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DeafDigest – 31 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 31, 2013

 
— a deaf dancer in a big performance

Zahna Moss, a young deaf woman, is a talented dancer.
Just recently she was part of a dance group that
performed for an event at the San Diego Dance Theater.
It was Trolley Dances, a long time dance tradition
in the San Diego hearing cultural community. Her
dream is to dance professionally. Way back in the
1970’s, a deaf man – Sam Edwards danced professionally
and was on a TV dance performance.

 

— Microsoft sign language device is bad

Microsoft has developed the Kinect, which is supposed to
translate our sign language. How good is it? It was only
able to translate one of 13 words into sign language.
What! Our ASL that hard to translate? No, it was the
Chinese Sign Language! Well, there are two sign languages
in China – the Southern Chinese Sign Language and the
Northern Chinese Sign Language. Perhaps Kinect got confused?

 
— Deaf wife’s interpreter in court is her husband!

A hard of hearing man in Alabama was punched in the face by a
neighbor. He filed charges against the neighbor. In the
courtroom, he asked for an interpreter. There was none. The
county gave him a choice – to wait for the interpreter, thus
delaying the trial or to go ahead with the trial with himself
as interpreter. He decided to go ahead with the trial, but
having to interpret his wife’s testimony. He lost the case and
is very angry about it. He is planning to file charges against
the state, saying that Alabama law allows him to have an
interpreter.

 

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DeafDigest – 30 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 30, 2013

— sign language banned in the court room

A deaf trial is going on in Maryland. The
Howard County circuit court Judge Judge William
Tucker told everyone that sign language and
obvious facial expressions were not permitted
during the trial. Only interpreters and
witnesses could use sign language. A shocked
attorney, specializing in ADA, said it was
the first time he heard about it. But another
attorney said the judge has the right to set
court room rules.

 

— a deaf resident’s problems with the smoke alarm

In Blackburn, England, Ken Jarvis, who is deaf, has
a big problem with the smoke alarm in his house.
Five or six times in recent months, the firemen
came to his house because the alarm went on while
he was cooking his meals. This alarm lacks a
flashing light, and he does not know if alarm went
on. He has asked for help, but no one – the fire
department, the home association and the social
worker knows what to do! Strange because the deaf
in USA have flashing lights.

 

 

— deaf rapper Sean Forbes’ biggest fear

Sean Forbes is the world’s best known Deaf Rapper.
He goes on tours with his musical performances.
Everyone has a fear. What is Sean’s biggest fear?
That his hearing aid would not work – in middle of
his performance on the stage. It, in fact, happened
few weeks ago! He cannot interrupt his performance
to change batteries. He had to rely on memory and
on drum rhythm to cue him during the performance!

 

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DeafDigest – 29 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 29, 2013

 
— Deaf children learning how to be deaf?

Lecturer Joseph Valente, not deaf, is giving
a lecture at Bucknell University in
Pennsylvania. His topic is “How Deaf Children
Learn to be Deaf.” He says it is about
bilingualism. DeafDigest editor thought deaf
children are supposed to learn about these
3 R’s – reading, writing, arithmetic, the
same as hearing children?

 

— a cruel bedroom tax

Martyn Styles with his wife and deaf son, live in a
3-bedroom house in England. Martyn himself is deaf-blind.
and uses the third bedroom for Braille equipment and
computers. These devices allow him to stay connected
with the outside world. A Support Service Provider comes
in for assistance. Martyn is now faces a surprise
bedroom tax, which would cost him extra $65.00 per week.
He cannot afford the tax and is forced to chose between
keeping his house or with the Support Service Provider!
The British Deaf-Blind community is very angry about it.

 
— a drunk hearing driver gave the cops a crazy deaf story

Robert D. Bourque, not deaf, was caught driving while
drunk in Ontario. During the breathalizer test, he told
the cops that he poured alcohol into his ears to prove that
it will help cure deafness. The cops did not believe him and
arrested him. He is awaiting trial.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2013

–small town anger at deaf person

DeafDigest mentioned that the Chakeres movie theater in
Frankfort, Kentucky was to be shut down in January,
not wanting to spend money to upgrade its digital equipment
to include captions. The closing has made people in the
town very angry, and they blamed a deaf person for filing
the lawsuit to force captions. The angry people used email
and social media to accuse the deaf person of being in the
lawsuit for the money. The deaf person said it was easier
to watch movies in Frankfort than to drive to a theater
in Lexington, about 30 miles away!

 
— two worst cruise ships for the deaf

What are the two worst cruise ships for deaf vacationers?
It is the Oceania and Holland America cruise lines.
No interpreters, no captions, no assistive devices,
no nothing! ADA? These cruise ships are not under
the American flag. If you wish to take a cruise
and want these accommodations, then you may need to
avoid both cruise lines!

 

— FCC continues to oppose a deaf cell phone app

For two years there was a request that FCC approve a cell
phone app that would help the deaf. Yet FCC continues to
say no. Why? This app would involve a stenographer that would
relay back to the deaf what the hearing person said. The
FCC says relay funds cannot be used to pay for that service.
FCC is scared that it will lead to relay fraud!

 

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DeafDigest – 27 October 2013

DeafDigest Gold – October 27, 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-woman-smiles-all-time/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-frustration-at-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-box-hearing-box/

(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
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The White House has selected five students to serve
as interns. One of these new interns is Amanda Koski,
a Gallaudet student. And on the Capitol Hill, Alexander
Van Hook, a NTID/RIT student served as intern with the
office of the U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Washington
state. Just hope that our politicians which have serious
problems agreeing with each other, will listen to advice
and wisdom from our two deaf student interns!

The Department of Homeland Security has come up
with a new real-time emergency alert messages
to inform the deaf of emergencies in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Around
500 deaf families will be given these alerting
devices on an experimental basis.

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
is coming up with Facts Sheets and videos
to educate the deaf on their medical rights.

The British Equality Human Rights Commission
is now pushing web developers to make their
web products deaf-accessible.

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A DEAF FRUSTRATION IN RESTAURANT
What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?
You agree to meet a deaf friend at a restaurant. You
arrive first before him, and you tell the waiter that
you are waiting for your friend.
The waiter does not understand you and gives you
a hard time. Even if you point to your watch and
tell him “5 minutes” the waiter still does not
understand you!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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20th Annual Seminar

Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss
Warwick, Rhode Island

May 9, 2014

more information at:
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A BOX MAKES PEACE BETWEEN DEAF AND HEARING EMPLOYEES
A deaf man and a hearing man did not get along in
a workplace office. They were always arguing over many
things.
The hearing man was rude. He would confront the deaf
man, pointing to the mistake deaf man made with paperwork.
And the hearing man would not listen when the deaf man
tried to explain that it was not an error.
Then there was peace. How? The boss set up two boxes
on top of a table in the office. One box was for the
deaf employee. The other box was for the hearing employee.
If they wish to communicate or to pass papers with
each other, they put these in the box.
No more face to face. Just box to box. Peace!

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Many types of hearing aids for the deaf

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A DEAF OWNER OF A HAIRDRESSING SALON
In Loughborough, a town of 60,000 people and part of the
Leicestershire metro area in England, there is a Bliss Hairdressing
salon.
The owner is Nick Tedd, and he is deaf. Been deaf all his life.
He has hairdressers working for him in that salon.

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

not knowing who our national deaf leaders were

http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/

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

Rhode Island 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
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Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com
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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Lousy deaf ASL pin

http://deafdigest.com/lousy-deaf-asl-pin/

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are sign language classes valuable even if the
hearing students still cannot learn how to sign?

A. Once they’re exposed to a deaf ASL teacher, their
fear of the deaf disappears – meaning if they work on
the cash register and a deaf customer comes up, they
won’t run away out of fear!

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:

Fall Hiking

Hiking the mountain trails is popular in Vermont.

The Fall is the most popular time.

Comfortable weather and the changing of colors!

I searched for volunteers to be my support buddies to hike the trails.

The organization who provides volunteers insists that I give them at least 2 weeks notice in advance.

The frustrating part is not knowing the condition of the weather that far in advance!

Well, it turned out that it was going to rain and snow and the whole thing is cancelled.

The prior two weeks, the weather was picture perfect.

But I am asked to assess the weather two weeks in advance per their policy.

So hunting and winter is around the corner which mean wait till next year.

I will console myself with dusting off my snowshoes.

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 small town movie houses stop making threats to
close down if forced to install captioning equipment!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1918 – students at Maryland School for the Deaf
were given military uniforms and given military
training. The school reverted to “civilian” attire
in 1955

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

24

students enrolled at the Deaf Studies program at
San Diego State University in 2010. This low number was the reason why this program was closed.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, jr, women’s hockey

is also a member of the national women’s hockey team of
Denmark

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies

hit .267 in 51 games for class AA Reading (PA) hit .220 in 63 games for class AAA Lehigh Valley

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Deaf Sports Library

deaf rugby

http://usarugby.org/club-news/item/expected-usavmaoriabs-sold-out-crowd-can-take-in-deaf-rugby-match-in-philadelphia

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mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–         Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–         Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

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
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-061

Status            Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
.    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
.    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
.    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
.    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
.    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor .    Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
.    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
.    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
.    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
.    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
.    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
.    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
.    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
.    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
.    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
.    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
.    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations .    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
.    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
.    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
.    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community .    Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
.    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

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.

Minimum Qualifications
.    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
.    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
.    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
.    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
.    Pass drug screening
.    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
.    Bachelor’s degree
.    Completion of formal internship/mentee program
.    Additional years of directly related experience .    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

Salary $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

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 . humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

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

Open        October 24, 2013

Closing Date        When 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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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 or Part time position

Description:
This position provides interpreting services for: psychiatrist
appointments, family therapy, home visits with Deaf children and
adults, staff meetings and trainings.  Must be able to work with a
team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters, as needed.

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:
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 Posting
Community Employment Services Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full time – Salaried

Function:
Manage all employment services offered at Deaf Adult Services by establishing and maintaining activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in accordance with in-office directives and ACCES-VR contractual obligations. Responsibilities include providing assistance with job development/placement efforts; work in conjunction with traditional employment resources, develop employment opportunities, identify openings and opportunities for individuals in need of employment assistance; Other duties include job interview readiness, job counseling to individuals and employers, sensitivity awareness and training for existing and potential employers of deaf and hard of hearing clients. Responsible for accurate and timely billing documentation of services provided.

Specific Duties:
. Assist individuals in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes
. Provide job search/career information workshops and presentations as needed
. Make arrangements for interpreters and interviews for individuals and potential employers
. Monitor individual performance on the job and advocate as needed
. Counsel and support individual when job performance is not satisfactory and work with them to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or review other employment options
. Provide program information to various businesses, non-profit agencies, schools, and update information as needed including the removal of employment barriers
. Recruit potential Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates for job placement services
. Ensure the delivery of services reflect Independent Living philosophy and Consumer empowerment and self-advocacy
. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director within the objectives of the position

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
. 3 years Job Placement experience with demonstrated placement success
. Sign Language and Deaf Culture knowledge
. Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 5 years experience
. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
. General computer knowledge including Word and Excel
. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of program and individual information
. Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize work assignments
. Must have reliable transportation, a valid New York driver’s license and current automobile insurance as required by law

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org; Position available immediately.

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Job Posting
Manager of Interpreting Services
Deaf Adult Services
Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full time, Salaried

Function:
The Manager of Interpreting Services is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Interpreting Department at Deaf Adult Services including interpreter relations, customer satisfaction and vendor accounts . Participate as part of agency management team with Executive Director, Business Manager and Director of Advocacy and Community Education Services to ensure continuous quality and stability of programs.
Specific Duties:
. Supervise all interpreting services staff. Participate in annual review, hiring and any disciplinary measures needed.
. Review all customer contracts and prepare for signature
. Oversee and ensure appropriateness of all interpreting assignments
. Assess/evaluate the skills/certification of all interpreters at least annually
. Submit a written monthly report, including program statistics, to the Executive Director
. Coordinate CEU training opportunities for Western NY interpreters.
. Stay abreast of current relevant technology and standards of the industry through knowledge of disability law, RID and NAD.
. Coordinate the ACCES-VR/MWBE and ECDSS interpreting contracts including ensuring timely and effective tracking and reporting as required by contract.
. Work with Executive Director on Interpreting specific grant projects and funding opportunities
. Conduct outreach and marketing in order to recruit new business.
. Remain knowledgeable about local interpreting dynamics as a method to evaluate and mentor inexperienced community interpreters.
. Submit current news and information for dissemination in DAS E-News
. Attend staff development opportunities
. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
. Must possess NIC or equivalent certification or CDI certification
. At least 6 years of professional interpreting experience
. Diplomacy and strong people skills
. Effective problem solving and communication skills.
. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Cultures
. Knowledge of RID Code of Professional Conduct
. Thorough knowledge of ADA
. Relevant education and training required to obtain knowledge and experience of the interpreting industry
. Proven successful relationships with local Deaf and HH communities
. Organizational and time management capabilities
. Computer competency and knowledge of customer service principles

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org; Position available immediately.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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/

Secondary Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

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
Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Education/ASL Interpreting
Utah State University
at Salt Lake Campus

Department  Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (COMD)

Location  Salt Lake Campus

Position Summary The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month position at the Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a background in Deaf Education/ ASL Interpreting and provide leadership to a cooperative program between Salt Lake Community College Interpreter Training Program (Associate degree level) and Utah State University (Bachelor degree level), While a member of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in Logan, UT, the successful candidate will be housed at the USU Regional Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Responsibilities 1. Serve as a liaison between the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Interpreter Training Program and Utah State University (USU) Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education 2. Develop upper division undergraduate ASL and interpreting curricula leading to a bachelor degree in consultation with the SLCC Interpreter Training coordinator 3. Assess student ASL and interpreting competencies; provide supervision and mentoring to undergraduate students having completed a major in interpreting at SLCC and assist them in upper division curriculum choices to achieve their bachelor’s degree at USU 4. Teach 3-4 courses (12-16 credit hours) per semester (Fall and Spring) in American Sign Language, interpreter related courses, and Deaf culture courses, using current pedagogical practices 5. Present professional information to the profession and the public 6. Participate in state and national professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Educational Administration and Supervision, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, Instructional Design, or a related area 2. Demonstrated strength in ASL, interpreting, and English 3. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and inter-higher education institution team 4. Advanced or superior proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversations 5. State or national certification with American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Preferred Qualifications 1. Five years of teaching ASL/interpreting in higher education 2. Five or more years in Educational Administration /Supervision related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting; and, an in-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, deafness, and communication issues 3. Experience in curriculum development 4. International Deaf Education and/or interpreting experience 5. Record of writing and receiving grants related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting 6. Experience in community outreach and recruitment 7. Evidence of involvement and leadership on the national level in Deaf Education and/or interpreting (Council on Education of the Deaf, RID, etc.)

Review Date  11-07-2013

Position Close Date  Open Until Filled

Salary  Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59371 for more information and to apply online.

Requisition Number  054168

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

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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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Employment Opportunities: Habiliation & Respite Provider

Employment opportunities with a community services organization that helps people with developmental disabilities.

We are in need of habilitation and respite providers who are experienced in ASL.  We have part time positions available and it is a great opportunity for college students or people who have a passion for working in the deaf community to earn some extra money while making a difference in these consumers lives.

If interested, contact Heather Hinshaw.  See contact information below.

Heather Hinshaw, MT-BC

HCBS Program Coordinator

Sonoran Sky Community Services, Inc.

