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DeafDigest – 31 August 2013

DeafDigest Blue - September 1, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-vibrating-bracelet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gestures-with-police/

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to McCay Vernon,
not deaf, who founded the Deaf Graduate programs at
Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).
He did not just teach classes but reached out,
making deaf-related contributions in Psychology, 
Mental Health, Counseling and other areas. A 
colleague said he was the first person to really 
start pushing for Civil Rights for Deaf people
(hint - many years BEFORE we dared to think of ADA).  
People came to him for advice and counsel and he has
steered many of them towards successful deaf-related
careers. He always made deaf people feel good about
themselves. As a matter of appropriate timing, he
passed away on the day of the 50th anniversary of
Martin Luther King, Jr.!

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Stephen Pink, a
British amateur deaf filmmaker who departed us. He had
been making deaf films way back into the early sixties.

Top stories about the deaf:

Parents of the deaf in the Hamburg (Pennsylvania School
district are upset about switch of interpreters, feeling
the change would impact on the learning processes of their
children.

The FCC wishes to hear from all you re educating the hearing on
relay service; which hearing people do these dreaded hang ups
or refuse to accept relay calls. The same goes for business places.

David Blunkett, the former UK Home Secretary, who is blind,
blasted the British broadcasters for not doing enough with
captions to accommodate the deaf.

Zanzibar is creating a new Constitution - and already the
Zanzibar Association for the Deaf are already making demands
to ensure that their rights are being included.

The Deaf Seniors of America conference in Baltimore has been
declared a success. Over 1,000 people were in attendance.
The next one will take place in Asheville, NC in 2015.

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Hearing Highway Safety

How can you stay safe

What can you do if you or a loved one is pulled over by police?

How can you avoid a dangerous situation?

For answers to these questions and for more information about driver
safety please visit this page

http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=1200

The HealthBridges website offers information about social services,
advocacy and behavioral health topics, and resources available in
Pennsylvania to persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing.

We are now on FaceBook.  Please share videos with family and friends.

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A BRACELET THAT VIBRATES
   We have vibrating alarm clocks? These clocks wake us up
in the morning.
   Do we need a bracelet that vibrates? Don't know - but there
is a deaf inventor that is hoping to invent it.
   That deaf inventor is asking for investors.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-vibrating-bracelet/

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open to all counselors from anywhere in USA

2013 NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness
Portland, OR

Sept 9-11, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-nw-symposium-on-rehab-deafness/

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DANGEROUS TO MAKE A FRIENDLY GESTURE WITH POLICE?
   Is it dangerous to make a friendly gesture with police?
A hearing man who is a firefighter and also a minister,
was waving hello at two police officers. They did not know
him and thought he was making a dirty gesture.
   They tasered him and put handcuffs on him. Luckily another
police officer knew him and told them to let him go.
   It is scary for the deaf that use friendly gestures with
the police! DeafDigest knows of several deaf friends that
were roughed up by the police because of these gestures.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gestures-with-police/

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 individuals in Government

list of goals for deaf employees in the government sector: Read more 
http://deafdigest.com/2013-2015-deaf-government-goals/

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A NEW BOSS, THEREFORE LONGTIME DEAF EMPLOYEE FIRED
   Gabriela Hernandez-Nunez, who is deaf, was a cashier for
11 years at the Quality Christmas Trees Ltd in Houston, TX.
   This company changed bosses, and she was fired, saying
"she could not keep up with her work because she was deaf."
   Angry, she has filed a lawsuit against the company on
basis of job discrimination.

NOISE-INDUCED DEAFNESS NO MORE?
   Noise-inducted deafness no more? According to a team of
researchers at Oregon Hearing Research Center, a new protein
has been discovered that could possibly prevent noise-induced
deafness.
   There is a catch - it was tested on mice and it works. Next
step is to work on human beings.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked if the deaf client is "capable"
of functioning!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a
high school or university setting, you will find that remote CART
also has many advantages. 

For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom
and connect via the Internet with a CART provider who is located at
some other location.  There would be a microphone or microphones in
the classroom so that the CART provider could hear what was going on
over a phone line or Internet connection.

One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more
affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved
as you would with onsite CART. 

If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote
CART is easier because the CART provider does not have to move all of
the CART equipment from one location to another location.  Everything
onsite is done by the student, so there is no outside person involved
onsite.

Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART provider
in your area, any CART provider anywhere in the country could cover
the assignment.  It could be especially helpful in a rural area where
there are no CART providers.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

deaf people can drive despite not being able to hear,
and there are laws forbidding headphones while driving
(for the hearing).

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

Re the Starbucks lawsuit filed by disgruntled
New York deaf coffee drinkers, the buzz is that
they would hog the tables all day and only pay
for one coffee cup - disrupting the store
in and out traffic

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Did you know that - 

Martina Rautier, who is deaf, and a Canadian, was 
one of the world's best Telemark skiers during the 
mid-nineties. Telemark is a form of competitive
skiing, not part of the regular skiing competitive
events. It is also known as free heel skiing, where
skiers "stand" on their toes while going downhill.
It never really caught on, but this event continues
on a low profile. Martina, while deaf, does not know
sign language.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    When these Belgian tennis stars Kim Clijsters and
Justine Henin-Hardenne met each other for the first
time in these Under-10 girls' tennis tournaments,
they communicated in HBSL.
   HBSL? It is Hearing Belgian Sign Language. Belgium,
being a quad-linguistic nation, Kim only spoke
Flemish and Justine only spoke French. They had to
use hand gestures to communicate with each other.

(editor's note: both famous tennis professionals have
since then retired from competitive tennis)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The big story of the week is that gene therapy
will help the deaf to hear.
   This is what the scientists at Oregon Health and Science
University is saying.
   DeafDigest has this question:

Will it render CI and hearing aids obsolete?

(editor's note: 5 years and still waiting, waiting........)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A huge African electronics plant sent a lengthy press release
boasting of hiring the deaf, some of them being employed
for the first time in their lives. Yet this lengthy press
release does not say what jobs were these deaf hired for -
entry level, dead end positions - or positions with promise
of growth and promotion?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

DeafDigest editor entered a local Starbucks store
in Washington, DC, to purchase a carton of coffee beans.

The clerk serving the counter was rude (she was rude to everyone
not just to the deaf). She said something that DeafDigest editor
could not understand.

It was something like:

do you want a receipt?

or

do you want a free coffee?

Because of her surly nature, it was not easy to ask her
to repeat the whole thing, so DeafDigest editor said no
and left the store with the purchase.

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Community Advocate - Ventura

 *  Health Educator - Los Angeles (Part-time)

 *  Public Relations Director - Los Angeles

 *  Bookkeeper - Los Angeles  (Part-time)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

- Due to an established new service model, the William Center Program,
located in Brattleboro, Vermont has the following career
opportunities:

Director of William Center
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline.
Minimum of 5 years direct service and administrative experience.
Training/experience in program development.
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism
Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee the supervision and development of all  William Center staff.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Develop and implement program budgets.
Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff.
Maintain accurate records.
Other duties to be determined by President.

- Teacher of the Deaf for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
Degree in Deaf Education/Special Education, MA preferred.
Endorsement in area of teaching assignment preferred or extensive
experience in autism spectrum disorders.

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
VT license in special education and /or area of teaching assignment.
Knowledge of child development.
Knowledge of curriculum and assessment.
Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques.
Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom
activities for groups with diverse learning styles and abilities.
Teaching experience in area of assignment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities:
Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school
education.
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning
opportunities.
Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately
stimulating classroom.
Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress.
Participate in staff professional development activities and staff
meetings.

- Other Career Opportunities include:
Infant Teacher
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School
campus, Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: Full-time.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and one year experience.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.
Able to life and carry up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs to the children
in the classroom.
Assess the development skills of the children in the classroom.
Plan and implement skills of the children in the classroom.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events and
parent/guardians meetings request.
Plan and implement age-appropriate activities. 
Maintain a positive and clean learning environment.
Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.
Willingness to work within a Team of Teachers/Educators @ LAECC.

- Nurse
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
RN/LPN with appropriate experience. 
VT state licensure required or willing to obtain.
CPR certification preferred.
Willingness to learn ASL required.
Pediatric experience preferred.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities:
Operates the health service department when on duty.
Administers and cares for all student medications.
Provides in-service on health to students and /or staff.
Other duties as determined.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau

Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

http://www.vcdhh.org
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510

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Part-time Teaching Specialist - 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters. 
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
•      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

 Preferred qualifications
•      MA/MS degree
•      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013. 
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant's
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant's on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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

No 03-10-058
STATUS        Exempt

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

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

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

Desired qualifications:
.        Master's in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field 
.        Proficiency in American Sign Language
.        Additional years of directly related experience
.        2 or more  years of supervisory experience
.        1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
.        1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
.        First Aid and CPR certification

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

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

HOW TO APPLY        Complete application at:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter - 505-255-8029

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

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

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

OPEN                March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

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

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

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

Salary: $7,407 - $9,922 Monthly

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:
until filled

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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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

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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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ECNV is Hiring

Title: Director of Community Services
The Director of Community Services is responsible for directing the 
Community Services department at the ENDependence Center of Northern 
Virginia, Inc. (ECNV). ECNV is a cross-disability organization of 
consumers operated by the use of public and private funding.  ECNV 
provides independent living services to individuals with disabilities who 
reside within the Northern Virginia jurisdictions of Arlington County, 
Fairfax County, Loudoun County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City 
of Falls Church as well as all other independent cities and townships in 
this Northern Virginia geography. 
 The position provides programmatic oversight; frontline staff 
supervision; participants in senior management team; explores grant and 
contract opportunities; develops programmatic components of federal, 
state, and local grant and contract proposals both new and continuations; 
researches potential funders for existing and projected programs; writes 
grant proposals; supervises statistical and demographic reporting with 
particular emphasis on core IL service delivery; provides program 
development; liaisons to assigned Board Committees; delivers presentations 
before community groups and agencies; program and organizational planning. 
Reports to the Executive Director.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides program oversight, supervision and support to diverse staff 
including up to 4-6 Peer Counselors, Core IL Systems Specialists to ensure 
accurate and timely IL service delivery consistent with Title VII, Part B 
& C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Work on federal, state and local grants and reports and have through 
working knowledge of regulations and reporting requirements.
Advocate for federal, state and local policies on issues related to 
disability.
Organize and direct or co-facilitate staff meetings on a group or 
individual basis.
Develop and implement the PC Training program.
Develop or encourage staff participation in training opportunities and 
staff development activities.
Collaborate, as a member of the Management Team.
Evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of program operations across staff 
and inter-programs.
Develop program and administrative reporting systems.
Participate in Resource Development activities to include: grant research 
and grant proposal writing (programmatic); contract proposal writing.
Program development to include: analysis of potential program 
opportunities, program resource and policy development, program marketing 
and additional program activities related to enhancement and expansion of 
organizational services.
Designated Project Manager.
Advise Executive Director on departmental issues.
Oversight of program data management policies and procedures to ensure 
data is recorded appropriately.
Undertake duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor.s degree or equivalent experience.
5 to 7 years. experience directing programs and services in non-profit 
organizations.
Demonstrated experience managing a staff of 4-6 and departmental budget.
Project management experience.
Genuine and demonstrated knowledge, excitement and passion for Independent 
Living philosophy.
Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, persuasion, public 
speaking, consensus building, and decision-making.
Proven written and verbal communication skills.
Proven track record in grant writing and soliciting foundation support.
Excellent organizational skills and comfort with technology and 
maintaining traditional and electronic files.
Creative thinker.
Strong attention to detail, with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced 
environment.
Proven skills in advocacy on disability issues.
Demonstrated experience managing and complying with local, state and 
federal grant requirements.
A personable demeanor and a sense of humor are a plus.
Conflict Resolution skills.
Must be able to travel independently throughout the service area
Applications
. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, with salary 
requirement, to DirComServ@ecnv.org. Qualified candidates with 
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing Date
. Applications must be received by 5:00pm EST, September 9, 2013
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DeafDigest – 30 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 30, 2013

— deaf bulldozer drivers

Years ago a deaf magazine ran a story of a deaf bulldozer
driver. This week the Wall Street Journal said there is a
serious shortage of bulldozer drivers. Could young deaf men
drive bulldozers with training with interpreters? A deaf civil
engineer, who has worked on many construction sites said – yes,
there are opportunities for young deaf machine operators;
they will hit obstacles but they will succeed if they are good;
in good economy employers are forced to hire anyone to meet
labor demands

 

 

— deaf wrestler among the best in world in pro wrestling!

Louis Long, a deaf man, who wrestles professionally under
the name of Silent Warrior, has been named 495th best
wrestler in the world by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Growing up he attended and graduated from St Mary’s
School for the Deaf. How big is he? – 6’2 and 220 lbs.
He wrestles with his mask on, never taking it off.
He gets very angry when people tell him pro wrestling
is fake. His real job, when not wrestling, is a culinary
chef with the First Niagara Center.

 

 

— audism fails again

Every year the people that work with dictionaries, especially
the Oxford Dictionary Online, will review new words and
new phrases to become official dictionary words. This week
Audism did not make it again. Audism, as a word, was invented
in 1975 – yet for 38 years, the dictionary people have
continued to reject it!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2013

— a famous movie comedian hired a deaf person

Bill Murray, a well known movie actor/comedian, once
hired a deaf person as his personal assistant. It was
during the filming of the Groundhog Day, a 1993 comedy.
Bill knew no ASL and the deaf person only communicated
in ASL. Why was this happening? Bill, during the 1993
filming, was angry because of his bitter divorce. He was
ordered to hire a personal assistant. Shocking everyone
he hired a deaf person for no reason.

 

— a country that has no sign language!

Does Cambodia, an Asian nation, have sign language?
It is listed in the Wikipedia as having sign language,
but Charles Dittmeier, a priest that works with the
deaf, says there is no sign language. He is working
with Cambodian people to create a new sign language.
It is not easy because there are no deaf schools, no
deaf organizations and no deaf agencies! In other
words, no Deaf Cambodian culture!

 

— A deaf contestant on TV quiz show wins $33,000

Clare Napier, a deaf London woman, was on the British’s
Deal or No Deal TV quiz show, and won $33,000 (USA dollars).
She had a choice to go for $155,000, but decided to play it
safe and accept $33,000. She said the money will go towards
deposit on a house that she and her family wanted to buy.
She was a past member of the British women’s Deaflympics
soccer team that won a medal at Melbourne.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2013

— a deaf dancer in TV dancing competition

Shaheem Sanchez, a deaf resident of Sacramento, California,
took part on the TV program – “Family Dance Off” aired on ABC
last week. He did not win.

 

 

— a very deaf-unfriendly restaurant in Las Vegas?

Is Capo’s Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas the nation’s
most deaf-unfriendly restaurant? Hearing people entering
the restaurant must knock on the door and speak through the
voice speaker with the restaurant manager to be allowed
to enter. Why the knock on the door? High crime everywhere?
No! The restaurant uses the pre-1933 prohibition era secret
underground speakeasy as a theme. Not very convenient for
the deaf that want to taste these famous steaks!

 

 

— what happens if too many deaf people watch a movie?

