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DeafDigest – 24 February 2013

DeafDigest Gold – February 24, 2013

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

(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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Special Discounts for Popular Smartphones

Harris Communications, through our association with Sprint Relay, can
now offer discounts to our deaf and hard of hearing customers on some
of the most popular smartphones.

Simply go to the Harris Communications website and click the Sprint
Relay Store banner on the left hand side.

It is convenient. It is easy. Start shopping and saving now!

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG022413

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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This just in –

Coming up soon is the World Baseball Classic. On the
Canadian team is Tyson Gillis, who plays in the
Philadelphia Phillies farm system. He is deaf

Top stories about the deaf:

A federal judge may approve a class action lawsuit
settlement that would force Pennsylvania to
provide services for the deaf in need of assistance
in the human services system

MyInfoBill.com announced plans to improve communications
with deaf customers. This company deals with customers’
bill paying matters and issues. They have realized that
communication needs of the deaf is different from hearing.
As a result they will expand into different ways a deaf
customer can discuss with the customer service department.
One option is on-line chat.

The name of a town is Townsville. It is not a joke.
It is a real town in Australia, on the Outback. It is
one of the Outback’s biggest cities. Anyway, for the
benefit of the deaf, all of the town’s service agencies
have agreed to move into one building – as a one-stop
visit for deaf people that need help and advice.

This week has been known as the National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. When we get great
captions then we are thankful to these captioning
professionals.

A deaf dorm wing at a hearing college? Eastern Kentucky University is coming up with 2-floor block, reserved
for its deaf students, as well as for interpreting
program students.

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2013 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS

Girls Volleyball Fundamental Camp
When: July 7-12, 2013
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md.
Cost: $230
Ages: Girls 10-18

For more information, please contact:
Lynn Ray Boren
Volleyball Camp Coordinator
E-mail: lynn.boren@gallaudet.edu
Voice: 202.651.5603
VP: 202.250.2461

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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EASY GESTURE SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR HEARING TO UNDERSTAND
A deaf man and a hearing man come across each other in
the hall.
The deaf man, wanting to be polite, gestured “you come.”
Almost all hearing people understand the “come” gesture, but
always sometimes a hearing person does not understand it.
Even if the deaf person gestured “come” slowly few times,
the hearing person still does not understand.
Why?

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

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

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The Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Government

2013 National Training Conference April 8-10, 2013

Washington Marriott
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-hard-of-hearing-in-government-conference/

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MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
We, the deaf, often do not realize it!

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

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

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2013 Career Fair for
Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

Monday, March 11, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-career-fair-for-deaf-jobs/

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YET ANOTHER DEAF CHEF
Do we have that many deaf chefs that we don’t know about?
There is another one – Scott Garthwaite, himself with a
degree in culinary and patisserie art.
He has been featured on some TV programs in Great Britain.

FOUNDING THE NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS, INC
The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc is said to be the
world’s largest organization of hypnotists.
It was founded in 1950 by Dr, Rexford L North. He was
described as “stone deaf.”
Despite his deafness he was said to be a publisher, author,
teacher, therapist, showman and entrepreneur. And for sure,
he was not culturally deaf!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/innocent-discrimination-with-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Black Deaf Advocates

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-black-deaf-advocate/

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

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

a fund raising announcement went like this:

Help brave little girl live with hearing loss

Two things wrong. Brave? There are many little girls that are
brave; there are also many little girls that are not brave.
Being brave or not has absolutely nothing to do with hearing
loss.

Live with hearing loss?

Young kids deal with hearing losses; it is that many of their
parents don’t!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many deaf people in USA have lipreading problems
whereas deaf Europeans say that lipreading is not hard?

A. A lot to do with Phonetics. In USA, many words that are
spoken do not follow the way these are being spelled. Deaf
Europeans claim that pronunciation follows the spelled
words.

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:

Doctor visit

The other day I needed an urgent care appointment to see a doctor.

Last minute, finding an interpreter is impossible.

Writing with a black marker and paper was not effective.

I brought my iPad with keyboard.  I used the App “note”.

I set the font size I needed and reversed the background color.

That was very effective!

However, the nurse needed to enhance her typing skills.  She was “hen pecking”!

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:

more deaf reality show actors on prime time TV
programs

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DeafHistory:

Year 1979 – a book “Identity Crisis in Deafness” was written
by B. M. Schowe, a career labor economist with Firestone Tire
in Akron, Ohio. He did not major in Economics after graduating
from Gallaudet in 1918 – but via luck and design Firestone offered
him the job as the company Labor Economist. And because he was
deaf he was also the unofficial Firestone Deaf Employees human resources person. His outspoken comments on anything relating to the deaf and of deafness sort of made him a pariah among the
professionals that worked with the deaf! Only one deaf professional
did not consider him a pariah, but a close associate – NAD executive
director Frederick C. Schreiber! When Schreiber ran into problems
and issues with the NAD, he ran to Schowe for advice and counsel.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

24,090

deaf people of New Zealand that use New Zealand
Sign Language, according to the national census.

(DeafDigest’s comment; such a precise count is something that is hard to believe)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– King’s University, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, JR, volleyball; university does not have
a volleyball web site

– Loyola – Rebecca Meyers, incoming FR, swimming; will make her collegiate swimming
debut next fall

– Minnesota State Moorhead – Haley Thomforde, JR, women’s basketball; started 21
of her team’s 24 games; part of team’s 5-player core; 7.2 points per game average

– Mission College – Alexis Thompson, FR, women’s basketball; was profiled in a local
TV news program

– New Brunswick – Kristy Edwards, SO, women’s hockey; has left the team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens U-20 water polo team; has aged out of the
U-20 category

– Jonathan (Link) Hardy, Australia, pro wrestling; no updates

– Michael Lizzarraga, Mexico, pro basketball, Soles of Mexicali team; in 33 games,
averaged 9.2 minutes per game; 4.1 points per game; not part of team’s core group
of key players

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

– Rick Macomber, standardbred driver, midwest tracks; still racing

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Deaf Sports Library

a picture of The Silent Warrior (pro wrestler)

http://deafdigest.com/silentwarrior/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  Accounts Receivable Specialist (LIFESIGNS) – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

Please post the following position. Thanks!

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position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/female-physical-ed-teacher-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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Position Announcement
Independent Living Adviser (ILA)
Deaf Independent Living Association Salisbury, Delaware

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Job Goal: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented environment.

Qualified candidates may email resume to mailto:dila@dila.org

or mail to: Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

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Announcement of Position Vacancy
Interpreter Training Program Instructor and Field Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

(12 month appointment)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provide leadership as the fieldwork coordinator and major instructor in UWM’s Interpreter Training Program. The ITP emphasizes curriculum, pedagogy, and experiences that prepare graduates to meet the needs of a culturally diverse Deaf/Hard of Hearing population. Primary responsibilities to include design and instruction of courses in the ITP sequence (theory and skills courses); coordinate fieldwork assignments throughout the academic year, provide supervision of students in the field placements and internships in the community; development of strong connections between the ITP and the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and interpreting communities.

For more information, go to: http://www.itp.uwm.edu

QUALIFICATIONS:    Master’s degree in Interpreting Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, Adult Education, or applicable field; national certification in interpreting from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Association for the Deaf Certification (NAD-Level IV-V) bilingual competency in American Sign Language and English. Three years of college level teaching experience is required.

SALARY:     Competitive with excellent fringe benefit package.

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2013

APPLICATION:    All applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12469  A completed application will include a letter of application, vita, transcripts (upload under .other document 1. or mail to address below), and three letters of recommendation (upload or mail to address below):

Dr. Elise Frattura and Pam Conine Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Exceptional Education
2400 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Fax: 414-229-5500
Email: mailto:frattura@uwm.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 5, 2013.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/CleryAct.html or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414)220-4632 for a paper copy.

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Position Title
American Sign Language Clinical Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Description:
This position is a full-time American Sign Language (ASL) clinical instructor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ASL Studies Program. This person will demonstrate leadership and creativity by contributing vision for program management and professional development in ASL Studies Program.   The individual will be an active and collaborative member of the ASL Studies Program team.  One aspect that individual will work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative; while supporting University and department’s mission and values to the students, the larger community, and stakeholders.

This position also includes teaching in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses.   Additionally, this individual will provide pedagogical leadership in post-secondary language courses, curriculum development, including the exam materials, syllabus, and rubrics, in compliance of UWM and ASL Studies Program.   Other duties include recruiting, teaching, and mentoring individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds.

Qualifications:
The applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited university in a closely related field.  Applicants should possess strong and effective leadership skills in teaching methods in various aspects of ASL or related courses.  Evidence of a minimum of 3-years of full-time collegiate/university teaching experience (or equivalent) in ASL. Native/near native fluency in ASL.    This individual has demonstrated the knowledge of ASL and Deaf Studies related field which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL, Deaf Culture, and Deaf History.

Preferred Qualifications:
Overall satisfactory performance in teaching, service, and scholarly activities.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Preference is given toward applicants with ability to develop trainings and workshops for current ASL instructors, university students, and extended to the community outside of the University.   Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels. Candidates with ASLTA certification and ASL proficiency (ASLPI) Level 4 or greater is an ideal.

Salary:
Competitive.  This position is full-time, probationary appointment; 12 months; beginning August 1, 2013.

Application Process:
Submit application materials online including letter of intent, vita/resume, degree, and list of three references at this link:

https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12559

Additionally, submit name and email of individual who supervised you and can evaluate your teaching.  This individual will be asked to provide a teaching evaluation upon receipt of all application materials.

Application Deadline: Search will be open until filled.  Review of application will start January 1, 2013.

The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

This position requires a criminal record review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  For information relating to the campus security report for UWM, visit: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/

UWM is an AA/EO employer and educator strongly committed to maintaining a climate of supporting equality of opportunity and respect for difference based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, gender orientation, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, and lawful activities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who would enhance and diversify our workforce.

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full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
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: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at http://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
Principal K-12
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

Non-Classified Job Description – Principal K-12

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – PRINCIPAL
This new position will plan for, coordinate, and implement educational services to all students who are deaf or hard of hearing Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Principal of RI School for the Deaf is the
educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in the effective management of classrooms, curriculum, teaching personnel, instruction, and materials.

The Principal shall lead in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12) in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of
our students. The Principal shall assist in the daily operation of the school and shall assist in providing an educational program which is responsive to student needs; develops and implements standards-based
curriculum and encourages the use of current and effective instructional practices. The Principal leads the faculty in addressing the goals of the school and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE),
guided by the Common Core Standards. The Principal shall assist with compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the RI School for the Deaf.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about students and the instructional program.
-. Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior.
– Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
– Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
– Assists in daily planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and curriculum development projects.
– Supports the teachers. efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
– Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
– Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
– Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
– Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
– Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
– Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
– Assists in planning for and assessing the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
– Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
– Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
– Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s mission and goals.
– Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Education Leadership, or related area
– Ability to earn certification from the State of Rhode Island as both a Teacher of the Deaf and School Principal.
– Fluency in ASL (SLPI Level: Advanced) and standard written English.
– A minimum of three (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.
– A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students.
– Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes.
– Ability to plan well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice.

EXPERIENCE:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
– Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
– Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
– Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment.
-. Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and the knowledge of student assessment, and performance improvement tools.
– Knowledge of the professional standards for teaching.
– Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction.
– Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective feedback.
– Ability to support the effective use of classroom technology.
– A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students with hearing loss.
– Ability to communicate in ways appropriate to the needs of the school population.

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 12 month
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1
SALARY RANGE: $80,226 – $110,301 Per Year

Application Materials:
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Sharon Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Materials to include:
– Complete/Current Resume
– All Certification and Professional Licenses
– Two (2) Current Letters of Recommendation with complete contact information
– ASL/SLPI Certification

*Upon conditional offer of employment, selected candidate must provide a Criminal Background Record
Review per TITLE 16 Education, CHAPTER 16-2 – School Committees and Superintendents; SECTION 16-2-18.1

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Open teaching positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University, KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Overnight Residential Counselor – (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Therapeutic Mentor – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Family Partner – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
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/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-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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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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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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Minnesota

http://www.district196.org/District/Employment/JobOpenings.cfm?category=Other+Non%2DLicensed+Positions

Hi all, District 196 (Apple Valley/Rosemount/Eagan) has 2 positions open currently. One is for a DHH educational assistant (not interpreting, no certification needed); the other is for a k-12 educational interpreter

Interpreter – Full time

Tarrant County College – South Campus Disability Support Services

Facilitates communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing individuals in classrooms and meetings using American Sign Language or the mode of communication preferred by the student.

Required Education:  Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited college or university.  Two years. experience. Experience with computerized systems.  Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.  State Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification.

Apply online at http://www.tccd.edu

Location:
5301 Campus drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Gail Walters
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: gail.walters@tccd.edu
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 817-515-4554

Galveston/Brazoria County Hearing-Impaired Co-op

JOB OPENING

http://www.ccisd.net

POSTING DATE:

02/12/2013
LOCATION: GBCHI Deaf Education
POSITION: COORDINATOR OF GBCHI SPECIAL EDUCATION

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification
* Deaf education certification (preferred)
* Texas mid-management/principal or other appropriate Texas certification (preferred)
* Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) appraiser certification

Special Knowledge/Skills
* Knowledge of special education laws to maintain district-wide compliance
* Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
* Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teacher effectiveness for deaf and hard of hearing students
* Ability to manage budget and personnel
* Ability to coordinate district function
* Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
* Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
* Ability to think critically and systematically problem solve

JOB DESCRIPTION:
* Evaluate and provide leadership for the overall Special Education Curriculum and Instruction Department of G.B.C.H.I., including curriculum and staff development for the elementary level.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist with implementing instruction and curriculum services for students. with hearing impairments K-12.

2. Plan, implement, and evaluate deaf instructional programs (including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques) with teachers, staff, counselors, diagnosticians, and principals of the 3campuses.

