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DeafDigest – 31 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 31, 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/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-deaf-frustrations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-know-nothing-about-deaf/

(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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Huge $30 Savings on LightOn Mobile Phone Signalers!

When people see the LightOn Phone Signaler they like it. It is an
innovative signaling solution that was designed for mobile phone
users who have a hearing loss. You can use it anywhere in your home
and even bring it to work!

To use, simply place your mobile phone on the LightOn cradle in
vibrate mode. When a phone call or SMS is received it flashes a
bright LED light. For vibration notification, connect the optional
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The LightOn Mobile Phone Signaler (HC-DREAMZON/B) is on sale for
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Contact us at
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

bickering is going on between the PETA and the University
of Wisconsin-Madison’s Research Animal Resources Center.
PETA is accusing the Wisconsin group of animal cruelty.
The Wisconsin group is saying their experiment findings
will benefit the deaf in the long run.

the Atlantic Magazine ran a piece on famed sci-fi writer Cordwainer Smith, whose real name was Paul Linebarger.
In one of his many articles during the fifties and sixties,
he wrote that astronauts need to become deaf to survive
the horrors of life in space!

the USA Deaf Basketball has officially endorsed the
Brighton Declaration. It supports the rights and the
needs of women in the world of sports (participants,
coaches and administrators). This means rights and
needs of deaf women in sports are equally addressed.

a researcher with the Neuroscience Institute of Georgia State University said that if a hearing husband cannot
hear what his hearing wife is saying, it may mean
that he hears differently from what his wife can
hear. The implication is that the husband is deaf
in some ways. This comment was mentioned in a recent edition of the Atlanta Magazine.

Will the deaf of Canada finally have its own relay service
after frustrating years of false hopes and false promises?
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission,
sort of like our own FCC, is currently asking the deaf of Canada for their feedback on these relay services.

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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THE NEW SUBWAY $3.00 SANDWICH DEAL IS FRUSTRATING
The Subway fast food outlets are pushing a $3.00
sandwich deal.
It is frustrating to the deaf. There are no signs
inside the restaurants explaining what the deal is
about. And also, people need to ask the Subway people
for details.
Many immigrants, with limited English, work at
these Subway outlets. To ask them to explain
the special $3.00 sandwich deal – without posters
or without hand out menus – is very frustrating
for the deaf. Many can’t read handwritten notes and
many do not fully understand the gestures.

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-deaf-frustrations/

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

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Free enrollment

Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government conference
April 8 – 10, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-free-enrollment-deaf-dhhig conference/

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DEAF
When a hearing person meets a deaf person for the
first time in his life, he has many questions in his
mind, such as:

1. how can a deaf person wake up in the morning?
2. how can a deaf person drive a car?
3. how can a deaf person read and write?
4. etc

We have many deaf awareness events; there are many
stories in newspapers about the deaf; there are TV
programs about the deaf, etc. Yet, these hearing
people still do not realize these things!
Frustrating!

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

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

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ADARA 2013 Conference

*Blazing New Trails
held May 29-June 1, 2013 at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.

Read more http://deafdigest.com/2013-adara-deaf-conference/

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SURVIVING AS A GENERAL MANAGER OF A FAST FOOD CHAIN
The successful deaf owners and managers of businesses are
those that work in the background, and hiring front people
to deal with the customers and the public. These front people
report to the deaf owner on a regular basis on updates and issues.
There is an exception. A deaf man served as general manager
of a chain of 10 fast food outlets in one city.
How did he succeed? He used gestures and notes. His fax
machine was busy. His email box was also busy. And for
problems that come up, he used his text pagers.
This is unusual but it worked for him.

ALWAYS A PLEASANT SURPRISE
It is always a surprise, however, pleasant, when
you are in need of an interpreter. And no interpreter is around, but and a hearing person, standing nearby,
is fluent in sign language, suddenly jumps in as
a surprise interpreter.
It may not matter, as of that particular moment,
if that hearing person is a certified interpreter
or is just fluent with ASL.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/minnesota-association-of-deaf-citizens/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story headlined:

Meet The Rock Star Of American Sign Language

ASL rock stars? Meaning music with ASL sign language?
No, it was talking about the hearing audience fascination
with signs that they do not understand!

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of
your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why cannot sign languages all over the world be the same?
Different sign languages are confusing.

A. We could also ask the same question – why cannot spoken
languages all over the world be the same!

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:

Skiing!

I know, you are begging for Spring!

But in Vermont our mountains are still busy with skiing!

Earlier this week, I went skiing!

I used a program called Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS).

They have two Deaf guys who volunteered to guide me down the slope on skis.

They functioned like SSPs!  They moved the trees for me!

Not really-one guided in front for me to follow.

The second guide was in back to “steer” me!

Tethers (ropes) were tied to rings on my sides.

Off I went!

See the YouTube of me skiing!
http://youtu.be/diSEjjNXiqA

Spring? I’m not ready!

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 other nations’ disability rights laws be either
equal to or stronger than our ADA. Many of these
disability rights laws are weak or watered down

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DeafHistory:

Year 1486 – Joan Stewart, Countess of Morton passes
away. Born deaf and a proud user of sign language,
she served as Countess of Morton in Scotland,
owing to her lineage (daughter of King James I).
Before her marriage to James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton,
the family pre-arranged plans for marriages with members of the European royalty did not work out (most likely they
did not want to marry a deaf woman).

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5 times

cost of captioning a live program is 5 times
the cost of pre-captioning a TV program

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

— Hope – Jordan Carrigan, SR, baseball; has been bombed
in his four appearances; 24.92 ERA; still he owns the
college record for most career saves

— Kutztown – Lauren Schlitt, JR, women’s lacrosse; has
not yet appeared in a game so far this season

— Lake Erie – Eric Klucar, jr, track; is not on the roster
this season

— Medialle – David Wantuck, SR, golf; shot a 82 in his most
recent competitive round

— Missouri U of Science & Technology – Kyle Rich, SR, baseball;
hitting .318 (17 of 56) in 18 games; no homers. 8 ribbies

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Elite Deaf Athletes

— Danielle Fanelle, Delaware, aspiring national level figure
skater; profile is at:
http://www.icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=3070

— Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida; no announcement
yet of her 2013 season racing plans

— J.R. Fitzpatrick, auto racer, Canada; not able to get updates
on any of the web sites

— Mat Gilbert, Wales, pro rugby – just signed to play for the
Bath team in UK

— Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies;
played for the Canadian team in the World Baseball Classic,
went hitless in 10 at bats

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Deaf Sports Library

Deaf wrestler at University of Wyoming

LJ Helbig, senior, completed his wrestling career
with a 23-12 record in the 174-lb class. He competed
at the NCAA-I tournament, winning his first match but
losing his next two matches and getting eliminated.
That is it for him with his wrestling career

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

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Account Manager –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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
Classroom Teacher
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

2013-2014 School Year Recruitment

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland/Vancouver area. Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

Openings for the 2013-2014 School Year:
Secondary (6th grade – 12th grade) Science Teacher
**The ability to teach Math a plus!**

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience. Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).
Annual Salary Range: $40,000 – $64,000.

Essential Functions:
– Teach assigned subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students, as determined by education, certification qualifications and teaching assignment.
– Create lesson plans, implement curriculum, and assist with extracurricular activities.
– Maintain data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP), behavioral intervention plans, safety plans and educational programs in collaboration with school personnel to support positive learning environments for students in the classroom.
– Participate in special education processes such as developing IEP goals and objectives for individual students, implementing instruction to meet students’ IEP goals, monitoring and reporting student progress, and participating in IEP meetings.
– Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all students.
– Improve professional competence by participating in staff development activities.
– Apply use of technology to enhance instructional effectiveness.
– Participate in extra-curricular programs.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, behavioral support plans and IEPs.
– Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use technology effectively.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
– Washington State teaching certification Information: www.k12.wa.us
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Must meet the “highly qualified” criteria in assigned content area (i.e. Science).
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.
– Ability to complete the Washington ProTeach Portfolio and Professional Certification.
– Ability to apply bilingual strategies to content area instruction.

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the following:
Successful completion of a criminal records background check and fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense. Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months of hire. Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.
Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington.
Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at www.careers.wa.gov . Recruitment open until filled. Interviews may begin at any time as our goal is to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your
application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August 2013. Please visit the school’s website for the 2013-2014 school year calendar and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus, Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at www.careers.wa.gov
In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 – Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying
for and be specific about your educational background and experiences
that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.

Supplemental Question #2 – Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your
philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students who
have special needs.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Specialized Classroom Teacher
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

2013-2014 School Year Recruitment

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood
Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing
students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov
to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various
activities of the Portland/Vancouver area. Visit http://www.experiencewa.com
to find out more information about our area.

Openings for the 2013-2014 School Year:
Classroom Teacher-Community Based Functional Instruction

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience.
Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt
employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington
Public Employees Association (WPEA).
Annual Salary Range: $40,000 – $64,000 based on 180 days.

Essential Functions:
– Designs and implements functional and community-based, age appropriate activities for multiple students with special needs to promote social cognition, independence, and functional and adaptive living skills. Examples of instruction to be provided include teaching students life skills such as shopping and cooking, developing and following schedules, self-care activities like laundry and hygiene, participating in school programs such as selling items from the food cart, documenting and reporting school attendance, relaying messages, and assisting with the operations of the school recycling program.
– Develops and implements the student Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in accordance with the Evaluation Report which is based on the formative assessment that represents the students. level of functioning.
– In a self-contained classroom setting, plans and delivers instruction to multiple-age
students with special needs who have differing skills and abilities.
– Maintains data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Prepares curriculum maps, unit plans and daily lesson plans.
– Collaborates with staff and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment.
– Creates and uses visual support materials to enhance student learning and understanding through instruction, alternative communication, and behavior management.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, IEPs, and behavioral support plans for students with special needs.
– Ability to use technology (i.e. SmartBoard, ipad) as part of the instructional delivery.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
– Washington State teaching certification. Certification Information: www.k12.wa.us
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Experience working with students with multiple disabilities including autism preferred.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.
– Experience with implementing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and Aversive Therapy.
– Ability to complete the Washington ProTeach Portfolio and Professional Certification.

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one
month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted
rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the
following:
Successful completion of a criminal records background check and
fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense.
Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months
of hire. Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.
Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover
employment in Washington.
Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of
employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at www.careers.wa.gov . Recruitment open until filled.
Interviews may begin at any time as our goal is to hire teachers for
the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your
application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August
2013. Please visit the school’s website for the 2013-2014 school year calendar
and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus,
Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at www.careers.wa.gov
In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their
online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 – Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying for and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.

Supplemental Question #2 – Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students who have special needs.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Director of Student Life
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, OH

An Equal Opportunity Employer PN: 20010572
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Promotional Bid:
unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time    P
ay Range: unclassified exempt Hours of work: 12 month position
How to Apply:
Apply online at www.careers.wa.gov . Recruitment open until filled.
Interviews may begin at any time as our goal is to hire teachers for
the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your
application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August
2013. Please visit the school’s website for the 2013-2014 school year calendar
and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus,
Board of Trustees and more.

Salary:
Depends on Qualifications

Job Duties: Serves as an unclassified employee pursuant to Section 3301.13 O.R.C. and performs educational and/or research duties.

Purpose: Administers the Student Life program for deaf and hard of hearing students at the Ohio School for the Deaf.

Acts in an administrative capacity by:
Developing and implementing residential and after school recreational programming for deaf and hard of hearing students (e.g., lifelong learning skills, behavior modification, recreation, dormitory living, social interaction, personal hygiene, IEP development, transition activities, community outreach programming; assisting and working with administrative staff in the assessment of school aged children (e.g., IEP, transition needs, health requirements, physical limitations, behavior interventions); recommending and implementing policies, procedures, and programs that enhance the safety and well-being of residential students; providing positive and proactive leadership to staff and students (e.g., communications, resolving problematic issues, developing strategies, conflict resolution, goal setting, etc.); reviewing the budget and directing expenditures of residential services; updating the superintendent on residential/recreational program issues; and enhancing educational enrichment activities and tutoring support for students.

Coordinates and oversees the residential and after school recreational student disciplinary and behavior intervention programs by:

Reviewing reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to school policies; participating in interdisciplinary meetings to discuss intervention plans; communicating with parents of students. misconduct; overseeing development, staff training, and support for unique needs of residential students; and assuring documentation and tracking of data, interventions, and results.

Maintains or assists supervisory staff by:
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and orienting employees; assuring that supervisors are trained and/or providing training to staff (e.g., staff development, dormitory routines/procedures, safety/emergency practices, accountability logs, etc.); coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and performing job appraisals (e.g., goal setting, strategic action plans, improvement plans, etc.); preparing work assignments and schedules; and monitoring staff payroll, request for leave forms, overtime rosters, and adherence to collective bargaining agreements.

Performs other administrative duties by:
Carrying out the Student Life program goals/activities (e.g., coordinating after school transportation, initiating community outreach activities, networking with community groups [e.g., deaf and hard of hearing and/or organizations], following collective bargaining agreements, grant writing, crisis intervention, etc.); overseeing and providing guidance to student organizations; supporting the overall mission of the school through positive relations with parents, students, and community; participating in development of strategic plan, implementation, and monitoring outcomes on semi-annual basis; and maintaining collaborative approaches with educational program.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Attending educational workshops; reviewing publications; obtaining certification in First Aid and training in CPR and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention; and maintaining license in educational administrative field.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred in one of the following fields: Social Work, Psychology, special education, or Education. BA required.

Proficiency in American Sign Language (Intermediate or above upon hire; Advanced at the end of the first year).

Two years of successful teaching, administration, or supervision in residential programs. Ability to qualify for and maintain education licensure as a school administrator in Ohio.

Supplemental Information: The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met.

Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

to apply, visit:
http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

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position opening
Principal
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, OH

An Equal Opportunity Employer PN: 20010657
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Promotional Bid:
unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Opening Date: Fri. 03/01/13

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time    Pay Range: unclassified exempt

Hours of work: 7:30am – 4:00pm with varied schedule; 12 month employment

Salary:
Depends on Qualifications

Job Duties: Serves as an unclassified employee pursuant to Section 3301.13 O.R.C. and performs educational and/or research duties.

Purpose: Provides administrative supervision and educational leadership in pre-K through 12 academic program and extracurricular duties, with an emphasis on grades 9-12 (including 4Plus, transition, and DACC), student activities, and support services.

Fosters and ensures the education program of the school by:
Developing and implementing policies, programs, and scheduling of classes; supervising educational programming in grades 9-12+ and support services; facilitating the administration and submission of Ohio’s statewide tests for students grades 9-12, and local measures; developing a systematic approach to ordering teaching materials, supplies, and equipment; directing daily management of the school, including pre-K through grade 8 and support services in absence of the Pre-K . 8 Principal; addressing behavioral needs of students including Code of Conduct violations; and overseeing IEP development and ETRs grades 9-12.

Maintaining teaching and support staff job results by:
Coaching, counseling and disciplining teachers in accordance with OSD policies and procedures and State requirements; assisting in the planning, monitoring and appraising of job results; recruiting, selecting, orienting and training teachers and support staff in 9-12 program; completing performance evaluations and classroom observations in 9-12 and of support staff areas following OSD.s framework for implementing Ohio Teacher Evaluation System; planning professional development for teachers, aides and clerical staff and orientation activities for substitute teachers and newly hired staff; planning and approving staff development activities.

Helps contribute to OSD’s effectiveness by:
Identifying short and long term issues that must be addressed; researching and disseminating pertinent information (such as but not limited to language development, requirements for special education, core content requirements, testing, credit patterns, and model lesson plans); establishing cooperative partnerships with community agencies, business partners, or PSA; addressing parental concerns, answering questions, reporting on academic progress, and ensuring EMIS compliance; serving as member of the Superintendent’s Program (administrative) Team; communicating and problem solving with other OSD departments on a regular basis; addressing health and safety concerns of students, parents, and staff and recommending actions; attending representative amount of extracurricular activities on weekends and evenings; contributing to school wide efforts to improve written and electronic communications with alumni, parents, and other groups; overseeing athletic operations in grades 7-12; applying student test analysis to inform instruction; and participating on Strategic Planning Committee and gathering of measures for Strategic Plan.

Identifies current and future education requirements by:
Establishing relationships with university, local school district, community, and business leaders, and students to understand educational needs of OSD students now and in future; surveying operation and education conditions; and recommending and taking necessary actions.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations; keeping abreast of educational programs in Ohio; keeping abreast of Ohio’s requirements for IEPs, ETRs, credit patterns for HS students, special education procedures, and collective bargaining agreements; submitting an annual plan to LPDC; participating in license requirements; leading faculty meetings, school committees, and professional development activities; developing working knowledge of Ohio’s requirements of coursework in Ohio schools, common core standards, testing requirements, OAKS procedures for timekeeping and fiscal, EMIS reporting, and OSD.s policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree and three years experience in a principal or administrative specialist position and valid Ohio educational certification/licensure as a Principal; or equivalent education and experience which demonstrate eligibility to attain license.

Special consideration will be given to the following: demonstrated ability in the administration of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing; fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) [i.e. minimum of Intermediate rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI)]; and/or specific ability and knowledge relevant to working with the blind, deaf and multiple disabilities.

Supplemental Information: Unusual Working Conditions: Requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Ohio Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation).

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

to apply, visit:
http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

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

Walden School Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
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/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

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position opening
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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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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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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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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Job Posting
Educational Interpreter Elmwood School District
Elmwood, WI 54740

The Elmwood School District will be hiring an EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER for a Kindergarten student. Start Date:  April 8, 2013
End Date:  June 6, 2013
Pay: Negotiable
Up to 35 hours per week Looking to hire someone full-time but will consider an applicant that is willing to work part-time (example; Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays or Tuesdays/Thursdays).

Please send, email, or fax resume and letter of interest to;
Elmwood School District
Heather Sand
213 South Scott Street
Elmwood, WI 54740

(715)639-2711 (phone)
(715)639-3110 (fax)

I am currently searching for two staff members for a deaf client who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The first position would be for a house staff; This is a live in, seven day per week position in the Bristol, CT area. The house staff’s shift is typically from 2pm in the afternoon until 9am the next morning. On the weekends, the staff are required to work with the client 24/7. The base rate for this position is $43,000 per year, with a $50.00 per week grocery card. Room and board is included in the position and the housing that the staff live in are industry leading. The responsibilities of the house manager can be seen in the first attachment. The primary requirements for the position, are two years worth of experience working with an individual who had suffered a TBI/stroke(one year experience can swapped for a degree). The second position would be for a job coach, who would work with the client Monday through Friday, between 9am and 2pm. The job coach would work on community exploration, vocational tasks, transport the client to medical appointments, etc. This position would pay between $14 and $15 dollars per hour as a starting rate. The responsibilities of the job coach can be seen in the second attachment. Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Regards,

Jamie Arber, MA CBISDirector – ABI Services.Employment Options, LLC.www.EmploymentOptionsllc.comTel:203-267-3810Fax:203-267-3813

The Harlem Independent Living Center, Inc. (HILC) is a consumer-controlled, nonresidential, center for independent living providing services and advocacy to persons with disabilities, their families and individuals or agencies serving persons with disabilities.  Our services are provided through a self-help model.  We provide peer counseling, benefits advisement, advocacy, housing counseling, information and referral and independent living skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.            Outreach to the Deaf Community

2.            Provide housing and entitlement counseling, resource information, referral and advocacy for consumers according to Federal, State and Local laws. Assists with housing and entitlement application completion.

3.            Works with staff and advocacy groups on housing, systems and community advocacy issues.

4.            Advocates on behalf of individuals-by phone, in writing and or in person-when self-advocacy is insufficient. This includes but is not limited to fair hearings and court appearances.

5.            Maintains and updates resource directory of affordable and accessible housing (Federal, State, and Local) as well as low cost loans and home buying options.

6.            Represents the organization in the community on all disability related issues, thought focusing on housing issues.

7.            Completes all reporting and record keeping as required by funding sources.

8.            Provides individual benefits advocacy / IL services as needed.

9.            Participates in arranging and / or conducting outreach and presentations to SSDI and SSI beneficiaries with disabilities as well as to service providers.

10.          Completes all reporting and record keeping as required by funding sources.

11.          Must be able to attend workshops and conferences in and out of town.

12.          Maintain all consumers. files & demographic record keeping.

13.          Performs all other job-related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA or BS in a relevant field or an appropriate combination of education, skills, and experience. Have an excellent speaking, written communication and interpersonal skills. Must be familiarity with using computers and programs.  Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, assess situations, anticipate needs, work in teams as well as individually, take initiative, advocate, organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, and handle stress. Personal experience with a disability, knowledge of Spanish, and disability rights and resources preferred. Knowledge of ASL is essential.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Fax resume to: (212) 222-7199

Mail resume to: Harlem Independent Living Center, 289 St. Nicholas Ave., LL/Suite, New York, NY  10027.

Job opening for who is seeking for employment.

PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN I

Deaf Clients Service Center

St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (SLPRC) St. Louis, MO

The Eastern Region of the Missouri Department of Mental Health is seeking Full-Time Psychiatric Technicians to serve on day, evening and night shifts on a unit dedicated to services for deaf and hard of hearing clients. This is entry-level direct care work involving the care and treatment of persons with mental illness in a state mental health facility.

