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DeafDigest – 30 June 2013

DeafDigest Gold – June 30, 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/can-hearing-gesture-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-fight-each-other/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-groups-separate-from-each-other/

(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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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This just in –

Two contradictory stories about the deaf of Hawaii.
The first story said the governor has signed a bill
to spend $400,000 to establish a deaf and blind
service center. Yet there was another story of
the deaf protesting the state budget cuts for
living assistance and interpreter referral
stories. Does Hawaii have problems getting its
act together?

Top stories about the deaf:

Will University of Bristol shut down its famous Centre for Deaf Studies program? The university faculty meeting is
scheduled for July 5th and this issue is on the agenda.
Already the Center workers have been given their pink slip
in advance!

Melton is one of these counties in United Kingdom. It has a
county council. And eight of these council members went
through a 10 week British Sign Language training course.
Do we find this happening in USA? Probably not!

A newspaper said that the deaf Hawaiians succeeded in establishing
a center for the deaf after 50 years of dreaming. DeafDigest
is puzzled about that claim because there was a Hawaii Services On Deafness which existed between 1974 before closing in 2007.

A facebook application for the deaf-blind in Sweden has been planned by Atea, a high tech company

The Isle of Man, an island between Great Britain and Ireland,
and with population of 85,000 people, hosted a presentation by a deaf Irish advocate Gareth Foulkes. Goal was to create
awareness of deafness among the island residents.

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updated every Monday

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OUR DEAF ACTORS JEALOUS OF EACH OTHER?
We read stories of hearing actors hating each other. An
example is Charlie Sheen demanding that Selma Blair be
fired from the “Anger Management” TV program.
What about our deaf actors? DeafDigest editor asked a
deaf person with background in Deaf Drama plays and movies.
He said that deaf actors fight with each other the same
as hearing actors fight with each other.
Hearing people. Deaf people. Same thing – we are all
human beings!

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-fight-each-other/

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

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Seeking deaf with stroke and/or brain injuries

Salk Institute

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-salk-institute-injuries/

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TWO SEPARATE GROUPS IN SAME PARTY
What happens when two separate groups are invited
to the same party?
Both groups will ignore each other and chat only
with members of its own group.
An example is a VIP Democratic person marrying
a VIP Republican person. These Democrats and Republicans
will not mingle with each other.
This is for hearing only, not for deaf? Wrong! DeafDigest
editor has been to weddings and big events where Gallaudet
people and NTID people were invited.
The Gallaudet people stayed with each other and the NTID
people did the same thing.
Democrats-Republicans. Gallaudet-NTID. No difference!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-groups-separate-from-each-other/

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

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visiting Yosemite National Park

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-services-at-yosemite/

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RESPONSES BY DEAF RESIDENTS OF JAPAN’S SOUTHERN ISLAND
The Japanese Southern island is vulnerable to emergencies
(earthquakes, tsunami, etc).
The Miyazaki Association of the Deaf conducted a survey
among the deaf residents (1,500 of them).
Two responses were the most –

lack of advance warning

lack of trust in evacuation procedures

DEAFLYMPIC TORCH RELAY TEAMS
Relay teams carrying the lighted torch are a tradition
with the Olympics. The upcoming Deaflympics at Sofia,
Bulgaria, will have a twist – a bicycle flame relay.
Purpose of the relay is two fold – to make the public
aware that we, the deaf, can play sports, and to
urge for safe biking lanes for deaf bicyclists.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/casper-wyoming-deaf-community/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Cued Speech Association

http://35.182.75.222/nationalcuedspeechassociation/

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

a yahoogroup posting said:

Looking for an “unofficial” interpreter

unofficial interpreter – as if the interpreter lacks
RID certificate?

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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. How often would a deaf stamp be issued by a government?

A. There is no set frequency of these deaf stamps. Each country
has its own stamp issuing policy. As an example, the Deaf of
Canada has submitted a stamp proposal. But will it go through
remains to be seen.

(response by Kenneth Rothschild; he will be giving a presentation
titled Deaf Stamps – New and Past Discoveries – at the upcoming
DSA Convention. This presentation is updated, different from his past
presentations)

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:

Summer is here and children are playing outside.

I trip over the toys left on the lawn!

Sometimes, I accidently step on their plastic toys, “crack”.

Sometimes my lawnmower eats their toys!

I have to figure out how to get children to pick up their toys!

Maybe it is time for me to invest a lawn sweeper?

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 when a person is losing his hearing, he would get
help immediately instead of being perceived as aloof
or lost in his own thoughts or just being stubborn

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DeafHistory:

Year 1926 – historians have said that the first lip reading
contest took place in Philadelphia at some deaf event.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

116

wins by past deaf major league pitcher Dummy Taylor
(1900-1908) with the Giants and the Indians

106

losses by Taylor

21

games won in 1904, his best major league season

Taylor was been featured in a town celebration of his life
at Oskaloosa, Kansas last week.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

to be playing football this coming season

Austin Peay – Preston Gilbreath, sr
Castleton – Brandon Boyle, sr
Chapman – Conner Svetly, fr
Fort Lewis College – AJ Moody, so
Minnesota – Marshall, Alex Weis, fr
Sam Houston State – Demontrai Lewis, fr
Santa Rosa Junior College – Cody Waterman, fr

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

(minor leagues)

Tyson Gillies, .259 BA; Reading Fighting Phils, class AA

Scott Gorgen, promoted to Springfield Cards (Class AA); had 3-2 record in class A

Nick Hamilton, .235 BA; Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A)

Jalen Harris, .250 BA; Helena Brewers (Class A)

Scott Woodward, released by Dodgers; no longer in minor leagues
(not sure if he is playing in an independent league)

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Deaf Sports Library

Lacrosse at a school for the deaf

Lacrosse is just about the fastest growing sport in USA.
Lacrosse has been around for so many years, but it was
mostly confined to the Baltimore suburbs, Long Island,
and upstate New York. Not any more, it is everywhere.

What about lacrosse at a school for the deaf. There
was a story in the Missouri Record, the publication
of Missouri School for the Deaf about older boys
playing this sport in a modified form!

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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 !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job opening
– part-time Receptionist
– part-time Deafblind Aid
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a part-time Receptionist and a part-time Deafblind Aid. We are understanding and supportive of Deaf and Deafblind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals! We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind seniors.

For more information please visit us at http://www.nehd.org

–  Receptionist
Answer the Video Phone and TTY.  Greet visitors and family members to NEHD.  Assist with front desk duties.  ASL fluency is necessary.  Must have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

–  DeafBlind Aid Deafblind Aid will assist Deafblind residents with daily activities.  Must be able to communicate using tactile sign.  ASL fluency is necessary. Must have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug free workplace.  Please email your resume to mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org

You may also fax your resume to (978) 774-0271 or apply in person at 154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Kathryn H. Melanson
New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc. 154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923

mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org
978-774-0445 ext. 251

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Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Framingham, MA

ADVOCATES INC.
www.advocatesinc.org<http://www.advocatesinc.org>
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advocates-Inc/109340295781878?v=app_4949752878

Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental and/or Physical Challenges).

Positions include awake overnights,  day and evening direct service workers, senior counselors, outreach workers and clinical program managers.

Enjoy a career within a communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented, person centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access department.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality, community based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.  Over 1000 dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including residential supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse services, psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for children and families, community justice services, advocacy and benefits services, family supports, employment and vocational services and day habilitation
programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with mental health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism and pervasive development disabilities, brain injuries and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with disabilities and individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

Susan Nathan
Human Resources Recruitment Manager
One Clarks Hill Framingham, MA. 01702

office 508 628-6408
blackberry 774 279-0419
mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org

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position description
High School Principal
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11a

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: To provide education leadership and supervision of the High School faculty, staff and students in the development and implementation of curriculum and instructional programs to meet the student learning needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: .    To provide leadership and participate in the development and implementation of curriculum designed to prepare students to meet NY State learning standards, and to satisfy the requirements for NY State High School and /or IEP Diplomas, as appropriate
.    Plan, develop and implement instructional programs to prepare students for post-secondary education, training, employment and community living, and to integrate vocational and career education into overall high school program
.    Develop and implement a program of transition planning that meets all State and Federal requirements, that involves students and families in long-range academic and career planning, and that is fully integrated within the Annual Review process as required by the IEP
.    Review course requirements and determine class assignments and develop master schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules
.    Oversee student placement, grading, advancement and recommend students for graduation
.    Direct and assist in management of student’s behavior and discipline as needed
.    Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants and other departmental staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement as needed
.    Provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional staff as needed
.    Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of high school faculty and staff .    Recommend purchase of supplies, materials and equipment for the high school
.    Supervise and monitor all state education requirements, such as RCT/Regents and other testing programs, the IEP process, fire drills, etc.
.    Approve all extra-curricular time for high school faculty and staff.
.    With other administrators, develop, coordinate and direct professional development programs for all high school teachers and teacher assistants. .    With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised school policies and procedures.
.    Communicate regularly with parents about High School activities and meet with parents to discuss individual needs or special problems as needed
.    Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
.    Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and programs in the High School
.    Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.
.    Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become issues.
.    Work cooperatively with local schools districts, agencies, parents, staff and students on intramural and extramural educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.
.    All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Possess NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf
.    Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or Administration
.    Masters Degree in Deaf Education or other related field
.    A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level of Intermediate Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must obtain Advanced level .    Strong written communication skills
.    Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate
.    Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience, preferably with high school students
.    Previous supervisory experience preferred

TO APPLY:
. Forward a resume with cover letter to:

Human Resources
New York School for The Deaf 555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

.    fax 914-703-4004 .    email employment@nysd.net

The New York School For The Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!
Glenside, PA

http://www.pahrtners.com

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!

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:      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:    Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides individualized supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:     BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

– 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.

– 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:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

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 Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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Open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

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

Professional Development Manager
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-professional-development-manager-job/

Purchasing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-purchasing-specialist-job/

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-teacher-job/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

Occupational Therapist (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

Speech Language Pathologist (Aug-Nov)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

ASL Specialist (temporary)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

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

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

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

Relief Worker (substitute Child Care Worker)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Therapeutic Mentor (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

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

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

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours per week, 187 days/year.  The Residential Supervisor supervises and interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study times.  Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be involved.  The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required; individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well with children in recreational activities.  The individual must be able to respond to a variety of situations including emergencies.  Experience working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent upon experience with full benefits 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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position opening
Interpreter
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.  Responsibilities include providing interpreting services for students, staff, parents and visitors. Interprets in a number of different settings including mainstream classes, IEP meetings, field trips, in-service    training, professional meetings, training, professional meetings, assemblies, conference calls, etc. Works a flexible schedule depending on the need for interpreting services.

MINIMUNM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Certificates required: NIC, RID or NAD.  Interpreter registration with the PA office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

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

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Advanced”.

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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position openings
Access Residence Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, New Jersey

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

Right now, our Paterson, NJ Campus has exciting opportunities available in its ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to the deaf and hard of hearing people of New Jersey, and a place where treatment is provided in a culturally affirmative environment that supports Deaf Culture.  Candidates will help meet case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing within a variety of therapeutic supervised settings, and will be expected to ensure the provision of program services, engage individuals in the treatment process, and ensure continuity of care.

– RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
Access Residence Services
Full Time, Evenings & Nights * Per Diem, Eves, Nights & Weekends

Develop individualized treatment plans, address treatment needs, assure the provision of psychiatric rehabilitative services to consumers, enhance clients skills of community living/managing health needs, identify signs of symptomatic problem behavior, and ensure the safety of all consumers. You will also communicate/document all observations and discussions utilizing established protocols, deescalate potential crisis situations, and perform other related duties as needed. Requires a BS in Mental Health, Health or related discipline .OR- a current NJ RN License and 2 years of work/life experience, -OR- a High School Diploma and 4 years of related work/life experience, along with CPR and Basic First Aid Certification.

– CASEWORKER
Access Residence Services * Full Time – Day Shift
Provide counseling and case management to clients utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches, complete psychosocial assessments/develop treatment plans, help clients obtain entitlements and linkages to other community resources/services, and assist in the resolution of problems. In addition, you will accurately complete all documentation, identify/respond to crisis situations, conduct outreach activities, and handle other duties as needed. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Rehabilitation or Mental Health related discipline, 2 years experience, and the ability to collaborate with other programs/agencies on shared cases. Certified Social Worker (CSW) Licensure preferred.

To qualify for either of the above positions, you must also possess:
.    Proficiency with American Sign Language
.    Familiarity with Deaf Culture, and knowledgeable with current technologies available to individuals with hearing loss
.    Solid oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving and PC skills
.    Valid NJ Driver’s License and excellent driving record
.    Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred

We offer competitive salaries, a dynamic, satisfying work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.4511, email your resume (put “ACCESS Program” in subject field) to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at: http://www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required. Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred. PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  This position has full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – Elementary
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:            Elementary School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.
PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI
Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  This position has full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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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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Parent Educator-Specialist

Open Date: June 13th, 2013
Close Date: July 8th, 2013
Employer: ACDHH
Contact: Lynn Wakefield, Business Manager
Email: l.wakefield@acdhh.az.gov
Phone 1: (602) 542-3363
Job Title: Parent Educator-Specialist
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) was established in 1977.  Its goal is to improve the quality of life for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-impaired Arizona residents.  ACDHH is seeking a Parent Educator-Specialist to:

Provide awareness and resources to parents, educators, families and other stakeholders in the lives of children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind.
Collaborate with service providers of early detection of hearing loss, advocacy, education and transition of children/youth.
Develop and maintain an ACDHH parent resource directory and parent website section.
Provide professional consultation to educators, parents and advocates.
Maintain collaborative relationships with key staff in the Arizona Department of Education and other parent resource organizations.
Develop and cultivate community relationships through presentations, workshops, and hearing screenings; provide resources/advocacy for accessibility.
Conduct outreach to the local community through event planning, presentations, booths, etc. (moderate travel required)
Collaborate with other ACDHH staff to provide/coordinate sign language classes, baby sign classes, and parent education classes/workshops.
Assist parents with education and parenting skills for their deaf or hard of hearing children.
Conduct research needed to support ACDHH resource and program development.
Document services provided in ACDHH.s service contact system and other reports as assigned by supervisor.
Perform special projects as assigned by supervisor.

POSITION: Interpreter Coordinator
E. H. Gentry, Office of Field Services
Huntsville Regional Center

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
. Must possess a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent, or a
baccalaureate degree.
. Must possess and maintain or be eligible for Alabama Interpreter
Licensure upon employment.
. Preference will be given to applicants with formal work experience in
interpreting for the deaf and deaf/blind.
. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in program
management.
. Must possess human relations skills to work cooperatively with the
community and AIDB staff.
. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and
holidays.
. Must possess knowledge of federal and state laws related to interpreting.
. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator.s license as
issued by the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
. Must possess an automobile for use on the job and liability insurance in
effect.
. Must be willing to travel extensively on a daily basis.
. Must possess a minimum entry sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED
according to AIDB evaluation system (SLPI/SCPI); and ADVANCED PLUS must be
obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
. The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background
information check including, but not limited to, FBI and ABI record
repositories. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a
non-refundable fee of $51.40 and appear for scheduled fingerprinting
appointment.

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of Blind or Visually Impaired and Deaf or
Hard of Hearing and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified
applicants and employees that do not impose undue hardship and are not
essential functions of the job.

PERFORMANCE RESONSIBLITIES:
. Provide interpreting services and sign language training.
. Interpret for deaf, deaf/blind, and hard of hearing individuals and
groups in legal, business, personal and/or service delivery settings within
AIDB and the community.
. Assist in developing interpreting agreements with various community
service agencies.
. Assist in developing community education workshops and training sessions.
. Assist in making presentations to various agencies and groups about deaf
awareness and interpreting services.
. Coordinate meetings for program review with Regional Director.
. Develop, maintain, and monitor interpreting services database.
. Submit billing and pay vouchers related to local interpreting assignments.
. Coordinate periodic in-service meetings with interpreters.
. Coordinate/teach sign language class as approved by the Regional Center
Director.
. Perform other duties as assigned.

SALARY: $37,049 – $49,421 Scale PI Rank 47
(260 Days)
Direct deposit is required.
This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime or compensatory
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open Until Filled
This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated,
necessary for compliance or direct service delivery and may be terminated
at any time.

For More Information Contact:
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind . Human Resources
E-Mail: humanresources@aidb.state.al.us
Barbara Davis
Marsha G. Martin
Recruitment and Employment Office
Director Human Resources
256-761-3302 Voice/TDD – 256-761-3372 Fax
256-761-3311 Voice/TDD

Regions Hospital is a full-service, private hospital and a Level I Adult and Pediatric trauma center. Employees enjoy opportunities for personal and professional growth available only at one of the top teaching hospitals in the Twin Cities area.  Our dedication to patient care and commitment to a healthy workplace, and Best Care Best Experience, has allowed us to be recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association with the Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace Award.

Regions Hospital Interpreter Services Department is currently seeking an Interpreter Supervisor to join our team in St. Paul.  In this leadership role, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of interpreter services at one or more individual sites where multiple interpreters are staffed. This includes managing 20+ interpreter staff, managing staffing levels in each language to meet service & financial goals, coordinate 24/7 availability of professional language services, and ensure compliance with national certification requirements for ASL interpreter staff.

As our ideal candidate, you will hold a Bachelor.s degree; have at least 1 year of leadership experience and previous interpreting experience.  An Associate.s degree with 10 years of interpreting experience can substitute for the Bachelor.s degree requirement.  Completion of a Nationally Accredited Interpreter Training Program is preferred.  Candidates with ASL & RID certification highly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please apply online at www.regionshospital.com/careers Job ID #27118.  EOE

Hinckley Elementary School is in need of an ASL interpreter.
We are seeking a certified American Sign Language interpreter or a fluent signer with interest in working with Autistic (ASD) child. Preference given to certified interpreter and experience or course work with ASD. Ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team setting with special ed., regular ed teachers, and a variety of student situations. Position is for 173 student days, 6.5 hours per day. Starting wage is $17.21 per hour with benefits. Apply electronically at www.hf.k12.mn.us send letter of interest, resume, three reference letters, transcripts to Principal Jeff Wilson at jwilson@hf.k12.mn.us position open until filled

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DeafDigest – 30 June 2013

DeafDigest Blue – June 30, 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/discrimination-not-at-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-hearing-talk-to-whom/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaflympics/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-business-owners-talk-vague/

(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

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New! Silent Call Bed Mat Transmitters

Now available at Harris Communications, the Silent Call Bed Mat
Transmitter is an easy-to-use monitoring device for care providers.
To use, simply place the bed mat on the bed under the bed sheet. When
someone gets off the bed, the built-in signaler sends an alert to a
Silent Call Receiver. The bed mat comes with a washable, waterproof
protective cover.

The Silent Call Mat Transmitter is especially helpful for healthcare
providers and nursing homes. It can even be used by parents of young
children or home caregivers of seniors.

The Silent Call Bed Mat Transmitter is available for the Silent Call
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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 Elizabeth Criswell, a Coda, who departed us. She believed that communications
between the deaf and the hearing should be made much
easier. She was the founder of the Deaf Action Center
in Dallas. This agency advocated on behalf of the deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Stephen Marriott,
who departed us. A deaf member of the well known
Marriott International business empire, he rose through
the ranks. And at one time, his name was thrown into
the hat for a possible selection of a new Marriott corporate
CEO. He did not get the job. At the time of his death
he was the corporate executive vice president, overseeing
employees’ training and job promotion opportunities.

This just in –

A blogger of a deaf-related blog wanted to gain entry into the HLAA Convention, but security people, upon orders of the
convention people, ordered him off the premises. Angry, he
is considering legal action.

Top stories about the deaf:

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has
proposed changes to its rules to deal with interpreter
services. It would require interpreters to be
certified. Nothing, however, has been mentioned on
working with the RID re these changes.

Are Australians neglecting the needs of the deaf-blind?
An advocate has accused Australia of ignoring the deaf-blind,
calling it “Australia’s forgotten disability.”

The Reduced Mobility Rights, an European advocacy group,
said that most European airports are not accessible to
the deaf.

The East Africa Deaf Youth Education and Leadership summit
took place last week; it attracted 50 young deaf African
leaders from such nations like Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Said the conference coordinator – it was a great
success.

There was a newspaper story about a federal judge ordering
Georgia to make public services accessible to the deaf. Yet
one part of the story is puzzling. It said Georgia must
maintain an Office of Deaf Services with a full-time director
and with regional offices across the state. There is a GACHI
(Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired) according to its
web site and its facebook. Not sure what is exactly going on?

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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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A QUIET DEAFLYMPICS?
We are having Deaflympics soon in Bulgaria. Is it
a quiet event?
Years ago, we had Deaf American, a national monthly
magazine for the deaf. There were many stories about
Deaflympics in that magazine.
We do not have a national newspaper or a national
magazine for the deaf. It is very difficult to get a
full story on the Deaflympics any more.
This is why DeafDigest says it is a very quiet
Deaflympics. Very sad about it.

