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DeafDigest – 31 January 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 31, 2013

 
— an embarrassing wrong spelling of Gallaudet

Many people misspell Gallaudet. It is no big deal, but when
a newspaper misspells Gallaudet it is embarrassing. Newspapers
are careful about grammar, spelling and style – yet the
Washington City Paper (not Washington Post) misspelled Gallaudet
twice in a recent article. This paper had Gallaudet spelled as
Galludet! The editorial staff probably had their faces red
when the story was published and distributed and fingers
pointed at them!

 

— a scary deaf scam email

DeafDigest editor received a scam email below:
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:09:31 -0500 (EST)
From: (a well known deaf criminal, name not mentioned)
To: (a strange email address, not barry@deafdigest.com)
Subject: Real Estate Investment

Hello, 
Check out the latest and available properties, CLICK HERE. for immediate access.
Please sign on with your email.

Respectfully.

 

This well known deaf person is in prison, yet there were emails
with his name on it! Did he mail these out from the prison e-mail
system or someone was scamming the deaf prisoner’s email address?
More likely a hearing scammer was scamming a deaf scammer!

Anyway if you see such scam emails with messages like
“I can only email you because of being hearing impaired” then
immediately delete these and never open these links.

 

— several Super Bowl facts and the deaf

We have had two football players, with some hearing loss, that played
in the Super Bowl. Who were they?

Reggie Williams, Cincinnati Bengals, two Super Bowls, 1982 and 1989;
he didn’t know he had a hearing loss until he was in 3rd grade

Mike Singletary, Super Bowl 1986;
he had to wear a hearing aid all his life

We have had two profoundly deaf players in the NFL – Kenny Walker and
Bonnie Sloan but they never played in the Super Bowl.

Baltimore Ravens? Well, when the Ravens built their own new
stadium, the late owner, Art Modell wanted the huge scoreboard
to be captioned. His son John Modell was honored by the Maryland
Association of the Deaf for his work in setting up the scoreboard
with captions.

 

01/27/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

01/27/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 27 January 2013

DeafDigest Gold – January 27, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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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-frustation-in-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-box-hearing-box/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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

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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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“Introduction to American Deaf Culture” on Sale Now

Written by a member of a multigenerational Deaf family, “Introduction
to American Deaf Culture” (B1216) is a comprehensive book that
explores how Deaf people are best understood from a cultural
perspective. Topics covered include how culture is defined, how the
concept of culture can be applied to the Deaf experience, and how
Deaf culture has evolved over the years. Author Thomas K. Holcomb
enhances the text with engaging stories interwoven throughout.

This is a valuable book for college-level courses and can also help
parents and educators of Deaf children understand the world of Deaf
culture.

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce this new book with a
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$49.99).

Hurry! Sale ends January 31, 2013.

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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:

The deaf community of Malta is complaining that a sign
language interpreter is not around during televised
political debates. And as usual, the government is ignoring the pleas of the deaf community.

A deaf British activist has accused service agencies
of not providing the deaf with their needs. He said that
these agencies are more concerned with winning government
contracts than to adequately serve the deaf.

Another deaf social club is closing, a victim of
changing times. The Northwest Indiana Deaf Club
has closed on January 12th after last gathering
of its members. Some of deaf people from as far
as Indianapolis made the trip to honor the existence of the club. This club started in
1947 and was able to last 66 years.

Text 911 for the deaf is coming up soon in Canada. The
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
made this announcement. Jan. 24, 2014 is the deadline for all
telephone and wireless companies to implement this system.

Fresno University’s Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies has been enriched by over one million due to
a donation by Joe Slotnick, who did not even attend that
university!

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OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.
Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.
The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.
Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/

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

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American Society for Deaf Children

2013 Conference
JUNE 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

more information at:
Read more http://deafdigest.com/2013-american-society-deaf-children-conference/

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GESTURE LANGUAGE OR PANIC LANGUAGE
Some hearing people use gestures when communicating with
the deaf. These gestures are often easy to follow and
understand.
But some hearing people use PSL. It means Panic Sign
Language. These hearing people panic and wave their hands
or wave their fingers up in the air. This is Panic Sign
Language.
Do we understand Panic Sign Language? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard Of
Hearing Clients?

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-rehab-counselor-program/

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LOSING OUR BEST FRIEND IN THE SENATE
Senator Tom Harkin, for years, has been our best friend
in the senate. Because his late brother was deaf, Harkin
was always sensitive to the needs of the deaf, as well of
the disabled.
Not any more soon. He will not seek reelection in
2014.
Why? By the time 2014 kicks in, he will be 75, and he felt
it is right time to step down.
DeafDigest hopes there will be someone else in the senate
who will be as sensitive to the needs of the deaf as Tom is.

DEATH OF AN EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor makes it a point to honor outstanding
individuals with a Dedication, upon their deaths.
A criteria, loosely applied, is that the person must
have contributed to the Deaf Community in some ways.
It is impossible for DeafDigest editor to keep track
of every death. Many people do not report such deaths
and also the newspapers do not always cover such deaths.
An example is the passing of Dr. Patricia McAnally,
who left us few weeks ago. She was not deaf but had a
profound influence on students that took Deaf Education
courses at Illinois State University.
Said a colleague who knew her well – she had the
potential to become a superintendent at a school for
the deaf – but she stayed at her position with the
university.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-the-courtroom/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/conference-of-interpreter-trainers-for-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is deaf with a hearing implant

do we describe a hearing person as:
he is hearing with eyeglasses?

No, we don’t!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The Super Bowl reminds DeafDigest editor of the
NAD Conferences. What is this all about?

A. Corporations save their best announcements on their
new inventions and new innovations for commercials at
the Super Bowl. The same goes for deaf manufacturers,
deaf publishers and deaf businesses that save their
new products and new announcements for the NAD
Conference!

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:

Kick the Can

How many of you remember our childhood game “Kick the Can”?

Anyway, I seem to be playing “Kick the Can” in my house!

When I dropped a plastic storage container recently,  I found it hard to find since it was clear.

So when walking through the kitchen, all of sudden I kicked the container!

There are days that I give up and wait for the first person to arrive home to pick things up!

Meanwhile, I have been practicing up playing “Kick the Can”.

That will come in handy as I “kick” the football next weekend!

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 we have more TV programs that are fully ASL and
fully open captioned (for the benefit of hearing people)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1988 – Reggie Williams, a Cincinnati Bengals NFL player
with a serious hearing loss, was appointed to the Cincinnati City Council. In the following year he ran in public election
for this same council seat and was elected.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7.5 percent

you can deduct certain deaf-related medical expenses as
long as these, as added up, exceed 7.5 percent of your
adjusted gross income

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Ryerson (Canada) – Dana Carson, jr, women’s hockey; as goalie, has
blocked 85.3 percent of shots, allowing 3.71 goals per game

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; has not been mentioned
in team’s press releases recently; perhaps she has been injured and not
playing

– Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, SO, gymnastics; in her last meet,
she scored a 9.775 in her event, tying for the best on the team

– Champlain (Quebec) – Zacharie Bérard, SO, men’s basketball; no updates

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

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Lee Duck-hee, Korea, junior tennis player; played in the Australian
Open, junior division; he is only 14 years old

– Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida; no word on her 2013 racing plans

– J.R. Fitzpatrick, auto racer, Canada; waiting for season to start

– Kevin Frost, Canada, world indoor rowing championships; no recent updates

– Mat Gilbert, Wales, pro rugby – Mogliano (Italy); no stats on web site

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Deaf Sports Library

A picture of NCAA-I wrestler with a winning record so far this season;
LJ Helbig qualified for NCAA in 2011 and currently has a career
record of 76-54 in the 197 lb class

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wrestler-helbig-u-ofwyoming/

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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

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  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

Please post the following position. Thanks!

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job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

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

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Full-time job announcement Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
position at San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

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

DEADLINE: February 5, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at www.dcara.org under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Walden School Lead Child Care Worker
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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 hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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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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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position

$34,091.20-$46,217.60

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: January 07, 2013               Closing: January 18, 2013

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 qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine 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 (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

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

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

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated 326 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field
–    Native or near-native ASL competence

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities; deaf applicants preferred
–    Desire and ability to assume administrative duties as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:     February 8, 2013

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0818845.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position opening
Educational Interpreter
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

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

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

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position 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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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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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.

Long Island School District looking for P/T Teacher of the Deaf to work with elementary school children in a public school.

Please submit resume, cover letter and proof of certification to: ndhr515@aol.com

Alabama
Mental Health Associate – fluent in American Sign Language

Position description
Trussville area treatment facility for adolescent males seeks Mental Health Associate fluent in American Sign Language for fulltime position. Provide “line of sight” supervision, positive interaction and role modeling. Must remain alert at all times, anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene. Respond quickly to escalating behaviors, utilize de-escalation techniques to diffuse situations, and display neutral emotions. Accurately and timely document resident’s progress in treatment.

Full benefits. Pay based on education and experience. Some flexibility in scheduling may be available.

Must successfully pass background and drug screen. Strict attendance and punctuality policy.

Minimum qualifications
* Must have experience (paid, volunteer or family-related) serving the deaf and hard of hearing community. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

* Must be able to safely monitor residents and perform physical management techniques and crisis intervention

* Associate degree in psychology, social work, education, criminal justice, or other related mental health field (may substitute 2+ years experience in a residential mental/behavioral health setting for degree)

* Detailed and organized with strong documentation skills

* Experience in a school, correctional or residential mental/behavioral health setting strongly preferred

How to apply
http://www.alabamaclinicalschools.com/employment.html

English to American Sign Language Translator(s)

Description:
The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Community project, funded by UCLA and USF grants, is seeking for translators fluent in American Sign Language and written English. The translators will work as a team while translating the original English material, such as medical educational texts and questionnaires, written by the project team, into ASL. The contractor will be responsible for the equivalency of the content material conveyed in ASL, seeking and opting for the most captivating, informative, and visual-oriented translations for the Deaf community. Translated material will be subject to be filmed by team members of the project. The contractor should be able to film their own translated drafts with webcam and share their work with the team members and other translators as well.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and translating experience are required. ASL fluency must be near native or native. Other than being fluent in English and ASL, the contractor should be aware of the socio-linguistic and cultural complexities of Deaf community. The contractor should be able to grasp medical information in the areas of cancer and genetics to be presented for all ranges of ASL users. Work within Bay Area and physical presence is a must for scheduled meetings. Access to a computer with webcam and high-speed internet is required.

Compensation:
The pay rate will be hourly and depending on skill and expertise. The length of the contract and the amount of hours will depend on the translating process. Tentative starting work is from summer until late fall of 2012. The contractor is responsible for own transportation for scheduled meetings with the Research Assistant and Principal Investigator. Mileage will be reimbursed if hired.

Deadline: Until filled.

2- American Sign Language to English Back-Translator(s)

Description:
The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Community project, funded by UCLA and USF grants, is seeking for translators fluent in American Sign Language and written English for its back-translation phase. The translators will work as a team while translating the educational videos signed in American Sign Language, produced by the project team, back into English. The contractor will be responsible for the consistency of information between the work in ASL and the written English.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and translating experience are required. ASL fluency must be near native or native. Other than being fluent in English and ASL, the contractor should be aware of the socio-linguistic and cultural complexities of Deaf community. The contractor should be able to grasp medical information in the areas of cancer and genetics to be presented for all ranges of ASL users. If the applicant is a Sign Language interpreter, certification is preferred. Work within Bay Area and physical presence is a must for scheduled meetings. Access to a computer with webcam and high-speed internet is required.

Compensation:
The pay rate will be hourly and depending on skill and expertise. The length of the contract and the amount of hours will depend on the translating process. Tentative starting work is from late fall until winter of 2012-2013. The contractor is responsible for own transportation for scheduled meetings with the Research Assistant and Principal Investigator. Mileage will be reimbursed if hired.

Deadline: Until filled.
Submit your resume (Curriculum Vitae preferred) and state your interest working for this project to Research Principal Investigator, Dr. Boudreault at: pboudreault@usfca.edu

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.

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. 03-13

Statewide Schedule AH DPR 50211/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP DHoH); Serves as the ASL/English specialist on the Orientation team, 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. staff 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.

Missouri

Branson Community School District is accepting applications for a Contracted Certified/Licensed Interpreter approximately 34 hrs week (Self-employed/no benefits.)

Preferred MICS Intermediate, Advanced or Comprehensive.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Julia Scott SPED Coordinator: Scottj@branson.k12.mo.us and to TOD Erin Proffitt proffitte@branson.k12.mo.us

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DeafDigest – 27 January 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 27, 2013

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-travel-better-than-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-rude-to-other-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Carol Sponable,
who departed us. Because of her age, she graduated
from Galladuet in 1968 as a non-traditional student
and then worked as a medical librarian at the
Colorado Medical School. And on the side she was
heavily involved with organizations of the deaf in
the Denver deaf community and on the state level.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Laura Snyder-Gardner,
and her deaf daughter, both of whom departed us.
They perished in a tragic fire in Virginia, not too
far from Gallaudet. She taught math at Gallaudet and
on the side, served as assistant coach with the girls’
soccer team at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.

Top stories about the deaf:

Was the Inauguration Day events and festivities accessible
to the deaf? Yes – huge TV screens have been captioned
in real-time; ASL interpreters stationed at vital spots
on the Mall.

The Regional Day School Program for the Deaf in Rio Grande
Valley (Texas) sponsored a full day retreat for hearing
parents to help work with their deaf children at home
and at neighborhood activities.

The new president of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in
Missouri, is Peter Kachris. He is 77 years old, and while
he spent his full career in education, this is his first
experience working with the deaf.

The U.S. Department of Labor and the US Business Leadership Network are joining forces to promote a public service
announcement encouraging employers to hire the deaf and
the disabled.

A bad middle ear taken out and replaced with a
middle ear implant? A joke? No, this is what a
research team at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology is working on. They are saying it could
restore hearing in some people that have become
late-deafened.

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

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FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.
We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voice.
We, the deaf, often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/

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

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National ADA Symposium
May 12-15, 2013
San Antonio, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-ada-symposium/

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HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING
From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant
to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.
And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.
Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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

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Hearing Aid questions you were afraid to ask

Read more http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-deaf-questions/

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GETTING READY FOR MARCH ELECTION
In Kenya, the general elections will be taking place
in March.
Not taking any chances, deaf leaders are pushing the
government to make sure that the deaf can vote without
having to deal with communication issues.