Requirements:

Competence in American Sign Language (ASL)
Knowledge of deaf culture
Able to provide written documentation of patient progress in medical records
One or more years of work experience or self-employment; and possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate.

This position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits including three weeks paid vacation beginning the first year, sick leave, twelve paid holidays per year, pension plan, cafeteria plan, deferred compensation, affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Interested parties may apply in person, via e-mail, FAX or US Mail to:

Lornette Atkins, Personnel Analysts

St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center5300 Arsenal Street . St. Louis, MO 63139

Fax: (314) 877-5950, E-mail: lornette.atkins@dmh.mo.gov

Posting ID:     POS20130313000015
Posting Start Date:     3/13/2013
Name:     American Sign Language (704)
Posting End Date:     Open until filled
Location:     AMERICAN FORK HIGH SCHOOL

Overview:    Full time contract beginning August 16, 2013.

American Fork High:  This position is full time between American Fork High School and American Fork Jr. High.  Candidate must be able to transport themselves between the two schools each day.  ASL Endorsement required.

Qualification:     Applicants who will be teaching with a Letter of Authorization or working on an Alternative Route to Licensure will be hired on a one year contract.

Required Certificate(s):
(One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
Secondary

Required Endorsement(s):
(One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
American Sign Language

Salary:     Salary
Benefit:     Standard Benefits
Salary Range:

Name:     Doug Finch
Street Address:     510 North 600 East
Title:     Principal
City:     American Fork
E-mail:     dfinch@alpinedistrict.org
State:     UT
Phone:     801-756-8547
ZIP:     84003

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DeafDigest – 31 March 2013

DeafDigest Blue – March 31, 2013

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-liar/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-next-each-other-in-restaurant/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-uganda/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination-in-agencies/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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“Lost in the System” at Harris Communications

A new book at Harris Communications, “Lost in the System” tells the
story of Tom Gibson’s six year battle to receive Special Education
services for his deaf son, Max. Tom listened to Max’s teachers talk
about what a joy it was to have him in class, only then to find out
they couldn’t educate Max and wanted to toss him aside after wasting
two years of his education.

Tom writes, “Alienated and pushed aside from the moment Max entered
the District, it was heartbreaking to watch and wonder what was to
become of Max. Fear overcame me; scared Max would be forever lost in
an educational system unable to teach him. It became my life’s
mission to fix the wrong that was done to Max.”

Find “Lost in the System” (B1242) at Harris Communications for only
$16.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB033113
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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Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerry Dincin,
not deaf. He founded the Thresholds, which is
the largest mental health agency in Illinois. He
made it a point to have his agency serve the
mental health needs of the deaf for many years.

this just in –

Cochlear, this huge Australian CI manufacturer, afraid of
Hangzhou Nurotron Biotechnology, a Chinese company? A CI
from Cochlear costs somewhat between $50,000-$60,000.
This Chinese upstart costs approximately $16,000 for
an implant. Great news? Well, do keep in mind that many
Chinese products are notorious for shoddy workmanship with
cheap parts that break down fast. This is not to say
that Hangzhou Nurotron Biotechnology uses cheap CI
parts – just beware with eyes open.

Top stories about the deaf:

State commissions for the deaf all share a common
mission – to reach out to their deaf and hard of hearing
residents. The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is no exception – launching an online
media center to allow its residents to access it to
obtain needed information and advice.

Malawi is a small country in southeast Africa. It has become
the latest nation to enact a Disability Act, which gives
rights to the disabled and the deaf. It is sort of their
own ADA.

Employers are still not hiring the disabled and the deaf. This
is the complaint was a hot issue this week in the newspapers.

The Federal people are filing a lawsuit against the Placer County
(California) disability group. The irony is that while the
disability group helps the disabled, this agency has discriminated
against a deaf employee. This is the basis for the job
discrimination lawsuit.

Because of high demand for services for the deaf, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, is seeking
to expand its quarters. Right now, the quarters are cramped
with employees and with clients, hence the need to grow in
space. Hopefully construction will begin in 2014.

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DEAF PEOPLE THAT CANNOT COMMUNICATE
In Uganda, a nation in Africa, there is a group
of deaf people that cannot communicate – they do not
know sign language; they cannot read and write; and
they do not know how to gesture properly.
This makes it frustrating for police officers
and social workers that want to communicate with them.
This is a sad situation in Uganda.

– for ASL News version with captions,
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IRONY WITH JOB DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS
Many deaf employees face job discrimination
(no video TTY, no interpreters, no promotions, etc)
But what is the big irony? There are some social
service agencies that hire the deaf to work with
deaf and the disabled – yet would discriminate
against them!
To help the deaf and to discriminate against them?
This is a cruel irony.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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What does a case manager for the deaf do?

do visit:
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DEAF AUTO MECHANIC IN UGANDA
There was a newspaper story of Johari Omari becoming
the first deaf automobile mechanic in Uganda.
The story said he is the nation’s first and the only deaf
auto mechanic.
The story explained that discrimination against the deaf
is strong in Uganda, many natives wanting to have nothing
to do with the deaf – even if their children were born deaf!

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A BIG DEMONSTRATION AT A LAS VEGAS CONVENTION
Every year the National Association of Broadcasters
has its convention.
It is taking place in Las Vegas – and the keynote
demonstration is the living streaming with high definition
captions. The company building this device says it is
the cutting edge in captioning technology.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told –

I assume you learn a lot about the subject matter after
interpreting for your deaf student

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A captioner, CART provider, or court reporter may enter the same word
into his or her personal dictionary in multiple ways.  For example, a
captioner may enter the word “paparazzi” with different
pronunciations:

PAUP/RAUZ/EU=paparazzi

PAP/AR/AZ/SEU=paparazzi

PA/PA/ROZ/EU=paparazzi

PAP/RAUT/SEU=paparazzi

POP/ROZ/EU=paparazzi

Even though the word “paparazzi” has been entered into the
captioner’s dictionary in multiple ways, if the captioner heard the
word pronounced differently today and wrote it differently, it still
may not translate properly.  For instance, the captioner may write
POP/ROT/SEU, and that could then translate as “pop rotsy.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

having hearing people sneak up behind, pulling pranks
knowing the deaf person cannot hear footsteps!

(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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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
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DeafLaw

We have the ADA, but a disability law specialist said:

these federal, as well as state laws are complicated and there
are always exceptions to exceptions!

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Did you know that — Shelley Beattie?

Shelley Beattie’s popularity peaked during the nineties,
as a multi-talented performer – champion body builder,
American Gladiator TV participant, member of all-women’s
America’s Cup challenger crew, nutrition company spokesperson,
etc. Her successes were not without problems; she felt that
her deafness prevented her from these lucrative endorsements
and personal appearances. Not able to overcome these personal
and business problems, she faded into obscurity and died
in 2008 while still relatively young.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A Deaf Pocket Watch priced at $5,400.00 priced for
sale over the EBay? Not a joke – this piece, posted up
by a seller from The Netherlands, has attracted over 20
bids before the gavel slammed on the podium, counting 1-2-3.
A caveat – deaf as named in United States may have
a different meaning in The Netherlands.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

New River Valley, in Virginia, where Virginia
Tech is located nearby, will be losing its only
shoe repair shop, thanks to a heartless
landlord.
That shoe repair shop was owned by Harley Helms,
who is deaf, and who has been in the trade since
1938, first as an employee and then as an
owner.
The landlord wanted the shop to vacate to
make way for a new tenant even though the
owner and his family have never missed making
rent payments and would easily have afforded
the steep hike in the monthly rental rate.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

many successful hearing people (salespersons, tycoons,
industrialists, attorneys, etc) are often walking
around, talking to two different people at the same
time with two cell phones, one in each hand.

do we see successful deaf people walking around,
doing hunt and peck with their wireless pagers,
one in each hand?

While we have our deaf success stories, such
wireless pager multi-tasking is not found among them

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Talking about Washington Nationals baseball pitchers,
I thought my friend said:

the Nats sent Pray back to the minors

He actually said:

the Nats sent Bray back to the minors

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Account Manager –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Position Announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, Maryland

Translates from American Sign Language (ASL) and other lesser known coding/sign languages to English, and back with deaf or hard-of-hearing consumers and their service provider.   Interpret for deaf or hard-of-hearing consumers in a variety of settings.  One year of full time experience equivalent to interpreting for various levels of communication skills. Specialized experience in translating, interpreting; and must be sufficient to demonstrate: knowledge of English, American Sign Language (ASL), and Manually Coded English (MCE) to perform Sign-to-English and English-to-Sign interpretation; knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics and effective written and oral communication skills. Applicants must show proof of certification or equivalent and position may require long periods of concentration and standing for periods of a time.

Up to 40 hours a week plus benefits with varying hours from week to week and must adhere to strict confidentiality.

Interested applicants may send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or email to mailto:dila@dila.org

Only qualified applicants with salary requirements will be considered.

EEOC Employer.

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Employment opening
Communication Specialist
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Communication Specialist / Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment.  This job announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: This position reports to the Director of Special Education, and is responsible for providing speech language instruction to Preschool through Transition age students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders from an accredited college or university, with interest in serving students with special needs.
–    Must hold or be eligible for appropriate special services licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed in Speech-Language Pathology.
–    Must hold Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
–    Experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing. –    Proficiency or commitment to work toward proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced skill level, as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.  The base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator certification (if applicable), and a copy of Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) (if applicable).  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind / Website:  http://csdb.org/ 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org (719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  As a value-driven organization we create an environment where everyone can thrive and meet their full potential. We strive to create the same sense of unity amongst our employees as we do the community members we serve. Through our work, we put into action what we believe in, have hope in, and envision.

Our total compensation package is above the average employer; offering full time employees 27 days off their first year with sick, vacation and holiday, a Pension Plan, and a 403(b) match, 100% paid health insurance, life, LTD and an array of other competitive benefits.  The ideal candidate has a passion for providing support and services to individuals and families in need. This candidate also has hope in the abilities and strengths of the people we serve to find solutions to their struggles and improve their lives.

PRIMARY FUNCTION Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.  Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with disabilities.  Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems.  Maintains contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
–    Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to coordinate services
–    Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through the Agency system
–    Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
–    Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and environmental adaptation needs of the work site
–    Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with disabilities
–    Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching –    Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to training and job opportunities
–    Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
–    Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
–    Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs –    Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
–    Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
–    Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options and NISH contracts
–    Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
–    Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of techniques with consumers in the program
–    Meets with employers and supports the development of training and employment options for consumers
–    Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance measures and develops reports, as requested
–    Maintains communication with referral sources
–    Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills
–    Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts
–    Writes monthly progress reports, as required
–    Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
–    Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
–    Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
–    Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer satisfaction
–    Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers and employers
–    Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor
–    Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
–    Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on coaching needs
–    Supervise and independently evaluate employees
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
–    5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
–    2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
–    Fluent in American Sign Language skills
–    1 year of supervisory experience
–    Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field –    Proficiency in American Sign Language
–    Additional years of directly related experience
–    2 or more  years of supervisory experience
–    1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
–    1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
–    First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068

OPEN        March 14, 2013

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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position opening
Choices for Children Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  The Early Intervention Teacher is responsible to provide hearing services to infants, toddlers, and their families in their home or day care setting. Maintains collaborative relationship with Service Coordinators and IFSP team members from other disciplines.  Evaluates students using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessments.  Provides in-service workshops to county and provider agencies.  Supports the Mentor Program by utilizing deaf mentors as role models during visits to home and day care centers.  Maintains current data files for children for whom services are provided then submits the data to program coordinator weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, deaf education, and one year of full-time or full-time equivalent experience working directly with preschool children with deafness and their families.  Certification in Deaf Education preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); “Intermediate” level skills are preferred at hire.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Survival Plus”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life  insurance.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        Until Filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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position opening
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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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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WANTED: Hard of Hearing Assistant for the following areas:

Tremonton/Brigham City
Roosevelt/Vernal
Park City/Morgan/Kamas
Panguitch/Glendale/Kanab
Monticello/Blanding/Bluff
Milford/Beaver/Cedar City
Green River/Moab/LaSal
Fairview/Manti/Salina/Richfield
Delta/Nephi/Filmore
Bicknell/Hanksville/Bolder

The Utah State Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) is seeking individuals with hearing loss to teach community education classes to people who are hard of hearing and their partners. Comprehensive training and materials will be provided.  This is a part-time position (15-20 hours a month), $16.00 per hour with flexible hours*.  Mileage to other cities will be reimbursed at the state rate.

The person hired for this position will be trained to:

* teach Coping Skills, Lipreading, basic sign language (CASE), and Living with Hearing Loss adult education classes

* identify and assist senior citizens and others with hearing loss

* attend health senior fairs to provide information to people with hearing loss

* educate others about assistive technology and resources

* be a peer mentor to others with hearing loss

* help individuals with employment issues related to hearing loss

Hands-on training for working one-on-one with people will also be provided.  DSDHH.s goal is to have a network of trained individuals throughout the state to identify and educate hard of hearing individuals about services, coping strategies, technology, resources, and support groups to help them maintain independence and decrease isolation.

Applications are available from Laurie Bishop, lauriebishop@utah.gov or call 801-657-5209.  The deadline to apply for this position is April 30, 2013.

*This is a part-time, temporary position, without benefits, without merit status as a state employee or guaranteed hours.  Applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation before hire.

Announcement of
Anticipated Part-Time Faculty Openings

Department:     Deaf Studies                         Effective Date of Appointment:      August 2013 All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.
Anticipated Needs: Current
Courses or Specialization                   Qualifications Salary Range

(For all courses listed)

American Sign Language With a Bachelor.s Degree:
DEAF 160 . American Sign Language I (4 units)            M.A. preferred                $1,168 – $1,272 per semester
DEAF 161 . American Sign Language II     (4 units) B.A. accepted                unit of instruction to be paid in
DEAF 280 . American Sign Language III (4 units) AND                six (6) monthly installments DEAF 281 . American Sign Language IV (4 units)            Evidence of the following: -Proficiency in ASL -Knowledge of Deaf Culture and/or
other relevant areas    With a Master.s Degree:
-Knowledge of structure of ASL        $1,383 – $1,657 per semester

unit of instruction to be paid in
Teaching experience and demonstrated        six (6) monthly installments
excellence in teaching pedagogy strongly preferred

Advanced ASL Development With a Doctorate:
DEAF 300 . Advanced ASL Conversation (3 units)    M.A. preferred    $1,657 – $2,089 per semester
DEAF 370 . ASL/English Translation (3 units)    B.A. accepted    unit of instruction to be paid in
DEAF 430 . ASL:  Individual Skills Development (3 units) AND    six (6) monthly installments
Evidence of the following:
-Proficiency in ASL
-Knowledge of Deaf Culture and/or
other relevant areas
-Knowledge of structure of ASL

Teaching experience and demonstrated
excellence in teaching pedagogy
strongly preferred

Specialized Areas of ASL/Signed Languages DEAF 434A . Fingerspelling I (1 unit)                M.A. preferred DEAF 434B . Fingerspelling II (1 unit)                B.A. accepted DEAF 490A . Classifiers (1 unit) AND DEAF 490C . Foreign Signs (1 unit)                Evidence of the following: DEAF 490D . Sentence Types (1 unit) -Proficiency in ASL DEAF 490E . Number Systems (1 unit)                -Knowledge of Deaf Culture and/or DEAF 490F . Visual-Gestural Communication (1 unit)         other relevant areas
DEAF 490G . Public Signing (1 unit)                -Knowledge of structure of ASL

Teaching experience and demonstrated
excellence in teaching pedagogy
strongly preferred

ASL/English Interpreting DEAF 380/383 . Sign Language Interpreting I/Lab (3/1 units) M.A. preferred
DEAF 381/383 . Sign Language Interpreting II/Lab (3/1 units)    B.A. accepted
DEAF 420 . Sign Language Interpreting III (4 units) AND DEAF 482 . Practicum in Sign Language Interpreting (3 units)    Evidence of the following: DEAF 491D . Ethics and Professional Standards (1 unit) -Proficiency in ASL interpreting DEAF 491E . Educational Interpreting (1 unit)            -Knowledge of Deaf Culture and/or
DEAF 491F . Professional Settings (1 unit)             other relevant areas
-Knowledge of structure of ASL
-RID certification (CI, CI and CT, or NIC preferred)

Teaching experience and demonstrated
excellence in teaching pedagogy
strongly preferred

Deaf Studies Content Courses DEAF 200 . Introduction to Deaf Studies (3 units) M.A. preferred
DEAF 350 . Principles of Sign Language Interpretation (3 units)    B.A. accepted
DEAF 360 . American Deaf Culture (3 units) AND
DEAF 400 . Deaf and Hearing People (3 units)            Evidence of the following: DEAF 401 . Deaf History (3 units) -Proficiency in ASL DEAF 402 . Deaf Literature (3 units)                -Knowledge of Deaf Culture, structure of ASL, and/or
DEAF 404 . Issues and Trends in the Deaf Community (3 units)     the content area as appropriate for the class(es) you
DEAF 405 . ASL/Deaf Theatre (3 units)                 are applying to teach
DEAF 406 . The Deaf Learner (3 units) DEAF 407 . Law and the Deaf (3 units)                 Teaching experience and demonstrated
DEAF 410 . Deaf Women in Today.s American Society (3 units) excellence in teaching pedagogy
DEAF 415 . Deaf Studies Community Services             strongly preferred
DEAF 435 . Total Communication . Manual Component (3 units)
DEAF 436 . Sign Language Teaching (3 units)
DEAF 484 . Structure of American Sign Language (3 units)
DEAF 485 . Issues in American Sign Language (3 units)
DEAF 489/L . Creative Uses of American Sign Language (3 units)
DEAF 497 . Deaf Studies Capstone (3 units)

Additional Qualifications and Requirements:  All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a multi-cultural student population.  Final determination of candidate qualifications may require an interview with a member(s) of the Deaf Studies Department Personnel Committee.  Final determination of all part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon class availability, student enrollment figures, and funding.

Application Process: New Applicants.  If you have never been hired for a teaching position at CSUN in the past, please submit all of the following (no exceptions). Incomplete applications will not be considered!

1)     A cover letter that includes the following:
.    The specific course(s) or area(s) of study that you are qualified to teach (refer to the class listings on the previous page for specific course numbers and titles)
.    The days and times when you are available for teaching assignments (i.e., Mondays after 4:00pm) 2)     A Qualification Statement that details the following:
.    Your qualifications to teach the courses listed in your cover letter
.    Your knowledge of Deaf Culture, Structure of ASL, and/or other relevant areas
3)    A current resume that includes the following: .    Educational background
.    Prior teaching experience (if any)
.    Complete listing of courses taught (if any, include course names, course descriptions, where taught, and dates)
.    Evidence of scholarship, current projects in development, and/or related professional experience that demonstrates scholarly potential (if any)
4)     Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (i.e., computerized student evaluations) 5)    A sample course syllabus from a course or area of study you are qualified to teach
6)     Two current letters of recommendation from individuals in the ASL/Deaf Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, or Interpreting fields
7)    Evidence of ASL proficiency.  Provide ONE of the following:
1.  Verification of ASL Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) rating of 4 or better, OR
2.  DVD recording of your demonstrated ASL proficiency (up to 5-minutes in length).  Provide a thorough response to the following question:  What contributions do you feel you can make to CSUN.s Deaf Studies Department, our students, and the field of Deaf Studies?

Returning Applicants.  If you have been hired for a teaching position at CSUN in the past, please submit all of the following (no exceptions). Incomplete applications will not be considered!

1)     A cover letter that includes the following:
.    The specific course(s) or area(s) of study that you are qualified to teach (refer to the class listings on the previous page for specific course numbers and titles)
.    The days and times when you are available for teaching assignments (i.e., Mondays after 4:00pm) 2)     A current resume that includes the following: .    Educational background
.    Prior teaching experience
.    Complete listing of courses taught (include course names, course descriptions, where taught, and dates)
.    Evidence of scholarship, current projects in development, and/or related professional experience that demonstrates scholarly potential

3)     Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college/university level (i.e., computerized student evaluations)
4)    A sample course syllabus from a course or area of study you are qualified to teach

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:        Flavia Fleischer
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA  91330-8265

Application Deadline:     For the 2013-2014 Academic Year: April 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 27 March 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 27, 2013

— a deaf finger built from bicycle parts!

Few deaf people have lost fingers because of accidents.
It often is a problem while trying to fingerspell or to
sign some gestures. Colin Macduff, not deaf, has an
amputated finger. He could not get a prosthetic finger.
Frustrated, he got creative and built his own prosthetic
finger from bicycle parts! Thrilled, he started a business,
creating prosthetic fingers. A finger costs $5,500 and a
thumb costs $9,500. His prices are lower than otherprosthetic
manufacturers. He would be happy to help a deaf patient
that needs a new finger.

 

 

— a faked hearing exam

New Zealand requires newly born babies to be tested for hearing.
A scandal came up when the government Ministry of Health
learned that about 10 of the nation’s 110 hearing screeners
were not honest with the exams. They would sign papers, saying
the baby is hearing without testing them. The angry government
fired these screeners. One baby, signed off as hearing, was
deaf, and the parents didn’t know about it until a year and half
later! Other babies were lucky; they were hearing without being
tested.

 

 

— Sean Forbes’ new musical album – is it making him a rich man?