3. Participate in and serve as administrator in deaf education ARD.s.

4. Involve instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student learning needs.

5. Supervise ESY deaf education summer program.

6. Provide consistent support to deaf education teachers at all levels.

7. Oversee Itinerant teachers.

8. Ensure that G.B.C.H.I. goals and objectives are developed using collaborative processes and problem-solving techniques when appropriate.

9. Work collaboratively with support staff and director of G.B.C.H.I. to carry out vision and goals of G.B.C.H.I.

10. Participate in the G.B.C.H.I. decision-making process to establish and review the district.s goals, objectives, and major classroom instructional programs.

11. Obtain and use evaluative information, including student achievement data, to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness in deaf education classrooms.

12. Provide effective staff development activities in the area of deaf education that incorporate the mission of the district, program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others.

13. Implement the policies established by federal and state law, state board of education rule, and local board policy in curriculum and instruction area pertaining to deaf education.

14. Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.

15. Provide for two-way communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community.

16. Articulate G.B.C.H.I..s mission, instructional philosophy and curriculum implementation strategies to the 10 communities and solicit its support in realizing G.B.C.H.I..s mission.

17. Demonstrate use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.

18. Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

19. Stay up-to-date professionally through the selection of quality staff development opportunities for personal growth.

20. Research district policy, precedent, and current practices prior to taking action.

21. Participate as an effective team member who contributes to district, department, and content goals.

22. Demonstrate integrity and ethics.

23. Display proficient levels of technology applications.

24. Utilize time wisely for effective management of job responsibilities.

25. Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and meetings.

26. Meet task completion deadlines established by supervisor.

27. Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and co-workers.

28. Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that the goals of the school/department are met.

29. Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).

30. Manage and utilize data effectively for systemic process and program analysis.

* Account for the accuracy and verification of all student program data and reports.
* Implement data-driven decision making for improvement efforts based on best practices.

31. Manage and utilize policy effectively for maintaining systemic processes and practices.

* Account for the verification of the correct policy regarding all decisions and correspondence.
* Implement effective policy-driven decision making.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:  Three years as a special education teacher preferred

Please use link below: Click certified position types then click Other professional positions. You should see Coordinator of GBCHI Special Education (see link below)

https://sec01.ccisd.net/jobs/Jobpost.exe

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DeafDigest – 24 February 2013

DeafDigest Blue – February 24, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seekers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprised-at-fifth-cousins/

(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
anonymous

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

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This just in –

The Federal Office of Personnel Management has announced
a new set of regulations that would make hiring of the
deaf and the disabled much easier and much simpler.

Top stories about the deaf:

It was mentioned last week that the Sandy Town Council
refused to install a hearing loop system that would
benefit a deaf councilman. The council had a change
of heart and have decided to install the system.

For a period of 90 days, there will be a test trial where
AT&T subscribers can send emergency texts to some 911
call centers in the state of Tennessee. Great – or not
so great. It is AT&T test only and only for some 911
call centers. Those not having AT&T devices or living
outside of these certain 911 call centers are simply
out of luck.

Evangelist Benny Hinn, not deaf, hosted a religious
revival event in Brazil. In attendance was a deaf man,
with his father acting as his interpreter. An incident
took place and the deaf man ended up being beaten up
by a bodyguard who happened to be the son of the
evangelist! The son was immediately arrested by the
Brazilian police. It is not yet known what would
become of the charges because the evangelist group
is American.

A CBC News investigator revealed that the real cost of
a hearing aid is just $150.00 even though the purchase price may be into thousands of dollars.

Deaf groups in Warrington, a town in England,
are feuding with each other. The Warrington
and District Society for the Deaf group and the Deafness Support Network group are accusing each other of not working in the
best interests of the deaf.

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2013 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS

Girls Volleyball Fundamental Camp
When: July 7-12, 2013
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md.
Cost: $230
Ages: Girls 10-18

For more information, please contact:
Lynn Ray Boren
Volleyball Camp Coordinator
E-mail: lynn.boren@gallaudet.edu
Voice: 202.651.5603
VP: 202.250.2461

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

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THE CAR BATTERY
A deaf driver was driving for a long time with a
weak battery. There was no warning signal on the dashboard
about a weak battery.
A hearing friend happened to hear the car engine and
said “your battery is weak; I will jump the battery for you”
How did the hearing friend know? He said he heard clink,
clink while the engine was turning and knew the battery was
weak.
Lucky to have a hearing friend!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/

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

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23rd Biennial American Society for Deaf Children Conference

JUNE 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

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

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5TH COUSINS DEAF FRIENDS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
Two Gallaudet friends were playing basketball
at the Gallaudet Field House.
One day one friend was wearing a sweatshirt with a
logo of a small town. The other friend looked at the
logo and was puzzled and asked few questions about it.
Then after they were chatting with each other, they
realized they were 5th cousins – they compared their
family trees and were shocked they were related!
Always a surprise with Deaf Family Trees.

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

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

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Rights of deaf patients in mental health counseling

list of rights is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-patients-rights-in-mental-health/

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A SECTION BOSS IN A SUPERMARKET
A typical supermarket has these sections – produce, bakery,
baking needs, canned goods, beef, dairy, frozen foods, etc.
Each section has a group of employees that restocks the
shelves. And there is a leader that takes care of his people
and the section products.
With the Asda supermarket chain, more specifically the store
in Sovereign Harbour, Eastport, England, Adrian Nelms is the
produce section leader. He is deaf.

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A ONE-MAN DEPARTMENT IN A SMALL TOWN
Homer is a small town in Alaska, with population of about
5,000 people.
Most towns and cities have a recreation department, and
Homer is no exception. In Homer, the coordinator of that
department is Mike Illg. He is deaf and is currently in his
10th year on the job.
Homer is so small a town and so, Illg is the one-man
department, and in the course of his duties, he has been in
contact with just about all parts of the town operations.
He is just one of the three Certified Park and Recreation Professionals in the state of Alaska.
He grew up in Lowell MA, and moved around quite a bit before settling in Alaska.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing person telling the interpreter directly:

I will explain this to you and you please explain the same
to your deaf client

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As the 2013 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week comes to a
close, we can look back and celebrate memorable moments from across
the country. This awareness week, which took place February 17-23,
2013, consisted of a nationwide effort to highlight the contributions
of stenographic court reporters and captioners to society and to
showcase the career opportunities that exist in the court reporting
and captioning fields.

National Court Reporting and Captioning Week was marked with
promotional events and marketing nationwide, including a grassroots
social media campaign, presentations at high schools across the
country about court reporting and captioning career opportunities,
and community demonstrations such as producing transcripts of
veterans’ oral histories.

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the
court reporting profession – one of the leading career options that do
not require a four-year degree – can be found at CareersInCourtReporting.com

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you wear a hearing aid but cannot discriminate sounds, yet
you are being constantly asked:

why cannot you use the telephone since you wear a hearing aid?

(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

A deaf man was hired as an apprentice by a fire sprinkler company but
lost his job, has filed a job discrimination lawsuit. He claims he
was fired because of his deafness, plus having to endure harassment
on the job. When he complained, he was ordered not to file job
discrimination claims. This case is now in the court system in Texas.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Will Christy Smith survive the next episode is the big
question the Deaf Community is debating? What is pretty much
agreed is that the Survivors pretty much do not care that
Christy is deaf. They are all so worried about surviving on
their own without trying to deal with her deafness with
compassion and consideration!
In other words – everyone for themselves.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Word got around earlier in the week that
Shelley Beattie passed away at the age of 40,
cause of death not known.
In her short life, she accomplished the
following:

– nationally ranked female body builder

– professional participant in the early Gladiator
TV series (known as Siren)

– member of the all-female crew that competed in
the America’s Cup preliminaries

– winning several strongfemale athletic contests

After she stepped down from competition, she
became a spokesperson for a vitamin supplements
manufacturer. And then she stepped out of public
spotlight.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do we have a choice – free, but lousy 24/7 captioning on everything, including the commercials, and these least-watched cable programs – these channel 200-300’s programs

or

expensive, but perfect captioning on less channels and less commercials

free captioning software means many errors

costly cpationing means less errors

your choice!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An uncaptioned TV commercial was about a Jenny Craig
weight loss ad.

Several women seemed to be saying:
it’s Monday

or were they saying:
its’ My Day

point is – Jenny Craig is a rich corporation yet they do not
caption their ads!

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*  Accounts Receivable Specialist (LIFESIGNS) – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/female-physical-ed-teacher-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full time, non-exempt employee
Location: Position available in Las Vegas, Nevada
Posting date: February 19, 2013
Closing date:  March 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 1150 Corporate Blvd., Suite 1, Reno, NV 89502.

The application form is found at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-application-form-dhharc/

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (March 14, 2013)

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

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

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Full-Time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
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.

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
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
JSSA
Rockville, MD

LCSW-C/LCPC, Special Needs & Deaf Services

General Overview:
JSSA’s Special Needs & Deaf Services (SNDS) team has an immediate opening for a part-time (<18.75 hours per week) Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to join our growing team.  Our SNDS team is a dedicated team of clinicians and C.A.R.E.  managers committed to providing cutting edge services and programs and support for children, adults and families.  We have expertise in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and other special needs, as well as for children, teens and adults in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Additionally, we provide full-service case management to include care coordination, assessments, referrals, advocacy and accessing information and benefits for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs.

Position Qualifications:
This is an excellent opportunity for an ASL certified clinician.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience with individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults, and a strong knowledge base, experience and passion for working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Case management expertise strongly desired. LCSW-C or LCPC and a minimum of 2 years of post-licensure clinical experience required.   Occasional home visits in Montgomery County and some evening hours required.

Location:
The Ina Kay Building
200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD  20850

Apply Now:
Please submit the following application materials to mailto:hr@jssa.org
–    Cover letter with salary requirements
–    Resume
–    Contact information for 3 supervisory references

About JSSA:
The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 37,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services.

We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice.  As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development.  We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Learn more about us at www.jssa.org

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  March 29, 2013

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Description:
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all Instructional Principals.

Responsibilities:
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive, professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office, Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and
credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed .Employee School Application., official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than March 29, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional
Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation

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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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Assistive Technology Specialist Position Dear Members,

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST GS-0301-13

INTRODUCTION

The position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Civil Rights Center (CRC), Office if Internal Enforcement (OlE), Reasonable Accommodation Center.

Incumbent serves as the Reasonable Accommodation and Assistive Technology Specialist for OlE’s Reasonable Accommodation Resources Center (RARC), which includes the delivery of RARC services, program, and customer support. The RARC is a one stop shop providing reasonable accommodation related information, assistive technology services, for people with disabilities, including needs assessments, alternate format production services, assistive technology devices and equipment and Section 508 assistance to assist DOL in compliance with accessibility laws. Although the incumbent reports to the Chief, OlE, he/she is expected to work independently in performing the major job duties and responsibilities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

. Works closely with the Department of Defense (DoD) Computer and Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) to identify, evaluate, and meet assistive technology needs of customers.

. Incorporates knowledge of ergonomic principles and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, as amended (ADAAA) to meet the equipment modification needs of customers.

. Receives, routes, processes, and documents requests for all needs assessments, assistive technology requests and related RARC services requests to ensure timely responses to all requesters for acquisition of assistive technologies and provides current status on each request received and identifies agency services that are not available to meet customer needs and report them to the Chief, OlE, through the RARC Program Manager.

. Researches required information for requests that cannot be met through CAP and provides recommendations for consideration including providing vendor and product information to managers to the Chief, OlE, through the RARC Program Manager, for the purpose of procuring reasonable accommodations equipment and supplies on the open market.

. Facilitates utilization of CAP’s Technology Evaluation Center for appropriate needs assessments activities and coordinates with other Federal Agencies such as Department of Agriculture TARGET Center and the Department of the Interior Accessible Technology Center as needed. Attend assistive technology conferences and workshops such as the International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, (CSUN), the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference (ATIA) and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Conference (RESNA) to keep abreast of the current technology, services and approaches to providing reasonable accommodations and assistive technology.

. Conducts Section 508 Testing as required to ensure electronic and information technologies conform to current Section 508 accessibility requirements and provides alternate format production for DOL employees, programs, and events.

. Conducts assistive technology and disability related trainings for employees, managers and supervisors as needed at the DOL National Office and regional offices.

. Promotes, markets, and informs DOL managers and employees on overall services provided by the RARC by developing briefings, trainings and other materials as needed to assist the RARC program.

. Provides program with timely and accurate maintenance of the RARC database.

. Analyzes, evaluates and develops data reports to ensure the maximum utilization of resources to accomplish the mission and develops and submits periodic reports on services to the Chief, OlE.

. Serves as Government Purchase Card Holder for the RARC and purchases reasonable accommodation equipment, software and services in accordance with Program Office and DOL guidelines.

. Monitors the RARC assistive equipment and related supplies inventory and conducting periodic inventories.

This job opening is available for non-competitive hiring.  If you qualify or are interested in this position, please email your resume and/or any Schedule A documents to Naomi Barry-Perez, Director – Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor at: Barry-Perez.Naomi@dol.gov, as soon as possible.

Job Opportunity: Supported Home Living Attendant – Kerrville

DATE: 2/18/13

TIME: immediate

ADDRESS:
1610 Goat Creek Rd
Kerrville, Texas (one hour northwest from San Antonio)

Supported Home Living Attendant

Immediate opening for an attendant with Hill Country Signs of Hope. Must know Sign Language and be able to assist individual in the understanding of life skills. Position south of San Antonio,  For more information, please call Angela @ 210-725-8193.