What is going to happen if too many deaf people watch a
movie at Regal Cinemas in Lancaster (Pennsylvania). The
theater office has eight Captioning glasses. What happens
if the 9th deaf person shows up, and all the glasses have
been taken? Regal would probably say “it has never happened
that all eight glasses were taken” but one can never know!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2013

— Google Glass – is it ready for captions?

Is the Google Glass ready for captions right now?
No, but possibly in the future. Google Glass is so new
that it may require Google engineers more time to
make more improvements on it. Right now, the cost
is $1,500 – which is too expensive just to watch
captions.

 

 

— Reading and the deaf

A team of researchers from University of New Mexico said
the deaf people have a hard time reading because reading
itself is a “new language” – and not because deaf cannot
hear sounds. Is this correct? Don’t know! There are many
hearing people that love to read; also many hearing
people that hate to read; again also many hearing people
cannot read at all! The same goes for the deaf!

 

 

— The Ultimate Fighter – new Fox TV series

The Fox TV network is coming up with a new TV program – called
The Ultimate Fighter. There will be 32 fighters on the program.
One of the fighters is Lee Sandmeier. He is deaf and comes from
Knoxville, Iowa (not Tennessee). Before winning a spot on the TV
program, he had 9 fights and won them all in the Mixed Martial
Arts competition. The program starts on September 4th.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2013

— a nice comment by a blue collar deaf man

William Hallada, Greenfield, WI, passed away at the age of 96
last week. He worked for nearly 40 years as a machinist for
a factory that built forklifts, trucks and loaders. While much
younger he was active hearing people – bowling, horse shoes,
fast pitch softball, and basketball in Port Washington.
He said – “I made many hearing friends through playing sports”.
Port Washington is a small town of about 10,000 people. For
him, sports was a way to mingle with and to know the hearing.
Growing up, he attended Wisconsin School for the Deaf.

 

 

— very easy to turn on open captioned movie!

We all love theater open captioned movies and we all hate
theater closed captioned movies (captioned glasses). It
is very easy to turn on open captioned movie. All it
needs is a special open caption option key from the
movie studio. That easy? Yes, but movie houses won’t do it.

 

 

— a hearing midwife tried to get a deaf midwife fired!

Louise Westwood, not deaf, and a midwife, filed a formal
complaint against a deaf midwife that worked at the Cotswold
Maternity Unit in Chipping Norton in Great Britain. Westwood
said the deaf midwife was careless in her work with the
mothers and newborn children. After hearing both sides in
a court room, the judge in favor of the deaf midwife, and she
kept her job. Westwood is very angry about it.

 

 

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This just in –

the BestOnlineColleges.org said that Gallaudet offers one of the best online colleges in the nation in Math Degree Programs

Top stories about the deaf:

A new law is being proposed in California to provide
interpreters for patients that do not understand
English. This includes the deaf and their need for
ASL interpreters. Advocates are saying this proposed
law is weak.

Would You Hire a Deaf Nurse? it was an issue raised in a healthcare-based website. DeafDigest says this
question is absurd because deaf nurses do a great
job in any and all medical facilities.

At Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England, there is a large piece of art work on the walls. This art work
was done by Minerva Hussain. He is deaf and also has
Usher syndrome.

To mention the deaf of Corpus Christi, Texas is to mention Mary Wambach, the CEO of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center. She is planning a big event on
November 23rd. First it will be the 5K Event and
followed up by series of other events. She wants
to make deafness a relevant thing in the city.

Andrew Phillips, who is deaf, and is an attorney, was recognized by the White House as Champion of Change. This was in conjunction with the ADA’s 23rd birthday.

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DEAF AT HEARING PARTY
You are deaf and you are invited to a hearing party.
No one knows sign language and you feel out of place with
no one to talk to.
Your hearing friend is at the party but he is busy chatting
with other hearing people.
This hearing friend chats for a long time with another
hearing person. The conversation seems serious and important.
But when the party ends, the hearing person tells you
that the person he had a long conversation with is really
dumb, stupid and not too bright. The long conversation really
meant nothing.
How would you know about it? No way!

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A new addition to the list of European deaf royal family members
(Lady Stewart, Scotland)

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

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A FAMOUS DEAF ARTIST FOR NOTHING!
A famous deaf artist is William Agnew. He is from
England and he died in 1914.
He became famous because of his paintings of Queen
Victoria using finger spelling to communicate with
a deaf woman.
Where are the paintings? No one can find these
paintings!

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listing of states with direct deaf mental health programs

list is at:
http://deafdigest.com/states-with-direct-deaf-mental-health-programs/

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A LEGISLATOR HONORED FOR BILL ON INTERPRETERS
Republican Cathy Dahlquist (Washington) has been honored by the
Washington State Association of the Deaf.
She proposed legislation (House Bill 1144) to establish standards
for sign language interpreters.

$362,000 WORTH OF PUBLIC SERVICE ADVERTISING
Adshel, the leading Australian advertising media, has
donated $362,000 (USA dollars) worth of outdoor billboard
ads for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
Do our American deaf agencies get that much in free
ads?
No!

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

A deaf person, after years of being proud of their deafness,
changes his attitude

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Northwest Jersey Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/northwest-jersey-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

The Atlantic magazine ran a story titled:

Understanding Deafness: Not Everyone Wants to Be ‘Fixed’

Fixed? There are two groups of deaf people. The first group
is able to discriminate sounds and voices. The second group
cannot. A CI may probably help the first group and may
probably not help the second group, unless they want to
hear the screaming, the yelling and the jet-like loud noises.

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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 Pin of the Week

a picture of Deaf Universal Handshapes pin

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-universal-handshapes-pin/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. My hearing aid is broken. Should I buy a new one or repair it?

A. It all depends. Only you, not the audiologist or the hearing
aid professional can make the decision for you!

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:

Return it to its place

When we need a specific item in a cabinet and find it is not there, our frustration level rises!

We may search some other possible places for this item, still to no avail!

For individuals who have Usher Syndrome, it is a hardship to search!

Remember, the funnel?  Put it over one eye, close the other eye,
and start looking!

It is a very frustrating task for us who are DeafBlind.

It is very important to return things to the same place.

Now where is the ……..

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 parents of the deaf in India would respect their
deaf children with respect and value them as family
members instead of babysitting them.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1949 – the first strain of mumps vaccine came out;
since then deafness because of mumps have been on a
big decline

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

300

deaf-blind people that live in the Acadiana region of
Louisiana, described in a recent newspaper story as the
world’s second largest concentration of deaf-blind
people.

DeafDigest does not know which region has the world’s
largest concentration!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Anderson (South Carolina) – Madison Taylor, fr, women’s soccer

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Lee Sandmeier, Knoxville, Iowa (not Tennessee) is deaf and currently
has a 9-0 record in Ultimate Fighting

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Deaf Sports Library

remembering a special deaf football history

Nebraska SD (closed up in 1998) always had a football
team. Some seasons the team was strong; many other seasons
the team was weak, but football was always a major sport
on the campus

During the early sixties, the team suffered winless seasons.

One season, the team only had 9 players and the 9th player
was an undersized freshman. The team was killed in each
game.

Then in 1968, the team was undefeated. Look at the scores:

Nebraska 39 Murdock 7
Nebraska 67 Fort Calhoun 13
Nebraska 25 West Kearney 20
Nebraska 39 Brownell-Talbert 34
Nebraska 39 Malcolm 32
Nebraska 51 Monroe 38
Nebraska 32 Craig 19
Nebraska 13 Waterloo 6

There were no state post season honors, no deaf publications honors;
just these memories cherished by members of that magical 1968 team!

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Advocate – Ventura

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles (Part-time)

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – Los Angeles  (Part-time)

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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announcing openings
– Teacher Aide
– Floater

American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

three vacancies

pre-K – 12

The American School for the Deaf is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut and originally established in 1817.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Primarily assists classroom teacher with development and implementation of daily instructional, supervisory, behavior and physical management activities.

Duties may include feeding student, changing diapers, assisting with feeding, cleaning food spills and changing clothes.  Must lift child if necessary and be able to physically transport reasonable distances.  Must be able to implement specialized lifting and walking strategies to include follow up on OT/PT strategies.   In addition to other duties as assigned, must be able to implement communication skills as per the IEP, including auditory training support, tactile communication and American Sign Language.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent certificate. Ability to secure CEASD (Dorm) certification as well.  Candidates a required to have a general knowledge of deafness and have an intermediate level of sign language capacity.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send application or resume to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

For a more detailed job description and application form, visit our website    http://www.asd-1817.org

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position opening
Lead Interpreter
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening a Lead Interpreter.  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.

The Lead Interpreter will submit all requests via email/writing from department heads, with the exception of emergency/last minute needs.   The Lead Interpreter will also maintain a regularly updated calendar which shows booked interpreter requests and staff interpreter hours so department heads can manage their schedules accordingly.

Provide the interpretation needs for Deaf and Deafblind residents at NEHD
Supervise daily activities of Deaf Culture Coordinator and ASL Teachers.
Abide by the consumers ethics and confidentiality

Awareness and sensitivity of cultural and historical references in both deaf and hearing culture

Work with Deaf Culture Coordinator to set up monthly in-services promoting Deaf Culture and work with Activities to set up events for Deaf/Blind Awareness and Deaf Awareness week, etc.

Must be MCDHH Screened, NAD/RID Certification a plus.

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

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.

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Part-time Teaching Specialist – 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
·      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
·      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Preferred qualifications
·      MA/MS degree
·      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant’s on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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job opening
Behavior Specialist Consultants
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia, PA (also Bucks County)

Warwick Family Services  is seeking Full Time Behavior Specialist Consultants for its Specialized Wraparound Programs in Philadelphia, PA.  These programs have been developed specifically for children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 21 who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and who demonstrate significant related behavioral challenges.

The goal of these programs is to demonstrate and transfer effective intervention techniques to the child’s caregivers (parents, teachers and guardians) so that more productive and meaningful interactions with the child may occur.  Our treatment team will assess the clinical and behavioral needs of each child/family to create a plan to help the child and provide emotional support, which may include individual or family therapy when needed.  The Behavior Specialist’s primary function is to stabilize the child’s behavior and to be involved with the ongoing treatment. The specialist will take responsibility for formulating and implementing the treatment plan.  Cases are available in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties.

The Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), in conjunction with the family, develops an individual treatment plan for the child. The treatment plan will incorporate the principles of Functional Behavioral Assessment and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and will focus on all systems in the client’s life (school, social, home etc) for the purpose of demonstrating and transferring the skills and techniques necessary to enable the client’s participation in those activities which their challenging behaviors may preclude.

Qualified Applicants will meet the following requirements:
1. Licensed psychologist or Master’s level mental health professional with documented training and experience in the field of behavior modification techniques, (minimum of 8 hours prior to hire,  8 hours annually thereafter).  PA BSC license, or licensing in process,  preferred.

2. Two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children, and at least one (1) year experience using behavior analysis/modification techniques.

3. Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History (Act 34), and FBI clearances (when applicable).  Ability to pass a drug screen.

4. Meet all mandatory in-service training, education, and supervision requirements as set forth by  managed care entities.

5. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

To learn more about our specialized programs, please visit our website: http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com
http://hiring.monster.com/jpw/jobs/jobspreviewpopup.aspx?folderID=159848276&post=true&source=thankyou#

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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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

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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

Academic Staff Sign Language Interpreter (Student Services Specialist)
Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD)
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Academic Staff Sign Language Interpreter responsible for providing interpreter services in a post-secondary setting.  Duties will include interpreting and/or transliterating classroom instruction, academically related requirements beyond the classroom, co-curricular activities, job related accommodations for staff, visitors and CSD sponsored events, and a variety of assignments related to campus departments and partners. Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor.s Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution required; an Associate.s Degree, when combined with relevant certification and years of experience may be considered. Current RID Certification or NAD Certification is required.  Eligible for or hold current Wisconsin Sign Language Interpreter State License. Certificate of completion or equivalent, form an accredited interpreter training program is required or relevant experience may be considered. Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:  Two years or more proven experience interpreting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in a post-secondary setting.
Criminal Background Check Required.
Position:  This position is a 75 . 100% renewable position with a starting date of November 1, 2013 or as soon as possible.  The salary is based on experience  and skills.
Application:  Submit cover letter, copy of interpreter certification/license, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references.  Only electronic applications are accepted and can be sent to albertp@uww.edu   Questions may be sent to Scott Ritter, Associate Director, ritters@uww.edu  Center for Students with Disabilities, Andersen Library room 2002, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 or faxed to (262) 472-4865.  For further information call (262) 472-4711.
Priority will be given to complete applications received by August 30, 2013.  This position is considered open until filled.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalist will be released.
Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is the premier public regional university with an enrollment of 12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 master.s degree programs, and one specialist degree program.  It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,769 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

SERVICES COORDINATOR . DEAF SERVICES

Provide support services to adults who are deaf or hard of hearing with medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental disabilities in Franklin & Grand Isle counties. Candidate will be responsible for coordinating services with the Team Leader through a client-centered approach and facilitating the communication and arrangements necessary for high-quality consumer satisfaction. This individual must be proficient in American Sign Language to the highest degree. A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. A reliable, personal car is necessary for travel. This is a full-time position and the schedule is M-F with some evenings. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human services field and at least one year of experience are preferred.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ncssinc.org

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478

Announces

the Position of

Student Educational Services Aide

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 47-13

Millcreek Elementary School Classroom Schedule B

3761 South 1100 East DPR 50892/5220

Salt Lake City, UT   84106

JOB SUMMARY  Provides field support to blind and visually impaired students who may have additional disabilities, such as autism, behavior issues, etc.; provides direct supportive instruction to blind and visually impaired students without daily supervision/intervention of assigned Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI); provides one-on-one educational support and assistance to students; provides assistance to classroom teacher as appropriate; provides Braille instruction, both contracted and uncontracted; provides Braille and tactile graphic material preparation for all levels of students (academic to severe); assists in determining/distinguishing students’ needs and provides instruction in the proper use of low vision aids, classroom accommodations, etc.; meets with classroom teachers, administrators, and parents, when appropriate/as directed by TVI, and assists the TVI in meeting the requirements of the Individual Education Plan (IEP); performs other duties as assigned.

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DeafDigest – 25 August 2013

 

DeafDigest Blue – August 25, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-attorney/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

(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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Hot Summer Savings at Harris Communications

Before the summer comes to an end, Harris Communications has some hot summer savings just for you. Save 15% on most items in our store!*

Now is the time to pick up that extra clock or signaler you need, or find last minute bargains on unique school supplies with ASL designs.

Check out new products like “Alphabet Lunch Bags” in an assortment of colors, a selection of movies signed in ASL by ASL Films, or that fun beaded bookmark.

Hurry, this sale ends August 26, 2013.

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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 –

Several deaf national organizations managed to convince
the FCC to move the internet captioning comments deadline
from September 3rd to November 4th.

Top stories about the deaf:

CW Seed is a newly launched digital entertainment online
program. Deaf people are already angry that it is not
captioned – and CW Seed is not breaking the law –
because it is an on-line, not a TV program!

We have another deaf candidate in Great Britain that is
campaigning for public office. Steve Estey, who is late
deafened, is campaigning for the council position in the
Dartmouth North borough.

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival is an annual
event for the lovers of opera, music, theatre and
dance. At this Festival, Hamish Innes-Brown will be giving
a performance specially designed for CI musical lovers.
DeafDigest does not know if Brown is deaf or hearing.

