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DeafDigest – 30 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 30, 2013

 

 

— National Association of Theater Owners versus the deaf!

The National Association of Theater Owners is very angry.
They do not want to have movies captioned and are planning
to meet with 75 members of the Congress on October 1st!
Will these meetings take place? The federal government may
be shut down, forcing postponement of these meetings?

 

 

— police unfair to the deaf in Australia

Australia’s Legal Services Commission and Dignity for Disability
are both complaining that the police do not treat the deaf
fairly. Examples were – police not informing the deaf why they
were arrested; forcing the deaf to lipread the court proceedings
on video; a deaf man pointing to his ear was arrested by police
for assault; police not allowing a deaf person to wear his
hearing aid in the courtroom, etc.

 

 

— an advocate complains about Sean Forbes’ music

We all know is that Sean Forbes is the world’s most famous
deaf rocker. A hearing advocate pointed out the irony – that
deaf people may not realize that rock music means loud music.
And that rock music causes deafness in many rock music fans.
The advocate also said that Sean Forbes’ deaf music may be
the cause of deafness in these hearing music fans!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2013

DeafDigest Gold – September 29, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stubborn-deaf-handymen/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-busy-businessowners/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/slow-notes-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-starbucks/

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

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“Signing On” Documentary at Harris Communications

“Signing On” is a documentary about Deaf breast cancer survivors,
their families and the Deaf community.

The idea for the film came after a local television interview with
Anita Buel, a Deaf breast cancer survivor and founder of the Pink
Deafies, caused an Internet sensation with women from 22 states
contacting the rising star.

The documentary tells the story of five deaf breast cancer survivors
who struggle with communication in the hearing-dominated healthcare
system. It follows Anita Buel, a two-time cancer survivor and founder
of the sole support group for Deaf women in the country.

For deaf women who are fighting breast cancer, this film lets you
know you are not alone.

For healthcare providers, the film provides insight into the concerns
that Deaf women have as they deal with breast cancer and the
healthcare system.

“Signing On” (DVD429) is available at Harris Communications for
$30.00. Limited number of copies are available.  Film is in ASL with
English subtitles/voice over.

To see a film clip, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG092913

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

SOVO Technologies Inc, a Canadian captioning company,
has reached agreement with Bell Media to continue
with captions the same as in the past.

The Botswana Society of the Deaf is complaining
that the government ignores the needs of its
deaf residents.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
are working together to improve medical services
for the deaf.

What is the story behind the University of Maryland captioning lawsuit? The litigants had
been talking to Maryland for years, years and
years and nothing happened, except for promises from them to caption soon some day.

Australian activists have been accusing the Disability Equipment Program administrators of focusing on the
older late-deafened Australians instead of all deaf
and late-deafened Australians!

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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!

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TYPING VERSUS WRITING
It is always puzzling that hearing people, that
type very fast but write very slow, prefer notes
to communicate with the deaf.
For a simple sentence, a hearing person can
type it in 5 seconds, but it takes them five
minutes to write this same sentence on paper.
You ask them to please type down on computer
or email or IM instead of writing. But they
are stubborn and prefer to write.
It is a waste of time, waiting a long time
for them to write notes on paper!

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

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

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Kurt Ramborger – Celebrity Deaf Chef as Deaf Judge

Saturday, October 19

Phoenix, AZ

http://deafdigest.com/2013-kurt-ramborger-deaf-chef-judge/

proceeds to Deaf domestic violence survivors

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DEAF SOCIAL AT STARBUCKS
A deaf community posted this notice on the web:

Tuesday at Starbucks; 6 pm to 9 pm.

DeafDigest editor is afraid that some deaf people
will come to Starbucks on Tuesday night, order just
one cup of coffee and sit down for three hours with
their friends.
Is this bad manners to sit for three hours for only
one cup of coffee?
Yes!

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

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

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The only known deaf police officer killed in line of duty

http://deafdigest.com/only-known-deaf-police-officer-killed-in-line-of-duty/

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A NEW VIDEO FOR THE DEAF IN CANADA
The Canadian Human Rights Commission has distributed a
new video.
This video is titled “Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian
Human Rights Act” which explains in ASL what human rights and
discrimination is all about.

FINANCIAL HELP FOR THE DEAF IN MACEDONIA
The Macedonian government announced that every deaf person will
receive 4,000 denars, effective January 1, 2014.
4,000 denars is equivalent to $88.00 in USA currency!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/fax-machines-not-important-for-deaf/

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

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Oregon Association of the Deaf

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

http://deafdigest.com/artsign-deaf-pin/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. How many deaf individuals have earned doctorates?

A. Do not know. In the past, there were not that many
deaf people with doctorates, but because the number
has mushroomed, there is no way of keeping track.

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:

Scolding the wrong person!

Rona wrote last week about her embarrassing moment
when repairman received a hug intended for her friend.

I too have had similar embarrassing moments!

One day I had to go to a film studio to produce a video.

Living in Vermont, there are very limited options for public
transportation.

The only choice I had was to go leave home early in the
morning following my wife’s schedule!

I settled in at Starbucks waiting for a friend to meet me and bring
me to the film studio.

It turned out to be a 3 hours wait!  My friend was one and half hours
late meeting me. (A total of 3 hours of waiting!)

I was sitting facing the window so I could read my iPad more easily.

Then, she tapped me on my shoulder and I yelled at her for being
inappropriately late!

Oops, I yelled at the wrong person.  A sweet interpreter friend had
happened by Starbucks!

She was standing in front of the window and she was all “BLACK”!

My vision only gave me the silhouette of a female in dark clothing.

Her friendly impromptu “Hello” resulted in a lambasting (apologies!)

Now I better check who’s there!

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 operators of sports venues stop hinting that we
could use our tablets and wireless for our captions
instead of relying on the scoreboard captions
(hint – University of Maryland captioning lawsuit)

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DeafHistory:

World War II years – John DeLance, himself deaf,
served as a member of the Alaska Scouts, part of
the 1st Combat Intelligence Platoon, which
spied on the enemy in the Aleutian Islands.
How was he able to serve in the military is a
mystery.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

140

largest enrollment ever reached by the North
Dakota School for the Deaf, during the
1937-38 school year

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Meredith – Anna Smither, jr, women’s soccer

has played 11 games, scoring 2 goals on 9 shots

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer

raced 16 times on New York tracks, winning once, finishing
third once and “out of money” in other races

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Deaf Sports Library

British deaf soccer

there are 25 deaf soccer teams in Great Britain.
They play at least 6 levels below the top Premier
level. Considered to be one of the top deaf players
is Daniel Ailey, who is playing semi pro soccer

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   Community Advocate –  Ventura

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
Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors
ACCESS
locations across New Jersey

ACCESS, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf
and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, has the following positions
available.

Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible to provide direct services, case management and
linkage to other services/HH adults with mental illness in the community
and in the home.

1.  Coordinate receipt of entitlements, linkages to medical and
non-medical services, provide transportation when necessary.
2.  Complete all documentation requirements, including development of a
comprehensive care plan and progress notes.
3.  Teach independent living skills, recreational/leisure skills, oversee
medications coordinate medical appointments.
4.  Use appropriate therapeutic approaches to engage and motivate clients.
5.  Identify potential crisis situations and use appropriate crisis
intervention skills to diffuse situations and/or coordinate care.
6.  Perform outreach services to absent and/or missing clients.
7.  Educate and advocate for clients.

Qualifications:
Caseworker – Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related
field.

Residential Counselor – BA/BS Social Work/Counseling/MH/Health discipline
OR 1 or more years college PLUS related work or life experience OR h.s.
diploma PLUS 4 years of related work exp. Valid NJ drivers license, first
aid/CPR certification.  Team-oriented, ASL fluency, written communication
skills, organizational and problem-solving skills are required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For
immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.5599, or email your resume to:
mailto:uckarc@sjhmc.org

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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position opening
High School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is presently looking for a High
School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions. This is a full-time 10 month
position with competitive salary and benefits.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Deaf
Education or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
2. Possession of or eligibility for appropriate certification from the
Pennsylvania Department of Education.
3. Level 3 ASL competence as measured by the ASLPI preferred.
4. Experience working with high school age Deaf children.
5. Understanding of and support for an exploratory, experimental approach
to teaching and learning. Experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum.
6. Understanding and knowledge of normal child growth and development.
7. Understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse population.
8. Experience working as a member of an instructional team is preferred.
9. Excellent professional communication skills are a must.

Duties:
The Future Transition Teacher will be responsible for implementing Media
Literacy, Soft Skills and Financial Literacy along with job readiness
skills into the classroom. This position requires the teacher to be in
contact with outside agencies for student internships and mentorships. In
addition, teachers work with other support personnel (e.g. therapists,
curriculum and behavior support staff, communication specialists, etc.) to
provide an integrated and well-rounded instructional program for each
student.

Classroom teachers are responsible for the development and implementation
of IEP’s with the involvement of parents and school districts, and for
implementing instructional activities consistent with the educational
mission and philosophy of the school.

Only candidates with above qualifications will be considered.

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

mailto:mcanfield@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F

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UbiJobs: Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing Employment Services

Position Title:  Direct Services Coordinator / Employment Specialist

Job Location:  Kansas City, MO Type:  Full Time, Exempt

UbiJobs – Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing Workforce Solutions, a division of sComm, offers comprehensive workforce solutions for deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and employers. We believe in the importance of employers becoming more prepared to provide an optimal work environment for deaf and hard of hearing employees. Our goal is to successfully integrate those employees into the workplace, by matching the right job seeker to the right job.  Our team offers an array of employment related solutions to meet a variety of today’s workforce needs.  We are currently expanding our services and opening a Direct Services Coordinator / Employment Specialist position to work with individuals who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. This position is full time and the candidates would need to work throughout the Kansas City Metro area, which covers seven counties on both sides of Missouri/Kansas state line.

The position, Direct Services Coordinator / Employment Specialist, will coordinate and provide employment services for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. This position will also act as a contact person for all Vocational Rehabilitation referrals and coordinate various contract/employee specialists who will provide job support services. This position reports to the Vice President of UbiJobs.

sComm is prepared to offer a compensation package that is individually tailored to meet your needs, including a competitive benefits package with stipends, matching 401k, paid-time off (PTO), and more!

Job Duties:
–    Provide direct employment specialist services, including processing intake and initial assessments, job readiness training, job development and placement, on-site training and job coaching, and job transition support activities.
–    Act as a point of contact for all Vocational Rehabilitation referrals and maintain relationships with clients. VR Counselors. –    Coordinate various contract and/or employee specialists providing job support services. Coordination duties include recruitment, training, scheduling assignments and performance evaluation.
–    Assist with development and enhancement of job readiness training curriculum, assessment tools and other resources. –    Ability to network, build and maintain relationships with community employers to increase job opportunities and job retention . including attending job fairs.
–    Assist the Vice President of UbiJobs with marketing strategies, job development and targeting opportunities . including attending HR-related conferences and local business networking events, which could require travel outside the KC Metro area.

Job and Skills Requirements:
–    Bachelor’s degree required with preference in fields related to Deafness, Rehabilitation or Workforce Development. –    Must have at least 5-years experience working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing with preferred specialty in employment services or at least coordination of direct services for the target population.
–    Must have good working understanding of how Vocational Rehabilitation system operates and its requirements, including contracting, reporting activities, and billing practices.
–    Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
–    Ability to communicate using all sign language modes including American Sign Language and signed-English mode and have strong receptive skills.
–    Experience and skill dealing with individuals of minimal language skills.
–    Experience in outreach and/or marketing activities.
–    Demonstrated skills in advocacy and knowledge about all available communication access options.
–    Good understanding of Deaf Culture and about individuals who are hard-of- hearing or late-deafened.
–    Must have own and dependable transportation (with a valid driver license) and be willing to travel throughout the Kansas City metro area to meet with clients as needed (mileage reimbursement included).

We invite you to join the UbiJobs team! We are also exploring for contract and/or employee Job Transition Specialists, Job Coaches, and additional Employment Specialists.

For more information, contact: Robert Cooper
Operations and Business Development
mailto:Robert@scomm.com
816-527-8157 Videophone/Voice

Please visit our websites: http://www.scomm.com and http://www.ubijobs.com

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Data Entry Clerk (Part-time/Temporary)
http://deafdigest.com/data-entry-clerk-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

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

Walden School Mental Health Clinician
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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

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

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

Residential Counselor (2nd Shift – Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Family Partner (Full and Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Daycare Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Audiology Medical, Coding and Collections Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-job-medical-billing-coding-and-collections-specialist/

Head Coach (V, JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Coach (V, JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Tach & Field, Softball)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor, Full/Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that
promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern
Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and
support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication
administration and intensive independent living skills training in
individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore.  Shifts vary within a team oriented environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three business references to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or

Email: mailto:dila@dila.org
Fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

New positions now open.

www.pahrtners.com/careers

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

– Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all
programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;
responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,
coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and
handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist
wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’ administrative
assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree
preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and
excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language
strongly preferred.

– 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:
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.

– Job Title:
Residential Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

And

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside 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

And
Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

– Job Title:
Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type: Full Time

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

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human
Resources Management or related field, plus three years
office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years
of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language
required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and
excellent organizational/time management skills. Compliance with PA
Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301
Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Teacher Specialist-Clinical Psychologist,
Assessment Services, Pupil Personnel
Services Division

UNIT/PC#: 204-310-9191-007
TENURE/TIME BASE: Limited Term/Full Time
LOCATION: California School for the Deaf, Fremont
SALARY: $4,885-$6,238 monthly plus $100 for
bilingual pay and $700 monthly for Recruitment and Retention (Annual salary including both
$68,220 – $84,456)
DUTIES: Responsible for the direct assessment of students: testing, scoring, interpretation, observations. Assesses students through the Northern California Assessment Center and read files, schedule assessment, contacts Local Education Agencies and other professionals, monitors assessment status and responds to inquiries. Also does parent interviews and phone contacts, report writing and proofing, does school visits and travels as needed and attends parent/school conferences and does presentations of evaluation results.
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals applying for this job must have: 1) Minimum Master’s Degree in Psychology; Special Education, or related field. Ph.D. level preferable; 2) Possession of, or eligibility for, a California Pupil Personnel credential (other appropriate credential or license authorizing counseling desired); 3) Proficiency in American Sign Language; 4) Willingness to travel to schools throughout Northern California; 5) Experience conducting assessments
HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must submit a completed Faculty Application form, SSS 100, to Director of Pupil Personnel no later than July 24, 2013 or until the position is filled. Applications will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be asked to interview.
LOCATION: California School for the Deaf, Fremont
39350 Gallaudet Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
Contact: Steve Orman, Director of Pupil Personnel
Telephone: (510) 794-3684 (Voice)
(510) 344-6095 (VP)
Email: sorman@csdf-cde.ca.gov<mailto:sorman@csdf-cde.ca.gov>
Employment provisions as outlined by the Department of Personnel Administration’s State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In Addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process.
California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: TDD Phones 1-800-735-2929 Voice Phones 1-800-735- 2922
CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ALL REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, MARTIAL STATUS, DISABILITY, RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL

AFFILIATION, AGE

Deaf Action Center is accepting resumes for the position of Deafness Resource Specialist-Region 4

Location: Tyler, Texas

The purpose of the Deafness Resource Specialist is to facilitate access to services of federal, state and local governments, and organizations and private entities for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program works with state and local governments, organizations and private entities to make their services accessible and readily available to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by removing attitudinal and communication access barriers. The program assists consumers by sharing information about services available and by providing training, information and referral as necessary and ensures that they get needed services.

The Deafness RS program works with persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and latedeafened in the areas of advocacy, self-empowerment and sensitivity training, as well as empowering consumers regarding Federal and State mandates on equal access to services, including education and employment.

Qualified Deafness Resource Specialist shall have as a minimum:

* ability to communicate effectively in a conversational mode utilizing various forms of manual communication including ASL and PSE;

* have knowledge of and ability to address the unique communication needs and issues of persons who are hard of hearing, late-deafened or deaf;

* have knowledge about basic audiological concepts and how loss of hearing affects access to language and basic information as related to age of onset, severity, and type of loss;

* have a knowledge base of state, local and federal services available, including eligibility requirements for each;

* have a knowledge base of the ADA, ADA Amendment Act, Fair Housing Act and Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;

* have knowledge or experience in interviewing techniques to determine service or independent living needs of individuals;

* have an AAS degree or better in a human services area or related field and one year of experience in the field of deafness or hearing loss, or a high school diploma/GED and 4 years of proven experience in the field of deafness or hearing loss;

* have public speaking ability and experience

Expected Start Date: October 15, 2013

Please email resume to susan.dibirdik@dactexas.org

ServicesOrganization:    Goodwill Industries of Denver
Title:      Supervisor Deaf Services
Categories:     Nonprofit Jobs
Location:     Denver Metro Area
Subcategory:     Programs/Services
Organization Type:     501(c)(3)

We are Goodwill Denver . we translate the good in the local community to programs and resources that change lives. While you might know us through our Denver thrift stores, we.re more than just a place for great deals . we have programs that improve our community and inspire hope, one person at a time.

