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DeafDigest – 28 April 2013

DeafDigest Gold – April 28, 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-skype-driving/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-busy-learning/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-loudspeaker-warning/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-yakima/

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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This just in –

The Arizona Attorney General’s and Auditor General’s offices
are looking into possible conflicts of interest as
well as high traveling expenses incurred by Arizona State
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Superintendent Robert
Hill and Board President Bernhardt Jones. A hot issue is
that both Hill and Jones may have a business relationship
that has nothing to do with the school operations. Right
now it is one big mess!

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf residents of Alberta are upset over the closing of
the interpreting program at Lakeland College, afraid
it would mean less interpreters serving the Deaf
Community. This would leave University of Alberta
offering the only such program in the province.

Captioning companies normally do not apologize for
their real-time captioning errors, but this one
did – Caption Solutions. Two names were mixed up –
Zooey Deschanel, a celebrity, and the Boston
Marathon bomber. The captioning company, unfortunately,
identified the bomber as Zooey Deschanel, causing
red faces everywhere.

Yet, another deafness cure even in today’s era of
modern and high tech medicine! In a Middle East
nation, bee venom has been injected into the
forehead of a deaf man in the belief his deafness
will disappear. Owning that bee venom therapy
center is an agricultural engineer with no
background, whatsover, on deafness issues.

The Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be having a
new president/CEO in William B Gurney, an educational
administrator of local school districts. It is not
known if he has had any experience working with the deaf.

Kansas’ loss is Minnesota’s gain. David Rosenthal
is leaving his position with the Kansas Telecommunications
Industry Association for a new position with the Division
of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services under auspices of
the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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updated every Monday

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ASL IN YAKIMA, WASHINGTON
Yakima is the 8th largest city in Washington; population
is just under 100,000 people. Yet, Yakima is probably USA’s #1
ASL city!
Employees at Yakima’s stores, shops and restaurants know
some ASL. They learned ASL from four different high schools
and from two different colleges.
And there are three coffee cafe chat events where hearing
people are invited to join in and practice their ASL.
A deaf person said Yakima is so much better than some bigger
cities, especially Washington, DC, for ASL users!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-yakima/

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

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Recipes from deaf future chefs

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culinary-arts-student-recipes/

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CAN’T HEAR THE SUBWAY LOUDSPEAKER WARNING
You are standing near the door in a
Washington, DC metro subway car. Suddenly
the loudspeaker says:

please stay away from the door or the train won’t move

People stare at you with dirty faces and you do
not know why.
It is very embarrassing!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-loudspeaker-warning/

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

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Deaf People of Color Conference
June 13-16, 2013
Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-of-color-conference/

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A CHALLENGE FOR DEAF FILMMAKERS
What is a challenge for Deaf Filmmakers? Pitch a TV series
that revolves around Undercover Boss, Restaurant Stakeout and
Mystery Diners themes.
We need to show how much discrimination exists in all phrases
of a typical deaf person’s life. If there is a certain type of
discrimination, the deaf person knows all about it, but the
public doesn’t!

A SMALL TOWN DEAF EMT
We have had cases of deaf individuals that want to become
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) but were denied because
of their deafness.
Shane Steele, who is deaf, is a small town EMT
(Sparta, Tennessee). This town only has nearly 4,600 people.
Maybe there is a catch – Shane’s parents were EMTs
also his father worked in the town volunteer fire department.
Much easier in small towns if family connections are strong!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Montana Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/montana-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A Taiwan newspaper story about a deaf man, said:

His mother trained him to speak by sending him to cram
schools

Cram schools? In Asia, cram school is the one that offers
specialized training in certain areas. So, there are
cram oral schools for the deaf!

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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. Years ago vocational training programs were popular in
schools for the deaf. Not any more. Why?

A. Vocational training is still important. We need electricians,
plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, auto body technicians, etc.
Times have changed. Academics take a higher priority over
vocational training programs. And besides it has become more
costly for these schools to maintain these programs (machinery,
equipment, specialized teachers, etc). When machines get
obsolete, replacing them are costly. This is not to say
deaf people cannot get vocational training; they may need
to seek training after they graduate from schools for the
deaf, not while they are deaf school students. It differs
state by state.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest
editions. Thank you.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Baking

My wife prepared quiche the other day.

She placed two uncooked quiche on a cookie sheet

She then rushed to a job and texted me instructions to bake the quiche!

I was supposed to balance tray full of liquid into a hot oven!

Here is a less likely spill approach to baking the pies!

Preheat the oven, place empty pie crusts on cookie sheet.

When oven is ready, open the oven, with oven mitts slide out a rack.

Place cookie sheet with pie shells on the oven rack.

Pour the liquid mix into the pie crusts and with oven mitts
slowly slide the rack back into the oven.

No burned mess!

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 peace will be restored at the Arizona Schools for the
Deaf and Blind, and that everyone is happy with the
proposed solutions.

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DeafHistory:

Year – during the 1940’s

the Hawaiian Sign Language (HSL) disappeared, and thought
to be left for dead. It was not until just recently that HSL
has been re-discovered!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

a newspaper said:

13

ASL interpreter training programs in USA

(DeafDigest finds it hard to believe)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Ashland – Eric Klucar, SR, men’s track; not able to find his
updates in pole vault

– Boston College – Austin Solecitto, FR, baseball; is being rarely used
as a pitcher

– Brandeis – Nikki Cote, FR, softball; #3 pitcher on the team with a
5-4 record; and at bat, she hit .333 (23 of 69) as a starter, when
not pitching

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Elite Deaf Athletes

– Rick Macomber, standardbred driver, midwest tracks; waiting for the
weather to warm up so he could race more frequently

– Kris Martin, Burlington, Ontario, auto racer; no real updates

– Stefan Markolf, pro soccer, Germany; is on the roster of the
KSV Baunatal, a team in lower level German pro soccer league

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Deaf Sports Library

Honored at a big football banquet

Dick Henley, the retired football coach at Tennessee School
for the Deaf, who coached his team to the DeafDigest Sports
Team of the Year honor, was honored on April 20th at the
East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation
and College Hall of Fame. See his picture with a famous
football coach

see the picture of both coaches:
http://deafdigest.com/dick-henley-with-mack-brown/

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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 !! –

–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside

–  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:

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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open positions
British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf

host schools, South Slope Elementary and Burnaby
South Secondary Schools.

A unique opportunity to lead a unique community of educators  Burnaby, BC

The British Columbia Provincial School for the Deaf (BCSD) is a
state-of-the-art, innovative program, highly regarded throughout North
America for its commitment and success in  integrating  students with the
student population in our host schools, South Slope Elementary and Burnaby
South Secondary Schools.

BCSD is now searching for a K-12 Principal, two teachers –
Special Education and Access at the secondary school, and two teachers –
Primary at the elementary school

http://sd41.bc.ca/employment/teaching_qualifications.htm

For the position of Principal, please submit your resume and supporting
documents by Friday, May 24, 2013 to http://www.makeafutre.ca or email
mailto:applications@sd41.bc.ca

For the Teacher positions, your cover letter should include which position
is being applied for (grade or subject area), when you are available, your
main assets, strengths and talents. Your resume should include your name,
address, phone number, e-mail address, education, degrees/diplomas,
certificates, work history, awards, publications, and professional
references. Your information should also include a copy of your BC Teachers’
certificate, a copy of your transcripts, a copy of your final practicum
report, and a statement of your philosophy. You can either email to:
mailto:applications@sd41.bc.ca or mail your resume and supporting documents by
Friday, May 31st to:

Human Resources
School District 41 (Burnaby)
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1W2

For the application process for graduates of a Canadian teacher education
program outside of BC, see more details on
http://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/Teacher/AppFromOutsideBC.aspx

For eligibility requirements for International graduates, the information in
this section applies to you if you have completed a teacher education
program outside of Canada

http://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/Teacher/InternationalGraduates.aspx

Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted.

If you would like more information about these positions, please contact Dr.
Joe McLaughlin at mailto:joe5mcl@aol.com

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announcement of position vacancy
Interpreter Training Program Instructor and Field Coordinator
University of Wisconsin at 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’ 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:  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Current applications will be reviewed May 7, 2013.

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 opening
CSC Program Administrative Associate/ASL Interpreter
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

CSC PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE/ASL INTERPRETER . ID# 13235.
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center.  Regular,
Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin
Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services
Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance,
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,105/Mon.

DUTIES:  Provides staff support to the CSC Project Specialist and serves
as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, as needed by program staff
or public members attending meetings related to project activities.
Coordinates the daily operations of the CSC and serves as a receptionist.
Coordinates information and referral activities, organizes and supervises
volunteers as needed, and dispenses assistive technology when appropriate.
Responsible for completing purchase forms for the project.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION:  Associate’s Degree from an accredited
community college.  EXPERIENCE:  At least four (4) years of experience in
interpreting for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.  Experience
must include providing information and referrals, community training, and
educating about interpreting and communication access.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:
Customer service knowledge.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office.  General
knowledge of community services for persons with disabilities.  Knowledge
and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications.
Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the
lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.
Working knowledge of office equipment and machines, computers, and
rehabilitation technology for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind.  Knowledge and understanding of communication and information
access issues affecting the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and deaf-blind.  Ability to communicate fluently in various
language systems of American Sign Language and written English.  Ability
to negotiate.  Good organizational skills.  Excellent written and oral
communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to establish and maintain
effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal
agencies.  Ability to analyze, plan, organize, and implement
clerical/administrative support to meet all program deadlines.  Able to
use personal computers, and proficient in word processing, spreadsheets,
Internet, and e-mail.  Able to use Internet for research.  Post
Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal
background check.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs
and needs of minorities with disabilities.  At least three (3) years of
experience with accounting software and/or databases.  Experience working
with individuals with disabilities.  Experience working with research and
grant proposals.

INQUIRIES:  Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com , click on
“Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or
Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be
considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary
History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send
additional documents to mailto:rcuhhr@rcuh.com.
If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance,
please call (808)956-8344.

CLOSING DATE:  April 29, 2013.

EEO/AA Employer.

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position opening
CSC Project Specialist
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

CSC PROJECT SPECIALIST . ID# 13236.

Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center.  Regular, Full-Time,
RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation
and Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located
in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of
funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,222/Mon.

DUTIES:  Collaboratively plans, implements, and evaluates the
Comprehensive Services Center (CSC) that provides services to persons who
are hearing and/or vision impaired.  Leads activities related to the
project, from collaborative design of training, selection of curriculum,
and review of policies and procedures, through data collection, analysis,
reporting, and dissemination.  Works with Hawaii Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation staff and consumer advocacy groups to strategically plan,
seek funding for, and implement and evaluate the CSC activities.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited
four (4) year college or university in Business, Special Education, Human
Services, Social Science, or Rehabilitation Counseling.  EXPERIENCE:  Two
to four (2-4) years of work experience in health services, human services,
or a related field, with specific work experience working with hearing
and/or vision impaired.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge and understanding of
Deaf culture and cross cultural implications.  Knowledge and understanding
of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are
deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.  Working knowledge of computers and
word processing programs.  Knowledge of electronic communication.  Must
demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language and written English.
Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing both,
English or American Sign Language communication modalities.  Ability to
establish and maintain effective relationships with community
organizations and state/federal agencies to ensure integration of hearing
and/or vision impaired persons into the community.  Highly skilled in
public speaking venues, to include but not limited to, video blogs,
conferences or workshops, videoconferencing, and legislative testimony.
Highly skilled in ensuring full communication access of written documents,
website information, face-to-face meetings, telecommunication, and video
communication to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and
deaf-blind.  Ability to work on and complete multiple tasks within a
dynamic work environment.  Able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint.  Able to draft and write final reports and meeting minutes.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and function as a cooperative
and supportive team member.  Able to provide own means of transportation
to attend meetings or perform other related work that may require travel.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree from and accredited college or
university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Education, Health,
or related Human-Services fields.  Experience in conducting surveys.
Knowledge of collaborative research project planning and teamwork.
Knowledge of how to conduct a literature review and summary.  Knowledge of
personal computers and computer software including: instrument design and
data collection, entry, verification and analysis.  Knowledge of Hawaii’s
minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities.
Additional training in vocational rehabilitation counseling; professional
certification; authorship of funded grant proposals, publications in
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and/or in related health and human service
fields.  Experience with federally funded research projects; VR services
and the Hawaii VR service system.  Experience in planning, conducting, and
evaluating human services and/or educational and training programs and
activities.  Knowledge of website construction and maintenance.  Ability
to assist with logistical planning, implementation, and coordination of
any conferences, seminars, special events, and other technical assistance
consistent with the goals of the project.  Able to design effective
meeting agendas and conduct or facilitate an effective meeting with
populations that the project supports.

INQUIRIES:  Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on
“Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or
Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be
considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary
History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send
additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the
application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

CLOSING DATE:  April 29, 2013.

EEO/AA Employer.

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position announcement
Part Time VRI ASL Interpreters
LSA Video, Inc

Are you looking for a way to supplement your freelance interpretation
work from home?

LSA Video, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services
Associates, is currently seeking American Sign Language Interpreters
for part-time on-call Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) work.  In order
to be considered for this position, you must be certified by the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and licensed or registered in
your home state.

This is a great opportunity for you to supplement your freelance
interpretation work with VRI!  You will be able to log-in from home
and work the hours that best fit your schedule (i.e., before / after
a Face-to-Face Interpreting assignment, on the weekends, overnight
hours and even in the event of an assignment cancelation).

You will be paid an hourly on-call rate just for logging in, plus a
per-minute interpretation rate for all sessions connected to you and
serviced.  Please note that since you will be providing
interpretation services over the Internet via a Webcam with our
clientele, you will be expected to look polished and professional at
all times when logged in and on call.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the LSA Video VRI team,
please review the full job description and apply for this position
online at PT VRI ASL Interpreter.

Should you have any questions about this posting, please contact LSA
Video’s American Sign Language Manager, Suzanne Dunleavy, via e-mail
at mailto:sdunleavy@lsavideo.com

For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please visit:
http://lsavideo.com

To apply, please visit:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=LSAWEB&cws=8&rid=88

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Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Position Announcement
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), 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 dila@dila.org or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job announcement
Accounting Clerk II/Payroll Specialist
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

(temporary full-time position)

This position involves specialized work in maintaining, verifying and
posting transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records filing
systems for the accounting department.  This position is also responsible
for all payroll functions, including taxes and benefits.

This is a temporary full-time position, reporting to the Director of
Accounting and Administrative Services.  We are looking to fill this
position Tuesday May 28, 2013 through Friday July 19, 2013.

RESPONSIBILITES:
.    Maintain the information and filing systems for the accounting
department
.    Prepare deposits
.    Reconcile invoices with purchase orders
.    Prepare checks
.    Reconcile employee benefit payments
.    Maintain and reconcile time sheets, attendance records and
vacation/sick leave status records
.    Assist Director of Accounting and Administrative Services in
maintaining accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable,
cash receipts, payroll and general journals
.    Office support for the Director of Accounting and Administrative
Services
.    Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS:
.    Accounting and office knowledge and experience, (AA preferred)
.    3 years. experience in Accounting
.    Excellent organizational skills
.    Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and
accounting software
.    Ability to work independently
.    Ability to work on several projects at the same time and meet
agency deadlines
.    Ability to work as part of an accounting team
.    Knowledge of American Sign Language

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 at 12 noon PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org, under
.About./.Jobs.), cover letter, three professional references and resume
via mail, email, or fax to:

Patty Souza,
Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th Street,  Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Fax:  (510) 483-0778
Email: mailto:Patty.Souza@dcara.org

Please inform DCARA if communication access or other special assistance is
required for scheduling interviews.

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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

Welcome to PAHrtners Deaf Services!