Brian Dodds had his driver’s license suspended in 2008
because of dangerous driving. Yet, he has continued to
drive his car, and was recently caught by the police
for a driving violation. This is the 16th time he was
caught by the police since his suspension. Dodds is
deaf and is a resident of United Kingdom.

A new hearing aid for the fraction of cost of a regular
hearing aid? There is a group in Australia working on it; they are saying it is top quality. Do keep in
mind a regular hearing aid costs about $5,000.

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deaf-friendly on-line Basic French class to the Deaf community

Gallaudet U. is again pleased to be offering a deaf-friendly on-line Basic
French class to the Deaf community. Emphasis is on the acquisition of written language literacy as well as simple French Sign Language (LSF) vocabulary. No textbook needed; all materials are posted on-line and feature numerous video-based instructional components. The course may be taken for college credit (FRE111) or for continuing education (PST955) credit, which is the more economical approach.

For a descriptive flyer: http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/wlc/basic_French_online_20130814.pdf

To register (no later than Aug. 29):
http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs/fall_online_courses.html

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Read what they say

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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 devices we offer, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

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A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.
He said:

Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won’t write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.

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

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open to all counselors from anywhere in USA

2013 NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness
Portland, OR

Sept 9-11, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-nw-symposium-on-rehab-deafness/

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DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?

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

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

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The Jr. NAD National Conference November 5-10, 2013
Washington, DC

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

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A DEAF PERSON IN THE INTERIOR DECORATING FIELD
Do we have deaf people in the interior decorating field?
Oh, by the way, exactly what is interior decorating?
Interior decorating is making a room to look good and
to fit within the designs of the building.
There was a story of Rex Todd Rogers, Fenton, Michigan,
in a newspaper. He is deaf and operates his own Rex Todd Rogers Design Studio.
It is not known if he uses sign language or communicates
orally.

DEAF ARTISTS IN RUSSIA
An upcoming event in St Petersburg in Russia is the
Saint Petersburg International Art Exhibition. Five deaf
American artists will be attending this event and presenting
their pieces of work.
The American group will be joined by deaf artists from
Russia, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Belarus, Spain, Iran, Croatia, India, Poland, France and Kazakhstan.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how did your client become deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting,
now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote
CART.  There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these
options.

Onsite CART is when the CART provider is physically present in the
classroom with the student.  The CART provider connects his or her
steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the
student, and the student is able to read what the CART provider is
writing to the laptop screen.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART provider
can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom.  It is
oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the
person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an
onsite CART provider can see what is being referred to and
fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the
CART provider and the user of these services.  A facial expression, a
nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate
communication.  An onsite CART provider could be a great advantage
when having a small-group discussion.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people thinking deaf people are harmless

(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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

The American movie houses are required to make their
movies accessible to the deaf. Accessibility however
does not always mean open captions. It is legal, under
ADA, for the movie house to provide either of the following:

– listening devices
– caption glasses
– rear view device (considered obsolete)
– smart phone apps

And if the theater runs out of these devices, it technically
is not breaking the law!

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Did you know that –

Emerson Romero, himself deaf, was a subtitler for
talkie movies in the old days, years before
the Captioned Movies for the Deaf, funded by the
old Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
got involved. It was a painstaking work that
Romero performed as a labor of love. He worked
on several full length movies – for the enjoyment
of the deaf everywhere.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Wanna get a voice phone call from Lou Ferrigno, the deaf man
who is better known as The Hulk?
Yes, you can but it is going to cost you money. There is
a web service and the rate begins at $19.95 for these celebrity phone calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest is troubled, ever much so, by the
trend by some physicians to misdiagnose late-deafened
individuals with dementia.
Addressing this serious issue is David Feldman, PhD,
of Macon State College in Georgia along with his team
of researchers.
Feldman said it is the issue of communications –
meaning doctors who do not use interpreters, but
yet still misdiagnose their deaf patients.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that a hearing author, with no previous knowledge
of deafness, would know more than the deaf after publishing
a book on a deaf-related topic?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing person was pointing at the wall. The deaf
person thought he said:

there is a bold on the wall

A bold wall, as in “tough” wall?

He actually said:
There is mold on the wall

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Advocate – Ventura

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles (Part-time)

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – Los Angeles  (Part-time)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

– Due to an established new service model, the William Center Program,
located in Brattleboro, Vermont has the following career
opportunities:

Director of William Center
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline.
Minimum of 5 years direct service and administrative experience.
Training/experience in program development.
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism
Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee the supervision and development of all  William Center staff.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Develop and implement program budgets.
Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff.
Maintain accurate records.
Other duties to be determined by President.

– Teacher of the Deaf for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
Degree in Deaf Education/Special Education, MA preferred.
Endorsement in area of teaching assignment preferred or extensive
experience in autism spectrum disorders.

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
VT license in special education and /or area of teaching assignment.
Knowledge of child development.
Knowledge of curriculum and assessment.
Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques.
Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom
activities for groups with diverse learning styles and abilities.
Teaching experience in area of assignment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities:
Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school
education.
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning
opportunities.
Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately
stimulating classroom.
Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress.
Participate in staff professional development activities and staff
meetings.

– Other Career Opportunities include:
Infant Teacher
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School
campus, Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: Full-time.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and one year experience.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.
Able to life and carry up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs to the children
in the classroom.
Assess the development skills of the children in the classroom.
Plan and implement skills of the children in the classroom.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events and
parent/guardians meetings request.
Plan and implement age-appropriate activities.
Maintain a positive and clean learning environment.
Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.
Willingness to work within a Team of Teachers/Educators @ LAECC.

– Nurse
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
RN/LPN with appropriate experience.
VT state licensure required or willing to obtain.
CPR certification preferred.
Willingness to learn ASL required.
Pediatric experience preferred.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities:
Operates the health service department when on duty.
Administers and cares for all student medications.
Provides in-service on health to students and /or staff.
Other duties as determined.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau

Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

http://www.vcdhh.org
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510

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Part-time Teaching Specialist – 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
·      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
·      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Preferred qualifications
·      MA/MS degree
·      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant’s on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

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

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

OPEN        March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

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

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

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

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

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:
until filled

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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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
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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Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Position . Immediate opening

North Country Education Services is seeking to hire a part time TOD for approximately 2 ½ days per week of direct service provision and an additional ½ day per week consultation. Service to be provided in the Colebrook, NH area.

If you are interested in applying please contact:
Lori Langlois
Executive Director
North Country Education Services
300 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-5437

Part Time ASL Interpreter/Office Assistant for work . (Ramsey/Anoka County)

Opportunity to work in a new business venture developing new products. Requires fluency in American Sign Language (graduation from an Interpreter Training Program preferred), knowledge of Deaf culture, and strong in oral and written skills. Applicants must have knowledge of MS Office programs, Adobe pdf, Outlook, Excel, Internet search access. Strong business skills and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Candidate will be responsible for:

.    Creating email and other written correspondence. .    Assist in developing future costs and tracking expenditures
.    Interpret phone calls and during meetings.

Hours are very part time (5 hours/week), this will be a great position for someone who needs a little bit of extra income. Morning hours are preferred 2 days each week . to be determined.

If you are interested in joining our team, send resume along with cover letter to: questions@yansplace.com, we will set up a time to interview. Please mention where you viewed our posting.

Compensation: Hours and pay based on experience

Teacher of the Deaf Job Opening – Manchester Program for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Students

There is a vacancy for a Teacher of the Deaf, most likely in the
Elementary or Middle School at the Manchester Program for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing for 2013-2014 School Year.

If you are interested, contact Program Director Mike Wallace for details
[ mailto:mwallace%40mansd.org ]mwallace@mansd.org or
call 603-665-6800.

SERVICES COORDINATOR . DEAF SERVICES

Provide support services to adults who are deaf or hard of hearing with medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental disabilities in Franklin & Grand Isle counties. Candidate will be responsible for coordinating services with the Team Leader through a client-centered approach and facilitating the communication and arrangements necessary for high-quality consumer satisfaction. This individual must be proficient in American Sign Language to the highest degree. A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. A reliable, personal car is necessary for travel. This is a full-time position and the schedule is M-F with some evenings. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human services field and at least one year of experience are preferred.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ncssinc.org

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT ONLY

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 48-13 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Schedule AH DPR 50763/6130

JOB SUMMARY Provides direct Orientation & Mobility (O&M) services to blind/visually impaired students, ages 3-21, in a variety of educational settings; provides O&M assessments for students on caseload; provides instruction and consultation in school districts; consults with parents, educators and vision consultants; is responsible for writing progress reports, updating client records, etc.; performs other duties as assigned.

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DeafDigest Blue - August 25, 2013

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

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-attorney/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Hot Summer Savings at Harris Communications

Before the summer comes to an end, Harris Communications has some 
hot summer savings just for you. Save 15% on most items in our store!* 

Now is the time to pick up that extra clock or signaler you need, or 
find last minute bargains on unique school supplies with ASL designs.

Check out new products like "Alphabet Lunch Bags" in an assortment of 
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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 -

Several deaf national organizations managed to convince
the FCC to move the internet captioning comments deadline
from September 3rd to November 4th. 

Top stories about the deaf:

CW Seed is a newly launched digital entertainment online
program. Deaf people are already angry that it is not
captioned - and CW Seed is not breaking the law -
because it is an on-line, not a TV program!

We have another deaf candidate in Great Britain that is
campaigning for public office. Steve Estey, who is late
deafened, is campaigning for the council position in the
Dartmouth North borough.

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival is an annual
event for the lovers of opera, music, theatre and
dance. At this Festival, Hamish Innes-Brown will be giving
a performance specially designed for CI musical lovers.
DeafDigest does not know if Brown is deaf or hearing.

Brian Dodds had his driver's license suspended in 2008
because of dangerous driving. Yet, he has continued to
drive his car, and was recently caught by the police
for a driving violation. This is the 16th time he was
caught by the police since his suspension. Dodds is
deaf and is a resident of United Kingdom.

A new hearing aid for the fraction of cost of a regular
hearing aid? There is a group in Australia working 
on it; they are saying it is top quality. Do keep in
mind a regular hearing aid costs about $5,000.

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deaf-friendly on-line Basic French class to the Deaf community

Gallaudet U. is again pleased to be offering a deaf-friendly on-line Basic
French class to the Deaf community. Emphasis is on the acquisition of 
written language literacy as well as simple French Sign Language (LSF) 
vocabulary. No textbook needed; all materials are posted on-line and 
feature numerous video-based instructional components. The course may be 
taken for college credit (FRE111) or for continuing education (PST955) 
credit, which is the more economical approach.

For a descriptive flyer: 
http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/wlc/basic_French_online_20130814.pdf

To register (no later than Aug. 29):
http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs/fall_online_courses.html

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
   A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.
   He said:

Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won't write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

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open to all counselors from anywhere in USA

2013 NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness
Portland, OR

Sept 9-11, 2013

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-nw-symposium-on-rehab-deafness/

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DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
   At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
   But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
   The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
   But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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

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The Jr. NAD National Conference 
November 5-10, 2013
Washington, DC

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

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A DEAF PERSON IN THE INTERIOR DECORATING FIELD
   Do we have deaf people in the interior decorating field?
Oh, by the way, exactly what is interior decorating?
   Interior decorating is making a room to look good and
to fit within the designs of the building.
   There was a story of Rex Todd Rogers, Fenton, Michigan,
in a newspaper. He is deaf and operates his own Rex Todd 
Rogers Design Studio.
   It is not known if he uses sign language or communicates
orally.

DEAF ARTISTS IN RUSSIA
   An upcoming event in St Petersburg in Russia is the
Saint Petersburg International Art Exhibition. Five deaf
American artists will be attending this event and presenting
their pieces of work.
   The American group will be joined by deaf artists from
Russia, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Belarus, Spain, Iran, 
Croatia, India, Poland, France and Kazakhstan.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how did your client become deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting,
now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote
CART.  There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these
options.

Onsite CART is when the CART provider is physically present in the
classroom with the student.  The CART provider connects his or her
steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the
student, and the student is able to read what the CART provider is
writing to the laptop screen.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART provider
can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom.  It is
oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the
person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an
onsite CART provider can see what is being referred to and
fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the
CART provider and the user of these services.  A facial expression, a
nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate
communication.  An onsite CART provider could be a great advantage
when having a small-group discussion.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

hearing people thinking deaf people are harmless

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The American movie houses are required to make their
movies accessible to the deaf. Accessibility however
does not always mean open captions. It is legal, under
ADA, for the movie house to provide either of the following:

- listening devices
- caption glasses
- rear view device (considered obsolete)
- smart phone apps

And if the theater runs out of these devices, it technically
is not breaking the law!

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Did you know that - 

Emerson Romero, himself deaf, was a subtitler for
talkie movies in the old days, years before
the Captioned Movies for the Deaf, funded by the
old Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
got involved. It was a painstaking work that
Romero performed as a labor of love. He worked
on several full length movies - for the enjoyment
of the deaf everywhere.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Wanna get a voice phone call from Lou Ferrigno, the deaf man
who is better known as The Hulk?
   Yes, you can but it is going to cost you money. There is
a web service and the rate begins at $19.95 for these celebrity 
phone calls.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    DeafDigest is troubled, ever much so, by the
trend by some physicians to misdiagnose late-deafened
individuals with dementia.
   Addressing this serious issue is David Feldman, PhD,
of Macon State College in Georgia along with his team
of researchers.
   Feldman said it is the issue of communications -
meaning doctors who do not use interpreters, but
yet still misdiagnose their deaf patients.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that a hearing author, with no previous knowledge
of deafness, would know more than the deaf after publishing
a book on a deaf-related topic?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing person was pointing at the wall. The deaf
person thought he said:

there is a bold on the wall 

A bold wall, as in "tough" wall?

He actually said:
There is mold on the wall

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Community Advocate - Ventura

 *  Health Educator - Los Angeles (Part-time)

 *  Public Relations Director - Los Angeles

 *  Bookkeeper - Los Angeles  (Part-time)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

- Due to an established new service model, the William Center Program,
located in Brattleboro, Vermont has the following career
opportunities:

Director of William Center
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline.
Minimum of 5 years direct service and administrative experience.
Training/experience in program development.
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism
Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee the supervision and development of all  William Center staff.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Develop and implement program budgets.
Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff.
Maintain accurate records.
Other duties to be determined by President.

- Teacher of the Deaf for students on the autism spectrum
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
Degree in Deaf Education/Special Education, MA preferred.
Endorsement in area of teaching assignment preferred or extensive
experience in autism spectrum disorders.

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
VT license in special education and /or area of teaching assignment.
Knowledge of child development.
Knowledge of curriculum and assessment.
Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques.
Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom
activities for groups with diverse learning styles and abilities.
Teaching experience in area of assignment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities:
Teach all levels/content areas of elementary, middle and high school
education.
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the VT Framework of standards and learning
opportunities.
Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately
stimulating classroom.
Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress.
Participate in staff professional development activities and staff
meetings.