Goodwill.s retail division is comprised of a network of 30+ retail and outlet stores throughout metro Denver and northern Colorado. Profits from these retail stores, as well as donor contributions, fund Goodwill.s highly successful programs in workforce development. We help people find the tools to succeed at work and in life.

The Supervisor of Deaf Services is responsible for the planning, implementation and daily operations of the Goodwill Deaf Services program area. This position monitors participant.s performance and provides assistance to the Deaf Services staff under the direction of the Manager of Deaf Services. The Supervisor of Deaf Services ensures programming objectives are met directed at deaf and hard of hearing clients with mental and emotional disorders by utilizing case management. Drives deafness education to ensure deaf or hard of hearing staff, clients, and services are integrated into the organization in a seamless manner. Provides leadership and drives programming for Deaf Services program participants to address employment challenges, training and education, pursue workforce readiness, and to achieve self-sufficiency by performing the following duties:

All applications must be received online before 10/13/2013 via our website

Starting Base Rate: $OPEN

Employee Benefits Available: Health, dental, life insurance, as well as short-term disability, vacation, holiday, personal time, sick leave and 403b retirement plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administers Deaf Services program activities. Manages units authorization for consumers participating in Deaf Services programs. Administers program curriculum, individual service and support plans for consumers, and monitors the progress of assigned caseload with managers approval. Notifies Manager of any advocacy for Deaf Services participants for investments in programming and resources. Communicates with IDT about individual issues, needs, and concerns associated with Deaf Services participants. Trains and assist direct reports in developing consumer job skills required to obtain and retain community employment according to the consumer.s individual goals.

Maintains effective quality working relationships with internal and external customers to ensure that program objectives are met. Creates reports to meet program standards and requirements. Assists Manager to ensure that program standards are met and CARF, CO Department of Health Services, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and units authorization are followed. Provides information contributing to the completion of CARF audits. Stays within the operating budget of the Deaf Services business area and ensures that expenditures are consistent with budget.

Maintains Quality Assurance programs to track individual outcomes and trends in the delivery of various Deaf initiatives. Supplies information to manager to revise Deaf Services programs accordingly. Implements strategic planning and is instrumental in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Participates in community-wide and departmental projects, initiatives and task forces. Maintains extensive knowledge of principles, practices and objectives as related to case management, public assistance and support, program evaluation and outcome measures in related human services programs. Assists with grant and funding proposals associated with Deaf Services initiatives. Performs any other duties as required or assigned.

COMPETENCIES

For a full list of competencies please visit our job posting: https://careers.goodwilldenver.org/careers/

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor.s degree (B. A.) in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling , or related discipline is preferred; Associate.s degree or some college is mandatory and 1 to 3 years of experience associated with the delivery of services to individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf with significant physical and intellectual disabilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have advanced skills in American Sign Language (ASL) . as well as understanding and sensitivity to deaf culture and developmental disabilities.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT

Employee is responsible for directing department funds in accordance with approved budget standards. Any technology or Goodwill property used in the normal course of employment will be under the safekeeping and the responsibility of the employee to maintain in good working order.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and program promotional materials for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as projections and statistical inference associated with program performance. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic knowledge of MS Word word processing software, MS Excel spreadsheet software and MS Outlook contact management systems. Employee should have an understanding of case management software and have experience with program data management.

CERTIFICATIONS and LICENSES

Employee must have a valid Colorado driver.s license in order to drive on Goodwill business. Must be able to pass background check. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification is mandatory. Must have comprehensive understanding of DDD regulations. Experience in utilizing positive behavior techniques are preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Co-Manages a case load of Deaf Services participants as well as the Employment Training Specialist position and communicates regularly with the manager. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization.s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individua

To apply:

E.O.E. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NO phone calls please.

Please APPLY via our website

Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado.s nonprofit community to improve the quality of life throughout our state.

789 Sherman St. Suite 240 Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-5710 . (800) 333-6554 . (303) 813-4210 Fax

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2013

DeafDigest Blue – September 29, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-watch-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous-deaf-sign/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-party-hearing-party/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fear-of-becoming-deaf/

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George
Fellendorf who departed us. He was an engineer
when his daughter was born deaf. Making a career
switch, he served as director of AgBell for
16 years (1962-1978). While he advocated the
oral education of the deaf, he did not oppose
the use of sign language, and in fact, knew
little signs himself.

Top stories about the deaf:

Barclays is a world famous bank, based in
London. Many Barclays employees do not know
about the deaf or of deafness. They were
recently exposed to deafness issues by a
deaf advocate.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore
opened its mental health clinic for deaf children. Said a deaf mental health administrator
“This is great. There are a few mental health clinics around that serve deaf children, but
fewer are psychiatric clinics”

A newspaper wrote up a good story about North
Dakota School for the Deaf – just that the name
was changed to North Dakota School for the
Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The center focuses on education of the deaf across
the state instead of just focusing only on the
Devils Lake campus.

The Parliament of Scotland has praised the
Cinema Exhibitors Association for providing
captions for the deaf in movie houses across
the nation.

Things are getting better in Vermont as far as
emergency 911 text messages are concerned.
Two wireless carriers have worked with the
state authorities to make improvements.

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DEAF PARTIES BETTER THAN HEARING PARTIES?
In many hearing parties, hearing people do not
know each other. It makes harder for them to
socialize and mingle with each other.
In many deaf parties, deaf people know
each other (Gallaudet network, NTID network,
deaf schools network, etc) and they easily
mix with each other!

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

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

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Deafhood vs Deafness Conference

October 12, 2013

Anaheim, CA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deafhood-vs-deafness-conference/

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BIGGEST FEAR OF HEARING MEN
There was a research survey of a large group of
hearing men.
The survey asked what was their biggest fear.
Approximately 90 percent of them said they were
afraid of becoming deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fear-of-becoming-deaf/

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

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deaf mental health issues

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mental-health-issues/

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A PUZZLING LAWSUIT
Does the Bank of America know what ADA is all about,
specifically meaning interpreters for its deaf employees?
Yes, because every big corporation has attorneys and
human resources people that make sure what they do is
ADA-compliant.
Yet, this bank fired a long time deaf employee. This
led to a lawsuit, accusing Bank of America for not providing
interpreters upon her request!
When asked about it, the bank would not respond.

IMPORTANCE OF SIGN LANGUAGE IN CLASSROOMS
Schools in Utica, NY may be using sign language
in its classrooms. It is not for a foreign language
requirement, but for a different reason.
They think sign language may help immigrant students
learn English better!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

do you get tired of working for the deaf every day?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In 1982, even more “firsts” took place with regard to CART and captioning.  This was the first time a deaf attorney ever argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael Chatoff argued on behalf of a deaf girl from New York in the case of Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Amy
Rowley.

Because the Supreme Court does not hear live testimony, they do not normally have court reporters present.  As a result, this was also the first time a court reporter was brought into the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court permitted CART technology to aid the deaf lawyer.  Mr. Chatoff, who could speak but not hear, communicated with the Justices of the Supreme Court during oral arguments by reading their questions from the CART display and then speaking back to them.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

having forgetful hearing people shout behind them,
expecting them to quickly respond!

(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 pendulum has swung. When ADA was written into law
in 1990, the internet was not a priority, and the judges
were not inclined to make it accessible to the deaf.
The shoe is now on the other foot; more judges are
making the internet an accessibility requirement for
the deaf.

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Did you know that –

Ruth Fulton Benedict, who was deaf, was an outstanding
anthropologist. She specialized in pieces of culture among
the Native American tribes. Things like pottery, costumes,
dances, fascinated her. She passed away in 1948.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to a hero, Moe Biller
who passed away earlier in the month.
Biller, who was not deaf, served many years as the president
of American Postal Workers Union, the union where many deaf
postal employees are affiliated with.
When the Gallaudet students erupted with protest over
selection of a hearing person as the new president (Deaf
President Now movement), Biller jumped into the fray with
an outright $5,000 to the DPN treasury.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do Deaf Families have bratty children?
Of course, the same as with Hearing Families!
Bratty children are the same everywhere, until
they grow up to become responsible adults.
Anyway, how would Super Nanny deal with
bratty children from a Deaf Family?
This program is supposed to be aired on the
ABC network on October 10th.

(DeafDigest editor didn’t see that program;
hopefully these Bratty Codas have become
responsible individuals)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

An ad said:
store offers sign language services

offering sign language services as in providing
interpeters for the deaf on field assignments?

No, this store has a hearing employee fluent in
ASL, and would be on call to serve deaf customers

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a friend was saying something – but cannot figure
out if he was saying mashed or smashed

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   Community Advocate –  Ventura

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
Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors
ACCESS
locations across New Jersey

ACCESS, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, has the following positions available.

Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible to provide direct services, case management and linkage to other services/HH adults with mental illness in the community and in the home.

1.  Coordinate receipt of entitlements, linkages to medical and non-medical services, provide transportation when necessary. 2.  Complete all documentation requirements, including development of a comprehensive care plan and progress notes.
3.  Teach independent living skills, recreational/leisure skills, oversee medications coordinate medical appointments.
4.  Use appropriate therapeutic approaches to engage and motivate clients.
5.  Identify potential crisis situations and use appropriate crisis intervention skills to diffuse situations and/or coordinate care.
6.  Perform outreach services to absent and/or missing clients.
7.  Educate and advocate for clients.

Qualifications: Caseworker – Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.

Residential Counselor – BA/BS Social Work/Counseling/MH/Health discipline OR 1 or more years college PLUS related work or life experience OR h.s. diploma PLUS 4 years of related work exp. Valid NJ drivers license, first aid/CPR certification.  Team-oriented, ASL fluency, written communication skills, organizational and problem-solving skills are required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.5599, or email your resume to: mailto:uckarc@sjhmc.org

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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position opening
High School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is presently looking for a High School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions. This is a full-time 10 month position with competitive salary and benefits.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Deaf Education or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
2. Possession of or eligibility for appropriate certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
3. Level 3 ASL competence as measured by the ASLPI preferred.
4. Experience working with high school age Deaf children.
5. Understanding of and support for an exploratory, experimental approach to teaching and learning. Experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum.
6. Understanding and knowledge of normal child growth and development.
7. Understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse population.
8. Experience working as a member of an instructional team is preferred.
9. Excellent professional communication skills are a must.

Duties:
The Future Transition Teacher will be responsible for implementing Media Literacy, Soft Skills and Financial Literacy along with job readiness skills into the classroom. This position requires the teacher to be in contact with outside agencies for student internships and mentorships. In addition, teachers work with other support personnel (e.g. therapists, curriculum and behavior support staff, communication specialists, etc.) to provide an integrated and well-rounded instructional program for each student.

Classroom teachers are responsible for the development and implementation of IEP’s with the involvement of parents and school districts, and for implementing instructional activities consistent with the educational mission and philosophy of the school.

Only candidates with above qualifications will be considered.

HR Coordinator
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

mailto:mcanfield@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F

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Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment Specialist. This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services. The Interpreter/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, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
. 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: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits
such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until 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 Expanding to Pittsburgh!

New positions now open.

www.pahrtners.com/careers

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

– Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all
programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;
responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,
coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and
handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist
wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’ administrative
assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree
preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and
excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language
strongly preferred.

– 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:
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.

– Job Title:
Residential Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

And

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside 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

And

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

– Job Title: Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type: Full Time

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

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

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

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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Career announcement Program Director-Client Services
Southwest Community Services
Tucson, AZ

No. 03-10-204

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS        Exempt – Full Time

Position Purpose: Supervises and directs Client through COPD in the areas of counseling, advocacy, case management, client intake, assessment, supported employment and day treatment programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals and provides therapeutic counseling. Develops internships and SSP training programs, consumer assessment procedures and essential group meetings for consumer population.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Supervises receptionist duties. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Develop, and recommends to management with formulating administrative and operational policies and procedures for Client Services activities
.    Oversee the daily operations of the counseling, advocacy, case management and supported work programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals; monitors contracts, quality of services, and billing and collections processes
.    Oversee and monitor staffing patterns and consumer needs; determines departmental response to changes in consumer needs
.    Supervise Client Services staff to include Program Coordinators, Counselors, Support Service Providers, Case Workers and Case Aids, and the receptionist duties
.    Provide supervision to interns and practicum MA level students
.    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
.    Assure that client service programs meet contract standards, staffing patterns, staffing oversight and CARF standards
.    Provides therapeutic counseling
.    Ensure counseling and case management program quality and productivity standards
.    Develop, oversee and monitor training programs for interns, Service Support Providers and other project staff
.    Develop and implement, with staff assistance, consumer assessment procedures, to include both ecological assessments and personal futures planning, as well as standardized intake and assessment procedures
.    Assist with project development to foster enhancement and growth within the program
.    Report caseload size, consumer needs and staffing patterns to supervisor for review of         productivity
.    Oversee the intake and case coordination processes
.    Conduct case staffing with appropriate staff; schedules and monitors case review processes
.    Responsible for maintaining all cases and caseloads and contract requirements in accordance with outside agency service contracts
.    Develop, with staff assistance, group meetings in areas of Substance Abuse, Women’s Group, Anger Management, Parent’s Group, Budgeting classes and other groups as deemed appropriate
.    Responsible for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
.    Responsible for the development and facilitation of a balanced programmatic budget
.    Coordinate external training opportunities for staff, e.g., substance abuse workshop
.    Responsible for SCS/statewide program development and consultation to staff regarding consumer services in the area of behavioral health services
.    Develop programs, as needed, to meet Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumer needs
.    Review and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
.    Support COPD in the development of community activities, Board priorities and staff training
.    Develop community partnerships, and oversee staff training, and presentation sin the community
.    Oversee referrals, intakes and screens clients into the programs, coordinates client services throughout the system; determine staffing pattern response in relationship to consumer needs
.    Aids in the development of contracts specific to Client Services.
.    Develops and implements FCC program.
.    Works with staff to support the development of a state-wide SSP Curriculum
.    Works with the Courts and outside partners in the development of a victim domestic violence program.
.    Assure all staff are knowledgeable of best practices to persons with a hearing loss and represent SCS in services to persons with a hearing loss
.    Assure all programs meet contract standards including DOL and CARF
.    Conduct site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for accreditation compliance
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field
.    LPC, LISW, LAC .    American Sign Language skills
.    5 years of supervisory experience in program management
.    5 years of experience working with Deaf or Hard of Hearing persons in a counseling and professional capacity
.    Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
.    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

SALARY        $19.50 – $24.86/hour; DOE

HOW TO APPLY    Send application and/or resume to:

Human Resources Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

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

Apply online at http://www.ccs-soaz.org

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated based upon evaluation of their qualifications, experience and training.

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly performing applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as outlined in the job description.

OPEN            August 29, 2013

CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

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

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

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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Aspire Indiana, Inc.  LCSW Position Available

Licensed Clinical Social Worker . Deaf Services
Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker position available at their Deaf Services Outpatient Office located in Indianapolis, IN.  The LCSW will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults.  Duties include but are not limited to: evaluations/ assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:

·         Master.s degree in Social Work from an accredited university

·         Recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

·         Two years professional experience in providing clinical social work service to, preferably, in a mental health/health care setting

·         Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness

·         Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines

·         Must be extremely detail oriented

·         Good communicator with strong written skills

·         Good presentation skills

·         Must be flexible and cooperative

·         Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts

·         Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

·         Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·         Must be results driven

·         Professional presentation

·         Must be self-motivated and research oriented

·         Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills

·         Must support diversity

Desirable Qualifications:
·         Licensed by the State of Indiana preferred; applicants with an out-of-state LCSW license, must apply for Indiana licensure within 30 days to obtain temporary LCSW license
·         Ability to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals highly preferred
·         Prior experience working with children, families and/or adults

The Edmonds School District in Edmonds, Washington just north of Seattle is
home to our regional program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students from
Preschool to 12th grade. Come and join our team of 15 Educational
Interpreters working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, staff and
community members. This position is 9:50-1:50 daily, starting at Madrona
in an intermediate math class and then to Edmonds Woodway High School for 2
classes.****

** **

To apply visit the district website at www.edmonds.wednet.edu and click on
Employment, Classified Openings, View Open Positions and Apply.
Applications must be completed and submitted to the district by September
30, 2013.****

Job opportunity at Greenspoint near Houston
We are hiring for an Imaging Scanner. Must be able to access computer, index and image large volumne of documents. Sedentary. Would like to provide an opportunity for an otherwise qualified applicant with a hearing impairment. Background check required, Greenspoint area. Private employer. Hourly rate $12.00 with full benefits. Please email me. I am a hearing HR Director & have basic ASL skills.