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OWNING A UPS STORE
For convenience and quick service, the UPS store offers
everything – stamps, notary public, packaging, post office
box and others.
Every city has a bunch of these UPS stores. One such UPS
store in Olivette, Missouri, is owned by Scott Campbell.
He is deaf. A newspaper story written up on him said he
is successful.
As a sidebar, two deaf partners owned a similar store,
not UPS, in the metro Washington, DC area. After operating
the store for some time, the business was sold to a hearing
person.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

where can I learn sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

All steno theories teach shortcuts or brief forms for certain words
and phrases that are the most common. Because most captioners learn
the same theory as a court reporter, a common word for them would be
“defendant.”

Many steno theories teach that the steno for DEFT can be written in
one stroke instead of writing it in three strokes as DE/FEND/ANT.

Another common brief form is the steno for SDENT, which is the word
“accident.” It can be written in one stroke rather than three
strokes – AK/SI/DENT.

Each captioner will find certain words and phrases are more common in
his or her work, and they will memorize brief forms that someone else
may be using, or they will create their own.

A captioner may find that the word “thunderstorm” comes up
frequently when they caption the weather, so they may incorporate a
brief like THORM in steno.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Hearing people complaining that the deaf person cannot read their
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

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

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DeafLaw

Laws in USA and Belgium are different when it comes to
individuals wanting to end their lives. Two deaf twin
brothers in Belgium were allowed to end their lives
because they were going blind. We have no such laws
in USA.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Stumped right in the backyard of Santa Fe is New Mexico
governor Bill Richardson.
He was touring a middle school when an eighth grader came
to him and asked about having ASL classes taught in public
schools.
Clueless, the governor didn’t know what ASL was all about
and “promised” to look into it and get back with her.
Well, Santa Fe is where the New Mexico School for the Deaf
is located!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Who will win the Super Bowl? Will the Pats
win one more time to achieve a perfect season?
Or will the Giants ruin Pats’ dream? Is Tom
Brady playing a cat and mouse game with the
media that constantly refers to his walking
boot?
Stay tuned – and while we are focused on
the game, do pay special attention to the
pre-game Pepsi commercial that will be
in sign language.
And not just that, Pepsi is the official
sponsor of the Super Bowl captions.
Official sponsor? Meaning they will sponsor
all Super Bowl commercials? No, just the game
captions. What this means is that it is up to
each sponsor to caption or not to caption
their commercials, sigh!
What prompted Pepsi to go the ASL and
captioning route? DeafDigest thanks two
deaf employees at Pepsi, Darren Therriault
and Brian Dowling, who worked with Pepsi
colleagues to make this possible.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

More and more hearing spouses are frustrated –
because of problems trying to communicate with their
late-deafened spouses. They consider deaf couples
to be luckier!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a funeral there were several people that the deaf person
did not recognize, so had to depend on a hearing cousin
to point them out.

The deaf person thought the cousin said, while pointing at a woman:
She was the character

Character?

He actually said:
She was the caretaker

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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

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  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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job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from Captioned Telephone Services:
–    Senior Community
–    Hard of Hearing Community
–    Strong communication skills – oral, written and public speaking.
–    Effective public outreach skills & techniques to be used with a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations.
–    Ability to travel alone and possess a valid driver’s license.
–    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by January 31, 2013 at 800.821.1831

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the
President’s cabinet; the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is
responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and
financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic
recruitment, retention, and financial goals; lead the development,
implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment
management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission
effort consistent with the university’s strategic goals and
direction; engages the entire community to establish strong
collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to
graduation of all undergraduate students, including international
students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the
Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and
Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth
programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and
transition to college, all to support enrollment growth.  This
position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost,
academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is
expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal
and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the
impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees,
departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections,
and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and
graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and
responsible awarding of financial aid; serves as liaison with the
Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many
other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Master’s degree in a relevant field required. At least ten years of
demonstrated success as an academic leader in higher education to
include at least five years of management experience in admissions or
a closely related area. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and
best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best
practices in higher education, including student persistence,
engagement, and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best
practices. Understanding of database management (PeopleSoft and
Hobson’s preferred) and social media, and leveraging those platforms
for all steps in the enrollment process. Solid understanding of
on-line enrollment processes. Ability to inspire, and as needed, to
mentor staff. Experience working with outside enrollment services
vendors. Fluency in American Sign Language required at the time of
application.

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

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Mathematics required.

Dual certifications in Deaf Education preferred.

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

FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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Employment opportunity
Behavior Support Staff
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

We are looking for quality people with the abilities
to serve our students with compassion and energy.

Excellent benefits package includes medical/dental, life
and disability insurance, personal/sick paid time off
and a friendly working environment.

Behavior Support Staff   in Academic and Residential Programs

Qualified applicant would have some college and experience behavior management techniques, including de-escalation & intervention. Valid driver’s   license required.  Must have knowledge of American Sign   Language. Full & Part-time and weekend hours avail.

Send application/Resume to: VCDHH attn: Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Voice: 802-258-9510   Video Phone: 802-275-5271

Website: http://Vcdhh.org    Email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an EOE

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Job Opening Announcement
HOPE Health Specialist
DEAF, Inc.
state of Massachusetts

Title: Project HOPE Health Specialist, 31 hours/week (includes benefits)

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. Specific duties are as follows:

–    Coordinate linkage to care in medical and social services, including assessment of the client’s needs; development of comprehensive individual service care plans; making and following up with supported referrals; and advocacy before and during medical appointments, including communication access advocacy.
–    Maintain contact with clients through videophone/telephone calls, emails, and face-to-face meetings (travel, including mileage, parking, and tolls, is reimbursable).
–    Document client progress towards goals
–    Prepare written and data reports related to services provided
–    Collaborate with health and medical service providers to identify individuals who can benefit from Project HOPE services
–    Arrange and attend clinical supervision meetings, and trainings as required
–    Participate in agency committees and staff meetings
–    Co-coordinate Project HOPE.s Annual Health Fair and AIDS Walk events
–    Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
–    Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in a health or human-service field or two years of experience in direct services or case management; knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have own car and willing to travel. Experience in the medical field preferred.

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator, at mailto: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.

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position opening
President
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The President will need to have an open and flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups, must be a team-builder and must build partnerships to achieve success. The President must be a highly responsive leader who will help to build a strong vision for the long-term health of VCDHH and all of its constituencies. He/she must be an excellent communicator and must be highly organized.   The President will need to be able to bring together diverse groups to work toward common goals, and will need to identify, select and provide a positive environment that motivates and utilizes all employees.  The President should be prepared to move the organization toward models of service delivery which will drive it into the next decade.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field from accredited institutions, 5+ years experience providing leadership in a senior management position in a complex and diverse public or private non-profit, education or human services organization and must have a successful history of relating to and engaging with a diverse population.

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education, American Sign language (ASL) proficiency and Knowledge of adult/community services system

Further, the ideal candidate must be a strong manager and a leader with a background in administration.  The candidate must be adept in communicating with the Board of Trustees, Vermont Government officials and legislators, donors and funding sources, students, clients, teachers and staff, parents and families, the education and human service communities and with the public.

The following areas are essential to have had successful experiences:
–    Leadership and team building –    Internal and external communication (oral and written)
–    Decision-making and execution
–    Organizational change and development
–    Finance and budgeting
–    Lobbying /fundraising
–    Strategic and long-term vision and program development planning
–    Creative problem-solving
–    Marketing

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: –    Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education
–    American Sign language (ASL) proficiency
–    Knowledge of adult/community services system

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail: –    cover letter expressing interest in the position –    current résumé

Rice Bryan
Search Consultant
CARNEY, SANDOE & ASSOCIATES
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)
mailto:rice.bryan@carneysandoe.com

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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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Job Opening
O’ Charley’s in Fishers, IN needs a part time dishwasher for 2nd shift average 11 to 17 hours a week. Needs to be reliable and show up. Please contact Chris- general manager or Caleb- kitchen manager. Call 317-841-3065 for information.

DEAF SERVICES Counselor –   $17,250/year (Part-Time)

Responsible for intake, clinical/risk assessment and counseling for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their families.  Counselor will provide intake, crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling as needed.

Requirements: Life experience or extensive knowledge of deaf culture. Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required.  Master.s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field strongly preferred. Half-time position (20 hrs. per week) includes working 1 evening per week. Nonresidential counseling setting.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Bicultural encouraged to apply.

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

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

Or Fax to HR Director at 512-356-1673

Website: http://www.safeplace.org

Alabama – seeking interpreter
Lawson State Community College (Bessemer Campus)

Students Schedule
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:00 am – 1:45 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Alabama
Foster Care Parents with experience in American Sign Language

Position description
The Foster Care Program of Alabama Clinical Schools seeks families or individuals with experience serving the deaf/hard of hearing community (utilizing American Sign Language/Signing English). Become a Foster Parent and make a positive difference in the life of a child!

As a Foster Parent, your home will provide a safe and caring environment for a child during a difficult time in his/her life. Foster Parents provide supervision, positive interaction and role modeling. You will build your skills as a Foster Parent by participating in ongoing training and development activities.

Minimum qualifications
Families or individuals interested in providing foster care for children are subject to an approval process. Contact Alabama Clinical Schools for more information!

How to apply
http://www.alabamaclinicalschools.com/employment.html

Arkansas
The DAC-North Shore Board would like to advertise for the position of Executive Director.

Any further questions regarding the job duties and responsibilities should be directed to the DAC-North Shore, not to LRID.

Any interested party must send their resume to daccommentcenter@yahoo.com.

Phone inquiries are not available at this time.

Educational Interpreter Position

Contact Information:

Tara Bachus

Director of Special Education

Limestone County Schools

(256) 232-5353

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER

Purpose Statement

The job of Educational Interpreter was established for the purpose/s of facilitating communication between persons who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others; conveying teacher instruction; assisting students with daily activities; providing voice to sign and sign to voice support; participating as a team member to plan, review and share information; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with students who are hard of hearing and/or deaf.

This job reports to Special Education Director and Building Level Administrators

Essential Functions

. Adapts language level to communication needs of the student for the purpose of ensuring optimum visual communication.

. Assists as a resource to regular education for the purpose of orienting staff to the functions of an interpreter.

. Assists in modifying classroom logistics for the purpose of meeting the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. . .

. Maintains daily notebook/log for the purpose of reporting student progress objectives and daily work.

. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Salary Range: Full Time Employees

0 years of experience $17,916

10 years of experience $18,917

20 years of experience $19,916

*Salary range does not include benefits. Full time employees will also receive benefits.

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
lnterpreter for the Hearing lmpaired
Various Locations
JOB SPECIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
SALARY RANGE: $25.00 per hour
CURRENT REGULAR EMPLOYEES MUST APPLY IN H.R. ROOM 102
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING 1/29/13

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION WEBSITE.
(ALSDE.EDU)
TEACHING IN ALABAMA

sage.graves@hsv-k12.org

kEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD)
Salt Lake City, Utah
www.slcad.org
SLCAD is a unique non-profit agency in Utah that provides advocacy and supports to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind victims and survivors of abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

Deaf Rural Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Utah

Office Manager
Duties
.    Provides monthly reports to the Executive Director and the governing Board including financial summaries, client and advocate service data
.    Manages multiple grant budgets and submits monthly and quarterly Financial Status Reports to the Executive Director and Board
.    General bookkeeping; bill paying, payroll processing using QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets
.    Arranges travel needs (book airplane tickets, hotels, interpreters, etc.)
.    Performs office duties such as:
.Answer telephones and emails
.Handles correspondents and mailings
.Filing; maintain forms, records and databases
.    Maintains inventory and work orders
.    Updates training materials (make copies, assemble materials, etc.) .    Maintains donations database .    Prepares records for annual audit and reports
.    Other duties as needed
Required Qualifications
.    Prefer Bachelor Degree (will consider H.S. degree with equivalent work/life experience)
.    Minimum two years involvement in the Deaf Community (paid or volunteer)
.    Fluency American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture
.    Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Excel, Word, QuickBooks and Grant management systems/policies
.    Strong budgeting and organizational skills
.    Strong research skills using the internet and other resources
.    Good English and writing skills (must provide a sample)
.    Must pass a criminal background check

SALARY: $17.00/hr; 28-32 hrs/wk
BENEFITS: Health/dental insurance, paid sick leave, vacation and major holidays.
Please send your resume and the names of three references to:
452 E. 3900 S.  SLC, UT  84107 or email: Stephanie@slcad.org
DEADLINE: January 24th or until filled.

Stephanie Mathis
Executive Director

The Lighthouse Deaf Services dept. is seeking a FT assistant. Please share this posting with anyone you know who may be seeking employment.

Deaf Services Assistant
FT- Tue-Fri (32 hours, may be more depending on business needs)
Full benefits package- Health, dental, vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Employer Paid Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Plan, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay.
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2013
Interested applicants may also visit our website at www.lighthouselouisiana.org for all job openings. Thanks. Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162
www.LighthouseLouisiana.org

JOB READINESS INSTRUCTOR FOR THE DEAF . Full Time
Location: 118 52nd Street

Education: Bachelor.s degree in Education

Experience: 1-2 years

Compensation: $31,000 Travel Required: No

Summary: The Job Readiness Instructor will be responsible for creating curriculum relevant to job readiness skills, teaching job readiness classes according to lesson plans, and establishing a positive working collaboration with funding source representatives. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with computer job search activities; keeping timely and accurate records; helping with career development, interviewing, and resume preparation. The Instructor must be able to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; have excellent written/oral communication skills; possess organizational/problem solving abilities; have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and be customer oriented. Previous teaching job readiness or related career advancement activity experience preferred.

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Career Opportunities are valid from January 9, 2013 through January 23, 2013
Send all resumes to:
Shannon Farley . Human Resources Job Hotline: TBD
118 52nd Street Web Site: www.goodwillswpa.org
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Email: shannon.farley@goodwillswpa.org

Act 33/34 & Security Clearances Required

Goodwill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Hourly ASL Tutor position open at ACC

We are looking to hire an hourly tutor in our ASL Lab here at Austin Community College!  Apply by February 1, 2013 if interested!

