vacancy”.

STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.

STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click “Finish” at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

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DeafDigest – 30 December 2012

DeafDigest Blue – December 30, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

If a person has a Usher syndrome gene, then he may need to know
what causes it – before deciding to go for a CI or to reject CI.
This was the issue raised in a deaf medical posting.

We, the deaf, buy a lot of stuff through Amazon.com. You would
think Amazon would be so grateful that they would happily provide
captions on the internet. Wrong, and as a consequence a listing
of deaf organizations have filed a formal complaint with the FCC.

The Guardian, the national newspaper of Great Britain, has been
praised for being deaf-friendly with its deaf stories. Yet on
the other hand, this newspaper has been accused of errors in
its deaf news and being too slow to make corrections. This is what
a group of deaf activists is accusing the newspaper!

Wales, a nation within the United Kingdom, is conducting a drive
for scans to detect diabetes. A deaf Welsh woman asked for an
interpreter during the scan and was turned down. Yet this same
scanning center accused the deaf woman’s children for not
interpreting for her during the tests!

There is much unrest in United Kingdom over the government’s
plan to reduce the benefits for the deaf and the disabled
(same as our SSDI). Several parliamentarians are joining
the battle, wanting to see that the deaf keep their benefits.

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A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.
He said:

Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won’t write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another computer, click on bottom video

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different ways of watching movie captions

DeafDigest editor was chatting with friends. One of them
mentioned seven different ways to watch movie captions.

Curious, DeafDigest editor did a quick research and came up
with the list at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-using-different-captioning-systems/

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DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Top 2012 month by month stories:

Go to:
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A NIECE OF A FORMER LEADER
Mao Tse-tung, or formally known as Mao Zedong, ran China
from 1945 to 1976.
He had a deaf niece, Mao Lin. She kept her family relationship
a secret while attending schools for the deaf.
Did the uncle help his deaf niece find a job? No. She was on
her own, but had enough skills and talent to establish her own
on-line company – taobao.com, which markets cosmetics and other
luxury stuff.

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A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN BRITISH DEAF HOMES
Many deaf homes in Great Britain do not have alerting devices.
As a result, many deaf residents leave front doors unlocked,
or at least place a chain on the latch so that visitors can
flash the inside light switch.
Hearing burglars know it – and as a result there have been
a large number of break-ins.
The police is working with the local deaf leaders to try to
solve this problem.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

do you follow your deaf client all day even when you are not on interpreting duty?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we begin 2013, it is the time of year when many people make New
Year’s resolutions.  For some court reporters, CART providers, and
realtime captioners, their resolutions are to practice their steno
writing so that they can increase their speed and accuracy.

Some people look at captioners as if they were machines.  They might
think that all realtime captioners write the same way.  But that is
not true.

Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed and
worked at.  You must practice it and stay in shape in the same way
someone must follow an exercise program for their body.

There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase your
dexterity and speed.  Students who are studying steno must learn to
reduce hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate for long
periods of time.

Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on the
steno machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the future
for the goals they want to achieve.  Above all else, they should try
to make it fun and something they enjoy doing, so that they will
stick with their new “exercise program” in the coming year.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked by an angry hearing person:

why cannot you read my lips?

(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

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DeafLaw

The hearing aid industry is big money! One hearing aid manufacturer
sued another hearing aid manufacturer over a patent infringement.
This case went to the U.S. Court of Appeals and the award of
31 million dollars went to the wronged hearing aid manufacturer.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Kuhn Triplets (Chris, Craig and Curt) are at it again.
These triplets generated much publicity while playing sports at
Illinois School for the Deaf and at Gallaudet University.
Now this just in – Men’s Health Magazine, February issue,
page 55 featured a Belly Barometer. It is a contest waged among
the triplets – these checkpoints in exercises, diet and
lifestyle. Points are awarded for the best performance in each
category. And at the end, Craig won, and with it, his picture
in the story.
The most interesting aspect of this article was that no
mention was made of triplets’ deafness. Men’s Health ashamed
to mention deafness at all?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What are the odds of a deaf-theme film winning
the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University 2008 Awards
for broadcast journalism?
In the case of the film “Through Deaf Eyes,”
it was 40 to 1 odds. 510 films were submitted
and only 13 were selected for the awards.
Filmmaker Diane K. Garey will be receiving
the honors in January.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For those that love hockey (NHL) they are heartbroken over
the second player strike in seven years. It is a case of
strike leaders not willing to compromise, and taking on this
“I must win the argument” stance.
It has happened to a major organization of the deaf years
back. That major organization was never the same because of
an on-going disagreement between the #1 person and the #2 person.
The #2 person left; the major organization continues to
suffer the consequences though the dispute took place
in the late seventies!
The #1 and the #2 person, by the way, have departed us.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A pregnant deaf woman thought her hearing friend asked, while
pointing at her stomach:

what germ is it?

The hearing friend actually asked:

what term is it?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  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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Career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR 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.

– 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

www.pahrtners.com

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position opening
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20004

Job Number: HR-12075
Application Deadline:  2/1/2013

The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs.  As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).

SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs.  These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members.  Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.

Responsibilities:
The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are: –    Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan; –    Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds; –    Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget; –    Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs; –    Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS; –    Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs; –    Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and –    Overseeing personnel actions for the School.

Qualifications:
–    Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned; –    A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
–    Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
–    An established record of publications and research;
–    Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
–    A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
–    Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
–    Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
–    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
–    Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
–    Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.

For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at mailto:Cynthia.Neese.Bailes@Gallaudet.edu

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

A job application can be found at http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
People Incorporated Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota

People Incorporated promotes and secures independence for people with mental illness.

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 40 programs in the five metro area counties including crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2011 we served more than 7,000 people. Our annual budget is $33 million.

Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first, developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

– Community Support Specialist
Our Deaf Mental Health Services program (DMHS) is searching for a Community Support Specialist CSS500 to work part-time (afternoon/evening hours 2-3 days per week) at our drop in center.

The purpose of the Community Support Specialist position is to provide overall staff support and direction to the Deaf Mental Health Services Program drop-in center services. The Community Support Specialist also has primary responsibility for scheduling and planning recreational/social activities in the drop-in. The CSP Specialist will provide psychosocial rehabilitation skill training to individual clients, and provide information, referrals, and advocacy for clients both in the center and in the community.

This position may require you to provide transportation to recipients using a personal vehicle.

Position requirements include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Two years full time experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness
–    Must have a current drivers license
–    Good driving record –    Current auto insurance
–    Reliable personal vehicle
–    Must possess a telephone or system that allows 2-way communication with the program

Preferred qualifications include:

–    A Master’s Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work, or a field related to mental health

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-380403.html

– Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I
Our Deaf Supported Living program is searching for a Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I (070-550SS) to work part-time (every other Friday and Saturday overnight, 12am -8:30am) at an adult foster care home for deaf, hard of hearing, or blind adults who experience mental illness.

Residents of the program are Deaf, mentally ill adults and may have histories of moderate to severe behavior problems and secondary physical handicaps.  This position will provide awake supervision to residents in the program within the guidelines of each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).

Position duties include supervision of the following:
–    Leisure activities
–    Medication administration
–    Meal preparation
–    Meal times
–    Chores
–    Personal hygiene

Requirements for this position include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    High school diploma/GED –    Driver’s license with a good driving record
–    Willingness to work overnights and varied shifts
–    Experience working with persons who are deaf, mentally ill, and/or developmentally delayed in a group home setting

Preferred qualifications include: –    Bachelor’s degree in human service field

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-379841.html

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position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at http://www.usao.edu/employment ), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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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

HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505

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

EOE

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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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Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
involving communication access advocacy and provider trainings as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Conduct health education workshops and health-related activities for
older Deaf adults;

§ Develop and/or update existing PowerPoint presentations about
health-related topics affecting older adults, including nutrition and
healthy eating topics;

§ Conduct exercise and fitness classes that promote mobility, flexibility,
and increase energy

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop vlogs and flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and
events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services including facilitating assessment of
consumers. health needs, development and monitoring of individualized
service plans, coordinating referrals for a wide range of support services,
and provision of support related to utilizing resources for self-help and
health maintenance.

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Establish service plans with clients and document progress towards goals.

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: Email updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf
persons, women,

veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
involving communication access advocacy and provider trainings as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Conduct health education workshops and health-related activities for
older Deaf adults;

§ Develop and/or update existing PowerPoint presentations about
health-related topics affecting older adults, including nutrition and
healthy eating topics;

§ Conduct exercise and fitness classes that promote mobility, flexibility,
and increase energy

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop vlogs and flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and
events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services including facilitating assessment of
consumers. health needs, development and monitoring of individualized
service plans, coordinating referrals for a wide range of support services,
and provision of support related to utilizing resources for self-help and
health maintenance.

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Establish service plans with clients and document progress towards goals.

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: Email updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

Palomar College is looking for two ASL teachers on M/W nights from 6-9 pm. One is for an ASL 1 class and the other for an ASL 2 class. There is another ASL 1 class to fill on T/Th from 12:30-2:30 PM. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact Debbi Brewer (dbrewer@palomar.edu) ASAP. (San Diego, CA)

Deaf Care Worker-Bryce Hospital

SALARY RANGE: 50 ($21,722.40 – $30,724.80)

* Works primarily in a specialized psychiatric unit providing care, habilitation, and rehabilitation of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) patients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency in a state mental health hospital.

* Performs basic nursing care and assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

* Observes patients closely and documents patients’ physical and mental condition.

* Maintains the security of patients.

* Accompanies patients off unit to hospital activities, functions, and off hospital grounds to medical appointments and field trips.

* Communicates with D/HH patients in sign language.

* Performs assigned work under supervision of professional nurses and LPNs with instructions from physicians.

* Performs related work as required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Must be 18 years of age.

* Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.

* Possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License.

* Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at “native” or near “native fluency” level of signing skills as measured by a recognized screening process, such as SLPI/SCPI at the “Advanced” level or higher.

How to apply:

Use an official application for professional employment (exempt classification) which may be obtained from this office.

The application should be returned to Personnel Office, Bryce Hospital, 200 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401 until filled in order to be considered for this position.

Do not return this application to the state personnel department.

Please have an official copy of transcript (s) forwarded to the personnel department at the above address.

Joint commission accredited/equal opportunity employer

Job Opportunity–Hard of Hearing Services Specialist

The State of North Carolina is looking for a Hard of Hearing
Services Specialist to be based out of Greensboro, NC. The
salary range for this permanent full-time position is between
$35,000.00 and $57,000.00.

“This position works primarily with the Hard of Hearing Program
in the Greensboro Regional Center in Greensboro, NC.
Individuals in this position typically work with persons who are
hard of hearing, late-deafened, and older adults in the 10
counties in the region, and requires travel within and
occasionally outside the region. This position provides
advocacy, information and referral, skill development to
enhance communication skills, consultation services to
families, employers, etc. and assistance in regards to
telecommunication access including telephone equipment and
various assistive technologies. The HHSS provides education
and public presentations to agencies and organizations in the
areas of DSDHH programs, hearing loss, sensitivity,
awareness, and legislation as it relates to issues affecting
those with hearing loss. The HHSS also participates in
community events such as health & wellness fairs, hearing
screenings, job fairs and other events promoting equal
communication access.”

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, you better act
now. You need to get your application in by December 18,
2012.

For more information on this job click on the following link.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cf
m?JobID=564940 (or http://tinyurl.com/barqk4r if this link is
broken).

NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
141 LEDGE STREET
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03061

NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

POSITION:                    SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST / ANTICIPATED LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE LOCATION:        Main Dunstable Elementary
BEGININNG:        Around February 1st 2013 QUALIFICATIONS:         Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC/SLP), Strong                   organizational and communication skills.  Candidate must have previous experience working with autistic children.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is an integral part of the school community.   SLPs conduct assessments of students. communication skills to determine their eligibility for treatment, develop recommendations for interventions and provide services to carry out interventions so that students can meet educational performance standards.  They work in partnership with others to meet student needs through consult with teachers, parents, or other professionals, share assessment results and develop plans for services through the IEP process.  The SLP provides students with remediation for speech and language deficits, provides support to parents and teachers, determines the appropriate approach for student.s speech and language services and screens students for further individualized assessment.  Collaboration with peers is essential to enhance the instructional environment, meet individual, school and district wide student performance goals and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Professional obligations are met through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating services and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants should apply online at www.nashua.edu.  Under the employment tab.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

White House Internship Program

Dear Community Members, Friends, & Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2013  program is January 27, 2013.

If you or someone you know meet the following criteria, they are eligible to apply for this life changing experience:

* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)

* Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship

* A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

* All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program

* Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday

* Hours may vary by office

* If you or someone you know are interested in this great opportunity, please see application materials and frequently asked questions at the the following website:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply

Thank you for your continued support of young people with disabilities in attaining their dreams. If you have any questions, please let me know.

TaKeisha S. Walker MA, MS
Director of Workplace and Leadership Programs
American Association of People with Disabilities

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-521-4312
Fax: 866-536-4461
http://aapd.com

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 26, 2012

— The deaf and the police in New York City

Deaf Justice Coalition is a new organization in New York
City. If you asked the police for help and got no help?
Or if you were arrested and police did not treat you well?
These are what the Deaf Justice Coalition wants to know.
It is a coalition of different deaf organizations in
New York City. They want to work with the police to help
improve deaf-police relationships.

 

— a growing empire by a deaf business person

Many of us know that deaf Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s
best known musicians (percussionist). Many of us do not realize
she has a growing business empire. She had to buy a new building
as headquarters for her business empire. Her empire includes:

1. musical performances
2. motivational speeches
3. musical consultant
4. jewelry designs
5 writing books
6. museum showing 2,000 musical instruments
7. museum showing musical songs

 

— a blind sports team owner discriminating against deaf fans?

The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed with Department of Justice to
provide captions at the Quicken Loans Arena. This agreement
is strange. Gordon Lund, former majority owner, and now
the minority owner, is blind. He founded Foundation Fighting
Blindness. Yet the Cavaliers would not provide captions until
recently. Blind discriminating against the deaf?

 

— a deaf hypnotist who never went to school

George Wood, a deaf man from Scotland, is a hypnotist.
His clients are hearing. He lipreads to communicate with them.
He never went to school to learn hypnotism. He taught himself
hypnotism by researching the internet. He has been performing
hypnotism at hearing social events for two years. It is his
full time job.

 

— a patent for a magic hearing aid

Howard Samuels, a deaf man, has filed a patent for a “magic”
hearing aid. Magic? Yes, today’s hearing aids have switches for
power, volume control, program selection, etc. He invented a
hearing aid that operates by a motion sensor. It turns on
the hearing aid without touching it. Patent? US Patents
Office is always slow with approval of patents. It may take
a long time.

 

 

12/23/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

12/23/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 23 December 2012

DeafDigest Gold – December 23, 2012

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friendly-restaurants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-networking/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Is there a cure for Sudden Deafness Syndrome? Don’t know, but
there was a story of this syndrome being cured by a natural antioxidant used in Chinese medicine. Is this story
believable? Again, don’t know.

There is concern in New Zealand that health officials have been
ignoring warnings about flawed newborn hearing screening exams.
And that 2,000 babies are being retested. As a result of this
scandal, eight health officials have been fired.

The U.S. News & World Report ran a survey of 100 best jobs;
#16 on the list is sign language interpreting.

Two rival British agencies – the Action on Hearing Loss and
the Deafness Research UK are thinking about merging – in
order to be in a stronger position to raise funds. Are we
seeing this happening in USA? No!

There is much unrest in United Kingdom over the government’s
plan to reduce the benefits for the deaf and the disabled
(same as our SSDI). Several parliamentarians are joining
the battle, wanting to see that the deaf keep their benefits.

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NETWORKING IS A WAY TO FIND A DEAF JOB
Do deaf people network with each other to look for
jobs?
Networking means looking for jobs without reading
the employment ads or the internet employment ads.
Networking is:

– asking an old Gallaudet or NTID friend
– asking an important hearing man at a big disability event
– listening to deaf job rumors at a deaf social event

There are other examples of networking.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Now available on DVD – Texas Deaf History documentary

“Journey Through Deaf Texas”

in ASL, open subtitles and background music

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/journey-through-deaf-texas/

to look at the DVD cover:
http://deafdigest.com/dvd-cover-journey-through-deaf-texas/

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VOCATIONAL OR ACADEMICS IN SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
Should our deaf schools stress vocational training
or should it stress academics?
Well, years ago, some schools for the deaf had strong
vocational programs. Deaf students were pushed towards these
vocational programs.
DeafDigest editor just read an obituary of a deaf man
that passed away last week. He worked in a machine shop
for many years after graduating from a deaf school, and
he spent 30 years as the shop foreman, with hearing
machine operators working under him.
So, which is worth more – academics or vocational
training?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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a deaf carpenter job opening at deaf school in Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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THE DEAF IN CHINA
China has many deaf people. Many of them are not able to get
good jobs.
They find jobs in factories and restaurants for low pay with
no chances of promotion and better pay.
This is the reason why some of them move out of China in
hopes of better life elsewhere.

