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DeafDigest – 30 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 29 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 29, 2013

 
— Gallaudet says laws against drugs are not working

In a short newspaper story, Gallaudet said that laws against
drugs are not working. Who at Gallaudet University made that
comment? It is Denny Gallaudet, who does not work for
Gallaudet University, but is a retired school superintendent
and also a former president of a small town bank in Maine!
Is Denny Gallaudet related to the famous Gallaudet family?
Don’t know.

 

— a Boston University writer loves captioning errors

Rich Barlow, not deaf, is responsible for BU Today, which
is Boston University’s news website. He wrote that he loves
captioning errors. We hate captioning errors but he loves
it. He wrote “Why I Hope Closed Caption Typos Never Go Away
Completely.” Why? He said that errors tell us that we are
human beings, and not machines that function too perfectly.
And most important of all, we need something to laugh in
a world that makes us tense much of the time!
(DeafDigest editor, by the way, hates these errors).

 
— real estate value of CSD buildings, now for sale

The Communication Services for the Deaf more or less have
moved its headquarters to Austin, Texas. Its’ buildings
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, located next to the
campus of South Dakota School for the Deaf, are up for
sale. What is the asking price for its four buildings
and 2 1/2 acres of land? Just 5 million dollars!

 

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DeafDigest – 28 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 28, 2013

— world’s toughest athletic event named after a deaf person

Gertrude Ederle became famous for being the first woman
to swim the English channel (1926). She had serious hearing
loss since childhood and later became deaf. She then taught
swimming at Lexington School for the Deaf. She passed away in
2003. Not wanting to forget her, the annual “from New York
City to New Jersey” 17.5 mile swimming race is named after her.
It is called “Ederle Swim” – there is a limit of 25 elite long
distance swimmers that could race in that event.

 

— many British physicians refuse to cooperate with CI people!

In Great Britain, the CI people are complaining that many
physicians are refusing to advise deaf patients to get an
implant. Why? These physicians do not really understand
what is a CI and the risks and dangers of these implants.
As a result, the CI people are pushing for these doctors
to learn more about the implants!

 

 

— making a full time living with these ADA lawsuits!

Who gets rich with these ADA lawsuits? Attorneys? Yes,
but there are a few disabled people trying to make
a living with these ADA lawsuits. Do keep in mind
that some of the New York deaf people involved with
the Starbucks lawsuit are in it, hoping to get money.
In Sacramento, California, a disabled man has filed
2,200 lawsuits in the past, including 59 this year.
He spends each day scouting stores and shops in the
city, hoping to find more ADA violations to sue them!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 27, 2013

 

— a tale of a lost CI

a four-year old deaf girl, while playing with friends on the
streets, lost her CI. Her parents could not find it; the parents
asked friends to help look for it. They could not find it. As a
result, over 1,000 people, most of them strangers, joined in to
look for the lost CI. After a lot of searching, the lost CI
was found. Where in USA did that happen? No, it was in Yinchuan,
a city of 810,000 people in China!

 

— A double-deaf participant in a sporting event

What is a double-deaf participant? Deaf in both ears?
No. Joseph Lockwood, who is deaf, won the Louisiana
state championship in Hunter Jumper horse riding
competition. Why double deaf? Because his horse
is deaf! Hunter jumper? Horses, in riding competition,
jump over fences and the judges vote for the rider and
the horse that jumps the best.

 

— whose idea was the Phoenix TV Deaf and Hearing Network?

Last week DeafDigest mentioned the new Phoenix TV Deaf
and Hearing Network that would be aired in January 2014.
Whose idea was it? It was the idea and dream of Peyton
Gallovich, who is not deaf. She is a sophomore at
Arizona State University, and has dreamed of starting
her own television network. After taking sign language
courses at the university, she was inspired to create
the Deaf and Hearing Network. DeafDigest hopes it will
be successful because many deaf TV programs have closed
up after being aired for only a short time.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 26, 2013

 

— one of Kentucky’s best buildings

The Kentucky Educational Television asked Kentuckians
to vote for their best buildings. One of the winning
buildings is the Jacobs Hall Museum. What is so special
about that building? It is the most famous building
in the state, exhibiting Civil War history. Where is
that building? In Danville, on the campus of Kentucky
School for the Deaf! This museum is open to the public,
especially for those that are interested in Civil War.

 

— Our ASL interpreters joining an union?

DeafDigest editor received an email from an interpreter,
saying she is a member of the ASL Interpreters Union.
Interpreters complaining about working conditions
and talking about forming an union are not old issues.
These issues were discussed in the past – but ASL
Interpreters Union? A google search revealed that
Pacific Media Workers Guild represents a group of
interpreters, but not all interpreters.

 

— operation for a deaf child canceled because of cruel reason

A deaf child was scheduled for an operation at Seattle’s
Children’s Hospital. The child was born without ears and
without eardrums. The operation was supposed to fix it.
But it was canceled. Why? The family’s car was stolen.
After few days of waiting, the car could not be found.
The family needed the car to drive from Tacoma to Seattle
for that operation. DeafDigest feels bad about it and
hopes there is a way for the family to get the car and for
the operation to take place.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2013

— two big career changes for an ASL interpreter

Deborah Gilboa was a former stage manager of Deaf West
Theater in Los Angeles. This was her first career.
Moving to Pittsburgh, she became ASL interpreter.
This was her 2nd career. She is now into her third
career – as ASL-signing physician! She works at the
Squirrel Hill Health Center in Pittsburgh and has
about 100 deaf patients. How important is interpreting
for deaf patients? She said that handwritten notes
is not sufficient!

 

 

— deaf person studying for MA in Cartoon Studies

A program in Cartoon Studies offering a MA for its
graduates! A joke? No. There is a Center for Cartoon
Studies in Hartford, Vermont (not Connecticut).
Carlisle Robinson, a Gallaudet graduate, is a MA
student at that program. Why Cartoon Studies?
Her goal is to work with comics, combining ASL
with English as a new way to help the deaf to
learn better.

 

 

— a lucky deaf criminal?

Peter Drinnan, a deaf criminal from Scotland, is
a lucky person! He was arrested for vandalism and
for sending abusive text messages. After two days
in the lock up, the judge had to release him,
and he is a free man! Why? Because a sign language
interpreter could not be found for him after two
days of looking around for one!

 

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DeafDigest – 24 November 2013

DeafDigest Gold – November 24, 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-from-loud-concerts/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tax-credits/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-alone-at-thanksgiving-dinner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-work-too-fast-at-job/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Top stories about the deaf:

It is happening again. Last week it was mentioned that
a deaf choir was kicked out of Trafalgar Square in
London. A public outcry forced the city officials
to backtrack. Now it is happening at the Rushmere Shopping Centre in Armagh, Northern Ireland! Something
to do with the rule against soliciting for funds.

A perfect hearing aid? Well, a group of hearing aid
researchers at Ohio State University has claimed that
their prototype hearing aid will remove background
noise. They are saying the percentage is raised
from 10 percent to 90 percent on the level of understandability among the users. Fact or fiction?

US Armed Forces telling CI people what to do? This was
the possibility hinted by the Marine Maj. Gen. Bob Hedelund
in a recent speech. Concerned with many military vets
that go deaf, he wants the military forces to control
the direction the CI research and CI policies will go to.
Will this impact the vision by these CI manufacturers?
Do not know.

A big issue right now in United Kingdom is the Access
to Work regulations – with respect to how interpreters
are being paid and how are they to work with the deaf.
So angry Deaf Brits are about it that they signed a
petition that has already collected nearly 4,000 signatures.

Odessa Smith-Wallace, a deaf student, age 17,  at a school in London, has been selected to serve on
the Kent Youth County Council. She has been campaigning
for the rights of deaf and disabled in schools.

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A THANKSGIVING DINNER
A deaf person was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner
by a hearing friend. No other deaf friends invited him
to dinners in their homes.
There is a choice – decline the dinner with hearing
group and stay home or accept the dinner with hearing
groups and be isolated during the dinner.
Which is best? Not easy decision.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-alone-at-thanksgiving-dinner/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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July 17-21, 2014
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DEAF STUCK AT WORK
A deaf person who wants to win promotion to a better
job and better pay, works very fast with his job tasks.
All the hearing people work at their normal pace with
their job tasks.
The boss told the deaf employee to slow down so that
hearing employees can catch up with him.
The deaf employee refused. As a result, he got everyone
in the office to hate him – and he was not promoted nor
got a pay raise.
Discrimination? Maybe not – he did not listen to his boss
to slow down.

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Gallaudet University 150th anniversary symposium

Washington, DC

April 9 and 10, 2014

more information at:
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FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee to favor the United Nations’ international human rights treaty.
The senators support ADA and the rights and needs of the
disabled – but – unfortunately, they play political games.
This is the reason why rights and needs of the deaf and the
disabled have been ignored!

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

refusing to learn sign language at Gallaudet and NTID

http://deafdigest.com/videos/learningsignlanguage/

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

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South Dakota Association of the Deaf

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-avlic-conference-deaf-canada/

AVLIC is Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada; it is just like our own RID in USA

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

asked by a worried deaf mother of a CI deaf son

Q. My son has a CI, and he wants to play football.
I am afraid the CI will be destroyed because football
is a rough sport?

A. Just tell your son to take off the CI while playing
football and to tell the coach to devise hand signals so
he could know what to do while on the football field

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Rona writes again

COLORS

I have learned from different folks with Usher Syndrome how various
colors affect their vision.

1 – When wearing sunglasses, sometimes a particular color glare
strikes at the corner of their eyes, making them think that their
tinted sunglasses might be wearing out from cleaning frequently.

Result – it is not the sunglasses!

2 – If you are wearing regular clear glasses and you are in a very
bright room, you may notice color glare reflections distracting you:
glare can cause a rainbow prism!

Result – it is not the glasses!

3 – Sometimes when you move suddenly, you may notice a color shield
appearing in front of you. Surprise! Your eyes spontaneously blink to
get rid of the disturbing / distracting color, but it just won’t go
away for hours!

Result-Our eyes are responding like wearing sunglasses!

Colors may come in many forms: grey, purple, pink, orange, yellow,
tan, red, etc.!

You can / may see the room shading to what appears to be in one or
two colors.

One may ask oneself: How or where in the world did those colors come
from?

Result – It’s really coming from our eyes themselves.

Your retina characteristics change as one progresses in age, meaning
that the retina can appear to be “washed out”.

As an analogy – it would be likened to one ‘pulling down the window
shades’.

Wouldn’t that be like a ‘kaleidoscope’ in your imagination?

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 there are free legal clinics for the deaf everywhere
in USA – with plenty of interpreters available

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DeafHistory:

during 1990’s – Carlos Vives, who was deaf, owned Vives
Communications, a cable TV provider, in Santa Marta, a city of 430,000 people, in Columbia. He had nearly 10 people working for him. While he was a Deaf Success story, unfortunately, it did not last too long. He was assassinated by a business rival, and the business closed down.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7

number of public meetings that took place in Virginia
during 1990’s and 2000’s to decide which
school to keep and which school to close – Virginia
School for the Deaf at Staunton (kept open) and
Virginia School for the Deaf at Hampton (closed)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, jr, gymnastics

waiting for season to start on January 11th; it is a
late-starting winter season sport

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Alex Hickey, who is deaf, plays for the Geelong Falcons,
a junior level team in Australian Rules football and
is hoping to be drafted by one of these big time teams
in the Australian Football League

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Deaf Sports Library

Gallaudet football championships

1988 – Atlantic Coast Football Conference
1989 – Atlantic Coast Football Conference
1998 – Eastern Seaboard Football Conference
2013 – Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

both Atlantic Coast Football Conference and the
Eastern Seaboard Football Conference are no longer
in existence

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

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

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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
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Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor, Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2014

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching, cultural studies, Deaf Education, and interpreting.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and Deaf Studies or other related courses.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following: NOTE:  Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of study
4.    One automated student evaluation.  If none are available, provide a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not available and provide some other evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential.
5.    Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6.    Provide evidence of any relevant certificates
7.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than two years old)
8.    Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:  http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf.  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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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/

Computer Systems Administrator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

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

Walden School Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website) as well as three professional references
to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

www.pahrtners.com/careers

www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

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:

— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHAB COUNSELOR – Full Time; Glenside
location
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations

— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: http://www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume 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; 215-884-9770 TTY/V

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job description
Curriculum Coordinator for 21st Century Learning
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports to:    Director of Academic Technology and 21st Century Learning

Employment information:  This is a full-time, 11-month position.

Summary Statement:  The primary role and responsibilities of the Curriculum Coordinator include collaboration with faculty members and departments in the development, writing, alignment, implementation and assessment of district/common core curriculum (for the improvement of instruction), as well as the evaluation, purchase and incorporation of texts, resources and technology into classroom instruction K-12.

Qualifications:
1.    Master’s degree required, preferably in related areas such as Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, or related fields which include design, instruction, and assessment.
2.    At least five (5) years teaching experience in an educational setting.
3.    Past experience in curriculum instruction and supervision required.
4.    Extensive knowledge of common core standards and curriculum and instructional design, including integration of academic technology, emphasis on math and English Language Arts critical.
5.    An extensive knowledge of and experience with recent and emerging educational practices, academic technology, common core standards and assessment, curricular alignment, etc.
6.    Must be organized, assertive, creative, able to assume initiative and responsibility.
7.    Must be able to work well with people, hearing and Deaf.
8.    Comfort and breadth of experience with interactive and academic technologies
9.    Fluency in ASL.

Duties and responsibilities:
1.    Ensure that the school’s curriculum is aligned with the state standards to achieve school goals. 2.    Map and align current school curriculum and practices to common core – finding gaps, holes, and misalignments.
3.    Create comprehensive plan to move to full alignment of the common core by grade level and program.
4.    Align curriculum objectives to student testing
5.    Work with each grade and individual teachers to better understand and implement common core standards and meet alignment goals.
6.    Participate in the adoption of all textbooks and supplementary instructional materials. 7.    Provide ongoing evaluation of curriculum maps/curriculum guides, with annual updates of objectives and assessments;
8.    Work with academic departments to insure both vertical and horizontal alignment and best practices.
9.    Develop individual teachers abilities to implement and assess curriculum in daily practice and in planning lesson
10.    Monitor and evaluate staff curriculum development
11.    Develop in teachers. ability to check for understanding and track progress according to standards.
12.    Help create and manage curriculum guides aligned to state standards by grades and departments
13.    Be able to demonstrate through uses of such tools as pre- and post- tests of students. successful implementation of curriculum and improved or attained understanding.
14.    Understanding of the Danielson framework for curriculum practioners is preferred 15.    Experience, understanding, and knowledge of a variety of academic technology applications, and creative and extensive experience with integration of academic technology required.
16.    Ability to organize, lead, and train a variety of topics for professional development (in support of curriculum and instructional programs) in these areas required.
17.    Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Head of School

if interested, contact:

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 description
Infant/Toddler Home Visitor (Contractor)
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To:                 Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention

Employment Information: This is a fee for service position. This position does not carry benefits.

Summary Statement:      The home-visitor provides special instruction to infants, toddlers and their families.