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaflympics/

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

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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SOME DEAF BUSINESS OWNERS TALK VAGUELY
DeafDigest editor has met several deaf people that
say they own “several businesses.”
But when they are asked to explain what are these
businesses they own, they become vague with their
explanations.
They would brag about their businesses but want
deaf people to just listen and not ask questions!
Are they really telling the truth? Hard to say.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-business-owners-talk-vague/

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

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CI 2013 Symposium

Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation

October 24-26, 2013

Washington, DC

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

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LUCKY IN AUSTIN
When people get hurt by accidents or athletic injuries
they often require the services of a physical therapist.
Always a hassle to find one that has interpreting services,
much less a therapist fluent in ASL.
There is one in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth Calabria is
a physical therapist/interpreter.

JOBS FOR THE DEAF IN INDIA
A social worker, working with the deaf of India, said
regarding their employment:

they can find jobs as a tailor or as a restaurant worker
or possibly these on-line jobs

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Keynote speakers continuing to talk too fast even when
asked to slow down by the interpreters

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In the 1960s, the StenoComp Company and other early pioneers were
trying to convince the profession that the future of court reporting
was in computer-aided transcription (CAT). Their initial
demonstrations were successful, but they failed to convince people
that CAT would revolutionize court reporting.

This was at a time when many people believed that machines might
someday rule the world, taking away jobs from humans.  Also, the
early CAT systems were quite different from those of today.  The
hardware was huge and bulky, and the software was not user friendly.

Those who believed in CAT kept working on it, and a breakthrough came
in the late 1960s when new computers came on the scene which were
faster and had more memory.  For the first time, the focus shifted to
developing hardware and software that could meet the needs of machine
shorthand writers.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assume that deaf people always have
parties

(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 Disability Rights Legal Center has filed a lawsuit against
the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (California) which
denied the request of a deaf patient for an interpreter. She
repeated her requests and was denied each time.

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Did you know that –

Jamie Clark, a Gallaudet graduate, founded an internet service provider (ISP) business in Ellicott City, Maryland in April 1993. It was the Baltimore area’s first ISP and the second ISP in
the state. The operations were originally based in a barn on
the Clark family farm. At its peak it had 20,000 dial up customers
and the company had 80 employees, many of them deaf. It was during
the primitive days of internet when access was telephone dial up.
The company constantly received media coverage, locally and
nationally. When internet access evolved from dial up to web access,
the company fortunes were impacted – and it was sold to Verio
in 1997, which in turn sold it to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
in 2000. In due time, the company, sold twice, ceased to exist.
When DeafDigest started operations in 1996, it used the ClarkNet
ISP.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When the Internet came to the masses over a decade
ago, there were three pioneering deaf sites – the Deaf
Wide World Web, the first deaf-related web site.
Now Gone.
“The Telephone For All” e-news was the first deaf-
related deaf e-news. Now Gone.
And the first deaf discussion group is Deaf-L.
It may or not be gone. Roy E. Miller founded
the Deaf-L discussion group in 1990, and after
being around for 13 years he has expressed a desire
to give up the reins. This announcement was made
on June 23rd.

(editor’s note: Deaf-L has been quiet in recent
years)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At a symposium at Columbia University,
a report was presented on communications
among babies. The conclusion was that:

Language is not required for children to
communicate with others

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It is front page news in USA when a deaf child can hear
sounds after his brain stem implant.

It is front page news in the Third World when a deaf child
can hear sounds after his CI surgery.

It is not front page news when a deaf child, anywhere, can
hear sounds after getting his hearing aid.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a workplace, we were talking about a new employee.

I thought the hearing person was asking:
Is she doing better with the filters list?

Filters list?

The hearing person actually asked:
Is she doing better with the vendors list?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Employment Opportunities Independent Living Skills Instructors (ILS)
Pathways Services
South Bay Area/East Bay Area (California)

www.pathwaysagency.com

We are currently seeking the following:

Independent Living Skills Instructors (ILS)

San Jose/Santa Clara – South Bay Area

Alameda County – East Bay

Applicants must have:

.    Fluency in ASL/Sign Language (for working with the Deaf)
.    Vehicle with valid registration and insurance
.    Valid CA. Drivers License
.    HS Diploma/GED
.    Current First Aid/CPR certification

Submit resume via:
877- 408-8197 Fax
mailto:jobs@pathwaysagency.com

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position opening
General Manager
Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, Michigan (Genesee County)

Program:     Administration Reports to:    Board of Directors
Supervises:     Deputy Directors Status:         Exempt

Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CACDHH) is looking for a General Manager.  This position will be the principle officer for CACDHH and report directly to the Board of Directors.

Duties will include:
.    Administer and evaluate the effectiveness of CACDHH.s four programs, Community Housing, Community interpreting, Senior citizens outreach and MSD.
.    Supervise day to day operations of five departments.
.    Negotiate, review and approve contracts with renters, funding agencies, various Community Mental Health organizations, Michigan School for the Deaf, and contract interpreters.
.    Prepare annual operating budgets, develop annual growth plans, projections and present them to the board for approval.
.    Maintain Organization’s records, prepare and present management, operations and cost analysis by program reports to the Board of Directors.
.    Insure Compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
.    Maintain relationships with the deaf community, all vendors, funding agencies, renters, landlords, community mental health organizations, contractors, and consultants.
.    Solicit new business, develop and implement new marketing plans and strategies.
.    Perform Human Resources function including hiring, terminations, employee reviews, and discipline. Review, maintain and update employee handbook, job descriptions and personnel files.   Present all changes for board approval.
.    Review benefit plans for compliance with all federal, state and local law.
.    Develop, improve and expand relationships with agencies and organizations serving the Deaf community. .    Perform any other duties, prepare reports, and act as liaison to the community, civic groups, government agencies and elected officials as directed by the board of directors or appointed committees.

Qualifications and Requirements:
.    BA Degree required Masters preferred
.    Must be fluent in American Sign Language(candidate will be tested using ASLPI)

Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written)
.    Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written).
.    Must have working knowledge of standard administrative, accounting and human resources practices.
.    Ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, a self starter with a proven track record leading an organization and have prior management experience.
.    Must be familiar with Michigan Public Act 204.
.    Public Speaking Skills
.    Non profit experience a plus.

Salary commensurate with Experience. Please submit cover letters, resume, wage history and expectations to mailto:jobs@cacdhh.org

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!
Glenside, PA

http://www.pahrtners.com

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!

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:      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:    Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides individualized supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:     BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

– 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.

– 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:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

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 Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Elementary
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days / 2013 – 2014 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:    August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Implement ASL/English bilingual methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as mandated by the State.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

http://www.kssdb.org

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

Requirements: Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and — as necessary– help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

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

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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Employment opportunities

The William Center
At The
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The William Center was started in 2004 by The Austine School-Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to meet the special needs of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth whose
emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from being served in more
traditional special education programs.

Due to an established new service model the William Center have the
following positions available.

– Job Coach
– Therapist   Multiple job positions available
– Therapeutic Coach Multiple job positions available
– Vocational Teacher of the Deaf
– Director of William Center

Minimum qualifications for these positions include:

21 years of age, required.

Effective communication skills to include ASL

Knowledge of child development and deafness

Willingness to receive CPI certification and have the ability to
perform restraints.

Valid driver’s license & willingness to obtain a VT Bus License.

To view full job description visit Vermont Center’s Website at
http://www.vcdhh.org

Excellent benefits package

To apply or for additional information contact:

Kelly Therieau
The Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-258-9510          mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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Life Skills Coach – Deaf Group Home

Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has the following positions: full-time Life Skills Coach, part-time Life Skills Coach and PRN Life Skills Coach available at their 24-hour Deaf Group Home located in Indianapolis, IN. The Life Skills Coach (LSC) will provide skills training and development to seriously mentally ill adults.  Duties include, but are not limited to: orienting consumers/clients to psychiatric rehabilitation process, observing and documenting their independent living skills, teaching critical skills (e.g., hygiene, personal care, safety, meal preparation, housekeeping, money management, etc.), as needed to reach the individual’s goals, training consumers/clients in the use of community services (food pantry, library, public transportation, etc), as needed, transporting residents, monitoring their health and self-administration of medication, and any other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:
. High School Diploma or equivalent
. Minimum of one (1) year related experience in a service capacity to individuals in need (e.g., children, youth, elderly, physically, emotionally, and/or mentally disabled, special needs, nursing care, etc.)
. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines
. Must be capable of exercising good judgment in crisis situations
. Must be extremely detail oriented
. Good communicator
. Good presentation skills
. Must be flexible and cooperative
. Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts
. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
. Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations
. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
. Must be results driven
. Professional presentation
. Must be self-motivated and research oriented
. Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills
. Must support diversity
. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals
. Must have knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness
. Must maintain a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and a driving record that meets the guidelines and requirements of the organization

Desirable Qualifications:
. Previous work experience in a health care setting; preferably Mental Health
. Prior work or life experience with adults who have a serious mental illness

Job Title:Emergency Management Specialist (Disability Integration Advisor)
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:FEMA-MJ007-IM/COR-13
SALARY RANGE:    $50,287.00 to $65,371.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Tuesday, July 02, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:    AD-0089-11
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time – Excepted appointment not to exceed [2 years];
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:11
DUTY LOCATIONS:    MANY vacancies – Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. citizens and nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY:
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

This position is being announced under FEMA’s Incident Management CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
Travel will be required.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
DUTIES:
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As a Disability Integration Advisor in FEMA’s CORE Reservist Program, you will be responsible for:

Participating as part of a team in facility site evaluation for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) within 48 hours of a validated State’s request.
Working collaboratively and providing guidance to External Affairs, Community Relations, Individual Assistance, Recovery and other program areas that interface with the community.
Providing guidance for State and local governmental agencies to assist with ensuring people with disabilities and/or other access and functional needs, have equal access to programs and services.
In collaboration with Support Services Branch or designee, provides guidance & technical assistance to Individual Assistance, IT and Logistics staff to establish accessibility at Disaster Recovery Center locations.
Advising Support Services Branch and Equal Rights Advisors in the identification and evaluation of disability laws and regulations as they relate to space compliance in the various field locations.
Working with various entities to insure all programs and services meet the needs of individuals, agency priorities and policies, as well as federal laws and guidelines.
Collaborating with disability community members, advocates, and service organizations to meet the needs of survivors affected by a disaster. Acts as a liaison with community members and FEMA programs to address survivor needs.
Working with Voluntary Agency Liaisons in support of long term recovery efforts.
Providing guidance and technical assistance to the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, National Recovery Coordination Office and participating agencies. Participates in the National Disaster Recovery Framework when necessary.
Constructing and maintaining a local advocacy and services network.
Providing guidance regarding physical, programmatic, and effective communication access in all phases of emergency response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

The incumbent must have extensive knowledge and experience in disability related civil rights, laws, and regulations, integration, full inclusion and independent living philosophy Skilled vs medical model.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:

1.  Resume,
2.  Responses to the online questions,
3.  Required supporting documents;

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.  You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for consideration.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:
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Benefits:  DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select .benefits..

OTHER INFORMATION:
Other info:

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
You may be required to work overtime, shift and weekend work with little advance notice.
You will be subject to a one-year trial period (unless already completed)
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

HOW TO APPLY:
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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday) – see Agency Contact Information. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us as soon as possible.

Step 1 – Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.com)
We suggest you go to the end of the “Qualifications & Evaluations” section of the job announcement to preview the online questions. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Resume Tips

Step 2 – Apply Online
Click the “Apply Online” link on this page. You will then be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. After selecting a resume, click on the “Apply for this position now!” link, and follow the prompts to register (if you have not already done so). You will then be required to answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on “Application Status.” Click on the position title, and then select “Apply Online” to continue.

Step 3 – Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on FEMA’s CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select “Take me to the assessment” and click on the “Continue” button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the “Finished” button.

Step 4 – Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents. (See Step 5 for details.) Once you click “Done,” you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click “Finished” at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted. You may also track your application status from your USAJOBS account.

Step 5 – Submit Required Documents
You can submit any required or optional documents (described below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your social security number from anything you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you have already loaded on USAJOBS. OR

2. You may upload a document to an existing application by logging in to your USAJOBS account. Click on “My Applications” and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on it and select “Apply Online.” Move through your existing application until you reach the “Documents” page and select “Upload” to add a document to your application. Be sure to review your complete application to confirm that the document(s) uploaded properly.

In the “Application Review” section, you should see your uploaded documents listed on the “Vacancy Documents” screen. Once you see them, click “Finished;” you will then be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the “Faxing Supporting Documentation” instructions. The fax number is on the cover-sheet.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
1.  Your résumé

2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire. You can preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. Please refer to the link under the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section of this announcement.

3.  Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf“>here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx“>here for more veterans. information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Marie Jordan
Phone: 800-879-6076
Fax: 999-999-9999
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: virginia.jordan@fema.dhs.gov
Agency Information:
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Please read entire announcement
Please apply online
Washington, DC
20472
US
Fax: 999-999-9999

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Open Date: June 13th, 2013
Close Date: June 25th, 2013
Employer: Arizona Center for Disability Law
Contact: Peri Jude Radecic
Email: pradecic@azdisabilitylaw.org
Phone 1: (520) 327-7754
Phone 2: (520) 327-9547
Job Title: Staff Attorney Location: Tucson or Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

POSITION:                Part-Time Staff Attorney (Tucson or Phoenix)

REPORTS TO:        ACDL Deputy Executive Director and Managing Attorney

DATE:                        July 1, 2013 . June 30, 2014

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:

This position is funded through a grant from the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Grant funds are available for one year with the potential to extend up to five years.

Attorney provides direct legal services and rights information to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as advocating for the rights of the persons who are deaf and hard of hearing through systems reform. Legal services include: interviewing clients, reviewing records, conducting legal research and legal writing, negotiating outcomes and representing clients in administrative hearings and state and federal judicial proceedings.  The Attorney also provides education and training sessions about the legal rights of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing to persons with disabilities, advocates and professionals in the community.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:
.Certified Masters Teacher . (1) position – Teach Elementary students and implement Common Core State Standards while following IEPs. Must hold an Arkansas teaching license in the subject area, hold a reciprocal license from another state or be participating in the Arkansas Professional Pathway to Teacher Licensure
.Certified Masters Teacher . (1) position – Teach Art to K-12 students and implement Common Core State Standards while following IEPs. Must hold an Arkansas teaching license in the subject area, hold a reciprocal license from another state or be participating in the Arkansas Professional Pathway to Teacher Licensure
.Education Paraprofessional . Assist teacher with classroom remedial instruction. Serve as a substitute teacher. Prepare visual aides. Supervise students in school settings and field trips. Handle disciplinary actions. The formal education equivalent to a high school diploma, plus one year of additional training and/or experience in child care or a related field For complete details of all positions advertised please visit our website listed below:
Applications may be obtained and submitted to Arkansas School for the Deaf, Personnel Department, 2606 W. Markham (Blind School Campus), LR, AR 72205, or on-line at http://www.arstatejobs.com, fax (501) 603.3533. Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A State application must be submitted. EOE
A background ground check will be conducted on all applicants. Direct deposit and 6% contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory. All persons selected must submit to a drug test for a precondition of employment. All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

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

Telephone (801) 629-4700 Voice, 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 298-3311 Voice and TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Finance Director, USDB

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 20-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AD

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50736/6610

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the fiscal activities for USDB and has direct reporting relationship to the Utah State Office of Education; serves as chief fiscal officer; advises executive, division, and agency directors regarding fiscal operations; develops and implements procedures and controls to manage budgeting, accounting, contracts and other financial services; manages the formulation of a department’s appropriation requests; oversees the review of divisions/office budget requests, estimates and analyzes program needs, priorities, revenue sources, federal matching money and legislation; evaluates and applies executive and legislative guidelines for agency budget preparation and process; performs lead role in presenting budget requests; assists department executive and/or executive staff by providing detailed analysis of requests and defends proposals to the Governor, Legislature, Office of Planning & Budget and the Office of the Fiscal Analysts; manages the preparation of work programs, revisions and the monitoring of budgets; reviews reports of subordinate budget and accounting officers and offers suggestions to problems; advises department executives and managers of fiscal problems and alternatives to minimize impact of revenue cutbacks and shortfalls; directs and controls revenue receipting, adjusting and distribution of functions and controls expenditure authorization, purchasing, and inventory activities in accordance with state and federal law; explains and interprets state/federal guidelines to agencies and subordinate staff; responds to inquiries; provides reports to agency management, the Governor’s office, Legislature and federal government on agency fiscal activity; manages agency contract services; implements controls and standards to monitor the process and review of contracts; supervises subordinate personnel including hiring recommendations, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions to include termination; attends meetings as required; performs other duties as assigned.

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DeafDigest – 28 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 28, 2013

 

 

— a tragic misunderstanding of sign language

A pregnant deaf woman, suffering from a sore throat,
went to a medical clinic. That clinic had no interpreter.
She could not make herself understood with gestures
that she needed treatment for her throat. The medical
person thought she was having stomach problems and gave
her medicine. Few weeks later, there was a miscarriage.
Few months later she died. It happened in Ghana and
the government is not too happy about it.

 

 

— Air Canada kicks out a deaf-blind leader

Christine Roschaert, a deaf-blind leader from Ottawa, is an
experienced traveler, never had problems traveling alone
anywhere in the world. Yet, recently Air Canada would not allow
her to fly from Ottawa to Alberta. The airline officials said she
required a companion to travel with her, and has not apologized
for kicking her out. Canada living in these bad pre-“ADA” days?

 

 

— CI or brain stem implant or hearing aid?

A CI goes into one part of the ear; a brain stem implant goes into
one part of the brain; a hearing aid – we know what it is.
Which is better – a CI or a brain stem implant? The brain stem
implant is so new and it is too early to know which is better!
With a hearing aid, you can take it off; you can’t take off the
CI inside the ear; you also can’t take off the brain stem
inside the brain. All three are supposed to help the deaf hear better!
Which one is best? You decide!

 
06/23/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/23/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 26 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 26, 2013

— Canada finally allows a deaf man to become horse racing jockey

Nicolas Sorrell, deaf, is a Canadian and wanted to become a horse
racing jockey? All new jockeys must take horse racing classes
from Olds College in Alberta. The college would not allow him to
enroll because of his deafness. Nicolas and his family was angry
about it. A few months later the college changed its mind and
allowed him to enroll as a new horse racing student.

 

— A Deaf Badge – worth it or not worth it?

Some companies sell deaf badges, deaf pins, deaf T-shirts, etc.
Worth it or not worth it? As an experiment, a deaf woman bought
a Deaf Badge and wore it to the doctor’s office, supermarkets,
different shops, different stores, everywhere. Worth it? The
deaf woman said no. Almost no one reads it – and the store
clerks and office receptionists ignore it. Said the woman
“a waste of my money”

 

— a surprise visit at a school for the deaf

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton had a visit
that was a big surprise. It was a wandering black bear!
He was running across the campus; everyone stayed inside, and
police was called. The bear left the campus and the police
officer said “the bear seemed pretty peaceful.” Apparently the
bear went back to the hills.

 

 

06/23/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/23/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 24 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 24, 2013

 

— a deaf football coach uses video relay with hearing players

Kevin Bella, who is deaf, formerly coached football at California School
for the Deaf at Fremont. Last fall he became a defensive coordinator at
Mission San Jose HS where all of his players are hearing. He uses
gestures to communicate during practices – but something was missing.
To discuss something more important that gestures would not cover, he
uses the video relay from his home to discuss things with his players.
Possibly Bella’s successful use of video relay would encourage more
hearing teams to hire deaf coaches! There have been deaf coaches that
wanted to coach hearing teams but face hiring discrimination.

 

 

 

— can we lipread interpreters’ lips on video relay?

Can we lipread interpreters’ lips on video relay? This is what
the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) wants to know.
This organization will be conducting a survey at its convention
in Portland, Oregon this week. HLAA does not oppose use of sign
language; many HLAA members are late deafened.

 

 

— A deaf group cancels its annual camping event

The High Desert Association of the Deaf in California has
canceled its annual camping trip. Why? The equipment that is
needed to set up the camp site was stolen! The stuff was inside
a truck. A thief stole the truck. The most important stuff that
was stolen was lights that are needed at nights so campers can
see each other. The police is looking into the theft.

 

 

06/24/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/24/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 24 June 2013

DeafDigest Gold – June 23, 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-machine-shop-foreman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-networking/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/can-hearing-gesture-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination/

(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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Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Tom Wheeler has been nominated by Obama to become the
next FCC boss. What are his views on our needs (captions,
telecommunications, emergency 911 texts, etc). Hard to
say. His background is lobbyist for these cable and
wireless companies. These providers have been notorious
for opposing our needs. Is he going to switch his
leopard colors and advocate on our behalf?

Two years ago Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
was on the chopping block. The community rallied to save
the school. The Wilson, NC community is having a celebration,
not forgetting the turn of the events that saved the school.

Apple has promised captions on iTunes Movies and TV Shows.
The target date for captioning on everything is June 2015.

Shortage of lipreading classes in Wales? A newspaper article
pointed it out, saying that late-deafened senior citizens
are being placed in jeopardy due to lack of lipreading skills!