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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
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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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 Deaf Studies program at Holyoke Community College is seeking an
American Sign Language Adjunct Instructor for this fall to teach the
following:

ASL101.03 American Sign Language I M W F 2:30-3:20
ASL101.04 American Sign Language I T Th 12:30-1:45
ASL101.05 American Sign Language I T Th 2:00-3:15
ASL102.01 American Sign Language II M F 11:00-12:15
ASL291.51 American Sign Language V M 6:15-9:15

Requirements:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in deaf related field;
experience in teaching ASL and/or Deaf Studies; and native or near-native
fluency in ASL.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in deaf related field; ASLTA
certification; experience using the Signing Naturally curriculum.

For more information, click on the link below:
http://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=38996

Claire Sanders, M.S.
Professor/Department Chair of Deaf Studies
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
csanders@hcc.edu
413-650-5368 VP

Arkansas Department of Career Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Office of Human Resource Management

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position will be located in Little Rock.

OPENS: April 24, 2013                                  CLOSES: May 08,
2013

Rehabilitation Services is recruiting personnel for the following
position:
INTERPRETER
(Vocational Rehab)
Position # 22081455
Grade C116

Minimum Qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s
degree in special education, social work, or a related field. Additional
requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require
review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB
RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF
THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications:  National Certification, Minimum qualification
of a QAST level 3 or above.

Applicants must complete a State of Arkansas employment application to be
considered for employment.  Resumes only will not be accepted.  The
application must be received before 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. An
application can be obtained at the ARS Human Resources Office, your local
Workforce Services office or www.arstatejobs.com.    For additional
information contact:

Human Resources
525 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 683-3340 – FAX: (501) 296-1672
www.arstatejobs.com
Division of Rehabilitation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Intervener, USDB

(Working Title – Communication
Intervener)

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. CRPTCI-04/13

Salt Lake City, Sandy, Provo, Ogden, and other locations throughout Utah
Schedule IN

5400

JOB SUMMARY  Conducts one-on-one interventions in the home, classroom
and/or community to provide clear and consistent sensory information to
students who are both deaf and blind; along with the classroom instructor,
serves as the learner.s contact person for all educational team members;
works collaboratively with other professionals in integrating the
recommendations of the educational team in order that the learner may
achieve his/her IEP/IFSP goals as determined by the IEP/IFSP team;
accompanies, supports and supervises student during community-based and
classroom instruction; facilitates interaction with the teacher, other
students, and community members; facilitates language development and
other identified needs; provides clear and consistent communicated
information to the learner who is deafblind; facilitates the development
of both expressive and receptive communication; conducts interventions to
enable the learner.s participation, alone and with peers/adults, in
activities and routines of the home, the classroom, and/or the community,
which may include learning through the use of natural routines and
activities such as bathing, playing, toileting, etc.; works cooperatively
with parents; discusses and models intervention and communication
techniques to enable better and more frequent parent and child
interactions; serves on the learner.s educational team by assisting in the
assessment of the learner, participating in the preparation of progress
reports, behavior plans and data collection; attends and completes
on-going in-service training as required; performs other duties as
assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Substitute
Intervener, USDB

(Working Title . Substitute Communication
Intervener)

(several positions available)

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. CRSubCI-04/13

Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, and other locations throughout
Utah                  Schedule IN

5400

JOB SUMMARY  Acts as a Communication Intervener in the absence of regular
Communication Intervener.  Conducts one-on-one interventions in the home,
classroom and/or community to provide clear and consistent sensory
information to students who are both deaf and blind; along with the
classroom instructor, serves as the learner.s contact person for all
educational team members; works collaboratively with other professionals
in integrating the recommendations of the educational team in order that
the learner may achieve his/her IEP/IFSP goals as determined by the
IEP/IFSP team; accompanies, supports and supervises student during
community-based and classroom instruction; facilitates interaction with
the teacher, other students, and community members; facilitates language
development and other identified needs; provides clear and consistent
communicated information to the learner who is deafblind; facilitates the
development of both expressive and receptive communication; conducts
interventions to enable the learner.s participation, alone and with
peers/adults, in activities and routines of the home, the classroom,
and/or the community, which may include learning through the use of
natural routines and activities such as bathing, playing, toileting, etc.;
works cooperatively with parents; discusses and models intervention and
communication techniques to enable better and more frequent parent and
child interactions; serves on the learner.s educational team by assisting
in the assessment of the learner, participating in the preparation of
progress reports, behavior plans and data collection; attends and
completes on-going in-service training as required; performs other duties
as assigned.

…..

https://jobs.sjsd.k12.mo.us/

Sign Language Interpreter for 2012-2013

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a high school diploma, be currently licensed by
the State Division of Professional Registration and must be at least a
Level Three.

JOB DESCRIPTION / DUTIES: Interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing
students needed to interpret spoken language into Sign Language during all
classroom activities, teacher instruction, peer conversation, assemblies,
etc.

1. Provide as the major link in the communication
process for the deaf/hearing impaired student
in the classroom.
2. Serve as communication link for the teacher to
the student, student to teacher, and student
to student relationships as well as the
principal, counselor, speech therapist and the
nurse.
3. Be able to transmit all communication messages
in an accurate manner.
4. Maintain and increase skills by attending
workshops and reading current literature.
Job Description
Primary Location
To Be Assigned
Salary Range
Per Salary Schedule / Per Year
Shift Type
Full-Time

Indiana School for the Deaf has just posted a full time position for an
ASL interpreter.  The link for job information and to apply is
http://www.in.gov/spd/2334.htm. Once on this page, click apply and you
will be able to search for the interpreter position within the state job
bank.

anyone interested in working in
San Bernardino in our Deaf Services department? We are searching for a
Career Services Specialist (same thing we were looking for in CV) and a
job
coach for the Deaf.

Please forward this info to anyone you may know that is interested.
Proficiency in ASL is a must for both positions. Any interested persons
should apply online at www.goodwillsocal.org and also may contact Jessica
Rodriguez at jrodriguez@goodwillsocal.org

…..

Center for Living & Working, Inc (CLW) in Worcester is having a part time
Communication Facilitator or Staff Interpreter position opening. For
more information can be found below.

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

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

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.

Provide clinical supervision of social worker staff, as well as direct
service to families (individual, family counseling/therapy, case
management). Supervision of staff, face to face contact with clients.
Telephone contact with outside agencies. Meetings (staff meeting, case
conference). Case coverage for absentee workers. Advocate for/with
clients. Answer telephones for program as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: MSW required, fluent in American Sign Language required, 2
years experience in Child Welfare. 1 year experience as a supervisor,
computer literate, Spanish speaking preferred, good clinical,
organizational, management, and writing skills.

We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including paid
vacation, tuition reimbursement, in-service training, flexible work
schedules and competitive salaries.

How to apply:

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

Jefferson County Board of Education in Birmingham, Alabama anticipates the
need for 3 Interpreters for the 2013-2014 school year. These positions
require an Alabama Permit/License through ALBIT. Please contact Pamela
Higgins at phiggins@jefcoed.com<mailto:phiggins@jefcoed.com> for further
information.

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

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DeafDigest Blue – April 28, 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/hearing-laugh-at-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-usher-syndrome-access/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-self-check-out-counters/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Court Reporters Association has
appointed Adam Finkel to be the co-chair of the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Alliance, which would advise
the organization on captioning needs of the deaf.

Are some hearing aids illegal? Yes, according to
the Health Professions Council of South Africa!
This organization has been warning the public not
to buy hearing aids that are sold over the counter
at some drug stores!

Much strife is taking place at the Tucson branch
of the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
The administration is at odds with the student body,
the faculty, the staff and the Deaf Community. Two
popular deaf members of the Tucson branch faculty
and staff were removed from their duties, thus
creating so much opposition. A special meeting
was recently postponed, but has been rescheduled for
April 30th – yet secrecy shrouds as to location,
time and agenda. It is being held in Phoenix,
approximately 120 miles away from Tucson!

The Special Needs Alliance is an organization of
attorneys that specialize in disability and public
benefits law. Anyway this organization hosted its
first conference. Several deaf attorneys were in
attendance.

There is a special connection between the deaf and
France. There is the Laurent Clerc Museum in La
Balme, France. And there is a small statue of
Ferdinand Berthier (1803-1886) in Louhans, France.
He was a deaf French leader and political activist.
And now this in Toulouse, France, a company has
come up with sign language videos that would provide
the French deaf with daily news. Over 20 such
installations are found in public facilities across
the nation.

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A BIG MISTAKE FOR USHER SYNDROME DEAF MAN TO MOVE TO A NEW CITY
For deaf people with Usher syndrome that live
independently, it is important that they know where the stores
are, where the banks are, where the doctors are, where the
supermarkets are, etc. One deaf man with Usher syndrome lived
in a big city where it was easy for him to walk to these places.
Everything was perfect for him.
He decided to move to another big city – and he realized
his big mistake – it was difficult to do things he was
able to do in the past. These places were too far away and
the walking became more difficult.
He is not a happy person today, and it is sad.

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-usher-syndrome-access/

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

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NAD Leadership Training Conference: Defy Expectations; Achieve Feats!
October 3-5, 2013 ~ Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-nad-leadership-training-conference/

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SELF CHECK-OUT BETTER THAN REGULAR CHECK-OUT?
Do deaf people prefer supermarket self-check out
counters than regular check-out counters?
With self check-out counters, there is less
hassle with hearing check-out clerks. With
regular check-out counters, hearing clerks may
ask you something that you don’t understand –
and it becomes a hassle!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-self-check-out-counters/

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

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11th Annual Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 5 – 9, 2013
at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-mental-health-interpreter-training/

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A CI TEETH
There is a special CI device implanted in the patient’s
back tooth. It is part medical surgery/part dental work.
Does Dr Steven Rattner, the deaf dentist with his suites
in College Park, MD and Gaithersburg, MD, offer this procedure.
He said that he does not offer this procedure.

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A TEXAS INTERPRETING LAW CLARIFICATION
This week DeafDigest mentioned requiring licenses for hair cutters
but not for interpreters in Texas.
A clarification is in order. The Texas Board for Evaluation of
Interpreters (BEI) is involved, in sort of a way.
The BEI has been in effect since 1982, and it certifies qualified
sign language interpreters, in which the Texas law never did.
This bill will recognize BEI as the testing authority for
interpreters seeking licenses. And that interpreters lacking licenses
will be penalized by the state Department of Assistive and
Rehabilitative Services.
The stronger the teeth, the better!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by a hearing client:

why should I speak to your deaf client; you’re the one
that is talking to me for him!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that the right pinky finger depresses the
final T, S, D, and Z.  The T and S are in the captioner’s
home position, but the finger must stretch to depress the
D and Z.  Some captioners use wide keys on these letters to
simplify the reach.  As we continue to look at blended
sounds at the ends of words, we can see that if the pinky
finger does not quite reach far enough, there could be some
confusion between the “-nt” and “-nd” endings.

Some examples of this would be:
– She wondered how she was going to meant her broken heart
– The fairy waved her magic want.
– They tent to forget the details.

These should be read as:
– She wondered how she was going to mend her broken heart
– The fairy waved her magic wand.
– They tend to forget the details.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being assumed that deaf people cannot dream with
language (neither ASL nor English)

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

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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

Breanna Sadler, a 11-year old Kentucky deaf girl, who got a
CI shock because of a defective product, was awarded over
seven million dollars in a jury verdict. The Advanced Bionics
spokesperson has blamed the supplier for causing these
shocks.

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Did you know that — Audree Norton

paved the way for future deaf actresses such as Marlee Matlin
Shoshonnah Stern, Deanna Bray and others. Audree was a pioneer,
a trailblazer. She started out during the early fifties as
a TV commercial model, which led to some acting roles later
on. With voice overs she performed commercials on TV, touting
the Royal Crown Cola soft drink, popular at that time. She
had to sip so many of these soft drinks to make it perfect
for the TV commercial. As a result, she has hated this
soft drink since then, as her preference is Coca Colas!
She was outspoken when Hollywood hired hearing actresses to
play deaf roles, and the movie moguls did not like her. Yet
our deaf actresses nowadays have much to thank her.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A Deaf Facial Expression activating an electronic communications
tool? This is not a joke as professor Eamon Doherty, not deaf,
has seen to it.
This Farleigh Dickinson University (NJ) professor has come
up with computer gadgets that are activated just by a twitch
of one’s eyebrow. It is basically designed for the disabled
– but who knows, applications can always be modified to
meet the needs of the deaf.

(editor’s note: what has become of this new software? Do not
know)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Gokak Textiles Limited, a factory in Bangalore,
India, wishes to hire the deaf as tailors. Their
goal is 400 deaf tailors on the factory payroll.
They were not able to hire that many deaf
tailors. Reason is lack of training and
experience in the tailoring profession.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there are always some parents that feel their deaf
children would be better off getting vocational job
training skills as opposed to going to college to
get professional jobs. Nothing to do with intelligence,
but much to do with making sure their deaf children
are employable!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You go to a hardware store to make duplicates of your key.
You thought the cashier machine has display read out, but
it doesn’t. This display read out only shows ads on store’s
products.

Anyway you thought the clerk said:
sixty nine cents

you are puzzled because you thought your keys would cost
maybe five or six dollars. So cheap?????

he actually said:
six nineteen  ($6.19)

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside

–  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:

Home

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
Principal
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Position:                  Principal
Department:                School

Position Summary:
The Principal serves as the Lexington School’s instructional leader and is
responsible for all instructional supervision, program administration,
curriculum implementation/ initiatives, and staff development.

Essential Duties:
–    Provide leadership to all education program personnel while
working within the requirements of New York State education law and
regulations as well as the policies of the Board of Trustees.
–    Supervise education department supervisors.
–    Administer all aspects of school programs.
–    Promote curriculum improvement and ensure that instructional
programs and courses are implemented consistent with the New York State
Common Core and other mandated standards.
–    Maintain program compliance with all applicable education law and
regulations.
–    Keep informed and up to date regarding new developments in
curriculum, instruction, and administration.
–    Serves as the liaison between the Parents Staff Association and
the School.
–    Supervise the use of the approved budget for the School.
–    Implement School’s disciplinary policy.
–    Set the tone for a positive school climate, establishing clear
standards for  student deportment commensurate with the Lexington’s
philosophy and policies, and current school law.
–    Manage the selection of staff, performance evaluation, tenure
procedure, and administration of disciplinary actions for School program
personnel.
–    Support technology integration practices in the school educational
programs.
–    Oversee the New York State Assessment program.
–    Represent the school programs during Collective Bargaining
Agreement negotiations.
–    Work as part of the Lexington Executive Administrative Team.
Qualifications:
–    Experience as an Educational Supervisor
–    Experience as a Certified Teacher of the Deaf
–    Knowledge of the psychological and physiological development of
children
–    Ability to apply cognitive theories of teaching and learning
required; knowledge of the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) preferred
–    Knowledge of curriculum and principles of learning
–    Knowledge of language and literacy development
–    Ability to develop a school improvement plan and make decisions to
facilitate its fulfillment
–    Proficient in American Sign Language

Attributes:
–    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
–    Ability to maintain confidentiality
–    Ability to respond professionally if faced with difficult
situations
–    Leadership, organizational and time management skills
–    Ability to multi-task, comply with identified priorities and
deadlines, and respond to changing environment
–    Ability to collect data and make sound decisions
–    Ability to supervise and motivate employees at different levels
–    Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people

Qualifications:
–    Masters Degree required
–    Teacher of the Deaf Certification required
–    New York State Certification-School Administration and Supervision
or School Building Leaders required.

To Apply,
Email Resume to:
mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332

(Please indicate “Principal” in subject line)

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position opening
Director of Human Resources
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.  The
Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration
of Human Resource policies and programs of the School.  The Director of HR
assists and advises supervisors on human resource issues, oversees the
recruitment and interview process of all staff, assures the school is
compliant with all Federal and State laws, is responsible for the
development and implementation of employee policies and benefits.

MINITMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelors degree in Human
Resource Management or a related field.  Masters degree and PHR/SPHR
certification preferred.  Five or more years experience in Human Resource
management including knowledge of employment laws, workers. compensation,
benefit administration, and recruitment.  Knowledge of the PA Department
of Education laws and regulations, teacher certification process, and TIMS
is strongly preferred.  The Director of Human Resources should have an
in-depth knowledge of Federal and State regulations and laws.  Knowledge
of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and experience with HRIS
systems preferred.  Must be organized and have excellent written and
verbal communication skills.

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

PA State Police Criminal Background; PA Child Abuse; and FBI Clearances
required.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        April 26, 2013

SALARY:    Excellent compensation and benefit package including membership in
the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental and vision
benefits, and life insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

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

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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

CLOSING DATE            Open Until Filled

EOE

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position title
Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School

Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined.

APPOINTMENT TYPE:
Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION:
$51,252 – $79,004 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides
consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving
early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are
deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator
for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing
professional development opportunities for educators and family members.
This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S.
Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa
Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of
experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired,
multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or
be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement
of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are
deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated
ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language
and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO:    Position starts no later than August 2013. Service
region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined.
Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional
overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background
checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:    Position will be posted until filled. Contact
Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send
cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to:
Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton,
IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action

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Gallaudet University Faculty Positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students
from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that
reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal
employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages
deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups,
people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty
positions in following departments:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Business
Counseling
Education
Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience (GSPP)
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Psychology

For detailed job descriptions and applications information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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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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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

Welcome to PAHrtners Deaf Services!

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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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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring two 9-month, 75% on-site
CART providers.    The position will begin August 26, 2013.  Please
follow the link to see the job description and feel free to pass along to
any one that may be interested.

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_076302.html

Please note, the applications are due June 14, 2013.

Position: “Summer Academic Counselor” for the Upward Bound department

Details:
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students
designed to help build academic and social skills and generate a positive
attitude toward success in their education.  They are putting together a
six week summer program in a variety of courses, including ASL, and they
need a student to teach 4 classes a day for them (8 hrs a day).  The
classes would focus on ASL, as well as Deaf culture and history.  The
position pays $8 and hour and would run from June 17th- July 19th.  They
are starting interviews May 10th.

I believe both students and non-students can apply, but please see the job
description for further details and required qualifications. This program
is not offered through the Foreign Language program at WSU, so I do not
know what curriculum they are using, what support is offered, or the
desired expectations/outcomes for students taking this class.

Please pass the information along to anyone who may be interested.  If you
have further questions about the job you may contact Linda Tobias at
lindatobias@weber.edu.

Utah
A Caring Hand Home Care is looking for a CNA who is fluent in ASL.

If your CNA license is current and you are looking to pick up a few extra
work hours a week, please contact Chelsea Darveau at 801-253-1265.

Position Summary

The Teacher/Counselor assists in the developing, implementing, and
monitoring of individual and group treatment plans and procedures during
program hours that result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal
functioning and high rates of successful program completing among
youngsters in assigned group. The Teacher/Counselor resides with assigned
youth according to a variable pattern, required by program.s schedule.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

1. Building Positive Relationships with Youth

To build and maintain positive relationships with youth, the
Teacher/Counselor (1) conveys a genuine interest and concern for youth in
their care (2) develops rapport, listens, and engages youth in daily
interaction (3) participates with youth in recreational and other daily
activities (4) is available and approachable to youth

(5) observes and attends to youths. needs (6) demonstrates flexibility,
fairness and consistency in setting rules and guidelines.

2. Safety & Well-being

To assure that each young person.s health, safety and well-being is
guaranteed, the Teacher/Counselor will (1) provide direct supervision of
youth as required by individual, program and/or regulatory requirements
(2) respond to and communicate routine and emergency health care issues to
necessary treatment team members (3) assess and respond to dangerous
situations and conditions per organization policies and program
expectations (4) consider the youths. emotional, psychological and
physical well being when engaging in activities or interventions. The
Teacher/Counselor is responsible to monitor and document youth in self
administering medication and ensure dosage timelines are met.

3. Group/Milieu Management

To assure attention to the importance of groups and utilization of group
management techniques, the Teacher/Counselor will: (1) manage conflict and
facilitate group and individual problem-solving (2) assess and respond to
group behavior and dynamics

(3) Effectively use group process as opportunities to teach community
living skills

(4) Plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of daily living routines and
activities, including structuring the environment and managing group
transitions.

4. Treatment Planning

To assure the treatment needs are met, the Teacher/Counselor will (1)
participate and collaborate with treatment team members in goal
development (2) conduct formal and informal functional behavioral
assessments (3) identify and build upon child.s strengths (4) implement
treatment interventions as it relates to a child.s individual service plan
(5) teach and role model pro-social behaviors (6) evaluate the
effectiveness of treatment interventions and provide feedback (7) provide
ongoing advocacy and support for children(8) participate in clinical
supervision and implement clinical recommendations as determined in
clinical supervision.

5. Therapeutic and Educational Activities

o assure goal focused therapeutic and educational activities for all
youth within the program the Teacher/Counselor will (1) facilitate Short
Range (Daily, Weekly) and Long Range (Monthly, Yearly) planning of
activities (2) implement planned activities connecting them to the
individual and group treatment goals (3) ensure evaluation occurs for each
individual activity and overall evaluation of the plan.

Essential Qualifications

1. Education/Credentials/Licensure:

a. Bachelor.s Degree

b. Valid driver.s license and auto insurance

c. American Sign Language (Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf)

2. Experience: No experience required

3. Clearances: State Police/FBI per state regulations; Child Protection

Erica Butler, B.A.
Community Support Specialist

Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Retka Hall

8235 Ohio River Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

(412) 761-9857 x21592 (office)

(412) 328-9813 (text)

(412) 761-9879 (fax)

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Hard of Hearing Assistant

for Salt Lake City area

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.

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DeafDigest – 26 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 26, 2013

— a deaf school has more offices than students

A deaf school has more offices than students.
These offices are not for the deaf school programs,
but for the local government agencies! People are
complaining that school cannot accept new students
because of no classroom space. Terrible? Yes. Where
in USA is that school? No, it is Lady Noyce Senior
Secondary School for the Deaf in New Delhi, India.

 

 

— a deaf postmaster of a small town post office

Greenwood, Nebraska is a tiny town, with just nearly
600 people. It has a new postmaster, Jonathan
Arteaga-Arceo, a graduate of Gallaudet University
and a former employee with the US Department of Health
and Human Services. Town residents have learned how to
communicate with him – gestures, notes, 2-way keyboarding,
speaking slowly, etc. And yes, the post office has
these alerting devices. He originally attended Nebraska
School for the Deaf, and when the school closed permanently,
he transferred to Iowa School for the Deaf.

 

 

— be careful of street gestures on your travels

You may travel to Paris or Rome or any other big European
city and see street people begging for money or trying
to sell some junk stuff. Some of them pretend to be
deaf by using gestures that you may think is their own
national sign language! Just walk away because you
may be robbed at the same time you try to understand
their fake-sign gestures.

 

 

04/21/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/21/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 24 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 24, 2013

 

— more and more vendors are deaf

In Bulawayo, the 2nd largest city in Zimbabwe, it is
impossible for a deaf person to find employment.
Discrimination or bad economy, no matter. As a result,
more and more of them have become street vendors, selling
candy, telephone cards, cell phones, tobacco, etc. They
are doing it illegally since they lack vendors’ licenses.
Are they arrested by the police? No, the police do not
stop them from selling stuff. Said one deaf vendor –
Selling is better than begging.

 

— an important job does not require license!

In Texas, physicians require license. Attorneys also
require license. Even hair cutters require license.
But one very important job that serves the deaf does
not require license – and it is sign language interpreter!
This the issue – requiring interpreters to be licensed
that is being hotly debated among Texas legislators!

 

— a deaf man training US Navy Special Forces candidates

Members of the US Navy Special Forces are elite, the
best in the Navy and assigned to perform important
(and risky) assignments – for sake of national security.
They must be in perfect physical condition at all times.
Helping whip Special Forces candidates during training
sessions is Brad Forbes. He is deaf and was a former
champion wrestler in college. No, he is not related to
famous deaf rocker Sean Forbes!

 

04/21/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/21/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 22 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 22, 2013

 

— why were deaf truck drivers banned in the past?

In the past, US Department of Transportation (DOT) would not allow
deaf truck drivers. Because of deafness? Yes, but deaf people drive
cars with best safety records. We also have deaf auto racers; some
won races. Also deaf motorcyclists. So, why no deaf truck drivers?
DOT was afraid deaf can’t see ambulance, fire and police sirens
and tailgating cars. Also can’t hear if engine is bad.
The DOT knew we can see better than hearing truckers. We hope
DOT will allow more future deaf truck drivers.

 

— Louisiana governor opposes 2 cent cell phone fees for relay services

Louisiana is broke; governor Bobby Jindal wants state to pay $1 million
for state relay services. He was angry that the House passed a bill to
charge cell phone users 2 cents per month for state relay services.
Why is Jindal angry? He thinks 2 cents per month is not right!

 

— bullying a girl because of deaf sister!

Elena Delle Donne, not deaf, is one of the world’s best women
basketball players. She will be playing for the Chicago Sky
team in the Women’s NBA. She said when she was growing up,
her classmates bullied her and made fun of her. Why? Because
Elena’s sister, Lizzie, is deaf, blind and with cerebral palsy.
Some hearing children can be very cruel! Elena said the
bullying was hurtful!

 

04/21/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/21/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 21 April 2013

DeafDigest Gold – April 21, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-boring-conversation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jump-up-and-down/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-skype-driving/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-busy-learning/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind is looking for
a new superintendent. And there are complaints that
the screening committee is heavily tilted in favor
of the non-deaf. Only one deaf person is on the
committee; the rest are not deaf.

Sonova, a CI manufacturer, is appealing the US court
decision to award $7,250,000 to a CI user whose CI
failed. At that time of failure, it was an Advanced
Bionics product but in due time, was bought out by
Sonova, which is located in Switzerland.

Louisiana may be doing a deaf tax swap – meaning
reducing the surcharge on landline phones in
favor of charging a 2 cent tax on cell phones –
all for the purpose of financing the state relay
operations and the telecommunications fund. The
governor, however, opposes the wording in the bill.

Angry attorneys are accusing the federal government
of ignoring the needs of deaf prisoners at the
Monterey County Jail in California. They are saying
deaf prisoners have access to almost nothing at
these facilities.

What to do in case there is a disaster involving
deaf people? The Georgia Emergency Management Interpreting Initiative has hosted a meeting, involving
a group of first responders in Floyd County. This
county is where Georgia School for the Deaf is
located in Cave Spring, a tiny town.

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DEAF DRIVING WHILE CHATTING ON SKYPE
In Maine, drivers can use the cellphone while
driving.
What about the deaf? Could the iPad with Skype on it
be mounted on the dashboard, so that the deaf person
can communicate in ASL while driving?
Dangerous? Yes, but if hearing drivers can drive
with cellphone in Maine, then why not deaf drivers
using Skype?

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-skype-driving/

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

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Call for papers for Gallaudet University 150th anniversary symposium

April 9-10, 2014

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-deaf-150-anniversary symposium/

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TOO BUSY TO LEARN ASL?
There was an ad which said “Did you want to learn
ASL but you have been busy? Now is the right time”
This was for a class in ASL. DeafDigest editor
is puzzled about this ad.
To learn ASL and to sign it very well requires
practice 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Going to the
class once a week to learn ASL will not help the
person learn fast.
It is the same – too busy to learn ASL and also
too busy to practice ASL 24 hours a day/7 days a week!
DeafDigest editor does not like the ad.

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-busy-learning/

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

A BAKERY IN TAIWAN’S BIGGEST CITY
Quilly is the name of a bakery in New Taipei City,
the biggest city in Taiwan. This bakery is owned by
Tony Cheng. He is deaf and he learned all about baking
while attending culinary classes. And he has entered
and won prizes in baking competitions in Asia.
Tony’s business is family based. His father delivers the
baked goods. His mother does the marketing. His younger
brother is learning the baking ropes in hopes of working
side by side with Tony some day soon.
While Tony does not use sign language, he makes it a
point to hire the deaf to work for him in the bakery.
If one visits New Taipei City, the bakery is located
in the Xinzhuang District, an industrial area.

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2013 Jr. NAD Conference
hosted on the Gallaudet campus
November 5-10, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-jr-nad-deaf-conference/

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SWALLOWING THE BITTER MEDICINE
Could pills help make deafness disappear? Well, in some parts
of the world, there are still families that force their deaf
children to swallow certain pills.
Even if the pills taste bitter, they are forced to swallow
it. Does deafness disappear because of these pills?
No, but desperate families will resort to anything to help
their children hear!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Justice Coalition (New York City)

do visit it at http://deaf-justice-coalition-new-york/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

This teenager, who wears a hearing aid, cannot take part in
most sports because of his hearing condition.

Huh! If he cannot participate in most sports because of his
medical issues, then it is understandable – but is it
because of his deafness? He doesn’t even have a CI, where there
are many doctors not too happy about CI kids playing rough
sports such as football and rugby.

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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. When a child gets a CI, how many parents are realistic enough
to realize, later on, that this implant may not work for him?

A. A parent said, in a newspaper story:

She will always be a deaf child. She just has to figure stuff out.
She thinks the child will have few struggles down that path. The doctors tell us to expect about one year for the auditory pathway to develop.

For a late-deafened adult, a CI will probably work better right away than with a deaf child.

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:

Rice

Dinner preparation.

I tend to pour uncooked rice into a cup.

Often it pours faster than I can stop!

Rice goes everywhere on the counter and the floor!

It seems to take days to pick it all up!

OK, I got smarter! I now put the cup inside the pot.

Then, I pour the rice into the cup, overflow? No problem!

Dump the rice from cup to pot, add water and boil!

Now, my next step? Mastering stir fried rice…..without the mess?

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 deafness is treated with respect. Many people
believe that deaf people are lying about their
deafness or not trying hard to overcome their
deafness!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1978 – Camp Laughton, Grahamsville, NY, closed up
for good. This camp which opened up for business in 1950
served campers from schools for the deaf in the metro
New York area. And even though the camp proprietors,
Laura and Milton Nadoolman, were orally-oriented, they
looked the other way when deaf campers communicated
with each other in sign language. We have many camps
for the deaf in USA nowadays but in the fifties
there were so few camps and so, Camp Laughton was one
of the pioneering camps.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3,000

new captioners needed to keep up with FCC’s
captioning rules (more hours, more channels)

…….

Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, JR, track;
is no longer on the roster but serving as volunteer assistant
coach

– Western Washington – Thomas Guidon, SR, track; his best this
season is 13-5 1/4 in pole vault

– William Jewell – Mo O’Connor, FR, softball; was supposed to be
playing this season but she isn’t

– Willamette – Rachel Heringer, FR, tennis; record is 1-12 in
#3, #4 and #5 singles; 2-13 in #2 doubles

– Winthrop – Michael Patrick, incoming fr, baseball; will play
in spring 2014

………

Elite Deaf Athletes

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

– Yehuda Gruenfeld, International Chess grandmaster, Israel;
his profile is at http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=2800020

– Chris Jackson, Noble County (IN) Wolfpack, Great Lakes Football League;
not yet known if he has suited up or has hung up his cleats; he is
over 40-years old!

– Thomas Keinath, USA table tennis; no recent updates

– Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens water polo team candidate;
is hoping to make it with the national hearing team

…….

Deaf Sports Library

The Blue edition mentioned Dummy Taylor and
Dummy Hoy. Did these two famous deaf
major leaguers oppose each other in a major
league game?