- Other Career Opportunities include:
Infant Teacher
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center, Austine School
campus, Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: Full-time.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and one year experience.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.
Able to life and carry up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs to the children
in the classroom.
Assess the development skills of the children in the classroom.
Plan and implement skills of the children in the classroom.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events and
parent/guardians meetings request.
Plan and implement age-appropriate activities. 
Maintain a positive and clean learning environment.
Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.
Willingness to work within a Team of Teachers/Educators @ LAECC.

- Nurse
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
RN/LPN with appropriate experience. 
VT state licensure required or willing to obtain.
CPR certification preferred.
Willingness to learn ASL required.
Pediatric experience preferred.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities:
Operates the health service department when on duty.
Administers and cares for all student medications.
Provides in-service on health to students and /or staff.
Other duties as determined.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau

Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

http://www.vcdhh.org
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510

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Part-time Teaching Specialist - 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters. 
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
•      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

 Preferred qualifications
•      MA/MS degree
•      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013. 
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant's
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant's on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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

No 03-10-058
STATUS	Exempt

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

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

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

Desired qualifications:
.	Master's in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field 
.	Proficiency in American Sign Language
.	Additional years of directly related experience
.	2 or more  years of supervisory experience
.	1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
.	1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
.	First Aid and CPR certification

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

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

HOW TO APPLY	Complete application at:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter - 505-255-8029

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

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

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

OPEN		March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE	Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

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

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

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

Salary: $7,407 - $9,922 Monthly

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:
until filled

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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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
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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Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Position . Immediate opening

North Country Education Services is seeking to hire a part time TOD for 
approximately 2 ½ days per week of direct service provision and an 
additional ½ day per week consultation. Service to be provided in the 
Colebrook, NH area. 

If you are interested in applying please contact:
Lori Langlois
Executive Director
North Country Education Services
300 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-5437

Part Time ASL Interpreter/Office Assistant for work . (Ramsey/Anoka 
County)

Opportunity to work in a new business venture developing new products. 
Requires fluency in American Sign Language (graduation from an Interpreter 
Training Program preferred), knowledge of Deaf culture, and strong in oral 
and written skills. Applicants must have knowledge of MS Office programs, 
Adobe pdf, Outlook, Excel, Internet search access. Strong business skills 
and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Candidate will be responsible for:

.	Creating email and other written correspondence. 
.	Assist in developing future costs and tracking expenditures
.	Interpret phone calls and during meetings.

Hours are very part time (5 hours/week), this will be a great position for 
someone who needs a little bit of extra income. Morning hours are 
preferred 2 days each week . to be determined.

If you are interested in joining our team, send resume along with cover 
letter to: questions@yansplace.com, we will set up a time to interview. 
Please mention where you viewed our posting.

Compensation: Hours and pay based on experience

Teacher of the Deaf Job Opening - Manchester Program for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Students

There is a vacancy for a Teacher of the Deaf, most likely in the
Elementary or Middle School at the Manchester Program for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing for 2013-2014 School Year.

If you are interested, contact Program Director Mike Wallace for details
[ mailto:mwallace%40mansd.org ]mwallace@mansd.org or
call 603-665-6800.

SERVICES COORDINATOR . DEAF SERVICES

Provide support services to adults who are deaf or hard of hearing with 
medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental disabilities in 
Franklin & Grand Isle counties. Candidate will be responsible for 
coordinating services with the Team Leader through a client-centered 
approach and facilitating the communication and arrangements necessary for 
high-quality consumer satisfaction. This individual must be proficient in 
American Sign Language to the highest degree. A clear understanding and 
support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. A 
reliable, personal car is necessary for travel. This is a full-time 
position and the schedule is M-F with some evenings. A Bachelor's Degree 
in a related human services field and at least one year of experience are 
preferred. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ncssinc.org 

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478

UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84404

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

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

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328

Announces

the Position of

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT ONLY 

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 48-13 
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Schedule AH 
DPR 50763/6130 

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DeafDigest – 23 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 23, 2013

— deaf people from Buffalo driving to Canada to watch movies?

Many deaf people from Buffalo visiting Niagara, Ontario
to watch movies every Wednesday night? Can-View Drive-In,
a drive-in movie place in Niagara, will show open captioned
movies on Wednesdays. Paul Moreau, a deaf movie-goer, pushed
this idea with drive-in owner Steve Forrest. The owner agreed.
But it is not easy for the deaf Americans to visit Canada –
long and slow moving lines across the borders and they must
carry passports. And then back home very late after the movies.

 

 

— a deaf winner of a reality TV show

DeafDigest has mentioned Sam Evans several times, as the deaf
participant with the British’s Big Brother reality TV show.
He won. Endemol, the worldwide TV production company, made
sure that Sam was allowed equal access during the filming
of the TV series. Because of equal accessibility Sam was
able to compete with hearing participants – and – beat them!

 

 
— Nevada dumps a mentally ill deaf-blind man in California?

San Francisco is threating a lawsuit against Northern Nevada
Adult Mental Health Services for sending a mentally ill
deaf-blind man alone on a bus ride and dumping him off in the
city. This has happened not once, but twice! Nevada says it
is not true and that the deaf-blind man was taken care of when
he arrived in San Franciso. Who is telling the truth?

 

 
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DeafDigest – 22 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 22, 2013

— Turner Broadcasting System promises captions everywhere

The Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) said captions will be everywhere
– mobile, broadcast and internet. This is great news for
deaf people that like to watch programs on the TBS channels.
And TBS owns the Turner Classic Movies network, meaning all of these
great, old time movies, will be captioned.

 

 

— a true story during 1930’s

This is a true story. A deaf immigrant came to USA and wanted
to become American citizen. He had to take an oral exam that
was interpreted. The question was – who was the first president
of USA? The immigrant didn’t know and gave the wrong answer.
The interpreter changed it to George Washington. This immigrant
then became an American citizen. Today, RID won’t allow it but
there was no RID during the 1930’s!

 

 

— a deaf referee for 67 seasons

Roy Lopaty, who is deaf and resides in the Los Angeles
area, has been a referee for 67 seasons. Not 67 years but
67 seasons. He has been a football referee for 32 seasons
and a basketball referee for 35 seasons. Has he served the
longest among the many deaf referees we have in all sports?
DeafDigest editor thinks yes. At Gallaudet, Roy was involved
with sports.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 21, 2013

— a city honors NFL’s first deaf player

NFL has had a number of deaf and hard of hearing players.
The only two deaf players in NFL was Bonnie Sloan and
Kenny Walker. The city of Hendersonville, Tennessee is
having Bonnie Sloan Day on Sunday, August 25th. Bonnie
played for the St Louis Cardinals in 1973. He could have
had a long career but unfortunately injuries cut it short.
If you never heard of St Louis Cardinals in football, it
is because the team moved to Phoenix. In football Bonnie
was a defensive tackle.

 

 

— Another deaf girl from India lost for 13 years

DeafDigest mentioned few months ago that a deaf girl
got on the wrong train in India and has been lost
from her family for years. There is another one –
a 8 year old deaf girl, riding on the train from
India to Pakistan, got lost, unable to find her
mother. That was 13 years ago, and the governments of
India and Pakistan are now busy trying to locate her
family.

 

 

— hard for some colleges to find CART providers

More deaf students are demanding CART, rejecting
interpreters. And some colleges, wanting to comply
with ADA regulations, are having a hard time finding
CART operators! Said a CART operator – “there is no
registry for CART providers like there is for
interpreters. It is often just a word-of-mouth referral”

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 20, 2013

 

— a nursing program says a deaf nurse is a danger to hearing patients!

CoxHealth, a health care network located in Missouri, operates
its own nursing program. Jessica Wells was kicked out of the
program in 2008 after two semesters because of her deafness.
They told her that deafness is a danger to hearing patients.
Angry, she filed a lawsuit and won. Yet, she is unsure of
returning to the CoxHealth program, as she is already
enrolled at Missouri State University.

 

 

— rare deaf referees in a sport

We have deaf referees in basketball, football and umpires in
baseball and softball. Even in some sports such as soccer,
lacrosse, wrestling we also have deaf referees. Hockey?
DeafDigest just learned that we have two deaf referees –
one is Ramesh Arya, who has been refereeing hearing
hockey games in Montreal for 20 years. The other one is
Larry Whittemore, a graduate of American School for the
Deaf; he referees games in the New England area.

 

 

— a vanishing part of Deaf Culture

Years ago Deaf Clubs were a strong part of Deaf Culture.
Practically every city had their own deaf clubs. Times
have changed. In New York City, as far back as late
seventies/early eighties, there were as many as 17
deaf clubs. Nowadays – only two deaf clubs survive –
Brooklyn Society for the Deaf and Staten Island
Club for the Deaf. The deaf people nowadays would
rather socialize with each other at Starbucks than
to attend deaf club events.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 19, 2013

 

— A TV decoder only shows Chinese captions!

Someone bought a TV decoder and hooked it up to a TV.
The captions were in Chinese, not in English! DeafDigest
wonders who would buy these old fashioned decoders?
Even a deaf agency tried to give away these new decoders
for free and no one wanted them! Anyway why Chinese?
Maybe a high tech mystery. The buyer was not able to
change it from Chinese to English.

 

 

— Confessions of an interpreter that lied!

A local TV station showed a program about a class at
a deaf school. The teacher interpreted for a 8-year
old girl that was interviewed. The teacher changed
the girl’s answers to make things look good. For the
question – is your mother with you now? The child
signed “she is in jail” and the teacher changed it to
“she could not make it.” For the question – did you
like our TV program last night? Her response in signs
was inappropriate, so the teacher changed it to
“I liked everything on the program.”

 

 

— a big irony behind the RID birth in 1968

The Registry of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
was born in 1968 at Muncie, Indiana. The chairperson in that
first RID meeting was Dr. Edgar Lowell who was not deaf. He
was the Director of the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles.
This clinic teaches oralism. How did Lowell get involved with
RID in sign language interpreting? It was just a job with him,
no matter if it was oralism or ASL! This is one of the biggest
ironies in Deaf History.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2013

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/vidoes/deaf-not-understand-eating-signs/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Gordon Hempton is an Emmy-winning sound recordist,
having recording sounds in outdoors nature. He is also
becoming deaf, but does not know why. He is worried that
his career may come to an end.

The police in Lincolnshire in Great Britain is trying
to stop a scam where hearing artists would go door-to-door,
pretending to be deaf, to collect money for their artwork.

New Texas Association of the Deaf officers are:
Marcus Myers: President
Susie Grona: Vice President
John Mills: Treasurer
Ronny Taylor: Secretary
Paul Rutowski, board
Alma Bebee, board
Wesley Singleton, board

At big time soccer games, the players from both teams are
escorted on the field by youngsters. England recently
played Scotland in a big game at London’s famous
Wembley Stadium. One of the player escorts is 10 year
old Damian Galt. He is deaf.

The European Union has a new law that is supposed to
take effect on October 1st – that suspects have
rights to an interpreter. This applies to both hearing
and deaf suspects. The concern is that for deaf suspects,
what kind of interpreting services they will get – sign
language or oral or CART or lip-reading or what?
These options were not spelled out in the wording.

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BIGGEST DEAF FEAR IN HOTEL ROOMS
What is the biggest Deaf Fear while checking into hotel rooms?
It is that wi-fi does not work.
When wi-fi does not work for the hearing person, he would get on telephone
with a customer service representative (mostly from India) to solve the
wi-fi problem.
The deaf person is out of luck. Hotel clerks do not know how to fix
the wi-fi problem and would ask you to contact the customer service
representative.
It happened to DeafDigest editor in Rennes, France and in London.

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-deaf-travel-fear/

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Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27

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

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DEAF EMPLOYEE DOES NOT UNDESTAND SIGN LANGUAGE
A deaf social service agency hired a deaf person, who knew
no sign language. This new employee promised to attend ASL
classes, to chat with other deaf employees to learn more signs.
She was not comfortable with sign language and avoided attending
ASL classes and she chatted with hearing employees, by voice, and
avoided deaf employees.
She was invited to join a group of hearing employees for
lunch at a restaurant. They signed “restaurant” and she did not
understand. They signed “go out and eat” – she still did not
understand the sign for eating.
Realizing she broke her promise to learn signs, she resigned
from the agency and disappeared into hearing world.

– for ASL News version with captions:
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list of elected deaf public officials have been updated

do view it at:
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A CLOSED SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF THAT NO ONE REMEMBERS
The Northern New York State School for the Deaf (Malone, NY)
closed for good in 1943.
The school buildings still survive. Yet, no one seems to know who owns these buildings!
There is an effort by the local school district to acquire
and then to demolish the buildings to make way for new school
athletic fields. There are always roadblocks and red tape involved.
The biggest roadblock is – who owns these buildings, which was
last used seven years ago. For some reason, the county treasurer’s
office could not track down the legal owner.
Such a ghastly fate for a building that used to house a school
for the deaf.

DEAF-BLIND’S CAREGIVERS BEING SUED
The brother and the guardian of a deaf-blind New Hampshire
resident has filed a lawsuit against several organizations.
They are saying the communication needs of the deaf-blind
person are being neglected.
This case has been filed in the U.S. District Court in
Concord, NH.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper ran this headline:
Student’s efforts, despite hearing loss, lead to scholarship

Despite? Is it saying that deaf students do not succeed
academically because of deafness? And this student was
able to “overcome” her deafness to succeed academically?

C’mon!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why does Great Britain have had many elected deaf
public officials? Do English people like the deaf better
than those in USA?

A. Great Britain has many, many political districts, often
called boroughs. The more such districts, the more opportunities
for the deaf to run for political offices. And as for the
British liking the deaf more than in USA, not really! Discrimination is the same everywhere in the world.

the list is at:
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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

WiFi in Airplanes

There have been a lot of discussions about DeafBlind traveling via
airlines recently.

Of course flying solo, chances are that we have accessibility issues.

One comment about airlines with in flight WiFi; they may have
something that can benefit many of us.

Click into WiFi, and do not click to connect to the internet.  The
WiFi connection is free and all in-flight information and
entertainment services are free.  (this is only a few airlines so
far)

So on your next flight, try it out when use your devices are allowed.

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that all deaf graduates of universities be guaranteed
jobs

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DeafHistory:

Year 1953 – the USA Deaflympics basketball team
did not win the gold medal. See story below.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1118

number of deaf people in Wales that use sign language

800

of these Welsh signers use British Sign Language

(are these numbers accurate? Don’t know but this was the
results of a survey)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Bryce Baucum, an incoming freshman, will play volleyball
at Chemetka Community College in Oregon

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

eyes will be on Derrick Coleman to see if he
will make the cut with the Seattle Seahawks.
If he makes it he will become the third deaf
player in NFL, after Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker.

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Deaf Sports Library

Year 1953 – the USA Deaflympics basketball team
LOST their first basketball game in Deaflympics
competition. To make a long story short, basketball
was added to the Deaflympics agenda at the last
minute, surprising the Americans, who were not
ready for it. The unprepared Americans lost its
first game, but won the remaining two games.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – 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
Lead Interpreter
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening a Lead Interpreter.  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.

The Lead Interpreter will submit all requests via email/writing from department heads, with the exception of emergency/last minute needs.   The Lead Interpreter will also maintain a regularly updated calendar which shows booked interpreter requests and staff interpreter hours so department heads can manage their schedules accordingly.