DEAF OWNED BUSINESSES ELSEWHERE
Do we have more deaf people that own businesses elsewhere than
in USA?
We read stories of deaf that own printing shops, computer
repair shops, on-line shopping sites, etc.
Possibly because in USA, deaf people that find employment have
less need to set up their own businesses. Not always that so
elsewhere!

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

Convention of the future deaf!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/futureconvention/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Iowa Association of the Deaf

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/iowa-association-of-the-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper ran this headline –

Cochlear implants are reducing the number of deaf people

Huh! Take off the CI and the number of deaf people is
increased!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Will Obama do something about our ASL now that the Deaf Community
met the 25,000 signature petition last week?

A. Probably not. It is not the job of the president to decide if the
sign language is good for us or not. And besides, the White House
only picks the petitions to give responses. And even if Obama responds
to the ASL petition, it is not going to wipe out other communication
modes deaf people use.

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:

Season Greetings!

I want to take this opportunity to send you all Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all the people who are involved helping people who are Deaf-Blind.

They are SSPs, interpreters, teachers, counselors, friends and family.

Thank you all for what you do.

The best of the Season and a very Happy New Year!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

In 1980, a deaf leader, in a deaf magazine editorial,
pointed out these needs in the Deaf Community –
Rehabilitation, Education, Consumer Participation, Legal Advocacy, Positive Public Policy Development and
Training and Orientation Programs.

Year 2013 is coming up and we are still seeing these same old needs not being met.

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DeafHistory:

Year 2002 – Lancaster University observatory in United Kingdom was named
after Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a deaf mathematician, astronomer and
elected public official

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

61 percent

of musicians that become deaf, according to researcher
Sargunam Sivaraj as part of his doctorate thesis

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; team does not post stats
on the web site, but she has been playing regularly

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

– Champlain (Quebec) – Zacharie Bérard, SO, men’s basketball; college does not
update its athletics web site

– Colgate – Hannah Fitton, JR, women’s swimming; was not among the team leaders
in her team’s most recent meet, an invitational

– Eric Community College, FR, Crystle Marion, women’s basketball; has surfaced
as one of her team’s leading players

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Miha Zupan, pro basketball, Türk Telekom (Turkey); averaging 10.8 points per game

– Meghan Agosta, National Canadian women’s hockey team; playing for the Montreal team
in Canadian Women’s Hockey League and is the league’s leading scorer with 16 points
in 8 games played

– Charles Albenasi, pro wrestler, Florida; is posted on Facebook but that is it

– Anthony Allen, jockey, Australia, won five races in one day at a
Queensland race track

– Terrance Cantrell, state champion lifter, Utah; still lifting competitively

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

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

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 – http://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.

please scroll down in this employment section for more position
openings at The Learning Center for the Deaf

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high-performing. innovative. committed.

position opening
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Golden, CO

Position:
Executive Director of a bilingual charter school

Nature of work:
Provide innovative leadership to guide RMDS in its vision and assume responsibilities to ensure accountability of school’s rigorous academics, finances, and overall school management.

Responsible for building partnerships with parents and community; supervising and establishing working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies; and implementing new and current research in the field of Deaf education. Represents and advocates on behalf of the school with governmental bodies, private agencies, and the community about issues pertaining to Deaf education. Accountable for annual School Improvement Plan and other documentation required by the district and state.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree with licensure in Deaf Education required. Administrative and leadership credentials, such as Director of Special Education or Principal license, preferred. Proficiency in American Sign Language and written English; excellent communication skills; knowledge of Bilingual Education practices, financial management, and applicable Special Education laws, codes, regulations and procedures; experience in leadership roles, public relations, fundraising and recruitment.

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience (11 month administrative position).

To apply:
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three recent employment references to:

Search Committee
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
1921 Youngfield St., #204
Golden, CO 80401

Closing date:
Completed applications must be received on or before February 1, 2013.
Applications will be pre-screened before candidates are invited for an interview.

Rocky Mountain Deaf School is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, or genetic information.

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position opening
Interpreting Services Lead Technician
San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA

Closing Date: 01/07/2013
Open Until Filled: No

Pay Information: Range 29*, ($3,520 ? $5,605) per month based on the
current AFT Office Technical Salary Schedule. All new employees will
begin on Step C ($3,881). Promoted or transferred employees will be
placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (can
accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with
assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible
dependents. Employees hired after 1/1/13 will be required to pay 50%
of their PERS Retirement costs. A temporary probationary period will
be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD
Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining
agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions
of employment to include salary and benefits.

The salary range for this 80% position is $2816 ? $4484 per month,
for 11 months of each year.

*The salary range for this classification reflects the market
adjustment additive.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Type: Classified
Bargaining Unit: AFT / Office Technical
Range: 23
Location: District
Department: DSPS

The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for
Interpreting Services Lead Technician located at the District
Administrative Office in Student Services-Disability Support Programs
and Services. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm OR
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday, 7:00 am to 11
am. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours
based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the
option of the Chancellor.

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated
cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration,
qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that
includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).
References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online
application will be considered an incomplete application; please
enter N/A if any section does not apply.

1. Complete online application;
2. Supplemental Question No. 12: (please see Supplemental Questions
section below) – you will need to create a table and upload to your
documents screen. [Upload using Other document label.]

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates,
please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e.,
personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload
requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading
extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this
posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only
complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be
accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be
sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the
strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:

SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO
EMPLOYMENT:

– Submit ?official? college transcripts as stated on application
(even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
– Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
– Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment
(Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition
of continuing employment);
– Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s
expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of
employment);
– Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the
United States; AND
– Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located
at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its
full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the
cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the
medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental,
vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional
development. Contract employees become members of the California
Public Employees? Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

For more information and to apply,
visit:  http://apptrkr.com/303863

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Child Care Worker
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 – http://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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vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

NON-CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.

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Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– 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 college credit hours in
social science with two (2) years mental health direct care
experience.  Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL,
familiarity with other visual communication modes and language
levels.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
and travel various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws
governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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position opening
Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist
CaringWorks, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Needed for New Residential Addiction Treatment program in Georgia.

CaringWorks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA is currently seeking a full-time licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist fluent in ASL to work in a residential addiction treatment program.  A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited school required.  A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to mailto:wandareed@caringworksinc.org or fax to 404-371-8928.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist will be responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The specific duties will include:

1.    Contributes to improving program development for CaringWorks.

2.    Complete comprehensive behavioral assessments and write treatment plans that include and reflect full client involvement. 3.    Utilize evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral strategies, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
4.    Provide psycho-education on issues related to addiction and mental illness for clients, and families as needed to facilitate.
5.    Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients.
6.    Complete daily progress notes and discharge summaries. 7.    Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
8.    Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
9.    Provide emergency services during work hours and after hours as assigned.
10.    Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations.
11.    Other duties as determined by the Clinical Director. All services shall be provided in accordance with the established licensing and accreditation standards governing the agency as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.

SUPERVISION: The Clinical Director supervises this position. Supervision is exercised over all assigned program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited school required.

2.    A current Georgia License is required. Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed), valid and unrestricted.

3.    A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful.

4.    Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

5.    Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

6.    Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including ADA a plus.

7.    Effective verbal and written communication skills.

8.    Strong team/consensus building skills.

9.    Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to treating behavioral health disorders.

10.    Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

11.    Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. Familiarity with ETO database software and/or Medicaid billing protocols preferred.

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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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Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for Disability Liaison position at NYC area.

http://newyork.us.jobs/viewjob.asp?jobid=10448347

Job Title: Tax Examining Technician (TET)

Department: Department of the Treasury

Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number: 13CW2-WIX0018-0592-05-AS

SALARY RANGE: $31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 17, 2012 to Monday, December 24, 2012

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0592-05

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Seasonal on Swing Shift – Career or Career Conditional Appointment

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 07

DUTY LOCATIONS: 45 vacancies in the following location: Ogden, UT, US

WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today’s global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators.

Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

Technicians (TETs) in many areas throughout the Service. In the SB/SE function, TETs contact taxpayers, their representatives, and third parties to secure payment of delinquent taxes and the filing of delinquent returns. They respond to a variety of telephone contacts; analyze and resolve tax processing problems; and provide information and recommend enforcement action on all types of individual and business accounts. In the W & I function, TETs assist management by providing oversight and direction, assigning case referrals, and answering taxpayer inquiries to resolve issues such as tax processing. In the LMSB function, TETs track IDRS status and updates, internal record systems, and control over group suspension of cases awaiting Joint Committee clearance. In the TE/GE function, TETs examine and process all statute and potential statute cases, and ensure that all statutes are correct. In the CI function, TETs perform work that involves analyzing, searching, determining, initiating appropriate actions on all types of tax issues containing conditions and account relationships that must be resolved to close issues. In the Appeals function, TETs are responsible for computing complex restricted interest, closing complex cases, and providing assistance in processing problem resolution cases to taxpayers and their representatives.

WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low income taxpayers. Positions are located in Ogden, UT.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

KEY REQUIREMENTS

. Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.

. Moving expenses are not authorized.

. Shift Work: Swing M-F 4:30pm-1:00am

. Season is from February to June – 4 months.

. Alternative Work Schedule may be available

DUTIES:

As a Tax Examining Technician, you will:

Provide assistance on inquiries initiated by taxpayers by determining information needed to resolve inquiries, and researching pertinent tax data through IDRS, accounting records, telephone contact, IRS officials or other agencies;

. Take corrective actions to close a case, such as adjusting taxpayer’s account computing tax liability, and preparing manual refunds;

. Refer possible violations of tax law or cases requiring examination determinations or legal determinations of the tax code.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 years of age or older, and meet one of the following: (1) have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; (2) have completed a formal vocational training program; or (3) have a statement from school authorities agreeing with the decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-05: A. One year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness.

OR

B. A Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

OR

C. A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Reading, Listening, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills, Flexibility, Teamwork and Customer Service. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “NOT QUALIFIED” determination for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.

2. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level

(i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.

3. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career

Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 6 STEPS.

STEP 1: Create a USAJOBS Account at: https://my.usajobs.gov

STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS “Resume Builder” or “Upload” your resume into USAJOBS.

STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS, copy and enter the announcement number in the keyword search field. Select “Yes”, if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click “Search for Jobs.”

Click “Apply Online” on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click “Apply for this position now!”

STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4)

Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click “Apply to this Vacancy”.

STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.

STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click “Finish” at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is accepting
applications on a continuous basis for Sign Language Interpreter Specialist
1 and Sign Language Interpreter Specialist 2. ****

Definitely, we can provide your graduates/friends/acquaintances challenging
career opportunities! The LACCD is committed to expanding access to
educational opportunity across many, diverse communities by providing an
unparalleled array of educational offerings, including programs that
prepare students for successful careers, for transfer to four-year colleges
and universities, for the improvement of essential life and workplace
skills, and for civic engagement and life-long learning. We strive to
create supportive instructional environments that challenge students to
meet rigorous academic standards, to become active, self-directed learners,
to develop critical and creative habits of mind, and to develop an abiding
appreciation for other peoples and other cultures. ****

The LACCD is the largest community college district in the country serving
more than 250,000 students annually at nine colleges, spread throughout the
Los Angeles area. We offer work opportunities at various locations: East
Los Angeles College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College,
Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles
Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Valley
College, and West Los Angeles College. We are certainly open to those
looking for flexibility of work hours. As for the salary schedule, SLIS 1
is $20.26-$25.11/hour while SLIS 2 is $25.11-$31.10/hour. The benefits for
a typical regular employee are: medical and dental insurance and vision
care plans for employees and their dependents; $50,000 life insurance
policy per employee; at least 15 paid holidays per year; at least 12
full-pay days and 88 half-days of illness leave; at least beginning at 10
days of vacation leave; and membership with the Public Employee Retirement
System.****

Wouldn.t it be wonderful, especially for a career, to help facilitate equal
access for students with disabilities to participate in educational
programs, services, and campus activities through appropriate and
reasonable accommodations while we take care of our employees with
competitive compensation and benefits? ****

Attached is a job bulletin to give you other significant details of the
exams, or please access the complete class specification via
http://www.laccd.edu/perscom/documents/SignLanguageInterpreter.pdf. You may
also visit our website: https://employment.laccd.edu.

LaGuardia Community College

Program for Deaf Adults

Job Announcement
Part-Time 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, advisement, and referrals; assist with 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
Working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & web-based applications
Knowledge of electronic marketing, web maintenance, and social media

Hours:        20 hours per week with benefits (Applicants must be able to work weekday afternoon/evenings)

Deadline:   January 11, 2013 or until filled.  Minimum two letters of professional references required.

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

Kat Daviton-Burland, Assistant Director

Program for Deaf Adults/C 203
LaGuardia Community College

29-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 609-2069 Fax

katb@lagcc.cuny.edu

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 23 December 2012

DeafDigest Blue – December 23, 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-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-course-with-interpreter/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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A Season of Joy and Peace

Once a year people get together to enjoy the holiday season.

Friends and families gather to take part in traditions and enjoy the
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During this special time, Harris Communications wants to wish you a
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continue throughout the New Year!

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A Chick-fil-A outlet in Lauderhill, Florida, has named
Dawn Thomas as the Employee of the Year, She is deaf
and she has been with the same company for 24 years.

Vanuatu is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
Opportunities for young people in that nation is, unfortunately,
limited. But for Michael Beau, a young deaf man, he is
fortunate. He attended the Rural Training Centre, learning
to become a farmer. He currently operates his own plot,
growing vegetables and other cash crops, thus providing
a living for his family.

The federal government is suing the city of Portland,
Oregon, saying the city police mistreats the deaf
when arresting them.

The Legal Aid in the United Kingdom, because of tightening
finances, has had its budget cut. As a consequence, there is no
more legal money for the legal aid division of the Royal Association for Deaf people. This has seriously impacted on
the British deaf in need of legal assistance.

In Ireland there are 350 deaf children that need a second
implant but are on a long waiting list. Why? No money
from the government to pay for these second implants.

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

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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another computer, click on bottom video

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OUR PRESIDENTS’ LINK WITH THE DEAF
Every president has had a direct, or an indirect
link with the deaf.
These links are at:
http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

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A BIG DEAF EMBARRASSMENT AT A BANK
A deaf person, carrying a big jar of coins, went to a
bank coin counting machine. He poured these coins in the
machine and waited for it to be counted.
Several pennies were “stubborn” and could not go through
the coin machine. The deaf person then poured these same
rejected pennies into machine 4 or 5 times. The machine
still refused to accept these few pennies.
As a result, there was so much noise from the clanking
of these rejected pennies. Everyone at the bank looked at
the deaf person, who did not know about the noise.
The bank manager walked over to the deaf person and asked
him to stop with these rejected pennies.
Very embarrassing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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NETAC AND ADA NATIONAL NETWORK HOPES TO FIND JOBS FOR DEAF
The National Employer Technical Assistance Center has
joined forces with the  ADA National Network. Goal is to
find employment for the deaf and the disabled.
The goal, both organizations say is to help with
recruitment, hiring and retention.

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HELPING THE DEAF IN TANZANIA
The Tanga region of the Tanzania Association of the Deaf
is asking hearing investors to set up a fund to help the deaf
establish their own businesses.
The fund is for low-interest loans for the deaf to establish
businesses in carpentry, tailoring, painting, etc.
Do we see such organizations in USA doing the same for the deaf?
Sad to say, no.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being assigned to a CI coaching class for a deaf client that is of
pre-school age, and ordered by the CI instructor not do any
interpreting, and watching the deaf kid squirm, not able to
understand these uttered sounds!

(a true story forwarded by an interpreter last week to DeafDigest
editor)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate this holiday season, it is fun to occasionally
reflect on our lives and the people whose lives we have touched, like
George Bailey did in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Realtime captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use their
talents and skills to touch the lives of many people on a daily
basis.  Without them, things would be very different for people who
rely upon their services.

If court reporters were not in the courtroom, there would be no
record of the important proceedings that take place.  They preserve
the record for appeals and provide a vital service for judges,
attorneys, and people involved in litigation.

If CART providers were not in the classrooms, meetings, offices, and
other places they provide services, many people with a hearing loss
would not be able to participate in the activities that are very
important to their lives.

If realtime captioners were not available to cover news, sports, and
other live broadcasts, people around the world would miss information
that is necessary to function in this ever-changing world we live in.

These people touch the lives of millions of people every day.  It
truly is a wonderful life.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being “cornered” with no way to escape and forced to lipread the
lips of a very unlipredable hearing person

(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 deaf woman was refused an interpreter by the Houston Housing Authority
when she needed assistance with her housing needs. She filed a lawsuit
and won $4,251 in back rental payments. The agency has agreed
to provide interpreters in the future.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this week’s edition to Dr. Orin
Cornett who passed away this week. He is a Double Father –
Father of the Cued Speech and the Father of the Gallaudet
Football Drum.
Very rare to find an individual serving as a Double Father
but Orin was it especially when he knew nothing about deafness
before assuming the Vice Presidency of Gallaudet in
September 1965.

