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DeafDigest – 31 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 31, 2013

— A deaf chef on a TV foods contest

Kurt Ramborger, a deaf chef, will be on the
“Chopped” on June 4th. The theme of the program
is “To Be Chopped or not to be Chopped? Kurt,
who is extremely aggressive, vows not to be
chopped. Do look up the time of the program
which is aired on the Food Network Channel.
Kurt, who uses ASL, is a Gallaudet graduate,
has very strong opinions on food and cooking.

 

 

— old fashioned TTY machines

TTY machines are old fashioned. Yet, there are about
100,000 people in USA that still use TTY. And
almost 1/3 of relay services are from TTY machines.
And approximately 20,000 911-calls are from TTY
machines. While TTY is still old fashioned, it probably
will not go away from a long time!

 

 

— a pro football team signs a Gallaudet player to a contract

Tony Tatum, a Gallaudet football player, has signed a contract
with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. Several NFL
teams were interested but did not draft him or offer him free
agent contract. The Arena Football League is the 3rd highest
level in pro football, below the NFL and the Canadian Football
League. He becomes the third Gallaudet football player to play
on one of the higher pro football levels, Bilbo Monaghan played
with Memphis Tigers in 1932 and Eddie Gobble with Virginia
Sailors in 1967. At Gallaudet, he played defensive back and
opposing quarterbacks avoided passing the ball near him.

 

 

05/26/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/26/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 27 May 2013

DeafDigest Gold – May 26, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/elected-deaf-officials/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-nosey-hearing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-successful-businessman/

(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
confidential

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Fingerspelled Word Recognition through Rapid Serial Visual Presentation

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce a one-of-a-kind sign language program that is the key to unlocking the mystery of understanding fingerspelling.

“Fingerspelled Word Recognition through Rapid Serial Visual Presentation” (BDVD223) leads you through the theory behind fingerspelling, provides you with abundant practice and rewards you with improved recognition of fingerspelled words.

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Anna Gilmore Hall is the new Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America. She replaces Brenda Battat, who has retired. She is relatively unknown
among organizations of the deaf and of the hard of
hearing and of the late deafened.

Deaf people happy with ambulance service? The
East Midlands Ambulance Service is asking
the deaf community for their opinion. It is in
Great Britain, not in USA.

Too much politics in Deaf Pageants? Director Nokuthula Mbatha
quit her job, complaining of too much interference by the
Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture. The director
had been accused of trying to make a profit out of this
annual cultural event.

The school districts of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania
has shown frustration in dealing with rising costs of
special education even though there has been a decline
in special education students!

Cheryl Cullen, who is not deaf, has been honored at the
Microsoft Dynamics Change Ambassadors Awards ceremony
in Great Britain. She was praised for finding jobs for over
250 deaf people through her jobs placement company.

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Teaching Positions Available at a Two-Week Sign Language Summer Day
Camp

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf has openings for two teachers for
our Summer Sign Camp for Hearing Kids. The camp runs July 8-12 and
July 15-19 from 8AM to 4PM. Candidates must be very enthusiastic and
enjoy teaching beginning and intermediate ASL to hearing children
ages 8 to 16 years old.  Prior experience in teaching ASL preferred.

Additional information on the camp can be found at http://www.millneck.org

Candidates should send their resumes to mailto:Turzi@millneck.org

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updated every Monday

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VOICE CALLS DURING OLD DAYS
DeafDigest editor remembers the old days when we had
no TTY relay systems.
He had to depend on a hearing person at work to make
voice calls for him.
The hearing person did a great job. But DeafDigest
editor stopped using him. Why?
Because the hearing person was very nosey; wanted to know
more about that call few days later – such as “how was
your appointment with the dentist?”  or “how was the party
that you were invited to?” etc, etc.
It was uncomfortable asking him to make any more phone calls!

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-nosey-hearing-person/

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

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A big RID announcement

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-rid-interpreter-annnouncement/

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A DEAF BUSINESSMAN HIDES HIS DEAFNESS?
There is a web site of a business owned by a deaf man.
He went to NTID. The web site said he went to RIT, but not
mentioning NTID. Yes, we know that NTID is under RIT.
He is successful – but it is hard to know about him.
Does he function as a hearing person? Or does he speak
very well as a deaf person? Or does he use gestures
with hearing people? Or does he have a hearing assistant?
Still don’t know!

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

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

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Places outside of USA with deaf name

http://deafdigest.com/places-outside-usa-with-deaf-name/

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A BIG REASON MANY DEAF STUDENTS DON’T PASS THEIR EXAMS
A big newspaper story was written up about the difficulties of
deaf students passing their exams. And it has nothing to do with
their own academic skills.
The big reason is lack of interpreters. Said an angry deaf student:

There was no one to help me understand what was happening in the class
and after I failed to pass my exams, I decided to quit school

The nation is India, or more specifically, the schools in the
Bangalore area.

A WINNER IN SINGAPORE
A contest that took place in Singapore is called  Start-Up@Singapore.
Goal is to invent something that will help the disabled or the aging.
One of the winners was a device to help deaf parents keep track
of their children’s whereabouts.
Exactly what it was? The newspaper did not elaborate on the story.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/landlord-hates-deafblind/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Nevada Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

http://deafdigest.com/nevada-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 newspaper story said:

Scientists move a step closer to a cure for deafness

scientists say that all the time when they think they
find a new cure!

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it important that interpreters be certified?

A. Not only to evaluate sign language skills but also
to make sure they know the Code of Ethics. There have
been uncertified interpreters unaware of Code of Ethics.

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:

Writing paper

Many of us carry pen and pad to write notes; this is one of our simplest communication tools.

For us with Usher Syndrome, it gets difficult to read regular print with a pen and white paper.

Glare interferes our reading efficiency big time!

One simple solution to our needs?

Carry light blue colored paper (The shade reduces glare)

Use a black felt pen and write large.

Now write me a note or two!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that deaf people, those uncomfortable with the hearing
people, stop screaming “audism” at the slightest incident
or irritation!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1995 – Theodore Burtzos, a deaf assistant Cook County state’s attorney, was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court
to become a judge in Cook County. He relies on CART to keep
up with court proceedings.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

40

Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification specialists
so far in USA awarded by The American Board of Audiology

what this means is this – if an audiologist tells you he
is a CI specialist, but lacks such a certificate, then you
may have the right to question his credentials and knowledge
with the CI!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Old Westbury – Jacob Coners, SO, baseball;
hit .338 (27 of 80) in 33 games as a part time starter

– Redlands – Janelle Carrasco, JR, softball; played in
15 of her team’s 48 games; hitting .375 (15 of 40)

– Sauk Valley Community College – Cali Bartholomew, so, softball;
hit .357 (46 of 129), basically as singles hitter

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Archie Savannah – Austin Vipers, semi pro football; is on
the team roster as a defensive tackle

– Nick Schreiber, elite-level category, cycling, Arizona;
has not been active

– Felicia Schroeder, women’s pro soccer, Germany; played
professionally last summer and served as assistant coach
with the Texas A&M International University team

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Deaf Sports Library

a deaf golf champion in Florida

http://deafdigest.com/robert-mcdevitt-2013-florida-deaf-golf-champion/

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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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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   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 vacancy
Deaf Education Certified teacher
Brazos Valley Regional Day School
Bryan, Texas

Brazos Valley Regional Day School is located in Bryan, Texas.

Our program has a vacancy for a Deaf Education Certified teacher
with elementary certification or generalist 4-8 certification for the 2013-14 school year.

Strong signing skills are required and ASL is preferred. The position is full time with benefits.

Apply online at http://www.bryanisd.org

Pay scale is located on the website.

Contact Connie Ferguson for additional information at mailto:connie.ferguson@bryanisd.org

or call 979-209-2745.

Bryan ISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position announcement
American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

This is a contractual, part-time position with the Signs for All program.

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2013

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:    Teach a variety of ASL courses to students. Participate in weekly meetings with the program coordinator.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:     New York State Certification as a teacher in American Sign Language.

ASLTA (American Sign Language Teacher Association) Certification.
Previous experience working with students in a formal classroom or training program.

Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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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.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides
residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH)
children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or professional with many years of 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 in Deaf culture to
fill the following positions:

Job Title:
Office Manager
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various
aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create
procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits
department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs,
monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years
office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of
supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent
organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Residential Program Director
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full Time

Description:    Position supervises all residential sites and program
personnel.  This senior position provides program coverage, assists in
completing staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual budget
while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs are met by
reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical, dental and
psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation; confirming homes
and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean, safe and secure
manner.  This position also monitors and participates in the completion of
required documents, including but not limited to: daily logs, medication
logs, medical appointment forms, monthly and quarterly reports, incident
reports, fire drill reports, behavioral data reports, goal plan forms,
petty cash auditing forms, etc.  This position is responsible for
recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and
disciplining residential support staff while also ensuring staff perform
all assigned duties.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services
field along with two years. experience as a program director, or three
years of experience in a managerial level position in the human services
field working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available

Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 Web:
http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
Supervising Interpreter/Tutor
Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind
Great Falls, MT

DIVISION:    Education
STARTING SALARY:   $22,983 (RID certified) – $28, 331 BA degree – Dependent on education and years of experience
SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
STATUS:  Full Time Permanent
PAY GRADE:  Contract Exempt
POSITION NUMBER: 51398013
BARGAINING UNIT: START DATE:  August 19, 2013 CLOSING DATE:  until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: .    Plans yearly interpreter schedules and makes daily substitute adjustments as necessary. Use understanding of difference between Sign Language and Sign Systems to select appropriate placement of interpreters with students including the case of extracurricular activities.
.    Evaluates interpreters based on strengths and areas for improvement as determined by the interpreter’s Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment as well as evaluates current level of employment productivity.  Use these evaluations to help subordinates establish professional development goals and work toward achievement of these goals. .    Provide support to interpreters in way of classroom observation, discussion of the interpreter’s mental processing, and how mental processing relates to achievement of message equivalence while still supporting the empowerment of the teacher/student dynamic in the public school setting. .    Substitute interpret in the public school for interpreters who are absent for various reasons
.    Interpret for MSDB campus activities including but not limited to assemblies, disciplinary meetings for staff or students, IEP meetings, business meetings, and staff activities.
.    Coordinate and plan activities related to sign language development goals of staff & supervises the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) committee.  Ensure that SLPI results are communicated in a positive way to staff members.  Copy interviews into disc format from video cameras. .    Work with other deaf staff members to ensure common signs are used for routine activities such as social skill goals, lockdown/evacuation procedures, or signs for curriculum that will be seen in testing environments.
.    Work with Outreach, Office of Public Instruction, and other constituents to explain and clarify the role of the interpreter in the classroom, share best practices in the field of interpreting, as well as provide support and ideas related to child success within an interpreted education.
.    Work in concert with Principal and Supervising Teacher to provide inclusion support which includes in-service training for LEA teachers and support staff providing service to deaf/hard of hearing students.
.    Other duties include: Mentors new interpreting staff as needed. Hold quarterly interpreter meetings. Coordinate and supervise placement of interns. Serve on committees . safety, supervisory, planning, etc. Write reports and articles to support MSDB.s public awareness. Oversee tutoring services.

EDUCATION AND    EXPERIENCE:  Completion of an Interpreter Training Program that leads to an RID/NAD Certificate, Associates or Bachelors Degree in Interpreting, B.A. in Education of the Deaf, Child Development, or Special Education. EIPA score 4.5 or above, or satisfactory score on other ITP assessments, SLPI Rating of Advanced Plus.  Three (3) years of successful employment in a school setting as an interpreter or other position where sign language was utilized to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing children on a daily basis.  Preference given to those with supervisory experience.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: .    Knowledge of RID, EIPA and NAD testing and evaluation systems
.    RID Certification; EIPA score of 4.5 or better and SLPI of Advanced Plus
.    Knowledge of mentoring and ASL linguistics
.    Understanding the roles and responsibilities of an interpreter and members on an educational team
.    Development of language in deaf children as part of their educational experience
.    Factors that impact deaf or hard of hearing students. educational experiences
.    Social and emotional experiences of deaf and hard of hearing children in the public school setting
.    Public education and special education history, laws and the ER/IEP process
.    Use of technology for networking and peer support
.    Effective interpersonal communication using negotiation, problem-solving and conflict management as necessary
.    Ethical fitness
.    Effective writing and public speaking skills
.    Commitment to professional development
.    Cultural mediation between the deaf and hard of hearing and hearing staff, students and the public
.    Compliance with policies and procedures of the school .    Effective working relationships with the teachers, support staff and the students .    Knowledge of systems/organizations and how they operate
.    Organizational and time management skills

BENEFITS:     Full insurance package

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications may be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised12/05). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference).
3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  The State of Montana and the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process.  For the school to consider any such accommodations, the applicant must notify the school in writing of any needed accommodation by the application deadline.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport or a green card.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  MSDB is a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus: there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist for hire shall submit to a finger-print based national criminal history background check conducted by the FBI prior to recommendation for hire.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405.  Phone (406) 771-6000.

Supplemental Questions   –   Supervising Interpreter/Tutor

1.    Describe the type of interpreting experiences you have had, which has been the most rewarding and why.

2.    Describe your approach to mentorship.

3.    Describe how you organize and complete/delegate tasks.

4.     Explain your process of conflict resolution.

5.    Describe your leadership approach.

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Mental Health Services for Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing People
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Los Angeles County (California)

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture, fluent  American Sign Language, a minimum of two years post-graduate experience with documented clinical supervision, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 20 hours per week with benefits.

Saint John’s emphasizes continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program provides culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA County Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or a PhD. In psychology, licensed in California or license eligible; American Sign Language fluency, and ability to respond to crisis situations.

Send a letter of interest and resume to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW
Program Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position vacancy
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher
The Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa

The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther College, seeks:

Position:      Classroom Teacher
Subject Area:     Special Education
Certificate:     Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline:     May 22, 2013

Job Description:
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an K-12 setting. Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.   Prefer dual licensure that includes K-12 teaching license.   Proficient in American Sign Language.

Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:
Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451
mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Intermediate” level skills required at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

BENEFITS:    Excellent benefits package including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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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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The Independent Living Unit within the Rehabilitation Services
Administration is recruiting for a Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Specialist GS-101-13. This position will be based in Washington, DC and the
application period is open until May 30th, 2013.

The incumbent will serve as the program expert in matters pertaining to
programmatic and grant management for assigned (Independent Living) IL
grants.  The incumbent will assume a leadership role  in monitoring the
programmatic and grant management performance and compliance of grantees and
serves as the primary source of interpretation and guidance to grantees on
the application of new and/or existing Federal laws and regulations. The
incumbent is responsible for planning and conducting onsite and offsite
compliance monitoring and evaluating grantee program and grant management
practices.  The incumbent will be responsible for the review and approval of
Annual Performance Reports for both formula and discretionary grant programs
and review and approval for State Plans for Independent Living.

Timothy Beatty, Chief

Independent Living Unit
Rehabilitation Services Administration
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

US Department of Education

(202)245-6156

timothy.beatty@ed.gov

Wage Position: WE004
Role: Program Administrative Specialist I Work Title: VDDHH CapTel Outreach Specialist

Location: Henrico   Open To: General Public   Closes: 06/10/13 @ 4:00 PM

Pay Band: 4         Minimum Hourly Rate:  $15.07*     Up to 29 hours per week

Comments: The Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) is currently recruiting for a wage CapTel Outreach Specialist in the Central Virginia area.

Responsibilities: Serves as the Department.s principal resource for installation, training, and trouble-shooting for the popular captioned telephone (CapTel) relay service.  Provides information and recommendations for the installation and use of audio induction loops and other personal listening devices for persons who are late-deafened or hard of hearing.  Schedules presentations, trainings and other events related to assistive technology.  Prepares monthly activity reports and performs regular database entries. Serves as back-up to other VDDHH Technology and Outreach program staff.

Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of assistive technology for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Experience with telecommunication service needs of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; sign language skills strongly desired.  Experience with responding to public inquiries; demonstrated skills with presentations and product training; skills with spreadsheets, Outlook, and database entry.  Position requires the ability to work independently, maintaining a flexible schedule (including occasional evening and weekend hours), and routine travel with occassional overnight stays.  *Salary is negotiable above the listed minimum hourly rate based on applicant.s qualifications.