Provide the interpretation needs for Deaf and Deafblind residents at NEHD
Supervise daily activities of Deaf Culture Coordinator and ASL Teachers.
Abide by the consumers ethics and confidentiality

Awareness and sensitivity of cultural and historical references in both deaf and hearing culture

Work with Deaf Culture Coordinator to set up monthly in-services promoting Deaf Culture and work with Activities to set up events for Deaf/Blind Awareness and Deaf Awareness week, etc.

Must be MCDHH Screened, NAD/RID Certification a plus.

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

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.

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Closing Date:  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

position opening
School Vocational Educator (Culinary Arts)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of:
School Vocational Educator (Culinary Arts)

The primary purpose of this position is to teach individual and small
group instruction in career tech areas such as culinary arts, food and
nutrition, interior design, apparel design, etc. as well as any academic
areas, if necessary, which may be addressed by the IEP for students 9-12
depending on placement at Supervisor’s discretion.  Effective instruction
requires becoming knowledgeable about and implementing assigned curricula,
implementation of daily-prepared lessons, utilization of acquired and
accumulated materials, resources, and manipulatives as well as assessing
and documenting students. progress and performance.

This is a 10-month, paid 12-month position that works 1st shift (Monday –
Friday) at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf located in Wilson,
NC.  This position will require occasional travel and is subject to a
criminal background check.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Possess a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the field of Family and
Consumer Sciences and Hearing Impairment.

Dual certificate in the area in which you are teaching: Foods and
Nutrition, Culinary Arts; Apparel Design; Child Development, Family
Studies; Interior Design, Housing

For more information and to apply, please complete an online application at:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html

Closing Date:  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

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Part-time Teaching Specialist – 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
·      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
·      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Preferred qualifications
·      MA/MS degree
·      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant’s on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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job opening
Behavior Specialist Consultants
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia, PA (also Bucks County)

Warwick Family Services  is seeking Full Time Behavior Specialist Consultants for its Specialized Wraparound Programs in Philadelphia, PA.  These programs have been developed specifically for children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 21 who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and who demonstrate significant related behavioral challenges.

The goal of these programs is to demonstrate and transfer effective intervention techniques to the child’s caregivers (parents, teachers and guardians) so that more productive and meaningful interactions with the child may occur.  Our treatment team will assess the clinical and behavioral needs of each child/family to create a plan to help the child and provide emotional support, which may include individual or family therapy when needed.  The Behavior Specialist’s primary function is to stabilize the child’s behavior and to be involved with the ongoing treatment. The specialist will take responsibility for formulating and implementing the treatment plan.  Cases are available in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties.

The Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), in conjunction with the family, develops an individual treatment plan for the child. The treatment plan will incorporate the principles of Functional Behavioral Assessment and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and will focus on all systems in the client’s life (school, social, home etc) for the purpose of demonstrating and transferring the skills and techniques necessary to enable the client’s participation in those activities which their challenging behaviors may preclude.

Qualified Applicants will meet the following requirements:
1. Licensed psychologist or Master’s level mental health professional with documented training and experience in the field of behavior modification techniques, (minimum of 8 hours prior to hire,  8 hours annually thereafter).  PA BSC license, or licensing in process,  preferred.

2. Two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children, and at least one (1) year experience using behavior analysis/modification techniques.

3. Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History (Act 34), and FBI clearances (when applicable).  Ability to pass a drug screen.

4. Meet all mandatory in-service training, education, and supervision requirements as set forth by  managed care entities.

5. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

To learn more about our specialized programs, please visit our website: http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com
http://hiring.monster.com/jpw/jobs/jobspreviewpopup.aspx?folderID=159848276&post=true&source=thankyou#

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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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

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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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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Oklahoma

Stillwater Public Schools has posted a job for a fulltime Educational Interpreter

2200 S Sangre Rd  Stillwater, OK 74074
(405) 533-6438

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

ACDHH Parent Educator-Specialist

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

High School ASL Teacher
Employer:
Oak Park Unified School District OPHS

Address Line 1:
899 Kanan Road

Location:
Oak Park CA 91377

Job Type:
Part-Time

Start Date:
8/26/13

Qualifications:
ASL Credential to teach ASL 1, 2, & 3

How to Apply: contact Debbie Cooper at (818) 735-3226

Email Resume To:
dcooper@oakparkusd.org

The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:
.Cook . (2 positions). 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. .Human Resources Assistant . (1 position) Human Resources and payroll experience, filing, serve as backup to key timesheets, provide clerical support to Personnel staff. Maintain databases. The formal education of a high school diploma with two years of human resources related experience. AASIS experience preferred
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 fax (501) 603.3533
Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A State application must be submitted
EOE
A background ground check will be conducted on all applicants. Direct deposit and 6% contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory. All persons selected must submit to a drug test for a precondition of employment. All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 18 August 2013

DeafDigest Blue – August 18, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/short-deaf-job-interview/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-tty-machines/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-attorney/

(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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“Tales of a Mad, Mad ASL World” at Harris Communications

Trix Bruce is the master storyteller in ASL. She is known nationwide
for her workshop presentations and as an ASL performer. In the DVD
“Tales of a Mad, Mad ASL World”, Trix takes you on a ride through ASL
poetry, storytelling and folk tales.

Trix impresses audiences of all ASL skill levels. In this DVD, her
creative storytelling brings into play various handshapes,
classifiers, 3D representations, personifications, role shifts,
international sign and more. You are captivated by Trix’s sign
artistry, elegance and irresistible humor.

“Tales of a Mad, Mad ASL World” (DVD111) is available at Harris
Communications for only $40.

To see all of Trix’s DVDs, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb081813

For additional information, 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 –

Australian political leader Kate Lundy has
promised to push for laws to mandate captions
everywhere. This promise is on one condition –
that her Labor party wins the election!

Top stories about the deaf:

In Japan, there is a weekly magazine called “Weekly Boy Magazine” and it will feature a new comic series. It is titled “”The Form of Voice” and this series
involves a deaf girl. She is being bullied by a hearing boy. He, however, is haunted by his own inner conflicts regarding his cruel treatment of the deaf
girl.

The government of Zambia is boasting of its own
economic independence. It is being shot down by
Mukuma Chikwata, president, Zambia National Association of the Deaf. He says this independence
has completely ignored the needs of the deaf.

Secretary of State Kerry has supported the United
Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, saying it is the same as our own ADA.

A deaf British activist has accused non-profit organizations
of ignoring the needs of the deaf, of refusing to hire
the deaf while paying high salaries for its executives
and for pushing own political agendas.

DeafDigest mentioned sometime ago that some audiologists in New Zealand got lazy and certified some deaf children
as being hearing. The angry government disciplined these
lazy audiologists. It is happening again as one audiologist
recently certified two deaf children as hearing!

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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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TO CAPTION DVD SERIES
A deaf person loves to watch wrestling on TV. Yes, TV
wrestling is fake but often it is fun to watch.
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) did not caption their
DVD wrestling videos.
The deaf wrestling fan was upset. He asked WWE about it, but
WWE was not cooperative.
He then used his Twitter and Facebook accounts to complain
about no captions. One famous pro wrestler (hearing) knows
sign language and he read about the complaints in Twitter and
Facebook.
This pro wrestler went to the WWE office to tell them to
caption their videos. The WWE agreed.
WWE would not listen to the deaf fan but would listen to the
pro wrestler!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds/

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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A STRANGE DEAF ATTORNEY

We have about 150-175 deaf attorneys in USA. One of them is
strange. He has been deaf for many years but did not know that
he was deaf! He learned late about Deaf Culture, and said he
hates Alexander Graham Bell (the person, not the organization).
He also hates oralism. But he knows nothing about sign language,
and also knows no deaf people. Strange! Yes.

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

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

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The joint TDI-ALDA Conference
October 16-20, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

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A MEDICAL INTERPRETING ISSUE IN FLORIDA
An activist raised the issue of interpreting in a medical
setting in Florida.
This activist stressed that only professional interpreters
can be used, no matter if the deaf patient is accompanied by
a family member that knows sign language.
Reason is impartiality. The family member is emotionally involved with the deaf patient – and may distort the dialogue
between the doctor and the deaf patient.

A TEXAS GROUP FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST BIG AND MIGHTY WAL-MART
The big and mighty Wal-Mart cannot escape woes. The latest
one is the lawsuit filed by the Texas Hearing Aid Association,
This group is accusing Wal-Mart of selling hearing aids
without appropriate licenses!
Is Wal-Mart all that bad? Well, this big chain has employed
a large number of deaf individuals across the nation – albeit
in entry level, dead-end, jobs.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

I can fingerspell; would that qualify me as an
interpreter?

(that person then proceeds to fingerspell A to Z
in a painstakingly slow and awkward manner!)7

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As students are preparing to head off to school this fall, some of
them may ask, “Is CART right for me?”

For people whose first language is ASL, a sign language interpreter
is probably the best choice for their educational needs.  However,
many people are still not aware of the possibilities of using CART in
an educational setting.  CART may be right for many people in high
school and college.  CART can help people who are deaf or hard of
hearing, and it may also be right for people with certain learning
disabilities and people for whom English is a second language.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the method of
providing immediate, verbatim, voice-to-text translation, and it is
an approved assistive device under the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In a university setting, a student can read along on a computer
screen what is being said by the professor and the students in the
class.  They may also be provided a rough draft transcript of the
class proceedings for future reference.

As more students and parents learn about CART services and the
benefits of CART, they may find that CART is right for them.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people that walk away when you try to pass
a note to them

(hint: they may think you are one of these immigrant
beggars!)

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A hearing criminal in the Philippines was convicted solely
on basis of a 14-year-old deaf witness. The defense challenged
the testimony on basis of the deafness of the witness. The
higher court allowed the testimony, saying that “all persons who can perceive can make known their perception to others may be witnesses. Thus a deaf person is competent”

…….

Did you know that –

Edith Kleberg achieved two firsts – hired as NAD’s first full
time librarian in the early seventies, and then as the first
NAD retiree in 1981. Under her watch, the NAD Library was
probably the #1 library of deaf related books in the nation.
Any and everything you need to know about the deaf or of deafness,
Edith would have pointed you to the right book. Sad to say,
after she retired, the NAD has not hired a replacement librarian.
Not surprisingly, the NAD Library is no longer what it was.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Our Deaf Three Degrees Theory upstaging Hearing
Six Degrees Theory?
The hearing world is huge; the Deaf Community is
close-knit.
There was a story that broke out last week that
given a list of 18 strangers, a group of tested
Internet users (all hearing) were challenged to
track them down. And they did, using between five
and seven Internet connections.
If it is going to take the average hearing
person six Internet clicks to track down a stranger,
it will take us just three clicks, thanks to our
close-knit Deaf Community.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How bad is shortage of interpreters at mainstreamed
programs?
Pretty much bad as far as deaf students in
Portsmouth, New Hampshire are concerned. They are
being forced to transfer to different schools because
of shortage of interpreters at their old schools.
The students are protesting the transfers. Will
the school district listen to them?

(DeafDigest does not know if it continues to be a problem)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The United Nations is supposed to be protective and supportive
of rights and needs of the deaf. Their list of courts is
long. But to file a case complaining of Deaf Discrimination
will sit in their court system for as long as ten years!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:
I bought two miles

buying two miles?

He actually said:
I bought two pies

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – 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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Closing Date:  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

position opening
School Vocational Educator (Culinary Arts)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of: School Vocational Educator (Culinary Arts)

The primary purpose of this position is to teach individual and small group instruction in career tech areas such as culinary arts, food and nutrition, interior design, apparel design, etc. as well as any academic areas, if necessary, which may be addressed by the IEP for students 9-12 depending on placement at Supervisor’s discretion.  Effective instruction requires becoming knowledgeable about and implementing assigned curricula, implementation of daily-prepared lessons, utilization of acquired and accumulated materials, resources, and manipulatives as well as assessing and documenting students. progress and performance.

This is a 10-month, paid 12-month position that works 1st shift (Monday – Friday) at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf located in Wilson, NC.  This position will require occasional travel and is subject to a criminal background check.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Possess a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences and Hearing Impairment.

Dual certificate in the area in which you are teaching: Foods and Nutrition, Culinary Arts; Apparel Design; Child Development, Family Studies; Interior Design, Housing

For more information and to apply, please complete an online application at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html

Closing Date:  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

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Part-time Teaching Specialist – 2013-14
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites
applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area
of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching
American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the
undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate
student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:
·      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be
considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three
years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
·      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Preferred qualifications
·      MA/MS degree
·      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a
part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,
2013.

Application Process:            The search committee will begin
review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete
applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum
vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of
recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s
qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of
recommendation may be attached with applicant’s on-line application
or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274
mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees
are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,
or gender orientation.

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

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

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

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

OPEN        March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

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

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

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Job Announcements
The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of education, employment, and ministry.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  The following positions are available:

– Technology Coordinator
Install, modify, and make minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems.  Provide technical assistance and training to staff. Develop comprehensive technology plans for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations.  Assist Principals/Directors in troubleshooting computer equipment.  Preview software/hardware, install/assist personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers.  Load specified software packages such as operating systems, word processing, or spreadsheet programs into computer. Coordinate activities with network or other information systems vendors. Provide updates, status, and completion information to Administration, problem request tracking system, and/or staff, via voice mail, email or in-person communication.  Advise the Executive Director of all pertinent technology related strengths and weaknesses.

Candidate must possess, previous experience in a school/social service setting.  Experienced with Apple computers and PC.s, knowledge of educational software and internet research.  Experience with SmartBoard technology.  Knowledge of inter/intranet systems.  Knowledge of wired/wireless systems (including servers, mainframes, etc).  Excellent communication skills with students and staff.  Excellent management and organizational skills.  Masters degree and fluency in Sign Language a plus.  Willingness to learn is required.  Proven ability to work as part of a team.

– Teacher Assistant (Leave Replacement)
Assist Teacher in implementing IEP goals for students in the class. Provide assistance in all ADL skills for the student.  Assist with the set-up and preparation for daily classroom activities. Candidate must possess a BA in Education or related area, experience working in a classroom setting, excellent communication skills and fluency in American Sign Language.

Please send resume and letter of intent to: Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Frost Mill Road, P.O. Box 12 Mill Neck, N.Y.  11765

Or fax to: (516) 922-0093

Email: mailto:Klagalante@millneck.org

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

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

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:
until filled

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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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
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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POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Caring Works Treatment and Recovery Services located at Hope House in downtown Atlanta is now serving the Deaf and HoH population.
We are a 15 bed treatment center, housing men who want to recover from substance and alcohol abuse. Hope House is the 6th drug and alcohol treatment center for the Deaf in America. Hence, we need to employ sign FLUENT staff.
Currently, we have the following positions open.
1. Full-time Interpreter. The ASL Interpreter will support Deaf staff and clients with oral communications and interactions in various work-place settings. REQUIREMENTS: Only certified interpreters will be considered.
2. Case Manager. The role of a case manager is to work with clients to set personal goals for recovery, identify relevant community resources and maintain accurate documentation of client progress and activities.
3. Addiction Counselor. The Addiction Counselor will engage in individual and group psycho educational and process counseling, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
REQUIREMENTS: Must beASL fluent, have addiction counselor certification or a minimum of three years addiction counseling experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be ASL fluent, be able to work in a team environment, experience working with homeless populations helpful. Must adhere to strict confidentiality policies.
If you are interested in a position, please send your resume ASAP to:
careers@caringworksinc.org
OR fax to Wanda Rainey Reed, VP
404-371-8928

I am in need of captionists services for the upcoming fall semester. The semester starts on August 19, 2013 and ends on December 13, 2013, with the exception of mini terms course that are noted.