Yes. On May 16, 1902, Taylor’s New york Giants played against Hoy’s Cincinnati Reds. Hoy got two
hits off Taylor, but Taylor got the last laugh
as his team won the game 5-3.

Never again would they face each other in a game!

New York Giants? Football Giants? No, New York
Giants moved to San Francisco in 1957.

……..

DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

…….

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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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside

–  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:

Home

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
CSC Program Administrative Associate/ASL Interpreter
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

CSC PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE/ASL INTERPRETER . ID# 13235.
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,105/Mon.

DUTIES:  Provides staff support to the CSC Project Specialist and serves as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, as needed by program staff or public members attending meetings related to project activities. Coordinates the daily operations of the CSC and serves as a receptionist. Coordinates information and referral activities, organizes and supervises volunteers as needed, and dispenses assistive technology when appropriate. Responsible for completing purchase forms for the project.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION:  Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college.  EXPERIENCE:  At least four (4) years of experience in interpreting for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.  Experience must include providing information and referrals, community training, and educating about interpreting and communication access.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Customer service knowledge.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office.  General knowledge of community services for persons with disabilities.  Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications. Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Working knowledge of office equipment and machines, computers, and rehabilitation technology for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind.  Knowledge and understanding of communication and information access issues affecting the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.  Ability to communicate fluently in various language systems of American Sign Language and written English.  Ability to negotiate.  Good organizational skills.  Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal agencies.  Ability to analyze, plan, organize, and implement clerical/administrative support to meet all program deadlines.  Able to use personal computers, and proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and e-mail.  Able to use Internet for research.  Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities.  At least three (3) years of experience with accounting software and/or databases.  Experience working with individuals with disabilities.  Experience working with research and grant proposals.

INQUIRIES:  Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com , click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to mailto:rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

CLOSING DATE:  April 29, 2013.

EEO/AA Employer.

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position opening
CSC Project Specialist Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

CSC PROJECT SPECIALIST . ID# 13236.

Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Basin and Rehabilitation and Training Center (PBRRTC), Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,222/Mon.

DUTIES:  Collaboratively plans, implements, and evaluates the Comprehensive Services Center (CSC) that provides services to persons who are hearing and/or vision impaired.  Leads activities related to the project, from collaborative design of training, selection of curriculum, and review of policies and procedures, through data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination.  Works with Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation staff and consumer advocacy groups to strategically plan, seek funding for, and implement and evaluate the CSC activities.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Business, Special Education, Human Services, Social Science, or Rehabilitation Counseling.  EXPERIENCE:  Two to four (2-4) years of work experience in health services, human services, or a related field, with specific work experience working with hearing and/or vision impaired.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and cross cultural implications.  Knowledge and understanding of communication issues as it impacts the lives of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.  Working knowledge of computers and word processing programs.  Knowledge of electronic communication.  Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and written English. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing both, English or American Sign Language communication modalities.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations and state/federal agencies to ensure integration of hearing and/or vision impaired persons into the community.  Highly skilled in public speaking venues, to include but not limited to, video blogs, conferences or workshops, videoconferencing, and legislative testimony. Highly skilled in ensuring full communication access of written documents, website information, face-to-face meetings, telecommunication, and video communication to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.  Ability to work on and complete multiple tasks within a dynamic work environment.  Able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Able to draft and write final reports and meeting minutes. Demonstrated ability to work independently and function as a cooperative and supportive team member.  Able to provide own means of transportation to attend meetings or perform other related work that may require travel.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree from and accredited college or university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Education, Health, or related Human-Services fields.  Experience in conducting surveys. Knowledge of collaborative research project planning and teamwork. Knowledge of how to conduct a literature review and summary.  Knowledge of personal computers and computer software including: instrument design and data collection, entry, verification and analysis.  Knowledge of Hawaii’s minority community needs and needs of minorities with disabilities. Additional training in vocational rehabilitation counseling; professional certification; authorship of funded grant proposals, publications in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and/or in related health and human service fields.  Experience with federally funded research projects; VR services and the Hawaii VR service system.  Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating human services and/or educational and training programs and activities.  Knowledge of website construction and maintenance.  Ability to assist with logistical planning, implementation, and coordination of any conferences, seminars, special events, and other technical assistance consistent with the goals of the project.  Able to design effective meeting agendas and conduct or facilitate an effective meeting with populations that the project supports.

INQUIRIES:  Robin Brandt 592-5900 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job”. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

CLOSING DATE:  April 29, 2013.

EEO/AA Employer.

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position announcement
Part Time VRI ASL Interpreters
LSA Video, Inc

Are you looking for a way to supplement your freelance interpretation
work from home?

LSA Video, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services
Associates, is currently seeking American Sign Language Interpreters
for part-time on-call Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) work.  In order
to be considered for this position, you must be certified by the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and licensed or registered in
your home state.

This is a great opportunity for you to supplement your freelance
interpretation work with VRI!  You will be able to log-in from home
and work the hours that best fit your schedule (i.e., before / after
a Face-to-Face Interpreting assignment, on the weekends, overnight
hours and even in the event of an assignment cancelation).

You will be paid an hourly on-call rate just for logging in, plus a
per-minute interpretation rate for all sessions connected to you and
serviced.  Please note that since you will be providing
interpretation services over the Internet via a Webcam with our
clientele, you will be expected to look polished and professional at
all times when logged in and on call.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the LSA Video VRI team,
please review the full job description and apply for this position
online at PT VRI ASL Interpreter.

Should you have any questions about this posting, please contact LSA
Video’s American Sign Language Manager, Suzanne Dunleavy, via e-mail
at mailto:sdunleavy@lsavideo.com

For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please visit: http://lsavideo.com

To apply, please visit:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=LSAWEB&cws=8&rid=88

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Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Position Announcement
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), 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 dila@dila.org or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job announcement
Accounting Clerk II/Payroll Specialist
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

(temporary full-time position)

This position involves specialized work in maintaining, verifying and posting transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records filing systems for the accounting department.  This position is also responsible for all payroll functions, including taxes and benefits.

This is a temporary full-time position, reporting to the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services.  We are looking to fill this position Tuesday May 28, 2013 through Friday July 19, 2013.

RESPONSIBILITES:
.    Maintain the information and filing systems for the accounting department
.    Prepare deposits
.    Reconcile invoices with purchase orders
.    Prepare checks .    Reconcile employee benefit payments
.    Maintain and reconcile time sheets, attendance records and vacation/sick leave status records
.    Assist Director of Accounting and Administrative Services in maintaining accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and general journals
.    Office support for the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
.    Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS:
.    Accounting and office knowledge and experience, (AA preferred)
.    3 years. experience in Accounting
.    Excellent organizational skills .    Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and accounting software
.    Ability to work independently .    Ability to work on several projects at the same time and meet agency deadlines
.    Ability to work as part of an accounting team
.    Knowledge of American Sign Language

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 at 12 noon PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org, under .About./.Jobs.), cover letter, three professional references and resume via mail, email, or fax to:

Patty Souza, Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th Street,  Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Fax:  (510) 483-0778
Email: mailto:Patty.Souza@dcara.org

Please inform DCARA if communication access or other special assistance is required for scheduling interviews.

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Current / Anticipated vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

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.  Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2013-2014 school year, as follows:

Current Vacancies:

– Transition Teacher, – Employability Center; – Middle School Language Arts; – High School Science

–    Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at http://csdb.org/  where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

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.  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, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

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

Website:  http://csdb.org/
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 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

Welcome to PAHrtners Deaf Services!

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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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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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https://jobs.sjsd.k12.mo.us/

Sign Language Interpreter for 2012-2013

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a high school diploma, be currently licensed by the State Division of Professional Registration and must be at least a Level Three.

JOB DESCRIPTION / DUTIES: Interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing students needed to interpret spoken language into Sign Language during all classroom activities, teacher instruction, peer conversation, assemblies, etc.

1. Provide as the major link in the communication process for the deaf/hearing impaired student in the classroom.
2. Serve as communication link for the teacher to the student, student to teacher, and student to student relationships as well as the principal, counselor, speech therapist and the nurse.
3. Be able to transmit all communication messages in an accurate manner.
4. Maintain and increase skills by attending workshops and reading current literature.
Job Description
Primary Location
To Be Assigned
Salary Range
Per Salary Schedule / Per Year
Shift Type
Full-Time

Indiana School for the Deaf has just posted a full time position for an ASL interpreter.  The link for job information and to apply is http://www.in.gov/spd/2334.htm.  Once on this page, click apply and you will be able to search for the interpreter position within the state job bank.

anyone interested in working in
San Bernardino in our Deaf Services department? We are searching for a
Career Services Specialist (same thing we were looking for in CV) and a job
coach for the Deaf.

Please forward this info to anyone you may know that is interested.
Proficiency in ASL is a must for both positions. Any interested persons
should apply online at www.goodwillsocal.org and also may contact Jessica
Rodriguez at jrodriguez@goodwillsocal.org

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Center for Living & Working, Inc (CLW) in Worcester is having a part time Communication Facilitator or Staff Interpreter position opening. For more information can be found below.

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

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

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.

Provide clinical supervision of social worker staff, as well as direct service to families (individual, family counseling/therapy, case management). Supervision of staff, face to face contact with clients. Telephone contact with outside agencies. Meetings (staff meeting, case conference). Case coverage for absentee workers. Advocate for/with clients. Answer telephones for program as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: MSW required, fluent in American Sign Language required, 2 years experience in Child Welfare. 1 year experience as a supervisor, computer literate, Spanish speaking preferred, good clinical, organizational, management, and writing skills.

We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, in-service training, flexible work schedules and competitive salaries.

How to apply:

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

Jefferson County Board of Education in Birmingham, Alabama anticipates the need for 3 Interpreters for the 2013-2014 school year. These positions require an Alabama Permit/License through ALBIT. Please contact Pamela Higgins at phiggins@jefcoed.com<mailto:phiggins@jefcoed.com> for further information.

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Nathie Marbury,
who departed us. She was an accomplished educator who
overcame adversity and hardships – to break many
barriers – as the first deaf black woman accomplish
these things – earning a doctorate, enrolling at the
long defunct National Leadership Training Program
for the Deaf, first female deaf black teacher at
the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, etc,
etc. A noted lecturer, humorist and workshop
leader, she taught ASL at Austin Community College
in Texas, where she captivated students with her
amazing facial expressions. She certainly was a
role model for all deaf females to live up to.

This just in –

The Amazon just does not caption its video programs.
This is what the Institute for Public Representation
is complaining, on behalf of a long list of agencies
serving the deaf, with the FCC. Amazon is just one of
these biggies that just won’t caption unless specifically
ordered to do so under the eyes of the law.

At the Boston Marathon –

it is not known if there were deaf runners at the
Boston Marathon – but there was a deaf spectator
that survived the senseless bombing. Rachael Weber,
a deaf woman, was rooting for her friend to complete
the marathon when the bombing went off. She said it
was so loud and that she felt the vibrations on the
ground. She is OK.

During the Boston lockdown –

The Learning Center for Deaf, New England’s biggest
school for the deaf, is located in the Greater
Boston area. Was this school on a lockdown?
No, because the school is on spring break, and
Watertown is about 30 minutes away.

Top stories about the deaf:

Alexander Burch has been selected as the
Navy Military Child of the Year. He is deaf and
he earned the honor by volunteering nearly 450
hours at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in
North Dakota. He volunteered in a long range
of activities.

There is a special fund in New Zealand, called
the InternetNZ. Part of the funds is earmarked
for SignDNA. This project is to show New Zealanders
what Deaf Culture is all about.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc is
dealing with the issue of Deaf-Heart. The RID says
interpreters have Deaf-Heart whereas a bloc of
members, especially those of deaf parents, are
saying RID lacks Deaf-Heart. It is an irony because
the executive director is deaf, the first such
one in RID’s history. Deaf-Heart simply means
growing up in a deaf household and knowing what it
is like to be deaf.

Three years ago, the Irish Central Criminal Court
said that a deaf person could serve on the jury.
Yet three years later, a deaf person still has not
served on the jury. This was the issue that Free
Legal Advice Centre is raising this week.

The Oskaloosa Old Settlers is an annual event
in the Topeka, Kansas area. Every year there
is a presentation that features past natives
of the Oskaloosa/Topeka area that have done
so much to enrich the heritage of the region.
One such honoree this year is Luther Haden
Taylor, or as better known as Dummy Taylor.
He was a famous deaf pitcher for the New York
Giants between 1900 and 1908, and is
considered to be the best deaf pitcher ever
in the majors. For some reason, everyone knows
who Dummy Hoy was but very few people know
who Dummy Taylor was!

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A BIG DEAF HAIRSTON CONFUSION
There are two deaf people with the same Hairston
name. The first one is Eugene Hairston, who was one
of the world’s best boxers in the late forties.
The second one is Ernest Hairston, whom for many
years, was the chief of the Captioned Films and Media
Services in US Department of Education. Both of them
are not related to each other.
Both are black – and there is so much confusion.
Some people thought Ernest was a boxer. Some people
thought Eugene worked with Captioned Films.
DeafDigest editor often had to make clarifications
when some deaf people confused both men!

– for ASL News version with captions,
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Sign language skills evaluated 11 different levels

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DEAF ANGRY AT HEARING LAUGHING
Some hearing people, those that never met a
deaf person in their lives, may laugh very hard
when a deaf person gestures something.
An example would be a deaf man entering a fast
food restaurant – and pointing at the menu on the
wall.
An immigrant sandwich-maker laughed very hard,
thinking it is so funny that a deaf person would
gesture at the wall menu.
The laughter only made the deaf person angrier.
When the immigrant saw the anger on the deaf person’s
face, he stopped laughing and got very scared.
Fortunately, another immigrant, that saw everything,
came over and said “sordo”. The scared immigrant
learned his lesson.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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ANGRY KENYAN DEAF LEADER
Francis Nganga, the leader of the Kenya Society for the Deaf
has lambasted the government for continuing with the discrimination
against the deaf.
Very difficult to change the attitude since deafness is a stigma
on the African continent.

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DEATH CUT SHORT A BRILLANT CAREER
On April 20, 1786, John Goodricke passed away because of
illness.
This death, at the age of 21, was unfortunate because it cut
short a brillaint career in astronomy.
Goodricke, who was deaf, helped measure the light years
distance of stars – which paved the way for future astronomers
to gauge distances of well known, but distant stars.
The British government gave him honors while still a young
man.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question –

can you lipread?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As Americans came together to struggle with the effects of the
bombings during the Boston Marathon this past week, we showed once
again the courage and determination that made America great. Heroes
emerged in many areas and helped others to safety. There were many
people who laid down their lives to serve others.

As the news coverage expanded to cover these events, captioners
across the country were working longer hours. Once again, they
continued to caption the unfolding stories while fighting back tears.

As captioners finished their shifts, they would often spend a few
extra moments hugging their children and loved ones. Many of them
also wondered how many different ways the people announcing the news
could pronounce the names of Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Thank you to everyone who went above and beyond the call of duty this
week. We Americans are eternally grateful for your efforts.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being constantly told that deaf people listen better
because they can’t hear!

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

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DeafLaw

In Japan, the version of our ADA, is supposed to be
effective as of April 1, 2013, three years from now.
This is the magic date that activists on behalf of
the deaf and the disabled will be targeting.

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Did you know that — Joseph Wiedenmayer

served as a diplomat with the US Foreign Service, under
the Department of State. He served embassies in Uruguay,
Spain, Italy, Australia, Brazil and Thailand for 22 years.
He was able to get this position when the State Department
hiring procedures were not stringent. Probably difficult
these days to become a deaf diplomat. He served from the
forties through the sixties before retiring. An oralist,
he did not know sign language.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Bob Davila, the NTID CEO & RIT First Vice President,
will be retiring from his present position on June 30th.