(editor’s note: Cued Speech continues as a bloc in Education
of the Deaf, and its highest profile Cued Speech graduate is
Shane Feldman, who assumed the CEO position at the Registry
of Interpreters, which basically emphasizes ASL as the language
among the deaf. And as for the drum in Gallaudet football, it
is no longer used in games)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If the senate has its way, then we may be seeing
a new law that improves the chances of the disabled
in the higher echelon government management
levels. The bill is provide oversight of agency
willingness to promote the disabled to these
higher management levels.
Did the senate have the deaf in mind when discussing
the needs of disabled employees? Good question.
At any rate, congress is into a holiday recess
and we may not know until sometime in January.

(editor’s note: this unfortunately was all talk and
no action; our best deaf candidates continue to be
underemployed in the higher echelons of the government)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Certain regions in USA have better employment opportunities
than other American regions. This being said, why are we finding
many unemployed deaf people reluctant to pull up roots to take employment thousands of miles away?

Because a new job is a risk. The employer may not like the
new deaf employee on the first day of the job. As a result
this new deaf employee loses his new job just almost
immediately.

DeafDigest editor has seen it happen.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a friend was talking about a favorite football team winning
an important game. I thought he said:

it was a merkle

a merkle????

he actually said
it was a miracle

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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 opening
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20004

Job Number: HR-12075
Application Deadline:  2/1/2013

The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs.  As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).

SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs.  These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members.  Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.

Responsibilities:
The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are: –    Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan; –    Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds; –    Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget; –    Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs; –    Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS; –    Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs; –    Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and –    Overseeing personnel actions for the School.

Qualifications:
–    Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned; –    A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
–    Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
–    An established record of publications and research;
–    Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
–    A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
–    Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
–    Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
–    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
–    Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
–    Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.

For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at mailto:Cynthia.Neese.Bailes@Gallaudet.edu

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

A job application can be found at http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
People Incorporated Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota

People Incorporated promotes and secures independence for people with mental illness.

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 40 programs in the five metro area counties including crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2011 we served more than 7,000 people. Our annual budget is $33 million.

Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first, developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

– Community Support Specialist
Our Deaf Mental Health Services program (DMHS) is searching for a Community Support Specialist CSS500 to work part-time (afternoon/evening hours 2-3 days per week) at our drop in center.

The purpose of the Community Support Specialist position is to provide overall staff support and direction to the Deaf Mental Health Services Program drop-in center services. The Community Support Specialist also has primary responsibility for scheduling and planning recreational/social activities in the drop-in. The CSP Specialist will provide psychosocial rehabilitation skill training to individual clients, and provide information, referrals, and advocacy for clients both in the center and in the community.

This position may require you to provide transportation to recipients using a personal vehicle.

Position requirements include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Two years full time experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness
–    Must have a current drivers license
–    Good driving record –    Current auto insurance
–    Reliable personal vehicle
–    Must possess a telephone or system that allows 2-way communication with the program

Preferred qualifications include:

–    A Master’s Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work, or a field related to mental health

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-380403.html

– Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I
Our Deaf Supported Living program is searching for a Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I (070-550SS) to work part-time (every other Friday and Saturday overnight, 12am -8:30am) at an adult foster care home for deaf, hard of hearing, or blind adults who experience mental illness.

Residents of the program are Deaf, mentally ill adults and may have histories of moderate to severe behavior problems and secondary physical handicaps.  This position will provide awake supervision to residents in the program within the guidelines of each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).

Position duties include supervision of the following:
–    Leisure activities
–    Medication administration
–    Meal preparation
–    Meal times
–    Chores
–    Personal hygiene

Requirements for this position include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    High school diploma/GED –    Driver’s license with a good driving record
–    Willingness to work overnights and varied shifts
–    Experience working with persons who are deaf, mentally ill, and/or developmentally delayed in a group home setting

Preferred qualifications include: –    Bachelor’s degree in human service field

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-379841.html

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position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at http://www.usao.edu/employment ), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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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

HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505

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

EOE

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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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Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
involving communication access advocacy and provider trainings as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Conduct health education workshops and health-related activities for
older Deaf adults;

§ Develop and/or update existing PowerPoint presentations about
health-related topics affecting older adults, including nutrition and
healthy eating topics;

§ Conduct exercise and fitness classes that promote mobility, flexibility,
and increase energy

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop vlogs and flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and
events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services including facilitating assessment of
consumers. health needs, development and monitoring of individualized
service plans, coordinating referrals for a wide range of support services,
and provision of support related to utilizing resources for self-help and
health maintenance.

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Establish service plans with clients and document progress towards goals.

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: Email updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

athompson@deafinconline.org

Palomar College is looking for two ASL teachers on M/W nights from 6-9 pm. One is for an ASL 1 class and the other for an ASL 2 class. There is another ASL 1 class to fill on T/Th from 12:30-2:30 PM. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact Debbi Brewer (dbrewer@palomar.edu) ASAP. (San Diego, CA)

Deaf Care Worker-Bryce Hospital

SALARY RANGE: 50 ($21,722.40 – $30,724.80)

* Works primarily in a specialized psychiatric unit providing care, habilitation, and rehabilitation of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) patients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency in a state mental health hospital.

* Performs basic nursing care and assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

* Observes patients closely and documents patients’ physical and mental condition.

* Maintains the security of patients.

* Accompanies patients off unit to hospital activities, functions, and off hospital grounds to medical appointments and field trips.

* Communicates with D/HH patients in sign language.

* Performs assigned work under supervision of professional nurses and LPNs with instructions from physicians.

* Performs related work as required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Must be 18 years of age.

* Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.

* Possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License.

* Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at “native” or near “native fluency” level of signing skills as measured by a recognized screening process, such as SLPI/SCPI at the “Advanced” level or higher.

How to apply:

Use an official application for professional employment (exempt classification) which may be obtained from this office.

The application should be returned to Personnel Office, Bryce Hospital, 200 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401 until filled in order to be considered for this position.

Do not return this application to the state personnel department.

Please have an official copy of transcript (s) forwarded to the personnel department at the above address.

Joint commission accredited/equal opportunity employer

Job Opportunity–Hard of Hearing Services Specialist

The State of North Carolina is looking for a Hard of Hearing
Services Specialist to be based out of Greensboro, NC. The
salary range for this permanent full-time position is between
$35,000.00 and $57,000.00.

“This position works primarily with the Hard of Hearing Program
in the Greensboro Regional Center in Greensboro, NC.
Individuals in this position typically work with persons who are
hard of hearing, late-deafened, and older adults in the 10
counties in the region, and requires travel within and
occasionally outside the region. This position provides
advocacy, information and referral, skill development to
enhance communication skills, consultation services to
families, employers, etc. and assistance in regards to
telecommunication access including telephone equipment and
various assistive technologies. The HHSS provides education
and public presentations to agencies and organizations in the
areas of DSDHH programs, hearing loss, sensitivity,
awareness, and legislation as it relates to issues affecting
those with hearing loss. The HHSS also participates in
community events such as health & wellness fairs, hearing
screenings, job fairs and other events promoting equal
communication access.”

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, you better act
now. You need to get your application in by December 18,
2012.

For more information on this job click on the following link.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cf
m?JobID=564940 (or http://tinyurl.com/barqk4r if this link is
broken).

NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
141 LEDGE STREET
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03061

NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

POSITION:                    SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST / ANTICIPATED LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE LOCATION:        Main Dunstable Elementary
BEGININNG:        Around February 1st 2013 QUALIFICATIONS:         Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC/SLP), Strong                   organizational and communication skills.  Candidate must have previous experience working with autistic children.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is an integral part of the school community.   SLPs conduct assessments of students. communication skills to determine their eligibility for treatment, develop recommendations for interventions and provide services to carry out interventions so that students can meet educational performance standards.  They work in partnership with others to meet student needs through consult with teachers, parents, or other professionals, share assessment results and develop plans for services through the IEP process.  The SLP provides students with remediation for speech and language deficits, provides support to parents and teachers, determines the appropriate approach for student.s speech and language services and screens students for further individualized assessment.  Collaboration with peers is essential to enhance the instructional environment, meet individual, school and district wide student performance goals and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Professional obligations are met through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating services and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants should apply online at www.nashua.edu.  Under the employment tab.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

White House Internship Program

Dear Community Members, Friends, & Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2013  program is January 27, 2013.

If you or someone you know meet the following criteria, they are eligible to apply for this life changing experience:

* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)

* Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship

* A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

* All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program

* Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday

* Hours may vary by office

* If you or someone you know are interested in this great opportunity, please see application materials and frequently asked questions at the the following website:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply

Thank you for your continued support of young people with disabilities in attaining their dreams. If you have any questions, please let me know.

TaKeisha S. Walker MA, MS
Director of Workplace and Leadership Programs
American Association of People with Disabilities

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-521-4312
Fax: 866-536-4461
http://aapd.com

HLAA FORMALLY BEGINS SEARCH FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BETHESDA, MD: The nation’s voice for people with hearing loss, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), seeks applications and nominations for the post of executive director. The current executive director has been an outstanding leader and has shepherded the organization to a position of national and international prominence, and financial strength. The Board of Trustees seeks to fill the post prior to her retirement July 31, 2013.

The Board is searching for a leader who is visionary, dynamic, diplomatic, highly competent, organized, warm, collaborative and who has excellent people skills. The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of issues related to hearing loss and must be strongly committed to improving the life circumstances of those with hearing loss.

Complete details including the position announcement, job description, candidate qualifications, how to apply, as well as more information about HLAA can be found at: http://hlaa.convio.net/HLAA_ED_Search

For more information and to apply, contact the HLAA Search Committee at edsearchchair@hearingloss.org

About HLAA:

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA Convention 2013 is in Portland, Oregon, June 27-30), produces the national Walk4Hearing®, and advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit http://www.hearingloss.org

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

Teaching assistant needed for integrated preschool class with four hard of hearing three year olds. Intermediate to advanced sign language skills required. For more information contact:

Joan_nash@newton.k12.ma.us

Joan Nash
Newton Public Schools

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Oklahoma

TCC has a job opening working with ASL and interpreting students in the Facet Center lab. Check out the poisiton on the TCC website. Here is the link https://careers.tulsacc.edu/postings/13809 It is listed under staff at the Northeast Campus.

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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DeafDigest – 21 December 2012

DeafDigest Holiday Season edition, December 21, 2012

– Cost for deafness genetics testing

If a hearing person wants to test his genetics to see if
he has deaf genes – or – if a deaf couple wants to see if
their newborn child will be or will not be deaf, what is
the cost? A genetics testing company, called 23andMe, would
charge just $99.00

 

– a deaf agency shuts down a TTY line

How many of us really use the TTY? Yes, the old fashioned
TTY machine? Well, the Division for Rehabilitative Services,
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DARS) in
Texas, will be shutting down its TTY number on May 1, 2013.
Why? Too few deaf people use it to contact DARS for anything!

 

 

– a deaf hairdresser that communicates with dogs and cats

Mandy Carr, a deaf British woman, is a hairdresser.
Her second job is to communicate with dogs and cats
and to tell the owners what they are feeling (happy or
sad or angry or disappointed, etc). A joke? Well, she
charges about $130 for her services and she has served
1,500 clients so far this year. The irony? She has no
pets at home – because her family is allergic!

 

 

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

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

DeafDigest – 18 December 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 19, 2012

 

— New York says deaf cannot become barbers!

Justine Liss, a deaf woman, wants to become a barber,
and to own her barber shop some day. She moved from New York
to Pennsylvania because a New York barber school told her deaf
cannot become a barber. She enrolled at the Carbondale Barber
School, even though she had no money to pay for tuition. Mike
Caporali, the school owner, allowed her to enroll, even though
he had no luck finding tuition money for her. He said she is doing
very well and will easily pass the state barbering exam.

 

— Hearing students use sign language to save their school

The Yaldhurst Model School in New Zealand is supposed to merge
with another school. The hearing students did not want to merge.
They made several sign language videos and plan to post these
on the internet. Sign language? Yes, they learned sign language
to communicate with a deaf student that attends the school.

 

— a second chance at NFL for a deaf football player

Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, played football at UCLA as a
running back and was signed by Minnesota Vikings in the
pre-season. The team cut him in the summer time. Just recently,
Seattle Seahawks signed Derrick to their practice roster. Will
he be promoted to the active roster this season? Hard to say.

 

 

— an employer’s anti-deaf attitude

One employer said:
– we are not a social service
– we have no time to train the deaf how to do the job
– we have no money to train the deaf
– deaf people cannot work well
– deaf people have communication problems
– deaf people cannot keep up with new technology

This attitude is terrible. Where in USA did that
anti-deaf employer made these comments?
Nope, not in USA, but in Australia! We are lucky
to be Americans.

 

— the Forevermark diamond and the deaf

the Forevermark diamond is popular in China, Hong Kong, India
and Japan. It is part of the famous De Beers diamond empire.
Anyway, at the Forevermark factory in Botswana, there are 220
employees, and about 45 of them are deaf. One of them is
Edwin Mabote, a factory supervisor of hearing employees.
These deaf employees work on the polishing of diamonds to
make these look perfect. Unfortunately these Deaf Diamonds
are not available in USA.

 

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

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

DeafDigest – 17 December 2012

DeafDigest Gold – December 16, 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/elected-deaf-officials/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friendly-restaurants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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Holiday Gift Guide for Last Minute Shoppers

Are you having trouble finding a gift for a friend or loved one? Take a look at the Harris Communications Holiday Gift Guide.

It makes shopping easy!

There are gift ideas in every price range. Find the latest products from well-known manufacturers such as Sonic Alert, Clarity and Bellman & Symfon.

Be sure to look at the novelty items for fun holiday ornaments and jewelry.

There is still time to get a product shipped in time for Christmas.

You can select from a variety of express shipping options.

To see the Holiday Gift Guide, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG121612

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Sarah Davies, a deaf Australian woman, is having her
dream vacation – working with wildlife gorillas at the
Borneo’s Travellers Worldwide Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Project. An interpreter will accompany her on the
8-week trip.

DBS China Bank has a public service mission – to give out
grants to social service agencies. One of the beneficiaries
is the Shanghai’s Puki Deaf Coordination Agency. This agency
trains the deaf to become graphic designers.

The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
is a group in Australia. This group honors the history, culture and achievements of its people. And they selected Max McLeod,
who is deaf, as the Apprentice of the Year. He is a house painter
employed by the Wreck Bay Community Council.

A deaf man in Wales has complained that he does not know the
group that is supposed to “represent” the deaf with their
rights and needs. He said everytime there is a deaf-related
issue, a stranger, out of the blue, would show up and speak out,
claiming to represent the needs of the deaf. He was referring to
the BBC Democracy Live, an organization no one knows about!

New Zealand’s TVNZ is shutting down its Telexext service.
It is going to impact on the older deaf New Zealanders that
depend on it for news and information. They lack the means
for internet access, hence the dependency on the Teletext.

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Captioned Telephone shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller
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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)
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YOUR RESTAURANT CHOICE
You have a choice as a deaf patron. Which
restaurant would you go to?
A restaurant next door to your home that
is not deaf friendly – waiters no patience
with the deaf, cannot read the cash register,
menus hard to point to, etc.
Or would you walk 6 blocks to a restaurant
that is very deaf-friendly!
Your choice.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Do you qualify for a CI? A short list of
recommendations

http://deafdigest.com/ci-for-deaf/

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HARD OF HEARING SORRY FOR REJECTING THE DEAF
Always a sad story – that some young hard of
hearing person would reject friendship with the
deaf. They think they are better off with hearing.
But years later, these hard of hearing people
lose their hearing and become deaf. And it is
hard to make friends with the deaf at late age.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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JAPANESE DEAF COMMUNITY ANGRY AT MCDONALD’S
Japanese deaf people, hungry for a hamburger at McDonald’s
would point at the menu on the check out counter.
No more. For some reason, the menu on the check out counters
at all McDonald’s outlets in Japan was removed.
The deaf people are saying it makes ordering of food more difficult. And they are threatening to take their business
elsewhere (at other menu-friendly fast food outlets).
The McDonald’s management, not sensitive to the needs
of the deaf, said that they could just point to their cell
phones the name and the number of the meal they want. The
management also said the deaf could simply point to the
menu posted on the wall.

A LINGUIST’S PUZZLING COMMENT
A sign language linguist made this comment, which has puzzled
DeafDigest editor. He said:

Sign language does not represent spoken language

Huh, don’t we have Signed Essential English? While it
has several versions, if it does not represent spoken language then what exactly is it?

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

West Suburban Association of the Deaf

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wsad/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper headline ran this –

CI’s and speech therapy can make deaf normal.

all normal people have disabilities, the deaf included.
This headline implies that we are not normal without
CI and without speech therapy

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is there a high rate of hearing loss among
musicians?

A. Constant exposure to loud music (with no ear protection).

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:

Holiday parties

For us with Usher Syndrome, attending parties is not easy.

Many of us see our friends and relatives very few times a year.

They are not aware that our vision keeps changing year after year.

It is emotional and frustrating for us to attend these parties.