Philana Suggs, MA
Student Services Specialist
Lawson State Community College

psuggs@lawsonstate.edu

Job Opportunity: ASL Teacher . DFW

Announcing immediate opening for a High Scool ASL teacher in Mansfield, Texas to begin as soon as possible.

Certified and qualified teachers may email your resume to the principal, Mrs. Catherine Hudgins at Ben Barber Career Tech Academy. Also, please watch for the online posting for the position to complete the application process online at http://www.mansfieldisd.org

Send resume to catherine.hudgins@misdmail.org

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2013

 

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DeafDigest – 16 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 16, 2013

— another deaf player in NFL?

We had two deaf players in NFL – Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker.
Will Derrick Coleman (UCLA) become the third deaf player in
NFL? He is in training camp with Seattle Seahawks. Coach
Pete Carroll said Derrick’s deafness has not been a problem.
He played very well in Seahawks’ exhibition game last week
against San Diego Chargers. Last year the Minnesota Vikings
cut him.

 

 

— a deaf cartoon on a touring bus

In Okayama-shi, a city in western part of Japan, there is
a deaf cartoon on a touring bus. This sign language cartoon
is shown on the screen that passengers watch. While the
female character signs, there is a voice-over for the benefit of
hearing tourists. Her name is Shichihain Mayuse, and she
signs and speaks, explaining all these tourist sites. The
bus company said if this experiment is successful, it may
installed on all of the company’s other buses across Japan.

 

 

— hacking into a deaf product

Hackers are very scary. They can hack into anything as long
as there are computers inside them. Does not matter if the
computer is huge or tiny, hackers will find them. There
was a story of a hacker getting into a deaf baby cry signaler.
There are also many other deaf electronic products that
can be hacked (wake up signalers, door bell signalers,
our pagers, CI products, hearing aids, TV decoder units.
You name a deaf device (with a computer inside), it can
be hacked! What could we do to prevent hacking? Just
unplug the computer? Is DeafDigest joking? Yes.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 14 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 14, 2013

— deaf people of Aetoloacarnania, Greece

Aetoloacarnania, a city of 210,000 people in Greece, has
about 340 people getting monthly disability checks because
of their deafness. A private agency, overseeing these monthly
checks, suspects many of them are faking their deafness! These
people were asked to show up at the agency for audiological
tests but many of them did not show up. Greece is broke, and
many people, both deaf and hearing, are desperate for money.

 

 

— a reward for winning Deaflympics gold medals

When Americans win Deaflympics gold medals, they get congratulations.
But when athletes from Kenya win gold medals, they get checks by
Safaricom, one of the nation’s biggest corporations. Six Kenyan gold
medal winners received checks of $6850.00 each. (in US dollars). Five
silver medal winners were received checks of $3425.00 each. Our best
athletes stay home because of fund raising problems.

 

 

— a sickening deaf prank

Someone, with a sick mind, has been pranking a family home in Sanford,
Florida, where one of the children is deaf. Several fake video relay
911 calls reached the county emergency office, asking for help at
that home. The police officers have been trying to catch the prankster,
but it is difficult as technology cannot easily catch the location of
the third telephone line that the prankster uses.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 12, 2013

— the deaf son of the Abu Dhabi prince

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
This nation is part of the United Arab Emirates empire. He is
a politically powerful person and is married to Shaikha Salama
bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. One of their children is
deaf. The deaf son’s first name is spelled something like
Sharoo. DeafDigest wonders if the crown prince is sensitive
to the needs of the deaf because of his deaf son, Sharoo?

 

 

— a junior college says medical labs are dangerous for the deaf!

We have many, many deaf individuals employed in medical, biological
and chemical labs. Gallaudet and NTID, for years, have trained their
deaf students for jobs in these labs. Well, the Community College
of Baltimore County (Maryland) refused to allow a deaf student to
enroll in a lab class, saying it is not safe for her! She filed
a lawsuit and won!

 

 

— a famous deaf priest kicked out of airplane

Father Cyril Axelrod, a well known South African deaf-blind
priest who has traveled everywhere in the world with no
problems, was not allowed to board a plane in South
Africa! Even though his travel agent has always informed
the airlines of his blindness, the British Airways flight
staff still would not allow him to board! Why was he
not allowed, the British Airways would not provide an
asnwer.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2013

DeafDigest Gold – August 11, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-business-cards/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/skilled-deaf-interpreters/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fcc-captioning-rules/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-museums/

(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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Great Deal! Sign Language Storytelling 3 DVD Set

A great bundle of DVDs for storytime, this 3 DVD set includes stories
brought to life with original music, voice and sign language. All
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watch them again and again.

Each DVD contains 3 stories, with a total of 9 stories to keep
children occupied and entertained.

(Stories include ¡°Goodnight Moon¡±, ¡°A Pocket for Corduroy¡± and
¡°Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed¡±.)

Included with each DVD is a read-along text, an interactive quiz and
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Advanced Bionics CI manufacturer wanted to avoid jury
trial with respect to defective implant on a deaf child
in Iowa. The judge, however, has sent this case for jury
trial.

Education for the deaf in Uganda better than in Rwanda, these
two African nations? Yes, according to a newspaper story.
Two deaf students from Rwanda had to overcome the educational
failings in their nation.

After three decades of operation, the Achieve Learning Center for Preschool Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in
Chattanooga, Tennessee, has closed up for good.

The judges with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
overruled the lower courts on behalf of two deaf students
that requested CART services in their classes. As a result
they may refile lawsuits against school districts for not
giving them CART services.

On the first day of classes at Arizona School for the Deaf
and Blind, there were people picketing across the street,
demanding that the top person be ousted. A local TV
news program ran a story that day.

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Read what they say

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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
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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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FCC CAPTIONING RULES EASY TO UNDERSTAND?
Are the FCC rules on captions easy to understand?
Few years ago, the FCC rules on captions, had 102 pages.
Just few weeks ago the 102-page rule book was cut to
about 50 pages.
Is 50 pages still too much to read or do we really
need just a 2 or 3 page book?

– for ASL News version with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fcc-captioning-rules/

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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VISITING HEARING MUSEUMS
We have many, many hearing museums. Almost all towns have
their own museums.
DeafDigest editor loves to visit museums. But he always
has one question –

does the museum have deaf history?

99 percent of the time, their answer is no.

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

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

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Sri Lanka deaf postage stamp

see the image at:
http://deafdigest.com/sri-lanka-deaf-postage-stamp/

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A MYSTERY BEHIND A DEAF NAME
Surfacing on web news last week was “The Deaf Stones Thracian Sanctuary”
and it is located in Bulgaria.
Why Deaf Stones and does it have anything to do at all with the
deaf or of deafness?
A web search produced scant information – hence the mystery!

CI MANUFACTURERS FIGHTING EACH OTHER
Neurelec is a French company which manufactures CI equipment.
This company is in the courtroom over trade secret issues.
There has been much talk of corporate espionage and stealing
the company’s Research and Development group.
CI wars, corporate wars. Same thing!

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

human resources person hates deaf facial expressions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyman/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

North Country Club for the Deaf (New York)

http://deafdigest.com/north-country-club-of-the-dea/

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

someone said:

I am nearly deaf

what is that supposed to mean? Deaf without hearing aid?
Or is he moderately or mildly deaf? Or deaf if he does not
cup his hear to catch the voices coming into his head?

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why did our best deaf athletes stay home, missing out
on Deaflympics, resulting in a disastrous USA results in
many events?

A. Fund raising! Not easy to raise funds. It is backbreaking
and frustrating.

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:

Safety

Being DeafBlind, safety precautions are very important.

Even in our own home.  Here is one example:

Door to basement:  it is important that this door stay closed.

If the door is left open on my path through the hallway, chances are I will smash into it “head-on”!

If door left wide open, chances are that I will fall down the stairs,  given that I often use walls as guidance.

The list could go on and on.  Let it suffice to say it is important that we all take safety precautions!

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 European waiters will respect the deaf patrons
enough to give the checks to them. They always give
the check to the hearing person even if the deaf person
asks for the check.

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DeafHistory:

Did we know if there were reports of deaf people living
before 1000 BC?

Around 1000 BC there was a law that denied full rights to the deaf

What about 5000 BC to 1000 BC? We do not know?

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

8

schools for deaf in Paris alone; DeafDigest
editor found it hard to believe but was told
it is that so!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Kate Ward, one of the victorious members of the
USA gold medal winning Deaflympics women’s soccer team,
is a sophomore member of the soccer team at the
Appalachian State University in North Carolina

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

The Washington Post said that Reed Doughty, Washington
Redskins player, is the best special teams player on
the squad. This is the reason why he has survived roster
cuts in the past.

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Deaf Sports Library

Peter Balding, of Hawaii, finished 7th at the Molokai to Oahu channel race with the time of 6 hours, 10 minutes.

He is deaf.

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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.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – 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
Lead Interpreter
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening a Lead Interpreter.  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.

The Lead Interpreter will submit all requests via email/writing from department heads, with the exception of emergency/last minute needs.   The Lead Interpreter will also maintain a regularly updated calendar which shows booked interpreter requests and staff interpreter hours so department heads can manage their schedules accordingly.

Provide the interpretation needs for Deaf-Blind residents at NEHD
Supervise daily activities of Deaf Culture Coordinator and ASL Teachers.

Abide by the consumers ethics and confidentiality

Awareness and sensitivity of cultural and historical references in both deaf and hearing culture
Work with Deaf Culture Coordinator to set up monthly in-services promoting Deaf Culture and work with Activities to set up events for Deaf/Blind Awareness and Deaf Awareness week, etc.

Must have MA state Certification.  NAD/RID Certification a plus.

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

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.

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job opening
Behavior Specialist Consultants
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia, PA (also Bucks County)

Warwick Family Services  is seeking Full Time Behavior Specialist Consultants for its Specialized Wraparound Programs in Philadelphia, PA.  These programs have been developed specifically for children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 21 who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and who demonstrate significant related behavioral challenges.

The goal of these programs is to demonstrate and transfer effective intervention techniques to the child’s caregivers (parents, teachers and guardians) so that more productive and meaningful interactions with the child may occur.  Our treatment team will assess the clinical and behavioral needs of each child/family to create a plan to help the child and provide emotional support, which may include individual or family therapy when needed.  The Behavior Specialist’s primary function is to stabilize the child’s behavior and to be involved with the ongoing treatment. The specialist will take responsibility for formulating and implementing the treatment plan.  Cases are available in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties.

The Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), in conjunction with the family, develops an individual treatment plan for the child. The treatment plan will incorporate the principles of Functional Behavioral Assessment and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and will focus on all systems in the client’s life (school, social, home etc) for the purpose of demonstrating and transferring the skills and techniques necessary to enable the client’s participation in those activities which their challenging behaviors may preclude.

Qualified Applicants will meet the following requirements:
1. Licensed psychologist or Master’s level mental health professional with documented training and experience in the field of behavior modification techniques, (minimum of 8 hours prior to hire,  8 hours annually thereafter).  PA BSC license, or licensing in process,  preferred.

2. Two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children, and at least one (1) year experience using behavior analysis/modification techniques.

3. Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History (Act 34), and FBI clearances (when applicable).  Ability to pass a drug screen.

4. Meet all mandatory in-service training, education, and supervision requirements as set forth by  managed care entities.

5. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

To learn more about our specialized programs, please visit our website: http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com
http://hiring.monster.com/jpw/jobs/jobspreviewpopup.aspx?folderID=159848276&post=true&source=thankyou#

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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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

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs

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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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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OPENING
ASL III instructor needed for fall semester at the University of Tulsa. The course is M W from 2:00 to 3:15. Masters degree preferred; however, applicants with bachelors degrees are encouraged to apply. Classes begin Monday, August 26. Contact: Sharon Baker, bakers@utulsa.edu for more information.

We’ve got GREAT opportunities!!

DEAF, Inc. is looking for a motivated, well-organized and friendly
individuals with human service experience. Required qualifications include:
Previous experience in the human services field, ASL fluency; strong English
writing skills; and proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications,
including Excel, Publisher and Access. Preferred qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree, sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people; strong interpersonal
skills and ability to perform effectively as part of a

team; ability to work independently and with initiative; ability to maintain
confidentiality.

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

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

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

Custodian I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 39-13

USDB Modular Units Schedule IN

Orem, UT  84058 DPR 50766/6730

JOB SUMMARY   Maintains USDB modular units in a clean and orderly condition; removes snow from sidewalks, doorways, etc. as needed; cleans and maintains floors, dusts, waxes and polishes furniture, washes windows, mirrors and other glass or plastic items, empties trash and garbage, cleans walls and bathrooms, etc.; cleans and disinfects areas and equipment; sets up and arranges tables and chairs; repairs, cleans, adjusts and/or performs preventive maintenance on equipment, tools, machinery, etc.; travels in the Orem area on a daily basis; performs other duties as assigned.

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2013

DeafDigest Blue – August 11, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/miss-deaf-pageants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tour-or-self-tour/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/short-deaf-job-interview/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-tty-machines/

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Yoshigami Iwao,
Hiroshima, Japan, who departed  us. He was said to be the last deaf survivor of the World War II atomic bomb.
He was well known for his tales as a deaf person in the
devastated city of Hiroshima.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jim Reineck, who
departed us. He was one of the most popular Gallaudet
athletes around during the early sixties (cross country,
basketball and track).

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gary Washington,
who departed us. He played football at University of
Colorado during the mid-seventies after graduating
from Colorado School for the Deaf. His college football
career did not take off but he scored a touchdown on a
77-yard run on the last play of the game during the
last game of the season. It was his only collegiate
play – and he left the team afterwards.

This just in:
The long awaited Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind
board meeting was scheduled for August 8th. Much to the
disappointment and shock, the meeting only lasted 10 minutes before it was adjourned! Next board meeting
is scheduled for August 29th (just before the Labor
Day weekend)

Top stories about the deaf:

After 21 years as Mill Neck Family of Organizations
(Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf) executive
director, Mark Prowatzke has retired.

Dr Michael Hodges, a British physician, played deaf to avoid
working in the government sector, in order to concentrate on
his private practice. He was caught and was banned from
practicing for 8 years!

a 8-year old deaf British boy, born with a malformed
ear, is getting a new ear via ribs transplant from his
own body.

Carol Hirsch, hoping to become the first deaf mayor
of Frederick, MD, has launched her campaign, hoping
to woo the voters.

The Nevada city of Henderson reached agreement with U.S. Department of Justice not to discriminate any more
against the deaf. This agreement has cost the city
$35,000.