9601 N. Black Canyon Highway

Phoenix, AZ, 85021

(602) 216-0518, ext. 117

Fax:  (602) 216-3704

Employment Opportunity: Sign Language/Interpreter Training position

Pima Community College
Arizona

The deadline to apply for the Sign Language/Interpreter Training position is November 5th.

For any questions, feel free to contact Leticia Anduaga; landuaga@pima.edu – Human Resources Analyst assigned to this position. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and be contacted at (520) 206-4624.

Position Announcement . Teacher Aide

17 hours ago by uad 0 Comments0 Comments
UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

Announces
the Position of
Teacher Aide

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 59-13
Orem, UT Schedule IN
DPR 50214/5330

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS Practical knowledge of basic classroom techniques and organization; techniques for assisting and providing effective support to classroom instructors; practical skills in effective interpersonal student contact; safe and timely response to special classroom situations. Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; maintain strict confidentiality. This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students (some with limited mobility) and their personal needs equipment. Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds. There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.) Preference may be given to applicants who can communicate fluently in Spanish. Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working with disabled children; MANDT training; a valid Utah driver license with clean driving record. In order to drive a State vehicle, employee hired for this recruitment will be subject to the completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Hourly rate $9.60. Benefits will be limited to Social Security. This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD This is a part-time position for nine (9) months (181 days) each school year. Work schedule Monday through Friday, six (6) hours per day.

OPENING DATE: October 17, 2013 CLOSING DATE: October 23, 2013

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for a position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the Utah State Jobs website

The requisition number for this position is 31187.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.
The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

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DeafDigest – 27 October 2013

DeafDigest Blue - October 27, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ad-for-deaf-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-more-deaf-network-in-building/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-travel-better-than-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-rude-to-other-deaf/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Robert Hill was placed on administrative leave from his
position as superintendent of the Arizona State Schools 
for the Deaf and the Blind by the governing board.
Next step is to sort things out with the attorneys
regarding allegations filed by four school employees.
The board finally made the decision after going through
several meetings and basically deciding nothing!

The deaf community of Wales are angry at the
Action On Hearing Loss, a private agency that
advocates rights and needs of the deaf. They
are saying this agency has been quiet with
respect to the Welsh legislative body not
wanting to caption their proceedings.

The Human Rights Watch, an international organization, 
issued an announcement that deaf children have
a right to a quality education. 

San Diego State University once had Deaf Studies
program. It was dropped because of low interest.
Efforts are being made by a small group to reestablish
this program.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Read what they say

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DO NOT BE RUDE TO OLDER STUDENTS AT GALLAUDET OR NTID
   This is a true story. A young and immature Gallaudet
male student was very rude to an older, married female
student.
   He gave her very hard time every day, laughing and
mocking at her and showing her no respect. She was angry,
but kept her mouth shut.
   One day, this young student told her that he was
applying for a job as a dorm counselor at a school
for the deaf.
   The female student told this young student:

my husband is the dean of students at the school for
the deaf and I will tell him how rude you have been to me!

   The immature student's face was red and he did not get
the job!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-rude-to-other-deaf/

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

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Deaf Women Conference of New England

Nov 7-9, 2014

Portsmouth, NH

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-women-new-england-conference/

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DEAF PEOPLE CAN TRAVEL BY THEMSELVES
   DeafDigest editor received an advice from a travel agent.
It said it is important to tell everyone that you are deaf -
ticket counter clerk, gate agent, flight hostess, etc. And
also to ask for escort to get into the airplane and also
to get out of the airplane.
   Are we, the deaf, helpless when we travel? No. We, the
deaf, travel much better than hearing people - because
we depend on our eyes and on our common sense!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-travel-better-than-hearing/

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

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Plants named after deaf people

http://deafdigest.com/plants-named-after-deaf-people/

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FOOD PROBLEMS AT MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMY FOR THE DEAF
   It is not about institutional food that is causing
problems with students at Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf.
   It is the food restrictions enforced by the USDA
that is causing students to be upset. Not only the
portions are smaller, as required, but the food
was described "not appetizing."
   MSAD Superintendent Brad Harper said:

The thing that has parents and athletes upset is that seconds 
are no longer available

   The school is trying to find a way to make students
happy without breaking the federal guidelines!

AUDIOLOGISTS COMMITTING FRAUD
   The Advanced Hearing Aid Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
has been accused of fraud, fooling the public into
thinking audiologists, with credentials, work there.
   The owners were arrested and due to show up in court,
but they didn't show up. 
   Warrants are out there for their arrests.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told that their signing hands are blessed!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In addition to the letter keys on a steno machine keyboard, there is
a key in the middle that is an asterisk key.  Since you can't
backspace on a steno machine keyboard like you can on a typewriter
or computer keyboard, the asterisk key is how most captioners and
court reporters indicate that they made a mistake.  If a captioner
realizes that he or she stroked an incorrect stroke, the captioner
will hit the asterisk key and then restroke the correct steno. 
If you were to type on a computer keyboard the word "stat" when you
actually meant to type the word "star," you would backspace on your
keyboard and retype the "r" correctly.  If a court reporter or
captioner were to make a similar mistake and stroke "STAT" instead of
"STAR," that reporter cannot back up on the keyboard.  
He or she would stroke an asterisk and then restroke the whole word
"STAR" correctly.  The reporter's steno strokes would then look like
this:  STAT/*/STAR.  The computer would then remove the "STAT" stroke
and replace it with "STAR."

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

being begged by a hearing child to watch a movie
(that is non-captioned)

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

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your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For 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 ante has been upped in the captioning lawsuit filed
against the University of Maryland's Comcast Center,
saying the athletic department does not caption their
media announcements!

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Did you know that - 

Betty Broecker, who passed away not too long time ago,
was a deaf leader among deaf leaders. In a long career,
she served as director of the Center for the Deaf at 
Community College of Philadelphia, director of the
New Jersey Division of the Deaf, editor-in-chief of
the Silent News (no longer in business), director
of the Independent Living Program in New Jersey.
She was an advocate, a writer and a charismatic
spokesperson on the rights and needs of the deaf.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Maurice 
Potter, Faribault, Minnesota, who departed us. 
He not only recognized as the greatest deaf baseball
umpire in history but also as the greatest
umpire in state baseball history!
   Maurice umpired baseball games (high school,
college and semi pro) for 44 years, and was
always assigned to umpire important games.
   Not just he was great in umpiring but he
could have played minor league baseball. He felt
that a stable home life and stable employment were
more important than being a vagabond ball player.

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Do we have fearless deaf individuals climbing
up and down the bridge posts, some 875 feet high?
This is called rappelling.
   Erica Vance is deaf and a student at
Tennessee Temple University. She was part of a
hearing rappel team that climbed onto and off
the bridge posts last week on Bridge Day.

......

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Historians, both deaf and hearing, know that Harvey Lillard,
a deaf man way back in 1895, sort of opened up the field
of chiropractic. Complaining of a bad back, he went to see 
D.D. Palmer, a hearing man, who was a "healer." This
field was born when Lillard's back was fixed and was painfree.

Would that field have been born if not for the deaf man's
bad back and seeing the right person at the right time?

.......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf employee thought the supervisor said:
please do the Travers' audit

Travers?

No such an employee by the name of Travers

The supervisor actually said:
please do the travel audit

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-         Public Relations Director - Los Angeles, CA

-         Placement Coordinator - West Covina, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Job Announcement 
Executive Director
Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) 
Vancouver, Washington

Job Description: 
The Executive Director is responsible for agency operations and ensuring 
the delivery of both direct and indirect services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf-Blind individuals in SWCDHH.s service area. These 
responsibilities include management of personnel and services: 
implementation of Board policies; communication with the public, Board and 
community; program development; fundraising; data collection and 
fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct client services to 
provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and information and 
referral. 

Knowledge and Abilities Desired: 
.	Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues 
facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required.
.	Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are 
Hard of Hearing.
.	An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf, Deaf-Blind 
and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social services, in 
addition to familiarity with laws and regulations pertaining to Deaf, 
Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumers.
.	Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices, 
knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the social 
service delivery system.
.	Proven ability/skills with grant writing. 
Minimum Qualifications: 
.	A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling, Psychology, or 
a related field - a Master's degree is preferred.
.	Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind 
and Hard of Hearing with supervisory experience (1 year).
.	Fluency in American Sign Language
.	Good communication skills including presentations and report 
writing.

Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience. 

SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities and 
minorities are encouraged to apply. 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional 
references by regular mail or email.

Deadline:  November 15, 2013

Mail:
ATTN:  Search Committee - Executive Committee
SWCDHH
301 SE Hearthwood Blvd
Vancouver, WA  98684

Email:   mailto:searchcommittee@swcdhh.org

For more information, contact Don Redford, Board Chairman at 
mailto:don.redford@gmail.com

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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 or Part time position

Description:
This position provides interpreting services for: psychiatrist
appointments, family therapy, home visits with Deaf children and
adults, staff meetings and trainings.  Must be able to work with a
team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters, as needed. 

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:
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            

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

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

- Secondary Science Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

- System Administrator & Desktop Support
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

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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Job Announcement
Mental Health Clinician
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Full-time, $41,500 to $43,000/year + benefits

Specific Responsibilities: Reports to the Licensed Program Manager. 
Provides assessment and treatment in Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, 
and Treatment (EPSDT) Medi-Cal outpatient clinic co-located at a Licensed 
Residential Level 12 six-bed group home serving deaf and hard of hearing 
youth. Provide specialty mental health clinic and community based services 
including individual/family/group therapy, crisis intervention, case 
management, and rehabilitation. Follow Utilization Management process and 
complete Behavioral Health Assessments, Safety and Crisis Prevention 
Plans, Client Plans, Progress Notes, and Discharge Summaries, and 
facilitate medication evaluation and monitoring for each youth placed. 
Maintain an accurate and timely electronic record of client services in 
the County Management Information System using the Anasazi data collection 
program in accordance with the San Diego County Mental Health Services 
Organizational Provider Manual. Maintain .5 FTE equivalent or 20 hours or 
1200 minutes of billable services per week. Maintain working knowledge of 
Community Care Licensing and Medi-Cal regulations, county placement and 
mental health contracts to ensure compliance.

Qualifications:  Must be fluent in American Sign Language and demonstrate 
specific competence in deaf culture.  Licensed or license-eligible in good 
standing in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or other 
mental health profession with at least one year experience working with 
children, youth, and families in a clinic or community setting and at 
least one year experience providing specialty mental health services 
including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, and 
evaluation. Must possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and 
dual diagnosis treatment. Experience working in trauma-informed and dual 
diagnosis programs preferred.  Knowledge of case plan development and 
collaboration with multiple agencies and familiarity with child welfare 
services, probation department, and children's mental health preferred. 
Positive attitude, appreciation of different perspectives, and sense of 
humor. Physical requirements include computer literacy, repetitive hand 
use, standing, walking, bending, lifting up to twenty pounds, sitting for 
prolonged periods, work in office/home/community environment, high energy 
for multiple tasks, limited exposure to physical risk, with reasonable 
accommodations to perform essential functions. Hire pending results of 
health screening, drug testing, tuberculosis test, ongoing criminal and 
child abuse checks, and reference check. Must have reliable vehicle, 
relevant auto insurance, clean driving record, and willing to drive 
vehicle for job related tasks.  Must be available after hours to meet 
staffing needs and for some 24/7 emergency and crisis situations. Able to 
perform the essential functions of the position with regular and 
predictable attendance.

Send resume to: 
Attn: BMHC
SDYS 
PO Box 80756
San Diego, CA 92138

or send to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org or fax to (619) 221-8611

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United 
States.

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Job Announcement:
Relief Residential Counselor
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Relief, On-Call, $13.75 per hour

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Program Manager and group home 
administrator for the maintenance of the deaf group home level 12 facility 
and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing environment for the 
youth in residence. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, 
and other in-house activities, as scheduled. Coordinate recreational and 
academic enrichment activities and independent living skills. Coordinate 
youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs. Provide crisis 
intervention services, as necessary. Transport service-partners to 
off-site appointments, court, etc. using own and agency vehicles.

Qualifications:   Associates degree and two years full-time work 
experience with adolescents in residential setting or Bachelor's degree 
and ability to work with youth preferred.  Must be a team player with 
patience and interest/passion in working with youth with emotional and 
behavioral issues.  Demonstrated understanding of the importance of 
structure and stability for youth.  Must be willing to develop or possess 
working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; 
experience working in trauma informed and dual diagnosis programs 
preferred.  Must be fluent in American Sign-language (ASL).  Must have 
knowledge of and competency in the deaf culture.  Demonstrated ability to 
work with youth-in crisis and transition.  Must be available for on call 
shifts, 24-hours a day, and 7 days a week as needed with short notice.   
Must be able to pass clearance to work with minors (live scan clearance, 
clear TB Test, clean DMV record).  Must be willing to use properly insured 
transportation for work purposes with mileage reimbursement.

Send resume to SDYS, Attn: RRC, P.O. Box 80756, San Diego, CA  92138, or 
fax (619) 221-8611 or  e-mail to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org   

Opened: 10/1/13

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United 
States.

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position opening
Project Coordinator
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc
Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project
Project Coordinator

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

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
- Coordination and implementation of statewide training regarding the New 
Hampshire Educational Service Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing
- Development and maintenance of The New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Education Initiative Project Website. 
- Develop and implement a survey/needs assessment to assess the current 
status of New Hampshire's education of deaf and hard of hearing students.  
Plan, develop and implement professional development workshops, 
conferences and trainings focused on improving educational outcomes for 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in New Hampshire.  
- Assist parents, educators and the community with questions or concerns 
regarding the education deaf and hard of hearing students and related 
areas.
- Collaborate with other state organizations, agencies, schools and projects 
to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of 
hearing. 
- Maintain the state's instructional materials for deaf and hard of hearing 
students.
- Maintain the state's FM loan program for New Hampshire schools
- Participate in recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage area of 
service providers for deaf and hard of hearing students
- Attend Department of Education meetings as required
- Create reports as necessary to satisfy funding requirements.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications:
- Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students (TODHH, SLP, 
School Counselor, etc.)
- Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational services for 
deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices and current research in 
the field of deaf and hard of hearing education.
- Extensive working knowledge of the New Hampshire Educational Service 
- Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
- Knowledge of federal and state laws related to the education of students 
who are deaf and hard of hearing.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience providing trainings and workshops as well as facilitation 
techniques. 
- Proficiency in English (required) and American Sign Language (preferred)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Masters degree with a major study in a Deaf and Hard of Hearing education 
related field
- The ability to work independently within established timelines and 
demonstrate effective organizational skills.

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. 

Position Available: October 14, 2013

Application:  Please provide a resume to:

Susan Wolf-Downes 
Executive Director
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, 
Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application:  December 1, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Susan Wolf-Downes 
at mailto:swolf-downes@ndhhs.org 

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open positions
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, Connecticut

Located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a 
residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  
It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in 
America.  ASD is approved by the Departments of Education in Connecticut, 
Massachusetts, and New York and serves students from nine states as well 
as International students.

announces the following vacancies:

Substitute Teacher - campus and outreach

Substitute Interpreter - outreach

Residential counselor - male and female

Community Inclusion specialist

Tutor

Coach

Lifeguard

For detailed job information visit http://www.asd-1817.org  
and click on "About Us", then follow the prompts.

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of 
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital 
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability 
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present 
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), 
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state 
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.   

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position opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State's grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master's Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K - $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov

EOE

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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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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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Job Opportunity: Interpreter Coordinator Assistant Needed 

 ADDRESS: 
 Deaf Action Center
 3115 Crestview Dr.
 Dallas, Texas 

http://www.dactexas.org 

 Job Description Under direct supervision of interpreter coordinator, 
performs a variety of routine clerical, reception, and office support 
functions; performs other related duties as required. 