We have several deaf rockers in the world of music. A better
known deaf rocker is Sean Forbes. He is working on his first
musical album. Do albums make rockers wealthy? For a few rockers,
yes, but for many rockers, no. Many things are expensive
(studio time, engineering, payroll costs, art work, etc, etc).
If a rocker sells 10,000 albums, he is “successful” – just hope
Forbes will sell more than 10,000 albums. The late Michael
Jackson was rumored to have sold nearly 500,000,000 albums!

 

 

— March 30th is very important day for all of us

As of March 30th all captioned programs on TV must
be captioned if it is shown again on the internet.
The FCC asks you to file a complaint if you do
not see captions on the video of the same captioned
program that was shown on TV.

 

 

— Nebraska cuts back on relay funds for good reason!

the Nebraska Public Service Commission will charge telephone
users 3 cents per month, instead of 4 cents per month. This
one cent drop means $240,000 less to fund the free TTY
distribution program and for the deaf relay services. Bad
news for the deaf in Nebraska? No! Too much past money was
collected, exceeding the state limit. This is the reason for the
one cent reduction. Nebraska, by the way, may be the only state
in USA that has surcharge on BOTH the regular telephones and
on cell phones!

 

 

03/24/13 Blue edition at:
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03/24/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 24 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 24, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

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this just in –

We, the deaf, are not worth the return on the investment
as retrofitting costs is too high – that was the implication
raised by defense attorneys defending some of Big Box
retailers’ refusal to make on-line ordering sites friendly
to the deaf, as well as with the blind! Such stories were
written up in some publications

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf Malaysian artist Louis Gan Yee Loong is featuring
his one-man show, showing 19 pieces of paintings at
the Penang Entrepreneurs Counselling Society this
month. It is his first one-man show.

Howard Gorrell, a deaf activist, was able to get
the Maryland State Senate to pass SB 840, which revises the date that a local board of elections
would provide voters the notice of an election by
specimen ballot. He said that under the old law
early voters were not able to get sample ballots
on time. This bill now goes to the House of Delegates. Gorrell said, deaf people could do
these all by themselves.

The Gainesville (Florida) Regional Transit System
people are learning sign language to be able to
communicate with deaf passengers.

The Chicago Public Schools administration is closing
up 50 elementary schools. One of these schools
is the Garrett A. Morgan Elementary, which has
a program for the deaf. As expected, a big fight
is coming up to try to save the school.

Frederick County in Maryland has an extraordinarily
large deaf population – because of proximity to
Gallaudet University and to the Maryland School for
the Deaf. As a result the county public officials
are sensitive to the needs of the deaf – and has
recently added Text to 911 service to accommodate
the population.

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WHICH MSD?
You make a new deaf friend at a deaf club.
He tells you he graduated from MSD.
MSD? Which MSD? Maryland SD or Michigan SD
or Mississippi SD or Missouri SD.
Years ago there was another MSD – Minnesota
School for the Deaf – but the school changed
its name to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf!
Same thing with ISD – Illinois SD, Indiana SD
and Iowa SD.
These deaf abbreviations can be confusing!

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/

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

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government conference
April 8 – 10, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
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A DEAF CHILD STREET SIGN
There are many Deaf Child signs on streets everywhere in
USA.
And it is an old story that the deaf child grows up,
becomes an adult and moves away from the old house.
Yet – that sign still continues. Why wasn’t the sign
taken down?
A Department of Transportation person in one big city
said:

The parent must tell us to remove the sign. If they don’t
tell us, the sign stays there!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

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

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Elected deaf officials

the list keeps on growing and growing; do visit it at:

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

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YET ANOTHER DEAF CHEF
DeafDigest editor loves watching these food and cooking
shows on TV, and is always wondering if we have many
deaf chefs. For sure we have a few deaf chefs, but do we
really have many?
Well, there is another one – Chef Alynn Davis. She has
had a long and interesting career in the food trades in
various capacities.
She resides in California but lived in Arizona for a
while.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

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

TRAPPED IN A SHOWDOWN BETWEEN CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT
The Tumutumu School for the Deaf, in Kenya, is church-operated
but government-regulated.
That school has a number of deaf faculty and staff members,
all of whom have not been paid since last fall.
They reported to work one morning recently only to be
told they had to vacate the premises immediately – no advance
notice, no official announcement – just told to vacate.
These workers have refused to vacate, demanding to know
something official in writing. They have camped on the grounds
on the school property.
Stalemate continues whereas the church and the government
continue to argue over the fate of the underfunded school.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

USA Deaf Sports Federation

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

A newspaper story said:

But for Audrey Cameron, Scotland’s first ever female deaf doctor,

First deaf doctor, as in physician?

No, it is her doctorate in Chemistry. While she has a doctorate
she is not a doctor, but a doctorate recipient – two completely
different things

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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are hand gestures the same as sign language?

A. Of course not. Deaf people may understand the
gestures hearing people use with them, but they
know it is not sign language.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Cleaning the oven

We need to clean the oven several times a year.

I assume we blind folks spill at least our share in the oven!

What is more, we DeafBlind folks cannot hear the smoke alarm blaring!

Anyway, cleaning, we need to use our bare hands to feel the dirty
oven floor!

I use a putty knife, to scrape out the charred piles!

Then  I vacuum the crumbs, a Shop & Vac does the job!

The self-cleaning oven feature works, but it eats up our electricity!

After I finish cleaning out the oven, I put foil on the bottom.

I will replace it monthly!  I am not planning to repeat this job any
time soon!

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 video relay services for the deaf be made available in
every nation in the world instead of just USA and just a few
nations!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1969 – the Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness
was founded; this Southern California based agency later
changes its name to Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc
or better known as GLAD.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

90 percent

of deaf children in Ghana that could regain hearing

(said the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital)

they were probably referring to the CI, which according
to public opinion, automatically restores hearing in
children that have been deaf all their lives

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Boston College, Austin Solecitto, fr, baseball, pitched 3 of his
team’s 18 games, with a 49.500 ERA!

– Brandeis – Nikki Cote, so, softball; hitting .367 (11 hits in 30 at bats
while starting all 13 games

– Campbell – Kaylin Ashley Yost, JR, women’s golf; shoots an average of 75.8;
her best was a 67

– Columbus State – Kristen Carr, SO, softball; a sometimes starter as a pitcher,
compiling a 5-1 record with 2.47 ERA, higher than the team’s top 2 starters

– Hawaii – Pono Tokioka, incoming fr, golf (2012-13); he is not on the
team roster and do not know why

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Elite Deaf Athletes

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

– Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins, pro football; still on pre-season roster

– Lee Duck-hee, Korea, junior tennis player; his profile is at:
http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100207471

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

– Evan Eck. Montana, outstanding triathlete; no recent updates

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Deaf Sports Library

Revised DeafDigest Sports All-American basketball honors

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-all-american-basketball-honors/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Account Manager –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

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position opening
Director of Student Life
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, OH

An Equal Opportunity Employer PN: 20010572
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Promotional Bid:
unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time    P
ay Range: unclassified exempt Hours of work: 12 month position

Salary:
Depends on Qualifications

Job Duties: Serves as an unclassified employee pursuant to Section 3301.13 O.R.C. and performs educational and/or research duties.

Purpose: Administers the Student Life program for deaf and hard of hearing students at the Ohio School for the Deaf.

Acts in an administrative capacity by:
Developing and implementing residential and after school recreational programming for deaf and hard of hearing students (e.g., lifelong learning skills, behavior modification, recreation, dormitory living, social interaction, personal hygiene, IEP development, transition activities, community outreach programming; assisting and working with administrative staff in the assessment of school aged children (e.g., IEP, transition needs, health requirements, physical limitations, behavior interventions); recommending and implementing policies, procedures, and programs that enhance the safety and well-being of residential students; providing positive and proactive leadership to staff and students (e.g., communications, resolving problematic issues, developing strategies, conflict resolution, goal setting, etc.); reviewing the budget and directing expenditures of residential services; updating the superintendent on residential/recreational program issues; and enhancing educational enrichment activities and tutoring support for students.

Coordinates and oversees the residential and after school recreational student disciplinary and behavior intervention programs by:

Reviewing reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to school policies; participating in interdisciplinary meetings to discuss intervention plans; communicating with parents of students. misconduct; overseeing development, staff training, and support for unique needs of residential students; and assuring documentation and tracking of data, interventions, and results.

Maintains or assists supervisory staff by:
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and orienting employees; assuring that supervisors are trained and/or providing training to staff (e.g., staff development, dormitory routines/procedures, safety/emergency practices, accountability logs, etc.); coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and performing job appraisals (e.g., goal setting, strategic action plans, improvement plans, etc.); preparing work assignments and schedules; and monitoring staff payroll, request for leave forms, overtime rosters, and adherence to collective bargaining agreements.

Performs other administrative duties by:
Carrying out the Student Life program goals/activities (e.g., coordinating after school transportation, initiating community outreach activities, networking with community groups [e.g., deaf and hard of hearing and/or organizations], following collective bargaining agreements, grant writing, crisis intervention, etc.); overseeing and providing guidance to student organizations; supporting the overall mission of the school through positive relations with parents, students, and community; participating in development of strategic plan, implementation, and monitoring outcomes on semi-annual basis; and maintaining collaborative approaches with educational program.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Attending educational workshops; reviewing publications; obtaining certification in First Aid and training in CPR and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention; and maintaining license in educational administrative field.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred in one of the following fields: Social Work, Psychology, special education, or Education. BA required.

Proficiency in American Sign Language (Intermediate or above upon hire; Advanced at the end of the first year).

Two years of successful teaching, administration, or supervision in residential programs. Ability to qualify for and maintain education licensure as a school administrator in Ohio.

Supplemental Information: The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met.

Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

to apply, visit:
http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

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position opening
Principal
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, OH

An Equal Opportunity Employer PN: 20010657
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Promotional Bid:
unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Opening Date: Fri. 03/01/13

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time    Pay Range: unclassified exempt

Hours of work: 7:30am – 4:00pm with varied schedule; 12 month employment

Salary:
Depends on Qualifications

Job Duties: Serves as an unclassified employee pursuant to Section 3301.13 O.R.C. and performs educational and/or research duties.

Purpose: Provides administrative supervision and educational leadership in pre-K through 12 academic program and extracurricular duties, with an emphasis on grades 9-12 (including 4Plus, transition, and DACC), student activities, and support services.

Fosters and ensures the education program of the school by:
Developing and implementing policies, programs, and scheduling of classes; supervising educational programming in grades 9-12+ and support services; facilitating the administration and submission of Ohio’s statewide tests for students grades 9-12, and local measures; developing a systematic approach to ordering teaching materials, supplies, and equipment; directing daily management of the school, including pre-K through grade 8 and support services in absence of the Pre-K . 8 Principal; addressing behavioral needs of students including Code of Conduct violations; and overseeing IEP development and ETRs grades 9-12.

Maintaining teaching and support staff job results by:
Coaching, counseling and disciplining teachers in accordance with OSD policies and procedures and State requirements; assisting in the planning, monitoring and appraising of job results; recruiting, selecting, orienting and training teachers and support staff in 9-12 program; completing performance evaluations and classroom observations in 9-12 and of support staff areas following OSD.s framework for implementing Ohio Teacher Evaluation System; planning professional development for teachers, aides and clerical staff and orientation activities for substitute teachers and newly hired staff; planning and approving staff development activities.

Helps contribute to OSD’s effectiveness by:
Identifying short and long term issues that must be addressed; researching and disseminating pertinent information (such as but not limited to language development, requirements for special education, core content requirements, testing, credit patterns, and model lesson plans); establishing cooperative partnerships with community agencies, business partners, or PSA; addressing parental concerns, answering questions, reporting on academic progress, and ensuring EMIS compliance; serving as member of the Superintendent’s Program (administrative) Team; communicating and problem solving with other OSD departments on a regular basis; addressing health and safety concerns of students, parents, and staff and recommending actions; attending representative amount of extracurricular activities on weekends and evenings; contributing to school wide efforts to improve written and electronic communications with alumni, parents, and other groups; overseeing athletic operations in grades 7-12; applying student test analysis to inform instruction; and participating on Strategic Planning Committee and gathering of measures for Strategic Plan.

Identifies current and future education requirements by:
Establishing relationships with university, local school district, community, and business leaders, and students to understand educational needs of OSD students now and in future; surveying operation and education conditions; and recommending and taking necessary actions.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations; keeping abreast of educational programs in Ohio; keeping abreast of Ohio’s requirements for IEPs, ETRs, credit patterns for HS students, special education procedures, and collective bargaining agreements; submitting an annual plan to LPDC; participating in license requirements; leading faculty meetings, school committees, and professional development activities; developing working knowledge of Ohio’s requirements of coursework in Ohio schools, common core standards, testing requirements, OAKS procedures for timekeeping and fiscal, EMIS reporting, and OSD.s policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree and three years experience in a principal or administrative specialist position and valid Ohio educational certification/licensure as a Principal; or equivalent education and experience which demonstrate eligibility to attain license.

Special consideration will be given to the following: demonstrated ability in the administration of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing; fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) [i.e. minimum of Intermediate rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI)]; and/or specific ability and knowledge relevant to working with the blind, deaf and multiple disabilities.

Supplemental Information: Unusual Working Conditions: Requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Ohio Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation).

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

to apply, visit:
http://careers.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=121

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

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

Walden School Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
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/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

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position opening
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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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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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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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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New York City

Position: Office Manager (5+ Years Experience)

Langan is an award-winning ENR Top 500 Design Firm and has been recognized as one of CE News Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For.  Langan offers integrated engineering and environmental services for both public and private sector clients at sites located throughout the United States and abroad.

Our New York, NY office currently has an opening for an Office Manager. The Office Manager will supervise a support staff of three employees and manage operational support activities for an office of 150 employees. The individual must possess extensive knowledge of office functions, be self-directing and ensure effective and efficient completion of operational tasks within the office. Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred.

Follow the link below to see more details about this position on our web site, as well as to submit your application:

http://tiny.cc/r6u5tw

We offer our full-time employees competitive compensation packages; company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with company match; educational reimbursement; extensive training; and much more!
More information at www.langan.com/web/careers/join_the_langan_team.htm

New York City

Title of Position: Substitute Teacher Coordinator until June 1st, 2013
Duties: Teach the classes in GED and basic education

Qualifications: Experience teaching deaf in GED and basic education preferred.

Opening: Immediately

Filling deadline: Unit filled

For information contact: VP: 347 269 1792

To apply: E-mail

E-mail: Antonia@bils.org . Please indicate .Teacher coordinator. in the subject line

ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENT TO FILL A NON-MERIT SYSTEM POSITION
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Interpreter Trainee NUMBER: 13-08
JOB CODE: U1000 DATE: 3/15/13
SALARY RANGE: 67 ($30,724.80 – $46,615.20) PCQ#: 8813381

JOB LOCATION: Administrative Base:
Department of Mental Health
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410

Work Location:
Bryce Hospital
200 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree with full-time experience (24 months or more) as an
interpreter OR Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Graduation from a recognized interpreter training
program is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who are recipients of the ADMH
Interpreter Training Scholarship.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of permit or permit eligible by the Alabama
Licensure Board of Interpreters and Transliterators. Must be able to acquire a license by the Alabama
Licensure Board of Interpreters and Transliterators within 36 months of hire. Permitted individuals must
pass the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) at an Advanced or higher level. Must be able to be
certified as an interpreter by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or National Association of the Deaf
at a level 4 or 5 or equivalent. Certification must be obtained within 36 months of hire. Successful
candidate must be certified or eligible to receive certification as a QMHI (Qualified Mental Health
Interpreter) or its equivalent. Certification must be obtained within 24 months of acquiring license by the
Alabama Licensure Board of Interpreters and Transliterators. Must have a valid driver’s license to
operate a vehicle in the State of Alabama.

KIND OF WORK: This is professional trainee level work in providing specialized services to patients
who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical
dependency in a state mental health hospital, as well as within community settings. Work involves
interpreting under supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Interpreter (QMHI) between deaf or hard of
hearing consumers and staff of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, DMH facilities or service
providers. Work may be performed in a variety of different settings. Supervision is provided by the
DMH State Coordinator of Interpreter Services. Assists in teaching standardized sign language and
alternative or augmentive communication methods to dysfluent individuals with functional hearing
losses. Assists in coordinating and working with other interpreters in teaching ASL to non-signing staff.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of American Sign
Language. Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture. Knowledge of telecommunication devices and
their use. Ability to interpret between consumers using a variety of dialects and fluency levels. Ability
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to utilize computer, internet resources and
various software packages. Ability to provide training in American Sign Language, Deaf Awareness,
Interpreting and the use of adaptive technology. Ability to work a flexible work schedule to include
nights and/or weekends as needed.

METHOD OF SELECTION: Applicants will be rated on the basis of an evaluation of their
education, training, and experience and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences
related to duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above. All relevant information is subject to
verification. Drug testing and security clearances may be conducted on prospective applicants being
given serious consideration for employment and whose job requires direct contact with consumers.

HOW TO APPLY: Use an official application for Professional Employment (Exempt Classification)
which may be obtained from this office, other Department of Mental Health Facility Human Resources
Offices, or visit our website at www.mh.alabama.gov. Only work experience detailed on the
application will be considered. Additional sheets, if needed, should be in the same format as the
application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an official application. Applications should be
returned to Human Resource Management, Department of Mental Health, P.O. Box 301410,
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410 or RSA Union Building, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery,
Alabama 36104. An official copy of academic transcripts is required and must be forwarded by the
college or university to the Human Resources office at the above address.

DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED

We anticipate having an ongoing need for a classroom interpreter for a newly-admitted Wallace student who is deaf. I just met with the student, who intends to begin taking classes in May. We anticipate needing ASL interpreting services for this student in more than one class each semester for the duration of his enrollment here.

Any certified ASL interpreter interested in exploring this opportunity should contact me. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Thomas S. Maple, Ph.D.

tmaple@wallace.edu<mailto:tmaple@wallace.edu>

Director, Student and Campus Services

Wallace Community College

1141 Wallace Drive

Dothan, AL 36303-0943

334-556-2616<tel:334-556-2616>

Pittsburgh area
NOW HIRING PART TIME DIRECT CARE STAFF!
Direct Care Staff (DCS) engage individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) in community activities and activities of daily living. This position is for a DCS to work with an individual who is deaf. A requirement is knowledge of American Sign Language. DCS keep up with basic housekeeping, help prepare meals, transport individuals to activities and programs, provide companionship and friendship, keep individuals safe, administer medications, assist in keeping up with hygiene, attend quarterly mandatory trainings, attend mandatory staff meetings, and complete daily documentation. Our residential sites are in the Penn Hills/Monroeville area. First, Second, and Third shifts are available. DCS are paid $10/hr.

Requirements:An Open and Willing Mind
At Least 18 Years of AgeFluent in American Sign Language
Valid Driver’s License Reliable Transportation to and from work
Child Abuse Clearance
Criminal Background Check
3-Year Driving History
Proof of Registration
Proof of Insurance
Physical
TB Test

If interested please email a resume and cover letter including your availability to ajwrmpc@aol.com

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

IT Analyst II

(Working Title . Application Developer – USDB/USIMAC)

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 09-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50265/6370

JOB SUMMARY   Incumbent is responsible for performing programming functions for the development of computer applications for the Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC) in a client-server and/or web-based architecture. Tasks include analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing computing applications that support USIMAC’s database, employees, USDB, and overall mission. Incumbent will maintain and resolve support issues from receipt through delivery of the solution; anticipate the impact that new or modified applications will have on existing standards, procedures, systems, and applications; help define new features with project team, user groups, and employees; code instructions for new and existing applications in the appropriate language for the application following written and/or oral specifications; discuss requirements with end users and provide suggestions and recommendations to users to help them understand potential limitations and/or challenges; design, develop, test, implement, and maintain required applications; establish and document standards for use and operations of applications; debug programs by analyzing all available data, identifying the problem(s), and taking the appropriate corrective action; monitor system performance to ensure proper operation and identify possible problem areas; review database entries and programs to ensure system integrity; select testing methods to evaluate the success of both software upgrades and modifications, and conduct unit and integration testing for functionality and limits; prepare detailed test data in accordance with installation and application standards to validate the affected software against the specifications; perform tests of all changes to existing programs by parallel system processing in order to thoroughly test every coding modification; document all programs according to established standards and maintain current written information about the system to facilitate disaster recovery; report status of assigned tasks to Director or USIMAC Supervisor on a weekly basis; perform other duties as assigned.

the Position of Information Technology Manager I (Working Title . Information Technology Director)

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 08-13 742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50225/6900

JOB SUMMARY Directs the information technology function for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Works as a consultant to assist agency employees and management team members with information technology needs while also designing and directing software applications; develops areas of expertise and advises directors while working closely with IT staff members to help them understand the agency’s IT policies; works as a contributing member of the IT staff to successfully complete IT projects; supervises subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions; develops and coordinates plans and policies, resources, and mission as well as goals, vision, and expectations of program; prepares and updates plans and priorities; designs software solutions and implements approved software designs; ensures data processing equipment meets the needs of the organization and provides a productive and reliable means to manage information; evaluates, plans and directs activities of the division; plans and manages projects and/or programs; writes or discusses project/program plans, recommendations and/or findings; gathers, analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; prepares reports and/or reports findings, summarizes information; interprets results and/or makes recommendations; presents findings to management, various public officials, or senior professionals; anticipates the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems; coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between agency or work unit and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.; coordinates projects and ensures adequate administrative controls, quality, and procedural efficiencies; participates in conferences on technical improvements; reviews literature pertinent to research objectives, design, data-collection, and project implementation; provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions; performs other duties as assigned.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeking applicants for an Analyst in Education Policy Dear Members, The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is accepting applications for an Analyst in Education Policy (GS-12) until April 18, 2013.