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A LONG HEARING JOB INTERVIEW
At a London restaurant, a hearing human resources
person and a hearing job applicant, was having a
breakfast interview. It was at a table next to
DeafDigest editor’s table.
The interview was very, very long – relaxed conversation
with questions and answers, etc.
Would this same thing happen with a deaf applicant,
an interpreter and a hearing human resources person?
Doubt it. The human resources person would probably
hurry the interview and have a short and quick breakfast!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/short-deaf-job-interview/

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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SAVING MANY OLD TTY MACHINES FOR NOTHING
During the early 1970’s, a hearing woman was hoping to
make big money by collecting old teletype machines to convert
these to TTY machines. She owned a big warehouse that was full
of these TTY machines, ready for sale.
It was for nothing. The deaf people shifted from old TTY
machines to portable TTY machines.
The hearing woman lost a lot of money and “disappeared”

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-tty-machines/

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

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Deaf Genetics Online Program

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

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NO MORE AUTOMATED ANSWERING SYSTEMS?
Sheryll Murray, not deaf, is the MP for the South East Cornwall
district in United Kingdom, is campaigning against automated
phone answering systems.
There are no deaf relay services in United Kingdom. This
means if the deaf person wishes to validate his identity with
some government agency, he must call on voice phone. And these
voice phones are automated.
This is a bad situation that this MP is trying to solve.

AN ATTORNEY MAKING AN IRRESPONSIBLE COMMENT?
Mary Vargas, not deaf, is the attorney for Michael S. Argenyi,
a past deaf medical school student at the Creighton University
Medical School.
He has a lawsuit currently weaving through the court system
over the medical school’s refusal to provide him with accommodations.
Vargas said:

there are hundreds of successful deaf doctors in the U.S.

We have Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses,
a national organization in existence since 2000. Yet, this
organization sidestepped the question of how many deaf physicians do
we have.
So do we really have “hundreds of deaf doctors?? Probably much
less. The most notable one is Dr Frank Hochman, with his practice
in Fremont, California.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

can your deaf client drive a car?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Every year, court reporters, captioners, and CART providers from
across the country compete in the National Court Reporters
Association annual speed contest at speeds up to 280 words per
minute. Speed and realtime contests are held in conjunction with the
Annual Convention & Expo to showcase the skills of our industry’s
talented steno writers.

This year, six court reporters, CART providers, and captioners
competed at even higher speeds. These contestants challenged an
existing Guinness World Record.

In 2004, Mark Kislingbury, a court reporter and broadcast captioner
from Houston, Texas, set a Guinness World Record when he successfully
transcribed dictation at 360 words per minute with over 97% accuracy.
Over the years, Mark studied how many strokes per second he was able
to achieve.  He found that by trying to shorten how many strokes he
wrote per word and by writing more strokes per second, he was able to
write faster than anyone else.

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, an attempt was made to break the
existing record. Mark Kislingbury was able to transcribe dictation at
370 words per minute with over 94% accuracy. However, because the
contest rules said that he needed to transcribe it with better than
95% accuracy, this was not considered a new world record.

The old record will stay in place for at least one more year – until
Mark or another talented steno writer challenges it again.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people always assume that deaf use ASL as
a code to convey secret messages!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

A deaf attorney, not able to mingle easily with his peers,
had to work twice as hard as them in order to be a success
in corporate law. He worked 15 hours a day each working day
and nine hours each weekend day just to keep up. This
intense workload burned him out and he left the profession
after working at it for about 20 years.

…….

Did you know that –

Robby Norton, who is deaf, was a hotel engineer
with the Marriott Copley Place hotel in Boston.
As part of his job he had to deal with hotel
patrons that have problems with their rooms –
bad TV or bad TV sound systems or bad heating
systems, bad plumbing systems, etc.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Better late than never – but in Florida a way of life
among senior citizens is involvement in a long list of
local and municipal regulatory agencies. Some are elected
positions; some are appointed positions.
Well, one such involved deaf individual is Manny Golden
of St. Augustine. He serves on the St Johns County Soil
and Water Conservation District Council.

(editor’s note: he only lasted a short time as he passed
away)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Leonard House, gone; Yale House, gone; Pratt Cottage. gone;
and now this – Parsons House, to be gone. Old Clarke, no more;
new Clarke is the future.
The Clarke School for the Deaf campus, in Northampton, MA is
shrinking a bit by bit, by selling off these old houses. But
in return, the school is reinventing itself by establishing
“campus branches” at selected locations in USA.
The proposed sale of the Parsons House hit the news
this week.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

for the first time in his life, DeafDigest editor,
saw an immigrant hearing person point to the store
clerk the item on the shelf that he wanted to buy.

Communication was painful and difficult and the
immigrant had to point, re-point and then re-point
to the item to make sure the clerk got it right.
And the clerk got confused because of the
“misdirected” pointing.

How many of us, the deaf, had to go through that
routine so many times while shopping!

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

at an office party, the deaf person was eating a piece of the cake

The deaf person asked the hearing person what cake it is.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
hobby (or was it hobbit)!

The hearing person actually said:
almond

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Health Educator – Los Angeles

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – 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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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-058
STATUS    Exempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

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

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

OPEN        March 14, 2013
CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

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

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

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Job Announcements
The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of education, employment, and ministry.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  The following positions are available:

– Technology Coordinator
Install, modify, and make minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems.  Provide technical assistance and training to staff. Develop comprehensive technology plans for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations.  Assist Principals/Directors in troubleshooting computer equipment.  Preview software/hardware, install/assist personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers.  Load specified software packages such as operating systems, word processing, or spreadsheet programs into computer. Coordinate activities with network or other information systems vendors. Provide updates, status, and completion information to Administration, problem request tracking system, and/or staff, via voice mail, email or in-person communication.  Advise the Executive Director of all pertinent technology related strengths and weaknesses.

Candidate must possess, previous experience in a school/social service setting.  Experienced with Apple computers and PC.s, knowledge of educational software and internet research.  Experience with SmartBoard technology.  Knowledge of inter/intranet systems.  Knowledge of wired/wireless systems (including servers, mainframes, etc).  Excellent communication skills with students and staff.  Excellent management and organizational skills.  Masters degree and fluency in Sign Language a plus.  Willingness to learn is required.  Proven ability to work as part of a team.

– Teacher Assistant (Leave Replacement)
Assist Teacher in implementing IEP goals for students in the class. Provide assistance in all ADL skills for the student.  Assist with the set-up and preparation for daily classroom activities. Candidate must possess a BA in Education or related area, experience working in a classroom setting, excellent communication skills and fluency in American Sign Language.

Please send resume and letter of intent to: Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Frost Mill Road, P.O. Box 12 Mill Neck, N.Y.  11765

Or fax to: (516) 922-0093

Email: mailto:Klagalante@millneck.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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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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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

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:
until filled

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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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
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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St Louis

Job Title: Staff Interpreter Date: August 2013
Department: DW Interpreting and Community Services Prepared by: X. Naert
Reports to: Director, DWICS Approved by: C. Camene
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Basic Function
Interprets or transliterates assignments in the community or at Paraquad
Inc.
Responsibilities
. Provides interpreting services for a variety of clients in
individual/group settings.
. Adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.
. Creates and presents continuing education workshops for interpreters.
. Presents/participates in the Skills Enrichment Trainings.
. Assists with office support when not on assignment during the work day.
. Handles after hours calls and assignments for one week at a time, on a
rotating schedule.
. Continually strives to obtain higher level of certification or additional
credentials.
. Understands and has a commitment to the independent living philosophy.
. Obtain required advocacy points per year.
. Performs other related duties as assigned.
. Complete all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.
Skills Required
Fluency in American Sign Language Time Management Excellent Written
Communication
Excellent Oral Communication Flexibility Ability to Maintain Confidentiality
Ability to Work Independently Computer Literacy Valid Driver License and
Auto Insurance
Local Travel in Own Vehicle
Education and Training
. Certified by Missouri Interpreter Certification System at an Intermediate
level or higher.
. Hold a current Sign Language interpreter for the Deaf license in good
standing from the state of
Missouri.
. Hold a current Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf license in good
standing from the state of
Illinois at an Intermediate level or higher.
. Associate.s Degree or Bachelor.s Degree in interpreting or related field
or equivalent.
Experience
. Three to five years experience interpreting at an intermediate level or
above.

SERVICES COORDINATOR . DEAF SERVICES

Provide support services to adults who are deaf or hard of hearing with medical and rehabilitative needs and developmental disabilities in Franklin & Grand Isle counties. Candidate will be responsible for coordinating services with the Team Leader through a client-centered approach and facilitating the communication and arrangements necessary for high-quality consumer satisfaction. This individual must be proficient in American Sign Language to the highest degree. A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary. A reliable, personal car is necessary for travel. This is a full-time position and the schedule is M-F with some evenings. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human services field and at least one year of experience are preferred. Please forward your cover letter and resume to the email address below.

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
hr@ncssinc.org
107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
www.ncssinc.org

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Caring Works Treatment and Recovery Services located at Hope House in downtown Atlanta is now serving the Deaf and HoH population.

We are a 15 bed treatment center, housing men who want to recover from substance and alcohol abuse. Hope House is the 6th drug and alcohol treatment center for the Deaf in America. Hence, we need to employ sign FLUENT staff.

Currently, we have the following positions open.

1. Full-time Interpreter. The ASL Interpreter will support Deaf staff and clients with oral communications and interactions in various work-place settings. REQUIREMENTS: Only certified interpreters will be considered.

2. Case Manager. The role of a case manager is to work with clients to set personal goals for recovery, identify relevant community resources and maintain accurate documentation of client progress and activities.
3. Addiction Counselor. The Addiction Counselor will engage in individual and group psycho educational and process counseling, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development
REQUIREMENTS: Must be ASL fluent, have addiction counselor certification or a minimum of three years addiction counseling experience.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be ASL fluent, be able to work in a team environment, experience working with homeless populations helpful. Must adhere to strict confidentiality policies.

If you are interested in a position, please send your resume ASAP to:
careers@caringworksinc.org

OR fax to Wanda Rainey Reed, VP
404-371-8928

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DeafDigest – 09 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 9, 2013

— Why FCC allows some non-captioned internet videos?

On September 30th, we have new FCC rules on captioned videos.
Are we happy about it? Yes and no. Why no? If the video was
never shown on TV, then it does not have to be captioned!
We will be seeing more and more videos that avoid TV, and
so, captions are not required. This is a BAD law.

 

 

— Will deaf reality TV star win?

Sam Evans is deaf and is a reality TV star with “Big Brother:
Secrets and Lies” that is shown in Great Britain. The British
bookies like him and made him a favorite to win (British people
love to gamble). His enemy Callum Knell, who was kicked off
the program, said no one on the show likes Sam!

 

 

— Russia’s Winter Olympics and Winter Deaflympics?

Russia is hosting 2014 Winter Olympics. Will it also host
the 2015 Winter Deaflympics? During the meetings among
deaf delegates at the Deaflympics, no nation wanted to
host the 2015 Winter Deaflympics? The new president
is a Russian – Valery Rukhledev. He recently said he
wants Russia to host the 2015 Winter Deaflympics.
Possibly it may be up to Putin.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 7, 2013

— USA was a big embarrassment in the Deaflympics

    In the past Deaflympics USA normally did very well, winning
many medals. But in Sofia last week, it was a big disappointment.
USA only won 9 gold and a total of 29 medals to finish 6th,
behind Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Belarus and China.
Russia won a total of 177 medals. Are the Russians better
than us? No – but our best deaf athletes stay home.

 

 

— 25 deaf people kicked out of apartment building

    In Johannesburg, South Africa, the landlord kicked out
about 25 deaf people from his apartment building. These
deaf people were left on the streets, being homeless.
They were paying rent, but the landlord still kicked
them out.
    The city Department of Children, Women and People
with Disabilities is not too happy about it.

 

— a vibrating hearing aid!

    Mike Freeman, not deaf, is an inventor. He has just
invented a hearing aid that vibrates. It is hidden
in a baseball cap and vibrates when it catches sounds
and voices. Why vibration? The inventor says it is better
than a CI or with a real hearing aid, but warns it is
not for every deaf person, just for some deaf people.
Cost? Just $199. This device was demonstrated at a
conference in New York last week.

 

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DeafDigest – 05 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 5, 2013

— world’s richest man punished for cheating the deaf

Carlos Slim is the world’s richest man. He owns the
TracFone Wireless. He did not pay the California
telecommunication fees for eight years. Part of the
fees funds the state Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications
Program. As a result, the state ordered him to pay $24.4
million. He has 30 days to file an appeal. Will he appeal?
Probably yes.

 

 

— VRS versus VRI; same or different?

Video Relay Service or Video Remote Interpreting? Both
are different. Relay providers use VRS. Interpreting
agencies use VRI. At home or at work, we use VRS. At
doctor’s offices, business meetings, attorney’s offices,
etc, we use VRI. VRS is for relay calls away from you. VRI
is for relay calls to a hearing person next to you! Deaf
people love VRS and hate VRI. Deaf people complain VRI
screens are uncomfortable and hard to see. Business people
love VRI because it is much cheaper than hiring a real
interpreter.

 

 

— a CI is a risk for one surprising reason

The CI itself is not a medical risk; the risk is that a
3-year old deaf child, running around and playing, may
accidentally lose it. This happened to a British deaf
child and the lost CI cannot be found. Yes, the same
thing can be said for a hearing aid – but a CI costs
around $50,000 whereas a hearing aid costs around $5,000!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2013

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-business-cards/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/skilled-deaf-interpreters/

(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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Clarity Ensemble Free After Mail-In Rebate

The Clarity Ensemble phone is the captioned amplified phone for people with severe hearing loss.

Now at a new low price of $75, the Ensemble is free after mail-in rebate.* Designed to help those with severe hearing loss and low vision, the Ensemble amplifies incoming sound up to 50 decibels, while displaying conversations on a large seven inch tablet-based display.

Captioning on the Ensemble is a free service which is provided by ClearCaptions[tm], a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified service provider. Conversations are captioned during the phone call and can be saved for later reference. High speed Internet access as well as a land-line service is required to use the Ensemble.

*After purchasing the Ensemble for $75, download the Professional Certification Form from our website. Complete the form and submit it to a third party hearing professional to sign it. Submit the form and proof of purchase to Clarity within 45 days of purchase to receive your rebate. See additional details on our website.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG080413

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Gallaudet will be hosting a conference at the end of October –
Advancing Disability Rights Around the World. DeafDigest is not
sure if it is a deaf/hearing event or if it is a hearing
event. Gallaudet routinely hosts many conferences, not at
all connected with the deaf or of deafness.

Yet another captioning lawsuit – this one by the Connecticut Association of the Deaf filed against Bow Tie
Cinemas.

Wyoming School for the Deaf is no longer in existence.
Yet the school building is still around in Casper, Wyoming,
and there are plans to demolish it. The alumni is fighting
the demolition.

The deaf employees that filed a lawsuit against the Post Office
for discriminating against them, will be getting $10,000 each
as part of settlement that was reached. Easy $10,000? Not
really because the case took nearly ten years to make its
way through the courts!

More bad news for the deaf of Bristol, England. It was already
bad enough that the University of Bristol shut down the
Centre for Deaf Studies – only to find that the Deaf
Centre building has been sold to a church.

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A DEAF BUSINESS CARD
Many deaf people have their own business cards which advertise
their own part time businesses – such as computer repairs, painting,
handyman work, photography, etc.
One business card by a British deaf photographer is interesting. It asks for hearing customers to call him on voice phone, but to wait for the fifth ring to leave in a text message because there is no relay service.
Does it help? No – hearing people have no patience!