Contact & Application Info: Visit our web sites at www.vddhh.org and www.varelay.org  or email VDDHH at frontdsk@vddhh.virginia.gov . To apply, complete, print, and sign an application found at http://jobs.virginia.gov/ and mail to VDDHH, Attention Clay Bowen, 1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203, Henrico, VA 23229.  Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes; please contact 804-662-9502 for more information.  Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Information
Position Title:    Assistant Professor Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Posting date:    05-20-2013 Closing date: Requisition Number    0613313 Department:    Interpreter Training Program – 231000 Salary Range: Position Type:    Faculty H Code:    20 FLSA Status:    Exempt Location:    Richmond Position Summary:    The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin 08-15-2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate ASL, Deaf Studies and/or Interpreter Education classes. Classes may be at the Richmond campus and/or at an extended campus. Continuous satisfactory performance in teaching, service and scholarly activities required of all candidates. Other possible duties, such as involvement with workshops or developing materials, will depend upon the needs of the ASLIE Department. Shift: Contact Person:    Laurence Hayes Minimum Educational Qualifications:    Master’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. Minimum Licensure/Certification Qualifications:    RID (CSC,CDI, CI, CT, NAD IV or V, NIC) or ASLTA certification and/or SLPI Superior or Superior Plus Rating. Minimum Experience Qualifications:    -Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language -Effective teaching experience at college or university level Qualification Equivalencies:    No equivalencies. Desired Qualifications:    Familiarity with the Signing Naturally Curriculum preferred. Doctorate preferred. Special Instructions to Applicants:    Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be addressed to Dr. Laurence Hayes and mailed to: 521 Lancaster Avenue, Wallace 216, Richmond, KY 40475.

If transcripts cannot be attached to this application, please mail them to the same above address. Additional Information:    This position will remain open until filled.

Eastern is committed to student success, quality enhancement and regional stewardship. Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

For more information, please visit our Equal Opportunity Office. Wendy Zimmerman
Administrative Assistant
Eastern Kentucky University
Department of ASL & Interpreter Education
Wallace 216
859-622-4966

Sign Language Interpreter
Opening for a full-time Sign Language Interpreter for a special education cooperative in Northwestern Minnesota. Day and evening hours.
Starting Date:  August 15, 2013 Send letter of application, resume and certification information to:
Tammy Nielsen
Director of Special Education
Northwest Regional Interdistrict Council (NWRIC)
P.O. Box 9
Newfolden, MN  56738
For more information:
Phone:  218-874-8215  Email:  tnielsen@nwric.com

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing IL Program at Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW) will be offering ASL Classes after a very long hiatus! We have received many inquiries and requests for local classes in Worcester, thus have decided to again host evening ASL classes at CLW this Fall. Our intent is to offer one class, but depending on demand we may add a second. If you are an ASL teacher and are interested in teaching a community ASL Class in Worcester, MA please send your resume along with three references to _opsearch@centerlw.org_ (mailto:opsearch@centerlw.org) or mail to:
Center for Living & Working, Inc. Human Resources 484 Main Street, Suite 345 Worcester, MA 01608

Minneapolis Public Schools is hiring two interpreters for the 2013/2014 school year.  Check out the link below for the application.  Any questions contact Bart Clement. Thank you!

http://empapp.mpls.k12.mn.us/

Bart R. Clement, Ph.D, CCC-A
District Program Facilitator; Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Program
Minneapolis Public Schools
3100 E. 28th St.
Minneapolis, Mn 55406
ph; 612.668.5021, F 612.668.5025

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

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Come lead and join a dynamic team of interpreters & captioners at De
Anza Community College in Cupertino, CA.
We are now seeking:
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Supervisor
Salary: $5,600.01 plus benefits Position: Full-time

Before you apply for this position, you must have ready and available
the following items in electronic form.
.A District application .Resume.Cover Letter.Diversity
Statement.Scanned RID Certification Verification
Please visit www.fhdajobs.net and click Support Staff for complete job
description and application instructions.

Come lead and join a dynamic team of interpreters & captioners at De
Anza Community College in Cupertino, CA.We are now seeking:Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Services (DHHS) SupervisorPosition: Full-timeDe Anza College
offers an excellent benefits package, which includes medical dental,
vision care coverage for employee and eligible dependents, long-term
disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.Salary:
$5,600.01 per month plus benefits
Please visit www.fhdajobs.net
<https://email.fhda.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=N-gpn02zHUmV8PcLqpyx7QL1zbXQH9A\
IAsfKq91KflFPmpFeA9KLo3roZgvivtXYO8R-gSlL1_Y.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fhdaj\
obs.net%2f> and click Support Staff for complete job description and
application instructions.

Exciting Opportunity! Work with Deaf Colleagues and Clients!

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

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

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

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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:                Sign Language Interpreter

LOCATION:               Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:             Fall 2013

HOURS OF WORK:   Monday-Friday; schedule based on school year calendar

DUTIES:   To provide interpreter services for students and staff at the Minnesota State Academies.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Completion of an Interpreter Training Program and must hold national certification.  Accepted national certifications are:
·         NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Level IV or V, or
·         RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification
o   Certificate of Interpretation (CI), and/or
o   Certificate of Transliteration (CT), or
o   Educational Interpreter Performance Assessement (EIPA), or
o   National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Also, Advanced sign language communication skills are required for this position.  A Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) assessment will be conducted upon hire.

SALARY:   $17.91-26.02/hour (app. 1680 hours-includes hours worked, holiday pay and vacation leave)

For information, contact:     Martina Hagen, Human Resources Director
Minnesota State Academies
615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Phone: 507/384-6603

Apply on-line at www.careers.state.mn.us.

OPENING DATE:  May 9, 2013
CLOSING DATE:  May 28, 2013

DEAF, Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, well-organized
and detail-oriented individual with accounting experience to work with the
finance department at our Allston office. Duties and responsibilities
include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Allocation, assist
with financial reports, GAAP, Year-End and Ad-Hoc, and other duties as
assigned. Part-time contracted 14 hours a week.

Requirements include Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a
minimum of 3 years similar experience required. Public accounting or
nonprofit experience preferred. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with persons
across disciplines and levels required.

For more details on the position visit our website: DEAF, Inc. Accountant
position
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/Accountant%20part-time%20%20
14%20hrs%2009.25.12.pdf>

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of references to:
DEAF, Inc.
Attn: Ann Thompson
HR/Administrative Coordinator
athompson@deafinconline.org

Project HOPE at DEAF, Inc. is looking for an individual who will provide
client-centered medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS,
cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist
will receive comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of
available services and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service
providers, and work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support
progress towards their health goals. Includes full benefits!

Requirements include BA degree in a human-service or health-related field,
or two years of experience in direct services or case management; basic
knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and
their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for
communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have
own car and willing to travel. Personal or working experience with chronic
health conditions a plus.

For more details on the position visit our website: Project HOPE Health
Specialist
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/DEAF%20Inc.%20Health%20Speci
alist%20Job%20Announcement%20Mar2013.pdf>

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of references to:
DEAF, Inc.
Attn: Ann Thompson
HR/Administrative Coordinator
athompson@deafinconline.org

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DeafDigest – 27 May 2013

DeafDigest Blue – May 26, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-machine/

(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
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Be Prepared for Dangerous Weather

Storm season is upon us. Do you have a way to be notified when dangerous
weather is nearby?

One way is to use the Midland Weather Radio with Light and Bed Shaker
(SC-WAKIT1). Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people,
this kit includes a weather alert radio that receives signals from NOAA
when severe weather is going to strike your area. A Silent Call strobe
light and bed shaker is connected to the radio. When severe weather is
nearby, you will be alerted by light, vibration and a loud audible alarm
on the radio, giving you time to get to a safe place. The LCD screen on
the radio will also read out the specific warning such as “TORNADO”.

Check out all the weather alert products available on the Harris
Communications website and be prepared when severe weather strikes.

Go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB052613

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

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

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This just in –

Jayde Scholl, a 5-year old Chinese deaf girl, was adopted and
lived with her adoptive family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two twists of fate! She was scheduled for a CI at the Moore Medical Center on the very day the tornado hit the area. Prior to the tornado, the
surgery was postponed because something else came up with her
adoptive family. The tornado hit the medical center. The CI
rescheduling saved the girl’s life. Also, the CI equipment for
Jayde was thought to be lost because of the tornado. Some one
found it and it is now in a safe place, ready for the rescheduled
surgery!

Top stories about the deaf:

The final three candidates for the superintendency of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are Joel Coleman,
Larry S. Taub and Karl A. Wilson. Taub is deaf; DeafDigest
does not know about Coleman and Wilson. Interviews take
place on June 6th and announcement to be made the next day.
Taub has experience, serving as the top administrator with
Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (Maine) and Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf.

Will the dynamics behind the board of Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind change for the better after going
through so much turmoil? Five new board members, appointed
by the governor are  Kathy Jankowski, Taralynn Petrites,
Elaine Baldridge, Michael Gordon and Mark Syms. It is a
balance – two work with the ASL deaf, two work with
the blind and the fifth is from the PAM sector (Pathological, Audiological, and Medical perspectives on deafness)

Telecommunication companies in New Zealand are unhappy.
They have been asked by the government to chip in to
help pay for Deaf Relay Services. They have until June
5th to file comments.

The famed Bristol University’s Centre for Deaf Studies
has been suffering from university’s budgetary cuts.
As a result, Deaf Culture has lost its influence. An angry
writer has made this an issue in a recent local publication.

Isidore Niyongabo, a deaf graduate student at University of San Diego, was able to use his sign language, with an
interpreter, to win a $15,000 grant during the university
Social Innovation Challenge. He wants to use the money to
help educate the deaf of Africa, as he is a native of Burundi.

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Teaching Positions Available at a Two-Week Sign Language Summer Day
Camp

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf has openings for two teachers for
our Summer Sign Camp for Hearing Kids. The camp runs July 8-12 and
July 15-19 from 8AM to 4PM. Candidates must be very enthusiastic and
enjoy teaching beginning and intermediate ASL to hearing children
ages 8 to 16 years old.  Prior experience in teaching ASL preferred.

Additional information on the camp can be found at http://www.millneck.org

Candidates should send their resumes to mailto:Turzi@millneck.org

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or contracts required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit: http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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FROM TOTAL COMMUNICATION TO TOTAL CONVERSATION?
During the 1970’s, Total Communication was a hot
thing at schools for the deaf (sign language, speech
and lipreading at the same time).
Total Communication has faded away because of bi-bi,
but there is a new name. It is called “Total Conversation.”
It is a new name in the Netherlands – a new relay service
that has sign language, text, video and voice.
Total Communication? Will Americans copy this new name?

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

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

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Father’s Day Breakfast

a planned short film

about

a little deaf boy growing up in the 1950 with deaf parents

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-boy-growing-up-with-deaf-parents/

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A NOISY FAX MACHINE
The new fax machines have a noise system! If you fax something
and forget to take out the original paper, the machine makes
noise, warning hearing people about it.
A deaf person using that fax machine will not know about it!

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

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

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150 Years of Visionary Leadership

April 9 and 10, 2014

hosted by Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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

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PLANNED PROTEST RALLY IN BERLIN
Deaf Germans will be staging a mass protest rally
in Berlin this coming June 14th.
Reason for the protest – no TV captions, not
enough interpreters.
Germany is the latest nation to be experiencing
mass protests by the deaf.

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FACT OR FICTION?
DeafDigest editor loves deaf history; he is always reading
up about deaf accomplishments in past years.
This week he came across two tales –

Rocky Stone, before he founded SHHH, which in turn became
HLAA, was a CIA operative, despite his hearing loss, and
was involved with the operations inside Iran during the
seventies

John A DeLance, who passed away in 1974, was written up
in the March 1976 edition of the Deaf American, serving
in the US Army, during World War II. The story said he
served as the first lieutenant and was involved in
scouting missions against the enemy in Alaska.

Fact or fiction? Both men were deaf – Stone was late-deafened
while DeLance, who kept his deafness a secret, attended
North Dakota School for the Deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

who pays for your interpreting work?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The first American patent for a shorthand machine was granted to
Miles Bartholomew in 1879.  He continued to make further improvements
to that machine and received another patent in 1884, but his system
never advanced beyond writing one letter per keystroke.

In 1906, inventor and reporter Ward Stone Ireland developed a
shorthand machine using the concept of producing several letters and
even several words with a single keystroke.  He obtained his first
patent in 1910 and produced the first stenotype machine, but it
weighed 54 pounds, so it was practical to be used only in a fixed
location.  He continued to improve his design, and by 1912 he was
able to produce his fourth stenotype machine, which weighed 8-1/4
pounds.

The key to the success of Ireland’s keyboard was that few keys were
used, and he could reduce or eliminate the awkward reaching for
keys.  This keyboard design is the one still in use in court
reporting and captioning shorthand machines today.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

graduating from either NTID or Gallaudet without really
learning sign language!

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Deaf people that face discrimination while
apartment-hunting need to know that their
rights may be addressed in the Fair Housing Act.

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Did you know that –

Judith Pachiarz, M.D., fought much opposition from people
who felt she cannot attend medical school because of her
deafness. Despite graduating from University of Illinois
with bachelors in microbiology and zoology and with a
doctorate in microbiology and immunology at St. Louis
University, she still was not encouraged to attend
a medical school. Instead she taught veterinary science
at the University of Kentucky during the seventies.
Trying harder and harder she finally was able to enroll
in a medical program – at the University of Louisville
School of Medicine. This meant she was older than the
average medical school student! She finally graduated
in 1983 and has been successful in the medical profession.
Currently she is the pathologist and the transfusion
service director of a medical center in Los Angeles.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Lexington School/Center for the Deaf has appointed
Frank Bowe as its new CEO.
Frank, who is deaf, has advocated rights of
the disabled during the seventies and wrote several books
on these issues. He was the leader in the Section 504
sit-in at the old HEW headquarters in the late seventies.
The sit-in was to spur the HEW get Section 504 written into
regulations, a task the agency had been dragging their feet.

(editor’s note: he served as a CEO for only a short time; he passed away in 2007)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It has been a long time in coming, but finally
Virginia government has decided to formally close
the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in
Hampton. It will become a surplus state property on
July 1, 2009.
The school should never have remained in operations
for so many years. There was already another school
in Staunton. For some reason the Virginia government
never could make up their minds – thus dragging
their feet for over 40 years. In the meantime other
southern states quickly made up their minds on merging
their Schools for the Deaf and the Schools for the
Negro Deaf. But not the Virginians until just now!

(editor’s note: the state still has not yet decided
on what to do with the surplus campus, which is
growing weeds)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We are seeing more stories employees learning sign
language, be it at an airport, or at a department
store, or at a hospital, in an effort to communicate
with the deaf.

This is great – just that if these hearing people have
not seen a deaf person in 10 years and if a deaf person
finally shows up, without warning, is it possible
for these hearing people to quickly remember their
rusty sign language?

Sad to say, no!

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An immigrant, whose primary language is not English,
was trying to say something

I thought she said:
did you get tomatoes from this guy?

Tomatoes?

She repeated the same thing over and over

Monitors?

Fortunately, a co-worker overheard the conversation
and explained that the immigrant was trying to say:

did you get binders from this guy?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Assistant Principal
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

Employee Type:    Full Time

Description: Professional Responsibilities: The employee must be able to perform these assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and the safety/security of others.

The assistant principal is responsible for assisting the chief academic officer in the effective management and operation of programs, personnel, materials, and facilities in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of the assigned school program through planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating functions of the overall management and leadership of the school. He/she shall assist in providing an educational program, which is responsive to student needs and one that addresses the goals and objectives of the school within the financial limitations of the schools budget. The following responsibilities reflect the Louisiana Standards for Principals in Louisiana, 1998.