To apply, click on this link: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340116900

Job description and Duties:

The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on federal education proposals and legislation related to such issues as the education of students with disabilities, the transition of students with disabilities into postsecondary educational programs, K-12 school reform, the education of English language learners, student assessment and academic achievement, and school finance. Analyses will include statistical examination of survey data; statistical analyses of state, local, and national data on schools; analyses of appropriate uses of pupil assessment results for improving the performance of students and schools; and analyses of the efficacy of educational programs and of the effects of policy options on educational agencies at all levels of government.

Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2013

DeafDigest Blue – March 24, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-liar/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-next-each-other-in-restaurant/

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this just in –

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
previously announced few weeks ago that there would be
a member at large board position in the Interpreters with Deaf Parents slot. Not that so – this announcement
has been retracted because of an error in voting math!

Top stories about the deaf:

The new director of the Deaf Community Services in
Indianapolis is Stephanie Ritchie. It is a social
service agency serving the deaf in the community.

Several deaf artists from Wisconsin have been
displaying their works at the Department of Health Services headquarters, as part of the Deaf History
Month.

The United Nationalist Alliance, a multi-party political
alliance in the Philippines, has established a new policy – hiring sign language interpreters during political rallies.

Chelli & Bush, a Staten Island (NY) law firm, refused to
provide an interpreter for a deaf client that was
involved in an automobile accident. The deaf client
sued – and lost!

Zoe helping the deaf? It is a lipreading software being developed by a team of programmers
at the Cambridge University in United Kingdom.
The lipreading face belongs to actress Zoe Lister,
hence the software name Zoe. Will it work? Different
accents means different mouthing of words.

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ANGRY AT A FAMOUS DEAF PERSON
DeafDigest editor is angry at a famous deaf person.
Sorry, the name of that famous deaf person is a secret.
Anyway that famous deaf person told DeafDigest editor
that he loves sign language and uses it all the time
with deaf people. His sign language is pretty good
But that same famous deaf person tells other deaf person
he is an oralist and never uses sign language!
Why tell lies?

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-liar/

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

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Choices of a 13-year old deaf child

What are these choices?

do visit:
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DUMB HEARING RESTAURANT HOSTESS
You and your friend enter a restaurant. The hostess
leads you to a table, which is next to another deaf person
and his friend.
That another deaf person and his friend are enemies
with you. This makes things very uncomfortable for
the deaf people sitting near each other.
Is it the hostess’ fault? Probably yes, because
she assumes that all deaf people are friends; the hostess
should have known better – because many hearing people
have enemies.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Deaf People of Color Conference
June 13-16, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
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MONGOLIA DEAF COMING UP WITH THEIR INFORMATION CENTER
While Mongolia is a geographically landlocked nation,
with no access to the oceans and seas, the Mongolian National
Association of the Deaf refuses to feel that way.
This organization has come up with an Information Center
for the Deaf. Goal is to serve as an outreach center for those
wanting to know more about the deaf and of deafness.

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MARS HELPING THE DEAF?
Does Mars help the deaf? We are not talking about the
planet Mars, or these Martians.
We are talking about the world’s most famous candy maker –
Mars! When we enjoy these sweets – 3 Musketeers, M & M’s, Milky Way, etc – these are the few of the many Mars products.
Anyway, the Mars management encourages its employees to be
involved in community affairs. Their 9,600 employees have
spent 37,000 hours of their time at 290 local and community organizations.
Any of these organizations serve the deaf? Do not know
because Mars is privately owned and they won’t tell.
And besides, does Mars have deaf employees?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

do you abbreviate what you sign because I have noticed that
you do not sign everything word for word?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A stenocaptioner does not type words letter by letter.  The captioner
strokes whole words and phrases on the steno machine.  The words in
the dictionary in a computer-aided transcription program are matched
against those steno strokes to translate them into English. Erroneous
translation can sometimes occur because of other words entered in a
captioner’s dictionary.

A captioner might have meant to write the following sentence:

“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move
the row bottom any direction.”

However, because of words entered in the captioner’s dictionary, the
sentence might be displayed as:

“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move
the robot omnidirection.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people making jokes about the deaf and of deafness

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf woman, applying for a job at Toys.R.Us, was asked to
bring her own interpreter. She as not too thrilled about it
and has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This agency, in turn, has filed
a lawsuit against Toys.R.Us.

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Introducing a new weekly feature –

Did you know that — Ernest Marshall?

Ernest Marshall, a house painter by trade, was a deaf filmmaker
during the fifties and sixties. He made about half dozen amateur 16mm color movies of volunteer deaf actors, doing drama scenes
at Central Park in New York. His biggest problem was making
films without proper city permits and had to halt the filming
scenes when cops were around!  He traveled across the East
Coast showing these films at deaf clubs. He passed away in 1999.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

March 24th will be a special day honoring the deaf-blind.
The state of Alabama will be distributing the 2003 Alabama
quarter coin for every day use. This coin will bear the
portrait of the world’s most famous deaf blind woman
Helen Keller.
The ceremony will take place at Tuscumbia, Alabama,
where she was born in 1880.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It is now official. A deaf basketball player
got to play in an official NBA game.
Lance Allred, after not playing in two
games since he was called up by the Cleveland
Cavaliers, entered the game with 17 seconds
remaining against the Orlando Magic.
The stats will show that he missed the
only shot he attempted.

(editor’s note: Lance has scored a basket
in a later NBA game. He never again played
in the NBA after that season but has continued
playing pro basketball overseas)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

a newspaper story said –

Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.

is it because men are more exposed to noise than women?
(noisy factories, noisy construction jobs, etc)

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend said:
I work for the Generation Company

He actually said:
I work for the Seneration Company

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Account Manager –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  As a value-driven organization we create an environment where everyone can thrive and meet their full potential. We strive to create the same sense of unity amongst our employees as we do the community members we serve. Through our work, we put into action what we believe in, have hope in, and envision.

Our total compensation package is above the average employer; offering full time employees 27 days off their first year with sick, vacation and holiday, a Pension Plan, and a 403(b) match, 100% paid health insurance, life, LTD and an array of other competitive benefits.  The ideal candidate has a passion for providing support and services to individuals and families in need. This candidate also has hope in the abilities and strengths of the people we serve to find solutions to their struggles and improve their lives.

PRIMARY FUNCTION Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.  Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with disabilities.  Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems.  Maintains contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
–    Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
–    Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to coordinate services
–    Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through the Agency system
–    Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
–    Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and environmental adaptation needs of the work site
–    Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with disabilities
–    Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching –    Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to training and job opportunities
–    Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
–    Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
–    Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs –    Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
–    Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
–    Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options and NISH contracts
–    Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
–    Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of techniques with consumers in the program
–    Meets with employers and supports the development of training and employment options for consumers
–    Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance measures and develops reports, as requested
–    Maintains communication with referral sources
–    Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills
–    Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts
–    Writes monthly progress reports, as required
–    Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
–    Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
–    Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
–    Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer satisfaction
–    Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers and employers
–    Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor
–    Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
–    Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on coaching needs
–    Supervise and independently evaluate employees
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
–    Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
–    5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
–    2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
–    Fluent in American Sign Language skills
–    1 year of supervisory experience
–    Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
–    Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field –    Proficiency in American Sign Language
–    Additional years of directly related experience
–    2 or more  years of supervisory experience
–    1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
–    1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
–    First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068

OPEN        March 14, 2013

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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position opening
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

COUNSELOR FOR DEAF/HARD OF HEARING

Full-Time Tenure-Track Counseling Faculty Position – Start Fall 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Starting Salary Range: $61,274 to $93,225

IDEAL CANDIDATE
Ohlone College seeks to employ counseling faculty who have a passion
for counseling and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of
the community college.  We are looking for excellent counseling
faculty who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to
student success.  An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating
student engagement in learning.  Innovative counseling and teaching
strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning
and the active use of technology.  Continuous professional
development is highly valued.  We are looking for counseling faculty
with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional
improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning
outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills
and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities.
Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers
are essential.  We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their
work and adaptable to change.   Ohlone prides itself as a Learning
College with the motto of ?A World of Cultures United in Learning?
and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving
students of varied backgrounds and learning styles.  The College is
committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees
to support this important goal.

POSITION
Under the direction of the Dean of Deaf Studies, teaming up with the
DSPS Director, this full-time position, using American Sign Language,
will provide individual and group counseling; instruction of personal
development courses; plan educational activities designed to enhance
personal/social/emotional well-being of deaf and hard-of-hearing
students and promote positive interactions between
deaf/hard-of-hearing students and hearing population on campus;
administration of assessment; orientation of new students;
recruitment and liaison with the California School for the Deaf in
Fremont and Riverside along with local and state-wide high schools as
a whole, and information to Department of Rehabilitation counselors;
collaboration with various units on campus such as the DSPS and
accommodations office, counseling center, and student health center
to ensure efficiency of services provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing
students; and implementation of innovative approaches to better serve
deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  This position may require
assignments in the evenings and/or weekends and/or at off-campus
locations.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Two year’s experience in counseling Deaf/Hard of Hearing students.
2. Experience in working with programs serving Deaf/Hard of Hearing
high school students.
3. Must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and other
communication modes used by deaf students, and have a demonstrated
capability to successfully work with the deaf/hard-of-hearing
students and communities.
4. Teaching in the classroom or in workshops/seminars.
5. Experience developing/coordinating events and programs.
6. Familiarity with computerized career information systems.
7. Experience using technology in the classroom.
8. Excellent communication skills in ASL. Be able to communicate
effectively with students and colleagues.
9. Evidence of ability to work successfully in a team environment.
10. Demonstration of a pattern of participation in professional
growth activities.
11. Familiarity with the current labor market.
12. Evidence of knowledge of state and federal guidelines regarding
academic accommodations as required by the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

THE DISTRICT
The mission of Ohlone College is to serve the community by offering
instruction for basic skills, career entry, university transfer,
economic development, and personal enrichment for all who can benefit
from our instruction in an environment where student learning success
is highly valued, supported, and continually assessed. Ohlone College
is a multi-campus single college district, serving the cities of
Fremont, Newark and Union City located in the southeast area of San
Francisco Bay. The student population and surrounding communities
represent a highly diverse population. The College is named for the
native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was
founded.  The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical
Mission San Jose.  The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880
and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for guidance and counseling functions of the
division.  Assist with students? career exploration and program
selection, adjustment to college, and personal development.
2. Provide Deaf/Hard of Hearing students with information regarding
resources, opportunities, and assistance available to them at the
College and in the community including procedures for enrollment,
assessment, financial aid, and academic progress.
3. Instruct career planning, human potential and related courses.
4. Develop curriculum and contribute to the department program review
processes.
5. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course
content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to
students in a timely manner.
6. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and
assessment methods including the use of computers and information
technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of
learning styles.
7. Serve as a resource for faculty in dealing with individual student
problems; refer students to appropriate campus and community
resources as needed.
8. Serve as liaison with California School for the Deaf in Fremont
and Riverside along with deaf programs within public high schools and
provide information about the college and its programs.
9. Organize career and vocational workshops.
10. Continue professional development and remain current in the field
through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate
means.
11. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited
to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and
retention, participation in shared governance, campus life
activities, and departmental/division meetings, and assisting
students with their assignments by holding required office hours.
12. Maintain and submit accurate records and reports according to
published deadlines and state regulations (i.e., grades, syllabi,
attendance reports), including DSPS mandated reports focusing on
Title 5 regulations.
13. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within
discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings,
programs, activities that would enhance the development of the
department and college.
14. Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with
area high schools, industry partners, and/or four-year institutions.
15. Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty handbook,
the UFO (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, as assigned at the
Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.
16. Participate in faculty hiring.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS*
1. Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical
psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational
counseling, social work, or career development, OR the equivalent.
(Note:  A license as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor is an
alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to Title 5,
Section 53410.1).
AND
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality
programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically,
and academically diverse students and students with disabilities;
personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a
multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs
of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities
and interests.

*EQUIVALENCY: If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a
completed equivalency form with all related documents must accompany
the application or your packet will not be considered.

*FOREIGN DEGREES: If you have a degree from a college or university
outside the United States you must have your coursework evaluated by
the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions
Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/).   A copy (original will be
required at the time of hire) of the professional evaluation letter
must be submitted with the application packet.

CONTRACT PERIOD
This is a regular probationary, tenure track, counseling faculty
position commencing fall semester 2013.  The appointee would be
expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. The work year is 185
days.   For more information, see the faculty (UFO) contract at:
http://www.ohlone.edu/org/hr/docs/20112014ufocontract.pdf
Continuance in this position is dependent on satisfactory evaluations
and performance.

Health and Welfare Benefits *
Employee paid: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life. You may opt out of our
medical plan.  You are required to enroll in: dental, vision and life
insurances. The district participates in the CalPERS medical program
and offers: PERS Choice PPO, Blue Shield HMO and Kaiser HMO.  Dental
is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision
Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through UNUM.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life
insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care
spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b)
Roth IRA plan.

District paid: Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance
Program (EAP).

Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers? Retirement System or
the Public Employees? Retirement System. For STRS, District pays:
8.25% of gross salary and employee pays: 8% of gross salary; and for
PERS, District pays: 10.923% of gross salary and employee pays: 7% of
gross salary.  The district paid amounts are subject to change.

Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused.
All other Education Code leave benefits apply.

Sabbatical Leave:  After 6 consecutive years of employment with the
district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive
100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.

* Ohlone salary schedule includes approximately $9,991.99 to cover
the cost of medical, dental, vision and life premiums.  Having these
dollars included in your salary allows for a higher contribution to
your STRS or PERS retirement account.  You may opt out of medical,
but enrollment in dental, vision and life is mandatory.

Application Procedures
To be considered for this recruitment, applicants must submit ALL of
the items listed below to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on
April 19, 2013.  The College reserves the right to modify, rescind
or re-advertise this recruitment at any time.

1. Completed Ohlone Community College Academic application form.  You
may obtain the application form from our website at:
http://apptrkr.com/329988 . You can also obtain applications by
calling the Human Resources office at (510)659-6088; or walk-in at:
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA., Room: 1203A. The application
form must be completed in its entirety; please do not refer to “see
resume” for required information.
2. Current resume.
3. A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications,
personal and professional qualities.
4. A summary of courses/workshops that you are teaching or have
recently taught.
5. No more than one page typed essay about innovative teaching
techniques you have used.
6. List of at least three Professional References including name,
position, organization, phone number, email and their relationship to
you;  Please do not submit letters of references at this time.
7. Copies (official or unofficial) of all college transcripts;
Official sealed transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Materials submitted with your application will be considered for this
opening only.  All material submitted becomes District property and
will not be returned.  Incomplete application packets may not be
considered.

Forward your completed application and other required documents to:

Ohlone College, Human Resources Office
43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539
Attn: Kathleen Johnson, Senior Human Resources Specialist

Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone
approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline. All other
applicants will be notified by email. Please be sure that the
district has your correct email address. Initial interviews are
tentatively scheduled to be during the week of May 13, 2013.   Travel
expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected
finalists will have second round interviews with the President and
Vice President. Positions are subject to adequate funding and Ohlone
CCD reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or
restart the recruitment at any time. Ohlone CCD regrets that
relocation assistance is not available.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ohlone Community College believes in a close relationship among
students, faculty, staff, and community. The District is strongly
committed to achieving staff diversity and has made a commitment to
the principles of equal opportunity. The District encourages a
diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, marital
status, disability, or gender orientation in any of its policies,
practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from
all qualified applicants. If you are in need of special services,
equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this
opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.
Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official
until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new
employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of
freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to
provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the
federal ?Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.?  Pre-employment
tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community
College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or
Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department
of Justice clearance.

Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO)
and are required to pay union dues.

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position opening
Choices for Children Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  The Early Intervention Teacher is responsible to provide hearing services to infants, toddlers, and their families in their home or day care setting. Maintains collaborative relationship with Service Coordinators and IFSP team members from other disciplines.  Evaluates students using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessments.  Provides in-service workshops to county and provider agencies.  Supports the Mentor Program by utilizing deaf mentors as role models during visits to home and day care centers.  Maintains current data files for children for whom services are provided then submits the data to program coordinator weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, deaf education, and one year of full-time or full-time equivalent experience working directly with preschool children with deafness and their families.  Certification in Deaf Education preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); “Intermediate” level skills are preferred at hire.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Survival Plus”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life  insurance.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        Until Filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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position opening
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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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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Exciting Opportunity! Work with Deaf Colleagues and Clients!

North Suffolk Mental Health Association is looking for qualified individuals to work with our team at the Deaf Supported Apartment in Revere The work is challenging and rewarding and the job responsibilities include the following: teaching daily living skills (ex: cooking to budgeting to job search, depending on client needs), supporting independence, pointing out social and recreational opportunities in the Deaf community and beyond, and networking with other professionals to promote the clientsâ.. psychiatric rehabilitation and progress in reaching their goals. Part-time Over night Resident Counselor , Full-time 2nd shift Resident Counselor and relief positions open.

Requirements include ASL fluency and a valid driverâ..s license. Previous experience is helpful but full training will be provided.

Deaf Friendly Environment
Be a part of an excellent team and move your career forward!

Give us a call! Send us your resume! Make the move!
N.S.M.H.A.
Attn: Deanna Emberley-Handricken
Program Coordinator Deaf Supported Housing
530 Border St
East Boston, MA 02128
VP: 781 549-7159
Fax: 781 629-3369
Email: demberley@northsuffolk.org
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Starting Date:    Immediately

Position:              Deafness Advocate

Reports to:         Program Coordinator

The Harlem Independent Living Center, Inc. (HILC) is a consumer-controlled, nonresidential, center for independent living providing services and advocacy to persons with disabilities, their families and individuals or agencies serving persons with disabilities. Our services are provided through a self-help model.  We provide peer counseling, benefits advisement/advocacy, housing counseling, information and referral and independent living skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.            Outreach to the Deaf Community

2.            Provide housing and entitlement counseling, resource information, referral and advocacy for consumers according to Federal, State and Local laws. Assists with housing and entitlement application completion.

3.            Works with staff and advocacy groups on housing, systems and community advocacy issues.

4.            Advocates on behalf of individuals-by phone, in writing and or in person-when self-advocacy is insufficient. This includes but is not limited to fair hearings and court appearances.

5.            Maintains and updates resource directory of affordable and accessible housing (Federal, State, and Local) as well as low cost loans and home buying options.

6.            Represents the organization in the community on all disability related issues, thought focusing on housing issues.

7.            Completes all reporting and record keeping as required by funding sources.

8.            Provides individual benefits advocacy / IL services as needed.

9.            Participates in arranging and / or conducting outreach and presentations to SSDI and SSI beneficiaries with disabilities as well as to service providers.

10.          Completes all reporting and record keeping as required by funding sources.

11.          Must be able to attend workshops and conferences in and out of town.

12.          Maintain all consumers. files & demographic record keeping.

13.          Performs all other job-related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA or BS in a relevant field or an appropriate combination of education, skills, and experience. Have an excellent speaking, written communication and interpersonal skills. Must be familiarity with using computers and programs.  Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, assess situations, anticipate needs, work in teams as well as individually, take initiative, advocate, organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, and handle stress. Personal experience with a disability, knowledge of Spanish, and disability rights and resources preferred. Knowledge of ASL is essential.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Fax resume to: (212) 222-7199

Mail resume to: Harlem Independent Living Center, 289 St. Nicholas Ave., LL/Suite, New York, NY  10027.

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

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered
medical 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. The Health Specialist will receive
comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of available services
and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service providers, and
work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support progress towards
their health goals.

Specific duties are as follows:

. Work directly with clients to identify their needs, create service
plans, and establish connections to appropriate medical and social services,
including full medical care, peer support, housing, and the like;

. Work with clients one-on-one to ensure they understand their
prognosis, are adhering to treatment plans, and are able to manage their
conditions;

. Advocate on behalf of clients for communication access at
appointments and meetings according to clients’ communication needs and
preferences;

. Advocate on behalf of clients at medical appointments and meetings
with providers to ensure mutual understanding between clients and their
providers, and that clients are empowered to make informed decisions for
themselves;

. Monitor clients’ progress through VP, phone calls, emails, and
in-person meetings,

. Collaborate with clients’ other service providers to maximize
benefits to clients;

. Document service activity in progress notes and submit monthly
data reports to DPH;

. Attend supervision meetings, and trainings as required;

. Work as part of a team to plan and execute Project HOPE’s Annual
Health Fair;

. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed; and

. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications: BA 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 a list of 3 work-related references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

<mailto:athompson@deafinconline.org> athompson@deafinconline.org

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

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Seeking Full-Time Advocacy Coordinator At Aspen Camp

DATE: April 9, 2013

ADDRESS: 4862 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, CO 81654

WEBSITE: http://www.aspencamp.org

The Advocacy Coordinator position at Aspen Camp is now open for applications.