Qualifications:
1.    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education or deaf education; Master’s degree preferred.
2.    One year (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early childhood experience preferred.
3.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification.
4.    Proficiency in American Sign Language as demonstrated by an Intermediate score of 3.0 or greater on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or its equivalent.
5.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Expectations and Responsibilities:
1.    Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of typical child growth and development.
2.    Demonstrate understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse urban population.
3.    Demonstrate the ability to embed supports and services within a family’s typical routines.
4.    Demonstrate the ability to provide balanced information to families in terms of language, communication and educational options.
5.    Participate and contribute to multidisciplinary team evaluations and the development of outcomes for Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
6.    Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with school and agency providers.
7.    Initiate routine progress monitoring as indicated by IFSPs, regional and state requirements.
8.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services.
9.    Participate in staff meetings as necessary.
10.    Meet all state and county training requirements. 11.    Be available to continue service delivery in July and August. 12.    Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention.

if interested, contact:

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 description
Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To: Director of Admissions and Educational Outreach

Employment Information: This is a full-time, 12 month position

Summary Statement:      The Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention will provide leadership and coordination to an interdisciplinary team of professionals, families and children.

Program Statement:     First Conversations is a program operating under The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.  Serving infants/toddlers with hearing loss and their families, the First Conversations team provides families with information and resources about language development, early learning and educational options. Qualifications:

1.    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education, deaf education or related field. 2.    Five years (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early intervention field experience preferred.
3.    Strong leadership and supervisory experience.
4.    Strong understanding of language development and communication options for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, including thorough understanding of developmental milestones in American Sign Language (ASL), listening and spoken language. 5.    Strong understanding of special education laws, specifically IDEA Part C. 6.    Commitment to social justice, empowerment of families and support for diversity, specifically within an urban framework. 7.    Strong organization skills, flexibility and decision making capabilities. 8.    Knowledge of Pennsylvania early intervention system preferred. 9.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification and Supervisor certification.
10.    Demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in American Sign Language. 11.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Responsibilities:
1.    Provide leadership, coordination and evaluation of early intervention services. 2.    Supervise and evaluate all educational and clinical infant/toddler early intervention providers. 3.    Assist in employee recruitment, selection, evaluation and termination.
4.    Provide program development and marketing in the community. 5.    Develop and deliver professional development on topics related to early intervention and serving children with hearing loss.
6.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services; support the implementation and practice of mandated policies.
7.    Monitor selection and implementation of curricula and assessment for early intervention programs.
8.    Monitor the development and service delivery of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
9.    Serve as a liaison between First Conversations and various agencies (i.e. CHOP, IDS, Childlink, OCDEL).
10.    Represent First Conversations at relevant interagency meetings (State Interagency Coordinating Council, IDS Director’s Meetings, Teaching Learning Collaborative Supervisors Meetings, Early Intervention Providers Association). 11.    Oversee fiscal operations including provider enrollment into PROMISe billing system.
12.    Manage referrals (i.e. accept/assign, report start dates, maintain caseloads). 13.    Support family engagement demonstrating an understanding of adult learning principles.

if interested, contact:

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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open positions
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is hiring for the following
positions:

– Driver (Part-time)

Qualifications:  Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s
license with clean driving record with no moving violations, follow
all safety guidelines per MVA and 3-5 years experience.  Fluency in
ASL preferred or willingness to learn.

Job Goal:  To provide transportation services for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals with other disabilities to locations throughout
the Eastern Shore.  Shift varies with some evenings and weekends.

– Independent Living Advisor (ILA)

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.

Job Goal:  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 varies within a team oriented environment.

– Job Coach

Qualifications:  Six month’s experience with training, coaching and
motivating people. Skilled in use of structured training techniques
for teaching job performance skills; job-related skills and work
behaviors. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  To provide individual and group on-the-job training for
individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes
teaching and coaching how to develop job skills, employee/employer
relationships, work ethics and communication for successful
employment outcomes.

– Specified Program Support (Part-time)

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent, 2 yrs exp. with
programs in a nonprofit organization, preferably housing programs.
Must be willing to travel a 50 mile radius & work well with a diverse
group of individuals, community members & licensed contractors. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  Responsible for coordinating the maintenance & repairs
with various vendors for HUD properties.  Determines the severity of
the needs & takes the initiative to contact, solicit bids, & schedule
work to be completed.  Conduct inspections & meets repair workers at
the various sites.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business
references to dila@dila.org; fax 410-543-4874; apply online at
www.dila.org or mail to Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow
Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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Position openings
Deaf Can Inc/Deaf Living Sober program
Northeast Minneapolis (Minnesota)

– Case Manager
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 32 hours a week

– Tenant Assistant
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 14 hours bi-weekly

Description: Deaf Can Inc.’s, Deaf Living Sober program, has an opening for a Case Manager and Tenant Assistants working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind individuals who are in recovery and living in independent apartments utilizing the skills and experience of the Specialist to adapt and maintain a sober and meaningful life.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Central Avenue Apartment Staff and other RS Eden employees to assure safety and maintain communication between programs.  We provide a safe environment and teach residents the skills necessary to live, work, and socialize in a sober community. The primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Therefore, fluency in ASL  and other various manual forms of communication is mandatory.

Duties: The Case Manager support for individual resident. Responsibilities include:
.    Provides individual instruction to resident on self-care, household-chores, and other general resident specific programs.
.    Acts as a role model demonstrating good skills in recovery approaches and understanding addiction philosophy.
.    Daily contact and accountability of residents to their schedules.
.    Assisting, locating, planning and developing appointments and follow up care for health, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, legal, spiritual health, transit and any other directed by the resident.
.    Provide hands on localized training on Twin Cities public transit such as bus and light rail systems and accompanying residents on initial appointments as needed. .    Complete charts, logs, incident reports and all other written documentation as required by program policies and procedures.
All program employees attend regular staff meetings.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
.    Minimum of 21 years of age
.    High school diploma/GED
.    Two years of Adult Foster Care /Human Services / Educational experience
.    Knowledge of addiction LADC, MN model 12 steps, relapse and recovery approaches
.    Additional work or volunteer experience with persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind.
.    FLUENCY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Preferred Qualification:
.    LADC, social services and human services degrees preferred

Contact mailto:mike.deafcan@gmail.com to express interest in applying for either positions

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position opening
Technology Coordinator
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:        Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, 199-day position.  The Technology Coordinator is responsible for server and client computer maintenance, back-up and security, and maintenance of other technology on the campus.

The Technology Coordinator should possess an understanding of network distributed computing concepts and experience with both PC, MAC and tablet (iPad) platforms and should have a working knowledge of technology that is used in an educational setting such as SMARTboards, document cameras and related educational software. Experience instructing in the use of technology-based services is also recommended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field is preferred. Experience in a school setting also preferred.

The Technology Coordinator should have working knowledge of Windows 2008 Server; Active Directory; VMWare, file sharing, content-filtering firewalls, phone and communication systems, video conferencing technology, technology-based security systems, PC & MAC hardware maintenance; Windows XP . Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5 . 10.8.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) is “Survival Plus”.

The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:        Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Until filled

STARTING DATE:
ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:
Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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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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DeafDigest – 24 November 2013

DeafDigest Blue – November 24, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/staring-at-deaf-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/domino-manager-face-scaring-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cop-stopping-deaf-dogwalker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-restaurant-accents/

(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
Blue section.

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Dedication

Better late than never, DeafDigest dedicates this
edition to Arthur Verney, a British deaf man, who
departed us on September 24, 2013. As the general
secretary of the British Deaf Association, he
was able to change control of this organization
by hearing people to the deaf. It was a long time
in the making, but he succeeded.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Neil
Battle, Knoxville, Tennessee who departed us.
He was a long time teacher and coach at Tennessee
School for the Deaf. Said a former student – he
was my role model as my math teacher; I will
always miss him.

This just in – Gallaudet lost to Hobart 34-7 in
first round NCAA-III playoffs. The Dream Season has
come to an end.

Top stories about the deaf:

In Bolton, a town in Great Britain, sign language
is being taught to a group of firefighters so that
they can better communicate with deaf residents
in case of fire emergencies.

A very frustrated deaf student at University of
Central Florida is Jacob Salem, a senior majoring
in political science. He is saying that the
university does not accommodate him on his need
for interpreters throughout his four years.

New York bus driver Edwin Cora, not deaf, was
profiled by the New York Post as the “signing
bus driver.” He uses his ASL with deaf passengers
that steps on the bus.

Deaf Activists in Great Britain are complaining that
pharmacists refuse to have private consultations
with deaf patients – advising them on medicine
for their health problems, eye infections, upset
stomachs, allergies, etc. They are then forced to
have physician appointments for these same reasons.

The U.S. Senate has had its second hearing on the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
on November 21st. Everyone agrees that we, the deaf and the disabled, are entitled to rights and needs – but no one agrees on how this piece of treaty should be worded!

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A COP STOPPING A DEAF DOG WALKER
DeafDigest editor was walking his dog at 4 AM in
Washington, DC. The dog wanted to go out for a walk,
and DeafDigest editor cannot say no.
He was walking the dog when a cop, driving his police
car, stopped, used his speaker to say something.
DeafDigest editor was not scared – because he was not
breaking any laws – but had to make sure the cop was
aware that he is deaf.
The editor waited for about one minute, raised his
arms slowly to his ear to tell the cop that he is deaf.
The cop took the hint, waved his hands and drove away.
The important thing is – do not panic!

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2013 Holiday Networking Luncheon
hosted by DHHIG

December 19, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
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DEAF EYES, HEARING EARS IN RESTAURANTS
Many restaurants in big cities have waiters that
are foreigners.
A deaf person may not know it, but hearing people
with ears know these accents – Serbia, Netherlands,
Russia, Portugal, Brazil, etc, etc.
Plus these waiters love to talk about their home
nations.

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

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Places in USA with Deaf name

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

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LAST TO ADD ASL PROGRAM IN OHIO
Miami University (Ohio) has finally added ASL courses
as an offering to its students.
The university officials admitted they delayed in adding
these courses, acknowledging the fact that they were the
last university in the state to offer such courses.
Better than nothing!

A COMMENT BY A DEAF PHYSICIAN
Scott Smith is a deaf physician in the Rochester, NY area.
At a recent workshop he said:

I had a lot of challenges in medical school and in my career.  It would
have been nice to have someone I could have talked to discuss those
issues, someone I could share those frustrations with or I could share
with the challenges I was faced with

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

in a mixed deaf-hearing conversation, hard of hearing
signers would shout aloud to the interpreter what the
hearing person was saying. Said the angry interpreter:

I can hear!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

With computer-aided transcription (CAT), more and more court
reporters found things that they wrote on their steno machines that
would not translate with the correct spelling when written
phonetically.  New ways of writing had to be developed.  One of the
things reporters found they had to change was how they wrote certain
vowel sounds.

What is a reporter to do with the words “pare,” “pair,” and
“pear”?  Before using the computer to translate their notes, most
court reporters wrote them all the same.  Even after using the
computer, many reporters still found it easier to just let the
computer translate it as “pare/pair/pear,” and then pick 1, 2, or 3
when editing the transcript.

Some reporters found they could write “pair” differently, but they
chose to let the computer translate “pare/pear,” and then the
reporter would choose between those two words when editing the
transcript.

It can still be a challenge for even the best court reporter or
captioner when writing at over 200 words a minute to remember how to
differentiate among these words.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being constantly reminded of the continuing hearing aid
whistle from the loose earmold!

(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

In 2007, the Michigan Legislature  passed a law that
entitles the state Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
to write interpreter regulations. Much easier said than
done, because these regs still have not been written –
no fault of the deaf agency.

…….

Did you know that –

Petra Howard, a deaf woman, was appointed as the
chief of the Minnesota Bureau of the Deaf in 1915.
In these days Bureau of the Deaf was equivalent
to today’s Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. She only stayed in this position for
a few years – but had a long career in the
deaf counseling field. When she retired, she
received letters of congratulations from
the President and from the Governor.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The superintendent of the three Ontario schools for the
deaf in Belleville, Milton and London, just submitted her
resignation, effective at end of this week.
Not a big deal as superintendents come and go – except that
the superintendent, hired despite lack of background in Education
of the Deaf, stayed on the job for only 3 1/2 months.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Could we be driving a car with a special device
that flashes when someone behind us honks his
horn?
Well, the horn-honking alerting device won the
amateur inventor Rashid Hussein Rahimi a silver
medal at the 2nd International Fair Middle East 2008
that took place recently at Qatar.

(editor’s note: nothing has come out of this invention
five years later)

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

it is a cruel irony that we are seeing laws passed on
behalf of the deaf, but for us to wait years and years
before such laws are being implemented – for one simple
reason – that regulations have to be written. And no one
sees eye to eye on what should be in the regs!

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a deaf person was introduced to a hearing person

the hearing person said:
His name is Stuart

a long time later, it was realized that the hearing person said:
His name is Stewart

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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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position opening
Tenure-Track Position, undergraduate business administration program
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS Gallaudet University, Graduate School and Professional Programs

Position is contingent upon funding

The Department of Business invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its undergraduate business administration program.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Qualifications: –    Doctoral degree in Accounting, or a business-related discipline, with specialties in Accounting related areas. Certified Public Accountants are strongly encouraged to apply. University level teaching experience and/or increasingly responsible experience in private business and/or the government utilizing accounting information and analysis is strongly preferred.  Applicants with a Master’s* degree with extensive and relevant work or  teaching experience may also be considered;

–    Applicant must possess strong quantitative and technology skills;

–    Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable; if not already proficient, a new faculty member must develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines;

–    Record of publication, survey, research, consulting and other activities demonstrating the use of financial analysis for business and/or government decision-making purposes highly desirable.

*To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate business administration core courses, with an emphasis on accounting, (especially Financial Accounting, Non-profit Accounting, and Auditing) and quantitative business courses. Serve as advisor and mentor to undergraduate business majors. Conduct research, individually and/or collaboratively with other members of the academic community. Fulfill program, department and university service assignments. Perform other duties as assigned by the chairperson of the Department of Business.

Salary and Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor Position. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins January 15, 2014.

Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work, examples of academic publications, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly activities and/or other work experience to:

Department of Business Search Committee Department of Business Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002-3695

Phone: 202-651-5312   Fax: 202-651-5516

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

www.pahrtners.com/careers

www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

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:

— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
— STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
— RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
— THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHAB COUNSELOR – Full Time; Glenside
location
— RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside
and Pittsburgh locations

— RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
— OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: http://www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each
position.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume 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; 215-884-9770 TTY/V

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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/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
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/

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/

Computer Systems Administrator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

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

Walden School Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website) as well as three professional references
to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

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Job Announcement Superintendent (Effective January 1, 2014)
Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD) Fulton, MO

salary of $76,368 annually

Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education of deaf and hard of hearing, special education, school administration and supervision, or a related field; Three years successful experience as an administrator of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or school administration and supervision; Missouri certification in school administration or special education administration.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices; Knowledge of the development, abilities and unique psychology of students who are deaf or hard of hearing; Knowledge of Missouri’s Learning Standards and Educator Standards; Knowledge of organization and administration in the area of special education; Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement collaborative data teams focused on using formative assessments to guide the use of effective teaching and learning practices; Ability to organize and analyze data as part of a focused strategic planning and implementation process; Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a professional staff; Ability to communicate effectively in writing, American Sign Language-ASL (at the advanced or higher level) and a variety of other modes; Ability to work under supervision as well as to assume leadership responsibilities; Ability to apply effective fiscal and human resource policies and practices.

Examples of Work Performed:
Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the design, development, execution and evaluation of a systemic plan to educate students and accelerate improvement of student outcomes, meet residential responsibilities, and improve outreach outcomes for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families; Administers a program for staff development and educator evaluation consistent with state standards and requirements and aligned to the systemic plan; Recruits and recommends all personnel for employment to the State Board of Education; Coordinates development of the annual operating budget with the Division of Financial and Administrative Services and the Office of Special Education; Coordinates, plans, and directs meetings of MSD.s Board of Advisors; Works and communicates effectively with parents and patrons, including individual parent contacts and groups such as the MSD Parents Organization; Promotes and coordinates public relations programs designed to acquaint the general public with MSD; Follows all policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the Board and makes decisions consistent with Board policies; Assures compliance with all federal and state regulations governing MSD; Coordinates the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds with the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management; Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure:
Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.

Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

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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
orientation.

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position opening
Community Relations and Development Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Status: Full Time (flexible as needed)
Responsible to: Executive Director

Basic Functions:
Responsible to work under the direction of the Executive Director to expand and enhance community relations and development activities of the organization including but not limited to: grant writing, developing sponsorships, marketing, public relations activities and supporting the agency and board in their efforts to develop unrestricted funds for agency programs and services.

Specific Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director regarding public and media relations.
2. Enhance community relationships with NPO.s, corporate, media, governmental and political offices
3. Identify and assist in the completion/presentation of funding Requests for Proposals and submission of foundation Letters of Intent
4. Establish corporate sponsorship and legacy giving program for agency services
5. Communicate with and gather information from all agency departments for statistical and development purposes including preparation of Annual report
6. Maintain donor database and acknowledge donations in a timely manner
7. Manage and update social media and website pages
8. Create bi-weekly E-newsletter and quarterly printed newsletter
9. Set up graphic design/printing needs for agency materials and power point presentations
10. Coordinate agency annual fundraiser and other community fundraising events/volunteers
11. Attend Board of Directors. Development Committee meetings
12. Participate as Board of Directors. staff liaison, assisting with meeting minutes and maintaining official Board records

Skills:
1. Knowledge of sign language and deaf culture helpful
2. Advanced computer knowledge including web page set-up and maintenance
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
4. Understanding of social media and networking
5. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize work tasks
7. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of client, agency, financial and employee related information

Education and relevant experience should be commensurable with the requirements of this position. 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

All persons are encouraged to apply including Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates. Applications accepted until position is filled. Position available immediately.

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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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DeafDigest – 22 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 22, 2013

 

— a dream weekend for deaf NFL fans (with a group picture)

Deaf fans and hearing fans root for their favorite
NFL teams. A group of deaf fans had a dream weekend,
a stadium tour, visiting the team dressing room,
sitting in the team conference room, sitting in
the suite seats – all that with an interpreter!
Also a private luncheon with Mark Murphy, Green Bay
Packers’ CEO/President. It took place on September 15th
when Packers defeated Washington Redskins, 38-20 at
the Lambeau Field. Vaughn Hallada, a rabid Packers
fan and Woody Boxer, rabid Redskins fan, made this
possible. A group of 20 deaf fans from all over USA,
flew to Green Bay to enjoy the weekend. Included in
the group were four members of Gallaudet’s 1971
legendary Dirty Thirty football team.

 

a group picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-nfl-fans-at-green-bay-stadium/

 

— a deaf opera singer learning to speak and hear at age 12?

There is a story that David Serero, a popular worldwide
opera singer, was born deaf. And that after so many
operations, he finally learned how to speak and to hear
at the age of 12. Do we believe it? Normally at age of 12,
it is too late for a deaf child to learn to hear and speak
perfectly. Maybe the writer was exaggerating this newspaper
story?

 
— finally – closed captions on airline flights!

Southwest Airlines will start showing closed captioned
video programs in early 2014. This announcement was made
in today’s news. It was felt that the aircraft people
were “waiting” for the first airline to show captions,
before they will “follow” with their own captions!
It is about time because FCC said in 2006 that all
airlines must show captions, yet all airlines gave
excuses for avoiding captions – until now – the
Southwest Airlines. Other airlines – Emirates,
Swiss, Lufthansa and Virgin Australia said they will
show captions on some, not all, flights.

 

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11/17/13 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

11/17/13 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 21 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 21, 2013

— Gallaudet football team practicing at New York Giants facility

The Gallaudet football team, getting ready for their big NCAA
national playoffs game on Saturday against Hobart, is practicing
at the New York Giants facility. There is a link! NY Giants
coach Tom Coughlin, as a young man in the seventies, coached the
RIT club football team. Three or four players on the club football
team were NTID students. One of them said Coughlin was a tough,
but treated his players fair (RIT no longer has a football team).

 

— a bullied deaf girl in a comic book

Shoko, a deaf girl, is being bullied by Masaya, who is not deaf.
This is a story of fiction that is being published in a comic
book called “The Form of Voice”. This comic book is part of
Kodansha, a Japanese weekly magazine. It revolves around the
deaf girl and the hearing boy that grew up through school years.
Eventually, at the end of the comic book story, Masaya, the bully,
has to deal with his own problems. Did Shoko, the deaf girl, have
this last laugh? Don’t know because the comic book is in Japanese,
not in English.

 
— a deaf woman of influence in Washington, DC?

Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman, was the 1995 Miss America.
She married John McCallum, and they have four sons. They live
in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Her husband, a Republican, is
in the running for the House of Representatives. If he wins,
will Heather try to influence her husband on deaf issues
and deaf policies? Heather wears a CI and while she is fluent
in ASL, has supported oral education of the deaf. Will be
interesting!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 20, 2013

 

— deaf and hearing to work together on new TV news program

Beginning in January 2014, a group of deaf and hearing
people will work together with a Phoenix (Arizona) TV
news program. The news people on TV are deaf and will
be using ASL. Their signs are being voiced by hearing
people. Said in a news release – we are changing the
way a traditional newsroom is run so anyone can run
the show. Will it work? Will the advertisers like it?
Will have to wait until January to see how it comes out!

 
— sign language rings?

Sign language rings? Put on a ring on your finger and it
helps communicate in sign language! Crazy? Well, a company
is working on a Sign Language Ring – actually several rings
and a bracelet. It is supposed to read the motions of a
deaf person and tell the hearing person what the deaf person
is saying! Will it work? It is still in design and the name
of the company is not known, but it already won praises.

 

— catching up on special deaf police group

Months ago, DeafDigest mentioned “Angels of Silence” which
is a special deaf police group in Oaxaca, Mexico. They
watch TV monitors and tell the regular police officers when
they see something illegal going on. Is it successful? Yes,
recently they caught an illegal street drug sale and told
the police about it and the drug sellers were arrested.
It was the idea of Oaxaca state Gov. Gabino Cue, who
wanted to hire the deaf instead of having them sit at
home doing nothing. And it has already attracted interest
from police departments in England, Arab Emirates, Germany,
and Argentina!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 19, 2013

 
— a possible deaf player in Australian Rules Football

Many of us have watched Australian Rules Football on
ESPN or on any of these cable sports channels. This
sport is wild, fast, dangerous, fascinating, exciting
and sometimes strange. There has never been a deaf
player on the highest level (like NFL) in Australian
Football. Alex Hickey, age 18, is deaf and plays for
Geelong Falcons, a junior level team. People in
Australia are saying he may be drafted to play for
one of these highest level Australian Football teams.

 
— Six years to create interpreter rules

In Michigan, everyone agrees that deaf people must have
interpreters. In 2007, the state legislators agreed that
state Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing should write
interpreter rules. Six years later, still waiting and
waiting. Whose fault? State department of Civil Rights
did not like it. There were several hearings. Hospitals
and doctors hated these rules. Finally everyone compromised,
but still more public hearings. Hospitals and doctors say
interpreters must understand medical words. Etc, etc, etc.
Six years, then seven years, then eight years? Who suffers?
We, the deaf, all suffer!

 

— a deaf owned coffee cafe

Two deaf partners, Angie Leong and Kent Cheong,
own a coffee cafe that is open for breakfast
and lunch seven days a week. The name of the cafe is
Coffee Sprex. It is a perfect partnership because
Angie is better in brewing these coffee varieties,
and Kent is better in baking and cooking. Where
is that coffee cafe? It is in Kelana Jaya, a suburb
of Petaling Jaya (355,000 people) in Malaysia.
At the cafe, there are special menus where hearing
patrons point for orders.

 
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DeafDigest – 18 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 18, 2013

 
— screaming helps deaf actress win audition!

Stephanie Nogueras, who is deaf, performed on the Grimm TV series,
as a mermaid. She won the audition in an unusual way – she was asked
by casting directors to scream! For Stephanie to scream was an uneasy
effort because of her deafness. She had no way of knowing if it was
a good scream or a bad scream. It, in fact, was the first time she
used her voice to play an acting role. With the Switched at Birth,
she plays the Natalie role but with no voice.

 

 

— arrested for stealing useless hearing aids

Thyvuth Lin, not deaf, was a long time employee with the Siemens
Hearing Instrument Inc factory. Greedy, he stole hearing aids and
sold these devices for low prices on eBay. He was caught when
eBay customers checked with the Siemens factory on warranty issues.
What Lin did not know was that these hearing aids were useless.
Hearing aids returned to the factory could not be sold again,
and are therefore useless.

 

— these medical emergency first responders

At the Brick Township in New Jersey, there was a training program
for about 35 new Community Emergency Response Team members. This
training program went through nine steps. Among these new members,
14 of them are deaf. They took these classes with help of interpreters.
They are trained to work with disaster relief, search and rescue,
medical emergencies, team organization, and terrorism. New Jersey’s
Office of Emergency Management provided support for these classes.
of Emergency Management. Exactly where is Brick Township? It is not
too far from Atlantic City.

 
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Top stories about the deaf:

Madonna University and Schoolcraft College, both in
Michigan, will be offering a dual Sign Language
Studies dual degree program. Not sure exactly how
this all works out in detail.

The San Diego State American Sign Language Club has
collected 4,800 signatures and picked up 350
on-line supporters in an effort to convince the
administration to restore Deaf Studies program.
It was cut from the budget 3 years ago but was
supposed to be restored but hasn’t.

Lancaster County in Pennsylvania will be having
a text 911 service that will help the deaf in
need of assistance. It is a new service.

The Deaf Seniors of America, working in a new board
of directors, have outlined its goals

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TRUE OR FALSE: LOUD MUSICAL CONCERTS MAKE PEOPLE DEAF?
For years hearing specialists have been warning
hearing people that attending loud musical concerts
would make them deaf.
True or false? Some audiologists warn that it is
true. Other audiologists laugh and say it is false.
Who is right?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-from-loud-concerts/

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New eligibility requirements for CDI certification

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WHY DO SOME HEARING EMPLOYERS HIRE THE DEAF?
Some hearing employers hire the deaf. Why? Is it
because they feel deaf can do the job? Maybe.
But for some hearing employers, there is a different
reason. They get save money on taxes by hiring the
deaf (or the disabled). Some states give tax credits
to them.

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A street named after a deaf person

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IMPORTANCE OF PICNICS FOR A DEAF COMMUNITY
In Florida, members of the Deaf Community in the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties got together at the Tri-County Deaf Picnic.
This picnic was very important because it gives them a chance
to mingle with each other.
Because of driving distances and because of low Deaf Community
population count, the picnic pulled them together, at least once
a year.

DEAF INCLUDED IN DIVERSITY EVENT
The Brooklands College staged a diversity event. There was
a range of role playing activities during that event.
This event earned the college the “Investor in Diversity”
status.

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

At the 1988 NAD Conference in Charleston, SC, the late Terry J. O’Rourke, owner of TJ Publishers and a former NAD executive, ran for the NAD presidency. The campaign was reported to be the most bitter one ever with no punches spared, and he was defeated

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. When there is emergency (fire, shooting, explosion, etc)
what is the best way to inform the deaf?

A. Quickly hire interpreters.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

New Glasses

I needed new glasses, more specifically, with side shields.

The sun really bothers me coming in from the sides.  Hey, I have Usher Syndrome!

Many of us thought our side vision was completely gone, but this is often not true.

Many of us have a thin spots of vision, that sun shines through.

It interrupts our functional central vision.

Finding those glasses with side shields was not an easy task.  I ended up finding sports sunglasses.

The lens were specially tinted corning lens to handle my vision needs and to reduce glare.

Upon receiving my new glasses, oh oh, I look like a Ninja Turtle!(1930’s Aviator;
Batman on a mission?)   You get the idea.

Next time get the inside details!

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:

On-call interpreters at kiosks at public facilities everywhere!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1913 – A newspaper in Arkansas lamented high number of
fake deaf people trying to make money by begging

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

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different media outlets following the Gallaudet football team

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Heather Kennedy, junior, Queens College (NC) is a member
of the soccer team. She is one of the team’s key players

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Deaf swimmer Marcus Titus, who did not make it in the tryouts for
the 2012 Olympics, is not giving up. He is trying out again for the
2016 Olympics

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*  WRC 4 (NBC)
*  Redskins Blog
*  Mayor Vincent Gray
*  Washington Post
*  NCAA.com
*  WJLA 7 (ABC)
*  Bleacher Report
*  D3football.com Podcast
*  WTTG 5 (FOX)
*  CBS Evening News
*  USA Today Sports

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job description
Curriculum Coordinator for 21st Century Learning
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports to:    Director of Academic Technology and 21st Century Learning

Employment information:  This is a full-time, 11-month position.

Summary Statement:  The primary role and responsibilities of the Curriculum Coordinator include collaboration with faculty members and departments in the development, writing, alignment, implementation and assessment of district/common core curriculum (for the improvement of instruction), as well as the evaluation, purchase and incorporation of texts, resources and technology into classroom instruction K-12.

Qualifications:
1.    Master’s degree required, preferably in related areas such as Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, or related fields which include design, instruction, and assessment.
2.    At least five (5) years teaching experience in an educational setting.
3.    Past experience in curriculum instruction and supervision required.
4.    Extensive knowledge of common core standards and curriculum and instructional design, including integration of academic technology, emphasis on math and English Language Arts critical.
5.    An extensive knowledge of and experience with recent and emerging educational practices, academic technology, common core standards and assessment, curricular alignment, etc.
6.    Must be organized, assertive, creative, able to assume initiative and responsibility.
7.    Must be able to work well with people, hearing and Deaf.
8.    Comfort and breadth of experience with interactive and academic technologies
9.    Fluency in ASL.

Duties and responsibilities:
1.    Ensure that the school’s curriculum is aligned with the state standards to achieve school goals. 2.    Map and align current school curriculum and practices to common core – finding gaps, holes, and misalignments.
3.    Create comprehensive plan to move to full alignment of the common core by grade level and program.
4.    Align curriculum objectives to student testing
5.    Work with each grade and individual teachers to better understand and implement common core standards and meet alignment goals.
6.    Participate in the adoption of all textbooks and supplementary instructional materials. 7.    Provide ongoing evaluation of curriculum maps/curriculum guides, with annual updates of objectives and assessments;
8.    Work with academic departments to insure both vertical and horizontal alignment and best practices.
9.    Develop individual teachers abilities to implement and assess curriculum in daily practice and in planning lesson
10.    Monitor and evaluate staff curriculum development
11.    Develop in teachers. ability to check for understanding and track progress according to standards.
12.    Help create and manage curriculum guides aligned to state standards by grades and departments
13.    Be able to demonstrate through uses of such tools as pre- and post- tests of students. successful implementation of curriculum and improved or attained understanding.
14.    Understanding of the Danielson framework for curriculum practioners is preferred 15.    Experience, understanding, and knowledge of a variety of academic technology applications, and creative and extensive experience with integration of academic technology required.
16.    Ability to organize, lead, and train a variety of topics for professional development (in support of curriculum and instructional programs) in these areas required.
17.    Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Head of School

if interested, contact:

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

mailto:mcanfield@psd.org
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job description
Infant/Toddler Home Visitor (Contractor)
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To:                 Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention

Employment Information: This is a fee for service position. This position does not carry benefits.