Job #1211005
Tutor I-V – Hourly

Job #1211005
Apply for this Position

Closing Date: 02/01/2013
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location: Multiple Locations

Hours: Work hours vary from 5 to 19 hours a weeks. Lab is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Position Focus: American Sign Language and Interpreting Lab Tutor

Salary: $11.25-$17.00/hr depending on qualificaitons, NO BENEFITS

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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

See more details here:

http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1211005

ASLIT Department
Email: aslterp@austincc.edu

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Deaf Communication Specialist
Summary:
Facilitate communication for the Deaf program participant with individuals that the consumer
comes in contact with and wishes to communicate with, in order to promote independence,
community inclusion, and personal growth for the participant.
Responsibilities:
. Promoting an environment where the program participant feels a sense of inclusion and
integration into the communities the participant chooses to interact within.
. Facilitate language enhancement and assist the participant to build a solid vocabulary
base
. Assist the program participant to communicate with medical professionals
. Complete shift reports and email the report to supervisors at the completion of each shift
. Work in cooperation with the DDSO State staff to ensure that the program participants.
needs are met.
Required:
. Ability to negotiate conflict
. Ability to facilitate communication between individuals
. American Sign Language (ASL) and be able to translate using minimal sign language
(MSL)
Education and Work Experience:
Associates Degree in Human Services or other related field
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Maintain yearly CPR and First Aid certification training
Active SCIP-R training certification, preferred
Possess a basic understanding of individuals with developmental disabilities.
*All persons hired are subject to a Background Check Prior to the
First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please
Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Michelle Prohov
497 State Street
Rochester NY 14608
Fax: (585) 546-1724
Resumes@cdrnys.org

Seeking Assistance

We are seeking part-time assistance to provide in-home attendant-type care to an older Deaf woman with low vision who lives in Olathe.  She is fluent in ASL visually and needs assistance with light meal preparation, personal care and socialization.  Sign language skills are a must.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Cheryl Mortensen

913-219-4874 cell voice/text

cheryl@kc.surewest.net

IRS Job Openings

Dear Members, The IRS is seeking candidates for the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist job series 0301 GS 12/13.  Currently there are two vacancies, please see below for specific qualifications the candidate must clearly demonstrate in their resume in order to meet the minimum qualifications.  Any candidates interested should respond to:

Paula B Golladay

202-591-6000- Cell (V)

paula.b.golladay@irs.gov

The following documents must be included, each requested document must be in a separate PDF or Word file:

1. Resume

2. Schedule A Letter

3. Transcripts for all declared degrees

4. SF-50 (if applicable)

The standard position description is available upon request from the candidate.

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters to fill the following class times:

Mondays – Wednesdays, there is a block of time from 8a – 12:30p, with an additional hour for travel, comprised of three classes : DREA 0090, DWRI 0090, and DMAT 0090.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, there is a block of time from 9:30a – 2:45p comprised of 9:30a – 12:15p for a Motorcycle technology class and 1:00p – 2:45p for a Computer (Basics) Systems Class with a 45 minute paid break between the classes and an additional hour for travel.

Certified Sign Language Interpreters interested in these semester positions are asked to please contact John Graf at JGraf@dcccd.edu for further information.

Location: Cedar Valley College – Lancaster near Dallas, Texas

Sign Language Interpreting
Full-time
Posted: 12/20/2012

Bethel College seeks to fill full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses of American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications

M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification. Experience teaching ASL at the post-secondary level preferred.

Successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community.  All faculty are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.  While Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations;
Application Process

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013 but position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired.  Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement of teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:

Robert Myers, Ph.D.
Dean
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545
574.257.3524
robert.myers@bethelcollege.edu

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college that is dedicated to building lives for commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

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DeafDigest – 23 January 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 23, 2013

 

— trying to avoid a drunk driving charge

A deaf driver was stopped in New Jersey on a drunk
driving charge. While there was no interpreter,
the cop communicated fully with the drunk driver
with gestures and notes. The deaf driver told
the cop she understood everything. Yet later she
complained to the judge that she had no interpreter
and didn’t know she had to give a breath sample at
the police headquarters. Is she trying to use her
deafness as an excuse? It is up to the judge and
he will make the decision in few weeks.

 

— first deaf rapper?

Who is the first deaf rapper? The late Shawn Dale
Barnett said he was. People are saying that Sean
Forbes is. And now this – Prinz-D (first name not
known) is saying that he is. He lives near Gallaudet
University and was originally from Alabama. Will
every new deaf rapper still say they were the first
deaf rapper? There is so much jealousy in the
world of music, both deaf and hearing.

 

— a stolen purse

A deaf woman’s purse was stolen. Inside the purse was her
cochlear implant equipment. Maybe the purse is not the
best place to hold the CI if a deaf woman takes it off?
Anyway, the store video caught robbery. The police is
studying the video to see if the thief’s identification
could be made.

 

— what has become of Heather Whitestone?

As we all know, Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman,
won the 1995 Miss America pageant. Since then we have
not heard much from her. What has become of her
nowadays? She lives in Seaisland, Georgia, with
her husband and is expecting her fourth child.
She has written four books and makes public appearances
from time to time.

 
— a full ASL TV episode with open captions

On March 4th 2013, the ‘Switched at Birth’ will be
fully ASL, with no voice. Just to be on the safe
side for hearing people, the program will be open
(not closed) captioned. TV people are saying it will
be a groundbreaking moment. Many hearing people
hate open captions. Will they watch that special
ASL-only, open-captioned program? If not, then
ratings will go down!

 

 
01/20/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

01/20/13 Gold edition at:
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DeafDigest – 20 January 2013

DeafDigest Gold – January 20, 2013

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-one-word-or-many-words/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sad-family-reunion/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustation-in-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-box-hearing-box/

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

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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:

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Top stories about the deaf:

The HUD has been accused of discriminating against
the deaf by not allowing “deaf-only” residential
units in an apartment complex. This is the accusation
lodged by the Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition,
which is involved with the Apache ASL Trails deaf
apartment complex.

The Traffic & Roads Agency of Dubai has expressed
concerns about safety on the road among deaf drivers
and have pledged workshops to ensure safe driving.

Deaf inmates complaining that they lack accommodations
while in prison. Same old story in USA – yes, but
British deaf prisoners are complaining about the same
thing! They are saying that the Prison Service is
not doing anything for them.

The Dorset Enterprises, a factory in West Howe in
Great Britain, will be going out of business. It
was a factory that hired the deaf and the disabled.
Lack of business was the reason for closing, and it means the laid off employees will have to find
work elsewhere.

The Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired (Whittier, CA)
has had 11 teachers resign from the school staff, leaving
the school with just one teacher on board. Cited as the reason
is lack of regular paychecks!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A DEAF FRUSTRATION IN RESTAURANT
What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?
You agree to meet a deaf friend at a restaurant. You
arrive first before him, and you tell the waiter that
you are waiting for your friend.
The waiter does not understand you and gives you
a hard time. Even if you point to your watch and
tell him “5 minutes” the waiter still does not
understand you!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustation-in-restaurant/

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

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2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf October 16-18, 2013 Sydney, Australia

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/wfd-2/

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A BOX MAKES PEACE BETWEEN DEAF AND HEARING EMPLOYEES
A deaf man and a hearing man did not get along in
a workplace office. They were always arguing over many
things.
The hearing man was rude. He would confront the deaf
man, pointing to the mistake deaf man made with paperwork.
And the hearing man would not listen when the deaf man
tried to explain that it was not an error.
Then there was peace. How? The boss set up two boxes
on top of a table in the office. One box was for the
deaf employee. The other box was for the hearing employee.
If they wish to communicate or to pass papers with
each other, they put these in the box.
No more face to face. Just box to box. Peace!

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

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

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2013 NAD Youth Leadership Camp Applications Now Available

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-youth-leadership-camp/

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard Of
Hearing Clients?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help to offset the rising cost of tuition
to make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education
program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients. The need for qualified rehabilitation
counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program
find employment in such professional areas as state vocational
rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering
agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates
is 96 – 100%

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as
well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

* Scholarship support may be available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding. *

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members
of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2013 (although we will accept applications until all the slots are
filled).

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be
charged tuition at Oregon student rates. These states include
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit
http://wou.edu/rehab

You may also contact:

Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361
RCEInfo@wou.edu

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IDAHO DEAF EXPLAINS THINGS TO HEARING LEGISLATORS
The Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing sponsored
a legislative breakfast at the state Capitol building.
In that breakfast, deaf organizations across the state had
displays, showing the legislators how these groups serve the
deaf and the hard of hearing.

PROBLEMS WITH NEWBORN SCREENING TESTS
Newly born babies are immediately given hearing tests.
Most of them pass, and that may be where the problem is.
After passing the tests, some of these babies go deaf
for one reason or other, but no one knows about it – until
sometime later.
This was what the National Institutes of Health said.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv-captions-for-deaf-in-restaurant/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Kentucky Association of the Deaf

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

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he suffers from a lifetime of minimized hearing

minimized hearing – meaning mildly deaf or moderately
deaf or severely deaf or profoundly deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. There was a big story of deaf twins in Belgium wanting
to end their lives after learning they were going blind.
Why?

A. Possibly Belgium is not as advanced as USA when it comes to
ADA, and most important of all, support services for the deaf-blind.
For these reasons, they may have felt their future would be
bleak. If they lived in USA, they would have received support
services. Also did deaf-blind Belgian leaders come to them to
give them support (not sure because Belgium is a tri-lingual
nation)?

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:

Ice Skating

I posted this on my Facebook status,

“Hey this DeafBlind man–> René Pellerin,<–is planning to skate! Come and laugh!”

I put on my skates, changed the tip at the bottom of my white cane, to “all terrain tip”.

Two ladies volunteered to be my SSPs.  One in front for me to follow and the other in back pulling my sweater to give me information.  It worked out okay until it became
very crowded.  Then,  I knocked down a little child!

Of course my friends didn’t laugh!  Their jaws were wide open, almost touching the floor!

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 eBay would have a much better common sense
and allow deaf sellers to use relay services to
obtain the important PIN numbers to be able to
sell goods. Currently eBay has no common sense!

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DeafHistory:

During the fifties – the most popular singer in USA
was Johnnie Ray; he was profoundly deaf but used his
hearing aid. When his popularity went down at the
end of fifties, he continued his singing career in
Australia where he was still popular right up to his
death in 1990

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

deaf people living in Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city

30

deaf people living in Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Stonehill – Tori Faieta, SO, women’s basketball; team’s 3rd leading
scorer at 11.7 points per game

– Texas A & M – Jordan King, SR, women’s swimming; not among top swimmers
in her events

– Tulane – Kristen Ates, SR, women’s swimming; was not among top swimmers
in her team’s most recent event

– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, SR, indoor track; in the last
track meet, she was not mentioned as one of the top performers

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; 15-8 so far this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer; waiting for
season to start

– Rebecca Dawson, National Welsh Archery team; no updates on her

– Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins, pro football; season ends and we
will see if he will be with the team in the 2013 season

– Omer Dungca, Philippines, offroad auto racer; no recent updates

– Evan Eck. Montana, outstanding triathlete; waiting for season to start

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Deaf Sports Library (new feature)

Deaf athletes that won medals in the hearing Olympics (gold, silver, bronze)

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-athletes-that-won-medals-in-regular-olympics/

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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 – 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

Please post the following position. Thanks!

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position opening
Walden School Lead Child Care Worker
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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 hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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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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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position

$34,091.20-$46,217.60

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: January 07, 2013               Closing: January 18, 2013

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 qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine 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 (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

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

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

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position opening
Staff Interpreter Position
KNOXVILLE CENTER of the DEAF
Knoxville, Tennessee

General Description
Responsibilities include but limited to:

1. Provides expressive and voice interpreting (may include ASL, PSE, oral, or tactile interpreting)

2. Records and reports all necessary data for interpreting
assignments and monthly statistics, in a timely manner.

3. Assists in office operations when in office and not committed to other duties.

4. Other duties as assigned by the CEO and/or the COO.

General Activities of the Position:
The Staff Interpreter provides interpreting in a wide range of interpreting environments and works as a team member in a multi-faceted service center.  The Staff Interpreter provides consumers with the highest quality interpreting/transliterating services possible in accordance with the RID Code of Ethics and KCD.s interpreting policies and procedures. The Staff Interpreter also strives to improve individual interpreting/ transliterating skills, increase professional knowledge of deaf culture, and seek an increased level of professional certification.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting preferred; RID Certification preferred; Community interpreting experience desired but not required

Salary Range: $27,000-$32,000 with benefits

Application deadline: 1/21/13.

Send resume and letter of interest to: mailto:clemak@kcdtn.org

or send to KCD, 3731 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

KCD is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated 326 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field
–    Native or near-native ASL competence

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities; deaf applicants preferred
–    Desire and ability to assume administrative duties as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:     February 8, 2013

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0818845.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position opening
Educational Interpreter
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

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

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

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position 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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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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Missouri

Branson Community School District is accepting applications for a Contracted Certified/Licensed Interpreter approximately 34 hrs week (Self-employed/no benefits.)

Preferred MICS Intermediate, Advanced or Comprehensive.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Julia Scott SPED Coordinator: Scottj@branson.k12.mo.us and to TOD Erin Proffitt proffitte@branson.k12.mo.us

From Rueda-Caraballo.Blas@dol.gov Wed Jan 16 16:16:18 2013

Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:09:25 -0500
From: “Rueda-Caraballo, Blas – OASAM” <Rueda-Caraballo.Blas@dol.gov>
To: barry@deafdigest.com
Subject: US Department of Labor Employment Opportunity in Oklahoma

Good Morning:

US Department of Labor employment opportunity in Oklahoma City, OK
for people with disabilities and 30% or more disable veterans.
Interested applicants, please visit USAJobs for complete
information.  Please disseminate to customers, thanks for your
support.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/335781200

Job Title: Administrative Specialist

Job Announcement Number:SCHA-13-DAL-WH-0001

SALARY RANGE:

$18.59 to $29.55 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part-Time – Permanent

Blas Rueda-Caraballo, Recruitment Coordinator

U.S. Department of Labor,

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
525 South Griffin Street, Suite 738
Dallas, TX 75202-5096
Phone# 972-850-4459
Fax# 972-850-4440

Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director, National Council on Disability

Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director, National Council on Disability Series & Grade: AD-0301-00 Open Period: January 17, 2013 until Filled Position Information: Full-Time Excepted Service Duty Location: Washington, DC Key Requirements: You must be a US Citizen or National

The National Council on Disability (NCD) invites qualified individuals to submit applications for consideration to be appointed as the NCD Executive Director. NCD remains committed to actively recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities and encourages qualified people with disabilities to apply for the Executive Director position.

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. The Executive Director is responsible for overall day-to-day management of the agency and expected to serve both as a substantive leader regarding NCD.s policy work and be ultimately responsible for various executive functions required of all federal agencies. NCD.s Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and budget information are available at http://www.ncd.gov/Accountability.

The ideal candidate for Executive Director will be an individual who is (1) deeply experienced in disability policy issues and well-positioned to become the substantive policy leader and public face of NCD, (2) knowledgeable and experienced in management of a federal agency, including all aspects of personnel management and preparation of annual budgets and written justifications to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Congress, and (3) an effective communicator and coalition-builder who can work effectively with NCD.s stakeholders, the White House, Administration, and Congress.