The basic job function is to “to work in conjunction with the Camp.s Executive Director and other team members to provide access to local community services, businesses, functions and events and provide hearing screenings to the community. Advocate for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and provide direct services…”

Some key duties include:

– Develop and cultivate community relationships th rough presentations, workshops, hearing screenings, providing resources and advocating for accessibility
– Conduct hearing screenings at local health fairs, scheduled events, and special screenings
– Conduct outreach to the local community through event planning, presentations, booths, etc.
– Attend local non-profit functions, meetings, and other events as a representative of the camp
– Research advocacy and other issues and make recommendations, & maintain and manage information
– Develop sign language classes and curriculum: sign and dine classes, baby sign class, and community training and awareness classes (including law enforcement, safety managers, hospitals, court systems, outdoor educators, other non-profit like Challenge Aspen)
– Assist parents with deaf or hard of hearing children with education, signing language and parenting skills as requested
– Coordinate the Camp.s volunteer program
– Generates reports monthly, at the end of programs, quarterly, and yearly (number of clients serviced, segmented by location, type of service, age hearing status, and income, number of referrals, etc., number of events attended and presentations given, hours of interpreting services, significant contacts, special project status, significant accomplishment and challenges, and recommendations)
– Assists in grant writing
– and more…

Download the job description at http://www.aspencamp.org/about/careers/sportsgames.

The deadline to apply is April 9, 2013.

Apply now at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/887920/employmentapplication.

Email director @ aspencamp.org if you have any questions.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Lesa Thomas
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: director@aspencamp.org
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 970-923-2511

Job Opening at Travis County Services for the Deaf

If you would like to apply, please follow the standard procedure by submitting your application online through the Travis County website. (Austin, Texas)

http://www.co.travis.tx.us/jobs

Posting closes on Thursday, 4/11/2013.

Please email Stacy Landry at stacy.landry@co.travis.tx.us to let her know you apply so she can see it online. Thank you.

The requirement for certification in American Sign Language is really mean must be proficient in sign language.

TRAVIS COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:
Interpreter Coordinator for Sign Language Services

SALARY: $42,382.08 – $52,977.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 03/14/13
CLOSING DATE: 04/11/13 11:59 PM

JOB SUMMARY:

Coordinates all phases of activities and functions associated with a social services program or programs. Performs consultative, technical and administrative work in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of a program. Ensures that program goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities. Analyzes program issues, completes policy and program analysis, conducts program research and presents program-related training and education. Typically supervises additional program staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the third in a series of three social services program-related job classifications within the Social Services job family. This classification is responsible for coordinating, participating in and monitoring the activities and functions of a social services program or programs. This classification is distinguished from a Social Services Manager which has responsibility for an entire work unit. The Social Services Program Coordinator typically coordinates larger and more complex programs than a specialist, senior or lead staff position. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*   Coordinates, monitors and evaluates program activities. Devises evaluation methodology and coordinates implementation. Analyzes results and recommends or takes appropriate action.
*   Prepares periodic reports, financial analysis and statistical reports on program activities and program progress.
*   Provides outreach and education about interpreter services and ADA communication accessibility laws. Recruits program participants.
*   Plans, develops and recommends new or revised programs and goals and objectives.
*   Develops and schedules program work plans, oversees daily operations and coordinates program activities.
*   Determines, or assists in determining program priorities.
*   Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods. Monitors and approves program expenditures within established budget. May prepare or assist in preparing proposals for funding or funding continuation.
*   Serves as technical consultant for program and related policy and provides technical and problem solving assistance on program services. Participates in providing program services to clients.
*   Analyzes and reviews analysis of program and program policy issues.
*   Serves as liaison with, and resource for community outreach and advocacy groups, service providers and others. Coordinates, improves and stimulates interest in the program and recruits program participants.
*   Plans, develops and conducts program-related educational sessions and training. Speaks to community and other groups.
*   Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly related field AND five (5) years experience in social services or a directly related field, including experience coordinating a program;

OR,

Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
American Sign Language (ASL) Certification
Valid Texas Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

*   Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
*   Program coordination and oversight techniques.
*   Policies, practices and procedures within area of assignment.
*   Federal, State and Local program laws and requirements.
*   Advocacy groups, social service providers and community outreach organizations.
*   Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.

Skill in:

*   Program planning, development, monitoring and evaluation.
*   Conducting education and training sessions and public speaking presentations.
*   Referring clients to appropriate social services organizations and programs.
*   Problem-solving and decision-making.
*   Monitoring and recommending program expenditures.
*   Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

*   Coordinate, supervise and evaluate program staff and activities.
*   Analyze, research and evaluate findings.
*   Prepare administrative and statistical reports.
*   Serve as technical consultant and liaison.
*   Work with clients to facilitate access to social services programs and resources.
*   Work independently.
*   Manage time well and meet timelines.
*   Communicate effectively.
*   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, community

WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER INFORMATION:

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, repetitive motion, driving, client/customer contact, and squatting to perform the essential functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
Works some nights

Location: 2201 Post Road, Austin

Department: Health & Human Services

Criminal, Education & Employment Background Check Required

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.traviscountyjobs.org/

The Internal Revenue Service has an announcement open under WWW.USAJOBS.gov for a Sign Language Interpreter that I would appreciate you pass on the information to any available candidates that may be interested in applying for the position.

Announcement: 13CE5-WIX0472-1040-11-NR

Overview

Organization:
Internal Revenue Service
Department:
Wage and Investment
Position Title:
INTERPRETER (SIGN LANGUAGE)
Open Period:
03/04/2013 to 03/19/2013

Location of position is at the Brookhaven Campus, located in Holtsville, New York
Salary is between $ 64,729.00 to $ 84,146.00 – Work Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Thank you

Louanne E Cheadle
Lead HR Specialist
Internal Revenue Service
Employment Center East, Section 5
phone 631 654-6839
fax 631 654-6114

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2013

DeafDigest special weekend edition, March 22, 2013

 

— hiring the deaf to work on early day computers

Mary Gospodarek, not deaf, passed away last week. During the fifties,
as a young woman, she operated her own grant-writing business.
Her obituary said that she hired Gallaudet students to work with
computers. They were hired for one reason – noise from big
computers did not bother them. These big computers filled up
big rooms. What did the Gallaudet students do? Did they work on data
entry, or as computer operators or as programmers? Many deaf people
were hired to work on computers – but mostly as data entry operators.

 
— a sinkhole at a school for the deaf!

heavy rains in the Danville, Kentucky area created a sinkhole on the
property of the Kentucky School for the Deaf. A sinkhole is scary as
we read a story of a man who died, falling into a Florida sinkhole
and could not be rescued. Fortunately the firefighters and the town
public works department came to the school to fill in the sinkhole
– and it is not a threat anymore. The sinkhole was small and about
6 feet deep. It was located at a remote part of the campus, not
near buildings or campus foot traffic.

 

— the blind helping the deaf

in Oklahoma, a group of blind veterans are being trained to
become relay operators – in order to help deaf veterans
make telephone calls. A big donation from a veteran has made
possible this Veterans Workshop Class for these training classes

 

 
03/17/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

03/17/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 20 March 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 20, 2013

 

— noise preventing hard of hearing person from learning ASL?

A hard of hearing person enrolled at a community college to
learn ASL. He dropped out, saying he had a hard time learning
ASL because the classroom noise interfered with his use of
his hearing aid. DeafDigest wonders if it was hearing
students clowning around and making noises behind the back of
the deaf ASL deaf teacher?

 

— proposed new interpreter bill may scare unlicensed interpreters

many interpreters are not certified. A legislator in Arkansas
has proposed a new bill that would fine $500 for interpreters
without certificates and $1,000 for agencies that hire unqualified
interpreters. Will this bill pass? Just stay tuned!

 

— Marlee Matlin and these new deaf actors

Marlee Matlin is the most famous deaf actress. Many deaf actors
look up to her. She said many of them ask her in a subtle way
on how to do scenes, but they don’t ask her how to act. She also
said they are proud of their acting skills and that she “has no
right to tell them how to act.”

 

— a kidnapped deaf boy trapped between two feuding nations

A 14-year old deaf boy, a resident of Sudan, was kidnapped
by the South Sudan fighters last April. They would not release
him to his Sudanese parents. It took a difficult meeting recently
between fighters, tribal leaders and officials of both nations
to agree on peace terms before the deaf boy could be released.
The deaf boy did nothing wrong, but was at the wrong place
at the wrong time.

 

— deaf character in new movie “Dead Man Down”?

Dead Man Down is a new movie shown in movie houses everywhere.
Isabelle Huppert plays the role of Valentine Louzon, a deaf woman,
in the movie. Yet one movie critic complained that there was
nothing about the character being deaf; she functioned the same
as others in the movie, talking normally. Why describe her
as deaf if she does nothing that a deaf person would do?

 

03/17/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

03/17/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 17 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 17, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-facial-expressions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hawaiian-sign-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/
http://deafdigest.com/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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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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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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this just in –

Dakota Meyer, a junior at Iowa School for the Deaf, is #1
in the state in the 2013 Poetry Out Loud Iowa state competition.
The winner then advances to the next round, competing against
winners of other states. This competition is sponsored by the
National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Top stories about the deaf:

In a software competition between high tech teams from universities
in California, the winner was CSUN. Their software was a pager that
would alert the deaf to different kinds of noise around us. It
is not known, however, if there were deaf members of the CSUN
team or if it was an all-hearing team that decided what was
best for us?

The CNN is saying they do not need to caption their video
clips on their web site. And compounding this their attorneys
are arguing that captioning violates the first Amendment rights!

Cheng Yi-chia, a deaf pastry chef, was featured in the Taipei
Times, as a successful owner of his bakery and cafe in
New Taipei City. His business grew from an on-line operation
to a store front operation. Working behind the scenes are
family members that perform various functions.

Every bowler, both deaf and hearing, dream of bowling a
perfect 300 game. The latest deaf bowler to achieve this
feat is Scott Frye, Morganton, NC. After his 300 game in
league play, he continued to bowl strikes in the second
game but nerves got the best of him and he finished with
a respectable 186 score. The owner of the bowling alley
said it was the third time such a feat took place there.

Mamoru Samuragochi, Osaka, Japan, is a deaf composer,
described as a modern-day Beethoven. His latest CD
work, Hiroshimam has sold 85,000 copies, considered
impressive whereas 10,000 sold copies would be
considered satisfactory.

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DEAF ONE-THIRD, ONE-THIRD, ONE-THIRD GROUPS
One-third, one-third and one-third groups?
What is it?
Of deaf people that graduate from Gallaudet and
from NTID, then it is one-third, one-third and
one-third!
One third of these people you will see often
at deaf clubs or at deaf bowling leagues or
at deaf picnics or at deaf churches, etc.
One third of these people you see once every
five or ten years. They rarely go out and mingle
with the deaf.
One third of these people just disappear. We
don’t know if they are still alive or have died!

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/

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

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CDI AND A DI

What is the difference between a CDI (certified deaf interpreter)
and a DI (deaf interpreter)?

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-interpreter-definitions/

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ANTI-DEAF JOB APPLICANTS AND THE LIE DETECTOR EXAM?
The police chief of Coopertown, a small town in
Tennessee, is using a lie detector exam for one
reason. He wants to know if job applicants are
racists. He will not hire them if they are racists.
DeafDigest editor wonders. Could a lie detector
exam be used to find out if job applicants are
anti-deaf? If they are, maybe they should not be
hired!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

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

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

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

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WORKING ON SIGNS FOR SCIENCE IN BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
Audrey Cameron, the first deaf winner of a doctorate degree
in Scotland, has an ambitious project.
She is working with the British Sign Language Glossary Team
to develop signs for science words in sign language. This project
is based at the Scottish Sensory Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
Her doctorate is in Chemistry.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/polite-hearing-rude-with-deaf/

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

APPRECIATING A LOYAL FAN
Many deaf people are sports fans; they root for their favorite
teams.
Here is an interesting story. Luke Brenes, who is deaf, is a loyal
fan of the Charlotte Checkers pro hockey team in North Carolina.
His loyalty has become known to the Checkers management. As a result
the team has shown its appreciation – by raising funds and donating
money to an agency serving the deaf in the area.
We do not see that much happening among deaf fans and favorite
teams elsewhere in the nation!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Michigan Deaf Association

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/michigan-deaf-association/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

fell on deaf ears

a critic wrote in a web posting:

no one has deaf ears no matter if the person is deaf or is
hearing. The ears itself is not deaf; it is the person that
is deaf (or is not deaf)!

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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The “Switched at Birth” all-ASL episode was the first
successful deaf TV program we ever had. Correct?

A. No. The national Deaf Community was thrilled about the
successful deaf made-for-TV movie – the 1985 airing
of “Love is never Silent” that starred deaf actors
Ed Waterstreet and Phyllis Frelich. A deaf woman – Julianna
Julianna Fjeld owned the rights to the movie title and
negotiated with the producers to make this movie a reality.

It is so easy for the Deaf Community to dwell on our present
successes and to forget the past successes!

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:

Driving

Many of us used to drive.

Mostly those of us who have Usher Syndrome Type II.

We lost our ability to retain our license sometime during adulthood.

This varies from individual to individual.

Most of us could not drive at night, since we cannot see in the dark.

Deciding when to stop driving is very emotional.

I voluntarily stopped driving because of several near hits.

Though I stopped driving, I didn’t return my driver’s license until after my 4 kids obtained theirs! My kids appreciated sitting next to the blind guy instead of their nervous wreck mother!

Usher Syndrome friends, drive safely-these important decisions are yours.

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that we have housing units for deaf senior citizens in every
major American city, instead of just in a few cities.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1996 – the national spelling bee competition involved
a deaf participant. The competition staff had to make
slight accommodations for that deaf participant. No, the
participant did not win.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Said National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders –

Nine out of every 10 children born deaf have parents who can hear

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Purdue – Drew Mingo; played the game of her life to
help her team win the Big Ten tournament championship

– Texas A & M – Jordan King, SR, women’s swimming; has completed
her swimming career

– Tulane – Kristen Ates, SR, women’s swimming; has completed
her swimming career as an outstanding swimmer

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; 22-10 for the season at 174
class; will face Austin Gabel (Virginia Tech, 19-11) at the
2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships; March 21-23

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; stats are
not posted so no idea of her performances

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Elite Deaf Athletes

– Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies;
was 0-14 throughout the World Baseball Classic with the
Canadian team

– Derrick Coleman, practice roster, Seattle Seahawks, NFL

– Chris Colwill, USA diving; waiting for the diving season to
start

– Lilly Cook, Australia, greyhound racing trainer; still at it

– Matt Cook, Albury-Wodonga Steamers, Australian rugby minor league;
still at it

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Deaf Sports Library

2013 Deaf Schools Basketball All-American honors

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-all-american-basketball-honors/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Supervisor
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

more information at:
http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/apps/jobs/show_job.jsp?REC_ID=12085

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Tenure track faculty position
teaching Spanish
Gallaudet’s department of World Languages and Cultures
Washington, DC

Tenure track faculty position in Spanish in Gallaudet’s department of World Languages and Cultures.

The link to the job post is:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=University+Faculty#UF-130207135910

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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position opening
clinical psychology faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical
psychology faculty position opening. The position description and
application information can be found at http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Tania
Thomas-Presswood, School Psychology Program Director at
mailto:Tania.Thomas-Presswood@Gallaudet.edu

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

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

Walden School Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
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/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

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position opening
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, Maeyland

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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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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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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The New York Foundling (the “Foundling”) is one of the oldest, largest and most well-respected human services agencies in New York. Established as a home for abandoned children, the Foundling has been saving children, preserving families, and building communities since 1869. We have over 1300 employees located in every borough of New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties and in Puerto Rico.

Supervisors will be responsible for overseeing a team of social workers, ensuring that required family, court and school contacts are made; managing and reviewing the timely completion of all required documentation; advising social workers the families’ need for services; attending treatment team meetings, and other hearings; completing evaluations and disciplinary reports for staff, as necessary; completing field work and court appearances on uncovered cases, as necessary.

Requirements:

Masters Degree in Social Work or related field. LMSW/LCSW a plus. Candidates with an MA/MS in a related area and several years of experience may be considered at the discretion of the agency.
3-5 years of child welfare experience and 1-2 years of supervisory experience required.
24-hour on-call availability for team members, parents and children.
Excellent communication skills.
English/Spanish a plus.
ASL required
We invite you to join our dedicated & diverse workforce by applying directly online through our website — http://www.nyfoundling.org/get-involved/job-opportunities – or by sending your resume along with cover letter to jobs@nyfoundling.org or 212-727-6805 (fax).

AA/EOE

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

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered
medical 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. The Health Specialist will receive
comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of available services
and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service providers, and
work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support progress towards
their health goals.

Specific duties are as follows:

. Work directly with clients to identify their needs, create service
plans, and establish connections to appropriate medical and social services,
including full medical care, peer support, housing, and the like;

. Work with clients one-on-one to ensure they understand their
prognosis, are adhering to treatment plans, and are able to manage their
conditions;

. Advocate on behalf of clients for communication access at
appointments and meetings according to clients’ communication needs and
preferences;

. Advocate on behalf of clients at medical appointments and meetings
with providers to ensure mutual understanding between clients and their
providers, and that clients are empowered to make informed decisions for
themselves;

. Monitor clients’ progress through VP, phone calls, emails, and
in-person meetings,

. Collaborate with clients’ other service providers to maximize
benefits to clients;

. Document service activity in progress notes and submit monthly
data reports to DPH;

. Attend supervision meetings, and trainings as required;

. Work as part of a team to plan and execute Project HOPE’s Annual
Health Fair;

. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed; and

. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications: BA 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 a list of 3 work-related references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

<mailto:athompson@deafinconline.org> athompson@deafinconline.org

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

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted by:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

215 Brighton Avenue

Allston, MA 02134

Tel: 617-206-4215 (VP)

Fax: 617-254-7091

Main: 617-254-4041

athompson@deafinconline.org

DEAF, Inc.

Position Announcement

Title: Program: Independent Living Program Administrative Assistant
(20-30hrs/week)

20hrs Boston Office based / 10hrs Salem office Based

Duties: To provide direct administrative support to the Independent Living
program and IL Program staff

in accomplishing the goals of the Independent Living Program.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

. Assist Program Director and Assistant Director in operating the IL
program

. Making and receiving phone calls related to program operations

. Setup and coordinate meetings, trainings, workshops, etc.

. Assist with and follow up on request for Information and Referral;

. Maintain paperwork and documents used by IL Department Staff
including intake packages, applications for financial assistance for
technology, etc.

. Administrative support, including filing, typing, copying, and
updating files,

. Follow up on request for assistive technology for identified
consumers – including preparation, coordination, application, explanations.

. Conduct program intake as appropriate.

. Assist with data collection, collation, database maintenance, and
preparation for reports.

. Assist with drafting documents; editing; translating

. Deliver monthly invoices, reports, and any other documents etc. as
needed.

. Assist with preparing for, and taking meeting minutes or notes as
required.

. Assist with monthly newsletter preparation, and distribution.

. Assist with ordering of program supplies and tracking

. Other duties of similar nature

Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in the area of deafness, human services, or a
related field and two years related experience with Deaf adults strongly
preferred.

. Fluency in ASL or ability to communicate or ability to become fluent
quickly, fluency in English.

. Strong organizational skills, ability to use computers especially MS
Word, Excel, etc.

. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as
part of a team.

. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people.

. Experiential involvement within the Deaf community.

Supervision: Reports to IL Assistant Director

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and list
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

athompson@deafinconline.org

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

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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DeafDigest – 17 March 2013

DeafDigest Blue – March 17, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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this just in –

possibly one of Sen. Tom Harkin’s most important pieces of
legislation before he winds down his Capitol Hill career
was his introduction of the Air Carriers Access Act Amendments. This would require airlines to turn on captions on flights. How many times have we, the deaf, been bored watching in-flight movies
thanks to lack of captions! Yet – with a caution, this act
may not work with foreign-bound air trips on foreign airlines!

Top stories about the deaf:

We, in USA, pretty much enjoy watching captions on our DVDs.
Not that so in Australia! Legislation is lacking in Australia
to require captions on DVDs, and many deaf Australians are
angry about it. It was a big issue in a recent web blog.

The town of Englewood in Colorado reached settlement with the
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. The issue was failure to
provide an interpreter for a deaf person during an arrest two
years ago, plus handcuffing him, restricting his ability to
communicate via gestures.

A deaf housing unit is becoming a reality in Lafayette, Louisiana
with the Village Du Lac Family Apartments for the senior citizens,
the disabled and the deaf. An agency – Deaf Action Center – is
located within the residential complex.

A tour of the British Parliament was given to members of the
Harrow Asian Deaf Club in Westminster. They were given
the tour because of their contributions to the deaf community.

We remember the scandal some years back about a deaf Mexican
peddling ring in New York City. And it has surfaced this week
that nearly 400 Chinese suspects have been arrested for
forcing the deaf to commit crimes. They were recruited with
promises of good jobs only to be forced to steal against their will.