Anjela Kairuki, the Tanzania Deputy Minister for Constitution
and Legal Affairs, has been pushing deaf women to assert
their basic rights in social, political and economic activities.

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WATCHING HEARING PEOPLE WHILE THEY TALK
You watch some hearing people while they are talking
for a long time with someone.
You may notice something. There are hearing people that
never move their hands during the long talk.
And there are hearing people that move their hands all
the time during the long talk.
Wondering if it is easy for deaf to gesture with a hearing
person that moves his hands all the time?

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

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

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
They are oral and do not know sign language.
In many of these stories, there is not one word about
discrimination.
Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
hiding their discrimination?
DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
discrimination!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination/

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

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The Genetics Program for EDHI Professionals

Genetics EHDI Course – Fall 2013

offered online by Gallaudet University

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-genetics-online-program/

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A CHALLENGE FOR NEW ZEALAND BUSINESS LEADERS
Lance Cairns, not deaf, is a legendary cricket player in
New Zealand.
On behalf of The National Foundation for the Deaf, he
has challenged the CEO’s of New Zealand’s corporations to
have their ears covered up for a day. He wants them to understand
better what it is like to be deaf.
Cairns is interested in deaf because he has had a hearing loss
for all of his life.

REMEMBERING THE DEAF
Rudy Turkal, not deaf, is a local historian in Massillon,
Ohio.
He gives many speeches a year. One speech he will never
forget was with a deaf audience, with the interpreter
on the stage.
He made a joke, and expected quick laughter from the
audience. The laughter was delayed, and only came after the
interpreter finished signing what he said.
He said:

It was very humbling

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Jersey Association of the Deaf

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story was like this –

Despite being hearing-impaired, she graduates with honors from NTID

the writer is being redundant because NTID confers degrees to their
deaf graduates. The writer is implying that it is a wow that this
deaf girl is a NTID graduate.

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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could a deaf person work as a car mechanic despite
not being able to hear the engine noise?

A. Yes. He could do body work, paint work, suspension set-up,
interior re-trimming, cooling systems, heating systems,
air conditioning, tires, wheels, brake systems, detailing.

And for engine noise, he could ask a fellow mechanic to pin-point
the noise for him!

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:

Advocating

Every year, the State agency for the blind has a public hearing
on their State Plan.

They are required to submit the State Plan to the Federal Government.

Before the State Plan can be sent to the Federal Government, they must
obtain public input on the State Plan.

I attend each year to push for needs for the DeafBlind population in
our state.

Some good comes out of this advocating work.

We now have a plan to meet more often to work on the needs for individuals
who are DeafBlind in our State!

So in your State you can do the same!

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 individuals, those uncomfortable mingling with the
hearing, would stop making these anti-hearing comments!

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DeafHistory:

Around Year 100 – Quintus Pedius became the first identified
deaf person. There have been deaf people before his time, but
they were not identified.

(it is Year 100, not Year 1000)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

49

signs in political phases and words were created for
Japanese TV sign language interpreters so that the
deaf TV watchers can understand what is being said.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Teagan Gerhart, sr, Stanford, softball, wound up her
career as the team’s top pitcher with a 21-13 record and
2.58 ERA

note: Stanford kept it a secret about their softball star, and by the
time she graduated, the announcement of her deafness was made!)

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

— a deaf poker player wins big money in World Series of Poker

David Chiu, who is deaf, won first place money of $145,520 over
246 other poker players in a recent World Series of Poker event.
He has now won a total of $7,612,754 in poker tournaments, 12th
best in most career earnings. And it is his 5th first place win.
David does not know sign language.

– Tony Tatum, Utah Blaze, Arena Football League
played 2 games so far; 7 solo and 3 assisted tackles;
2 pass interceptions for 16 returned yards

– Emma Meesseman, pro women’s basketball, Washington Mystics;
a rookie, she is 20 years old, is 6’4 tall and is an
average player

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Deaf Sports Library

– should Gallaudet give a speech to the Gallaudet football team?

Gallaudet had a football game with Stony Brook in 1977. One
of the Stony Brook students was Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet III,
whose past ancestor was the father of Edward Miner Gallaudet,
the founder of Gallaudet University. The student gave the
team a pre-game speech. Did the inspired Gallaudet team go
all out and win the game against Stony Brook? No, Gallaudet
lost 22-13. Yes, it is the same Stony Brook team that is
practically going big time in NCAA-IAA football nowadays.

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–  HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–  Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–  Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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 description
High School Principal
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11a

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
To provide education leadership and supervision of the High School
faculty, staff and students in the development and implementation of
curriculum and instructional programs to meet the student learning needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
.    To provide leadership and participate in the development and
implementation of curriculum designed to prepare students to meet NY State
learning standards, and to satisfy the requirements for NY State High
School and /or IEP Diplomas, as appropriate
.    Plan, develop and implement instructional programs to prepare
students for post-secondary education, training, employment and community
living, and to integrate vocational and career education into overall high
school program
.    Develop and implement a program of transition planning that meets
all State and Federal requirements, that involves students and families in
long-range academic and career planning, and that is fully integrated
within the Annual Review process as required by the IEP
.    Review course requirements and determine class assignments and
develop master schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher
assistant schedules
.    Oversee student placement, grading, advancement and recommend
students for graduation
.    Direct and assist in management of student’s behavior and
discipline as needed
.    Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants and other
departmental staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement as
needed
.    Provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional
staff as needed
.    Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of high school
faculty and staff
.    Recommend purchase of supplies, materials and equipment for the
high school
.    Supervise and monitor all state education requirements, such as
RCT/Regents and other testing programs, the IEP process, fire drills, etc.
.    Approve all extra-curricular time for high school faculty and
staff.
.    With other administrators, develop, coordinate and direct
professional development programs for all high school teachers and teacher
assistants.
.    With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised
school policies and procedures.
.    Communicate regularly with parents about High School activities
and meet with parents to discuss individual needs or special problems as
needed
.    Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school
community.
.    Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and
programs in the High School
.    Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding
education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.
.    Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed
properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become
issues.
.    Work cooperatively with local schools districts, agencies,
parents, staff and students on intramural and extramural educational
programs of benefit to Fanwood students.
.    All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Possess NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf
.    Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or
Administration
.    Masters Degree in Deaf Education or other related field
.    A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level
of Intermediate Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must
obtain Advanced level
.    Strong written communication skills
.    Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate
.    Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience,
preferably with high school students
.    Previous supervisory experience preferred

TO APPLY:
. Forward a resume with cover letter to:

Human Resources
New York School for The Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

.    fax 914-703-4004
.    email employment@nysd.net

The New York School For The Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!
Glenside, PA

http://www.pahrtners.com

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!

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:      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:    Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides individualized supportive
counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to
promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:     BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human
services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with
behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required;
must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

– 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.

– 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:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

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
Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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Open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

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

Professional Development Manager
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-professional-development-manager-job/

Purchasing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-purchasing-specialist-job/

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-teacher-job/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

Occupational Therapist (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

Speech Language Pathologist (Aug-Nov)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

ASL Specialist (temporary)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

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

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

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

Relief Worker (substitute Child Care Worker)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Therapeutic Mentor (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

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

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

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year.  The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times.  Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved.  The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities.  The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies.  Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent upon experience with full benefits 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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position opening
Interpreter
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.  Responsibilities include providing interpreting services
for students, staff, parents and visitors. Interprets in a number
of different settings including mainstream classes, IEP meetings,
field trips, in-service    training, professional meetings,
training, professional meetings, assemblies, conference calls, etc.
Works a flexible schedule depending on the need for interpreting services.

MINIMUNM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Certificates required: NIC, RID or NAD.  Interpreter registration with the
PA office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

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

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Advanced”.

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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position openings
Access Residence Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, New Jersey

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

Right now, our Paterson, NJ Campus has exciting opportunities available in
its ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health
services to the deaf and hard of hearing people of New Jersey, and a place
where treatment is provided in a culturally affirmative environment that
supports Deaf Culture.  Candidates will help meet case management and
treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing
within a variety of therapeutic supervised settings, and will be expected
to ensure the provision of program services, engage individuals in the
treatment process, and ensure continuity of care.

– RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
Access Residence Services
Full Time, Evenings & Nights * Per Diem, Eves, Nights & Weekends

Develop individualized treatment plans, address treatment needs, assure
the provision of psychiatric rehabilitative services to consumers, enhance
clients skills of community living/managing health needs, identify signs
of symptomatic problem behavior, and ensure the safety of all consumers.
You will also communicate/document all observations and discussions
utilizing established protocols, deescalate potential crisis situations,
and perform other related duties as needed. Requires a BS in Mental
Health, Health or related discipline .OR- a current NJ RN License and 2
years of work/life experience, -OR- a High School Diploma and 4 years of
related work/life experience, along with CPR and Basic First Aid
Certification.

– CASEWORKER
Access Residence Services * Full Time – Day Shift
Provide counseling and case management to clients utilizing a variety of
therapeutic approaches, complete psychosocial assessments/develop
treatment plans, help clients obtain entitlements and linkages to other
community resources/services, and assist in the resolution of problems. In
addition, you will accurately complete all documentation, identify/respond
to crisis situations, conduct outreach activities, and handle other duties
as needed. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology,
Psychiatric Rehabilitation or Mental Health related discipline, 2 years
experience, and the ability to collaborate with other programs/agencies on
shared cases. Certified Social Worker (CSW) Licensure preferred.

To qualify for either of the above positions, you must also possess:
.    Proficiency with American Sign Language
.    Familiarity with Deaf Culture, and knowledgeable with current
technologies available to individuals with hearing loss
.    Solid oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving
and PC skills
.    Valid NJ Driver’s License and excellent driving record
.    Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred

We offer competitive salaries, a dynamic, satisfying work environment, and
a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please fax
973.754.4511, email your resume (put “ACCESS Program” in subject field)
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at:
http://www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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position opening
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1310

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

Western Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month,
non-tenure track instructor for the American Sign Language/ASL Studies
undergraduate program with a 15 credit teaching load per quarter. WOU is
the only institution in the Northwest that provides three years of ASL.

Students are able to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts foreign language
requirement by taking two years of ASL and American Sign Language studies
is also offered as a major and minor. WOU’s ASL courses are taken by over
250 students each year.

The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package
included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in ASL and
ASL Studies including ASL I to IX, Deaf History, ASL linguistics (e.g. ASL
morphology and cherology), ASL literature, and American Deaf Culture.
Please visit our website at www.wou.edu/education/sped/aslstudies.php to
view a complete outline of the program.

Qualifications:
Required
. Masters degree in ASL Linguistics or demonstrable expertise in teaching
ASL Linguistics
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
. Ability to design a syllabus that clearly communicates outcomes,
expectations, assignments, and grading
. Five to ten years experience in ASL usage
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds

Preferred
. ASLTA certification
. Experience teaching at postsecondary level
. Program development and coordination experience

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Kara Gournaris,
mailto:gournark@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1310 NTT Instructor, American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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position opening
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies

(Division of Special Education)
Recruitment Number: F1309

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin June 21,
2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks
qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a
full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position with a 12-credit
load per quarter in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate
ASL/English Interpreting programs. Coursework in these programs are
offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and
condensed formats. The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education
accredited undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU prepares
students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of
settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the
demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which
to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting
program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education
Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in
Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders,
mentors, and teachers of interpreting. The university strongly encourages
applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to
multicultural education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and
degree. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses,
both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies
program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses
focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include
student advising, alternative calendar/off-campus teaching, program
development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project
supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the
summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
. MA in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, or
linguistics)
. National interpreting certification (e.g., CDI, CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12)
required
. Experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level
(specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Experience with online education and openness to online instruction
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on
interpreting/interpreter education
. Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and
interpreter practitioners
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting
backgrounds
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
Preferred
. Ph.D/Ed.D in related field
. Three years experience teaching ASL/English Interpreting (specifically
theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
. Experience with training interpreter educators
. Program development and coordination experience
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
. Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for
growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate
in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Pamela Cancel, at
503-838-8803 or mailto:cancel@wou.edu

For more information about the program, go
to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:

Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Teaching philosophy
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1309 NTT Instructor, ASL/English Interpreting
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II
Certification in Deaf Education required. Master’s Degree in Deaf
Education also preferred. PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA
Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement
system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – Elementary
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:            Elementary School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification
in Deaf Education required.  Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.
PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI
Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system,
medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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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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DEAF, Inc. is looking for a motivated, well-organized and friendly
receptionist with customer service experience to work at the front desk.
Duties and responsibilities include answering calls, greeting visitors and
implement lobby open/close procedures.

Requirements include strong knowledge of telephone protocol and procedures,
typing, word processing experience helpful.
ASL fluency preferred, fluency in spoken and written English. Punctuality,
amicable, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with
consumers and visitors. Sensitivity to and awareness of Deafness issues.

For more details on the position visit our website: Front Desk Receptionist
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/Front%20Desk%20Receptionist%
20June%202013.pdf>

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references to:
DEAF, Inc.
Attn: Ann Thompson
HR/Administrative Coordinator
athompson@deafinconline.org

Parent Educator-Specialist

Open Date: June 13th, 2013
Close Date: July 8th, 2013
Employer: ACDHH
Contact: Lynn Wakefield, Business Manager
Email: l.wakefield@acdhh.az.gov
Phone 1: (602) 542-3363
Job Title: Parent Educator-Specialist
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) was
established in 1977.  Its goal is to improve the quality of life for deaf,
hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-impaired Arizona residents.  ACDHH
is seeking a Parent Educator-Specialist to:

Provide awareness and resources to parents, educators, families and other
stakeholders in the lives of children who are deaf, hard of hearing or
deaf-blind.
Collaborate with service providers of early detection of hearing loss,
advocacy, education and transition of children/youth.
Develop and maintain an ACDHH parent resource directory and parent website
section.
Provide professional consultation to educators, parents and advocates.
Maintain collaborative relationships with key staff in the Arizona
Department of Education and other parent resource organizations.
Develop and cultivate community relationships through presentations,
workshops, and hearing screenings; provide resources/advocacy for
accessibility.
Conduct outreach to the local community through event planning,
presentations, booths, etc. (moderate travel required)
Collaborate with other ACDHH staff to provide/coordinate sign language
classes, baby sign classes, and parent education classes/workshops.
Assist parents with education and parenting skills for their deaf or hard
of hearing children.
Conduct research needed to support ACDHH resource and program development.
Document services provided in ACDHH.s service contact system and other
reports as assigned by supervisor.
Perform special projects as assigned by supervisor.

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a part-time Deafblind
Aid and a part-time Receptionist. We are understanding and supportive of
Deaf and Deafblind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part
of our team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!

We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind
seniors.

DeafBlind Aid

Deafblind Aid will assist Deafblind residents with daily activities.
Must be able to communicate using tactile sign. ASL fluency is
necessary. Must have a pleasant personality and be able to work well
with others.

Receptionist

Answer the Video Phone and TTY. Greet visitors and family members to
NEHD. Assist Administrative Assistant with light typing and accounting
duties as needed. ASL fluency is necessary. Must have a pleasant
personality and be able to work well with others.

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer
and provides a drug free workplace.
You may fax your
resume to (978) 774-0271 or apply in person at 154 Water Street ,
Danvers , MA 01923 .

Kathryn H. Melanson

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.

154 Water Street , Danvers , MA 01923

kmelanson@nehd.org <mailto:kmelanson@nehd.org>

978-774-0445 ext. 251

Bristol Community College Deaf Studies program is currently seeking
qualified instructors for several classes this fall (and on-going). We are
located in Fall River with campuses in New Bedford and Attleboro.

Master’s degree in related field is required, however, BS degree in
related field with ASLTA certification and experience teaching adult
learners may be considered. Native or near-native language skills are
required for ASL courses.

Deaf/HH people with appropriate degree and experience are HIGHLY
encouraged to apply.

We are most motivated to find a qualified, intermediate-level-ASL adjunct
with experience teaching at the college level. We have a course available
Mon and Wed at 11 at our Fall River campus – conveniently located right
off 24S and near 195.

ACDHH is looking for a Parent Educator-Specialist to add to our team! The
Parent Educator-Specialist will provide awareness and resources to
parents, educators, families and other stakeholders in the lives of
children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. Cover letter and
resume can be submitted to l.wakefield@acdhh.az.gov by July 8, 2013.

Substitute Interactive Community Advocate

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services is looking for a team player
on the Deaf Services team.

This position requires:
. providing support services to adults who are deaf or hard of
hearing with medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental
disabilities in Franklin & Grand Isle counties.
. Reliable transportation with valid Vermont drivers license
. Participating in the development of consumers individual
service plans
. High school diploma required
. Proficient in American Sign Language

Wages of pay can be structured to fit income limitations

Please visit our website at www.ncssinc.org or stop by one of our offices
on Fisher Pond Road in St. Albans, VT to complete an application.

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/discrimination-not-at-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-hearing-talk-to-whom/

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

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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 -

Thomas Pearson, who founded the  National Center for Deaf Health 
Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will be
leaving his position to assume a new position as the executive vice 
president for Research and Education at the University of Florida 
Health Sciences Center. DeafDigest is not sure if there would
be an impact, if any, on research on deaf medical issues at
either Rochester or at Florida. His first day on the job is
October 1st.

Top stories about the deaf:

Finally going to be razed are the old buildings of the Virginia
School for the Deaf and Blind at Hampton. When the school
closed for good in 2008, the state and the city both did not know
what to do with the buildings. It was a political tug of war until
a decision was just made to raze the buildings on the 75-acre
campus. For years the state operated both schools, at Staunton and
at Hampton.

How do you sign these words and phrases - Abenomics, plus 0 minus 5,
public assistance bashing, etc? The Japan Institute for Sign Language 
Studies created these political signs for the benefit of deaf viewers
that want to watch political news on TV. 

Kerwin Lloyd, a deaf Florida beekeeper, is considered to be one
of the world's best darts players. He recently won a major darts
tournament, competing against one of the world's top players. 
He is serious about darts, traveling to tournaments and keeping
up with this sport by reading articles. 

Ephraim Avea Nsoh, not deaf, is Ghana's Upper West Regional 
Minister. He has threatened to blacklist contractors that do 
not follow building standards, especially with the new building
for the Wa School for the Deaf.

Ron Tan, who is profoundly deaf and lives in Singapore, is a 
professional pianist. He has been performing at events and at 
restaurants. Wanting to help out the deaf and the disabled,
he has founded his own talent management outfit, called
Inclusive Art Movement.

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A SILENT MOVIE THAT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST HEARING!
    Beau Brummell was a famous silent movie, produced in
1924.
   Famous actor John Barrymore was the star in that movie.
There were lot of dirty jokes that Barrymore and other
actors said during that movie. These jokes were not
subtitled.
   Many hearing people did not know about it. But deaf
people that lipread, said there were many dirty jokes!
   Discrimination against hearing?

- for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/discrimination-not-at-deaf/

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

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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HEARING THAT TALK
   You ride the metro subway. You see a hearing person
talking. You wonder - is he talking to himself, or is
he talking to the hidden cell phone, or is he talking
to someone behind him or is he crazy and talking to
everyone in the subway car?
    A hearing person would know which. A deaf person
may not know which.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-hearing-talk-to-whom/

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

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WELFARE IS AN OLD FASHIONED WORD
   Is the word "welfare" an old fashioned word? Yes, according to
the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf. 
   They are asking the state House Majority Leader Mike Turzai to
have the name of the agency - Department of Public Welfare
to a more modern looking Department of Human Services.
   Politics being what it is on the state level, it is uncertain
how the state legislative leaders would respond to this request.
   By the way, Pennsylvania is the only state that still uses
the word Welfare with its agencies!

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AN AGENCY MOVING TO A DEAF-FRIENDLY HEADQUARTERS
   Bridges, a Nashville, TN agency serving the deaf, had a dream.
It was to get out of its long time headquarters to move to a
much better facility.
   This dream was achieved this week. And it is deaf-friendly -
meaning open space with no walls to make communications much
easier, no glare from windows, chairs with no armrests, etc.  
   It took three years of renovations and planning to make
this goal possible.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked questions about their deaf clients - an example would be -

how old is your deaf client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

A little more on the history of computer translation for court
reporters and captioners:

All of the early research and development work to attempt to develop
software to translate stenotype shorthand symbols into English was
carried out on IBM mainframe computers, making portability
impossible.  By the mid-1960s, the U.S. government did have some
success with this system in translating Russian and Chinese technical
documents into English.  IBM eventually stopped work on the project
because there was too small a market for this technology. 

A few years later, a new company called StenoComp Corporation took
the government's research and development to the court reporting
market.  StenoComp believed that if the system could translate a
foreign language into English, it could also translate stenographic
representations of English into English words.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

a hearing person tells a deaf person -

I rarely meet a deaf person and I don't believe the stories
that many hearing people have become deaf because of noise!

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

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DeafLaw

The deaf of Iceland are not entitled to interpreters when
they travel overseas whereas hearing Icelanders are
entitled. This unfairness has upset deaf Icelandic advocates.