Compensation based on experience

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Angela Wilhelm
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: hcsignsofhope@yahoo.com

Looking for a part time employee who signs – Austin, Texas

I work for the Mary Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit in South Austin that provides services for people with disabilities.  One of the people we provide for is deaf so I am looking for a female employee to work part time who signs to work with this young lady.  The hours would be Tuesday and Thursday after school (around 5p-7p) and 5-6 hours on a Saturday or Sunday.  They would be taking her on activities and teaching her good social and community skills.  The job requirements are being at least 21 years old, valid Texas drivers license, good driving record, good criminal history, non-smoker, ability to lift without restriction, good writing skills.

Leigh Dunson
Email: ldunson@maryleefoundation.org
Administrator
Mary Lee Foundation
512-442-6077
http://www.maryleefoundation.org

*Department of Rehabilitation Services **JOB OPPORTUNITY*

*INTERPRETER ASSISTANT (Deaf and Hearing Impaired)*

*Posting Date: January 31, 2013 Closing Date: February 19, 2013 **PLEASE
FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION FILING INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS
PAGE*

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) division of the Department of
Rehabilitation Services presently is recruiting to fill multiple full-time
Interpreter Assistant (Deaf and Hearing Impaired) positions located at its
Bridgeport Regional office and at its Hartford offices.

*OPEN TO: BARGAINING UNIT: SALARY RANGE: LOCATIONS : JOB POSTING NO:
CLOSING DATE:*

*EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:*

*Current State Employees and the Public Social and Human Services (P-2)*

*$44,595.00 – $56,331.00 Annually (SH 17) Bridgeport and Hartford
84773 **February
19, 2013*

Serves as interpreter to deaf and hearing impaired professional staff in
telephone calls, at meetings and conferences and in conduct of routine
agency business; performs routine office work during times when not needed
as interpreter including filing, record keeping, typing, and answering
telephone requests for information; directs clients to proper agency staff
member and assists clients in placing telephone calls, interpreting if
necessary; performs related duties as required.

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:*

Knowledge of all forms of interpreting for the deaf and hearing impaired;
knowledge of routine office procedures; familiarity with the National
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) Code of Ethics; interpersonal
skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to compose routine
letters; ability to follow complex instructions given in sign language as
well as verbally.

*EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:*

Experience as an interpreter in a variety of situations involving the deaf
and hearing-impaired including two (2) years employment in general office
work.

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents in this class may be required to travel
and must be registered with the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
and possess an appropriate certification for the specific setting issued by
the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) and/or National
Association of the Deaf (NAD), in accordance with section 46a-33a of the
Connecticut General Statutes. *

*APPLICATION PROCEDURE: *Candidates who meet the above requirements should
submit a completed State of Connecticut Application for Examination or
Employment (CT-HR-12). The CT-HR-12 Application Form maybe downloaded from
the State of Connecticut.s Department of Administrative Services Human
Resources Website at: www.das.state.ct.us/exam/default.asp#APPLICATION_FORMS.
When faxing materials, please keep a copy of your completed application and
the fax transmittal receipt for your records, and do not mail a copy of
your application form if you have faxed the materials. Due to the large
number of applications received, we cannot confirm receipt of applications.
*Additionally, incomplete applications will not be accepted*. Please submit
via mail or fax your completed application (CT-HR-12) to:

*Melvin A. Jackson, Principal Human Resources Specialist Department of
Rehabilitation Services 25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06106 FAX: (860)
951-2979*

*APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 19, 2013, CLOSE OF BUSINESS*

*THE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER*

Long Island

Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School on Montauk Highway in West Islip is looking for a substitute ASL Teacher while their regular teacher is on leave.  The position starts in the beginning of March. A teacher is needed for two periods:

Period D (10:16-10:56) for ASL II
Period G (12:28-1:08) for ASL I.

The contact person is:

Colleen Cafiso
World Language Chairperson/Teacher
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
(631) 587-8000 ext. 147
cafiso@sjbdhs.org

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Two Positions Available

RE-ANNOUNCED

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

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPRs 50718, 50731/6290

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

Lighthouse Louisiana is seeking to fill several positions. If you or anyone you know is qualified and would like to apply, please do so by submitting a resume or completed application by the deadline date listed below. Thank you for sharing this information and for your interest.  For more information, contact me directly.

NOLA- (2 positions available)

·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        LVC Office Facilitator
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13

BATON ROUGE- (4 positions available)

·        Job Coach Full-time w/benefits / Monday- Friday, some weekend work may be required/ frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13
·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Instructor
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require evening and weekend work
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Teacher.s Assistant
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require weekend and/or holiday work on occasion
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13

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

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

Executive Secretary

OPEN TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 05-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50893/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Director of the Parent Infant Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  This job requires program knowledge and its related processes, procedures, policies, and goals which enables the incumbent to relieve the director of administrative detail.  Provides secretarial and administrative support and assistance; receives calls and greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; directs callers/visitors to appropriate individual(s); maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments, meetings, travel, etc.; uses computer programs to write or draft correspondence, reports, documents, and other written materials; edits written material for accuracy, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; generates and analyzes data required for federal, state, and agency reports, gathering data and information which may be difficult to identify and require substantial research; helps design and use questionnaires, surveys, etc., to collect and analyze data; reviews incoming correspondence, initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, and conformity to general policy and factual correctness; records and/or transcribes minutes of meetings, dictation, dialogue, etc., and produces document in draft and/or final format; maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems and monitors staff and children.s files, including the PIP student registry; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized graphics, data bases, spread sheets, and other related specialties; places orders for teachers/staff supplies; performs other duties as assigned.

Conservation Corps Minnesota is hiring 26 Crew Leaders to lead our inclusive crews this summer.  Each year 15-18% of the 140 youth we hire are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  We need great interpreter leaders who are looking to use their interpreting skills while leading and mentoring these youth.  Interpreter leaders will co-lead their crew with another interpreter leader or a Deaf/hard-of-hearing leader.

The Summer Youth Corps is based out of St. Croix State Park in Minnesota and crews then travel to other state parks and national parks to work on trails, campgrounds, and natural areas.  Afternoons and evenings are filled with recreational activities and exploring the local communities.

Please post this job opportunity and share with Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads in your interpreting program.  (See attached)

Apply online here:  www.conservationcorps.org/apply

FYI: Right now, we are the only D/HH inclusive Conservation Corps in the nation.  We hope to spread our model, which has worked for the past 30 years, to other conservation corps in the near future.  We will keep you updated.

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DeafDigest – 22 February 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 22, 2013

 

— World’s second largest all-deaf family?

A while ago, DeafDigest posted a picture of the Frinks,
possibly the world’s largest all-deaf family. What about
the world’s second largest all-deaf family? Maybe, in India,
the Nair family has 17 deaf members (mother, father plus
15 deaf children). The Frinks family picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/group-picture-of-frinks-all-deaf-family-taken-at-ntid/

DeafDigest does not have the picture of 17 deaf Nair
family members of India.

 

 

— A cable TV company will not help a deaf family

A deaf family was disappointed about not getting
captions on the the TV programs. The cable TV
company would not help the deaf family. Why?
Because the deaf family was pirating the cable TV.
And when there were problems with the captions,
the deaf family was stuck!

 

 

— deafness surgery allowed in Italy, illegal in USA

a young deaf child was born without cochlea (a special
bone) that allows people to hear. An implanted device would
be needed to replace the missing cochlea. The Federal Food
and Drug Administration rules are strange. Adults are allowed
to have that operation, but children are not allowed! Italy
allows this operation in children. As a result, this deaf
child is having this operation in Italy! (this is not a CI, just a
different kind of operation).

 

 

02/17/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

02/17/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 20 February 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 20, 2013

 

— Hearing diner served by deaf waitress

A deaf woman is a waitress at an expensive restaurant; she
wears two hearing aids to communicate with her patrons. Recently
a hearing diner ordered something; the waitress wrote it down
and then left the table. The diner yelled at her to come back as
he changed mind about the order. The deaf waitress did not hear
him. The diner went to the manager to complain about the “rude”
waitress. The manager explained that she is deaf. The diner was
so embarrassed about the whole thing that he walked out of
the restaurant!

 

 

— Two club members surprised to be a brother and a sister

Soccer player Barrie Prowse, not deaf, was adopted. He looked for his
biological family, and was surprised to find that a deaf woman soccer
player with the same Penzance AFC club (England) was his sister!
The men’s and the women’s teams shared the same practice field and
both teams would enjoy beers and socializing at the clubhouse pub.
No one realized that Barrie and Gemma were really brother and sister.
Every one was thrilled about it. Deaf Gemma also plays for the
British Deaf Women’s Deaflympics soccer team.

 

 

— World’s richest man refuses to fund deaf relay services

Carlos Slim, from Mexico, is the world’s richest man. He owns
the TracFone Wireless, which sells pre-paid mobile phones.
He is fighting the state of California, refusing to pay
the state universal services fee. This fund, in part,
helps fund the state telecommunications and relay services
for the deaf.

 

 

— Another Deaf Fake character in The Joe Schmo Show

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned a fake deaf bounty hunter
in the The Joe Schmo Show. Here is another fake deaf –
A Deaf Ventrilogquist, playing with her “talking dummy” –
which talks so wild that the interpreter cannot catch up with!
A crazy program? Yes, but hearing people love to laugh,
thinking deaf can be funny!

 

 

— A city with outdoor emergency flashing sirens

Garland is a city in Texas, with population of nearly
230,000 people. It was praised as one of the best cities
in USA to live in. One of the reasons is an outdoor
emergency flashing sirens – that will alert everybody –
both deaf and hearing, of emergencies. How many deaf
people live in Garland? Do not know, but they can
walk around the city, knowing they will be alerted in
case of emergencies!

 

 

02/17/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

02/17/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 17 February 2013

DeafDigest Gold – February 17, 2013

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/police-using-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

(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:
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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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Deaf Authors at Harris Communications

Harris Communications is known as the Sign Language Superstore. We
have the books and DVDs about sign language, deaf culture and
interpreting that are easy to find, with some unique products you may
not find elsewhere.

Our “Deaf Author Corner” has a large selection of books and DVDs from
deaf authors including “Fighting the Long Sorrow” by Russell Kane;
“The Lost Deaf Children” by Cooper Nickerson; “Bragg on Bragg by
Bernard Bragg; and “The Treasure” by Ella Mae Lentz.

If you are looking for entertaining stories, informative
autobiographies, and excellent instruction in ASL, remember to check
out the “Deaf Author Corner” on the Harris Communications website.

To see our Deaf Author Corner, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG021713

Contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com if you have questions

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A breakthrough in Usher syndrome research? Well,
researchers at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago,
are saying that they restored hearing in the mice that
shared the same Usher syndrome genetic conditions that
some people have.

The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association,
an organization of home improvement contractors,
have been warned about TTY relay fraud. Some of the
association members have been victimized. Where in
USA is that association located? Not in USA, but in
Great Britain.

Three groups – CTIA-The Wireless Association,
the Federal Communications Commission and the
Federal Emergency Management Agency have worked
on a Wireless Emergency Alerts. This will allow
the deaf to receive emergency alerts on their
wireless devices (tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes,
floods, earthquakes, etc). These messages are to
be sent with no charges for wireless device owners.

Burma, an Asian nation near China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh, has a reputation for oppressing
human rights. What about the deaf? It was announced
that Bo Bo Kyaing has become the nation’s first
sign language TV interpreter. Activists are still
saying Burma does not do enough to help the deaf
and the disabled.

The Utah State Board of Education has asked the deaf
community for input on criteria for selecting
a new superintendent at the school for the deaf.
The past superintendent, as reported in DeafDigest,
was dismissed from his job.

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A MOTHER OPPOSING HER DEAF DAUGHTER FROM ATTENDING GALLAUDET
It probably may not happen these days but it happened about
30-35 years ago.
An ambitious young deaf woman wanted to attend Gallaudet. Her
mother vigorously opposed it, feeling that deaf women are only good
for employment, marriage and family.
Despite violent arguments, the mother was steadfast in her refusal.
The deaf woman was forced to abandon her life dreams.
DeafDigest editor knew her and still feels about it.

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

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

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Research Study on Cochlear Implants in the Deaf Community

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/cochlear-implants-deaf-community/

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DEAF PEOPLE WITH PERFECT SPEECH
There are some deaf people with perfect speech. They practiced
their speech every day all their lives until it has become perfect.
But their perfect speech comes at a price. Many hearing people
refuse to believe that these perfect-speech people are deaf.
And as a result, there have been unpleasant moments while mingling
with the hearing.
This is the reason why some of these perfect-speech deaf are
more comfortable with the deaf!

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

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

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Help Research by Taking a Survey on Emergency Communications

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies
is asking people to fill out a survey

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-emergency-communications-survey/

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AMARA HELPING THE DEAF?
There is an emerging organization called the Amara. It is
part of the Participatory Culture Foundation, created by the
Mozilla Drumbeat, with support provided by the Mozilla Foundation.
The mission is to provide captions on video for the benefit
of the deaf as well as for other groups.
We will wait and see if this organization grows and truly
benefits the deaf.
Captions with errors is not helping us!

TWO FAMOUS DEAF PHOTOGRAPHERS WE NEVER KNEW ABOUT
During the late part of 19th century and the early part of
20th century, two deaf sisters, Francis Allen and Mary Allen, were
widely praised by critics for the pictures of these simple New
England scenes.
Their work was recognized at the 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photographic Exhibition. And the Smithsonian acquired their photos
for exhibition purchases.
Interestingly enough both sisters died 4 days apart in 1941.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Maryland Association of the Deaf

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story about a swimmer said:

swimmer won’t let being deaf slow her down

Huh!

is the writer implying that the swimmer could be
slowed down because of her deafness? All swimmers
want to win, and it does not matter if she swimmer
can hear or can’t hear.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is the word “deaf” sometimes misleading?

A. Is it a person that has been deaf all his life
or has been late deafened or is hard of hearing,
but functions as a hearing person?