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ABUSIVE DEAF EMAIL MESSAGES
From time to time DeafDigest editor receives abusive
email messages from a few deaf people.
DeafDigest editor has noticed one thing – that these few
deaf people have serious problems with their life – in trouble
with law, problems making friends, problems with their spouses,
problems with their jobs, etc, etc.
Do happy deaf people send abusive emails? Or is it unhappy
deaf people that send abusive emails?
Don’t know – it is a good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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more information at:
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A BIG KETCHUP HASSLE
You go to a fast food restaurant with your hearing
friend.
But before you enter the counter to place your order,
your hearing friend excuses himself to use his cell phone.
You point and gesture and tell the counter person that
you order a hamburger.
The counter person says something you do not understand,
and you tell him you are deaf. The counter person stubbornly
repeats the same thing and you continue to tell him you are
deaf.
So much hassle. You get tired of it – so you run to your
hearing friend and grab him towards the counter to find out
what the counter person was saying.
He was just asking – do you want ketchup? Frustrating
and embarrassing? Yes – but why didn’t the counter person
just point to a ketchup bottle and gesture at it?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

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How to detect Deafphobia?

Deafphobia is hearing person’s fear of mingling with the deaf

visit:
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A 7-WEEK POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING COURSE FOR THE DEAF
The Burbank Police Academy just completed its 7-week
training course with members of the Deaf Community as well
as of the Armenian Community in audience.
The purpose was to show them the inside operations of a
police department as well as to demonstrate what police officers
do in cases of need.
At the end of the 7-week course, a deaf participant said he
understood much better on what police officers do.
Burbank is a suburb of Los Angeles in California.

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GIVING TO THE DEAF
The Marina Bay Sands is a casino/resort in Singapore, described
as a first class operation.
This resort just gave about $115,000 (in USA dollars) to the
Singapore Association for the Deaf.
This money will be used to pay for interpreters for the deaf
as well as to hire more interpreters.
Do we see such Las Vegas casinos giving that much money to the deaf?
We are talking about MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Bally’s Las Vegas,
Caesar’s Palace, etc?
Probably not!

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

is sign language the same everywhere in the world?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen how stenocaptioners must enter every word in their
dictionaries in order for those words to translate properly.
Sometimes a captioner may enter a word into his or her dictionary,
and that captioner may not be aware on the spur of the moment while
captioning at speeds of over 200 words per minute that a particular
entry is in the dictionary.

An example of this might be if the captioner has entered the
following entries in his or her dictionary:

TKEF=deaf

SEUT=sit

A sentence may come up something like:

“Do the deaf sit in the section with the sign language interpreter?”

Because the captioner is writing phonetically and not spelling words
out letter by letter, the captioner may also have the following entry
in his or her dictionary:

TKEF/SEUT=deficit

If that were the case, the sentence would now translate as:

“Do the deficit in the section with the sign language interpreter?”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being handed a menu in Braille at a restaurant upon
seating hostess realizing you are deaf

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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DeafLaw

One part of ADA is where disability law attorneys do not agree –

it says if a deaf person applies for a job and asks for an
interpreter, it is up to the employer to determine if this
interpreter accommodation is reasonable!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Overdue but still better than nothing. The FCC
announced its new “Accessibility Handbook” to ensure
that the disabled, the deaf included, are first class
citizens as far as FCC needs are concerned.
What is interesting is that FCC cited Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as the rationale for
this Accessibility Handbook. Not the Act itself but the
timing – 30 years after this Act, the handbook has
become a reality. Such thirty long years!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What happens if a group of educators of the deaf
heard about a scandal, and a meeting broke out?
It took place in Albany, NY, and fortunately
the scandal has nothing to do with the purpose
of the meeting.
It had everything to do with Eliot Spitzer,
and the atmosphere during the 4201 meeting
(group of privately-funded schools for the
deaf in the state of New York) was tense.
Two positive things came out of the
meeting; that funding should continue to be
in place for these schools. And that the
soon-to-be governor David Paterson, who is
blind, is known to be favorable to the
needs of the disabled, the deaf included.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are many situations where a deaf person, who cannot
hear, is stuck with a group of hearing people, who just don’t
want to hear.

Who is more deafier? The deaf person or the unwilling-to-listen
hearing people?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the doctor’s office, I thought the front desk receptionist asked:

Are you still with Anna?

Anna?  Who?

She actually asked:

Are you still with Aetna (medical insurance)?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Supervisor
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

more information at:
http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/apps/jobs/show_job.jsp?REC_ID=12085

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position opening
Choices for Children Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  The Early Intervention Teacher is responsible to provide hearing services to infants, toddlers, and their families in their home or day care setting. Maintains collaborative relationship with Service Coordinators and IFSP team members from other disciplines.  Evaluates students using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessments.  Provides in-service workshops to county and provider agencies.  Supports the Mentor Program by utilizing deaf mentors as role models during visits to home and day care centers.  Maintains current data files for children for whom services are provided then submits the data to program coordinator weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, deaf education, and one year of full-time or full-time equivalent experience working directly with preschool children with deafness and their families.  Certification in Deaf Education preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); “Intermediate” level skills are preferred at hire.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Survival Plus”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life  insurance.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        Until Filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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Job Opening
Employment Specialist/ Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation- Div. Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah

Salary Range: $18.90 – $31.65
Application Period: 2/25/2013 – 3/18/2013

Full time with full benefits

Job Description:
Increase job opportunities for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by matching job seekers to potential employers based on individual’s skills and qualifications; conducting job readiness assessments and developing employment plans; building and maintaining relationships with companies and job seekers; providing support to employers including educating about work incentives, accommodation technology, tax credits, and other job supports; teach employment search strategies to job seekers one-on-one and in group setting.  American Sign Language skills is required.

For a detailed position description and to apply, please visit http://statejobspostings.utah.gov/rehabilitation-program-specialist/job/3681771
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Job description
Lead Social Worker (LSW, LPC, LCSW)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
Corpus Christi, TX

Experienced Lead Social Worker needed for full service agency that provides social, employment and recreational programs and services to a large population of deaf and hard of hearing people in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. Consumers are primarily adults, with occasional activities and events targeted for youth and children. Among the population most needful of social services and case management is that of deaf adults with developmental disabilities (aka .deaf +. or .low functioning deaf.) in the areas of fiscal management, home management, social interactions and safety. The community served includes the Corpus Christi and surrounding area, with expected expansion to areas served by other agency programs: the area between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley region. Note: as a general rule, DHHC does not provide ongoing counseling for those with severe psychiatric/behavioral needs. Reports to the DHHC Executive Director.

Requirements: –    Masters Degree in Social Work with licensing (Medicaid and private insurance billable)
–    At least 2 years post-licensing experience, including billing requirements
–    Fluency in ASL, English, PSE and MLS (minimal language skills communication)
–    Experience with deaf adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those from Latino cultures, those with college experience/goals, those with minimal education/daily living skills, etc.
–    At least 3 years experience in social work settings . 2 with deaf people of varying educational and communicational characteristics
–    Familiarity with case management/social work/assessment documents, functions and reports
–    Ability to provide assessments/assessment support for eligibility standards for state, private and other systems
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others, often under stress
–    Experience in/ability to supervise others (interns, direct service staff, etc.) and teach basic methods and tasks
–    Experience and skill in both independent and teamwork activities

Job Duties: –    Provide social services/case management for up to 50+ consumers/families
–    Provide individual or couple/family counseling for non-psychiatric matters (primarily for adults)
–    Serve as agency liaison to MHMR, DARS and other community and public agencies for policy and community service matters
–    Conduct/assist in Assessments for MHMR, DARS and other systems for consumer eligibility and/or diagnosis
–    Oversee and assure integrity of agency Intake forms and procedure, case notes and related documents and files
–    Work with staff and partner agencies to establish and conduct group sessions for topics of interest to consumers and/or families
–    Generate accurate Reports for internal purposes and for grant or other funding entities
–    Train and oversee staff efforts with social services/human services
–    Additional duties as directed

Compensation: from $38+ . DOE

Agency benefits: Base Health Insurance Plan (employee pays 1/4)
Dental, Vision and AFLAC available – employee self-pay

Additional Benefits: At least 2 professional Social Work/CEU mini-conferences/sessions per year paid by DHHC, with approval of E.D.

Note: 3 professional letters of recommendation will be required for this position. DHHC requires Background checks for criminal, SSA and DMV records

– no position engagement is final until Record Checking is complete.

Letters of Interest/Resume to:

Mary E. Wambach, Executive Director

FAX: (361-993-4271) or email: mailto:mewambach@deaf-hh.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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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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The Internal Revenue Service has an announcement open under WWW.USAJOBS.gov for a Sign Language Interpreter that I would appreciate you pass on the information to any available candidates that may be interested in applying for the position.

Announcement: 13CE5-WIX0472-1040-11-NR

Overview

Organization:
Internal Revenue Service
Department:
Wage and Investment
Position Title:
INTERPRETER (SIGN LANGUAGE)
Open Period:
03/04/2013 to 03/19/2013

Location of position is at the Brookhaven Campus, located in Holtsville, New York
Salary is between $ 64,729.00 to $ 84,146.00 – Work Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Thank you

Louanne E Cheadle
Lead HR Specialist
Internal Revenue Service
Employment Center East, Section 5
phone 631 654-6839
fax 631 654-6114

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and review on a monthly basis, aging
invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and AP/GL reconciliations are
performed. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), prepare
excel expense detail for program managers and work with funders on invoice
inquires.

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

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet,
complete weekly deposits, perform bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks quarterly.

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and list
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

athompson@deafinconline.org

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

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Specialist
Posted by: “Gloria Farr” gloriafarr@gmail.com mellowfield
Date: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:23 pm ((PDT))

Hi****

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Please click the link below a *job opportunity* at ****Worcester** **
Recovery** **Center**** and Hospital! The position is *Deaf Services
Communications Specialist*. Also spread the word!****

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The person should be *Deaf, willing to educate the hospital about Deaf
Culture and teach ASL in addition to communication facilitating for
patients. We would like a CDI to fill this role*! We are a fun team to work
with. J****

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The deadline is *Friday March 29th* so please apply as soon as possible. If
you have any questions or haven.t heard back from Human Resources, you can
contact Daniel Lambert at Daniel.lambert@state.ma.us or me at
Gloria.farr@state.ma.us.****

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Posting ID: J34712****

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Agency: Dept. of Mental Health****

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Functional Title: Deaf Services Communications Specialist****

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View this job at
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postingId=J34712
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MORGAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Classified Employee Job Posting
Posted February 2013
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Department: Special Education
Number of Positions: 1
Location(s) of Job: Morgan School District
Salary Schedule: Certificated Sign Language Interpreter ($14.30 . $17.73)
Closure: Open until filled.
GENERAL FUNCTION
The successful candidate will work with one or more deaf student(s) enrolled in the
Morgan School District. Their specific responsibility will be to exchange information between the teacher and the student using American Sign Language. The candidate will also work with other students to assist the teacher and help the student with socialization in the school.
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Jobs Reporting to this Title: None
Supervisor’s Title: SPED Teacher; Building Administrator; District SPED Director
REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employee must demonstrate the following work habits:
a. Positive attendance record including being at work on time each day.
b. The ability to get along with co-workers, teachers, students, and administrators.
c. A strong work ethic.
d. The ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
e. The ability to maintain confidentiality.
2. Employee must be a high school graduate with the ability to read, write, and do basic arithmetic at the high school level.
3. Employee must possess a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
1. May be assigned other reasonable duties at the discretion of the supervisor.
2. Work hours are limited to days that student attends school and requires an interpreter as decided by teachers of record and the IEP team.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Physical Requirements–Not limited to the following:
1. Interpret through required settings including in classes and assemblies that may require standing for extended periods of time.
2. Lift up to 40 pounds.
3. Have the ability to be around a variety of students.
Educational Requirements:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Knowledge & Ability:
1. Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting.
2. Interprets students’ questions and statements.
3. Interprets for school functions as assigned.
4. Adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students.
5. Tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor.
6. Follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters.
7. Participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team.
8. Assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed.
9. Communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist regarding student progress and concerns.
10. Follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist.
11. Be willing to improve signing skills through in-services and additional classes.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
13. The successful candidate must have a successful completion of criminal background check.
Job-Related Experience:
Experience as an educational interpreter is preferred but not required.
Licenses/Certification:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Machines, Tools & Equipment Used: Computers and other educational equipment

If you are interested in a position for Morgan Schools, please call 801.829.3411 or E-Mail rkilmer@morgansd.org

DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and

review on a monthly basis, aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed,
and AP/GL reconciliations are performed.

. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly invoicing
(based on contract budget,

determine what we can bill, and ensure all billable expenses are
copied/included in monthly invoicing),

. prepare excel expense detail for program managers and work with
funders on invoice inquires.

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of

amount charged to each department for each position and make payroll journal
entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, complete
weekly deposits,

. perform bank reconciliation, and manage outstanding checks
quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders.

. Ensure compliance with funder requirements, GAAP, regulations and
agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness.

. Make recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

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

audit assistance and preparation.

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

Supervision:

This position reports to Director of Finance and Administration.

Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years
similar experience required.

. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.

. Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the
ability to learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills.

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to
work cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required.

. Ability to function independently with little supervision.

. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

. Must be proficient with Excel, financial systems, General Ledger and
data exporting.

. Ability to read legal contracts and take complex financial issues
and interpret for program staff.

. Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

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

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

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

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

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DeafDigest – 15 March 2013

DeafDigest weekend special edition, March 15, 2013

 

— deaf enjoying a meal at a nice restaurant

for the deaf and for the hearing, eating experience at a nice
restaurant may be different. Deaf people require menu accessibility,
good lights, ease in communicating with waiters, and perfect vision
lines at dining tables. For the hearing – it often is music!
Background music is important to restaurant owners even though
hearing patrons don’t think about it. If a hearing group leaves
the restaurant in a bad mood, wrong music is blamed! Just different
with the deaf.

 
— the lucky future deaf major league baseball pitcher

when the famous deaf pitcher Dummy Taylor (1900-1908)
had a bad inning, the manager would come to him on the mound
and communicate in gestures. This year there is a new rule in
Major League Baseball – that an interpreter can come with the
coach to the mound to discuss something with the foreign-language
speaking pitchers (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, etc). This
means a future deaf pitcher can use ASL to communicate with his coach
and the interpreter on the mound during the time out. Taylor was
not so lucky in his days.

 

— a British telephone company won’t help a deaf man

Derek Newby, a deaf British man, lives in a small town. The telephone
and email communications network crashed in his town. Derek is not
able to use his email to communicate. Hearing neighbors can get by with
cell phones, but Derek cannot. He and the neighbors have complained
to the telephone company, but was told it takes two months to get
the phone line fixed. Derek is very angry. He is 88 years old and
would not be able to contact hospitals, doctors, police for his
medical needs.

 

03/10/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

03/10/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

DeafDigest – 13 March 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 13, 2013

 

– the special St Patrick’s Day parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh is special. Leading
the parade is Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Pittsburgh. The young woman
is Maggie Donaldson. She is deaf and attends Western Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf (WPSD). It is the first time a deaf woman is
honored as the Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Pittsburgh in the 50 year
history of the parade! All the more reason for WPSD to go green
with pride!

 
– the Big irony with the Switched at Birth all-ASL episode

There is a big irony with the Switched at Birth all-ASL episode.
Music was turned on throughout the episode! Why music if the purpose
of the all-ASL, no-voice episode was to show the hearing world what
Deaf World is all about?

 

– a lost deaf girl finally found 12 years later!

12 years ago, 15-year old deaf Galiman Ahmad boarded a bus for
a 365 mile trip in India, planning to meet her family upon arrival.
Unfortunately she got on the wrong bus, and arrived at the wrong
city. Lost and confused, she could not communicate with the
police nor with social workers. Her frantic family did not know
where she was and looked for her for 12 years. Just last week
a hard working police officer was able to find her family
for a long-delayed reunion. This lost 15-year old girl is
now a 27 year old woman. Hard to believe that it is happening
in India.

 

– hearing spelling bee contests unfair to the deaf!

Every year schools have spelling bee contests, and the best
spellers will take part at the national Spelling Bee competition.
How can the deaf compete if they can’t hear the words that
need to be spelled? It is same as charades. For example, if
the word is quiche, then the interpreter will have to sign
“egg pie” and the deaf student must guess that it is quiche,
but if he guesses wrong – such as omelette or scrambled eggs,
he is out of the contest. So unfair!

 

– a nightmare in a mainstream program

In a small town, a teacher of a mainstreamed program quit
last September. The school board advertised everywhere for
a new teacher and cannot find one. In the meantime, the substitute
teachers perform as “baby sitters” while the deaf kids play with
iPads all day. The parents are not too happy about it. The
school board is also not too happy about it. DeafDigest does not
want to identify the state and the county in this story.

 
03/10/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

03/10/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 10 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 10, 2013
Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every MondayAmerica’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Department of Justice is looking into Denver for
not providing interpreters for the deaf in prisons.
A deaf burglar filed the lawsuit for that reason.

Alabama School for the Deaf, with its Silent Warriors mascot was declared the winner of the USA TODAY High School Sports Best Mascot Contest among Alabama high schools. The deaf school
will compete with other 50 state winners in the second round, among six regions.

There is a push in New Zealand to make young people aware of
Deaf Culture and the New Zealand Sign Language. Helping the
push is distribution of over 1,000 sign language books
in school libraries. And Deaf Information cards are being
distributed among businesses and organizations.

The Genesis HealthCare reached agreement with the Office of
Civil Rights, promising to provide interpreters for deaf patients.
This lawsuit was prompted by a complaint from a deaf patient
that the request for an interpreter was turned down.

The FCC has approved the captioning standards as proposed by the
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for our
on-line content viewing. DeafDigest hopes this translates into
zero spelling errors on captions that we read.

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DEAF FACIAL EXPRESSIONS VS HEARING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Do deaf people read facial expressions better than
hearing people?
A group of deaf students in Utah is having a contest,
called “”Can you Lie To Me?”.
It is about trying to read facial expressions. DeafDigest
editor thinks deaf people read faces better than hearing.

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-facial-expressions/

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

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more information at:
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A SIGN LANGUAGE WILL DIE
A sign language in one part of USA will die in few years.
It is the Hawaii Sign Language (HSL).
HSL is very different from ASL – and it was used for a long
time in Hawaii. Why will it die?
Because only 40 deaf Hawaiians are fluent with it and all
of them are 80 years old. When the last HSL user dies, the language
will die.
Why cannot HSL continue? Because the younger deaf Hawaiians use
ASL, not HSL.
It is always sad when a language dies.

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

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

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A street named after a deaf person

http://deafdigest.com/a-street-named-after-a-deaf-person/

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RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES ASKED TO USE SIGN LANGUAGE
Emily Gabriel, not deaf, is a student of ASL. She is also employed
at the King’s Family Restaurant in Delmont, PA.
Emily was required by the school to teach ASL to a group, and
she selected the restaurant employees for this project.
Her boss supported the idea, and has agreed to a fundraiser. On March 28th, 20 percent of patrons’ checks will go to the
Westmoreland Association of the Deaf. The hostesses and the waiters
will be using the basic signs that day – such as greetings and
menu choices.
Delmont is a small town of 2,500 people about 25 miles away
from Pittsburgh.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/

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

PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN HOLLYWOOD
What job is probably the most important one
in Hollywood (and also on TV programs and also
on Broadway plays)?
It is the make up artist. Make up has nothing to do
with cosmetics, making a face look good – it involves
putting things and stuff on actors to make them look
real for the roles they perform.
Do we have deaf make up artists? DeafDigest editor
interviewed a deaf woman about 25 years ago, but she
is no longer involved in the profession.
There is a new one coming up right now – Tia Albert.
Hopefully she will move up the ladder to become a noted
Hollywood make up artist.

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is Differently abled

Are we the deaf supposed to be so different from
other people that are not deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is the all-signing episode of Switched at Birth, aired
recently considered a landmark on TV?

A. There have been foreign language movies shown on TV,
either subtitled or voiced over in English. We can proudly
place Switched at Birth in the same category.

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:

Spring Forward!

By now your clock has changed one hour forward.

This means more daylight time after dinner!

This helps many of us with Usher Syndrome to enjoy more outings.

It does enhance our mood!

This is a good chance to greet your neighbors as well!

We gain 2 minutes of daylight each day until late fall.

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 angry deaf people stop bashing other angry
deaf people on the social media – twitter, facebook,
blogs, vlogs, etc!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1864 – when Gallaudet opened for business, the required
courses for all students were:

– Language, Ancient and Modern
– Mathematics
– History and Philosophy
– Political Science
– Natural Science

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Interesting set of stats, published in
a recent edition of the New Mexico Progress,
a publication of the New Mexico School for
the Deaf

Re the Parent Infant Child Program –

400 home visits per month

24,500 miles per month

1,000 individual contacts per month

5 member staff

could it be 61.5 miles per visit?