Judy Yarberry
Email: judy.yarberry@ffga.com

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DeafDigest – 27 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 27, 2013

 

— “TDI” accused of fraud in a NFL & Super Bowl scam

“TDI” has been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission
of fraud, cheating people out of millions of dollars in a scam
that was supposed to involve the NFL and the Super Bowl.
Our “TDI”? No, it is the Thought Development Inc. Our TDI
is Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc – a much respected
national organization which advocates our deaf access to
telecommunications (telephones, relays, captions, etc).
Whew!

 

 

— a remarkable high ranking deaf vocational rehab official

We have many deaf vocational rehabilitation counselors. Many
years ago, there were very few until the hiring barriers
were cracked in the sixties and seventies. Who is the most
remarkable deaf counselor? It would be Vermont’s Will
Pendlebury. Not only he is deaf but he also has Usher syndrome!
Plus he may be the only known deaf counselor to serve as
regional manager. In Vermont, the state is divided into four
regional offices – and Will heads up one of these four regional
offices. Said an acquaintance “I do not know of any deaf
regional managers in any other states”

 

 

— Does Bollywood (India Hollywood) ignore deaf actors?

Bollywood is known as India Hollywood; their movies are
becoming very popular all over the world. A story said
that Bollywood helps create public awareness of the
deaf. Bollywood has produced these movies with deaf
characters – Koshish, Khamoshi, Black, Iqbal and
Barfi. All of these deaf roles were played by hearing
actors. How many deaf actors in these movies? Zero!
Discrimination? Yes.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2013

 

— the weirdest deaf discrimination lawsuit!

The weirdest deaf discrimination lawsuit or the
World’s Dumbest Deaf Criminal or both? A deaf
man wanted to rob a bank. The teller, knowing
he was deaf, got him into a slow and careful
conversation. The slowness allowed the police
to arrive to arrest him. The angry deaf bank
robber then filed a lawsuit against the bank
accusing it of discrimination!

 

 

— A monkey apology by a past AgBell Executive Director

George Fellendorf, who passed away recently, served
AgBell as the executive director (1962-1978). What
was one of his last acts on the job before he resigned?
He wrote a letter of apology to the National Association
of the Deaf. Apology for what? The deaf president of
AgBell gave a speech at the convention, mocking
ASL signers, saying they were monkeys. Fellendorf,
very embarrassed about it, apologized on behalf of
AgBell.

 

 

— an update on Ashley Fiolek, past champion motocross racer

Ashley Fiolek, a 22 year old deaf woman, won five pro
national motocross racing championships. She was sponsored
by the Red Bull, a big energy drink company. Then last
year she announced that she would not be racing motocrosses
any more, wanting to move up to racing cars. A year later
– what is she doing right now? She says she is touring USA,
making personal appearances and giving motivational speeches.
Will she race again? Do not know!

 

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DeafDigest – 25 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 25, 2013

— a bad captioning suggestion

A lawsuit has been filed against University of Maryland
for not captioning their scoreboards at their two arenas –
the Comcast and Byrd fieldhouses. University of Maryland
said scoreboard captions are NOT important because fans
can use their tablets or smartphones to catch the mobile
captions. It is a sick suggestion – fans cannot watch the
small captions on their devices and watch the game at the
same time. Also, wifi and satellite connections are often
up and down in indoor facilities anywhere, including
Maryland.

 

 

— famous deaf musician Evelyn Glennie’s biggest fear

Evelyn Glennie, a deaf percussionist, is one of the world’s
most famous musicians. She cannot hear music, but feels
the vibrations on her bare feet while playing the
instruments. What is her biggest fear? That she would
feel the different vibrations and then play the instruments
with wrong beats, thus confusing the audience!

 

 

— making fun on Facebook of a woman’s deafness

Kevin Hector, a Briton, was arrested for making fun on
Facebook of a woman’s deafness. The court decided that
he will not go to jail – but instead – must perform
100 hours of community service within six months.
If he does not finish the service, he will go to jail.
Also, he was fired from his job. The deaf woman did not
know that she was posted on Facebook until her friends
told her about it.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2013

— sign language exam at age of 5

Evie Gavin, not deaf and age 5, passed her British Sign
Language exam. She is very happy about it. But why an
exam at age of 5? Her mother, Ayesha Gavin, is deaf.
Evie wants to be qualified to communicate with her.
The sign language people are saying Evie is the youngest
person in Great Britain to pass a sign language exam.

 

— do not mock the deaf for being deaf!

The city of Fremont, California has many deaf
residents. People living in Fremont know what
deafness is all about. But a group of young
hearing men was mocking a group of young
deaf men for their deafness. This took place
at the Fremont BART station. The angry deaf
men then attacked the hearing men, sending
them to the hospital. The Fremont police is
looking into this matter.

 

 

— wrong locations of deaf visual signaling alarms

The Tokyo Audit Secretary scolded the Tokyo
Metropolitan Central School for the Deaf
because of the “invisible” visual signaling
alarms. Invisible? In a way, yes because these
alarms were on the walls behind the students’
backs and some were hidden behind other walls.
The embarrassed school officials said they
will move the alarms so that every student
can see them!

 

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DeafDigest – 23 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2013

— a cruel fate for a deaf cyclist

Jacob Landis, Annapolis, MD, was on a cross country cycling
tour, visiting every major league baseball stadium, to
raise funds to help the deaf. He was in Florida and was
going to cycle back home to complete his national tour.
Unfortunately, a hit and run driver crashed into his
bicycle – causing serious injuries. thus stopping
the tour. DeafDigest hopes Jacob will recover soon.

 

 

— a deaf dog is a hero

A deaf English Springer Spaniel has become a hero
in Salem, Oregon! She may be deaf but she can smell!
At 6 AM one morning, she smelled something strange
and barked so loud, waking up her master. It was a
burglar. The master physically overpowered the
burglar and held him for the cops to arrive to make
the arrest. Yes, the dog’s master is not deaf!

 

 

— Dummy Hoy exhibit removed at a museum

A deaf baseball fan went to a museum, expecting to
see the Dummy Hoy exhibit. It was not there, much
to his disappointment. He said “I guess the Hoy
exhibit was not popular and was removed”. Where
is that museum? It is the Cincinnati Reds museum. Hoy,
who played 14 seasons in majors, spent 4 seasons
with the Reds, and it was where he had his best
seasons (1894 thru 1897)!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 September 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fundraising-in-poor-town/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-window/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stubborn-deaf-handymen/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-busy-businessowners/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Fun fables from around the world at Harris Communications

Spend an enjoyable hour with Deaf storytellers Mindy Moore and Theron
Parker as they skillfully narrate 14 beloved fables in ASL. What’s a
fable? A fable is a short story conveying a moral, typically with
animals as characters. In the DVD “Have ASL, Will Travel: Fables From
Around the World,” you’ll find stories from around the world,
including “The Hare and the Tortoise,” “The Ant and the Grasshopper,”
plus a dozen more! Deaf and hearing viewers of all ages will want to
watch this DVD over and over as the vivid images in the background
help bring each story to life. Join Moore and Parker as they
effortlessly narrate each story in ASL with English voiceovers and
music.

“Have ASL, Will Travel” is available at Harris Communications for
only $35.00.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG092013

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:

Do we have too many proposed sign language gloves?
There is another one – a team of students from the
Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Paysandú in
Uruguay has come up with such a glove. It is supposed
to convert sign language to printed words on the
computer screen.

Jimmy Gore, who teaches at Gallaudet and is deaf, has
won a Fulbright award to teach his English Language learning method for the deaf in the Czech Republic.

A British hearing man Albert Davenport went to hospital
for treatment for his swollen leg. He came home as a
deaf man. Doctors gave him twice the dose of antibiotics.
The hospital was forced to him £40,000 in damages.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG) plans
to amend its mission to read as: “DHHIG empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees to overcome communication barriers, resolve accessibility issues, and promote a fully
inclusive work environment through networking and fostering professional growth”

The Social Security Administration wants to evaluate the criteria
on what defines hearing loss.

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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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OUR STUBBORN DEAF HANDYMEN
We have many deaf people that are great handymen.
They can build anything – often better than hearing
handymen.
There is one problem – communications. When these
deaf handymen have a problem during their projects,
they often do not go back to the hardware store to
get advice. It is because they are afraid to try
to communicate – and there may be misunderstandings.
As a result, some of them work 3-4 months on a
project that can be finished in one Saturday morning!

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

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

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ADARA 2014 Breakout Conference

Bridging Gaps in Behavioral Health Service Delivery for People who are Deaf,
Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing

March 13-15, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-adara-deaf-conference-pittsburgh/

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DEAF BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE NOT SNOBS
Many deaf business people do not socialize with
other deaf people at deaf events.
Snobs? No way! They are very busy operating their
own businesses. They worry about their businesses
every day.
So if you go to a deaf event and do not see deaf
business people, be more understanding!

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

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

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National Student Life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
First Bi-Annual Conference for Student Life Professionals
November 1-4, 2013
Gallaudet University

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-conference-for-deaf-student-life-professionals/

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DEFYING THE ODDS?
A story in a British newspaper profiled two deaf graduates
of an university, saying they defied the odds.
Defying the odds? C’mon – we have many deaf graduates of
hearing colleges in USA.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/odd-deaf-property-in-little-rock/

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

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Sacred Circle of Deaf Native Americans

http://deafdigest.com/sacredcircle/

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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

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-gallaudet-mosaic-pin/

Deaf Mosaic was produced by Gallaudet TV (1985-1995), featuring co-hosts
Gil Eastman and Mary Lou Novitsky, showing just about anything and everything related to Deaf Culture

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do deaf people think in pictures and actions?

A. Why is this question being asked of the deaf? What
about the hearing? Do they also think in pictures and
actions?

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:

Rona writes again!  A guest wrote her similar experiences.  Thanks
Rona!

‘Hugging the wrong person!’

For anyone who has Usher Syndrome, the common symptoms would be:

having difficulty seeing a person or object in ‘dark or dimly lit’
areas.

When René wrote: “Party Time!”, the story has a very familiar ring.

If a family member informs you that a family friend is coming soon
for a visit, you prepare yourself to greet this anticipated friend.

This happened to me!  I walked into our ‘dark, dimly lit’ foyer.  I
was expecting to greet our” family friend” in there talking with a family member.  I assumed that I knew who that “visitor” was and I immediately jumped to hug the “visitor” with a joyous and surprised hello.

I quickly felt my family member gently pull me back and explain to me
with embarrassment, this supposed “family friend / visitor” is a service-repairman!

Oh,  whooooops! Red-faced here!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing in Government (DHHIG)
will grow big and bigger to the point where it is
universally recognized and respected in all and
every government sectors

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DeafHistory:

Year 1951

Bicyclist James Duthie cycled all the way from Scotland to
the Arctic Circle. He was deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

55,000

deaf and hard of hearing people that live in Malaysia

20

deaf and hard of hearing students in Malaysian universities

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Javarous Faulk is a defensive end with the St Augustine
College football team. He was a second-team Division II All-American by USA College Football last season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida

she has not been racing this summer

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Deaf Sports Library

Way back in 1995-2000 at the Junior Olympics, two deaf divers
competed against each other – Chris Colwill, who competed in the
Olympics and Jesse Fonner, the Gallaudet diving coach. Colwill
narrowly defeated Fonner several times during that time span.
Colwill has now retired from competitive diving and is working
for an engineering company.

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   Community Advocate –  Ventura

–   Accountant – 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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UbiJobs: Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing Employment Services

Position Title:  Direct Services Coordinator / Employment Specialist

Job Location:  Kansas City, MO Type:  Full Time, Exempt

UbiJobs – Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing Workforce Solutions, a division of sComm, offers comprehensive workforce solutions for deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and employers. We believe in the importance of employers becoming more prepared to provide an optimal work environment for deaf and hard of hearing employees. Our goal is to successfully integrate those employees into the workplace, by matching the right job seeker to the right job.  Our team offers an array of employment related solutions to meet a variety of today’s workforce needs.  We are currently expanding our services and opening a Direct Services Coordinator / Employment Specialist position to work with individuals who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. This position is full time and the candidates would need to work throughout the Kansas City Metro area, which covers seven counties on both sides of Missouri/Kansas state line.

The position, Direct Services Coordinator / Employment Specialist, will coordinate and provide employment services for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. This position will also act as a contact person for all Vocational Rehabilitation referrals and coordinate various contract/employee specialists who will provide job support services. This position reports to the Vice President of UbiJobs.

sComm is prepared to offer a compensation package that is individually tailored to meet your needs, including a competitive benefits package with stipends, matching 401k, paid-time off (PTO), and more!

Job Duties:
–    Provide direct employment specialist services, including processing intake and initial assessments, job readiness training, job development and placement, on-site training and job coaching, and job transition support activities.
–    Act as a point of contact for all Vocational Rehabilitation referrals and maintain relationships with clients. VR Counselors. –    Coordinate various contract and/or employee specialists providing job support services. Coordination duties include recruitment, training, scheduling assignments and performance evaluation.
–    Assist with development and enhancement of job readiness training curriculum, assessment tools and other resources. –    Ability to network, build and maintain relationships with community employers to increase job opportunities and job retention . including attending job fairs.
–    Assist the Vice President of UbiJobs with marketing strategies, job development and targeting opportunities . including attending HR-related conferences and local business networking events, which could require travel outside the KC Metro area.

Job and Skills Requirements:
–    Bachelor’s degree required with preference in fields related to Deafness, Rehabilitation or Workforce Development. –    Must have at least 5-years experience working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing with preferred specialty in employment services or at least coordination of direct services for the target population.
–    Must have good working understanding of how Vocational Rehabilitation system operates and its requirements, including contracting, reporting activities, and billing practices.
–    Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
–    Ability to communicate using all sign language modes including American Sign Language and signed-English mode and have strong receptive skills.
–    Experience and skill dealing with individuals of minimal language skills.
–    Experience in outreach and/or marketing activities.
–    Demonstrated skills in advocacy and knowledge about all available communication access options.
–    Good understanding of Deaf Culture and about individuals who are hard-of- hearing or late-deafened.
–    Must have own and dependable transportation (with a valid driver license) and be willing to travel throughout the Kansas City metro area to meet with clients as needed (mileage reimbursement included).

We invite you to join the UbiJobs team! We are also exploring for contract and/or employee Job Transition Specialists, Job Coaches, and additional Employment Specialists.

For more information, contact: Robert Cooper
Operations and Business Development
mailto:Robert@scomm.com
816-527-8157 Videophone/Voice

Please visit our websites: http://www.scomm.com and http://www.ubijobs.com

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Data Entry Clerk (Part-time/Temporary)
http://deafdigest.com/data-entry-clerk-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

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

Walden School Mental Health Clinician
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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

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

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

Residential Counselor (2nd Shift – Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Family Partner (Full and Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Daycare Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Audiology Medical, Coding and Collections Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-job-medical-billing-coding-and-collections-specialist/

Head Coach (V, JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Coach (V, JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Tach & Field, Softball)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application found on website – http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor, Full/Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that
promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern
Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and
support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication
administration and intensive independent living skills training in
individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore.  Shifts vary within a team oriented environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three business references to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or

Email: mailto:dila@dila.org
Fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

New positions now open.

www.pahrtners.com/careers

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

– Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all
programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;
responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,
coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and
handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist
wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’ administrative
assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree
preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and
excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language
strongly preferred.

– 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:
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.

– Job Title:
Residential Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

And

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside 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

And
Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

– Job Title:
Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type: Full Time

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

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

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:

Assist Project Coordinator in the implementation of the state
guidelines for the education of Deaf and hard of hearing
students.

Assist Project Coordinator with development and maintenance of
project website.

Assist Project Coordinator with the planning, development and
implementation of professional development efforts.

Maintain the state.s instructional materials and FM loan
program.

Assist families, educators and the community with questions or
concerns related to the education of students who are Deaf or
hard of hearing.

Assist in the recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage
area of service providers.

Attend meetings and create reports as necessary to satisfy
funding requirements.

Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications:

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent writing skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

Bachelor.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.

Experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational
services for Deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices
and current research in the field.

Knowledge of federal and state laws and procedures related to the
education of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing.