I.     Vision
A.    Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision B.    Brings the school vision to life by using it to guide decision making about students and the instructional program C.    Maintains faculty focus on developing learning experiences that will enable students to prosper in subsequent grades and as adults D.    Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning to the community E.    Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching strategies, and ongoing school improvement F.    Assists in monitoring, assessing, and revising the school vision and goals as needed G.    Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity

II.    Teaching and Learning
A.    Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences B.    Encourages and supports the use of both innovative and research-based teaching strategies to engage students actively in solving complex problems and methods of student assessment which will enhance learning for all students C.    Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations; provides constructive feedback to faculty and staff; and suggests models of effective teaching techniques when needed D.    Fosters a caring, growth-oriented environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievement are emphasized E.    Promotes collaboration and team building among faculty

III.  School Management
A.    Maintains a safe, secure, clean, and aesthetically pleasing physical school plant
B.    Establishes and/or implements laws, policies, regulations, and procedures that promote effective school operations
C.    Maintains a positive school environment where proper student discipline is the norm
D.    Manages fiscal resources responsibly, efficiently, and effectively and monitors whether others do so as well
E.    Manages human resources responsibly by selecting and inducting new personnel appropriately, assigning and evaluating all staff effectively, and taking other appropriate steps to build an effective school staff
F.    Monitors support services such as transportation, food, health, and extended care responsibly
G.    Provides and coordinates appropriate co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
H.    Uses shared decision making effectively in the management of the school
I.      Manages time and delegates appropriate administrative tasks to maximize attainment of school goals
J.     Uses available technology to manage school operations
K.    Monitors and evaluates school operations and uses feedback appropriately to enhance effectiveness

IV.  School Improvement
A.    Assists in providing ongoing opportunities for staff to reflect on their roles and practices in light of student standards and school goals
B.    Grows professionally by engaging in professional development activities and making such activities available to others
C.    Facilitates school-based research and uses these and other research findings to plan school improvement initiatives, paces the implementation of these changes, and evaluates their impact on teaching and learning
D.    Fosters the genuine continuous involvement and commitment of the school community in promoting the progress of all students toward attaining high standards
E.    Enhances school effectiveness by appropriately integrating the processes of teacher selection/evaluation and professional development with school improvement

V.    Professional Development A.    Communicates a focused vision for both school and individual professional growth
B.    Uses research and data from multiple sources to design and implement professional development activities
C.    Secures the necessary resources for meaningful professional growth, including the time for planning and the use of emerging technologies
D.    Provides opportunities for individual and collaborative professional development E.    Provides incentives for learning and growth and encourages participation in professional development activities at the national, state, and parish levels F.    Assesses the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning

VI.   School Community Relations
A.    Is visible and involved and treats members of the school community equitably B.    Involves the school in the community while keeping the school community informed C.    Uses school-community resources to enhance the quality of school programs, including those resources available through business and industry D.    Recognizes and celebrates school successes publicly E.    Communicates effectively, both interpersonally and through the media F.    Assists in protecting instructional time when scheduling events and communication efforts

VII. Professional Ethics
A.    Models ethical behavior at both the school and community levels B.    Communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior C.    Respects the rights and dignity of others D.    Provides accurate information without distortion and without violating the rights of others E.    Develops a caring school environment in collaboration with faculty and staff F.    Applies laws, policies, regulations, and procedures fairly, consistently, wisely, and compassionately G.    Minimizes bias in self and others and accepts responsibility for his/her own decisions and actions H.    Addresses unethical behavior in self and others

VIII. Additional Responsibilities
A.    Assists with planning, preparing, and distributing student and faculty handbooks B.    Cooperates with community agencies whose purpose relates to the health, safety, and welfare of students C.    Assists with the closing of school activities D.    Displays dependability and punctuality in attendance and in meeting obligations E.    Exhibits initiative F.    Exhibits willingness to accept and use suggestions for improvement G.    Recognizes and follows established communication channels H.    Develops and implements a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the supervisor I.    Completes a Self Evaluation J.    Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree with a background and experience in the education of the deaf is preferred.   Must have at least five years professional educational experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students. Experience at a residential school is preferred.

Must have at least three years of classroom teaching experience with deaf students.

Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Louisiana as a teacher with hearing impaired endorsement and as a school principal. Possession and presentation of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf/Council on Education of the Deaf (CEASD/CED) certification will satisfy the Louisiana requirement for hearing impaired endorsement on the teaching certificate.

Must possess human relations and management skills with which to develop and maintain a cohesive common purpose faculty and to direct the functions of subordinates.

Preference will be given to applicants possessing sign language skills; others must be willing to learn such skills. The minimum acceptable Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level for effective job performance is Advanced Plus.

Applications are being accepted online at http://www.civilservice.la.gov

For an online application guide email mailto:sross@lsdvi.org

For assistance contact: LSDVI/Human Resources Scarlett Ross 225)757-3213

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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. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of 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 in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Office Manager
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Residential Program Director
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full Time

Description:    Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.  This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical, dental and psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation; confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean, safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates in the completion of required documents, including but not limited to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports, behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms, etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:    A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along with two years. experience as a program director, or three years of experience in a managerial level position in the human services field working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various positions available

Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 Web: http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
ASL Lecturer Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

Master’s Degree in ASL, Interpreting, or Deaf Studies is required. Preferred doctorate in related areas.  At least 3-5 years of college/university level teaching experience preferred with a commitment to excellence in teaching.  ASLTA certification or willingness to work toward certification is desired.  Responsibilities include teaching basic and upper level ASL course work.  Position is a 9-month contract with summer teaching opportunities.  Position is available effective August 15, 2013.  Send letter of intent, C.V., three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Alton Brant via e-mail ( mailto:alton@clemson.edu ).

Candidates who have submitted their application materials by May 31, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration.  Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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position opening
Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR/L)
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

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

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

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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.

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.

EEO/AA Employer.

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Exciting Opportunity! Work with Deaf Colleagues and Clients!

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

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

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

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

Job Opportunity: interpreter . DFW

Job Title Interpreter

Posting Number B000279
Position Status Full Time
Category Instructional Support
Class Code 51
Position Type Budgeted
Pay Rate $15.51
Location South
Department SO Disability Support Serv

Job Summary

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

* Provides sign-language interpreter services
* Creates interpreter schedules to cover all students classes requiring their services including part-time staff and contractors
* Interprets/transliterates information using American Sign Language or the mode of communication preferred by the student
* Assists with scheduling interpreters
* Receives request for accommodations and documentation, determines services needed, and coordinates services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and
Blind/Low Vision students
* Ensures appropriate intake, advising, retention, and follow-up services for Deaf/Hard of hearing Interviews, hires, and evaluates interpreters and
note takers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensures policies/procedures in place are compliant with Section 504 and
ADA
* Acts as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and community resources
* Coordinates Disability Support Services sponsored workshops and materials
* Presents workshops on various topics regarding disabilities and the function of the DSS office
* Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
* Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
* Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

* Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited
college or university
* Two (2) years of experience
* Experience with computerized systems
* Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
* Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
* State Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally
works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of
electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate.

Special Instructions Summary

Posting Date 02/08/2013
Closing Date N/A
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the
following individual

Contact Information Gail Walters
Contact Phone 817-515-4896
Contact Email gail.walters@tccd.edu

Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas

Job Posting: ASL adjunct faculty needed at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is seeking Sign Language adjunct faculty
for Fall 2013 to teach daytime sections of:

SLG101 TR from 12:40-2:30 p.m.
SLG102 MW from 9:50-11:50 a.m.

The Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college
or university:

*a masters degree in the teaching field, or
*a masters in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate
semester hours in the teaching field, or
*masters in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching
field, and
*EDU 250 – Teaching and Learning in the Community College — or equivalent
must be completed within two years of date of hire.

The Occupational Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited
college or university:

*the same qualifications as those listed for Academic Teaching Fields, or
*a bachelors degree plus three years work experience in the field to be taught,
or
*an associates degree or 64 semester hours and five years work experience
in the field to be taught, or five years experience in the field to be taught.

Interested candidates should apply by completing the application at: http://www.maricopa.edu/ employees/divisions/hr/jobs/ applying/ptteaching

Requirements include submitting:
1. a current resume and
2. unofficial transcripts (official will be required if you are hired)

Please contact Virginia Edwards at virginia.edwards@cgc.edu for more details.

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UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

American Sign Language/English Specialist

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
15-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School for the Deaf Schedule AH

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50175/5340

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY   Provides language support through the use of American Sign
Language (ASL)/English intervention services to deaf and/or hard-of-hearing
students with the purpose of guiding each child toward language proficiency.
Acts as a resource on ASL for students, families, and other professionals;
communicates proficiently with students in the language that provides the
best possible access to content and communicating in ways that facilitate
learning.  Provides one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and
large group instruction. Provides immersion opportunities to facilitate
language development. Provides instruction to families learning ASL (may be
in whole group or home setting).  Collaborates with other classroom
teachers, speech and language pathologists, and the division director to
ensure that the individual needs of children are being met.  Plans learning
experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other
appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and
keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of
student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive
classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of
study and establishes evaluation techniques for assessment of progress;
improves professional competence through participation in staff development
activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties
as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Preschool Classroom

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
16-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School for the Deaf Schedule AH

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50278/5340

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of a classroom Instructor for the Jean
Massieu School for the Deaf (JMS); provides appropriate programming for
deaf/hard-of-hearing students, three to five years of age, with emphasis in
the ASL/English approach to teaching deaf or hard-of-hearing students;
prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates
information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate
curriculums, as provided; provides effective language training with the
family in a controlled listening environment; advises and teaches parents in
the area of deafness/hearing impairment and language development; assists
parents in embedding activities within the child.s everyday routines with
weekly Parent Therapy sessions; provides and maintains equipment/materials;
takes a collaborative role at staffing meetings, IEP meetings, student
transitions, and aids in IEP success through appropriate assessments,
including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal
development, and follow-through of the IEP; attends training sessions and
workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training
colleagues in language skill development programming; coordinates with JMS
supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

LSL Preschool Classroom

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
17-13

Green Acres Elementary School Schedule AH

North Ogden, UT  84414 DPR 50428/5320

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of a classroom Instructor for the Utah
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HoH) division;
provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, three to
five years of age, with emphasis in auditory skill development; prepares and
writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on
children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided;
provides effective auditory training with the family in a controlled
listening environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of
deafness/hearing impairment and auditory development; assists parents in
embedding hearing activities within the child.s everyday routines with
weekly Parent Therapy sessions; provides and maintains equipment/materials;
takes a collaborative role at staffing meetings, IEP meetings, student
transitions, and aids in IEP success through appropriate assessments,
including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal
development, and follow-through of the IEP; attends training sessions and
workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training
colleagues in auditory skill development programming; coordinates with D/HoH
supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

From barry@deafdigest.com Sun May 12 17:44:13 2013

Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 17:44:13 +0400 (MSD)
From: Barry Strassler <barry@deafdigest.com>
To: Barry Strassler <barry@deafdigest.com>
Subject: monday jobsblue

2. High School ASL Teacher Position Opening
Posted by: “Amy-Jean Leblanc” amyjean30@gmail.com terpaim
Date: Sat May 11, 2013 6:45 pm ((PDT))

Submitted by Amy-Jean Leblanc on behalf of Kyle Kiser

Job Description:
The North Middlesex Regional High School World Language department is
seeking a highly qualified American Sign Language teacher. ASL has a
growing enrollment among high school students. Qualified candidates will be
able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of American Sign Language and
pedagogical practice. Candidates should have a practical understanding of
adolescents, and be prepared to work collaboratively in a professional
learning community. Candidates will be responsible for developing effective
lesson plans, share best practices, ensure student mastery of standards,
communicate expectations consistently, and provide the necessary supports
to help students succeed.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: Varies with experience and education

Contact Information
Kyle Kiser , ASL Teacher
45 Main Street
Pepperell, Massachusetts 01463
E-mail: kkiser@nmrsd.org
Fax: 978-597-0350

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DeafDigest – 24 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 24, 2013

— a deaf winner on a TV show

The Price is Right is a popular TV show. Only just recently,
Eddie Buck, who is deaf, was a winner. He had an interpreter
with him throughout the program. Is he the first deaf winner
or the only deaf winner on this TV program? Do not know!

 

 

— a deaf surgeon in Spain

There was a deaf surgeon in Spain. A surgeon that operates on
people? This deaf surgeon worked in the 16th century, but the
job was different from today’s surgeons. In these early days
surgeons were also barbers that used their sharp tools to do
some medical operations. And that job did not require a college
degree. That deaf surgeon was the father of Miguel de Cervantes
who wrote the very famous book – Don Quixote!

 

 

— a city surprised by a “Deaf Child” request

Rio Grande City, Texas is a small town of 14,000 people.
A mother of a deaf child asked the city to put up a
“Deaf Child” sign in front of her house. The city people
did not know what to do. Why? Because it was the first
time someone from that city asked for that sign. The
mother had to wait two weeks before the city finally put
up the sign. How much did the sign cost? Just $100.

 

 

The network crashed on 5/22/13. If you missed these
stories (below), please go to:

http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20130522/

— India’s beggars telling people they were deaf
— Facebook is the best way for one deaf person
— Attorneys must learn sign language?

DeafDigest – 22 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 22, 2013

— India’s beggars telling people they were deaf

In Mokokchung, India, a town of 30,000 people, two beggars, telling
people they were deaf, collected 40,000 ruppees ($722 in USA money)
in few hours. The police, suspecting they were faking their deafness,
arrested them. Just for few hours, $722 is a lot of money.

 

 

— Facebook is the best way for one deaf person

An oral deaf person grew up frustrated, not knowing ASL to communicate
with the deaf, and also struggling with lipreading to communicate with
the hearing. He is now happy – thanks to Facebook. He says Facebook
is perfect for deaf people like him – wanting to mix with deaf and with
the hearing.

 

 

— Attorneys must learn sign language?

Must attorneys learn sign language to communicate with
deaf clients? The Royal Association for Deaf (in Great Britain)
feels that if attorneys learn five new signs per day, they will
know enough to communicate with deaf clients. DeafDigest feels
it is better to use interpreters.

 

 

05/19/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/19/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 20 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2013

— deaf school student is also a volunteer firefighter

Tim Smith is a senior at Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
When at home at Gordonsville, VA, he serves as the town volunteer
firefighter. He takes firefighting classes and has completed his
Community Emergency Response Team training classes. It is a family
tradition as his father and his brother are volunteer firefighters.
After he graduates he will continue with more firefighting classes
and hopes to take up more of firefighting responsibilities.

 

 

— hating the caption glasses

A deaf moviegoer told DeafDigest editor he hated the Caption
Glasses! Why? He said his head cannot be moved during the
showing; if head is moved, then captions are “lost”. And he
complains that his nose and head hurts badly because of the
heavy Caption Glasses!

 

 

— people become interpreters for a good reason

A story was run a Michigan newspaper about an
interpreter. He said interpreting is recession-proof
because of the need for ASL among the deaf. Do keep in
mind, auto industry jobs in Michigan have disappeared,
forcing young hearing people to look for other jobs.

 

 

05/19/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/19/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 19 May 2013

DeafDigest Gold – May 19, 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-complaints-now-and-past/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bar-bouncers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/elected-deaf-officials/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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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
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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New ASL Movie: “Black Sand”

Harris Communications has many ASL movies now in stock. One of those
movies, “Black Sand”, tells the story of four students who descend
upon a tropical rainforest resort in Costa Rica with the purpose of
having an adventurous vacation at an aunt’s place. After arriving,
they find there is a darker side to paradise.

“Black Sand” (DVD418) is available for only $24.99 at Harris
Communications.

Movie details: 90 minutes; signed in ASL; no audio; closed captioned;
rated PG-13.

To see a video clip and find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG051913

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Utah State University has endowed a chair – National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management to Karl White, who is not
deaf. This chair does not sit too well with the deaf community
in Utah. Among long line of accusations against White, the bottom
line is that the deaf people think he believes he is superior
to them! White has denied all of these allegations.

DeafDigest mentioned it as an issue last year and it
continues – the refusal of the New York City Department of Education to transport hearing siblings that attend
the same 47 School for the Deaf as with their deaf
siblings. This school accepts hearing siblings of deaf
students, but parents must transport them to the school
whereas deaf siblings are able to ride the bus. Yes,
the parents are furious. It is no fun if the hearing kid
lives in the Bronx and must endure long subway rides to
Manhattan whereas the deaf kid rides the school bus.

The bionic ear? A team of researchers at Princeton University
has built a bionic ear, saying it functions as good as
the human ear. The implication is that it could help
some deaf people to hear. The researchers used the new 3-D
printer to construct such an ear.

Fire alarm boxes may be obsolete, but there is a federal
mandate to see that all boxes are in working condition.
One big reason is to help the deaf report fires. This
was the issue raised by advocates in New York City
in a story that ran this week.

Deaf groups have been telling the FCC what they think of closed
captions via the IP programming. Bottom line is – it stinks!