(editor’s note: while he retired from NTID, he didn’t stay
retired too long – working as an administrator with the CSD
and then later, becoming the president of Gallaudet University,
replacing the original choice who was unpopular with everyone)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have a serious shortage of lifeguards.
Yet when our deaf swimmers want to become
lifeguards, they are not able to get these
positions because of their deafness. Some of
them have filed lawsuits, alleging job
discrimination – and they have lost.
In England, there was a newspaper story
of six deaf swimmers being hired as lifeguards
in Doncaster.
Said the administrator who trained these
deaf lifeguards:

They are a group of very talented swimmers
and will be a welcome addition to any lifeguard
team

Wrong nation, wrong set of laws, wrong set of
attorneys.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When captions are bad, we, the deaf, are not the only
ones suffering. It is also the hearing (those that watch
the captions) that suffer along with us!

Equal opportunity suffering, that is.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing person came to me, introducing himself.
I thought he said:

My name is Play

Last name Play? Rather unusual.

He actually said:
My name is Blay

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–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

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position opening
Director of Human Resources
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.  The
Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration
of Human Resource policies and programs of the School.  The Director of HR
assists and advises supervisors on human resource issues, oversees the
recruitment and interview process of all staff, assures the school is
compliant with all Federal and State laws, is responsible for the
development and implementation of employee policies and benefits.

MINITMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelors degree in Human
Resource Management or a related field.  Masters degree and PHR/SPHR
certification preferred.  Five or more years experience in Human Resource
management including knowledge of employment laws, workers. compensation,
benefit administration, and recruitment.  Knowledge of the PA Department
of Education laws and regulations, teacher certification process, and TIMS
is strongly preferred.  The Director of Human Resources should have an
in-depth knowledge of Federal and State regulations and laws.  Knowledge
of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and experience with HRIS
systems preferred.  Must be organized and have excellent written and
verbal communication skills.

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

PA State Police Criminal Background; PA Child Abuse; and FBI Clearances
required.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        April 26, 2013

SALARY:    Excellent compensation and benefit package including membership in
the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental and vision
benefits, and life insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its
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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

CLOSING DATE            Open Until Filled

EOE

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position title
Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School

Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined.

APPOINTMENT TYPE:
Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION:
$51,252 – $79,004 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides
consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving
early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are
deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator
for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing
professional development opportunities for educators and family members.
This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S.
Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa
Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of
experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired,
multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or
be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement
of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are
deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated
ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language
and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO:    Position starts no later than August 2013. Service
region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined.
Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional
overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background
checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:    Position will be posted until filled. Contact
Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send
cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to:
Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton,
IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action

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Gallaudet University Faculty Positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students
from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that
reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal
employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages
deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups,
people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty
positions in following departments:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Business
Counseling
Education
Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience (GSPP)
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Psychology

For detailed job descriptions and applications information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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Employment opportunities
Advocates Deaf Services
Framingham, MA

Opportunities in Advocates Deaf Services are available in our Residential
Services, Respite, Day Habilitation and Outpatient Mental Health Programs.

– Clinical Program Mangers
– Master’s Level Clinicians
– Bachelor’s Level Overnight Clinicians
– Direct Care Counselors
– Day Habilitation Professionals

Advocates Inc. believes that the best way to effectively support Deaf
people is becoming an “Employer of Choice” for Deaf professionals and
paraprofessionals. We value the commit to honor the culture and values of
the Deaf community.

Advocates achieves this by carefully attending to four key concepts of the
workplace: Providing a Culturally Competent environment, Employing Deaf
professional and Paraprofessional in Deaf programs as well as in key
leadership positions, maiming Communication Access across the organization
and offering a Comprehensive Training curriculum.

Come and join our team of Deaf professionals today. Advocates offers a
comprehensive

benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition
reimbursement, 401(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Advocates mission is to help people achieve their hopes and dreams within
the fabric of their communities. We partner with people with disabilities,
elders, and those with other challenges to overcome personal obstacles and
societal barriers so that they can obtain and keep homes, engage in work
and other meaningful activities, and sustain satisfying relationships. We
work to inspire communities to create opportunities for contribution and
participation by all.

http://www.advocatesinc.org/deafservices

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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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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

Welcome to PAHrtners Deaf Services!

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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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Hard of Hearing Assistant

for Salt Lake City area

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.

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing seeks two
skilled, experienced part-time temporary Job Coaches able to communicate
at an advanced intermediate level or higher in American Sign Language to
support the efforts of the Transition to Work Summer Program made possible
through federal vocational rehabilitation funds through the Massachusetts
Rehabilitation Commission. To optimally serve students across
Massachusetts, the Job Coaches will be expected to work in all regions
across the state. Regions will be determined by need of student
applications.

Description of Position
Job Coaches will perform an array of tasks related to supporting deaf and
hard of hearing students excel in their summer internships and preparation
for the workforce. Job Coaches will be responsible for meeting with
students regularly, helping students set goals for their internships, and
assisting students in meeting those goals through mediation, provision of
resources, and mentoring. Specific job-related activities include but are
not limited to:
.    Assist the Transition to Work Project Coordinator in identifying
and developing possible internship placements for students based on their
career goals
.    Meet with students initially to create goals and develop a plan to
achieve them
.    Accompany students to their placement when necessary for the
purpose of general training and mentoring
.    Check in with students regularly to determine if students’ goals
are being met and to identify barriers to success
.    Assist Project Coordinator in ensuring that all participants
receive communication access support as needed
.    Ensure comprehensive service provision reporting through progress
reports and continuity plans for the next step of students’ career or
education at the end of their internship
.    Collaborate with appropriate community agencies to connect
students to additional resources as needed
.    Perform other related activities as assigned

MCDHH anticipates that Job Coaches’ work activities will require
approximately 20 hours of work per week for each Coach.

Supervision and Coordination
Job Coaches will be supervised by the Transition to Work Project
Coordinator.

Qualifications
It is required that the Job Coach has the following qualifications:
.    Expressive and receptive American Sign Language skill at least at
the advanced intermediate level
.    Ability to work well with deaf and hard of hearing students
.    Ability to motivate others
.    Ability to mediate and solve problems
.    Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written modalities
.    Knowledge of the methods and techniques of determining individual
interests, aptitude, skills, and occupational preferences
.    Ability to be self-directed and work independently
.    Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships
with others
.    Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential
information
.    Ability to maintain accurate records
.    Beginner level knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel software programs
.    A high school diploma or GED and 1 year work experience in
education of deaf and hard of hearing children, rehabilitation of the
deaf, or related field.
.    Possession of his/her own transportation and the ability to travel
statewide as needed

Anticipated Contract Duration
May (TBD), 2013- September 30, 2013

Compensation
The Contractor will be compensated at the rate of $25.00 per hour. Travel
and travel-related expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with standard
Commonwealth policy and procedures.

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

How to Apply
Please send cover letter addressing the required qualifications listed
above and resume to Jane Sokol Shulman at Jane.Sokol.Shulman@state.ma.us
by Friday, April 19. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your
application from Ms. Shulman within 48 hours of sending it, please send it
again. MCDHH reserves the right to consider objective information from
outside sources in the candidate selection process.

Job Location: Fort Myers, FL
Job Category: Student affairs / student services
Posted: April 8
Edison State College is a vibrant, open-door, baccalaureate degree
granting public organization dedicated to educational excellence. At
Edison, learning is a creative enterprise designed to encourage each
student.s independence, intellectual gifts and thirst for knowledge. Our
dedicated faculty teach from the heart, in a caring environment that
fosters a sense of adventure, collaboration and respect for others.
Located on the gulf coast in southwest Florida, Edison was established in
1962, and is the area.s oldest and fastest growing state college.

DESCRIPTION:

This is responsible, professional work providing communication aid and
assistance, including sign language interpretation services, to students
that are deaf, hard of hearing, and with other disabilities to meet their
academic requirements. Provides administrative support assisting students,
ensuring successful workflow and contributing to the efficient operations
of the Adaptive Services Office.
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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides interpreting services for deaf and hard of hearing students
within social and academic settings, including classroom instruction,
lectures, tests, meetings, campus wide activities, individual student
appointments, and other approved college activities.

Prepares for classes by planning using textbooks, consulting with
instructors and identifying resources to be used during the interpreting
process.

Staffs the Adaptive Services Office and is readily available to provide
pleasant and professional service to students and others seeking
information regarding the enrollment process.

Responsible to understand, apply and explain to others College policies
and procedures related to the services performed by the Adaptive Services
Office.

Facilitates communication and direct interaction with faculty/staff
regarding accommodations and services.

Seeks opportunities to enhance the student experience and proactively
address related student needs.

Maintains departmental operating records, specialized reports, files and
records relating to the operation of the unit to which assigned.

Responsible to gather and compile data for statistical reports.

May require occasional nights and weekend hours, as needed.

These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete
statement of all duties performed; employees will be required to perform
other job related duties as required. An employee with a disability is
encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office to evaluate the job in
greater detail in order to determine if she/he can safely perform the
essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor.s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher
education.

Two (2) years of full time, professional work experience in a related
position.

Certified American Sign Language Interpreter.

Demonstrated experience using a personal computer, office software such as
MS Office and electronic mail.

Demonstrated ability to:
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty,
staff, students and the public.
* Work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master.s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher
education.

Critical Skills/Expertise

All employees are expected to:
* Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and
demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
* Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures
utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural
and policy manual related to the job tasks.
* Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and
direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated
policies.
* Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive
environment.
* Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
* Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while
understanding and respecting each other.s view of the world, personalities
and working styles.
* Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College.s standards of
ethical conduct.
* Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others
to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with
others to achieve goals.
* Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes
critically to make recommendations for improvement.

Work Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Physical: Routinely requires the ability to see, hear, and speak.
Routinely requires sitting, bending, stooping, walking. On occasion,
incumbents may be required to lift 20 or more pounds.

Environmental: Normal general office

Mental: Routinely requires the ability to interpret, analyze and perform
critical thinking skills.
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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Fully complete the application form. All work history must be included on
the application and all fields must be accurately and specifically
completed.

Candidates must list ALL work experience which proves sufficient for
meeting minimum qualifications of this position.

Unofficial transcripts MUST be uploaded to the applicant system. It is
suggested that all documents be uploaded as PDF documents.

TRANSCRIPTS:

– Candidates must upload copies of ALL transcripts (need not be official
at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum
qualifications of this position.

– Official transcripts for all coursework and degrees are required at the
time of hire.

– Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for
U.S. equivalency by a bonafide U.S. evaluation service. The evaluation
must be uploaded to the application.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional documents or changes cannot be made to your
application once it has been submitted.

We regret that we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed or hand
delivered application materials outside the Edison online e-Jobs system.

A selection committee will review application packages and will select a
limited number of qualified applicants for interview.

Criminal background check and fingerprinting will be required of the final
candidate.

Edison State College is proud to be a tobacco-free organization.

The College.s Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator is:
Ronald A. Dente, Jr.
Director, Human Resources/Assistant General Council
Royal Palm Hall N-120 . Lee Campus
8099 College Pkwy. SW
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
239-489-9293

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DeafDigest – 19 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 19, 2013

 

 

— deaf people not wanting jobs???

a director of a state agency serving the deaf complained that the state
government has job openings for the deaf. But they are not applying
for these jobs; these openings still not being filed. These jobs have
full benefits, health insurance and retirement plans. Why aren’t the
deaf people interested in these jobs?????? Very sad.

 

 

— could a deaf gene win a patent?

Could a deaf gene win a patent? The Supreme Court has listened to a
case that may decide if genes can or can’t be patented. While deaf
genes were not part of the discussions, we know that there are few deaf
parents that specifically want deaf children. And if justices decide
later that genes can be patented, then would it lead way to a patented
deaf gene?

 

 

— music with Sean Forbes and his family

As many of us know, Sean Forbes is a promising deaf rocker, perhaps
one of the world’s better known deaf musicians. He grew up in the
world of music with his hearing music-loving family. They were always
having music around them. His brothers wanted to have careers in music.
Years later, did the hearing Forbes brothers pursue their dream
musical careers? No – Sean is the only one in the family with a
musical career! Such an irony.

 

04/14/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/14/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 17 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 17, 2013

 

 

— a government encouraging the deaf to start businesses

A government is offering money to encourage the deaf to
start their own businesses. The money could be used either
to start a business or to attend business training classes.
The Ministry of the People and Social Development is
offering $5,000 for deaf people that have business goals
in Trinidad and Tobago. So far about 30 deaf people accepted
the offer. Why not more deaf? They’re not interested!

 

 

— a state offering free tablets for the deaf

A state commission for the deaf and hard of hearing has
offered free tablets for the deaf. That state said 250,000
people have hearing losses. Many deaf people grab these
free tablets? No, just 10 deaf people, and it is in
New Mexico.

 

 

— a copyright law hurting the deaf!

A disability rights attorney complains that the copyright
law hurts the deaf. The law is The Digital Millennium
Copyright Act. It does not allow captioning of videos
if the copyright owner refuses permission. They refuse
because they want to protect investment in their videos.
This is why captions are missing in some videos and some
old TV shows.

 

 

— a lucky deaf inventor won a patent

When the US patents office turns down a patent application,
then the invention is dead. But for one deaf inventor
Patrick Flanagan, he was lucky. He was turned down for a
patent on a hearing aid device. Twelve years later, the
patent application was reviewed. The patent reviewer asked
a deaf employee in the office to test the hearing aid. It
worked and Flanagan finally got his patent and it made
history – first time a patent was won after it was originally
turned down. It is the United States Patent Number 3,393,279.

 

 

— an unusual deaf warning sign in a small town

We always see these Deaf Child warning signs everywhere
in USA. But a sign to warn the public of adult deaf person?
This request was placed in a Ohio small town where the
construction crew wanted to do some work on sewers and
they wanted a Deaf Adult Person warning sign posted on a
temporary basis. Seems to be a strange request!

 

 

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hearing.)

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This just in –

A lawsuit has been filed against the National Deaf
Academy in Florida, alleging physical abuses against
deaf patients. A former Academy staff member said
that these deaf inmates have serious anger management
issues and would physically attack the staff members.
Two sides to a story? See how this all plays out in
the court system.

Top stories about the deaf:

Following Nebraska’s act recently, the Missouri Public Service Commission has cut the surcharge
that hearing consumers pay on their monthly phone
bills in order to subsidize relay services for
the deaf. Same reason – the treasury has too much
money.

The Orange County (Texas) Emergency Management
director said that his agency no longer contracts
with a deaf service agency for emergency communications
with the deaf residents. Why? The director said it
is too expensive.

The Described and Captioned Media Program’s account with the Youtube has been suspended. The DCMP youtube screen said:

dcmpnad has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.

This program, run by the NAD, was formerly the
Captioned Films for the Deaf, Inc and then later
the Captioned Media Program. DeafDigest hopes this issue
will be resolved soon.

The Department of Justice is planning to change some of
the stuff in ADA – but we have to wait until July to
see how this all plays out – probably a lot more to do
with online shopping sites that discriminate against
the deaf.

Nepal’s Supreme Court handed down the order – to allow the
deaf to drive cars! The old law was this –  a person who is as deaf or is not able to hear normally is deemed ineligible for a driving license. The court ordered the government to
revise this law.

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IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME
It is always the same – that at a hearing party
or at a hearing convention you are with your interpreter.
These hearing people come to you and say:

– I have a deaf cousin
– I have a deaf employee at work
– I have a deaf neighbor
– My sister’s husband has a deaf grandfather
– etc
– etc

It can be boring to listen to these same old
conversations.

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

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

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A deaf beggar in Japan

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-beggar-in-japan/

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HAPPY AND JUMPING UP AND DOWN
We read some stories of deaf people, “hearing” for
the first time with a CI, and so happy about it, jumping
up and down.
We do not read stories of deaf people that hear for
the first time with a hearing aid and jumping up and down.
Why?