Proficiency in American Sign Language preferred

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

Position Available: Immediately

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

Kimberlee Pelkey, MSW

Project Coordinator . DHHEIP

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application: September 30, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Project
Coordinator, Kim Pelkey, at kpelkey@ndhhs.org
<mailto:kpelkey@ndhhs.org>

Gloucester County Special Services School District

seeks qualified candidates for the following positions:

TEACHER OF THE DEAF
Part-time/hourly positions with the potential of full-time employment at various Gloucester and
Camden County schools. Experience preferred. Appropriate NJ DOE certification required. All
applicants must meet NJ Residency requirements as per P.L. 2011, C.70. Effective: ASAP

Interested candidates should send/fax/E-mail resume and cover letter to

Human Resources Department,
1340 Tanyard Road,
Sewell, NJ 08080

[Fax (856) 468-0894].

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DeafDigest – 22 September 2013

DeafDigest Blue – September 22, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-embarrassed-in-front-row/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-when-clerks-are-reassigned/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-watch-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous-deaf-sign/

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

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

See Hear is a popular TV program for the deaf in Great
Britain. It was threatened with closure because of
funding by the BBC. Good news came when the BBC agreed
to extend the program until year 2015.

To move West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind or
continue to stay in Romney, WV? Superintendent Lynn
Boyer told the state board of education that the school
should stay in Romney. Good news? Well, the board has
to vote on it in their January 2014 meeting.

Something interesting is going on with sign language research in Spain. The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language wishes to compare Catalan and Spanish
sign languages. It is strange because people in Basque
have their own language which is different from Catalan
and Spanish. Should the Basque people study their own
sign language?

The world famous Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has celebrated
something. It is their 1,000th CI operation. This clinic
has been implanting these CI’s for 30 years. We are
talking about 33 implants per year.

The Egyptian assembly is drafting a bill to give interpreters
for deaf prisoners when in the courtroom.

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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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WATCHING THE CURVES.COM COMMERCIAL
There is a TV commercial about weight loss; this
commercial is from curves.com
The woman in the commercial uses her fingers to show
#1, #2 and #3
We laugh when her #3 is wrong. Deaf people use their
thumb to show #3. The woman uses her third finger to show
#3.
Would interpreters and sign language teachers laugh
at the wrong #3?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-watch-tv-commercial/

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

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Deafhood vs Deafness Conference

October 12, 2013

Anaheim, CA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deafhood-vs-deafness-conference/

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A DANGEROUS SIGN LANGUAGE
What is a dangerous Sign Language? A long time
ago, three deaf friends, using ASL, was in a hot
debate.
One of them was signing wildly, showing his
disagreement about some issues in the debate.
His hand slammed on a coffee table in a
friend’s home, and broke it!
Very embarrassing for everyone. So, is
sign language really dangerous?

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

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

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2013 TDI-ALDA Joint Conference

Alberquerque, New Mexico

October 16-20, 2013

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

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SIGN LANGUAGE OR SIGNALING WITH HANDS
What is sign language? Is it using signs? Is it using
gestures? Or is it using hand signs?
Whatever – A group of Australian Aborigines are coming up
with a web site to show us what the hand signs are all about.
What is the name of the project? It is Iltyem-Iltyem!

A STRANGE COMMENT – ELITE DEAF
Someone made a strange comment about the Elite Deaf. It has
nothing to do with intelligence or wealth or holding down a
big job, etc.
Rather, it has a lot to do with being Profoundly Deaf. Because
it is in the minority, among all types of hearing losses, those
who are Profoundly Deaf is considered to be Elite Deaf.
DeafDigest does not find the comment funny!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

why are you spelling all these words? Don’t you know signs
for these words?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another common stacking type of problem occurs with
punctuation. Many captioners write a period as “FPLT” and
a comma as “RBGS” although some of the captioning companies
are recommending new strokes for the punctuation. The “FPLT”
and “RBGS” are written with the right hand only, and this
can make it easy to have a stroke with the left hand end up
in the same stroke.  If you see something like “I went to
the store. was Saturday,” that actually is a stacking mistake
and should be translated as “I went to the store. It was
Saturday.” It is written as “T” by many stenocaptioners,
and that “T” ended up in the same stroke with the period
because of stacking.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Hearing people ignoring the deaf. Deaf people ignoring
the hearing – does it really work both ways?

(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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DeafLaw

a police officer, that knows ASL, gave this advice for deaf
drivers stopped by the police

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

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Did you know that –

Louis Frisino was an amazing deaf Maryland artist.
After graduating from Maryland School for the Deaf,
he won a job as a newspaper artist despite being
told there is no future in art. Wanting to move on
he left his newspaper job to become his own artist,
specializing in wildlife stamp artwork (animals
in nature). After winning too many Maryland
wildlife stamp competitions, the state officials
restricted his participation to give fair breaks
for other artists. Undaunted, he branched out
to other states and still won these competitions.
He is still at it with the brush and the canvas.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Much to the anger of the Deaf Community, the TV Guide
is missing the closed captioning icon on the programs listed
in their guides in some locales.
Whose fault is it? Each network programming department
sends their captioned lists to TV Guide. And when a certain
list is incomplete, the TV Guide has no choice except not to
use the captioning icon.
Whose fault is it? Maybe we need to bark at the network
programming people as opposed to barking at the TV Guide.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have a deaf beer; it is Grateful Deaf beer;
DeafDigest editor wishes he could taste it but it is not
brewed in the Washington, DC area where he lives.
Anyway, this Deaf Beer won plaudits at the
Great British Beer Festival. The British people, known for
their love of beer, are fussy with what they drink,
but immediately loved the Deaf Beer.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Were the Seattle Seahawks fans aware that one of the
players – Derrick Coleman – is deaf before they planned
to break the record for the world’s loudest stadium?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf man was talking with an immigrant with a
thick accent.

The deaf man thought the immigrant said:
I went to the bus station

He actually said:
I went to the post office

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   Community Advocate –  Ventura

–   Accountant – 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 announcement
Deaf Community Center Coordinator
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time * Exempt *

DCARA has an opening for the full-time position of Deaf Community Center Coordinator. This position oversees all aspects of the operation of the Deaf Community Center (DCC) including scheduling, programming, maintenance and coordination of logistics of community events at the DCC. This position supervises facility custodian. Specific duties include marketing and publicizing DCC, development and implementation of marketing strategies for DCC facility use, and providing information and referral to DCC tenants and potential tenants.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Supervise the day-to-day operation of the Deaf Community Center (DCC)
. Coordinate scheduling use of DCC facility
. Develop policies and procedures for the facility
. Analyzes statistical data; propose and implement short and long range plans for the facility
. Conduct research and develop use and marketing plans, particularly revenue growth, for the facility
. Develop and maintain information and referral system including bulletin boards and information
. Oversees janitorial services and volunteer program at DCC
. Develops and maintains creative marketing strategies to generate business for Deaf Community Center
. Other tasks as delegated by the Director of Accounting & Administrative Services

REQUIRED SKILLS:
. AA degree in business or Deaf culture related areas. BA degree preferred
. Excellent organizational skills; able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines
. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and participate as an effective team member
. Experience developing marketing strategies and publicity
. Demonstrated exemplary communication skills and ability to provide customer service professionally
. Fluent in American Sign Language and positive cultural perspective of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened and
DeafBlind people
. Demonstrated analytical and writing skills
. Experience with PC including Windows 2007 Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
. Flexible work schedule (including evenings and weekends)
SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education. DCARA offers full medical, dental,
vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE: Open until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org/jobs

cover letter, three professional references, and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA
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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Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment Specialist. This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment Services. The Interpreter/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, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
. 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: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits
such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until 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 Expanding to Pittsburgh!

New positions now open.

www.pahrtners.com/careers

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

– Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all
programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;
responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,
coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and
handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist
wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’ administrative
assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree
preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and
excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language
strongly preferred.

– 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:
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.

– Job Title:
Residential Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

And

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

Description:
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside 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

And

Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

– Job Title: Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type: Full Time

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

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

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

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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Career announcement Program Director-Client Services
Southwest Community Services
Tucson, AZ

No. 03-10-204

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS        Exempt – Full Time

Position Purpose: Supervises and directs Client through COPD in the areas of counseling, advocacy, case management, client intake, assessment, supported employment and day treatment programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals and provides therapeutic counseling. Develops internships and SSP training programs, consumer assessment procedures and essential group meetings for consumer population.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Supervises receptionist duties. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Develop, and recommends to management with formulating administrative and operational policies and procedures for Client Services activities
.    Oversee the daily operations of the counseling, advocacy, case management and supported work programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals; monitors contracts, quality of services, and billing and collections processes
.    Oversee and monitor staffing patterns and consumer needs; determines departmental response to changes in consumer needs
.    Supervise Client Services staff to include Program Coordinators, Counselors, Support Service Providers, Case Workers and Case Aids, and the receptionist duties
.    Provide supervision to interns and practicum MA level students
.    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
.    Assure that client service programs meet contract standards, staffing patterns, staffing oversight and CARF standards
.    Provides therapeutic counseling
.    Ensure counseling and case management program quality and productivity standards
.    Develop, oversee and monitor training programs for interns, Service Support Providers and other project staff
.    Develop and implement, with staff assistance, consumer assessment procedures, to include both ecological assessments and personal futures planning, as well as standardized intake and assessment procedures
.    Assist with project development to foster enhancement and growth within the program
.    Report caseload size, consumer needs and staffing patterns to supervisor for review of         productivity
.    Oversee the intake and case coordination processes
.    Conduct case staffing with appropriate staff; schedules and monitors case review processes
.    Responsible for maintaining all cases and caseloads and contract requirements in accordance with outside agency service contracts
.    Develop, with staff assistance, group meetings in areas of Substance Abuse, Women’s Group, Anger Management, Parent’s Group, Budgeting classes and other groups as deemed appropriate
.    Responsible for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
.    Responsible for the development and facilitation of a balanced programmatic budget
.    Coordinate external training opportunities for staff, e.g., substance abuse workshop
.    Responsible for SCS/statewide program development and consultation to staff regarding consumer services in the area of behavioral health services
.    Develop programs, as needed, to meet Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumer needs
.    Review and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
.    Support COPD in the development of community activities, Board priorities and staff training
.    Develop community partnerships, and oversee staff training, and presentation sin the community
.    Oversee referrals, intakes and screens clients into the programs, coordinates client services throughout the system; determine staffing pattern response in relationship to consumer needs
.    Aids in the development of contracts specific to Client Services.
.    Develops and implements FCC program.
.    Works with staff to support the development of a state-wide SSP Curriculum
.    Works with the Courts and outside partners in the development of a victim domestic violence program.
.    Assure all staff are knowledgeable of best practices to persons with a hearing loss and represent SCS in services to persons with a hearing loss
.    Assure all programs meet contract standards including DOL and CARF
.    Conduct site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for accreditation compliance
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field
.    LPC, LISW, LAC .    American Sign Language skills
.    5 years of supervisory experience in program management
.    5 years of experience working with Deaf or Hard of Hearing persons in a counseling and professional capacity
.    Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
.    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

SALARY        $19.50 – $24.86/hour; DOE

HOW TO APPLY    Send application and/or resume to:

Human Resources Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

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

Apply online at http://www.ccs-soaz.org

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated based upon evaluation of their qualifications, experience and training.

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly performing applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as outlined in the job description.

OPEN            August 29, 2013

CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

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

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

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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Aspire Indiana, Inc.  LCSW Position Available

Licensed Clinical Social Worker . Deaf Services
Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker position available at their Deaf Services Outpatient Office located in Indianapolis, IN.  The LCSW will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults.  Duties include but are not limited to: evaluations/ assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:

·         Master.s degree in Social Work from an accredited university

·         Recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

·         Two years professional experience in providing clinical social work service to, preferably, in a mental health/health care setting

·         Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness

·         Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines

·         Must be extremely detail oriented

·         Good communicator with strong written skills

·         Good presentation skills

·         Must be flexible and cooperative

·         Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts

·         Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

·         Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·         Must be results driven

·         Professional presentation

·         Must be self-motivated and research oriented

·         Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills

·         Must support diversity

Desirable Qualifications:
·         Licensed by the State of Indiana preferred; applicants with an out-of-state LCSW license, must apply for Indiana licensure within 30 days to obtain temporary LCSW license
·         Ability to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals highly preferred
·         Prior experience working with children, families and/or adults

Job Opportunity at DARS . Austin
Program Specialist V

Location: Austin, Texas

The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP) Program Specialist is hired by, is accountable and reports to the DARS . Deaf and Hard of Hearing Director, and performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing the STAP voucher exchange and vendor reimbursement services and providing consultative services and technical assistance to consumers, vendors, program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, and the general public regarding the exchange of vouchers.

Duties include: Implementing effective techniques for STAP voucher exchanges including vendor payments, and consumer inquiries; establishing goals and objectives; providing consultative services and technical assistance to plan, implementing, monitoring, and serving as contract manager for voucher exchange services and voucher exchange assistance to consumers; providing guidance to consumers and vendors in the development and integration of new methods and procedures; determining trends and resolving operational problems.

Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May train others. Performs other duties as assigned

SHARED LIVING PROVIDER

A 78 year old woman with hearing loss and developmental
disabilities looking for a person or couple to provide care and
supervision in your home. Pets ok. She enjoys video games,
socialization, being a part of a home and bingo games. Must have
some knowledge of American Sign Language. Team training and
support provided. Financial stipend is provided. Please contact
Chrissy Vorreyer, Services Coordinator, at 802-370-3165 or
Chrissy.vorreyer@ncssinc.org
<mailto:Chrissy.vorreyer@ncssinc.org> . Must have valid driver’s
license; passed background screenings; High School Diploma or
equivalent.

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.

107 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 20, 2013

 
— 67 million-to-one odds against a golfer

Beth Bates, a British golfer, shot two holes in one
in the same golf round. Mathematicians have said this
feat has 67 million to one odds. She is deaf, is
oral and does not know sign language. She is a member
of the British deaf golf team that competed against
other national deaf golf teams. Her golfing handicap
is 13.4.

 
— A traveling salesman saved life of a deaf girl

Many years ago, the family of Lottie Hinton, a young
deaf girl, living in the rural part of Lousiana,
never heard of Louisiana School for the Deaf. A
traveling hearing salesman, stopping by their house
to sell stuff, told them about Louisiana School
for the Deaf. The surprised family enrolled her
at the school. Years later, Lottie got married,
raised a family, had great jobs and also had a
great life. She passed away this week (Lottie Sevier).
All of her successes in life was because of that
traveling salesman!

 
— Deaf Man in Venezuela

If you are touring Caracas, the biggest city in
Venezuela, and also its capital, then there is
a Deaf Man. It is not a person but a name of a
building – the Deaf Man building. In Caracas,
the addresses are not numbers on the house
or store doors or the names of streets. The
addresses are the names of buildings. Examples
are Fat Lady, Trick Corner, Duck’s Tail …..
and….the Deaf Man. Why the Deaf Man? No idea,
but possibly many years ago a deaf man lived
in a building, the reason for giving him an
address!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 19, 2013

 

— deaf person angry at FCC

The FCC allows public comments to be posted on its web site.
An angry deaf person made a comment that he wished FCC
to stop picking on VRS providers. He used the VRS to
ask for medical assistance for a family member that needed
attention. He was afraid that if more VRS providers shut
down then it makes harder for the deaf to get emergency
assistance (police, fire, medical).

 

 

— the cops that laugh at a deaf man

A deaf man was arrested for something he didn’t
know why. He asked for an interpreter and wanted
to know the reason for the arrest. The cops refused
to provide him with an interpreter and in fact,
laughed at him! The cops roughed him up when he
repeatedly asked for the interpreter. Even the
judge was puzzled why there was no interpreter
for him. For that reason, he has filed a lawsuit.

 

 

— a magazine says deafness is a problem in sports

The Biology of Sport magazine said that deafness may
prevent athletes from developing their skills to become
elite performers. True? No. Curtis Pride played
major league baseball. Jim Kyte played major league
hockey. Lance Allred played major league basketball
and right now, we have a new major league football
player in Derrick Coleman. We’ve had past Olympic
champions that were deaf.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 18, 2013

— “Single” mother getting $147,000 for having “deaf” children

Cheryl Henwood, not deaf, fooled the British government into
getting £92,000 in British pounds ($147,000 in USA dollars)
in disability benefits for seven years. She told the government
that two of her children were deaf and that she was a single
mother. She spent the money on travel and expensive gifts
before she was caught and arrested. She is now sentenced to
one year in jail for welfare fraud. The children were not deaf,
and she was married for many years and was never single.

 

 

 

 

— a sign language car for deaf drivers?

A sign language car for deaf (and hearing) drivers?
An engineering software company named IHS Automotive
says that future cars will have screens that will
follow commands in sign language and in gestures.
Someone was afraid that if a deaf driver is
signing to a deaf friend riding in the car, then
the screen will “misunderstand” the signing for
some command on the screen – and may lead to
accidents!