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Teaching Positions Available at a Two-Week Sign Language Summer Day
Camp

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf has openings for two teachers for
our Summer Sign Camp for Hearing Kids. The camp runs July 8-12 and
July 15-19 from 8AM to 4PM. Candidates must be very enthusiastic and
enjoy teaching beginning and intermediate ASL to hearing children
ages 8 to 16 years old.  Prior experience in teaching ASL preferred.

Additional information on the camp can be found at http://www.millneck.org

Candidates should send their resumes to mailto:Turzi@millneck.org

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Read What They Say

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captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything
that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or contracts
required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit:
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we
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HEARING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS
For many years we have deaf individuals that won
public elections.
Many hearing elected officials run again and win
again, run again and win again.
But many elected deaf officials lose when they
run again.
Why? Maybe hearing voters are disappointed in
deaf elected officials?

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

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

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Hearing Aid insurance; worth it or not?

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aids-deaf-insurance-coverage/

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BE CAREFUL WITH A RESPONSIBLE JOB
DeafDigest knows a deaf person that had many
responsible jobs in schools for the deaf. He
was never promoted, and always quit his job and
then find another new responsible job.
Same old thing over and over for so many years.
Why?
Because that person was not careful with his
responsibilities. He would arrive late for important
meetings; he would miss deadlines on important
reports; he would be absent from work without telling
his boss, etc, etc.
And he continues to complain that no one was fair
with him!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-deaf-person/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference
Baltimore, MD
August 23 – August 27, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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A DEAF DISC JOCKEY IN AUSTRALIA
William Kroger is deaf and wears hearing aids in both ears.
He says his hearing gets worse each year as he gets older.
His deafness does not prevent him from becoming a disc jockey
in Brisbane, at the Wharf Tavern. He operates under the DefWil
name.
How does he function as a disc jockey. He does not use the laptop,
instead mixing and keying with a device to see the screen waves.
He said:

I prefer mixing the hard way by feeling the vibes via the headphones

A DEAF COIN TO BE MINTED BY US MINT?
Is there such a thing as Deaf Coin? Hard to say, but the
US Mint is turning out 4 new $1.00 Presidential coins every
year along with an accompanying $5.00 gold coin for the
respective presidential spouses.
In 2014, there will be a Calvin Coolidge $1.00 coin and
the $5.00 Grace Coolidge gold coin.
Before Grace married Calvin, she was a teacher at the
Clarke School for the Deaf! While dating Grace, Calvin often
visited the school to see her.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf
Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/heard-deaf-washington-dc/

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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?

Deaf Ear Records

it is a musical records store in Wisconsin

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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. When a functionally deaf person attends a college
that is not Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN, are they really
happy, satisfied and fulfilled?

A. Hard to say. A mystery!

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:

Reading manuals

When we purchase electronic devices, appliances, tools, etc,
we, the DeafBlind, cannot read the manuals.

One choice is to place the manual your scanner and read it from your computer screen.

Braille users can read it this way, too (with appropriate screen reader on their computers).

The other choice is log on to the company’s website.

Chances are you will find manuals available online.

This method is a lot less work!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that deaf people, those uncomfortable with the hearing
people, stop screaming “audism” at the slightest incident
or irritation!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1949 – Bruno Groning, an evangelist (not deaf), was promising to heal deafness; he attracted audiences wherever he went

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In Pennsylvania, the cost of special education goes up
but tax money goes down. It varies percentages district
by district but the end result is the same.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Medialle – David Wantuck, SR, golf; the college has not
updated its web site in a year!!!!!!

– Missouri U of Science & Technology – Kyle Rich, SR, baseball;
hit .288 (36 of 125) in 41 games; a singles hitter

– Ohio State – Donovan Robertson, FR, track; personal bests are:

60m hurdles – 7.57
100m – 10.71
110m hurdles – 13.60
200m – 21.53
400m hurdles – 51.77

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, pro lacrosse; league’s 3rd
leading scorer after 3 games

– Vesna Radonich, paddling, New Zealand; no recent updates

– Patrick Rizzo, top USA marathon runner; at the London
Marathon, ran a 2:16:05m good for 12th place

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Deaf Sports Library

Deaf golfing participants group picture

1968 Southwest Deaf Golf Association tournament
at Waco, Texas

http://deafdigest.com/1968-deaf-swdga-golf-tournament-participants/

would you recognize any of your old friends in the picture?

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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 (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   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
American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

This is a contractual, part-time position with the Signs for All program.

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2013

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:    Teach a variety of ASL courses to students. Participate in weekly meetings with the program coordinator.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:     New York State Certification as a teacher in American Sign Language.

ASLTA (American Sign Language Teacher Association) Certification.
Previous experience working with students in a formal classroom or training program.

Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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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.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides
residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH)
children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or professional with many years of 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 in Deaf culture to
fill the following positions:

Job Title:
Office Manager
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various
aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create
procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits
department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs,
monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years
office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of
supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent
organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Residential Program Director
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full Time

Description:    Position supervises all residential sites and program
personnel.  This senior position provides program coverage, assists in
completing staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual budget
while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs are met by
reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical, dental and
psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation; confirming homes
and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean, safe and secure
manner.  This position also monitors and participates in the completion of
required documents, including but not limited to: daily logs, medication
logs, medical appointment forms, monthly and quarterly reports, incident
reports, fire drill reports, behavioral data reports, goal plan forms,
petty cash auditing forms, etc.  This position is responsible for
recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and
disciplining residential support staff while also ensuring staff perform
all assigned duties.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services
field along with two years. experience as a program director, or three
years of experience in a managerial level position in the human services
field working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available

Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 Web:
http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
Supervising Interpreter/Tutor
Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind
Great Falls, MT

DIVISION:    Education
STARTING SALARY:   $22,983 (RID certified) – $28, 331 BA degree – Dependent on education and years of experience
SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
STATUS:  Full Time Permanent
PAY GRADE:  Contract Exempt
POSITION NUMBER: 51398013
BARGAINING UNIT: START DATE:  August 19, 2013 CLOSING DATE:  until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: .    Plans yearly interpreter schedules and makes daily substitute adjustments as necessary. Use understanding of difference between Sign Language and Sign Systems to select appropriate placement of interpreters with students including the case of extracurricular activities.
.    Evaluates interpreters based on strengths and areas for improvement as determined by the interpreter’s Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment as well as evaluates current level of employment productivity.  Use these evaluations to help subordinates establish professional development goals and work toward achievement of these goals. .    Provide support to interpreters in way of classroom observation, discussion of the interpreter’s mental processing, and how mental processing relates to achievement of message equivalence while still supporting the empowerment of the teacher/student dynamic in the public school setting. .    Substitute interpret in the public school for interpreters who are absent for various reasons
.    Interpret for MSDB campus activities including but not limited to assemblies, disciplinary meetings for staff or students, IEP meetings, business meetings, and staff activities.
.    Coordinate and plan activities related to sign language development goals of staff & supervises the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) committee.  Ensure that SLPI results are communicated in a positive way to staff members.  Copy interviews into disc format from video cameras. .    Work with other deaf staff members to ensure common signs are used for routine activities such as social skill goals, lockdown/evacuation procedures, or signs for curriculum that will be seen in testing environments.
.    Work with Outreach, Office of Public Instruction, and other constituents to explain and clarify the role of the interpreter in the classroom, share best practices in the field of interpreting, as well as provide support and ideas related to child success within an interpreted education.
.    Work in concert with Principal and Supervising Teacher to provide inclusion support which includes in-service training for LEA teachers and support staff providing service to deaf/hard of hearing students.
.    Other duties include: Mentors new interpreting staff as needed. Hold quarterly interpreter meetings. Coordinate and supervise placement of interns. Serve on committees . safety, supervisory, planning, etc. Write reports and articles to support MSDB.s public awareness. Oversee tutoring services.

EDUCATION AND    EXPERIENCE:  Completion of an Interpreter Training Program that leads to an RID/NAD Certificate, Associates or Bachelors Degree in Interpreting, B.A. in Education of the Deaf, Child Development, or Special Education. EIPA score 4.5 or above, or satisfactory score on other ITP assessments, SLPI Rating of Advanced Plus.  Three (3) years of successful employment in a school setting as an interpreter or other position where sign language was utilized to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing children on a daily basis.  Preference given to those with supervisory experience.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: .    Knowledge of RID, EIPA and NAD testing and evaluation systems
.    RID Certification; EIPA score of 4.5 or better and SLPI of Advanced Plus
.    Knowledge of mentoring and ASL linguistics
.    Understanding the roles and responsibilities of an interpreter and members on an educational team
.    Development of language in deaf children as part of their educational experience
.    Factors that impact deaf or hard of hearing students. educational experiences
.    Social and emotional experiences of deaf and hard of hearing children in the public school setting
.    Public education and special education history, laws and the ER/IEP process
.    Use of technology for networking and peer support
.    Effective interpersonal communication using negotiation, problem-solving and conflict management as necessary
.    Ethical fitness
.    Effective writing and public speaking skills
.    Commitment to professional development
.    Cultural mediation between the deaf and hard of hearing and hearing staff, students and the public
.    Compliance with policies and procedures of the school .    Effective working relationships with the teachers, support staff and the students .    Knowledge of systems/organizations and how they operate
.    Organizational and time management skills

BENEFITS:     Full insurance package

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications may be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised12/05). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference).
3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  The State of Montana and the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process.  For the school to consider any such accommodations, the applicant must notify the school in writing of any needed accommodation by the application deadline.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport or a green card.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  MSDB is a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus: there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist for hire shall submit to a finger-print based national criminal history background check conducted by the FBI prior to recommendation for hire.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405.  Phone (406) 771-6000.

Supplemental Questions   –   Supervising Interpreter/Tutor

1.    Describe the type of interpreting experiences you have had, which has been the most rewarding and why.

2.    Describe your approach to mentorship.

3.    Describe how you organize and complete/delegate tasks.

4.     Explain your process of conflict resolution.

5.    Describe your leadership approach.

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Mental Health Services for Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing People
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Los Angeles County (California)

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture, fluent  American Sign Language, a minimum of two years post-graduate experience with documented clinical supervision, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 20 hours per week with benefits.

Saint John’s emphasizes continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program provides culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA County Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or a PhD. In psychology, licensed in California or license eligible; American Sign Language fluency, and ability to respond to crisis situations.

Send a letter of interest and resume to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW
Program Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position vacancy
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher
The Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa

The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther College, seeks:

Position:      Classroom Teacher
Subject Area:     Special Education
Certificate:     Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline:     May 22, 2013

Job Description:
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an K-12 setting. Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.   Prefer dual licensure that includes K-12 teaching license.   Proficient in American Sign Language.

Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:
Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451
mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Intermediate” level skills required at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

BENEFITS:    Excellent benefits package including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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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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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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Come lead and join a dynamic team of interpreters & captioners at De
Anza Community College in Cupertino, CA.
We are now seeking:
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Supervisor
Salary: $5,600.01 plus benefits Position: Full-time

Before you apply for this position, you must have ready and available
the following items in electronic form.
.A District application .Resume.Cover Letter.Diversity
Statement.Scanned RID Certification Verification
Please visit www.fhdajobs.net and click Support Staff for complete job
description and application instructions.

Come lead and join a dynamic team of interpreters & captioners at De
Anza Community College in Cupertino, CA.We are now seeking:Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Services (DHHS) SupervisorPosition: Full-timeDe Anza College
offers an excellent benefits package, which includes medical dental,
vision care coverage for employee and eligible dependents, long-term
disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.Salary:
$5,600.01 per month plus benefits
Please visit www.fhdajobs.net
<https://email.fhda.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=N-gpn02zHUmV8PcLqpyx7QL1zbXQH9A\
IAsfKq91KflFPmpFeA9KLo3roZgvivtXYO8R-gSlL1_Y.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fhdaj\
obs.net%2f> and click Support Staff for complete job description and
application instructions.

Exciting Opportunity! Work with Deaf Colleagues and Clients!

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

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

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

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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:                Sign Language Interpreter

LOCATION:               Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:             Fall 2013

HOURS OF WORK:   Monday-Friday; schedule based on school year calendar

DUTIES:   To provide interpreter services for students and staff at the Minnesota State Academies.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Completion of an Interpreter Training Program and must hold national certification.  Accepted national certifications are:
·         NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Level IV or V, or
·         RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification
o   Certificate of Interpretation (CI), and/or
o   Certificate of Transliteration (CT), or
o   Educational Interpreter Performance Assessement (EIPA), or
o   National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Also, Advanced sign language communication skills are required for this position.  A Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) assessment will be conducted upon hire.

SALARY:   $17.91-26.02/hour (app. 1680 hours-includes hours worked, holiday pay and vacation leave)

For information, contact:     Martina Hagen, Human Resources Director
Minnesota State Academies
615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Phone: 507/384-6603

Apply on-line at www.careers.state.mn.us.

OPENING DATE:  May 9, 2013
CLOSING DATE:  May 28, 2013

DEAF, Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, well-organized
and detail-oriented individual with accounting experience to work with the
finance department at our Allston office. Duties and responsibilities
include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Allocation, assist
with financial reports, GAAP, Year-End and Ad-Hoc, and other duties as
assigned. Part-time contracted 14 hours a week.

Requirements include Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a
minimum of 3 years similar experience required. Public accounting or
nonprofit experience preferred. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with persons
across disciplines and levels required.

For more details on the position visit our website: DEAF, Inc. Accountant
position
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/Accountant%20part-time%20%20
14%20hrs%2009.25.12.pdf>

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of references to:
DEAF, Inc.
Attn: Ann Thompson
HR/Administrative Coordinator
athompson@deafinconline.org

Project HOPE at DEAF, Inc. is looking for an individual who will provide
client-centered medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS,
cancer, heart disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist
will receive comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of
available services and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service
providers, and work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support
progress towards their health goals. Includes full benefits!

Requirements include BA degree in a human-service or health-related field,
or two years of experience in direct services or case management; basic
knowledge of HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and
their impact on human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for
communication access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have
own car and willing to travel. Personal or working experience with chronic
health conditions a plus.

For more details on the position visit our website: Project HOPE Health
Specialist
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/DEAF%20Inc.%20Health%20Speci
alist%20Job%20Announcement%20Mar2013.pdf>

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of references to:
DEAF, Inc.
Attn: Ann Thompson
HR/Administrative Coordinator
athompson@deafinconline.org

…………

Behavioral Health Professional proficient in American Sign Language

Arizona Health Care provides services to adults with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities in a group home setting.  We are accepting applications for a House Manager proficient in American Sign Language to manage the group home and provide services to our clients in a community based treatment program.

The successful candidate must have four years experience in the field, or Bachelor.s Degree in the field and be able to pass a background check. AHCCMS offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Call 602-230-2222 or apply in person at Arizona Health Care 110 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or fax resume to 602-230-7606
jaymie.goodwin@ahccms.org
Job code: ASLCB0413   EOE

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DeafDigest – 19 May 2013

DeafDigest Blue – May 19, 2013

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-passing-difficult-exams/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipread-insulting-words/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

….

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
Blue section.

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to William
Sugiyama who departed us. He was one of the greatest
wrestlers Gallaudet has ever had during the Golden
Wrestling Era of the Fifties, winning several
championships. After he graduated he was a lifelong
employee with the Washington Post. Only this past
October he was inducted into the Gallaudet athletic
hall of fame.

Another former Gallaudet wrestler is being dedicated –
Mark Corson, who departed us. Many of us know Mark
as an aggressive deaf leader in the Los Angeles area
but what many of us forget was that he was a Gallaudet
wrestler during the sixties. He was not the team’s best
wrestler, but possibly the team’s most difficult wrestler
to pin!

This just in:

At the Gallaudet graduation ceremony, the featured speaker was
Raymond H. LaHood, the head of the US Department of
Transportation. He gave a great speech, emphasizing his
roots with the deaf – his agency hiring the deaf, serving
the congressional district that includes Illinois School
for the Deaf and serving on the Gallaudet board of trustees.
Yet, what LaHood did not mention was interesting. He did not
mention anything about his agency’s work in helping the
deaf truck drivers get their Class B commercial driver’s
licenses! This was a major breakthrough that LaHood did not
mention. Maybe he felt the Gallaudet audience was not appropriate
for his comments about deaf truckers?

Top stories about the deaf:

A bill has been proposed in Maine Senate to help the
deaf and the disabled find jobs in the state. The
response among the legislators was enthusiastic.