Candidates should meet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.s Executive Core Qualifications, which are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Your resume must demonstrate your experience, accomplishments, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the executive core qualifications. Compensation and benefits for the Executive Director position are comparable to Level IV of the Executive Schedule.

How to Apply:

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to Jonathan Young, Chairman of the National Council on Disability, and either emailed to NCD@NCD.gov (with a subject line of ED Application) or mailed to NCD at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Applications should include (1) a cover letter summarizing an individual.s qualifications for, interest in, and vision for being NCD Executive Director, (2) a resume specifically developed to demonstrate qualification for serving as the next Executive Director, and (3) references. To ensure consideration for the position, prospective applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letters and resumes as soon as possible.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Step 1: Resume Screening

Step 2: Structured Interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) Candidates Step 3: Selection by the Chair, NCD.

*Note: Interviews will begin in February and continue until the position is filled.

Reasonable Accommodations: NCD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, with sufficient notice. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please contact NCD@NCD.gov.

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

This vacancy announcement can also found on NCD’s website at:

http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/Employment/

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National Council on Disability

1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850

Washington, DC 20004

Ph: 202-272-2004

Fax: 202-272-2022

TTY: 202-272-2074

Website:  http://www.ncd.gov

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Support Services Provider
Hours Vary
Job Summary: SSP services are individually designed for helping a Deaf-Blind and/or
individual with moderate vision loss learn skills and get supports needed to pursue personal
interests, integration, and independence. These services are provided in the person.s home and
in the community. The SSP staff provides access to the community by making transportation
available and serves as a human guide while walking.
Responsibilities:
. Provide services such as one-on-one communication assistance and supervision with
activities of daily living such as meal preparation, light household tasks, safety in the
community, public transportation, shopping, socialization, and/or other tasks chosen by
the individual.
. Document progress notes related to travel/assistance provided
. Report attendance and daily activities to Manager of Deaf Services
. Be reliable and punctual
Knowledge and Skills:
. Knowledge of Deaf and Deaf-Blind Culture
. Have good written communication skills
. Ability to be flexible and be able to handle unknown situations
. Ability to tolerate individuals and activities from various cultural backgrounds
. Ability to be flexible, may include evening and weekend shifts
. Valid driver.s license and reliable transportation is needed
Education and Work Experience:
Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Must have high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old
One year of experience working with Deaf individuals in human services field, preferred
Ability to comprehend and communicate through written dialogue
*All persons hired are subject to a Background Check Prior to the First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please
Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Michelle Prohov
497 State Street
Rochester NY 14608
Fax: (585) 546-1724
Resumes @cdrnys.org
CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer
People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply!

Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – RCDHH
Qual Voc Rehab Counselor (C)
Agency Name: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Official Title: Qual Voc Rehab Counselor (C)
Functional Title: Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – RCDHH
Occupational Group: Social Service
Position Type: Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $50,065.08 to $68,301.74 Annually
Bargaining Unit: 08
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Pittsfield
Region: Western
Facility Location: 6 Clinton Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Application Deadline: 01-22-2013
Apply Online: Yes
Posting ID: J33659

This position is funded from federal grant funds.
________________________________________
Duties:
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT

Employees will have sign off authority for individual caseload once there is a record of satisfactory compliance. Employees in this series manage a caseload of 85-100 consumers with disabilities of hearing loss, including deaf, late deafened and hard of hearing covering the geographical areas of Boston and South Shore. Work as a member of a statewide Deaf Services team and with a staff interpreter. Strong employment focus and commitment to teamwork required. Evaluate individuals with physical, mental, emotional or other impairments to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services; review and analyze diagnostic consumer information through different resources. Serves as liaison between public and private high school programs that have deaf and hard of hearing students (junior and senior level). Coordinate private high school services, referral to appropriate resources, attend team meetings and work with guidance counselors to meet needs of students. Advocate for access to career centers, post secondary programs, and other training sites for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Work with staff to educate them regarding accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. The purpose of this position is to approach teaching with disabilities in maximizing vocational potential and to maintain employment.
Qualifications:
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in rehabilitation counseling.

LICENSES AND REQUIRED EDUCATION: One of the following is required:

– A Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited university program; OR

– A Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in an approved related field (Counselor Education, Psychology, Counseling, Psychology, Education with a concentration in Counseling, or Education with a concentration in Psychology) with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

– Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/ Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

– Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals; OR

– A Bachelor’s degree, commitment to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling under the terms of the hiring agency’s Individual Education Plan and possession of requirements determined by the hiring agency and consistent with the Rehabilitation Act.

– Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state.
Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in American Sign Language required and applicants should be able to communicate effectively in the mode of communication most comfortable for the full range of consumers served by rehabilitation counselors for the deaf and hard of hearing. Also must have knowledge of deaf culture and of the deaf community; knowledge of resources and adaptive technologies used by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or late deafened; knowledge and understanding of developmental issues related to hearing loss. ASL skills proficiency will be screened by the Deaf professionals on the Interview Team.
Comments:
This is a Civil Service position.

Subject to the rules and regulations of Civil Service and Collective Bargaining, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service, Reinstatement/Re-employment or Recall as applicable.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.
How To Apply:
If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in . If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:

Tawanya Sanders, Hiring Coordinator
Disabilities and Community Services
Employment and Staffing
600 Washington Street, 7th Flr. Boston, MA 02111

Fax# (617) 348-5266

PLEASE INCLUDE JOB POSTING ID#J33595 AND JOB TITLE QUALIFIED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (C) ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE.

For questions regarding this posting, please contact DCS Customer Service at 1 (800) 393-9324.
Agency Web Address:
http://www.mass.gov/mrc/ Diversity Officer:
Ms. Mary Connelly (617)204-3736 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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This just in –

the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, rebuffed in building a new school building
on its first choice of land, is now able to build on a different location.
That piece of land just was not available at that time months ago, but
now it is. The remaining steps needed to break the ground is now routine
and just paperwork.

Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Vic Galloway
who departed us. He graduated from Gallaudet intending
to become a chemist, but switched gears and became
a life long educator of the deaf. His long list of
accomplishments would overwhelm this edition – but the
most interesting one was the year he chaired the national
deaf basketball tournament in Atlanta in 1959. There
was a big problem – a team from Los Angeles had the
best player in the nation, but he was black. Jim Crow laws in the south did not permit mixing of whites and blacks. Vic was not afraid to confront the Jim Crow people to allow this player to participate. While Vic did not succeed, it set a precedent for future
tournaments – that tournament hosts had to make sure
that no Jim Crow laws would prevail.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Clinton Foundation is donating 40 solar-powered streetlights
to a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, populated by
deaf residents, forced to relocate because of earthquake. Yes,
the Clinton Foundation was established by past president
Clinton

Two deaf paramedics have surfaced in recent news stories –
Amber Tansey, Santa Rosa, CA and Chai Wei Xiong in
Malaysia. Both are hoping to make it their careers, but
acknowledge that discrimination is a barrier.

The National Governors Association chairs Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin gave a State of
States address at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.
The focus of their speech was to hire the disabled, the
deaf included.

The market swine competition at the Coryell County Youth Fair
(Texas) took place recently. The winner is Joshua Horton. He
is deaf, and his goal is to become a 4-H extension agent.

Creighton University, a well known university in the Omaha,
Nebraska area, sensitive or not sensitive to the needs of
the deaf? Well, this university has had workshops. One
such workshop was titled “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients Guidelines For Healthcare Providers.” Why is DeafDigest
mentioning this? Because the Creighton medical school is
fighting Michael Argenyi’s request for CART services. He
is a deaf medical school student. The federal appeals court panel told the Creighton people that a jury should be allowed
to decide on Argenyi’s discrimination lawsuit instead of
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DEAF PEOPLE CAN TRAVEL BY THEMSELVES
DeafDigest editor received an advice from a travel agent.
It said it is important to tell everyone that you are deaf –
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also to ask for escort to get into the airplane and also
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Are we, the deaf, helpless when we travel? No. We, the
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DO NOT BE RUDE TO OLDER STUDENTS AT GALLAUDET OR NTID
This is a true story. A young and immature Gallaudet
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He gave her very hard time every day, laughing and
mocking at her and showing her no respect. She was angry,
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One day, this young student told her that he was
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The female student told this young student:

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The immature student’s face was red and he did not get
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A COMMON HEARING AID ADVICE
People that buy hearing aids often get this oft-repeated
advice.
The advice is –

keep it away from water

It does not matter if there are “waterproof” hearing aid
ads, just keep it away from water!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

how long did it take you to learn sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people think that all CART providers and captioners use the same
“code” when they write on their steno machines. However, that is
not true. Every captioner writes somewhat differently.

Even though there are some similarities to all styles of writing on a
steno machine, each captioner modifies his or her own steno theory.
There are a number of steno theories that have been taught by the
different court reporting/captioning schools.

As the captioner is taught steno theory, he or she is taught the
basic location of the keys on the keyboard and what combinations of
letters to use to make other letters. For example, in most steno
theories, the letters “TPH” when depressed with the left hand will
be used to represent the sound of the letter “N” at the beginning
of a word.

After the captioner learns the basic theory, he or she will continue
to tweak their writing throughout their entire career.  Even someone
who has been in the business for many years will find new ways to
write certain sounds, words, or phrases.

You can find forums on the Internet where court reporters and
captioners share information about how they write, and new ideas and
concepts can be incorporated in all steno theories.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

job interviewers assuming deaf people are not employable
for one reason only – deafness!

(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

How much progress have been made in states regarding bills
treating ASL as a foreign language? Very little in the past
10-15 years.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The inaugural ceremony that took place at Pierre, SD to
usher in the new governor and lieutenant governor took on
an added significance.
Lt. Governor Dennis Daugaard is a Coda, the son of
Raymond and late mother Florence, both of Garretson, SD.
The father is a staunch member of the South Dakota
Association of the Deaf (60 years long) and he was in the
audience.
And the interpreter, not pushed off to a corner of
the stage, stood right next to the sworn-in individuals.
Is Dennis the first Coda to become a lieutenant
governor? People in South Dakota think so.

(editor’s note: Daugaard eventually became the governor;
one would think the South Dakota Deaf Community would leap
with joy, thinking a high profile politician is in their
corner. It was not to be – for he has been accused of not
acting in the best interests of the Deaf Community, and
backed out of a promised speech at a recent NAD Conference)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Installed at the International Boxing
Hall of Fame at Canastota, NY is the boxing
ring that was used for many years at the
Madison Square Garden.
What about it? Deaf boxer Eugene Hairston,
a world contender in the middleweight class
in the forties, could not hear the bell
ring to indicate the end of each round.
As a result, he was getting clobbered
by boxers that wanted to sneak an extra
punch before going to their corners.
To put a stop to it, the boxing officials
installed red flashing lights at the corners
of the ring. Hairston would see the lights
and know the round has ended!
Since then flashing lights have been
used in all boxing matches.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Yes, we have heard of this phrase – it is expensive
to be deaf

But do deaf people take care of their own deaf-stuff
such as hearing aids, CI accessories, etc?

Most of them do, but some don’t.

We are always reading stories of someone stealing a
hearing aid or stealing a CI accessory!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Your friend wants to introduce someone to you

You thought your friend said:

This is tough

Tough? Last name of the new friend or just saying this
new friend is a tough person (he doesn’t look tough, by
the way)

Your friend actually said:

This is Duff

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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 – 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
High School Math Teacher
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Mathematics required.

Dual certifications in Deaf Education preferred.

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

FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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Employment opportunity
Behavior Support Staff
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

We are looking for quality people with the abilities
to serve our students with compassion and energy.

Excellent benefits package includes medical/dental, life
and disability insurance, personal/sick paid time off
and a friendly working environment.

Behavior Support Staff   in Academic and Residential Programs

Qualified applicant would have some college and experience behavior management techniques, including de-escalation & intervention. Valid driver’s   license required.  Must have knowledge of American Sign   Language. Full & Part-time and weekend hours avail.

Send application/Resume to: VCDHH attn: Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Voice: 802-258-9510   Video Phone: 802-275-5271

Website: http://Vcdhh.org    Email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an EOE

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Job Opening Announcement
HOPE Health Specialist
DEAF, Inc.
state of Massachusetts

Title: Project HOPE Health Specialist, 31 hours/week (includes benefits)

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. Specific duties are as follows:

–    Coordinate linkage to care in medical and social services, including assessment of the client’s needs; development of comprehensive individual service care plans; making and following up with supported referrals; and advocacy before and during medical appointments, including communication access advocacy.
–    Maintain contact with clients through videophone/telephone calls, emails, and face-to-face meetings (travel, including mileage, parking, and tolls, is reimbursable).
–    Document client progress towards goals
–    Prepare written and data reports related to services provided
–    Collaborate with health and medical service providers to identify individuals who can benefit from Project HOPE services
–    Arrange and attend clinical supervision meetings, and trainings as required
–    Participate in agency committees and staff meetings
–    Co-coordinate Project HOPE.s Annual Health Fair and AIDS Walk events
–    Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
–    Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in a health or human-service field or two years of experience in direct services or case management; knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have own car and willing to travel. Experience in the medical field preferred.

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator, at mailto: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.

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position opening
President
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The President will need to have an open and flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups, must be a team-builder and must build partnerships to achieve success. The President must be a highly responsive leader who will help to build a strong vision for the long-term health of VCDHH and all of its constituencies. He/she must be an excellent communicator and must be highly organized.   The President will need to be able to bring together diverse groups to work toward common goals, and will need to identify, select and provide a positive environment that motivates and utilizes all employees.  The President should be prepared to move the organization toward models of service delivery which will drive it into the next decade.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field from accredited institutions, 5+ years experience providing leadership in a senior management position in a complex and diverse public or private non-profit, education or human services organization and must have a successful history of relating to and engaging with a diverse population.

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education, American Sign language (ASL) proficiency and Knowledge of adult/community services system

Further, the ideal candidate must be a strong manager and a leader with a background in administration.  The candidate must be adept in communicating with the Board of Trustees, Vermont Government officials and legislators, donors and funding sources, students, clients, teachers and staff, parents and families, the education and human service communities and with the public.