Summary Statement:      The home-visitor provides special instruction to infants, toddlers and their families.

Qualifications:
1.    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education or deaf education; Master’s degree preferred.
2.    One year (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early childhood experience preferred.
3.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification.
4.    Proficiency in American Sign Language as demonstrated by an Intermediate score of 3.0 or greater on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or its equivalent.
5.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Expectations and Responsibilities:
1.    Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of typical child growth and development.
2.    Demonstrate understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse urban population.
3.    Demonstrate the ability to embed supports and services within a family’s typical routines.
4.    Demonstrate the ability to provide balanced information to families in terms of language, communication and educational options.
5.    Participate and contribute to multidisciplinary team evaluations and the development of outcomes for Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
6.    Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with school and agency providers.
7.    Initiate routine progress monitoring as indicated by IFSPs, regional and state requirements.
8.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services.
9.    Participate in staff meetings as necessary.
10.    Meet all state and county training requirements. 11.    Be available to continue service delivery in July and August. 12.    Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention.

if interested, contact:

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

mailto:mcanfield@psd.org
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job description
Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To: Director of Admissions and Educational Outreach

Employment Information: This is a full-time, 12 month position

Summary Statement:      The Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention will provide leadership and coordination to an interdisciplinary team of professionals, families and children.

Program Statement:     First Conversations is a program operating under The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.  Serving infants/toddlers with hearing loss and their families, the First Conversations team provides families with information and resources about language development, early learning and educational options. Qualifications:

1.    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education, deaf education or related field. 2.    Five years (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early intervention field experience preferred.
3.    Strong leadership and supervisory experience.
4.    Strong understanding of language development and communication options for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, including thorough understanding of developmental milestones in American Sign Language (ASL), listening and spoken language. 5.    Strong understanding of special education laws, specifically IDEA Part C. 6.    Commitment to social justice, empowerment of families and support for diversity, specifically within an urban framework. 7.    Strong organization skills, flexibility and decision making capabilities. 8.    Knowledge of Pennsylvania early intervention system preferred. 9.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification and Supervisor certification.
10.    Demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in American Sign Language. 11.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Responsibilities:
1.    Provide leadership, coordination and evaluation of early intervention services. 2.    Supervise and evaluate all educational and clinical infant/toddler early intervention providers. 3.    Assist in employee recruitment, selection, evaluation and termination.
4.    Provide program development and marketing in the community. 5.    Develop and deliver professional development on topics related to early intervention and serving children with hearing loss.
6.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services; support the implementation and practice of mandated policies.
7.    Monitor selection and implementation of curricula and assessment for early intervention programs.
8.    Monitor the development and service delivery of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
9.    Serve as a liaison between First Conversations and various agencies (i.e. CHOP, IDS, Childlink, OCDEL).
10.    Represent First Conversations at relevant interagency meetings (State Interagency Coordinating Council, IDS Director’s Meetings, Teaching Learning Collaborative Supervisors Meetings, Early Intervention Providers Association). 11.    Oversee fiscal operations including provider enrollment into PROMISe billing system.
12.    Manage referrals (i.e. accept/assign, report start dates, maintain caseloads). 13.    Support family engagement demonstrating an understanding of adult learning principles.

if interested, contact:

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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open positions
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is hiring for the following
positions:

– Driver (Part-time)

Qualifications:  Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s
license with clean driving record with no moving violations, follow
all safety guidelines per MVA and 3-5 years experience.  Fluency in
ASL preferred or willingness to learn.

Job Goal:  To provide transportation services for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals with other disabilities to locations throughout
the Eastern Shore.  Shift varies with some evenings and weekends.

– Independent Living Advisor (ILA)

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.

Job Goal:  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 varies within a team oriented environment.

– Job Coach

Qualifications:  Six month’s experience with training, coaching and
motivating people. Skilled in use of structured training techniques
for teaching job performance skills; job-related skills and work
behaviors. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  To provide individual and group on-the-job training for
individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes
teaching and coaching how to develop job skills, employee/employer
relationships, work ethics and communication for successful
employment outcomes.

– Specified Program Support (Part-time)

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent, 2 yrs exp. with
programs in a nonprofit organization, preferably housing programs.
Must be willing to travel a 50 mile radius & work well with a diverse
group of individuals, community members & licensed contractors. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  Responsible for coordinating the maintenance & repairs
with various vendors for HUD properties.  Determines the severity of
the needs & takes the initiative to contact, solicit bids, & schedule
work to be completed.  Conduct inspections & meets repair workers at
the various sites.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business
references to dila@dila.org; fax 410-543-4874; apply online at
www.dila.org or mail to Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow
Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
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/

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/

Computer Systems Administrator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three professional references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

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Position openings
Deaf Can Inc/Deaf Living Sober program
Northeast Minneapolis (Minnesota)

– Case Manager
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 32 hours a week

– Tenant Assistant
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 14 hours bi-weekly

Description: Deaf Can Inc.’s, Deaf Living Sober program, has an opening for a Case Manager and Tenant Assistants working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind individuals who are in recovery and living in independent apartments utilizing the skills and experience of the Specialist to adapt and maintain a sober and meaningful life.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Central Avenue Apartment Staff and other RS Eden employees to assure safety and maintain communication between programs.  We provide a safe environment and teach residents the skills necessary to live, work, and socialize in a sober community. The primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Therefore, fluency in ASL  and other various manual forms of communication is mandatory.

Duties: The Case Manager support for individual resident. Responsibilities include:
.    Provides individual instruction to resident on self-care, household-chores, and other general resident specific programs.
.    Acts as a role model demonstrating good skills in recovery approaches and understanding addiction philosophy.
.    Daily contact and accountability of residents to their schedules.
.    Assisting, locating, planning and developing appointments and follow up care for health, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, legal, spiritual health, transit and any other directed by the resident.
.    Provide hands on localized training on Twin Cities public transit such as bus and light rail systems and accompanying residents on initial appointments as needed. .    Complete charts, logs, incident reports and all other written documentation as required by program policies and procedures.
All program employees attend regular staff meetings.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
.    Minimum of 21 years of age
.    High school diploma/GED
.    Two years of Adult Foster Care /Human Services / Educational experience
.    Knowledge of addiction LADC, MN model 12 steps, relapse and recovery approaches
.    Additional work or volunteer experience with persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind.
.    FLUENCY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Preferred Qualification:
.    LADC, social services and human services degrees preferred

Contact mailto:mike.deafcan@gmail.com to express interest in applying for either positions

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position opening
Technology Coordinator
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:        Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, 199-day position.  The Technology Coordinator is responsible for server and client computer maintenance, back-up and security, and maintenance of other technology on the campus.

The Technology Coordinator should possess an understanding of network distributed computing concepts and experience with both PC, MAC and tablet (iPad) platforms and should have a working knowledge of technology that is used in an educational setting such as SMARTboards, document cameras and related educational software. Experience instructing in the use of technology-based services is also recommended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field is preferred. Experience in a school setting also preferred.

The Technology Coordinator should have working knowledge of Windows 2008 Server; Active Directory; VMWare, file sharing, content-filtering firewalls, phone and communication systems, video conferencing technology, technology-based security systems, PC & MAC hardware maintenance; Windows XP . Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5 . 10.8.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) is “Survival Plus”.

The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:        Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Until filled

STARTING DATE:
ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:
Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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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 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 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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DeafDigest – 17 November 2013

DeafDigest Blue – November 17, 2013

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-impossible-conversation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ci-thinner-than-paper/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/staring-at-deaf-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/domino-manager-face-scaring-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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New 2014 Catalog at Harris Communications

The new 2014 Harris Communications Equipment Catalog just came out
and is filled with products that provide solutions for all levels of
hearing loss. We have new products from all our popular
manufacturers-Clarity, Sonic Alert, Silent Call, ClearSounds, Bellman
& Symfon, Serene Innovations- as well as innovative products from new
vendors.

Find out what’s new in assistive products for deaf and hard of
hearing people. Harris Communications has the best selection, with
valuable product information to help you find the most suitable
product for you or a loved one.

Request your copy today!

To request a catalog, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB111713

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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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Nelson C. Boyer
who departed us. He was best known as Mr PSAD, meaning
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf,
serving this state association in every capacity
imaginable. When not busy serving PSAD, he served the
state government with the state Department of Banking
as auditor.

Top stories about the deaf:

Celebrating the 30th birthday of ASL Interpreting
program is the St. Catherine University in Minnesota.

Finally after a long time of waiting, the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, near Denver, Colorado, has broken ground
for a new school building.

As a result of its involvement with deaf video relay
fraudulent billing scandal, AT&T has agreed to reimburse
the Feds nearly 22 million dollars. This brings closure.

The Danish Sign Language is coming soon to being officially
recognized in Denmark. The Danish Language Council will
recognize it once the bill passes the legislature.

Deaftronics is a low-cost hearing aid manufacturer in
Africa, using rechargeable batteries instead of regular
batteries – for one reason – such regular batteries
are too expensive for many deaf Africans to buy.
This company is now focusing on preventing hearing losses,
instead of on selling more hearing aids.

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HATE A PERSON THAT STARES AT YOU
DeafDigest editor goes to fast food restaurants during
his lunch hour. Some fast food employees stare at him
even when they are busy making sandwiches.
Why does the employee stare? Never saw a deaf person in
his life? Or uncomfortable with a deaf person?
No matter – when an employee stares for a long time,
DeafDigest editor goes to a different fast food place!

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

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

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A telephone survey for the deaf and hard of hearing

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

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DEAF DRIVER MISUNDERSTOOD DOMINO
A deaf person, who just moved to a new town, applied
for a job as Domino Pizza driver. He could not lipread
and misunderstood the manager’s facial expressions
and was upset about it, thinking it was job discrimination.
But the manager hired him and the deaf man said whew!
He asked the manager why the facial expression on his face.
The manager said – I was not worried about your deafness;
I was worried about you being new to town and not knowing
the addresses and neighborhoods to deliver pizzas!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/domino-manager-face-scaring-deaf/

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

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Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf

2014 Annual Conference
April 25-28, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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URGING THE DEAF TO LEAD INDEPENDENT LIVES
Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Deputy Governor
of Lagos state in Nigeria, gave a speech at a
recent event.
She urged the deaf to lead independent lives
instead of relying heavily on others for assistance
and subsistence.

A DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF-BLIND
Federal Communications Commission is embarking on a series of public service announcements. This is to
alert the deaf-blind of availability of devices
to help them get around.
FCC says so far over one million individuals have
been getting these devices.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question, after interpreting for
a deaf student in the classroom:

when will you be promoted to a teaching position?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The vowel keys on a steno machine are AOEU.  There is no “I” on a
steno machine, so court reporters and captioners depress the E and U
at the same time to make an “I.”

You cannot change the order of these keys when you are stroking a
steno outline.  For instance, you cannot stroke the steno “EA.”  It
must be stroked with the keys in the order that they appear on the
machine.   If you depress the A and E at the same time, they will
always appear as “AE.”  If you depress the A and O keys at the same
time, they will always be “AO.”  You cannot have the steno “OA”
appear.

These four keys, AOEU, are used to make all the vowel sounds that are
used in the English language.  Court reporters use different
combinations of these four keys to indicate whether a word has a
long-vowel sound or short-vowel sound.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told to buy a hearing aid especially when not able
to discriminate sounds and noises!

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

A continuing hot ADA issue is should deaf job applicants
reveal their deafness while applying for the job?
Employers are not permitted to ask about medical issues.
And the deaf job applicants are not obligated to discuss
deafness issues with the employers. Beyond that, it is a hot and a sticky issue.

…….

Did you know that –

George Andree was one of Gallaudet’s earliest football
stars, around the very early 20th century. After graduating
he attended dental school and became one of the first deaf
dentists. He had his practice in Oklahoma, and later became
president of Oklahoma Dental Association.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Modern Language Association of America ran a survey
on languages taught in USA.
This survey revealed 15 main languages (Spanish, French,
German, etc) that are being taught. Yes, ASL is one of these
15 main languages – but what makes ASL stand out is the
biggest increase in the classroom enrollment – a whopping 433%
in students between 1998 and 2002. Other languages enjoyed
double digit increases but ASL is the only one with a triple
digit increase.
And in terms of popularity, ASL is the 5th most popular,
trailing Italian by just 3,000 enrollees.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

John Lennon is one of the most famous names in the
world of music, as a member of The Beatles quartet.
He was also a jerk, according to the book “The Life”
written by Phillip Norman. He had many faults, but one
especially stood out – mocking the deaf!
If he was alive today, would he be mocking Evelyn
Glennie, an Englishwoman, who is the world’s best
percussionist? Glennie happens to be deaf!
And as a matter of irony, the music The Beatles rendered
may have made many music lovers deaf, for it paved the way
to rock music. In essence Lennon was mocking his deaf-to-be
admiring fans!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When is a hearing aid not a hearing aid? We are seeing
more and more manufacturers call their sound amplification
products as hearing aids!

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend said:
he is a bed man

Bed man?

He actually said:
he is a mad man

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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 Superintendent (Effective January 1, 2014)
Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD) Fulton, MO

salary of $76,368 annually

Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education of deaf and hard of hearing, special education, school administration and supervision, or a related field; Three years successful experience as an administrator of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or school administration and supervision; Missouri certification in school administration or special education administration.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices; Knowledge of the development, abilities and unique psychology of students who are deaf or hard of hearing; Knowledge of Missouri’s Learning Standards and Educator Standards; Knowledge of organization and administration in the area of special education; Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement collaborative data teams focused on using formative assessments to guide the use of effective teaching and learning practices; Ability to organize and analyze data as part of a focused strategic planning and implementation process; Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a professional staff; Ability to communicate effectively in writing, American Sign Language-ASL (at the advanced or higher level) and a variety of other modes; Ability to work under supervision as well as to assume leadership responsibilities; Ability to apply effective fiscal and human resource policies and practices.

Examples of Work Performed:
Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the design, development, execution and evaluation of a systemic plan to educate students and accelerate improvement of student outcomes, meet residential responsibilities, and improve outreach outcomes for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families; Administers a program for staff development and educator evaluation consistent with state standards and requirements and aligned to the systemic plan; Recruits and recommends all personnel for employment to the State Board of Education; Coordinates development of the annual operating budget with the Division of Financial and Administrative Services and the Office of Special Education; Coordinates, plans, and directs meetings of MSD.s Board of Advisors; Works and communicates effectively with parents and patrons, including individual parent contacts and groups such as the MSD Parents Organization; Promotes and coordinates public relations programs designed to acquaint the general public with MSD; Follows all policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the Board and makes decisions consistent with Board policies; Assures compliance with all federal and state regulations governing MSD; Coordinates the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds with the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management; Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure:
Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.

Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

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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
orientation.

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position opening
Community Relations and Development Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Status: Full Time (flexible as needed)
Responsible to: Executive Director

Basic Functions:
Responsible to work under the direction of the Executive Director to expand and enhance community relations and development activities of the organization including but not limited to: grant writing, developing sponsorships, marketing, public relations activities and supporting the agency and board in their efforts to develop unrestricted funds for agency programs and services.