 

 

— the Netflix and our captions

Yes, we know that Netflix has promised to caption all
of their videos by 2014 – but – just be careful about it.
Netflix looks at the video pirate web sites to see which
pirated videos are popular. If a video is not popular in
the pirate sites then Netflix won’t pick that video
and therefore it won’t be captioned!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 17, 2013

 
— Derrick Coleman’s crazy Seattle Seahawks fans

As we all know, Derrick Coleman is the third deaf player
in the NFL. He plays for the Seattle Seahawks. These fans
are crazy – they broke the record for the loudest stadium
cheer – posting a 131.9 decibel shout. It is enough to make
all Seahawks players deaf – except for Derrick Coleman.
Was Derrick able to hear the 131.9 decibel shout? Some
deaf people can; some can’t.

 
— a magic show for Pippa

Pippa is the world’s most famous sister – because her
sister is the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton).
Recently Pippa Middleton and her boy friend Nico Jackson
were watching a magic show. The magician, upon seeing
Pippa in the audience, got nervous but calmed down and
was able to do his tricks. This magician is Kiegan Vallely.
Kiegan is deaf and Pippa said she enjoyed the show.

 
— rude deaf gestures?

Deaf people use gestures with their own sign languages.
Does not matter if it is ASL or French or Spanish or
British or whatever. Some gestures we use, with our
sign language, may be an insult to hearing people,
watching us, but not understanding us. Such dangerous
gestures are – “so what”, “dumb”, “pain”, “poor”,
“baby”, “suffer”, “elbow”, “funny”.

 
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DeafDigest – 16 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 16, 2013

 

— A football player told the Gallaudet coach to stop the Drum

The Sports Illustrated ran a story of hearing quarterbacks using
the Silent Count. Well, Gallaudet used the Drum since 1970 to
tell the players the ball was snapped. But during the 2000’s
the Gallaudet quarterback told the coach to stop using the Drum.
He wanted to use the Silent Count to fool the hearing teams.
The past Gallaudet coach (Ed Hottle) agreed. Who was the quarterback?
It was Jason Coleman, currently a teacher at Maryland School
for the Deaf.

 

 

— Will many movie houses shut down for good?

We are happy about the new laws that require captions for
the deaf in movie houses. But this new law may haunt us.
The big and rich movie houses can afford expensive captioning
equipment. The smaller and poorer movie houses in small
towns may not afford these expensive captioning equipment
and could go out of business. Many of these poor movie houses
are in small towns. What could happen is that deaf people
living in small towns may be forced to drive long distances
to watch movie captions in bigger towns!

 

 

— Who pays the interpreters in Michigan?

For years deaf people did not have to pay for interpreters
in the Michigan courts. This may change. The Michigan Supreme
Court made a new rule. Poor people do not have to pay for
interpreters. Middle income and rich people must pay for
interpreters! Is this for Michigan only or will it spread
to other states?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 September 2013

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LightOn Cell Phone Signaling at Harris Communications

The popular DreamZon LightOn is a battery-operated cell phone signaler that can be used at home, work or even on vacation to alert you when you get a new call or text message.

It has no audible alert mode, so you can use it without disturbing co-workers or sleeping infants. LightOn is designed to work with
most cell phones that have a vibrate mode.

Simply set your phone to vibrate and place your phone in the LightOn cradle. When your phone vibrates, the LightOn senses the vibrations and will flash a bright LED light until you reset it, ensuring that you do not miss any calls or messages.

An optional bed shaker for the LightOn is available separately for vibration notification.

The LightOn Cell Phone Signaler is available in black or white for just $49.95!

More details and a video can be found online at: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG_091313

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a project at DePaul University in Chicago to develop an ASL/English translator; some of the signs will be in 3D animation format.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a Coda, gave a speech
at a local gathering, praising employers for hiring the
deaf and the disabled.

For years deaf educators in Ontario could not become
administrators for one reason – discrimination. Finally
Janice Drake, a deaf woman, became the first deaf principal
of a deaf school – Sir James Whitney School for the
Deaf at Belleville. Just hope the low enrollment numbers
could be reversed on her watch.

Passengers walking through the entrance of the Ernakulam Junction
railroad station in Kochi, a city sitting on the west coast of India, will notice pieces of artwork on the walls.
These pieces were done by artist K. B. Unnikrishnan. He
is deaf; his real job is working on the railways but his
boss, knowing  his artistic skills, allowed him to paint
the walls.

There is discussion in Arkansas about the Arkansas Department of Education ignoring the needs of the deaf. The feeling is
that priorities have changed for one simple reason – that
older personnel have retired and the newer replacement
personnel do not share the philosophy!

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updated every Monday

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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: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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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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DEAF ATHLETE ANGRY ABOUT DEAFLYMPICS FUNDRAISING
In USA, Deaflympics participants must raise their own funds.
Many years ago, a famous deaf sports leader Art Kruger helped
raise funds for all American Deaflympics participants. Times
have changed. Each athlete must raise their own funds.
A true story during 1960’s. A famous deaf athlete lived in
a small town. Unemployment was high. Poverty was everywhere.
People were poor and broke.
Art Kruger sent a letter to the town, asking to donate money
for the famous deaf athlete.
The famous deaf athlete was very angry about it. He felt it
was not right to ask poor people to donate money, and he quit
the Deaflympics!

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

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

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Derrick Coleman is added to the list at:

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

listing of deaf that played in MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL

(list does not include mildly and moderately deaf athletes)

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AT A SIGN LANGUAGE CAFE IN PARIS
DeafDigest editor and his wife had a lunch at Cafe
Signes in Paris. Six of nine restaurant workers are deaf;
everyone uses sign language.
This cafe is popular with hearing people in the
neighborhood.
DeafDigest editor ordered his lunch to eat at outside
table. The waiter brought the food but forgot to bring
the wine.
The waiter was already inside the restaurant. It was easy
for DeafDigest editor to use sign language through the
window to tell the waiter to bring the wine!
Hearing people cannot do that. The deaf can!

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

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

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Different ways of losing hearing aid/CI

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-losing-ci-and-hearing-aid-different-ways/

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A DEAF WORKSHOP IN CONNECTICUT
A workshop for the deaf took place in Norwich, Connecticut.
The goal was to how to better inform the deaf of emergencies –
more specifically these hurricanes.
This program was coordinated by The state Department of Rehabilitative Services, the Norwich Emergency Management Department and the Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut.

THE ANGRY HEARING PEOPLE OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
Hampshire County is located in West Virginia. Romney is located
in that county and it is the site of West Virginia School for the
Deaf and Blind.
This school is the biggest employer in Romney. And so, the mere hint of the school moving elsewhere, attracted a standing room
only crowd at the community forum last week.
The state board, toying with the idea of moving, said they
appreciate the comments how much the school means to the county
residents.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

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

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

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

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

he is partially deaf

partially deaf leads to following questions:

– what is meant by partially-deaf?

– does he function as Culturally Deaf or
functionally hearing?

– does he sign?

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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

a pin that celebrated the 10th anniversary of Gallaudet’s
DPN of 1988

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-gallaudet-deaf-dpn10/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is an Audiogram?

A. Too complicated to explain; O’s on the chart means
right ear; X’s on the chart means left ear. O’s and X’s
on the chart show responses to different frequencies.
Only an audiologist will understand these charts in
depth.

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:

Party time!

I just had my 60th birthday party yesterday.  Many friends came to celebrate with me!

They didn’t realize my vision is not as good as it used to be.

I had to ask them “Who are you?”   They often responded “You know!”

Well folks, identifying friends and family members is getting difficult for me.

It all depend on the setting and where you are standing.

For example, if the sun or a window is in the background, it makes your face darker and I likely cannot recognize you!

So friends, they have a hard time figuring out when I am not joking!

The safest response to a friend with Usher Syndrome when they ask who you are is to go ahead and sign your name sign or spell your name…likely
they are not joking.

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 hearing people stop telling deaf people that they are
lucky they cannot hear as noise pollution does not bother
them.

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DeafHistory:

a past partially deaf tennis champion

from a web posting

Angela Mortimer, Great Britain, finished runner ups at the
1956 French Open. She won the 1958 Australian Open.

The posting said she was partially deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

0 (Zero)

number of schools for the deaf in the St Louis, Missouri area.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

A hearing impaired player will be playing against Gallaudet
next weekend. It is Brok Kloeber, a senior defensive end
with the University of Rochester football team.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

David Stagg, a rugby player with Brisbane Broncos, a team in
the Australian top level National Rugby League, has a big
hearing loss. It was a fact he did not reveal until recently.
He often had to use his hearing aid and to read lips.

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Deaf Sports Library

Angela Mortimer, Great Britain, finished runner ups at the
1956 French Open. She won the 1958 Australian Open.

She was partially 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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– 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 opening
Independent Living Advisor, Full/Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that
promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern
Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and
support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication
administration and intensive independent living skills training in
individuals’ homes, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore.  Shifts vary within a team oriented environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three business references to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or

Email: mailto:dila@dila.org
Fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Program Manager
Community Rehabilitation Services

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 benefits-eligible position with the flexibility to
be part or full time depending on the skill set the candidate brings to
the job.

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
.       Commitment to successfully complete the ACRE (Association of
Community Rehabilitation Educators) certification 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 to the Civil Rights Program Manager, coordinates
projects with other MCD team members 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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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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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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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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Arkansas
The individual can contact Debra Wilson for any questions at 479-973-8648 Monday-Friday from 8:00 . 5:00.  Of course, there is not 178 days left in this school year and the contract amount would be pro-rated based on the number of days left in the school year.  The interpreters work the days that students are in school.

Sign Language Interpreter – Ramay Junior High. 8 hours per day, 178 contract day per year. Must have a QAST or EIPA certification. Apply online. Open until filled. (7/24)

Winchester Public Schools

Winchester, Massachusetts

.Students excel in a dynamic learning community dedicated to the highest
educational standards.

Able to effectively assist Elementary level lead teacher with classroom
instruction. Interprets spoken language using Sign Exact English (SEE II).
Interpret for all electives the student will attend. Facilitate
communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing students and
instructors.

Must be eligible for registration with the MA Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing.
(WILL consider ASL interpreters willing to sign in English order)

Please send a letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference,
transcripts and MA licensure/certification to:

Human Resources

40 Samoset Road

Winchester, MA 01890

Or Email to: wpsjobs@winchester.k12.ma.us

Materials accepted until position is filled.

The Winchester Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. The school
system complies with title IX, chapter 622 and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 regarding discrimination in its programs,
activities and employment practices.

MA
Bunker Hill Community College is seeking two Deaf Tutors for the current
fall semester in Math and English (priority English). The contact is
Andrea Schwartz her email is aschwartz@bhcc.mass.edu, her phone number is
617-228-3415. If there is any interest they should reply to Andrea ASAP so
that the paperwork process can get underway.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker . Deaf Services
Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker position available at their Deaf Services Outpatient Office located in Indianapolis, IN.  The LCSW will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults.  Duties include but are not limited to: evaluations/ assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:

·         Master.s degree in Social Work from an accredited university

·         Recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

·         Two years professional experience in providing clinical social work service to, preferably, in a mental health/health care setting

·         Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness

·         Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines

·         Must be extremely detail oriented

·         Good communicator with strong written skills

·         Good presentation skills

·         Must be flexible and cooperative

·         Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts

·         Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

·         Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·         Must be results driven

·         Professional presentation

·         Must be self-motivated and research oriented

·         Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills

·         Must support diversity

Desirable Qualifications:
·         Licensed by the State of Indiana preferred; applicants with an out-of-state LCSW license, must apply for Indiana licensure within 30 days to obtain temporary LCSW license
·         Ability to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals highly preferred
·         Prior experience working with children, families and/or adults

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 <callto:541-790-7850> office
VP 541-636-0077 <callto:541-636-0077>

CAS Tax & Payroll (Job opening at Paraquad)

Job Description

Job Title: CAS Tax & Payroll Assistant
Date: June 2013

Department: Consumer Directed Services
Prepared by: J. Haycraft

Reports to: Assistant Director, CAS
Approved by: A. Wehmeier

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Basic Function

Responsible for assisting Assistant Director, CAS with Payroll
Tax and Payroll functions within the Consumer Attendant Services
department as assigned.

Responsibilities:

· Assists with Tax Research, including but not
limited to: IRS, Missouri Department of Revenue, Division of
Employment Security, St. Louis City, etc.

· Assists with managing all aspects of garnishments.

· Assists with completing all aspects of quarterly
taxes and W-2.s.

· Complete filing of records; maintain organization
of files.

· Assist with maintenance of payroll database.

· Assist with set-up of new employers in CYMA.

· Assist with completing payroll duties as necessary,
including but not limited to: processing payroll, positive pay,
and direct deposit.

· Answer customer inquiries by phone, in writing, or
in person, as assigned.

· Perform other related duties as assigned.

· Understanding of and commitment to the independent
living philosophy.

· Complete all required trainings per fiscal year.

Skills Required

Research and problem-solving

Attention to detail

Organization

Mathematical proficiency

Computer literacy including proficiency in Word, Excel, and
database environments

Verbal communication

Time management

Ability to work independently

Professionalism

Maintain Confidentiality

Education and Training

· Associates Degree in Accounting or related field
desired

Experience

· Two years experience in accounting or related field

Please send your cover letter and resume to Kay Tucker:

email: ktucker@paraquad.org

or

Paraquad, Inc.

Attn: Kay Tucker

5240 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-when-clerks-are-reassigned/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Department of Arts and Culture have hosted a performing arts competition for deaf participants from Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe
and the host South Africa. The winner of this event
will be showcased at a bigger gala event next
month.

The Sandals Negril restaurant in Jamaica has been
praised for hiring five deaf employees to work
in the kitchen. One of them just won the Employee
of the Month award.

All colleges have souvenirs for sale – caps, sweaters,
pennants, blankets, etc. Iowa State University (ISU) is one of these many colleges that sell souvenirs. One of the ISU souvenir merchants is Joshua Kagavi. He is deaf.

Will West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, at
Romney, move? There is much talk about it among the
state people. The final decision will be made at the
January 2014 meeting with the West Virginia Board of Education. Yes, people living in Romney are very
angry about it. The school is the biggest employer
in this small town.

Pressure is being applied by the deaf community to have
the Welsh parliamentarians caption their proceedings
on TV. There has been resistance in the past.

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

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

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MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE ARE EMBARRASSED ABOUT ONE THING
Many hard of hearing people are embarrassed about one thing.
They go to a play or an event or a meeting and they want to sit
in the front row so that they can use hearing aids to hear
everything.
But they are too embarrassed to ask the hosts to save a front
seat for them!
We, the deaf, are different. We sit in the front row to watch
our interpreters.
It is different with hard of hearing people!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Gallaudet 150th anniversary reunion

July 9 – 13, 2014
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-deaf-150th-reunion/

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HATING IT WHEN HEARING CLERKS ARE REASSIGNED
You go to the same place everyday – such as your bank, or your
donut place, coffee cafe, grocery store, etc – and you see same
old friendly hearing clerks. They know you are deaf and you have
no problems with them.
Suddenly you see new faces. You don’t know them. They don’t know
you and also they do not realize you are deaf and may not know how
to deal with you.
Many chain stores reassign their clerks to different stores. We
all hate this rotation of clerks. It starts everything all over again!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-when-clerks-are-reassigned/

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

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Deaf celebrity chef Kurt Ramborger as judge

of deaf chefs’ cook off competition

October 19, 2013
Phoenix, Arizona

proceeds go to Deaf domestic violence survivors

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-kurt-ramborger-deaf-chef-judge/

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IT HELPS TO MAKE A THREAT
In the case of Ken Lynch, who is hard of hearing, it
has helped to make a threat.
He was elected as a councilman in the local Sandy Town
government in Great Britain.
The council refused to install loop system to allow his
hearing aid to pick up the discussions.
He threatened to quit. The council relented and installed
this system!

A DEAF BAND IN ASIA
There is a deaf band in Asia. It is the ExtraOrdinary Horizons
which performs at clubs in Singapore.
It is being led by Lily Goh, an ambitious deaf woman, who wants
to achieve more things in life than just performing in music only.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked if they were worried that computers would put them
out of business

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In 1982, the first realtime closed captioning of a television program
was done by the National Captioning Institute.  Before that, all
closed captioning had been done using a preprogrammed or prescripted
method.  There had always been a delay in order to allow time for the
captions to be prepared.

With the first realtime captioning, it meant that the captioning
could be done live as the event was occurring.  The first realtime
captions were part of an Academy Awards presentation that had been
kept secret so no captions could be prepared ahead of time.