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:

Last week our furnace broke down.  The temperature outside was -14 in
the morning!

Luckily, we have a backup wood burning furnace!

The tech guys couldn’t fix the furnace right away as they had to
order parts.

Several days later the technician came to replace the parts to the
furnace.

I went out snowshoeing, don’t worry the temperature did rise!

The tech finished the job while I was out and left (trusting Vermont)!

When I returned from snowshoeing and entered my house all was very
dark.

Remember we with Usher Syndrome need more time for our eyes to adjust
from bright daylight to dark settings.

Anyway, I know my house by memory and started to head to my bedroom
through the hallway.

I “crashed” into the open door to the basement!

It turn out the tech did not close the door behind himself!  Ouch!
Next time I will do the “Zombie walk”!

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:

for deaf auto mechanics, a special engine flashing device
that will tell them that the engine is running good or is
not running good

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DeafHistory:

Year 1996 – the first Deaf Academic Bowl took place

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70

students that enrolled at NTID in its’ first year
of operations (1969)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Evansville – Connor Sprick, SO, men’s swimming; not among top
swimmers in his events

– Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Brittney Daughtry, SO, women’s basketball;
college web site does not post game results

– Glendale Community College – Kristle Cowan, incoming FR, women’s swimming;
is a new recruit for the 2013-2014 season

– Hawaii – Peggy Liang, SO, women’s swimming; was not among team’s leaders
in her events in the most recent swim meet

– Kalamazoo – Tyler McFarland, JR, men’s swimming; did not place during the
conference swimming championships

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Stephanie Juge, pro women’s football, Southern California Breakers; team has
folded and she’s not playing this year

– Yehuda Gruenfeld, International Chess grandmaster, Israel; still at it
during competition

– Chris Jackson, Noble County (IN) Wolfpack, Great Lakes Football League;
have to wait until team roster is posted for the upcoming season

– Thomas Keinath, USA table tennis; no recent updates since he tried
out for the USA Olympics table tennis team and didn’t make it

– Sung Lee, pro golf (Asian tour), South Korea; the web site said:
Lee was born deaf. In November 2010 he underwent an operation to his
right ear, his hearing is now restored.

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Deaf Sports Library

The Delavan Red Devils semi pro football, in the 1971 season,
had three deaf players. These players were:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semi-pro-football-player1/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semi-pro-football-player2/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semi-pro-football-player3/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  Accounts Receivable Specialist (LIFESIGNS) – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

Please post the following position. Thanks!

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full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
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: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at http://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
Principal K-12
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

Non-Classified Job Description – Principal K-12

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – PRINCIPAL
This new position will plan for, coordinate, and implement educational services to all students who are deaf or hard of hearing Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Principal of RI School for the Deaf is the
educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in the effective management of classrooms, curriculum, teaching personnel, instruction, and materials.

The Principal shall lead in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12) in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of
our students. The Principal shall assist in the daily operation of the school and shall assist in providing an educational program which is responsive to student needs; develops and implements standards-based
curriculum and encourages the use of current and effective instructional practices. The Principal leads the faculty in addressing the goals of the school and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE),
guided by the Common Core Standards. The Principal shall assist with compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the RI School for the Deaf.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about students and the instructional program.
-. Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior.
– Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
– Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
– Assists in daily planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and curriculum development projects.
– Supports the teachers. efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
– Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
– Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
– Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
– Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
– Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
– Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
– Assists in planning for and assessing the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
– Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
– Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
– Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s mission and goals.
– Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Education Leadership, or related area
– Ability to earn certification from the State of Rhode Island as both a Teacher of the Deaf and School Principal.
– Fluency in ASL (SLPI Level: Advanced) and standard written English.
– A minimum of three (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.
– A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students.
– Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes.
– Ability to plan well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice.

EXPERIENCE:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
– Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
– Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
– Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment.
-. Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and the knowledge of student assessment, and performance improvement tools.
– Knowledge of the professional standards for teaching.
– Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction.
– Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective feedback.
– Ability to support the effective use of classroom technology.
– A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students with hearing loss.
– Ability to communicate in ways appropriate to the needs of the school population.

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 12 month
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1
SALARY RANGE: $80,226 – $110,301 Per Year

Application Materials:
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Sharon Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Materials to include:
– Complete/Current Resume
– All Certification and Professional Licenses
– Two (2) Current Letters of Recommendation with complete contact information
– ASL/SLPI Certification

*Upon conditional offer of employment, selected candidate must provide a Criminal Background Record
Review per TITLE 16 Education, CHAPTER 16-2 – School Committees and Superintendents; SECTION 16-2-18.1

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Open teaching positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University, KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Overnight Residential Counselor – (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Therapeutic Mentor – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Family Partner – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
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/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-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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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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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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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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Alabama

Licensed or permitted interpreter needed for a Decatur City Schools Middle School position. American Sign Language is the mode of communication used by the students. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-3:00 at Cedar Ridge Middle School. Contract will begin Feb 18th and run through March 1st. Contract may be extended to March 22nd. Pay will be competitive contract rate plus travel expenses. Please contact Susan Handley at 256-552-4637 or email Susan.Handley@dcs.edu<mailto:Susan.Handley@dcs.edu>

DC Government is announcing an opening of a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf position, more specifically Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist GS 11.  This position is located in the Department of Disability Services (DDS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), VR Services Division, Deaf Unit.

See job opening link here.

Please be advised that all current vacancy announcements can be found on the DCHR website at www.dchr.dc.gov.

Transition to Work: Program Coordinator Description

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing seeks a skilled, experienced, Program Coordinator able to communicate at an advanced intermediate level or higher in American Sign Language to oversee all aspects of a multi-faceted cooperative series of projects made available through federal vocational rehabilitation funds from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Description of Position

The Program Coordinator will oversee, manage, recruit participants, ensure smooth program coordination, and produce reports as needed for this multifaceted vocational readiness project. The project components shall include but are not limited to:
. Overall administration of an internship program placing high school and college students in state agencies as well as local non-profit and for-profit organizations as they match students’ goals.
. Provision of group learning opportunities for any interested students such as a general orientation, learning lunches, and end of program review and acknowledgement.
. Administration of grants to deaf/hard of hearing school vocational programs to augment service provision to their student population during summer months.
. Administration of grants to community organizations to provide payment and support to student interns.
. Provision of job coaching for students. This will be done in collaboration with additional contracted MCDHH project staff.
. Ensuring comprehensive project reporting through progress reports, a final report, and tracking and quantifying of pre-determined project performance measures.

Specific Activities to be Performed

Working under the direction of MCDHH’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs, the Program Coordinator will perform an array of substantive and administrative tasks associated with the projects listed above. These activities include but are not limited to:
. Supervising two job coaches located in various regions across the Commonwealth
. Updating the grant announcement and application document for deaf/hard of hearing school vocational programs and community organizations
. Updating the student intern application
. Updating recruiting materials for student interns and oversee recruitment activities
. Facilitating all payments to participants and vendors as appropriate
. Ensuring the correct, accurate, and timely submission of all forms and paperwork necessary for complete administration of program operations
. Ensuring that each project component runs smoothly and that all participants receive communication access support
. Matching students to internships based on their career goals
. Providing and coordinating job coaching to interns based on their career goals and any issues which arise
. Recruiting placements for interns and provide education as necessary regarding the unique needs of deaf/hard of hearing interns/employees
. Developing quantitative and/or qualitative reports of program activities as needed and directed, including tracking performance measures
. Collaborating with appropriate community agencies
. Coordinating vocational opportunities with equal access regionally across the Commonwealth
. Performing other related activities as assigned

MCDHH anticipates that the Program Coordinator’s work activities will require an average of 20 hours of work per week. Work space, including computer access, will be provided at MCDHH’s Boston headquarters located at 600 Washington Street.

Supervision and Coordination

The Program Coordinator will work under the direction and supervision of the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs.. It is anticipated that the Contractor will report to the Deputy for Programs and Policy no less frequently than every two weeks in a modality to be determined by mutual agreement.

Qualifications

It is required that the Program Coordinator has the following qualifications:
. Have experience coordinating projects of similar size and scope with minimal guidance and supervision
. Expressive and receptive American Sign Language skill at least at the advanced intermediate level
. Knowledge at least at intermediate level of MS Word and MS Excel software programs
. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
. Ability to maintain accurate records
. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
. Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives
. Bachelors Degree required or 1-3 years experience in education of deaf and hard of hearing children, rehabilitation of deaf, or related field

In addition, it is desired that the Program Coordinator have the following qualifications:
. Experience and knowledge of disabilities and public sector service delivery to individuals with disabilities strongly desired
. Experience developing internships and/or summer work experience projects for high school and/or college age Deaf and/or hard of hearing students in Massachusetts in a challenging economic environment strongly desired
. Experience and knowledge of current programs and services offered by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission desired
. Experience with vocational rehabilitation of high school and/or college age individuals, transition-to-work, or similar populations desired
. Experience administering federal grants desired

Anticipated Contract Duration

March 4, 2013 . September 30, 2013

Compensation

The Contractor will be compensated at the rate of $40.00 per hour. Travel and travel-related expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with standard Commonwealth policy and procedures.

MCDHH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter detailing the fit between your experience and the qualifications list above and your current resume to Jane Sokol Shulman at Jane.Sokol.Shulman@state.ma.us by Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. Questions regarding assigned duties can be directed towards Ms. Shulman.

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DeafDigest – 17 February 2013

DeafDigest Blue – February 17, 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/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seekers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Margaret Grove
who departed us as so young a lady. She was a senior
at Kansas School for the Deaf and she just celebrated
her 18th birthday and came home after performing at
the Academic Bowl Regionals.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Andrew DeFrancesco,
Medford, MA, who departed us. Not well known nationally,
he was well known in the Boston deaf community, heavily
involved in a range of local clubs and organizations,
always willing to help out when help was needed.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Seymour Bernstein,
Riverside, CA who departed us. Always interested in the
welfare of the deaf, he was usually involved in a long
range of activities such as Academic Bowl, Deaf Sports
Academy, legislative advocate as well as with the Inland
Empire Center on Deafness. While younger he served as the
boys’ basketball coach at the school for the deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jim Scoggins.
There is an adage – Behind Every Successful Woman
is a Supportive Husband and Jim filled the bill
perfectly. Jim was not deaf – but as Virginia L. Moore, Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
put it this way:

Jim proved to be an advocate and partner as Bobbie Beth lead Kentucky CDHH to its success.  He believed in equality and education, and passionately advocated for deaf rights and the right for all deaf and hard of hearing children to be educated to
their highest potential.

Thank you, Mary Margaret, Andrew, Seymour and Bill for serving
all of us in your various capacities.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Scotland National Deaf Children’s Society
has demanded additional funding for mental
health professionals to work with the deaf.
This group is working with the Scottish Council on Deafness to achieve this goal.

In Hawaii, deaf people are up in arms over proposed cuts in living assistance and with interpreter referral service.

The Orange County Breeze is a newspaper that serves
the residents in Orange County, California. A key
person behind the newspaper scenes as well as operating
her own businesses and as a civic leader is Robin Marlena Itzler. She is deaf, and was written up in a
recent web posting.

A lobbyist can be expensive. The Jacksonville City Council needed a lobbyist to boost its cause.
And to make the expense worthwhile, the new lobbyist
will be asked to serve a number of groups in the
city – including the Illinois School for the Deaf.

The Berkeley Unified School District in California
is considering a switch from its bilingual teaching
method to an oral teaching method. This proposal
has got many people upset.

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SMALL TOWN DEAF JOB SEEKERS
Years ago when times were great, it was not hard for
deaf people to find jobs, even in small towns.
A deaf service agency in the small town would refer deaf
clients to hearing agency that finds jobs for them.
Not any more. Both agencies have constantly been referring
deaf clients to each other, hoping the “other” agency will
find jobs for them.
Times have changed and this is sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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2013 Career Fair for
Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

Monday, March 11, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-career-fair-for-deaf-jobs/

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THE FACE IS ALWAYS ANGRY
DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf people that always
look angry, even when they’re not angry!
It has alot to do with facial expressions, and it is unfortunate because it scares away deaf people that want
to be friends with them!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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List of nations with laws that resemble our ADA

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A DEAF CHEF
We have a number of chefs that are deaf. They take their
cooking very seriously, just like any other top notch
hearing chefs.
One such deaf chef is Paul Hansen, from the midwest with a
Culinary Arts degree.
He has worked in kitchens in many restaurants over the years.

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WESLEY COLLEGE IN A FIGHT WITH A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Wesley College is fighting a school for the deaf,
wanting to take over the land for expansion purposes.
Wesley College in Delaware? And there is a Delaware
School for the Deaf which built a new campus just a couple
of years ago?
What is this all about? It is not the Wesley College
in Delaware but the Wesley college in Australia, which
sits just next to a school for the deaf!
Both Delaware schools – Wesley College and Delaware
School for the Deaf are 40 miles apart whereas the
Australian schools are inches apart.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing people constantly ignoring the interpreter’s
request to stop referring to the deaf person as a “he” or as a “she” instead of directly responding to the deaf person

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The steno for every word must be entered into a stenocaptioner’s
personal dictionary in order for it to translate properly.  Because
words are written phonetically, a captioner might have multiple ways
to write the same word, and every way must be entered into the
dictionary.  Let’s take the word “baccalaureate.”  This is a word
that has five syllables and could be heard a number of ways.  Some
examples would be the phonetic sounds of BAK/A/LOR/E/AT or
BAUK/LAUR/YAT or BA/KA/LOR/AT or BAK/LOR/YET.  As you can see, there
could be many, many ways to write this word.  Even if the captioner
had all four of these ways entered in his or her dictionary, if the
captioner heard it and wrote it as BAK/LAUR/YAUT and that combination
of sounds was not entered in the dictionary, it might translate as
“back lawyer yacht.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

constantly talking about own’s hearing loss to the
point where hearing friends are tired of it!