Friends and relatives used to viewing us as “Deaf” not “Blind”
people.

Here is a good way to get our attention at the beginning of an event.

Touch our shoulder and keep your hand there until we find your face.

Let us get communication ready.

Remember, each of us have different ways to communicate.

Thank you

Happy Holidays

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop apologizing upon realizing
that the person they are talking to is deaf

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DeafHistory:

Year 1976 – deaf speed driver Kitty O’Neil clocks 512 mph on a desert strip,
breaking the world’s land speed record by a female driver

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60 percent
SSDI applications turned down

80 percent
SSDI turned-down appeals turned down again

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Stonehill – Tori Faieta, SO, women’s basketball; started all 9
of her team’s 9 games; 11.3 points per game average

– Texas A & M – Jordan King, SR, women’s swimming; as a junior
posted Big 12 B cut in the 200 I.M. (2:00.92)

– Tulane – Kristen Ates, SR, women’s swimming; posted her
best time last season 100 breast: 1:22.88 at San Diego State

– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, SR, indoor track; waiting
for the indoor season to start next month

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; Oklahoma State’s top-ranked
Chris Perry defeated Wyoming’s L.J. Helbig at 174 pounds in a 15-3
major decision.

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Brett Wanner, pro micro-midget car racing, Pennsylvania; won
a Rookie of the Year award at his local racing track

– Josh Waterman, motocross racer, United Kingdom; has been
racing on a regular schedule, with varying degrees of success

– Scotty Williams, auto racing, Florida tracks; no recent updates

– Tracy Willis, mixed martial arts fighter, Oklahoma; after a
promising start, he has lost his last seven fights

– Scott Woodward, Los Angeles Dodgers farm; no idea if he is still
in the Dodgers’ farm system; he only hit .219 last season in
the low class A classification

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

you can subscribe; it is at no cost

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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

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

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 – http://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.

please scroll down in this employment section for more position
openings at The Learning Center for the Deaf

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high-performing. innovative. committed.

position opening
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Golden, CO

Position:
Executive Director of a bilingual charter school

Nature of work:
Provide innovative leadership to guide RMDS in its vision and assume responsibilities to ensure accountability of school’s rigorous academics, finances, and overall school management.

Responsible for building partnerships with parents and community; supervising and establishing working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies; and implementing new and current research in the field of Deaf education. Represents and advocates on behalf of the school with governmental bodies, private agencies, and the community about issues pertaining to Deaf education. Accountable for annual School Improvement Plan and other documentation required by the district and state.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree with licensure in Deaf Education required. Administrative and leadership credentials, such as Director of Special Education or Principal license, preferred. Proficiency in American Sign Language and written English; excellent communication skills; knowledge of Bilingual Education practices, financial management, and applicable Special Education laws, codes, regulations and procedures; experience in leadership roles, public relations, fundraising and recruitment.

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience (11 month administrative position).

To apply:
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three recent employment references to:

Search Committee
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
1921 Youngfield St., #204
Golden, CO 80401

Closing date:
Completed applications must be received on or before February 1, 2013.
Applications will be pre-screened before candidates are invited for an interview.

Rocky Mountain Deaf School is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, or genetic information.

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position opening
Interpreting Services Lead Technician
San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA

Closing Date: 01/07/2013
Open Until Filled: No

Pay Information: Range 29*, ($3,520 ? $5,605) per month based on the
current AFT Office Technical Salary Schedule. All new employees will
begin on Step C ($3,881). Promoted or transferred employees will be
placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (can
accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with
assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible
dependents. Employees hired after 1/1/13 will be required to pay 50%
of their PERS Retirement costs. A temporary probationary period will
be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD
Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining
agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions
of employment to include salary and benefits.

The salary range for this 80% position is $2816 ? $4484 per month,
for 11 months of each year.

*The salary range for this classification reflects the market
adjustment additive.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Type: Classified
Bargaining Unit: AFT / Office Technical
Range: 23
Location: District
Department: DSPS

The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for
Interpreting Services Lead Technician located at the District
Administrative Office in Student Services-Disability Support Programs
and Services. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm OR
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday, 7:00 am to 11
am. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours
based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the
option of the Chancellor.

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated
cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration,
qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that
includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).
References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online
application will be considered an incomplete application; please
enter N/A if any section does not apply.

1. Complete online application;
2. Supplemental Question No. 12: (please see Supplemental Questions
section below) – you will need to create a table and upload to your
documents screen. [Upload using Other document label.]

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates,
please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e.,
personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload
requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading
extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this
posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only
complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be
accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be
sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the
strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:

SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO
EMPLOYMENT:

– Submit ?official? college transcripts as stated on application
(even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
– Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
– Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment
(Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition
of continuing employment);
– Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s
expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of
employment);
– Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the
United States; AND
– Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located
at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its
full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the
cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the
medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental,
vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional
development. Contract employees become members of the California
Public Employees? Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

For more information and to apply,
visit:  http://apptrkr.com/303863

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Child Care Worker
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 – http://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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vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

NON-CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.

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Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– 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 college credit hours in
social science with two (2) years mental health direct care
experience.  Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL,
familiarity with other visual communication modes and language
levels.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
and travel various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws
governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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position opening
Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist
CaringWorks, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Needed for New Residential Addiction Treatment program in Georgia.

CaringWorks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA is currently seeking a full-time licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist fluent in ASL to work in a residential addiction treatment program.  A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited school required.  A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to mailto:wandareed@caringworksinc.org or fax to 404-371-8928.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist will be responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The specific duties will include:

1.    Contributes to improving program development for CaringWorks.

2.    Complete comprehensive behavioral assessments and write treatment plans that include and reflect full client involvement. 3.    Utilize evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral strategies, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
4.    Provide psycho-education on issues related to addiction and mental illness for clients, and families as needed to facilitate.
5.    Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients.
6.    Complete daily progress notes and discharge summaries. 7.    Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
8.    Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
9.    Provide emergency services during work hours and after hours as assigned.
10.    Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations.
11.    Other duties as determined by the Clinical Director. All services shall be provided in accordance with the established licensing and accreditation standards governing the agency as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.

SUPERVISION: The Clinical Director supervises this position. Supervision is exercised over all assigned program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited school required.

2.    A current Georgia License is required. Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed), valid and unrestricted.

3.    A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful.

4.    Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

5.    Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

6.    Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including ADA a plus.

7.    Effective verbal and written communication skills.

8.    Strong team/consensus building skills.

9.    Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to treating behavioral health disorders.

10.    Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

11.    Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. Familiarity with ETO database software and/or Medicaid billing protocols preferred.

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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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DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
including communication access advocacy and educating providers as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop and provide educational workshops about healthy aging, nutrition,
and fitness for older Deaf adults;

§ Create educational ASL-based Vlogs about healthy aging;

§ Develop flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services that include assessments of consumers.
health needs, development and monitoring of individualized service plans,
coordinating referrals for support services, provision of support related to
utilizing resources for self-help and health maintenance, and document
progress towards goals;

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: E-mail updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
no later than Friday, December 14th to Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative
Coordinator, at 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.

Jennifer Glinos

Executive Assistant

DEAF, Inc.

215 Brighton Avenue

Allston, MA 02134

617-254-4041 ext. 102

617-254-7091, Fax

SafePlace Employment Opening

DEAF SERVICES ADVOCATE/EDUCATOR – $28,810 – $34,500/year

The Deaf Services Advocate/Educator serves as a resource person/caseworker to clients who are Deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf/blind or have disabilities requesting services from SafePlace to help with their immediate safety needs; conducting targeted outreach to raise awareness about SafePlace services within the Deaf community, and providing training/education on topics related to domestic/sexual violence against persons who are Deaf. This position is expected to work collaboratively with the Deaf Services team to achieve program goals.

Requirements: Bachelor.s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and 3-4 years relevant experience; fluency in American Sign Language and life experience or knowledge of Deaf culture; experience in planning and conducting trainings/presentations; knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence; knowledge of social service, social welfare, mental health, and criminal justice agencies as well as entities that specifically serve individuals who are Deaf or people with disabilities in the Austin area.

Interested applicants should email cover letters and resumes to employment@safeplace.org

Or Mail to:
HR Director
PO Box 19454
Austin Texas, 78760

Or Fax to HR Director at 512-356-1673

NAD Seeks Director of Communications
http://www.nad.org/news/2012/12/nad-seeks-director-communications

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) seeks a Director of
Communications to work at its Silver Spring office and oversee the
organization’s communications as well as engage in marketing efforts. The
Director will ensure that all communications are timely, compelling,
effective, and representative of the organization’s mission, vision, and
values.

The Director leads the development and implementation of the NAD
communications and brand strategies in order to strengthen the
organization’s engagement with its members, stakeholders, and the general
public.

The Director is responsible for creating and coordinating written content,
videos, graphic design & layout, look & feel, and brand management across
all NAD communication channels including print (including the NADmag),
eNewsletters, web, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+), and all
public/media relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and implement an integrated communications and brand strategy to
engage current and future members;

Create compelling, persuasive, relevant, and accurate communications
content that will increase engagement with the organization’s members and
build community support for the NAD;

Develop and execute a comprehensive and effective communications strategy
in collaboration with the NAD CEO;

Cultivate and maintain local, state, and national media contacts for
disseminating press releases and leveraging public relations opportunities;

Engage in direct communications with state associations and affiliates of
the NAD, and coordinate political, legislative, and media efforts within
local, regional, and national areas.

Create awareness campaigns that utilize innovative social media tools to
engage members of the community most effectively;

Oversee the creative and editorial direction, development, production and
execution of all public communications (website, NADmag, eNewsletters,
social media, exhibit booths, marketing and advertising);

Script, choreograph, produce, edit, caption, and disseminate videos and
vlogs on a regular basis to maximize communications to NAD members and
stakeholders, including ASL videos of content on the NAD website;

Provide strategic oversight and support for membership and development
materials, conferences and campaigns, and fundraising events and
activities; and

Promote media communications on important legal and political developments.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Strong commitment to the NAD mission of promoting, protecting, and
preserving the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of
hearing people;

Experience, at least four years preferred, in a communications role
(general writing, online writing, or marketing-related writing experience a
plus), and prior experience with digital communications;

Knowledge and expertise with social media;

Experience with content management systems and contact relationship
databases;

Skilled at developing content including ability to translate policy issues
into communications that  resonate with a diverse range of stakeholders;

Experience with fast-paced advocacy campaigns;

Comprehensive strategic thinking and rapid problem-solving skills to
effectively handle crisis communications;

Fluent in ASL and in English, with an ability to write and edit quickly and
clearly;

Familiar with the deaf and hard of hearing community, its culture and
heritage;

Versed in video production and editing, captioning, and graphic design
concepts;

Ability to set and adhere to strict deadlines, and comfortable working in a
fast-paced, ever-shifting environment;

Excellent planning and organizational skills; and

Exceptional attention to detail.

OTHER INFORMATION

Salary will be commensurate with candidate’s experience. This position
includes generous benefits.

The successful candidate will take the position at the Silver Spring, MD
office of the NAD, with flexibility given for transition from out of state.

Deadline for submission is January 9, 2013, with a goal of hiring before
the end of January 2013.

Please send your cover letter, resume, list of references, sample and any
other relevant materials via email to:  jobs@nad.org

Job Opening for Director of
Minnesota Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Dear Members, There is a job opening available as the Director of the Minnesota Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.  See below for more information regarding this available position.

Job Classification: DIRECTOR DEAF & HARD HEARING SV DIV
Job Class Option:
Working Title: Division Director
Salary Range: $ 32.42-$ 46.56 hourly, $ 67,693-$ 97,217 annually
Location: St. Paul
Hiring Agency: Human Services Dept
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Posting Number: 12DHS002009
Closing Date: 12/18/2012
Go to https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=12DHS002009 to see the full listing about this job, such as minimum and preferred qualifications, selection process, how to apply, and contact information.

Job Description:   The Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services manages, directs, and oversees administrative and program functions of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This position oversees a budget of $6.7 million and a division of approximately 47 staff located at the central office and in six regional offices across the state. Responsibilities include:
– Organizing, directing and managing the resources provided to DHS for deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing services in order to meet state mandates.
– Providing supervision to managers and professional staff.
– Serving as a member of the Continuing Care administration Senior Management team: participating in departmental and administration-level strategic planning and leadership.
– Promoting stakeholder relations by developing and fostering working relationships with a variety of agencies, advocacy groups, and consumers so the complete array of services available to deaf and hard of hearing persons is understood and utilized.
– Providing leadership in policy and program development and service delivery for Minnesota?s deaf services statewide.
– Ensuring that program performance is measured, evaluated, and improved.

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DeafDigest – 17 December 2012

DeafDigest Blue – December 16, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-course-with-interpreter/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. William F. House,
who departed us. He was known as the Father of the CI.
He operated his own group – the House Research Institute.
The timing of his death is interesting – because it is the
30th anniversary of the first CI.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James Goodson who
departed us. He was a leader in the Phoenix deaf
community

This just in:

The state appeals court in Washington (state) ruled that
Regal, AMC, and Cinemark must do more to provide deaf
patrons with captions in movie houses. The court said:

it is a violation of state law to not make closed captioning technology more available

Top stories about the deaf:

A group of deaf people in India have been picketing
the tax collector’s office, claiming that due to the
Physically Handicapped Act of 1995, they should be
exempt from paying taxes!

Gaye Prudence Lyons, a deaf Australian woman, wanted
to serve on the jury but was denied because of her
deafness. As a result, she has filed a lawsuit,
citing provisions of the Queensland Government
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, which is supposed to
provide interpreters for the deaf.

FCC has asked our big wireless carriers to hurry up on
the text-to-911 services. Question is, despite agreement
among these carriers, will they hurry up?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
is saying that the Apache ASL Trails, a deaf housing
development in Arizona, discriminates against the
non-deaf. Why? Because too many units in the developments
are deaf occupied.

When there is a crime in Mbombela, South Africa, the deaf
people cannot use voice toll free numbers to report to
inform the police. For that reason, a group of deaf people
have asked the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities to set up a free text wireless line. This
discussion is going on at the parliament.

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DEAF CONFUSED BY VOICE VOCABULARY
At many workplaces, hearing people use special
shop vocabulary – coded words, coded abbreviations.
A deaf person  knows what these words mean,
but would not use them in everyday conversation
with these fellow employees.
So when a hearing person says RE or DV or RT or
audit or code, etc, the deaf person sometimes gets
confused. He needs to take a time out and think what
these mean.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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INTERPRETER AT ASL COURSE?
One college offers ASL 101. That class is interpreted.
Why interpreter?
If students want to learn ASL, they need to learn
without depending on voice interpreters.
Some things that DeafDigest editor does not understand!

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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FATHER OF CAPTIONS
Who invented the captions that we watch on TV?
Could it be as many as half dozen people that are being
credited, either correctly or falsely?
From time to time DeafDigest editor reads the news and
sees an article attributing someone, that we never heard
of, as the Father of Captions.
During the late seventies and early eighties, DeafDigest editor
served as the executive director of TDI, which aggressively
promoted captions. The person, in the government, that pushed
for captions for years, was the late Mac Norwood. He probably
knows who was the first one to come up with the captions.
Unfortunately Mac passed away in the late eighties, and
we may never know the truth. Mac, by the way, was deaf.

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A GOAL OF EVERY ARTIST
Every amateur artist has a goal – to have paintings exhibited
at a gallery. This applies to both – deaf and hearing artists.
Most artists paint for years without being honored with an
exhibition.
Well, deaf British artist Peter Mugridge achieved his goal
with an exhibit in Epsom. Not only that, he was able to sell
some of his paintings.
His paintings of sunsets, railways, aircraft ships, landscapes,
astronomy subjects and buildings reflects his lifelong interest
in railroads, astronomy and photography.
Why not personal portraits? He said:

I cannot get faces and digits right

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question:

are you a family member of the deaf person you are
interpreting for?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Our nation experienced another great tragedy this week.  Many, many
people from all walks of life were affected by the shootings in
Connecticut.  We are beginning to hear the names of heroes and people
who risked their lives to save others, and their contributions are
being recognized.

As the sad and dreadful details of this event continued to emerge,
news coverage around the world was focused on an elementary school in
Newtown. We are so grateful for those who responded to this emergency
and helped those in need.

As we reflect on the occurrences of that day, we also might want to
think about the contribution that captioners across the country made
during this horrific massacre.  They provided access to the millions
of Americans who required captioning in order to fully understand
what was taking place.

Thank you to those captioners who went above and beyond to write with
tears streaming down their faces, lumps in their throats, and heavy
hearts as they provided continuous coverage of these events.  They
could not turn off the stories that became too difficult for them to
deal with.  They may never know whose lives they touched.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

telling people that you are deaf only to be told
“yes, I have a hearing loss, too”

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

two CART cases have been argued in the federal Courts
of Appeals.

One involves a deaf medical school student.