 * Recordkeeping
 * Responsible for maintaining office filing and recordkeeping systems;
 * enters, edits, and retrieves data;
 * oversees billing function of department by calculating charges and 
sending/following up on bills,
 * processes forms such as expenditure claims, employee time sheets, 
interpreter vouchers;
 * maintains records, confidential files and other related information for 
interpreting department needs.
 * Communication/Customer Service
 * Answers and routes telephone calls
 * conveys information orally, in sign language and in writing;
 * answers inquiries from businesses, clients, and staff, regarding 
departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
 * directs clients to appropriate resources;
 * schedules and coordinates interpreter assignments;
 * provides materials, and initiates requests for information when 
required. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS 

 * Operate standard office equipment.
 * Ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals across the 
organization;
 * Highly refined interpersonal, conflict resolution, problem solving, 
writing and verbal communication skills.
 * Accurately type and learn to efficiently use various software 
applications including Microsoft Office Suite; communicate effectively in 
oral and written form;
 * Follow instructions;
 * Organize and prioritize work;
 * Perform basic research and report results;
 * Read and apply rules, regulations, and procedures;
 * Learn and follow standard office procedures;
 * Learn appropriate filing and recordkeeping systems;
 * Work cooperatively and effectively with staff, clients and businesses, 
and the deaf/and hard of hearing community, and the general public. 

Background 

 * Completion of an Interpreter Training Program and/or Executive 
Assistant program preferred.
 * Any combination of training and/or experience which demonstrates 
ability to perform the duties as described;
 * a typical qualifying background would include experience working in an 
office environment involving public contact. 

Preferred qualifications: 

 * Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language and other sign 
systems. 

 CONTACT PERSON NAME: Susan Dibirdik
 CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: susan.dibirdik@dactexas.org
 CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 214-521-0407
 CONTACT FAX NUMBER: 214-521-3658

orCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing has the following open 
position - STAFF INTERPRETER POSITION AVAILABLE. Please see the flier 
attached under separate posting.

DUTIES:
Interpret assignments as delegated; Willing to travel within NorCal 
Service Region, mainly covering 100-mile radius from Sacramento including 
Modesto, Yuba City and Redding. Assignments vary from day to day. The 
community interpreter will gain a wealth of experience interpreting for a 
variety of assignments that range from medical appointments, business 
meetings, funerals, administrative hearings, events at the capitol, 
school-parent meetings, college classes and platform interpreting,

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. NAD and/or RID Certification; Adherence to RID Code of Professional 
Conduct.
2. Completion of Interpreter Training Program preferred. 
3. Ability to assess and adapt interpreting styles to fit the 
communication needs of the individual who may be deaf, hard of hearing, 
deaf-blind, or recently deafened including ASL, tactile, oral, etc. 
4. Flexibility to accept last minute assignment cancellations and changes 
5. Good work ethic including positive attitude, appropriate dress, 
reliable attendance, regular communication and accountability.
6. Customer service skills to work with and educate customers and 
consumers about the role of interpreter. 
7. Valid California Drivers License, proof and current automobile 
insurance as required by law.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Susan Peterson, Human Resources Manager
NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
4708 Roseville Road, Suite 111, North Highlands, CA 95660

FAX: 916.349.7580 or Email:  jobs@norcalcenter.org

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DeafDigest – 26 October 2013

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DeafDigest – 24 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 25, 2013

 
— how will Google Glass help the deaf?

Google Glass helping the deaf? Watching movie captions?
Possibly, but there is another way that people are saying
the Glass will help the deaf. It is supposed to read faces
of hearing people. If Google light flashes green, it means
hearing person is interested in you. If light flashes
yellow, it means hearing person is confused about you.
If light flashes red, it means hearing person is bored
with you! But what about hearing person that has no
facial expressions? Glass also is supposed to convert
hearing’s speech to text. Will it work if hearing person
has a heavy accent? There is so much about Glass that no
one really knows what it will do and what it will not do.

 

— a Deaf Song in Korea

There was a short story that DeafDigest does not believe
it. The story said that a group of students from the
Chungju Sungshim School for the Deaf sang the Korean
national anthem before a baseball game was to start.
Did the students actually sing the national anthem
with their deaf voices that hearing people do not
understand. Or did the writer mean sign-singing or
singing?

 
— a “lucky” deaf criminal no longer lucky!

In Massachusetts, a deaf criminal had his case dismissed
by the judge. Why? Because he wanted a speedy trial,
which was impossible because of lack of interpreters!
Lucky deaf criminal? Yes, but his luck turned bad –
because the the higher court ruled that the judge
was wrong for dismissing the case! As a result, the
deaf man has to face trial. Speaking of lack of
interpreters, this is strange since Massachusetts
has many interpreters.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2013

 
— a deaf push button design

Open Data Challenge Series is a contest in England where
contestants try to win the big money prize by designing
the best device to help the police solve crime. One of
the contestants is designing a device that allows the
deaf to alert the police of a crime – without using
the telephone. Pretty much looks like a deaf push
button. Just press on it, and the cops will come!

 

— the most popular deaf person lost the contest

DeafDigest mentioned that Justin LeBlanc, a
deaf man. competed on the Project Runway
TV reality show. It was learned that the
audience loved Justin; he was their most
popular contestant. Many of Justin’s fans
felt he was the favorite to win the Project
Runway. Unfortunately the judges didn’t agree!
In real life he teaches fashion at North Carolina
State University.

 
— the dumbest deaf comment by a politician

Politicians often make dumb comments. It is not
surprising because they love to give speeches
and from time to time they say something wrong
without thinking about it, and when that happens
it gets embarrassing. The worst deaf comment
by a politician was Carty Finkbeiner, former
mayor of Toledo, Ohio. He suggested that deaf
people buy homes near the Toledo Airport, thinking
airplane noise will not bother them!

 

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DeafDigest – 23 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 23, 2013

 
— Microsoft and Nokia help the deaf during taxi rides

In Dubai, there is a new taxi vehicle that will help
the deaf, thanks to software applications from
Microsoft and Nokia. Deaf passengers in the back of
the taxi will have a touchscreen. It helps make
taxi reservations, find out the fare, give directions
to the driver, tell driver to slow down, tell the
driver something, etc, etc.

 

— new discrimination at carry out restaurants

More restaurants discriminate against the deaf without
realizing they are discriminating! New checkout cash
registers do not have read-out display that tell us
the cost of the food order. Not funny if we try to
read the lips of the cashier – is she saying $6.16
or $16.16!

 
— long deaf 911 call versus short hearing 911 call

when a 911 call is made because of an emergency
the operator will ask for the name of the person,
the location of the call, the reason for the
call, plus few more questions. An emergency 911
center said it takes a deaf person seven times
longer than hearing to make an emergency call.
In other words, if it takes a hearing person
5 minutes; it may take the deaf person 35
minutes!

 

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DeafDigest – 22 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 22, 2013

— just one certified interpreter near Seattle?

Washington state has about 350 certified interpreters.
There was a newspaper story that said there is only
one ASL interpreter on the Olympic Peninsula. It is
an area between Seattle and the Pacific Ocean. Is
the newspaper story accurate? DeafDigest has doubts!

 

— a deaf football referee’s big surprise

Roy Lopaty, who is deaf and has been refereeing football
for 32 years, recently refereed a high school game. At
the game halftime, he was surprised. A hearing referee
told him that one of the players was deaf. Did Roy throw
the penalty flag against the deaf player in the game? No.
Roy watches watches the players on defense, while the
deaf player played on offense.

 
— a moviehouse closes in Kentucky to avoid captions!

The Chakeres Theatres is the oldest independent movie
chain in Ohio and Kentucky. It operates 6 theaters.
The theater in Frankfort, Kentucky will shut down
in January 2014 because the owners cannot afford the
expensive captioning equipment. They lost a lawsuit
and was fined $5,000 by the Kentucky Human Rights
Commission. So, for us, the deaf, we win and we lose!

 

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DeafDigest – 21 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 21, 2013

— costing $50 million dollars but nothing for the deaf

Many of us know that University of Maryland has been
sued for not captioning their scoreboard at their
own Comcast Center (basketball games). A big point
raised was that the university spent $50 million
dollars for improvements at the Comcast Center –
yet not a penny for scoreboard captions!

 
— a deaf winner of a worldwide pageant

Nehal Bhogaita, a young deaf woman, living in
Leicester, England, won the Miss India Worldwide
pageant. This pageant is open to ethnic Indians
that live anywhere in the world, outside of
India. She is versatile – a professional dancer,
a social worker for an agency that serves the
deaf, and is also a therapist at a salon.

 

— The Humana hypocrisy with TV commercials

Humana is a national health insurance provider.
They have been advertising heavily on many TV
programs. These ads are not captioned. Yet on
their ads, it asks us, the deaf to call 711 to
reach them to discuss health insurance matters.
Hypocrite? Yes!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-woman-smiles-all-time/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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New Trellie Flashing Cell Phone Signaler

Be notified of incoming calls by using Trellie, the flashing cell phone
signaler that is used with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. Hook the
Trellie on your purse, belt buckle-or somewhere near you- so you never
miss an important call again.

Trellie will alert you to incoming calls by a flashing light (it does
not vibrate) and has a missed call indicator. Available in silver or
gold, the Trellie is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled phones,
including both smartphones and non-smartphones.

Find the Trellie at Harris Communications for only $49.95.

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For questions, contact us at:
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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:

A story was written up about a cooperative in El Salvador
that trains the deaf for jobs, and successfully finds
employment for them.

The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education is having its
grand opening on October 24th on the campus of Indiana School
for the Deaf in Indianapolis. It was created out of a
controversial bill signed by then governor Mitch Daniels,
over strong objections of the Deaf Community. They felt that
Daniels was out to “destroy” Deaf Culture.

Merrie Sager, who was fired from her job with the Huntington Beach
(California) library after 32 years of employment, will have her
day in court with a jury trial. She has filed a job discrimination lawsuit, claiming that her repeated requests for an interpreter were
rebuffed each time.

Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee,
spoke at the gathering of the London School of Economics, saying
that discussions have already begun with the Deaflympics group
to involve deaf athletes in the 2020 Paralympics. The Deaflympics
group said no discussions have begun. Who is telling the truth?

The candidates for the alderman seats in Frederick, Maryland
said they all support the needs and causes of the deaf, saying
they’re very much familiar with Maryland School for the Deaf
sitting in their backyard. But when one of them win the
election, will they keep their deaf campaign promises?
Doubt it!

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THE COLD AIR MAGIC
There are deaf people that feel the cold air and know someone
has opened the door to their house.
Do hearing people listen for the door opening and shutting
or do they feel the cold air, the same as the deaf?
DeafDigest editor thinks deaf people feel the cold air
better than the hearing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/

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

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

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A DEAF WOMAN THAT SMILES, SMILES AND SMILES
In France, DeafDigest editor met a deaf woman that smiles
all the time. She never stops smiling.
Is she really a happy woman, never sad? Not really. That
woman communicates orally, knowing no sign language and even
worse – does not understand gestures.
So, to cover up her communication problems, she smiles
and smiles.
It is very sad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-woman-smiles-all-time/

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

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Legal Issues Related to Deaf (Discrimination, ADA, etc.)

http://deafdigest.com/legal-issues-related-to-deaf-discrimination-ada-etc/

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BROKE IRELAND IMPACTING ON THE DEAF
Ireland is broke. As a result, the Minister of Health
is forced to cut funds somewhere on the line – and he
is aiming to reduce funds that were earmarked for the
needs of deaf children.
Deaf activists are not too happy about it.

A DEAF REALITY TV SHOW PARTICIPANT FINISHES IN 3RD PLACE
DeafDigest mentioned that Justin LeBlanc was the
Project Runway reality TV show’s first deaf participant.
He finished in 3rd place.

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

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

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

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National 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

T being fingerspelled

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-t-fingerspelled/

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are some “hearing aids” not really a hearing aid?

A. If the device claims to be a hearing aid but only
amplifies the sound, it is not a hearing aid, but more
of an amplifier.

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:

PowerPoint presentations

I was at the TDI conference giving a presentation.

Here is  Some helpful information about PowerPoint presentations.

All my slides were black background with yellow font.  This helps people with Usher Syndrome view the slides without experiencing painful glare. I believe it helps everyone to view slides at ease!

So, next time you give a presentation, consider designing all your slides with a dark background. This feature is available in Microsoft PowerPoint.

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:

this wish has been repeated from time to time – that
TV people would stop blocking graphics with their captions. Very difficult, often, to know the score of
the football game you are watching because of captions
blocking it!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1970 – John Clarke passes away. He was known as one of the
best sculptors around.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60

newly born babies that were not tested for hearing
in New Zealand between April 2009 and May 2010

the New Zealand government officials were not too
happy about it.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Lamar – Montez Hunter, jr, football

Hunter has made the most of that chance as he has recorded 14 tackles and one pass breakup as a backup defensive back for the Cardinals

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Meghan Agosta, National Canadian women’s hockey team

she is on the roster, but has to fight to make the final cut

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Deaf Sports Library

2014 U-21 World Deaf Basketball Championship

USA Deaf Basketball- International has announced James DeStefano of Maryland,
and Laura Edwards of Arizona as the new head coaches for U-21 Men and Women
National Teams. The U-21 World Deaf Basketball Championship will
be held in Turkey from July 4 – 12, 2014.

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

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 Posting
Community Employment Services Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full time – Salaried

Function:
Manage all employment services offered at Deaf Adult Services by establishing and maintaining activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in accordance with in-office directives and ACCES-VR contractual obligations. Responsibilities include providing assistance with job development/placement efforts; work in conjunction with traditional employment resources, develop employment opportunities, identify openings and opportunities for individuals in need of employment assistance; Other duties include job interview readiness, job counseling to individuals and employers, sensitivity awareness and training for existing and potential employers of deaf and hard of hearing clients. Responsible for accurate and timely billing documentation of services provided.

Specific Duties:
. Assist individuals in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes
. Provide job search/career information workshops and presentations as needed
. Make arrangements for interpreters and interviews for individuals and potential employers
. Monitor individual performance on the job and advocate as needed
. Counsel and support individual when job performance is not satisfactory and work with them to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or review other employment options
. Provide program information to various businesses, non-profit agencies, schools, and update information as needed including the removal of employment barriers
. Recruit potential Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates for job placement services
. Ensure the delivery of services reflect Independent Living philosophy and Consumer empowerment and self-advocacy
. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director within the objectives of the position

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
. 3 years Job Placement experience with demonstrated placement success
. Sign Language and Deaf Culture knowledge
. Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 5 years experience
. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
. General computer knowledge including Word and Excel
. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of program and individual information
. Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize work assignments
. Must have reliable transportation, a valid New York driver’s license and current automobile insurance as required by law

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org; Position available immediately.