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

A lawsuit has been filed in the New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of a deaf woman who lost her job as
an instructional aide because of her deafness, and
poor speech skills. The Alpha Public School officials
are the defendants.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Thou shalt not abuse your IP relay privileges. If you
do then the FCC may look it with much disfavor.
Simply put, there have been individuals using IP
relay services to place international calls.
Who pays for these international calls? This is the
question that is being addressed right now.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The crackdown on workers brought in from
other nations has impacted on Circus Chimera.
For past several years this circus has employed
a group of deaf men from Mexico, all entering the
USA on work visas.
Not any more. Instead of being productive
North Americans, they are sitting home in
Mexico.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Almost every week there are newspaper stories of deaf employees
being fired. They claim discrimination, saying ADA regulations
were not being followed. There are always two sides to a
story – and it is a matter of deciding which side is right
and which side is wrong – even if both sides are right
or both sides are wrong!

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought an employee was talking about her kids and said:
my odd kids

An employee telling another employee that her kids are odd??????

She actually said:
my odd cats

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  Accounts Receivable Specialist (LIFESIGNS) – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
JSSA
Rockville, MD

LCSW-C/LCPC, Special Needs & Deaf Services

General Overview:
JSSA’s Special Needs & Deaf Services (SNDS) team has an immediate opening for a part-time (<18.75 hours per week) Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to join our growing team.  Our SNDS team is a dedicated team of clinicians and C.A.R.E.  managers committed to providing cutting edge services and programs and support for children, adults and families.  We have expertise in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and other special needs, as well as for children, teens and adults in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Additionally, we provide full-service case management to include care coordination, assessments, referrals, advocacy and accessing information and benefits for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs.

Position Qualifications:
This is an excellent opportunity for an ASL certified clinician.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience with individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults, and a strong knowledge base, experience and passion for working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Case management expertise strongly desired. LCSW-C or LCPC and a minimum of 2 years of post-licensure clinical experience required.   Occasional home visits in Montgomery County and some evening hours required.

Location:
The Ina Kay Building
200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD  20850

Apply Now:
Please submit the following application materials to mailto:hr@jssa.org
–    Cover letter with salary requirements
–    Resume
–    Contact information for 3 supervisory references

About JSSA:
The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 37,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services.

We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice.  As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development.  We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Learn more about us at www.jssa.org

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  March 29, 2013

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Description:
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all Instructional Principals.

Responsibilities:
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive, professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office, Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and
credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed .Employee School Application., official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than March 29, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional
Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation

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job 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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Looking for a part time employee who signs – Austin, Texas

I work for the Mary Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit in South Austin that provides services for people with disabilities.  One of the people we provide for is deaf so I am looking for a female employee to work part time who signs to work with this young lady.  The hours would be Tuesday and Thursday after school (around 5p-7p) and 5-6 hours on a Saturday or Sunday.  They would be taking her on activities and teaching her good social and community skills.  The job requirements are being at least 21 years old, valid Texas drivers license, good driving record, good criminal history, non-smoker, ability to lift without restriction, good writing skills.

Leigh Dunson
Email: ldunson@maryleefoundation.org
Administrator
Mary Lee Foundation
512-442-6077
http://www.maryleefoundation.org

*Department of Rehabilitation Services **JOB OPPORTUNITY*

*INTERPRETER ASSISTANT (Deaf and Hearing Impaired)*

*Posting Date: January 31, 2013 Closing Date: February 19, 2013 **PLEASE
FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION FILING INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS
PAGE*

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) division of the Department of
Rehabilitation Services presently is recruiting to fill multiple full-time
Interpreter Assistant (Deaf and Hearing Impaired) positions located at its
Bridgeport Regional office and at its Hartford offices.

*OPEN TO: BARGAINING UNIT: SALARY RANGE: LOCATIONS : JOB POSTING NO:
CLOSING DATE:*

*EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:*

*Current State Employees and the Public Social and Human Services (P-2)*

*$44,595.00 – $56,331.00 Annually (SH 17) Bridgeport and Hartford
84773 **February
19, 2013*

Serves as interpreter to deaf and hearing impaired professional staff in
telephone calls, at meetings and conferences and in conduct of routine
agency business; performs routine office work during times when not needed
as interpreter including filing, record keeping, typing, and answering
telephone requests for information; directs clients to proper agency staff
member and assists clients in placing telephone calls, interpreting if
necessary; performs related duties as required.

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:*

Knowledge of all forms of interpreting for the deaf and hearing impaired;
knowledge of routine office procedures; familiarity with the National
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) Code of Ethics; interpersonal
skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to compose routine
letters; ability to follow complex instructions given in sign language as
well as verbally.

*EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:*

Experience as an interpreter in a variety of situations involving the deaf
and hearing-impaired including two (2) years employment in general office
work.

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents in this class may be required to travel
and must be registered with the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
and possess an appropriate certification for the specific setting issued by
the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) and/or National
Association of the Deaf (NAD), in accordance with section 46a-33a of the
Connecticut General Statutes. *

*APPLICATION PROCEDURE: *Candidates who meet the above requirements should
submit a completed State of Connecticut Application for Examination or
Employment (CT-HR-12). The CT-HR-12 Application Form maybe downloaded from
the State of Connecticut.s Department of Administrative Services Human
Resources Website at: www.das.state.ct.us/exam/default.asp#APPLICATION_FORMS.
When faxing materials, please keep a copy of your completed application and
the fax transmittal receipt for your records, and do not mail a copy of
your application form if you have faxed the materials. Due to the large
number of applications received, we cannot confirm receipt of applications.
*Additionally, incomplete applications will not be accepted*. Please submit
via mail or fax your completed application (CT-HR-12) to:

*Melvin A. Jackson, Principal Human Resources Specialist Department of
Rehabilitation Services 25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06106 FAX: (860)
951-2979*

*APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 19, 2013, CLOSE OF BUSINESS*

*THE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER*

Long Island

Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School on Montauk Highway in West Islip is looking for a substitute ASL Teacher while their regular teacher is on leave.  The position starts in the beginning of March. A teacher is needed for two periods:

Period D (10:16-10:56) for ASL II
Period G (12:28-1:08) for ASL I.

The contact person is:

Colleen Cafiso
World Language Chairperson/Teacher
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
(631) 587-8000 ext. 147
cafiso@sjbdhs.org

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Two Positions Available

RE-ANNOUNCED

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

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPRs 50718, 50731/6290

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

Lighthouse Louisiana is seeking to fill several positions. If you or anyone you know is qualified and would like to apply, please do so by submitting a resume or completed application by the deadline date listed below. Thank you for sharing this information and for your interest.  For more information, contact me directly.

NOLA- (2 positions available)

·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        LVC Office Facilitator
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13

BATON ROUGE- (4 positions available)

·        Job Coach Full-time w/benefits / Monday- Friday, some weekend work may be required/ frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13
·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Instructor
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require evening and weekend work
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Teacher.s Assistant
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require weekend and/or holiday work on occasion
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13

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

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

Executive Secretary

OPEN TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 05-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50893/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Director of the Parent Infant Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  This job requires program knowledge and its related processes, procedures, policies, and goals which enables the incumbent to relieve the director of administrative detail.  Provides secretarial and administrative support and assistance; receives calls and greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; directs callers/visitors to appropriate individual(s); maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments, meetings, travel, etc.; uses computer programs to write or draft correspondence, reports, documents, and other written materials; edits written material for accuracy, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; generates and analyzes data required for federal, state, and agency reports, gathering data and information which may be difficult to identify and require substantial research; helps design and use questionnaires, surveys, etc., to collect and analyze data; reviews incoming correspondence, initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, and conformity to general policy and factual correctness; records and/or transcribes minutes of meetings, dictation, dialogue, etc., and produces document in draft and/or final format; maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems and monitors staff and children.s files, including the PIP student registry; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized graphics, data bases, spread sheets, and other related specialties; places orders for teachers/staff supplies; performs other duties as assigned.

Conservation Corps Minnesota is hiring 26 Crew Leaders to lead our inclusive crews this summer.  Each year 15-18% of the 140 youth we hire are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  We need great interpreter leaders who are looking to use their interpreting skills while leading and mentoring these youth.  Interpreter leaders will co-lead their crew with another interpreter leader or a Deaf/hard-of-hearing leader.

The Summer Youth Corps is based out of St. Croix State Park in Minnesota and crews then travel to other state parks and national parks to work on trails, campgrounds, and natural areas.  Afternoons and evenings are filled with recreational activities and exploring the local communities.

Please post this job opportunity and share with Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads in your interpreting program.  (See attached)

Apply online here:  www.conservationcorps.org/apply

FYI: Right now, we are the only D/HH inclusive Conservation Corps in the nation.  We hope to spread our model, which has worked for the past 30 years, to other conservation corps in the near future.  We will keep you updated.

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

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DeafDigest – 13 February 2013

 — Deaf woman, arrested on drunk driving, loses her case

DeafDigest mentioned a past case of deaf woman, arrested on
drunk driving, trying to get her case dismissed due to no
interpreter. The judge ruled against the deaf woman, saying
that communications by written notes was enough. The woman’s
attorney plans to appeal the judge’s ruling. This court
hearing took four hours, which is very long!

— Discrimination against deaf doctors

There is much discrimination against deaf patients in
doctors’ offices. What about deaf doctors? Yes, much
discrimination! Says who? Says Philip Zazove, a deaf
physician. The University of California Davis Health
System printed a special report about this issue. While
the report did not say how many deaf doctors do we have,
the estimate is between 75-100. And many of them said
they deal with discrimination while working with hearing
people in the medical profession.

— The deaf and the Red Bull

Red Bull is a famous energy drink company. Many of us know
about a famous deaf racer Ashley Fiolek. She is sponsored by
the Red Bull. But how many of us know that Red Bull is
sponsoring a team coached by a deaf man! Mick Fanning,
not deaf, is a two time world surfing champion and his
surf team is sponsored by the Red Bull. Fanning’s coach
is Andy King, an Australian, who is deaf.

— DEAF in India

In USA, many deaf people identify themselves as Capital D
Deaf. What about India? There is DEAF. Really deaf? No,
it is Depositor Education & Awareness Fund, which
explains how to make bank deposits. But many hearing
people laugh at DEAF. They say DEAF is deaf to the
real banking needs!

02/10/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

02/10/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 10 February 2013

DeafDigest Gold – February 10, 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/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/police-using-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

(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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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Harris Communications Now Offering Sprint Relay Cell Phones

Harris Communications, through our association with Sprint Relay, is
now offering customers the ability to order Sprint Relay store
products on our website. Sprint Relay has the brands you know best
and includes some of the most popular smartphones.

To order products, simply go to the Harris Communications website and
click the Sprint Relay Store banner on the left hand side. Special
discounts are available to Deaf and hard of hearing people when you
click that banner.

It is convenient. It is easy. Save money now on all your cell phone
needs!

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG021013

Contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com if you have questions

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Mirakle Couriers, a courier service in Mumbia (India)
consists of deaf couriers. This business is a success.
But owner Dhruv Lakra, who makes it a point to hire deaf
people as couriers, has not been successful in his efforts
to establish branches in other bigger cities in India.
He says resistance against the disabled is strong in other
cities whereas people in Mumbia are a bit more understanding
of the deaf.

In Zambia, the government gives land to people so they could
do subsistence farming. The deaf people do not get land, for
the simple reason that they cannot hear. The Zambia Deaf Youth and Women has asked the government to change the policy.

Deaf students attending University of Montana are suffering
for one reason – shortage of interpreters. The ratio is
one interpreter for every two deaf students. Other colleges
have dealt with shortages by advising deaf students to
bunch together to attend classes – but this is a problem
if a student majors in something that no other deaf students
major it!

Not too long time ago, state politicians talked about closing
Iowa School for the Deaf. It wasn’t closed and the direction
is now shifting towards the establishing of state regional
centers for the deaf. This concept was okayed by the state
Board of Regents.

The low numbers of deaf people that live in Iceland will have
something to celebrate – the official government recognition
of the Icelandic Sign Language. The ceremony took place last
week.

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THESE POLICE GESTURES
A police officer was asked if they use gestures while
chasing criminals in dangerous situations.
This police officer explained that SWAT teams use
signs and gestures to communicate in situations where
silence is required.
If we, the deaf, watch these SWAT communications, we
probably will easily understand what they are saying.
But would hearing people understand? Some do; some don’t!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/police-using-deaf-gestures/

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

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New Organization for Early Childhood Education Professionals

March 21-23, 2013

Austin, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-early-deaf-childhood-education-conference/

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STORE CLERK FOLLOWING A DEAF CUSTOMER
It is annoying. You enter a store, looking for something
to buy. Someone is following you. And you are not aware
of it. That clerk is trying to ask you, behind your back,
if you need help.
The clerk thinks you are ignoring him, and he continues
to follow you, thinking you may be a shoplifter!
It really freaks you out.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

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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TOWN COUNCIL REFUSES TO BUY A LOOP
Ken Lynch, who is deaf and relies on a hearing aid loop
to keep up with communications, is a councilor with the
Sandy Town council in Great Britain.
He has asked the council to install a hearing aid loop,
and was turned down. And to make things worse, he was warned
he would be kicked out if he missed too many meetings!
This ugly mess made the news in the British newspapers this
week.

A HORSE RACING COLUMNIST
At the Philadelphia Daily News, there was a horse racing
column.
The writer of the regular column was Steve Klessel. He
is deaf.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Employees at IRS

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-employees-at-ir/

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is a semi-mute

Semi-mute?

Well, many years ago deaf people were called semi-mutes!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are Super Bowl captions so important to us?