Another involves a high school student.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When Gary gets mad, it is for a good reason. Gary
Malkowski, the world’s first elected ASL speaking
elected public official, is being denied requests for
interpreters by the Ontario Association of Former
Parliamentarians. As a result he may file a law suit.
The association is pleading poverty. The big
irony was that when Gary shocked Canada by winning
the election, the province immediately furnished
him with interpreters without being asked.
What this means is that while the government
would furnish interpreters, the former parliamentarians,
that formerly ran the government, would not follow suit.

(editor’s note: DeafDigest does not know what has become
of the lawsuit)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

According to Baltimore City Paper (not to be
confused with the Baltimore Sun), the 6th best
art of 2007 is the piece turned out by Joseph
Grigely. He painted “St. Cecilia” which
is on exhibit at the Contemporary Museum.
Joseph is deaf, a former NTID/RIT student
and also a former Deaflympics hockey player
and again, a former Gallaudet English
instructor.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that Australia, a relatively advanced nation,
would not allow the deaf to serve on juries?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A supervisor gave a deaf employee a Christmas gift
that looked like a flat briefcase

The deaf employee thought the supervisor said:
this is a recording

A recording in a brief case?

The supervisor actually said:
this is an accordion (a type of briefcase one can stuff into the back
of the trunk)

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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 opening
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20004

Job Number: HR-12075
Application Deadline:  2/1/2013

The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs.  As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).

SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs.  These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members.  Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.

Responsibilities:
The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are: –    Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan; –    Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds; –    Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget; –    Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs; –    Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS; –    Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs; –    Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and –    Overseeing personnel actions for the School.

Qualifications:
–    Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned; –    A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
–    Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
–    An established record of publications and research;
–    Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
–    A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
–    Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
–    Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
–    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
–    Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
–    Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.

For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at mailto:Cynthia.Neese.Bailes@Gallaudet.edu

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

A job application can be found at http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
People Incorporated Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota

People Incorporated promotes and secures independence for people with mental illness.

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 40 programs in the five metro area counties including crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2011 we served more than 7,000 people. Our annual budget is $33 million.

Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first, developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

– Community Support Specialist
Our Deaf Mental Health Services program (DMHS) is searching for a Community Support Specialist CSS500 to work part-time (afternoon/evening hours 2-3 days per week) at our drop in center.

The purpose of the Community Support Specialist position is to provide overall staff support and direction to the Deaf Mental Health Services Program drop-in center services. The Community Support Specialist also has primary responsibility for scheduling and planning recreational/social activities in the drop-in. The CSP Specialist will provide psychosocial rehabilitation skill training to individual clients, and provide information, referrals, and advocacy for clients both in the center and in the community.

This position may require you to provide transportation to recipients using a personal vehicle.

Position requirements include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Two years full time experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness
–    Must have a current drivers license
–    Good driving record –    Current auto insurance
–    Reliable personal vehicle
–    Must possess a telephone or system that allows 2-way communication with the program

Preferred qualifications include:

–    A Master’s Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work, or a field related to mental health

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-380403.html

– Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I
Our Deaf Supported Living program is searching for a Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I (070-550SS) to work part-time (every other Friday and Saturday overnight, 12am -8:30am) at an adult foster care home for deaf, hard of hearing, or blind adults who experience mental illness.

Residents of the program are Deaf, mentally ill adults and may have histories of moderate to severe behavior problems and secondary physical handicaps.  This position will provide awake supervision to residents in the program within the guidelines of each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).

Position duties include supervision of the following:
–    Leisure activities
–    Medication administration
–    Meal preparation
–    Meal times
–    Chores
–    Personal hygiene

Requirements for this position include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    High school diploma/GED –    Driver’s license with a good driving record
–    Willingness to work overnights and varied shifts
–    Experience working with persons who are deaf, mentally ill, and/or developmentally delayed in a group home setting

Preferred qualifications include: –    Bachelor’s degree in human service field

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!
http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-379841.html

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position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at http://www.usao.edu/employment ), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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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

HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505

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

EOE

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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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Job Opportunity–Hard of Hearing Services Specialist

The State of North Carolina is looking for a Hard of Hearing
Services Specialist to be based out of Greensboro, NC. The
salary range for this permanent full-time position is between
$35,000.00 and $57,000.00.

“This position works primarily with the Hard of Hearing Program
in the Greensboro Regional Center in Greensboro, NC.
Individuals in this position typically work with persons who are
hard of hearing, late-deafened, and older adults in the 10
counties in the region, and requires travel within and
occasionally outside the region. This position provides
advocacy, information and referral, skill development to
enhance communication skills, consultation services to
families, employers, etc. and assistance in regards to
telecommunication access including telephone equipment and
various assistive technologies. The HHSS provides education
and public presentations to agencies and organizations in the
areas of DSDHH programs, hearing loss, sensitivity,
awareness, and legislation as it relates to issues affecting
those with hearing loss. The HHSS also participates in
community events such as health & wellness fairs, hearing
screenings, job fairs and other events promoting equal
communication access.”

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, you better act
now. You need to get your application in by December 18,
2012.

For more information on this job click on the following link.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cf
m?JobID=564940 (or http://tinyurl.com/barqk4r if this link is
broken).

NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
141 LEDGE STREET
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03061

NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

POSITION:                   SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST / ANTICIPATED LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE LOCATION:        Main Dunstable Elementary
BEGININNG:        Around February 1st 2013 QUALIFICATIONS:        Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC/SLP), Strong                  organizational and communication skills.  Candidate must have previous experience working with autistic children.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is an integral part of the school community.  SLPs conduct assessments of students. communication skills to determine their eligibility for treatment, develop recommendations for interventions and provide services to carry out interventions so that students can meet educational performance standards.  They work in partnership with others to meet student needs through consult with teachers, parents, or other professionals, share assessment results and develop plans for services through the IEP process.  The SLP provides students with remediation for speech and language deficits, provides support to parents and teachers, determines the appropriate approach for student.s speech and language services and screens students for further individualized assessment.  Collaboration with peers is essential to enhance the instructional environment, meet individual, school and district wide student performance goals and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Professional obligations are met through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating services and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants should apply online at www.nashua.edu.  Under the employment tab.

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The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

White House Internship Program

Dear Community Members, Friends, & Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2013  program is January 27, 2013.

If you or someone you know meet the following criteria, they are eligible to apply for this life changing experience:

* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)

* Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship

* A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

* All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program

* Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday

* Hours may vary by office

* If you or someone you know are interested in this great opportunity, please see application materials and frequently asked questions at the the following website:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply

Thank you for your continued support of young people with disabilities in attaining their dreams. If you have any questions, please let me know.

TaKeisha S. Walker MA, MS
Director of Workplace and Leadership Programs
American Association of People with Disabilities

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-521-4312
Fax: 866-536-4461
http://aapd.com

HLAA FORMALLY BEGINS SEARCH FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BETHESDA, MD: The nation’s voice for people with hearing loss, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), seeks applications and nominations for the post of executive director. The current executive director has been an outstanding leader and has shepherded the organization to a position of national and international prominence, and financial strength. The Board of Trustees seeks to fill the post prior to her retirement July 31, 2013.

The Board is searching for a leader who is visionary, dynamic, diplomatic, highly competent, organized, warm, collaborative and who has excellent people skills. The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of issues related to hearing loss and must be strongly committed to improving the life circumstances of those with hearing loss.

Complete details including the position announcement, job description, candidate qualifications, how to apply, as well as more information about HLAA can be found at: http://hlaa.convio.net/HLAA_ED_Search

For more information and to apply, contact the HLAA Search Committee at edsearchchair@hearingloss.org

About HLAA:

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA Convention 2013 is in Portland, Oregon, June 27-30), produces the national Walk4Hearing®, and advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit http://www.hearingloss.org

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

Teaching assistant needed for integrated preschool class with four hard of hearing three year olds. Intermediate to advanced sign language skills required. For more information contact:

Joan_nash@newton.k12.ma.us

Joan Nash
Newton Public Schools

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Oklahoma

TCC has a job opening working with ASL and interpreting students in the Facet Center lab. Check out the poisiton on the TCC website. Here is the link https://careers.tulsacc.edu/postings/13809 It is listed under staff at the Northeast Campus.

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NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
141 LEDGE STREET
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03061

NOTICE OF VACANCY

POSITION:           PARAPROFESSIONAL-DWSE PRESCHOOL LOCATION:        NEW SEARLES ELEMENTARY
WORK YEAR:        School Year Monday – Thursday
STARTING:          12/11/2012
SALARY RANGE:    Salary ranges from $12.36-$17.18 p/hr based on prior experience.
QUALIFICATIONS:    High School Diploma or GED

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

District Wide Special Education Paraprofessional: Under the direction of the classroom teacher the paraprofessional assists with the implementation of IEP goals and objectives pertaining to educational needs, social-emotional, behavioral development, fine and gross motor skills to foster independence.  Assist with the physical and minimal health needs of the children, which may include lifting, feeding, toileting/diapering, and personal hygiene.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.nashua.edu Current employees of the Nashua School District should also apply online using the Internal Candidate Application process.

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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DeafDigest – 12 December 2012

 DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 12, 2012

 

— Australia apologizes for taking a baby away from a deaf mother

In 1966, Evelyn McDade gave birth and the baby was taken away
from her for for adoption without her permission. Reason?
The Australian government said she cannot raise children because
of her deafness. She has been upset about it for a long time.
Luckily, in 2004, her birth daughter found mother Evelyn.
Since then they’ve been close. Last week Australian Premier Campbell
Newman apologized to her for taking the baby away from her.

 


— Cochlear Cup in a deaf sporting event?

Two deaf teams play each other in a sport; the winner takes home
the Cochlear Cup. This is not a joke. Cochlear Cup started in
2002, and this trophy goes to the winner of the Australia Deaf
vs New Zealand Deaf match in rugby. Does Cochlear Cup have rules –
only CI players could play? Non-CI allowed to play? And what if
Deaflympics becomes Cochlearlympics? In the Deaflympics, the
participants are not allowed to wear hearing aids or CI during
competition.

 

 

— Bieber sort of says “too bad, you are deaf”

A deafened Oregon woman filed a 9 million dollar lawsuit
against rock star Justin Bieber, saying that his extremely
loud concert caused her to go deaf. Justin is trying
very hard to get the judge to dismiss the lawsuit as
silly. This is the attitude Bieber is saying – too
bad, you are deaf!

 

 

— Future hearing aids – no batteries!

Battery manufacturers are not going to like it but future
hearing aids may not require batteries! Scientists from
MIT have invented a special hearing aid where the power
comes from the ear itself. It is not yet ready for the
market. The scientists were also asked if future CI
may not require batteries. They said they don’t know yet.

 

— Future job for the deaf – accessibility auditor

Jobs for the deaf come and go. But would there be a future
for the deaf as Accessibility Auditor? Steven Mifsud, himself,
deaf, owns a accessibility consulting business in United
Kingdom. So far he has consulted 1,000 clients on their
accessibility needs. Restaurants without cash register
displays, no display captions in subways, handcuffing
arrested deaf people behind their backs, kiosks for
interpreters, etc. These are things that accessibility
auditors look for.

 

12/09/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

12/09/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 10 December 2012

DeafDigest Gold – December 9, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-careful-with-security-guards/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-mysterious-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/elected-deaf-officials/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Republicans in Senate has blocked the passage of the
U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.
Rick Santorum and Mike Lee led the opposition while John McCain and Bob Dole supported the rights.

CI people understanding speech better than they understand
music! Says who? Says a team of researchers from the
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

When the city of Frederick, Maryland celebrates its New
Year, a 5-foot key will be dropped on the bridge behind
the city library. The key is being crafted by the woodworking
class at the Maryland School for the Deaf. This project
was commissioned by the Civitan Club.

The December 10th edition of the Sports Illustrated had
two deaf-related articles. One was hard of hearing women’s
pro basketball player Tamika Catchings as one of the “Athletes
Who Care.” She mentors young children that are in serious
need of help and guidance. The other one was a Coda football
player – Marquise Lee whose birth parents were deaf.

Keith Knaggs stepped down after 17 years of leadership with the Ryedale District Council and his Conservative political
group after 17 years of leadership. Reason is his deafness
reaching the point where he has lost control during meetings.
Ryesdale is a county in North Yorkshire, UK.

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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HEARING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS
For many years we have deaf individuals that won
public elections.
Many hearing elected officials run again and win
again, run again and win again.
But many elected deaf officials lose when they
run again.
Why? Maybe hearing voters are disappointed in
deaf elected officials?

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Places outside of USA with deaf name

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/places-outside-usa-with-deaf-name/

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BE CAREFUL WITH A RESPONSIBLE JOB
DeafDigest knows a deaf person that had many
responsible jobs in schools for the deaf. He
was never promoted, and always quit his job and
then find another new responsible job.
Same old thing over and over for so many years.
Why?
Because that person was not careful with his
responsibilities. He would arrive late for important
meetings; he would miss deadlines on important
reports; he would be absent from work without telling
his boss, etc, etc.
And he continues to complain that no one was fair
with him!

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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SODA CERTIFICATE FOR DEAF PILOTS, NOT DEAF TRUCK DRIVERS!
The acronym SODA stands for Statement of Demonstrated Ability,
and it applies to deaf pilots. It replaces medical certificates
(because of deafness).
As far as deaf individuals wanting to become truck drivers,
the SODA certificate does not apply!
Is there a difference between driving in the air and on the
road?

A TREND WE MAY FEAR
If at some time in the future, we, the deaf, are in the
court room for some reason, then there is a trend we may fear.
It has a lot to do with cost cutting by governments that
are broke – meaning hiring less qualified ASL interpreters
and also using automated captioning equipment to replace
qualified CART operators.
In the courts, a missed word or a mistyped or mis-signed
word may mean a lot.

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

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Indiana Association of the Deaf

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/indiana-association-of-the-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper in New Zealand ran a piece about a
deaf person. The headline said:

Sign language citizen

Sign language citizen? What is the deaf person does
not sign? What if a hearing person uses sign language
because he cannot speak?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why did the Senate Republicans block the passage of the
United Nation’s Rights of Persons With Disabilities?

A. They are simply saying that our ADA is enough! This is
unfortunate because when we set the bar high enough then
other nations will follow suit.

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:

Holidays cards

Sending Holidays greeting cards to your Deaf-Blind friends?

Here are some helpful tips:

Find cards with a dark background and with light color fonts.

Use black marker to write inside the card.

Another possibility is using a word processor on your computer.

Use large font size of 18 and bold.  Then fold your word processor
document inside the card.

For Braille, you can visit your local agency for the blind to see if
they are willing to add Braille.

You also can buy cards already in Braille.

Happy Holidays.

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 a new law be passed to require services of a deaf
accessibility consultant to inspect new facilities
to make sure these are deaf-friendly. Examples would
be a carryout restaurant requiring visible digital
displays on cash registers and ease of menus to allow
the deaf to point to their meal choices.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1886 – famous deaf inventor Thomas A Edison married
for the second time. He made sure his new wife, Mina, was
able to communicate with him by teaching her the Morse
code! He said he would not have married her if she couldn’t
learn the Morse code.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

30,000

deaf and hard of hearing college students across USA.

Says who? Says the NTID’s Center on Access Technology

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Olivet Nazarene – Samanatha Elam, JR, women’s swimming;
is one of the team’s top swimmers

– Old Westbury – Raven Pentz, FR, women’s basketball; started
all 5 of her team’s 5 games; team leader in minutes spent
per game on floor with 7.0 points per game average

– Purdue – Drew Mingo, SR, women’s basketball; started all
8 of her team’s 8 games; 10.8 points per game average

– Rochester – Matthew Ning, fr, indoor track; not on the roster
this season after competing as a freshman

– Salve Regina – Peter Gintoli, FR, hockey; played 10 of his
team’s 11 games, scoring 7 goals, 2nd highest on team, and
assisting on 3 goals

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Clint Thomas, rodeo, Georgia; has been ranked #8 in steer
wrestling by the International Professional Rodeo Association

– Aubree Thompson, women’s Ultimate Fighter, Utah, is currently
1-0 and is fighting again this weekend

– Shane Van Boening, pro billiards, South Dakota; his web site
has not been updated in a year

– Melinda Vernon, long distance runner, Australia; no recent
updates

– James Volk, pro bus racing driver, Brandenton, Florida;
no updates in a year

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 announcement:
Director of Interpreter Services
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
St Augustine, Florida

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/florida-deaf-director-interpreter-services/

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position opening
Interpreting Services Lead Technician
San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA

Closing Date: 01/07/2013
Open Until Filled: No

Pay Information: Range 29*, ($3,520 ? $5,605) per month based on the
current AFT Office Technical Salary Schedule. All new employees will
begin on Step C ($3,881). Promoted or transferred employees will be
placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt (can
accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with
assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible
dependents. Employees hired after 1/1/13 will be required to pay 50%
of their PERS Retirement costs. A temporary probationary period will
be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD
Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining
agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions
of employment to include salary and benefits.

The salary range for this 80% position is $2816 ? $4484 per month,
for 11 months of each year.