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Did you know that - 

Reatha Hirte, a deaf woman, operated French Reweaving Company,
between the 1950's and 1970's, employing many deaf women in
the needlework trade. This company was based in Cincinnati, Ohio 
but much of her business was elsewhere - Denver, Columbus, Ohio, 
Kansas City, MO, Indianapolis as well as from several foreign 
clients. Her company also did contract work for bigger needlework 
firms.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Good news for Hearing Movie Goers. The Hulk is back. Bad news for
Deaf Movie Goers. Lou Ferrigno, the original Hulk is The Hulk
no longer.
   Why? Because director Ang Lee felt that the computer-generated
Hulk is better than the Original Hulk.
   How does Lou feel about it? He quipped "the new Hulk cannot
sign autographs". And besides, Lou has a cameo in that movie,
playing as a security officer!
   Original Hulk, lets' meet the New Hulk.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    When hearing people say something inappropriate,
we call it a slip of the tongue.
   And why do these articulate hearing speakers
commit these slips of the tongues?
   This is where our revered sign language may come
in! Psychoanalytic Psychologist Nancy J. Crown, not
deaf, is suggesting that her colleagues study
sign language to understand why these slips of the
tongues are being committed by the hearing. Her
piece was published in the recent edition of the
Psychoanalytic Psychology magazine.
   She is saying that sign language offers
perspectives into communications that spoken languages
cannot cover.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are many deaf employees in the federal government
sector. And the federal government is supposed to be
deaf-friendly, meaning interpreters and accessible
devices, etc.

Well, there was a story of a deaf employee in a
federal government agency who had to wait almost
a year to obtain an accessible device that he
requested, and in which his supervisor approved!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf man was talking about the Baltimore Ravens
with a hearing man

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
We got Pajamas back

Getting pajamas back?

He actually said:
We got Bajama back

(explanation - Billy Bajama was let go by the
Baltimore Ravens few months ago but was asked to
come back again with a new contract)

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-   Public Relations Director - Los Angeles

-   HIV Educator -  Los Angeles

-   Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim

-   Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima

-   Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles

-   Staff Interpreter - Riverside

-   Administrative Assistant -  Riverside (CODIE)

-   Administrative Assistant -  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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
General Manager
Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, Michigan (Genesee County)

Program: 	Administration 
Reports to:	Board of Directors
Supervises: 	Deputy Directors 
Status:	 	Exempt

Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CACDHH) is looking 
for a General Manager.  This position will be the principle officer for 
CACDHH and report directly to the Board of Directors.  

Duties will include:
.	Administer and evaluate the effectiveness of CACDHH.s four 
programs, Community Housing, Community interpreting, Senior citizens 
outreach and MSD.
.	Supervise day to day operations of five departments.
.	Negotiate, review and approve contracts with renters, funding 
agencies, various Community Mental Health organizations, Michigan School 
for the Deaf, and contract interpreters.
.	Prepare annual operating budgets, develop annual growth plans, 
projections and present them to the board for approval.
.	Maintain Organization's records, prepare and present management, 
operations and cost analysis by program reports to the Board of Directors.
.	Insure Compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
.	Maintain relationships with the deaf community, all vendors, 
funding agencies, renters, landlords, community mental health 
organizations, contractors, and consultants.
.	Solicit new business, develop and implement new marketing plans 
and strategies.
.	Perform Human Resources function including hiring, terminations, 
employee reviews, and discipline. Review, maintain and update employee 
handbook, job descriptions and personnel files.   Present all changes for 
board approval.
.	Review benefit plans for compliance with all federal, state and 
local law.
.	Develop, improve and expand relationships with agencies and 
organizations serving the Deaf community.  
.	Perform any other duties, prepare reports, and act as liaison to 
the community, civic groups, government agencies and elected officials as 
directed by the board of directors or appointed committees.  

Qualifications and Requirements:
.	BA Degree required Masters preferred
.	Must be fluent in American Sign Language(candidate will be tested 
using ASLPI)

Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written)
.	Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written).
.	Must have working knowledge of standard administrative, accounting 
and human resources practices.
.	Ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, a self starter with a 
proven track record leading an organization and have prior management 
experience.
.	Must be familiar with Michigan Public Act 204.
.	Public Speaking Skills
.	Non profit experience a plus.

Salary commensurate with Experience.  
Please submit cover letters, resume, wage history and 
expectations to mailto:jobs@cacdhh.org

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!
Glenside, PA

http://www.pahrtners.com

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!

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:      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:	Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Location:	Glenside, PA
Employee Type:	Full time position

Description:	This position provides individualized supportive 
counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to 
promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications: 	BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human 
services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with 
behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including 
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; 
must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

- 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.

- 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:	Staff Interpreter
Location:	Glenside, PA
Employee Type:	Full time position

Description:	This position provides interpreting services for: 
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home 
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able 
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.  

Qualifications: 	AA degree with a minimum of three years. 
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of 
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental 
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel 
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) 
also required.

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 
Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers	
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job announcement 
Executive Assistant
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time    *    Exempt    *

This position performs complex administrative and secretarial duties for 
the Executive Director.  The work performed may include a broad range of 
complex responsibilities involving confidential and technical information, 
such as scheduling meetings and preparing agendas, taking minutes of 
meetings, responding to routine correspondence, visitors and telephone 
calls, and researching background material related to political or 
community issues.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
.	Provide clerical and administrative support for the Executive 
Director.
.	Prepare legislative letters and other correspondence.
.	Coordinate logistical support, including meeting minutes, meeting 
materials, communication access, and scheduling for Board of Directors 
meetings, Management Team meetings, agency-wide staff meetings and 
functions attended by Executive Director.
.	Coordinate communication and correspondence as needed among Board 
of Directors, Executive Director, Management Team, staff, and outside 
entities. 
.	Arrange for travel needs of Executive Director.
.	Manage the headquarters facility to ensure operability of space.
.	Provide support for agency record retention.
.	Arrange for communication access needs within the agency.
.	Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
.	Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years experience in and knowledge 
of office procedures.
.	Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS windows software 
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
.	Proficiency in American Sign Language and fluency in English 
grammar/spelling.
.	Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, analyze, 
coordinate, and complete multiple tasks independently.
.	Ability to develop and review letters, reports, policies, 
presentations and other management-related documents.
.	Ability to safeguard confidential information from disclosure or 
compromise.
.	Ability to be proactive, motivated, and able to work in a 
fast-paced, team-oriented environment
.	Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people.
.	Ability to work odd hours or have a flexible schedule.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and 
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter 
holiday. 

DEADLINE:  Monday, July 1, 2013 at 12:00pm PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:	Send an application (available at 
http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references, 

and resume to:
DCARA
Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578 	

or 	

mailto:hr@dcara.org 

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job opening announcement
Teacher - Elementary
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule 
depending upon professional background and experience. 

Excellent benefits. 

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days / 2013 - 2014 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:	August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state 
and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other 
materials/tests deemed necessary.  Implement ASL/English bilingual 
methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student 
instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, 
direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain 
classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students 
on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use 
appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as 
determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the 
designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub 
plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written 
reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as 
mandated by the State.   

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for 
Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).  
Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of 
Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and 
writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are 
required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of 
Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a 
Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of 
employment (cost borne by employee).  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all 
college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD 
application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

http://www.kssdb.org

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty  
E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency  

KSD Embraces Diversity      

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position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial 
dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide 
confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University 
community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators 
(excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is 
neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather 
an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns 
and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the 
point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into 
account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's 
existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports 
directly to the President.

Requirements: Master's degree and five years of experience in conflict 
management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must 
have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively 
with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with 
wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language 
skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent 
problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and 
-- as necessary-- help the inquirers develop appropriate options and 
actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and 
networking skills regarding the University's structure, culture, policies 
and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict 
management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and 
communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level 
in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion 
and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, 
presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team 
member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary 
decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on 
hand.  

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial 
dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide 
confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University 
community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators 
(excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is 
neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather 
an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns 
and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the 
point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into 
account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's 
existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports 
directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or 
contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

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

Qualifications:  Master's degree required. At least ten years of 
management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment 
leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, 
ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment 
trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, 
best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and 
curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience 
with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure 
results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student 
financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business 
processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to 
communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and 
English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or 
contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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Employment opportunities 

The William Center
At The
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The William Center was started in 2004 by The Austine School-Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to meet the special needs of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth whose
emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from being served in more
traditional special education programs. 

Due to an established new service model the William Center have the
following positions available.

  - Job Coach
  - Therapist   Multiple job positions available
  - Therapeutic Coach Multiple job positions available
  - Vocational Teacher of the Deaf
  - Director of William Center

Minimum qualifications for these positions include:

21 years of age, required.

Effective communication skills to include ASL 

Knowledge of child development and deafness 

Willingness to receive CPI certification and have the ability to
perform restraints.

Valid driver's license & willingness to obtain a VT Bus License.

To view full job description visit Vermont Center's Website at
http://www.vcdhh.org

Excellent benefits package

To apply or for additional information contact:

Kelly Therieau
The Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510          mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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DEAF, Inc. is looking for an individual who will provide the Independent
Living Program's Northeast region with efficient on-site management of IL
Services. The Regional Director will perform many of the same direct
service duties as an Independent Living Specialist, but will also have
administrative duties and supervisory responsibilities with local office
staff.

Requirements include Bachelor's degree in the area of deafness, human
services, or a related field and/or two years related experience with Deaf
adults. Supervisory experience preferred. Good writing skill required.
Familiarity with computers, especially with MS-Word and Excel. Fluency in
ASL. Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to perform
effectively as part of a team. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues
facing Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Experiential involvement with the
Deaf Community.

For more details on the position visit our website: Regional Director of
Independent Living Services, Northeast Region
<http://www.deafinconline.org/images/about/jobs/Northeast%20RD%20Announcemen
t%20June%202013.pdf>

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

Open Date: June 13th, 2013
Close Date: June 25th, 2013
Employer: Arizona Center for Disability Law
Contact: Peri Jude Radecic
Email: pradecic@azdisabilitylaw.org
Phone 1: (520) 327-7754
Phone 2: (520) 327-9547
Job Title: Staff Attorney 
Location: Tucson or Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

POSITION:                Part-Time Staff Attorney (Tucson or Phoenix)

REPORTS TO:        ACDL Deputy Executive Director and Managing Attorney

DATE:                        July 1, 2013 . June 30, 2014

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:

This position is funded through a grant from the Arizona Commission for 
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Grant funds are available for one year with 
the potential to extend up to five years.

Attorney provides direct legal services and rights information to persons 
who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as advocating for the rights of 
the persons who are deaf and hard of hearing through systems reform.  
Legal services include: interviewing clients, reviewing records, 
conducting legal research and legal writing, negotiating outcomes and 
representing clients in administrative hearings and state and federal 
judicial proceedings.  The Attorney also provides education and training 
sessions about the legal rights of persons who are deaf and hard of 
hearing to persons with disabilities, advocates and professionals in the 
community.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:
.Certified Masters Teacher . (1) position - Teach Elementary students and 
implement Common Core State Standards while following IEPs. Must hold an 
Arkansas teaching license in the subject area, hold a reciprocal license 
from another state or be participating in the Arkansas Professional 
Pathway to Teacher Licensure
.Certified Masters Teacher . (1) position - Teach Art to K-12 students and 
implement Common Core State Standards while following IEPs. Must hold an 
Arkansas teaching license in the subject area, hold a reciprocal license 
from another state or be participating in the Arkansas Professional 
Pathway to Teacher Licensure
.Education Paraprofessional . Assist teacher with classroom remedial 
instruction. Serve as a substitute teacher. Prepare visual aides. 
Supervise students in school settings and field trips. Handle disciplinary 
actions. The formal education equivalent to a high school diploma, plus 
one year of additional training and/or experience in child care or a 
related field 
For complete details of all positions advertised please visit our website 
listed below:
Applications may be obtained and submitted to Arkansas School for the 
Deaf, Personnel Department, 2606 W. Markham (Blind School Campus), LR, AR 
72205, or on-line at http://www.arstatejobs.com, fax (501) 603.3533. 
Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A State application 
must be submitted. EOE
A background ground check will be conducted on all applicants. Direct 
deposit and 6% contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory. All persons 
selected must submit to a drug test for a precondition of employment. All 
hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

Advocates Inc. has offered ASL classes in the past to staff and people 
receiving services. We are ready to offer these classes again!!!! Our 
instructor isn't able to commit to the time frames so Im hoping that 
someone out here is available.

Advocates Inc wants to offer curriculum ASL classes two days a week 
(Monday and Friday) ASL I and ASL II for one hour each beginning September 
16th in Framingham. We would like to have this person be Deaf and 
experienced in teaching ASL. 

If you or someone you know is interested in teaching for 5 weeks please do 
contact me and let me know.
September 16th through October 18th 10:00 - 12 noon

Posted by:
Sharon MacLean
Smaclea@advocatesinc.org
774-999-0609 VP

Newton Public Schools - Job Opening 

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The DESE certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides 
educational support to deaf and hard of hearing students included in 
various general education classes. This Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of 
Hearing will provide both direct services (class, small group or one to 
one) and consultation services to the teachers, aides, interpreters, 
staff, and parents. The students will be on IEPs or 504 Plans and 
typically use hearing aids, FM, and/or infrared sound field systems in the 
school environment. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

. Bachelor's Degree

. Weekly monitoring of the condition and use of appropriate classroom and 
individual amplification equipment for each student

. Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues

. Excellent oral and written communication skills

. Computer experience: database, spreadsheet, PowerPoint

. Sign Language proficiency

. Knowledge of Curriculum and ability to modify.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

. Master's in Deaf Education

. Demonstrated organizational skills

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):
. Participate in the development of student's Individual Education 
Programs (IEPS)

. Provide students with intensive instruction in language, communication 
skills, reading and auditory training as dictated in the IEP

. Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in language and speech programs

. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of language development 
and language refinement needed by DHH students

. Provide emotional support for students and families to promote 
understanding and coping skills for children's hearing loss

. Assist teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum 
accommodations/modifications and appropriate classroom strategies for 
students who are deaf/hard of hearing

. Maintain appropriate records and provide timely reports

. Keeps abreast and applies new information, innovative ideas and 
techniques that target DHH students

. Other duties as needed
Work Environment & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
. Energetic

. Able to lift 50 pounds

. Able to transition between at least five schools per day &#65533; daily 
driving required

For more information contact: joan_nash@newton.k12.ma.us

The Arizona Center for Disability Law is seeking a part-time staff 
attorney to provide legal services for persons who are deaf and hard of 
hearing. Funding for this position is provided by the Arizona Commission 
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Cover letter and resume can be submitted 
to pradecic@azdisabilitylaw.org by June 25, 2013. 

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

                                                        Telephone (801) 
629-4700 Voice, 629-4701 TTY

                                                     Salt Lake Telephone 
(801) 298-3311 Voice and TTY

                                                                    Toll 
Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Finance Director, USDB

 Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind                                                             
Announcement No. 20-13

742 Harrison Blvd.                                                                                                                  
Schedule AD

Ogden, UT 84404                                                                                                                
DPR 50736/6610

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the fiscal activities for USDB and has direct 
reporting relationship to the Utah State Office of Education; serves as 
chief fiscal officer; advises executive, division, and agency directors 
regarding fiscal operations; develops and implements procedures and 
controls to manage budgeting, accounting, contracts and other financial 
services; manages the formulation of a department's appropriation 
requests; oversees the review of divisions/office budget requests, 
estimates and analyzes program needs, priorities, revenue sources, federal 
matching money and legislation; evaluates and applies executive and 
legislative guidelines for agency budget preparation and process; performs 
lead role in presenting budget requests; assists department executive 
and/or executive staff by providing detailed analysis of requests and 
defends proposals to the Governor, Legislature, Office of Planning & 
Budget and the Office of the Fiscal Analysts; manages the preparation of 
work programs, revisions and the monitoring of budgets; reviews reports of 
subordinate budget and accounting officers and offers suggestions to 
problems; advises department executives and managers of fiscal problems 
and alternatives to minimize impact of revenue cutbacks and shortfalls; 
directs and controls revenue receipting, adjusting and distribution of 
functions and controls expenditure authorization, purchasing, and 
inventory activities in accordance with state and federal law; explains 
and interprets state/federal guidelines to agencies and subordinate staff; 
responds to inquiries; provides reports to agency management, the 
Governor's office, Legislature and federal government on agency fiscal 
activity; manages agency contract services; implements controls and 
standards to monitor the process and review of contracts; supervises 
subordinate personnel including hiring recommendations, determining 
workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating 
performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions to include 
termination; attends meetings as required; performs other duties as 
assigned.

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DeafDigest – 21 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 21, 2013

 

— Another deaf player in women’s WNBA basketball league

For years, Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, was the only deaf player in
the women’s WNBA basketball league. Not any more. There
is another deaf player – Emma Meesseman, from Belgium.
She plays for Washington Mystics. She is 20 years old
and is 6’4 tall and wears two hearing aids while playing.
She is an average player, not a superstar like Catchings.

 

 

— A TV news anchor that supports the deaf

How often do we know of famous people that help the deaf? Very
rare, if any. Well, Gregg Lagerquist is a well known TV news
anchor in Maine. He has been on TV for more than 10 years. He
said that helping the deaf and hard-of-hearing kids in Maine
is one of his goals in life. He wants them to become
successful.

 

 

— Canada discriminating against deaf immigrants?

Canada has many, many deaf immigrants. Yet there is a strange
story of this nation refusing permanent residency for Dmitri
Smirnov, a deaf Russian. He moved from USA to Canada and
is employed as a house painter. Canada says he failed the
language exams. Deaf people are angry because there are many
deaf immigrants that know only ASL and were able to obtain
residential status in Canada. Something funny is going on?

 

 

06/16/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/16/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 19 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 19, 2013

— a deaf poker player wins big money in World Series of Poker

David Chiu, who is deaf, won first place money of $145,520 over
246 other poker players in a recent World Series of Poker event.
He has career winnings of $7,612,754 in poker tournaments, 12th
best in lifetime earnings. And it is his 5th first place win.
David does not know sign language.

 

 

— a famous man calls himself deaf-mute

Many of us love to travel. And many of us read Rick Steeves’
travel books for advice on these tourist sites. In a recent
magazine interview, Rick was explaining that he was traveling
in the Czech Republic and had communication problems with a
Czech woman. Rick described himself as being treated as a
deaf-mute by that Czech woman. Why wouldn’t he just describe
himself as deaf? It is very disappointing, his attitude!

 

 

— Deaflympics fund raising on an American warship!

Two deaf brothers had to raise funds for their participation
in the Deaflympics. Both were javelin throwers. The father of
both boys, serving in the Navy, had his sons come with him
on the American warship. On the deck in front of many sailors,
the deaf brothers demonstrated the way to throw the javelin.
The next day, the fund raising goal for both brothers was met
in just four hours! It was Bill Ramborger, a long time retired
teacher at South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, and
brother Dick, who is the father of the famous Deaf Chef –
Kurt. It was the 1961 Deaflympics in Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

06/16/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/16/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 17 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 17, 2013

— Serbian government playing a joke on the deaf?

Will Serbian Sign Language be approved by the government?
Well, it all depends on public debate about it that the
government will host. Invited to the debate are deaf
organizations. But there is one rule. The organizations
must confirm their participation by using voice telephone.
Relay service? There is none in Serbia. Is the government
playing a joke on the deaf?

 

 

— Hearing mother and deaf daughter at a job interview

A deaf woman looked very hard for a job – but had no luck.
No one wanted to hire her because of her deafness. She
finally found a job when she brought her mother with her
for a job interview. The company hired the deaf daughter
because the hearing mother helped with the answers at the
job interview. Hard to believe? Well, L.Oréal, the world’s
most famous beauty products company, hired the deaf woman
to work in the company accounting office.

 

 

— A deaf man enters a TV reality show

Sam Evans, who is deaf, and is a Deaflympics athlete, and is
employed in a store, is entering a TV reality show. It is
the Big Brother house, a popular program in Great Britain.
It is about a “fraternity” house with immature young men
that joke around and are irresponsible about many things.
Many people like him and think he will win the Big Brother
contest! Sam, who has no girl friend, loves to party and
have a good time. He is worried that other contestants
will make fun of his deafness!

 

 

06/16/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/16/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 17 June 2013

DeafDigest Blue - June 16, 2013

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http://deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-course-with-interpreter/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to past Connecticut
state Democratic leader John G. Groppo who departed us.
He was not deaf. Because of his long service to the public,
there is a scholarship in his honor at the Northwestern 
Connecticut Community College. It is earmarked for
either a deaf student or a student at the school
interpreting program.

This just in -

because of the turmoil surrounding the Arizona 
Schools for the Deaf, the scheduled American Society 
for Deaf Children conference has been postponed.
It was supposed to take place on June 26-29 at 
Tucson, Arizona.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Deaf Museum, in Warrington, a town in Great 
Britain, has reopened after being closed for some
time. It is said to be bigger and better than ever.

Doninic Badaracco, Bridgeport, CT, is late deafened
and wears a hearing aid. He was a defendant in a
court case. His hearing aid batteries died, and
he did not have replacement batteries with him.
As a result, the judge postponed the case until
the next day!