Deaf Vietnamese dancers gave a special performance
at the Pfalzbau Theatre in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
It was an event planned by the dance group
choreographer to show the Germans what deaf
dancers could do on the stage.

Why do some people become deaf? Because of lack of proteins
in the cilia hair in people’s ears! This is what a team of
researchers at Johns Hopkins University are saying.
their findings are being published in the Nature Chemical Biology.

The deaf of Denmark will be getting a new relay service
within the coming few months. This service includes
video, text and sound.

It was learned that few weeks ago, a protest took place
in front of the AgBell building, and that some 30-40
protesters showed up, demanding that the organization
accept ASL. Said an AgBell member “we have been accepting
of sign language for a long time”

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Teaching Positions Available at a Two-Week Sign Language Summer Day
Camp

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf has openings for two teachers for
our Summer Sign Camp for Hearing Kids. The camp runs July 8-12 and
July 15-19 from 8AM to 4PM. Candidates must be very enthusiastic and
enjoy teaching beginning and intermediate ASL to hearing children
ages 8 to 16 years old.  Prior experience in teaching ASL preferred.

Additional information on the camp can be found at http://www.millneck.org

Candidates should send their resumes to mailto:Turzi@millneck.org

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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FAKE PERFECT ORAL SPEECH
An oral deaf person grew up, thinking he has perfect
speech. He thought it was perfect because hearing people
nod their heads and smile.
What the oral deaf person did not know – until many
years later – that his mother would sneak behind his
back. She would repeat what the oral deaf person was
trying to say, so that hearing people will know what
he is talking about. Without the mother’s cheating,
no hearing person would understand that oral speech!
When that oral deaf person found out about it, he
was very upset!

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech/

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

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Deaf members of European royal families

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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IGNORING A DEAF ACQUAINTANCE
A deaf man works in customer service at his place
of employment.
He contacts many hearing employees through
email. He has never met these employees in
person but they know him, and they know he is deaf.
Suddenly one day, one employee shows up
at the office and says hi to everyone, hugs everyone
and chats with everyone.
But this friendly hearing employee ignores
the deaf person!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee/

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

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20th Biennial TDI International Conference

and

25th Annual ALDAcon

October 16-20, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://deafdigest.com/2013-tdi-alda-joint-deaf-conference/

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A NEW BILL IN OHIO
Being discussed among Ohio legislators is a new bill.
It proposes to ban on-line sales of hearing aids – unless
the customer contacts the audiologist.
DeafDigest editor is not sure how would this bill, if
passed into law, would work!

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A TEACHER OF THE DEAF IN TROUBLE FOR INSULTING A DEAF STUDENT
A teacher of the deaf in a California school district is
in trouble with the school district. This teacher made fun of
a deaf student, making inappropriate comments for everyone to
hear.
The school district wanted to suspend the teacher. The teacher’s
union is trying to block the suspension. This case is currently
in the court room.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked –

don’t you get tired signing all the time?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people don’t realize that most of the people who currently work as realtime
captioners began their careers as court reporters.  As the profession of
realtime captioning has grown, court reporting schools have found another use
for the shorthand skills they are teaching court reporters, and now many of the
court reporting schools also offer captioning programs.  Some newer captioners
are graduating from school and becoming realtime captioners without first being
court reporters, but the roots of realtime captioning began with court
reporters.  Basically all of the captioners who pioneered the field of realtime
captioning in the 1980s began as court reporters, and then they honed their
skills to become captioners.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

getting this comment –

why are deaf people all over the world using chat windows
on a 24/7 basis?

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

The Justice Department reached agreement to have the
Medical Facilities of America and its subsidiaries
provide interpreters for deaf patients upon request.
This settlement stemmed from a lawsuit filed by deaf
patients that were denied interpreters.

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Did you know that –

Art Kruger had an interesting job that many people
were not aware of. Mention Art Kruger and we know
he founded the first deaf national basketball tournament
(1945), composed annual deaf All-American athletic teams
(1935-1985), composed a full sized squad of deaf participants in Deaflympics (1957-1985), best known deaf
sports writer (1950-1985)). What was his real job? Supervisor,
Shipping and Receiving Department at the Western
Costume Company in Hollywood, California. This company
ownership was shared by seven major Hollywood movie
studios – and it manufactured costumes and pieces of
clothing for these Hollywood movies. He placed orders
for fabrics, made sure the trucks delivered the fabrics
to his company and made sure the finished products
reached these movie studios. As the head supervisor,
he had 20-25 full time hearing employees reporting to him.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The owner of the Inland Empire 66ers minor league
baseball team in Riverside, CA is a rare owner that knows
the marketing value of a deaf marquee athlete.
He noticed that 230 deaf fans attended the
Empire’s game on May 6th hoping to see deaf pitcher
Ryan Ketchner in action. Unfortunately he wasn’t
scheduled to pitch that day.
Ryan’s original role was to be a relief pitcher,
but the owner had him switched to a starting role
for the May 8th game – and made the deaf community
aware of it.
As a result 70 deaf fans showed up for that game.
Everyone came home happy – Ryan for pitching a good
game, 70 deaf fans for seeing him pitch, and the
owner for making money that night.
Ryan may be in the major leagues before too long,
with the Seattle Mariners.

(editor’s note: Ryan never made it to the majors;
he was only so close a couple of time – but he
blew out his arm and was never the same again.
He is no longer playing baseball)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to  Jean Marie Mac
Williams Saks, who departed us this week.
When the Deaf TTY network grew by leaps and bounds in
the sixties, she stood in the background while her husband
Andrew. Robert Weitbrecht and James Marsters were in the
forefront.
Though not drawing attention to herself, she pushed very
hard for the network to grow, not just in USA but in
Great Britain. She bridged the gap between the ASL and oral
factions on both continents, using the TTY as the common
ground.
An unsung hero, she very certainly was. Thank you!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Which traveled faster – deafnews during pre-TTY days
or during todays’ times (email, skype, AIM, etc)?

We are seeing that many deaf people nowadays do not
keep up with hot deaf news. Is it saying deafnews
travel faster 50-60-70 years ago?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

during a workplace pot luck gathering, the deaf
employee thought the hearing employee said:

this one is mixed

mixed? We all know that because we were seeing
another employee mix around various beef and food
in the crockpots.

The hearing employee actually said:

this one is beans

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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career 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. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of 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 in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Office Manager
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Residential Program Director
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full Time

Description:    Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.  This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical, dental and psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation; confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean, safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates in the completion of required documents, including but not limited to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports, behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms, etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:    A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along with two years. experience as a program director, or three years of experience in a managerial level position in the human services field working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various positions available

Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301 Web: http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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position opening
ASL Lecturer Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

Master’s Degree in ASL, Interpreting, or Deaf Studies is required. Preferred doctorate in related areas.  At least 3-5 years of college/university level teaching experience preferred with a commitment to excellence in teaching.  ASLTA certification or willingness to work toward certification is desired.  Responsibilities include teaching basic and upper level ASL course work.  Position is a 9-month contract with summer teaching opportunities.  Position is available effective August 15, 2013.  Send letter of intent, C.V., three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Alton Brant via e-mail ( mailto:alton@clemson.edu ).

Candidates who have submitted their application materials by May 31, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration.  Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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position opening
Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR/L)
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

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

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

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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.

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.

EEO/AA Employer.

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UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

American Sign Language/English Specialist

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
15-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School for the Deaf Schedule AH

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50175/5340

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY   Provides language support through the use of American Sign
Language (ASL)/English intervention services to deaf and/or hard-of-hearing
students with the purpose of guiding each child toward language proficiency.
Acts as a resource on ASL for students, families, and other professionals;
communicates proficiently with students in the language that provides the
best possible access to content and communicating in ways that facilitate
learning.  Provides one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and
large group instruction. Provides immersion opportunities to facilitate
language development. Provides instruction to families learning ASL (may be
in whole group or home setting).  Collaborates with other classroom
teachers, speech and language pathologists, and the division director to
ensure that the individual needs of children are being met.  Plans learning
experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other
appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and
keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of
student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive
classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of
study and establishes evaluation techniques for assessment of progress;
improves professional competence through participation in staff development
activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties
as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Preschool Classroom

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
16-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School for the Deaf Schedule AH

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50278/5340

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of a classroom Instructor for the Jean
Massieu School for the Deaf (JMS); provides appropriate programming for
deaf/hard-of-hearing students, three to five years of age, with emphasis in
the ASL/English approach to teaching deaf or hard-of-hearing students;
prepares and writes lesson plans for each student; generates
information/reports on children as appropriate; follows appropriate
curriculums, as provided; provides effective language training with the
family in a controlled listening environment; advises and teaches parents in
the area of deafness/hearing impairment and language development; assists
parents in embedding activities within the child.s everyday routines with
weekly Parent Therapy sessions; provides and maintains equipment/materials;
takes a collaborative role at staffing meetings, IEP meetings, student
transitions, and aids in IEP success through appropriate assessments,
including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal
development, and follow-through of the IEP; attends training sessions and
workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training
colleagues in language skill development programming; coordinates with JMS
supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

LSL Preschool Classroom

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
17-13

Green Acres Elementary School Schedule AH

North Ogden, UT  84414 DPR 50428/5320

JOB SUMMARY   Performs the duties of a classroom Instructor for the Utah
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HoH) division;
provides appropriate programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, three to
five years of age, with emphasis in auditory skill development; prepares and
writes lesson plans for each student; generates information/reports on
children as appropriate; follows appropriate curriculums, as provided;
provides effective auditory training with the family in a controlled
listening environment; advises and teaches parents in the area of
deafness/hearing impairment and auditory development; assists parents in
embedding hearing activities within the child.s everyday routines with
weekly Parent Therapy sessions; provides and maintains equipment/materials;
takes a collaborative role at staffing meetings, IEP meetings, student
transitions, and aids in IEP success through appropriate assessments,
including assessment of hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal
development, and follow-through of the IEP; attends training sessions and
workshops as assigned by program administrators; is involved with training
colleagues in auditory skill development programming; coordinates with D/HoH
supervisor and program director; performs other duties as assigned.

From barry@deafdigest.com Sun May 12 17:44:13 2013

Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 17:44:13 +0400 (MSD)
From: Barry Strassler <barry@deafdigest.com>
To: Barry Strassler <barry@deafdigest.com>
Subject: monday jobsblue

2. High School ASL Teacher Position Opening
Posted by: “Amy-Jean Leblanc” amyjean30@gmail.com terpaim
Date: Sat May 11, 2013 6:45 pm ((PDT))

Submitted by Amy-Jean Leblanc on behalf of Kyle Kiser

Job Description:
The North Middlesex Regional High School World Language department is
seeking a highly qualified American Sign Language teacher. ASL has a
growing enrollment among high school students. Qualified candidates will be
able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of American Sign Language and
pedagogical practice. Candidates should have a practical understanding of
adolescents, and be prepared to work collaboratively in a professional
learning community. Candidates will be responsible for developing effective
lesson plans, share best practices, ensure student mastery of standards,
communicate expectations consistently, and provide the necessary supports
to help students succeed.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: Varies with experience and education

Contact Information
Kyle Kiser , ASL Teacher
45 Main Street
Pepperell, Massachusetts 01463
E-mail: kkiser@nmrsd.org
Fax: 978-597-0350

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Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) Seeks Executive
Director

The SILCK is seeking a full time Executive Director.  This is a great
opportunity for an individual who is energetic and passionate about
increasing opportunities for people with disabilities. The Executive
Director is responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring and
evaluating of the implementation of the three-year State Plan for
Independent Living in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living
Council of Kansas.

To apply, please send your resume, three professional references, and a
cover letter including response to the following statements:
.    Please describe your knowledge and philosophy of independent living.
.    Please describe your experience in program administration.
.    Please describe your perception of the roles and responsibilities of
the Council as a Board of Directors and those of the Executive Director.

Deadline May 24, 2013

Please send to:
Lou Ann Kibbee, Chair
SILCK
P.O. Box 366
Hays, KS 67601
louannk@skilonline.com

More information is available on the posting on www.kansasworks.com.  Hint
. Search for .Executive Director.

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

Information Technology Manager I

(Working Title . Information Technology Director)

(Revised)

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 08-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50225/6900

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

Arizona
Program Director

Open Date: April 30th, 2013
Close Date: May 31st, 2013
Employer: Desert Voices
Contact: Desert Voices
Email: Info@Desert-Voices.org
Phone 1: (602) 224-0598
Job Title: Program Director
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:
Desert Voices is seeking a full-time Program Director. The position is responsible for supervising the early intervention program and preschool program.

Residence Counselor
Part-time 32 hrs/week
Benefits eligible

Responsibilities:      Provide daily supervision and support to deaf/hard of hearing adults recovering from mental illness and residing in community based congregate settings. The Residence Counselor serves as a role model, providing a home-like atmosphere in which dignity and respect enhance each person.s existence. The   Residence Counse- lor participates in service planning and on-going support for each resident.

Requirements:          High School graduate or equivalent.  Some college preferred.  Experience in Deaf Culture required.  Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).  Experience working with diverse populations recovering from mental illness desired.  Valid driver.s license and ability to drive program vehicles in a manner that provides safe transportation to program residents.

Please mail, email or fax resume to:

Mental Health Association of Rockland County
Human Resources
140 Route 303
Valley Cottage, NY, 10989

Fax #:             845-267-2169
E-Mail:            dumontn@mharockland.org

EOE

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.

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DeafDigest – 17 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 17, 2013

 

 

— advice from a police officer that is also ASL interpreter

Eric Mathers, a Lakeland, Florida, police officer, is also ASL
interpreter. He gave this advice if police stops deaf drivers for
any reason:

1. be calm
2. make eye contact
3. point to your ear
4. ask for pen and pad
5. turn on lights inside the car
6. don’t hide your hands
7. show the deafness card on dashboard visor

 
— a fire at a school for the deaf

A school for the deaf was on fire; much of property and
stuff were lost. The school said a bad electrical connection
was the cause of the fire. But the police and fire officials
suspect it was arson. The school was in middle of a local
scandal involving a recent election. The school is Kuja
Special School for the Deaf in Rongo, Kenya.

 
— airport personnel learning sign language

Airports can be one big confusing scene; lost luggage,
missed airline connections, confusing video displays,
passport and visa issues, etc. Angry hearing passengers
and angry deaf passengers mixed together. One airport
is trying to make things easier for deaf passengers
by having its people learn sign language. Where is
that airport? Sorry, not in USA, but it is the
Erzincan airport in Turkey! Hint – why not these
big American airports in big American cities?

 

 

 

05/12/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/12/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 15 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 15, 2013

— a deaf model starting her career at late age!

Many models start their careers while young (before age of 20),
but a certain deaf woman started her career at the age of 25!
She travels across Europe taking on different modeling
assignments. Now nearing her thirties, her career is just
taking off, even though she is at the age when models
worry about their looks and future photo shoots.

 

 

— deaf EMT better than hearing EMT!

Chad Grabousky is deaf and is an emergency medical technician
(EMT) with a Bethlehem, PA ambulance company. 4 years ago
at the age of 18, he graduated from a EMT program but could
not find a job; no one wanted to hire him. He would not give
up and found a EMT job in Bethlehem, about 60 miles from
where he lives. The boss knew it was a gamble when hiring
him. What does the boss say right now? The happy boss said:

He is better than some hearing staff!

 

 

– Jeff Rosen firing a hearing impaired attorney

Jeff Rosen is an attorney and he fired a hearing impaired
attorney for abuse of power! Jeff Rosen, the chairperson of
the National Council on Disability, an Obama political
appointee? No, not that deaf attorney Jeff Rosen, but yes,
the other Jeff Rosen that is hearing. He is the Santa Clara
County (California) district attorney. He fired prosecutor
Lisa Rogers because of personal misconduct with a domestic
issue. Lisa is deaf and has to depend on a stenographer to
keep up with the proceedings.

 

 

05/12/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/12/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 13 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 13, 2013

 

 

— a former Super Bowl NFL player, himself deaf, very bitter

Reggie Williams played 14 years for Cincinnati Bengals (1976-1989),
and played in two Super Bowls. He has a life-long hearing problem
and as a child, attended Rhode Island School for the Deaf for a
short time. Since he functioned as a hearing person, many people
did not know he was deaf. As a great football player, he paid the
price – many injuries to his legs. He has to use crutches to walk.
He is bitter because NFL would not help him (and many other
badly-injured NFL players). The big, rich NFL will not help its
retired players that made NFL great.