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

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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THE WORD “SKILLED” IS FISHY
A hospital in Ghana told a newspaper reporter that they have
35 staff members that are skilled in sign language.
Skilled? In USA, skilled interpreters mean certified
interpreters. In Ghana, skilled probably means knowing about
10 gestures.
If a sick patient points to his stomach, the staff member would
know it is a stomach problem – but what is it? Very scary.

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

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

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Places outside of USA with a deaf name

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

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THE KINECT AND THE SIGN LANGUAGE
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has worked with the
Microsoft Research Asia to come up with the Kinect that works with sign language recognition.
It is an avatar that “communicates” with the deaf.
Hopefully it will work, taking into consideration so many
variations of sign language even with our ASL.

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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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A SPECIAL VIDEO IN MINNESOTA
The Minnesota Judicial Branch has come up with a new
video.
It is designed for the deaf residents that want to understand
how the court system works, and for them to be prepared in
case they need to show up in the court room.
Not only it is in ASL, but it is also captioned.

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

A deaf Native American with many skills
http://deafdigest.com/videos/skee/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

North Carolina Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/north-carolina-association-of-the-deaf/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A Deaflympics participant said, in a newspaper story:

I never considered myself to be deaf .I have worn hearing aids my whole life,
but I really didn’t grow up in the deaf community

that athlete is definitely deaf even though he does not consider himself
deaf. Why would he wear hearing aids if he is not 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. Will Google Glass work with closed captions?

A. Yes.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Travel

Recently I traveled to California to attend a camp for the DeafBlind.

I also planned a short visit to San Francisco.

I had to make plans to get the support I needed to accomplish this trip.

I searched for qualified folks in my area to SSP during the trip.

A volunteer contacted me and things worked out for us for 10 days!

We developed an “independent study” for her to earn CEUs from RID.

She just happened to be a certified interpreter!

What a rich experience I had in San Francisco!

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 American Deaflympics athletes, embrace their own deafness
after avoiding mingling with the deaf all their lives!

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DeafHistory:

The British Museum profiled the buildings built during these
BC years (as far back as 4000 BC). Did we have any deaf people
working on these buildings at that time?

Good question. Historians only make scant mention of deaf people
in their writings and their research.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

245

registered students at the Paris School for the Deaf

but

50 percent of them are mainstreamed in local schools with
support services from the deaf school

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

an incoming freshman soccer player with the women’s
team at University of Texas is Gemma Newson

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tyson Gilies was promoted to class AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs,
a team in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system. He is currently
hitting .200, after hitting .267 in class AA

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Deaf Sports Library

Deaf athletic officials of hearing programs; a listing

http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Health Educator – 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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job opening
Behavior Specialist Consultants
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia, PA (also Bucks County)

Warwick Family Services  is seeking Full Time Behavior Specialist Consultants for its Specialized Wraparound Programs in Philadelphia, PA.  These programs have been developed specifically for children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 21 who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and who demonstrate significant related behavioral challenges.

The goal of these programs is to demonstrate and transfer effective intervention techniques to the child’s caregivers (parents, teachers and guardians) so that more productive and meaningful interactions with the child may occur.  Our treatment team will assess the clinical and behavioral needs of each child/family to create a plan to help the child and provide emotional support, which may include individual or family therapy when needed.  The Behavior Specialist’s primary function is to stabilize the child’s behavior and to be involved with the ongoing treatment. The specialist will take responsibility for formulating and implementing the treatment plan.  Cases are available in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties.

The Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), in conjunction with the family, develops an individual treatment plan for the child. The treatment plan will incorporate the principles of Functional Behavioral Assessment and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and will focus on all systems in the client’s life (school, social, home etc) for the purpose of demonstrating and transferring the skills and techniques necessary to enable the client’s participation in those activities which their challenging behaviors may preclude.

Qualified Applicants will meet the following requirements:
1. Licensed psychologist or Master’s level mental health professional with documented training and experience in the field of behavior modification techniques, (minimum of 8 hours prior to hire,  8 hours annually thereafter).  PA BSC license, or licensing in process,  preferred.

2. Two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children, and at least one (1) year experience using behavior analysis/modification techniques.

3. Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History (Act 34), and FBI clearances (when applicable).  Ability to pass a drug screen.

4. Meet all mandatory in-service training, education, and supervision requirements as set forth by  managed care entities.

5. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

To learn more about our specialized programs, please visit our website: http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com
http://hiring.monster.com/jpw/jobs/jobspreviewpopup.aspx?folderID=159848276&post=true&source=thankyou#

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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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

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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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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Back to School Supplies at Harris Communications

Getting ready for school is easy with products from Harris Communications.

We have both fund and practical items including:

–Insulated lunch bags with an ASL alphabet design, available in a variety of colors.

–Pocket folders, pencils and erasers with ABC, ILY and Friends designs

–Backpacks and tote bags with ABC, ILY or Interpreter designs

–Awareness bracelets in a variety of colors with ILY and Friends designs

Check out our Back to School section to see our whole selection of school supplies.

Go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB080413

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

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jay Ravitsky, who
departed us. As a deaf-blind person, he was well known
in the Philadelphia area as an activist. He was always
pushing for the rights and the needs of the deaf-blind.

this just in –

USA men’s basketball team a sure bet for the gold at the
Deaflympics? Think again. We lost 88-85 to Venezuela!
Fingers were pointed at the referees for calling 52 fouls
in that game, but the actual reason is simple – our best
players did not play for USA in the Deaflympics!

Top stories about the deaf:

Baby Sign Language good or bad for hearing babies?
Critics are saying that babies, learning signs,
would be delayed in learning how to speak.

The Indira Gandhi Open University, in India, has
shut down its Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre.

People wanting to purchase hearing aids in Santa Fe,
New Mexico, have been offered financing plans by
an audiological firm. These buyers would not be
charged interest for six months.

A lawsuit has been filed against medical practice in Vero Beach,
Florida – for the usual reasons – not providing interpreters
for two deaf patients.

The National Eye Institute mission was this –
is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability

it was changed to –
is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability

2 words were removed – the burdens. The rest remained as is – at the suggestion of a deaf employee. The agency director agreed.

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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 devices we offer, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

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CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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DEAF TOURS OR INDEPENDENT TOURS
We have many deaf tours; these tours are led by great tour
leaders.
Other deaf people prefer to tour by themselves. Which is better –
going on a deaf tour or going by themselves?
There are advantages and disadvantages. With a deaf tour, everything
is organized for you. You do nothing on your own. Disadvantage is that
you must follow the tight tour schedules.
When you travel by yourself, you must worry about many things;
worry about communicating with hearing people, etc. The advantage
is the fun “in getting lost” in traveling through the cities.
Which is best? You decide!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tour-or-self-tour/

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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MISS DEAF PAGEANTS
The NAD dropped its famous Miss Deaf Pageants. One big reason
is difficulty in finding participants in many Miss Deaf State
Pageants.
What about Miss Deaf Pageants in some African nations. It is
very serious with them. A lot of money is involved. A lot of
politics is involved.
But in USA, it is a big yawn with us!

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

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

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a correction

last week, a picture was posted of two deaf French
leaders. The town where the picture was taken is
Nantes, France, not Rennes, France

DeafDigest editor regrets the error. Here is the picture
again:

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

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STAMP-HUNTING IN FRANCE
Suppose you are deaf and you only know English and you are stamp
hunting in France, and these store proprietors only know French, how do
you communicate?
You just write down on a piece of paper; this is what deaf stamp
collector Kenneth S Rothschild did when he was at the big Paris stamp
collector’s market in 1989 and 2008. He just wrote “deaf stamps?”

A GLOVE THAT SENSES SOUNDS?
Is there such a thing as a special glove that senses the sounds
coming around it?
Well, there was a scant mention of an event – World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea where engineering students came up with such an
innovation.
It is supposed to help the deaf communicate with the hearing.
Exactly how? DeafDigest does not know.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly told that they will be rendered obsolete
because of advancing technology (hint – robots that could sign fluently). DeafDigest declares that interpreters
will never be rendered obsolete despite gloom and doom
predictions from futurists!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization
that represents judicial reporters, realtime captioners, and CART
providers across the country. Members of NCRA are meeting at the
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville this week
for their 2013 Annual Convention and Exposition.

From August 7th through 11th, there will be seminars, workshops,

networking events, and other opportunities for court reporters and
captioning and CART professionals to meet and learn more about what
is on the horizon in our industry. Speed and realtime contests will
be held to showcase the talents of some of the best steno writers in
our business. There will also be a special Guinness World Record
challenge held this year in conjunction with the convention.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business
world will still continue to need our services, there will probably
be some captioning and remote CART provided from hotel rooms at the
Gaylord.

So when you watch your favorite live television show this week, you
might wonder where that captioner is. Could he or she be in a hotel
room in Music City, USA?

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

ordering food in French and British restaurants only
for waiters to constantly give the check to a hearing
person. they assume deaf people are too poor and too
impoverished to be able to pay the restaurant checks!

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a deaf person who was
detained by the Border Patrol in Texas without providing him
with an interpreter.

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Did you know that –

Nansie Sharpless, who was deaf, worked in the medical research field for
years. After obtaining her doctorate, she studied the causes of Parkinson’s Disease, hoping to find a solution. At medical conferences
she presented papers on various medical topics. At the time of her
death in 1987, she was employed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
studying the brains of people with mental issues.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Dixie, associated with the Dixie Cup, sponsors the “Art of the
Plate” contest.
One of the winning entries was a plate adorned with finger
spelling and conveying the message “Play with your food”.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Bad news for Ashley Fiolek, a young deaf
woman, who is the leading motocross rider among
Women’s Motocross Association professional
riders.
Practicing to get ready for the women’s
motocross race at X Games in California,
misfortune struck her.
She fell off the ramp after a practice
jump and landed head first, injuring her
shoulder, wrist and ribcage. These injuries
forced her to withdraw from the competition.

(editor’s note: very little, if any, have been
mentioned about her in recent months after her
announcement of withdrawing from the motocross
competition in hopes of embarking on an auto
racing career)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

British people speak with accents that Americans are not used
to hearing.

Who is better off?

A deaf person pointing at something in the menu in a restaurant

or

A hearing person trying to communicate with a thick-accented
British waitress?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A fellow employee was telling a deaf employee about another employee

The deaf employee thought the fellow employee said:
Happy has problems

Happy who?

The fellow employee actually said:
Abbie has problems

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Health Educator – 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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Job Announcements
The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of education, employment, and ministry.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  The following positions are available:

– Technology Coordinator
Install, modify, and make minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems.  Provide technical assistance and training to staff. Develop comprehensive technology plans for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations.  Assist Principals/Directors in troubleshooting computer equipment.  Preview software/hardware, install/assist personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers.  Load specified software packages such as operating systems, word processing, or spreadsheet programs into computer. Coordinate activities with network or other information systems vendors. Provide updates, status, and completion information to Administration, problem request tracking system, and/or staff, via voice mail, email or in-person communication.  Advise the Executive Director of all pertinent technology related strengths and weaknesses.

Candidate must possess, previous experience in a school/social service setting.  Experienced with Apple computers and PC.s, knowledge of educational software and internet research.  Experience with SmartBoard technology.  Knowledge of inter/intranet systems.  Knowledge of wired/wireless systems (including servers, mainframes, etc).  Excellent communication skills with students and staff.  Excellent management and organizational skills.  Masters degree and fluency in Sign Language a plus.  Willingness to learn is required.  Proven ability to work as part of a team.

– Teacher Assistant (Leave Replacement)
Assist Teacher in implementing IEP goals for students in the class. Provide assistance in all ADL skills for the student.  Assist with the set-up and preparation for daily classroom activities. Candidate must possess a BA in Education or related area, experience working in a classroom setting, excellent communication skills and fluency in American Sign Language.

Please send resume and letter of intent to: Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Frost Mill Road, P.O. Box 12 Mill Neck, N.Y.  11765

Or fax to: (516) 922-0093

Email: mailto:Klagalante@millneck.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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Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

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
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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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

Academic Staff Sign
Language Interpreter (Student Services Specialist)
Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD)

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Academic
Staff Sign Language Interpreter responsible for providing interpreter services
in a post-secondary setting.  Duties
will include interpreting and/or transliterating classroom instruction,
academically related requirements beyond the classroom, co-curricular
activities, job related accommodations for staff, visitors and CSD sponsored
events, and a variety of assignments related to campus departments and
partners. Minimum
Qualifications:  A Bachelor.s Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution
required; an Associate.s Degree, when combined with relevant certification and
years of experience may be considered.  Current RID Certification or NAD Certification is required.  Eligible for or hold current Wisconsin
Sign Language Interpreter State License.  Certificate of completion or equivalent, form an accredited interpreter
training program is required or relevant experience may be considered. Excellent organizational, time
management and communication skills.
Preferred
Qualifications:  Two years or more proven experience interpreting with Deaf
and Hard of Hearing people in a post-secondary setting.
Criminal Background Check Required.
Position:  This position is a 75 . 100% renewable
position with a starting date of November 1, 2013 or as soon as possible. The salary is based on experience  and skills.
Application:  Submit cover letter, copy of interpreter
certification/license, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of at
least three references.  Only electronic
applications are accepted and can be sent to albertp@uww.edu   Questions may be sent to Scott Ritter,
Associate Director, ritters@uww.edu Center for Students with Disabilities,
Andersen Library room 2002, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 or faxed
to (262) 472-4865.  For further
information call (262) 472-4711.
Priority will be given to complete applications received
by August 30, 2013.  This position is considered open until filled.
The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer,
and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color,
persons with disabilities, and all veterans.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested
otherwise.  Names of finalist will
be released.
Founded in 1868,
UW-Whitewater is the premier public regional university with an enrollment of
12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 master.s degree programs, and
one specialist degree program.  It
offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general
education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin
System.  Located in a community of 14,769 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern
Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan
areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2013

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DeafDigest – 02 August 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 2, 2013

— A deaf beggar near Deaflympics?

Dobri Dobrev, deaf most of his life, is a beggar, walking through
the streets of Sofia. This is where Deaflympics is taking place.
Did Deaflympics participants see him begging? Do not know – but
this beggar is different. He gives the money to Sofia’s churches
for building repairs, and also to pay electric bills of the city’s
orphanages. He walks over 10 miles per day, begging for money. He
does not beg for himself because he has his own retirement pension.
Why is it amazing? Dobri is 98 years old!

 

 

— Learning a deaf language in few hours?

Could a person learn a deaf language in few hours? An instructor
says yes. DeafDigest editor asked a friend who is fluent in that
language, and the friend says it is possible. The language is
Cued Speech! Normally it takes 8 hours to learn Cued Speech, but
Aaron Cues (not sure if it is his real last name) says it is
possible to learn it in much fewer hours.

 

 

— Regal interested in different closed captions

Regal is interested in a different closed captions. Instead of captions
showing on the screen with special glasses, these captions may show up
on another small screen below the picture screen. Sorry, special glasses
is still needed. 3D Experience, a company in Great Britain, is working
on that “below the big screen” captions. Regal is giving advice and feedback
for the 3D Experience engineers. Do we want to see closed captions on the
screen or closed captions on a 2nd screen below the big screen?

 

 

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