The FCC has ordered the tightening of rules and
procedures to make video relay use much easier
for the deaf.

Some teachers at schools for the deaf in Ontario
are being laid off. Critics are saying that deaf
students will be impacted by the absence of
these teachers.

Bilingual education for the deaf is best. Says who?
Australians - or more specifically, a team of
researchers from the National Institute for Deaf 
Studies and Sign Language at La Trobe University.

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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.

- for ASL News version with captions,
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computer, click on bottom video

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A BIG DEAF EMBARRASSMENT AT A BANK
    A deaf person, carrying a big jar of coins, went to a
bank coin counting machine. He poured these coins in the
machine and waited for it to be counted.
    Several pennies were "stubborn" and could not go through
the coin machine. The deaf person then poured these same
rejected pennies into machine 4 or 5 times. The machine
still refused to accept these few pennies.
    As a result, there was so much noise from the clanking
of these rejected pennies. Everyone at the bank looked at
the deaf person, who did not know about the noise.
    The bank manager walked over to the deaf person and asked
him to stop with these rejected pennies.
    Very embarrassing!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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computer, click on bottom video

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Deaf Magicians to perform for first time at hearing 
Society of American Magicians Convention

July 4, 2014

Arlington, VA
(near Washington, DC)

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-magicans-at-hearing-magicans convention/

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A SNEAK LOBBYIST?
    Is there such a thing as a Sneak Lobbyist? Or even what
does Sneak Lobbyist mean?
    Well, John Dickinson-Lilley was a registered lobbyist with
the British pa1rliament on behalf of the Sense, a service agency 
serving the deaf-blind.
    He left his position with Sense last year for a new job
elsewhere  but did not tell the Parliament about it. And for
the time being he was able to "enjoy" the special lobbying
privileges with his new employer.
    The parliament found out about it this week and immediately
revoked his lobbying privileges. His days as Sneak Lobbyist
came to an end!

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OBAMA AND CATCHINGS
    President Obama loves sports and he honors champions of
major professional sports leagues.
    The latest team to be honored was Indiana Fever, the world
pro women's basketball champions. One of the top players on
the team is Tamika Catchings. She is deaf.
    The newspaper story said:

Obama joked about playing basketball with his "good friend" Catchings.
"I've had the pleasure of being on the court, and she took it easy on me,"
he said laughing. Catchings, who was born deaf, also assists first lady 
Michelle Obama with her anti-obesity campaign. She founded her own 
organization "Catch the Stars," which promotes literacy, fitness and 
mentoring.

    For some reason, helping the deaf is not one of her priorities!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

fellow interpreters that cannot read fingerspelling!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People have asked how and when court reporters began to use computers
that eventually led to the development of captioning and CART. It all
began by filling a need for accurate and timely transcripts.

As more court reporters began to use the machine shorthand method of
making the record instead of the Gregg and Pitman pen shorthand
method, it became obvious that something needed to be done to speed
up the conversion of shorthand notes into final transcript form.

In the early 1950s, the Air Force and IBM began research to develop a
computerized system that could quickly translate foreign languages
into English.  This led IBM to attempt to use similar software to
translate stenotype shorthand symbols into English. They needed to
find a way to enter the data into a computer using the steno machine.

Early attempts included modifying the steno machine so that it
punched holes into the steno paper and hot-wiring the steno keys
directly into the computer, and these proved to be disasters. 
Eventually a steno machine was built with a cord running to a 
box where the steno strokes were captured on a cassette or
cartridge. 

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

This famous (or infamous) Deaf Crab Theory

this is where deaf leaders stab each other in the back
and prevent deaf rivals from climb ahead 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 FCC issued a ruling that text message providers must bounce
back 911 text message in case the local 911 system is down or not
operable

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Did you know that -

William Woods, during the seventies, wrote several strong articles
in the Deaf American magazine, advocating the rights of deaf
individuals to get jobs as truck drivers. He said that there were
no grounds for US Department of Transportation to discriminate
against the deaf. When we read about recent successful efforts
to grant hearing exceptions for deaf truck drivers, it is so
easy to forget Woods' series of articles of 40 years ago.

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a new field - Sentencing
Consultant - to advice judges on how to best sentence
non-violent, non-public threatening white collar criminals.
    DeafDigest wondered if a Deaf Specialist Sentencing
Consultant would help judges on how to best sentence
a deaf criminal.
    There was an issue that surfaced over the Internet on deaf
convicts asking for lenience in sentencing on grounds that
communication barriers often lead to longer sentences by
judges not familiar with the deaf.
    Said an individual familiar with the needs of deaf criminals
"I have never heard of anyone convincing a judge of this,
however."

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
     Howard College, where SouthWest Collegiate
Institute for the Deaf, is based, has broke ground
for a new building on the SWCID campus.
    This is the real deal - because no longer would
SWCID students need to commute back and forth
between the Howard College campus and SWCID campus
to attend their classes.
    With the new building, SWCID hopes to expand
their existing programs.

......

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

in a newspaper interview a hearing aid dealer told
the reporter:

A profoundly deaf person came to see me; he could not
talk but the right hearing aid helped him hear things
he never heard before

Is the dealer exaggerating? If a deaf person puts on a
hearing aid for the first time at a later age, he will
hear noises but not necessarily understand what these
noises stand for.

.......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf person is responsible for ordering supplies
in her department

The deaf person thought the employee asked:
Could you get me a box of mashed potatoes?

Mashed potatoes?

She actually asked:
Could you get me a box of page protectors?

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-   Public Relations Director - Los Angeles

-   HIV Educator -  Los Angeles

-   Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim

-   Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima

-   Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles

-   Staff Interpreter - Riverside

-   Administrative Assistant -  Riverside (CODIE)

-   Administrative Assistant -  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job announcement 
Executive Assistant
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time    *    Exempt    *

This position performs complex administrative and secretarial duties for 
the Executive Director.  The work performed may include a broad range of 
complex responsibilities involving confidential and technical information, 
such as scheduling meetings and preparing agendas, taking minutes of 
meetings, responding to routine correspondence, visitors and telephone 
calls, and researching background material related to political or 
community issues.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
.	Provide clerical and administrative support for the Executive 
Director.
.	Prepare legislative letters and other correspondence.
.	Coordinate logistical support, including meeting minutes, meeting 
materials, communication access, and scheduling for Board of Directors 
meetings, Management Team meetings, agency-wide staff meetings and 
functions attended by Executive Director.
.	Coordinate communication and correspondence as needed among Board 
of Directors, Executive Director, Management Team, staff, and outside 
entities. 
.	Arrange for travel needs of Executive Director.
.	Manage the headquarters facility to ensure operability of space.
.	Provide support for agency record retention.
.	Arrange for communication access needs within the agency.
.	Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
.	Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years experience in and knowledge 
of office procedures.
.	Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS windows software 
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
.	Proficiency in American Sign Language and fluency in English 
grammar/spelling.
.	Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, analyze, 
coordinate, and complete multiple tasks independently.
.	Ability to develop and review letters, reports, policies, 
presentations and other management-related documents.
.	Ability to safeguard confidential information from disclosure or 
compromise.
.	Ability to be proactive, motivated, and able to work in a 
fast-paced, team-oriented environment
.	Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people.
.	Ability to work odd hours or have a flexible schedule.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and 
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter 
holiday.

DEADLINE:  Monday, July 1, 2013 at 12:00pm PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:	Send an application (available at 
http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references,

and resume to:
DCARA
Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or

mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job opening announcement
Teacher - Elementary
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule 
depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days / 2013 - 2014 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:	August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state 
and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other 
materials/tests deemed necessary.  Implement ASL/English bilingual 
methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student 
instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, 
direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain 
classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students 
on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use 
appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as 
determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the 
designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub 
plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written 
reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as 
mandated by the State.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for 
Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). 
Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of 
Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and 
writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are 
required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of 
Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a 
Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of 
employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all 
college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD 
application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

http://www.kssdb.org

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty 
E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial 
dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide 
confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University 
community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators 
(excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is 
neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather 
an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns 
and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the 
point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into 
account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's 
existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports 
directly to the President.

Requirements: Master's degree and five years of experience in conflict 
management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must 
have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively 
with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with 
wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language 
skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent 
problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and 
-- as necessary-- help the inquirers develop appropriate options and 
actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and 
networking skills regarding the University's structure, culture, policies 
and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict 
management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and 
communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level 
in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion 
and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, 
presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team 
member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary 
decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on 
hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial 
dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide 
confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University 
community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators 
(excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is 
neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather 
an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns 
and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the 
point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into 
account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University's 
existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports 
directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or 
contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

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

Qualifications:  Master's degree required. At least ten years of 
management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment 
leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, 
ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment 
trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, 
best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and 
curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience 
with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure 
results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student 
financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business 
processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to 
communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and 
English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or 
contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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current vacancy
Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications being accepted for Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the 
Deaf, visit CSDB website at www.csdb.org  where the official job 
announcement in its entirety is posted. This position will support 
teachers in the use of effective instructional strategies in ASL/English 
Language Arts classrooms and across content areas as well as support 
teachers in analyzing and applying assessment data to guide instructional 
strategies. Excellent Benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
CSDB 
33 North Institute Street; 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Full-Time Position

Position Description
Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of 
Hearing (NCDHH) is the chief executive officer for the Commission and is 
responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and 
services. The Executive Director position is a discretionary 
non-classified position and is not subject to the State of Nebraska 
Classified System's Personnel Rules and Regulations.  The Executive 
Director serves at the pleasure of the Commission's Board of Directors. 
The Commission is a state agency with the main office in Lincoln and 
branch offices in Omaha and North Platte.

Essential Job Functions 
.	Directs the day-to-day agency operations in the areas of fiscal, 
personnel management, inventory, and purchasing to ensure compliance with 
current state laws, rules and regulations, and state and agency policies.
.	Develops the agency's budget and coordinates the preparation and 
oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all 
accounting transactions.
.	Represents the Commission while interacting with state and federal 
legislators on issues impacting those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
.	Selection, evaluation, direction, training, and supervision of 
employees.
.	Manages program development including analyzing and evaluating 
procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing 
patterns, work distribution, and assignments of duties.
.	Participates and lead the agency's strategic plan efforts.
.	Monitors the agency's progress toward meeting established goals 
and objectives.
.	Is visible and involved with the clients and organizations 
representing the clients served by the Commission.
.	Serves on boards and committees representing the Commission.
.	Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who 
are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors 
changes in policies, procedures, and standards for the programs and 
services to meet those needs.
.	Communicates a focused vision for the Commission and for 
individual staff professional growth.
.	Sets the board meeting agenda and prepares reports for the members 
of the Commission's Board of Directors and the various standing 
committees.
.	Oversees the Interpreter Review Board, a sub-board of NCDHH 
responsible for licensing sign language interpreters in Nebraska.
.	Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary or directed by 
the Commission's Board of Directors.
Non-Essential Job Function
.	Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal 
resources for development of special projects and services for serving 
individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Qualifications
.	Bachelor's degree in administration, social services, or 
deafness-related fields required.  Master's degree is preferred.  Minimum 
of three years of administrative experiences required.  Preference is 
given to applicants fluent in American Sign Language.
.	Requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before 
closing date.

Salary and Benefits
.	Salary range is $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience and 
education. 
.	Full benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, 
retirement, standard paid holidays and authorized leave benefits

To Apply
All applications including cover letter, resume, three letters of 
reference,  and completed supplemental questionnaire must be submitted 
online:

Online:  http://statejobs.nebraska.gov

Closing Date
.	July 15, 2013

For Further Information
Contact Ms. Lori Burrage, NCDHH Business Manager at 402-471-3593 or by 
email at mailto:lori.burrage@nebraska.gov

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Employment opportunities 

The William Center
At The
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The William Center was started in 2004 by The Austine School-Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to meet the special needs of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth whose
emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from being served in more
traditional special education programs. 

Due to an established new service model the William Center have the
following positions available.

   - Job Coach
   - Therapist   Multiple job positions available
   - Therapeutic Coach Multiple job positions available
   - Vocational Teacher of the Deaf
   - Director of William Center

Minimum qualifications for these positions include:

21 years of age, required.

Effective communication skills to include ASL 

Knowledge of child development and deafness 

Willingness to receive CPI certification and have the ability to
perform restraints.

Valid driver's license & willingness to obtain a VT Bus License.

To view full job description visit Vermont Center's Website at
http://www.vcdhh.org

Excellent benefits package

To apply or for additional information contact:

Kelly Therieau
The Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510          mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.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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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: 
Careers
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ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Mike Phillips, Superintendent POSITION OPENING . 22082346 POSITION TITLE: Residential Advisor DEPARTMENT: Boys Dorm REPORTS TO: Al Jordan JOB DESCRIPTION: Monitor and supervise students during shift hours, checking rooms every 15 to 30 minute intervals. Ensure knowledge of students. presence or absence. Respond appropriately to emergencies and notify appropriate staff. Attend in-service, staff meetings and other student related meetings as assigned. Develop, implement, and monitor student activities using Positive Behavior Support. Perform related responsibilities as required or assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Advanced America Sign Language and computer skills. SPECIAL REQUIREMNTS: A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory. All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment. All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test. Mobilize handicapped students on wheelchairs. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. 06/06/13 to: Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manager Arkansas School for the Deaf Location: 2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205 Blind School Campus Fax: 501-603-3533 Online at www.arstatejobs.com The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. 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 We have one-year administrative appointment positions within our Sign Language and Interpreting Training program department at Pima Community College for the academic year 2013-2014. Two positions are available and the deadline for applicants is June 19th, 2013. Please share this with anyone within your group who may be of interest in this rewarding position. The deadline to apply for the one-year administrative appointment position is June 19th. Go to https://pima.peopleadmin.com/postings/2441 for details. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Human Resources Analyst assigned to this position: Leticia Anduaga; landuaga@pima.edu. Thank you. Taralynn Petrites, M.Ed. Sign Language and Interpreter Training Programs 2202 W. Anklam Road Tucson, AZ 85709-0085 E-mail:tpetrites@pima.edu VP/VRS: 520.445.8538 Fax: 520.206.6059 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 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 Director, Educational Program - USDB Program for the Blind, Region I Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 22-13 742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AD Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50240/5210 JOB SUMMARY Director of the Program for the Blind, Region I, at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. This is a program for the blind or visually impaired serving children preschool through sixth grade in classroom settings and preschool through age 22 in outreach settings. The director plans, develops, and administers programs that provide and support educational opportunities for students in direct school-based classroom programs as well as in outreach programs; cooperates with various entities to develop, evaluate and implement curricula which are in compliance with the State Board of Education and meet the needs and interests of students; supervises and evaluates teachers and staff; ensures compliance with state and federal laws for the implementation of IEP or 504 plans; prepares budget and determines allocation of funds for staff, supplies, equipment and facilities; evaluates and modifies teaching methods, support systems and/or community participation in educational and other programs offered at the school; performs other duties as assigned. 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DeafDigest – 17 June 2013

DeafDigest Gold – June 16, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friendly-restaurants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-networking/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal opposed charging regular
telephone users just a few cents more to subsidize the
deaf relay services, preferring to have the state treasury
pay for it. This led to a legislative debate and the
legislators agreed to dip into the state piggy bank.

Deaf Awareness Day not worth the time and effort!
Says who? Deaf British activist John David Walker
said so. He says that Awareness Day organizers do
not know how to really make hearing people aware
of the needs of the deaf.

The Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind board meeting
took place, but took no action taking into consideration
so much turmoil in recent months.

The Supreme Court says human genes cannot be patented,
yet will ok it if the gene is synthetic. What this means
that if a geneticist creates a synthetic deaf gene, he
can patent it.

Deaf seniors of Rochester may be able to enjoy living
in a senior citizen housing complex if the planned
construction of a residential building takes place
in the area. The time frame is about 12-24 months from
now.

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

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updated every Monday

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VOCATIONAL OR ACADEMICS IN SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
Should our deaf schools stress vocational training
or should it stress academics?
Well, years ago, some schools for the deaf had strong
vocational programs. Deaf students were pushed towards these
vocational programs.
DeafDigest editor just read an obituary of a deaf man
that passed away last week. He worked in a machine shop
for many years after graduating from a deaf school, and
he spent 30 years as the shop foreman, with hearing
machine operators working under him.
So, which is worth more – academics or vocational
training?

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman/

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

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added to list of places in USA with deaf names

Leroy Colombo’s View in Galveston, Texas

He was a legendary deaf lifeguard who has saved
over 1,000 swimmers on the shores of the Gulf of
Mexico.

Other names are at:
http://deafdigest.com/places-in-usa-with-deaf-name/

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NETWORKING IS A WAY TO FIND A DEAF JOB
Do deaf people network with each other to look for
jobs?
Networking means looking for jobs without reading
the employment ads or the internet employment ads.
Networking is:

– asking an old Gallaudet or NTID friend
– asking an important hearing man at a big disability event
– listening to deaf job rumors at a deaf social event

There are other examples of networking.

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

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

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Accessible to Visitors with Disabilities
June 26, through Sunday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 3,
through Sunday, July 7

Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/2013-smithsonian-washingtondc-folklife-festival-deaf-accessible/

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THE TV GENERATIONS
Recently, the USA Today ran a story on generations of
TV sets. While the story did not mention captions, the
generations are as follows:

1. black and white – no captions

2. color – captions

3. high definition – captions

4. HDTV – captions

What this means is that there were no captions with
the black and white TV generation, and for a long
time, no captions with color TV until late seventies/
early eighties.

A NEW DEAF STAMP IN SINGAPORE
To be sold at post offices this week in Singapore are
new deaf postage stamps.
It shows different greetings in sign language. It was
designed by Kenny Tiang of the Singapore Association for the Deaf.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Bikers of America

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bikers-of-america/

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

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

a newspaper ran a headline:

Scientists move a step closer to a cure for deafness

huh, scientists have been saying the same thing for years
and years. Gets quite tiresome!

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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 are hearing aids too expensive?

A. It costs approximately $250 to manufacture a
hearing aid. An audiologist buys that hearing aid
for $1,000 for resale.

Of that $1,000 that is being sold to an audiologist,
$75.00 is for research and development, $250 is
for marketing. The rest is profit for the manufacturer.

The audiologist hikes the price to $2,000 or even $3,000
to recover his $1,000 purchase and for his overhead costs.

This is why we are seeing $3,000 hearing aids!

Unfair? Yes, but this is reality.

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:

Orientation

I have been walking along the side of the roads in my neighborhood daily.

I walk almost 4 miles a day.  There are days that clouds give me a clearer
view of my walk.

There are days when the sun is too bright for my vision.

In bright sun, I must rely on my white cane as my guide to continue
my walk.

One bright sunny day, I crossed the road to go to another street.

The sun was so bright and it was difficult to see, so I let my white cane
guide my way.

I ended up facing a bright white garage door!

I missed the curb and went right on back to one of my neighbor’s driveway that lead
to their garage!

I had to re-orient myself to that area to avoid slamming head on onto a
garage door!

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:

Many famous people raise funds to help national organizations
that serves a specific disability. We wish for a famous person
to raise funds to help a national deaf organization on their
advocacy needs – education, captions, interpreting, etc.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1962 – St Joseph’s College for the Deaf became the nation’s
second college for the deaf (after Gallaudet and not NTID).
This college, however, lasted only one year before it closed
doors. It was part of  Mount St. Joseph College (now
Medaille College) and it enrolled 15 deaf students.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

6
number of companies that control the hearing aid market

95
percent of hearing aid market dominated by six companies

these 6 companies basically build the same thing, forcing
deaf consumers to make a choice between an “apple” and
an “orange”!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Appalachian State – Kate Ward, so, women’s soccer
will be a sophomore come this September

– Austin Peay – Preston Gilbreath, sr, football
will be playing his final season of football come this September

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Athiel Mbaha, Ghana pro soccer league, goalie with the Tigers
in the Premier league; so far has won two league games

– Kevin Sherwood, Australia, auto racer; failed to win his sixth
straight Canberra Motors championship in the Super Production
division

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Deaf Sports Library

list of deaf pro wrestlers

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pro-wrestlers/

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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 !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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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Open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

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

Professional Development Manager
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-deaf-professional-development-manager-job/

Purchasing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-purchasing-specialist-job/

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-teacher-job/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

Occupational Therapist (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-occupational-therapist-position/

Speech Language Pathologist (Aug-Nov)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

ASL Specialist (temporary)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

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

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

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

Relief Worker (substitute Child Care Worker)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Therapeutic Mentor (part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

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

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

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year.  The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times.  Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved.  The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities.  The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies.  Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent upon experience with full benefits 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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position opening
Interpreter
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.  Responsibilities include providing interpreting services
for students, staff, parents and visitors. Interprets in a number
of different settings including mainstream classes, IEP meetings,
field trips, in-service    training, professional meetings,
training, professional meetings, assemblies, conference calls, etc.
Works a flexible schedule depending on the need for interpreting services.

MINIMUNM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Certificates required: NIC, RID or NAD.  Interpreter registration with the
PA office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

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

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Advanced”.