 

 

— who was the first deaf around-the-world solo sailor?

Last week the newpapers were full of stories of Gerry Hughes,
a deaf Scot, who sailed solo all around the world, a trip
taking him 8 months. They are saying he is the FIRST deaf person
to accomplish it. First deaf person? DeafDigest mentioned
in Year 2000 (13 years ago) that Paul Thompson, a deaf man
from South Africa, sailed solo all around the world!

 

 

— fastest A to Z fingerspeller!

There is a contest in Great Britain called “Hot Fingers.”
Deaf contestants race against each other to see who fingerspells
A to Z the fastest. The average fast speed is 5-6 seconds.
Is it faster than A to Z fingerspelling in USA? Probably not
because British fingerspelling uses both hands, while ASL
fingerspelling is on one hand!

 

 

05/12/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/12/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 12 May 2013

DeafDigest Gold – May 12, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hard-to-communicate/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/first-deaf-baseball-player/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bar-bouncers/

(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
confidential

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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:

Deaf people wanting to sign up for AT&T relay services
are forced to jump through the hoops. Signing up with
other deaf relay services are much easier. Why? AT&T
has learned its lesson after having to pay $18 million
fine. AT&T was accused by the Justice Department for
collecting relay fees for calls not really made, especially
those by out-of-nation swindlers that try to fake their
deafness.

a 16-year-old deaf violinist, Israelle Johnson, will perform at the New Albany Symphony Orchestra (Ohio)
in April 2014. This performance will be timed with a
laser-light show. the orchestra officials hope this
experiment will attract deaf patrons.

The Nigeria National Association of the Deaf have scolded
the federal government for ignoring the needs of the deaf
in employment re-training programs, normally available
to the public.

The Dearborn Public Schools system in Michigan may drop
the foreign language requirements for its students. If
this happens then ASL classes may be in jeopardy!

Much to the anger of the deaf of Victoria, in Australia last year the Auslan sign language course was eliminated, saying there
was no way to train future interpreters to learn the sign language. The Victorian State government this week agreed to
restore funding for the cause, making Deaf Australians happy.

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DEAF COMPLAINTS, MANY YEARS AGO AND TODAY
Many years ago, deaf students that attended mainstreamed
classes (without interpreters) had a complaint – that many
hearing teachers were hard to lipread. The deaf students will
tell each other which teacher was easy to lipread, and which
teacher was hard to lipread.
Today, deaf students have a different complaint – that some
interpreters (without certificates) cannot sign too well!
Times have changed!

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/

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

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Deaf-owned, deaf-run businesses with hearing customers, the four questions

http://deafdigest.com/questions-about-deaf-owned-businesses/

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BOUNCERS IN BARS
Many bars have bouncers. They have two roles – not allow
underage kids to enter the bars; and to keep peace in the bar
when drunk people want to fight.
Have we had any deaf bouncers? There have been several
deaf bouncers – now and in the past. DeafDigest editor knows
of two deaf bouncers – one was a 285-lb former Gallaudet
football player; the other was the famous deaf fighter
Matt Hamill!
Deaf bouncers can do their job by using gestures.

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

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

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Mental Health Interpreter Training

August 5 – 9, 2013

Troy University Montgomery, Alabama

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

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MAKING A LIVING SELLING PIECES OF ART IN TAIWAN
Artist Claire Wang is deaf. While she owns “Claire’s Handmade
Workshop” gallery in Taichung, a city in Taiwan, this is not
where she makes most money.
She travels from festivals to festivals, from booths to booths,
from workshops to workshops across Taiwan, and sells her pieces
of work. She does not speak and while she uses sign language,
she uses gestures and points to notes to communicate with art
patrons.

DEAF ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE BROKE
Many hearing organizations are broke, the same as with the
deaf organizations.
These organization goals and missions are admirable – to
help people that are in need of help.
The problem is – it takes money to make an organization
run well. A number of organizations are successful because of
ability to bring in funds. A majority of organizations are not
so fortunate and they struggle much of the time.
This is sad, but a reality in the non-profit sector, both
deaf and hearing.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Nebraska Association of the Deaf

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A person said:
I am double-sided deaf.

Deaf as in deaf in both ears? Yes, but what is so wrong about
just saying:

I am 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. What is captioning glasses, that DeafDigest mentioned
in a recent edition?

A. On the movie screen, the captions are invisible. Captioning
glasses will help you see the captions that others do not 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:

Interpreting services

Recently I had a medical appointment and I required interpreter service.

The interpreter referral service agency was not able to fill the request due to interpreters already being booked.

The referral agency asked if I was willing to use an iPad and video remote interpreter service. (VRI)

That will not work with me since I require access to communication tactilely.

The solution this time was to add a Deaf interpreter with VRI!

The appointment went smoothly.

Video Remote Interpreter services are available from several different companies/agencies around the country.

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that there will be less intermarriages among family
members in some remote tribes. It has been said that
such intermarriages among families in Jordan is one
of the leading factors of deafness among children!

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DeafHistory:

DeafHistory wars in London?

The archives at the UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss
has everything you may need to know about the deaf and of deafness.
Yet, no one knows about it. Why? Because it is maintained by the
Royal National Institute for the Deaf, which supports oral
communications and is hated by the British Deaf Association!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

different deaf yahoogroup sites that focus
on hearing loss issues

Do these hearing loss yahoogroups compete against each
other?

Not really because each one focuses on a different hearing
loss topic, though there may be duplicate postings!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Hawaii Manoa – Pono Tokioka, incoming FR, men’s golf;
will be enrolling this coming fall

– Hope – Jordan Carrigan, SR, baseball; as team’s top reliever,
appeared in 17 of his team’s 39 games, but with a 5.17 ERA
and 4 saves

– Kutztown – Lauren Schlitt, JR, women’s lacrosse; only played
two games this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Ryan Owen, Bedford Blues, top level professional rugby team (UK);
still participating

– Paea Paongo, Ultimate fighter, Tonga; has not had any fights in
two years

– Neiba Ponce, horse racing jockey, Washington; no updates

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Deaf Sports Library

The deaf in major league sports

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-major-league-sports/

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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 (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   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 closes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM)

Regional Center Manager, Charlotte
Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Charlotte, NC

The position will close on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Here’s the link to the posting:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=608880

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Mental Health Services for Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing People
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Los Angeles County (California)

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture, fluent  American Sign Language, a minimum of two years post-graduate experience with documented clinical supervision, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 20 hours per week with benefits.

Saint John’s emphasizes continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program provides culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA County Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or a PhD. In psychology, licensed in California or license eligible; American Sign Language fluency, and ability to respond to crisis situations.

Send a letter of interest and resume to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW
Program Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position vacancy
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher
The Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa

The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther College, seeks:

Position:      Classroom Teacher
Subject Area:     Special Education
Certificate:     Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline:     May 22, 2013

Job Description:
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an K-12 setting. Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.   Prefer dual licensure that includes K-12 teaching license.   Proficient in American Sign Language.

Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:
Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451
mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Intermediate” level skills required at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

BENEFITS:    Excellent benefits package including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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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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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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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
http://www.pahrtners.com

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

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

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position opening
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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Behavioral Health Professional proficient in American Sign Language

Arizona Health Care provides services to adults with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities in a group home setting.  We are accepting applications for a House Manager proficient in American Sign Language to manage the group home and provide services to our clients in a community based treatment program.

The successful candidate must have four years experience in the field, or Bachelor.s Degree in the field and be able to pass a background check. AHCCMS offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Call 602-230-2222 or apply in person at Arizona Health Care 110 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or fax resume to 602-230-7606
jaymie.goodwin@ahccms.org
Job code: ASLCB0413   EOE

Job Opportunity: Bilingual Computer Literacy Instructor/ Employment Specialist . Houston

Interested applicants should send their application, resume, and cover letter to Matthew.Dickens@careerandrecovery.org. (See downloadable file below)

Job Description

TITLE: Bilingual (ASL-English) Computer Literacy Instructor/ Employment Specialist

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the Jesse H. Jones Computer and Technical Center. Teaches computer competency skills to adults who are deaf and hard of hearing to augment existing literacy skills. Provides full employment service case management to deaf/hard of hearing clients by assisting with job placement and retention. Assists with the documentation requirements related to the Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

PROGRAM: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)

SALARY RANGE: Grade IV

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Experience:

* Bachelor.s degree or higher, in rehabilitation, business, marketing, or related human services; and one year of documented experience providing employment services with assistance in computer usage to individuals; or
* Associate.s degree in computer science, rehabilitation, business, marketing, or related human services; and two years of documented experience in a professional or personal setting routinely working with people with the deaf or hard of hearing; or
* Extensive experience in the operation of computers, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Explorer.
* Prior teaching experience.

Skills:

Ability to teach reading, writing and math, using computer and other technology.
Experience in computer literacy instruction.
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and other sign systems.
Intimate knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of current business application software.
Ability to plan and organize work in a time efficient manner.
Ability to work as a team member.
Ability to represent agency in a professional manner.
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills.

JOB DUTIES:
Maintains statistics on all enrollments and program participation, including certifications and levels achieved.
Provides instruction in computer software for those students interested in and showing aptitude for word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Provides assistance in basic reading, writing and math skills in computer lab. Provide instruction in other areas, such as social studies, and science.
Maintains records and complete reports on time.
Develops individualized instructional plans to meet students. academic needs. Review and evaluate students. progress on an ongoing basis.
Develops and implement culturally-appropriate assessment and evaluation of students.
Maintains student documentation consistent with funding and program guidelines.
Develops or adapt materials appropriate to the academic level of the students.
Plans and implements a formalized computer literacy program with specific to track client progress.
Provides comprehensive case management services to ensure that clients are properly prepared to engage in a successful job search.
Develops and implement an employment plan for each client and to that end, set realistic goals, action steps, and time frames for their successful completion.
Provides for supportive services to enhance the clients. ability to get a job (haircuts, referral for interviewing outfits, bus tokens for transportation to interviews, etc.).
Conducts Job Readiness Skills Workshops in ASL.
Solicits job orders and match clients to appropriate job openings.
Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISOR: Director, DHHS

Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.
A United Way of Greater Houston Agency
2525 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
832-431-3785

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DeafDigest – 12 May 2013

DeafDigest Blue – May 12, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-thank-deaf-upholsterers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fish-using-deaf-asl/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-passing-difficult-exams/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipread-insulting-words/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Linda C. Blicharz who
departed us. She was educated in deaf schools in the
St Louis area, and after graduating from Gallaudet,
she went back to the area and was active in the area
activities, including the St. Louis Metro Round Table Representatives on Deafness.

Top stories about the deaf:

Students from 14 states have been attending the annual
Deaf Space Camp which takes place at Huntsville, Alabama.
They learn everything what space is all about.

How popular are sign language classes in colleges? Very
popular according to a survey by the Modern Language Association Survey, ranking 4th on the list. This survey
says such classes have jumped 50 percent in a decade.

Students at the Ernest C Drury School for the Deaf,
in the province of Ontario, have joined with other Canadian
schools in singing “Is Somebody Singing” while joining
Astronaut Chris Hadfield with the International Space Station
along with singer Ed Robertson. Said school principal
Antony A. L. McLetchie, who is deaf – a historic moment for us!

A nervous moment for the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
near Portland in Maine. The state Education Committee is looking
into ways how charter schools should be funded. Should it be
funded as a line item in the state budget, which was the way it
has been for years – or – should it be made as a part of the state budget? If it is part of the state budget then the
deaf school will be made vulnerable when legislators cut and
slash the funds.

What has become of deaf employees of the Remploy in Great
Britain that lost their jobs when the company shut down last
year. Most of them are still unemployed.

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DEAF THAT PASS DIFFICULT SCHOOL EXAMS
Many deaf attend colleges (Gallaudet, NTID, CSUN and
hearing colleges). They pass difficult school exams and
graduate. Do newspapers in USA have stories of them
passing difficult exams?
No, but it is different in some countries in Asia
and Africa. Some of these deaf students pass difficult
exams and there are newspaper stories of proud schools
applauding them. These newspaper reporters are “amazed”
that the deaf can pass these exams!
Much different in USA, and also Canada.

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“ASL” street in New Zealand

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

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WORDS OF INSULT
Many hearing people often hear their friends, in the
next room, talking about them with insults (racial,
gender, intelligence, etc).
With the deaf it is different. How many times have we
lipread our hearing friends telling other friends about
deaf-mutes or deaf-dumb?
It has happened so many times to DeafDigest editor
that caught these insulting deaf-mute/deaf-dumb words
by lipreading!
Insults – deaf insults, hearing insults, same thing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipread-insulting-words/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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theme
Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation

October 24-26, 2013

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

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DEATH OF AN EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF
Reginald Redding passed away last week because of illness.
Deaf himself, he served as superintendents of Rhode Island
School for the Deaf and of Eastern North Carolina School for
the Deaf.
He also served as administrator at Gallaudet University,
Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf and Lexington School for the Deaf.

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DEAF PHYSICIANS IN SMALL TOWNS?
We are always reading about small towns desperate for
physicians, even to the point of offering to pay off their massive
medical school loans – in exchange of a long term commitment.
What about deaf physicians not satisfied with current medical
practices or facing discrimination with their medical peers?
Would a small town practice be satisfactory for them?
Don’t know, but a big issue is interpreters. Would there
be interpreters following deaf doctors on a 24/7 basis?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked –

why are there two interpreters just for one deaf client?

Isn’t one interpreter enough?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the reasons for some of the captioning bloopers that we see is
because stenocaptioners write words phonetically rather than letter
by letter as a typist would type words.  Court reporters, CART
providers, and stenocaptioners all use the same type of steno
machines with the same keyboard.  Before the days of realtime
translation, court reporters could just write words that sounded the
same in the same way phonetically, and then they would figure it out
when they were transcribing it.

For instance, a court reporter might write the words “there,”
“their,” and “they’re” in the same way on the steno machine.  This
would be called a “conflict.”  They would enter the steno into their
dictionary and then define it with the English for all three
words.  It might look like “there/their/they’re” when it came up on
the computer screen.  When editing the transcript, the court reporter
could just type a “1,” “2,” or “3” when the cursor was on the
conflict, and the proper word would appear in the transcript.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

getting this comment –

it is not fair that hearing criminals are handcuffed behind
their backs while deaf criminals are handcuffed in front of
them!

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

The DC Housing Authority has been sued by two deaf women
for not providing during their search for public housing.

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Did you know that – Dr. Barbara Brauer

was a pioneer in the field of Deaf Mental Health. Concerned about
lack of deaf clinical psychologists, she helped establish the
World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness, inviting participants
from everywhere in the world. At Gallaudet she served as executive
director of the Mental Health Center. In a rare interview with
DeafDigest editor way back in the seventies, she repeatedly
emphasized the need for these clinical psychologists that can
work with deaf patients.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Where does the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind
(which runs a state school among other agency functions)
stand as far as the state’s best and state’s worst schools
are concerned?
Well, out of the state’s 256 public schools, the
deaf program is the 5th best in the state, with a grade
of A+ to boot.
Sez who? The Honolulu Magazine, May 2003 edition.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Still continuing excellence in photographic
coverage is Andrew Blackburn, who is deaf.
He and his colleagues won a 2nd place
award for online journalistic innovation.
His pictures of a visit by President Bush
helped his Lancaster New Era newspaper
reap Pennsylvania state awards in journalism.
Both Gallaudet and NTID can claim
Blackburn as their own, for he earned
degrees from both institutions.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is Sign Language getting more popular or is it dying?

There was a conference called “Sign Language as Endangered
Languages” – yet we are reading in the newspapers on how
popular sign language is becoming!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Two Baltimore Ravens football fans, one deaf, one hearing,
were talking about their favorite team.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:

Bees is taking good care of our defense

Bees, as in swarm of bees?

He actually said:

Pees is taking good care of our defense

(Pees’ first name is Dean)

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
ASL Lecturer Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

Master’s Degree in ASL, Interpreting, or Deaf Studies is required. Preferred doctorate in related areas.  At least 3-5 years of college/university level teaching experience preferred with a commitment to excellence in teaching.  ASLTA certification or willingness to work toward certification is desired.  Responsibilities include teaching basic and upper level ASL course work.  Position is a 9-month contract with summer teaching opportunities.  Position is available effective August 15, 2013.  Send letter of intent, C.V., three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Alton Brant via e-mail ( mailto:alton@clemson.edu ).

