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DeafDigest – 31 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 31, 2013

— Big money stolen from a deaf organization

Not the first time, and not the last time, that a deaf organization
would lose money because of a thief that is the treasurer or officer.
A state association of the deaf recently announced it has lost a lot of
money because of the theft. The association said services of an attorney
and a financial professional have been hired. DeafDigest is not mentioning
the identity of the thief nor of the state association, so as to prevent
embarrassment. But the sad thing is – it will happen again and again!

 

 

— Internet group supports E-Bay, says no ADA for deaf

eBay has required Melissa Earll, a deaf trader, to confirm her
identity on telephone. She sued on basis of discrimination but
lost the case. She appealed the case with the 9th Circuit Court
of Appeals. The Internet Trade Group made a friend-of-the-court brief
argument claiming ADA regulations, if strictly enforced, would
ruin them! This is may not be good news for deaf individuals that
want to make a living on the internet.

 

 

— a new country singer works with a deaf filmmaker

Tim Sweeney, a new country singer, is working with Jules Dameron,
a deaf filmmaker and a former Deaflympics participant on including
ASL signs into his future country songs. While Tim is new to the country
scene, he is interested in ASL because his son is disabled (Down syndrome
and autistic).

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 29, 2013

— Matt Hamill to fight on October 9th

Many fighters announce their retirement yet come back to fight again.
Matt Hamill is no different; he will fight against Thiago Silva
on October 9th in Brazil in his second comeback fight. How tough is
Thiago? Almost everyone thinks Thiago will win, but Matt is not afraid
of anyone!

 

 

— confusion over open captions and closed captions

Many people are still confused between open captions and closed
captions. Yes, both give us captions but both are different. With
open captions, we do not need special glasses. With closed captions
we require special glasses. Which is preferable? Hearing people hate
open captions. We, the deaf, prefer open captions, not closed captions.
Still, closed captions are better than no captions!

 

 

— a way for deaf club to raise money

Little Rock Association of the Deaf has been around for many years,
and is well known in the Arkansas deaf community – but like with many
other deaf clubs, it has been difficult to raise funds for club
operations. The club owns a 5 a.m. liquor license, and wants to
rent it out to a hearing club. A hearing is scheduled, and if
successful, the deaf club should see money coming in.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 July 2013

DeafDigest Gold – July 28, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-athletes-hate-each-other/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-election-problems/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/understanding-deaf-french-sign-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-in-france/

(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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“Deaf Culture Our Way” at Harris Communications

“Deaf Culture Our Way” is a book filled with anecdotes and humorous
stories from Deaf people, showing cultural aspects of the Deaf world
through personal, everyday experiences.

A classic book, it has been updated to include stories about the foibles
of the latest communication technologies. “Deaf Culture Our Way” brings
deaf culture to life with stories that are enjoyable to everyone and is
excellent supplemental reading for Deaf Studies, ASL, interpreting classes,
as well as English classes for deaf students.

“Deaf Culture Our Way” (B447A) is available at Harris Communications for $9.95

To find out more, go to:
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or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Gold section.

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This just in –

It probably helped that Russia’s Putin did some lobbying
because Valery Rukhledev has been elected president of the
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, defeating
two challengers including one American.

Top stories about the deaf:

Thinkso’s 2013 Give a Brand! has awarded the
Deaf Abused Women’s Network with a pro bono
branding. What this means is that DAWN will be
getting a professional make-over in an effort
to get high profile attention of its services
on behalf of deaf women that need assistance.

An abused deaf victim who was not provided with
an interpreter cost the city of Portland, Oregon
$51,500 in damages. The city has then agreed
to provide interpreters for the deaf in the future.

Finally after a year of waiting, the Virginia School
for the Deaf and the Blind now has a new principal.
It is long time teacher Pat Trice, who has a masters
from Gallaudet.

As a child Claudia Gordon came to USA from Jamaica,
and enrolled at Lexington School for the Deaf, becoming
a basketball star. Years later she is now a recent Obama
appointee, advising him on the needs of the disabled.

We now can add Hungary to one more nation offering
video relay services for the deaf. It only just started
this week.

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UNDERSTANDING FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE
DeafDigest editor is fluent with ASL. But can he understand
French Sign Language? No!
He was watching several deaf French people communicate in
FSL for a long time – and he did not understand what they were
talking about!

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

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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DEAF LOST IN FRANCE; HEARING LOST IN FRANCE
Learning the bus system, the metro subway system, the railroad
system in France can be a big challenge.
Which is better – to be deaf in France and to depend on eyes to
follow directions, or to be hearing in France and to depend on
ears to follow directions?
No difference. Hearing people get lost in France; same as with the
deaf!

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

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

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Never too early to plan your taxes for the April 15, 2014 filing

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-tax-deductions/

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SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF IN SRI LANKA
A serious shortage exists in schools for the deaf in Sri
Lanka. It is the shortage of teachers qualified to teach
the deaf.
Because of the shortage, deaf students are cheated out of
a good education.
This is the big issue right now in the country.

LEAD AND THE DEAF IN CALIFORNIA
LEAD stands for Leaders Empowering Advocacy for the Deaf,
and it is based in Moreno Valley, California.
It was founded by Hadley Bajramovic, an attorney that works
with deaf immigrants.
The goal is to help the deaf with public services, jobs,
financial independence, immigration law information and
education.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/politicalpower/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Little Rock Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/little-rock-association-of-the-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

26,000 New Zealanders living with hearing difficulties

what is so wrong about just saying 26,000 New Zealanders
that are deaf?

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are there any deaf individuals in France that have succeeded
in these “hearing” jobs?

A. Possibly – but we don’t know anything about it – because we do not
read about them in any of these web news!

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:

Games

I attended a camp in California for a week.

It was for DeafBlind people and was just south of Yosemite!

Beautiful camp, great food and great people!

Folks came all the way from Holland, Belgium, Canada and of course America!

There were games designed for DeafBlind which were adapted from well known games.

One simple game was “musical chairs” using balloons!

Instead of walking around chairs, we passed balloons.

It’s a safe way to play this game and we felt the loud drum to “sit”!

There were several other adapted games developed by the founder of this
DeafBlind camp!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the Deaflympics will be run smoothly with no big time problems!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1996 – Jolanta A. Lapiak, a deaf woman, created the world’s first
deaf-related web site – Deaf World Web. It lasted five years before
it was closed.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

150

employees that lost their jobs when a major internet
relay provider shut down its operations

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

there is a number of deaf collegiate athletes that are on the
USA Deaflympics team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Athiel Mbaha is still a goalie with professional MTC Tigers team
in Nambia. He’s now at the age of 37 and reaching near the end of
his long professional career.

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Deaf Sports Library

Our medal winners in (hearing) Olympics

Deaflympics is coming up, but what about our gold medal winners
in the Olympics. Do look at the list:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-athletes-that-won-medals-in-regular-olympics/

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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 !! –

–   Health Educator – Los Angeles

–   Case Manager – Los Angeles

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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TWO OPENINGS! (Full-time in Visalia, CA, and Part-time in Salinas, CA).
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center

Position: Client Services Specialist
Reports To: Services Personnel Director
Classification: Nonexempt
Office Location: Visalia, CA (Full-time)  OR Salinas, CA (Part-time)

Job Description
This job contributes to the success of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service
Center by serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients in the areas of communication
access, case management, referral, advocacy, independent living skills, and job
placement and development. Please note that this position is temporary, and
there is no guarantee of future employment or change to full-time status.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position.
It is not all-inclusive; other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed
and management may modify this job description when appropriate.
Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

Client Services
* Informs and assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients in obtaining communication access.
* Prepares timely and accurate reports for grant-funded program activities and expenses
on demand by supervisors.
* Listens to and provides information and referrals to the Deaf and hearing communities.
* Provides information and refers individuals to public or private agencies or community
services for assistance.
* Advises clients regarding food stamps, childcare, food, money management, sanitation,
or housekeeping.
* Visits clients in homes or attends group meetings to provide information on agency
services, requirements, and procedures.
* Provides advocacy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients who seek help which includes,
but is not limited to interpreting, translating, counseling, and finding clients places to live.
* Helps clients fill out and understand forms.
* Attends doctors’ appointments so that the client may understand the doctor better.
* Reports client services statistics each quarter for the report to the California Department
of Social Services.
* Creates and updates case files on all clients.
* Provides intake for all new clients.

Workshops
* Provides workshops that educate the Deaf and hearing communities about their rights and
the resources available to meet their needs.
* Provides presentations to local agencies, schools, and businesses about deafness,
DHHSC’s services, assistive technology, and other related information.
* Provides workshops monthly at DHHSC for the Deaf community.

Other Responsibilities
*  Other duties assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications
* Case Management or a related field (1-2 years preferred)
* Fluent in American Sign Language (required)
* High school degree or GED
* Bachelors in Social Services preferred
* Experience in working with deaf and hearing communities (1-2 years)
* Skilled in assessing clients’ needs
* Skilled in providing options to clients and letting them decide
* Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
* Knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act
* Knowledge of agencies that can further help deaf clients
* Knowledge of SSI
* Knowledge of counseling tactics
* Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse constituency of clients and maintain
confidentiality
* Ability to project a positive image of the job and the agency
* Possession of a valid California Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions. Modified “light duty” restrictions may be arranged as
needed and when available for job-related injuries or illnesses.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, and sit; and use hands for operating computer and office equipment.
The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel.
The employee must regularly 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, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to
adjust focus. Must have visual acuity sufficient to read a computer screen and paper
documents, as well as qualify for a valid CA driver’s license.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center is an at-will employer. This means that
employment can be terminated at-will by the company or employee and such termination
can be made without notice

To apply: Send your resume, a completed DHHSC Job Application form (downloadable at
http://www.dhhsc.org/?page_id=90 ), and three (3) letters of recommendation.
You may email all to mailto:hr@dhhsc.org , fax to 559-221-8224 ATTN Human Resources,
or mail to DHHSC, ATTN: Human Resources, 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93710.

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position opening
Property Manager
The Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
Seattle, WA

The Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) is a non-profit agency
that serves Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and gender
assault, and provides prevention education to the general community.
The ADWAS Property Manager is responsible for the following duties:

o Provide oversight of inspection of facility, grounds and residential
units
o Oversees the LLC budget
o Assure staff and resident compliance with Seattle Housing Authority
policies
o Ensures compliance with Tax Credit Housing regulations, Seattle Housing
Authority rules and guidelines, Washington State Landlord/Tenant Law, and
other applicable rules, regulations and laws pertaining to providing
subsidized housing
o Completes required paperwork and reports to housing funders and other
entities accurately and in timely manner
o Manage lease and rules enforcements as established. Refer residents to
appropriate service provider
o Develop and maintain procedure development and implementation
o Recruit tenants and market program by identifying recruitment materials.
Select and screen for qualified tenants to ensure compliance with Seattle
Housing Authority and Washington State Housing Finance Commission
o Oversees eviction proceedings, tenant grievances if necessary
o Work with Building Manager to identify, prioritize and evaluate/repairs
and/or improvements for property
o Keeps open dialogue with Executive Director on vacancies, tenants, and
physical condition of property
o On Call for Tenant Issues
o Assist Executive Director with special projects

Required Qualifications:
o Minimum of 2-3 years of office or program/project management experience
o Required to be detail oriented and organized
o Able to multi-task, work in a flexible, evolving environment
o B.A. degree (desired)
o Minimum of 2 years involvement in the Deaf or Deaf-Blind communities
(paid or volunteer)
o Fluency in American Sign Language
o Experience and comfort working with people of diverse ethnic, religious,
national, educational, disabilities and cultural backgrounds as well as
people of all gender identities and preferences
o Understanding of the issues of gender assault and domestic violence
o Experience in providing support services, working as a team member, and
computer use
o Required to take the ADWAS 50 hour training sessions within 6 months of
hire

Responsible to: Executive Director
Salary is DOE; Medical dental and retirement package are offered. This is
40 hour non-exempt position.

Please send/email cover letter, resume and three reference letters by
August 19th, 2013 to Tiffany Williams, mailto:tiffany@adwas.org or mail to:
ADWAS, 8623 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98115

ADWAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
position located in Duluth, Minnesota

$22.62 – $33.34 hourly ($47,231 – $ 69,614 annually)

Contact: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Description of Work:
This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to
deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues in
Duluth, MN and Northeast Minnesota. The main responsibility of the Mental
Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the
remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination,
consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement
assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults. The candidate will be
housed in Duluth and will travel in Northeast Minnesota on a regular
basis.

Main Responsibilities:
Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision)
to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities
include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation,
treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency
coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment
plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required.
Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on
Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute
psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are
accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity
building in the regions covered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or
behavioral-health related field

At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced
professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing
direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals
Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state
of Minnesota

Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications

Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care
organizations

Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork
duties accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances

Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills

Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM
diagnoses

Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some
statewide travel

Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services
Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

What’s Good About This Job?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of
others using your expertise in mental health, ASL, and Deaf Culture? We
seek an enthusiastic and innovative mental health clinician to provide
services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental
health issues in Northeast Minnesota. These services will enable deaf
clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in
their home communities. In addition to counseling individual deaf and
hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with
couples, families, and groups when available. This position will work with
a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHSD Northeast Regional
Office in Duluth, MN and will travel across 7 area counties.