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– East Carolina – Britny Edwards, SR; averaging 9.7 points and 8.2 rebs
per game, as she winds down her collegiate career

– Purdue – Drew Mingo, SR, women’s basketball; her senior season
winding down, she’s one of team leaders in minutes spent on floor per
game and on points per game

– Ryerson (Canada) – Dana Carson, jr, women’s hockey; did not
play in the last game of the season

– Stonehill – Tori Faieta, SO, women’s basketball; team’s 2nd leading
scorer at 12.3 points per game; team’s leading rebounder at 8.0 per game

– Texas A & M – Jordan King, SR, women’s swimming, has completed her
collegiate career

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Elite Deaf Athletes

– Josh Hembrough, hurdles, has participated at the USA indoor
track and field championships in the 60 hurdles event

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

– Terrance Cantrell, state champion lifter, Utah; no recent updates

– David Cardamone, Ultimate Fighter, Oklahoma; no updates on him

– Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, WNBA, waiting for the season to
start

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all time elite NTID athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Tenure track faculty position
teaching Spanish
Gallaudet’s department of World Languages and Cultures
Washington, DC

Tenure track faculty position in Spanish in Gallaudet’s department of World Languages and Cultures.

The link to the job post is:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=University+Faculty#UF-130207135910

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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position opening
clinical psychology faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical
psychology faculty position opening. The position description and
application information can be found at http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Tania
Thomas-Presswood, School Psychology Program Director at
mailto:Tania.Thomas-Presswood@Gallaudet.edu

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

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

Walden School Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
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/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
position.

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position opening
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, Maryland

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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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, Inc.

Position Announcement

Title: Program: Independent Living Program Administrative Assistant
(20-30hrs/week)

20hrs Boston Office based / 10hrs Salem office Based

Duties: To provide direct administrative support to the Independent Living
program and IL Program staff

in accomplishing the goals of the Independent Living Program.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

. Assist Program Director and Assistant Director in operating the IL
program

. Making and receiving phone calls related to program operations

. Setup and coordinate meetings, trainings, workshops, etc.

. Assist with and follow up on request for Information and Referral;

. Maintain paperwork and documents used by IL Department Staff
including intake packages, applications for financial assistance for
technology, etc.

. Administrative support, including filing, typing, copying, and
updating files,

. Follow up on request for assistive technology for identified
consumers – including preparation, coordination, application, explanations.

. Conduct program intake as appropriate.

. Assist with data collection, collation, database maintenance, and
preparation for reports.

. Assist with drafting documents; editing; translating

. Deliver monthly invoices, reports, and any other documents etc. as
needed.

. Assist with preparing for, and taking meeting minutes or notes as
required.

. Assist with monthly newsletter preparation, and distribution.

. Assist with ordering of program supplies and tracking

. Other duties of similar nature

Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in the area of deafness, human services, or a
related field and two years related experience with Deaf adults strongly
preferred.

. Fluency in ASL or ability to communicate or ability to become fluent
quickly, fluency in English.

. Strong organizational skills, ability to use computers especially MS
Word, Excel, etc.

. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as
part of a team.

. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people.

. Experiential involvement within the Deaf community.

Supervision: Reports to IL Assistant Director

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and list
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

athompson@deafinconline.org

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

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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DeafDigest – 10 March 2013

DeafDigest Blue – March 10, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-family/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-inuit-sign-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular-deaf-leader/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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This just in –

the recent 100-percent ASL-only episode on
Switched at Birth attracted 1.6 million viewers

Top stories about the deaf:

A new deaf retirement home for the deaf in Morganton, NC?
Yes, if the city council is able to sell some property
for that purpose. Talk is that the deaf school is
interested in purchasing the land. Its’ pretty much
all premature talk.

Communicating with the aliens via the internet?
A joke? No, according to Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing
and one the Internet pioneers. In a recent speech he
felt the future internet can be used to get in touch
with the aliens out there in space.

From time to time we heard of captioned radio news,

and while this concept works, it has never really taken
off. Anyway, the newest captioned radio player is
Towson University, near Baltimore, coming up with its
International Center for Accessible Radio Technology.
It was written up in a recent press release.

A perfect example of newspaper ignorance is this statement –

For years, Marlee Matlin was the lone spokesperson for how the deaf can lead normal lives

Marlee certainly was the most visible spokesperson
regarding our deafness issues, but she certainly
was not the lone spokesperson! We have spokespersons
within our organizations – the NAD, the AgBell, the
HLAA, as well as with our state associations and
countless civic organizations. They are our spokespersons
though they lack visibility and high profile.

We have more and more deaf people becoming chefs.
There are newspaper stories on them that come up
frequently. Yet, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
in Colorado has refused to pay for an interpreter for a
deaf culinary arts students. As a result, this school
is facing a discrimination lawsuit.

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

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SUPPORTING AN UNPOPULAR LEADER
Everyone was shocked when Dennis Rodman, a former pro basketball
player who had a reputation as a crazy and a wild man, visited
North Korea and said that dictator Kim Jong-un was a great man!
Has it happened in Deaf Community that someone would say that
a hated and crazy deaf leader was a great person?
Yes. It has happened several times in the past – that the
Deaf Community would protest against their unpopular leader, yet
one person would tell everyone he is a great person.

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

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

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Deaf participants in past TV reality shows

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

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TO KNOW MORE
A senator, who retired from the Capitol Hill last year, survived
many years in politics and won past elections.
When he was asked how he was successful, he said “know more”
about issues than your opponents.
Know more? Yes. There have been few successful deaf people that
survived many years working with hearing people – because he knew
more than them on business issues.

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

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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CITING THE NEEDS OF THE DEAF DURING EMERGENCIES
We have always complained, justifiably so, that we are have been
often ignored during emergencies (hurricanes, floods, earthquakes,
snow storms, etc).
Well, the BMC Health Services Research issued a report that was
published citing our emergency needs, and pointing out that government
levels have an obligation to pay attention to us.

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WELCOMING THE DEAF
More and more restaurants in Japan, especially in Osaka,
are making themselves more welcome to the deaf – either with
waiters that know sign language or with deaf-friendly menus.
Said a deaf patron:

Because I do not understand what is explained about the menu and wine, I hardly dine out at any restaurant

Now he does because the restaurant he likes has become
deaf-friendly.

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being praised:

oh, that was so nice of you to interpret for the deaf person!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we look at a stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary, we see
countless hours of preparation.  Every word must be entered into the
dictionary in order to translate properly.  A captioner might have
the following entries in his or her personal dictionary.

SRAOU=view

TKAEU=day

ROPB=Ron

The captioner may hear a sentence like this where someone was talking
about the crew of a spacecraft:

“The crew planned their ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU with the Space Station.”

This sentence may translate like this:

“The crew planned their Ron day view with the Space Station.”

In order to get this sentence to translate properly, the captioner
would have to have the following entry in his or her dictionary:

ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU=rendezvous

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you are in a group of hearing friends and you start a
dispute with a hearing person in another group. The
angry hearing person discusses this issue with your
deaf friends but leaving you completely out of the
loop – never mind the fact that you started the
dispute!

(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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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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DeafLaw

The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
was not allowed to be stand-alone deaf collegiate
institute in Texas. Why?

Because of a state law that would not allow this to
happen! As a result, it falls under the control of
Howard College

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

One deaf attorney remarked “it is a sad fact of life that
most civil rights have been obtained through litigation.”
He is right. We do have ADA which is supposed to protect
our rights as deaf citizens, but we need to litigate to ensure
that the protection continues.
And we are complaining that we have too many attorneys, and
too many lawsuits!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Doing a remote control deaf medical
operation? What’s this?
David Nuwagaba, a deaf native of Uganda,
had problems with his CI. Rather than to
fly to USA to have his CI problems corrected,
Dr. J. Thomas Roland of the NYU Medical
Center, fixed the problem via remote
control.
We have remote control to fix satellite
problems; we now have remote control to
fix CI problems halfway across the earth!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In Washington, DC there was an ad which said:

your hard to pronounce last name can finally stop haunting you

Hard to pronounce last name? Is the ad really directed at us
because many of us do not speak well?

Well, this ad was for seamless.com

and it says order food online and stop repeating yourself

Still, one cannot wonder if the ad accidentally was
directed at us?

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You purchase a bag of coffee beans at the local
Starbucks. You stand ready to lipread some of these
usual questions like –

do you want a bag?
do you want it ground?
do you want a free coffee?
do you want a receipt?

But the person behind the counter asks

“ar, ar”

Ar, ar?

what is that supposed to mean as “ar ar”
does not fit either of the above expected
responses? You give up and tell the person
that you are deaf?

She immediately says – never mind!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Choices for Children Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  The Early Intervention Teacher is responsible to provide hearing services to infants, toddlers, and their families in their home or day care setting. Maintains collaborative relationship with Service Coordinators and IFSP team members from other disciplines.  Evaluates students using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessments.  Provides in-service workshops to county and provider agencies.  Supports the Mentor Program by utilizing deaf mentors as role models during visits to home and day care centers.  Maintains current data files for children for whom services are provided then submits the data to program coordinator weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, deaf education, and one year of full-time or full-time equivalent experience working directly with preschool children with deafness and their families.  Certification in Deaf Education preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); “Intermediate” level skills are preferred at hire.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Survival Plus”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life  insurance.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        Until Filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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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:

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)

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

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  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 DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

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

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Job Opening
Employment Specialist/ Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation- Div. Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah

Salary Range: $18.90 – $31.65
Application Period: 2/25/2013 – 3/18/2013

Full time with full benefits

Job Description:
Increase job opportunities for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by matching job seekers to potential employers based on individual’s skills and qualifications; conducting job readiness assessments and developing employment plans; building and maintaining relationships with companies and job seekers; providing support to employers including educating about work incentives, accommodation technology, tax credits, and other job supports; teach employment search strategies to job seekers one-on-one and in group setting.  American Sign Language skills is required.

For a detailed position description and to apply, please visit http://statejobspostings.utah.gov/rehabilitation-program-specialist/job/3681771
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Job description
Lead Social Worker (LSW, LPC, LCSW)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
Corpus Christi, TX

Experienced Lead Social Worker needed for full service agency that provides social, employment and recreational programs and services to a large population of deaf and hard of hearing people in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. Consumers are primarily adults, with occasional activities and events targeted for youth and children. Among the population most needful of social services and case management is that of deaf adults with developmental disabilities (aka .deaf +. or .low functioning deaf.) in the areas of fiscal management, home management, social interactions and safety. The community served includes the Corpus Christi and surrounding area, with expected expansion to areas served by other agency programs: the area between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley region. Note: as a general rule, DHHC does not provide ongoing counseling for those with severe psychiatric/behavioral needs. Reports to the DHHC Executive Director.

Requirements: –    Masters Degree in Social Work with licensing (Medicaid and private insurance billable)
–    At least 2 years post-licensing experience, including billing requirements
–    Fluency in ASL, English, PSE and MLS (minimal language skills communication)
–    Experience with deaf adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those from Latino cultures, those with college experience/goals, those with minimal education/daily living skills, etc.
–    At least 3 years experience in social work settings . 2 with deaf people of varying educational and communicational characteristics
–    Familiarity with case management/social work/assessment documents, functions and reports
–    Ability to provide assessments/assessment support for eligibility standards for state, private and other systems
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others, often under stress
–    Experience in/ability to supervise others (interns, direct service staff, etc.) and teach basic methods and tasks
–    Experience and skill in both independent and teamwork activities

Job Duties: –    Provide social services/case management for up to 50+ consumers/families
–    Provide individual or couple/family counseling for non-psychiatric matters (primarily for adults)
–    Serve as agency liaison to MHMR, DARS and other community and public agencies for policy and community service matters
–    Conduct/assist in Assessments for MHMR, DARS and other systems for consumer eligibility and/or diagnosis
–    Oversee and assure integrity of agency Intake forms and procedure, case notes and related documents and files
–    Work with staff and partner agencies to establish and conduct group sessions for topics of interest to consumers and/or families
–    Generate accurate Reports for internal purposes and for grant or other funding entities
–    Train and oversee staff efforts with social services/human services
–    Additional duties as directed

Compensation: from $38+ . DOE

Agency benefits: Base Health Insurance Plan (employee pays 1/4)
Dental, Vision and AFLAC available – employee self-pay

Additional Benefits: At least 2 professional Social Work/CEU mini-conferences/sessions per year paid by DHHC, with approval of E.D.

Note: 3 professional letters of recommendation will be required for this position. DHHC requires Background checks for criminal, SSA and DMV records

– no position engagement is final until Record Checking is complete.

Letters of Interest/Resume to:

Mary E. Wambach, Executive Director

FAX: (361-993-4271) or email: mailto:mewambach@deaf-hh.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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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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MORGAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Classified Employee Job Posting
Posted February 2013
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Department: Special Education
Number of Positions: 1
Location(s) of Job: Morgan School District
Salary Schedule: Certificated Sign Language Interpreter ($14.30 . $17.73)
Closure: Open until filled.
GENERAL FUNCTION
The successful candidate will work with one or more deaf student(s) enrolled in the
Morgan School District. Their specific responsibility will be to exchange information between the teacher and the student using American Sign Language. The candidate will also work with other students to assist the teacher and help the student with socialization in the school.
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Jobs Reporting to this Title: None
Supervisor’s Title: SPED Teacher; Building Administrator; District SPED Director
REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employee must demonstrate the following work habits:
a. Positive attendance record including being at work on time each day.
b. The ability to get along with co-workers, teachers, students, and administrators.
c. A strong work ethic.
d. The ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
e. The ability to maintain confidentiality.
2. Employee must be a high school graduate with the ability to read, write, and do basic arithmetic at the high school level.
3. Employee must possess a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
1. May be assigned other reasonable duties at the discretion of the supervisor.
2. Work hours are limited to days that student attends school and requires an interpreter as decided by teachers of record and the IEP team.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Physical Requirements–Not limited to the following:
1. Interpret through required settings including in classes and assemblies that may require standing for extended periods of time.
2. Lift up to 40 pounds.
3. Have the ability to be around a variety of students.
Educational Requirements:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Knowledge & Ability:
1. Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting.
2. Interprets students’ questions and statements.
3. Interprets for school functions as assigned.
4. Adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students.
5. Tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor.
6. Follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters.
7. Participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team.
8. Assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed.
9. Communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist regarding student progress and concerns.
10. Follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist.
11. Be willing to improve signing skills through in-services and additional classes.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
13. The successful candidate must have a successful completion of criminal background check.
Job-Related Experience:
Experience as an educational interpreter is preferred but not required.
Licenses/Certification:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Machines, Tools & Equipment Used: Computers and other educational equipment

If you are interested in a position for Morgan Schools, please call 801.829.3411 or E-Mail rkilmer@morgansd.org

DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and

review on a monthly basis, aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed,
and AP/GL reconciliations are performed.

. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly invoicing
(based on contract budget,

determine what we can bill, and ensure all billable expenses are
copied/included in monthly invoicing),

. prepare excel expense detail for program managers and work with
funders on invoice inquires.

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of

amount charged to each department for each position and make payroll journal
entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, complete
weekly deposits,

. perform bank reconciliation, and manage outstanding checks
quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders.

. Ensure compliance with funder requirements, GAAP, regulations and
agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness.

. Make recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

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

audit assistance and preparation.

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

Supervision:

This position reports to Director of Finance and Administration.

Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years
similar experience required.

. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.

. Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the
ability to learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills.

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to
work cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required.

. Ability to function independently with little supervision.

. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

. Must be proficient with Excel, financial systems, General Ledger and
data exporting.

. Ability to read legal contracts and take complex financial issues
and interpret for program staff.

. Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

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

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

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

Or email to athompson@deafinconline.org

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DeafDigest – 06 March 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 6, 2013

— Anti-deaf comments same as racism

A past DeafDigest mentioned that British semi pro soccer player Daniel Ailey was mocked by fans because of his deafness. Ailey was so angry that he almost got into a fight with these fans. Anyway in a newspaper story last week he said that anti-deaf comments are the same as racist comments. Ailey is black plus deaf and he knows what racism is all about.

 

 

— A trick to control discussions in hearing meeting

A deaf person in a hearing meeting often has hard time knowing which person is speaking out. Yes, the interpreter will point out the hearing person but hearing people talk fast back and forth.  It is not easy to know who is talking and at same time watching the interpreter. One deaf person has a trick – a rubber ball. The hearing person who speaks out holds the ball and when another hearing person speaks out, the ball is given to him and so on. Makes it easier for the deaf person.

 

 

— Food and Drug Administration approves artificial retina treatment

Artificial retina for the deaf-blind? The FDA has approved a treament, called artificial retina. It could allow some deaf-blind to see the sidewalk, pots on the stove, people, cars, big letters. etc. This experiment started 20 years ago but it had to wait a long time for the government approval.

 

 

— The Deaf Pilots

We have deaf pilots; some of them are members of the Deaf Pilots Association. They meet from time to time at deaf pilot fly-ins to discuss flying and stuff. Well, The Deaf Pilots are going to work on a full length album (musical songs). Do our deaf pilots sing songs together? No. It is The Deaf Pilots, a group of hard rock hearing musicians touring USA and is ready to produce a new musical album. The Deaf Pilots is hearing; the deaf pilots is deaf.

 

 

— Traveling 100 miles to watch a captioned movie!

Do we, in USA, drive 100 miles one way to watch a captioned movie? Probably not – because more and more movie houses have captions one way or other. In Ireland some deaf people are not so fortunate, especially in Laois, a county in the northern part of the nation. The nearest movie house with captions is in Newbridge, 70 miles away and in Dublin, 100 miles away.

 

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

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

DeafDigest – 03 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 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-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-accessibility-specialist/

(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_DDG030313

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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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.

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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This just in –

Because of lack of funding, the Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired
in Whittier, California, closed its doors. The school relied on a dozen school
districts for its funding. And when these districts got tight with their
money, it shut down these funding streams the school depended on. And
at the final meeting, a local TV crew wanted to film the animated
discussions between the parents and school officials. This led to scuffles
that had to broken up by the police.

Top stories about the deaf:

The famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology, across
the river from Boston, was victimized by a deaf relay
message of a gunman was running loose on the campus.
It proved to be a hoax.

The Tribes, a play that featured deaf actor Russell Harvard,
won raves during its New York run. This play is moving
to Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum.

The TED had its TED2013 gathering in Long Beach, CA. TED is an organization whose motto is “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” One of the featured speakers was deaf artist Christine Sun Kim. She has described herself as a sound engineer, actually in reverse – converting real sounds to paintings that show sounds (vibrations, musical symbols, etc).

At University of Colorado Denver, professor Jeffrey Schrader
is well known for his love of art and of art history. When not
busy teaching art, he is working on a book about art. He is
deaf, been deaf all his life. He does not know ASL.

Politics 101 in a deaf social club? You bet! The Olathe Club of the Deaf in Kansas will be hosting Legislative Training
next month. Way back in 1979, Politics 101 for deaf leaders
took place on the Capitol Hill. DeafDigest editor was there
as a young man and it was an awesome learning experience.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DEAFNESS NOT IMPORTANT?
There are stories of future parts for eyes, heart, kidneys,
etc, and also for plastic blood.
Also there are stories of tests of babies for
possible diabetes, cancer, mental problems, etc.
But not one word about deafness! No future parts for
deafness? Yes, we have hearing screening tests for babies
but it was not mentioned in the stories.
So, deafness not important?

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/

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

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Texas Association of the Deaf video history

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/texas-association-of-the-deaf-video-history/

to order:
mailto:david@davideo.tv

questions:
mailto:dfsmithtx@aol.com

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A MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN DEAF COMMUNITY
Who is the most important person in the Deaf
Community?
It is the Deaf Accessibility specialist. He
inspects buildings, restaurants, airports,
railroad stations, stadiums, etc. He makes sure
these facilities are deaf-friendly.
Do we have Deaf Accessibility specialists?
Yes, but not too many of them are around.

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

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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HEARING PATIENTS AND THE DEAF IN THE MEDICAL FIELD
We have read of cases of patients refusing to be
treated by certain members of the medical profession.
A while ago there was a story of deaf members of
the medical profession dealing with discrimination.
Does discrimination extend to hearing patients that
absolutely want to have nothing to do with deaf medical
professions?

THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND THE DEAF
We do not see all-deaf restaurants in USA – but the number
is growing by leaps and bounds in Asia.
The latest is the Xinhuoguo soup restaurant in Bejing. This
eatery has eleven deaf people on the staff.
It is great that employment opportunity for the deaf is better
in restaurants in Asia – just hope that some of them will either
become general managers or buy the restaurant business that they
were weaned on.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf

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

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

he is a formerly deaf person

A formerly deaf person? Meaning an operation made him
a completely hearing person or the assumption that
a CI has made him a hearing person?

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of
your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are there federal laws that protect our rights to use
sign language (and our rights not to use the sign language)?

A. PL 93-112, PL 94-142 and PL 101-336

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:

There are ways to identify things in cabinets.

But some items feel the same but are very different!

For example, the floor detergent Swiffer has several different formulas.

The containers feel like the same shape, except the contents are different.

For persons who have low vision we can often see the different colors.

For persons who are blind, we can put a rubber band(s) around each container.

This way, we can feel which detergent to use for the floor!

Our memory about which number of rubber bands represents which?? That is a different story!