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Job Posting
Manager of Interpreting Services
Deaf Adult Services
Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full time, Salaried

Function:
The Manager of Interpreting Services is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Interpreting Department at Deaf Adult Services including interpreter relations, customer satisfaction and vendor accounts . Participate as part of agency management team with Executive Director, Business Manager and Director of Advocacy and Community Education Services to ensure continuous quality and stability of programs.
Specific Duties:
. Supervise all interpreting services staff. Participate in annual review, hiring and any disciplinary measures needed.
. Review all customer contracts and prepare for signature
. Oversee and ensure appropriateness of all interpreting assignments
. Assess/evaluate the skills/certification of all interpreters at least annually
. Submit a written monthly report, including program statistics, to the Executive Director
. Coordinate CEU training opportunities for Western NY interpreters.
. Stay abreast of current relevant technology and standards of the industry through knowledge of disability law, RID and NAD.
. Coordinate the ACCES-VR/MWBE and ECDSS interpreting contracts including ensuring timely and effective tracking and reporting as required by contract.
. Work with Executive Director on Interpreting specific grant projects and funding opportunities
. Conduct outreach and marketing in order to recruit new business.
. Remain knowledgeable about local interpreting dynamics as a method to evaluate and mentor inexperienced community interpreters.
. Submit current news and information for dissemination in DAS E-News
. Attend staff development opportunities
. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
. Must possess NIC or equivalent certification or CDI certification
. At least 6 years of professional interpreting experience
. Diplomacy and strong people skills
. Effective problem solving and communication skills.
. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Cultures
. Knowledge of RID Code of Professional Conduct
. Thorough knowledge of ADA
. Relevant education and training required to obtain knowledge and experience of the interpreting industry
. Proven successful relationships with local Deaf and HH communities
. Organizational and time management capabilities
. Computer competency and knowledge of customer service principles

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org; Position available immediately.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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/

Secondary Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

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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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
.    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
.    Prepare course content
.    Evaluate student performance
.    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching 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 two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
.    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications .    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
.    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 13, 2014 and ending May 25, 2014.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 18, 2013.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html; search requisition number 187448.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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
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position opening
Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Education/ASL Interpreting
Utah State University
at Salt Lake Campus

Department  Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (COMD)

Location  Salt Lake Campus

Position Summary The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month position at the Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a background in Deaf Education/ ASL Interpreting and provide leadership to a cooperative program between Salt Lake Community College Interpreter Training Program (Associate degree level) and Utah State University (Bachelor degree level), While a member of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in Logan, UT, the successful candidate will be housed at the USU Regional Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Responsibilities 1. Serve as a liaison between the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Interpreter Training Program and Utah State University (USU) Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education 2. Develop upper division undergraduate ASL and interpreting curricula leading to a bachelor degree in consultation with the SLCC Interpreter Training coordinator 3. Assess student ASL and interpreting competencies; provide supervision and mentoring to undergraduate students having completed a major in interpreting at SLCC and assist them in upper division curriculum choices to achieve their bachelor’s degree at USU 4. Teach 3-4 courses (12-16 credit hours) per semester (Fall and Spring) in American Sign Language, interpreter related courses, and Deaf culture courses, using current pedagogical practices 5. Present professional information to the profession and the public 6. Participate in state and national professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Educational Administration and Supervision, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, Instructional Design, or a related area 2. Demonstrated strength in ASL, interpreting, and English 3. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and inter-higher education institution team 4. Advanced or superior proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversations 5. State or national certification with American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Preferred Qualifications 1. Five years of teaching ASL/interpreting in higher education 2. Five or more years in Educational Administration /Supervision related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting; and, an in-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, deafness, and communication issues 3. Experience in curriculum development 4. International Deaf Education and/or interpreting experience 5. Record of writing and receiving grants related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting 6. Experience in community outreach and recruitment 7. Evidence of involvement and leadership on the national level in Deaf Education and/or interpreting (Council on Education of the Deaf, RID, etc.)

Review Date  11-07-2013

Position Close Date  Open Until Filled

Salary  Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59371 for more information and to apply online.

Requisition Number  054168

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

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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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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.

(revised)
– Job Title:
Staff Interpreter
(Full Time Position and Part Time Position)

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

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Employment Opportunities: Habiliation & Respite Provider

Employment opportunities with a community services organization that helps people with developmental disabilities.

We are in need of habilitation and respite providers who are experienced in ASL.  We have part time positions available and it is a great opportunity for college students or people who have a passion for working in the deaf community to earn some extra money while making a difference in these consumers lives.

If interested, contact Heather Hinshaw.  See contact information below.

Heather Hinshaw, MT-BC

HCBS Program Coordinator

Sonoran Sky Community Services, Inc.

9601 N. Black Canyon Highway

Phoenix, AZ, 85021

(602) 216-0518, ext. 117

Fax:  (602) 216-3704

Employment Opportunity: Sign Language/Interpreter Training position

Pima Community College
Arizona

The deadline to apply for the Sign Language/Interpreter Training position is November 5th.

For any questions, feel free to contact Leticia Anduaga; landuaga@pima.edu – Human Resources Analyst assigned to this position. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and be contacted at (520) 206-4624.

Position Announcement . Teacher Aide

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UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

Announces
the Position of
Teacher Aide

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 59-13
Orem, UT Schedule IN
DPR 50214/5330

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS Practical knowledge of basic classroom techniques and organization; techniques for assisting and providing effective support to classroom instructors; practical skills in effective interpersonal student contact; safe and timely response to special classroom situations. Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; maintain strict confidentiality. This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students (some with limited mobility) and their personal needs equipment. Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds. There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.) Preference may be given to applicants who can communicate fluently in Spanish. Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working with disabled children; MANDT training; a valid Utah driver license with clean driving record. In order to drive a State vehicle, employee hired for this recruitment will be subject to the completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Hourly rate $9.60. Benefits will be limited to Social Security. This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD This is a part-time position for nine (9) months (181 days) each school year. Work schedule Monday through Friday, six (6) hours per day.

OPENING DATE: October 17, 2013 CLOSING DATE: October 23, 2013

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for a position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the Utah State Jobs website

The requisition number for this position is 31187.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.
The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sisters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-small-town-volunteer/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ad-for-deaf-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-more-deaf-network-in-building/

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Scott Garthwaite, a deaf British man, hopes to become a
full time chef some day. He mentors deaf students in
Culinary Arts and hosts his own deaf chef video program.
He has been awarded by the Specsavers Hearing Centres
for his work with the deaf.

Karl Orie, a deaf man, employed by the Galina Breeze
hotel in St Mary, Jamaica, takes care of the hotel
landscape. He has been selected by the hotel as the
Employee of the Month.

Twenty years ago, Geraldine Rooney, a deaf British woman,
was told she cannot become a nurse because of her deafness.
Instead she worked as a nursing assistant in a home for
stroke victims at a Middlesbrough hospital for 18
years. She tried again and successfully completed
the nursing courses and became qualified. She is now
looking for a real nursing job.

Eye images used to discover hearing loss? Yes, according
to team of scientists at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. They are saying
that when the eye is scanned, there are lightwaves
that indicate hearing loss.

People who value Deaf History and Deaf Culture have
mourned the closing of Department of Deaf Studies
the University of Bristol (Great Britain) and
especially of director Paddy Laird. Contrary to
what many of us may think, he is not heartbroken.
In fact he is glad – because it allows him time to
focus on his next project – writing and finishing
a Deaf History/ Deaf Culture book!

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AN EMPLOYMENT AD WE HATE TO READ
What is an employment ad we hate to read? DeafDigest
saw an employment ad that said –

I am a hearing human resources director and I know little
sign language

Little sign language means ABC fingerspelling with
clumsy fingers!

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

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

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Five steps to make emergency 911 calls a success

read more at:
http://deafdigest.com/successful-deaf-emergency-911-calls/

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NO MORE DEAF NETWORK IN A GOVERNMENT BUILDING
One building in Washington, DC has 3 different
federal government agencies.
Each agency has several deaf employees. In the past,
these deaf employees would visit each other every day,
taking the elevator from one floor to another.
No more! Strict Homeland Security rules do not
allow these deaf (and hearing) employees to travel
between floor unless these are on official government
business.
So, Homeland Security has killed Deaf Network!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-more-deaf-network-in-building/

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

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Hearing Loss Association of America Selected to Host IFHOH Congress

June 23-26, 2016
Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/2016-hlaa-deaf-ifhoh-congress/

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SILENCE IN IRISH LEGISLATIVE BODY
Recently the members of the Irish legislative body
stood in silence for two minutes.
Reason was to stress the needs of deaf children.

LEARNING FROM THE BEDOUIN SIGN LANGUAGE
A certain Bedouin tribe has a high number of deaf people,
thanks to intermarriage.
Sign language scholars are saying that the Bedouin sign language
may reveal more on exactly what sign language is all about.
True? Don’t know!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

asking the interpreter to remember something the speaker said a minute
ago!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As court reporters began to embrace computer-aided transcription (CAT),
they began to see that they could save editing time at the computer
screen by changing the way they wrote conflicting steno strokes.
In the past, many court reporters would try to write 100% phonetically,
which would mean that words like male and mail, sale and sail, tale and
tail, and bale and bail would be written the same. Each of them would be
written with the long “a” sound, which would be the steno AEU, because
that’s the way they sounded.

Different reporters found different solutions to writing these words
the same. One of the popular solutions was that rather than using
the steno AEU, the reporters would omit the “U” and just use the
steno AE for the words that had an “a” and an “e” in them.

For example, the word “sale” would now be written SAEL instead of SAEUL,
as it had been written before. The word “sail” would now be written SAEUL.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people insisting that the deaf person wear his hearing
aid all the time (especially those that cannot discriminate
what they hear)

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

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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

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DeafLaw

Nicholas Keitho was offered a job as lifeguard in Oakland
County (Michigan) in 2007 only to have county officials withdraw it upon learning of his deafness. He filed
a lawsuit. Six years later, a settlement was reached
for just $25,000 (much of which will go to his attorney).

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Did you know that –

John Clarke (1881-1970) was an outstanding wood carver. A native American of the Blackfeet tribe, he won many
praises for his work with the wood, owning his own
studio near the Glacier National Park. His specialty
was carving the animals and of his Blackfeet tribe.
Much of his works were exhibited in museums and
galleries. His customers included President Warren G Harding and oil baron John D. Rockefeller. At the
time of his death at the age of 89, he was still
carving! Historians are saying he does not get
credit that he deserves.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gallaudet vs NTID in a Deaf Football Bowl Game
may be a reality if a group of NTID students
succeed with their plans to start a football club
on the campus. They have started wheels in motion.

(editor’s note: these NTID students were serious about
football but got nowhere and the idea was abandoned.
Why? Two reasons – NTID is not allowed to field
varsity sports; those wanting to play varsity
sports must join the RIT athletic teams. Second
reason is money, money and money)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There was a story of a rose in South Africa named
after a deaf woman, Candice Morgan. The rose, named
Candice Rose, was said to be the first rose in the
world to be named after a deaf person.
Is it the first such rose to be named after a
deaf person? Do not know, but it is not the first
plant to be named after a deaf person.
This honor belongs to famed deaf illustrator,
the late Regina Hughes. Two plants were named after
her – the Billbergia reginae and the Hughesia reginae.
So, first rose, specifically, named after a
deaf person, possibly, but the first plant to be
named after a deaf person is in honor of Regina
Hughes, not Candice Morgan.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We are always hearing stories of deaf employees,
at the same place of employment for 30-40 years,
suddenly getting fired. While there are two sides
to a story, it is sometimes hard to believe that
an employer would fire a long time deaf employee.
If an employee has worked for 30-40 years he would
have gone through maybe as many as 5 or 6 different
supervisors – all of them giving satisfactory
performance reviews every year.

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf employee thought the hearing supervisor said:
you will be missing

missing?

he actually said:
you will be busy

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–   Public Relations Director – 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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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Secondary Science Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

– System Administrator & Desktop Support
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

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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Job Announcement
Mental Health Clinician
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Full-time, $41,500 to $43,000/year + benefits

Specific Responsibilities: Reports to the Licensed Program Manager. Provides assessment and treatment in Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Medi-Cal outpatient clinic co-located at a Licensed Residential Level 12 six-bed group home serving deaf and hard of hearing youth. Provide specialty mental health clinic and community based services including individual/family/group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, and rehabilitation. Follow Utilization Management process and complete Behavioral Health Assessments, Safety and Crisis Prevention Plans, Client Plans, Progress Notes, and Discharge Summaries, and facilitate medication evaluation and monitoring for each youth placed. Maintain an accurate and timely electronic record of client services in the County Management Information System using the Anasazi data collection program in accordance with the San Diego County Mental Health Services Organizational Provider Manual. Maintain .5 FTE equivalent or 20 hours or 1200 minutes of billable services per week. Maintain working knowledge of Community Care Licensing and Medi-Cal regulations, county placement and mental health contracts to ensure compliance.

Qualifications:  Must be fluent in American Sign Language and demonstrate specific competence in deaf culture.  Licensed or license-eligible in good standing in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or other mental health profession with at least one year experience working with children, youth, and families in a clinic or community setting and at least one year experience providing specialty mental health services including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, and evaluation. Must possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment. Experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred.  Knowledge of case plan development and collaboration with multiple agencies and familiarity with child welfare services, probation department, and children’s mental health preferred. Positive attitude, appreciation of different perspectives, and sense of humor. Physical requirements include computer literacy, repetitive hand use, standing, walking, bending, lifting up to twenty pounds, sitting for prolonged periods, work in office/home/community environment, high energy for multiple tasks, limited exposure to physical risk, with reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions. Hire pending results of health screening, drug testing, tuberculosis test, ongoing criminal and child abuse checks, and reference check. Must have reliable vehicle, relevant auto insurance, clean driving record, and willing to drive vehicle for job related tasks.  Must be available after hours to meet staffing needs and for some 24/7 emergency and crisis situations. Able to perform the essential functions of the position with regular and predictable attendance.

Send resume to: Attn: BMHC
SDYS PO Box 80756
San Diego, CA 92138

or send to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org or fax to (619) 221-8611

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.

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Job Announcement:
Relief Residential Counselor
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Relief, On-Call, $13.75 per hour

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Program Manager and group home administrator for the maintenance of the deaf group home level 12 facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing environment for the youth in residence. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other in-house activities, as scheduled. Coordinate recreational and academic enrichment activities and independent living skills. Coordinate youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs. Provide crisis intervention services, as necessary. Transport service-partners to off-site appointments, court, etc. using own and agency vehicles.

Qualifications:   Associates degree and two years full-time work experience with adolescents in residential setting or Bachelor’s degree and ability to work with youth preferred.  Must be a team player with patience and interest/passion in working with youth with emotional and behavioral issues.  Demonstrated understanding of the importance of structure and stability for youth.  Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred.  Must be fluent in American Sign-language (ASL).  Must have knowledge of and competency in the deaf culture.  Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in crisis and transition.  Must be available for on call shifts, 24-hours a day, and 7 days a week as needed with short notice. Must be able to pass clearance to work with minors (live scan clearance, clear TB Test, clean DMV record).  Must be willing to use properly insured transportation for work purposes with mileage reimbursement.

Send resume to SDYS, Attn: RRC, P.O. Box 80756, San Diego, CA  92138, or fax (619) 221-8611 or  e-mail to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org

Opened: 10/1/13

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Project Coordinator
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc
Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project
Project Coordinator

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

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
– Coordination and implementation of statewide training regarding the New Hampshire Educational Service Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Development and maintenance of The New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project Website. – Develop and implement a survey/needs assessment to assess the current status of New Hampshire’s education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Plan, develop and implement professional development workshops, conferences and trainings focused on improving educational outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in New Hampshire. – Assist parents, educators and the community with questions or concerns regarding the education deaf and hard of hearing students and related areas.
– Collaborate with other state organizations, agencies, schools and projects to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. – Maintain the state’s instructional materials for deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Maintain the state’s FM loan program for New Hampshire schools
– Participate in recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage area of service providers for deaf and hard of hearing students
– Attend Department of Education meetings as required
– Create reports as necessary to satisfy funding requirements.
– Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications:
– Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students (TODHH, SLP, School Counselor, etc.)
– Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices and current research in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education.
– Extensive working knowledge of the New Hampshire Educational Service – Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Knowledge of federal and state laws related to the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Experience providing trainings and workshops as well as facilitation techniques. – Proficiency in English (required) and American Sign Language (preferred)
– Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
– Masters degree with a major study in a Deaf and Hard of Hearing education related field
– The ability to work independently within established timelines and demonstrate effective organizational skills.