Later that same year, on October 11, 1982, probably the most
important event in television closed captioning took place when ABC’s
nationally televised “World News Tonight” was captioned as it was
being broadcast live.  This was the first national news show that was
captioned live as it was taking place.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

not being told by hearing that they missed out on something
that just happened

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A bill has been filed in the Philippines legislative
body to require captions on TV during emergency situations.

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Did you know that –

Ruby Rader, a deaf woman, raised hogs on a ranch
in Trenton, Tennessee, a town of 4,000 people during
the seventies and eighties. Her dream was made possible
by a sizable loan from the Farmers Home Administration.
This agency originally turned her down, thinking a
deaf woman could not do the job. Ruby would not give
up and was able to get the loan. Growing up she
attended Tennessee School for the Deaf and then
“won” the Miss Trenton Pageant, only to “lose” it
when the town officials felt a deaf woman should not
compete in such pageants! She was praised by her
peers as one of the best hog farmers around, always
thinking of ways to breed the best hogs around.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hearing aid device put up for auction by
auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburg, Scotland.
Why is it being auctioned off? Well, it is a
Victorian ear trumpet that was in use a quite
several centuries ago.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is the Bush White House, currently in its lame duck
status, insensitive to the accessibility needs of the
deaf?
The White House appointed four new members to the
United States Access Board. None of these appointees
are deaf.
Is it saying that non-deaf people determine what
is the best for the deaf as far as accessibility
needs are concerned?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The first thing that comes to mind of hearing
employers upon getting job application from
a deaf person:

deaf cannot do the job

it is never that the employer would think
of this:

how can I accommodate this deaf person in
my workplace?

Makes a whole world of difference!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought that the hearing friend, introducing me to
a new friend, said:

engagement planner

Engagement planner? As if she plans lavish engagement parties for happy couples?

She actually said:

investment banker

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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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Career announcement Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled

EOE

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Career announcement Program Director-Client Services
Southwest Community Services
Tucson, AZ

No. 03-10-204

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS        Exempt – Full Time

Position Purpose: Supervises and directs Client through COPD in the areas of counseling, advocacy, case management, client intake, assessment, supported employment and day treatment programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals and provides therapeutic counseling. Develops internships and SSP training programs, consumer assessment procedures and essential group meetings for consumer population.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Supervises receptionist duties. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Develop, and recommends to management with formulating administrative and operational policies and procedures for Client Services activities
.    Oversee the daily operations of the counseling, advocacy, case management and supported work programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals; monitors contracts, quality of services, and billing and collections processes
.    Oversee and monitor staffing patterns and consumer needs; determines departmental response to changes in consumer needs
.    Supervise Client Services staff to include Program Coordinators, Counselors, Support Service Providers, Case Workers and Case Aids, and the receptionist duties
.    Provide supervision to interns and practicum MA level students
.    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
.    Assure that client service programs meet contract standards, staffing patterns, staffing oversight and CARF standards
.    Provides therapeutic counseling
.    Ensure counseling and case management program quality and productivity standards
.    Develop, oversee and monitor training programs for interns, Service Support Providers and other project staff
.    Develop and implement, with staff assistance, consumer assessment procedures, to include both ecological assessments and personal futures planning, as well as standardized intake and assessment procedures
.    Assist with project development to foster enhancement and growth within the program
.    Report caseload size, consumer needs and staffing patterns to supervisor for review of         productivity
.    Oversee the intake and case coordination processes
.    Conduct case staffing with appropriate staff; schedules and monitors case review processes
.    Responsible for maintaining all cases and caseloads and contract requirements in accordance with outside agency service contracts
.    Develop, with staff assistance, group meetings in areas of Substance Abuse, Women’s Group, Anger Management, Parent’s Group, Budgeting classes and other groups as deemed appropriate
.    Responsible for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
.    Responsible for the development and facilitation of a balanced programmatic budget
.    Coordinate external training opportunities for staff, e.g., substance abuse workshop
.    Responsible for SCS/statewide program development and consultation to staff regarding consumer services in the area of behavioral health services
.    Develop programs, as needed, to meet Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumer needs
.    Review and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
.    Support COPD in the development of community activities, Board priorities and staff training
.    Develop community partnerships, and oversee staff training, and presentation sin the community
.    Oversee referrals, intakes and screens clients into the programs, coordinates client services throughout the system; determine staffing pattern response in relationship to consumer needs
.    Aids in the development of contracts specific to Client Services.
.    Develops and implements FCC program.
.    Works with staff to support the development of a state-wide SSP Curriculum
.    Works with the Courts and outside partners in the development of a victim domestic violence program.
.    Assure all staff are knowledgeable of best practices to persons with a hearing loss and represent SCS in services to persons with a hearing loss
.    Assure all programs meet contract standards including DOL and CARF
.    Conduct site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for accreditation compliance
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field
.    LPC, LISW, LAC .    American Sign Language skills
.    5 years of supervisory experience in program management
.    5 years of experience working with Deaf or Hard of Hearing persons in a counseling and professional capacity
.    Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
.    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

SALARY        $19.50 – $24.86/hour; DOE

HOW TO APPLY    Send application and/or resume to:

Human Resources Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

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

Apply online at http://www.ccs-soaz.org

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated based upon evaluation of their qualifications, experience and training.

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly performing applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as outlined in the job description.

OPEN            August 29, 2013

CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

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

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

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Program Manager
Community Rehabilitation Services 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 benefits-eligible position with the flexibility to be part or full time depending on the skill set the candidate brings to the job.

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
.    Commitment to successfully complete the ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) certification 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 to the Civil Rights Program Manager, coordinates projects with other MCD team members 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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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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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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kMOUNTAIN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL Guidance Counselor Full Time, Tenure Track Minimum five years experience – Start Date: January 2, 2014 Please send resume, transcript and any other documentation to: Jeremy Davies, Principal 96 Powerville Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 – Deadline: October 1, 2013 Part Time Clerk Special Services Department Experience with computers and a pleasant telephone manner required If interested, please contact: Janet Wright, Special Services Department 96 Powerville Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 – 973-334-2587 Resumes may also be faxed to: 973-334-9706 Please respond before September 20, 2013 MOUNTAIN LAKES SCHOOL DISTRICT Payroll Supervisor Board of Education Office 12 month position – Systems 3000 and Excel Experience Strongly Preferred Please email Resume and Letter of Interest to: Mr. Dan Borgo, School Business Administrator Board Secretary dborgo@mtlakes.org – Deadline: September 27, 2013 Teacher of the Deaf Lake Drive Program – 2013 – 2014 School Year Full Time Itinerant Teaching Position Must have New Jersey Teacher of the Deaf Certification If interested, please contact: Julie Lazeration, Lake Drive Program 10 Lake Drive, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 – 973-299-0166 Resumes may also be faxed to: 973-299-9405 Equal Opportunity Employer

TEACHER OF THE DEAF-AUDITORY/ORAL PRESCHOOL READS Collaborative Middleboro, Massachusetts

Job Description
MA DESE licensure preferred. Classroom teacher within an educational collaborative program in SE Mass. The program is located within a public school setting. The teacher is responsible for direct instruction and supervision of students within the regular education classroom.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of Visual Phonics or willingness to be trained.
Knowledge of Mass. curriculum frameworks.
Coordination with team members (administrative director, support staff, SLP, OT, PT).
Supervision of support staff assigned to the classroom.
Competency with special education documentation (IEP, progress notes, evaluations, lesson plans).
Position Type: Part-time Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
READS Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements
READS Collaborative does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion.
At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.

Contact Information
Evelyn Rankin, DHH Program Director
105 East Grove Street
Middleboro, Massachusetts 02346
Phone: 508 947-3634 x110
Fax: 108 946-1088

CAS Tax & Payroll (Job opening at Paraquad)
Posted by: cburdiss@paraquad.org colleen.burdiss
Date: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:02 am ((PDT))

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DeafDigest – 13 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 13, 2013

 

 

— Disney plans a movie about a deaf female deputy sheriff

Susie Cambre, who is deaf, has been in the law enforcement
field for over 30 years as investigator, police officer and
sheriff’s deputy in several Louisiana counties. She had to
overcome two obstacles – being a female and her deafness.
No one wanted to hire her – she never gave up and fought,
fought and fought to get these police jobs. Disney will
do a movie and a book about her life story.

 

 

— Philadelphia Sports Radio Show host angry at Deaf football fans

When Washington Redskins played Philadephia Eagles in a NFL
football game, the Eagles won. It made several deaf Redskins
fans angry about it. They created a video, in ASL, that mocked
the Eagles team and the Eagles fans. This lack of respect
made a Philadephia Sports Radio Show host very angry about it.
He posted on a web site, scolding these deaf fans for their
bad behavior!

 

 

— IBM no longer good to the deaf?

For a long time, IBM had a great reputation for giving jobs
to the deaf and for their great pension, great health
insurance and for no layoffs, etc. These deaf IBM employees
were greatly admired by the Deaf Community for these reasons.
Not any more. IBM started to buy out the deaf employees,
started to lay them off. And for the deaf people with
retirement health insurance coverages, IBM is trying
to push them towards Medicare Advantage or Medigap policies.
It may affect all of their coverages (medical, drugs,
dental and vision). Said a worried deaf IBM retiree:

I have to review the material IBM sent me

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 12, 2013

 
— the reason the CI was invented

Dr. Graeme Clark, an Australian, has been credited
with inventing the world’s first CI. But why did he
invent it? To fix deafness? Possibly. Thinking a
CI is better than a hearing aid? Possibly. But
what was the real reason? His father was deaf!
The father was a pharmacist in a small Australian
town. The son felt bad seeing his father struggle
with patients in every day communications!

 
— US News ranks Gallaudet above many well known colleges

The annual US News college ratings came out this week.
In the Regional University North Rankings, Gallaudet
was ranked 22nd best out of 189 regional colleges.
Which better known colleges did Gallaudet top?
Canisius College, La Salle University, St. Bonaventure
University, CUNY–City College and Towson University,
plus many more. What about NTID? Not NTID, but RIT,
which ranked 7th best. Comparing Gallaudet with RIT
is comparing apples and oranges. Gallaudet is
stand-alone while RIT has 8 colleges, including NTID.

 
— the biggest challenge facing a deaf Usher syndrome hiker

Roger Poulin is deaf and has Usher syndrome. His goal was to
complete the Appalachian Trail hike (Georgia to Maine).
This trail is 2,185 miles long. He is accompanied on his hike
by Roni Lepore, a deaf Support Service provider, and herself
a hiker, too. The hike started three years ago and he is
already in Maine, with 100 miles to go. Easy? No – this is
the toughest part of the hike. No towns or paved roads
on this part of the 100-mile final stretch. And what is
even worse is that when winter comes, the park is closed
for the season – and each day counts between now and
the park closing date. He is not allowed to enter the
closed park!

 

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DeafDigest – 11 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 11, 2013

— a deaf manager of a zoo in Scotland

Many of us love to go to zoos and watch the animals in
action. There have been some deaf zoo employees, some
deaf zoologists – but how many of them are zoo managers?
There is one – in Scotland, the Galloway Wildlife
Conservation Park. The manager is John Denerley, and
he communicates in British Sign Language.

 

 

— A deaf house painter fired and loses lawsuit

A deaf house painter in Canada was fired from his job.
Angry, he filed a lawsuit, accusing his employer of
firing him because of his deafness. The employer said
it was poor workmanship, damage to property, not following
safety rules. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal agreed
with the employer, saying communication was not the
problem.

 

 

— A new statue to honor a deaf man in a small town

Atchison is a small town in Kansas, about 11,000 residents.
This town will set up a new statue to honor a deaf man of
many years ago – bricklayer William Boular, who once set
up 48,000 bricks in one day. Boular was also a metal making
factory worker and a beekeeper. Why was Boular amazing?
Deaf? No. He had no legs, and had to wear special boots
to walk with his knees! Many of Boular’s bricks are still
in these town buildings and streets. He was honored in
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! many yeas ago.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 10, 2013

— Derrick Coleman wins praises from Seahawks coaches

Derrick Coleman has played in an official NFL game and
becomes the third deaf player in NFL history (Bonnie
Sloan and Kenny Walker). He was in 12 plays in his team’s
12-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. He was praised for
being able to catch passes, as he caught 3 passes. A
newspaper praised him for his blocking.

 

 

— 5 “hearing” babies discovered to be deaf

DeafDigest has mentioned a couple of times re the scandal
in New Zealand where the hearing testing screeners did a lazy
job of checking on babies’ hearing (or deafness). Since last
year when the government ordered retesting of babies that
were checked by these lazy screeners, it was discovered
that 5 babies, previously certified as hearing, were found
to be deaf. Yes, these lazy screeners are no longer employed.

 

 

— best deaf chefs to be judged by a well known deaf chef

In a fund raising event on October 19th in Phoenix, the best
deaf chefs in the state of Arizona will compete against
each other. The winner will be selected by the well known
deaf chef Kurt Ramborger. He recently competed on the
TV show “Chopped.” Proceeds of that event go to deaf domestic
violence survivors.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 9, 2013

 

— a champion deaf swimmer not allowed to become a lifeguard

James Webster, a deaf British swimmer, has competed in the
Deaflympics and is trying out for the hearing British swimming
team that will compete at the Commonwealth Games. Needing a full
time job, he wanted to enroll in a lifeguard training program,
hoping to get a job as a lifeguard. The school told him he
was not allowed to become a lifeguard because of his deafness.
It didn’t matter that he swims much faster than hearing lifeguards!
He is very angry about it and the British newspaper wrote up a
big story about it.

 

 

— a deaf winner of a hearing Beauty Pageant

When we talk about Beauty Pageants, we immediately think of
Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman who was the 1995 Miss America
Pageant winner. We do have several other deaf winners of hearing
beauty pageants. And we do have the latest winner – Chui Yee Shia,
a deaf woman who won the 2013 Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant. She
plans to compete in other Pageants.

 

 

— our angry deaf sports leaders

much embarrassed by the Americans’ poor showing at the
recent Deaflympics, there is much talk of overhauling the
USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF). Some want the basketball
group to secede from the USADSF; some want the USADSF
management replaced with new blood. Some also want the
swimming group to secede. It will be interesting to see what
happens in the next few months – because it all boils down to
one thing – fund raising; if our best athletes cannot raise
funds, they stay home. When they stay home, we lose on medals.
And who is laughing very hard? The Paralympics group; they
control the money and wanted deaf to join them and we have
refused.

 

 

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission said that
many deaf people are being denied their human right
to use sign language to communicate.

Agnes Farnsworth was pushed out as a volunteer
after 17 years with the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program as a driver. Angry she filed a complaint
and the Maine Human Rights Commission said that her
deafness was the reason for the termination. The
non-profit agency has to respond to the commission
ruling.

The Deaf House Cafe is in business in Wuhan, Hubei
province of China. The three owners of this cafe
are deaf.

Teachers at Lexington School for the Deaf in New
York have been demanding pay raises. The contract
expired on August 31st with no agreement whatsoever.

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Read what they say

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Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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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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DEAF PEOPLE AT DEAF CONVENTIONS
DeafDigest editor has noticed that at many deaf conventions,
one third of the deaf people are serious, goes to meetings and
workshops.
Another one third will just sit in the lobby and chat with
old deaf friends, not going to meetings and workshops.
Another one third will go to some meetings, some workshops and
spend some time in the lobby.

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

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

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Welcome to the CI 2013 Symposium

October 24-26, 2013

Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-ci-symposium/

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A WI-FI FRUSTRATION AT STARBUCKS IN PARIS
DeafDigest editor was using his laptop at the Starbucks
in Paris, that had free wi-fi.
One morning, there was a wi-fi problem. It was frustrating
because it was impossible to ask the Starbucks staff about
the wi-fi problem.
A hearing person could discuss the wi-fi problem but
not easy for the deaf person!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-wifi-starbucks-problem/

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

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2013 Jr. NAD Conference

November 5-10, 2013

Washington, DC

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

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MANY DEAF IMMIGRANTS FROM INDIA IN GREAT BRITAIN
There are many immigrants that move to Great Britain. One of them
was a national-level athlete who happened to be deaf.
Why did he move to England? He said discrimination against his
deafness prevented him from taking part in the Olympics (hearing)
and in world championship events.
He is right now, too old to compete on an international level,
and is somewhat bitter about it.

A SOCIAL SERVICE ISSUE AT A DEAF HOME IN GREAT BRITAIN
What is a social service worker supposed to do? To make sure
clients, in need, have access to healthcare, housing and
social security checks.
Add one more? Broken down signaling devices equipment? When a deaf British family complained about a broken down
signaling device, the equipment provider immediately contacted
a social worker.
The deaf family tried to explain to the social worker that
everything was fine and that the social work services wasn’t
needed. It was just the broken equipment that needed replacement.
Things can get too far in Great Britain!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-think-deaf-cannot-talk/

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

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Asian Deaf Congress

http://deafdigest.com/national-asian-deaf-congres/

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

According to a web site, deaf means people who cannot hear well enough to understand speech and unable to use speech.