STARTING DATE:    August 19, 2013

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

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

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position openings
Access Residence Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, New Jersey

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

Right now, our Paterson, NJ Campus has exciting opportunities available in
its ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health
services to the deaf and hard of hearing people of New Jersey, and a place
where treatment is provided in a culturally affirmative environment that
supports Deaf Culture.  Candidates will help meet case management and
treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing
within a variety of therapeutic supervised settings, and will be expected
to ensure the provision of program services, engage individuals in the
treatment process, and ensure continuity of care.

– RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
Access Residence Services
Full Time, Evenings & Nights * Per Diem, Eves, Nights & Weekends

Develop individualized treatment plans, address treatment needs, assure
the provision of psychiatric rehabilitative services to consumers, enhance
clients skills of community living/managing health needs, identify signs
of symptomatic problem behavior, and ensure the safety of all consumers.
You will also communicate/document all observations and discussions
utilizing established protocols, deescalate potential crisis situations,
and perform other related duties as needed. Requires a BS in Mental
Health, Health or related discipline .OR- a current NJ RN License and 2
years of work/life experience, -OR- a High School Diploma and 4 years of
related work/life experience, along with CPR and Basic First Aid
Certification.

– CASEWORKER
Access Residence Services * Full Time – Day Shift
Provide counseling and case management to clients utilizing a variety of
therapeutic approaches, complete psychosocial assessments/develop
treatment plans, help clients obtain entitlements and linkages to other
community resources/services, and assist in the resolution of problems. In
addition, you will accurately complete all documentation, identify/respond
to crisis situations, conduct outreach activities, and handle other duties
as needed. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology,
Psychiatric Rehabilitation or Mental Health related discipline, 2 years
experience, and the ability to collaborate with other programs/agencies on
shared cases. Certified Social Worker (CSW) Licensure preferred.

To qualify for either of the above positions, you must also possess:
.    Proficiency with American Sign Language
.    Familiarity with Deaf Culture, and knowledgeable with current
technologies available to individuals with hearing loss
.    Solid oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving
and PC skills
.    Valid NJ Driver’s License and excellent driving record
.    Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred

We offer competitive salaries, a dynamic, satisfying work environment, and
a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please fax
973.754.4511, email your resume (put “ACCESS Program” in subject field)
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at:
http://www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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position opening
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1310

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

Western Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month,
non-tenure track instructor for the American Sign Language/ASL Studies
undergraduate program with a 15 credit teaching load per quarter. WOU is
the only institution in the Northwest that provides three years of ASL.

Students are able to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts foreign language
requirement by taking two years of ASL and American Sign Language studies
is also offered as a major and minor. WOU’s ASL courses are taken by over
250 students each year.

The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package
included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in ASL and
ASL Studies including ASL I to IX, Deaf History, ASL linguistics (e.g. ASL
morphology and cherology), ASL literature, and American Deaf Culture.
Please visit our website at www.wou.edu/education/sped/aslstudies.php to
view a complete outline of the program.

Qualifications:
Required
. Masters degree in ASL Linguistics or demonstrable expertise in teaching
ASL Linguistics
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
. Ability to design a syllabus that clearly communicates outcomes,
expectations, assignments, and grading
. Five to ten years experience in ASL usage
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds

Preferred
. ASLTA certification
. Experience teaching at postsecondary level
. Program development and coordination experience

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Kara Gournaris,
mailto:gournark@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1310 NTT Instructor, American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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position opening
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies

(Division of Special Education)
Recruitment Number: F1309

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin June 21,
2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks
qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a
full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position with a 12-credit
load per quarter in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate
ASL/English Interpreting programs. Coursework in these programs are
offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and
condensed formats. The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education
accredited undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU prepares
students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of
settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the
demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which
to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting
program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education
Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in
Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders,
mentors, and teachers of interpreting. The university strongly encourages
applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to
multicultural education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and
degree. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses,
both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies
program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses
focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include
student advising, alternative calendar/off-campus teaching, program
development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project
supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the
summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
. MA in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, or
linguistics)
. National interpreting certification (e.g., CDI, CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12)
required
. Experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level
(specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Experience with online education and openness to online instruction
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on
interpreting/interpreter education
. Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and
interpreter practitioners
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting
backgrounds
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
Preferred
. Ph.D/Ed.D in related field
. Three years experience teaching ASL/English Interpreting (specifically
theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
. Experience with training interpreter educators
. Program development and coordination experience
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
. Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for
growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate
in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Pamela Cancel, at
503-838-8803 or mailto:cancel@wou.edu

For more information about the program, go
to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:

Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Teaching philosophy
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1309 NTT Instructor, ASL/English Interpreting
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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

School Year 2013-2014

at KDES
.    Math Teacher (Middle School)
.    Social Studies (Middle School)
.    ASL Teacher
.    Science Teacher (Middle School)
.    English Teacher

at MSSD
.    Social Studies
.    English
.    Math

SUMMARY:

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

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

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

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

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

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

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

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received
and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official
transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.**
Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held
on August 6th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st
work day for returning teachers will be August 13th, 2013.

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Announcement of vacant positions
– Differentiation & Inclusion Coordinator (KDES)
– Residence Educator-Girls (MSSD)
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

To apply, mail a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5344

Job Description can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Professional Staff under Job Listing.

Job employment application can be found at
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Job application

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II
Certification in Deaf Education required. Master’s Degree in Deaf
Education also preferred. PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA
Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement
system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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

REPORTS TO:            Elementary School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification
in Deaf Education required.  Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.
PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI
Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system,
medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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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
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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Missouri

MERIL has an immediate opening for a Facilities Specialist whose duties
will involve performance of all building and custodial maintenance tasks
for our St. Joseph locations as well as inventory control. This is a
“hands on” part time position. We are seeking an individual with prior
facilities maintenance and custodial experience.  MERIL is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  Please visit our website
www.meril.org to complete an application or contact Fred Timberlake at
fredt@meril.org for more information.

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

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position will be located at the Field Office, Little Rock, AR.

OPENS:  June 13, 2013          CLOSES: June 20, 2013

Division of Rehabilitation Services is recruiting personnel for the
following position:

INTERPRETER
Position # 22081711
Grade C116

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Interpreter is responsible for providing
interpretive services for the hearing impaired.  Provides interpreting or
appropriate communication support, through the use of manual, oral, and
graphic/visual modes of communication, to facilitate understanding between
hearing and hearing-impaired persons.  Evaluates clients’ need for
assistive devices and provides a plan of activity and printed information
regarding the use of the equipment.  Provides clients with training in job
application and independent living skills.  Documents interpreting
assignments with case narratives, compiles data, and prepares activity
reports listing source of requests, hours of service, mileage, and
transportation provided.  May transport clients to medical or legal
appointments as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned.  This position
is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s
degree in Interpretation: American Sign Language/English, special
education, social work, or a related field.  Must have successfully
attained at least a level 3 of the Quality Assurance Screening Test
(QAST).  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting
purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel
Management.  OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE
SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE
QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Applicants must complete a State of Arkansas employment application to be
considered for employment.  Resumes only will not be accepted.  The
application must be received before midnight on the closing date.
Applications can be completed at www.arstatejobs.com.  For additional
information contact:
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
525 West Capitol
Little Rock, AR  72201
(501) 296-1657
FAX: (501) 296-1672
www.arstatejobs.com

Division of Rehabilitation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 16 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 14 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 14, 2013

 

— a deaf medical student needed 4 interpreters

Megan Jack, a deaf student at University of Manitoba
medical school, needed 4 interpreters. The school only
had one interpreter that understood medical words. What
did she do? She postponed for one year her entrance
into medical school so that 3 other interpreters can be
taught these medical words in advance of her admission!

 

 

— 90 percent of CART captioning students drop out!

We watch TV programs that are live-captioned. We do not
realize it is very difficult for CART school students to
pass their courses; a CART captioner told DeafDigest
editor that approximately 90 percent of these CART school
students drop out. They did not realize how much work
it requires to become a good captioner.

 

 

— Something about The Switched at Birth we didn’t know

When there is a new TV program, the producers hope it
will become popular. Many new programs fail and then flop.
The producers at ABC Family gambled with The Switched at
Birth program, unsure if the hearing people will like it
or not. Everyone was surprised when The Switched at Birth
became one of the most popular TV programs in recent history.

 

 

06/09/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/09/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 12 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 12, 2013

— Deaf Bikers’ cross country tour of USA

Approximately 60 deaf bikers and 15 riders will be touring
USA on their motorcycles. The group will travel across New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California.
Some will ride coast to coast; some will ride part of the route.
An outlaw deaf biker group? No way! They are respectable deaf
citizens with good jobs and good reputations. They just love
their bikes and love to travel.

 

 

— Many people angry at wrong school district because of name-sign

DeafDigest mentioned few months ago that Hunter Spanjer, Grand Island,
NE, is a 3-year old deaf child. The Grand Island School District (NE)
tried to force him to change his name-sign because it was a sign for a
gun. Many people in USA got angry and sent emails, made phone calls
and some threatened the wrong  NY school district with violence.
The Nebraska school district and the New York school district both
share the same name – Grand Island School District, confusing the
angry people.

 

 

— Barber Shop Club of the Deaf!

Deaf club in a barber shop? Not joking. In 1939, a group of young
deaf people wanted to form a deaf club. The deaf owner of a barber
shop invited the club to use the room behind the shop. Over the
years, this Barber Shop Club became the Buffalo Club of the Deaf.
This club is still active with events every month at different location.

 

 

06/09/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/09/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 10 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 10, 2013

— Why police delays with some deaf text 911 emergency calls?

A big reason for some police delays in responding to deaf 911 emergency
calls is that it takes as much as 17 minutes to collect information
from the deaf. For the hearing it may take between two and five minutes!

 

— Attitude by hearing towards deaf worse now than past?

Steven King, not deaf, is the Director of Durham University Centre
for Medical Studies (Great Britain). He said hearing people treated
deaf better in past than today. He explained that there were more
disabled people in the past than now. In the past hearing people
were so used to many disabled people around and treated them
better. DeafDigest finds it surprising and hard to believe!

 

— A deaf bus driver stopped by the police

Sund Ogunola, a deaf bus driver, was stopped by the police
on a traffic violation – he was driving the bus in the
lane that was not reserved for buses. The police was shocked
to find out he was deaf and been driving a bus for 14 years
without a license. Even the passengers did not know he was deaf.
It happened in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

 

06/09/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/09/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 09 June 2013

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf/

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“Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy” DVD

Based on the delightful children’s book of the same name, “Danny the
Dragon Meets Jimmy” is a DVD that chronicles the adventures of a
friendly dragon and his traveling companion Skipper. This
entertaining story tells how they meet a new family in the most
unusual way.

The DVD features a visual presentation of the book; full narration
with vivid sound effects; and sign language interpretation for the
deaf and hard of hearing.

Find “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy” (DVD353) at Harris Communications
for $24.95.

For more information, go to:
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This just in –

A California judge has ordered the prison officials
to provide deaf inmates, in solitary confinement,
with ASL interpreters.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science has published
a linguistic paper on the Japanese Sign Language, which
targeted signs used by people at age of 30 and at the age of 70

Dr Vishnu Prasad Bhakthaval Salan, a deaf physician, with a
government hospital in Malaysia, was honored with an award
from the Malaysian Medical Association for his outstanding
studies at the Monash Medical Clinical College. He was turned
away by other medical schools because of his deafness.

Gaye Prudence Lyons, a deaf Australian woman, has filed a
lawsuit with the Queensland state government for excluding
her from jury duty.

A pictorial book about cheeky dogs, running around and making
mischief, is becoming popular with hearing Australian kids.
The book artist is Dion Beasley. Not only he has muscular
dystrophy but is also deaf, and uses Auslan to communicate.

Arizona governor Jan Brewer has ordered the revamped Arizona
Schools for the Deaf board to conduct a special board meeting
on June 11th. Not sure what is going to come out of it.

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YOUR RESTAURANT CHOICE
You have a choice as a deaf patron. Which
restaurant would you go to?
A restaurant next door to your home that
is not deaf friendly – waiters no patience
with the deaf, cannot read the cash register,
menus hard to point to, etc.
Or would you walk 6 blocks to a restaurant
that is very deaf-friendly!
Your choice.

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

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

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NAD Leadership Training Conference: Defy Expectations; Achieve Feats!

October 3-5, 2013

Omaha, Nebraska

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

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HARD OF HEARING SORRY FOR REJECTING THE DEAF
Always a sad story – that some young hard of
hearing person would reject friendship with the
deaf. They think they are better off with hearing.
But years later, these hard of hearing people
lose their hearing and become deaf. And it is
hard to make friends with the deaf at late age.

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf/

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

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23rd Biennial American Society for Deaf Children Conference

JUNE 26-29, 2013

Tucson, Arizona

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

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AN ANGRY DEAF ACTIVIST FROM WALES SPEAKS OUT
A deaf Welsh woman is angry. She is accusing British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) of refusing to caption the
proceedings of the Welsh Assembly.
The BBC representative said this program is not watched by
too many people and so, investment in captions is not worth it!

DEAF INMATES AND HEAERING PRISON OFFICERS
A deaf advocate on the rights and needs of the deaf in prisons
said that just about all hearing prison officers are not able
to communicate with deaf prisoners.
He said that much of the anger among deaf prisoners are for
that reason.

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

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Hampshire Association of the Deaf

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:
She was retired from Gallaudet College in Maryland,

The writer was lazy, did not bother to double-check
to verify the location of Gallaudet and also to verify
if it was a college or university

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your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is there no such a thing as a perfect hearing aid
or even of a perfect CI?

A. Nothing in life is perfect!

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:

Mowing season

Well it is grass mowing season again up here.

My first cut of the season left a few rows sticking up.

The sun’s glare made it more difficult for me to find where
I had left off and where I needed to begin!

I guess it is time for an SSP to mow the grass for me!

(While I sit on the deck with my cocktails!)

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 state (and even federal) legislators think twice about
passing a deaf-related bill if there actually is no money
in the treasury to fund its operations!

We have read of stories of states establishing agencies serving
the deaf only to realize there is no money to fund its operations.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1907 – The Scientific American magazine ran an article
that said deafness should not prevent one from learning
speech

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

2

campuses that Gallaudet has had over the years

the Northeast campus has been with Gallaudet over the years

the university operated the Northwest campus between
1983 and 1995 and then it was sold

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Western Washington – Thomas Guidon, SR, track;
at 14’9, has tied for the team’s best this season

– Willamette – Rachel Heringer, incoming FR, tennis;
will be making her collegiate tennis debut next fall

– Winthrop – Michael Patrick, incoming FR, baseball;
will be making his collegiate debut next fall

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– David Smith, pro volleyball, Germany & USA national volleyball team;
no updates on him in about a year

– Gregg Sutch, Buffalo Sabres draftee; scored 4 goals and 8 points
in 42 games as an winger, specializing on defense with the
Saginaw Spirit team in Ontario Hockey League

– Joe Swail, pro billiards, Northern Ireland; has not been the
same since he finished runner ups at the Paul Hunter Classic
last year

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Deaf Sports Library

– a big shock for deaf golfer (picture)

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-golfer-john-stanton-big-shock-on-golf-course/

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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 openings
Access Residence Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, New Jersey

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

Right now, our Paterson, NJ Campus has exciting opportunities available in
its ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health
services to the deaf and hard of hearing people of New Jersey, and a place
where treatment is provided in a culturally affirmative environment that
supports Deaf Culture.  Candidates will help meet case management and
treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing
within a variety of therapeutic supervised settings, and will be expected
to ensure the provision of program services, engage individuals in the
treatment process, and ensure continuity of care.

– RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
Access Residence Services
Full Time, Evenings & Nights * Per Diem, Eves, Nights & Weekends

Develop individualized treatment plans, address treatment needs, assure
the provision of psychiatric rehabilitative services to consumers, enhance
clients skills of community living/managing health needs, identify signs
of symptomatic problem behavior, and ensure the safety of all consumers.
You will also communicate/document all observations and discussions
utilizing established protocols, deescalate potential crisis situations,
and perform other related duties as needed. Requires a BS in Mental
Health, Health or related discipline .OR- a current NJ RN License and 2
years of work/life experience, -OR- a High School Diploma and 4 years of
related work/life experience, along with CPR and Basic First Aid
Certification.

– CASEWORKER
Access Residence Services * Full Time – Day Shift
Provide counseling and case management to clients utilizing a variety of
therapeutic approaches, complete psychosocial assessments/develop
treatment plans, help clients obtain entitlements and linkages to other
community resources/services, and assist in the resolution of problems. In
addition, you will accurately complete all documentation, identify/respond
to crisis situations, conduct outreach activities, and handle other duties
as needed. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology,
Psychiatric Rehabilitation or Mental Health related discipline, 2 years
experience, and the ability to collaborate with other programs/agencies on
shared cases. Certified Social Worker (CSW) Licensure preferred.

To qualify for either of the above positions, you must also possess:
.    Proficiency with American Sign Language
.    Familiarity with Deaf Culture, and knowledgeable with current
technologies available to individuals with hearing loss
.    Solid oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving
and PC skills
.    Valid NJ Driver’s License and excellent driving record
.    Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred

We offer competitive salaries, a dynamic, satisfying work environment, and
a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please fax
973.754.4511, email your resume (put “ACCESS Program” in subject field)
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at:
http://www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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position opening
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1310

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

Western Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month,
non-tenure track instructor for the American Sign Language/ASL Studies
undergraduate program with a 15 credit teaching load per quarter. WOU is
the only institution in the Northwest that provides three years of ASL.

Students are able to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts foreign language
requirement by taking two years of ASL and American Sign Language studies
is also offered as a major and minor. WOU’s ASL courses are taken by over
250 students each year.

The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package
included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in ASL and
ASL Studies including ASL I to IX, Deaf History, ASL linguistics (e.g. ASL
morphology and cherology), ASL literature, and American Deaf Culture.
Please visit our website at www.wou.edu/education/sped/aslstudies.php to
view a complete outline of the program.

Qualifications:
Required
. Masters degree in ASL Linguistics or demonstrable expertise in teaching
ASL Linguistics
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
. Ability to design a syllabus that clearly communicates outcomes,
expectations, assignments, and grading
. Five to ten years experience in ASL usage
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds

Preferred
. ASLTA certification
. Experience teaching at postsecondary level
. Program development and coordination experience

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Kara Gournaris,
mailto:gournark@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1310 NTT Instructor, American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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position opening
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Non-Tenure Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies

(Division of Special Education)
Recruitment Number: F1309

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin June 21,
2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks
qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a
full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position with a 12-credit
load per quarter in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate
ASL/English Interpreting programs. Coursework in these programs are
offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and
condensed formats. The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education
accredited undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU prepares
students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of
settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the
demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which
to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting
program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education
Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in
Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders,
mentors, and teachers of interpreting. The university strongly encourages
applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to
multicultural education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and
degree. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses,
both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies
program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses
focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include
student advising, alternative calendar/off-campus teaching, program
development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project
supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the
summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
. MA in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, or
linguistics)
. National interpreting certification (e.g., CDI, CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12)
required
. Experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level
(specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Experience with online education and openness to online instruction
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on
interpreting/interpreter education
. Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and
interpreter practitioners
. Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation
skills
. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management
skills
. Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting
backgrounds
. Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
Preferred
. Ph.D/Ed.D in related field
. Three years experience teaching ASL/English Interpreting (specifically
theory, processing, and practical application courses)
. Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
. Experience with training interpreter educators
. Program development and coordination experience
. Knowledge, skills, and abilities
. Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
. Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for
growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate
in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Pamela Cancel, at
503-838-8803 or mailto:cancel@wou.edu

For more information about the program, go
to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:

Required application materials:
. WOU application form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
. Letter of interest
. Current curriculum vitae
. Names and contact information for three (3) references
. Teaching philosophy
. Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1309 NTT Instructor, ASL/English Interpreting
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to
503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting,
Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related
continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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

School Year 2013-2014

at KDES
.    Math Teacher (Middle School)
.    Social Studies (Middle School)
.    ASL Teacher
.    Science Teacher (Middle School)
.    English Teacher

at MSSD
.    Social Studies
.    English
.    Math

SUMMARY:

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

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

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

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

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

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

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

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received
and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official
transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.**
Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held
on August 6th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st
work day for returning teachers will be August 13th, 2013.

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Announcement of vacant positions
– Differentiation & Inclusion Coordinator (KDES)
– Residence Educator-Girls (MSSD)
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

To apply, mail a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5344

Job Description can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Professional Staff under Job Listing.