Duluth, Minnesota:
Duluth is located on the north shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is
also accessible to ocean-going vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles
away via the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As one of the
major tourist destinations for the Midwest, Duluth features America’s only
all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge,
which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and
Minnesota Point (known as Park Point locally). Minnesota is considered one
of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most
golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise
with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

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:
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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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:
.Cook . (1 position). Follow standardized recipes, adhere to portion
control. Maintain a sanitary clean and well organized work area. Rotate on
serving line, dish-room, and drink station. Some heavy lifting may be
required. Must be able to work every other Sunday. High school education
or equivalent; plus six months experience in institutional cooking or a
related field.
.Food Preparation Coordinator . (1 position). Supervise a small staff in
food production, meal services, cleaning kitchen and dining hall. Make
work assignments, monitor work, and train staff. Complete yearly
evaluations, weekly timesheets and leave forms. Some heavy lifting may be
required. Must be able to work every other Sunday. The formal education
equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in
institutional and/or commercial food service. One year of supervisory
experience
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,
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.

New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project
Assistant Project Coordinator
(Part-time: 10 – 15 hrs./week)

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc. seeks a highly motivated
and skilled individual for the position of Assistant Project Coordinator
for the New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative
Project.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
â.¢ Assist Project Coordinator in the implementation of the state
guidelines for the education of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
â.¢ Assist Project Coordinator with development and maintenance of project
website.
â.¢ Assist Project Coordinator with the planning, development and
implementation of professional development efforts.
â.¢ Maintain the stateâ..s instructional materials and FM loan program.
â.¢ Assist families, educators and the community with questions or
concerns related to the education of students who are Deaf or hard of
hearing.
â.¢ Assist in the recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage area
of service providers.
â.¢ Attend meetings and create reports as necessary to satisfy funding
requirements.
â.¢ Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications:
â.¢ Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
â.¢ Excellent writing skills
â.¢ Proficiency in Microsoft Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
â.¢ Bachelorâ..s degree required, Masters Degree preferred with
certification as a Teacher of the Deaf or in a field related to the
education of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
â.¢ Experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing students.
â.¢ Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational services
for Deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices and current research
in the field.
â.¢ Knowledge of federal and state laws and procedures related to the
education of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
â.¢ Proficiency in American Sign Language preferred

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

Position Available: September 1, 2013

Application: Please provide a resume and three professional references to:

Kimberlee Pelkey, MSW
Project Coordinator â.” DHHEIP
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application: August 5, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Project
Coordinator at kpelkey@ndhhs.org

Educational Interpreter Openings 2013-14

The Lane Regional Program, located in beautiful Lane County Oregon,
(Eugene and vicinity) has one Educational Interpreter position opening for
the 2012-13 school year.

This position:

7 hours a day

189 days per year (same days as teachers).

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage.

Our program serves Kindergarten – 21 year old students who are Deaf or
hard of hearing who are mainstreamed throughout Lane County. We have 18
Educational Interpreters working with 22 students.

Minimum qualifications summary

· Graduation from an Interpreter Education Program or equivalent
combination of knowledge, experience and skills in interpreting.

· Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) at level 3.5 or
above or the ability to achieve within 1 year.

· Previous experience interpreting in an educational setting preferred.

The Lane Regional Program provides a exceptional environment where:

· Interpreter in-services are provided at least twice a year.

· Interpreters meet monthly for ongoing in-service and support.

· Scheduling provides a variety of assignments for challenging and
rewarding work.

The Educational Interpreter is responsible for the Deaf and hard of
hearing students (K-12) accessibility to education. Perform simultaneous
interpretation of spoken language and sign language for Deaf and hard of
hearing students within and outside the classroom environment.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please call or email:

Adelka Shawn, M.Ed, Ed: K-12
Interpreter Coordinator -Lane Regional Program
Assistive Technology – 4J School District

shawn@4j.lane.edu
541-790-7850 office
VP 541-636-0077

OPEN POSITION

Position:  Accounts Payable Clerk . Full time

Responsibilities:
Review, verify, code and enter invoices
Research and resolve discrepancies
Provide supporting documentation for audits
Reconcile monthly statements and transactions
Prepare and perform check run
File all related paperwork
Data entry for Accounts Receivable
Other duties as needed
Qualifications:
Accounts payable experience a must
Proficient in Point Click Care data entry
Strong attention to detail
Sign Language a plus

Apply in person:
Columbus Colony Elderly Care
1150 Colony Dr
Westerville, OH 43081

*Applications accepted July 11 . 25, 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/airport-avatar-not-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-brother-with-ci/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fussy-deaf-university-student/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-languages-comparison/

(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:

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Develop Topography Skills with New DVD

How would you sign directions to your home or workplace?

Do you understand when someone gives you directions in ASL?

Learn more about how directions are given in ASL by viewing “Topography”, a new DVD now available at Harris Communications.

In the DVD Dr. Byron Bridges discusses tactics used in American Sign Language to give directions which will assist in the development of your topography skills.

“Topography” (DVD424) is available at Harris Communications for $29.99.
(DVD is 90 minutes in ASL and English with subtitles.)

To see a video clip, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB072813

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

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

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This just in –

The new director of Oregon School for the Deaf is
Sharla Jones. She replaces Patti Togioka who
retired in June.

Top stories about the deaf:

Senator Orin Hatch (UT) opposing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? Well, he went on a rambling
speech making nasty comments about the CRPD, at the same time
denying he opposes the rights of the deaf and the disabled!
Very puzzling, indeed.

The Ecobank Foundation will be giving the deaf of Uganda seed
money to encourage them to start their own businesses – in
order to provide them with livelhoods.

Asda, a supermarket chain in Great Britain, is on the verge of
making a decision that is making Exeter Royal Deaf Academy
nervous. The academy is hoping to sell its land to Asda
so they could move to a better location. Asda said they are
trying to decide between the Academy land and another piece of land.

How bad is it at Arizona State Schools for the Deaf, at least
on the Tucson campus in view of the unrest over the unpopular
administration? Thirteen staffers have turned in their
retirement papers. And nine staffers have resigned their
positions. And more is to come!

The Economist, a must reading for those in the economics field,
ran a piece saying that CI proliferation is threatening the
existence of deaf sign languages everywhere.

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

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

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A FUSSY DEAF UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN PARIS
At the deaf school in Paris, the administrator told DeafDigest
editor a story.
They are proud of one of their graduates, who is attending a big
university in France. But that student is fussy.
He refuses French Sign Language interpreters. He also refuses CART
services.
What does he prefer? A notetaker that goes with him to every class
in the university!
Weird? Possibly.

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fussy-deaf-university-student/

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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FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE VERSUS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Which sign language is better – our ASL or their French
Sign Language (FSL)?
Which sign language is more beautiful – our ASL or their
FSL?
Both ASL and FSL are both great and beautiful – but there
is one big difference.
With our ASL, there is a lot of fingerspelling. With FSL
there is zero, or maybe very little fingerspelling!

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

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

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The CI 2013 Symposium “Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation”
will be held October 24-26, 2013 in Washington DC

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

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FCC’S VIDEO RELAY PLANS
The Feds are going to oversee our video relay
system with safeguards to make sure fraudulent
calls will not happen again.
The FCC is also planning to re-establish compensation rates for providers that are supposed to be equitable.

A STORY IN DAILY MALL
The Daily Mall is British’s most popular tabloid newspaper.
Their stories are more “shocking” than what we would read in
the American newspapers.
Anyway, one of their headlines screamed:

Cell transplant could give sight to millions

It said that the University College researchers
have been working on that project that they’re optimistic.
Very hopefully this will work for our deaf-blind.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

shortage of interpreters placing burden on the few interpreters around

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When computer-aided transcription (CAT) was introduced, computers were “taught” to translate the court reporters’ steno notes.  The court reporters would edit their transcripts and define untranslated or mistranslated words.  They were “teaching” the computer to recognize new steno strokes so that the next time that steno stroke was used the computer would properly translate it.

In the 1980s, some court reporters connected their steno machines directly to their personal computers, and realtime translation was born.

Realtime translation instantly translates a court reporter’s stenographic notes into English, and the English is displayed on a computer monitor or projection screen.

Court reporters, who previously would have taken possibly two weeks to prepare a transcript, are now allowing people to see how their steno is being instantaneously translated.

Even today, the number of court reporters jumping into realtime continues to grow at a rapid pace.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

seeing captions on some TV movies in France, but none in English!

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf attorney, whom DeafDigest editor will not identify,
recently sent an email with a four letter word.

This matter has been referred to the bar association in the
deaf attorney’s home state.

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Did you know that –

Lowell J. Myers, a deaf Chicago attorney, gained fame
(and possibly notoriety) for successfully defending deaf
Donald Lang in a murder case during the sixties. Lang
not only was illiterate but knew no sign language. What
was not generally known about Myers was that he achieved
an academic impossibility – earning a bachelors’ degree
from one college and a masters from another college –
at the same time! Both colleges realized it and have
established procedures to prevent this from happening
again. Myers passed away few years ago.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

While not exactly sign language there is a new book
hitting the bookstores – titled “Field Guide to Gestures.”
Perhaps interesting reading for those serious with
sign languages.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

One of the rookies trying to make the Washington Redskins
NFL roster is Reed Doughty, a safety.
He has a hearing loss. The Redskins did not notice it until
just now when the coaches had to repeat their coaching
instructions with him.

(editor’s note: Reed is still with the Redskins, but like with
many borderline players, worry about not getting cut this
season)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The school for the deaf in Paris said they have a number of
its graduates move on to secondary education programs and then
to university-level programs. Yet when asked to give several
examples of its successful graduates, the spokesperson was not
able to do so!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Can we read the lips of British people which speak with an
accent much different from ours?

Well, DeafDigest editor was being served in a French cafe
by a waitress. It was learned that she is a British citizen
but has lived in France for nine years. She was chatting
away when DeafDigest editor caught the name of the city
she came from. It was Manchester.

So, is Manchester easy to lipread regardless of the accent
being used?

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Health Educator – Los Angeles

–   Case Manager – Los Angeles

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position announcement
Recreation Specialist 1
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, TN

SUMMARY:  Under immediate supervision, is responsible for professional recreation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Organize or helps in organizing parties, picnics, water sports, and related entertainment; arranges for necessary supplies and equipment; prepares playing fields and courts for events; instructs in methods, techniques, and rules of play for various events; coaches athletic teams in arranging competitive matches with other teams; safe-guards groups and maintain security; keeps records and make reports; trains non-recreation staff in the above mentioned duties.  Manage or assists in the management of a restaurant activity center.  Provide therapeutic recreational activities for multihandicapped children. Perform other duties as assigned.  As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field and experience equivalent to one year of full-time responsible professional recreation work; qualifying full-time professional experience in recreation may be substituted for the required experience on a year-to-year basis.  LifeGuard Certificate and Therapeutic Recreation Credentials preferred.  Applicant must become proficient in sign language at the level established for this position within the Tennessee School for the Deaf Sign Communication Program as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool.  Training will be provided.  The applicant selected for this position will be fingerprinted and required to have a TBI/FBI background check. In addition, background checks will be conducted through the Tenn. Registry of Sexual Offenders, the Tenn. Registry of Abuses, and the Tenn. Child Protective Services Background Check.

On Campus housing may be required.

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License and a clean record are required.

SALARY RANGE:  $2,256 – $3,608 per month for ten months.  The State makes available to the employee:  sick leave, annual leave, medical insurance, retirement (401K availability), longevity bonus.

Applications and resumes should be sent to: Dr. Steve Farmer, Director of Student Living, Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN  37920

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position opening
Executive Director
Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opening Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at mailto:Mark.Apodaca@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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vacancies in Accounting
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Performs a variety of advanced accounting functions; state and grant reporting; the school’s accounts receivable functions; and other related duties as directed.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 3 years. experience.  Must be proficient in the use of  Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge.  Experience with accounting systems preferred.  Excellent communication and written skills a must. Ability to sign or willingness to learn sign language.

ENTRY-LEVEL ACCOUNTING CLERK
Responsible for cashiering functions, performs routine accounting functions, and prepares Blackbaud accounting information, including general clerical duties.

Applicant must be a high school graduate; additional post-secondary education in business is helpful.  Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge. Experience with accounting systems preferred.  Excellent communication and written skills a must.  Must be able to sign, or be willing to learn sign language.