A. It is the most important advertising moment of the
year; everyone watches the Super Bowl, and advertisers
put in their best and most important ads just for that
big event. And not to caption their best and most
important ads is, simply – discrimination against us!

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:

Apps,

It is amazing how iPhone is becoming accessible for people who are Blind, Vision Impaired and Deaf-Blind.

Several popular Apps for the Deaf-Blind include money identification, GPS, Barcode reading and so on.

Here is the link below to browse some Apps available for you.

Many Apps are free or low cost!

http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-the-visually-impaired

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 all future deaf truck drivers will be able to
work in the profession much easier as opposed to our
40 deaf truck drivers having to jump through the
hoops!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1979 – in Great Britain, the first captioning of a
TV documentary program took place

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Year 2010 – 6,800 individuals in Singapore

Year 2012 – 8,600 individuals in Singapore

that have claimed to become late-deafened. Why the spike
in numbers? Good question!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; pinned his opponent from
University of Northern Colorado, helping his team to a 34-10
dual meet win

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; injured and
out of season

– Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, SO, gymnastics; her 9.800
in vault helped her team almost defeat University of Utah

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

– Erie Community College, FR, Crystle Marion, women’s basketball;
not too much information on her on the college web site

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Nick Hamilton, Cleveland Indians farm system, baseball; waiting
for spring training to start

– Jalen Harris, Milwaukee Brewers farm team; ditto re above

– Grant Isenbarger, Fort Wayne Federals Junior team, hockey;
scored 3 goals and assisted on 10 others in 33 games

– Yuya Ishii, pro baseball, Japan; waiting for spring training
season to start

– Willie John, Vanuatu Cricket Association, India; no recent updates

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Deaf Sports Library

USA national deaf basketball team rosters that will compete in
the 2013 Deaflympics

http://deafdigest.com/2013-usa-deaflympics-basketball-rosters/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   LIFESIGNS Account Manager – Los Angeles, CA

–   LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles, CA

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher (Part-time)  – Riverside, CA

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–   Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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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full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
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: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at http://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
Principal K-12
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

Non-Classified Job Description – Principal K-12

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – PRINCIPAL
This new position will plan for, coordinate, and implement educational services to all students who are deaf or hard of hearing Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Principal of RI School for the Deaf is the
educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in the effective management of classrooms, curriculum, teaching personnel, instruction, and materials.

The Principal shall lead in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12) in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of
our students. The Principal shall assist in the daily operation of the school and shall assist in providing an educational program which is responsive to student needs; develops and implements standards-based
curriculum and encourages the use of current and effective instructional practices. The Principal leads the faculty in addressing the goals of the school and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE),
guided by the Common Core Standards. The Principal shall assist with compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the RI School for the Deaf.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about students and the instructional program.
-. Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior.
– Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
– Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
– Assists in daily planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and curriculum development projects.
– Supports the teachers. efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
– Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
– Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
– Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
– Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
– Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
– Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
– Assists in planning for and assessing the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
– Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
– Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
– Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s mission and goals.
– Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Education Leadership, or related area
– Ability to earn certification from the State of Rhode Island as both a Teacher of the Deaf and School Principal.
– Fluency in ASL (SLPI Level: Advanced) and standard written English.
– A minimum of three (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.
– A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students.
– Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes.
– Ability to plan well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice.

EXPERIENCE:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
– Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
– Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
– Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment.
-. Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and the knowledge of student assessment, and performance improvement tools.
– Knowledge of the professional standards for teaching.
– Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction.
– Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective feedback.
– Ability to support the effective use of classroom technology.
– A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students with hearing loss.
– Ability to communicate in ways appropriate to the needs of the school population.

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 12 month
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1
SALARY RANGE: $80,226 – $110,301 Per Year

Application Materials:
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Sharon Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Materials to include:
– Complete/Current Resume
– All Certification and Professional Licenses
– Two (2) Current Letters of Recommendation with complete contact information
– ASL/SLPI Certification

*Upon conditional offer of employment, selected candidate must provide a Criminal Background Record
Review per TITLE 16 Education, CHAPTER 16-2 – School Committees and Superintendents; SECTION 16-2-18.1

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Open teaching positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University, KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Overnight Residential Counselor – (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Therapeutic Mentor – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Family Partner – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
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/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-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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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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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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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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Transition to Work: Program Coordinator Description

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing seeks a skilled, experienced, Program Coordinator able to communicate at an advanced intermediate level or higher in American Sign Language to oversee all aspects of a multi-faceted cooperative series of projects made available through federal vocational rehabilitation funds from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Description of Position

The Program Coordinator will oversee, manage, recruit participants, ensure smooth program coordination, and produce reports as needed for this multifaceted vocational readiness project. The project components shall include but are not limited to:
. Overall administration of an internship program placing high school and college students in state agencies as well as local non-profit and for-profit organizations as they match students’ goals.
. Provision of group learning opportunities for any interested students such as a general orientation, learning lunches, and end of program review and acknowledgement.
. Administration of grants to deaf/hard of hearing school vocational programs to augment service provision to their student population during summer months.
. Administration of grants to community organizations to provide payment and support to student interns.
. Provision of job coaching for students. This will be done in collaboration with additional contracted MCDHH project staff.
. Ensuring comprehensive project reporting through progress reports, a final report, and tracking and quantifying of pre-determined project performance measures.

Specific Activities to be Performed

Working under the direction of MCDHH’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs, the Program Coordinator will perform an array of substantive and administrative tasks associated with the projects listed above. These activities include but are not limited to:
. Supervising two job coaches located in various regions across the Commonwealth
. Updating the grant announcement and application document for deaf/hard of hearing school vocational programs and community organizations
. Updating the student intern application
. Updating recruiting materials for student interns and oversee recruitment activities
. Facilitating all payments to participants and vendors as appropriate
. Ensuring the correct, accurate, and timely submission of all forms and paperwork necessary for complete administration of program operations
. Ensuring that each project component runs smoothly and that all participants receive communication access support
. Matching students to internships based on their career goals
. Providing and coordinating job coaching to interns based on their career goals and any issues which arise
. Recruiting placements for interns and provide education as necessary regarding the unique needs of deaf/hard of hearing interns/employees
. Developing quantitative and/or qualitative reports of program activities as needed and directed, including tracking performance measures
. Collaborating with appropriate community agencies
. Coordinating vocational opportunities with equal access regionally across the Commonwealth
. Performing other related activities as assigned

MCDHH anticipates that the Program Coordinator’s work activities will require an average of 20 hours of work per week. Work space, including computer access, will be provided at MCDHH’s Boston headquarters located at 600 Washington Street.

Supervision and Coordination

The Program Coordinator will work under the direction and supervision of the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs.. It is anticipated that the Contractor will report to the Deputy for Programs and Policy no less frequently than every two weeks in a modality to be determined by mutual agreement.

Qualifications

It is required that the Program Coordinator has the following qualifications:
. Have experience coordinating projects of similar size and scope with minimal guidance and supervision
. Expressive and receptive American Sign Language skill at least at the advanced intermediate level
. Knowledge at least at intermediate level of MS Word and MS Excel software programs
. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
. Ability to maintain accurate records
. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
. Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives
. Bachelors Degree required or 1-3 years experience in education of deaf and hard of hearing children, rehabilitation of deaf, or related field

In addition, it is desired that the Program Coordinator have the following qualifications:
. Experience and knowledge of disabilities and public sector service delivery to individuals with disabilities strongly desired
. Experience developing internships and/or summer work experience projects for high school and/or college age Deaf and/or hard of hearing students in Massachusetts in a challenging economic environment strongly desired
. Experience and knowledge of current programs and services offered by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission desired
. Experience with vocational rehabilitation of high school and/or college age individuals, transition-to-work, or similar populations desired
. Experience administering federal grants desired

Anticipated Contract Duration

March 4, 2013 . September 30, 2013

Compensation

The Contractor will be compensated at the rate of $40.00 per hour. Travel and travel-related expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with standard Commonwealth policy and procedures.

MCDHH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter detailing the fit between your experience and the qualifications list above and your current resume to Jane Sokol Shulman at Jane.Sokol.Shulman@state.ma.us by Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. Questions regarding assigned duties can be directed towards Ms. Shulman.

Current RID Headquarters Openings:
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to lead its RID Government Affairs Program (GAP) in advocating on behalf of our organization.s pursuit of excellence in interpreting and transliteration services. The RID GAP was created to advocate on behalf of the welfare and interests of professional sign language interpreters and the establishment and adherence to standards within the profession at both the state and federal levels. Areas of GAP advocacy include the requirement of certification and standards through licensure and regulation; and representing interpreters in policy development and decision-making. The program aims to strengthen RID relationships with members, coalitions, professional organizations, consumer groups, industry partners and government agencies through a four-pronged approach that includes representation, advocacy, collaboration and communication.

Meetings Manager: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a national membership organization, seeks a Meetings Manager responsible for the planning, coordinating and marketing of all association meetings and events, including the biennial national conference and exhibition as well as five regional conferences, board of directors meetings, committee meetings, and all other meetings/events.

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

ASL Bilingual Clinical Therapist to coordinate and
implement outreach and engagement activities with Deaf and hard of Hearing
Communities. Resumes can be send to Human Resources:
****

P.O. Box 7549****

4095 County Circle Drive****

Riverside, CA 92503****

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*Muchas Gracias!***

* *

*Myriam Aragón, LMFT*****

*Cultural Competency/ Recovery Learning Center*****

*Program Manager*****

*3801 University Ave. Suite 400, Room 410*****

*Riverside, CA 92501*****

*951- 955-7110***

*Cell (909) 254-1421*****

*myaragon@rcmhd.org*****

*Patricia Moore, Secretary (951) 955- 7163*****

*PAmoore@rcmhd.org*****

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DeafDigest – 10 February 2013

DeafDigest Blue – February 10, 2013

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

(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

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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New Clarity® Ensemble[tm] at Harris Communications

Harris Communications is now offering the new Clarity® Ensemble[tm],
a first-of-its kind amplified caption phone that allows users to read
conversations as well as hear them. Designed to help those with
severe hearing loss and low vision, the Ensemble amplifies incoming
sound up to 50 decibels, while displaying conversations on a large
seven inch tablet-based display.

Captioning on the Ensemble is a free service which is provided by
ClearCaptions[tm], a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
certified service provider. Conversations are captioned during the
phone call and can be saved for later reference. High speed Internet
access as well as a land-line service is required to use the
Ensemble.

Regularly priced at $229.00, Harris Communications is introducing the
Ensemble (CL-ENSEMBLE) for only $140.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB021013

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com if you have questions.

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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:

Janice Smith-Warshaw is the new superintendent of
the Illinois School for the Deaf. She is deaf.

Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Benny Maucere
who departed us. A long time resident of the Los
Angeles area, he was into many things – a successful
self-employed contractor with some real Hollywood
connections, a successful deaf club basketball coach
with several national deaf club championships,
a father who motivated his deaf sons – John and
Paul into pursuing their own interests in life,
and also as a mentor for young deaf individuals
that needed direction. And as every person must have
a hobby – and Bennie’s hobby was pigeon racing!
As a sidebar, son John performed the National Anthem in ASL at the most recent Super Bowl!

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Toni S Garza
who departed us. She was a well known interpreter
in the Abilene, Texas Deaf Community. She was a
go-getter in the community, linking the deaf
and hearing groups together in social events.

Obituary

Richard Roehm has passed away at age of 50 due to
heart attack. Very difficult to briefly describe him.
He was a Devil’s Advocate, often disagreeing with the
views of deaf leaders at National Association of the Deaf, Gallaudet University and the California Association of the Deaf. He felt that his approach towards deaf
problems and deaf issues was better than their
approaches. While he pretty much was ostracized by
many people in the Deaf Community, there were others
that worshipped him. He operated his own agency,
the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center in Southern
California.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Beechwood school district in Ohio had planned to
stop funding and managing the mainstreamed program.
What has become of it? That was the question popped
by a newspaper reader. The answer is that the program
continues as is!

Unequal treatment between deaf sign language patients
and hard of hearing patients in hospitals in Wales
was a big issue that was aired on a recent TV expose.

Why are people with hearing losses in India not getting
the treatment and assistance they deserve? According to
a newspaper story, there is a severe shortage of audiologists
and speech language pathologists.

For the first time users of British Sign Language have been
counted in the national British Census. And already there
are complaints about the numbers being added up!

Liverpool, a city in Great Britain, is broke. It is so bad that
the city services for the deaf and hard of hearing is being
closed, thus saving the city $165,000 in USA dollars

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A BIG DEAF TALKER
Years ago there was a popular deaf man in a Deaf
Community. He was a big talker and always had easy
answers for complicated Deaf Issues.
He was asked to serve on an important committee
with the National Association of the Deaf. He accepted.
Did he help much with the committee? No, he was quiet
and silent all the time!

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

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

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2013 Career Fair for
Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

Monday, March 11, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-career-fair-for-deaf-jobs/

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WHO IS BETTER DRIVER – DEAF OR HEARING?
Many hearing people think deaf people cannot drive.
We, the deaf, are successful drivers because we use
our eyes.
Many hearing drivers talk on cell phones, drive
too fast, break too many traffic laws, etc, etc.

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

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

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Legal issues related to deaf discrimination

do visit:
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A WAY TO EXPLAIN HEARING LOSS
When confronted with hearing losses, many older people,
losing their hearing, resist.
A British company – Diamond Geezers, is trying to change
all that, instead of pushing their hearing services.
They invite people for events containing music,
entertainment, comedy – but with subtle messages concerning
hearing losses.
The Diamond Geezers people say this approach works.