Job employment application can be found at
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Job application

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II
Certification in Deaf Education required. Master’s Degree in Deaf
Education also preferred. PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA
Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement
system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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

REPORTS TO:            Elementary School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification
in Deaf Education required.  Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.
PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI
Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  This position has full
benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system,
medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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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
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 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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A secretarial/admin position has opened up with the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Services Division, with the Department of Human Services.  You can
find the information to apply at the following website:

The OASI position for the DHHSD Mental Health Program and Metro Office is
now posted both externally and internally. Please spread the word.
To apply, please go to https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting and
the posting number is 13DHS000902

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:  June 28, 2013

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

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Substitute Early Intervention Hearing Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 18-13

Wasatch Front Area
Schedule IN

DPR 50211, 50219, 50221/5510

JOB SUMMARY  In the absence of a regular Early Intervention Hearing
Specialist, performs the duties of an emissary for the USDB Parent Infant
Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PIP/DHH); provides appropriate
programming for deaf/hard-of-hearing students, birth to 3 years of age,
and displays the ability to work effectively with parents in a home-based
environment; prepares and writes lesson plans for each student and family;
generates information/reports on children as appropriate; follows
appropriate curriculums, as provided; provides effective home visits,
shares new language/listening strategies with the family, models the
skills, and supports families as they use the skills; advises and teaches
parents in the area of deafness/hearing loss and language development;
assists parents in embedding language within the child.s everyday
routines; keeps appointments with families; provides and maintains
equipment/materials; serves as Early Intervention (E.I.) team member;
follows up on referrals; takes a collaborative role at E.I. staffing
meetings, IFSP and initial IEP meetings and student transitions and aids
in IFSP success through appropriate assessments, including assessment of
hearing functioning, language acquisition, goal development and
follow-through of the IFSP; attends training sessions and workshops as
assigned by program administrators; coordinates with PIP/DHH program
director; performs other duties as assigned.

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

Custodian I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 23-13

Salt Lake Campus and Orem Location
Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 and
DPR 50448/6730

424 South 350 East, Orem UT 84058

JOB SUMMARY  Maintains building and facilities in a clean and orderly
condition; removes snow from sidewalks, doorways, etc. as needed; cleans
and maintains floors, dusts, waxes and polishes furniture, washes windows,
mirrors and other glass or plastic items, empties trash and garbage,
cleans walls and bathrooms, etc.; cleans and disinfects areas and
equipment; sets up and arranges tables and chairs; repairs, cleans,
adjusts and/or performs preventive maintenance on equipment, tools,
machinery, etc.; daily travel between Salt Lake City and Orem is required
for this position; performs other duties as assigned.

Jefferson County Board of Education in Birmingham, Alabama currently has
2 positions for Interpreters for the 2013-2014 school year. These
positions require an Alabama Permit/License through ALBIT. Please apply
on line under classified positions. Contact Pamela Higgins at
phiggins@jefcoed.com <mailto:phiggins@jefcoed.com> for further
information.

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DeafDigest – 09 June 2013

DeafDigest Blue – June 9, 2013

Blue 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/fired-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ville-houses/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-course-with-interpreter/

(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

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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
Blue section.

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This just in –

Joel Coleman is the new superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Top stories about the deaf:

The Regal movie chain said they have spent over 12 million
dollars to outfit their moviehouses with caption glasses.

Pernambuco, a state in Brazil, will be distributing a limited
number of text devices for the deaf. It is supposed to
translate voice to text and/or sign language. The
SoftexRecife has made a monetary investment in this
experiment.

New Haven in Connecticut reached settlement regarding not
providing interpreters for the deaf arrested by the police
and has promised to provide for these in the future.

Do reassert your rights as a first class citizen was the
message conveyed to deaf Britons at a lecture at the
Harrow Asian Deaf Club in Great Britain. The speakers, all
hearing and all advocates, highlighted this special event.

Are the accessibility needs of deaf Britons being met in
health care facilities? The Deaf Access Research Group does not think so and is conducting a survey of the 105
medical facilities in the Lincolnshire area. Already
this group is accusing nearly 20 facilities for ignoring
the deaf.

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DEAF CONFUSED BY VOICE VOCABULARY
At many workplaces, hearing people use special
shop vocabulary – coded words, coded abbreviations.
A deaf person  knows what these words mean,
but would not use them in everyday conversation
with these fellow employees.
So when a hearing person says RE or DV or RT or
audit or code, etc, the deaf person sometimes gets
confused. He needs to take a time out and think what
these mean.

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary/

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

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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INTERPRETER AT ASL COURSE?
One college offers ASL 101. That class is interpreted.
Why interpreter?
If students want to learn ASL, they need to learn
without depending on voice interpreters.
Some things that DeafDigest editor does not understand!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-course-with-interpreter/

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

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Still remembering the late Chuck Baird

picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-photo-deaf/

obituary at:
http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-deaf-actor-artist-death/

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OKLAHOMA INTERPRETERS TO LEARN TO BECOME FIRST RESPONDERS
Oklahoma, unfortunately, was hit by two tornadoes in
recent weeks. There have been questions about deaf families
being underserved during emergencies – with no one around
knowing how to communicate with the deaf.
Hopefully all of this will change. The State Department of Education and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf is hosting
a workshop this week for interpreters and first responders
to work together to assist deaf households/
It is unfortunate that the workshop is taking place, though,
AFTER, two tornadoes. It would have made a world of difference
if these workshops took place BEFORE these disasters!

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A SIGN LANGUAGE PROJECT IN EUROPE
The European Commission is working with European organizations
serving the deaf on a sign language project.
This project is being funded with 750,000 euros (nearly $992,000 in
USA dollars) by the European Parliament.
This project aims to promote use of sign language everywhere in
Europe.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

telling the conference chairperson:
I am the interpreter

and the response from the chairperson was this:
Well, where are the interpreters?

Said the angry interpreter:
They assume I’m the interpreters’ chauffer or their caretaker!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Is it hard to become a CART provider?” When people see me providing
CART services, I am often asked this question.

I usually respond that it is very much like learning another
language. Is it hard to learn Japanese or French? Obviously, some
people pick it up faster than others.

The same is true for CART providers. It takes some people much longer
than others to learn the skills necessary to become a CART provider
or captioner.

Most CART providers and captioners use a steno machine, and they
learn the same basic skills as court reporters. First they learn a
shorthand theory, when they are basically taught where all the keys
are and what combinations of letters they would use to make other
letters.

After that, they spend time building their speed. The first tests
they pass are at around 60 words a minute. They must build their
speed to over 200 words per minute. Many schools require that you
pass tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

For some people, the speedbuilding phase can take years.  Every
person is different. Some people have done it in a year and a half
while others have taken four or five years or even more.

Would you consider going through that kind of training “hard”? I
guess that is the answer to the question.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You repeatedly request the hearing person to either speak very
slowly or to write notes – yet the hearing person refuses to
speak slowly to write notes

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

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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
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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 United Airlines wanted the deaf and the disabled employees
to compete with non-deaf employees for employment reassignment
positions, without offering accommodations. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said no. The United Airlines then brought this
case to the Supreme Court. These high justices also said no.
What this means is that deaf employees with the United Airlines
can have interpreters during employment reassignment cases.

……..

Did you know that –

Nellie Willhite left her job as a typist during the early
1920’s because of her love of flying. She achieved these
firsts – becoming South Dakota’s first female pilot,
first deaf female pilot, the first deaf female to fly solo coast to coast and also first deaf woman to earn a living
flying an airplane, as a professional barnstormer and then
as a professional airmail carrier. She passed away in
1991.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gallaudet had problems dealing with the proposed
budget that funds education. The budget has gone up
because of salaries and health insurance, among other
things.
But at the end the budget was approved much to
Gallaudet’s relief.
Sigh, such budgetary battles, a way of life on the
Gallaudet campus? Wrong!
It was Denny Gallaudet, the superintendent of the
Richmond School System in Maine!

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf athletes from the Chinese point of
view?
The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee
is sporting a red face. They distributed a manual
that tried to portray some descriptions of
disabled, the deaf, included, athletes.
The manual said that individuals with
physical disabilities might have unusual
personalities because of disfigurement and
disability.
The booklet printing has been halted.
It is disappointing that we, the deaf, may be
described differently by some groups
overseas.
Thought Deafness was supposed to be an
invisible disability?

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A bad fight between a hearing spouse and a deaf spouse
is a big puzzler.

The hearing spouse refused to allow the deaf spouse to
turn on TV captions. Obviously the captions bothered
the hearing spouse.

Why couldn’t they buy another TV set – one TV set for
captions, the other TV set without captions?

This was the question found in a newspaper advice
column.

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing friend was telling a deaf person something.

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
it is Wendy

Wendy? What is he talking about?

The hearing person actually said:
it is windy

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

–   Administrative Assistant –  Cypress (OCDEAF)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Elementary
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days / 2013 – 2014 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:    August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Implement ASL/English bilingual methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as mandated by the State.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

http://www.kssdb.org

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

Requirements: Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and — as necessary– help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

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

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.

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current vacancy
Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications being accepted for Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the Deaf, visit CSDB website at www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement in its entirety is posted. This position will support teachers in the use of effective instructional strategies in ASL/English Language Arts classrooms and across content areas as well as support teachers in analyzing and applying assessment data to guide instructional strategies. Excellent Benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
CSDB 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Full-Time Position

Position Description
Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) is the chief executive officer for the Commission and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services. The Executive Director position is a discretionary non-classified position and is not subject to the State of Nebraska Classified System’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.  The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Commission’s Board of Directors. The Commission is a state agency with the main office in Lincoln and branch offices in Omaha and North Platte.

Essential Job Functions .    Directs the day-to-day agency operations in the areas of fiscal, personnel management, inventory, and purchasing to ensure compliance with current state laws, rules and regulations, and state and agency policies.
.    Develops the agency’s budget and coordinates the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions.
.    Represents the Commission while interacting with state and federal legislators on issues impacting those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
.    Selection, evaluation, direction, training, and supervision of employees.
.    Manages program development including analyzing and evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing patterns, work distribution, and assignments of duties.
.    Participates and lead the agency’s strategic plan efforts.
.    Monitors the agency’s progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.
.    Is visible and involved with the clients and organizations representing the clients served by the Commission.
.    Serves on boards and committees representing the Commission.
.    Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures, and standards for the programs and services to meet those needs.
.    Communicates a focused vision for the Commission and for individual staff professional growth.
.    Sets the board meeting agenda and prepares reports for the members of the Commission’s Board of Directors and the various standing committees.
.    Oversees the Interpreter Review Board, a sub-board of NCDHH responsible for licensing sign language interpreters in Nebraska.
.    Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary or directed by the Commission’s Board of Directors.
Non-Essential Job Function
.    Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Qualifications
.    Bachelor’s degree in administration, social services, or deafness-related fields required.  Master’s degree is preferred.  Minimum of three years of administrative experiences required.  Preference is given to applicants fluent in American Sign Language.
.    Requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Salary and Benefits
.    Salary range is $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience and education. .    Full benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, standard paid holidays and authorized leave benefits

To Apply
All applications including cover letter, resume, three letters of reference,  and completed supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online:

Online:  http://statejobs.nebraska.gov

Closing Date
.    July 15, 2013

For Further Information
Contact Ms. Lori Burrage, NCDHH Business Manager at 402-471-3593 or by email at mailto:lori.burrage@nebraska.gov

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Employment opportunities

The William Center
At The
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The William Center was started in 2004 by The Austine School-Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to meet the special needs of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth whose
emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from being served in more
traditional special education programs.

Due to an established new service model the William Center have the
following positions available.

– Job Coach
– Therapist   Multiple job positions available
– Therapeutic Coach Multiple job positions available
– Vocational Teacher of the Deaf
– Director of William Center

Minimum qualifications for these positions include:

21 years of age, required.

Effective communication skills to include ASL

Knowledge of child development and deafness

Willingness to receive CPI certification and have the ability to
perform restraints.

Valid driver’s license & willingness to obtain a VT Bus License.

To view full job description visit Vermont Center’s Website at
http://www.vcdhh.org

Excellent benefits package

To apply or for additional information contact:

Kelly Therieau
The Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-258-9510          mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.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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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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ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Mike Phillips, Superintendent

POSITION OPENING . 22082346

POSITION TITLE:        Residential Advisor

DEPARTMENT:        Boys Dorm

REPORTS TO:        Al Jordan

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Monitor and supervise students during shift hours, checking rooms every 15 to 30 minute intervals. Ensure knowledge of students. presence or absence. Respond appropriately to emergencies and notify appropriate staff. Attend in-service, staff meetings and other student related meetings as assigned. Develop, implement, and monitor student activities using Positive Behavior Support. Perform related responsibilities as required or assigned.
MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS:    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care of children.

PREFERRED
REQUIREMENTS:     Advanced America Sign Language and computer skills.

SPECIAL
REQUIREMNTS:    A background check will be conducted. Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory.  All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test as a precondition of employment.  All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.  Mobilize handicapped students on wheelchairs.

APPLICATION
PROCEDURE:     Submit State Application by 4:30 p.m. 06/06/13 to:
Bonita Nash, Assistant Personnel Manager
Arkansas School for the Deaf
Location: 2606 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205
Blind School Campus
Fax: 501-603-3533
Online at www.arstatejobs.com

The Arkansas School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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

We have one-year administrative appointment positions within our Sign Language and Interpreting Training program department at Pima Community College for the academic year 2013-2014. Two positions are available and the deadline for applicants is June 19th, 2013. Please share this with anyone within your group who may be of interest in this rewarding position.
The deadline to apply for the one-year administrative appointment position is June 19th.
Go to https://pima.peopleadmin.com/postings/2441 for details.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Human Resources Analyst assigned to this position: Leticia Anduaga; landuaga@pima.edu.
Thank you.
Taralynn Petrites, M.Ed.
Sign Language and Interpreter Training Programs
2202 W. Anklam Road
Tucson, AZ 85709-0085
E-mail:tpetrites@pima.edu
VP/VRS: 520.445.8538
Fax: 520.206.6059

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

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

Director, Educational Program – USDB

Program for the Blind, Region I

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 22-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AD

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50240/5210

JOB SUMMARY   Director of the Program for the Blind, Region I, at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.  This is a program for the blind or visually impaired serving children preschool through sixth grade in classroom settings and preschool through age 22 in outreach settings.  The director plans, develops, and administers programs that provide and support educational opportunities for students in direct school-based classroom programs as well as in outreach programs; cooperates with various entities to develop, evaluate and implement curricula which are in compliance with the State Board of Education and meet the needs and interests of students; supervises and evaluates teachers and staff; ensures compliance with state and federal laws for the implementation of IEP or 504 plans; prepares budget and determines allocation of funds for staff, supplies, equipment and facilities; evaluates and modifies teaching methods, support systems and/or community participation in educational and other programs offered at the school; performs other duties as assigned. This position requires some statewide travel with possible overnight stays.

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DeafDigest – 09 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 07 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 7, 2013

 

 

— Chopped chef Kurt Ramborger promoted to Facebook Celebrity status!

Kurt was chopped even though he did a fantastic job
of preparing his dishes. Yet, it helped Facebook
promote him to Celebrity status! Facebook has a rule
that if a person has 5,000 friends, he needs to be
promoted to Celebrity status, like these movie stars
and politicians. He is currently the Executive Chef
of the Marakesh Grill & Cafe, North Austin, Texas.

 

 

— Videophones at a public facility

There are rows of videophones on the Gallaudet campus and
the NTID campus. What about a public facility such as
an airport or a railroad terminal? There is one at a
railroad station in one of the world’s biggest cities.
Where is it? New York? Chicago? Los Angeles? No – it is
in Tokyo at the Japan Railways station.

 

 

— a future sign language movie film

A new movie is coming up, and it is in sign language.
The name of the movie is “Gesture” and Kannada is the
primary language. Kannada? It is a language spoken in
the southern part of India. The movie itself, is sign
language that will be translated into 99 different
languages! Bubbles will be shown on the screen to tell
the audience (in their own language) what the characters
are saying. It is being directed by Sairam Shankar,
a well known figure in the film industry in India.

 

 

06/02/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/02/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 05 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 5, 2013

— a deaf family in Oklahoma tornado

A deaf family lost their home in a recent Oklahoma tornado.
There was a tornado warning in the town; hearing people heard it.
The deaf family did not know about it. And there was no communication
between the deaf family and the emergency people that came to help
without interpreters. FEMA a joke? Emergency text 911 systems a joke?
Emergency responder groups a joke?

 

 

— a different way to win money in Deaflympics fundraising

Many of our best Deaflympics athletes worry about fundraising.
One deaf athlete was lucky. She appeared on a TV contest –
Queen for a Day – and won enough money to pay for her participation
in the Deaflympics! It was Caroline Skedsmo, now Schmitz, a track
participant in the Deaflympics – in Year 1961 at Helsinki, Finland!

 

 

— a hearing criminal gives up

Recently a hearing criminal, tired of running away and hiding
from the police for more than a year, decided to give up and to be
arrested. What was his crime? Forcing a group of deaf people to
steal things from hearing people for 5 years. Where did all of
this happen? Not in USA, but in small Chinese towns.

 
06/02/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

06/02/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 03 June 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 3, 2013

— a star deaf college athlete becomes a deaf doctor

We have a new deaf doctor – Josh Reiher, a graduate of the
University of Wisconsin medical school. In the past he
was a star soccer player at University of Indiana.
His team was one of the best in the nation and he scored
key goals in some big games. He also played for the USA
Deaflympics soccer team.

 

 

— five interpreters in a Nevada court case

A court case in Nevada involving a deaf man had
five interpreters! The first interpreter translated
English into ASL. The second interpreter, deaf, translated
ASL into simple sign language. The third and fourth were
backups. The fifth interpreter interpreted between deaf
defendant and his attorney. Yes, the court case took much
more time because of so much interpreting involved.

 

 

— the deaf owning a Deaf Smith $5.00 bill

Before 1845, Texas was not part of USA, and had their own
money. When Texas joined USA, the Texas money became
no good. Yet, there are people, both deaf, and hearing,
that collect Texas money. The deaf collectors of the
famous Deaf Smith $5.00 bill are Steve Baldwin, Harvey Corson,
Larry Evans, David Myers (who owns two bills), Kenneth
Rothschild, and the estate of Ralph & Frances White.
How valuable is this Deaf Smith $5.00 bill? Hard to say –
depends on the condition.

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

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 June 2013

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Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-books-in-library/
http://deafdigest/com/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

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

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This just in –

Research conducted by the Action on Hearing Loss regarding
European airports came up with just one conclusion –
that most airports are not deaf-friendly. What this means is
that if you arrive from USA and get confused trying to get
around at one of these airports, you will probably stay confused
for a long time until you finally sort these things out!

Top stories about the deaf:

Scott Speck, not deaf, is the Artistic Director of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. In a recent newspaper interview
he was asked this question – Would you rather have a beer with Beethoven or Mozart? He replied that it would be
Beethoven, because I could ask him about his composition process. Mozart just took dictation from some inner power,
but Beethoven composed consciously.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) is not forgetting the deaf as he
will be retiring from the Senate at the end of his current
term. He has introduced amendments to the ADA and to the
Air Carriers Access Act to have all inflight movies captioned.

Dr Mohan Kameswaran, Chief Surgeon of the Madras ENT Research Foundation (India) gave this warning – do not intermarry. He
pointed out to high rate of deafness among residents in the
Tamil Nadu as an example.

The latest deaf physician is Megan Jack, a graduate of
University of Manitoba medical school. She’s leaning
towards rural practice and is willing to pay for interpreters
out of her pockets to communicate with her hearing patients!
At the medical school, she didn’t have to pay for her
interpreters, though.

A judge in Alberta, Canada turned down efforts of former
students of the Alberta School for the Deaf to file a
class action lawsuit, alleging a list of abuses years ago.
The judge pointed out to the statute of limitations as the
reason.

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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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DEAF CULTURE BOOKS?
How many Deaf Culture books have been printed?
Don’t know. Maybe 1,000 or maybe 5,000? Hard to say.
A hearing chef said he has his own library at
home of 4,000 different cookbooks!
A deaf person told DeafDigest editor that he has
a big home library of Deaf Culture books. He is always
buying new Deaf Culture books all the time. Does
he have 5,000 Deaf Culture books?
Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-books-in-library/

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

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TDI is proud to announce its partnership with ALDA for its upcoming 20th Biennial TDI International Conference and their 25th Annual ALDAcon to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 16-20, 2013.

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

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A WRONG WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
A hearing person writes notes to communicate
with the deaf.
This is great – but sadly, it is the wrong way.
She would use red pen ink to write notes on tiny
red post-it paper.
When the deaf person complained that it was
hard to read red ink on red post-it paper with
tiny handwriting, the hearing person laughed
and thought it was funny!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest/com/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

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

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On April 9 and 10, 2014, Gallaudet University will host a 2-day symposium entitled 150 Years of Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C.

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

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DEAF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN A BOOMING INDUSTRY
In South Africa, boat-building – catamarans, yachts, small
ships, etc – is a serious industry.
These water vehicles require many different skills, and there
are boat building schools for that purpose.
At the Whisper Boat Building Academy in Cape Town, there are
classes for deaf students that want to work in the boatbuilding
industry.
When they graduate they are quickly offered jobs.