For formal/detailed job description visit www.asd-1817.org and click on Employment

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf Services
Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Join Western Washington’s largest CMHC in beautiful Seattle. Provide mental health evaluation and treatment to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages.  Fluency in ASL & knowledge of Deaf Culture & sign language continuum essential.  Master’s in Counseling or related field and two years job related experience required.  MHP preferred, Chemical Dependency Professional Certification or CD treatment experience desired.  Position is full time with outstanding benefits, salary DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #13-095, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122,

or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

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Final filing date:  July 26, 2013

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

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  July 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

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

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

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

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than July 26, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

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

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

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job 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 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

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

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

or mailto:hr@dcara.org Fax: 510-483-2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Campbell, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Specialist.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Employment Specialist will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
.        Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed .        Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
.        Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
.        Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
.        Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
.        Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
.        Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
.        Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
.        Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
.        Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
.        Fluent in American Sign Language
.        BA preferred
.        Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
.        Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
.        Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  Until position filled

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

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

Email: mailto: hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

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:
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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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Southern Utah Rural Advocate

Duties
Provide direct advocacy services in the Southern Utah region. Services may include: .    Provide emotional support to victims
.    Conduct intake interviews and safety planning
.    Respond to crisis calls .    Assist victims with filing protective orders and other legal proceedings
.    Accompany victims to hospitals, police station, court house and safe shelters
.    Provide information and referral for medical, legal services, counseling and case management services .    Assist with setting up informational booths at fairs and helps with planning community awareness events and workshops
.    Participates in crisis response team meetings
.    Maintain and update client file
.    Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
.    Bachelor Degree preferred (will consider H.S. degree with equivalent work/life experience)
.    Good listening and crisis intervention skills
.    Training and presenting skills
.    Knowledge and experience with computers (Power Point, Excel, etc)
.    Fluent in American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture
.    Experience and knowledge of domestic violence and assault
.    Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Law) .    Have a current driver.s license and be able to travel
.    Must pass a criminal background check
.    Be willing to relocate if not already a resident of Washington County, Utah Reports to the Southern Utah Community Advocate Coordinator Benefits: Generous part time salary (25 hours), health insurance included, sick/vacation days and all major federal holidays off. Send your resume and the names of three references to: 1067 East Tabernacle Rd. Suite #10 St. George, UT 84770 or email: marlyn@slcad.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 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

Executive Secretary

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 34-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School of the Deaf Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50071/5340

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Program Director of the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf.  Organizes and manages office; communicates with teachers, staff, and students; composes, creates and originates routine written correspondence on subjects outlined in policies and procedures as requested by the director; prepares, in draft and final form, all types of written correspondence for the director’s signature; reviews, refines and corrects as necessary to ensure proper spelling, grammar, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; takes and transcribes dictation of correspondence, reports; provides secretarial support at meetings, workshops, committees and other gatherings; receives calls and greets visitors on behalf of the director; maintains and monitors staff and student files, including student registry; responds to requests for information, status of reports, or other information readily available from files; directs callers to appropriate staff members; operates a personal computer and word processing/software programs; uses advanced word processing techniques to edit, merge, list and otherwise produce printed materials; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized reports, graphics, data bases, spread sheets and other related specialties; maintains the director.s calendar; sends notices of IEP meetings as directed; keeps inventory of office and school supplies and inputs orders into the school purchasing system in a timely manner; maintains lunch orders for students; performs other duties as assigned

DIETARY AIDES (Ohio)
DIETARY AIDES
Part-Time/Full-time

Columbus Colony Elderly Care is a unique
150 bed Nursing and Rehab Facility which
provides loving care to deaf, deaf/blind and
hearing residents.
Responsibilities include serving line prep,
service, and clean-up for meals served.
Experience in food service and ASL skills
preferred .
American Sign  Language classes
are provided at no cost.  We offer
competitive  wages and benefits.

COLUMBUS COLONY ELDERLY CARE
1150 COLONY DR
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081
(614) 891-5055

Des Moines Public Schools Sign Language Interpreter Position

The Des Moines Public Schools is presently seeking two sign language interpreters to fill vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year.

Description; The Sign Language Interpreter will provide interpreting and other support services to students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to the extent possible for which D/HH students are mainstreamed into general education classes. The primary function of the interpreter is to facilitate communication between students who are D/HH with classroom peers, classroom teacher, and other personnel in the school system. Other duties that may be performed when not required to provide interpreting may include tutoring, note taking, participation in meetings as a member of the educational team and other duties to support the educational environment. There will be opportunity for afterhours interpreting for Deaf adults as well as students involved in extracurricular activities.

Position Qualifications: . High School graduate or equivalent. . Licensure from Iowa Dept. of Professional Licensure, Board of Sign Language Interpreters & Trans iterators. . Preference; permanently licensed interpreters or completion of an interpreter training program. . Proficiency in English. Knowledge and skill in Conceptually Accurate Signed English and American Sign Language.

Attractive salary and benefits package.

Please apply online at www.dmschools.org career opportunities.

Interested applicants may contact;

Polly Fullbright, Deaf Ed Dean of Students, polly.fullbright@dmschools.org or (515) 770-3447 text
Cindy Crawford, Lead Sign Language Interpreter, cindy.crawford2@dmschools.org or (515)306-6808

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DeafDigest – 27 July 2013

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DeafDigest – 26 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 26, 2013

— India’s national deaf tennis champion wins lawsuit

Parul Gupta won the national India deaf women’s tennis championship,
qualifying her for the Deaflympics. India would not allow her to
go to Deaflympics. Her angry father filed a lawsuit. The Delhi High
Court agreed with her, and allowed her to compete! Why did India say
no? India says no money to send her to Deaflympics!

 

 

— testing athletes’ deafness

over 3,000 deaf athletes are now at the Deaflympics. They must have
a hearing loss of 55dB or higher in the better ear. Do some athletes
cheat on their deafness? Yes, some do. There is a group of professional
audiologists that will randomnly test five percent of these athletes
(around 150 of them) for their deafness. When asked to be tested, these
athletes cannot avoid or run away or hide from audiologists!

 

 

— why no captions on one TV news program?

In Tulsa, a TV news program was not captioned. Why?
A bad storm wrecked the captioning equipment. This is what
the TV station manager told the deaf community. The TV
people have been trying to fix the captioning equipment but
it takes some time.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 24, 2013

— a 13-year prison term for former Deaflympics official

Jaromir Ruda, former Slovak Deaflympics chairperson, was sentenced
to 13 years in prison. His crime? Pocketing $2.1 million dollars,
that was supposed to be used for 2008 Deaflympics, hosted by his
Slovak nation. Because the funds were missing, the Deaflympics
was cancelled – a black mark in the history of Deaf Sports.

 

— why Southwest Airlines does not caption their movies?

Few weeks ago Kenneth S Rothschild emailed Southwest Airlines
asking why their inflight movies are not captioned. Their response:

Currently Row 44, our inflight wi-fi provider, is working with the streaming
provider to find a solution to be able to caption movies and TV. Due to a
glitch, we are not yet there in providing captioning but hope to be able to
have it enabled soon

Glitch? DeafDigest does not believe Southwest Airlines

 

— Kentucky School for the Deaf owes Centre College $6,000

Someone from Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) checked out a book
from the Centre College library in 1828. The book was never returned.
Just this week someone found that book on the deaf school campus.
It was returned to the libary. The fine for the overdue book is $6.000.
Will KSD pay for it? Probably not because Centre College will probably
laugh it off.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 22, 2013

 

— two deaf leaders in Renne, France (a photo)

http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-leaders-in-rennes-france/

 

 

— the deaf archives in a deaf school in Paris (some photos)

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-archives-in-a-deaf-school-in-paris-some-photos/

a deaf intern from Gallaudet; a long time volunteer archivst; the
street sign where the school is located

 

 

— the deaf of France

The deaf of France are the same as the deaf of USA! Only differences
between us are different languages, different sign languages, and
different cultures. Yet we share same interests and share same worries
and problems.

 

 

— The Clerc books; how to place your orders?

Laurent Clerc: The Story of His Early Years (English language)
http://tinyurl.com/mxs8ocz

Youth Laurent Clerc (same book, but in French language)
http://www.airelle-editions.fr/orderbook31pg.html

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 July 2013

DeafDigest Gold – July 21, 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-athletes-hate-each-other/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-election-problems/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf/captioned-airflight-movies/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-english-languages/

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

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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“Bragg on Bragg” at Harris Communications

Legendary Deaf performer Bernard Bragg shares a lifetime of
performances, experiences, and memories in the DVD “Bragg on Bragg”.

With a mixture of classic-to-modern video clips and Bernard Bragg’s
insightful narration, we are offered a special window into his life.

This DVD takes you on a journey of the deaf culture landscape through
the years and is an amazing resource for any ASL, Deaf Culture, or Deaf
History class.

“Bragg on Bragg” (DVD375) is available at Harris Communications for only
$29.95.

(DVD is 88 minutes with 29 minutes of bonus features; English
subtitles.)

To find out more, go to:
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or contact us at:
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Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Thinkso’s 2013 Give a Brand! has awarded the
Deaf Abused Women’s Network with a pro bono
branding. What this means is that DAWN will be
getting a professional make-over in an effort
to get high profile attention of its services
on behalf of deaf women that need assistance.

An abused deaf victim who was not provided with
an interpreter cost the city of Portland, Oregon
$51,500 in damages. The city has then agreed
to provide interpreters for the deaf in the future.

Finally after a year of waiting, the Virginia School
for the Deaf and the Blind now has a new principal.
It is long time teacher Pat Trice, who has a masters
from Gallaudet.

As a child Claudia Gordon came to USA from Jamaica,
and enrolled at Lexington School for the Deaf, becoming
a basketball star. Years later she is now a recent Obama
appointee, advising him on the needs of the disabled.

We now can add Hungary to one more nation offering
vido relay services for the deaf. It only just started
this week.

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Read What They Say

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– Like captions on TV – for the phone!

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MOVIES ON FLIGHT
United Airlines has something new. It is movies for everyone from
behind the seats. A passenger has about 200 different movies to pick out
from. Must play with screen commands to pick the movie.
Are the movies captioned? Yes and no. About 150 movies are American,
and all of them are not captioned, but there were about 50 foreigh movies,
all of them captioned with choice of language.
Some captioned movies were good with serious plots. Other captions were
“karate action” crime movies made in China, South Korea and Japan.
If you are not a crime drama fan, then you are stuck!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf/captioned-airflight-movies/

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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STREET LANGUAGES IN PARIS
DeafDigest editor went to Paris for vacation. Not his first time in
Paris. Went to Paris about 3-4 times in the past.
What is the difference between Paris 10 years ago and now? Is is street
languages!
Ten years ago, people spoke only French on the streets. Now, it is
English, English and English.  Many tourists from USA, Canada, Australia,
South Africa, India, etc visit Paris and they all speak English on the
Paris streets.
Would a deaf person realize the changing of languages? No!

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

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

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Deaf poem by Susan Small

http://35.182.75.222/deaf-poem-by-susan-small/

she is not deaf but has a great appreciation of what we, the
deaf, do

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A HEARING AID DEALER IN FRANCE
In Nantes, France, DeafDigest editor passed by a hearing
aid dealership.
The name of the dealership was Correction Auditive. It is
interesting to see how different nations and different
languages describe our need for hearing aids and of deafness!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/towedcar/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Empire State Association of the Deaf (New York)

http://deafdigest.com/empire-state-association-of-the-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

my son is born with severe sensorineural hearing loss
(4 words just to describe this hearing loss)

my son is born deaf
(just 2 words)

2 extra words not needed

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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. We have already known about the Starbucks discrimination lawsuit
by a small group of New York deaf coffee drinkers. Why was this
happening?

A. Very puzzling. The Starbucks baristas, for the most part, are
courteous, friendly and experienced with the customers. Possibly
there were incidents that led to ill-will between these disgruntled
deaf coffee drinkers and the baristas – which led to this lawsuit.
Truth may surface in the courtroom! DeafDigest editor is a coffee
drinker and he goes to Starbucks in many American cities as well
as in Madrid and Paris and there was never an ugly incident.

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:

Swimming

Many of us like to swim! There is an issue of support while we swim.

We know we cannot depend on SSP, friends and family all the time.

How can we swim without bumping into strangers?

At a public or private pool, talk to whoever is in charge.

Discuss your needs while you swimming with the staff.

One simple solution is to rope off one lane to allow us to swim unimpeded.

This will be accessible and rope can be used as a guide.

Anther option?  Adult swim time!  There are less people and roping
one lane can still be done to meet for your needs.

Umm, diving board?  That’s another story!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

Many deaf people of France are forced to move to Paris to
seek employment. DeafDigest wishes there are many employment
opportunities for them in these small French towns.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1760 – the Institut National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris
has been founded by Charles-Michel de l’Épée as the first
school for the deaf in the nation.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

at Cafe Signes, the deaf restaurant in Paris

6
deaf employees

3
hearing employees

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

coming back to play golf in her final season of
eligibility is rising senior Kaylin Ashley Yost
at Campbell University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Terence Parkin, a deaf silver medalist in swimming in the past
Olympics, has entered the Deaflympics as a cyclist. Because of
training injury he may withdraw!

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Deaf Sports Library

list of NTID athletes in RIT hall of fame

one great NTID athlete is not in the hall of fame. Do click
on below to find out who that athlete is!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ntid-athletes-in-rit-hall-of-fame/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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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 o   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Position Announcement
Part-Time Driver
DILA
Salisbury, MD

DILA is hiring for a Part-Time Driver to provide transportation services for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals with other disabilities to locations
throughout the Eastern Shore. Shift varies with some evenings and weekends.
Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license with clean
driving record with no moving violations, follow all safety guidelines per
MVA and 3-5 years experience. Fluency in ASL preferred or willingness to
learn. Send resumes to DILA, Attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Rd,
Salisbury, MD 21804 or apply on-line at www.dila.org. DILA is an EEO
employer.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
position located in Duluth, Minnesota

$22.62 – $33.34 hourly ($47,231 – $ 69,614 annually)

Contact: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Description of Work:
This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to
deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues in
Duluth, MN and Northeast Minnesota. The main responsibility of the Mental
Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the
remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination,
consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement
assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults. The candidate will be
housed in Duluth and will travel in Northeast Minnesota on a regular
basis.