Specific Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director regarding public and media relations.
2. Enhance community relationships with NPO.s, corporate, media, governmental and political offices
3. Identify and assist in the completion/presentation of funding Requests for Proposals and submission of foundation Letters of Intent
4. Establish corporate sponsorship and legacy giving program for agency services
5. Communicate with and gather information from all agency departments for statistical and development purposes including preparation of Annual report
6. Maintain donor database and acknowledge donations in a timely manner
7. Manage and update social media and website pages
8. Create bi-weekly E-newsletter and quarterly printed newsletter
9. Set up graphic design/printing needs for agency materials and power point presentations
10. Coordinate agency annual fundraiser and other community fundraising events/volunteers
11. Attend Board of Directors. Development Committee meetings
12. Participate as Board of Directors. staff liaison, assisting with meeting minutes and maintaining official Board records

Skills:
1. Knowledge of sign language and deaf culture helpful
2. Advanced computer knowledge including web page set-up and maintenance
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
4. Understanding of social media and networking
5. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize work tasks
7. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of client, agency, financial and employee related information

Education and relevant experience should be commensurable with the requirements of this position. 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

All persons are encouraged to apply including Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates. Applications accepted until position is filled. Position available immediately.

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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 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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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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DeafDigest – 15 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 15, 2013

 
— deaf trapped in confusion over shooting at airport

We have read about the shooting at the Los Angeles airport
on November 1st by Paul Anthony Ciancia. It caused the
airport to shutdown, evacuating thousands of people. It
was just learned that two of these people were deaf;
they were working behind a booth at the airport to
promote deaf awareness. They did not know what was
going on and no one were telling them anything – just
being told to get out of the building! A cruel irony –
promoting deafness awareness yet hearing people were
not making them aware of an emergency!

 

— wearing a Gallaudet cap

Reed Doughty, who has a serious hearing loss but
functions as a hearing person, plays for the Washington
Redskins. He was the honorary captain of the Gallaudet
football team in its victorious game against Anna Maria
College on November 9th. He watched the game with his
family from the stands, and said it was quite an
experience seeing the players and the fans communicate
in sign language. He then wore the Gallaudet cap while
going to the Redskins Park for football practice.

 
— the best deaf real estate salesperson in USA?

The New York Daily News ran a full story on deaf realtor
Jackie Roth, a broker with the Douglas Elliman residential
real estate brokerage. It is the largest brokerage in
the metro New York area and the fourth largest in USA,
with 4,000 realtors in 70 offices. The story said that
Jackie is an elite producer, part of the company’s Top
Producers. Only 40 top realtors could make the list.
This would make her the nation’s top deaf realtor! We
have a number of deaf realtors across USA and she
outranks them.

 
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DeafDigest – 14 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 14, 2013

 

— deaf Thomas Edison’s invention helped him find love

Thomas Edison is famous for his nearly 1,100 patents
(electricity, movie camera, phonograph, etc). He was
very deaf (did not know ASL) and many people found it
difficult to communicate with him. He fell in love
with a woman, Mina, and wanted to marry her. In order
to communicate with Mina, he invented the telegraph
machine. They used the Morse Code to communicate
with each other and they got married.

 

— Chinese lanterns, lamp shades, window flowers, etc

Sometimes when we go to restaurants, galleries, museums,
etc, we see lanterns, lamp shades, window flowers, etc
made out of paper. It requires expert paper cutting
with scissors and razors. The Anhui Yangkaiyuan Paper
Cutting Company is one of these famous Chinese paper
cutting companies. A group of people working with that
company are deaf and are considered valuable paper cutters!

 
— Uncle Scrooge is defeated!

We hate Uncle Scrooges, these cheap-skates and
miserable people. It was a tradition with a deaf
choir to perform their annual Holiday Season sign songs
at Trafalgar Square in London. It is one of London’s
most famous public squares. Anyway Uncle Scrooge
(the London City hall) said no more sign songs
because it requires the use of a Public Announcement
system. The public screamed with outrage, forcing
Uncle Scrooge to back off and to allow the Deaf
Choir to perform.

 

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DeafDigest – 13 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 13, 2013

 

— Future Gallaudet students walk across street to watch movies!

The booming Union Market is across the street from
the Gallaudet campus. It used to be known as the DC
Farmers Market. A developer has just announced plans
for a multiple-screen movie theater on the Union Market
property. This would mean that Gallaudet students,
wanting to watch captioned movies, can just walk across
the street! This theater is scheduled to open in 2015.

 

— A Leap Motion for the deaf?

Will Leap Motion help the deaf? Exactly what is Leap
Motion? It is a new device that is being designed
by two Australians. It is supposed to be worn around
the users’ necks and “read” sign language – to make
communications easier between the deaf and the hearing.
This device is still being developed and these two
Australians are looking for investment money. One
disadvantage – wearing it around the neck can be
quite tiresome!

 
— A push-button vote on deaf friendly or unfriendly businesses

Many businesses are deaf-friendly. Many other businesses are
not deaf-friendly. A new app – AbleRoad – is being designed
by a group in Waltham, MA. It will allow deaf users to press
on the app to vote if the business is deaf-friendly or
deaf-unfriendly. Will businesses be scared? No, if the
app has just few users. Yes, if the app has millions and
millions of users!

 
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DeafDigest – 12 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 12, 2013

 
— a big contest among audiologists

The audiologists had a big challenge. It was to make the
best hearing aid mold. This contest took place recently.
The judges, judging these blind entries were from the
faculty at Vanderbilt University and University of Pittsburgh.
The winner was an audiologist from Oregon. What does the
best hearing aid mold mean? That there would be no
whistling and that the mold would be very comfortable
when inserted into the ear!

 

— who was the person that flew from Alaska to Florida?

It was mentioned in DeafDigest that a graduate from
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, now living in
Alaska, attended the big event at the school this
past week. Who was that person? It was Glen Frankel,
who played football for his school during the late
seventies. He said the money he spent on the big
trip was worth it. There were many past school football
players, among 1,000 people, that watched the big
game between two big deaf teams.

 

— our deaf investors

We have some deaf investors. They do not invest in
the stock market. They also do not invest in real
estate. What do they invest in? Baseball cards!
A joke? No, one deaf person purchased nearly $5,000
for a 1954 Topps set of baseball cards. Value nowadays?
About $20,000! What about Dummy Hoy cards. That
deaf investor tried several times but was out-bid.
He has his own tricks to win bids on some of his cards.
What about other deaf investors of cards? Some collect
NASCAR cards. Some of them get together at the National
Sports Collectors Convention. Interpreters? No. When
one of them want to make a live bid, he would ask
the convention employee to sit with him to update
him on bids!

 
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DeafDigest – 11 November 2013

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— Deaf person visiting Florida from Alaska

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind had a successful Deaf Alumni
weekend. Over 1,000 FSDB alumni members attended this event. There
waa a rumor, written up in a newspaper story, that a FSDB alumnus,
now living in Alaska, flew down to St Augustine to attend this
grand event – a big football game and other events on the campus.
That person probably did not see over 1,000 deaf people in Alaska,
but yes, in Florida!

 

— A past Miss America winner was deaf and it was after  Whitestone!

Way back in 1995, we were thrilled that Heather Whitestone, a deaf
woman, won the Miss America Pageant. While she was heavily promoted
as a supporter of the oral method of education, she was a fluent
ASL signer; it was hidden from the deaf community. Anyway, she was
not the only deaf winner of the Miss America pageant. The 2nd deaf
winner was Deidre Downs who won the 2005 Miss America. Both women,
incidentally were from Alabama. What has become of Deidre? She is
a Resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at the
University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center. DeafDigest doesn’t
think she knows ASL.

 

— One hour of school per day for a deaf child!

Liam Cunneen is a 6-year old deaf boy from Cork, Ireland, whose
parents are also deaf. He can only attend school for just one
hour per day! Why? Because there are no teachers of the deaf
at the school that he attends. The mother is very upset and
there was a newspaper story, criticizing the school for not
doing enough to try to find a teacher for him!

 

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Dedication

Mitchell Berger, a board member of National
Association of the Deaf, departed us. After
graduating from NTID, he taught classes there
before establishing his own desktop publishing
business.

This just in –
Barbara Garrison is retiring from her position as
superintendent of Missouri School for the Deaf.
If you are interested in applying for this position,
the ad is located in the Employment Ads section in
this edition. Just scroll all the way down until
you see the ad

Gallaudet football – defeated Anna Maria 35-7
to win the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
championship, and with it, the automatic invitation
to the NCAA-III national football playoffs!

Top stories about the deaf:

It was not too long ago when an uproar was heard in
Arkansas over the appointment of a person, knowing
nothing about sign language, as a state interpreter.
This situation has been resolved and now this – the
Advisory Board for Qualified Licensed Interpreters
had its first time-ever board meeting. Of course
this is to ensure that sham hires will never happen
again.

Is Mandarin (a Chinese language) spoken in India?
Well, there was a story of a newly-invented sign
language translator that can translate from Mandarin
to Indian Sign Language for the benefit of the deaf.

The 2013 World Federation of the Deaf-Blind conference
is currently taking place at Tagaytay City in the
Philippines.

After a long delay in Nigeria, a new school has been
built for the deaf. It will replace the old school, that
will be demolished. Approximately 160 deaf students will
enroll at the new school.

There is a battle between the state of Arizona and the Feds
over the apartments for the deaf at Apache ASL Trails.
It got to be so bad that even Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz
tried to negotiate a compromise and got nowhere. At this
point, Arizona is thumbing its nose at the Feds. The
Feds are saying the apartments cannot be 100 percent deaf-
occupied, while Arizona is saying it can.

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IMPOSSIBLE DEAF CONVERSATION WITH A HEARING PERSON

A deaf person has complained to DeafDigest editor
of an impossible conversation with a hearing person.
That hearing person is hard to lipread; he also
has a hard-to-read-handwriting; he also does not
gesture. And worse of all – he does not use email!
Only way to communicate with that impossible
hearing person is to hire an interpreter, which
is not free!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Marcia Shaffer
deaf pianist
Jessup, Pennsylvania

do read on her background with her picture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pianist-marcia-shaffer

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A CI THAT IS THINNER THAN A PAPER?

Is there a CI that is thinner than a paper? Well,
there was a CI operation on a deaf child in Sri Lanka,
using that very-thin CI.
Can that very-thin CI be made even more thinner in
the future?
Don’t know because if it is very thin, then maybe
it has to be invisible?
Joking? Possibly!

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computer, click on bottom video

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Call for Presenters

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
United Kingdom
27 and 28 September 2014

more information at:
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A DEAF CHARACTER IN A COMIC BOOK?
There was an announcement that was somewhat vague. It said that
with the Uncanny Avengers comics, Issue #13, due to be published
December 2013, there is a deaf character?
It said, in part:

The bit with Captain America and his impaired hearing never ceased to be funny

Did Captain America show his deafness in past editions? Do not
know!

YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are a clergyman of a Nicholas County, WV congregation
and touched on humor while giving a sermon in sign language.
It is against the law for a member of the clergy to tell
jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church
service.
We know that our deaf clergymen do mix in some humor
to make the members of the pulpit understand and appreciate
what the sermon is all about. Yet these clergymen would be
hauled off to jail in Nicholas County!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:
I admire you for having the best job in the world

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) became more popular for court
reporters in the 1980s, many reporters enjoyed the challenge of
changing how they phonetically wrote steno outlines so that the
computer could accurately translate their notes.

However, this task of relearning how to write steno in different ways
was not an easy task for many court reporters.  Even though reporters
were making the change to using CAT, some reporters still found it
easier to have a sentence come up on their computer screen like
this:

“The sale/sail paper came today in the male/mail.”

They would then make the proper choice, 1 or 2, on the computer
screen and continue editing their transcript.  They found it easier
to take more time in preparing the transcript rather than change how
they wrote their steno on their machine.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

either being preached to must learn sign language

or

being preached not to learn sign language

(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 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.

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DeafLaw

Department of Transportation has levied a $150.000
fine on Virgin America for not captioning their
airline safety videos.

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Did you know that –

Anne Jump Cannon, who was deaf, was an astronomer that
successfully classified the stars into an indexing
system. Her career did not quickly take off after
graduating from college – but luckily a professor
of Astronomy realized her potential and became
her mentor, as well as her primary contact person
with important individuals in the astronomy field.
She passed away in 1941.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest extends warmest congratulations to T. Alan
Hurwitz for attaining the top position at NTID – as
the newest Vice President-RIT/CEO/Dean-NTID. He replaces
Bob Davila who is retiring.
RIT/NTID did not have to look afar for Davila’s
replacement for Alan made NTID his life-long career
after a short stint as an engineer, of which he originally
was trained for. He was RIT’s choice over 20 candidates
that vied for this position.
Speaking of engineering, Alan is the first such
NTID director with that background, a perfect
fit given RIT/NTID’s technical careers mission. His
predecessors had education-only backgrounds.
Alan has his work cut out for him but he will
succeed. He said “I look forward to the new and exciting
challenges”.
A big question. When is Alan’s first day in his new
job? It is December 1st.

(editor’s note: Alan, has since then moved on to the
presidency of Gallaudet University, a position he
continues to hold)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Gallaudet University has hired a full time baseball
coach.
The new coach needs no introduction to everyone –
it is Curtis Pride, who stepped down after this season
from a long career in major league and minor league
baseball.
His first day on the job is December 1st.

(editor’s note: under Pride’s tutelage, Gallaudet baseball
has reached new heights)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A big story in a small town?

A small town newspaper ran this story – of a deaf family
receiving a free smoke flashing signal alerter from the
local fire department.

Yes, the smoke flashing signal alerter is very important,
but does it deserve a front page story?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend was asking me:

Do you have a pen?

I gave him my pen. He shook his head

He actually asked:

Do you have a pad?

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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

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Job Announcement
Superintendent (Effective January 1, 2014)
Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD)
Fulton, MO

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education of
deaf and hard of hearing, special education, school administration and
supervision, or a related field; Three years successful experience as an
administrator of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
and/or school administration and supervision; Missouri certification in
school administration or special education administration.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices; Knowledge of the
development, abilities and unique psychology of students who are deaf or
hard of hearing; Knowledge of Missouri’s Learning Standards and Educator
Standards; Knowledge of organization and administration in the area of
special education; Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement
collaborative data teams focused on using formative assessments to guide
the use of effective teaching and learning practices; Ability to organize
and analyze data as part of a focused strategic planning and
implementation process; Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the
activities of a professional staff; Ability to communicate effectively in
writing, American Sign Language-ASL (at the advanced or higher level) and
a variety of other modes; Ability to work under supervision as well as to
assume leadership responsibilities; Ability to apply effective fiscal and
human resource policies and practices.

Examples of Work Performed:
Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the design,
development, execution and evaluation of a systemic plan to educate
students and accelerate improvement of student outcomes, meet residential
responsibilities, and improve outreach outcomes for deaf or hard of
hearing students and their families; Administers a program for staff
development and educator evaluation consistent with state standards and
requirements and aligned to the systemic plan; Recruits and recommends all
personnel for employment to the State Board of Education; Coordinates
development of the annual operating budget with the Division of Financial
and Administrative Services and the Office of Special Education;
Coordinates, plans, and directs meetings of MSD.s Board of Advisors; Works
and communicates effectively with parents and patrons, including
individual parent contacts and groups such as the MSD Parents
Organization; Promotes and coordinates public relations programs designed
to acquaint the general public with MSD; Follows all policies, rules, and
regulations adopted by the Board and makes decisions consistent with Board
policies; Assures compliance with all federal and state regulations
governing MSD; Coordinates the care and maintenance of buildings and
grounds with the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities
Management; Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure:
Complete a DESE application online at
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received
online.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573)
751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at
hr@dese.mo.gov.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the
Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at
(573) 751-9619.

Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

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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
orientation.