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

Position Available: October 14, 2013

Application:  Please provide a resume to:

Susan Wolf-Downes Executive Director
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application:  December 1, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Susan Wolf-Downes at mailto:swolf-downes@ndhhs.org

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open positions
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, Connecticut

Located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school. It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  ASD is approved by the Departments of Education in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York and serves students from nine states as well as International students.

announces the following vacancies:

Substitute Teacher – campus and outreach

Substitute Interpreter – outreach

Residential counselor – male and female

Community Inclusion specialist

Tutor

Coach

Lifeguard

For detailed job information visit http://www.asd-1817.org and click on “About Us”, then follow the prompts.

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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position opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State’s grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master’s Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K – $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov

EOE

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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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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.

(revised)
– Job Title:
Staff Interpreter
(Full Time Position and Part Time Position)

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

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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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Job Opportunity: Interpreter Coordinator Assistant Needed

ADDRESS:
Deaf Action Center
3115 Crestview Dr.
Dallas, Texas

http://www.dactexas.org

Job Description Under direct supervision of interpreter coordinator, performs a variety of routine clerical, reception, and office support functions; performs other related duties as required.

* Recordkeeping
* Responsible for maintaining office filing and recordkeeping systems;
* enters, edits, and retrieves data;
* oversees billing function of department by calculating charges and sending/following up on bills,
* processes forms such as expenditure claims, employee time sheets, interpreter vouchers;
* maintains records, confidential files and other related information for interpreting department needs.
* Communication/Customer Service
* Answers and routes telephone calls
* conveys information orally, in sign language and in writing;
* answers inquiries from businesses, clients, and staff, regarding departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
* directs clients to appropriate resources;
* schedules and coordinates interpreter assignments;
* provides materials, and initiates requests for information when required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

* Operate standard office equipment.
* Ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals across the organization;
* Highly refined interpersonal, conflict resolution, problem solving, writing and verbal communication skills.
* Accurately type and learn to efficiently use various software applications including Microsoft Office Suite; communicate effectively in oral and written form;
* Follow instructions;
* Organize and prioritize work;
* Perform basic research and report results;
* Read and apply rules, regulations, and procedures;
* Learn and follow standard office procedures;
* Learn appropriate filing and recordkeeping systems;
* Work cooperatively and effectively with staff, clients and businesses, and the deaf/and hard of hearing community, and the general public.

Background

* Completion of an Interpreter Training Program and/or Executive Assistant program preferred.
* Any combination of training and/or experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties as described;
* a typical qualifying background would include experience working in an office environment involving public contact.

Preferred qualifications:

* Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language and other sign systems.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Susan Dibirdik
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: susan.dibirdik@dactexas.org
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 214-521-0407
CONTACT FAX NUMBER: 214-521-3658

orCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing has the following open position – STAFF INTERPRETER POSITION AVAILABLE. Please see the flier attached under separate posting.

DUTIES:
Interpret assignments as delegated; Willing to travel within NorCal Service Region, mainly covering 100-mile radius from Sacramento including Modesto, Yuba City and Redding. Assignments vary from day to day. The community interpreter will gain a wealth of experience interpreting for a variety of assignments that range from medical appointments, business meetings, funerals, administrative hearings, events at the capitol, school-parent meetings, college classes and platform interpreting,

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. NAD and/or RID Certification; Adherence to RID Code of Professional Conduct.
2. Completion of Interpreter Training Program preferred. 3. Ability to assess and adapt interpreting styles to fit the communication needs of the individual who may be deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or recently deafened including ASL, tactile, oral, etc. 4. Flexibility to accept last minute assignment cancellations and changes 5. Good work ethic including positive attitude, appropriate dress, reliable attendance, regular communication and accountability.
6. Customer service skills to work with and educate customers and consumers about the role of interpreter. 7. Valid California Drivers License, proof and current automobile insurance as required by law.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Susan Peterson, Human Resources Manager
NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
4708 Roseville Road, Suite 111, North Highlands, CA 95660

FAX: 916.349.7580 or Email:  jobs@norcalcenter.org

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DeafDigest – 18 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 18, 2013

— a bank that communicates easily with the deaf

Ryugyu Bank is a Japanese bank in the southern part of
the nation. This bank has 10 branches. These branches
have special tablets on the teller counter that allows
deaf customers to communicate with the tellers on
banking matters. So far, this new method of communications
is doing pretty good.

 

 

— a bad ASL signer has 30,000 followers and 130,000 viewers

Someone, who does not sign good ASL, has over 30,000 followers
and 130,000 viewers on his “how to learn ASL” videos. The
interpreters and ASL teachers are upset with him because of
his bad ASL skills, and have asked him to take down his
videos. He refuses. How much ASL did he learn? He only took
one ASL class (probably ASL 101).

 

— A captioning company says they have a new device

A captioning company said they have invented something new
that will obey the FCC rule on the 24/7/all channels captions.
Yet, when DeafDigest asked that company if their new captions
would block texts on the screen, the company would not respond.
If you are watching a captioned football game on TV, you do not
want the captions to hide the football score and the time clock
remaining. This has been a problem for over 30 years!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 17, 2013

 
— a famous advertising agency insults the deaf

Ogilvy and Mather is the world’s #1 advertising agency.
Many of the ads we see on TV, magazines, newspapers,
and web sites come from that agency. That agency
quoted something that insults the deaf. It said in part
“They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of
the metropolitan opera.” This was in reference to
advertising writers that cannot write good ads!

 

 

— Arizona Cardinals failed with past captioning efforts

The Arizona Cardinals has finally installed scoreboard
captions that will satisfy deaf fans. The Cardinals
tried different ways in past that made deaf fans unhappy.
The color background was wrong. All deaf fans were asked
to sit in one section. Hand-held devices were given to
deaf fans, making it impossible to use both hands for
communications, eating, drinking, etc. The Cardinals
changed all that – and deaf fans are now happy!

 
— Many hearing people are wrong on one thing about the deaf

What is the one thing that many hearing people are wrong
about the deaf? They believe that children, born deaf,
will outgrow their deafness within a few years and become
hearing! This is hard to believe, but this is what many
hearing people think.

 

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DeafDigest – 16 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 16, 2013

— no one audits our captions for accuracy

Do we have an agency that watches captions to make sure
of accuracy? No – but in Great Britain, an agency – Ofcom
will be auditing the captions twice a year to see if
contents are accurate. What about the FCC in USA? The
FCC does not care about captioning accuracy; they only
care if captions are present or missing, no matter if
there are bloopers or if TV news are captioned by bad
on-line captioners!

 

 

— a funny Cochlear story headline?

a Cochlear posting on a web site today ran this headline – Cochlear
Confidence Falls On Deaf Ears. It was about disappointing earnings
of Cochlear, the company that builds CI’s. Is it telling us
that a deaf device falls on deaf ears? This is why the headline
was funny!

 

 

— LoveFilm does not tell deaf if their DVDs are captioned

LoveFilm is a British DVD rental company, just like our
Netflix. Deaf people that rent from LoveFilm are gambling
that the DVDs are captioned. The LoveFilm will not say
if it is captioned or not captioned. We are lucky that
LoveFilm does not do business in USA!

 

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DeafDigest – 15 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 15, 2013

— CCTV catching deaf drivers using sign language while driving!

Could Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) catch deaf drivers signing
while driving? Yes. Some cities have CCTV cameras everywhere. These
cameras can catch anything in the cars that pass by. If a cop
stops you and tells you that you do not pay attention on the road,
don’t be surprised!

 

 

— a deaf lifeguard wins and twice loses a job discrimination case

Nicholas Keith, a deaf lifeguard, was offered a job in 2007
with a community pool in Oakland County (Michigan). The
offer was withdrawn when county officials learned he was deaf.
He sued. Six years later he won $25,000 in a settlement to
end the court case. But he lost twice! Why? Because much of
the money will go to his attorney that argued the case for him.
And the deaf lifeguard still did not get the job he wanted.

 

 

– good news for hungry deaf drivers

Hungry deaf drivers wanting to order fast service food at
drive-in chains (McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, etc)
have been frustrated by talking, non-captioned kiosks
and window people that won’t serve them despite written notes.
A company – Nextep Systems has come up with a touchscreen
that are mounted on kiosks. So far, 100 fast food drive-ins
have these touchscreens. This number will grow faster in
the future. These fast food drive-ins want our business –
and they are tired of discrimination lawsuits from us!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 14, 2013

– a deaf person grows the best vegetables in town

Molly Smith, who is deaf, won the vegetable growing competition
at the Houghton Feast at Tyne and Wear, a town in Great Britain.
The judges said she was the best with giant leeks, onions and
cauliflowers. Her biggest onion weighs 9 lbs. What was so
amazing about Molly? She is only 9 years old, and she beat
out these experienced gardeners, all much older than her.
How did she learn gardening? Her grandfather is an
experienced gardener and she learned everything from him.

 

 

— deaf persons suddenly becoming hearing?

Is it possible for a deaf person to suddenly become hearing?
DeafDigest is not talking about a hearing aid or a CI.
Audiologist Mick Lager, in a story, said yes – reasons
could be a blow to the head, genetics playing tricks,
a loose object in the ear tubes, etc. Is it great to become
hearing after being deaf for many years? Not always. Noise
from everywhere could drive the ex-deaf person nuts! A
hearing person is used to constant noise, not always with
an ex-deaf person.

 

 

 

— more deaf centers in Great Britain closing up

For years the Royal Association for Deaf People helped
fund the deaf centers across Great Britain. Because of
budget problems, funding has stopped. As a result
these deaf centers are being closed up. The association
priorities have changed – instead of money for deaf
centers, money will go to deaf people in need of
assistance.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 October 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-york-cops-knowing-deaf-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-classmates-using-deaf-sign-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Suspense-Filled “Forget Me Not” at Harris Communications

Go on a suspense-filled journey watching “Forget Me Not”, a movie signed
in ASL by ASL Films.

The movie tells the story of the conflicts of a family who win the
lottery and escape to a cabin.

While at the cabin, they are unexpectedly introduced to a mysterious
stranger. Who is this stranger, and what does he want?
Join the family as they travel into their past to find out more.

Movie is rated PG-13, signed in ASL with no audio, closed captioned.

“Forget Me Not” (DVD419) is available at Harris Communications for
$24.99.

To see a movie trailer, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG101313

For questions, 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:

When Colonel Gadaffi, the Libyan strongman, was overthrown, it took
the efforts of seven militia brigades to do the job. One of these
brigades was Misrata Deaf Brigade, all of these fighters being
deaf. This 100-strong brigade is claiming credit for the overthrow.

The annual Monroe County Elder Justice Summit, which focuses on issues
among the senior citizens in Monroc County, Michigan, has been
sponsored by the Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services. This is a twist –
a hearing workshop sponsored by a deaf agency.

The Taiwanese short film “Use Your Heart to Listen for Happiness” has
a deaf cast, including two leading deaf characters. It has been
winning praise in the Taiwanese press.

The AMC Theatres has agreed to place captions into their digital systems
in its 24 movie houses in New York State within a year from now.
DeafDigest is troubled in that it is for New York State only; we have
49 other states plus the District of Columbia.

India does not allow deaf people to drive cars. Amit Tribhuvan, who is
deaf, has challenged this law by asking the Bombay High Court to allow
him to obtain his learner’s permit. This case is now in the judicial
system and is being processed throughout it.

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A DEAF CEO SHOCKED BY FIRING
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention who
the person is or what agency it was.
A deaf CEO was not happy about a deaf employee. He and the
deaf deputy CEO both agreed that the employee should be
fired.
The CEO wanted to be careful with words to inform the
employee that he was to be fired during a private meeting
between CEO, deputy CEO and the employee.
During that private meeting, the CEO had to go to the
restroom. When he came back, the employee was already
fired by the deputy CEO (without CEO’s permission).
The CEO was angry about it and also fired deputy CEO!

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

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

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Updated list of deaf actors in TV reality shows

this list is being updated with the addition of Justin LeBlanc

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

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HATING PAPER AND PEN
Do hearing people hate paper and pen while deaf people
love paper and pen?
Often we go to a store, and tell the clerk you are deaf
and you need to write something on paper.
You watch (and laugh) for few minutes as the hearing
clerk runs all over, looking for a pen and a paper pad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

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

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Call for papers for Gallaudet University 150th anniversary symposium

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

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WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND TO STAY PUT
The West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind is not
going anywhere.
After some talk of relocating the school upsetting the
residents of Romney, the state Board of Education says the
school will stay where it is. And with more money poured
into the school to upgrade the facilities.

911 TEXTS IN CANADA
Saskatchewan is ahead of the other Canadian provinces in
providing 911 text services for the deaf.
The SaskTel said the 911 technology is almost ready; the
other Canadian telephone companies are trying to catch up.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflawyers/

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

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/pennsylvania-society-for-the-advancement-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

Tennessee RID

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-tennessee-rid/

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are operations to restore hearing considered risky?

A. There are too many parts in the ear – earwax, fluid, inflammation, a cyst and others. One of them can go wrong, and the person may be
worse ever than before the operation!

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:

White Cane Safety Day

The official White Cane Safety Day is on October 15.

Every year organizations across the USA spread awareness to the public.

Many large cities plan White Cane Day by going out for a walk.

Often the governors and city mayors create a proclamation and involve the
media.

In my state, in the largest city of Vermont, the mayor takes a walk
blindfolded with a white cane.

Again, this year’s White Cane Day is Tuesday, October 15.

Check with your state’s organization for the blind for possible events that
will be held.

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 government would end its shutdown so that we, the deaf,
would not suffer

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DeafHistory:

Year 1963 – as part of the federal government’s hire
the deaf campaign, the Brooklyn, NY post office
hired 11 deaf people to deliver mail.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100,000

deaf people said to be living in Hong Kong

10

interpreters for them!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Alex Dozier, who is deaf, is a sophomore member of the
Cumberland University (Tennessee) baseball team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ultimate fighter Matt Hamill was defeated by
Brazil’s Thiago Silva. Matt blamed it on being overweight and having to lose too much
weight in a short time.