Main Responsibilities:
Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision)
to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities
include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation,
treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency
coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment
plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required.
Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on
Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute
psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are
accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity
building in the regions covered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or
behavioral-health related field

At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced
professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing
direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals
Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state
of Minnesota

Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications

Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care
organizations

Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork
duties accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances

Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills

Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM
diagnoses

Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some
statewide travel

Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services
Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

What’s Good About This Job?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of
others using your expertise in mental health, ASL, and Deaf Culture? We
seek an enthusiastic and innovative mental health clinician to provide
services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental
health issues in Northeast Minnesota. These services will enable deaf
clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in
their home communities. In addition to counseling individual deaf and
hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with
couples, families, and groups when available. This position will work with
a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHSD Northeast Regional
Office in Duluth, MN and will travel across 7 area counties.

Duluth, Minnesota:
Duluth is located on the north shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is
also accessible to ocean-going vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles
away via the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As one of the
major tourist destinations for the Midwest, Duluth features America’s only
all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge,
which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and
Minnesota Point (known as Park Point locally). Minnesota is considered one
of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most
golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise
with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

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:
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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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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>
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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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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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Title: Employment Specialist – Full Time
Locations:
Compensation: $27,000-$30,000 Description: The Employment Specialist will
provide job search, placement, and coaching activities including contacting
employers, creating resumes, preparing individuals for interviews, and
scheduling appointments for interviews. The Specialist will provide job
coaching and employment support to consumers in community sites assisting in
overcoming barriers to employment while maintaining quality assurance,
productivity and efficiency to the employer. Other responsibilities include
acting as an advocate and liaison for consumers working in the community,
completing all required paperwork in a timely and efficient manner and
participation as an interdisciplinary team member, designing and modifying
job search plans based on the needs of the individual and networking to stay
abreast of labor market trends. The candidate should be able to work
independently with little supervision, adapt to a schedule that meets the
needs of the consumer, and have experience working with individuals with
disabilities. Qualified applicants should possess excellent oral/written
communication skills, problem solving abilities and be customer/detail
oriented. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology,
Rehabilitation or related field Experience: 1-2 years; American Sign
Language (ASL) proficiency required —

Michelle Gainey, Employment Services Administrator
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Robert S. Foltz Building
118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
p: 412-632-1718 * c: 412-657-2007 * f: 412-632-1443
michelle.gainey@goodwillswpa.org

Job Opportunity: Residential Support Specialist . Kerrville
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Posted By Deaf Network Team

Job Opportunity: Hill Country Signs of Hope

1610 Goat Creek Rd
Kerrville, Texas

Job Openings for Hill Country Signs of Hope. Residential Support
Specialist needed for Deaf group home.

For more information, Please call 830-895-0747 or Text 210-725-8193.

Contact Angela Wilhelm at hcsignsofhope@yahoo.com or call at (830)
895-0747 for any questions.

Job Opportunity . TCC: Instructor for Sign Language and Interpreting

Job Title    Instructor, Sign Language and Interpreting
Posting Number    B000478
Position Status     Full Time
Category    Faculty
Class Code    23
Position Type    Budgeted
Pay Rate    See Salary Schedule
Location    Trinity River
Department    TR Arts

Job Summary
To assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate
College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies
available to complement the teaching and learning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
. Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning,
afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and
external stakeholders. expectations of College as assigned by designated
supervisor
. Demonstrates a sensitivity toward and respect for the myriad of
diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and service
area
. Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course
syllabi as assigned
. Prepares and delivers instruction to students
. Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities
to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of
learning
. Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks for departmental
adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks
. Prepares assignments
. May compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading
assignments
. Designs and maintains an active classroom environment conducive to
student learning and success
. Maintains student attendance records
. Evaluates student performance and learning
. Provides regular and timely evaluation feedback to students
. Assigns grades consistent with course requirements
. Assists in District commitment to assessing student learning outcomes
and program learning outcomes and to achieving institutional performance
measures
. Participates in TCC.s institutional effectiveness program including the
preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs)
. Accepts and participates in the necessary training to offer courses via
varied delivery methods such as distance learning
. Accepts assignments as necessary at other sites such as for dual credit
courses
. Accepts and participates in the service mission of the college
. May conduct research in particular field of knowledge and publish
findings in professional journals
. Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and
vocational curricula, and acting as adviser to student organizations
. Serves on campus and District committees
. Performs basic student enrollment and recruitment functions, such as
community outreach, support of student registration and student retention
activities
. 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
. Technical/vocational fields require a minimum of an Associate.s degree
with three years of experience in the teaching field
. Developmental courses require teaching experience
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
. Master.s degree preferred, plus BEI certification . Advanced (Level III)
or higher or national certification with willingness to become state BEI
certified at the advanced level
. Hearing candidates should have sign language certification at the
advanced, master or national level
. Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community
. Recent experience in teaching ASL for credit in post-secondary programs
. Fluency in ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar
base
. Good communication skills when working with Deaf and hearing colleagues
. Commitment to excellence in teaching
. Willingness to collaborate extensively with other professionals in the
ASL/Deaf Education/Interpreting programs

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
A growing, well-respected and elite program in the DFW Metroplex and
within the state. The SLIP program at TCCD at Trinity River campus is
dedicated to preparing graduates with the skills to pass the state
certification test.
Posting Date    06/28/2013
Closing Date
Open Until Filled    Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the
following individual
Contact Information    Scott Robinson
Contact Phone    817-515-1125
Contact Email    scott.robinson@tccd.edu

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Case Manager II 360001
July 08, 2013 – July 24, 2013
Location:        St. Paul, MN
Salary Range:        $19.00-$19.50/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:        Non-Exempt
Benefits:        Eligible
Employment Type:        Full Time
Description:
People Incorporated’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services  is a case
management program located in St. Paul. We are seeking a full-time Case
Manager II (360001). Case management services are provided to adult
residents of Ramsey County who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Referrals
are received from Ramsey County and eligibility for services is based upon
criteria for Rule 79 Adult Mental Health Targeted Case Management or
Vulnerable Adult/DD.

The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Duties:
Case managers meet with recipients on a monthly basis, assess their needs
and work with the individual to create a treatment plan. The case manager
coordinates services with other providers to assist the individual with
satisfying the goals of the treatment plan. Areas addressed include
medical monitoring, financial stability and assistance, vocational
coordination; help with independent living skills, housing assistance, and
problem solving. We provide a culturally and linguistically accessible
case management service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind adults.

Primary areas of responsibility for the Case Manager IIinclude the
following:
Review Diagnostic Assessments
Complete screenings, functional assessments & level of care reassessments
Develop ICSP & ongoing updates
Implement the ICSP
Acquire resources, services & natural supports
Monitor and Coordinate the review of goal progress and effectiveness of
services, resources and supports

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
Fluent in ASL
Bachelor’s Degree in the area of behavior science
2000 hours experience working with adults diagnosed with mental illness
Valid drivers license
Current auto insurance
Excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
Case management experience
Knowledge of Ramsey County resources
Harm reduction, motivational interviewing and person-centered approaches

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New Low Price for LightOn Cell Phone Signaler

LightOn is the popular new cell phone signaler that alerts you to
calls and text messages in your home or office.

Originally $79.95, it is now available for the new low price of
$49.95!

The LightOn works with most cell phones that have a vibrate mode. To
use, simply place your cell phone on the LightOn cradle in vibrate
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light. For vibration notification, connect the optional LightOn Bed
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The LightOn is battery-operated so it can go anywhere. Because there
is no sound, it won’t disturb a sleeping infant or co-workers.

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mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Another individual – Russia’ s Valery Rukhledev has surfaced
as the candidate for the presidency of the International
Committee of Sports for the Deaf.

Hardly a week goes by without another deaf ADA complaint
hitting the newspapers. This time it is the Pueblo County
Sheriff’s Office and Pueblo City Police Department (Colorado)
accused of not providing interpreters. It is now in the
U.S. District Court of Colorado.

One way to deal with deafness is to spend hours at a pond
with these lillies. This is what Richard Manganaro, Coplay,
PA, is doing. He is writing a book under his author name
Richard Osborne. He was written up in a newspaper story.

New Zealand giving CI’s at no cost. The government recently
announced a new goal, 40 CIs per year; yes, the waiting list
gets longer and longer.

Famed deaf South African Olympics swimmer Terence Parkin,
trying cycling at the Deaflympics, suffered a nasty spill
while in training. He posted on his facebook page that he
may withdraw!

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DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AVATAR NOT DEAF FRIENDLY
DeafDigest editor and his wife are vacationing in France. The plane to
France was from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC area.
There is an avatar (fake human being) at the airport. The name is TSA
Pre-check Avator.
The avatar talks all day, giving important airport information for
passengers.
Is it captioned or is it in sign language? No, therefore not deaf
friendly!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/airport-avatar-not-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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AIRPORT TICKET BOOTH CLERK
Dulles International Aiport has a ticket booth clerk. His brother is
deaf. He said his brother will be enrolling at Gallaudet this new
semester. He also said that his brother has a CI.
Why do hearing people always mention CI everytime they mention deaf? If
the deaf brother has a hearing aid, would the brother mention hearing aid?
Doubt it.

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

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

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)

2013-2015 goals

http://deafdigest.com/2013-2015-deaf-government-goals/

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SIGN LANGUAGE AGENCY IN NANTES, FRANCE
DeafDigest editor, while vacationing in France,
visited the Steum Langue Sourde. Official name is
Organisme de formation en langue sourde.
It is an all-deaf agency which teaches French
Sign Language to people interested in signs –
be it late deafened, oral deaf or hearing people.
The director, Stephane Amosse, is deaf and he has
led the agency to a great period of growth and
expansion. And for the first time this coming
September, the classes will be funded by the
Nantes city government!

RELAY IN FRANCE
France does not have deaf telephone relay services.
Money is tight and the French government do not like
to spend money on some services for the deaf.
Instead, deaf people use email to reach hearing
people.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

fellow interpreters not following the code of ethics
regarding client confidentiality

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, more and more court reporters began to
use computer-aided transcription (CAT). These court reporters were
able to take advantage of software and hardware being designed and
marketed for the individual user.

Using the same keyboard design, the steno machine manufacturers were
now designing machines that could interface with the personal
computer. The steno machines were able to capture the court
reporters’ steno strokes, and the reporters could then transfer the
data to their computer for translation, editing, and printing of
transcripts.

By the end of the 20th century, CAT had become the dominant method
for taking and preparing the record for court reporters.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people that make this comment –

I know he is deaf but is he impaired?

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

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DeafLaw

Melissa Pignatelli-O’Brien is a late deafened-attorney. She is taking
a time out from the legal profession but wanted to continue to
stay in touch wiht law. She is now volunteering for a part time
mediator position with the Summit County small-claims court in
Utah. Part of the reason for becoming is a mediator is to help
the deaf with their small claims legal needs.

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Did you know that –

Betty Broecker was a long time activist on the rights and
needs of the deaf; she passed away in 2012. In a long
career she was a teacher, a sign language consultant,
administrator of agencies serving the deaf, etc, etc.
One career, however short, was something she never dreamed
of – editor of the Silent News, a newspaper which closed
up in 2003. The Silent News needed a new editor and so,
hired her then relocated to New Jersey after living on
the west coast. It was slightly misleading. She thought
her new job was as a full time writer. But on her first
day of the job she was told she was the editor. The
Silent News did not want to make it public they were
hiring a new editor until she came on board. to her.
She only lasted a short time because of disagreement
over direction the newspaper was to take.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Well-known deaf actor Ed Waterstreet was featured in the
July 10th edition of Wall Street Journal which chronicled his
career in drama.

(editor’s note: he has since then retired from the acting
field)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is it possible for a nation to be considered
first rate (high standard of living) and to be
considered third world – at the same time?
This is in reference to New Zealand! This
nation has been rated as one of the best in
the world. Yet for the needs of the deaf, it
might very well as be considered the worst!
For Marlin Flanagan, a deaf resident of
New Zealand, the nation is the worst when it
comes to providing interpreters. The nation
only has a handful of interpreters. Marlin
wants to become a mechanic and needs to attend
a technical school. He cannot, because of
shortage of interpreters.

(editor’s note: a paradox – continuing
interpreting problems but a big increase
in free CI’s! )

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

While at Starbucks in Paris, DeafDigest editor was
standing in line behind a tourist that wanted to
place an order. A big language barrier took place,
and the first barista gave up and asked another barista
to help her.
No luck; he left Starbucks, frustrated at not being
able to order something.
DeafDigest editor? He simply pointed at a sign and
immediately got his coffee.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

With so many English-speaking people on the streets
of Paris, a single English word may result in different
lipreaded pronounciations from Britons, Americans,
Australians, India, New Zealanders, Canadians,
South Africans, etc.

For example, the word – automobile – can be pronounced
in different ways that would give DeafDigest editor
terrible fits.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles o LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside

– LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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vacancies in Accounting
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Performs a variety of advanced accounting functions; state and grant
reporting; the school’s accounts receivable functions; and other related
duties as directed.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 3 years.
experience. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and
Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge. Experience with accounting
systems preferred. Excellent communication and written skills a must.
Ability to sign or willingness to learn sign language.

ENTRY-LEVEL ACCOUNTING CLERK
Responsible for cashiering functions, performs routine accounting
functions, and prepares Blackbaud accounting information, including
general clerical duties.

Applicant must be a high school graduate; additional post-secondary
education in business is helpful. Must be proficient in the use of
Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge.
Experience with accounting systems preferred. Excellent communication and
written skills a must. Must be able to sign, or be willing to learn sign
language.