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position opening
Community Relations and Development Coordinator
Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Status: Full Time (flexible as needed)
Responsible to: Executive Director

Basic Functions:
Responsible to work under the direction of the Executive Director to
expand and enhance community relations and development activities of the
organization including but not limited to: grant writing, developing
sponsorships, marketing, public relations activities and supporting the
agency and board in their efforts to develop unrestricted funds for agency
programs and services.

Specific Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director regarding public and media relations.
2. Enhance community relationships with NPO.s, corporate, media,
governmental and political offices
3. Identify and assist in the completion/presentation of funding Requests
for Proposals and submission of foundation Letters of Intent
4. Establish corporate sponsorship and legacy giving program for agency
services
5. Communicate with and gather information from all agency departments for
statistical and development purposes including preparation of Annual
report
6. Maintain donor database and acknowledge donations in a timely manner
7. Manage and update social media and website pages
8. Create bi-weekly E-newsletter and quarterly printed newsletter
9. Set up graphic design/printing needs for agency materials and power
point presentations
10. Coordinate agency annual fundraiser and other community fundraising
events/volunteers
11. Attend Board of Directors. Development Committee meetings
12. Participate as Board of Directors. staff liaison, assisting with
meeting minutes and maintaining official Board records

Skills:
1. Knowledge of sign language and deaf culture helpful
2. Advanced computer knowledge including web page set-up and maintenance
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
4. Understanding of social media and networking
5. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize work tasks
7. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of client, agency, financial and
employee related information

Education and relevant experience should be commensurable with the
requirements of this position. 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

All persons are encouraged to apply including Deaf and Hard of Hearing
candidates. Applications accepted until position is filled. Position
available immediately.

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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 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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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 Title: Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Specialist

Basic Function

Responsible for maintaining and monitoring services for individuals with
disabilities participating in the Consumer-Directed Services (CDS)
personal attendant program.

Responsibilities

· Make monthly contact with assigned participants and visit them in their
living environment on a quarterly basis.

· Monitors services delivered to the participant to ensure that individual
needs are being met.

· Document CDS services provided according to policies and procedures
established by Department of Health and Senior Services, Paraquad and
Medicaid.

· Complete all monthly, quarterly and annual paperwork by assigned
deadlines.

· Document participant case notes in an efficient and professional manner
using Paraquad.s database.

· Maintain assigned participant files.

· Request participant information needed for program evaluation and
reporting purposes.

· Provide resources to participants to help them achieve and plan for
personal goals.

· Advocate for the collective needs of persons with disabilities.

· Travel locally using own vehicle.

· Understanding of and commitment to the independent living philosophy.

· Obtain required advocacy points per year.

· Perform other related duties as assigned.

· Complete all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.

Skills Required

High Level of Organization

Excellent Written Communication

Filing

Ability to Maintain Confidentiality

Mandated Reporter

Professionalism

Ability to Multi-Task

Time Management

Computer Literacy in Microsoft Office Programs and Database Environment

Education and Training

· Bachelor.s Degree preferred or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
in the Independent Living field. Prior Home and Community Based Service
program experience a plus.

Send your resume and cover letter to Kay Tucker.

Paraqaud

Attn: Kay Tucker

5240 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

or

email to ktucker@paraquad.org

IUPUI Faculty Position Available

DESCRIPTION:
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is seeking
associate faculty to fill part-time ASL instructor positions for teaching
American Sign Language for the Spring semester of 2014 and beyond. These
are contractual positions beginning January 2014 that may include teaching
beginning and/or advanced sections of American Sign Language. Classes may
meet early weekdays, late afternoons and evenings at IUPUI campus
location.

START DATE: January

QUALIFICATIONS:

M.A. in ASL/Linguistics or related area, university experience teaching
ASL courses, a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction, native or
near-native proficiency in ASL. Preference will be given to candidates
with experience or familiarity with the second language instruction,
following ACTFL standards.

– A master’s degree is required and experience teaching ASL at college
level.

– a SLPI rating of .superior. or ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better.

– ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification within a year of
hire.

– Expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, ASL
Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition. ASL Literature, Deaf Education,
and/or Disability Studies.

COMPENSATION RANGE:

Masters -3 credits: $2370 and 4 credits: $3160 per semester.

PhD . 3 credits $2595 and 4 credits $3460 per semester

Application materials should include:  a video explaining your interest in
the position, experience in language teaching, a copy of your ASLTA
certification or evidence of application and or ASLPI, and CV. It is also
requested that applicants must also send two letters of recommendation.
Materials should be sent by email (including attachments) to: Laura Smith,
ASL Coordinator: LS29@iupui.edu

Applications will be reviewed immediately. All applications will be kept
on file for current and future openings.

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DeafDigest Gold – November 10, 2013Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/secret-leader-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-but-need-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/siri-hate-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-eyes-hearing-eyes/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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“Singing and Signing Hebrew Blessings and Songs”

“Singing and Signing Hebrew Blessings and Songs” is an instructional DVD that features basic sign language tips and signs for 8 easy blessings and songs, including the Shema and the Candles, Kiddush and Hamotzi blessings.

The instructor, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh, is known for her beautiful sign language interpretations of Hebrew songs. She is one of few individuals who sing and sign simultaneously. Judy uses sign language and music as a way to teach Hebrew and give greater meaning to our prayers.

“Singing and Signing” (DVD203) is available at Harris Communications for $25.00.

[DVD: 43 minutes; voiced; no captions]

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG111013

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Durham County Council’s Community Action Team
in Great Britain has asked the deaf community to work
with them on ways to improve the town’s accessibility
to them.

The SL First, a new British print magazine for the deaf, already popular, is establishing an on-line version. DeafDigest is not sure if it is a local deaf community
magazine or a nationwide British magazine.

Mayor Michael Rama, of Cebu City, in the Philippines,
has been into name-calling during heated meeting
sessions. He told the council members they were “deaf”
and it is a comment that they did not appreciate.
The mayor said – it is just a comment.

The Arizona auditor general scolded the now-suspended
Superintendent Robert Hill for going over the budget
on his travels.

Lamar University’s new president Kenneth Evans, upon his
official installation ceremony, used sign language during
his speech to officially recognize deaf students attending
university classes.

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SIRI UNFAIR TO THE DEAF?
Hearing people can use the voice Siri (Apple’s iOS)
to order food from a take out restaurant, buy
movie tickets, make restaurant reservations, etc.
Siri useless to the deaf? So unfair!

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

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

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

May 9, 2014

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-rhode-island-deaf-seminar/

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DEAF EYES; HEARING EYES
Do Deaf Eyes see things differently than
from Hearing Eyes?
DeafDigest editor says yes. A deaf person
can see hidden things on the street that a
hearing person overlooks.
A deaf person immediately knows that a
restaurant is not deaf-friendly. A hearing
person would not know the difference.
A deaf person reads body language better
than hearing.
So, Deaf Eyes and Hearing Eyes, two
different set of eyes!

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

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

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Deaf with so many labels

http://deafdigest.com/labeling-the-deaf/

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HEARING AID DISPENSER OR AUDIOLOGIST?
Hearing aid dispensers sell hearing aids. Some audiologists
also sell hearing aids.
What is the difference? Many people do not know the difference,
and this is interesting.
A hearing aid dispenser in many states only require a high
school education yet give advice and try to sell hearing aids.
An audiologist, in many states, require Masters’ Degree or even
higher.

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

famous deaf people many deaf people don’t know about

http://deafdigest.com/videos/famouspeople/

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

South Carolina Association of the Deaf

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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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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Remembering a Timberfest event in 1991!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-world-timberfest-event/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why aren’t hearing aids covered by medicare?

A. the Medicare people consider it an elective,
not something that is required (as a matter of
life and death)!

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:

Planning

For us, who are DeafBlind, it requires planning a trip in advance.

It is not like people who can just hop in the car and go!

Most agencies who provide us with transportation require advance notice.

I have to remind people several times that I need advance planning.

They will reply like this, “Ask you wife to bring you”.  Well,…she has a job!

Please be sensitive to our frustrations and limitations!

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 Gallaudet football team will get a favorable draw in the
NCAA-III playoffs pairings and advance as far as possible in the
tournament.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1993 – the US Coast Guard officially welcomed an
all-deaf flotilla. It served the waters between USA and Canada in the Michigan area. This flotilla lasted
three years until it ceased to exist. A flotilla is a group of personal boats and yachts that serve as “eyes” for the Coast Guard.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

conference championships by Gallaudet football team over the years

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Marc Fortin, deaf, is a goalie with the University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey team. He is from Canada and is a junior

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Adham Talaat, the outstanding defensive lineman with the Gallaudet
football team, reportedly had 20 NFL teams scout him during games
and practices. Lets’ hope he will be drafted

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Deaf Sports Library

The USA Deaf Sports Federation had its annual meeting at the
wrong time on the Gallaudet campus because it conflicted with
the Gallaudet football game, preventing the meeting participants
from sneaking out to watch the game!

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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, 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 description
Curriculum Coordinator for 21st Century Learning
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports to:    Director of Academic Technology and 21st Century Learning

Employment information:  This is a full-time, 11-month position.

Summary Statement:  The primary role and responsibilities of the Curriculum Coordinator include collaboration with faculty members and departments in the development, writing, alignment, implementation and assessment of district/common core curriculum (for the improvement of instruction), as well as the evaluation, purchase and incorporation of texts, resources and technology into classroom instruction K-12.

Qualifications:
1.    Master’s degree required, preferably in related areas such as Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, or related fields which include design, instruction, and assessment.
2.    At least five (5) years teaching experience in an educational setting.
3.    Past experience in curriculum instruction and supervision required.
4.    Extensive knowledge of common core standards and curriculum and instructional design, including integration of academic technology, emphasis on math and English Language Arts critical.
5.    An extensive knowledge of and experience with recent and emerging educational practices, academic technology, common core standards and assessment, curricular alignment, etc.
6.    Must be organized, assertive, creative, able to assume initiative and responsibility.
7.    Must be able to work well with people, hearing and Deaf.
8.    Comfort and breadth of experience with interactive and academic technologies
9.    Fluency in ASL.

Duties and responsibilities:
1.    Ensure that the school’s curriculum is aligned with the state standards to achieve school goals. 2.    Map and align current school curriculum and practices to common core – finding gaps, holes, and misalignments.
3.    Create comprehensive plan to move to full alignment of the common core by grade level and program.
4.    Align curriculum objectives to student testing
5.    Work with each grade and individual teachers to better understand and implement common core standards and meet alignment goals.
6.    Participate in the adoption of all textbooks and supplementary instructional materials. 7.    Provide ongoing evaluation of curriculum maps/curriculum guides, with annual updates of objectives and assessments;
8.    Work with academic departments to insure both vertical and horizontal alignment and best practices.
9.    Develop individual teachers abilities to implement and assess curriculum in daily practice and in planning lesson
10.    Monitor and evaluate staff curriculum development
11.    Develop in teachers. ability to check for understanding and track progress according to standards.
12.    Help create and manage curriculum guides aligned to state standards by grades and departments
13.    Be able to demonstrate through uses of such tools as pre- and post- tests of students. successful implementation of curriculum and improved or attained understanding.
14.    Understanding of the Danielson framework for curriculum practioners is preferred 15.    Experience, understanding, and knowledge of a variety of academic technology applications, and creative and extensive experience with integration of academic technology required.
16.    Ability to organize, lead, and train a variety of topics for professional development (in support of curriculum and instructional programs) in these areas required.
17.    Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Head of School

if interested, contact:

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 description
Infant/Toddler Home Visitor (Contractor)
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To:                 Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention

Employment Information: This is a fee for service position. This position does not carry benefits.

Summary Statement:      The home-visitor provides special instruction to infants, toddlers and their families.

Qualifications:
1.    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education or deaf education; Master’s degree preferred.
2.    One year (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early childhood experience preferred.
3.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification.
4.    Proficiency in American Sign Language as demonstrated by an Intermediate score of 3.0 or greater on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or its equivalent.
5.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Expectations and Responsibilities:
1.    Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of typical child growth and development.
2.    Demonstrate understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse urban population.
3.    Demonstrate the ability to embed supports and services within a family’s typical routines.
4.    Demonstrate the ability to provide balanced information to families in terms of language, communication and educational options.
5.    Participate and contribute to multidisciplinary team evaluations and the development of outcomes for Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
6.    Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with school and agency providers.
7.    Initiate routine progress monitoring as indicated by IFSPs, regional and state requirements.
8.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services.
9.    Participate in staff meetings as necessary.
10.    Meet all state and county training requirements. 11.    Be available to continue service delivery in July and August. 12.    Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention.

if interested, contact:

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 description
Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Reports To: Director of Admissions and Educational Outreach

Employment Information: This is a full-time, 12 month position

Summary Statement:      The Coordinator of Infant/Toddler Early Intervention will provide leadership and coordination to an interdisciplinary team of professionals, families and children.

Program Statement:     First Conversations is a program operating under The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.  Serving infants/toddlers with hearing loss and their families, the First Conversations team provides families with information and resources about language development, early learning and educational options. Qualifications:

1.    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood education, early childhood special education, deaf education or related field. 2.    Five years (or full-time equivalent) experience working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and their families; early intervention field experience preferred.
3.    Strong leadership and supervisory experience.
4.    Strong understanding of language development and communication options for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, including thorough understanding of developmental milestones in American Sign Language (ASL), listening and spoken language. 5.    Strong understanding of special education laws, specifically IDEA Part C. 6.    Commitment to social justice, empowerment of families and support for diversity, specifically within an urban framework. 7.    Strong organization skills, flexibility and decision making capabilities. 8.    Knowledge of Pennsylvania early intervention system preferred. 9.    Possession of or eligibility for appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification and Supervisor certification.
10.    Demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in American Sign Language. 11.    PA Act 34 Criminal background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Responsibilities:
1.    Provide leadership, coordination and evaluation of early intervention services. 2.    Supervise and evaluate all educational and clinical infant/toddler early intervention providers. 3.    Assist in employee recruitment, selection, evaluation and termination.
4.    Provide program development and marketing in the community. 5.    Develop and deliver professional development on topics related to early intervention and serving children with hearing loss.
6.    Maintain a thorough knowledge of current local and state regulations regarding early intervention services; support the implementation and practice of mandated policies.
7.    Monitor selection and implementation of curricula and assessment for early intervention programs.
8.    Monitor the development and service delivery of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
9.    Serve as a liaison between First Conversations and various agencies (i.e. CHOP, IDS, Childlink, OCDEL).
10.    Represent First Conversations at relevant interagency meetings (State Interagency Coordinating Council, IDS Director’s Meetings, Teaching Learning Collaborative Supervisors Meetings, Early Intervention Providers Association). 11.    Oversee fiscal operations including provider enrollment into PROMISe billing system.
12.    Manage referrals (i.e. accept/assign, report start dates, maintain caseloads). 13.    Support family engagement demonstrating an understanding of adult learning principles.

if interested, contact:

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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open positions
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is hiring for the following
positions:

– Driver (Part-time)

Qualifications:  Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s
license with clean driving record with no moving violations, follow
all safety guidelines per MVA and 3-5 years experience.  Fluency in
ASL preferred or willingness to learn.

Job Goal:  To provide transportation services for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals with other disabilities to locations throughout
the Eastern Shore.  Shift varies with some evenings and weekends.

– Independent Living Advisor (ILA)

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.

Job Goal:  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 varies within a team oriented environment.

– Job Coach

Qualifications:  Six month’s experience with training, coaching and
motivating people. Skilled in use of structured training techniques
for teaching job performance skills; job-related skills and work
behaviors. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  To provide individual and group on-the-job training for
individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes
teaching and coaching how to develop job skills, employee/employer
relationships, work ethics and communication for successful
employment outcomes.