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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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INTERPRETERS MAY NEED TO BE CAREFUL
There was a story of an interpreter getting into trouble
with the law. His crime? He was trying to explain to the
client in the courtroom the meaning of some words that were
being said during the proceedings. It happened in Ipswich,
a big town in Great Britain.
Fortunately, it was not a deaf related court case – the
the danger remains. What if a sign language interpreter does
the same thing – explaining these meanings!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Buffalo Club of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/buffalo-club-of-the-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

he has very low hearing capacity

what is so wrong with just one word – deaf
instead of wasting 4 words (very low hearing capacity)?

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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 does DeafDigest always respect and admire
deaf individuals that have been employed in unusual
professions (heavy machinery operator is just one of
these many examples)?

A. Deaf people can do anything except to hear – meaning
they can operate heavy machinery only if construction
company owners are willing to give them chances!

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:

Traveling alarm clocks

When traveling we may need an alarm clock to wake us up early in the morning.

The hotel’s ADA kits are not accessible for DeafBlind travelers.

We DeafBlind folks need to ask someone to set them up for us.

There are new alert devices that we can use with our iPhone or any wireless phones.

Start by downloading the app to our phone and a dock that will flash when phone vibrates.

Add a bed shaker to wake us up!  Both run on AA batteries.

The best part it is that it is accessible for Braille users using the iPhone to set the alarm.

Link below:

http://www.dreamzon.com/?m_id=4

They are available via your favorite Deaf related stores!

(Disclaimer: I only provide you with the information that I found in the discussion on listservs.  This is not an endorsement of this product)

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that all deaf dogs be successfully adopted if the owners
reject them

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DeafHistory:

Year 1892 – the first hearing aid was invented

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

tale of two Japanese cities

in Hokkaido
300 deaf residents
50 that use sign language

in Hiroshima
470 deaf residents
100 that use sign language

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Texas A&M – Ricardo Torres, incoming FR, track

– U of Southern California, Barry Wilkins, SR, track; was
listed on the roster but apparently did not compete this season

– Washington – Kaitlin Inglesby, JR, softball; was the most
dominant player on her team this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas; his story is at:
http://www.txmma.com/jiu-jitsu-is-for-everybody-the-story-of-three-inspiring-texans-part-2-of-3/#.UaNPJkC1GTk

– Taylor Seavey, Alaska, off-road triathlon; apparently has not competed yet this season

– Victoria Secor – Nebraska Stampede, women’s pro football team; still listed on
the team roster, as the TE/DE; her 3rd season with the team

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Deaf Sports Library

2013 football schedule – games between deaf schools

http://deafdigest.com/2013-football-games-between-deaf-schools/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   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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Wanted:  Talented people with a Deaf heart! CSD is looking for talented individuals to join our team.

We currently have the following career opportunities available: Account Executives, Staff Interpreter / Outreach Specialist, Interpreter Service Relations Manager and Interpreter Service Relations Specialist.

We’re looking for resourceful and positive Account Executives to connect with both businesses and customers throughout their region (Western<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/82-account-executive-western-region->, Central<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/84-account-executive-central-region->, Eastern<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/83-account-executive-eastern-region->), while identifying and closing on new business opportunities that will better meet the needs of our CSD customers.

We also are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Interpreting team:  The Interpreter Service Relations Manager will supervise the daily operations of our CSD Interpreter Service Relations Center and ensure quality delivery and optimal accessibility to CSD Interpreting and our other products and services.  These positions are based in Austin<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/87-interpreting-service-relations-manager-austin-> and St.Paul<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/88-interpreting-service-relations-manager-st-paul->.

The Interpreter Service Relations Specialist will provide extensive public relations through the telephone / videophone.   They will respond to inquiries, fulfill service requests, resolve issues and promote CSD Interpreting.  These positions are also based in Austin<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/85-interpreting-service-relations-specialist-austin-> and St. Paul<http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/86-interpreting-service-relations-specialist-st-paul

Additionally, we are seeking a Staff Interpreter/ Outreach Specialist for the southern region of Minnesota.   The Staff Interpreter / Outreach Specialist will provide community interpreting in various settings as well as backup interpreting for CSD Video Remote Interpreting services as necessary.  This position will also provide information and assistance to existing and potential consumers. <http://www.c-s-d.org/careers/89-staff-interpreter-outreach-specialist>

For more information about our open positions and to apply, please view the job postings on the Careers <http://www.c-s-d.org/careers> page of our website.

We at CSD believe that More is possible.

Join our Team and Make a Difference Today!

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

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required. Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred. PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  This position has full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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

REPORTS TO:            Elementary School Principal

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.
PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI
Clearance.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  This position has full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 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 Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

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

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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
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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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Teacher of the Deaf Job Opening – Manchester Program for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Students

There is a vacancy for a Teacher of the Deaf, most likely in the
Elementary or Middle School at the Manchester Program for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing for 2013-2014 School Year.

Also we have teacher position available for Extended School Year this
summer for 5 weeks, 4 days a week 8:30 – 12:00 July 8th to August 8th.

Contact Program Director Mike Wallace for details
mwallace@mansd.org<mailto:mwallace@mansd.org> or
call 603-665-6800.

WANTED: Hard of Hearing Assistant

for Utah County

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

The person hired for this position will be trained to:

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

*       identify and assist senior citizens and others with hearing loss

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

*       educate others about assistive technology and resources

*       be a peer mentor to others with hearing loss

*       help individuals with employment issues related to hearing loss

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

Applications are available from Laurie Bishop, lauriebishop@utah.gov or call
801-657-5209.  The deadline to apply for this position is June 14, 2013.

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

The DATC ASL-Interpreting Program has a job opening for the position of Adjunct ASL Instructor.  If you are interested in this position, apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/datc/default.cfm or in person at the Human Resources office before the closing date.

For general information about DATC, contact Mark Jeppeson.  For specific questions about this position, contact Jeff Pollock.  DATC ASL courses are three hours per day, two days per week for 20 weeks; evening courses are 5:00-8:00 p.m.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSTED: May 20, 2013

CLOSED: May 31, 2013

JOB TITLE American Sign Language Interpreting Adjunct Instructor

CLASSIFICATION Adjunct Instructor

SALARY MINIMUM $18.00 – $21.00/hour

BENEFITS

The Davis Applied Technology College provides a challenging and friendly work environment as well as DATC educational benefits, exercise gym, plus more.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Supports the College Mission and serves students, employers, and the College community by providing quality American Sign Language skills training in a safe, clean environment. Maintains a positive and productive learning environment by working collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and College partners. Success of an instructor includes the ability to: collaborate, simplify, communicate, advocate, celebrate success, build trust, empower others, support change, and improve the College community and its programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

. Must possess near-native to native language fluency needed to meet instructional requirements of the program.

. College degree and American Sign Language teaching experience preferred but not required.

. Whether deaf or hearing, experience in instruction, sign language, cultural and ethical issues desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

. Individuals must have the ability to deliver instruction in a variety of methods.

. Must have proven ability to lead, including the ability to act as an advocate for the College in all partnerships.

. Must have open, positive communication skills with ability to foster a productive learning environment.

JOB FOCUS

1. Provides instruction, monitors progress and advises students.

2. Collaborates with program instructors on instructional methods, curriculum, and objectives.

3. Actively participates in and supports the work of Employer Advisory Teams.

4. Advises, mentors, and proactively interacts with students to foster a productive learning and training environment.

5. Encourages and exemplifies professionalism and good work habits.

6. Maintains and implements quality curriculum and incorporates Advisory team recommendations.

7. Interacts with students in an atmosphere of open communication.

8. Nurtures partnerships.

9. Supports the Instructional System Design (ISD) process to build/maintain program quality.

10. Works cooperatively within the educational community.

11. Actively participates as a team member.

12. Performs other related duties as required.

PRIMARY CUSTOMER

Students, faculty, educational and employer partners

REPORTS TO

Director of Programs

PROCESS

The College reports all positions to the Department of Work Force Services and posts all positions on the website: www.datc.edu/hr. Verification of a typing score (within last six months) if required, is accepted from the Campus Testing Center. The Davis Applied Technology College complies with all aspects of the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Any applicant requiring accommodations in the application process must contact the Human Resource Office. Requests should be made three days prior to need.

APPLICATION

To be considered for employment you must meet the minimum qualifications of the position, submit an official College EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, RESUME and COVER LETTER before the closing date. All applicants will be evaluated and ranked on the basis of relevant experience as stated therein. Highest ranking applicants may be invited for a personal interview. Apply online or in person at:

Davis Applied Technology College/HR Office

550 E 300 S, Kaysville, UT 84037

www.datc.edu/hr

Mark Jeppesen

Human Resources Specialist

Davis Applied Technology College

801-593-2326

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/fired-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ville-houses/

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

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Frederick Cook,
Nesco, NJ, that departed us. Himself deaf and a
graduate of New Jersey School for the Deaf, he worked
in a profession that where deaf employees are rare, if any.
He was a heavy equipment operator, a long time employee with a construction company. And his deafness was not
an issue with the International Union of Operating Engineers that he belonged to for many years.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Martin Belsky,
who departed us. A former New Yorker, he became a teacher and principal at Michigan School for the Deaf
after graduating from Gallaudet. Because of his strong
interest in sports, he got involved with the
American Athletic Association of the Deaf and with the
USA Deaf Sports Federation as an administrator.

This just in –

Thanks to Apache ASL Trails (Arizona), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may be forced to revise
its policy to require open housing (mixed deaf-hearing)
senior citizen units. Apache ASL Trails wanted 100 percent deaf housing; the HUD said no. This may change. Stay tuned!

Top stories about the deaf:

Relay Texas is pushing hard the word that telecommunications
equipment can be distributed free for deaf and hard of hearing
residents.

The municipal government of Hokkaido, a city in northern
Japan, is pushing for sign language everywhere to make
things accessible for its deaf residents.

Gallaudet University is hosting the meeting of the International Telecommunication Union. A big issue during this meeting is
addressing relay system standards.

As with the municipal government of Hokkaido (above), the city
of Hiroshima is also pushing to make sign language accessible
in public facilities.

An article, titled Deaf Prisoners in Florida Face Abuse and Solitary Confineme, was published by Solitary Watch, an
advocacy group that tries to protect the needs of prisoners.

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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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FIRED FOR WATCHING VIDEOS ON WORK COMPUTER
A deaf employee was fired for watching too
many videos on his work computer.
He thought he was careful. His computer
screen was turned away from hearing eyes.
Hearing people that pass by his office cannot
see the computer screen.
But he was fired. How did the boss find out?
The deaf employee did not turn off the sounds
and everyone in the office knew about it!

– for ASL News version with captions,
http://deafdigest.com/fired-deaf-employee/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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WHAT IS DEAFVILLE OR DEAF TOWN?
In some cities, we have deaf homes that are near each
other. Is it Deafville or Deaf Town?
For example, in Bethany Beach, Delaware, there are six
houses near each other. The residents in these houses
are either deaf or know ASL.
Are there rules that will decide if it is Deafville or
not? Is it many if there are six houses – or is it too
few?
Interesting debate?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ville-houses/

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

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Society of World Deaf Magicians

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FAKING DEAFNESS IN CHINA
As we all know, life is terrible in North Korea. Hyeonseo
Lee is a hearing defector from North Korea, now enjoying
life in South Korea.
She escaped from North Korea to China. Living in China for a while, she learned to speak fluent Chinese. She then tried to escape China with a group of people for South Korea and was caught by the Chinese border patrol.
They asked her questions about the group. She told them That the group was deaf and could not communicate. The border police let her and the group enter South Korea!

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ABUSE TOWARDS DEAF PRISONERS
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)
has issued a report, saying that we have 400 deaf and hard of
hearing prisoners in 38 states plus the District of Columbia,
plus the Federal Bureau of Prisons system.
HEARD is saying many of them are subject to abuse, and that
the worst cases of abuses take place in Florida!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

who arrived first, you or the deaf client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As a CART provider, I often hear comments like: “We don’t need a
CART provider or captioner because we already have a sign language
interpreter” or “We don’t need a sign language interpreter
because we already have a CART provider.”

Unfortunately, the people who make these comments do not realize that
oftentimes sign language interpreters and CART providers/captioners
serve different groups of people.

People who use ASL as their first language should be able to attend
events with a sign language interpreter present. Reading the words in
English on the screen is not enough for them to be included in the
event.

However, there are also people who have hearing loss who do not know
ASL. A person who loses his or her hearing does not automatically
understand how to communicate with sign language. It often takes
years to learn that beautiful language. A CART provider or captioner
is necessary for them to understand what is going on.

People who are planning events across the country need to be educated
about the functions and importance of sign language interpreters and
CART providers/captioners. In order for people with hearing loss to
be included, sign language interpreters and CART providers/captioners
must work alongside one another to provide complete access.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

deaf people complaining about interpreting shortages and when
an interpreter is available, they use family members to
interpret for 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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kitchen and bathroom installer
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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

DeafDigest mentioned that a thief stole an iPad from a deaf
woman, confined to a wheelchair. She needed to use the iPad
to get around with her wheelchair. The thief pled guilty and
was sentenced. He tried to have his sentence reduced but
the judge turned him down.

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Did you know that –

Richard Banas, who is deaf, is the sports editor of the
Lodi News-Sentinel (California) newspaper. He has been
at this position since 2002, and has won the California Newspaper Publishers Association award one year. A
former collegiate football player, he knows everything
there is to sports and has been able to fascinate his
readers with such tales. This newspaper is independently
run and owned locally.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Helen Keller Curse? Shortly after her Alabama state
quarter was minted, the highly anticipated “”The Miracle Worker”
play closed before it was able to make it to the Broadway in
Manhattan!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are stock market experts that make a lot
of money buying and selling stocks.
What about the deaf? We do have some, and perhaps
Caleb Sawyer, a student at South Carolina School
for the Deaf and Blind, will join the ranks.
He finished in first place in the Stock Market
Game competition among students in elementary
and middle schools.
The contest was sponsored by the South Carolina
Council on Economic Education.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why do many, many hearing people think that a deaf person is
mentally disabled?

Very sad attitude exhibited by these hearing people!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing employee was talking to a deaf employee.

The deaf employee thought hearing person said:
This office will be closed because of squatter

Squatters closing up an office? Makes no sense.

The hearing employee actually said:
This office will be closed because of sequester

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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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current vacancy
Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications being accepted for Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the Deaf, visit CSDB website at www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement in its entirety is posted. This position will support teachers in the use of effective instructional strategies in ASL/English Language Arts classrooms and across content areas as well as support teachers in analyzing and applying assessment data to guide instructional strategies. Excellent Benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
CSDB 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Full-Time Position

Position Description
Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) is the chief executive officer for the Commission and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services. The Executive Director position is a discretionary non-classified position and is not subject to the State of Nebraska Classified System’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.  The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Commission’s Board of Directors. The Commission is a state agency with the main office in Lincoln and branch offices in Omaha and North Platte.

Essential Job Functions .    Directs the day-to-day agency operations in the areas of fiscal, personnel management, inventory, and purchasing to ensure compliance with current state laws, rules and regulations, and state and agency policies.
.    Develops the agency’s budget and coordinates the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions.
.    Represents the Commission while interacting with state and federal legislators on issues impacting those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
.    Selection, evaluation, direction, training, and supervision of employees.
.    Manages program development including analyzing and evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing patterns, work distribution, and assignments of duties.
.    Participates and lead the agency’s strategic plan efforts.
.    Monitors the agency’s progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.
.    Is visible and involved with the clients and organizations representing the clients served by the Commission.
.    Serves on boards and committees representing the Commission.
.    Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures, and standards for the programs and services to meet those needs.
.    Communicates a focused vision for the Commission and for individual staff professional growth.
.    Sets the board meeting agenda and prepares reports for the members of the Commission’s Board of Directors and the various standing committees.
.    Oversees the Interpreter Review Board, a sub-board of NCDHH responsible for licensing sign language interpreters in Nebraska.
.    Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary or directed by the Commission’s Board of Directors.
Non-Essential Job Function
.    Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Qualifications
.    Bachelor’s degree in administration, social services, or deafness-related fields required.  Master’s degree is preferred.  Minimum of three years of administrative experiences required.  Preference is given to applicants fluent in American Sign Language.
.    Requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Salary and Benefits
.    Salary range is $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience and education. .    Full benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, standard paid holidays and authorized leave benefits

To Apply
All applications including cover letter, resume, three letters of reference,  and completed supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online:

Online:  http://statejobs.nebraska.gov

Closing Date
.    July 15, 2013

For Further Information
Contact Ms. Lori Burrage, NCDHH Business Manager at 402-471-3593 or by email at mailto:lori.burrage@nebraska.gov

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Employment opportunities

The William Center
At The
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The William Center was started in 2004 by The Austine School-Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to meet the special needs of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth whose
emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from being served in more
traditional special education programs.

Due to an established new service model the William Center have the
following positions available.

– Job Coach
– Therapist   Multiple job positions available
– Therapeutic Coach Multiple job positions available
– Vocational Teacher of the Deaf
– Director of William Center

Minimum qualifications for these positions include:

21 years of age, required.

Effective communication skills to include ASL

Knowledge of child development and deafness

Willingness to receive CPI certification and have the ability to
perform restraints.

Valid driver’s license & willingness to obtain a VT Bus License.

To view full job description visit Vermont Center’s Website at
http://www.vcdhh.org

Excellent benefits package

To apply or for additional information contact:

Kelly Therieau
The Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-258-9510          mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.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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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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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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American Sign Language Teacher Needed . Whitehouse, Texas

Whitehouse ISD currently needs an American Sign Language Teacher for grades
9-12 as stated below. Interested individuals may apply online by visiting
the district website at http://www.whitehouseisd.org and clicking on the
link that reads .Job Openings..

Campus . High School

Position Requirements . SBEC certification: American Sign Language EC-12

Whitehouse ISD is a mid-4A sized district located just south of Tyler in
East Texas. In fact, some of our district boundaries are in the Tyler city
limits. Tyler is south of I-20, midway between Dallas and Shreveport.

Monét Brown
Director of Personnel
Whitehouse ISD
Email: BrownM@whitehouseisd.org

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

IT Analyst II

(Working Title . Application Developer – USDB/USIMAC)

Location:               Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement
No. 20-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule  TL

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50265/6370

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

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

Orientation/Early Intervention ASL/English Specialist

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location:         Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No.
19-13

Wasatch Front Area Schedule AH DPR 50199/5510

JOB SUMMARY   The Orientation/Early Intervention Specialist serves families
in the Parent Infant Program (PIP) for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing in two
capacities.  First as an Orientation Specialist, a deaf individual who is a
fluent American Sign Language (ASL) user, partnering with a second deaf
adult who uses listening skills and spoken language (LSL) as a primary
communication mode.  As a team, they meet with new families enrolled in the
Parent Infant Program to help parents better understand the lives of
individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and how they communicate and
interact within a hearing world.  Together they present information to
families in their homes and are available for specific questions in the
early months of involvement in the PIP program. The orientation team also
introduces the family to the preschool programs available to their child at
the Utah School for the Deaf once he/she is three years old.  Orientation
responsibilities will consume 50% of the job position.  The second role is
that of the Early Intervention (EI) Specialist.  In this role the incumbent
works directly with families in their home on a weekly basis to help them
understand hearing loss and the impact it can have on a child.s
communication and language development; the impact of having a child in the
family who is deaf or hard of hearing; the amplification and communication
options available to their child; communication and language skills and
strategies to enhance communication, language, and auditory skills
development, and overall child development. Collaborates with other team
members and with PIP staff within the program to ensure the child and family
receive coordinated and beneficial services until the child turns three, and
coordinated services as the transition from early intervention to preschool
takes place.  The EI Specialist may also have responsibility for either
ASL/English or LSL toddler groups in the Ogden and/or Salt Lake City areas.
The toddler groups, held weekly, provide children with opportunities to
participate in a group setting and interact with other children who are deaf
or hard-of-hearing and have more opportunities to have appropriate adult
language models; performs other duties as assigned.

Manager of Interpreting Services at the Univ of MN

Our office provides services to faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University. We have some exciting initiatives around building a welcoming and inclusive environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals at the U.

We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual. I’d love to see someone with some assessment skills and prior supervision experience would be helpful! A search committee is being formed and we hope to hold interviews later in June.

The complete posting can be found at: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp Requisition #184879

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

IT Analyst II

(Working Title . Application Developer – USDB/USIMAC)

REVISED

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 20-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50265/6370

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

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
742 Harrison Blvd.

Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4700 Voice, 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 298-3311 Voice and TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Deafblind Teacher Specialist

Location:               Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 21-13

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

DPR 50228/5400

JOB SUMMARY  Plans learning experiences for young children and students who are deafblind, ages birth-22, based on state standards; develops IEP or IFSP goals and objectives based on assessment; creates an environment that is conducive to learning; prepares lesson plans; teaches students specific skills; adapts materials and activities as appropriate; conducts appropriate assessments in the applicable job setting such as home, classroom, or outreach setting; promotes collaboration with other stakeholders (e.g. parents, schools, teachers, early intervention and consumer agencies); supervises paraprofessionals working in various educational settings; improves professional competence through participation in staff development activities; consults with and provides training and technical assistance to those involved in the education of young children and students who are deafblind.  These services may be provided to classroom teachers, related service providers, early interventionists, parents and other family members, administrators, peer and university students, and community groups.

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