For formal/detailed job description visit www.asd-1817.org and click on
Employment

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants
will be invited to interview.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf Services
Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Join Western Washington’s largest CMHC in beautiful Seattle.
Provide mental health evaluation and treatment to Deaf and hard
of hearing individuals of all ages. Fluency in ASL & knowledge
of Deaf Culture & sign language continuum essential. Master’s
in Counseling or related field and two years job related experience
required. MHP preferred, Chemical Dependency Professional
Certification or CD treatment experience desired. Position is
full time with outstanding benefits, salary DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:
Sound Mental Health,
Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #13-095,
1600 E. Olive St.,
Seattle, WA 98122,

or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

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Final filing date: July 26, 2013

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

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date: July 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

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

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

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

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than July 26, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

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

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

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job 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 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

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

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

or mailto:hr@dcara.org
Fax: 510-483-2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Campbell, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Specialist. This
position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in
Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services. The
Employment Specialist will provide services including interpretation for
employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
.        Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard
of hearing persons employed
.        Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community
and employers
.        Provide employer education on employability of
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
.        Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
.        Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and
orientation
.        Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
.        Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as
needed
.        Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
.        Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on
clients
.        Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as
assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
.        Fluent in American Sign Language
.        BA preferred
.        Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf
Culture
.        Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
.        Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE: Until position filled

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

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

Email: mailto: hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

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:
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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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

* Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
* Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
* Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
* Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
* Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
* Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

* Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
* Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
* Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
* Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
* The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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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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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
Teacher Aide
(Two positions available)

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 31-13
742 Harrison Blvd Schedule IN
Ogden, UT 84404 DPRs 50107, 50425/5210

JOB SUMMARY Assists classroom instructor in working with blind/visually
impaired students, who may have additional disabilities; prepares teaching
materials and tutors individual students under the supervision of the
instructor; communicates the progress of the students to the instructor;
performs such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of
students in academic and skills areas; assists with behavior interventions
under the direction of the instructor; assists with routine daily
activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom (including diapering),
etc.; drives students to and from activities as necessary; performs other
duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Office Technician II

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 30-13
3098 South Highland Drive . Lower Level Schedule TL
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 DPR 50135/6150

JOB SUMMARY Assists and provides clerical support to the Audiology and ALS
departments of USDB; composes and prepares in draft and final form
correspondence, reports, and other printed and electronic documents using a
personal computer and applicable computer software programs; proofreads
documents, reviewing, refining and correcting as necessary to ensure proper
spelling, grammar, format, arrangement of material, and conformity with
standard acceptable English; answers telephone, takes messages, and directs
calls appropriately; does filing; uses various office machines; works with
Audiology department to schedule appointments in rural areas; assists with
organization and updating of hearing aid inventory; communicates clearly
and
effectively with public, parents, staff, etc.; responsible for paper work
and filling reservations for state fleet vehicles; provides Alternative
Language support by taking and placing phone calls from Spanish-speaking
parents; performs other duties as assigned.

Hiring Full-Time Interpreter or Office Assistant

Aspen Camp in Colorado is looking for a full-time interpreter as well as
an office assistant to join our year-round team. Benefits include salary
based on experience, lodging in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, free
utilities, free activities, and many more.

Check out the job description and apply now at
http://aspencamp.org/about/careers.

Email info@aspencamp.org or call 970-315-0513 for more information or
help.

Katie Murch
Outreach Coordinator
Aspen Camp

Office: (970) 315-0513
aspencamp.org

Discover your adventure at Aspen Camp.

Job Opportunity: Sign Language Interpreter at San Jacinto College .
Houston-Pasadena

If you can help San Jacinto College in our search for Sign Language
Interpreters or are interested in the positions, please contact me. Please
allow me to introduce myself; my name is Toni Lerch, Employment Recruiter
supporting San Jacinto College in Pasadena-Houston, Texas for faculty and
staff hiring needs.

Sign Language Interpreter at San Jacinto College in Houston-Pasadena,
Texas

Required education/experience/skills (minimum qualifications)
– Must have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher level degree) from an
accredited
institution required.
– Must have proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).
– Must have American Sign Language (ASL) certification, through State
Board for
Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry Interpreter for the
Deaf
(RID).
– Must have at least two (2) years of interpreting experience in an
educational
or community-based setting.
– Must be able to travel to all San Jacinto Campuses as needed.

FIVE Full-time positions are available

Salary Grade 23 . typical starting range is $3,676.00/monthly . based on
qualifications, skills and experience.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to contact me for information or if you have any
questions. I would be happy to speak with you.

Thank you.
Toni Lerch, Employment Recruiter
San Jacinto College . Human Resources
4624 Fairmont Pkwy, Suite 106 . Pasadena, Texas 77504
281-998-6192 (office)

Interpreter Staff Position:

Requirements: Nationally certified strongly preferred with at least a few
years experience, computer skills, office support abilities and GREAT
Customer Service.

Benefits: paid time off, health, dental etc…

Team interprets for FAMILY WEEK, M/T/W full days and THURS morning WHEN a
family comes for the program(happens maybe once every couple of months,
but could be more).

Interprets for 8:30 and 12:30 lectures, psyche appointments and nursing
assessments as needed, full office support(copying/filing/phones/assisting
with all intakes), patient care for general things, may take patients out
as needed to see sober houses or to bank(not too often). Assists in
whatever is needed within the program.

HOURS ARE, M/T/W: 8:00-3:00 7 hr shifts w/ half hour lunch taken, so 6.5
paid those 3 days. TH: 8:00-1:30 which is 5.5 for a total 25 hrs/week or
50 hours/pay period.

Elly Carpenter

Supervisor/Lead Counselor

Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program

for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

2450 Riverside Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55454

612-273-4402 (v/tty)

1-651-964-1439 (VP)

1-800-282-3323 (v/tty/vp)

www.uofmmedicalcenter.org/deafhoh

DIETARY AIDES; WESTERVILLE, OH
2013-07-10 11:49:03-04
DIETARY AIDES
Part-Time/Full-time

Columbus Colony Elderly Care is a unique
150 bed Nursing and Rehab Facility which
provides loving care to deaf, deaf/blind and
hearing residents.
Responsibilities include serving line prep,
service, and clean-up for meals served.
Experience in food service and ASL skills
preferred .
American Sign Language classes
are provided at no cost. We offer
competitive wages and benefits.

Applications are being accepted from
July 8 . July 22, 2013

COLUMBUS COLONY ELDERLY CARE
1150 COLONY DR
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081
(614) 891-5055

Haverhill Cooperative School District is looking for
a part time teacher contact ntuite@@sau23.org
New Hampshire

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DeafDigest – 18 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 19, 2013

— a deaf restaurant in Paris

DeafDigest editor is vacationing in Paris this week. He had lunch at
Cafe Signes, a deaf restaurant in the city. Six of nine employees
are deaf. Most patrons are hearing but no problems dealing with
the deaf staff. Deaf people come to restaurant for drinks and
company after they finish work.

Look at the picture of two deaf staffers. One is showing his sign
for his name. The second one is a quiet man.

http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-employees-at-cafe-signes-paris/

 

— a disappointing update from Deaf Olympian in Deaflympics

South Africa’s Terence Parkin, a past Olympics swimming
silver medalist, planned to compete in cycling in the
Deaflympics. While in training, he suffered a nasty spill
and hurt himself. He may have to withrdaw if his injury
does not heal quickly enough.

 

— must text in Verizon in Rochester

Rochester has one of the highest numbers of deaf residents in USA.
For emergency needs the deaf can use text to contact the 911
Center. The problem it must be with a Verizon text; other text
providers do not have this special 911 access. Not great news
for non-Verizon text users.

 

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DeafDigest – 17 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 17, 2013

— Putin involved with Deaflympics?

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia; he was a former Prime Minister.
He is one of the most powerful people in the world. Is he interested in
the deaf? Valery Rukhledev, a deaf Russian is running for election as
president of the Deaflympics group. What about Putin? He has endorsed
Rukhledev for the Deaflympics presidency! It was a big shock that
Putin would somehow get involved! Will Rukhledev win? Can’t say because
he is competing against a Briton and an American.

 

 

— a coffin and rubber ducks in Tucson

It was mentioned in DeafDigest several times that the Arizona State Schools
for the Deaf and the Blind is not a happy place right now. People
do not like the administration. Gov. Jan Brewer has asked for peace.
Things are quiet right now because it is summer. Things will not be
quiet when both schools re-open this coming fall. Rubber ducks? A
coffin? Rubber ducks means lame duck administration in which everyone
hopes it would be. A coffin means the disliked administration will
be buried in due time. This was what the students placed on the ground
during the protests. This story was mentioned recently in a newspaper.
We will see what happens when these schools re-open.

 

 

— H Street loves Gallaudet

H Street, NE is about a 15-minutes walk from the Gallaudet campus.
For many years Gallaudet students went to H Street to do their shopping
and to have fun. H Street became a dead area when the 1968 riots
destroyed everything. Times have changed. Many restaurants, many
night clubs, many bars, many stores, many shops as well as new
condos are in the H Street area. As with the past many years ago
Gallaudet students visit H Street – as a result, it has become
a neighborhood where hearing people know the deaf, and in fact,
hire them to work in these business establishments. The H Street-
Gallaudet boom was profiled in a newspaper story.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 15 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 15, 2013

— New York deaf accuse Starbucks of discrimination!

It was a shock when a group of New York deaf filed
lawsuit against Starbucks for refusing to serve them.
Truth? Did deaf people stay in Starbucks all day
and not order much coffee? Was there communication
problem while ordering Starbucks drinks? We will
find out the truth about the lawsuit.

 
— non-fluent ASL signers are scared

Several deaf friends, some of them non-fluent ASL
signers, are scared. If there are no more internet
relay providers, they will be forced to use video relay
services. When that happens there may be language barrier
struggles between confused interpreters and non-fluent
ASL signers!

 
— A deaf man in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

We have had some deaf people in the past making it in the
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The latest is deaf rocker
Sean Forbes, saying he has been deaf all his life but is
a professional musican. First time in history? No, there
was Ripley’s Believe It or Not many years ago about
a deaf man working in a factory making musical instruments!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 July 2013

DeafDigest Gold – July 14, 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/shy-hearing-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hypocrisy-in-deaf-election/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-athletes-hate-each-other/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-election-problems/

(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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A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL on Sale

A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL is an entertaining DVD that showcases six gifted performers: Ben Bahan, Linsay Darnell, Jr.,
Stefanie Ellis-Gonzales, Ben Jarashow, CJ Jones, and Brian J. Morrison. It is a visual feast of stories that are at once delightful, humorous, inspiring and simply amazing.

The DVD also includes Ben Bahan, Professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University providing a detailed
explanation of the four basic principles for creating an ABC story.

A valuable resource for storytellers, teachers, and students, A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL is enjoyable for anyone who
delights to see the artistry in ASL stories.

Find A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL (DVD376) at Harris Communications on sale for only $25.95 (regularly $29.95).

Sale ends July 18, 2013.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG071413

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

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

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This just in –

British Deaf Comic Book now distributed in United States

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/british-deaf-comic-book-now-distributed-in-united-states/

Top stories about the deaf:

A voice song becoming a vibration song on a
wireless paging device? Yes, as there is a new
app for that purpose to help the deaf enjoy
the music. It will be demonstrated at the
Cartagena International Music Festival in
Cartagena, Colombia.

There is a tug of war struggle between two allied
groups regarding the amending of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act
(as known as the Cogswell Bill). One group
wants sign language; other group is opposed to
sign language. Same old news!

EBay is asking the court to throw out the court case
filed by a deaf woman that complained of discrimination
when she had to use voice telephone to confirm her
identity. The judge is taking it under advisement.

Deaf British leaders are complaining that the non-profit
agencies, supposed to help the deaf, really do not hire
the deaf.

The Barclays is a big financial service company in Great
Britain. It discriminated against deaf customers in the past. Ashok Vaswani, the Barclays chief, admitted
his bank was wrong in practicing discrimination but promised
it would be no more.

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TWO DEAF ENEMIES CARRY THE USA FLAG
Two deaf USA Deaflympics athletes both hate
each other. They have almost fought each other
several times but their teammates have broke
up each fight.
It was a big shock when the USA Deaflympics
chairperson selected both athletes to carry
the USA flag during the Deaflympics parade on
opening day. He was warned that these athletes
hate each other, but he would not listen.
Who were these athletes? Not saying but it
happened about 40-45 years ago!

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

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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ANOTHER DEAF ELECTION PROBLEMS
About 35 years ago, a deaf national organization
had an election.
Two deaf candidates opposed each other. One of
them won easily. The vote teller counted the ballots
and found there were more votes than there were
voting delegates!
It forced a re-vote and the same candidate
won with votes equal to number of delegates.

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

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

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NTID’s past elite deaf athletes

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

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A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN GHANA MAY BE KICKED OUT
The Mampong School for the Deaf, in Ghana, may be
kicked out.
Reason is that the new landlord wanted to hike the
rent on the school’s rental premises. The previous landlord
gave the school a break with low rental costs in 35 years of the
school’s existence.
At this point, no one knows what to do or what is going
to happen.