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A DEAF MORTICIAN
For years we have known that Lori Kober, Vermillion, South Dakota,
may seem to be the only deaf mortician around. Perhaps there are
other deaf morticians in USA that we do not know about.
It surfaced in the British newspapers that there is a deaf
mortician – Lisa Jones, Staffordshire in Great Britain.
She works with the local police Forensic Service on murder
cases. She graduated from Durham University, taking all these
courses necessary to become a mortician.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

do your deaf client understand your sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have seen, the stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary is very
important to accurate translation.  Every word must be in the
dictionary in order to translate properly.  A captioner may be
able to write very accurately and quickly, but if the words have
not been entered into the dictionary, it may still be very
difficult to follow what is being said.

Here is an example of the words being written correctly but not
translating properly because they have not been entered into the
captioner’s dictionary:

Then he went on to discuss the core pus el and the cap Larry.

This should read:

Then he went on to discuss the corpuscle and the capillary.

The words “corpuscle” and “capillary” must be entered in the
personal dictionary in order for them to translate properly.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

People know that you are deaf, yet some of them ask for your cell phone number to discuss something by
voice!

(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

We have news of 40 deaf truck drivers allowed to
drive trucks. Yet there is a contradiction – with the
UPS, which continues to refuse to allow the deaf to
drive trucks. A federal judge has allowed UPS to
continue to ban deaf drivers, at least temporarily,

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The state of Hawaii is facing the possibility of having
its TTY relay service being decertified by the FCC. Critics
have said that Verizon Hawaii has not been providing the
Deaf Hawaiians with quality relay service.
Will the Deaf Hawaiians be without TTY relay service?
No – but the state of Hawaii will have to pay through their
nose to continue the TTY relay system since FCC rules are
complicated.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Pepsi Super Bowl or the Pepsi Super
Bowl Hypocrisy? It is your choice.
The Pepsi ran a deaf-related commercial,
but many deaf people missed it because it
aired earlier in the day.
Yes, Pepsi captioned the game itself,
but would not caption their very own
commercials!
If we all switched to Coca Cola, then
would they do better than Pepsi next
year?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf man from India was in an accident with a truck and lost
his leg. This accident took place 42 years ago. Only last week
the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal ruled the truck driver
guilty of careless driving and has awarded the deaf man
monetary damages. Repeat – the accident did not happen last year or two years ago but 42 years ago!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend said:
my basketball team has a birth in the playoffs

birth in the playoffs? Makes no sense

He actually said:
my basketball team has a berth in the playoffs

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   LIFESIGNS Account Manager – Los Angeles, CA

–   LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles, CA

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher (Part-time)  – Riverside, CA

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–   Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
JSSA
Rockville, MD

LCSW-C/LCPC, Special Needs & Deaf Services

General Overview:
JSSA’s Special Needs & Deaf Services (SNDS) team has an immediate opening for a part-time (<18.75 hours per week) Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to join our growing team.  Our SNDS team is a dedicated team of clinicians and C.A.R.E.  managers committed to providing cutting edge services and programs and support for children, adults and families.  We have expertise in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and other special needs, as well as for children, teens and adults in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Additionally, we provide full-service case management to include care coordination, assessments, referrals, advocacy and accessing information and benefits for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs.

Position Qualifications:
This is an excellent opportunity for an ASL certified clinician.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience with individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults, and a strong knowledge base, experience and passion for working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Case management expertise strongly desired. LCSW-C or LCPC and a minimum of 2 years of post-licensure clinical experience required.   Occasional home visits in Montgomery County and some evening hours required.

Location:
The Ina Kay Building
200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD  20850

Apply Now:
Please submit the following application materials to mailto:hr@jssa.org
–    Cover letter with salary requirements
–    Resume
–    Contact information for 3 supervisory references

About JSSA:
The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 37,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services.

We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice.  As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development.  We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Learn more about us at www.jssa.org

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  March 29, 2013

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Description:
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all Instructional Principals.

Responsibilities:
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive, professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office, Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and
credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed .Employee School Application., official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than March 29, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional
Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation

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job 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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Long Island

Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School on Montauk Highway in West Islip is looking for a substitute ASL Teacher while their regular teacher is on leave.  The position starts in the beginning of March. A teacher is needed for two periods:

Period D (10:16-10:56) for ASL II
Period G (12:28-1:08) for ASL I.

The contact person is:

Colleen Cafiso
World Language Chairperson/Teacher
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
(631) 587-8000 ext. 147
cafiso@sjbdhs.org

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Two Positions Available

RE-ANNOUNCED

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

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPRs 50718, 50731/6290

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

Lighthouse Louisiana is seeking to fill several positions. If you or anyone you know is qualified and would like to apply, please do so by submitting a resume or completed application by the deadline date listed below. Thank you for sharing this information and for your interest.  For more information, contact me directly.

NOLA- (2 positions available)

·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        LVC Office Facilitator
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13

BATON ROUGE- (4 positions available)

·        Job Coach Full-time w/benefits / Monday- Friday, some weekend work may be required/ frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13
·        Employment Specialist
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, some weekend work may be required/frequent daily travel
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Instructor
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require evening and weekend work
Deadline to apply . Monday, 2/18/13
·        Pathway to Success Teacher.s Assistant
Full-time w/benefits / Monday . Friday, may require weekend and/or holiday work on occasion
Deadline to apply- Monday, 2/18/13

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

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

Executive Secretary

OPEN TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 05-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50893/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Director of the Parent Infant Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  This job requires program knowledge and its related processes, procedures, policies, and goals which enables the incumbent to relieve the director of administrative detail.  Provides secretarial and administrative support and assistance; receives calls and greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; directs callers/visitors to appropriate individual(s); maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments, meetings, travel, etc.; uses computer programs to write or draft correspondence, reports, documents, and other written materials; edits written material for accuracy, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; generates and analyzes data required for federal, state, and agency reports, gathering data and information which may be difficult to identify and require substantial research; helps design and use questionnaires, surveys, etc., to collect and analyze data; reviews incoming correspondence, initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, and conformity to general policy and factual correctness; records and/or transcribes minutes of meetings, dictation, dialogue, etc., and produces document in draft and/or final format; maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems and monitors staff and children.s files, including the PIP student registry; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized graphics, data bases, spread sheets, and other related specialties; places orders for teachers/staff supplies; performs other duties as assigned.

Conservation Corps Minnesota is hiring 26 Crew Leaders to lead our inclusive crews this summer.  Each year 15-18% of the 140 youth we hire are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  We need great interpreter leaders who are looking to use their interpreting skills while leading and mentoring these youth.  Interpreter leaders will co-lead their crew with another interpreter leader or a Deaf/hard-of-hearing leader.

The Summer Youth Corps is based out of St. Croix State Park in Minnesota and crews then travel to other state parks and national parks to work on trails, campgrounds, and natural areas.  Afternoons and evenings are filled with recreational activities and exploring the local communities.

Please post this job opportunity and share with Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads in your interpreting program.  (See attached)

Apply online here:  www.conservationcorps.org/apply

FYI: Right now, we are the only D/HH inclusive Conservation Corps in the nation.  We hope to spread our model, which has worked for the past 30 years, to other conservation corps in the near future.  We will keep you updated.

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.

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DeafDigest – 06 February 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 6, 2013

— A deaf question in a Jeopardy program

Jeopardy had a deaf question, and the answer was “What
are Girl Scout cookies?” It was about Savannah, GA not
permitting Girl Scout cookies to be sold on the city
streets in 2011. After so many complaints, the city council
changed its mind and allowed cookie sales. How is it
deaf-related? Juliette Gordon Low, a deaf woman, founded
the Girl Scouts in 1912.

 

 

— These Super Bowl ads

We, the deaf, complain every year that not every Super Bowl
ad is captioned. Yet there was a big newspaper story about
some Super Bowl advertisers that go broke and go out of
business. Maybe this is the reason why some of them don’t
caption their ads. After paying millions of dollars on
an ad, there is no more money for captions! Hard to
believe? Yes!

 

 

— Dangerous for deaf to deliver mail?

Is it dangerous for a deaf person to deliver mail?
It should not be – but Graham Duff, a deaf mailman
in Fife, a small town in Scotland, was bitten by a
dog. He could not hear the dog barking and was bit.
The police has given the owner a ticket for allowing
dog to run loose. Duff, still upset, has not delivered
mail since then. We have heard many stories of dogs
chasing mailmen. But this one about the deaf is the
first DeafDigest has known about.

 

 

— A deaf person not allowed to race horses?

A deaf man from Ontario, Canada wants to become a
horse racing jockey. He enrolled at a horse racing
school to learn to become a jockey. The school said
deafness was not a problem, but later changed its
mind. The case is now with the Ontario human
rights commission. Rick Macomber, a deaf man,
races horses in Indiana but it is trotters,
not thoroughbreds, two different types of races.

 

 

— Forbes Magazine honors a person that works with the deaf

Forbes Magazine is a popular magazine for important
people in business and politics. Every year this
magazine announces top honors for business people and
politicians. In the past people that are deaf or
work with deaf have never been honored until this year.
Ohki Junto san, not deaf, is the president of ShuR Group
in Japan. This agency helps the deaf with their needs.
Forbes has honored him as one of the Top 30 people in
the world under age of 30.

 

 

02/03/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

02/03/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 04 February 2013

DeafDigest Gold – February 3, 2013

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

(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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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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Harris Communications Now Offering Sprint Relay Cell Phones

Harris Communications, through our association with Sprint Relay, is
now offering customers the ability to order Sprint Relay store
products on our website. Sprint Relay has the brands you know best
and includes some of the most popular smartphones.

To order products, simply go to the Harris Communications website and
click the Sprint Relay Store banner on the left hand side. Special
discounts are available to Deaf and hard of hearing people when you
click that banner.

It is convenient. It is easy. Save money now on all your cell phone
needs!

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG020313

Contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com if you have questions

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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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This just in –

Netflix, whom we all hate, has agreed to settle the
anti-captioning lawsuit for nearly $800,000, along
with the promise to caption all of their videos by
next year.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Better Business Bureau has issued a national warning
re relay scams used by foreigners that pretend to be
deaf and to be requesting purchases from local businesses

According to the British Deaf Association, realtor
Linda Mycock is the first one to hire a sign language
interpreter to communicate with a prospective house buyer
that is deaf.

A special drug that creates a temporary hearing loss
in hearing patients – for the sole purpose of trying
to prevent noise-induced deafness? Well, this is the
drug that researchers at University of Florida are
working on.

A big reason why deaf want TV interpreters in Uganda
is because many of them cannot afford to buy daily
newspapers and radio announcements are useless to them.
So they rely on TV news programs. Some are interpreted;
some are not.

New Zealand’s Parliament speaker nomination may be news for the deaf. David Carter has been nominated as the
Parliament speaker, and he is facing fierce opposition
from his political enemies. It was the same David
Carter that opposed funding for CART services for
deaf MP Mojo Mathers. She had to fight to overcome
Carter’s objections to get the funding that would allow
her to function in her role as MP.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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TELLING A STUDENT NOT TO GO TO GALLAUDET OR NTID
Years ago, a principal of a deaf school hated
Gallaudet and NTID.
He told his best students, not to go to either
college but to go to a hearing college. He said it
is best for them.
One student wanted to go to a deaf college,
but the principal used heavy pressure on him
everyday, telling him to go to hearing college.
The stubborn student gave up and went to a
hearing college.
Was he happy? No, he was very bitter about
it. He became a board member of the deaf school
board of directors and used his powers to give
the principal very hard time!

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

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

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or even learn how to do those fun paranormal activities, we offer you
awe-inspiring, life-changing ASL Spirit Quest Cruise experience

more information at:
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WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

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

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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MUSICAL CONCERTS AND THE DEAF
We have deaf people that enjoy music – helped by deaf musicians, by interpreters and by captions.
And there is a twist – The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is
allowing the deaf to sit with the orchestra in order to feel the
vibrations.
This is interesting because professional musicians do not like
to be interrupted while performing.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

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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
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* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
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* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
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Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

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* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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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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ENCOURAGING THE DEAF TO EXPRESS THEIR NEEDS
Liza Crews, a Coda, is the community development officer
with the Deaf Services Queensland, a service agency in
Australia.
She has been encouraging, or rather pushing the deaf to
express their needs and concerns with the local government
officials.
Said a community deaf leader:

This is very important to the deaf and hearing-impaired community

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Louisiana Association of the Deaf

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/louisiana-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?

We always hear these comments like these:

– he is deaf and wears a hearing aid
– he is deaf and speaks beautifully
– he is deaf and does not speak at all
– he is deaf and goes to a special school
– he is deaf, but goes to public school

We never hear these comments like these:

– he is hearing and wears eyeglasses
– he is hearing and uses a wheelchair
– he is hearing and has a stuttering problem
etc
etc

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why did the Native Americans, many years ago
have their own Sign Language?

A. to be able to communicate with other tribes and
to communicate with non-Native Americans. Each tribe
had their own different language – and so, sign
language was important.

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:

A challenge from Rona re “Kick the Can”

“Independent warriors”

This is a great benefit for those with Usher Syndrome who have some vision left.

There is another way IF you are alone at home or at work or elsewhere most of the day – you don’t want to wait, wait, wait for someone to come in to help pick something up for you that you had dropped earlier? This long wait could be discouraging!

Another technique has worked for me:

Fetch your flashlight and you bend down and your head / cheek parallel & close to the floor and scan horizontally across the floor until you catch the
‘reflection’ on an object.

There it is!

The result is that you feel better for being more independent…smile.

This “bend and stretch” also would give you a healthy bit of exercise – rejuvenate yourself for Spring!

Independent warrior yours,

Rona

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 there will always be 100 percent captioning on all
Super Bowl commercials!