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Deaf Sports Library

a football team wins first game since 1978

Michigan School for the Deaf defeated Merritt 50-26 yesterday. It was
the school’s first football win since 1978. The school was winless
from 1979 to 1984 when this sport was dropped. Football was restarted
in 2009 and the school did not win any games each season until
yesterday’s game! Coach Sammy Oates, Jr said – hard to describe
the feeling but I know what I see. Players were popping their
helmets and jumping around. I was slow to react until I realized
it was a win. Some players were crying and said ‘now we understand
the win feeling’

The group picture of the very happy football team
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/2013-big-michigan-deaf-football-win/

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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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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/

Secondary Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

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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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
.    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
.    Prepare course content
.    Evaluate student performance
.    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching 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 two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
.    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications .    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
.    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 13, 2014 and ending May 25, 2014.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 18, 2013.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html; search requisition number 187448.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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
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position opening
Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Education/ASL Interpreting
Utah State University
at Salt Lake Campus

Department  Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (COMD)

Location  Salt Lake Campus

Position Summary The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month position at the Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a background in Deaf Education/ ASL Interpreting and provide leadership to a cooperative program between Salt Lake Community College Interpreter Training Program (Associate degree level) and Utah State University (Bachelor degree level), While a member of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in Logan, UT, the successful candidate will be housed at the USU Regional Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Responsibilities 1. Serve as a liaison between the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Interpreter Training Program and Utah State University (USU) Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education 2. Develop upper division undergraduate ASL and interpreting curricula leading to a bachelor degree in consultation with the SLCC Interpreter Training coordinator 3. Assess student ASL and interpreting competencies; provide supervision and mentoring to undergraduate students having completed a major in interpreting at SLCC and assist them in upper division curriculum choices to achieve their bachelor’s degree at USU 4. Teach 3-4 courses (12-16 credit hours) per semester (Fall and Spring) in American Sign Language, interpreter related courses, and Deaf culture courses, using current pedagogical practices 5. Present professional information to the profession and the public 6. Participate in state and national professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Educational Administration and Supervision, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, Instructional Design, or a related area 2. Demonstrated strength in ASL, interpreting, and English 3. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and inter-higher education institution team 4. Advanced or superior proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversations 5. State or national certification with American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Preferred Qualifications 1. Five years of teaching ASL/interpreting in higher education 2. Five or more years in Educational Administration /Supervision related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting; and, an in-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, deafness, and communication issues 3. Experience in curriculum development 4. International Deaf Education and/or interpreting experience 5. Record of writing and receiving grants related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting 6. Experience in community outreach and recruitment 7. Evidence of involvement and leadership on the national level in Deaf Education and/or interpreting (Council on Education of the Deaf, RID, etc.)

Review Date  11-07-2013

Position Close Date  Open Until Filled

Salary  Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59371 for more information and to apply online.

Requisition Number  054168

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

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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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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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UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
Announces
the Position of
Related Services Technician
Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 57-13
742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule TL
Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50168/6170

JOB SUMMARY Working under the direction of Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT), and Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) professionals, implements therapeutic activities with students with disabilities to develop and improve skills needed for daily living and communication. Supports SLP and students in accessing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) devices and programs, and trains students in their use; evaluates students. needs and administers therapy in the area of augmentative communication to preserve and improve abilities for independent function and independent living; implements therapeutic activities to preserve and improve abilities for independent function, range of motion, strength, proprioception, behavior management, social skills and activities of daily living; creates visual and tactile cues for visually impaired students; programs and troubleshoots AAC and AT devices; acts as a resource for management and staff; provides technical support within area of responsibility; performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS Knowledge of applicable devices and development of motor skills. Must be able to collaborate with other staff members, professionals, students, and parents; interact with and form working relationships with professional, technical, and administrative staff, public health partners, government agencies and other professionals. Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe, record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic form; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; maintain strict confidentiality. This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility and their personal needs equipment. Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds. There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.) Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS $12.93 per hour. This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay, and other valuable benefits. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD This is a full time position for 181 days each school year. It is an .at-will. position and is contingent upon agency need. Work schedule Monday through Friday, six (6) hours per day.

OPENING DATE: October 4, 2013 CLOSING DATE: October 13, 2013

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume with the Utah Job Match on-line system at https://statejobs.utah.gov. The requisition number for this position is 30967.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.
The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.

Deaf Communications Access Specialist, Interpreter Services (Per Diem Days)
Boston Medical Center – Boston
Posted 7 days ago

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About this job
.Job description

Under the direction of the ASL Coordinator, teams with a Certified Transliterator American Sign Language Specialist when the communication mode of a deaf patient is so unique that it cannot be adequately accessed by the Certified Transliterator American Sign Language Specialist. Transmit message content between the deaf patient and the Certified Transliterator American Sign Language Specialist , processing it for linguistic and cultural accuracy.  May confer with the Certified Transliterator American Sign Language Specialist to arrive at the best meaning to be conveyed to the health care provider.   For Deaf/Blind patients, after receiving a message visually, relays it to the deaf-blind patient through the sense of touch (tactile) or at close visual range, transmitting the message in the mode most easily understood by the deaf-blind patient.  May be called upon to work with the deaf or deaf-blind patient and provider without the Certified Transliterator American Sign Language Specialist.  In such cases, the Deaf Communication Access Specialist may use sign language or other communication modes and/or visual tools that are effective with the particular deaf or deaf-blind patient; may use a combination of speech, speech reading, residual hearing, and written communication when relaying message content. May assist patient to complete medical forms in cases where the patient does not know how or is unable to read/write English. All modes of communication must be in compliance with RID Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and BMC policies to ensure patient safety and access to quality care.
.Desired Skills and Experience
Fluency in American Sign Language Minimum of 2 years of college or certificate of studies in American Sign Language and Deaf studies or equivalent work experience Must be screened by MCDHH and/or certified by National RID or NAD. 1 – 2 years experience working in healthcare settings Familiarity with:
idiosyncratic non-standard signs or gestures such as those commonly referred to as “home signs” which are unique to a family, or signs particular to a given region, ethnic or age group, or foreign sign language Ability to communicate through tactile signing Strong knowledge of medical vocabulary Thorough knowledge of RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct and IMIA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Experience working with consumers from diverse cultural/socio-economic backgrounds Able to read and write in English Able to operate and communicate via TTY communication devices, text pagers, email. Able to work with Certified Transliterator American Sign Language Specialist in person or by video

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DeafDigest – 13 October 2013

DeafDigest Blue – October 13, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sisters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-small-town-volunteer/

(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
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New! Silent Call Communicator Receiver

The new Silent Communicator Receiver works with Signature Series 418Mhz transmitters to alert you by lighting up the corresponding LED icon and vibrating alerts. Range is up to 500 feet with different vibration patterns depending on the signal. It also monitors up to three fire alarms or smoke detectors programmed to the unit and will alert you if they are missing or not functioning properly.

The Silent Call Communicator Receiver (SC-SS/COMM) includes receiver, two rechargeable AAA batteries and a charging port with built-in battery backup.

Now available at Harris Communications for only $232.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB101313

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Harrow Asian Deaf Club in Great Britain has changed the club
name to Harrow United Deaf Club. Reason is to make the club
open to everyone.

At the legislative body of the Tottori Prefecture in Japan,
the Tottori Governor Hirai Shinji said he wants to make
sign language a recognized language.

A new conference is being called “Dangerous Decibels Host International Conference” and it is being hosted by the
3M. Purpose is to educate the public on dangers of
noise pollution.

Deaf pianist Ron Tan, Singapore, was often told to get off the stage
by the angry audience that screamed “the deaf cannot play the piano”
yet he continues. And the surprised audience calms down and enjoys
his performance. He is hoping for a chance to win a fellowship
at a symphony.

Manjula Kithsiri Lokuararchi is a talented deaf artist in Sri Lanka,
and he is able to make a living off this skill by selling his
own paintings at his own art gallery. He was written up in
a recent publication.

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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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FEELING SORRY FOR CODA SISTER
Two sisters, one deaf, one hearing, but fluent in ASL,
attended a big deaf convention. Both sisters look almost the
same but they are not twins.
The hearing sister does not know the Deaf Community, and
many deaf people, thinking she was deaf, came to her for a
chat. She was uncomfortable because she was shy and because
she did not know these people.
She did not enjoy the convention and wanted to go home!

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

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

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Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation

Washington DC
October 24-26, 2013

http://35.182.75.222/2013-deaf-ci-symposium/

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DO DEAF PEOPLE VOLUNTEER IN SMALL TOWNS?
There was a newspaper article about a small town needing
volunteers to advise on the town’s zoning laws (residential,
industrial, mixed-use, public parks, etc).
What if a deaf person volunteers and no other hearing person
volunteers?
Will the small town pay for interpreters? Many small towns
have tight budgets!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-small-town-volunteer/

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

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finally winning a football game since 1978

http://deafdigest.com/2013-big-michigan-deaf-football-win/

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NETHERLANDS PARLIAMENT ASKING WHY DEAF RELAY PROBLEMS
The Parliament of the Netherlands are not too happy with the
switchover problems with Deaf Relay services from the old provider
to the new provider.
The problems have been so bad that fingers are being pointed
at several reasons.

THE DEAF OF JAMAICA UNHAPPY ABOUT EMERGENCY WEATHER NEWS
Jamaica is practically in the middle of the hurricane paths.
For this reason, emergency weather news is important to the
deaf community.
The deaf leaders have already complained about the lack of
such emergency news and have made the government aware of it.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

why do you make faces while interpreting?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Computer-aided transcription (CAT) continued to gain popularity with court reporters in the 1980s, and court reporters continued to find that the old method of writing on their steno machines totally phonetically would not always produce the translation they desired.

One of the things that reporters became aware of was what are called word boundary problems.

For example, if the prefix “en” and the suffix “en” are written the same on the steno machine because they sound the same
phonetically, the computer may attach them to the wrong word, and erroneous translations may occur.

A reporter might try to write the following sentence.

“They will strengthen light enforcement of that policy.”

The CAT program could translate it as:

“They will strength enlighten forcement of that policy.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

many hearing people still assume that deaf people cannot
drive cars!

(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

In England, a deaf drug dealer filed a lawsuit, accusing
the police of discrimination for not providing an interpreter
during his arrest. This lawsuit was thrown out by the judge.

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Did you know that –

Monica Kupka, a deaf woman and an outstanding women’s basketball player, played for her Empire Buffet basketball team (Council Bluffs, Iowa) that competed in the 1949 National AAU women’s
basketball tournament. She was the team’s leading scorer.
In these days women’s basketball was played with 3 on 3
rules, and the national AAU tournaments were the big
deal. Not any more!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Batteries that explode? This is not a joke. Tales of
exploding batteries have begun to surface this week. The
moral – thou shalt not purchase counterfeit batteries – be
it for hearing aids or for your deaf paging devices.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Europe, a big thing among TV viewers of the
European Broadcasting Union network is the Eurovision
Song Contest. It consists of each participating nation
submitting their best song for vote.
In Finland, they are having their own “song-off”
to select the nation’s entry. 12 artists have been
selected to take part. One of the 12 artists is
Marko, of his Signmark band.
Marko is deaf. He will sing-sign in ASL and in
English, and he is hoping to represent Finland
in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

every deaf job seeker faces discrimination

if a deaf job seeker says he never faces discrimination, he is lying

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought an immigrant woman said, while introducing me to a friend:
this is mother, my boyfriend

She actoally said:
this is Peter, my boyfriend

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

-   Public Relations Director – 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:
Relief Residential Counselor
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Status: Relief, On-Call, $13.75 per hour

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Program Manager and group home administrator for the maintenance of the deaf group home level 12 facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing environment for the youth in residence. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other in-house activities, as scheduled. Coordinate recreational and academic enrichment activities and independent living skills. Coordinate youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs. Provide crisis intervention services, as necessary. Transport service-partners to off-site appointments, court, etc. using own and agency vehicles.

Qualifications:   Associates degree and two years full-time work experience with adolescents in residential setting or Bachelor’s degree and ability to work with youth preferred.  Must be a team player with patience and interest/passion in working with youth with emotional and behavioral issues.  Demonstrated understanding of the importance of structure and stability for youth.  Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred.  Must be fluent in American Sign-language (ASL).  Must have knowledge of and competency in the deaf culture.  Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in crisis and transition.  Must be available for on call shifts, 24-hours a day, and 7 days a week as needed with short notice. Must be able to pass clearance to work with minors (live scan clearance, clear TB Test, clean DMV record).  Must be willing to use properly insured transportation for work purposes with mileage reimbursement.

Send resume to SDYS, Attn: RRC, P.O. Box 80756, San Diego, CA  92138, or fax (619) 221-8611 or  e-mail to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org

Opened: 10/1/13

An Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.

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Job Announcement
Relief Residential Counselor
The Bridge
San Diego, CA

Status: Relief (On-Call, Variable schedule)   $13.00 per hour

Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Program Manager for the maintenance of the youth-residential facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing environment for youth in residence. Maintain data collection and contract compliance of records as required. Supervision as needed with Program Manager in order to exchange information about the residents and other on-shift details. Keep records, update files on the residents as necessary, and log all services and events provided by residential staff and volunteers. Supervise youth service partners, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other in-house activities as scheduled or needed. Provide youth service partners with crisis counseling, recreation and tutoring. Help assure success of placement by providing assistance in the implementation of casework plans, intakes, collateral contacts, and follow-up. Provide telephone crisis intervention services during all working hours. Implement scheduled recreational and educational activities. Participate in all scheduled staff supervision per month, staff meetings taking notes and attending Bridge milieu review retreats.

Qualifications:  Associates degree and two years full time work experience with adolescents in a residential setting or Bachelors degree and ability to work with youth.  Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in-crisis and transition and work as a residential team member implementing programming. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred. Criminal history and DMV records must meet required standards.  Must be willing to use own properly insured transportation for work purposes with mileage reimbursement.  Willing to go through clearance process (Hire is pending the results of appropriate clearances).

Send resume to SDYS, Attn: BRRC, mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org or fax to (619) 221-8611 or mail to PO Box 80756, San Diego, CA  92138

Opened: 10/4/13

An Equal Opportunity Employer
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended, all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Project Coordinator
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc
Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project
Project Coordinator

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

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
– Coordination and implementation of statewide training regarding the New Hampshire Educational Service Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Development and maintenance of The New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project Website. – Develop and implement a survey/needs assessment to assess the current status of New Hampshire’s education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Plan, develop and implement professional development workshops, conferences and trainings focused on improving educational outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in New Hampshire. – Assist parents, educators and the community with questions or concerns regarding the education deaf and hard of hearing students and related areas.
– Collaborate with other state organizations, agencies, schools and projects to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. – Maintain the state’s instructional materials for deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Maintain the state’s FM loan program for New Hampshire schools
– Participate in recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage area of service providers for deaf and hard of hearing students
– Attend Department of Education meetings as required
– Create reports as necessary to satisfy funding requirements.
– Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications:
– Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students (TODHH, SLP, School Counselor, etc.)
– Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices and current research in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education.
– Extensive working knowledge of the New Hampshire Educational Service – Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Knowledge of federal and state laws related to the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Experience providing trainings and workshops as well as facilitation techniques. – Proficiency in English (required) and American Sign Language (preferred)
– Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
– Masters degree with a major study in a Deaf and Hard of Hearing education related field
– The ability to work independently within established timelines and demonstrate effective organizational skills.

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

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

Susan Wolf-Downes Executive Director
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application:  December 1, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Susan Wolf-Downes at mailto:swolf-downes@ndhhs.org

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open positions
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, Connecticut

Located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school. It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  ASD is approved by the Departments of Education in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York and serves students from nine states as well as International students.

announces the following vacancies:

Substitute Teacher – campus and outreach

Substitute Interpreter – outreach

Residential counselor – male and female

Community Inclusion specialist

Tutor

Coach

Lifeguard

For detailed job information visit http://www.asd-1817.org and click on “About Us”, then follow the prompts.

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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position opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State’s grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master’s Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K – $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov

EOE

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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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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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Michigan School job for Teacher for the Deaf

* Job Location: Kalamazoo, MI * Category: Schools – Deaf / Hard of Hearing Specialist

* Apply Now! * Back to Results
School job open near Kalmazoo Michigan for a Teacher for the Deaf. 35 hour per week position open for the school year for MI certified Hearing Impaired-HI Teacher.

When you take a contract/travel job with Soliant, you.ll receive some of the top benefits in the industry:
*Competitive pay packages designed specifically for each candidate
* Matching 401(k)
*Weekly Paycheck
*Industry leading benefits for health/life/dental
*Direct Deposit

Title:      Employment Training Specialist . Deaf Services
Categories:     Nonprofit Jobs
Location:     Denver Metro Area
Subcategory:     Programs/Services
Organization Type:     501(c)(3)

Job Opportunity: Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf at DARS . Fort Worth

Job Description: v

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I . MANUAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IS REQUIRED.