A DEAF TEACHING TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
Many deaf people like to play recreational tennis, but
there are very few, if any, deaf teaching tennis pros
at tennis and recreational facilities.
There is one – Jenny Woyahn, who is deaf, is a teaching
tennis pro at the Midtown Athletic Club, Palatine, Illinois.
She spends her time teaching youngsters how to play this
sport.
DeafDigest does not know if she has taught deaf people
how to play tennis.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Roanoke Valley Club of the Deaf (Virginia)

http://deafdigest.com/roanokevalley/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In a newspaper story, the CI was described as:
Invisible Help for Hearing Loss

CI is very visible, so why call it invisible?

it can be made invisible if hidden in hair but it many cases, it doesn’t

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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 could a person live much of his life without realizing
he is deaf?

A. Some people are just clueless as to why they’re always
struggling during phone calls and while chatting with
hearing people!

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:

The Sun

The sun is important for our planet.

For us with Usher Syndrome it can be very bright and bothersome.

I love being outdoors but I am starting to get frustrated due to the
sun.

One solution is to wear a baseball cap or wide rim hat.

This helps a bit but can still bother the side of our eyes.

We will need special glasses or sunglasses with side blocks.

Now you see why we always move you around so we can see you better!

You might need to apply sun screen while we chat away from our spot
in the shade!

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 organizations will work together instead of
fighting each other re the Cogswell Act that the
congress seems so indifferent to!

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DeafHistory:

Year 2005 – the Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH)
changes its name to Hearing Loss Association of America

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

0

deaf tabloid newspapers right now

it was about a half dozen in the early nineties

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Juliana Moore, a rising sophomore, is a field
hockey player with Limestone College

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Gallaudet’s Tony Tatum became a starter in his third Arena
Football League game, as cornerback for Utah Blaze. His
team lost 69-39 to Philadelphia Soul in the last game
of the season.

In the losing game, Tony made two solo tackles and one assisted tackle and broke up one pass.

For the season, he has played 3 games (other games he didn’t play
was coaches’ decision); he made 9 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles,
intercepted 2 passes for 16 yards and one pass break up.

DeafDigest hopes Tony will stay with the team; he was a late season
roster addition, missing the entire training camp.

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Deaf Sports Library

Terence Parkin in Deaflympics

famous deaf swimmer Terence Parkin is in Deaflympics. Swimming again?
No!

His facebook posting was this –

Terence Parkin now Ready2Race at the Deaflympics with the KTM Strada 1000 added to his arsenal.

Terence will participate in:
* 1000m Sprint
* Individual Time Trial
* Individual Road Race
* Cross Country
* 50km Points Race

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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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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles o   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Specialist) Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
position located in Duluth, Minnesota

$22.62 – $33.34 hourly ($47,231 – $ 69,614 annually)

Contact: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Description of Work: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues in Duluth, MN and Northeast Minnesota. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults. The candidate will be housed in Duluth and will travel in Northeast Minnesota on a regular basis.

Main Responsibilities: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field

At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota

Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications

Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations

Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances

Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills

Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses

Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

What’s Good About This Job?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in mental health, ASL, and Deaf Culture? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative mental health clinician to provide services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in Northeast Minnesota. These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their home communities. In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups when available. This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHSD Northeast Regional Office in Duluth, MN and will travel across 7 area counties.

Duluth, Minnesota:
Duluth is located on the north shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is also accessible to ocean-going vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles away via the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As one of the major tourist destinations for the Midwest, Duluth features America’s only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge, which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and Minnesota Point (known as Park Point locally). Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

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:
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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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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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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Title: Employment Specialist – Full Time
Locations:
Compensation: $27,000-$30,000 Description: The Employment Specialist will
provide job search, placement, and coaching activities including contacting
employers, creating resumes, preparing individuals for interviews, and
scheduling appointments for interviews. The Specialist will provide job
coaching and employment support to consumers in community sites assisting in
overcoming barriers to employment while maintaining quality assurance,
productivity and efficiency to the employer. Other responsibilities include
acting as an advocate and liaison for consumers working in the community,
completing all required paperwork in a timely and efficient manner and
participation as an interdisciplinary team member, designing and modifying
job search plans based on the needs of the individual and networking to stay
abreast of labor market trends. The candidate should be able to work
independently with little supervision, adapt to a schedule that meets the
needs of the consumer, and have experience working with individuals with
disabilities. Qualified applicants should possess excellent oral/written
communication skills, problem solving abilities and be customer/detail
oriented. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology,
Rehabilitation or related field Experience: 1-2 years; American Sign
Language (ASL) proficiency required —

Michelle Gainey, Employment Services Administrator
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Robert S. Foltz Building
118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
p: 412-632-1718 * c: 412-657-2007 * f: 412-632-1443
michelle.gainey@goodwillswpa.org

Job Opportunity: Residential Support Specialist . Kerrville
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Posted By Deaf Network Team

Job Opportunity: Hill Country Signs of Hope

1610 Goat Creek Rd
Kerrville, Texas

Job Openings for Hill Country Signs of Hope. Residential Support Specialist needed for Deaf group home.

For more information, Please call 830-895-0747 or Text 210-725-8193.

Contact Angela Wilhelm at hcsignsofhope@yahoo.com or call at (830) 895-0747 for any questions.

Job Opportunity . TCC: Instructor for Sign Language and Interpreting

Job Title    Instructor, Sign Language and Interpreting
Posting Number    B000478
Position Status     Full Time
Category    Faculty
Class Code    23
Position Type    Budgeted
Pay Rate    See Salary Schedule
Location    Trinity River
Department    TR Arts

Job Summary To assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities . Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning, afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and external stakeholders. expectations of College as assigned by designated supervisor
. Demonstrates a sensitivity toward and respect for the myriad of diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and service area
. Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course syllabi as assigned
. Prepares and delivers instruction to students
. Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of learning
. Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks for departmental adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks
. Prepares assignments
. May compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments
. Designs and maintains an active classroom environment conducive to student learning and success
. Maintains student attendance records
. Evaluates student performance and learning
. Provides regular and timely evaluation feedback to students
. Assigns grades consistent with course requirements
. Assists in District commitment to assessing student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes and to achieving institutional performance measures
. Participates in TCC.s institutional effectiveness program including the preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs)
. Accepts and participates in the necessary training to offer courses via varied delivery methods such as distance learning
. Accepts assignments as necessary at other sites such as for dual credit courses
. Accepts and participates in the service mission of the college
. May conduct research in particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals
. Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, and acting as adviser to student organizations
. Serves on campus and District committees
. Performs basic student enrollment and recruitment functions, such as community outreach, support of student registration and student retention activities
. 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 . Technical/vocational fields require a minimum of an Associate.s degree with three years of experience in the teaching field
. Developmental courses require teaching experience
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures . Master.s degree preferred, plus BEI certification . Advanced (Level III) or higher or national certification with willingness to become state BEI certified at the advanced level . Hearing candidates should have sign language certification at the advanced, master or national level . Knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community
. Recent experience in teaching ASL for credit in post-secondary programs
. Fluency in ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar base
. Good communication skills when working with Deaf and hearing colleagues . Commitment to excellence in teaching . Willingness to collaborate extensively with other professionals in the ASL/Deaf Education/Interpreting programs

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 A growing, well-respected and elite program in the DFW Metroplex and within the state. The SLIP program at TCCD at Trinity River campus is dedicated to preparing graduates with the skills to pass the state certification test.
Posting Date    06/28/2013
Closing Date Open Until Filled    Yes
Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the following individual
Contact Information    Scott Robinson
Contact Phone    817-515-1125
Contact Email    scott.robinson@tccd.edu

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Case Manager II 360001
July 08, 2013 – July 24, 2013
Location:    St. Paul, MN
Salary Range:    $19.00-$19.50/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:    Non-Exempt
Benefits:    Eligible
Employment Type:    Full Time
Description:
People Incorporated’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services  is a case management program located in St. Paul. We are seeking a full-time Case Manager II (360001). Case management services are provided to adult residents of Ramsey County who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Referrals are received from Ramsey County and eligibility for services is based upon criteria for Rule 79 Adult Mental Health Targeted Case Management or Vulnerable Adult/DD.

The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Duties:
Case managers meet with recipients on a monthly basis, assess their needs and work with the individual to create a treatment plan. The case manager coordinates services with other providers to assist the individual with satisfying the goals of the treatment plan. Areas addressed include medical monitoring, financial stability and assistance, vocational coordination; help with independent living skills, housing assistance, and problem solving. We provide a culturally and linguistically accessible case management service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind adults.

Primary areas of responsibility for the Case Manager IIinclude the following: Review Diagnostic Assessments Complete screenings, functional assessments & level of care reassessments Develop ICSP & ongoing updates Implement the ICSP Acquire resources, services & natural supports Monitor and Coordinate the review of goal progress and effectiveness of services, resources and supports

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Fluent in ASL Bachelor’s Degree in the area of behavior science 2000 hours experience working with adults diagnosed with mental illness Valid drivers license Current auto insurance Excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications: Case management experience Knowledge of Ramsey County resources Harm reduction, motivational interviewing and person-centered approaches

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hard-to-introduce-themselves/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-hogs/

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Stephen M. Miller,
Crown Point, Indiana, who departed us. He was one of the
founders of the Deaf Services, Inc way back in 1978. This
agency continues in existence as a community service
center.

This just in –

British Deaf Comic Book now distributed in United States

more information at:
http://tinyurl.com/maogwkk

Craig Crowley, President, International Committee of Sports for the
Deaf, which oversees the Deaflympics, has announced his intentions
to run again for this position. He will be facing some challengers
while seeking reelection. He is from Great Britain.

Top stories about the deaf:

Finally after a long time of bickering over land,
the Rocky Mountain Deaf School has reached agreement
on a new site. Not yet announced is the groundbreaking
date.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government has announced
its slate of officers for the 2013-2015 years:

President: Steven Gagnon
Vice President: Nick Pezzarossi
Board Member at Large: David Rice
Board Member at Large: Karthik Sethuraman
Board Member at Large: Dominic Vera
Treasurer: Thomas Parker
Recording Secretary: Michelle Koplitz
Corresponding Secretary: Alyssa Schreiner
Board Member at Large: Kisha Cave

In Australia, a deaf agency called “Deaf Can: Do” is
broke and wants to sell the building it owns. A hearing
church wants to buy the building. The deaf community
is afraid the church will kick out the deaf group.

The Bracknell Area Deaf & Hard-of-hearing Support Group
in England is worried. They are losing their funding
because the charity is broke.

A big issue among California interpreters is the
Judicial Council of California asking for comments
from the public. This group has proposed a provisional
certification for interpreters that lack such
court room interpreting certificates.

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DEAF HARD TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES?
Many times DeafDigest editor receives emails from
deaf people that he does not know. They do not introduce
themselves and they send messages that DeafDigest editor
may not answer.
DeafDigest editor does not like to answer people that
have not introduced themselves!

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

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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BAD DEAF HOGS (PIGS)?
Deaf people are Bad Deaf Hogs? Same as pigs?
No, of course not.
There is a deaf organization in England called BADHOGS.
Bad Hogs? No, but BADHOGS spelled out in full is
Bracknell Area Deaf & Hard-of-hearing Support Group!
We always laugh at these funny abbreviations.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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a photo of Chuck Baird, the late deaf actor-artist

http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-photo-deaf/

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NAD & RID TO PARTNER TOGETHER
A difference a decade would make! Ten years ago
NAD and RID were at each other’s throats, in bitter
disagreement on how interpreters should be certificated.
NAD’s way or RID’s way was what the disagreement focused on.
Now NAD and RID are buddies. Both issued a joint
announcement, acknowledging each other’s goals and
missions and top it off with a Memorandum of
Understanding.

TERPS TO PICK UP MEDICAL WORDS
NTID is sponsoring a program to teach interpreters how
to incorporate medical words into their sign language.
A group of interpreters is attending the program
this week.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a hearing person, knowing nothing about signs, telling
another hearing person:

watch the interpreter; His signs are funny!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

By the late 1970s, the door to computer-aided translation (CAT) was
open for many court reporters.  However, because of the cost, only
the large freelance firms could afford to purchase or lease the
systems that were available.

As time went on, the size of the computer hardware began to shrink,
and a number of different companies were formed to provide CAT
software.

One of the things that would completely revolutionize CAT over the
next few years was when IBM took a small microprocessor chip
manufactured by Intel Corporation, went to a small company in the
State of Washington named Microsoft, and had that company develop an
operating system for a new machine called a personal computer.
By the late 1980s, the first of the DOS-based CAT systems were coming
onto the market.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being assumed deaf people can’t talk because they can’t hear

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf law school student struggled with classroom lectures.
Instead he had to do a lot of reading with law books that
were not used in the class. He had to “outstudy” the average
hearing law student in order to graduate and to pass
his bar exams.

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Did you know that –

Charles A Thomas, Danville, KY, served as the Acting
Superintendent of Kentucky Public Printing, May to September 1949. He was offered a permanent appointment
but declined since he wanted to return to his teaching
job as printing instructor at Kentucky School for
the Deaf. He was a master printer, capable of mastering
anything in the printing field – linotype, make up,
cold type, fixing up printing machinery, etc. He was deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A certain small town deaf social service agency has
been overwhelmed with client caseloads. In one month about
10 years ago there would be approximately 15 case loads.
But just recently that agency has already fielded 100 case
loads in just one month.
Why the increase? Possible for either of two reasons:

*  word of mouth gets around and deaf clients know they
will get served better at that agency
*  or  sign of times – laid off deaf workers need assistance

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

New Hearing words get into the dictionary
every year.
New Deaf words don’t. Why? Said Peter Sokolowski,
not deaf, editor-at-large, Merriam-Webster:

If somebody is using it to convey a specific idea and
that idea is successfully conveyed in that word, it’s
ready to go in the dictionary

If this is the case then why such Deaf Words like
Coda, audism, bibi, etc get rejected every year?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When a deaf person, a big success in an important “hearing”
job mingles with the hearing people in a mixed deaf-hearing
party, the eyes of the deaf will be on him.