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 big corporations establish deaf-specific hiring
policies

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DeafHistory:

Year 1986 – “Peter Pan” is the first captioned live
program on the BBC in Great Britain

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

44

educational programs for the deaf in New Jersey

80 communities

that the Mountain Lakes Deaf Program (New Jersey)
draw students from

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

— North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, SO, women’s hockey; team’s 4th
leading scorer with 14 goals and 23 assists

— North Texas – Abby McAlpin, incoming fr, women’s swimming; will
join the swimming team next fall

— Ohio Wesleyan – Greg White, SR, basketball; played 27 games, starting 2;
averaging 11 minutes per game; 3.2 points per game; that is it for him in
college basketball

— Old Westbury – Raven Pentz, FR, women’s basketball; started 25 of
her team’s 26 games; team’s leader in most minutes played per game;
averaged 8.0 points per game

— Olivet Nazarene – Samanatha Elam, JR, women’s swimming; has been
winning her freestyle events

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

— Kris Martin, Burlington, Ontario, auto racer; waiting for warm
weather to kick in

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

— Sean Midnight, pro wrestler, Great Britain; still at it

— S. Bhagavathi (first name not known), competitive powerlifter, India;
has been winning medals in some big powerlifting events

— David Byrnes, deaf auto racer, Utah; waiting for season to start

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Deaf Sports Library

A picture of football action in a 1940 deaf school football game

http://deafdigest.com/carrying-the-ball-in-1940-new-york-fanwood-deaf-football-gam/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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position opening
clinical psychology faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical
psychology faculty position opening. The position description and
application information can be found at http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Tania
Thomas-Presswood, School Psychology Program Director at
mailto:Tania.Thomas-Presswood@Gallaudet.edu

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

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

Walden School Residential Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)
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/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the
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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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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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Half-time Person Wanted

There is an opportunity for half-time work at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as a temporary Security/Set up/Clean up person. The hours are 5:00-10:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and sometime between 8:00 am . 10:00 pm on Saturdays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Customer Support (e.g. Provide information upon request, answer questions, offer assistance for presentations and meetings, educate visitors about services and who to contact during regular business hours).

·         Equipment setup and takedown (e.g. tables/chairs for events, projectors, laptops).

·         Safety and security of people and building:  Maintain safe and secure environment for customers and property by frequently patrolling and monitoring activities inside the facility and the grounds, parking lots, etc., put away equipment after activities, lock up the facility at night.

·         Clean up spills and messes, take out trash.

Skills and Abilities Needed:

·         Excellent communication skills and an ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds

·         American Sign Language fluency

·         Skilled in computer related functions including setting up laptops and multimedia projectors, MS Office software, locating saved documents, internet browsing, accessing wi-fi, e-mail, and solving minor computer problems

·         Skilled in task and time management

·         Ability to exercise good judgment in working with clients and visitors

·         Professional workplace skills and ethical practice

·         Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, walk and stand for periods of time

Pay and conditions:

·         Hourly pay $10.99/hour

·         Tuesday to Friday evening and Saturday

·         Limit of 30 hours per week, possibly less if no activities are scheduled for an evening or weekend

·         Individual must pass fingerprint criminal background investigation

·         This is a part-time, temporary position with no benefits (like holiday pay, time off or insurance).  There is no guarantee for the number of hours or continued employment.

·         Preference will be given to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

To apply:  Interested individuals need to email dsdhhschedule@utah.gov by noon, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 a brief description of why they would be the best person for this position; previous work experience with similar duties or skills and abilities that would prepare them for this position.

WANTED:  Western Kansas Interpreter Mentees!

Educational Interpreter Mentoring Services Available in Western Kansas: The KSDE Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services team announces the  provision of mentoring services for rural Western Kansas interpreters delivered by Stephanie Winslow of ASL Interpreter Connect, LLC.  Previous services were provided by TLK Interpreting.  This skills-growth mentoring program includes on-site and distance mentoring with companion workshops delivered in your area at no cost to your district or interpreters.   Mentoring will include site-visits, professional development resources, sign language materials and individualized skills growth planning and execution.  Primary candidates are novice & experienced sign language interpreters practicing in rural, Western Kansas classrooms who need to achieve an EIPA score of  4.0 ( or equivalent) in order to generate professional level Cat Aid. Participants must be current or likely Western KS school-based interpreters with access to high speed internet and video recording tools. Capacity for the cohort forming now is limited.  Please assist by identifying and referring potential mentees to:  Stephanie Winslow -Stephanie@aslic.net

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and review on a monthly basis, aging
invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and AP/GL reconciliations are
performed. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), prepare
excel expense detail for program managers and work with funders on invoice
inquires.

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

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet,
complete weekly deposits, perform bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks quarterly.

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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.

Title: Program: Independent Living Program Administrative Assistant
(20-30hrs/week)

20hrs Boston Office based / 10hrs Salem
office Based

Duties: To provide direct administrative support to the Independent Living
program and IL Program staff in accomplishing the goals of the Independent
Living Program.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

* Assist Program Director and Assistant Director in operating the IL
program
* Making and receiving phone calls related to program operations
* Setup and coordinate meetings, trainings, workshops, etc.
* Assist with and follow up on request for Information and Referral;
* Maintain paperwork and documents used by IL Department Staff
including intake packages, applications for financial assistance for
technology, etc.
* Administrative support, including filing, typing, copying, and
updating files,
* Follow up on request for assistive technology for identified
consumers – including preparation, coordination, application, explanations.
* Conduct program intake as appropriate.
* Assist with data collection, collation, database maintenance, and
preparation for reports. * Assist with drafting documents; editing; translating
* Deliver monthly invoices, reports, and any other documents etc. as
needed. * Assist with preparing for, and taking meeting minutes or notes as
required.
* Assist with monthly newsletter preparation, and distribution. * Assist with ordering of program supplies and tracking
* Other duties of similar nature

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the area of deafness, human services,
or a related field and two years related experience with Deaf adults
strongly preferred. Fluency in ASL or ability to communicate or ability to
become fluent quickly, fluency in English. Strong organizational skills,
ability to use computers especially MS Word, Excel, etc. Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part of a team.
Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing Deaf and Hard of Hearing
people. Experiential involvement within the Deaf community.

Supervision: Reports to IL Assistant Director

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and list
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

athompson@deafinconline.org

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

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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DeafDigest Blue – March 3, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-family/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-inuit-sign-language/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
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This just in –

Coming up real soon in Michigan is a revision of a set of rules related to interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Two state agencies are involved – the state Department of Civil Rights and the state Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Simply put, it is making the rules more efficient,
more practical and more applicable.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Oscars have pretty much dominated the news. There was
a mention of the Best Oscar Speech ever – which was given
by 1975 Best Actress winner – Louise Fletcher. A Coda,
she gave her speech in ASL to honor her deaf parents that
raised her.

There is an alarming trend in Great Britain, of financial
institutions converting to remote customer service
operations on the telephone, and refusing access to
deaf customers, via interpreters. They are still refused
access even when correct code numbers and code answers
are provided. The latest British bank to refuse access
is the Halifax banking chain. Access is still refused
even when the Halifax spokesperson has apologized.

From time to time we read of deaf individuals making

it in the world of music. The latest is Robbie Wilde,
a disk jockey in New York. He was widely written up
in the newspapers this week. He, however, does not use
sign language.

The NPR Labs won a contract from the Homeland Security and the FEMA to work on an emergency alerting system for the
deaf and the hard of hearing.

The feared Sequestration affecting the deaf federal employees?
Yes, according to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government.
this group is working with the Federal Employees with Disabilities in an effort to protect deaf and disabled
employees.

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A STRANGE FAMILY
A newpaper had a story of one family. The father is
deaf but does not use sign language.
The daughter is hearing, and uses SEE as the sign
language to communicate with the deaf brother.
The father encouraged the daughter to learn SEE but
refuses to learn sign language himself.
The mother is hearing and communicates orally with
everyone in the family.
Is the family strange? Yes!

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

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, DC

Full workshop schedule at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-hard-of-hearing-in-government-conference-workshops/

conference information at:
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HAPPY OR AFRAID?
When we are happy, we use the sign – which is 4 fingers
touching own chest several times with fingers moving upwards.
Be careful if you communicate with a deaf person that uses
Inuit Sign Language. The Inuit is a group of tribes that live in
the cold weather parts of Greenland, Canada, Russia and Alaska.
Our sign for “happy” is the same as their sign for “to be
afraid”!

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

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

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IRS tax deductions for the deaf and hard of hearing

list is at:
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A DEAF PERSON IN AN INTERESTING PROFESSION
When we walk around and see vases in shop windows,
neon lights, restaurant glass murals, etc, we often
do not realize that much of these are glass blown.
This being said, do we have deaf glass blowers?
There is one – in an email sent to DeafDigest editor,
a deaf glass blower said he specializes in neon glasses,
and also in neon art glasses.
Neat!

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NON-CERTIFIED INTERPRETERS AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY
DeafDigest editor read a posting on the web that non-certified
interpreters place the Deaf Community at a risk. The writer of
the posting was lobbying the state legislative body to enact a bill
to require all interpreters to be certified.
What does DeafDigest editor have to say about it? When interpreters
are poorly paid then membership dues are not affordable for them.
And besides, some of the best interpreters DeafDigest editor has ever
seen are some Codas, and yes, they are non-certified. And they interpret much better than some of these certified interpreters!
Yes, all interpreters should be certified, though.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing person telling the interpreter:

I don’t need you; the deaf person and I communicate
just fine

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Using computer-aided transcription (CAT) or captioning software, a
realtime captioner or CART provider utilizes a computerized personal
dictionary in order to translate steno strokes into English words.
The captioner may input entries into a personal dictionary that look
something like this:

KOPB=con
STAPB=Stan
TEUPB=tin
OEP/-L=opal

If the captioner were to write the sounds KOPB/STAPB/TEUPB/OEP/-L,
they would translate as “con Stan tin opal.”

In order to translate properly, the captioner would have to input an
additional entry to his or her dictionary like this:
KOPB/STAPB/TEUPB/OEP/-L=Constantinople

Every word or phrase that a captioner writes must be in the computer
dictionary created by the captioner. With thousands of words and
phrases in a captioner’s dictionary, it is sometimes difficult for
the captioner to remember if a particular word or phrase has been
inputted into the dictionary.

You might see occasional unusual translations when you are watching
realtime captioning simply because a captioner does not have that
word or phrase in his or her dictionary yet.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being habitually confronting hearing people on deaf needs –
interpreting, captions, etc

(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 girl in a school in Wales lost her interpreter because
she quit her job. The school has not found a replacement
interpreter. The girl’s angry parents have filed a lawsuit
against the school district for not finding a replacement
interpreter.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The first leg of the Open Captioning law suit
war ended in a battle victory for deaf plaintiffs John
Stanton, Kevin Ball and Aaron Fudenske. But the war is
far from over as there may be more battles to be waged.
Judge Kessler rejected motion for summary judgment
from defendants AMC Entertainment and Loews Cineplex
Entertainment to squash this lawsuit.
The case will go to trial at the US District
Court for the District of Columbia sometime soon.
Defendants argued that the captions “would” cost
too much money. Well, with mega-millions of dollars
movie budgets, these defendants are claiming that
just few thousand dollars, a drop in the bucket, is
“too much” money.
Will the defendants settle? Or will they spend
millions of dollars in legal fees in this case just
to scrimp on few thousand dollars more per film
for captions, claiming it would break their bank?
This is the big question right now.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

EEOC is saying that the federal government
do not have enough employees that are disabled,
the deaf included.
A report was distributed last week, saying
the employment rate is the lowest in 20 years.
Why? Either deaf people do not want to work
for the government or the government has not
reached out to these potential deaf employees??

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a story of a police officer “fluent” in
sign language. He learned signs after attending
sign language classes and passing the exams.
Yet, this police officer says he rarely uses
sign language.

If the police officer rarely uses signs, would he
suddenly remember how to sign it fluently when a deaf person approaches him?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf employee was talking with a hearing employee
about deceased pets

The deaf employee thought the hearing person said:

My daughter is allergic to my cat

She actually said:

My dog still looks for my cat

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*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Superintendent
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-utah-schools-for-the-deaf-and-blind/

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Job Opening
Employment Specialist/ Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation- Div. Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah

Salary Range: $18.90 – $31.65
Application Period: 2/25/2013 – 3/18/2013

Full time with full benefits

Job Description:
Increase job opportunities for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by matching job seekers to potential employers based on individual’s skills and qualifications; conducting job readiness assessments and developing employment plans; building and maintaining relationships with companies and job seekers; providing support to employers including educating about work incentives, accommodation technology, tax credits, and other job supports; teach employment search strategies to job seekers one-on-one and in group setting.  American Sign Language skills is required.

For a detailed position description and to apply, please visit http://statejobspostings.utah.gov/rehabilitation-program-specialist/job/3681771
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Job description
Lead Social Worker (LSW, LPC, LCSW)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
Corpus Christi, TX

Experienced Lead Social Worker needed for full service agency that provides social, employment and recreational programs and services to a large population of deaf and hard of hearing people in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. Consumers are primarily adults, with occasional activities and events targeted for youth and children. Among the population most needful of social services and case management is that of deaf adults with developmental disabilities (aka .deaf +. or .low functioning deaf.) in the areas of fiscal management, home management, social interactions and safety. The community served includes the Corpus Christi and surrounding area, with expected expansion to areas served by other agency programs: the area between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley region. Note: as a general rule, DHHC does not provide ongoing counseling for those with severe psychiatric/behavioral needs. Reports to the DHHC Executive Director.

Requirements: –    Masters Degree in Social Work with licensing (Medicaid and private insurance billable)
–    At least 2 years post-licensing experience, including billing requirements
–    Fluency in ASL, English, PSE and MLS (minimal language skills communication)
–    Experience with deaf adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those from Latino cultures, those with college experience/goals, those with minimal education/daily living skills, etc.
–    At least 3 years experience in social work settings . 2 with deaf people of varying educational and communicational characteristics
–    Familiarity with case management/social work/assessment documents, functions and reports
–    Ability to provide assessments/assessment support for eligibility standards for state, private and other systems
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others, often under stress
–    Experience in/ability to supervise others (interns, direct service staff, etc.) and teach basic methods and tasks
–    Experience and skill in both independent and teamwork activities

Job Duties: –    Provide social services/case management for up to 50+ consumers/families
–    Provide individual or couple/family counseling for non-psychiatric matters (primarily for adults)
–    Serve as agency liaison to MHMR, DARS and other community and public agencies for policy and community service matters
–    Conduct/assist in Assessments for MHMR, DARS and other systems for consumer eligibility and/or diagnosis
–    Oversee and assure integrity of agency Intake forms and procedure, case notes and related documents and files
–    Work with staff and partner agencies to establish and conduct group sessions for topics of interest to consumers and/or families
–    Generate accurate Reports for internal purposes and for grant or other funding entities
–    Train and oversee staff efforts with social services/human services
–    Additional duties as directed

Compensation: from $38+ . DOE

Agency benefits: Base Health Insurance Plan (employee pays 1/4)
Dental, Vision and AFLAC available – employee self-pay

Additional Benefits: At least 2 professional Social Work/CEU mini-conferences/sessions per year paid by DHHC, with approval of E.D.

Note: 3 professional letters of recommendation will be required for this position. DHHC requires Background checks for criminal, SSA and DMV records

– no position engagement is final until Record Checking is complete.

Letters of Interest/Resume to:

Mary E. Wambach, Executive Director

FAX: (361-993-4271) or email: mailto:mewambach@deaf-hh.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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Marcie Roth, Director of FEMA.s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, would like you to be aware of the numerous employment opportunities in FEMA Region VII.  They are recruiting a Regional Disability Integration Specialist (GS-301-11/12).  Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be interested in applying for this exciting opportunity to join FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive emergency management efforts.   Please follow the link below to the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS.GOV.

Regional Disability Integration Specialist, GS-0301-11/12:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337913200

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337972800

Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter/Reading Specialist, GS 12 (EX)
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Job Announcement Number: 00-2013-0062

SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1001-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Excepted Service – Permanent; Full-time
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington, DC

Any questions should be directed to: AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Rita Smith
Phone: 202-233-9342
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-324-3000
Email: Rita.Smith@ic.fbi.gov

NE ADA Center

The Office of Aging and Long Term Care (OALTC) at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare (KUSSW) is seeking a full time Senior Project Manager to lead the development of a new Medicaid Functional Eligibility Instrument (MFEI), an assessment instrument to be used to determine long term care support needs for frail elderly, physically disabled, and traumatic brain injured Medicaid customers in the State of Kansas. The Senior Project Manager will have primary responsibility for developing and testing the MFEI, including validity and reliability testing.  The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for managing the administrative functions of the MFEI project across research partners. A complete application consists of an online application, cover letter, CV or resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for 3 references. Position runs thru FY 2014. Subsequent renewal contingent upon funding. For complete job description and to apply, go to http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/2139.  Application deadline is 3/15/13. $62-65K.  EOE M/F/D/V

Interpreter Position Open at ASD

www.aidb.org
P. O. Box 698 . Talladega, Alabama 35161

R- 2675 Position ID#200690 Posting Date: February 19, 2013

POSITION: Interpreter
Alabama School for the Deaf

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
. High School diploma or GED is required.
. Must possess and maintain current Alabama Interpreter License or renewable permit or be able to obtain upon offer of employment National Certification.
. Preference will be given to applicants with formal work experience in interpreting for the deaf.
. Basic computer knowledge and be willing to obtain up-to-date technology/information regarding computers/equipment.
. Must possess sufficient skills to interpret in a variety of settings (educational, medical, legal, etc.)
. Must possess the ability to work cooperatively with staff and community.
. Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
. Must possess knowledge of Deaf culture.
. Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s license or be able to obtain such upon employment and dependable transportation.
. Knowledge of federal and state laws related to interpreting.
. A past work history that indicates good leadership skills, good interpersonal skills, mature judgment, creativity and the ability to be flexible and exercise individual initiative.
. A minimum sign language proficiency entry level of INTERMEDIATE PLUS, according to the AIDB evaluation system. A proficiency level of ADVANCED PLUS must be obtained within thirty (30) months of employment according to the AIDB evaluation system.
. The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background information check including, but not limited to, FBI and ABI record repositories. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a non-refundable fee of $51.40 and appear for scheduled finger printing appointment.

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of Blind or Visually Impaired and Deaf or Hard of Hearing and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees that do not impose undue hardship and are not essential functions of the job.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Provide interpreting services for students, staff, and the community.
. Provide sign language training to staff and students (not for class credit unless the applicant has a teaching certificate and has ASL TA Certification).
. Provide advocacy skills training for students.
. Mentor ASD Students regarding obtaining and proper utilization of interpreters.
. Participate in or schedule interpreters for educational meetings (i.e. IEP meetings, Behavior Intervention meetings, parent/student discipline meetings, staff meetings, etc.) as assigned.
. Maintain state and/or national certification in interpreting as per Alabama Interpreter Licensure Board.
. Team with contract interpreters when called upon.
. Assist with managing and obtaining contract interpreters as related to ASD needs.
. Assist with the management of the Contract Interpreter Budget for ASD.
. Maintain Interpreter Calendar (as per requests) including informing requesting staff when there are limited or no interpreters available.
. Be “On-Call” for emergency Interpreting Needs related to ASD.
. Mentor Interpreter Interns as assigned.
. Organize, maintain, evaluate and recruit interpreters for the ASD Contract Interpreter Pool.
. Schedule/assign, monitor, evaluate and provide feedback related to Interpreters in the ASD Contract Interpreter Pool. . Perform other duties as assigned.

SALARY: $31,953 – $42,629 Scale D3 Rank 47
(207 days)
Direct Deposit is required
This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 6, 2013

This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.

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

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DeafDigest – 01 March 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 28, 2013

 

— The truth about deaf Belgian twins that wanted to die

We remember the big story about Belgian deaf twins that wanted
to die because they were going blind. True? It was learned later
that they had other health problems – spine, lung, breathing.
When they learned they were also going blind, they were fed up,
and asked the doctor to put them to death. The doctor refused
many times until he gave up and agreed to put them to death.
This is the story the newspapers did not tell us.

 

— The double-fake sign-singing at Oscar event

Every year at the Oscar Academy Awards ceremony, there are songs to
entertain the audience. A song in the 1979 ceremony was a double fake.
This song “You Light Up My Life” by singer Debby Boone had 11
“deaf” kids sign-singing. The kids were not deaf and their signing
could not be understood! Yet, the hearing audience gave it a loud
applause.

 
— Another “Gallaudet” Washington City Paper spelling error!

Two weeks ago, DeafDigest mentioned the Washington
City paper misspelling Gallaudet twice in one article,
spelling it as Galludet. Did the newspaper staff learn
its lesson? No, in another Gallaudet story last week, the
spelling was – Galluadet! Some newspaper reporters can’t
spell!

 
— A big telecommunications company hangs up phone on the deaf!

A deaf person needed help with an internet modem and used the
voice telephone to contact the telecommunications company
customer service department. He explained that he is deaf
and to ask that they speak louder and slower on voice.
Instead they hung up on him few times! He had no relay
service to help him. He lives in Zaire, which has no
relay service for the deaf. Who hung up on him? Telkom,
which is the biggest telecommunications company in Africa.
We are lucky that Telkom does not serve us in USA!

 

— 100 percent full Deaf Accessibility life?

Deaf House. Deaf Space. Deaf Geographies (different
from geography). Deaf Visuals. Deaf-Hearing
Communications, etc. What is this? There is a lecture
this week at University of Edinburgh about 100 percent
Deaf Accessibility – future goal is perfect accessibility
and visual needs for the deaf. Possible or impossible?
Mike Gulliver, a deaf British leader, is giving this lecture.

 

02/24/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

02/24/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

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