Candidates who have submitted their application materials by May 31, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration.  Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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position opening
Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR/L)
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

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

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

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closing date  05/13/13

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:  05/13/13

EEO/AA Employer.

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closing date  05/13/13

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: 05/13/13

EEO/AA Employer.

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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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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 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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Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) Seeks Executive
Director

The SILCK is seeking a full time Executive Director.  This is a great
opportunity for an individual who is energetic and passionate about
increasing opportunities for people with disabilities. The Executive
Director is responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring and
evaluating of the implementation of the three-year State Plan for
Independent Living in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living
Council of Kansas.

To apply, please send your resume, three professional references, and a
cover letter including response to the following statements:
.    Please describe your knowledge and philosophy of independent living.
.    Please describe your experience in program administration.
.    Please describe your perception of the roles and responsibilities of
the Council as a Board of Directors and those of the Executive Director.

Deadline May 24, 2013

Please send to:
Lou Ann Kibbee, Chair
SILCK
P.O. Box 366
Hays, KS 67601
louannk@skilonline.com

More information is available on the posting on www.kansasworks.com.  Hint
. Search for .Executive Director.

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

Information Technology Manager I

(Working Title . Information Technology Director)

(Revised)

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 08-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50225/6900

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

Arizona
Program Director

Open Date: April 30th, 2013
Close Date: May 31st, 2013
Employer: Desert Voices
Contact: Desert Voices
Email: Info@Desert-Voices.org
Phone 1: (602) 224-0598
Job Title: Program Director
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:
Desert Voices is seeking a full-time Program Director. The position is responsible for supervising the early intervention program and preschool program.

Residence Counselor
Part-time 32 hrs/week
Benefits eligible

Responsibilities:      Provide daily supervision and support to deaf/hard of hearing adults recovering from mental illness and residing in community based congregate settings. The Residence Counselor serves as a role model, providing a home-like atmosphere in which dignity and respect enhance each person.s existence. The   Residence Counse- lor participates in service planning and on-going support for each resident.

Requirements:          High School graduate or equivalent.  Some college preferred.  Experience in Deaf Culture required.  Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).  Experience working with diverse populations recovering from mental illness desired.  Valid driver.s license and ability to drive program vehicles in a manner that provides safe transportation to program residents.

Please mail, email or fax resume to:

Mental Health Association of Rockland County
Human Resources
140 Route 303
Valley Cottage, NY, 10989

Fax #:             845-267-2169
E-Mail:            dumontn@mharockland.org

EOE

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.

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

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered
medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of
Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart
disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist will receive
comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of available services
and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service providers, and
work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support progress towards
their health goals.

Specific duties are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Attend supervision meetings, and trainings as required;

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

. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed; and

. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and
experience, and a list of 3 work-related references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

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

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

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

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

American Sign Language/English Specialist

Location:         Kenneth C. Burdett School for the Deaf Announcement No. 13-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AH

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50318/5310

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY   Provides language support through the use of American Sign Language (ASL)/English intervention services to deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students with the purpose of guiding each child toward language proficiency.  Acts as a resource on ASL for students, families, and other professionals; communicates proficiently with students in the language that provides the best possible access to content and communicating in ways that facilitate learning.  Provides one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and large group instruction. Provides immersion opportunities to facilitate language development. Provides instruction to families learning ASL (may be in whole group or home setting).  Collaborates with other classroom teachers, speech and language pathologists, and the division director to ensure that the individual needs of children are being met.  Plans learning experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of study and establishes evaluation techniques for assessment of progress; improves professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

ASL/English – SECONDARY: Special Needs/Transition H.S. Teacher

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 14-13

Kenneth C. Burdett School for the Deaf Schedule AH

742 Harrison Blvd. DPR 50146/5310

Ogden, UT  84404

JOB SUMMARY   Plans learning experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of study, adaptive curriculum, and established evaluation techniques for assessment of progress; improves professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties as assigned.

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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.

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DeafDigest – 10 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 10, 2013

— a medical school refusing a Cued Speech interpreter

Michael Argenyi, a former deaf student at Creighton University
Medical School, will have a trial. He accused the school of
discrimination because his request for Cued Speech interpreters
was turned down. In 2008, he applied for admittance into the
medical school, explaining that he was deaf and needed Cued
Speech interpreters for his classes and labs. The school
accepted him but gave him other accommodations, but no Cued
Speech interpreters. He had to take out a $110,000 loan to pay
for his own interpreters. After two years he got frustrated
and dropped out. Why not ASL? He does not know ASL.
We will see what happens in the courtroom.

 

 

— a deaf ombudsman in Japan

How important is an ombudsman? He is appointed by an agency
to fix small problems that people deal with. Onaka Koji,
a deaf man, has been appointed as the ombudsman on behalf
of the deaf in Otsu, a Japanese city of 350,000 people.
He will help the deaf with many things such as interpreters,
paperwork, setting up appointments, etc, etc. He is actually
an ombudsman, but he prefers to call himself deaf counselor.

 

 

— a deaf Texas Ranger?

Could a deaf person become a FBI Agent? Or even a Texas Ranger?
Texas Ranger’s duties are probably the same what the State Bureau
of Investigation agent does. SBI works on state level as FBI works
on the national level. Well, have we ever had a Deaf Texas Ranger?
Yes – and it was Deaf Smith! He only lasted only four months before
he resigned because one of his actions got the Texas Republic governor
angry. Could we see a future deaf FBI agent or even a deaf SBI agent?
Never say never!

(DeafDigest thanks Dr. Steve Baldwin, author, The Legacy of
Deaf Smith, for this valuable piece of information! He is
the nation’s #1 Deaf Smith’s historian)

 

 

05/05/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/05/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 08 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 8, 2013

— a Netflix captioning lawsuit dispute

Who wins the captioning lawsuit? Netflix or the
deaf plaintiff or the attorneys? A big argument
took place in California over a $262,000 legal
fee. No one wants to pay for it – and the judge
said “me hands off.” Regardless of who eventually
pays, the attorneys win. Should we compare the
$262,000 legal fee with the $7.99 monthly rate
Netflix charges for their movies?

 

 

— which captioning glasses is the best?

Few years ago there was just one captioning glasses.
Now we have a few captioning glasses – and just recently
NTID had a contest with five different teams – to design
the best captioning glasses! Don’t be surprised if we
have 10-15 different captioning glasses on the market.
Confusing? Probably!

 

 

— being stopped by the police while driving

All of us have, at one time or other, been stopped by
police for any reason while driving. 99 percent of the
time when a deaf driver is stopped by the police, there
are no incidents. But for one percent, the incident could
be ugly. Seven years ago Doug Bahl, a well known deaf
Minnesotan, was stopped by the police and then roughed
up. After a series of lawsuits, the St Paul city reached
settlement of nearly $94,000 with the promise to provide
interpreters when deaf drivers need it.

 

 

05/05/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/05/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 06 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 6, 2013

— a deaf sports team kicked off the plane

A deaf sports team was kicked off the plane by
the pilot. He felt it was a safety risk to allow
them to fly. Huh? What! The national deaf cricket
team of India was told to get off the Bangkok Airways
plane because the pilot was scared! They were scheduled
to play at Thailand. After an overnight delay, they
were allowed to fly to Thailand.

 

 

— an attorney not knowing he was deaf

Gerald Shea, who became deaf at the age of 6 because
of an illness, is an attorney, specializing in complex
corporate deals – mergers and joint-venture issues.
He did not know he was deaf, even though he struggled
to communicate with people. He practiced law for 30
years, first 10 years before he was told by doctors
that he was really deaf! Shocked, he purchased a hearing
aid and continued with law for 20 more years before retiring.
He retired because struggling with deafness wore him out.

 

 

— a bionic eye for the deaf-blind?

Second Sight Medical, a company in California, won OK
from U S Food and Drug Administration to build a bionic
eye for the blind. The company says it helps few blind
people get some vision back. It also said that 20
European blind people were helped by the new bionic
eye product. This may be something the deaf-blind
could look into.

 

 

05/05/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

05/05/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 05 May 2013

DeafDigest Gold – May 5, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-loudspeaker-warning/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-yakima/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hard-to-communicate/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/first-deaf-baseball-player/

(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:

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Top stories about the deaf:

It was mentioned several times that Melissa Earll
filed a lawsuit against eBay for not being deaf-friendly.
Even though her lawsuit was dismissed, she is re-filing
it on technical grounds.

20 deaf residents graduated from Rochester Police Department
Citizen’s Police Academy. After learning what police officers
do, they are now qualified to help the police in case of
incidents involving deaf people.

A new inductee into the RIT Innovation Hall of Fame is
Paul Taylor. During the early TTY days in the sixties
and early seventies, Paul was one of the major leaders
in pushing TTY use in the greater St Louis area before
he moved to Rochester to take a new job at NTID.

The Catalyst Life Services, Mansfield, Ohio, has become a huge
umbrella, absorbing three different social service agencies.
One such agency being absorbed is Community Center for the Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing. DeafDigest hopes the needs of the deaf
in the community will not be ignored when the umbrella organization
begins to function in an unified manner.

The India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners have ruled
that deaf prisoners be kept separate from the general prison
population – and placed in appropriate facilities.

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SOMETIMES HARD TO COMMUNICATE WITH EUROPEAN DEAF PERSON
DeafDigest met a deaf man in France. He was from
Bulgaria but moved to France.
Many sign gestures during the conversation was easy
to understand – but when DeafDigest editor asked him
“what is your job?” then it was difficult communications.
For about 10-15 minutes he tried to explain what his
job was, using many different signs and different
gestures. Impossible to understand so both gave up
the conversation.
DeafDigest thinks the deaf man was trying to explain
that he works in a factory that makes artificial limbs
(arms and legs) but was not 100 percent sure!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hard-to-communicate/

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

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updated list of deaf-owned restaurants

famous deaf fighter Matt Hamill is added to the list of deaf-owned restaurants

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

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THE FIRST DEAF OR THE ONLY DEAF?
DeafDigest editor hates it when a deaf person tells
him “I am the first deaf person in the world” blah blah
blah  or  “I am the only deaf person in the world” blah
blah.
If Dummy Hoy (the famous deaf baseball player) told
DeafDigest editor “I am the first deaf player in major
league baseball,” then he is wrong!
Ed Dundon, who is deaf, played major league baseball
in 1883 and 1884. Dummy Hoy started to play major
league baseball in 1888.
So, deaf people have to be careful with the facts!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/first-deaf-baseball-player/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference
Baltimore, MD
August 23 – August 27, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SLRDDS@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner.
Our dental offices are located in College Park,
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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MANY CORPORATE HELP CENTERS DO NOT REALIZE TTY IS OBSOLETE
There was a story of a deaf customer, with perfect credit,
always paying all of her bills on time, being denied service
because of having no TTY.
The deaf customer wanted to discuss a banking matter, and
was told to use her TTY to get in touch with the bank.
This deaf customer threw out her old TTY about 10 years ago
because no one really uses it.
This bank still does not believe that deaf people everywhere
no longer use TTY.

WHY COURT CASE COSTS INVOLVING THE DEAF MAY BE SO HIGH?
There was a posting about the court cases in Arkansas.
It said that when interpreters disagree over a single word,
then court transcripts must be done by interpreters holding
interpreting certificates.
So, the court costs go higher and higher!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drift-away-from-hearing/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing

http://deafdigest.com/national-council-of-hispano-deaf-and-hard-of-hearin/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper blog ran like this –

by the time she was 60, she became functionally deaf

a hearing person becoming functionally deaf at the age of
60? A hearing person can lose their hearing but to become
functionally deaf – no way!

A functionally deaf is a person who cannot use the voice
phone, speaks poorly, relies on ASL or gestures or written
notes when communicating with the hearing. That late-deafened
woman does not fit in this category.

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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. What is the difference between an interpreter
and a support service provider for the deaf?

A. Very different. An interpreter just interprets.
A Support Service Provider provides support in just
about everything.

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:

Kindle books

There are several options for books to be read.

Braille, audio and large print.  Very few businesses offer them.

You can get the books from Bookshare, or this is one way.

Also you can buy books from Apple Store in an option called iBook.

Just recently, May 1st, Kindle books became accessible!

It is for iOS devices. An App for Kindle book is available for $4.99

Here the link

Amazon Adds New Features For Blind And Visually Impaired Users To Kindle For iOS App, Coming To Other Platforms Soon

or
http://tinyurl.com/crhg7ks

Happy reading!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that we have more, and much better, mental health services
for the deaf everywhere in USA.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1918 – William Dolph, Schenectady, NY operated a
successful blacksmith business with four hearing men on
his payroll. He would do blacksmithing, horseshoeing,
wagon work, spring welding, brazing and everything else.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

69 of 75

number of units occupied by the deaf at the Apache
ASL Trails, subsidized housing development in
Tempe, AZ

The HUD is saying the housing unit should be more
open to hearing people. The Deaf Community is not
too happy about the HUD accusations.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Campbell – Kaylin Ashley Yost, JR, women’s golf; 76.2 average with one
win; 67 best round

– Columbus State – Kristen Carr, SO, softball; despite a .271 batting average,
she is the team leader in RBI’s with 35 in 50 games; as a pitcher, she
holds a 7-2 record as the team’s #3 pitcher

– Columbus State – Laura Chapman, SO, women’s tennis; as the team’s #4
player, has a 18-5 record; with the #2 in doubles, has a 18-6 record

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Elite Deaf Athletes

– Muwwakkil Munir, Lakeland Raiders, Ultimate Indoor Football League;
no updates

– Maclaine Lowe, New South Wales (Australia) U-19 softball team,
took part at the Australian championships

– Keiko Ogasawara, women’s pro boxing, Japan; no updates

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Deaf Sports Library

Jon Jones continues to win big matches in Ultimate
Fighting. He has lost only one match. Who beat
Jones?

It was Matt Hamill. Actually Jones was leading easily
by a large margin until he applied an illegal hold
on Hamill and was disqualified. Angry Jones filed an
appeal, but the disqualification decision stood!

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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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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.
Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language
development and communication, in addition to guiding students
toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or II certification in Deaf
Education required. Information on PA teaching certification may be
found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI;
“Intermediate” level skills required at time of hire.
FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:     Dependent on education and experience

BENEFITS:    Excellent benefits package including membership in the
State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term
disability and life insurance

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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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 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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Job Opportunity: Director, D/HH Services . Houston

All interested applicants need to  complete an agency application  and
forward to Robbie Arrington at robbie.arrington@careerandrecovery.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Director, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)

SUMMARY:

Ensures that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services program complies with
the requirements, rules and regulations of the agency and the funding
sources. Ensures that the program operates within contractual obligations
and within constraints of the approved budget. Oversees and provides job
placement services for all individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing
clients. Provides effective case management services to clients including
literacy training, job search skill training, advice on the utilization of
the job bank resources, appropriate social service referrals,
individualized job development activities, and follow-up to ensure that
needs relating to securing employment are met. Develops and maintains a
network of employer contacts and solicits job leads. Ensures that an
interpreter is available for clients on job interviews.

PROGRAM: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

SALARY RANGE: Grade V

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Minimum of bachelor.s degree in the areas of social work, psychology,
counseling, or business. Two years of college and related experience may
be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience: A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible positions
in the delivery and management of social service programs. Experience with
individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of
job placement, social work, vocational rehabilitation, or counseling is
preferred. Other areas of preferred experience includes teaching,
training, job development or case management. Fluent in American Sign
Language.

Skills:

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a highly
cooperative member of a team to develop and accomplish department and
agency goals.

Ability to communicate well in writing. Excellent case documentation,
report writing, and organizational skills.

Ability to conduct workshops and interact with clients using American Sign
Language.

Knowledge of the Houston job market and current employment trends.

Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its impact
on employees and job seekers.

Able to interact effectively with a variety of persons including clients,
employers, other social services, and co-workers.

Must be informed about and sensitive to employment issues and concerns of
individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing job seekers.

Operation and availability of a motor vehicle.

DUTIES:

Plan, organize and supervise all aspects of program services, and ensuring
goals and outcomes are met.

Responsible for the preparation and submission of all required reports in
an accurate and timely manner.

Plan and implement new programs and services to meet client needs as
funding resources permit.

Cooperate and collaborate with other CD&ES programs to ensure maximum
utilization of all resources.

Teach the English Literacy classes for clients.

Develops the individualized instructional plans to meet students. academic
needs. Review and evaluate students. progress on an ongoing basis.