The following areas are essential to have had successful experiences:
–    Leadership and team building –    Internal and external communication (oral and written)
–    Decision-making and execution
–    Organizational change and development
–    Finance and budgeting
–    Lobbying /fundraising
–    Strategic and long-term vision and program development planning
–    Creative problem-solving
–    Marketing

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: –    Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education
–    American Sign language (ASL) proficiency
–    Knowledge of adult/community services system

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail: –    cover letter expressing interest in the position –    current résumé

Rice Bryan
Search Consultant
CARNEY, SANDOE & ASSOCIATES
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)
mailto:rice.bryan@carneysandoe.com

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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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kEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD)
Salt Lake City, Utah
www.slcad.org
SLCAD is a unique non-profit agency in Utah that provides advocacy and supports to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind victims and survivors of abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

Deaf Rural Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Utah

Office Manager
Duties
.    Provides monthly reports to the Executive Director and the governing Board including financial summaries, client and advocate service data
.    Manages multiple grant budgets and submits monthly and quarterly Financial Status Reports to the Executive Director and Board
.    General bookkeeping; bill paying, payroll processing using QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets
.    Arranges travel needs (book airplane tickets, hotels, interpreters, etc.)
.    Performs office duties such as:
.Answer telephones and emails
.Handles correspondents and mailings
.Filing; maintain forms, records and databases
.    Maintains inventory and work orders
.    Updates training materials (make copies, assemble materials, etc.) .    Maintains donations database .    Prepares records for annual audit and reports
.    Other duties as needed
Required Qualifications
.    Prefer Bachelor Degree (will consider H.S. degree with equivalent work/life experience)
.    Minimum two years involvement in the Deaf Community (paid or volunteer)
.    Fluency American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture
.    Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Excel, Word, QuickBooks and Grant management systems/policies
.    Strong budgeting and organizational skills
.    Strong research skills using the internet and other resources
.    Good English and writing skills (must provide a sample)
.    Must pass a criminal background check

SALARY: $17.00/hr; 28-32 hrs/wk
BENEFITS: Health/dental insurance, paid sick leave, vacation and major holidays.
Please send your resume and the names of three references to:
452 E. 3900 S.  SLC, UT  84107 or email: Stephanie@slcad.org
DEADLINE: January 24th or until filled.

Stephanie Mathis
Executive Director

The Lighthouse Deaf Services dept. is seeking a FT assistant. Please share this posting with anyone you know who may be seeking employment.

Deaf Services Assistant
FT- Tue-Fri (32 hours, may be more depending on business needs)
Full benefits package- Health, dental, vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Employer Paid Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Plan, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay.
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2013
Interested applicants may also visit our website at www.lighthouselouisiana.org for all job openings. Thanks. Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162
www.LighthouseLouisiana.org

JOB READINESS INSTRUCTOR FOR THE DEAF . Full Time
Location: 118 52nd Street

Education: Bachelor.s degree in Education

Experience: 1-2 years

Compensation: $31,000 Travel Required: No

Summary: The Job Readiness Instructor will be responsible for creating curriculum relevant to job readiness skills, teaching job readiness classes according to lesson plans, and establishing a positive working collaboration with funding source representatives. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with computer job search activities; keeping timely and accurate records; helping with career development, interviewing, and resume preparation. The Instructor must be able to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; have excellent written/oral communication skills; possess organizational/problem solving abilities; have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and be customer oriented. Previous teaching job readiness or related career advancement activity experience preferred.

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Career Opportunities are valid from January 9, 2013 through January 23, 2013
Send all resumes to:
Shannon Farley . Human Resources Job Hotline: TBD
118 52nd Street Web Site: www.goodwillswpa.org
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Email: shannon.farley@goodwillswpa.org

Act 33/34 & Security Clearances Required

Goodwill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Hourly ASL Tutor position open at ACC

We are looking to hire an hourly tutor in our ASL Lab here at Austin Community College!  Apply by February 1, 2013 if interested!

Job #1211005
Tutor I-V – Hourly

Job #1211005
Apply for this Position

Closing Date: 02/01/2013
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location: Multiple Locations

Hours: Work hours vary from 5 to 19 hours a weeks. Lab is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Position Focus: American Sign Language and Interpreting Lab Tutor

Salary: $11.25-$17.00/hr depending on qualificaitons, NO BENEFITS

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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

See more details here:

http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1211005

ASLIT Department
Email: aslterp@austincc.edu

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Deaf Communication Specialist
Summary:
Facilitate communication for the Deaf program participant with individuals that the consumer
comes in contact with and wishes to communicate with, in order to promote independence,
community inclusion, and personal growth for the participant.
Responsibilities:
. Promoting an environment where the program participant feels a sense of inclusion and
integration into the communities the participant chooses to interact within.
. Facilitate language enhancement and assist the participant to build a solid vocabulary
base
. Assist the program participant to communicate with medical professionals
. Complete shift reports and email the report to supervisors at the completion of each shift
. Work in cooperation with the DDSO State staff to ensure that the program participants.
needs are met.
Required:
. Ability to negotiate conflict
. Ability to facilitate communication between individuals
. American Sign Language (ASL) and be able to translate using minimal sign language
(MSL)
Education and Work Experience:
Associates Degree in Human Services or other related field
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Maintain yearly CPR and First Aid certification training
Active SCIP-R training certification, preferred
Possess a basic understanding of individuals with developmental disabilities.
*All persons hired are subject to a Background Check Prior to the
First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please
Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Michelle Prohov
497 State Street
Rochester NY 14608
Fax: (585) 546-1724
Resumes@cdrnys.org

Seeking Assistance

We are seeking part-time assistance to provide in-home attendant-type care to an older Deaf woman with low vision who lives in Olathe.  She is fluent in ASL visually and needs assistance with light meal preparation, personal care and socialization.  Sign language skills are a must.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Cheryl Mortensen

913-219-4874 cell voice/text

cheryl@kc.surewest.net

IRS Job Openings

Dear Members, The IRS is seeking candidates for the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist job series 0301 GS 12/13.  Currently there are two vacancies, please see below for specific qualifications the candidate must clearly demonstrate in their resume in order to meet the minimum qualifications.  Any candidates interested should respond to:

Paula B Golladay

202-591-6000- Cell (V)

paula.b.golladay@irs.gov

The following documents must be included, each requested document must be in a separate PDF or Word file:

1. Resume

2. Schedule A Letter

3. Transcripts for all declared degrees

4. SF-50 (if applicable)

The standard position description is available upon request from the candidate.

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters to fill the following class times:

Mondays – Wednesdays, there is a block of time from 8a – 12:30p, with an additional hour for travel, comprised of three classes : DREA 0090, DWRI 0090, and DMAT 0090.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, there is a block of time from 9:30a – 2:45p comprised of 9:30a – 12:15p for a Motorcycle technology class and 1:00p – 2:45p for a Computer (Basics) Systems Class with a 45 minute paid break between the classes and an additional hour for travel.

Certified Sign Language Interpreters interested in these semester positions are asked to please contact John Graf at JGraf@dcccd.edu for further information.

Location: Cedar Valley College – Lancaster near Dallas, Texas

Sign Language Interpreting
Full-time
Posted: 12/20/2012

Bethel College seeks to fill full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses of American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications

M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification. Experience teaching ASL at the post-secondary level preferred.

Successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community.  All faculty are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.  While Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations;
Application Process

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013 but position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired.  Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement of teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:

Robert Myers, Ph.D.
Dean
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545
574.257.3524
robert.myers@bethelcollege.edu

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college that is dedicated to building lives for commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

IRS Job Opening: Program Manager (Area Director) Dear Members, There is an IRS job opening available for those who are interested. Please see below for more information.

PROGRAM MANAGER (AREA DIRECTOR)
Agency:Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:13CS1-TAX0088-0340-01-CC

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013

$109,022.00 to formatCurrency(155500) $155,500.00 / Per Year

Post of Duty – New York City, NY

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333217700

After application has been made please send a copy of your resume, transcripts, Schedule A letter to Paula B Golladay. If you have any questions please contact Paula at 202-591-6000 (V) or by email at paula.b.golladay@irs.gov.

Utah
Are you interested in working with ASL Students at SLCC? Converse in ASL with ASL and ASL/English Interpreting students in a one-on-one setting. Starting hourly at $8.82

Please Apply today online at www. Slcc.edu/employment

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DeafDigest – 18 January 2013

DeafDigest Pre-Inauguration special, January 18, 2013

 

— the Navy SEAL training program with the deaf

the Navy SEALs is an elite unit with the US Navy,
assigned to perform dangerous military assignments.
Could a deaf person become a Navy SEAL? Well,
a group of Gallaudet students went through a
real SEAL training program. Navy wanting the
deaf to become SEALs? No. It was the Gallaudet
baseball team that went through a tough 3-day
SEAL drills. Why? Coach Curtis Pride felt it
would be the best way to unite the team, mentally
and physically for the upcoming baseball season.

 
— be careful with “I Love You” sign

Many people, including hearing” use the “I Love
You” sign. But we have to be careful with it!
Why? Because this sign is an insult to people in
Argentina, Cuba, Italy, Spain and Uruguay! Something
like a dirty sign that we do not know about.

 
— a deaf chef on TV food show

There are many food and cooking shows on TV. All
these chefs are hearing. We have many talented deaf
chefs but for some reason they are not getting their
TV opportunities in USA. It is different in Australia.
Chef Bonny Porter is deaf and she is one of the star
chefs in the new Australian TV food show –
MasterChef: The Professionals.

DeafDigest – 16 January 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 16, 2013

 
— useless punishment for anti-deaf judge

Indiana judge Peter Nemeth was punished by the Indiana Commission on
Judicial Qualifications. He told a hearing woman that she had to
pay for ASL interpreter in a court custody hearing involving a deaf boy.
The Indiana Supreme Court agreed with the punishment. But it is useless!
Why? Because Judge Nemeth is already retired! Did he get away with it?
Yes.

 

 

— a deaf bounty hunter?

A bounty hunter chases criminals that skip bail. It can be a
dangerous job as we have learned from watching the old TV series
– Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Anyway, could a brave deaf person become
a bounty hunter? Well, the Joe Schmo Show on the Spike TV network,
is featuring a bounty hunt competition. One of the hopeful bounty
hunters is deaf. What if the deaf man wins, will he get a job as
a bounty hunter? Sorry, the Joe Schmo Show is a reality TV hoax
show. Anything you see on the program is a fake! Funny, yes, but
a fake.

 

 
— a debt collector hates the deaf?

Does the Peroutka and Peroutka PA, a law firm in Maryland, hate the deaf?
Especially the deaf that do not pay bills? Well, this law firm specializes
in debt collections – and they refused to accept relay calls from deaf
people that wanted to pay their bills! The angry Justice Department
forced the law firm to reach agreement so that the deaf can use relay
calls in order to pay up their bills.

 

 

— a snowman that loves everybody

posted on the internet was a picture of a snowman with his “I Love
You” sign. Where was the picture taken? No one knows because the story
that came with the picture did not go into specific details. Anyway,
this is the first time DeafDigest has seen a picture of a snowman
that loves everybody, especially the neighborhood in his home town.

 

 

— a hearing criminal posting a deaf residence sign

Jonathan Lee Riches is a hearing criminal with a long list of
crimes on his police record. One of his crimes was internet
scam. He asked his victims to mail him their personal data
(social security numbers, ATM pin numbers, etc). The house on
the address had a sign that said Deaf Residence, even though
Riches is not deaf. Riches wanted to fool delivery people
into just leaving the envelopes in the mail box without asking
ID questions in person. The cops got wise and arrested him.
He is now in jail.

 
01/13/13 Blue edition at:
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01/13/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 14 January 2013

DeafDigest Gold – January 13 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-york-cops-knowing-deaf-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-classmates-using-deaf-sign-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-word-or-many-words/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sad-family-reunion/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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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:

A story was written up in the newspapers about the owner of the
Fulton Theatre (Lancaster, PA) reaching out to the deaf and
the deaf and the  disabled – captions and listening system.

Du Chengyan, a deaf Chinese man, had a goal – to become a
software engineer. Despite graduating from school with
credentials, the path was not easy – thanks to discrimination.
It took him 10 years and 10 different jobs before he was
able to reach this goal – yet it was bittersweet. Why
bittersweet? He is paid much less than his hearing peers
at the workplace!

Rapid Solicitors, an Australian law firm, is advertising
for business, no big deal since we see a lot of attorney
ads in USA. But this one is with a twist, their web ad
has an interpreter on the bottom part of the screen.

Deafville in Dublin, Ireland, or to be more specific, Deaf Village Ireland? Yes, a new development is taking
place, and is owned by the Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIDP). The school received money from the
government to have its building razed to make way for
a new metro railway station. The money was invested into a new development on the campus of the deaf schools in Cabra, Dublin. One can see the cafe, sports center,
swimming pool, conference quarters, offices, etc, etc. It is expected to be a magnet for deaf people visiting
Dublin.

From time to time we read of a deaf lifeguard lawsuit.
Many pools do not want deaf lifeguards no matter how
well qualified they are. The latest is Nicholas Keith
getting the OK from the appeals court to proceed with
his lawsuit. He was offered a job, which was pulled
back when Oakland County (Michigan) officials learned
of his deafness.

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DEAF IN ONE WORD OR DEAF IN MANY WORDS
Many of us describe our deafness in one word –
deaf.
There are many deaf people that refuse to use
one word. They describe themselves as:

hearing loss is profound in one ear and severe in
another ear; I wear binaural hearing aids. And I
do not use ASL

This is blah, blah, blah, blah. Just better to
use one word – deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Golden Era of Deafness, Fifties thru Seventies

http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

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SAD DEAF-HEARING FAMILY REUNION
It is common but sad – that hearing and deaf members
of a family have a bad argument about 50 years ago
with insults and accusations, etc.
Deaf and hearing family members don’t see each other
for 50 years until they meet again in a family reunion.
What is sad? That many of them (deaf and hearing)
don’t remember what the argument was all about!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard Of
Hearing Clients?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help to offset the rising cost of tuition
to make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education
program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients. The need for qualified rehabilitation
counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program
find employment in such professional areas as state vocational
rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering
agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates
is 96 – 100%

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as
well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

* Scholarship support may be available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding. *

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members
of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2013 (although we will accept applications until all the slots are
filled).

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be
charged tuition at Oregon student rates. These states include
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit
http://wou.edu/rehab

You may also contact:

Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361
RCEInfo@wou.edu

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A DEAF ACTUARIAN IN AUSTRALIA
Some time years back DeafDigest asked if we had a deaf
actuarian. This position is with a bank or an insurance
company or even with an agency – responsibility is to
crunch financial and statistical numbers and to advise
on risks and possibility of successes.
The old National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
had to hire hearing actuarians only because there were no
deaf actuarians around.
Australia seems to have a deaf actuarian – Simon Andersson
who works for the Victorian Council of Deaf People. Not sure if
it is a full time job, though!

A PROMISING SINGER
During the fifties, one of the most popular singers in the world was Johnnie Ray. He was deaf.
We now may have a promising deaf singer – 16 year old Jérémy Gabriel.
He has already sung for Céline Dion and the Pope, and has recorded two
albums.
He is from Canada, the same nation where Justin Bieber came from!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Phoenix Association of the Deaf

do visit it at:
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is hearing-handicapped

hearing-handicapped? Why not just simply say he is deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am not getting video captions on the AOL browser.
What should I do?