– Specified Program Support (Part-time)

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent, 2 yrs exp. with
programs in a nonprofit organization, preferably housing programs.
Must be willing to travel a 50 mile radius & work well with a diverse
group of individuals, community members & licensed contractors. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Goal:  Responsible for coordinating the maintenance & repairs
with various vendors for HUD properties.  Determines the severity of
the needs & takes the initiative to contact, solicit bids, & schedule
work to be completed.  Conduct inspections & meets repair workers at
the various sites.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business
references to dila@dila.org; fax 410-543-4874; apply online at
www.dila.org or mail to Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow
Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
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/

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/

Computer Systems Administrator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three professional references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

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Position openings
Deaf Can Inc/Deaf Living Sober program
Northeast Minneapolis (Minnesota)

– Case Manager
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 32 hours a week

– Tenant Assistant
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 14 hours bi-weekly

Description: Deaf Can Inc.’s, Deaf Living Sober program, has an opening for a Case Manager and Tenant Assistants working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind individuals who are in recovery and living in independent apartments utilizing the skills and experience of the Specialist to adapt and maintain a sober and meaningful life.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Central Avenue Apartment Staff and other RS Eden employees to assure safety and maintain communication between programs.  We provide a safe environment and teach residents the skills necessary to live, work, and socialize in a sober community. The primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Therefore, fluency in ASL  and other various manual forms of communication is mandatory.

Duties: The Case Manager support for individual resident. Responsibilities include:
.    Provides individual instruction to resident on self-care, household-chores, and other general resident specific programs.
.    Acts as a role model demonstrating good skills in recovery approaches and understanding addiction philosophy.
.    Daily contact and accountability of residents to their schedules.
.    Assisting, locating, planning and developing appointments and follow up care for health, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, legal, spiritual health, transit and any other directed by the resident.
.    Provide hands on localized training on Twin Cities public transit such as bus and light rail systems and accompanying residents on initial appointments as needed. .    Complete charts, logs, incident reports and all other written documentation as required by program policies and procedures.
All program employees attend regular staff meetings.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
.    Minimum of 21 years of age
.    High school diploma/GED
.    Two years of Adult Foster Care /Human Services / Educational experience
.    Knowledge of addiction LADC, MN model 12 steps, relapse and recovery approaches
.    Additional work or volunteer experience with persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind.
.    FLUENCY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Preferred Qualification:
.    LADC, social services and human services degrees preferred

Contact mailto:mike.deafcan@gmail.com to express interest in applying for either positions

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position opening
Technology Coordinator
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:        Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, 199-day position.  The Technology Coordinator is responsible for server and client computer maintenance, back-up and security, and maintenance of other technology on the campus.

The Technology Coordinator should possess an understanding of network distributed computing concepts and experience with both PC, MAC and tablet (iPad) platforms and should have a working knowledge of technology that is used in an educational setting such as SMARTboards, document cameras and related educational software. Experience instructing in the use of technology-based services is also recommended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field is preferred. Experience in a school setting also preferred.

The Technology Coordinator should have working knowledge of Windows 2008 Server; Active Directory; VMWare, file sharing, content-filtering firewalls, phone and communication systems, video conferencing technology, technology-based security systems, PC & MAC hardware maintenance; Windows XP . Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5 . 10.8.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) is “Survival Plus”.

The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:        Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Until filled

STARTING DATE:
ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:
Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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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 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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DeafDigest – 10 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 08 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 8, 2013

 

— The Colors, Numbers and Animals Sign Language

Kevin Bella and Jeff Bibb, both deaf, invented
the Colors, Numbers and Animals Sign Language.
They are assistant football coaches at Mission
San Jose HS in Fremont, CA. The players were
all hearing. Communication was a struggle but
over time, they loved this sign language. They
said it was easier than having to listen to
voice commands. It is a short, coded football
sign language that looks like ASL.

 

— never too late at the age of 46

Never too late at the age of 46. Kimi Ross, who is
deaf and is at that age, is a second year veterinary
student at Washington State University’s College
of Veterinary Medicine. For years she worked as
special education teacher in Arizona before realizing
care of animals was her first love. It was a change
of life, change of career gamble she took but
with support from her husband.

 

— expensive to hire a wrong person to work with deaf

It is expensive to hire an unqualified interpreter
to work with the deaf in Arkansas. DeafDigest has
mentioned in the past that the state hired a person,
whose knowledge of ASL is zero, to serve as an
interpreter. The Deaf Community screamed. The
qualified interpreters also screamed. As a result,
after some nasty battles the unqualified interpreter
is no longer in that position. How much did the battle
cost the state of Arkansas? Approximately $166,000.
It was for settlement, attorney fees, court fees
plus interest. It does not include a lot of time
by Attorney General’s staff in working this case!

 

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DeafDigest – 07 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 7, 2013

— A confession by a famous deaf person

Almost all of us have computers and e-mail addresses;
some of us have own websites. Fewer and fewer deaf
people own a TTY. What about Ann Silver, the famous
deaf artist? It was revealed in her biography,
written by James W. Van Manen “One Way; Deaf Way”
(2012) that she was embarrassed by the fact that
she does not own a computer or have an email address
or use a web site to promote her art works. She
just uses the TTY, like the way we all did years
ago!

 

— a Woojer for the deaf

A Woojer for us, the deaf! What is a Woojer, by the
way? It is the size of a matchbook that is clipped
to a shirt and allows the deaf to feel vibrations
from music from the computer. Why is it called
the Woojer? It is the name of a company that
is manufacturing this vibration product.

 

 

— Lucky for deaf to live in USA

We are lucky to live in USA where we have ADA.
In England, voice telephone (without relay) is required
to make doctor appointments. In hospitals, requests
for interpreters requires a wait of several weeks.
No TV captions or subtitles on hospital room TV
sets. Most British doctors would not sign up
for video interpreter services.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 6, 2013

 

— Which chain restaurants discriminate against the deaf?

There was a poll, asking which restaurant chains discriminate
against the deaf, especially at the drive-ins. Those mentioned
that discriminate were – Burger King, Fast Casual, McDonald’s,
Steak ‘n Shake and Wendy’s. This type of discrmination may
disappear slowly over the next few years as more and more
restaurants are installing touchpads, replacing the speakers.

 
— deaf people angry at anti-ASL judge

DeafDigest mentioned last week that a judge in Maryland, during
the trial of a deaf defendant, would not allow ASL or even
facial expressions in the courtroom except for interpreters’
sign language. Many people are very angry about it – and there
is talk of the American Bar Association establishing guidelines
to determine proper (and improper) use of communications by
everyone in the courtroom.

 

— another FCC ruling that is supposed to favor us

The FCC issues so many rulings that it is hard to remember
which ruling is which and so on. Anyway FCC has ruled that
deaf people shall get captions on over-the-top streaming to
televisions, such as game consoles, set-top boxes, tablets
and other wireless devices. This is the good news. The bad
news is that providers have three years to caption their
devices. Knowing these providers, they will file waivers,
and hire attorneys to try to delay the captions. So, this
3-year wait might very much be a 4-5-6 year wait!

 
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DeafDigest – 05 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 5, 2013

 
— A deaf cyclist in a future Tour de France race?

Tom Smith, a deaf British cyclist, is a member of the
hearing LUMET-VDBG Steenhouwerij Cycling Team team
in Belgium. And he has represented Great Britain
in the hearing European Championships. He is currently
in training at home in England and waiting for warm
weather to come back so he could train with his
professional teammates. Don’t be surprised if he
could race in the future Tour de France as part of
the Belgian racing team!

 
– signing and driving dangerous for us?

Signing to a deaf passenger while driving is dangerous
for us? Well, the Utah Association of the Deaf is
sponsoring a workshop next week. The topic is “Distracted
Driving Presentation” and if a deaf organization is
hosting this such a workshop, then it may be a serious
Deaf Issue while Deaf Driving?

 
– a real special future attorney

Haben Girma is a law student at Harvard Law School. She is
more special than any other of her classmates. Why? She
is deaf-blind. It did not stop her from such activities –
dancing, skiing, traveling, guest lecturing and kayaking.
Is she the only deaf-blind person in the field of law?
No. There are approximately 10 deaf-blind people with
law degrees.

 

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DeafDigest – 04 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 4, 2013

 
— a judge scolds a cop for stupidly arresting the deaf

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a cop arrested two
deaf British men for using sign language. The cops thought
they were using gangster signs that mocked the police
officers. This case came to trial and the judge immediately
threw out the case – and scolded the cop for being so
stupid!

 

— Undercover Boss working with a deaf employee

Undercover Boss is a popular TV program. It seems to be the
first time that an Undercover Boss faced a deaf employee.
The boss of the Alfred Angelo chain (wedding dresses for
new brides) worked with a deaf woman on a recent show.
The reviews said the Boss was inspired after working with
that deaf employee. If you missed it, maybe you can catch
it on one of these frequent Undercover Boss re-runs.

 
— a possible invention in photography by a deaf man

Clint O’Connor, Austin, TX, is deaf. He has a strong
interest in photography and he thinks his new camera
invention is better than Instagram. He calls his
invention – the pinhole photography. It has something
to do with 3-D inside the new camera. He is now seeking
funds from investors.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2013

DeafDigest Gold – November 3, 2013

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/secret-leader-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-but-need-hearing/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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“From Silence to Sound” at Harris Communications

“From Silence to Sound” is a moving documentary about Justin Garrett, a completely deaf young man who agreed to undergo radical cochlear implant surgery that could possibly make him hear for the first time. Follow Justin as he prepares for, submits to and recovers from the high-stakes surgery.

DVD includes behind the scene interviews, Q&A session with Justin Garrett after the Los Angeles premier and a theatrical trailer.

“From Silence to Sound” (DVD396) is available at Harris Communications for $24.95.

[DVD: (2007) 48  minutes; voiced; open captioned]

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddg110313

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Gibraltar Hearing Impaired Association has hosted
a conference, in conjunction with the Ministry of Equality, Social Services and the Elderly to explain how the
deaf and the government agencies can work together.

The tug of war between parents of the deaf and the
Hamburg School District (Pennsylvania) has
continued over classroom interpreters. Because no
one could agree, the parents will be filing a formal
complaint with the state authorities.

The town of Liege in Belgium will be providing
sign language interpreters for the benefit of
the deaf in the court room. It is not known which
sign language will be used because this town is
divided between French-speaking and German-speaking
people.

The Philadelphia Police is reaching out to the Deaf
Community in an effort to improve relations and
communications.

The Deaf World Library and Museum, based at Utah Valley University would be the biggest resource of on-line
Deaf Culture material, according to plans outlined by
Bryan Eldredge, the director of the American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. This department won a grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Service for this purpose.

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A LEADER WITH SECRET DEAFNESS?
Do we have a leader – such as a Senator or a big
corporate CEO or a famous TV person – that is deaf
but keeps it a secret?
President Roosevelt was in a wheelchair but ran
USA for 3 terms until he died. No one really knew
he was in a wheelchair!
So, maybe there are big and powerful leaders that
are secretly deaf?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/secret-leader-deafness/

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

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FCC’s Schedule for New Closed Captioning Rules

http://35.182.75.222/com-new-video-captioning-dates/

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DEAF THAT HATE HEARING ASK HEARING FOR HELP!
It is sad that many deaf people hate the hearing.
But when deaf people need jobs or SSDI advice
or unemployment benefits advice, apartment rental
help, etc, who do they depend on?
The hearing person!

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

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

The theme is “Deaf Women’s Amazing Soul”

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

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DEAF ATTORNEY GIVING UP HIS JOB
Gerald Shea worked as an attorney for many years
without realizing he was deaf. He succeeded because he
was good at guessing the words.
But after years of guessing he got tired of it,
and walked away from the job that he loved.

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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?

Full Time Deaf Dentist Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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

deaf placement in regular schools

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafplacement/

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Society of World Deaf Magicians

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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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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Stuff that deaf peddlers sold many years ago

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-deaf-peddler-stuff/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am confused about cruises. Some are required to
provide accommodations for the deaf whereas others
are not. Please explain.

A. Cruises which start at an American port or touch an American
port on its way around are subject to ADA regulations.
Cruises which “avoid” American ports are not subject to
ADA regulations!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

The Clock Fall’s Back

Well, we change our time one hour backward, except Arizona (fall back, spring forward!).

For us with Usher Syndrome, this is not a great time of year.

The day gets shorter and it is dark earlier; we travel less.

We tend to be “stuck” at home until daylight.

So, friends, please check in on those DeafBlind community members in your area!

It will help a lot and enlighten our spirits!

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 electronics stores would stop calling amplifiers
as hearing aids, because these devices are certainly not that so!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1989 – a group of deaf individuals interested in
Deaf History got together in an informal meeting
in Washington, DC. This led to the formation of the
Deaf History International two years later in 1991.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

300

people, on the average, in the audience that listen to deaf rapper Sean Forbes’ songs during on his current tour

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Rochester – Brok Kloeber, sr, football

was listed on the roster but apparently he has not played
a game this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Kevin Hall, pro golfer

very little has been heard about him in recent months

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Deaf Sports Library

Q. First time Gallaudet football team wins on last play of game?

A. No. There were several wins in the past, but this win yesterday
was the most important one of them all.

Q. If Gallaudet wins the conference championship, first time in
football history?

A. No. Gallaudet won three conference championships in the past, but never been to NCAA. This would be the first time Gallaudet
would enter the NCAA-III playoffs if Gallaudet wins this coming
Saturday

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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, 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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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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/

Elementary Classroom Assistant
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/

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/

Computer Systems Administrator
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three professional references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

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Position openings
Deaf Can Inc/Deaf Living Sober program
Northeast Minneapolis (Minnesota)

– Case Manager
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 32 hours a week

– Tenant Assistant
Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: 14 hours bi-weekly

Description: Deaf Can Inc.’s, Deaf Living Sober program, has an opening for a Case Manager and Tenant Assistants working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind individuals who are in recovery and living in independent apartments utilizing the skills and experience of the Specialist to adapt and maintain a sober and meaningful life.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Central Avenue Apartment Staff and other RS Eden employees to assure safety and maintain communication between programs.  We provide a safe environment and teach residents the skills necessary to live, work, and socialize in a sober community. The primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Therefore, fluency in ASL  and other various manual forms of communication is mandatory.

Duties: The Case Manager support for individual resident. Responsibilities include:
.    Provides individual instruction to resident on self-care, household-chores, and other general resident specific programs.
.    Acts as a role model demonstrating good skills in recovery approaches and understanding addiction philosophy.
.    Daily contact and accountability of residents to their schedules.
.    Assisting, locating, planning and developing appointments and follow up care for health, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, legal, spiritual health, transit and any other directed by the resident.
.    Provide hands on localized training on Twin Cities public transit such as bus and light rail systems and accompanying residents on initial appointments as needed. .    Complete charts, logs, incident reports and all other written documentation as required by program policies and procedures.
All program employees attend regular staff meetings.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
.    Minimum of 21 years of age
.    High school diploma/GED
.    Two years of Adult Foster Care /Human Services / Educational experience
.    Knowledge of addiction LADC, MN model 12 steps, relapse and recovery approaches
.    Additional work or volunteer experience with persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind.
.    FLUENCY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Preferred Qualification:
.    LADC, social services and human services degrees preferred

Contact mailto:mike.deafcan@gmail.com to express interest in applying for either positions

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position opening
Technology Coordinator
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:        Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, 199-day position.  The Technology Coordinator is responsible for server and client computer maintenance, back-up and security, and maintenance of other technology on the campus.