Why?

To see if he really functions as a hearing person as opposed
to a deaf person being successful in a hearing world despite
his profound deafness.

Often there are side comments such as “hearing people have to
gesticulate to communicate with him”!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing friend was introducing another hearing person to me

I thought the hearing friend said:
This is my friend Manny

He actually said:
This is my friend Matty

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles o   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Final filing date:  July 26, 2013

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

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  July 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

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

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

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

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than July 26, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

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

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

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job 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 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

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

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

or mailto:hr@dcara.org Fax: 510-483-2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Campbell, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Specialist.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Employment Specialist will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
.    Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed .    Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
.    Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
.    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
.    Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
.    Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
.    Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
.    Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
.    Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
.    Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Fluent in American Sign Language
.    BA preferred
.    Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
.    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
.    Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  Until position filled

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

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

Email: mailto: hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

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:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.
Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of
care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills
instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such
as medical and vocational services.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school
diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other
visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to
work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas
in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have
a valid driver’s license.

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:
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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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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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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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
Teacher Aide
(Two positions available)

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 31-13
742 Harrison Blvd Schedule IN
Ogden, UT 84404 DPRs 50107, 50425/5210

JOB SUMMARY Assists classroom instructor in working with blind/visually
impaired students, who may have additional disabilities; prepares teaching
materials and tutors individual students under the supervision of the
instructor; communicates the progress of the students to the instructor;
performs such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of
students in academic and skills areas; assists with behavior interventions
under the direction of the instructor; assists with routine daily
activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom (including diapering),
etc.; drives students to and from activities as necessary; performs other
duties as assigned.

Announces

the Position of

Office Technician II

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 30-13
3098 South Highland Drive . Lower Level Schedule TL
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 DPR 50135/6150

JOB SUMMARY Assists and provides clerical support to the Audiology and ALS
departments of USDB; composes and prepares in draft and final form
correspondence, reports, and other printed and electronic documents using a
personal computer and applicable computer software programs; proofreads
documents, reviewing, refining and correcting as necessary to ensure proper
spelling, grammar, format, arrangement of material, and conformity with
standard acceptable English; answers telephone, takes messages, and directs
calls appropriately; does filing; uses various office machines; works with
Audiology department to schedule appointments in rural areas; assists with
organization and updating of hearing aid inventory; communicates clearly and
effectively with public, parents, staff, etc.; responsible for paper work
and filling reservations for state fleet vehicles; provides Alternative
Language support by taking and placing phone calls from Spanish-speaking
parents; performs other duties as assigned.

Hiring Full-Time Interpreter or Office Assistant

Aspen Camp in Colorado is looking for a full-time interpreter as well as an office assistant to join our year-round team. Benefits include salary based on experience, lodging in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, free utilities, free activities, and many more.

Check out the job description and apply now at http://aspencamp.org/about/careers.

Email info@aspencamp.org or call 970-315-0513 for more information or help.

Katie Murch
Outreach Coordinator
Aspen Camp

Office: (970) 315-0513
aspencamp.org

Discover your adventure at Aspen Camp.

Job Opportunity: Sign Language Interpreter at San Jacinto College . Houston-Pasadena

If you can help San Jacinto College in our search for Sign Language Interpreters or are interested in the positions, please contact me. Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Toni Lerch, Employment Recruiter supporting San Jacinto College in Pasadena-Houston, Texas for faculty and staff hiring needs.

Sign Language Interpreter at San Jacinto College in Houston-Pasadena, Texas

Required education/experience/skills (minimum qualifications)
– Must have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher level degree) from an accredited
institution required.
– Must have proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).
– Must have American Sign Language (ASL) certification, through State Board for
Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry Interpreter for the Deaf
(RID).
– Must have at least two (2) years of interpreting experience in an educational
or community-based setting.
– Must be able to travel to all San Jacinto Campuses as needed.

FIVE Full-time positions are available

Salary Grade 23 . typical starting range is $3,676.00/monthly . based on
qualifications, skills and experience.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to contact me for information or if you have any questions. I would be happy to speak with you.

Thank you.
Toni Lerch, Employment Recruiter
San Jacinto College . Human Resources
4624 Fairmont Pkwy, Suite 106 . Pasadena, Texas 77504
281-998-6192 (office)

Interpreter Staff Position:

Requirements: Nationally certified strongly preferred with at least a few years experience, computer skills, office support abilities and GREAT Customer Service.

Benefits: paid time off, health, dental etc…

Team interprets for FAMILY WEEK, M/T/W full days and THURS morning WHEN a family comes for the program(happens maybe once every couple of months, but could be more).

Interprets for 8:30 and 12:30 lectures, psyche appointments and nursing assessments as needed, full office support(copying/filing/phones/assisting with all intakes), patient care for general things, may take patients out as needed to see sober houses or to bank(not too often).  Assists in whatever is needed within the program.

HOURS ARE,  M/T/W: 8:00-3:00 7 hr shifts w/ half hour lunch taken, so 6.5 paid those 3 days. TH: 8:00-1:30 which is 5.5 for a total 25 hrs/week or 50 hours/pay period.

Elly Carpenter

Supervisor/Lead Counselor

Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program

for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

2450 Riverside Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55454

612-273-4402 (v/tty)

1-651-964-1439 (VP)

1-800-282-3323 (v/tty/vp)

www.uofmmedicalcenter.org/deafhoh

DIETARY AIDES; WESTERVILLE, OH
2013-07-10 11:49:03-04
DIETARY AIDES
Part-Time/Full-time

Columbus Colony Elderly Care is a unique
150 bed Nursing and Rehab Facility which
provides loving care to deaf, deaf/blind and
hearing residents.
Responsibilities include serving line prep,
service, and clean-up for meals served.
Experience in food service and ASL skills
preferred .
American Sign  Language classes
are provided at no cost.  We offer
competitive  wages and benefits.

Applications are being accepted from
July 8 . July 22, 2013

COLUMBUS COLONY ELDERLY CARE
1150 COLONY DR
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081
(614) 891-5055

Haverhill Cooperative School District is looking for a part time teacher contact ntuite@@sau23.org
New Hampshire

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DeafDigest – 12 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 12, 2013

— an illegal question to ask in a job interview with deaf

during a job interview, if the interviewer asks “is English
your first language?” it may be illegal when asked of a strong
ASL user. Many laws, including ADA, make that question illegal.

 
— a very special movie for the deaf

In the metro Kansas City area, there is a movie theater that
is showing a very special movie – for the deaf. The movie is
“Monster’s University” – but why is it special? It is open
captioned – shown at drive-in movie! Do we find other drive-in
movie places that show open captioned movies? Not sure. Anyway
it is the Boulevard Drive-In, and it was sponsored by an agency
– The Whole Person.

 
— Deaf-Blind people are screaming

What are Deaf-Blind people screaming about? Access to relay
services! We only have two internet relay providers remaining.
A big issue is the TeleBraille TTY not being made any more
and these in stock will run out.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 10, 2013

— FCC killing off these Internet Relay providers?

Just few months ago we had about six Internet Relay
providers (different from video relay providers). Now
we just have two providers. Why? Reduced FCC fees made
it not profitable for the providers to continue with
internet relay calls. As a result, they close this
service. FCC good for us with captions but possibly
not good for us with internet relay providers?

 

— deaf attorneys not doing pro bono (free) work for low income deaf?

A deaf attorney, who does some pro bono work on behalf of the
deaf, wonders how many deaf attorneys in private practice
do pro bono work? He thinks most don’t. In fact, one
national organization of the deaf has its legal work done
at no cost by deaf attorneys that are members!

 

— An amazing deaf woman

Elizabeth Galvan is a deaf resident of Fargo, North Dakota. She served
4 years as a lifeguard despite being told deaf cannot be lifeguards.
She drives a car; she stocks boxes and other stuff at Walmart. And
she will compete along with her hearing daughter at the Dream Girls
USA nationals pageant. She also serves as a mentor for younger
hearing girls. Why is it so amazing? She has one arm!

 

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DeafDigest – 08 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 8, 2013

— interpreters for deaf at cartoon convention

Anthrocon 2013 convention took place in Pittsburgh.
It is for animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers
that work on cartoon animals. These animals show up
on cartoons, and they look like humans. Six deaf
individuals attended the convention. Forthe first
time, the convention hosts provided interpreters for
them! Three of them wear animal suits used to
entertain people at public events.

 

 

— 3-D printer and the deaf

3-D printer is an invention that “can” build just about
anything. What about building something on 3-D printer
for the deaf? It can. 3-D printer was just used to build
a bionic ear to help the deaf to hear better. But it is not
done quickly. It takes 10 weeks for the bionic ear to become
perfect (from hard molding to soft molding).

 

 

— Southwest Airlines and DISH ignoring the deaf?

Both Southwest Airlines and DISH announced “TV Flies Free”
which is free movies for passengers. Are these movies
captioned? A deaf person contacted both Southwest Airlines
and DISH. So far, no response from them.

 

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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hypocrisy-in-deaf-election/

(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 Legend of the Mountain Men” ASL Movie

During the summer, it is great to have a movie to watch when the kids are bored or the weather turns rainy.

“The Legend of the Mountain Man” is a family movie about a father who sends his children to his parent’s ranch for the summer.  The children unexpectedly encounter a creature, one that has never been seen nor recorded in history books.

A heartwarming journey that is signed in ASL (with no audio) and closed captioned.

Rated PG.

Find “The Legend of the Mountain Men” (DVD421) at Harris Communications for only $24.99.

To see a movie trailer, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG070713

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Midtown Neurology, of Atlanta, reached agreement
with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on providing interpreters
for future deaf patients. This medical group also had
to pay damages for refusing the same deaf patient 3 times!

Jeffrey Liebman, a deaf Quebec man, filed a complaint
with the provincial Human Rights Commission regarding
Cineplex-Odeon movie chain on not captioning the movie
in French. The movie chain said the captions were not
available in French!

The Office of Communications, the British version of our
own FCC, said that they were never consulted on the need
to caption important TV news programs. This was the accusation
posted by an activist.

Last week DeafDigest mentioned a federal judge ordering
Georgia to make public services accessible to the deaf.
Georgia already has Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired
(GACHI), so what is the connection, if any? GACHI, funded
by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, focuses
on finding employment for deaf clients. It is different
from public services that the judge mandated on behalf
of the deaf.

Deaf people of Warsaw, Poland massed together for a rally,
requesting equal rights.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Read What They Say

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!

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

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

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

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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HARD TO TELL – SHY PERSON OR UNFRIENDLY PERSON?
Many hearing people never say hi to the deaf
or turn heads away from the deaf.
Are they snobs? Are they unfriendly? Are
they afraid of us? Or, are they just shy?
Hard to tell!

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-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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HYPOCRISY IN DEAF ELECTIONS
Many years ago DeafDigest editor lost an election
in a deaf organization.
The vote was 55 to 20. After the election, about
30-40 people came to DeafDigest editor and said
“Sorry you lost, because I voted for you.”
20 votes, but 30-40 people saying they voted!
Hypocrisy? Yes!

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

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

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Expensive to be deaf

laugh or cry at:
http://deafdigest.com/expensive-to-be-deaf/

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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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BRITISH HONORS A DEAF PRIEST
Deaf priest Cyril Axelrod was honored with the
Order of the British Empire from the Queen of England.
He received this honor for his many years in many
roles in serving the Catholic Church. Before he became
a priest, he attended Gallaudet University.
He currently lives in Peterborough, England.

CAPTIONING VS SIGN LANGUAGE!
The National Disabilities Conference that took place in
London this week featured British Sign Language interpreters.
It upset a late-deafened representative that knows no sign
language and repeatedly asked the conference organizers to
line up CART operators!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafminority/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Mexico Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/new-mexico-association-of-the-deaf/

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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?

he was once-deaf

once-deaf? Is it the same as ex-deaf or formerly deaf?

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are there any former Gallaudet athletes currently playing
professional sports?

A. Yes. Two of them – Tony Tatum, Utah Blaze in Arena Football League
and Rick Macomber, standardbred horse races driver in Indiana.
Almost all colleges on Gallaudet’s level (NCAA-III) don’t even have a
single professional athlete, but Gallaudet has two!

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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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

for the deaf students that attend colleges (not Gallaudet or
NTID) there would be a way for them to establish contacts with
deaf students from different colleges. For example, do deaf
students attending University of Texas have contacts with
deaf students attending Texas A&M and so on? Very much doubt it!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1813 – Gustaf Ekeberg passes away. This Swedish scientist
discovered a new metal. It was called tantalum.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100 percent of residents are deaf in a retirement home

not allowed by the HUD

25 percent of residents are deaf in a retirement home

maximum allowed by the HUD

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Josefine Jakobsen is a rising junior in women’s hockey
at University of North Dakota. She is not an American.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Lee-Duck Hee, South Korea, competed at the Wimbledon’s
junior boys division, but was eliminated in the first round.
He is ranked 930th in singles and 1283 in doubles

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Deaf Sports Library

A deaf basketball reunion at St Mary’s School for the Deaf

a picture that includes 3 basketball-playing brothers

http://deafdigest.com/st-marys-deaf-reunion/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles o   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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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 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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Job Opportunity: Arkansas School for the Deaf Seeking Teachers

The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:

Job Details

.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.