Ensure the development of comprehensive case management services to ensure
that clients are properly prepared to engage in a successful job search.

Ensures that DHHS develop and implement employment plan for each client
and to that end, set realistic goals, action steps, and time frames for
their successful completion.

Perform follow-up to determine and document clients. employment status.
Maintain contact with client and employer for 60 days to assist with and
document job maintenance.

Supervises Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services staff.

Collaborates with Program Director and Development staff in seeking
additional funding for Deaf Services programs.

Represent CRR to companies and organizations in the community to serve as
a networking tool for the development of the client base and for job lead
contacts.

Ensure that accurate and thorough documentation of client contacts and
services.

Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISOR: Director, Employment Services

Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.
A United Way of Greater Houston Agency
2525 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
832-431-3785

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and review on a monthly basis, aging
invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and AP/GL reconciliations are
performed. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly invoicing
(based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure all
billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), prepare excel
expense detail for program managers and work with funders on invoice
inquires.

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet,
complete weekly deposits, perform bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance and preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll as needed and other
responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and
Administration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years
similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills.
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal
contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

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

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

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

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

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

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

From steve.hamerdinger@mh.alabama.gov Thu May  2 17:53:29 2013
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 12:37:53 +0000
From: “Hamerdinger, Steve” <steve.hamerdinger@mh.alabama.gov>
Reply-To: ALMHI@yahoogroups.com
To: “‘ALDMH@yahoogroups.com'” <ALDMH@yahoogroups.com>, “‘ALMHI@yahoogroups.com'” <ALMHI@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [ALMHI] Opportunity for Ambitious New Interpreter

Alabama Department of Mental Health has been give permission to open
a new position for interpreters recently graduated from an
interpreter training program and who have a passion for working in
mental health. The interpreter trainee position is a career track
position leading to certification, both as NIC and as a Qualified
Mental Health Interpreter. The successful candidate will work with
and be mentored by our nationally renowned mental health interpreter
training staff.

Steve Hamerdinger, Director
Office of Deaf Services
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Division of Mental Illness and
Substance Abuse Services
PO Box 301410
Montgomery, Al 36130
Direct: (334) 239-3558 VP or Voice
Text: (334)652-3783

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

West Hartford FULL-TIME POSITION

Choices II Work Service program has an opening for a full time Employment
Specialist in West Hartford.

This position requires proficiency in American Sign Language to work with
adults with psychiatric disabilities who are also Deaf, an Associate’s or
Bachelor’s Degree, valid Connecticut driver’s license and vehicle, and
experience in mental health. Responsibilities include job development,
supervision and training consumers at job sites. Candidate must be able to
integrate and work collaboratively with other service providers in the
local mental health system. Weekend, evening and holiday hours are
required.

If you are interested, please send recent resume:

Mental Health Association of CT.

969 West Main St, Suite #3-A

Waterbury, CT 06708

Attn: Alex Composto

FAX: (203) 757-9337

e-mail: acomposto@mhact.org

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Harris Communications has an unbeatable selection of products designed
for deaf and hard of hearing people. Save on amplified phones, vibrating
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The EMPLODEA, based in the West Africa region is protesting
that deaf job seekers must go through oral English exams –
even though the West African Examination Council
says they do not have to do so!

Alan Hurwitz, the Gallaudet University president, has been
elected to the board of directors of the DC Chamber of
Commerce. It is a two-year term for him. The purpose of the
Chamber of Commerce is to promote the interests of local
businesses. This is not the only hearing organization he
is part of. He serves as the chair of the North Eastern
Athletic Conference President’s Council. This is the
conference that Gallaudet athletic teams, except for
football, takes part in. (Gallaudet football belongs to
a different conference).

The Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc, an agency
serving the deaf, based on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland, is making available a limited number of housing
units for low income deaf people.

The legendary Gallaudet Hall on the campus of American
School for the Deaf will be demolished. Funding for the
demolition has been approved by the state of Connecticut.

It was a busy moment for the U.S. Department of Justice,
having reaching settlements with five different health
care providers over their refusal to provide interpreters.
All five of them promised they would in the future.

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HEARING UPHOLSTERERS THANK DEAF UPHOLSTERERS
Upholstery is a dying business. Very few people
learn upholstery.
Many years ago, it was a popular vocational trade
at schools for the deaf. Not anymore now.
There is an upholstery shop in Hurricane, WV (a small
town of 6,300 people).
The shop was owned by a deaf man who learned upholstery
at West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.
The deaf upholsterer has retired after owning his business
for 40 years. Taking over the shop is the Coda son. He said
he thanks his deaf father for learning everything about
upholstery.
DeafDigest editor knows of few Coda sons learning
upholstery from their deaf fathers!

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-thank-deaf-upholsterers/

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

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How to reach Social Security Administration
on your social security needs?

Go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-social-security-questions/

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TROUT AND GROUPER SIGN LANGUAGE?
Yahoo printed a story of two different fishes
(trout and grouper) using ASL to communicate with
their fellow fishes.
True? Fishes probably use their body language
gestures to communicate with other fishes, but
ASL?
ASL requires perfect use of fingers. Fishes
do not have fingers.

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

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

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ADARA 2013 Conference *Blazing New Trails

May 29-June 1, 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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THESE TERRIBLE PRE-ADA DAYS
A deaf engineer was asked by his boss to attend a
conference sponsored by engineers for engineers.
The deaf engineer then asked his boss for an interpreter.
The boss told him it is not a problem.
Just to be on the safe side, the deaf engineer constantly
followed up with his boss on getting an interpreter. The boss
continued to tell him it is still not a problem.
On the day of the conference, no interpreter showed up,
wasting the time of the deaf engineer, wasting the money the
company paid for airfare, for lodging and for meals to the
conference site.
These were the bad, old pre-ADA days!

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AN EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSCIAN IS DEAF
Chet Gentry, who is deaf, is the emergency room physician
with the White County Community Hospital, Cookeville, TN.
How does he overcome his deafness? He uses his bag of
tricks to communicate with the injured – lipreading,
gesticulating, body language, etc.
Big city hospitals would not hire him, but small town
hospitals would!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question:

Can you read Braille?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioners and CART providers cannot possibly spell out every word or
every name letter by letter and keep up with the speed that people
speak. Just like in traditional shorthand, brief forms are necessary
for the captioners to achieve the speed necessary for
captioning. Whole words and phrases can be written in one stroke on
the steno keyboard.

Brief forms for high-frequency words are absolutely
invaluable. However, problems can occur when a brief form conflicts
with another word or phrase or when a stenocaptioner misstrokes that
brief form, and the result is that another word or phrase may
translate instead of the intended wording.

A captioning error that occurs when a captioner is using a brief form
may be one of the more difficult errors for someone to “read
through.” Many times these types of errors occur with proper names or
places, and they may not seem to make any sense to someone who is not
familiar with steno theory.

Sometimes captioners may use one syllable or a few letters from a
name as the brief form. If that is close to the syllable or letters
being used for another name, the wrong name could appear in the
translation and be a very confusing error.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a deaf law school student being asked:

do you attend law school for free?

(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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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

Hearing attorneys believe that deafness does not qualify
as a disability under the ADA. This statement was posted
by a deaf attorney last week on a blog.

This is hard to believe!

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Did you know that – Ralph LinWeber

operated his private business – Baseball Research Bureau, out of his
house in Toledo, Ohio – during these pre-computer years. He founded it
in 1938 and it continued right up to his death in 1997. He graduated
from Ohio School for the Deaf; his real job was working at a local
auto plant, but making baseball his lifelong hobby. He carried several
hats – Toledo Mud Hens minor league baseball team historian,
serving on a baseball encyclopedia committee, researching these little
known baseball facts and trivia in libraries, and building up his own
private baseball library, even older than Cooperstown’s famous baseball
library!. He also published a few baseball books. In 1947, sports writers
said Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball.
He told them they were wrong as there was two black players that played
briefly in 1884! The sports writers realized they were wrong!
A quiet person, Ralph preferred researching than socializing with the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Why is Intel giving away lip-reading software code
for free? It was reported earlier in the week that this
chip maker is doing that.
Either Intel thinks it will benefit the deaf or that
the software is so flawed that it is better to give it
away than to pour bad money after good money into
this Research and Development project.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How important is pro bono work to the
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan law firm, which
has branches across the nation.
Very much so. The firm averages 60 hours
of pro bono work per attorney. And one such
pro bono work helped win a case against
a Maryland hospital that refused
interpreters for deaf patients.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

On a college web posting, it says:

the University Athletic Department is in need of someone
who can interpret one-on-one with a new football recruit
beginning Fall 2013. The university provides interpreters
for all academics, but the athletic department cannot cover
the hourly expense of a full-time interpreter for the
football related needs (games, practices, meetings). They
are offering a full scholarship to anyone who already knows
ASL (this would include housing allowance and books) through
the Athletic Department.

a big question is this – what happens if the deaf football
player drops out? What happens if the deaf football player
does not like the interpreter? Will the student interpreter
lose his scholarship?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

during potluck lunch at workplace, the deaf person was
eating small cherry tomatoes off a plate

A hearing employee came over. The deaf employee thought
the hearing employee said:

you’re just like a spouse

Spouse!

The hearing employee actually said:
you’re just like a mouse

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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:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Position Opening
ASL teacher
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Teaching American Sign Language to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing
students at the secondary level.  Future responsibilities will
include distance learning instruction for deaf and hard of hearing
students.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to
obtain an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate, which includes the American
Sign Language 5-12 endorsement and preferably an endorsement in
Deaf/Hard of Hearing OR must qualify for the Iowa Teacher Intern
License with the ASL 5-12 endorsement.    NOTE: The Teacher Intern
License requires: hold a BA/BS degree with minimum 2/5 GPA; meet all
requirements of Iowa’s ASL 5-12 endorsement; 3 years post-BA/BS work
experience;  and completion of one year of the Iowa Intern Program at
an approved University Program.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements (the regular license as
well as the intern license) may be found at the Board of Educational
Examiners webpage: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/

Applicants must have satisfactory background checks including
criminal history, child abuse registry, adult abuse registry, and
sexual offenders registry checks.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to Human
Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.;
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898.   Or contact Human Resources at Phone:
712-366-0571; email: dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more
information.  View general school information and job description on
ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational
and teaching experience.  (BA degree – $40,000-$56,000; MA degree –
$48,000-$74,000).  Comprehensive benefits available.

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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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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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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

Information Technology Manager I

(Working Title . Information Technology Director)

(Revised)

Location:              Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 08-13

742 Harrison Blvd.
Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404
DPR 50225/6900

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

Arizona
Program Director

Open Date: April 30th, 2013
Close Date: May 31st, 2013
Employer: Desert Voices
Contact: Desert Voices
Email: Info@Desert-Voices.org
Phone 1: (602) 224-0598
Job Title: Program Director
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:
Desert Voices is seeking a full-time Program Director.
The position is responsible for supervising the early
intervention program and preschool program.

Residence Counselor
Part-time 32 hrs/week
Benefits eligible

Responsibilities:      Provide daily supervision and support to deaf/hard
of hearing adults recovering from mental illness and residing in community
based congregate settings. The Residence Counselor serves as a role model,
providing a home-like atmosphere in which dignity and respect enhance each
person.s existence. The  Residence Counse- lor participates in service
planning and on-going support for each resident.

Requirements:          High School graduate or equivalent.  Some college
preferred.  Experience in Deaf Culture required.  Fluency in American Sign
Language (ASL).  Experience working with diverse populations recovering
from mental illness desired.  Valid driver.s license and ability to drive
program vehicles in a manner that provides safe transportation to program
residents.

Please mail, email or fax resume to:

Mental Health Association of Rockland County
Human Resources
140 Route 303
Valley Cottage, NY, 10989

Fax #:            845-267-2169
E-Mail:            dumontn@mharockland.org

EOE

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be
notified.

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

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered
medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of
Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart
disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist will receive
comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of available services
and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service providers, and
work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support progress
towards
their health goals.

Specific duties are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Attend supervision meetings, and trainings as required;

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

. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed; and

. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and
experience, and a list of 3 work-related references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

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

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

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

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

Telephone (801)
629-4702 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Salt Lake Telephone (801)
464-2000 Voice, (801) 903-2831 VP

Toll
Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

American Sign Language/English Specialist

Location:        Kenneth C. Burdett School for the Deaf
Announcement No. 13-13

742 Harrison Blvd.
Schedule AH

Ogden, UT  84404
DPR 50318/5310

Applicants may be considered for positions in other locations.

JOB SUMMARY  Provides language support through the use of American Sign
Language (ASL)/English intervention services to deaf and/or
hard-of-hearing students with the purpose of guiding each child toward
language proficiency.  Acts as a resource on ASL for students, families,
and other professionals; communicates proficiently with students in the
language that provides the best possible access to content and
communicating in ways that facilitate learning.  Provides one-on-one
instruction, small group instruction, and large group instruction.
Provides immersion opportunities to facilitate language development.
Provides instruction to families learning ASL (may be in whole group or
home setting).  Collaborates with other classroom teachers, speech and
language pathologists, and the division director to ensure that the
individual needs of children are being met.  Plans learning experiences
utilizing school curricula, IEP goals and objectives, and other
appropriate materials and activities; prepares lesson plans, reports and
keeps records of student progress; establishes and maintains standards of
student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly, productive
classroom environment; ascertains learning needs of students in areas of
study and establishes evaluation techniques for assessment of progress;
improves professional competence through participation in staff
development activities and other professional growth activities; performs
other duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Instructor for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

ASL/English – SECONDARY: Special Needs/Transition H.S. Teacher

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 14-13

Kenneth C. Burdett School for the Deaf
Schedule AH

742 Harrison Blvd.
DPR 50146/5310

Ogden, UT  84404

JOB SUMMARY  Plans learning experiences utilizing school curricula, IEP
goals and objectives, and other appropriate materials and activities;
prepares lesson plans, reports and keeps records of student progress;
establishes and maintains standards of student behavior and attitude
needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; ascertains
learning needs of students in areas of study, adaptive curriculum, and
established evaluation techniques for assessment of progress; improves
professional competence through participation in staff development
activities and other professional growth activities; performs other duties
as assigned.

…..

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.

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DeafDigest – 05 May 2013

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DeafDigest – 03 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 3, 2013

 

— A private investigator to look into problems at deaf school

DeafDigest mentioned that there were problems at the
Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. It was so bad
that the board of directors agreed to hire a private
investigator to look into a list of accusations filed
against the top administration people.

 

— an update on Matt Hamill, famous deaf fighter

Matt Hamill retired from Ultimate fighting but came back to
fight one more time (and won). What is he doing these days?
He seems to be a successful businessman in Utica, NY.
He owns a restaurant/bar, named The Cage, and is also
a partner in a gym. He was mentioned in a Syracuse newspaper
as one of the Central New York’s top 100 celebrities. He
was born in Ohio but has made Utica his home town.

 

— a 13-year old deaf boy lost for two years

A 13-year old deaf boy has been lost for two years
in Rajasthan, a state in India. Apparently the parents
abandoned him at a park and ran away. The deaf boy,
without language or communication skills, has not
been able to give details to the police and social
workers. Very sad, but it happens in India as many
families are ashamed of their deaf children.

 

04/28/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/28/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 01 May 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 1, 2013

— copper wire thieves risk becoming deaf!

some people try to steal copper wires so they
can sell for money. There was a blackout in
a Kansas utility station because of stolen copper
wire. The power officials said that the blackout
have caused electrical shock injury to thieves,
and they have risked becoming deaf!

 

 

— deaf texting 911 in case of emergency

If you are deaf and if you have an emergency, you
send a 911 text, expecting first responders
to come and help you. Will this work? Tom Costello,
of NBC Nightly News, recently said that in past 3
months, over 13,000 911 texts were ignored. Why?
Because most 911 centers are old fashioned and can’t
handle text calls. If we complain to FCC, will they
help us?

 

 

— Hearing aid helps stop deaf people from falling down?

Will a hearing aid help stop deaf people from falling down,
and hurting themselves, while walking? Don’t know, but
a scientific team at University of Texas at Dallas and
University of North Texas Health Science Center is working
on a research to learn why older people (deaf and hearing)
fall down while walking! Part of the research involves
use of the hearing aid while walking. They hope hearing
aid use will help stop falling down!

 

 

04/28/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

04/28/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

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