The Counselor I performs work in support of the mission, goals and values of DARS, and applies critical thinking skills and sound decision making in performance of routine rehabilitation work in one or more program areas: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) including transition from high school to adult VR services, and or Independent Living (IL) and/or Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS).  Work is performed using the DARS electronic case management system. The Counselor I is hired by the Area Manager (AM) with the approval of the Regional Director (RD), and works independently, with moderate supervision by the AM. The Counselor I will require substantial coaching and mentoring.

Work performed supports employment or other defined outcomes for people with disabilities by:  Developing and maintaining relations with community referral sources, businesses, employers and schools as applicable.. Collecting and analyzing all information necessary to make an accurate eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment records, etc.)

Assisting the consumer in choosing an appropriate employment or other rehabilitation goal by analyzing information to determine the consumer.s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information to the current job market, as appropriate.  Working collaboratively with the consumer to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the consumer.s identified goals.  Ensuring timely, cost-effective provision of services and consumer progress toward achievement of their goal.  Developing and implementing a process leading to successful job placement or other planned outcome.

The Counselor I applies best value purchasing practices and uses available comparable benefits and services to ensure effective use of public funds.

During the first year of employment, the VRC I participates in a number of mandatory training activities.

Performs other duties as assigned and required to meet the mission and goals of the department and division.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1. Accurately determines eligibility for DARS services. (5%)
2. Demonstrates quality standards throughout the eligibility assessment process. (5%)
3. Provides counseling and guidance to support consumer informed choice. (10%)
4. Demonstrates quality standards in counseling and guidance by maintaining active and meaningful partnerships with consumers throughout their cases. (10%)
5. Supports the consumer through the assessing and planning process to identify an appropriate rehabilitation goal and services. (10%)
6. Demonstrates quality standards by engaging the consumer in the assessing and planning process to identify consumer needs and strategies to address them. (5%)
7. Provides reasonable and necessary planned services and appropriately closes cases, or transitions cases to adult VR. (10%)
8. Demonstrates quality standards in implementation of the consumer.s plan. (10%)
9. Accurately determines and documents level of significance of consumer.s disability. (5%)
10. Contributes to the success of the unit by meeting individual performance goals, and establishing and maintaining productive relationships with businesses and/or school, as applicable. (15%)
11. Applies sound decision making and best value purchasing principles to consumer purchases. (10%)
12. Serves as a team leader to technicians and/or other staff working together toward a common goal. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to performance in this position:

. Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to barriers encountered throughout the rehabilitation process.
. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
. Ability to plan, organize and achieve goals.
. Ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
. Ability to conduct consumer interviews.
. Ability to engage the consumer in an active and meaningful partnership throughout the rehabilitation process.
. Ability to apply the rehabilitation process.
. Ability to gather, evaluate and analyze information used in the rehabilitation process.
. Skilled in using a computer in a windows environment.
. Knowledge of counseling techniques as used in the rehabilitation process.
. Knowledge of vocational and other assessments (e.g. Independent Living) of rehabilitation needs.
. Knowledge of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
. Knowledge of job placement techniques.
. Knowledge of available community resources and comparable benefits.
. Knowledge of occupational requirements and labor market trends.
. Knowledge of vocational aspects of physical and mental disabilities.
. Knowledge of communication strategies for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
. Knowledge of aspects of deaf culture.
. Ability to communicate in a conversational mode utilizing various forms of manual communication (ASL, PSE, English).

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Minimum preferred education/certification qualifications for VRCs are:

. A master.s degree in rehabilitation counseling, or a closely related field with specific coursework; or
. Other master.s degrees or Ph.D. with specific coursework; or
. current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC); or
. Current licensure for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).

Applicants hired without these credentials will be required to meet standards within the timeframe agreed to at employment.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Masters degree with major in Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited college or university OR Masters degree with major in counseling or counseling related degrees, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Human Services from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year related work experience, OR Other Masters degree plus two (2) years related work experience, OR Bachelors degree with a major in vocational rehabilitation from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year related work experience, OR Bachelors degree with major in Counseling, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Public Health from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years related work experience OR other Bachelors degree plus three (3) years related work experience. Related work experience is defined as case management, counseling, job placement and general knowledge of disabilities.

Additional Information:
MANUAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IS REQUIRED.
This is a career ladder position, and, depending on required qualifications and experience, may be filled at any level from Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor IV. The starting salary range is $2,852.75 to a maximum of $5,881.41. Salary and position level will be based on the qualifications of the selected applicant as they relate to career ladder promotion eligibility requirements. Factors such as education, credentials and experience should be considered when establishing the starting salary. The starting salary for current agency employees and employees transferring directly from another HHS agency will be based on Chapter 7 . Compensation, Section D . Starting Salaries, Subsection Salaries for Certain Inter-Agency and Intra-Agency Transfers. A demonstration of writing skills will be required during the interview. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.

If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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DeafDigest – 11 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 11, 2013

— What happened to deaf-blind hiker Roger Poulin?

Last month it was mentioned that deaf-blind hiker Roger Poulin
and his provider Roni Lepore had hoped to complete the 2,185
mile Appalachian Trail, that ends up in Mt. Katahdin, Maine
before the park was closed for the season. They were forced
to stop hiking just two miles short of their goal because
of limited time and lack of daylight. Roger will finish
up the hike next summer.

 

— A deaf person on a TV dancing show

“Strictly Come Dancing” is a popular British TV show
that features famous people with their dancing partners.
It is like USA’s Dancing with the Stars. Anyway this
British program has a deaf dancing contestant – Ben
Cohen who is deaf and is a famous retired rugby star.
What is his biggest fear on the show? That his hearing
aid will fly out while dancing!

 

 

— Fake service dogs for the deaf

A big problem in USA is fake service dogs for the deaf.
Real service dogs are trained and certified. Fake service
dogs are family pets, not trained and not certified. Some
people try to take advantage of regulations that allow
service dogs in indoor facilities. These fake service
dogs wear vests and identification cards to fool the public.
What does the law enforcement people say about it? Most
of them don’t care!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 10, 2013

— Two BIG deaf birthdays celebrated at almost same time

For the past several months Gallaudet has been promoting its
150th anniversary to take place in 2014, which is not too
many months ahead. And now this – NTID is going to celebrate
its 45th anniversary. Happy anniversary, Gallaudet and NTID!

 

— how did Matt Hamill perform last night in Brazil?

Matt Hamill, the deaf ultimate fighter, fought Brazilian
Thiago Silva last night. Matt lost – the judges voted
30-27, 30-27, and 29-27 against him. Matt said it was
a bad fight that he had to reduce weight, saying it
was his fault for going overweight in the first place,
and that he realized he has disappointed his fans.

 

– a deaf person wants to become a flight attendant

Could a deaf person become a flight attendant? DeafDigest
has not known of any deaf person that has become a flight
attendant. This is not to say they cannot. Anyway Shuki
Assouline, a deaf Israeli wants to become a flight attendant
but the nation’s Civil Aviation Authority and also the
El Al airline both said no. They are saying it is for
safety reasons why a deaf person cannot become a flight
attendant. Shuki is not giving up, though.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 9, 2013

— a perfect business for a deaf person?

Is operating a laundromat a perfect business for a deaf person?
Possibly because customers come in with their laundry, put coins
in the slot and wait for wash to be done and dried. Communication
is not much, if any. Elizabeth Laffert, a deaf woman, has opened
up her laundromat business in Falkirk, Scotland. A bank has helped
with a business loan. People have said that if you can’t find a job,
then maybe going into business is the best thing.

 

 

— a deaf man was arrested for selling drugs without an interpreter

A deaf man was arrested for selling drugs without an interpreter.
This took place, not in USA with these ADA laws, but in Great
Britain. Bryan Finnigan, a deaf man with a reputation for selling
drugs, was able to communicate on his own while making sales with
hearing customers. He filed a complaint with the court, saying
he had no interpreter while he was arrested. The British top
civil judge threw out the case, saying he had no communication
problems during his drug sales!

 

 

— #3 best beer in a brewery

Every year, a brewery in Crewe, Cheshire, England has a
contest for home-based brewers that craft their own beers.
For years, Ken Fisher, an Oregon deaf man, has been
crafting his own beer. And he goes to Europe to challenge
other home crafted beers in beer tasting contests. Just
recently, Fisher’s Grateful Deaf beer was rated the 3rd
best out of 20 home crafted beers at the Crewe brewery

 

 

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DeafDigest – 08 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 8, 2013

— Too many Dummy Hoy honors?

As we all know, Dummy Hoy is the most famous of these
past deaf major league baseball players. There is a
Dummy Hoy Baseball Tournament for deaf school baseball
teams. There is a Dummy Hoy Field on the Gallaudet
campus. And now this – RIT wants to honor NTID with
a Dummy Hoy Hall of fame plaque installed near the
RIT baseball field. Dummy Hoy Hall of Fame? Not
sure exactly what is this all about.

 

 

— It was difficult for the deaf to get married

In year 1868 in Belgium, a deaf man, employed in a factory,
married a deaf woman, also a factory worker. This marriage
was a success – they had a family life with children in
a house of their own. Historians at a conference of the
International Institute of Social History in the Netherlands
said this deaf marriage was rare. Because of laws, religion,
customs, and attitude, it was almost impossible for a deaf
couple to get married!

 

 

— world’s cheapest hearing aid is against state law!

A hearing aid for $8.00 on the internet. A joke? No, these
cheapie hearing aids are being advertised on the eBay, Amazon
and Walmart sites. Florida does not allow it, yet the FDA
allows it. Is the purchase, without services of a licensed
audiologist, worth it? Good question.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 7, 2013

— The biggest deaf scientific accomplishment that never won a Nobel Prize

The Associated Press ran a story of five biggest scientific
accomplishments that have never won a Nobel Prize. One of these
five accomplishments ignored by the Nobel is the Cochlear Implant!
One reason is that Nobel awards are not given to deceased people.
William House, deceased, was one of the scientists that developed
the CI – still living are the other CI pioneers – Graeme Clark,
a Coda, Ingeborg Hochmair and Blake Wilson. Certainly for better
or worse, the Deaf Community was never the same because of the CI.

 

 

— a powerful, high ranking politician rejects his deaf child

Ibrahim Shema is a high ranking, and powerful politician in
Nigeria, currently the governor of the state of Katsina. As
a young man many years ago he fathered a child, but never
married the mother. That child right now is a 26-year old
deaf woman. Amina, the deaf woman, wants a face to face meeting
with her father. He refuses to have anything to do with her!
Amina is now asking the judge for the rights for a DNA testing
with Shema!

 

 

— Matt Hamill to fight on October 9th

Deaf ultimate fighter Matt Hamill is opposing Thiago Silva,
a Brazilian on October 9th in Brazil. Matt retired in 2011 but
came back and won his last two matches. Will he win again?
People are saying Silva is Matt’s toughest opponent. Silva is a
better boxer but Matt is a better wrestler. Silva, however, has
failed two drug tests in his past five fights! We will see
what happens come Wednesday night.

 

 

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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Top stories about the deaf:

South African orphans have been given teddy bear gifts.
These teddy bears were made by members of the Sussex Deaf
Association in Great Britain, in cooperation with
The Footprints Foundation.

The FCC has continued to remind video programming distributors
of the need to caption emergency information.

The Ghana National Association of the Deaf has announced
a goal – to find employment for the deaf in various
trades and vocations.

several deaf inventors are being delayed with their patent paperwork
because of the government shutdown.

New Zealand has come up with the first Video Remote Interpreting
service for the deaf.

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NEW COPS IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City has hired 1,100 new cops. These cops
can speak in almost 60 different languages.
How many of these new cops can communicate in AS?
Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-york-cops-knowing-deaf-asl/

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

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Deaf Building in Caracas, Venezuela

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

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TWO CODA CLASSMATES
A hearing school has two Coda students. They
are fluent with ASL.
They use ASL all the time – during boring classes,
they talk to each other in ASL by hiding their signs
from the teacher. At school cafeteria, one Coda from
across the room, signs to another Coda to pick up
extra dish for me. And during sports games, they
sign to each other on the field to plan the plays
and moves.
Fun to be a Coda?

– for ASL News version with captions:
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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

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

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF
You were living in the Year 1930 and resided in
Ontario, CA and raised roosters on your property – and
made the mistake of letting these roosters crow!
The town ordinance made such crowing illegal. A hearing
person could hear the rooster crow and somehow hush it up
before the crow-police would make its rounds. The deaf
person, on the other hand, would have no clue!

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
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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

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-western-pennsylvania-school-for-the-deaf/

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Have our deaf attorneys been involved with the
Supreme Court cases?

A. Attorney Michael Chatoff was the first and only
deaf attorney to argue a case (Amy Rowley). Several
other deaf attorneys have filed briefs in other
Supreme Court cases.

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:

Cold season

Cold weather has arrived, preparation for the winter!

For us DeafBlind, we need some extra care!

Interpreters and SSPs beware!

Getting a flu shot is important.

Also, packing sani lotion (Prell) to keep germs away is helpful!

Since DeafBlind people communicate via tactile communication, let us help reduce sickness.

So, for everybody, let us be proactive!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that all airlines will admit that technology is already there
for in-flight captions, and instead of arguing, just go ahead
and install captions/subtitles on ALL in-flight movies!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1956 – the Maryland School for the Colored Deaf
closes for good. It opened in 1872. At its’ peak
the school had nearly 60 students during the World
War II years. This school was located in Baltimore.
A recent event at Maryland School for the Deaf
featured four former students of the Baltimore
school.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

330

hotels in United Kingdom that has devices for the
deaf

we are talking about thousands and thousands of hotels
in United Kingdom!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Castleton – Brandon Boyle, sr, football

has only played one game this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Rick Macomber, as of September 30, 2013, is ranked 6th best racer at
the Hoosier Park (Indiana, standardardbred racing track) with
purse winnings of $1,572,964

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Deaf Sports Library

who will be the best European deaf basketball team?

(from facebook)

Due to the agreement with the Italian Deaf Sport
Federation Esatour organizes in Pesaro the 5th Men and
Women Deaf Basketball Eurocup from 27 to 30 Nov. Approx 20
teams from all over Europe will challenge to win the
“Champions League” 2013. The tournament is supported
by DIBF (Deaf International Basket Federation).

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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 opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State’s grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master’s Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K – $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov

EOE

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

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TEACHER OF THE DEAF/HARD OF HEARING
Gloucester Public Schools System
Gloucester,  Massachusetts

Job ID: 499552    Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 30, 2013    Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing assists in developing language
acquisition and communication skills to facilitate the personal, social
and intellectual development of students. In order to respond to the
individual needs and abilities of students, the Teacher of the Deaf/Hard
of Hearing must work closely with the staff and administration of
Gloucester Public Schools.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Gloucester Public Schools System is committed to maintaining a work and
learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color,
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
Masters degree from an accredited college/university
Current Massachusetts State Teaching Certificate in Hearing Impaired (HI)
Certification from Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken
Language in Auditory, Verbal Therapy, or Auditory – Verbal Therapy
education preferred

APPLY IN WRITING TO: Patricia Wegmann
Director, Special Education
Gloucester Public School District
2 Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
pwegmann@gloucester.k12.ma.us

At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information
Patricia Wegmann, Special Education Director
6 School House Road
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone: 978-281-9804

Ulster BOCES

TEACHER OF THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED

P/T, 10-month anticipated opening for teacher of the deaf and hearing
impaired providing services to school-aged children in a school setting.
Experience with special needs children preferred. Appropriate NYS
certification required. Start date – September 1, 2013.