True?

No. There are late deafened people that still speak very well.
There are few deaf people with near-perfect speaking skills.
And again there are some deaf people that make use of their
hearing aids or CI to be able to speak well.

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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

1982 NAD Conference in St Louis

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-1982-nad-conference/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was the famous Deaf Education Program at Western
Maryland College (now McDaniel College) founded?

A. David Denton, former superintendent of Maryland School
for the Deaf (MSD), needed a pool of new teachers with MA degrees
and felt Western Maryland College, not too far from Frederick
was the best option. But instead of providing teachers for
MSD, it provided teachers for other schools for the deaf!

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:

Tactile Marking

When we purchase new appliances, we need to be orientated on how to operate them!

For some appliances we can count the clicks (feel the clicking) using the knobs.

Some other appliances we need to add tactile markings.

I got a new barbeque gas grill and the knobs to run the gas grill
are difficult to read and feel.

Solution? I need tactile markings!

Click the link below to view an example of one such markings.
http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=19327&top=15448&ksectionid=0&productid=89384&trail=22&discontinued=0

or
http://tinyurl.com/k9gmwab

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the judge will force Creighton University to reimburse
the deaf medical student for out of pocket expenses on
interpreters and to provide him with full accommodations for his remaining two years of medical school

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DeafHistory:

the Deaf Club of Peces is located in Peces, Hungary, south
of Budapest. The goal of the club is to preserve Deaf
Hungarian History – especially life under communism

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

32

years that Gallaudet has partnered with the Northern Essex Community College in
Massachusetts

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Shawn Stillman, deaf, is the head women’s tennis coach
at the Western Connecticut State University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Pete Altham, pro rugby, England
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-mw_nXYYM

he is circled in red throughout the viewing

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Deaf Sports Library

England deaf vs South Africa deaf cricket

in this 4-match series, England has defeated South Africa
3 times, thus clinching the series win – with one match
remaining

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DeafDigest Sports:

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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 !! –

*  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 opening
Program Manager
Community Rehabilitation Services

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 benefits-eligible position with the flexibility to
be part or full time depending on the skill set the candidate brings to
the job.

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
.       Commitment to successfully complete the ACRE (Association of
Community Rehabilitation Educators) certification 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 to the Civil Rights Program Manager, coordinates
projects with other MCD team members 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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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
Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Specialist) Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
position located in Duluth, Minnesota

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

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

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

Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications

Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations

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

Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills

Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses

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

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

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

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

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

www.pahrtners.com

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

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

Job Title:
Residential Program Director

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

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

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

Job Title:
Case Manager

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

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

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

Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Location:
Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers

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CAAGVRS Job Opporunity: Deafness & Hearing Loss Resource Specialist

Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG) invites resumes for the position of Deafness Resource Specialist located in our San Antonio, Texas office.

The purpose of the Deafness Resource Specialist is to facilitate access to services of federal, state and local governments, and organizations and private entities for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program works with state and local governments, organizations and private entities to make their services accessible and readily available to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by removing attitudinal and communication access barriers. The program assists consumers by sharing information about services available and by providing training, information and referral as necessary and ensures that they get needed services.

The Deafness RS program works with persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and late-deafened in the areas of advocacy, self-empowerment and sensitivity training, as well as empowering consumers regarding Federal and State mandates on equal access to services, including education and employment.

Qualified Deafness Resource Specialist shall have as a minimum:

* ability to communicate effectively in a conversational mode utilizing various forms of manual communication including ASL and PSE;
* have knowledge of and ability to address the unique communication needs and issues of persons who are hard of hearing, late-deafened or deaf; * have knowledge about basic audiological concepts and how loss of hearing affects access to language and basic information as related to age of onset, severity, and type of loss;
* have a knowledge base of state, local and federal services available, including eligibility requirements for each;
* have a knowledge base of the ADA, ADA Amendment Act, Fair Housing Act and Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;
* have knowledge or experience in interviewing techniques to determine service or independent living needs of individuals; * have an AAS degree or better in a human services area or related field and one year of experience in the field of deafness or hearing loss, or a high school diploma/GED and 4 years of proven experience in the field of deafness or hearing loss; * have public speaking ability and experience

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: September 30, 2013

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, September 13, 2013. Please email resume to dave.hancock@caag4.comHearing

Loss Resource Specialist

Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG) invites resumes for the position of Hearing Loss Resource Specialist located in our San Antonio and McAllen, Texas offices.

The purpose of the Hearing Loss Resource Specialist (HLRS) is to provide services to persons with hearing loss, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened; to identify solutions based on the needs of the individual and their family and strive to improve quality of life for these persons by providing essential training and information. Training may include: information on communication strategies, assistive technology, hearing loss awareness, cochlear implants and hearing aids. Assistance locating resources in the community and individualized assessment of workplace or educational challenges for the consumer are also provided as needed.

Qualified Hearing Loss Resource Specialist shall have as a minimum:

* basic knowledge of the communication needs of persons who have hearing loss;
* ability to modify his/her communication methods to clearly communicate with this population;
* basic knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants and specialized assistive devices used by persons who have hearing loss;
* basic knowledge of the various types of hearing loss, their causes and their impact;
* basic knowledge of the psychosocial implications of hearing loss; and
* public speaking experience and ability.

Location: San Antonio, Texas and McAllen, Texas

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: September 30, 2013

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, September 13, 2013. Please email resume to dave.hancock@caag4.com

Sign Language Teacher Sought for The Carver Center in Purcellville
Carver Center is seeking a sign language instructor for evening or weekend classes. This is a paying position.
For more information, contact::
Courtney Hassinger, Center Assistant
Carver Center
200 Willie Palmer Way
Purcellville, VA 20132

571-258-3408 (direct line)
571-258-3400 (main line)
571-258-3401 Fax

Psst! HEY YOU! YES YOU, INTERPRETER EXTRAORDINAIRE! We’re not
looking at your hair! We are looking at your hands to come and
work with our grand, band of some of the best and brightest Deaf
and Hard of Hearing students in Massachusetts. The EDCO Program
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Massachusetts’ Oldest Secondary
Education Program for the Deaf is looking to hire an outstanding
interpreter
to work full time with our students. If you are interested,
contact Ed Mulligan, Director at ed_mulligan@newton.k12.ma.us or
telephone (617) 244-3407. EDCO Program for the Deaf, 457 Walnut
Street, Newtonville, MA 02460.

CELEBRATING OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY!!

Direct Support Professionals – Deaf Services (North Shore)
How would you like a job that not only offers flexibility but is exciting, fun and helps others? We have the job for you! We are currently seeking full time Direct Support Professionals skilled in American Sign Language for our innovative deaf services residential programs in Lynn, Swampscott and Peabody.

The Direct Support Professionals works directly with individuals with intellectual disabilities to teach, support and to facilitate choices for people in their homes and within their communities. This includes but is not limited to working with people within their home to improves skill levels in daily tasks and working with men and women to investigate, foster and maintain community contacts and friendships.

The Direct Support Specialist will be comfortable with providing personal care and providing other daily living skill supports as needed.

Requirements:
Must be reliable and dependable
Skilled or fluent in American Sign Language
Experience with individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities, a plus, but not necessary
Valid Driver’s License
HS Diploma or GED
Obtain and maintain certifications in CPR, First Aid and Medical Administration

Benefits:
Northeast Arc is one of the largest employers on the North Shore, and we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive and excellent benefits package including:
Competitive wages
Generous vacation and holidays
Referral bonuses
Tuition reimbursement
403b
Daycare discounts
Orientation and extensive training programs

The Northeast Arc helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.

Please apply by sending your resume directly to: rfiorentini@ne-arc.org or apply on-line at www.ne-arc.org

Richard A. Fiorentini
Agency Recruiter
The Northeast Arc
64 Holten Street
Danvers, MA 01923

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://35.182.75.222/videos/menu-choices-in-restaurants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/popular-deaf-person-at-work/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Joy Max Floyd Sr
who departed us. After graduating from Texas School for
the Deaf, he worked as an automobile mechanic – for an car dealership and then for another company and then with the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. A friend described him as:

“the best and most honest mechanic on earth” by those who knew him.

He also was heavily involved in a range of local and state
organizations for the deaf.

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people that attend an Emergency Alert Radio Symposium
in Nashville, TN on September 21st will be getting a free
NOAA Weather Radio device.

Both Gallaudet University and the Northern Essex Community College
(Massachusetts) have jointly celebrated its 32-year working
relationship in a ceremony last week.

As in the past, there is another push to have sign language
recognized as South Africa’s 12th official languages. All
previous efforts have failed.

India’s National Association of the Deaf needed funds for
furniture, computer, printers and projectors. Coming to
the rescue was a donation from the State Bank of India in
Chandigarh.

A croaking frog helping improve the hearing aid? Well, a team of researchers from University of Minnesota have
been looking at the frogs to see how communications between
them would help hearing aids pick up receptions – ie across
a noisy party room.

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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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Read what they say

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

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

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MENU CHOICES IN RESTAURANTS
A deaf person goes to a restaurant and points out
his menu choices to come with a meal – white rice or
brown rice, French Fries or Baked Potatoes, French
Dressing or Ranch Dressing, etc.
A hearing person will speak out his choices,
making it easy for the waiter to follow.
A deaf person would point with his finger, and
sometimes the waiter gets confused and gives the
deaf person the wrong choice!
Deaf people must be very careful with choices
in all restaurants.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://35.182.75.222/videos/menu-choices-in-restaurants/

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

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2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf October 10-16, 2013 Sydney, Australia

Read more http://deafdigest.com/wfd-2/

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A POPULAR DEAF PERSON IS QUIET AT WORK
A deaf man, popular and well liked by hearing people at
his work place does not demand signaler devices or VP cams
or interpreters, etc.
Why? Because he is afraid that he will become unpopular
if he made these demands.

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

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

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Alexander Graham Bell versus Thomas Edison

http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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A SMALL TOWN HAIRSTYLIST
Many small towns are lacking in business services to the deaf
(stores, shops, etc).
Deaf people living in Cumming, GA may be lucky. Susan Perdue,
a deaf hairstylist, has moved to a salon in the town, from another
salon elsewhere.
She works at Hair Town six days a week.

A NEW DEAF CHARTER SCHOOL IN MAINE?
Will there be a new deaf charter school in Maine? This deaf group
is among several other hearing groups competing with each other
for funding to establish a new charter school. There is only one
winner.
The Birches Montessori School, in central Maine is hoping to
establish a K-6 program for the deaf and the hard of hearing.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told –

operations will cure your deaf clients of their deafness

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may have been hesitant to request Communication Access
Realtime Translation (CART) services in an educational setting
because they thought they had to hire and pay for the services
themselves.  However, according to the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), CART is a legitimate auxiliary aid for people who are deaf
or hard-of-hearing.  It has also been confirmed in the courts that it
is a reasonable accommodation for those people.

Some CART providers may be employees of the university or school
system, while others are independent contractors hired to cover
specific courses for specific students.  Many times the university
contracts with a CART/captioning agency to provide CART services for
whatever classes may need to be covered, and that agency will then
use their employees or independent contractors to cover the classes.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

losing temper when hearing people do not understand the simple
words you are trying to say

(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

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DeafLaw

In Maryland the law requires all attorneys to file an annual
Pro Bono Service Report with the state. Maryland has a number
of deaf attorneys. Would they all do serve to the deaf as part of
doing their Pro Bono duty? Said a deaf attorney – there are
three options

1. to serve the poor, regardless of hearing or deaf
2. to serve a non profit agency, regardless of hearing or deaf
3. to enhance the serving of law as a public service

So, this service report is not always great news to the deaf!

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Did you know that –

Henry Whitney, who was deaf, was the postmaster of the Hawaiian Kingdom
(years before Hawaii became a new state of the USA). This Kingdom issued
its own postal stamps, and Whitney served as the postmaster twice in
the years to come, first in 1850 and then second, 27 years later. As the postmaster he helped design one of the most expensive postage stamps ever. His boss was the Minister of Interior.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Katura Martin, who is deaf, was recently crowned as the
Rodeo Queen in Sandoaval County in New Mexico. It is said that
she is the first deaf participant to win such a huge honor.
She’s hardly a newcomer to the rodeo world, having grew up
and worked with farm and cattle animals all her life.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Many people, both hearing and deaf, do not
know how to vote. There are many “voting education”
programs for the hearing.
What about the deaf? There is one going on in
Georgia, called “Georgia Deaf Vote.”
This is great, and we hope that more other
Deaf Communities will pick it up.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For many hearing employers, the biggest fear is insurance.

High insurance premiums, or being denied insurance, may be
the reason why deaf people are not hired for these “high risk” jobs.

An example would be a deaf person working as a forklift operator
for over 20 years. This company burned down in a bad fire and
went out of business. This deaf employee has not been able to
find another forklift driving job elsewhere in the area.

High risk jobs for the deaf? Not really because it is the same as
high risk jobs for the hearing!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A person, wanting to make new friends, introduced himself.

The deaf person thought he said:
my name is Arthur Plend

for months, the deaf person actually thought Plend was his
last name.

He later learned the last name was Blend!

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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 opening
Program Manager
Community Rehabilitation Services

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 benefits-eligible position with the flexibility to be part or full time depending on the skill set the candidate brings to the job.

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
.    Commitment to successfully complete the ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) certification 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 to the Civil Rights Program Manager, coordinates projects with other MCD team members 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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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

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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Signing Paraprofessional
Job Details

Description
Signing Paraprofessional needed ASAP. Immediate hire to work 1-on-1 with young deaf student with vision issues. Job located in local school for the deaf in NY, signing environment. If interested, contact ASAP!

Organisation
DOE
Location
NY
Start Date
Sept 2013
Full-time/Part-time
Full-time
Job type
Permanent
Contact Details
Suzanne Chen- Suzanne.a.chen@gmail.com

Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NJ)
2013-09-02 13:08:50-04
Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
*American Sign Language Required*
Bridges to Employment, a division of Alternatives, Inc., is a comprehensive career service. Our team offers an array of employment related solutions to meet a variety of today.s workforce needs. We are currently expanding our services and seeking Employment Specialists to work with individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This position is part time and the candidates would need to work in either Middlesex, Somerset and/or Mercer Counties.
Job Requirements:
Must have experience working with individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Ability to communicate using American Sign Language and have strong receptive skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Must have own transportation and be willing to travel throughout Central NJ to meet with clients as needed (mileage reimbursement included).
Job Duties:
Provide training and assist with job development and placement activities for individuals served.
Ability to network and build relationships with community employers.
Provide on-site job coaching and maintain professional relationships with employers to ensure job retention.

Please email all resumes to abetso@alternativesinc.org.

Alyse Betso
Manager of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Bridges To Employment
A Division of Alternatives, Inc.
600 First Avenue
Raritan, NJ 08869
Voice: (908) 685-1444 Ext. 284
VP: (908) 458-9204
Fax: (908) 685-2660
www.bridgestoemployment.com
www.alternativesinc.org

Looking for a part time employee who signs . Austin

I work for the Mary Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit in South Austin that provides services for people with disabilities.  One of the people we provide for is deaf so I am looking for a female employee to work part time who signs to work with this 19 year old young lady.  The hours would be 1 week day after school (around 5p-7p) and 5-6 hours on a Saturday or Sunday.  They would be taking her on activities and teaching her good social and community skills.

The job requirements are being at least 21 years old, valid Texas drivers license and vehicle  insurance, good driving record, good criminal history, non-smoker, ability to lift without restriction, good writing skills.

The pay is $9 per hour plus mileage for driving the person on outings.

She lives in north Austin (almost in Pflugerville) so ideally, this person lives north so they do not have to drive very far to pick her up.

Please email me back with a resume if someone is interested.

Thanks very much!

Leigh Dunson
Administrator
Mary Lee Foundation
Email: ldunson@maryleefoundation.org
512-442-6077
Cell: 512-922-1587
Fax: 512-442-6825

http://www.maryleefoundation.org

To any interested school psychologists seeking full-time employment:

There is a position available at the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD), if you are interested in applying please contact Cathy Covey, administrative assistant and interpreter to ISD Superintendent Dr. David Geeslin.

Cathy’s Contact information: ccovey@isd.k12.in.us<mailto:ccovey@isd.k12.in.us>; 317-550-4807 V; 317-493-0525 VP

Parent Guide and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Guide openings

The Texas Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side (GBYS) program has part time position openings for the following: one (1) D/HH Guide in the Houston metro area, one (1) Parent Guide in the South Houston area and one (1) Parent Guide in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

A Parent Guide must be a parent/guardian of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. A D/HH Guide must be an adult who is d/Deaf or hard of hearing. The Guides will undergo specialized ongoing training in order to provide support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing including a mandatory 2 day training held in Austin in November 2013.