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

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

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Deaf People of Color Conference
June 13-16, 2013
Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-of-color-conference/

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THE BRAIN AND THE SIGN LANGUAGE
Parts of the brain are able to process sign language.
There have been many research papers that focus on this topic.
The latest one is the work by Evguenia Malaia, professor,
Center for Mind, Brain, and Education at University of Texas
at Arlington. Her report was posted on a web site.

A TAX-EXEMPT PROPERTY
Last year, a property located in East Forsyth, Georgia
was donated to the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.
It is a non-profit organization which provides some funds
for the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and the
Georgia School for the Deaf and few other educational
programs.
Is this property considered tax-exempt? It was not until
a few days ago that the Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors
agreed to make the property exempt from taxes.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Missouri Association of the Deaf

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do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/jewish-deaf-congres/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

An old, old newspaper story said:

A group of singers bring joy to school for the def

How can a group of singers bring joy if the deaf
children cannot hear the music?

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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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painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

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

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
giving waivers to deaf truck driving applicants, this
means future deaf truck drivers will be getting these
waivers?

A. Whoa! Only deaf truck drivers that have previously
applied for these waivers are getting these waivers.
Only 40 deaf truck drivers have applied. If there are more future deaf truck driving applicants
then it is another issue that this government
agency will need to deal with. Is it an automatic
waiver for all deaf truck drivers or just a
one-time waiver exemption for this group of
40 drivers – we do not know and will have to
see how this all plays out!

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:

NDBEDP

National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program.  As you may or may not be aware this program distributes telecommunication equipment for DeafBlind people.  Many equipment that will benefit the individuals who are DeafBlind.

Take a look at the link below and see what’s available!
www.icanconnect.org

Please help share the information!

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 the TCM Turner Classic Movies network will fully
caption its old movies. About half of the famous oldie
movies are not captioned!

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DeafHistory:

Year 2011 – Richard Banas, a deaf sports editor with
the Lodi News-Sentinel newspaper, wins the California Newspaper Publishers Association award

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Zero!

Number of national deaf newspapers that are still in business.
The last remaining national deaf newspaper was SIGNews and
it closed down sometime ago – a great big loss to the Deaf
Community!

As early as 10-15 years ago we had nearly half dozen deaf national
newspapers. Not any more.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Sauk Valley College – Cali Bartholomew, so, softball; was
profiled in a recent newspaper story

– Southwestern Christian College – Delvin Furlough, incoming fr, track;
no word on his participation

– Texas A&M – Ricardo Torres, incoming FR, track; has signed up to
run track as a freshman in the 2013-2014 season

– U of Southern California, Barry Wilkins, SR, track; he is on
the roster but web site is saying nothing about him

– Washington – Kaitlin Inglesby, JR, softball; 17-4 pitching record,
including a win over #2 Arizona

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Elite Deaf Athletes

– Nick Hamilton, Cleveland Indians farm system, baseball;
waiting for the season to start

– Jalen Harris, Milwuakee Brewers farm team, baseball;
no idea if he is still with the system; he did not hit
well in his previous two seasons with the rookie league team

– Josh Hembrough, hurdles, has participated at the USA indoor
track and field championships in the 60 hurdles event

– Grant Isenbarger, Fort Wayne Federals Junior team, hockey;
no updates on him; not sure if he is still playing Junior A
hockey

– Yuya Ishii, pro baseball, Japan; still listed on the team roster

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Deaf Sports Library

Our 2013 Deaflympics basketball players

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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
Part Time VRI ASL Interpreters
LSA Video, Inc

Are you looking for a way to supplement your freelance interpretation
work from home?

LSA Video, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services
Associates, is currently seeking American Sign Language Interpreters
for part-time on-call Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) work.  In order
to be considered for this position, you must be certified by the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and licensed or registered in
your home state.

This is a great opportunity for you to supplement your freelance
interpretation work with VRI!  You will be able to log-in from home
and work the hours that best fit your schedule (i.e., before / after
a Face-to-Face Interpreting assignment, on the weekends, overnight
hours and even in the event of an assignment cancelation).

You will be paid an hourly on-call rate just for logging in, plus a
per-minute interpretation rate for all sessions connected to you and
serviced.  Please note that since you will be providing
interpretation services over the Internet via a Webcam with our
clientele, you will be expected to look polished and professional at
all times when logged in and on call.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the LSA Video VRI team,
please review the full job description and apply for this position
online at PT VRI ASL Interpreter.

Should you have any questions about this posting, please contact LSA
Video’s American Sign Language Manager, Suzanne Dunleavy, via e-mail
at mailto:sdunleavy@lsavideo.com  For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please visit http://lsavideo.com

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Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Position Announcement
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), 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 dila@dila.org or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job announcement
Accounting Clerk II/Payroll Specialist
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

(temporary full-time position)

This position involves specialized work in maintaining, verifying and posting transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records filing systems for the accounting department.  This position is also responsible for all payroll functions, including taxes and benefits.

This is a temporary full-time position, reporting to the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services.  We are looking to fill this position Tuesday May 28, 2013 through Friday July 19, 2013.

RESPONSIBILITES:
.    Maintain the information and filing systems for the accounting department
.    Prepare deposits
.    Reconcile invoices with purchase orders
.    Prepare checks .    Reconcile employee benefit payments
.    Maintain and reconcile time sheets, attendance records and vacation/sick leave status records
.    Assist Director of Accounting and Administrative Services in maintaining accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and general journals
.    Office support for the Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
.    Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS:
.    Accounting and office knowledge and experience, (AA preferred)
.    3 years. experience in Accounting
.    Excellent organizational skills .    Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and accounting software
.    Ability to work independently .    Ability to work on several projects at the same time and meet agency deadlines
.    Ability to work as part of an accounting team
.    Knowledge of American Sign Language

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 at 12 noon PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org, under .About./.Jobs.), cover letter, three professional references and resume via mail, email, or fax to:

Patty Souza, Director of Accounting and Administrative Services
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th Street,  Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Fax:  (510) 483-0778
Email: mailto:Patty.Souza@dcara.org

Please inform DCARA if communication access or other special assistance is required for scheduling interviews.

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Current / Anticipated vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

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.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2013-2014 school year, as follows:

Current Vacancies:

– Transition Teacher, – Employability Center; – Middle School Language Arts; – High School Science

–    Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at http://csdb.org/  where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

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.  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, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

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

Website:  http://csdb.org/
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 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
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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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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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Center for Living & Working, Inc (CLW) in Worcester is having a part time Communication Facilitator or Staff Interpreter position opening. For more information can be found below.

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

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

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.

Provide clinical supervision of social worker staff, as well as direct service to families (individual, family counseling/therapy, case management). Supervision of staff, face to face contact with clients. Telephone contact with outside agencies. Meetings (staff meeting, case conference). Case coverage for absentee workers. Advocate for/with clients. Answer telephones for program as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: MSW required, fluent in American Sign Language required, 2 years experience in Child Welfare. 1 year experience as a supervisor, computer literate, Spanish speaking preferred, good clinical, organizational, management, and writing skills.

We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, in-service training, flexible work schedules and competitive salaries.

How to apply:

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

Jefferson County Board of Education in Birmingham, Alabama anticipates the need for 3 Interpreters for the 2013-2014 school year. These positions require an Alabama Permit/License through ALBIT. Please contact Pamela Higgins at phiggins@jefcoed.com<mailto:phiggins@jefcoed.com> for further information.

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 – 14 April 2013

DeafDigest Blue – April 14, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-careful-with-security-guards/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-mysterious-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-more-april-fools-jokes/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-math-learning/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Joseph Gathambyri,
a deaf man of Marietta, GA, who departed us because
of a hit and run accident. The driver was arrested
hours later. Joseph, known as Deaf Joe by fellow employees
at the local Burger King outlet, was an aspiring rap artist,
putting together his own videos with his own music in
sign language under the name Deaf Joe.

Top stories about the deaf:

Steve C. Baldwin was honored at the Barbara Jordan
Media Awards Winners event in Austin, TX in the
Individual Special Contribution category. He
is being honored for helping celebrate Deaf Smith’s
225th birthday by giving exhibits and tours at
several locations in the state. The Barbara Jordan
media awards is for people with disabilities that
have made differences in the media world.

It was expected any time soon but the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made it official, that waivers will be given
to deaf truck drivers that want to operate
commercial trucks. This is just only for the
40 deaf drivers that have applied for the
license.

Concerned that the staff of the Hyndburn Borough Council in United Kingdom have not been sensitive to the needs of the deaf, the management decided to establish a series of training sessions. The training will be done by a local agency serving the deaf.

DeafDigest mentioned this a while ago and is mentioning
it again – the new Michigan law on interpreters.
They are required to attend classes and to be tested
for ASL competency. Yes, some interpreters are already
complaining about the new law, but it comes with the
territory.

Tragic news. Fourteen hearing students attending
Lone Star College in Texas were stabbed. The
knife-wielder was Dylan Quick. He is deaf. Growing
up he was home schooled, thus lacking social skills.

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WHY DID DEAFDIGEST STOP APRIL FOOLS JOKES?
The past DeafDigests had these April Fools jokes.
Examples were Gallaudet selling campus to move to
Northern Virginia; NAD merging with AgBell, etc.
Why did DeafDigest stop few years ago? Because there
was panic.
DeafDigest mentioned that Gallaudet was dropping
football – but told the readers to click on a link
– which said it is April Fools joke.
Too late! So many Gallaudet football fans panicked;
one of the fans sent a page to the Gallaudet football
coach at 2 AM to ask if it was true. And past Gallaudet
president Bob Davila was upset about it.
This was the last April Fools joke by DeafDigest.
Never again!

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-more-april-fools-jokes/

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

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American Society of the Deaf Children Conference

JUNE 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona
Hosted at: Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind

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

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LEARNING MATH BY SPEECH OR SPEECH PLUS HAND GESTURES
A hearing professor of psychology at Michigan State
University did some research.
She realized that children learning math will learn
better when the teacher uses speech plus hand gestures.
And that children learn less when teacher uses speech.
This research was on hearing children, not deaf
children. But this is a strong hint in Education of
the Deaf, no matter if classes are oral or Cued Speech
or ASL.

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

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

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a listing of deaf-owned, deaf-run restaurants

if the listing needs some updating, please email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

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DEAF GIRL MADE VULNERABLE BY POSSIBLE FAMILY DEPORTATION
Diana Blanco, a 17-year old deaf girl, the oldest sibling
in her family, may face a life-altering issue soon.
Her mother, grandmother and grandfather may or may not
be deported. The three of them are in prison without bail.
This is taking place in Maricopa County (Arizona) where Sheriff Joe Arpaio is notorious for his hatred of illegals.

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THE HOTEL IN ROME, ITALY
In the most expensive part of Rome stands is Hotel Hassler.
Many of us already know, but again many of us may not be
aware that this hotel is owned by Roberto Wirth. He is deaf
and attended Gallaudet and NTID before graduating from
Cornell University School of Hotel Management before embarking
on his long hoteling career.
Hotel Hassler is considered to be one of the world’s best
hotels. Room rates are extremely pricey, out of range of many
tourists, both deaf and hearing.
Has a deaf person ever stayed at the hotel, just for one
night?
Yes, a deaf person did – and he said the hotel is the best
and worth the high room rates!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question –

why interpret for him because all deaf people can lipread?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“How do you write that so fast?”

In order to achieve the speed necessary to caption at over 200 words
per minute, stenocaptioners write whole syllables or words in a
single stroke.  They stroke multiple keys at one time, much like a
chord on a piano.  This is different from someone typing on a
computer keyboard who is typing one letter at a time.  The captioner
uses his or her left hand for initial consonants, the thumbs for
vowels, and the right hand for final consonants.

If we look at the word “sat,” the “S” would be stroked with the left
hand.  The “A” would be stroked with the thumb.  The “T” would be
stroked with the right hand.  All of these keys would be depressed at
the same time, not one letter at a time.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people constantly whispering into the ear
of a deaf person!

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

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

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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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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

Always a nightmare for employers, worried about
ADA violations.

There is one employment opening.

Two applicants are best qualified. One is hearing.
Other is deaf.

Who should the employer hire?

Always a nightmare!

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Did you know that — Rebecca Macree

from United Kingdom, played squash professionally
from 1993 to 2005, once ranked 7th best in the world.
She represented her nation in the World Team Squash Championships and European Team Championships.
An intense competitor, she was once given a suspension
of 42 days for openly berating a referee! As a deaf
woman, she communicated orally, not through BSL.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Skiqwaqui 9-hole Golf Course is the nation’s first
deaf owned golf course. It was officially opened for
business on April 1st in Morganton, NC.
The owner, Charles Crowe acquired the 280-acre land in
1995 but it took him 8 years to convert his dream into reality.
Why Skiqwaqui? It is a Cherokee word meaning “Bigwitch”
and which was given in blessing by Charles’ grand mother.
A big congratulations is in order for Charles.

(editor’s note: is this golf course still in business?
A web search showed nothing)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The FCC recently issued an announcement that crawls
are not permitted to block closed captioned emergency
announcements.
This is much too long overdue, but at least we
have this ruling from FCC to show these TV
stations that they must separate captions from
crawls.

(editor’s note: this continues as a problem despite
FCC’s edict!)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

All deaf people (oral, ASL, late-deafened, etc)
share a common complaint – that many TV programs
continue uncaptioned – despite these many, many
FCC edicts.

One edict on top of another on top of many other
older edicts!

Do we require services of an attorney to go through
these heavily-worded edicts to make sense?

Probably so!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the doctor asked:
Did you have appendix?

The doctor showed a funny look on his face!

The doctor actually asked:
Did you have hepatitis?

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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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DEADLINE:  April 15, 2013 at 12pm (PST)

Job announcement
Employment Skills Instructor
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Jose, California

Full-Time, Non-Exempt San Jose, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Skills Instructor, a new position within the Deaf Employment Training Center (DETC), a newly created and recently funded program that provides intensive classroom instruction and individualized services focusing on skills development to prepare Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals for the employment search and placement process.  The Employment Skills Instructor is primarily responsible for the curriculum development and classroom instruction of the program. This position is based in San Jose and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The position is funded for one year; continued employment is possible with additional or renewed funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES
.    Possess and maintain an intensive and up-to-date knowledge of employment training curricula.
.    Actively involved in all aspects of program recruitment and enrollment.
.    Responsible for the initial intake, review, assessment, and internal verification of student performance.
.    Develop individual learning plans for students on employability and skills training provision and support.
.    Plan, develop and deliver group and individual learning in appropriate curriculum such as Life Skills/Work Ethics (Professional Effectiveness, Job Readiness, and Basic Economics) and Workplace Academics (Advocacy, Independent Skills, Employment Assistance) to complement various learning styles of Deaf individuals.
.    Provide training through facilitation, delivery, observation, assessment, and guidance using American Sign Language (ASL).
.    Complete and maintain individual records and other paperwork connected to students. progress through the program.
.    Works with Employment Specialists and Job Developer/Interpreters to prepare students for the employment search and placement process.
.    Provides support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Employment Services Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
.    BA degree and at least 3 years. experience and knowledge of classroom instruction; employment service services desirable.
.    Fluency in American Sign Language and strong background in the field of Deafness and Deaf culture.
.    Ability to develop and implement basic skills curriculum.
.    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) preferred.
.    Ability to generate reports and presentations.
.    Ability to safeguard confidential information from disclosure or compromise.
.    Ability to travel to appointments within the workweek.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable, dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  April 15, 2013 at 12pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under .About./.Jobs., cover letter, resume and three professional references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DEADLINE:  April 15, 2013 at 12pm (PST)

Job announcement
Employment Skills Instructor Assistant
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Jose, California

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Skills Instructor Assistant, a new position within the Deaf Employment Training Center (DETC), a newly created and recently funded program that provides intensive classroom instruction and individualized services focusing on skills development to prepare Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals for the employment search and placement process.  The Employment Skills Instructor Assistant is responsible for the coordination of classroom instruction logistics. This position is based in San Jose and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The position is funded for one year; continued employment is possible with additional or renewed funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES
.    Partner with Employment Skills Instructor for the initial intake, review, assessment, and internal verification of student performance.
.    Prepare classroom for optimal student learning. .    Partner with Employment Skills Instructor to coordinate instructional efforts.
.    Take class attendance and maintain attendance records. .    Grade homework and test, compute and record results.
.    Observe students. performance and record relevant data to assess progress.
.    Maintain computers and assist students with hardware and software use
.    Provide communication access through facilitation, delivery, observation, assessment, and guidance using American Sign Language (ASL).
.    Complete and maintain individual records and other paperwork connected to students. progress through the program.
.    Works with Employment Specialists and Job Developer/Interpreters to prepare students for the employment search and placement process.
.    Provides support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Employment Services Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

.    2 years. experience and knowledge of classroom management; BA preferred.
.    Fluency in American Sign Language and strong background in the field of Deafness and Deaf culture.
.    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) preferred.
.    Ability to generate reports and presentations.
.    Ability to safeguard confidential information from disclosure or compromise.
.    Ability to travel to appointments within the workweek.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable, dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  April 15, 2013 at 12pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under .About./.Jobs.), cover letter, resume and three professional references via mail, email or fax to:
Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position title
Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School

Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION: $51,252 – $79,004 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing professional development opportunities for educators and family members. This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired, multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO:    Position starts no later than August 2013. Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined. Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:    Position will be posted until filled. Contact Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to: Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action

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Gallaudet University Faculty Positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty positions in following departments:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Business
Counseling
Education
Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience (GSPP)
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Psychology

For detailed job descriptions and applications information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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Employment opportunities
Advocates Deaf Services
Framingham, MA

Opportunities in Advocates Deaf Services are available in our Residential Services, Respite, Day Habilitation and Outpatient Mental Health Programs.