Haverhill Cooperatirve School District is looking for a part time teacher contact ntuite@@sau23.org

Hofstra University Continuing Education is looking for part-time ASL instructors for our Summer and Fall 2013 semester.  Hofstra.s American Sign Language Certificate Program is a 200-hour program that is composed of a sequence of non-credit courses that lead to a clear level of competence in American Sign Language (ASL). Affiliated instructors are both hearing and deaf.

Specific duties: Instructors are expected to teach assigned classes (these may vary over the course of the academic year), syllabus and lesson plan development, program promotion, advising students interested in pursuing higher level ASL courses, evaluate performance in accordance with student learning outcomes as stated in the course syllabus, maintain accurate and updated records of attendance and grading of students, and submit required records according to published deadlines placed by registrar. The instructor will also be expected to attend monthly meetings to review program. The candidate must be capable of teaching intermediate to advanced ASL levels and/or various workshops to an adult population. Please note that our ASL Program uses VISTA Signing Naturally as the texts.

Qualifications:

Instructor must be a native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language. He/she must have extensive knowledge of Deaf culture and experience interacting within Deaf community. The candidate must have either a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in deaf studies, deaf education, education or a related with a minimum of two years of teaching experience (adult population would be preferable).

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
Completion of a background check
Submission of an official transcript of an earned degree
Submission of three professional references
Submission of cover letter and resume

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Sabrina.C.Francois@hofstra.edu, or fax it to Sabrina Francois. attention at

516-463-4833. Official transcripts can be sent to the following address:

Sabrina Francois

250 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

Announces

the Position of

Teacher Aide

(Two positions available)

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 29-13 Kenneth C. Burdett School of the Deaf Schedule IN 742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84404 DPRs 50164, 50080/5310

JOB SUMMARY Assists classroom Instructor in working with deaf/hard-of-hearing students, who may have additional disabilities; prepares teaching materials and tutors individual students under the supervision of the Instructor; communicates the progress of the students to the Instructor; performs such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of students in academic and skills areas; assists with behavior interventions under the direction of the Instructor; assists with routine daily activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom (which may include diapering), etc.; performs other duties as assigned.

Announces the Position of Educational Interpreter, USDB

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 28-13 Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH DPR 50635/6290

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

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DeafDigest – 07 July 2013

DeafDigest Blue – July 7, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaflympics/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-business-owners-talk-vague/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-unfriendly-stores/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bury-deaf-hard-of-hearing/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Relay Service has made possible for the
deaf Australians to make relay calls for the first
time. The new service started this week.

Angry supporters of the closed Deaf Studies Centre
at University of Bristol have accused the university
officials of not telling the truth as to why they
have shut down the department.

The RID has announced its 50-year Plan, as part of
its new mission. This brand new mission is only as
good as interpreters willing to sign on as members.
RID is only as strong as the members behind it.

How many interpreters work with the deaf in Saudi
Arabia. Just eight that serve approximately 750,000
deaf Saudi Arabians. This has become an issue with the
Arab Federation of Organizations Working with the Deaf.
And even worse, five of them work at one school!

Connie Robinson has been appointed as the director of
the Deaf Family Literacy in the midsouth (Tennesee(
region. She is deaf.

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NO TWO STARBUCKS, NO TWO SUBWAYS ARE THE SAME
Many of us get our coffee from Starbucks and our
sandwiches from Subway.
Some Starbucks are deaf friendly. Other Starbucks
are not deaf friendly. Some Subways are also deaf
friendly. Other Subways are not.
Depends on the manager. Depends on the store
size.
Some managers post signs that are near the
deaf customer. Some managers post signs that are
far away. Same with size; if shop is small, then
signs are near us; with big stores, signs are
far away.
DeafDigest editor prefers to go to small
stores – because of these near signs!

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

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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BURY HARD OF HEARING?
Bury Hard of Hearing? We bury the hard of hearing?
Nope!
Bury is the name of a town, about 60,000 people
in the northern part of England. And there is an
organization that is called – Bury Hard of Hearing!
Whew!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Hearing Loss Association of America to host 2016 IFHOH Congress

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-hlaa-deaf-ifhoh-congress/

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THE CONTINUOUS EVOLVING ADA
ADA never rests. It is never cast in stone. This being
said, there was a newspaper story of deaf and disabled
groups waiting for more court decisions and more
federal regulations on internet accessibility issues.
Once this is said, the deaf and disabled groups
will again go after the remaining weak portions of
the ADA.

A COMMENT BY A DEAF LEADER
Deaf leader Gustavo Vergara said:

Television programs do not think about the deaf, the museum and theater do not have sign-language interpreters so the deaf crave cultural opportunities in their own language

Gustavo Vergara, who? He is the president of the
Association for the Deaf, which is in Chile!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being interrupted by a hearing person in the audience that
asks:

I like that sign, could you repeat that sign for me?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In the early 1970s, a number of court reporters and companies were
looking at the opportunities that were available by using
computer-aided translation (CAT).  However, in the initial stages of
CAT, the computer that was being used to translate the reporter’s
steno notes was not at the same location as the reporter.  The data
was sent over phone lines to a processing unit at another location
for some of the systems, and in other cases the data was sent on
cassettes.

The debate at this point became whether to use a mainframe computer
with a universal dictionary, which resulted in very fast translation,
or to use a minicomputer and a personalized dictionary, which
resulted in a much slower but more accurate translation because it
was tailored to the individual reporter’s writing style.  Even the
“minicomputers” were so large that they would take up most of one
wall of an office.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked this question –

how can deaf people enjoy parties if they can’t hear music?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed
against Tandy as a result of a physical scuffle between a
deaf customer and a Radio Shack salesperson. It started
when the salesperson challenged the authenticity of
the deaf customer’s credit card. The deaf customer reacted
by grabbing his credit card out of the salesperson’s hands.
A melee then resulted.

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Did you know that –

Kirsten Cummings, a deaf woman, played basketball at University
of Arizona and then 14 seasons as a pro, first overseas and then
just as when her career was winding down, last season in USA.
She has been involved in a range of activities – National Senior Women’s Basketball Association, competitive sailing, physical
therapist for older athletes, California Senior Games Association,
in addition to teaching some college courses.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In baseball news, Curtis Pride has finally come back to the majors after several seasons in the minor leagues. The Yankees have called
him up from their Columbus farm team. And in his first game with
the Yankees, he hit a homerun.

(Pride currently coaches baseball at Gallaudet)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The AgBell-Deaf Bilingual Coalition confrontation,
or was it non-confrontation, took place last week
in Milwaukee.
Said an observer:

to DBC’s credit, they were very well-behaved. No
trouble at all. One person tried to enter the
Convention Center and was turned away. It was learned
he just wanted to go to the bathroom!

Both sides won the publicity battle, and so, it was
a draw.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there was a story on a Phoenix TV news program about the
daughter of a traffic reporter getting implanted.

Yes, you guessed it – the report was not captioned!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a deaf person was idly chatting with a hearing person

the deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I bought my camera at the born shop

born shop?

he actually said:
I bought my camera at the pawn shop

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles o   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
provision
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following
requirements:

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company
standards.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.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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Lovers Lane Academy for the Deaf (LLAD) Teaching Position

Lovers Lane Academy for the Deaf (LLAD) (location: 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas) has an open teacher position in the elementary department. LLAD is seeking a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work and participate in the process of program expansion. The job posting is open and applications are currently being
accepted. The job posting will close when a qualified applicant is hired, but not before July 15, 2013. All potential candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
– Cover letter
– Professional resume
– Three (3) signed letters of recent recommendation
– Photocopies of official transcripts

KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES
LLAD seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and creative individual with fluency in American Sign Language. The successful candidate will have:

1. Must be able to communicate in American Sign Language and English
2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in teaching children with varying types of challenges and abilities
3. Skilled in developing lesson plans and documentation specific to student.s needs, parent.s goals, and school.s requirements
4. Able to develop and use a variety of teaching strategies to meet student needs
5. Highly motivated to see each student succeed
6. Cooperative and able to work with a team of coworkers
7. Flexible when changes occur
8. Able to take direction and instruction from supervisor
9. Ability to communicate effectively with parents and staff.

Primary Purpose
Provide students who are deaf/hard of hearing with a language-rich environment designed to build an individual intact language system. Create activities for developing skills as established through parent and school meetings. Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curriculum and prepare lessons and other instructional materials according to ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, school capacity as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Certification
. Must have a BA/BS in Deaf Education or a related field

Special Knowledge/Skills
. An earned degree in an education or related field.
. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
. Able to exhibit depth of theoretical knowledge and EC-6 application of ASL/English bilingual philosophy and other evidence based practices in Deaf Education.
. Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of L1 and L2 learners.
. Demonstrated teaching skills.
. Knowledge of language development skills
. Appropriate sign language skills for instructional purposes required to achieve the goals of the assigned position
. Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area
. Ability to communicate with deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals
. General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
. Ability to swim/supervise students in pool and physical activities/exercises

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
. Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff
. Implement an instructional or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required
. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned
. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal
testing
. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development students
. Manage student behavior and administer discipline, including intervening in crises
. Keep informed of and comply with regulations and policies
. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other required documents in timely manner
. Perform all other related duties as assigned in a timely manner

WORKING CONDITIONS

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
. Maintain emotional control under stress.
. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks and other classroom equipment.
. Must be able to swim/supervise students in pool and other physical activities/exercises
. Work with a wide variety of skills and needs
. Able to adjust quickly to changes and new demands

Please email all applications and questions to:

Dr. Kristen Dacres: kjdacres@deafacademy.com
and
Peggy Key: peggy.key@deafacademy.com
LLAD is located inside the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church at 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX.

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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.

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DeafDigest – 07 July 2013

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DeafDigest – 06 July 2013

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DeafDigest – 05 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 5, 2013

 

— Republicans not happy about FCC?

FCC is important to us (captions, video relays, etc). But the
Republicans on the House of Representatives wrote FCC a letter,
wanting to know if FCC is doing a good job of preventing relay
frauds? FCC says yes, but the Republicans wanted to make sure.
We hope the Republicans will be 100 percent satisfied.

 

— a hearing aid battery is illegal

If you use a hearing aid battery that has mercury, you may be
breaking the law in some states. Reason is that mercury hurts
the “green” environment. Will there be cops that stop you and
ask you to show them your hearing aid batteries? No, but this
battery is still illegal!

 

— a lucky Deaflympics nation or stuck with a cheapskate corporation?

Safaricom is a big corporation in Kenya; it deals with telecommunication
services and its revenue is 1.25 billion dollars. Safaricom
announced that it was donating KES 2 million (Kenya money) to the
Kenyan Deaflympics group. KES 2 million equals $23,400 in
USA money. Kenya has 54 Deaflympics participants. This gift
means $433.33 per athlete – which may be enough for one week
stay in a cheap Bulgarian hotel room. Is Safaricom a cheapskate,
yes, because $23,400 is just “pennies” to them!

 

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DeafDigest – 03 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 3, 2013

 

 

— a deaf man will challenge the bulls

Every year a famous tradition in Spain takes place – the Spanish
Bull Run at Pamplona. It starts on July 6th and ends on 13th.
Many, many brave men, from all over the world, will try to run
ahead of bulls and hope not to get gored, or even worse, get
killed. Every year for the past 15 years, Sergio Colas, a deaf
Spaniard, participates in the Bull Run. He was once scraped on
the back by the horn of a bull, but other times, he successfully
outran the bulls. He will run again this week.

 

 

— A deaf player at the Wimbledon tennis tournament

The Wimbledon is one of the most famous tennis tournaments in
the world. Winning the championship is a goal that all tennis
pros dream about. And this week at the Wimbledon, there was
a deaf tennis player. Lee-Duck Hee, who is deaf and is 15 years
old and from South Korea. He competed in the Wimbledon junior
boys division. Unfortunately he didn’t win and was eliminated.
Hope he will come back again next year.

 

 

— a mixed up ADA in Japan

In Japan, our ADA is called Disability Discrimination Dissolution Bill.
(DDDB). Our ADA tells us what is discrimination and what is not
discrimination. In Japan, it is up to every government agency to
decide what is DDDB and what is not DDDB. In other words, one agency
may decide that something discriminates against the deaf, but another
agency may say the same thing is NOT discrimination. It is a big joke!
The Japanese deaf hate the DDDB.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 1, 2013

— owning a candy & snacks store

Rajesh Seth owns a candy store, selling sweets and snacks. This
store is in India, which has a bad reputation for discriminating
against the deaf. But why is Rajesh so remarkable? He is deaf-blind!

 

 

— iPad use in a meeting

A deaf person could use iPad during a meeting with hearing
people at work. The interpreter can use iPad from home to
interpret for that deaf person. This is was an experiment
that seemed to work. Maybe it will be a more common use.

 

 

— a lipreading contest in Scotland

Clydebank is a small town in Scotland. This town had a
lipreading contest, inviting the public to take part.
It was hosted by an organization of the deaf and hard of
hearing. Purpose was to show hearing people how hard it
is to lipread many words.

 

 

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