Guide By Your Side (GBYS) is a program of Texas Hands & Voices that provides support for parents of children who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or deaf with additional disabilities. The goal of the program is to provide parents . with d/hh children ages birth to twenty-one . the opportunity to establish a supportive relationship with a trained and experienced fellow parent and/or a d/Deaf or hard of hearing adult.

Please submit application by September 18, 2013. Documents may be submitted as an email attachment, fax document, or by mail.

Email: cmoody@txgbys.org
Fax: (512) 462-5661 Attention: Christine Moody
Mail: Christine Moody, GBYS Coordinator
Texas Hands & Voices
PO Box 2208
Cypress Texas 77410

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DeafDigest – 06 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 6, 2013

 
— a beauty advice for deaf women that are ASL signers

A deaf woman, an expert on beauty and make up tricks, has
an advice. She advises deaf women that use ASL to polish
their finger nails with a bright polish. That way, deaf
people can follow the ASL signs. DeafDigest editor that
knows it is a personal beauty choice with women – both
deaf and hearing.

 
— deaf father of hearing son twice refused interpreters

A deaf father visited two big colleges with his hearing son
who was interested in enrolling as a student. Twice he
asked these colleges for interpreters and was refused each
time. They told him “we cannot find an interpreter for you”.
A deaf attorney said there is no excuse for a big state
university to refuse interpreters, by saying “we cannot
find one”. He also wonders if the college will use it as
an excuse in the court!

 
— a police department finds money for deaf emergency equipment

Deaf emergency equipment at police stations and emergency centers
are expensive – over $100,000. Many police departments and
many cities are broke – so how would they find money for our
emergency communications needs? For the Zanesville Police Department
(Ohio), it was easy, without using tax dollars. Funds seized
through drug arrests were used to purchase deaf emergency
equipment for that police department!

 
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DeafDigest – 05 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 5, 2013

— two deaf characters in a movie

The movie “The Human Race” has two deaf characters in supporting
roles. The director Paul Hough hoped that a major movie studio would
produce that film – but all major studios were not interested.
Instead of giving up, Hough decided to make the movie himself,
going independent. Result? This movie has won praises at Cannes
and won awards at the movie festivals in Atlanta and Mexico. The
names of these two deaf supporting actors are not known, though.
Hough is not deaf but has encouraged the disabled actors to
perform in movies.

 

— winning a ADA case a big joke for deaf medical school student?

Michael Argenyi, deaf and a medical school student at
Creighton University, had to pay out of his pockets for
interpreters. The school refused to provide him with
interpreters. Broke, he was forced to drop out. The
court told the university that ADA regulations were
not followed and ruled in favor of the deaf student.
The jury, however, did not award the student with
monetary damages! It is up to the judge if the
student will get damages – full accommodation and
reimbursement for out of pocket interpreter fees.
If the judge says no damages, then the whole matter
is a bad joke!

 

 

– a big surprise about 54 deaf students at University of Texas

there are 54 deaf and hard of hearing students that attend
classes at University of Texas. What is the big surprise
about them? They rarely see each other or mingle socially
with each other! Why? Different reasons – nothing in common
with each other, big campus and easy to be “lost”, no efforts
to get them together, etc. The Services for Students with
Disabilities is trying to change it all that!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 4, 2013

— rival national deaf organizations working together

Could NAD, AgBell, HLAA, TDI, ALDA, RID and other organizations
agree together on a legislative bill? Almost impossible? Yes.
But in England, there are different national deaf organizations
that are working together on one parliamentary bill. Why and how?
British MP Sir Malcolm Bruce, a strong supporter of the rights
and needs of the deaf, is retiring. He wants to introduce his
final parliamentary bill and has asked these rival organizations
to help him with it! Will it be successful? MP Bruce is hopeful.

 

 

— a typical day of an interpreter in Washington, DC

What is a typical day of an interpreter in Washington, DC?
There is no such a thing as a typical day. A freelance interpreter
said one day he may interpret for a meeting at a government
agency, the next day, interpret for a political rally, and
the next day, for a patient at a doctor’s appointment.

 

 

— a deaf competitor in a big bodyboarding event

At the Rio Bodyboarding International 2013 event in Brazil,
over 150 competitors will take part, all of them hoping
to be the best in facing these huge ocean waves without
losing balance. One of the competitors is Luciano Cunha,
a local Brazilian. He is deaf and he qualified for the
big event by qualifying in the sectionals. How important
is that event? It is part of the 2014 IBA World Tour
Grand Slam Series. The association said he is the first
deaf competitor ever.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 3, 2013

— a deaf man in a forensics crime field

We watch these TV programs – Criminal Minds, Bones, CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation, etc – and we know that the forensics labs
help solve crimes. Do we have a deaf person working in the real
forensics field? Graham Williams, who is deaf, teaches
Forensic Science at the University of Huddersfield in England.
Before his teaching job, he worked for the Forensic Science Service,
a British agency – before budget cuts closed it up for good last
year. He communicates orally and knows no sign language.

 

 

— A busy Deaflymics president

The new Deaflympics president is a deaf Russian, Valery Rukhledev.
In the past, being the Deaflympics president was a part time job,
but it seems to be a full time job with Valery. Do look at his
travel schedule for this month, all on Deaflympics business –

September 4th – flying to Argentina
September 20th – flying to London
September 23rd – flying to New York

and between these trips, meeting with the Russian government officials
to urge them to host the 2015 Winter Deaflympics.

 

 

— Sometimes a problem with interpreters for deaf in the courtroom

Always from time to time a deaf person, in the courtroom, does
not understand ASL or any other forms of sign language, and
cannot follow CART. What is the judge going to do? In extreme
cases, hire an interpreter thouands of miles away to come to
the court room to try to interpret for that deaf fellow. One deaf
interpreter did – flew from the West Coast to the East Coast to
try to interpret. Did it work? In that case, no!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 2, 2013

 

 

— Derrick Coleman makes the Seattle Seahawks final roster

Derrick Coleman has survived the roster cuts and is on the 53-man
Seattle Seahawks roster. He plays two positions – fullback and
special teams. A popular player – Michael Robinson was cut to
make room for Derrick. Coaches said it was Derrick’s hard work
that earned him the roster spot. He now has to play in a real
game to officially become the third deaf player in NFL. While
each team has 53 players on their rosters, the rules allow 45
to play in each game. We can just hope that the Seahawks will
select Derrick as one of the 45 players for its game next Sunday
against Carolinas. Just keep our fingers crossed.

 

 

— a rare bus; hearing people riding deaf bus!

Look at the pictures. Each picture is worth a 1,000 words.
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has contracted with a
private fleet bus to have the school logos pasted on all
4 sides of the bus. This bus is used for some hearing trips
and also for some school trips. The bus may take long
distance trips, across the nation, carrying hearing
passengers!

http://deafdigest.com/rear-of-deaf-bus/
http://deafdigest.com/driver-side-deaf-bus/
http://deafdigest.com/front-of-deaf-bus/
http://deafdigest.com/passenger-side-deaf-bus/

 

 

– Captions not permitted in Sweden?

Is the Swedish government opposed to captions? Well, do read this
story. Undertexter is a Swedish captioning website. The police
raided the Undertexter headquarters and shut it down. Why? They
are saying Undertexter violates Swedish copyright laws! Many
people in Sweden, both deaf and hearing are very angry about it.

 

 

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-walmart/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gestures-dictionary/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Top stories about the deaf:

Alexander T. Graham has left his position as AgBell CEO
to take a new position as CEO of Council for Exceptional 
Children. Said an acquaintance "I'm disappointed he's 
leaving AgBell"

We have few deaf radio disc jockeys around. The latest
one is Robbie Wilde, who works in a radio station
in the metro New York area. 

Maura Buckley, not deaf and a retired teacher of the deaf
in Ireland, has accused the government of being out of
touch with the nation's deaf community. It hit the newspapers
this week.

Both Gallaudet and NTID came out with big news of
their own, both equally impressive and equally important.
NTID is working with University of Rochester to train
deaf students that want to work in the biomedical and 
behavioral science fields. Gallaudet on the other hand
is offering a new doctorate program in Educational 
Neuroscience. Things are getting more exciting for
deaf students that want to get ahead in these fields!

Left side of the brain and the deaf or right side of
the brain and the deaf? For years it has been said
that a certain side of the brain affects the deaf
more than the other side. Fact or fiction? Well,
a team of researchers at University of Utah is
saying that right-brain, left-brain (with hearing
brains) is a myth. Are they saying that the same
goes for the deaf?

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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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WALMART GOOD OR BAD TO THE DEAF?
   Wal-Mart prices are the lowest. Many people go to Wal-Mart
for that reason.
   Wal-Mart has hired many deaf people - but these jobs are
low paid.
   Has Wal-Mart hired the deaf for supervisory and higher
levels? Has Wal-Mart promoted the deaf for better jobs
for better pay?
   DeafDigest editor does not know and wonders if Wal-Mart
is not really good to deaf employees?

- for ASL News version with captions: 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-walmart/

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

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A big disagreement on Deaf Culture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-disagreement-by-larry-stewart/

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A PUZZLING SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY
   Are gestures used by the deaf the same as sign language?
Hard to say because if deaf people use gestures with each
other, they are really communicating (without sign language).
   Vanatu is a small island in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 miles
away from Australia. This island has a group of deaf people.
They communicate by gestures.
   A deaf student at a New Zealand university worked on a
Vanatu sign language dictionary. She took pictures of their
gestures for this project.
   So is it really a sign language dictionary or a gesture
dictionary?

- for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gestures-dictionary/

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

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2013 TDI/ALDA Joint Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 16-20, 2013

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

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THE MOST POPULAR APP AMONG THE HARD OF HEARING
   What is the most popular app among the hard of hearing?
It is the app that turns the iPhone into a hearing aid.
   Not sure if this app equals the real hearing aid?

WORST JOBS IN WASHINGTON, DC
   Yahoo ran a feature titled - The 10 worst jobs in
Washington, DC.
   Mostly it was political jobs on the Capitol Hill where
hours are long, pay is low and people complain all the time
about legislators.
   What about the deaf? DeafDigest editor knew of a deaf woman
that worked in the office of a Congressman. She was thrilled
to get the job but later on, she hated it.
   It is for the same reason - low pay, long hours, no social
life and complaining voters.

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

A deaf nightmare in a mainstreamed class

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-in-mainstreamed-class/

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

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

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
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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
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* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
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Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
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* 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
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Our dental offices are located in College Park, 
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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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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Ohio Association of the Deaf

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a comment -

he is hearing-challenged

Hearing-challenged? Could a profoundly deaf person
with no sound discrimination skills be defined as
challenged?

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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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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
   In a certain American jurisdiction, the penalty
for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail.
   Well, for some reason, we the deaf tend to laugh
when hearies don't, and we don't laugh when hearies
do. Just hope we don't accidentally laugh during a
somber moment in the courtroom or the irate judge
would haul us off to the slammer!

Note: Many laws, enacted years ago, remain on
the books even though their purposes may have
faded into obscurity. If you know of such
ridiculous laws that impact on the deaf, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.org

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Deaf Pin of the Week - a picture

early eighties - urging the deaf to buy TV decoders

http://deafdigest.com/pushing-tv-decoders-for-deaf/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. is genetic testing of deafness (DNA sequencing)
accurate?

A. Yes and no. In some cases, certain types of deafness
cannot be located in the DNA! This is happening to a
large family in New Hampshire. 

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: 

New Video Phone

I got a new video phone from Sorenson, nTouch.

How can people with Usher Syndrome still see?  Yes, many of us still can see.

We must control our communication needs with our callers.

Friends, family and VRS interpreters are pretty good with me.

Now the regular remote control?  The print is too tiny!

Sorenson send me a large print remote control!  BIG!

So if you struggle with tiny print on your remote control, contact Sorenson!

Now, who called?

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the dictionary people will finally accept audism
as a new word. They haven't for the past 38 years!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1937 - Paul-François Choppin passed away in
France. He was deaf and was an eminent sculptor.
A postage stamp has been issued in his honor.

(source: Kenneth S. Rothschild)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

15

ILY stamps issued all over the world
(source: Kenneth S. Rothschild)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Kenneth Freeman is a new freshman with the
University of Kentucky swimming team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Anthony Allen is a horse racing jockey with
the Australian horse racing tracks

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Deaf Sports Library 

For the first time ever, the English national deaf cricket team
will be traveling to South Africa for matches against the
national deaf South African cricket team. The matches are
taking place right now this week.

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DeafDigest Sports: 

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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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 !! -

 *  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             

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Pocahontas school district is seeking a non-certified credentialed sign 
language interpreter with a QAST level 2/3 or 3/2 or an EIPA level 3.  
Qualified persons may contact . . . .

 Sara Martin
Special Education Coordinator
Pocahontas School District
2300 North Park
Pocahontas, AR 72455
sara.martin@pocahontaspsd.com
Work Phone: 870-892-4573 ext. 5011
Fax: 870-892-8857

You could also add that other experience will be considered to open the 
door for those with some experience with signing that are willing to 
pursue a credentialed level.

However, the levels as stated above are the recommended levels for a 
qualified interpreter.

Kewl ASL is looking for an employment specialist (job developer and job 
coach) to work part time in the Central and Midcoast Maine areas. 
Completion of approved Employment Specialist training is required within 
six months of hire. Fluency in American Sign Language is required, and 
preference will be given to native users of American Sign Language. If 
you.re interested, please contact Deb Myers at kewlasl@gmail.com or 
207-240-3177 text.

We are looking for a deaf person to provide education in the Deaf 
community about the Medicaid enrollment. See below for the job 
description.

In-Person Counseling Program Staff
Under the supervision of a Program Manager, the IPC case manager works as 
a team member to educate and enroll new participants in Medicaid, Tax 
Credit, or Marketplace insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 
Responsible for planning large and small community events, distributing 
marketing materials, setting up and taking down events, community mapping 
and door-to-door activities to enroll participants. This position will 
work mainly in communities in South West and West side of Chicago, 
depending on assigned area. Hirees will receive on-the-job training. 
Assist outreach worker with the development of new referral relationships 
with organizations and individuals that will refer participants to the IPC 
Program for enrollment.
Job Requirements

* High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred.
* Minimum of one year experience in health, social or human service or 
community based setting.
* State of IL driver's license.
* Must have strong organizational skills.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
* Knowledge of basic computer programs required.
* Working knowledge of office methods and procedures, filing, telephone 
techniques, and office equipment, as well as English usage, spelling, 
grammar, and punctuation.
* Requires intermediate level math skills.
* Requires intermediate working knowledge of specified PC applications, 
software and database management (Word, Excel, Outlook).
* Ability to maintain confidentiality.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work 
effectively with a wide range of customers in a diverse environment.
Continued employment is contingent upon the successful completion of 
training and achieving certification.
Location
Sinai Community Institute
Department
In-Person Counseling Program
Hours
Days (Must be Flexible)
Shift
Days
Contact
cassandra.soja@sinai.org

Arkansas
 Quitman
 School district is looking for a full time interpreter for a 7th grade
 student? They can call Jill LaRosa at 501-428-1341 if they are
 interested

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2013

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2013

— an interpreter explains Deaf Culture

Someone asked an interpreter what is deaf culture. The
interpreter said – honest talk; explaining things that
they see; describing people such as person with pimples,
the short fat person, etc; foot banging the floor;
turning on lights to call someone; deaf-only travel
tours; deaf-only parties; following Deaf Rules; etc.

 

 

— police officers still handcuff deaf people

Do not handcuff a deaf person behind his back. It is
a lesson many police officers do not understand. For
that reason, the Whatcom County (Washington) had to
pay an old deaf man $62,500. The deaf man was handcuffed
behind his back, preventing him from communicating
with the police.

 

 

— a deaf hotel consultant forgot one very important thing!

Ruthy Fletcher, a deaf British woman, is a consultant with
many hotels on Deaf Travel issues. She has been telling
hotels to give flashing signal devices for the deaf.
She is correct – but – she forgot one very important thing.
Many deaf travelers carry their own laptops. While almost
all hotels advertise having wi-fi systems, not all such
systems are the same. Some are easy to connect; some
are impossible to connect. When the wi-fi cannot be
connected, then a voice call must be made with the
internet provider’s service center (many of them in
India). Calling up the service center is often impossible
for the deaf. When that happens, the hotel clerk MUST
come to the room, and make the call and then help connect
the wi-fi to make sure it works. Most hotels won’t do that!

 

 

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