*The salary range for this classification reflects the market
adjustment additive.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Type: Classified
Bargaining Unit: AFT / Office Technical
Range: 23
Location: District
Department: DSPS

The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for
Interpreting Services Lead Technician located at the District
Administrative Office in Student Services-Disability Support Programs
and Services. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm OR
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday, 7:00 am to 11
am. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours
based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the
option of the Chancellor.

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated
cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration,
qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that
includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).
References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online
application will be considered an incomplete application; please
enter N/A if any section does not apply.

1. Complete online application;
2. Supplemental Question No. 12: (please see Supplemental Questions
section below) – you will need to create a table and upload to your
documents screen. [Upload using Other document label.]

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates,
please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e.,
personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload
requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading
extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this
posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only
complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be
accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be
sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the
strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:

SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO
EMPLOYMENT:

– Submit ?official? college transcripts as stated on application
(even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
– Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
– Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment
(Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition
of continuing employment);
– Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s
expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of
employment);
– Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the
United States; AND
– Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located
at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its
full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the
cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the
medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental,
vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional
development. Contract employees become members of the California
Public Employees? Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

For more information and to apply,
visit:  http://apptrkr.com/303863

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Child Care Worker
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 – http://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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vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

NON-CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.

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Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– 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 college credit hours in
social science with two (2) years mental health direct care
experience.  Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL,
familiarity with other visual communication modes and language
levels.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
and travel various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws
governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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position opening
Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist
CaringWorks, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Needed for New Residential Addiction Treatment program in Georgia.

CaringWorks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA is currently seeking a full-time licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist fluent in ASL to work in a residential addiction treatment program.  A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited school required.  A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to mailto:wandareed@caringworksinc.org or fax to 404-371-8928.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist will be responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The specific duties will include:

1.    Contributes to improving program development for CaringWorks.

2.    Complete comprehensive behavioral assessments and write treatment plans that include and reflect full client involvement. 3.    Utilize evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral strategies, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
4.    Provide psycho-education on issues related to addiction and mental illness for clients, and families as needed to facilitate.
5.    Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients.
6.    Complete daily progress notes and discharge summaries. 7.    Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
8.    Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
9.    Provide emergency services during work hours and after hours as assigned.
10.    Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations.
11.    Other duties as determined by the Clinical Director. All services shall be provided in accordance with the established licensing and accreditation standards governing the agency as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.

SUPERVISION: The Clinical Director supervises this position. Supervision is exercised over all assigned program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited school required.

2.    A current Georgia License is required. Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed), valid and unrestricted.

3.    A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful.

4.    Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

5.    Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

6.    Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including ADA a plus.

7.    Effective verbal and written communication skills.

8.    Strong team/consensus building skills.

9.    Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to treating behavioral health disorders.

10.    Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

11.    Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. Familiarity with ETO database software and/or Medicaid billing protocols preferred.

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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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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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Job Opening for Director of
Minnesota Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Dear Members, There is a job opening available as the Director of the Minnesota Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.  See below for more information regarding this available position.

Job Classification: DIRECTOR DEAF & HARD HEARING SV DIV
Job Class Option:
Working Title: Division Director
Salary Range: $ 32.42-$ 46.56 hourly, $ 67,693-$ 97,217 annually
Location: St. Paul
Hiring Agency: Human Services Dept
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Posting Number: 12DHS002009
Closing Date: 12/18/2012
Go to https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=12DHS002009 to see the full listing about this job, such as minimum and preferred qualifications, selection process, how to apply, and contact information.

Job Description:   The Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services manages, directs, and oversees administrative and program functions of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This position oversees a budget of $6.7 million and a division of approximately 47 staff located at the central office and in six regional offices across the state. Responsibilities include:
– Organizing, directing and managing the resources provided to DHS for deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing services in order to meet state mandates.
– Providing supervision to managers and professional staff.
– Serving as a member of the Continuing Care administration Senior Management team: participating in departmental and administration-level strategic planning and leadership.
– Promoting stakeholder relations by developing and fostering working relationships with a variety of agencies, advocacy groups, and consumers so the complete array of services available to deaf and hard of hearing persons is understood and utilized.
– Providing leadership in policy and program development and service delivery for Minnesota?s deaf services statewide.
– Ensuring that program performance is measured, evaluated, and improved.

IRS Job Opening:
Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Dear Members, If you are a strong leader with knowledge about human capital processes, excellent workforce analytic and communication skills, the IRS has an outstanding opportunity for you. The IRS has openings for Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. Apply now; this position closes Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Salary: $105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade:  GS-0301-14
Position Info: Full-time
Vacancies: 2 in Washington, DC

Leading the Special Emphasis Team or the Human Capital Office Integration Team Linking diversity and inclusion and the mission of the IRS so that diversity and inclusion can be embedded into our workforce, policies, and practices Collaborating with business divisions to develop, implement, and execute diversity and inclusion strategies and metrics Monitoring and analyzing employment trends, providing guidance and insight relative to the recruitment of diverse applicant pool Implementing strategies to address barriers specific to hiring and advancement Leading to a team of specialists to direct their workload and provide input on their performance Leading to a team of specialists to direct their workload and provide input on their performance

To view the full announcement and apply go to:
https://irs.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332395600

If you have applied or are applying for this position, please e-mail Paula Golladay at: Paula.B.Golladay@irs.gov.

DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
including communication access advocacy and educating providers as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop and provide educational workshops about healthy aging, nutrition,
and fitness for older Deaf adults;

§ Create educational ASL-based Vlogs about healthy aging;

§ Develop flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services that include assessments of consumers.
health needs, development and monitoring of individualized service plans,
coordinating referrals for support services, provision of support related to
utilizing resources for self-help and health maintenance, and document
progress towards goals;

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: E-mail updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
no later than Friday, December 14th to Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative
Coordinator, at athompson@deafinconline.org.

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DeafDigest – 10 December 2012

DeafDigest Blue – December 9, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/double-asl-in-one-day/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dying-sign-languages-in-videos/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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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 Betty Miller,
a long time Washington, DC area resident who departed
us. An artist by heart, she encouraged many young
deaf artists to follow her lead to achieve their
own artistic niches. She founded Deaf’Via, a
society of Deaf Artists.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Carol J. Garretson
who departed us. She was a long time professor of
Communications Arts at Gallaudet University.  And as
a wife she was supportive of husband Merv’s involvement
in a wide range of deaf civic, educational and political
activities.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Don Ingraham, a
San Francisco Bay area resident, who departed us. He
was a long time faculty member at the California School
for the Deaf at Fremont, and on the side, prepared income
taxes for the deaf that needed assistance in paying
taxes. He left Gallaudet as a very young man and returned
as a much-older student and graduated – he was well known
on the campus as “Iggie”

Top stories about the deaf:

Are we seeing a race among pharmaceuticals to come up
with anti-deaf drugs? Seems so because of the newspaper
headline that said:

Drugmakers step up search for hearing loss medicines

A point in mind – FDA has not approved any of these
proposed medicines!

Is implanting a CI in a deaf child considered parental
abuse? This is what some angry deaf Britons are
accusing Eastenders TV series star Rita Simons. Rita,
a mother of a young deaf child, reportedly was very upset about this abuse accusation.

A Flashpoint mystery! This popular TV series recently featured an episode that had a deaf character. Since he was not good with ASL he was “sent” to a deaf school to learn how to sign. Was this actor deaf playing a deaf role or was it a hearing actor playing a deaf role. Because Flashpoint is a mystery, they are not saying if the real actor was deaf or hearing!

DeafDigest mentioned last week that Larry Taub, who is
deaf, was one of the three finalists for the president
position at Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind.
The position, however, was given to Dr. John Mascia,
who moves up from his vice president slot.

Technology evolves at a rapid-like speed – meaning new
ideas from yesterday gets obsolete tomorrow. A perfect
example was a published book of computer signs, during
in the early eighties have already been made obsolete.
How do deal with words in technology in sign language?
A team of researchers at University of Edinburgh in Scotland have been encouraging deaf students from
all over the world to contact each other via the
Internet to reach agreement on signs for these
scientific terms.

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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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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FAKE PERFECT ORAL SPEECH
An oral deaf person grew up, thinking he has perfect
speech. He thought it was perfect because hearing people
nod their heads and smile.
What the oral deaf person did not know – until many
years later – that his mother would sneak behind his
back. She would repeat what the oral deaf person was
trying to say, so that hearing people will know what
he is talking about. Without the mother’s cheating,
no hearing person would understand that oral speech!
When that oral deaf person found out about it, he
was very upset!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Now available on DVD – Texas Deaf History documentary

“Journey Through Deaf Texas”

in ASL, open subtitles and background music

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/journey-through-deaf-texas/

to look at the DVD cover:
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IGNORING A DEAF ACQUAINTANCE
A deaf man works in customer service at his place
of employment.
He contacts many hearing employees through
email. He has never met these employees in
person but they know him, and they know he is deaf.
Suddenly one day, one employee shows up
at the office and says hi to everyone, hugs everyone
and chats with everyone.
But this friendly hearing employee ignores
the deaf person!
Why?

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Attention: Deaf Karate, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do participants

If you are interested in 2013 Deaflympics, please visit:

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Deaf people are no different from hearing people as far as
being overweight and out of condition. These out of shape
people often need personal trainers to crack the whip.
We have several deaf trainers. In fact DeafDigest editor
knows of several former Gallaudet football players making
a living as personal trainers. Their clients, however, are
hearing people!
There are two new deaf trainers on the scene in Austin, Texas –
Jacquelyn Petersen and Michael  Navarro.

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A METAL CRAFTSMAN
In Uala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, there is a metalwork
shop operated by Anthony Das. He is deaf and his work with the
metals is in demand by organizations and agencies.
Winners and honorees receive trophies and plagues at public
events. Many of these have been crafted by this deaf metalworker.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question –

do you have deaf members in your family?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

If you are hiring a realtime captioner or CART provider, you want to
make sure that he or she has some experience or knowledge about the
subject being captioned, and you may want to give them additional
information about the assignment.  If a captioner is asked to caption
something that they know nothing about and have not prepared for, it
can be a big problem.

In addition to having the skills to caption, one of the most
difficult things for a captioner to develop is a dictionary of
terminology.  The dictionary basically tells the computer how a
captioner writes a particular word or phrase and translates it into
English.  If the words aren’t in a captioner’s dictionary, they can’t
translate properly.

If a captioner is given the proper material in advance, he or she can
keep up with speakers using long and difficult words.  If you let
your captioner know that you will be speaking about compounds that
contain more than one chiral center that are stereoisomers but not
enantiomers, your captioner can enter the words in advance and
communicate difficult or technical terminology to the consumer.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Having to deal with discrimination everyday in the
hearing workplace, even if hearing employees are
very nice to 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

Only three states require certification for ASL teachers
in the school classroom – Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Are we seeing a breakthrough in technology to prevent
Line 21 captions from blocking graphics, especially during
athletic events and most important of all – emergency
warnings?
A company from Canada claims to have come up with such
a device.

(editor’s note: unfortunately, this claim was only just
talk, and the hated captions-graphics clash continues,
as always!)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In the late seventies, a deaf leader,
who did not use sign language, gave a keynote
speech at a deaf convention. He said that
the mental level of those that use sign
language was equivalent to a monkey. This
off-the-cuff remark caused a furor and it
ruined the political aspirations of this
deaf oral leader.
What about it? It was reported in the
newspapers that a chimp is “smarter” than
humans when it came to short-term memory
tests. This experiment was conducted by
a team of researchers at Kyoto University
in Japan.
Was the deaf oral leader ahead of his
times with this “monkey” comment?
No, but DeafDigest editor thought it
was funny.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A statement from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
said that he has handled 100,000 cases on behalf
of his constituents in his district.

DeafDigest wonders – how many deaf constituents went
to him, asking for assistance?

As we all know, his deceased brother was deaf, and Harkin
has always looked on favor with us, the deaf.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the friend said:
my great grandfather was a spaceship

Spaceship?

The friend actually said:
my great grandfather was a bishop

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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 announcement:
Director of Interpreter Services
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
St Augustine, Florida

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/florida-deaf-director-interpreter-services/

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position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at http://www.usao.edu/employment ), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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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

HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505

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

EOE

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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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Teaching assistant needed for integrated preschool class with four hard of hearing three year olds. Intermediate to advanced sign language skills required. For more information contact:

Joan_nash@newton.k12.ma.us

Joan Nash
Newton Public Schools

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Oklahoma

TCC has a job opening working with ASL and interpreting students in the Facet Center lab. Check out the poisiton on the TCC website. Here is the link https://careers.tulsacc.edu/postings/13809 It is listed under staff at the Northeast Campus.

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NASHUA SCHOOL DISTRICT
141 LEDGE STREET
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03061

NOTICE OF VACANCY

POSITION:           PARAPROFESSIONAL-DWSE PRESCHOOL LOCATION:        NEW SEARLES ELEMENTARY
WORK YEAR:        School Year Monday – Thursday
STARTING:          12/11/2012
SALARY RANGE:    Salary ranges from $12.36-$17.18 p/hr based on prior experience.
QUALIFICATIONS:    High School Diploma or GED

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

District Wide Special Education Paraprofessional: Under the direction of the classroom teacher the paraprofessional assists with the implementation of IEP goals and objectives pertaining to educational needs, social-emotional, behavioral development, fine and gross motor skills to foster independence.  Assist with the physical and minimal health needs of the children, which may include lifting, feeding, toileting/diapering, and personal hygiene.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.nashua.edu Current employees of the Nashua School District should also apply online using the Internal Candidate Application process.

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The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist, approx. 16 hours/week,
to begin Jan. 2013

Duties: The contracted Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide light
case management for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened
(.Deaf.) individuals living with cancer, diabetes, or heart disease,
including communication access advocacy and educating providers as needed;
and provide health education to older Deaf adults aged 55 and up in Newton,
Taunton, and Danvers, MA.

Specific duties are as follows:

§ Outreach to the older Deaf community and encourage behaviors and choices
that promote healthy aging and healthy living;

§ Develop and provide educational workshops about healthy aging, nutrition,
and fitness for older Deaf adults;

§ Create educational ASL-based Vlogs about healthy aging;

§ Develop flyers to recruit older Deaf adults to workshops and events;

§ Prepare monthly summaries of healthy aging activities, collect
demographic and attendance information, and assist with preparation of
progress reports.

§ Provide case management services that include assessments of consumers.
health needs, development and monitoring of individualized service plans,
coordinating referrals for support services, provision of support related to
utilizing resources for self-help and health maintenance, and document
progress towards goals;

§ Assist in collaborating with health and medical service providers to
promote and advocate for Deaf-accessible services;

§ Be available to work some evenings and weekend hours as needed.

§ Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Bachelor.s degree in a related field preferred, but not
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong interpersonal skills,
ability to prepare written reports and articles and meet deadlines, and
experience working with older adults. Required qualifications include:
strong knowledge of health topics related to diabetes, cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness, and disease
prevention; basic healthy cooking skills; knowledge of exercise/fitness;
minimum 2 years. experience in human services working with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people, and conversational fluency in ASL. Must have own car and be
willing to travel.

Supervision: Reports to the Project HOPE Director.

To Apply: E-mail updated resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references
no later than Friday, December 14th to Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative
Coordinator, at 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.

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
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 REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS   Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing and other computer software, filing and records management systems, transcription systems, forms design principles and other office procedures and terminology; applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; agency and organizational programs; research methods, techniques, and sources of information.  Ability to arrange, coordinate and schedule time and details; coordinate the activities and tasks of people, groups and/or organizations; communicate fluently in English; communicate clearly and effectively; read and understand information presented in writing; make decisions and solve problems using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives and propose quality solutions; act as intermediate agent to help resolve differences, conflicts or complaints; find, gather, collect, monitor and track information or data; review and edit documents for accuracy and completeness.  May supervise receptionist and/or other clerical staff.  Preference may be given to applicants with American Sign Language (ASL) skills, and/or knowledge of deaf or blind communities. Some travel is required to attend meetings.  In order to drive a state vehicle, employee hired for this recruitment must have and maintain a valid Utah driver license and clean driving record, and will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r027/r027-007.htm#T3.  Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS   $17.89 per hour.  This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay, and other valuable benefits.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full-time position.   Work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

OPENING DATE:   November 19, 2012                CLOSING DATE:   November 27, 2012

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered for this position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the State of Utah job seeker website at http://statejobspostings.utah.gov/. The requisition number for this position is 28224.
Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.
The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

have enough substitutes.

KBS (in the Ogden area) is in of need members of the deaf community and qualified others to help become a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, AIDE , and/or INTERVENER.

You can earn extra $$  as these are paid positions.

We are looking for people who are:

·       fluent in ASL

·       able to pass a background check

·       a good role model and work well with students

PLEASE COME AND HELP OUR STUDENTS IN TIMES OF NEED.