Please apply  send a letter of interest and
resume to:
Mid-Hudson Cooperative Recruitment Program
c/o Ulster County BOCES
175 Rte. 32 North, New Paltz, NY 12561
FAX 845.255.3571

Minnesota
Hinckley Elementary School is in need of an American Sign Language
Interpreter.  We are seeking a Certified Interpreter(NIC or EIPA) to
interpret for a deaf child. Preference given to a Certified Interpreter
with experience. Ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team setting with
special ed., regular ed teachers, and a variety of student situations.
Position is for 173 student days, 6.5 hours per day. Starting wage is
$17.21 per hour with benefits.

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2013

DeafDigest Blue – October 6, 2013

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Save 20% During Fire Prevention Week

Are you prepared in case of fire? Just in time for Fire Prevention
Week, Harris Communications is giving you an added incentive to do a
safety check in your home. From October 4 – 13, Harris Communications
has 20% off all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide products, many designed
specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people.

The SafeAwake (HC-SAFEAWAKE) is a unique product that “listens” for
your T3 smoke alarm. If it hears the alarm, it alerts you by bed
shaker, flashing white light and high-decibel, low frequency alarm.
Regularly $249.95, on sale for $199.96!

The Shake-Up System from Silent Call (SC-SHKKUP/VREC) is a wireless
smoke detector that will alert you by strobe and vibration. It is
easy to install, simple to use and very portable. Regularly $341.95,
now only $273.56!

Find these products and many more on sale during Fire Prevention
Week. Sale ends October 13, 2013.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB100613

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com if you have questions

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Tiffany
who departed us. He was a long time educator and principal at Alabama School for the Deaf. Later on in his career he became the headmaster of the New York School for the Deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Glenda Cooper-
Haefner, who departed us. She published her own
Sunflower’s Flyhands News that was a popular e-mail
newsletter for the deaf in Kansas and Missouri.

Top stories about the deaf:

In Azerbaijan, the cell phone provider Azerfon, with assistance
from the Azerbaijan Society of the Deaf, has been training
a group of deaf job seekers for employment in the company.

The annual Festival Latino has been hosted by the
Louisiana Center for the Deaf and held on the center
property. Not any more – this festival has been
shifted to the Louisiana State Fairgrounds this
coming weekend. Why? The center has closed up for good.

Just before the federal government shutdown, the US Department
of Education has renewed the Technical Assistance funding
for the South Dakota Deaf and Blind Projects. This funding
will help the Deaf-Blind achieve their quality of life.

Sean Chandler, who is deaf and is a teacher at England’s
Milton Keynes School, is a drummer with the National
Youth Brass Band. He has been giving public performances
recently.

Deaf Research, for the time being, at the Library of
Congress, is impossible – because of the federal government
shutdown.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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DEAF AND LATE-DEAFENED DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
We have a list of deaf school superintendents that
are deaf and use ASL very well.
We also have some hearing superintendents that have
become late-deafened, mostly because of age.
Should we put these late-deafened superintendents
on the list of deaf superintendents? Or do they still
belong to the list of hearing superintendents?

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

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

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surveying the deaf with communication devices

for more information:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-communications-survey/

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A CAR INSPECTOR THAT TALKS TOO MUCH
You are in a long line to have your car inspected by
a state automobile inspection station.
The inspector talks too much. He explains something
to a person ahead of you. He then explains something
to you; you tell him you are deaf and to please write
something down on paper. He says “never mind, not important”
and he moves to a person behind you and still talks too
much.
Is he really saying something that is very important?
We will never know.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf/

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

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RID Certification Program Update on CDI:
New Eligibility Requirements for CDI Certification
Revised CDI Knowledge Exam Content
Both Effective January 1, 2014

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-cdi-deaf-interpreting-certification-requirements/

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THE FIRST DEAF-BLIND RESIDENCE
Louisiana has a higher proportion of deaf-blind people
as compared to other states. For that reason, The Amelia
Manor in Lafayette, Louisiana, has established a residential
unit for the deaf-blind senior citizens.
This means there are full time interpreters for the deaf-blind
as provided by the state.

WATCHING A REALITY AUTOMOBILE SHOP TV SHOW
On one reality automobile restoration shop TV show, the mechanics were struggling to fix an engine problem.
Instead of using instruments, they relied on their ears
to track down the problem and get it fixed.
What about our own deaf automobile mechanics? DeafDigest
thinks our deaf mechanics have their own tricks of trade
to overcome the hearing problem.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

I paid more attention to your signing than what the
speaker said even though I know no sign language

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As computer-aided transcription (CAT) began to be used as a method of
transcript preparation for court reporters in the 1970s and 1980s,
there were still many court reporters who had learned steno theories
that were not “computer compatible.”  These court reporters had been
preparing transcripts of proceedings by dictating their steno notes
for typists, using trained note readers to read their notes, or
typing their notes themselves.  They had been trained to write on
their steno machines phonetically, and any words that sounded the
same would be differentiated during the transcription process.
As a result, when one of these court reporters would begin to use CAT
to prepare a transcript, there would be many issues with homophones
and word boundaries.

A simple sentence for a reporter just beginning to use CAT might come
out something like this: “We/wee went from hear/here to/too/two
their/there/they’re.”

Someone editing this transcript would have to choose the correct
homophone in each case so that this sentence would read:  “We went
from here to there.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a hearing person that covers his mouth in front of a
deaf person, while talking to another hearing person!

(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

Attorneys, specializing in ADA, are now arguing that the ADA
regulations apply to the whole work experience, instead of
focusing on piece meal issues. An example would be a deaf
employee filing a discrimination case on not being provided
with a TTY – even though the TTY use is not part of his
job description!

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Did you know that –

Donald Ballantyne, Ph.D, a deaf graduate of Princeton, with a major
in Chemistry, served as a professor of Experimental Surgery
at New York University Medical Center. He also became the
Director of Microsurgical Research, which dealt in plastic
surgery. He worked with future physicians even though he was
not a physician. He passed away in 2006.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest was bombarded all week by chain emails
urging opposition to “possible cuts” in captioning
funds.
At first blush, the editor treats it as a fallacy.
Do keep in mind the following elements:

* 75 percent of programs must be captioned by 2004

* 100 percent of programs must be captioned by 2006

* broadcasters must follow these 75 percent, 100
percent mandates. It makes no difference who pays
for these captions. If government funding is cut
then broadcasters MUST find ways to fund these
captioned programs. For years Department of Education
paid for these captions. With these mandates, the
Department of Education may or may not pay for these
captions – but – but the broadcasters MUST still find
ways to fund these programs

(editor’s note: we are still not getting what we want
with captions – be it movies, TV, videos, etc)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The painful question facing Daniel Snyder, the owner
of Washington Redskins, the team the Washington, DC
Deaf Community roots for – is to either file an appeal or
to own up to his defeat in the Federal Courtroom.
This refers to the Fedex Stadium captioning lawsuit
that he lost, and which was filed by three deaf
plaintiffs.
If Snyder appeals, then the installing of  stadium captions
everywhere may be on hold until the Appeals court makes up its
mind.
If Snyder owns up to his loss, then we, the deaf, may enjoy
captions everywhere.
Knowing Snyder, who is pretty much ornery, we will
stay tuned. Bottom line is to win the war, not win the
battle. We will not know until Snyder makes up his mind.

(the Fedex Stadium is now captioned, but there is a deja vu –
re the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center lawsuit that
surfaced last week)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are deaf people inferior?

Of course not! But why do many, many hearing
people have the impression that deaf people are
inferior?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:
This electrical part is wide

Wide. He actually was talking about a small electrical part

He actually said:
This electrical part is white

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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 opening
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Posted: October 2013

Recruitment Open Until Filled

The Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is central to the strategic plan
and the mission of the agency by helping students who are deaf and hard of
hearing to meet/exceed state academic standards and ensuring WSD has a
cohesive spiraling curriculum that meets the needs of the students.

This position ensures alignment with the State’s grade level expectations
(GLEs) and gives teachers constructive ways to implement and maintain a
positive learning environment for all students.

Requires: Master’s Degree, Fluency in ASL, WA State Teaching Certification

Salary: $42K – $66K based on 185 days (days will be pro-rated if starting
after the beginning of the 13/14 school year)

Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov

EOE

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

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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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Arizona
Phoenix College is seeking a new Administrative Secretary for the American Sign Language/Interpreter Preparation Program division of the Communication, Reading, ASL, Education department.

The position is part-time, 20 hours a week.

Job Description

Job Title: Government Affairs Coordinator
Date: October 2013

Department: Public Policy and Advocacy
Prepared by: S. Durbin

Reports to: Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
Approved by: A. Wehmeier

FLSA Status: Exempt

Basic Function

Responsible for coordination of lobbying and legislative
initiatives, developing and implementing strategies, serving as
organization.s lobbyist and monitoring relevant policy
activities.

Responsibilities

· Advocates directly with the legislative and
executive branches for Paraquad and the collective needs of
persons with disabilities. Includes developing public and
written testimony.

· Works with Paraquad.s Public Policy Team on
advocacy initiatives on behalf of Paraquad and the independent
living movement, to develop legislative agenda and advocacy
initiatives in Jefferson City.

· Recommends and implements Paraquad.s
legislative strategy and tactics; maintain current knowledge of
disability-related legislation, policies and regulations; review
background material and assist in development of positions on
public policy issues.

· Educate, engage and build support among elected
officials, policy-makers and candidates for Paraquad, independent
living and disability rights issues.

· Educates persons with disabilities and the wider
community about the independent living philosophy,
disability-related laws and topics and legislative advocacy
skills. Communicates information, analysis and accounts of the
legislative session.

· Gives presentations and trainings; writes for
newsletters, blogs, website, on-line and traditional media, etc.

· Reaches out to and coordinates with other
organizations (Centers for Independent Living, MOCIL,
Governor.s Council on Disability, etc.) and associations,
as necessary, to build support and reach mutual policy goals.

· Serve on Commissions, advisory councils,
committees, etc. as appropriate to represent Paraquad and the
independent living philosophy.

· Assist other staff as necessary with other policy
and advocacy priorities.

· Completes all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.

· Obtains required advocacy points per fiscal year.

Skills Required

Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy General knowledge
of disability-related laws

Strategic thinking
Ability to organize and implement multiple tasks

Communication Skills
Good inter-personal skills and ability to work with groups

Education and Training

· Master.s degree or bachelor.s degree
with sufficient related experience.

Experience

· 3-5 years direct experience with advocacy/public
policy initiatives

· Personal experience with a disability preferred

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Paraquad

Attn: Kay Tucker

5240 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

or

email ktucker@paraquad.org

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2013

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DeafDigest – 04 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 4, 2013

— a honest comment by a deaf political candidate

Dartmouth North is a district in Nova Scotia, Canada and
an election is coming up for the seats in the Member of
the Legislative Assembly. All candidates were asked
questions about their personal preferences, such as books,
drinks, exercise, movies, pets and music. Deaf candidate
Steve Estey was asked about his favorite music. He said
“I’m deaf; they all sound the same to me”

 

— good news for the deaf in Great Britain

In the past deaf people that receive monthly checks from
the government (pensions and disability) had to confirm
their identities by voice telephone. After massive
protests by the Deaf Community, the British government
has changed its policy. Deaf people now can confirm their
identities by email. DeafDigest hopes there are safeguards
to prevent email fraud!

 

 

— a deaf contestant on a TV reality program

This coming season of the Project Runway reality TV series
will feature fashion designs by Justin LeBlanc. He is
deaf. The surprised deaf designer said he never thought
it would become reality. This program is being shown
on the Lifetime network.

 

 

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09/29/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

09/29/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 03 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 3, 2013

— deaf devices entered in a design contest

The James Dyson Foundation is offering money to top finalists
in its design contest. Many entries have been submitted – and
there are two deaf devices – one is an artificial finger
for deaf signers that have lost their fingers; it is being
created by 3D scanning; the other one is a “super” hearing aid
that promises to be better than a CI!

 

— A to Z fingerspelling by 26 famous hearing people

Johnny Corcoran is deaf and is a professional photographer
in Dublin, Ireland. He just completed a two-year project,
traveling across Ireland and taking photographs of famous
hearing Irish people. His project is called “Signs of
Life” and it shows each famous person with a fingerspelled
letter, from A to Z. These famous people are – a soccer player,
an author, a celebrity chef, a TV newscaster, a musician,
a champion surfer, etc.

 

 

— a surprise ambition of a deaf gardener

Ashton Hnatuk is a deaf gardener in the Canadian city
of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has this ability to
grow fresh vegetables that other hearing gardeners
are not able to do so. The Swadesh Supermarket
chain buys Ashton’s vegetables. They are saying it
is difficult to grew these types of vegetables in
the Saskatchewan province. Yet, Ashton’s ambition
is a big surprise. He wants to become a plumber,
and is looking to enroll in a vocational program!

 

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DeafDigest – 02 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 2, 2013

— New York Times prints a story of a deaf 50-year New York Mets employee

Tod Tillotson, a graduate of New York School for the Deaf,
was written up in the New York Times. He has worked for the New York
Mets for 50 years, the longest of all other employees. He is in the
Special Services department. So important he is that when he is
on vacation, the Mets has to find three people to do his work!
He started his job at Shea Stadium, now demolished, and is now
Citi Field. Said a friend – Tod has seen the birth and death of
Shea Stadium. The biggest irony is that he was a New York Yankee
fan before the Mets hired him. Tod had to suppress his love for
the Yankees to continue his job with the Mets!

 

 

— British Gas company asks deaf to pay for their text messages!

British Gas is a big utility company, serving the nation with
gas and electricity. It is hated by British people and they voted
for it as the nation’s worst utility company. Anyway, to serve its
deaf customers, the company has a text number. But when deaf people
send texts to discuss their utility bills, the company charges
them money for these text calls! Activists are very angry about it.

 

 

— a British council says deaf children are a waste

In Bromley, part of London, a group of parents of the deaf
are upset. They wanted the Bromley council to continue paying
for educational services for deaf children. The Bromley council
does not want to pay, and wants these children transferred
to another school district. One of the council members said
these deaf children are a waste of money, calling them
rubbish. Hard to believe someone would say that!

 

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DeafDigest – 01 October 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 1, 2013

 
— beware of fake relay calls

someone is using the relay service to call some deaf people,
telling them that a FCC representative is coming to their
house to inspect their relay equipment. This call is a FAKE.
The FCC is angry about it and will be looking into it (after
the federal government reopens!)

 

– Arizona battles Federal government over deaf housing issue

The Apache ASL Trails is a deaf senior citizens housing building
in Tempe, Arizona. The state allows it to be 100 percent deaf and
hard of hearing. The US Housing and Urban Development does not
want it to be 100 percent deaf, saying it violates federal laws
on discrimination. This battle has been going on for two years.
The Arizona members of the congress are pushing the HUD to make
a decision to protect the deaf residents. As with the fake
deaf relay calls, this issue has to wait for the federal
government to reopen.

 
– Airlines may not be telling the truth about captions

Hearing passengers can enjoy movies during their flights. In most
cases, deaf passengers can’t – because these movies are not
captioned. Could these movies be captioned? Yes, very easily but
for some reason, these airlines are not willing to put in
captions, or even subtitles. Airlines traveling over American
skies are under pressure to install captions, whereas overseas
airlines are not obligated. ADA does not apply to them. What
is the best solution? Bring your small laptop that can show
your own captioned movies. Arguing with the flight attendants
is not wise.

 

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