A. FCC has strict rules about video providers captioning
their videos. AOL knows about it. If you are not seeing
captions with AOL (or with other browsers) it is because
of loopholes that allow them to show some videos without
captions.

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:

Snowshoeing

I went snowshoeing in this awesome snow, up in the Green Mountains.

A program here in Vermont provided support for my needs.

I arranged for a “snowshoe buddy” through this program.  The guide
was Deaf himself!

Two other friends decided to join me for the outing.

The guide led first and a friend followed behind me.

It was not easy for me to see the trail markings or even the snowshoe tracks in front of me.

I could follow my guide in front of me pretty well.

The friend behind me used her trekking poles to “steer” me.

With her pole she will tap my right arm to move left and left to move right.

Poles on both arms to stay straight.

It was a very challenging trail!  We went back country!

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 hearing people be taught “Gesture Language” in order
to communicate with the deaf.

Many hearing people do not know ASL but they know how to
gesture – making communications easier with the deaf. Yet,
many other hearing people do not know how to gesture or
to understand gestures – making communications impossible!

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DeafHistory:

sometime during the 1830’s – the Comité des Sourds in
France hosted events, sort of akin to National
Association of the Deaf. This probably led to the
growth of Deaf Culture, not just in France but elsewhere.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Rick Macomber, the deaf professional trotters driver,
completed the 2012 season with 180 wins, 179 2nd place
finishes and 188 3rd place finishes in 1594 races
for a total of $2,334,346 in purse winnings. He raced
at race tracks in Indiana.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Ohio Wesleyan – Greg White, SR, basketball; played all 12 games, starting
none; 3.6 points per game; not a priority player in the coach’s rotation
of players coming off the bench

– Old Westbury – Raven Pentz, FR, women’s basketball; leads the team in most
minutes played per game; averaging 7.9 points per game

– Olivet Nazarene – Samanatha Elam, JR, women’s swimming; was part of a
400 free relay that finished 2nd in the team’s most recent swimming meet

– Purdue – Drew Mingo, SR, women’s basketball; started all 15 games;
11.8 points per game, 3rd best on team

– Salve Regina – Peter Gintoli, FR, hockey; team’s leading goal scorer
at 8 goals despite missing 4 games (team has played 15 to date)

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– David Chiu, professional poker player, Colorado; no longer an elite
poker player

– Derrick Coleman, practice roster, Seattle Seahawks, NFL; is on the
practice squad as running back, playing on the scout team during
practices

– Chris Colwill, USA diving, no updates on him since his participation
in the 2012 Olympics

– Lilly Cook, Australia, greyhound racing trainer; still in business

– Matt Cook, Albury-Wodonga Steamers, Australian rugby minor league;
not able to get an update

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Deaf Sports Library (new feature)

Rick Macomber’s annual horse race driving stats

http://deafdigest.com/rick-macomber-deaf-horse-racing-driver-annual-stats/

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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 – 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
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position

$34,091.20-$46,217.60

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: January 07, 2013              Closing: January 18, 2013

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 qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine 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 (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

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

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

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position opening
Staff Interpreter Position
KNOXVILLE CENTER of the DEAF
Knoxville, Tennessee

General Description
Responsibilities include but limited to:

1. Provides expressive and voice interpreting (may include ASL, PSE, oral, or tactile interpreting)

2. Records and reports all necessary data for interpreting
assignments and monthly statistics, in a timely manner.

3. Assists in office operations when in office and not committed to other duties.

4. Other duties as assigned by the CEO and/or the COO.

General Activities of the Position:
The Staff Interpreter provides interpreting in a wide range of interpreting environments and works as a team member in a multi-faceted service center.  The Staff Interpreter provides consumers with the highest quality interpreting/transliterating services possible in accordance with the RID Code of Ethics and KCD.s interpreting policies and procedures. The Staff Interpreter also strives to improve individual interpreting/ transliterating skills, increase professional knowledge of deaf culture, and seek an increased level of professional certification.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting preferred; RID Certification preferred; Community interpreting experience desired but not required

Salary Range: $27,000-$32,000 with benefits

Application deadline: 1/21/13.

Send resume and letter of interest to: mailto:clemak@kcdtn.org

or send to KCD, 3731 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

KCD is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated 326 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field
–    Native or near-native ASL competence

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities; deaf applicants preferred
–    Desire and ability to assume administrative duties as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:    February 8, 2013

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0818845.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position opening
Educational Interpreter
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

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

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

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position 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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DEADLINE TO APPLY ~ JANUARY 17, 2013!

Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – RCDHH
Qual Voc Rehab Counselor (C)
Agency Name: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Official Title: Qual Voc Rehab Counselor (C)
Functional Title: Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – RCDHH
Occupational Group: Social Service
Position Type: Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $50,065.08 to $68,301.74 Annually
Bargaining Unit: 08
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Quincy
Region: METRO BOSTON
Facility Location: 275 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Application Deadline: 01-17-2013
Apply Online: Yes
Posting ID: J33595

This position is funded from federal grant funds.

Duties:
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT

Employees will have sign off authority for individual caseload once there is a record of satisfactory compliance. Employees in this series manage a caseload of 85-100 consumers with disabilities of hearing loss, including deaf, late deafened and hard of hearing covering the geographical areas of Boston and South Shore. Work as a member of a statewide Deaf Services team and with a staff interpreter. Strong employment focus and commitment to teamwork required. Evaluate individuals with physical, mental, emotional or other impairments to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services; review and analyze diagnostic consumer information through different resources. Serves as liaison between public and private high school programs that have deaf and hard of hearing students (junior and senior level). Coordinate private high school services, referral to appropriate resources, attend team meetings and work with guidance counselors to meet needs of students. Advocate for access to career centers, post secondary programs, and other training sites for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Work with staff to educate them regarding accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. The purpose of this position is to approach teaching with disabilities in maximizing vocational potential and to maintain employment.
Qualifications:
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in rehabilitation counseling.

LICENSES AND REQUIRED EDUCATION: One of the following is required:

– A Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited university program; OR

– A Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in an approved related field (Counselor Education, Psychology, Counseling, Psychology, Education with a concentration in Counseling, or Education with a concentration in Psychology) with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

– Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/ Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

– Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals; OR

– A Bachelor’s degree, commitment to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling under the terms of the hiring agency’s Individual Education Plan and possession of requirements determined by the hiring agency and consistent with the Rehabilitation Act. Based on assignment as a Qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, one of the following as evidence of proficiency in American Sign Language is required:

. In addition, based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in American Sign Language required and applicants should be able to communicate effectively in the mode of communication most comfortable for the full range of consumers served by rehabilitation counselors for the deaf and hard of hearing. Also must have knowledge of deaf culture and of the deaf community; knowledge of resources and adaptive technologies used by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or late deafened; knowledge and understanding of developmental issues related to hearing loss. ASL skills proficiency will be screened by the Deaf professionals on the Interview Team.

Comments:
This is a Civil Service position.

Subject to the rules and regulations of Civil Service and Collective Bargaining, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service, Reinstatement/Re-employment or Recall as applicable.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.
How To Apply:

If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in . If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:

Tawanya Sanders, Hiring Coordinator
Disabilities and Community Services
Employment and Staffing
600 Washington Street, 7th Flr. Boston, MA 02111

Fax# (617) 348-5266

PLEASE INCLUDE JOB POSTING ID#J33595 AND JOB TITLE QUALIFIED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (C) ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE.

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DeafDigest – 14 January 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 13, 2013

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-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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This just in:

Steve Noyce is no longer the superintendent of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He was ousted by
the Utah school board. No reason was given, but in
2009 he was appointed over the strong opposition of
the Deaf Community. They felt he would suppress
use of sign language in the school environment.

Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Calvin Philip Hailey,
a long time deaf teacher at North Carolina School for
the deaf, who departed us. After retirement, he did
just retire – he stayed at the school to help establish
the NCSD Historical Museum

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to British deaf actor
Hal Draper, who departed us. There are number of notable
deaf actors in Great Britain, and he was among the elite
in the group.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mervin Garretson,
who departed us. He was a man with a long list of
accomplishments in Deaf Education and in Deaf Politics.
Such accomplishments are too long to squeeze into this edition, but his most notable one was – stepping in as a last minute interim executive director of NAD during its
darkest moment in 1989. NAD was broke, and he was forced to
lay off 10 employees just to restore financial stability. Mission accomplished, he then he sailed off into a long
deserving retirement.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Bill Hudson, not
deaf, who departed us. After a big time football career
with University of Alabama and then a short time in the Canadian pros, he made Deaf Education his career – beginning at the Tennessee School for the deaf and then as superintendent at the South Dakota School for the Deaf and then at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Said a colleague:

He was a “behind the scenes” kind of Superintendent, preferring that mode of administration to high visibility

Top stories about the deaf:

Kentucky requiring special license plates for
deaf drivers? This the issue going on right now
in the state.

An outdoor hockey rink was built behind a home in
Newfoundland. The homeowner, a father of a deaf
son, wants to invite teams and players to come
and play – as a fundraiser to create awareness
of deafness in the Newfoundland community.

McCormick & Schmick is a famous steak house chain. Are
deaf employees in the chain being treated well? A
deaf prep cook lost his job, despite his satisfactory
evaluations. He filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the chain
made life miserable for him. The EEOC ruled in his
favor, awarding him $47,814, and at the same time
ordering the chain to follow the ADA regs.

United States Senator Tom Harkin, Iowa, wants to replace the dollar bills with dollar coins. If he
succeeds, then one group would benefit a lot from the change. It would be the deaf-blind; they
would know, from the size, that it is a dollar
coin as opposed to determining the denominations
of paper bills.

Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman, who won the Miss America pageant, was cited in a web posting as a positive example for Alexis Wineman. An autistic, she won the Miss Montana pageant.

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The Holidays are a time of many community and family parties.  Alcohol
is a part of many of these events.  Set limits for your celebrations.

If you or a friend needs help in cutting down on drinking, where can
you turn for help?

For answers to these questions and for more information on resources
that you many need, please visit this page:

http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=733

Have a safe holiday!

The HealthBridges Team

http://www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges website offers information about social services,
advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources available for
persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

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

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A DEAF CEO SHOCKED BY FIRING
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention who
the person is or what agency it was.
A deaf CEO was not happy about a deaf employee. He and the
deaf deputy CEO both agreed that the employee should be
fired.
The CEO wanted to be careful with words to inform the
employee that he was to be fired during a private meeting
between CEO, deputy CEO and the employee.
During that private meeting, the CEO had to go to the
restroom. When he came back, the employee was already
fired by the deputy CEO (without CEO’s permission).
The CEO was angry about it and also fired deputy CEO!

– 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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to look at the DVD cover:
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HATING PAPER AND PEN
Do hearing people hate paper and pen while deaf people
love paper and pen?
Often we go to a store, and tell the clerk you are deaf
and you need to write something on paper.
You watch (and laugh) for few minutes as the hearing
clerk runs all over, looking for a pen and a paper pad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

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

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6th Annual Berg/Seeger Track and Field Classic
April 12-13, 2013
hosted by Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Faribault, MN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-berg-seeger-track-and-field-classic/

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BOONTLING SIGN LANGUAGE – DEAD?
Is there such a thing as Boontling Sign Language.
(BSL)? Probably not, but there was a story that said the
Boontling langauge, spoken for 150 years, is dying
out.
It is being spoken in Boonville, CA, a tiny town of
1,000 people just 2 hours drive north of San Francisco.
Why no BSL? If there were deaf children growing up
in Boonton, they probably went to California School for
the Deaf, either at Berkeley or at Fremont! ASL, of course,
is spoken at the school.

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A FINNISH HOMESTEAD IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA
At Pelkie, Michigan, there is a Hanka Homestead, established
sometime in the early part of 20th century.
This homestead was established by Herman Hanka, an immigrant
from Finland who became a stump farmer and later, established
a plot of land.
This land contains the  Hanka Homestead Museum, which exhibits
the Finnish culture in USA. It was listed in 1984 on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Herman Hanka? What about him? He was deaf (though not knowing
ASL).

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how long have you known your deaf client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“How does that machine work?” Over the years, as a court reporter and
CART provider using a steno machine, I cannot tell you the number of
times that I have heard this question.

It is a little difficult to answer that in a single sentence.
Today’s steno machines are intricate computers themselves, and they
record the keystrokes that are being entered by the court reporter or
captioner.

The steno machine is usually hooked up either via a cable or in a
wireless manner to another computer.  That computer has
Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) software loaded on it.  The CAT
software accepts input from a steno keyboard and translates it into
text.

The most important part of making the words translate properly is
what is called the dictionary or dictionaries that the captioner or
CART provider has loaded in that CAT software program. A dictionary
is a list of words, phrases, punctuation, and symbols and the
associated steno. It basically tells the computer how to translate
what the captioner is writing on the steno machine.

As the captioner writes on the steno machine, the CAT software
matches the steno being written with entries in the dictionary and
translates those strokes into English.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

On relay calls, being constantly referred as the third
person – the hearing person would tell the relay
operator “please tell him that” or “please tell him this”

Very annoying and there have been times when DeafDigest editor
“blew up” and told the hearing person “I am not the third
party in this relay call. You are talking directly to me” and
this blow up often stuns the hearing person, not knowing quite
what to say further during the call!

(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 Kenyan High Court has told Nation Television that their
newscasts must have sign language interpreters, effective
within the coming 90 days.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Voice cell phones everywhere but not a single one compatible
with our TTYs. This will change if Panasonic has its way.
This company gave a demonstration of their compatible
cell phone at the Consumer Electronics Association program
held recently at Las Vegas.

(since TTYs are obsolete, this new Panasonic invention
got nowhere)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At a recent local government council meeting, a
report was distributed by the municipal medical
staff. Included in the report was the comment:

Interpreter services are needed for deaf-mute patients.
Members in the community are willing to do this as a
volunteer service

It probably was a report from a small village in
one of these nations in Asia where newspapers
routinely call the deaf as deaf-dumb or as
deaf-mute.
Wrong! It was a medical services agency serving
a small town in Montana!
And to add insult to injury, volunteer
interpreters mean one thing – shoddy interpreting!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Last week a human rights award was given to Australia’s
Big Four movie chains. The award was for giving moviegoers
the right to freely participate in the cultural life of
the community!

Huh! If these movie chains do not offer captions, then how
could the deaf “freely” participate in the same cultural
life that the hearing enjoy?

An Australian deaf dissident made a big stink out of that
award in a web posting.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are walking your dog.