– Clinical Program Mangers
– Master’s Level Clinicians
– Bachelor’s Level Overnight Clinicians
– Direct Care Counselors
– Day Habilitation Professionals

Advocates Inc. believes that the best way to effectively support Deaf people is becoming an “Employer of Choice” for Deaf professionals and paraprofessionals. We value the commit to honor the culture and values of the Deaf community.

Advocates achieves this by carefully attending to four key concepts of the workplace: Providing a Culturally Competent environment, Employing Deaf professional and Paraprofessional in Deaf programs as well as in key
leadership positions, maiming Communication Access across the organization and offering a Comprehensive Training curriculum.

Come and join our team of Deaf professionals today. Advocates offers a comprehensive

benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Advocates mission is to help people achieve their hopes and dreams within the fabric of their communities. We partner with people with disabilities, elders, and those with other challenges to overcome personal obstacles and societal barriers so that they can obtain and keep homes, engage in work and other meaningful activities, and sustain satisfying relationships. We work to inspire communities to create opportunities for contribution and participation by all.

http://www.advocatesinc.org/deafservices

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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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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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The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing seeks two skilled, experienced part-time temporary Job Coaches able to communicate at an advanced intermediate level or higher in American Sign Language to support the efforts of the Transition to Work Summer Program made possible through federal vocational rehabilitation funds through the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. To optimally serve students across Massachusetts, the Job Coaches will be expected to work in all regions across the state. Regions will be determined by need of student applications.

Description of Position
Job Coaches will perform an array of tasks related to supporting deaf and hard of hearing students excel in their summer internships and preparation for the workforce. Job Coaches will be responsible for meeting with students regularly, helping students set goals for their internships, and assisting students in meeting those goals through mediation, provision of resources, and mentoring. Specific job-related activities include but are not limited to:
.    Assist the Transition to Work Project Coordinator in identifying and developing possible internship placements for students based on their career goals .    Meet with students initially to create goals and develop a plan to achieve them .    Accompany students to their placement when necessary for the purpose of general training and mentoring .    Check in with students regularly to determine if students’ goals are being met and to identify barriers to success .    Assist Project Coordinator in ensuring that all participants receive communication access support as needed
.    Ensure comprehensive service provision reporting through progress reports and continuity plans for the next step of students’ career or education at the end of their internship .    Collaborate with appropriate community agencies to connect students to additional resources as needed
.    Perform other related activities as assigned

MCDHH anticipates that Job Coaches’ work activities will require approximately 20 hours of work per week for each Coach.

Supervision and Coordination
Job Coaches will be supervised by the Transition to Work Project Coordinator.

Qualifications It is required that the Job Coach has the following qualifications:
.    Expressive and receptive American Sign Language skill at least at the advanced intermediate level
.    Ability to work well with deaf and hard of hearing students
.    Ability to motivate others
.    Ability to mediate and solve problems
.    Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written modalities
.    Knowledge of the methods and techniques of determining individual interests, aptitude, skills, and occupational preferences
.    Ability to be self-directed and work independently
.    Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
.    Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
.    Ability to maintain accurate records
.    Beginner level knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel software programs
.    A high school diploma or GED and 1 year work experience in education of deaf and hard of hearing children, rehabilitation of the deaf, or related field.
.    Possession of his/her own transportation and the ability to travel statewide as needed

Anticipated Contract Duration
May (TBD), 2013- September 30, 2013

Compensation
The Contractor will be compensated at the rate of $25.00 per hour. Travel and travel-related expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with standard Commonwealth policy and procedures.

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

How to Apply
Please send cover letter addressing the required qualifications listed above and resume to Jane Sokol Shulman at Jane.Sokol.Shulman@state.ma.us by Friday, April 19. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application from Ms. Shulman within 48 hours of sending it, please send it again. MCDHH reserves the right to consider objective information from outside sources in the candidate selection process.

Job Location: Fort Myers, FL
Job Category: Student affairs / student services
Posted: April 8
Edison State College is a vibrant, open-door, baccalaureate degree granting public organization dedicated to educational excellence. At Edison, learning is a creative enterprise designed to encourage each student.s independence, intellectual gifts and thirst for knowledge. Our dedicated faculty teach from the heart, in a caring environment that fosters a sense of adventure, collaboration and respect for others. Located on the gulf coast in southwest Florida, Edison was established in 1962, and is the area.s oldest and fastest growing state college.

DESCRIPTION:

This is responsible, professional work providing communication aid and assistance, including sign language interpretation services, to students that are deaf, hard of hearing, and with other disabilities to meet their academic requirements. Provides administrative support assisting students, ensuring successful workflow and contributing to the efficient operations of the Adaptive Services Office.
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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides interpreting services for deaf and hard of hearing students within social and academic settings, including classroom instruction, lectures, tests, meetings, campus wide activities, individual student appointments, and other approved college activities.

Prepares for classes by planning using textbooks, consulting with instructors and identifying resources to be used during the interpreting process.

Staffs the Adaptive Services Office and is readily available to provide pleasant and professional service to students and others seeking information regarding the enrollment process.

Responsible to understand, apply and explain to others College policies and procedures related to the services performed by the Adaptive Services Office.

Facilitates communication and direct interaction with faculty/staff regarding accommodations and services.

Seeks opportunities to enhance the student experience and proactively address related student needs.

Maintains departmental operating records, specialized reports, files and records relating to the operation of the unit to which assigned.

Responsible to gather and compile data for statistical reports.

May require occasional nights and weekend hours, as needed.

These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed; employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required. An employee with a disability is encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office to evaluate the job in greater detail in order to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor.s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Two (2) years of full time, professional work experience in a related position.

Certified American Sign Language Interpreter.

Demonstrated experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office and electronic mail.

Demonstrated ability to:
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
* Work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master.s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Critical Skills/Expertise

All employees are expected to:
* Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
* Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
* Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
* Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
* Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
* Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other.s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
* Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College.s standards of ethical conduct.
* Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
* Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.

Work Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Physical: Routinely requires the ability to see, hear, and speak. Routinely requires sitting, bending, stooping, walking. On occasion, incumbents may be required to lift 20 or more pounds.

Environmental: Normal general office

Mental: Routinely requires the ability to interpret, analyze and perform critical thinking skills.
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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Fully complete the application form. All work history must be included on the application and all fields must be accurately and specifically completed.

Candidates must list ALL work experience which proves sufficient for meeting minimum qualifications of this position.

Unofficial transcripts MUST be uploaded to the applicant system. It is suggested that all documents be uploaded as PDF documents.

TRANSCRIPTS:

– Candidates must upload copies of ALL transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications of this position.

– Official transcripts for all coursework and degrees are required at the time of hire.

– Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bonafide U.S. evaluation service. The evaluation must be uploaded to the application.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional documents or changes cannot be made to your application once it has been submitted.

We regret that we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed or hand delivered application materials outside the Edison online e-Jobs system.

A selection committee will review application packages and will select a limited number of qualified applicants for interview.

Criminal background check and fingerprinting will be required of the final candidate.

Edison State College is proud to be a tobacco-free organization.

The College.s Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator is:
Ronald A. Dente, Jr.
Director, Human Resources/Assistant General Council
Royal Palm Hall N-120 . Lee Campus
8099 College Pkwy. SW
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
239-489-9293

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DeafDigest – 12 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 12, 2013

— a million dollar deaf athlete

The Bloomberg Businessweek magazine ran a story on a million-dollar
athlete. He is the best in his sport. He has many sponsorship
deals. He is the top earning athlete in his sport. He was a college
All-American in his sport. He is a partner in an investment firm.
His twitter has 40,000 followers and his Facebook has 65,000 likes.
Who is that athlete and what is the sport? It is Paul Rabil and he
plays pro lacrosse. He was born with a hearing problem. He tried to
hide it for many years. But few years ago he revealed his deafness.
He became the national spokesperson with the National Cued Speech
Association. Not sure if he still is the spokesperson.

 

— a Deaf Crisis in Rochester, NY

There is no such a thing as a Perfect Deaf Community! All deaf
communities have their problems and issues, and the Rochester
Deaf Community is no exception (same as with the Metro Washington
Deaf Community). A newspaper story about the Rochester Deaf
Community said this community suffers from a Deaf Brain Drain.
Young and bright deaf people grow up in the area, attend NTID
and move out after they graduate. Keep in mind other Deaf
Communities profit from Rochester’s loss, so it comes out even.

 

 

— a late-deafened police officer

Many police officers quit when they lose their hearing,
afraid they could not perform well in police work. Joseph Molinari,
the Nashua, New Hampshire police officer started to lose his
hearing as a young man. He was afraid to continue with his career,
but did not give up and started using hearing aids. He has been
using these aids for 10 years, allowing him to function normally
in all phases of police work. He may not be the only late-deafened
police officer around; there may be others but he was the rare officer
to come forward with his hearing loss. His police rank is Sergeant.

 

04/07/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/07/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 10 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 10, 2013

 

 

— a minister arrested for mocking a deaf girl

Minister Bosco Miiro, of the Arise Ministries,
was arrested by the police because he made fun
of a deaf girl that attended the services at
his church. The police said an investigation is
ongoing. Terrible! Where was the church? Not in
USA, but in Uganda!

 

 

— a 98 percent interpreter attendance rate

98 percent attendance rate among interpreters?
Interpreters that miss two appointments in 100
assignments are rated 98 percent. Good or bad?
Well, in United Kingdom, 98 percent is the minimum
satisfactory rate according to government rules. A
private interpreting agency was scolded by the
government for having interpreters show up only
90 percent of the time for courtroom hearings.

 

 

— a disabled rights jobs law overlooking the deaf

Gujarat, a state in India, had a law that reserves 3 percent
of the jobs for the disabled. The wording in that law splits
3 percent for the blind and for the wheelchair people. Deaf?
There was nothing in the wording that mentioned the deaf!
A group of angry activists pointed it out, forcing the Gujarat
high court to suspend that law, and instructing the government
to re-write the law to include the deaf!

 

 

— deafness in pro football?

Violence in pro football making some players deaf? Well, late-deafened
Ed Michaels played in the 1943 season and he had to take off
his helmet during the huddle to catch the quarterback’s signals!
People thought it was amusing but it is not. The NFL Players
Association is very concerned with concussions and with possible
deafness because of the violence. This organization is learning
more and more about deafness and on how to prevent it among its
active players.

 

 

— apps and the deaf

Few years ago if we say apps, no one would know what
we are talking about. Nowadays apps is part of our
everyday vocabulary. What about us, the deaf? Currently
there are nearly 35 apps – which help us with relay
calls, captions, face to face conversations, etc. And
what is great is that most of these apps are free; some
others only cost maybe a dollar or two.

 

 

04/07/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/07/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 07 April 2013

DeafDigest Gold – April 7, 2013

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/double-asl-in-one-day/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dying-sign-languages-in-videos/

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Oklahoma Senate and House passed the bill to give
Oklahoma School for the Deaf more leeway in making
decisions for its students. This bill is awaiting
signature by the governor.

A controversy is raging in South Dakota regarding
the proposed purchase of the site where the
Wounded Knee Massacre took place in 1890. Legend
or fact, this battle was ignited when a Native
American ignored the command of a soldier. Ignored
command? That Native American was said to be deaf
and could not follow the soldier’s command. Anyway
the Oglala Sioux Tribe wants to buy the land but
the parties involved could not agree on the price.

The Teletext in New Zealand has always included
captions. This Teletext service has now been
shut down. Fortunately, captions continue on
other TV networks, and so, the deaf are not being
left out.

The Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People in Norwich,
England has changed its name to Equal Lives.

Only six years ago, Lebanon enacted their own
ADA – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Six years later deaf leaders are
complaining that this act does not do enough to
end discrimination against the deaf and the
disabled.

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DOUBLE ASL-LUCK IN ONE DAY
DeafDigest editor lives in Washington, DC. And he
got a double ASL-luck in one day.
He went to a restaurant. The waitress serving him
was fluent in ASL. She is not a Coda but has part time
jobs as ASL interpreter and as a Speech Therapist.
It was so easy to order a meal in ASL with her
instead of pointing at the menu.
After the dinner, DeafDigest editor walked the
dog – and bumped into a tourist that wanted directions
to visit Spy Museum. He switched from voice to ASL when
DeafDigest editor told him he was deaf. Very easy to
explain in ASL the directions to the museum.
This is “Double-ASL”.

– for ASL News version with captions, http://deafdigest.com/videos/double-asl-in-one-day/

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

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11th Annual Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 5 – 9, 2013
at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-mental-health-interpreter-training/

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DEAF VIDEO BECOMING USELESS?
Some deaf sign languages are dying in small communities
all over the world.
Some deaf linguists are using the video to tape these
sign languages before the older sign language users pass
away.
DeafDigest wonders if these videos are useless – because
no one in the world could understand these dying sign
languages?
Just wondering! Maybe DeafDigest is wrong?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dying-sign-languages-in-videos/

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

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remaining FCC captioning deadlines; the March 30th deadline
has come and gone – but there are more deadlines coming up!

http://deafdigest.comt/fcc-new-video-captioning-dates/

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DHHIG MEMBERSHIP NO LONGER FREE
For years deaf employees in the government sector were able
to become members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
(DHHIG) was free.
No more. Effective May 1, 2013, the annual membership fee will
be $10.00 per year.
Why? DHHIG officials did not explain the reasons for the newly
instituted membership fee.

FILMMAKING AND THE DEAF
Thanks to the advent of digital photography, more and more
deaf individuals are attracted into filmmaking. Most of them pursue it as a hobby. A few are quite serious about it.
There are filmmakers that attend graduate school to learn
more about filmmaking, whereas there are others that are self-taught.
Which is best? Whatever works for that person is the best! At
any rate one deaf filmmaker that have attended graduate classes is
Kimby Caplin at Southern Methodist University/
In an interview, she said  graduate film school is a “springboard” into the film industry.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/knownothingauthor/

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

The deaf are relegated to special schools and have to drag interpreters with them everywhere they go

Dragging interpreters with them, as if pulling them by their
shirt collars?