Visit or call one of the numbers below for more information:

Mike Hillstrom

Director of Kenneth Burdett School

of the Deaf (KBS)

Utah School for the Deaf

742 Harrison Blvd.

Ogden, UT  84404

Ph. 801 629-4751 (v)

801 675-1926 (cell. or text)

385-244-4373 or 801 528-6539 (vp)

801-629-4709 (fax)

SUBSTITUTE Teacher of the Deaf/IEP Coordinator

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for a substitute Teacher of the Deaf/IEP Coordinator. This position would cover for a medical leave. Individual is needed ASAP. Contact Ed Mulligan, Director 617 244-3407, ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us EDCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

MU seeking interpreters

[http://www.missouri.edu/images/MUlogo.gif]Office of Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
University of Missouri

Attention: Mid-Missouri Area Interpreters!

The Office of Disability Services at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting a pool of part-time, temporary sign language interpreters for post-secondary (undergraduate to doctoral) level work and University events to begin in January of 2013. Interested interpreters must have experience interpreting in higher education classroom settings, hold a valid Missouri license at the (Missouri) Advanced or Comprehensive levels OR National interpreter Certification with a Missouri license. Interpreters must be flexible, be team players, and possess good interpersonal skills.

Send a letter of application, resume, copy of certification and contact information for three professional references to:

Angela Graves
Deaf Services Coordinator
S5 Memorial Union
Columbia, MO 65211

If you have any questions, please contact me at (573) 882-4696.

Angela Graves
Deaf Services and Temporary Disability Coordinator
Office of Disability Services
S5 Memorial Union
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu<http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu/>
573/882-4696 (main)
573/234-6662 (VP)

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Alan and Michelle Green, Ogden, UT are looking for a back-up/on call sitter for their 2 boys, one whom is
Deaf. They are learning and using American Sign Language (ASL). They have a nanny who works with them for 10 hours per week on average. There are many times the nanny is unavailable or needs time off.  They are hoping to find someone who is Deaf or someone who knows sign language to care for their boys as needed. For more information and if interested, please contact Michelle Green at (801) 648-4066 or email her at macatering@hotmail.com.

Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bridges to Employment, a division of Alternatives, Inc., is a
comprehensive career service. Our team offers an array of employment
related solutions to meet a variety of todayÿÿs workforce needs.  We
are currently expanding our services and seeking Employment
Specialists to work with individuals who are Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. This position is part time and the candidates would work in
the Mercer County area.  Pay rate is from $15-$22.50 an hour.
Job Requirements:
*  Must have experience working with individuals who are Deaf and
Hard of Hearing.
*  Ability to communicate using American Sign Language and have
strong receptive skills.
*  Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
*  Must have own transportation and be willing to travel throughout
Central NJ to meet with clients as needed (mileage reimbursement
included).
Job Duties:
*  Provide training and assist with job development and placement
activities for individuals served.
*  Ability to network and build relationships with community
employers.
*  Provide on-site job coaching and maintain professional
relationships with employers to ensure job retention.
Fax resume and cover letter to Alyse Betso at 908-685-2660 or via
email to Abetso@alternativesinc.org

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.

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DeafDigest – 05 December 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 5, 2012

— becoming deaf from smelling cigarette smoke!

We know that smelling cigarette smoke can cause
cancer. But do smelling it cause deafness?
A team of researchers from New York University
said that it can! Their advice – if you smell
cigarette smoke, walk away!


— a future interpreter’s big shock at airport

Samantha Penuelas, who is a learning to become an
interpreter, wanted to surprise her boyfriend
who was coming home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Instead, the surprise was on her. At the airport in
Phoenix, he greeted her, and then on his one knee,
proposed marriage, in ASL, not in voice! He learned
just enough signs on his own to propose in ASL.
They will get married at end of this month.


— a person that teased is going to jail

A man, from Ohio, was cruel. He teased a girl
that has cerebral palsy. Someone took a video
of the teasing and posted it on the internet.
The family filed a complaint, and the case went
to court. The judge sentenced the man to one
month in jail. Why is DeafDigest mentioning it?
Because if a hearing person teases a deaf person,
making fun of his deafness, then who knows –
that cruel hearing person could be arrested!


— a crocodile scaring deaf kids at deaf school

a crocodile, almost 10 feet long, was swimming on
the Solomon Island beach, near a group of deaf kids
during a lunch recess. The school director saw it
and called the police. Yet, it took the police 2
days to come and investigate. The director was
concerned because deaf kids cannot hear crocodile
warnings. To this date, police is still looking
for the crocodile.


— a new Knight making deaf people angry

Malcom Bruce, the Parliament MP from Scotland, is
being honored with a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth.
They said he has helped the deaf for many years.
But angry deaf people said it is not true. They
said he voted in the Parliament to cut funding
for the needs of the deaf, while at the same time
serving as a trustee with a deaf service agency!
They are saying he is a big hypocrite.


— position announcement
Director of Interpreter Services
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/florida-deaf-director-interpreter-services/

 

 
12/02/12 Blue edition at:
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12/02/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 02 December 2012

DeafDigest Gold – December 2, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-careful-with-security-guards/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-mysterious-deaf-people/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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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.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG120212

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Fox TV News ran a piece on best small towns in USA,
these towns with populations of 25,000 and under. Two such
towns were Brattlesboro, VT and Staunton, VA. Both of
these towns have schools for the deaf – Austine School
for the Deaf in Vermont and Virginia School for the Deaf
and Blind in Staunton.

Last week DeafDigest mentioned Rachel Kolb, a deaf woman,
becoming a Rhodes Scholar and wondered if there were others
before her. It was then learned that we had another deaf
Rhodes Scholar – Jonathan Winkler in 1997.

Lipreading teachers are being hired in Scotland. The government
wishes to help the late-deafened and felt that lipreading
lessons is the way to go.

The National Disability Institute is working with nearly 1,000
service agencies to help the deaf and the disabled achieve
financial independence. This institute is kicking off a national
webinar this week.

YouTube helping the deaf in Europe? Should be because these
voices – German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian
and Dutch will be auto-captioned. The short press release,
however did not say anything about Spanish or even of
English (British accent is different from American accent).

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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ALWAYS AFRAID AND ALWAYS CAREFUL WITH EMPLOYEE PASS
Many employees show their employee pass, with
own picture on it, when they enter the work building.
These security guards look at the pass and the picture
first before allowing them in the building.
Sometimes the guard is busy or talking with someone
and did not see someone enter the building. The hearing
employee can hear the guard say “Stop. Please show me
your pass.”
But a deaf employee cannot hear it. Can be scary if
deaf employee thinks the guard has given OK while he
really didn’t. Many guards carry firearms with them at
all times.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-careful-with-security-guards/

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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THREE DIFFERENT SIBLINGS
A family has two sisters, and one brother. All of them have
hearing losses.
One is very deaf and very ASL. The second one is hard
of hearing but is comfortable with the deaf. The third
one is hard of hearing but is comfortable with the
hearing.
Why did three children follow three different future
paths?
Always interesting and always a mystery!

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Curious how to connect with your Spirit Guide or do Yoga properly,
or even learn how to do those fun paranormal activities, we offer you
awe-inspiring, life-changing ASL Spirit Quest Cruise experience

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/aslspiritquestcruise/

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EVOLUTION OF A SIGN LANGUAGE
How does a regional or national sign language get started?
Possibly the same as with the pre-historic people.
Their grunts evolve into voiced words which in time evolve
into a complete language.
The same goes for our sign language. And it is still
evolving – there are many signed words that did not exist
even as far back as the sixties.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

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

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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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A CHALLENGE FOR THE FCC
Over the past years, the FCC has been good to us, but
they could do more. Not that always easy because the media
industry fights every inch of the way on these FCC directives.
Anyway – what is the one good thing FCC could do for us, but
hasn’t yet?
To ensure quality captioning – especially with auto-captions!
Will FCC come up with such regulations?
Hope so.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

San Francisco Deaf Club

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/san-francisco-deaf-club/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said the person is hearing challenged

Hearing challenged? He cannot challenge something he cannot
hear!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. There are many hearing Political Action Committees (PAC). Why cannot
we, the deaf, have our own PAC, to support politicians that agree with
our goals?

A. Most hearing PAC’s don’t survive. In fact 60 percent of these PACs
fail to raise a cent! Paperwork and federal regulations make life
miserable for these PAC’s that don’t follow the rules. This being said,
a deaf PAC may have a very difficult time surviving.

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:

With Rona von Mering’s thoughtful assistance!

Wrapping gifts

For DeafBlind, can they wrap gifts without looking? Sure they can!

How?

How do they know what color or type of wrapping paper and ribbons to
use?

Of course they have to ask their helper to instruct them on
decisions. Then, they arrange wrapping paper, ribbons, scotch tape
and scissors on the table. They can feel where these things are
located on the table.

Then, go ahead and have fun wrapping!

For anyone who has useful vision – encourage them to use a blindfold
over their eyes and try this fun trick!

Hey! Don’t forget the gift tags and writing names!

At the end you would be laughing to find many tiny cut-up scraps all
over the floor!

From the heart and praying for you all to have warmest wishes for

Happy and Healthy Holidays.

Rona Schuster – von Mering

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 single public facility (theaters, stadiums, shopping malls, transportation outlets, restaurants, etc)
be required to go through “accessibility audits” by
deaf inspectors to make sure these sites are deaf-friendly.
Example is a fast food restaurant with cash registers that
lack digital displays.

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DeafHistory:

Years way back – the Leviticus 9:14 says:

You shall not insult the deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

nearly 80 percent

of masters of hearing ear dogs have experienced the
indignity of being refused admission into service
agency offices in United Kingdom

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Deaf College Athletes:

– Loyola – Rebecca Meyers, incoming FR, swimming; will be swimming
for Loyola of Baltimore this coming 2012-2013 season

– Minnesota State Moorhead – Haley Thomforde, JR, women’s basketball;
one of the team’s core players

– New Brunswick – Kristy Edwards, SO, women’s hockey; the varsity
program was downgraded to a club status, and so, information on
her is scant

– North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, SO, women’s hockey; team’s 3rd
leading scorer with 3 goals and 10 assists in 14 games so far

– Ohio Wesleyan – Greg White, SR, basketball; played all 5 games,
starting none, averaging 13.8 minutes per game; 5.0 points per game

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Daniel Salokari, Thunder Bay North Stars, Canada, Jr A level hockey;
was demoted to Jr B level, which is not an elite level

– Gregg Sutch, Buffalo Sabres farm system, pro hockey; playing right
now for Saginaw Spirit, a major junior ice hockey team

– Joe Swail, pro billiards, Northern Ireland; still active but is no
longer considered among the elite hearing opponents

– Noro Taiki, Niigata Albirex BC team, Japanese independent baseball league;
no updates on him

– Renate Telser, Italy, mountain biker; no recent updates

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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vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

NON-CLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.

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Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– 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 college credit hours in
social science with two (2) years mental health direct care
experience.  Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL,
familiarity with other visual communication modes and language
levels.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
and travel various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws
governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s
license.

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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position opening
Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist
CaringWorks, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Needed for New Residential Addiction Treatment program in Georgia.

CaringWorks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA is currently seeking a full-time licensed Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist fluent in ASL to work in a residential addiction treatment program.  A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited school required.  A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to mailto:wandareed@caringworksinc.org or fax to 404-371-8928.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist will be responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The specific duties will include:

1.    Contributes to improving program development for CaringWorks.

2.    Complete comprehensive behavioral assessments and write treatment plans that include and reflect full client involvement. 3.    Utilize evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral strategies, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
4.    Provide psycho-education on issues related to addiction and mental illness for clients, and families as needed to facilitate.
5.    Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients.
6.    Complete daily progress notes and discharge summaries. 7.    Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.
8.    Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharges inactive clients.
9.    Provide emergency services during work hours and after hours as assigned.
10.    Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations.
11.    Other duties as determined by the Clinical Director. All services shall be provided in accordance with the established licensing and accreditation standards governing the agency as well as within the scope of practice of the individual.

SUPERVISION: The Clinical Director supervises this position. Supervision is exercised over all assigned program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    A Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited school required.

2.    A current Georgia License is required. Acceptable licenses are: LCSW, LMFT and LPC. Must maintain a professional license and stay current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed), valid and unrestricted.

3.    A minimum of (3) years addictive disease experience is required. Experience working with homeless and or offender population(s) helpful.

4.    Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

5.    Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

6.    Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including ADA a plus.

7.    Effective verbal and written communication skills.

8.    Strong team/consensus building skills.

9.    Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to treating behavioral health disorders.

10.    Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations.

11.    Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. Familiarity with ETO database software and/or Medicaid billing protocols preferred.

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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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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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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
Telecommunications Specialist III
RE-ANNOUNCED
Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind    Announcement No. 43-12
742 Harrison Blvd.    Schedule B
Ogden, UT  84404    DPR 50679/6900

JOB SUMMARY   Enables and facilitates the business processes performed by USDB.s administrative, educational, and support staff using information technology products and services such as VOIP telephony, video conferencing, internet traffic and content security, infrastructure routing and security, email, voicemail, Ethernet traffic management, etc. Designs, specifies, implements, and maintains wired and wireless communication hardware, software and services, including voice gateways, routers, switches, VLANs, T1 links, etc.; implements and maintains network security protocols, services and devices, including perimeter security, internet content, and email spam/malware security;  performs installation, configuration and maintenance of unified communication systems integrating email, voicemail, archiving, instant messaging, chat, IP-based conferencing; travels to various school sites as necessary; performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS   Must have a working knowledge and understanding of Cisco IP-based routing and switching, VLAN & security management, Cisco Firewall, VPN, Content Filters, VOIP, MS Exchange, MS Lync, Cisco Unified Communications systems.  Must have strong design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting skills, and experience with best-practice design and operation of the technologies above.  Ability to be flexible/adaptable; organize, plan, project, and propose solutions; follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; respond to users in a courteous and professional manner; pay strong attention to detail; be self-motivated and self-monitored.  This is a senior professional position.  Substantial work experience in the management of telephony systems is needed (at least four years of full-time paid professional experience is preferred).  MCSE, and CCNA or equivalent certifications are highly recommended.  There are moderate physical requirements for this position such as long periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities, and lifting moderately heavy items.  Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.  Travel to various schools sites is required.  Must have a valid Utah driver license and clean driving record.  Employee hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r027/r027-007.htm#T3. Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS   Hourly rate $26.89 – $42.65   Hourly rate contingent upon qualifications and experience. This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay, and other valuable benefits.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full time position.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

OPENING DATE:   November 26, 2012        CLOSING DATE:   December 9, 2012

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered for this position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the State of Utah job seeker website at https://statejobs.utah.gov/. The requisition number for this position is 28277.
Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.
The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

Stetson School in Barre, Massachusetts is hiring ASL fluent and certified interpreters for all shifts. Please visit our website at www.stetsonschool.org for more information about our facility and services.

Contact: Forward cover letter with resume to:

Amanda LaRoche, Assistant Human Resource Director
Stetson School, Inc.
455 South Street
P.O. Box 309
Barre, MA 01005-0301

978-355-4541 ext. 201
alaroache@stetsonschool.org

The South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) is in the
process of expanding our applicant pool for interpreter services. ****

The District recently took action to increase interpreter salaries for
individual interpreters hired to work at Irvine Valley College.****

Our current interpreters truly enjoy working on a college campus.****

The necessary qualifications for salary placement and salary step increases
are as follows:****

**· **Interpreter IV Range 001 RID/NAD 3/NIC/EIPA 4.0/ Equiv.
exp. $ 30.00 hr****

Range 002 RID/NAD 4/NIC/EIPA 5.0…….. $ 35.00 hr****

Range 003 RID/NAD 4/NIC.Adv/+5years exp. .. $ 38.00 hr****

Range 004 RID/NAD 4/NIC Adv./+10 years exp..$ 42.00 hr****

**§ **Interpreter V Range 001 RID/NAD 5/ NIC Master ……..$
45.00 hr****

We encourage you to call, stop by or email Irvine Valley College.s DSP&S
office for more information.****

Please feel free to contact Mary Rominger or Monica Parks at:****

** **

Irvine Valley College, DSPS****

5500 Irvine Center Drive, SC 171****

Irvine, California 92618****

(949)451-5630****

ivcdsps@ivc.edu ****

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired

Severe Classroom

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 74-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AH

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50234/5210

JOB SUMMARY   Plans learning experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of study and established evaluation techniques for assessment of progress; improves professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties as assigned.

Job Opportunity: Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf at DARS . DFW

Job Opportunity as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf at DARS . Fort Worth, TX

Individual can reference online at http://www.dars.state.tx.us or reference online at https://jobshrportal.cpa.texas.gov

Job Description: Voc Rehab Counselor I: Manual Communication Required

The Counselor I performs work in support of the mission, goals and values of DARS, and applies critical thinking skills and sound decision making in performance of routine rehabilitation work in one or more program areas: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) including transition from high school to adult VR services, and or Independent Living (IL) and/or Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS). Work is performed using the DARS electronic case management system. The Counselor I is hired by the Area Manager (AM) with the approval of the Regional Director (RD), and works independently, with moderate supervision by the AM. The Counselor I will require substantial coaching and mentoring.

Work performed supports employment or other defined outcomes for people with disabilities by: Developing and maintaining relations with community referral sources, businesses, employers and schools as applicable. Collecting and analyzing all information necessary to make an accurate eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment records, etc.)