A stranger, with his dog, came to you.

You thought he asked:
Can I meet him?

Meet who? Meet the dog? What?

He actually asked:
Can I pet him?

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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 – 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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Employment opportunity
Behavior Support Staff
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

We are looking for quality people with the abilities
to serve our students with compassion and energy.

Excellent benefits package includes medical/dental, life
and disability insurance, personal/sick paid time off
and a friendly working environment.

Behavior Support Staff   in Academic and Residential Programs

Qualified applicant would have some college and experience behavior management techniques, including de-escalation & intervention. Valid driver’s   license required.  Must have knowledge of American Sign   Language. Full & Part-time and weekend hours avail.

Send application/Resume to: VCDHH attn: Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Voice: 802-258-9510   Video Phone: 802-275-5271

Website: http://Vcdhh.org    Email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an EOE

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Job Opening Announcement
HOPE Health Specialist
DEAF, Inc.
state of Massachusetts

Title: Project HOPE Health Specialist, 31 hours/week (includes benefits)

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. Specific duties are as follows:

–    Coordinate linkage to care in medical and social services, including assessment of the client’s needs; development of comprehensive individual service care plans; making and following up with supported referrals; and advocacy before and during medical appointments, including communication access advocacy.
–    Maintain contact with clients through videophone/telephone calls, emails, and face-to-face meetings (travel, including mileage, parking, and tolls, is reimbursable).
–    Document client progress towards goals
–    Prepare written and data reports related to services provided
–    Collaborate with health and medical service providers to identify individuals who can benefit from Project HOPE services
–    Arrange and attend clinical supervision meetings, and trainings as required
–    Participate in agency committees and staff meetings
–    Co-coordinate Project HOPE.s Annual Health Fair and AIDS Walk events
–    Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
–    Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in a health or human-service field or two years of experience in direct services or case management; knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have own car and willing to travel. Experience in the medical field preferred.

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator, at mailto: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.

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position opening
President
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The President will need to have an open and flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups, must be a team-builder and must build partnerships to achieve success. The President must be a highly responsive leader who will help to build a strong vision for the long-term health of VCDHH and all of its constituencies. He/she must be an excellent communicator and must be highly organized.   The President will need to be able to bring together diverse groups to work toward common goals, and will need to identify, select and provide a positive environment that motivates and utilizes all employees.  The President should be prepared to move the organization toward models of service delivery which will drive it into the next decade.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field from accredited institutions, 5+ years experience providing leadership in a senior management position in a complex and diverse public or private non-profit, education or human services organization and must have a successful history of relating to and engaging with a diverse population.

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education, American Sign language (ASL) proficiency and Knowledge of adult/community services system

Further, the ideal candidate must be a strong manager and a leader with a background in administration.  The candidate must be adept in communicating with the Board of Trustees, Vermont Government officials and legislators, donors and funding sources, students, clients, teachers and staff, parents and families, the education and human service communities and with the public.

The following areas are essential to have had successful experiences:
–    Leadership and team building –    Internal and external communication (oral and written)
–    Decision-making and execution
–    Organizational change and development
–    Finance and budgeting
–    Lobbying /fundraising
–    Strategic and long-term vision and program development planning
–    Creative problem-solving
–    Marketing

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: –    Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education
–    American Sign language (ASL) proficiency
–    Knowledge of adult/community services system

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail: –    cover letter expressing interest in the position –    current résumé

Rice Bryan
Search Consultant
CARNEY, SANDOE & ASSOCIATES
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)
mailto:rice.bryan@carneysandoe.com

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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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I am looking for more deaf carpenters/handymen in
Washington, DC area.

Elijah Gold <mrelijahgold@gmail.com>

IRS Job Openings

Dear Members, The IRS is seeking candidates for the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist job series 0301 GS 12/13.  Currently there are two vacancies, please see below for specific qualifications the candidate must clearly demonstrate in their resume in order to meet the minimum qualifications.  Any candidates interested should respond to:

Paula B Golladay

202-591-6000- Cell (V)

paula.b.golladay@irs.gov

The following documents must be included, each requested document must be in a separate PDF or Word file:

1. Resume

2. Schedule A Letter

3. Transcripts for all declared degrees

4. SF-50 (if applicable)

The standard position description is available upon request from the candidate.

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters to fill the following class times:

Mondays – Wednesdays, there is a block of time from 8a – 12:30p, with an additional hour for travel, comprised of three classes : DREA 0090, DWRI 0090, and DMAT 0090.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, there is a block of time from 9:30a – 2:45p comprised of 9:30a – 12:15p for a Motorcycle technology class and 1:00p – 2:45p for a Computer (Basics) Systems Class with a 45 minute paid break between the classes and an additional hour for travel.

Certified Sign Language Interpreters interested in these semester positions are asked to please contact John Graf at JGraf@dcccd.edu for further information.

Location: Cedar Valley College – Lancaster near Dallas, Texas

Sign Language Interpreting
Full-time
Posted: 12/20/2012

Bethel College seeks to fill full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses of American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications

M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification. Experience teaching ASL at the post-secondary level preferred.

Successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community.  All faculty are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.  While Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations;
Application Process

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013 but position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired.  Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement of teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:

Robert Myers, Ph.D.
Dean
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545
574.257.3524
robert.myers@bethelcollege.edu

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college that is dedicated to building lives for commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

IRS Job Opening: Program Manager (Area Director) Dear Members, There is an IRS job opening available for those who are interested. Please see below for more information.

PROGRAM MANAGER (AREA DIRECTOR)
Agency:Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:13CS1-TAX0088-0340-01-CC

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013

$109,022.00 to formatCurrency(155500) $155,500.00 / Per Year

Post of Duty – New York City, NY

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333217700

After application has been made please send a copy of your resume, transcripts, Schedule A letter to Paula B Golladay. If you have any questions please contact Paula at 202-591-6000 (V) or by email at paula.b.golladay@irs.gov.

Utah
Are you interested in working with ASL Students at SLCC? Converse in ASL with ASL and ASL/English Interpreting students in a one-on-one setting. Starting hourly at $8.82

Please Apply today online at www. Slcc.edu/employment

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
Developmental Instruction Aide II

Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 01-13
742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule IN
Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50208/5310

JOB SUMMARY   Works with students who are Autistic/Deaf.  Duties include tracking and monitoring students. behavior, providing alternative choices for the students to replace inappropriate behavior with desired behavior, removing the student from class if behavior is disruptive. There is always the possibility that physical restraint may be necessary. Implements a new curriculum that is being put in place; performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS   Ability to monitor and track behavior and activity; understand and implement specialized curriculum; understand and deal with students. sensory aversions; understand and follow a toileting schedule; assess situations and apply appropriate interventions; understand and carry out behavior modification strategies; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; maintain strict confidentiality.  Work requires physical exertion, including the ability to stand, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.  There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to applicants with American Sign Language (ASL) skills, previous experience working with disabled children, and/or MANDT training.  In order to drive a state vehicle, incumbent must have a valid Utah driver license with 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   State of Utah Step 25, $10.41 per hour.  Benefits will be limited to Social Security.  This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD  This is a part time position, 181 days each school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency need. Work schedule five (5) hours per day five (5) days per week.

OPENING DATE:   January 2, 2013                CLOSING DATE: January 9, 2013

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 28517.

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.

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.

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DeafDigest – 09 January 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 9, 2013

— a job posting in Australia that we hate

An agency serving the deaf in an Australian city posted this
job description:

“Your experience should have some Hearing Loss matters, but this
is not important”

 
This agency is saying it does not matter if a hearing person
knows nothing about the deaf while being hired to work with the
deaf. How dumb!

 

 

— Netflix captions cannot be bookmarked

Are we happy with Netflix captions? Probably so, but we are not happy
with Netflix bookmarks. A hearing person can bookmark the video
which stays until he comes back. But Netflix does not bookmark
the captions. This means you must turn on the captions and try
to remember where you left off. Is it Netflix’s bad engineering
design or is it their revenge because we sued them?

 

— Actor Mark Harmon angry at Marlee Matlin

Chuck Lutz, not deaf, is retiring from his job as the manager of
the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner property. This site is the location
of many Hollywood movie scenes. Looking back on 23 years in his
job, Chuck remembers many incidents. One big incident was actor
Mark Harmon getting very angry at Marlee Matlin. Why? Because
her car was parked too close to his car on the property parking
lot!  That was a long time ago, and both probably won’t remember it.
Anyway, how popular is Marlee Matlin? She just got her 250,000th
follower on her tweet account!

 
— Germany’s deaf banker

Robert Davis is deaf and works for the Commerzbank Dusseldorf
in Germany. He was born in England but lives in Germany. He
is a customer services consultant – discussing banking matters
with deaf – and – with hearing clients. He knows German Sign
Language and uses it to communicate with deaf clients. He handles
500 deaf and hearing clients. He started to lose his hearing
at age of 10, but became a stock broker as a young man. When
his hearing got worse, he had to leave his stock broker job.
That is why he became a banker.

 
— federal court twice supports eBay against a deaf person

Melissa Earll, a deaf woman, wanted to sell her collectibles
(coins, comics, watches, baseball cards, etc) on eBay. She
couldn’t because eBay requires voice verification to get the
pin number and would not accept relay service calls. She
twice filed lawsuits and lost each time. She is 47 years old
and eBay insulted her by asking for her mother or father to
make the voice call for her Not giving up, she will take the
case all the way to the Supreme Court if possible.

 
01/06/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

01/06/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 06 January 2013

DeafDigest Gold – January 6, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-hearing-party/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-york-cops-knowing-deaf-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-classmates-using-deaf-sign-language/

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

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The LightOn Phone Signaler is designed for mobile phone users who
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You can also connect a LightOn Bed Shaker for additional vibration
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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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:

Will the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government and the
FedsFirst be joining forces. The DHHIG represents the
deaf that work in the government sector. The FedsFirst
represents the disabled. And the FedsFirst have reached
out to the DHHIG regarding this possibility.

When hearing people become deaf, they have no place to turn to.
This is what a British psychologist has warned – meaning there is
an isolation epidemic. We have several national organizations that
tend to the needs of the late-deafened. But there is none in
Great Britain.

A big honor in Great Britain is the MBE, which stands for
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
A recent honoree is deaf actress Caroline Parker who has
performed for over 30 years.

A 80-year old, 5 foot long, handmade toy fire truck was
donated to the Baltimore Fire Department. This model was
put up for bidding in a charity raffle fund raising event years
ago. The winner paid 10 cents in a raffle and won the model
truck. This event took place at a school for the deaf.
Then everyone forgot all about it – until recently this model truck was discovered when an old building was cleaned out. What
school for the deaf held that raffle event? No one knows –
was it Maryland School for the Deaf or one of these Baltimore
oral schools for the deaf?

Many engineers are also musicians. To put it the other way around,
many musicians are engineers. Do we have a deaf person that is
an engineer and is also a musician? We have one in Sara Gould.
Her real job is as a project engineer for a shipping company.
And her hobby, during off hours is playing the saxophone in
the Charlottesville (VA) Municipal Band.

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6th Annual Berg/Seeger Track and Field Classic
April 12-13, 2013
hosted by Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Faribault, MN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-berg-seeger-track-and-field-classic/

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NEW COPS IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City has hired 1,100 new cops. These cops
can speak in almost 60 different languages.
How many of these new cops can communicate in AS?
Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-york-cops-knowing-deaf-asl/

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

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Attention: Deaf Karate, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do participants

If you are interested in 2013 Deaflympics, please visit:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-martial-arts/

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TWO CODA CLASSMATES
A hearing school has two Coda students. They
are fluent with ASL.
They use ASL all the time – during boring classes,
they talk to each other in ASL by hiding their signs
from the teacher. At school cafeteria, one Coda from
across the room, signs to another Coda to pick up
extra dish for me. And during sports games, they
sign to each other on the field to plan the plays
and moves.
Fun to be a Coda?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-classmates-using-deaf-sign-language/

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:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-top-deaf-monthly-stories/

Year 2012 deaths of notable deaf people

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

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THE DREADED ATTITUDE AMONG CLOSE-KNIT HEARING FAMILIES
Many close-knit family members have a deaf family member.
Does not matter if that person is profoundly deaf or late-deafened.
Said a member of a close knit family:

I have a cousin who was born deaf, and I didn’t know what to make of it

That deaf cousin was always invited to family events but always
left alone, sitting in a corner with no one coming to him just to
say hi.

It is always sad.

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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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DEAF NOT ABLE TO BECOME A FLIGHT ATTENDANT
From time to time we have a deaf person wanting to become
a flight attendant. He cannot? Why?
Said a representative of an airline:

it is because of the need to communicate on emergency
procedures, dealing with security issues and most
important of all, able to communicate with all
passengers, including difficult passengers

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Kansas Association of the Deaf

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

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

A newspaper headline screamed –

Woman gets implanted, invisible hearing aid

Invisible CI? Not really, but perhaps down the road in
the future. Right now CI’s are visible unless the hair
successfully hides it

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. From time to time we read of an “all-deaf” village in
remote parts of the world. Why is it that way?

A. Probably due to intermarriage. When a village is small
and remote and residents do not move out, then sometimes
there are consequences.

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:

Organized

We, the  Deaf-Blind, need to be organized.

It is less frustrating for us who are Deaf-Blind and Blind.

I, for one, am Mr. Mom, handling evening meals. Finding
ingredients, independently, is not always easy.  So most often our kitchen cabinets are organized.

In my house, there are more people competing with being gourmet cooks!

I line up bottles in order, soy sauce, Worcester sauce and A1 Sauce.

Ask me how the chicken fried rice tasted with Worcester sauce!

See, important message, “return it to the same place”!

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:

hearing school administrators would find a way to punish hearing
students that mock the deafness of a deaf student. (anti-bullying).