This statement was from a story in an African newspaper

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it easy for a deaf person, fluent in SEE, to communicate in
ASL?

A. No. The same goes for ASL-fluent person, trying to communicate in
SEE!

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:

Travel

Soon I will be flying to Kentucky to give a workshop, a presentation and a show!

Flying alone is not always smooth sailing!

I always tell the airline in advance that I am DeafBlind and need assistance.

“Sure no problem, Ms Pellerin!”  Umm Madame, I am …..a Frenchman!

Anyway, the information that I am “DeafBlind” doesn’t always help.

One time I was in the boarding area waiting for my flight with my wife.

My wife tapped me on the shoulder and informed me the someone calling my name via PA system!

Geez, that explains why, when I travel alone, I tend to be sitting in the waiting area while my plane takes off!

This time I told the host, I’m bringing my SSP/interpreter along to guarantee my arrival!

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:

Now that we have seen an ASL-only episode of Switched At Birth,
we wish that there will be a movie made out of it, not for TV, for the movie houses across the nation.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1902 – a newspaper in Vancouver, CA ran an ad by the
International Aural Clinic, which claimed “all cases of
deafness or hard hearing are now curable by our invention.”

In that ad, Dr. W.P. Scott, Professor of Prosthetic Dentistry,
endorsed the claim that deafness will be cured

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

28 million

deaf people in China

30,000

newborns every year in China that are deaf

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

— Ohio State – Donovan Robertson, FR, track; not
seeing him on results charts but he is on the roster

— Old Westbury – Jacob Coners, SO, baseball; not a starter
but is leading the team with .429 batting average (9 hits
in 21 at bats); only started 4 of 13 games, not playing in
5 games

— Purdue – Alyssa Hudson, FR, track; originally signed to run track
but is not on the roster

— Redlands – Janelle Carrasco, JR, softball; played 15 of her team’s
34 games; hitting .375 (15 of 45)

— Rochester – Matthew Ning, SO, track; ran last season but is not
on the roster this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes

—  Maude Bergeron, boxing, Canada, took part in the
Women’s Boxing American Continental Championships.
She did not advance beyond the opening rounds

— Scott Gorgen, minor league baseball, St Louis Cardinals;
now on the roster of Springfield Cardinals in Class AA
Texas League

— Greg Gunderson, aspiring NASCAR driver; his web site at
http://www.gundersonracing.com/about/   has not been updated

— Kevin Hall, pro golf; his web site was taken down; do not
know why

— Callie-Ann Halliday, UK, a top canoe racer; was rated
7th best in Great Britain

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Deaf Sports Library

2013 BergSeeger Track and Field Classic
April 12-13, 2013
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Faribault, MN

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

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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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Current / Anticipated vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

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.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2013-2014 school year, as follows:

Current Vacancies:

– Transition Teacher, – Employability Center; – Middle School Language Arts; – High School Science

–    Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at http://csdb.org/  where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

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.  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, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

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

Website:  http://csdb.org/
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 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 – 07 April 2013

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-careful-with-security-guards/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-mysterious-deaf-people/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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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 Stephan Kugel,
North Carolina, who departed us. As a young man, he
was probably Gallaudet’s best long distance runner,
winning these conference championships in cross
country and track. And later on, he became a leader
in the North Carolina deaf community.

This just in –

After a year of half of closing, the British Cornwall Deaf Centre has reopened its headquarters. It was not closed because
of apathy, but because the building facilities had to be
upgraded – roof, electrical work, plumbing, etc. And
there was no money in the club treasury for the extensive
work. After a mass public fund raising appeal, everyone, even
hearing contractors pitched in – and the center is now open
for business. Normally this is not happening in USA with
some of our run-down deaf club facilities.

Top stories about the deaf:

Yahoo’s surprise captions? With no announcement nor
fanfare, captions appeared on some yahoo videos.
Why was Yahoo keeping quiet all about it? Do not know.

Activists in Kenya are now screaming that some schools
keep deaf students out, only because they do not have
the facilities available to help teach them!

A Japanese deaf newsletter said that a deaf man, from
Aomori Prefecture in Japan (population 290,000)
served as lay judge in a recent trial regarding a
criminal case. The newsletter said he was the first
deaf person in Japan to serve in that capacity.
For some reason, the newsletter did not name that deaf
person!

There is a bill in the Vermont Legislature that would
allow the Vermont Center For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
to sell part of its land without having to repay the
state. The original agreement was made in 1904 and so
it is an effort to bring the wording up to date. The
Center may or may not sell the land, however, but just
to play it safe.

Randolph Divisions, a small hearing aid manufacturer,
owns the trademark to its HearPod hearing aid. They
are filing a lawsuit against the huge Apple corporation
for infringing on its trademark. Apple owns the EarPods trademark and the hearing aid manufacturer says public
gets confused between HearPod and EarPod. People are
thinking Apple will just pay off the hearing aid
manufacturer just to settle the whole thing.

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ALWAYS AFRAID AND ALWAYS CAREFUL WITH EMPLOYEE PASS
Many employees show their employee pass, with
own picture on it, when they enter the work building.
These security guards look at the pass and the picture
first before allowing them in the building.
Sometimes the guard is busy or talking with someone
and did not see someone enter the building. The hearing
employee can hear the guard say “Stop. Please show me
your pass.”
But a deaf employee cannot hear it. Can be scary if
deaf employee thinks the guard has given OK while he
really didn’t. Many guards carry firearms with them at
all times.

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-careful-with-security-guards/

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

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The importance of service agencies serving the deaf

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-service-agencies-importance/

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THREE DIFFERENT SIBLINGS
A family has two sisters, and one brother. All of them have
hearing losses.
One is very deaf and very ASL. The second one is hard
of hearing but is comfortable with the deaf. The third
one is hard of hearing but is comfortable with the
hearing.
Why did three children follow three different future
paths?
Always interesting and always a mystery!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-mysterious-deaf-people/

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

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Sean Forbes to perform at Florida School for the Deaf & Blind

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
St Augustine, Florida

7 pm – 9 pm

public is invited

proceeds go to the American Heart Association

Why is it going to American Heart Association instead
of a deaf-related cause?

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-sean-forbes-at-florida-school-deaf-blind/

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THE DEAF: SIGN LANGUAGE AND NON-SIGN LANGUAGE!
PLOS ONE ran a piece on Iris Berent’s research into
how speech and sign language relate to each other.
This point may be valid – but there is a big caveat –
most deaf people do not use, nor know sign language!
Iris Berent is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University.

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THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT MADE WEAKER
The Disability Discrimination Act is the British’s
version of our own ADA.
On paper, it has teeth, but in reality, it seems to
be toothless. One big reason is that the British
government has re-written and again, re-written these
rules – to the point where it needs a team of attorneys
to try to figure it all out.
And it does not help that the budget cuts has impacted
greatly on the Act.
Yes, the deaf activists are not too happy about it.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question –

are you deaf or hearing?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Even the best of stenocaptioners sometimes make mistakes because the
words that they are stroking can be combined into other words.
Captioners are constantly working on their dictionaries to
improve their translation.  However, sometimes an old entry in a
dictionary can cause an undesired translation. A captioner may have these entries in his or her dictionary:

TEUL=till
TPAOU=few
The following sentence may be spoken containing those words:

“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a few till
later.”

The captioner may have an entry lurking in their dictionary like
this:
TPAOU/TEUL=futile

If that happened, then the sentence would incorrectly translate like
this:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a futile later.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

forever having people tell you they have a deaf cousin
or a deaf employee at work or a deaf neighbor, or an
old classmate was 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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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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

The IRS allows taxpayers to deduct extra payment
for a license plate that exhibits a non-profit organization. Hint – NAD, AgBell, HLAA!

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Did you know that — Michael Pimentel

is a top-notch professional photographer, who
never took formal photography lessons in his
life! He specializes in sports photography,
and to his credit he has nearly 60 photos in
past editions of Sports Illustrated and with
over 100 photos in the ESPN Magazine. He is also a Team photographer with University of California athletic teams. His goal is a front
cover picture on the Sports Illustrated. He was asked if he fights with other photographers for better locations? He said he never fights, just pushes each other for these shots. He has been
taking these sports pictures for 11 years. He graduated from Clarke School for the Deaf and works at California School for the Deaf at Fremont. His web site is at:

http://michaelpimentel.com/photographer/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

As far as business acumen is concerned there is no
difference between a deaf CEO and a hearing CEO. This point
was made loud and clear when a group of students from
the Gallaudet School of Business took part at Students
in Free Enterprise regional competition. Our deaf crew
came home with the “Rookie of the Year” honor, in
competition against future hearing CEO’s..

(editor’s note: we are still waiting for our first CEO
of a Fortune 500 corporation)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Coming out of Arizona is a piece of negative news
as a federal judge ruled that movie theaters do not have to caption their movies. The state Attorney General is expected to file an appeal, and word is that
the AgBell and the NAD may file respective
briefs. The appeal, according to an attorney
that follows this case, will not surface
until later this year.

(editor’s note: the judge’s decision was thrown out
and deaf people in Arizona are able to enjoy
captions at local movie houses)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A state posted online the interpreting rates for
vocational rehabilitation clients. The pay scale
resembles a joke. And who suffers – deaf clients
when best interpreters won’t take these assignments!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a fellow employee asked me:
if you get a check, I need a new ink cartridge

check for ink cartridge?

the fellow employee actually asked:
if you get a chancd, I need a new ink cartridge

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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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Gallaudet University Faculty Positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty positions in following departments:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Business
Counseling
Education
Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience (GSPP)
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Psychology

For detailed job descriptions and applications information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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Employment opportunities
Advocates Deaf Services
Framingham, MA

Opportunities in Advocates Deaf Services are available in our Residential Services, Respite, Day Habilitation and Outpatient Mental Health Programs.

– Clinical Program Mangers
– Master’s Level Clinicians
– Bachelor’s Level Overnight Clinicians
– Direct Care Counselors
– Day Habilitation Professionals

Advocates Inc. believes that the best way to effectively support Deaf people is becoming an “Employer of Choice” for Deaf professionals and paraprofessionals. We value the commit to honor the culture and values of the Deaf community.

Advocates achieves this by carefully attending to four key concepts of the workplace: Providing a Culturally Competent environment, Employing Deaf professional and Paraprofessional in Deaf programs as well as in key
leadership positions, maiming Communication Access across the organization and offering a Comprehensive Training curriculum.

Come and join our team of Deaf professionals today. Advocates offers a comprehensive

benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Advocates mission is to help people achieve their hopes and dreams within the fabric of their communities. We partner with people with disabilities, elders, and those with other challenges to overcome personal obstacles and societal barriers so that they can obtain and keep homes, engage in work and other meaningful activities, and sustain satisfying relationships. We work to inspire communities to create opportunities for contribution and participation by all.

http://www.advocatesinc.org/deafservices

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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
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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Job Opening as MHT at civitian . The job located in clanton Alabama . Have part time and full time opening varities hours. Reguirement for the job is have high school diaploma or equalvate to high school diapolma. If interesting contact lori redding Lredding@chiltonshelby.org for more information

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time or part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN.  Duties include: evaluations/ assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.  To apply for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker position, please click on the link: http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/16341.html to begin the online application process.

Life Skills Coach . Deaf Group Home
Two (2) PRN (on-call, no set schedule, work as needed) positions open for our 24-hour Deaf Group Home located in Indianapolis, IN.  The Life Skills Coach (LSC) will provide skills training and development to seriously mentally ill adults.
Duties include, but are not limited to: orienting consumers/clients to psychiatric rehabilitation process, observing and documenting their independent living skills, teaching critical skills (e.g., hygiene, personal care, safety, meal preparation, housekeeping, money management, etc.), as needed to reach the individual.s goals, training consumers/clients in the use of community services (food pantry, library, public transportation, etc), as needed, transporting residents, monitoring their health and self-administration of medication, and any other duties assigned.  To apply for the Life Skills Coach position, please click on the link http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobs/24194.html to begin the online application process.

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces the Position of Substitute Custodian I

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 11-13 742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule IN Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50801/6730

JOB SUMMARY Provides custodial services to USDB in absence of regular Custodian I. Maintains building and facilities in a clean and orderly condition; removes snow from sidewalks, doorways, etc. as needed; cleans and maintains floors, dusts, waxes and polishes furniture, washes windows, mirrors and other glass or plastic items, empties trash and garbage, cleans walls and bathrooms, etc.; cleans and disinfects areas and equipment; sets up and arranges tables and chairs; repairs, cleans, adjusts and/or performs preventive maintenance on equipment, tools, machinery, etc.; performs other duties as assigned.

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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:
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DeafDigest – 07 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 07 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 5, 2013

 

 

— Hearing aid vs CI; which is cheaper?

It was just learned few days ago that an engineer from India
is working on a new CI that may cost just $2,500. CI cheaper
than hearing aid? If you buy a top quality hearing aid it would
be between $3,000 and $7,000. So, CI costs may be dropping
from $50,000 to $16,000 (as reported last week) to $2,500!

 

 

— McDonald’s refuses to place menus on most counters in Japan

In the past deaf people of Japan were able to enter McDonald’s
and point to the menu on the counter while ordering their food.
For some reason, only 200 of the country’s 3,300 McDonald’s
outlets have menus on the counter – meaning deaf people may
have a hard time communicating their orders without a menu.
Why? McDonald’s was vague, saying they were “reviewing
customer satisfaction” feedback!!!!

 

 

— brutal border agents

An illegal woman tried to cross the border with her deaf nephew.
A group of border agents came up to stop them. Everyone escaped,
except for the deaf nephew who did not know what was going on.
The agents came over and beat up the deaf nephew badly!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 03 April 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 3, 2013

 

 

— a hospital ignores deaf patient for 12 days!

A deaf patient, with appendix problems, was admitted
to a hospital. Yet, for 12 days, the hospital staff
ignored her, despite her repeated request for an
interpreter. Her appendix was removed – but there
was no follow up procedures after the operation.
This is terrible. Where is the hospital? Why cannot
ADA force the hospital to immediately hire an
interpreter, etc? The Ninewells Hospital is not
in USA but in Dundee, Scotland. The Scottish
public services agency is VERY angry about the
whole thing and has disciplined the hospital
and has implemented procedures for future deaf
patients.

 

 

— fake demand for deaf pilots to fight in the war

USA was in war; and word got around that the American
military forces were asking for deaf men to sign up
as military pilots. Quickly, the US Department of
Defense put a stop to it, saying that the request
was a fake. The military people suspected that it was
the enemy who spread the fake request for deaf pilots.
What was this all about? The New York Times ran this
story in its September 15, 1918 edition, during the
World War I years. They blamed enemy Germans for
creating this fake request.

 

 

— a big drop in deaf students enrolled at colleges

Five years ago in Northern Ireland, there were
about 250 deat students attending colleges. Now it is
under 100 deaf students. Why the big drop?
Lack of funding? Lack of support services? Lack of
deaf students’ interest in pursuing higher education???

 

 

— deaf pharmacist says interpreters don’t help deaf patients!

Shibata Masahiko is a deaf pharmacist with the Osaka General
Medical Center in Japan. He said that many deaf patients
don’t understand their medical needs even with interpreters
and notes! He said deaf patients understand better with
sign language deaf pharmacists than interpreting and notes.

 

 

— deaf electronics company can’t find employees

Deaf Alerter is a deaf devices company in Derby, England.
This company builds flashing devices for the deaf. This
company worked with a school to try to find job applicants.
Ten people applied for the job through the school. The
school screened the list for qualified applicants and
there was only one. And that person turned down the job
offer! The city of Derby has many unemployed people yet the
company couldn’t find someone to hire!

 

 

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