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DeafHistory:

Year 2003 – a deaf patron at a drive-through bank lipread
the window teller’s words – we are being robbed. The deaf
patron then drove away at a safe distance and dialed 911.
Almost instantly the bank robber was nabbed by the police.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

2

NFL players with hearing losses that have
participated in the Super Bowl

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Salve Regina – Peter Gintoli, FR, hockey; team’s 2nd leading
scorer with 8 goals, despite missing 4 games

– Stonehill – Tori Faieta, SO, women’s basketball; team’s 2nd leading
scorer at 11.9 point per game; team’s leading rebounder

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

– Tulane – Kristen Ates, SR, women’s swimming; has not bested her
previous seasons best times in her events

– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, SR, indoor track; not on
the roster, apparently giving up track in her last season of
eligibility

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies;
will have to see during spring training on what the Phillies
will do with him

– Scott Gorgen, minor league baseball, St Louis Cardinals;
ditto as with Gillies above

– Greg Gunderson, aspiring NASCAR driver; his last race was
9/30/2012 at Casino Speedway, Watertown, SD

– Kevin Hall, pro golfer; according to his web site, he shot
74-67-74-70 and did not advance in the PGA Tour Qualifying in
October 2012; this web site did not list any planned 2013 events

– Callie-Ann Halliday, UK, a top U-18 canoe racer; ranked 7th
best in the nation

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Deaf Sports Library

a team picture of Arizona Desert Fire deaf basketball team; one of
the nation’s outstanding deaf basketball teams

http://deafdigest.com/2013-arizona-deaf-desert-fire-men-basketball-team/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher (Part-time)  – Riverside, 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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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Overnight Residential Counselor – (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Therapeutic Mentor – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Family Partner – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
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/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-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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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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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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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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Current RID Headquarters Openings:
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to lead its RID Government Affairs Program (GAP) in advocating on behalf of our organization.s pursuit of excellence in interpreting and transliteration services. The RID GAP was created to advocate on behalf of the welfare and interests of professional sign language interpreters and the establishment and adherence to standards within the profession at both the state and federal levels. Areas of GAP advocacy include the requirement of certification and standards through licensure and regulation; and representing interpreters in policy development and decision-making. The program aims to strengthen RID relationships with members, coalitions, professional organizations, consumer groups, industry partners and government agencies through a four-pronged approach that includes representation, advocacy, collaboration and communication.

Meetings Manager: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a national membership organization, seeks a Meetings Manager responsible for the planning, coordinating and marketing of all association meetings and events, including the biennial national conference and exhibition as well as five regional conferences, board of directors meetings, committee meetings, and all other meetings/events.

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

ASL Bilingual Clinical Therapist to coordinate and
implement outreach and engagement activities with Deaf and hard of Hearing
Communities. Resumes can be send to Human Resources:
****

P.O. Box 7549****

4095 County Circle Drive****

Riverside, CA 92503****

** **

** **

*Muchas Gracias!***

* *

*Myriam Aragón, LMFT*****

*Cultural Competency/ Recovery Learning Center*****

*Program Manager*****

*3801 University Ave. Suite 400, Room 410*****

*Riverside, CA 92501*****

*951- 955-7110***

*Cell (909) 254-1421*****

*myaragon@rcmhd.org*****

*Patricia Moore, Secretary (951) 955- 7163*****

*PAmoore@rcmhd.org*****

Employment Opportunity

FACULTY . AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Job Description
Job Title: American Sign Language – Deaf Studies/Interpreter Preparation Programs Biweekly Salary Range: $42,939 – $82,746
Location: Phoenix College Hours: 30 hours per week
Calendar ID: 9 months

Job Summary
Using collaborative, interactive, and innovative methods, including instructional technology, this position will teach American Sign Language, interpreting, and/or other related courses for the Deaf Studies and Interpreting programs as assigned by the Program Director. Will instruct a diverse student population of varied skill levels and ages. May teach both day and evening classes and other alternative delivery courses. Teaches a minimum of fifteen credit hours per semester (some of which may be at night, on weekends, and/or alternate delivery) and college committee work. Other responsibilities may include supervising adjunct faculty, training and support, student advisement and outreach, program coordination and development, tracking information and statistics, scheduling assistance, establishing and fostering community and institutional relationships, seek out and apply for grant funding, and Program Advisory Committee work..

Essential Functions
50% – Delivers class instruction using collaborative, communicative, active learning, and innovative teaching methods, including technology
20% – Develops syllabi, assessment tools, keeps records and monitors student progress, grades papers and assignments
15% – Meets with students (one hour per day) during office hours on campus; works with students outside of class; keeps department and college hours of accountability
15% – Uses computer for communication and research; meets deadlines; participates in committee, department, college and district meetings, projects and activities. Keeps current in professional discipline through research and professional development

Minimum Qualifications
– Masters degree in the teaching field, or
– Master’s in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or
– Master’s in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field or
– Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years work experience in field to be taught, or
– Associate’s degree or 64 semester hours and 5 years work experience in the field to be taught, or
– 5 years work experience in the field to be taught.
.
– EDU 250 – Teaching and Learning in the Community College — or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Desired Qualifications
– Master’s degree in teaching American Sign Language or ASL/English Interpreting, or related field.
– Appropriate certification (e.g. RID CI/CT, NIC,CDI, ASLTA) and membership in ASLTA and/or RID.
– Experience teaching American Sign Language and/or ASL/English Interpreting at the post-secondary level.
– Experience in program management, curriculum development, outreach, and recruitment in the areas of ASL and/or Interpreting preferred.
– Native or near-native proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high level professional and academic conversation in ASL required.

Special Working Conditions
Evening and/or weekend classes and/or online teaching may be required to meet department needs. Local travel may be required.

For closing dates and to be considered for this position, online applications and supporting documents must be submitted through the MCCCD HR website at:
http://www.maricopa.edu/ employees/divisions/hr/jobs/ current

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution

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

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DeafDigest – 04 February 2013

DeafDigest Blue – February 3, 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-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

(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

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Pierre Sevigny,
a retired teacher and coach at West Virginia School
for the Deaf and Blind and a much beloved figure
in the state Deaf Community. He was a role model for
many past students to look up to.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Richard Hagen,
Council Bluffs, IA, who departed us. He wore many
hats – chairing the Iowa Western Community College
interpreting program, helping students at Iowa School
for the Deaf, giving advice on ADA portions that were
deaf-related, etc, etc.

Said a professional acquaintance:
He was a real advocate for deaf persons in a variety of ways;
he was always available to provide support to anyone
that sought his advice. We’ve lost a good one.

This just in –

40 deaf and hard of hearing would-be truck drivers
are now allowed to drive trucks, thanks to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration waiving the
hearing tests for them! They, however, are not
home free, because they need to apply again for exemptions in 2015. What this means is that they
must be accident-free and violations-free while driving trucks.

Top stories about the deaf:

It is Super Bowl time. Many of us will root for the 49ers;
others will root for the Ravens. But all deaf fans will
root for commercials which are captioned. Take a look at
these facts:

– cost to purchase a Super Bowl commercial
approximately 3 million to 3 1/2 million

– cost to caption a Super Bowl commercial
just $200, much less than a ticket to the Super Bowl

And if these big corporate sponsors say they cannot
afford to caption their commercials, they are not
telling the truth!

Anyway, may the best team win!

Will West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind,
in Romney since 1870, be relocated? This is what
some state Board of Education members are asking.
They are saying it is a choice between relocation
and renovation. The school superintendent says that
if the school relocates it must be at a town where
the blind students can easily navigate their way
around. Critics are saying the move will cost 100 million whereas a renovation would be just 82 million.

The deaf of Thailand finally got an interpreter to
appear on the national TV news program. This was
a first in Thailand’s history.

In Great Britain there is a controversial TV
program, titled – The Great Disability Scam.
It profiles the frustrations the deaf, and the
disabled face when getting hired and then losing
their jobs.

Australia’s first Olympics (hearing) participant
Dean Smith has been honored by the government with a Member of the Order of Australia. He was
a decathlete, but did not medal in the 1992 Olympics
at Barcelona.

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A SURPRISE FINGERSPELLING AT STARBUCKS
A deaf person goes to the same Starbucks place
for a long time. The staff knows him, knows his
favorite coffee and knows his habits.
Suddenly one morning, one of the staff people,
beautifully fingerspelled –

how do you want your coffee?

It was a surprise because the staff member never
fingerspelled. And she also beautifully signed
thank you.
Did that person know signs for a long time but
hid it from the deaf person? Or did that person
attend sign language classes recently?

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

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

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A TALE OF TWO DEAF SONS OF TWO BIG MANUFACTURERS
Why are some deaf people successful in moving up
the job ladder while other some deaf people are not
successful?
It may be just one word – attitude. One deaf son,
after graduating from college, was hired by his
father. He told the son to start at the bottom and
to learn his way up. He did – and many years later
he is the company vice president.
Another deaf son, after graduating from college,
told his father he must start at the top and said
he did not go to college to learn how to sweep the
factory floors. To this day, this deaf son is still
jobless, after many years.
Very important for deaf people to have good
attitudes.

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

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

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Moon craters named after deaf people

http://deafdigest.com/moon-craters-named-after-deaf/

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SAN DIEGO LESSON, A WARNING FOR ALL INTERPRETERS
There was a posting on a web site saying that interpreters
that work in San Diego and then invoice, must file a business tax certificate.
Interpreters that don’t file is also liable for back business
taxes.
It is not known, however if interpreters working in other
jurisdictions anywhere in USA are also required to file business
tax certificates.

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A STRATEGY IN AN ENGLISH TOWN
In Hartlepool, a small British town, the town health board is
working on a strategy.
It is dealing with late-deafness, after seeing so many town residents
go deaf. They are saying approximately 15 percent of the town’s 15,000
residents are already late-deafened for one reason or other.
The strategy includes establishing a resource and referral center,
encouraging residents to learn British Sign Language, getting
interpreters and captions, etc.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by a workshop coordinator, that is asking

“why are you here?”

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

There are a few different methods that court reporters, realtime captioners, or CART providers can use to create and build their main dictionary and other job-related dictionaries that will be used in translating the text.  Some schools offer prebuilt personal dictionaries to students, and some software companies offer dictionary building kits.

Captioners often spend countless hours going through lists of names and unusual terminology in order to add those words and phrases to their dictionaries.

Knowing what is in his or her dictionary is one of the most important pieces of information that a captioner can possess. If a captioner can anticipate how a word or phrase will translate when it is written, then the translation will be more accurate.

If a captioner added the name “Norrell” to a dictionary, he or she might have to be careful if a story discussed how the information was “neither true nor relevant.”  If the captioner did not think of another way to write it, that might translate as the information being “neither true Norrell vant.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked –

why cannot a hearing aid (or a CI) help you to hear?

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf woman from Florida, involved with a domestic violence issue,
was arrested, but not provided with an interpreter. She has filed
a lawsuit.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

“No more Pepsi”, says an angry DeafDigest subscriber.
“I guess Pepsi doesn’t think deaf people drink that stuff.
They paid a ton of money for a new commercial during the
Super Bowl and it was not captioned.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Super Bowl is tomorrow. Should NTID/RIT
students, for the sake of nostalgia, root for
the New York Giants?
Why? Giants coach Tom Coughlin started his
coaching career, of all places, at RIT!
At that time in 1970, RIT started a football
team and several members on the team were NTID
students. Coughlin coached between 1971 and
1974 and compiled a 16-15-2 record.
One of Coughlin’s former deaf players said
the coach was tough but fair.
RIT no longer fields a football team,
having dropped it after the 1977 season.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are there captions on TV news programs for the deaf in
the Asian nations?

DeafDigest cannot help but wonder after reading all
these newspaper stories about interpreters beginning
to appear in these TV programs, but not a single
word about captions!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Two football fans, one deaf, one hearing, were talking
about football rules

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
he is in emotion

Emotion? Meaning football is an emotional sport?

The hearing fan actually said
he is in motion

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher (Part-time)  – Riverside, CA

–   Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  March 29, 2013

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Description:
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all Instructional Principals.

Responsibilities:
Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive, professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office, Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and verification of transcripts and
credentials.

How to Apply:
Submit a completed .Employee School Application., official transcripts, and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than March 29, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov ) in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional
Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation

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job 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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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

Executive Secretary

OPEN TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 05-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50893/5510

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Director of the Parent Infant Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  This job requires program knowledge and its related processes, procedures, policies, and goals which enables the incumbent to relieve the director of administrative detail.  Provides secretarial and administrative support and assistance; receives calls and greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; directs callers/visitors to appropriate individual(s); maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments, meetings, travel, etc.; uses computer programs to write or draft correspondence, reports, documents, and other written materials; edits written material for accuracy, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; generates and analyzes data required for federal, state, and agency reports, gathering data and information which may be difficult to identify and require substantial research; helps design and use questionnaires, surveys, etc., to collect and analyze data; reviews incoming correspondence, initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, and conformity to general policy and factual correctness; records and/or transcribes minutes of meetings, dictation, dialogue, etc., and produces document in draft and/or final format; maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems and monitors staff and children.s files, including the PIP student registry; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized graphics, data bases, spread sheets, and other related specialties; places orders for teachers/staff supplies; performs other duties as assigned.

Conservation Corps Minnesota is hiring 26 Crew Leaders to lead our inclusive crews this summer.  Each year 15-18% of the 140 youth we hire are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  We need great interpreter leaders who are looking to use their interpreting skills while leading and mentoring these youth.  Interpreter leaders will co-lead their crew with another interpreter leader or a Deaf/hard-of-hearing leader.

The Summer Youth Corps is based out of St. Croix State Park in Minnesota and crews then travel to other state parks and national parks to work on trails, campgrounds, and natural areas.  Afternoons and evenings are filled with recreational activities and exploring the local communities.

Please post this job opportunity and share with Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads in your interpreting program.  (See attached)

Apply online here:  www.conservationcorps.org/apply

FYI: Right now, we are the only D/HH inclusive Conservation Corps in the nation.  We hope to spread our model, which has worked for the past 30 years, to other conservation corps in the near future.  We will keep you updated.

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.

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