Assisting the consumer in choosing an appropriate employment or other rehabilitation goal by analyzing information to determine the consumer.s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information to the current job market, as appropriate. Working collaboratively with the consumer to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the consumer.s identified goals. Ensuring timely, cost-effective provision of services and consumer progress toward achievement of their goal. Developing and implementing a process leading to successful job placement or other planned outcome.

The Counselor I applies best value purchasing practices and uses available comparable benefits and services to ensure effective use of public funds.

During the first year of employment, the VRC I participates in a number of mandatory training activities.

Performs other duties as assigned and required to meet the mission and goals of the department and division.

Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Accurately determines eligibility for DARS services. (5%)
2. Demonstrates quality standards throughout the eligibility assessment process. (5%)
3. Provides counseling and guidance to support consumer informed choice. (10%)
4. Demonstrates quality standards in counseling and guidance by maintaining active and meaningful partnerships with consumers throughout their cases. (10%)
5. Supports the consumer through the assessing and planning process to identify an appropriate rehabilitation goal and services. (10%)
6. Demonstrates quality standards by engaging the consumer in the assessing and planning process to identify consumer needs and strategies to address them. (5%)
7. Provides reasonable and necessary planned services and appropriately closes cases, or transitions cases to adult VR. (10%)
8. Demonstrates quality standards in implementation of the consumer.s plan. (10%)
9. Accurately determines and documents level of significance of consumer.s disability. (5%)
10. Contributes to the success of the unit by meeting individual performance goals, and establishing and maintaining productive relationships with businesses and/or school, as applicable. (15%)
11. Applies sound decision making and best value purchasing principles to consumer purchases. (10%)
12. Serves as a team leader to technicians and/or other staff working together toward a common goal. (5%)

Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifications:

A master.s degree in rehabilitation counseling, or a closely related field with specific coursework; or Other master.s degrees or Ph.D. with specific coursework; or current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC); or current licensure for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).
Applicants hired without these credentials will be required to meet standards within the timeframe agreed to at employment.
(Although preferred, counselors hired and assigned to an Independent Living Services Caseload are not required to meet these educational requirements).

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to performance in this position:
Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to barriers encountered throughout the rehabilitation process.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to plan, organize and achieve goals.

Ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.

Ability to conduct consumer interviews.

Ability to engage the consumer in an active and meaningful partnership throughout the rehabilitation process.

Ability to apply the rehabilitation process.

Ability to gather, evaluate and analyze information used in the rehabilitation process.

Skilled in using a computer in a windows environment.

Knowledge of counseling techniques as used in the rehabilitation process.

Knowledge of vocational and other assessments (e.g. Independent Living) of rehabilitation needs.

Knowledge of assistive technology for people with disabilities.

Knowledge of job placement techniques.

Knowledge of available community resources and comparable benefits.

Knowledge of occupational requirements and labor market trends.

Knowledge of vocational aspects of physical and mental disabilities.

Initial Screening Criteria:

Masters degree with major in Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited college or university OR Masters degree with major in counseling or counseling related degrees, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Human Services from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year related work experience, OR Other Masters degree plus two (2) years related work experience, OR Bachelors degree with a major in vocational rehabilitation from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year related work experience, OR Bachelors degree with major in Counseling, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Public Health from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years related work experience OR other Bachelors degree plus three (3) years related work experience. Related work experience is defined as case management, counseling, job placement and general knowledge of disabilities.

Final Selection Criteria:

Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to barriers encountered throughout the rehabilitation process.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to plan, organize and achieve goals.

Ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.

Ability to engage the consumer in an active and meaningful partnership throughout the rehabilitation process.

Ability to apply the rehabilitation process.

Ability to gather, evaluate and analyze information used in the rehabilitation process.

Knowledge of job placement techniques.

Knowledge of vocational aspects of physical and mental disabilities.

Additional Information:

This is a career ladder position from Counselor I to Counselor IV. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills. Monthly Salary range is $3110.00 . $5442.20.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the AccessHR service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview

Assistant Professor of Deaf Education (Tenure Track)
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Location:    Chickasha, OK
Category:    Faculty – Education – Special Education
Faculty – Health – Communication Disorders
Posted:     11/30/2012 Application Due:    Open Until Filled
Type:    Full Time

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO’s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO’s mission is “to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.” USAO seeks to continue “to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.” A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322. Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Application Information

Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs Postal Address:    Mike Coponiti
Business & Finance
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
1727 W. Alabama
Chickasha, OK 73018
Phone:    405 574-1225
Fax:    405 574-1220
Online App. Form:    http://www.usao.edu/employment
Email Address:    smtaylor@usao.edu

Searching for a part-time English instructor proficient in ASL

I am the chair of English at Cerritos College, and I.m looking for your help in finding a part-time English instructor who is proficient in American Sign Language and can teach a writing class for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students (DHH). In spring 2013, we hope to designate a section of a writing class that is three levels below freshman comp to serve exclusively 20 DHH students, and we are searching for an instructor who can help us offer this class.

The purpose for establishing a separate section for DHH students was to address to very critical issues: 1. Ability to teach DHH student English 2. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language (ASL) and to avoid the need for English translation with an interpreter. To accomplish this, we need an instructor who meets these criteria:

1. Master.s degree or MFA or PhD. or ABD in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition; or Bachelor.s in any of the above and Master.s in linguistics or creative writing; or the equivalent. (All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from accredited colleges and/or universities.)

2. Teaching experience at the college or secondary level (including part-time and/or teaching assistantships).

3. Ability to teach DHH students: The reason that we established a separate section for DHH students is that their needs are different from the typical student. Due to the nature of their linguistic development teaching English to DHH is different than teaching hearing students English.

4. ASL Proficiency: Knowledge of the importance of fluency in American Sign Language in teaching students who are deaf.

Could you share this e-mail with your part-time faculty and ask them to contact me if they are interested, or to pass this note on to colleagues who may be qualified? Thank you very much for your assistance, and best wishes for the holiday ahead.

Yours,
Steve

Dr. Steve Clifford
Chair, English Department
562-860-2451, x2829
Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
sclifford@cerritos.edu<mailto:sclifford@cerritos.edu>
http://www.cerritos.edu/english

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computer, click on bottom video)

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This just in –

The 3 finalists for the presidency of Alabama School for the
Deaf and Blind are John Mascia, the school vice president,
Larry Taub, the past headmaster at Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf and Tyrone Yarbrough, a service agency administrator.
Of these 3 finalists, only Taub is deaf.

The new RID Executive Director is Shane Feldman, who
leaves his CEO position with the National Association of
the Deaf. This is a significant hire – because Feldman
is deaf, and grew up using Cued Speech, and he is leading
an organization of sign language interpreters!

Top stories about the deaf:

Deacon Matthew Hysell, who is deaf, will be ordained as a new
priest this week. He serves the deaf parishioners in
Edmonton, Canada.

Who is the superintendent of the New York State School for
the Deaf (Rome, NY)? No one, yet. This position has been
vacant for two months. The state said it is continuing its
“recruitment effort” to find a replacement, but would not
tell how many have applied? This school is not to be
confused with the New York School for the Deaf, White
Plains, NY, two completely separate schools with a near
similar name.

There is a new Facebook page; it is called
ASL High School Teachers Network. All ASL teachers
are invited to browse and surf.

A special committee in Iowa made a recommendation –
save Iowa School for the Deaf. It was feared that the
committee would recommend the school be closed or moved to the eastern part of the state. The Iowa Board of Regents will act on the recommendation. Keep in
mind the fate was not nice to the neighboring states
(Nebraska School for the Deaf – closed; South Dakota
School for the Deaf – decentralized statewide).

What happens if a person’s inner ear implant has a
dead battery? Just pull it out, throw out the old
battery and put in a new battery and then put the
implant back in the inner ear? No way! A Stanford
University team of surgeons, neuroscientists and electrical engineers, worked together on a self-charging implant. Not yet ready for the market,
though.

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/carpenter-job-at-deaf-school/

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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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DOUBLE ASL-LUCK IN ONE DAY
DeafDigest editor lives in Washington, DC. And he
got a double ASL-luck in one day.
He went to a restaurant. The waitress serving him
was fluent in ASL. She is not a Coda but has part time
jobs as ASL interpreter and as a Speech Therapist.
It was so easy to order a meal in ASL with her
instead of pointing at the menu.
After the dinner, DeafDigest editor walked the
dog – and bumped into a tourist that wanted directions
to visit Spy Museum. He switched from voice to ASL when
DeafDigest editor told him he was deaf. Very easy to
explain in ASL the directions to the museum.
This is “Double-ASL”.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Now available on DVD – Texas Deaf History documentary

“Journey Through Deaf Texas”

in ASL, open subtitles and background music

more information at:
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DEAF VIDEO BECOMING USELESS?
Some deaf sign languages are dying in small communities
all over the world.
Some deaf linguists are using the video to tape these
sign languages before the older sign language users pass
away.
DeafDigest wonders if these videos are useless – because
no one in the world could understand these dying sign
languages?
Just wondering! Maybe DeafDigest is wrong?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/dying-sign-languages-in-videos/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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A street named after a deaf person

view it at:
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COMING IN SECOND AT THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED CONTEST
California School for the Deaf at Fremont, with its
powerhouse football team, hoped to win the Sports Illustrated’s
Underdogs contest.
The school came in second. The winner was a high school
in Michigan that had a member of the football team with
Down syndrome.

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THE TAXES ARABIANS
The Taxes Arabians? What is this all about? Nonsense? Yes,
but it showed up on the auto-captions when the topic was the
Houston Texans-Baltimore Ravens football game that took place
earlier in this football season!
This is not a joke. If more video providers turn to auto-captions
to save money, then we will suffer through many, many nonsense
auto-captioned words!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question –

could we meet in private so that you can teach me all these
dirty word signs?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People who become court reporters, captioners, and CART providers
come from many different backgrounds.  Some go to court reporting
school immediately after high school, but there are increasing
numbers of people in the profession who have followed other paths to
get there.

There are some who have bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and
even Ph.D.s and other advanced degrees who have decided that their
real love is captioning, CART providing, or court reporting.  They
have returned to court reporting school and learned steno theory and
practiced in order to achieve their goal.

Even for people with advanced degrees, becoming a court reporter,
CART provider, or captioner takes a lot of practice.  In order to
achieve their goals faster, people with great determination may write
on their steno machines all day in school and then go home in the
evening and practice some more.  Some very determined people end up
spending more than eight hours a day practicing in order to increase
their speed.

The faster one achieves the high speeds necessary to graduate from a
court reporting program, the quicker he or she will be able to
achieve the goal of being a CART provider, captioner, or a court
reporter.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a true story, experienced by DeafDigest editor, as a 8-year old
kid visiting the home of a hearing 8-year old neighbor.

The hearing neighbor’s mother wrote on a piece of paper –

can you read or write?

DeafDigest editor told his mother about it and she threw a
terrible fit, confronting the neighbor and scolding her for
asking such an ignorant question!

(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

the law says that employers cannot discriminate against
applicants with respect to gender, race, disability. This
law is often a joke because experienced employers know how
to discriminate in ways that they cannot be sued.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest is always thrilled to see deaf people
succeeding in “hearing-only” jobs – be it physician,
professor in a non-ASL hearing class, coach of a hearing
athletic team, schmoozing with moneyed VIPS in
multi-million dollar fund raising drives on behalf of
a school for the deaf, etc.
Here is another one – a printing shop hiring a deaf customer service representative; he deals with printing
needs of hearing customers.

(editor’s note: this person only lasted a short time
in his position)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Jane K. Fernandes, whose selection by the trustees
as the new Gallaudet president caused so much unrest
on the campus last year, has been recommended for a
new position.
University of North Carolina at Asheville chancellor
Anne Ponder has chosen Fernandes for the provost
position.
This appointment is subject to approval by the
university board of trustees.

(editor’s note: she continues in this position)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

From time to time we read about auto-captions as
the thing of the future. These proponents cite huge
cost savings.
What these same proponents would not mention is
the high error rate with captions on the auto-caption
system.
Do they realize that excessive errors are just as
annoying to us as much as static is annoying to those
that listen to voice programs?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a Thanksgiving dinner, the deaf person was talking
about broccoli with a hearing guest

The deaf person thought the guest said:
I buy secret service broccoli

Secret service?

The guest actually said:
I buy single service broccoli

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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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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

HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505

or
Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.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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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
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 REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS   Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing and other computer software, filing and records management systems, transcription systems, forms design principles and other office procedures and terminology; applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; agency and organizational programs; research methods, techniques, and sources of information.  Ability to arrange, coordinate and schedule time and details; coordinate the activities and tasks of people, groups and/or organizations; communicate fluently in English; communicate clearly and effectively; read and understand information presented in writing; make decisions and solve problems using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives and propose quality solutions; act as intermediate agent to help resolve differences, conflicts or complaints; find, gather, collect, monitor and track information or data; review and edit documents for accuracy and completeness.  May supervise receptionist and/or other clerical staff.  Preference may be given to applicants with American Sign Language (ASL) skills, and/or knowledge of deaf or blind communities. Some travel is required to attend meetings.  In order to drive a state vehicle, employee hired for this recruitment must have and maintain a valid Utah driver license and clean driving record, and will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r027/r027-007.htm#T3.  Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS   $17.89 per hour.  This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay, and other valuable benefits.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a full-time position.   Work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

OPENING DATE:   November 19, 2012                CLOSING DATE:   November 27, 2012

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered for this position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the State of Utah job seeker website at http://statejobspostings.utah.gov/. The requisition number for this position is 28224.
Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.
The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

have enough substitutes.

KBS (in the Ogden area) is in of need members of the deaf community and qualified others to help become a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, AIDE , and/or INTERVENER.

You can earn extra $$  as these are paid positions.

We are looking for people who are:

·       fluent in ASL

·       able to pass a background check

·       a good role model and work well with students

PLEASE COME AND HELP OUR STUDENTS IN TIMES OF NEED.

Visit or call one of the numbers below for more information:

Mike Hillstrom

Director of Kenneth Burdett School

of the Deaf (KBS)

Utah School for the Deaf

742 Harrison Blvd.

Ogden, UT  84404

Ph. 801 629-4751 (v)

801 675-1926 (cell. or text)

385-244-4373 or 801 528-6539 (vp)

801-629-4709 (fax)

SUBSTITUTE Teacher of the Deaf/IEP Coordinator

The EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is looking for a substitute Teacher of the Deaf/IEP Coordinator. This position would cover for a medical leave. Individual is needed ASAP. Contact Ed Mulligan, Director 617 244-3407, ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us EDCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

MU seeking interpreters

[http://www.missouri.edu/images/MUlogo.gif]Office of Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
University of Missouri

Attention: Mid-Missouri Area Interpreters!

The Office of Disability Services at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting a pool of part-time, temporary sign language interpreters for post-secondary (undergraduate to doctoral) level work and University events to begin in January of 2013. Interested interpreters must have experience interpreting in higher education classroom settings, hold a valid Missouri license at the (Missouri) Advanced or Comprehensive levels OR National interpreter Certification with a Missouri license. Interpreters must be flexible, be team players, and possess good interpersonal skills.

Send a letter of application, resume, copy of certification and contact information for three professional references to:

Angela Graves
Deaf Services Coordinator
S5 Memorial Union
Columbia, MO 65211

If you have any questions, please contact me at (573) 882-4696.

Angela Graves
Deaf Services and Temporary Disability Coordinator
Office of Disability Services
S5 Memorial Union
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu<http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu/>
573/882-4696 (main)
573/234-6662 (VP)

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Alan and Michelle Green, Ogden, UT are looking for a back-up/on call sitter for their 2 boys, one whom is
Deaf. They are learning and using American Sign Language (ASL). They have a nanny who works with them for 10 hours per week on average. There are many times the nanny is unavailable or needs time off.  They are hoping to find someone who is Deaf or someone who knows sign language to care for their boys as needed. For more information and if interested, please contact Michelle Green at (801) 648-4066 or email her at macatering@hotmail.com.

Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bridges to Employment, a division of Alternatives, Inc., is a
comprehensive career service. Our team offers an array of employment
related solutions to meet a variety of todayÿÿs workforce needs.  We
are currently expanding our services and seeking Employment
Specialists to work with individuals who are Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. This position is part time and the candidates would work in
the Mercer County area.  Pay rate is from $15-$22.50 an hour.
Job Requirements:
*  Must have experience working with individuals who are Deaf and
Hard of Hearing.
*  Ability to communicate using American Sign Language and have
strong receptive skills.
*  Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
*  Must have own transportation and be willing to travel throughout
Central NJ to meet with clients as needed (mileage reimbursement
included).
Job Duties:
*  Provide training and assist with job development and placement
activities for individuals served.
*  Ability to network and build relationships with community
employers.
*  Provide on-site job coaching and maintain professional
relationships with employers to ensure job retention.
Fax resume and cover letter to Alyse Betso at 908-685-2660 or via
email to Abetso@alternativesinc.org

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.

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