The Technology Coordinator should possess an understanding of network distributed computing concepts and experience with both PC, MAC and tablet (iPad) platforms and should have a working knowledge of technology that is used in an educational setting such as SMARTboards, document cameras and related educational software. Experience instructing in the use of technology-based services is also recommended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field is preferred. Experience in a school setting also preferred.

The Technology Coordinator should have working knowledge of Windows 2008 Server; Active Directory; VMWare, file sharing, content-filtering firewalls, phone and communication systems, video conferencing technology, technology-based security systems, PC & MAC hardware maintenance; Windows XP . Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5 . 10.8.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) is “Survival Plus”.

The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:        Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Until filled

STARTING DATE:
ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:
Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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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 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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Looking for a part time employee who signs
I work for the Mary Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit in South Austin that provides services for people with disabilities.

One of the people we provide for is deaf and has a mild developmental disability.   I am looking for a female employee to work part time who signs to work with this 19 year old young lady.  The hours would Tuesdays and Thursdays after school (around 5p-7p) and 2-4 hours on a Saturday or Sunday (times are flexible).  They would be taking her on activities and teaching her good social and community skills.  She likes playing basketball, bowling, and she loves animals.  She needs help with homework, working on her cooking skills and wants to learn to drive.

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

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

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

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

Thanks very much!

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

ISD Student Life Position Openings
We have some positions available in Student Life!!
Part time position
Student Center Assistant
Maintain communication between ISD and parents through newsletter and social media
Part time position
Behavior specialist
The Behavior Specialist serves as the school counselor to all residential students who reside in the residential halls.  The Behavior Specialist works independently with limited guidance and instructions from the Director of Student Life.   This person is required to provide counseling to residential students on an individual and group basis, implement, coordinate and oversee prevention programs and group discussions, and perform a variety of tasks.
Full time position
Residential Mentor
Supervise elementary girls
Part time and full time positions
Teacher Aide

Crosswinds Arts & Science Magnet School located in Woodbury, MN is seeking an ASL Interpreter.

This position is responsible for providing professional level sign language interpreter services to the students, staff, parents, and others at Crosswinds Arts and Science School. Interpreter services will be provided in a variety of situations demanding a high level of skill and proficiency.  Translates spoken materials into sign language (ASL) for deaf individuals; Interprets sign language (ASL) for hearing individuals or others not conversant in sign language (ASL).

Crosswinds serves students year-round in grades 6 through 10 and is multicultural, diverse, integrated and academically challenging. Crosswinds is a tuition-free, public magnet school founded by a collaborative of east metro area schools with the goal of providing an integrated learning environment and serving as a model for all schools. Crosswinds is an IB World School maintaining an accredited International Baccalaureate Middle-Years Program. Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) will be managing Crosswinds under agreement with East Metro Integration District and Minnesota Department of Education.

Kellie McNamara
HR Director
Perpich Ctr for Arts Education\Crosswinds Arts and Science School\Minnesota State Academies
mobile: 507-384-8954
e-mail: kellie.mcnamara@msa.state.mn.us

3 Job openings at Paraquad

Disability Policy Analyst.- Responsible for providing information, research analysis and advice on matters of policy and planning, utilizing the principles and values of the Independent Living Movement. Works closely with the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to initiate and undertake research and analysis in support of disability rights and Missourians with Disabilities.

Community Access Coordinator – Will engage community partners at the local and state level to promote and ensure full and equal access for individuals with disabilities. Responsible for the coordination and oversight of the AccessibleSTL program. Will work collaboratively to build and sustain relationships with community partners, especially potential and current AccessibleSTL organizations.

Community Organizer – Responsible for maintaining and growing a grassroots base of disability advocates; providing guidance and support to community based advocacy groups; developing leadership among members; and promoting disability rights throughout the community through grassroots organizing and civic engagement campaigns.

Resumes and cover letters to Kay:

Kay Tucker

Human Resources Coordinator

Paraquad, Inc.

5240 Oakland Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-289-4201 (fax)

ktucker@paraquad.org

Broken Arrow Schools has an opening for a full-time interpreter to begin immediately through the end of the school year in May. The interpreter will work 6.5 hours daily at a rate commensurate with the level of certification. We are hiring QAST level III and above or EIPA level 3.5 and above. If you qualify and are interested, please contact me directly:

Marlene Truesdale
email mtruesdale at baschools dot org
Oklahoma

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.

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2013

DeafDigest Blue – November 3, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-travel-better-than-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-rude-to-other-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hand-kingdom-deaf-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fairs-few-people/

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

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be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Harris
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According to the ADA, public and private entities are to make facilities
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Robert Deming,
who departed us. He was a past superintendent of
the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind.
He was instrumental in having his deaf students
get mainstreamed into local school programs
with assistance of interpreters. And when he
retired, he was always around to be of assistance
to the school.

A Gallaudet football miracle win

Gallaudet is 8-0; defeated Becker College 40-34.
If Gallaudet wins next week, it enters the NCAA-III
playoffs, a first in Gallaudet football history.
Becker was leading 21-7 at half time. Gallaudet
rallied in 3rd quarter to lead 28-21. Becker
caught up for a 34-34 tie with just 2 seconds
remaining in the game. They tried a 31-yard
field goal which would have won the game. It
was blocked, and Ryan Bonheyo picked up the ball
and ran 79 yards for the winning touchdown! So
unbelievable and so miraculous!

This just in –

Last week DeafDigest mentioned that the embattled
Arizona Schools for the Deaf Robert Hill was placed
on administrative leave. An investigative report,
authorized by the state, cleared him of wrongdoing.
This report, however, questioned him for the way
he communicated with his employees and his handling
of certain situations. Exactly how is the governing
board going to interpret this report – remains up
in the air. So, just stay tuned!

Top stories about the deaf:

Prominent deaf artist Joe Grigely, who formerly taught
English at Gallaudet and whom was a past Deaflympics
hockey player, is having his piece of art “Paginations &
Machinations” exhibited at Air de Paris in Paris, France.

British MP Malcolm Bruce, who is not deaf, has been pushing
through his private members’ bills on behalf of his deaf
constituents. He is stepping down soon, and so, hopes to
get these bills passed by then.

The University of Madras, in India, has changed its rules
to allow its deaf students to get involved with the
student politics – meaning Student Senate body.

South Africa has trained 115 new teachers for the deaf
in an effort to help bring deaf students up to speed
in the classroom.

The FCC has issued a special report that lies down the
ground rules for relay service operations. This was
to ensue that fraud will not happen again and that
all providers must follow the rules.

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A TV COMMERCIAL THAT IS STRANGE
There was a TV commercial about Hand Kingdom.
What is Hand Kingdom? DeafDigest editor never
heard of it.
The web search really did not say too much
about it.
Is it about ASL called Hand Kingdom or is it
something else with the hearing?

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

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a listing of known deaf hip-hop rappers

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-rappers/

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DEAF FAIRS OR HEARING FAIRS
There are many hearing fairs; many people attend these
hearing fairs; it is always crowded.
We have some deaf fairs. Attendance at these deaf fairs
are often low – maybe just 50-75 people.
Why? Hearing people not interested in deaf?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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RID Certification Program Update on CDI

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

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THE WORD DEAF IN SOLOMON ISLANDS
Solomon Islands is a nation, consisting of a group of many
islands in the Pacific Ocean, lying not too really far from
Australia.
The word for deaf in the Islands is ipas.

WAITING 20 YEARS TO BECOME A NURSE
Geraldine Rooney, a deaf British woman, wanted to become a nurse.
At the age of 17 she was told to her face it was impossible for a
deaf person to become a nurse.
Disappointed, she never abandoned her dream. Five years ago
attitude towards the deaf got better, and she was able to
enroll in a nursing program while at the same time juggling
family responsibilities as a mother of 3 children.
She graduated and landed a job as a nurse. Her husband and
her sister were very supportive of her during these years.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Employers, trying to save money on interpreting
costs, would force a hearing person, with limited
ASL skills, to interpret for a deaf employee at
staff meetings

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Before court reporters started using computer-aided translation
(CAT), they would usually dictate or type their notes or use a person
who was a note reader to transcribe their notes. Most court reporters
at that time were taught to primarily use the asterisk key in the
center of the keyboard only to indicate that they had made a
mistake.

As CAT became more popular, more and more reporters found another use
for the asterisk key.  They could use it to slightly alter their
steno outlines to eliminate words that would be written the same
because they sounded the same.  For instance, the words “pat” and
“Pat” would have been written the same on the steno machine because
they sound the same. Since all steno keys are capital letters, there
is no way to simply capitalize a word on the steno keyboard.

Some reporters found that they could add an asterisk to their steno,
and that could eliminate conflicts.  In this circumstance, “pat”
could be written as PAT, and “Pat” could be written as PA*T.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being forced to withdraw into a corner at a hearing-only
party after finding out there are no other deaf people
around

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A group of attorneys in the Philippines are working
together to make courts more accessible to the deaf.
This means hiring and training sign language
interpreters versed in the legal system.

…….

Did you know that –

Did you know that deaf Jeff Float, after winning the gold
medal in the swimming 4×200-meter freestyle relay
at the 1984 Olympics, flashed the I-L-Y sign in front
of TV cameras. Nearly 30 years later he is still involved
in swimming – swimming director at the Gold River Racquet
Club in Gold River, California. He also coaches the
Gold River Stingrays, a traveling swimming team that
competes at various meets. Additionally he is a private
swimming coach for hearing swimmers that want to excel
at higher levels of competition.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The recent edition of The Deaf Arkansan, the publication
of the Arkansas Association of the Deaf ran a fascinating
story of the fight the deaf community waged against the
board of directors of Arkansas School for the Deaf.
The board made some decisions that the deaf community
did not approve. The story detailed the 3-month day by day
account of how the deaf community got the governor and
the state attorneys involved, and consequently sided
with the deaf.
The battle is not over though gains have been made.
What was interesting was the sustained involvement of
the deaf over a 3-month span. Basically when a battle
lasts that long many people lose interest and eventually
drop out. But the deaf community didn’t and kept up the
fight.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Street Beat is a Sunday morning TV program
aired in Detroit. It features a team of reporters
that show a slice of community and street life
in Detroit.
One of the team members is deaf – Kenya Lowe.
DeafDigest is thrilled with the inclusion of a
deaf TV reporter.

(editor’s note: a check on the web site indicates
that she is still involved)

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that you visit a big city such as New York
or Chicago or Los Angeles and do not meet a hearing
person that knows sign language.

Yet, in Elmira, NY, there are two restaurants
where they have waitresses that knows sign language!

Elmira is a small town compared to these big cities.

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

the deaf person thought the hearing person said,
while pointing to a third person:

This is write

Write?

He actually said:

This is Wright

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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 opening
Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager
Hamilton Relay
state of Iowa

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Iowa
Outreach Project Manager

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis
of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication
Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for
Relay Iowa.

Education, Experience and Skills:
.    Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the
design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related
marketing experience are required.
.    Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay
Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
.    Excellent presentation skills
.    Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
.    Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide
variety of audiences
.    Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
.    Ability to understand and follow directions
.    Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and
non-profit sectors
.    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
.    Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
o    Senior Community
o    Hard of Hearing Community
o    Deaf Community
o    Speech Disabled
.    Able to travel alone
.    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by November 15, 2013

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE.

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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 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
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 Title: Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Specialist

Basic Function

Responsible for maintaining and monitoring services for individuals with
disabilities participating in the Consumer-Directed Services (CDS)
personal attendant program.

Responsibilities

· Make monthly contact with assigned participants and visit them in their
living environment on a quarterly basis.

· Monitors services delivered to the participant to ensure that individual
needs are being met.

· Document CDS services provided according to policies and procedures
established by Department of Health and Senior Services, Paraquad and
Medicaid.

· Complete all monthly, quarterly and annual paperwork by assigned
deadlines.

· Document participant case notes in an efficient and professional manner
using Paraquad.s database.

· Maintain assigned participant files.

· Request participant information needed for program evaluation and
reporting purposes.

· Provide resources to participants to help them achieve and plan for
personal goals.

· Advocate for the collective needs of persons with disabilities.

· Travel locally using own vehicle.

· Understanding of and commitment to the independent living philosophy.

· Obtain required advocacy points per year.

· Perform other related duties as assigned.

· Complete all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.

Skills Required

High Level of Organization

Excellent Written Communication

Filing

Ability to Maintain Confidentiality

Mandated Reporter

Professionalism

Ability to Multi-Task

Time Management

Computer Literacy in Microsoft Office Programs and Database Environment

Education and Training

· Bachelor.s Degree preferred or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
in the Independent Living field. Prior Home and Community Based Service
program experience a plus.

Send your resume and cover letter to Kay Tucker.

Paraqaud

Attn: Kay Tucker

5240 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

or

email to ktucker@paraquad.org

IUPUI Faculty Position Available

DESCRIPTION:
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is seeking
associate faculty to fill part-time ASL instructor positions for teaching
American Sign Language for the Spring semester of 2014 and beyond. These
are contractual positions beginning January 2014 that may include teaching
beginning and/or advanced sections of American Sign Language. Classes may
meet early weekdays, late afternoons and evenings at IUPUI campus
location.

START DATE: January

QUALIFICATIONS:

M.A. in ASL/Linguistics or related area, university experience teaching
ASL courses, a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction, native or
near-native proficiency in ASL. Preference will be given to candidates
with experience or familiarity with the second language instruction,
following ACTFL standards.

– A master’s degree is required and experience teaching ASL at college
level.

– a SLPI rating of .superior. or ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better.

– ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification within a year of
hire.

– Expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, ASL
Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition. ASL Literature, Deaf Education,
and/or Disability Studies.

COMPENSATION RANGE:

Masters -3 credits: $2370 and 4 credits: $3160 per semester.

PhD . 3 credits $2595 and 4 credits $3460 per semester

Application materials should include:  a video explaining your interest in
the position, experience in language teaching, a copy of your ASLTA
certification or evidence of application and or ASLPI, and CV. It is also
requested that applicants must also send two letters of recommendation.
Materials should be sent by email (including attachments) to: Laura Smith,
ASL Coordinator: LS29@iupui.edu

Applications will be reviewed immediately. All applications will be kept
on file for current and future openings.

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DeafDigest – 01 November 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 1, 2013

 
— two big Gallaudet football ironies!

Gallaudet is famous for two football inventions. First,
Gallaudet invented the football huddle. And Gallaudet
used the drum to tell its players that the ball is
snapped. But there are two big ironies with both
inventions. First, Gallaudet rarely uses the huddle!
The game has changed so much that the huddle is slowly
becoming old fashioned. And also for the same reason
(game changing) Gallaudet stopped using the drum!

 

— India may allow the deaf to serve as small claims court judges!

For years India has not allowed the deaf to serve as judges in
small claims courts. This may change because the High Court
has ordered the government to allow the deaf to become judges.
Small claims means small stuff like apartment evictions, small
property destruction, dog bites, money owed, parking tickets, etc.

 
— The Tim Horton coffee & donuts franchise in Canada

Tim Hortons is a well known coffee & donuts chain
in Canada (same as our own Dunkin’ Donuts). Do we have
deaf owners of a Tim Horton franchise? Yes – Mark Wafer,
who is deaf, but functions as a hearing person, has owned
a Tim Hortons franchise for 20 years in Toronto. One of his
best employees has Down syndrome. And speaking of owning
fast food franchises, a deaf man wanted to buy a McDonald’s
franchise in the late seventies. McDonald’s turned him down;
he filed a lawsuit with the help of National Association
of the Deaf – but he didn’t win – it was years before ADA.

 

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