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DeafHistory:

Year 1975 – the concept of the Individual Education Plan has
been introduced. Deaf Education has never been the same since
then!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,120,000

people in China take civil service exams

20,800

open positions to be won in these exams

how many of these applicants are deaf?

how many of these deaf applicants win civil service jobs?

in USA, many deaf people work in the civil service

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Loyola – Rebecca Meyers will be enrolling this coming fall as a new
freshman swimmer

– Minnesota State Moorhead – Haley Thomforde, JR, women’s basketball;
started 6 of her team’s 9 games; 6.2 points per game; 26.6 minutes per game;
part of team’s rotation of 8 core players

– Mission College – Alexis Thompson, FR, women’s basketball; web site does
not post stats

– New Brunswick – Kristy Edwards, SO, women’s hockey; it is a club team;
no stats on her

– North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, SO, women’s hockey; team’s 4th leading
scorer with 16 points (6 goals, 10 assists) in 18 games

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– David Byrnes, deaf auto racer, Utah; waiting for the 2013 season to start

– Matthew “Deaf Power” Calamare, Boston, MA, pro wrestler; still at it

– Terrance Cantrell, state champion lifter, Utah; still competing at open
lifting events

– David Cardamone, Ultimate Fighter, Oklahoma; he said he has 19 wins,
9 knock outs, 5 submissions, 3 decisions and 2 TKO, but web site says
5-4-0 pro record

– Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, WNBA; won her first WNBA championship
(in a long career with the team)

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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
Educational Interpreter
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

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

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

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position 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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Southern California

Career Services Specialist for the Goodwill Career Resource Center in Cathedral City. We are looking for a candidate with ASL proficiency in order to serve our Deaf clients, but this person will also need to communicate effectively with employers in order to Job Develop for those same clients. If you know of anyone who fits the bill, please encourage them to apply online at www.goodwillsocal.org<http://www.goodwillsocal.org/> and or contact me at jguevara@goodwillsocal.org<mailto:jguevara@goodwillsocal.org>.

Looking for Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals to train for part time or full time work as a Deaf Home Health Aide worker for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Senior Citizens.
Location: TANYA TOWERS
620 East 13th Street. NEW YORK, NY. 10003
DATE: Saturday, January 5th, 2013
TIME: 10AM to 12PM   or     1PM to 3PM
Kindly RSVP  with your name and time you are attending to email: JLAUTER@AOL.COM

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

Announces
the Position of
ASL Preschool Teacher Aide

Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind    Announcement No. 02-13
Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School    Schedule IN
1655 East 3300 South    DPR 50200/5340
Salt Lake City, UT  84106

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS  Practical knowledge of basic classroom techniques; basic classroom organization; techniques for assisting classroom instructors; practical skills in effective interpersonal student contact; safe and timely response to special classroom situations; effective support to classroom instructor. Must be willing to change diapers.  American Sign Language (ASL) skills required with an SLPI rating of Advanced or higher.  This position has moderate physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students (some with limited mobility).  Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.  There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.) Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working with disabled children; MANDT training; a valid Utah driver license with clean driving record.  In order to drive a State vehicle, 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 $9.60. Benefits will be limited to Social Security.  This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD   This is a part-time position for nine (9) months (181 days) each school year.  Work schedule Monday through Friday, six (6) hours per day.

OPENING DATE:   January 2, 2013                CLOSING DATE: January 9, 2013

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume with the Utah Job Match on-line system at https://statejobs.utah.gov.  The requisition number for this position is 28564.

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

The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

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DeafDigest – 06 January 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 6, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
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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 Doris Nyquist, a
Milwaukee woman, who departed us on December 30th. She worked with the deaf in the mental health field as an interpreter. Additionally she worked with the deaf at
her church and as a volunteer with agencies serving the
deaf.

Top stories about the deaf:

Frustrated by lack of captions on a TV-captioned movie you are watching, after March 30, 2013, through the internet? If so, FCC wants to hear from you. This agency recently
revised its complaint forms to include these no-captions
internet movies.

Vladimir Putin and the deaf? He would not allow deaf Russian children
to be adopted by prospective parents in USA – but he has allowed
Russian Sign Language to become official, and with it – free textbooks
and interpreters. Is he pro-deaf or anti-deaf or is deaf-neutral?

Retired Deaf West Theatre artistic director Ed Waterstreet is being
honored in a gala ceremony that will be taking place on
February 9, 2013 at Culver City, California. He founded Deaf West
in 1991 and it became a major force in Deaf Entertainment.

Joseph Lewis, a Gallaudet graduate, was written up in a newspaper
in Iowa, detailing his experience working in the White House as
an intern. He previously served as intern with Sen. Tom Harkin’s office.
Now an employee in the federal government, he has political aspirations.

A Rhode Island newspaper praised Rhode Island School for the Deaf
director Nancy Maguire Heath for turning the school around after
some recent troubled years. She is not deaf and she replaced a
deaf director who was not doing the job.

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The Holidays are a time of many community and family parties.  Alcohol
is a part of many of these events.  Set limits for your celebrations.

If you or a friend needs help in cutting down on drinking, where can
you turn for help?

For answers to these questions and for more information on resources
that you many need, please visit this page:

http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=733

Have a safe holiday!

The HealthBridges Team

http://www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges website offers information about social services,
advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources available for
persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

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

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DEAF AND LATE-DEAFENED DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
We have a list of deaf school superintendents that
are deaf and use ASL very well.
We also have some hearing superintendents that have
become late-deafened, mostly because of age.
Should we put these late-deafened superintendents
on the list of deaf superintendents? Or do they still
belong to the list of hearing superintendents?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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A CAR INSPECTOR THAT TALKS TOO MUCH
You are in a long line to have your car inspected by
a state automobile inspection station.
The inspector talks too much. He explains something
to a person ahead of you. He then explains something
to you; you tell him you are deaf and to please write
something down on paper. He says “never mind, not important”
and he moves to a person behind you and still talks too
much.
Is he really saying something that is very important?
We will never know.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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MALTA AND THE DEAF
Malta is a small nation located on the Mediterranean. Population
is small.
Is Malta good to the deaf? No, according to a concerned parent that
wrote in an editorial in a Maltese newspaper.
The parent said Malta basically does nothing for the deaf – be it
jobs, literacy, education, social needs, etc.

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LEARNING FROM THE GOOGLE
The Federal government accused Google of anti-trust
monopoly and took this giant to the court room.
While Google and the government reached settlement,
people are saying that Google won.
What did Google do to win (and what Microsoft didn’t
do few years ago)?
Google did the following:

– hiring the best lobbyists around and paying them $25
million in salaries

– getting their people to get friendly with those in the
Obama administration

– hiring well known Democrats and Republicans

– getting the best advice from consulting firms

– making contacts with the senators

Why is DeafDigest mentioning this? When we, the deaf,
want something from the US government, we may need to copy
Google’s blueprint.
Of course, Google can afford $25 million in lobbyists.
We can’t!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

is it the first time you have interpreted for him?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Over the holiday season, many TV stations have featured special
holiday-themed programming. We have seen special sports and
entertainment shows.  Now, as the holiday season comes to an end, we
will find many TV shows beginning their new seasons.

Personally, I have seen a number of shows over this holiday season
where the captioning has been absolutely fabulous, but I have also
seen instances where the captioning was very poor or totally
overlooked.  Unfortunately, there are people out there who do not
think that captioning is important.

They may try to pay as little as possible, so if that means poor
quality captioning or no captioning, that may be what they will try
to do.  They may feel that no one is watching the captioning, so it
doesn’t matter.

As caption viewers, we must also be advocates for captioning.  If we
see a show where the captioning is horrible, we need to let the cable
companies, television stations, and captioning companies know
this.  If the television stations are using people who are
unqualified just because they don’t charge very much, we have to
communicate to them that that is not acceptable.  We must let them
know that someone is watching the captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

just as when you are hooked to a TV program, the captions
mess up! (doesn’t matter if it is closed captioning or
real time captioning)

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

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DeafLaw

In Trinidad, a deaf man was accused of robbery with
violence. Not too literate, he was not able to understand
the charges against him in the court. As a result, his
case was postponed while the court will be trying to
find an interpreter for him.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Better late than never, Joseph G. Demeza passed away on
November 26th. He served as the superintendent at the Ontario
School for the Deaf at Belleville (school since then has been
renamed Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf).
While he earned plaudits and honors for his work with the
deaf, he discouraged use of sign language at his school and
would not hire the deaf as classroom teachers.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Every newspaper sports pages come up
with year-end list of top 10 biggest
sports news.
And Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
(USDB) made #2 on the list, even outranking such
Utah teams like Utah Jazz, BYU, University
of Utah, etc.
What did the USDB do to merit a #2 ranking?
It simply revived its long dormant school
athletic program! The school practically
disappeared from the Deaf Schools Athletic
network in the eighties. But it is coming
back now.

(editor’s note: while the school has volleyball
and basketball teams, problems continue with funding
and finding coaches every year)

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Supporters of ASL were able to send their petition to the
White House for review and response, if any.

The White House people said:

any petition that receives enough signatures will be reviewed by the appropriate policy experts

Policy experts? Who? ASL experts or oral education experts or Cued Speech experts or SEE experts?

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf person thought his hearing friend said:

my birthday

But the hearing person’s face was sad.

Why sad face on birthday?

To play it safe, the deaf person asked the sad hearing
person to write down on a pad. The hearing person wrote:

my mother died

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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
President
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The President will need to have an open and flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups, must be a team-builder and must build partnerships to achieve success. The President must be a highly responsive leader who will help to build a strong vision for the long-term health of VCDHH and all of its constituencies. He/she must be an excellent communicator and must be highly organized.   The President will need to be able to bring together diverse groups to work toward common goals, and will need to identify, select and provide a positive environment that motivates and utilizes all employees.  The President should be prepared to move the organization toward models of service delivery which will drive it into the next decade.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field from accredited institutions, 5+ years experience providing leadership in a senior management position in a complex and diverse public or private non-profit, education or human services organization and must have a successful history of relating to and engaging with a diverse population.

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education, American Sign language (ASL) proficiency and Knowledge of adult/community services system

Further, the ideal candidate must be a strong manager and a leader with a background in administration.  The candidate must be adept in communicating with the Board of Trustees, Vermont Government officials and legislators, donors and funding sources, students, clients, teachers and staff, parents and families, the education and human service communities and with the public.

The following areas are essential to have had successful experiences:
–    Leadership and team building –    Internal and external communication (oral and written)
–    Decision-making and execution
–    Organizational change and development
–    Finance and budgeting
–    Lobbying /fundraising
–    Strategic and long-term vision and program development planning
–    Creative problem-solving
–    Marketing

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: –    Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education
–    American Sign language (ASL) proficiency
–    Knowledge of adult/community services system

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail: –    cover letter expressing interest in the position –    current résumé

Rice Bryan
Search Consultant
CARNEY, SANDOE & ASSOCIATES
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)
mailto:rice.bryan@carneysandoe.com

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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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Sign Language Interpreting
Full-time
Posted: 12/20/2012

Bethel College seeks to fill full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses of American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications

M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification. Experience teaching ASL at the post-secondary level preferred.

Successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community.  All faculty are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.  While Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations;
Application Process

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013 but position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired.  Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement of teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:

Robert Myers, Ph.D.
Dean
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545
574.257.3524
robert.myers@bethelcollege.edu

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college that is dedicated to building lives for commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

IRS Job Opening: Program Manager (Area Director) Dear Members, There is an IRS job opening available for those who are interested. Please see below for more information.

PROGRAM MANAGER (AREA DIRECTOR)
Agency:Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:13CS1-TAX0088-0340-01-CC

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013

$109,022.00 to formatCurrency(155500) $155,500.00 / Per Year

Post of Duty – New York City, NY

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333217700

After application has been made please send a copy of your resume, transcripts, Schedule A letter to Paula B Golladay. If you have any questions please contact Paula at 202-591-6000 (V) or by email at paula.b.golladay@irs.gov.

Utah
Are you interested in working with ASL Students at SLCC? Converse in ASL with ASL and ASL/English Interpreting students in a one-on-one setting. Starting hourly at $8.82

Please Apply today online at www. Slcc.edu/employment

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
Developmental Instruction Aide II

Location:    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 01-13
742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule IN
Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50208/5310

JOB SUMMARY   Works with students who are Autistic/Deaf.  Duties include tracking and monitoring students. behavior, providing alternative choices for the students to replace inappropriate behavior with desired behavior, removing the student from class if behavior is disruptive. There is always the possibility that physical restraint may be necessary. Implements a new curriculum that is being put in place; performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS   Ability to monitor and track behavior and activity; understand and implement specialized curriculum; understand and deal with students. sensory aversions; understand and follow a toileting schedule; assess situations and apply appropriate interventions; understand and carry out behavior modification strategies; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; maintain strict confidentiality.  Work requires physical exertion, including the ability to stand, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.  There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack.  (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)  Preference may be given to applicants with American Sign Language (ASL) skills, previous experience working with disabled children, and/or MANDT training.  In order to drive a state vehicle, incumbent must have a valid Utah driver license with 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   State of Utah Step 25, $10.41 per hour.  Benefits will be limited to Social Security.  This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service.  The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD  This is a part time position, 181 days each school year.  It is an .at will. position and is contingent upon agency need. Work schedule five (5) hours per day five (5) days per week.

OPENING DATE:   January 2, 2013                CLOSING DATE: January 9, 2013

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 28517.

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.

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

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DeafDigest – 02 January 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 2, 2013

 

— USA will not help, but Finland will help the deaf

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is like our Deaf United
Nations. The WFD needs money. The USA governemnt does not pay a cent,
but the parliament of Finland has donated about $66,000 to the WFD.
Why Finland and not USA? Anyway WFD has 133 member nations. There
are WFD conferences where delgates discuss issues about the deaf and
of deafness.

 

— An important person in National Football League is a Coda

Ronnie Baynes, a Coda and a former teacher at Alabama School
for the Deaf and Blind, is an important person with the National
Football League. He refereed football in the SEC for 13 years
and in the NFL for 14 years. No longer a referee, he has been
working for the NFL for 12 years as the supervisor of rookie
referees. He may possibly have had his past rookies become Super
Bowl referees. Who was his father? Harry Baynes, the legendary
teacher and coach at Alabama deaf school.

 

— Why does China have so many deaf people?

China says their deaf population is almost equal to Australia’s
hearing population. Why? In China, many children get medicines
that were bad for them – such as antibiotics for a fever. As a
result these hearing children become deaf.

 

— deaf owner of a store at a big shopping mall

At the Southern Park Mall in Youngstown, Ohio, there is a store
called Touchdown Gifts. It is owned by Stephanie Mansour, and
she is deaf. She started small, with a 6 by 6 kiosk, but the
business grew so much that she moved to a store about 10
years ago. The store sells gifts and novelties with logos of
Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland
Indians. Is she a sports fan? She “knows” nothing about sports
but knew these logos were popular and hot-selling! She knows
sign language and communicates with hearing customers by
lipreading.

 

— must be careful with a big donation

In Wales, Specsavers is a chain of hearing aid stores. Specsavers
donated $13,000 to the Wales national deaf rugby team. The deaf Wales
national team agreed to have all deaf players get hearing tested by
the Specsavers audiologists. But what happens if a deaf player is
tested by a non-Specsavers audiologist? Would Specsavers punish the
Wales national deaf rugby team? It is the same as a NBA player wearing
Reeboks, not allowed in NBA because Nike is the official NBA shoes
supplier.

 

 

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