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DeafDigest – 30 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 30, 2013

— No CART or interpreter in Japan?

In Japan, the Members of the Gifu Association of the Hard of
Hearing Persons attended a Holiday Season event. Entertainment
(magic show, musicals, etc) were performed at that event. There
was no interpreter. There also was no interpreter. How did the
deaf members understand the program? A volunteer notetaker wrote
notes that were projected on the stage screen! No interpreter?
No CART? And no one in the deaf group complained!

 

— a deaf strongman versus the Superman?

Who is stronger – the Superman or the Hulk? Comic book fans
would like to know. Mike Habjan, not deaf, is a professional
animator, and he is trying to create a series of short videos
to have the Superman fight the Hulk – to see who is the
strongest. Well, is the Superman facing the deaf strongman?
Why the Deaf Strongman? The Hulk was played by deaf Lou Ferrigno,
a former champion bodybuilder, in a TV series that lasted
from 1977 through 1981, plus short appearances in the 2003 and
the 2008 Hulk movies!

 

 

— a small town honoring a deaf person

Espanola is a small town in Ontario, with population of just
5.400 people. Many people leave small towns when they finish
school to seek fortunes in bigger cities. Clifton Carbin,
a deaf man, grew up in Espanola but left the town to attend
Gallaudet University and then to seek employment in Deaf
Education on both sides of the Canadian continent. He
was recently inducted into the Espanola Wall of Fame
for his contributions to Deaf Education. Have there been
other deaf individuals being honored by their small towns?
DeafDigest does not know.

 

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DeafDigest – 30 December 2013

DeafDigest Gold – December 29, 2013Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/video/rock-star-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hated-leader-of-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

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

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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Entertaining Movies at Harris Communications!

Looking for ideas for your next movie night? We have some great
suggestions that will be fun for the whole family!

In “Folklore from Around the World” (DVD358) international folklore
is brought to life through beautifully crafted ASL.

In “Have ASL, Will Travel” (DVD357), audiences of all ages will be
captivated as this collection of fables is told through ASL and
English along with vivid images.

Laugh and cry as Ed Chevy and Theron Parker skillfully narrate their
life experiences in ASL in “In the Minds of Ed and Theron” (DVD359).

In “Little Deaf Spies” (DVD360) the Ranger’s badge has gone missing
and it is up to six girls to try and solve the mystery!

Shop these movies and many more at:
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Financial analysts are saying that high cost of
CI devices may be the reason why growth of
CI companies could slow down!

Saudi Arabian public health officials are now pushing for hearing screening exams among all
newly born babies

The Boston Globe selected top videos of 2013;
one of these videos was of children of deaf
parents sign-singing.

Daniel Andres, a deaf Filipino employed in the
maintenance department at a shopping mall, has been praised by his peers for going out of his
way and above the call of duty, to help hearing
shoppers.

Telefonica, the popular cable network for Spanish
speaking viewers, is coming up with accessibility
needs for the deaf – through its app.

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TELLING A STUDENT NOT TO GO TO GALLAUDET OR NTID
Years ago, a principal of a deaf school hated
Gallaudet and NTID.
He told his best students, not to go to either
college but to go to a hearing college. He said it
is best for them.
One student wanted to go to a deaf college,
but the principal used heavy pressure on him
everyday, telling him to go to hearing college.
The stubborn student gave up and went to a
hearing college.
Was he happy? No, he was very bitter about
it. He became a board member of the deaf school
board of directors and used his powers to give
the principal very hard time!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/

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

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2013 Top News of the month (July to December)

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-top-deaf-monthly-news/

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WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

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

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

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2013 Notable Deaf Deaths (L to M)

visit
http://deafdigest.com/2013-notable-deaf-deaths/

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A DEAF ORGANIZATION IN OMAN
The Oman His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has given his
approval to a new organization for the deaf.
He was publicly praised for his approval by a group of
grateful deaf people.

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

deaf owners of computer businesses
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computers/

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

CSUN National Center on Deafness
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-csun-national-center-on-deafness/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do some companies refuse to hire the deaf?

A. They are afraid that customers would be upset if
they have to contact the deaf person to deal with
customer complaints on products and services!

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:

Reading manuals

Received gifts and you cannot read the manuals?   Me too!

Here are a couple of helpful tips:

1)  You may find manuals available online at the company’s website!

2)  For us who use assistive technology to meet our reading needs!

3)  Alternately, you can scan your manual and convert it to PDF format and read it on your computer screen.

Enjoy your gifts!

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 outreach departments give neutral and unbiased advice
for parents, not knowing what to do with their deaf children.
Pro-oral outreach people will give anti-ASL advice; pro-ASL
outreach people will give anti-oral advice.  By the time
the child becomes a teenager, it is often too late!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1914 – deaf British artist William Agnew passes away.
He is the case of “where are his paintings?” – as none could
be found these days – a big shame because he drew a picture
of Queen Victoria fingerspelling to communicate with a
deaf person

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

zero (0)

paintings by William Agnew (see above) that could be found
nowadays!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Mia Pietropola, a freshman, is a member of the women’s swimming
team at Penn State Behrend

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Danielle Fanelle, Delaware, aspiring national level figure skater

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Deaf Sports Library

How awesome was it to see that Derrick Coleman make it in the
NFL with the Seattle Seahawks?

At UCLA, he was not a starter; his 4-season career rushing
totals was just 1769 yards in 341 carries, or an average of
442 yards in 85 carries per season. Was he bitter about not
being used much at UCLA? Yes!

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Community Advocate – 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
Executive Director
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
St Louis, MO

(AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER)
Invites applications for the Executive Director position

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

DESCRIPTION:
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of DEAF Inc. and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services.

Examples of Work;
-Directs the day to day operations in the areas of fiscal and personnel management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policies and applicable laws.

-Responsible for developing and implementing organization’s budget, coordinating the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions; selection, evaluation, direction, training and supervising of employees.

-Manages program development including analyzing, evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing, work distribution and assignment of duties.

-Participates and leads the organizations. strategic planning efforts and progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

-Is visible and involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

-Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures and standards for programs and services to meet those needs.

-Communicates a focused vision for the organization for individual staff’s professional growth and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

-Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for the development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in administration, social service, or deaf-related field AND a minimum of 3 years of administration experience required; must include cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Preference given to applicants who have: Master’s degree, fluent in American Sign Language with grant-writing experiences.

Applications to be mailed to:
Attention: Karyn Houston, Board President 25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

618-310-0055

Application can be emailed to: mailto:Board@deafinc.org

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the announcement in whole: http://www.deafinc.org/executive-director.html

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position opening
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf (ASD) is seeking an Executive Director to lead and provide strategic vision to the nation’s oldest school for the deaf and the birthplace of deaf education in the U.S. ASD serves deaf and hard of hearing infants, children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers through its statewide Birth-to-Three program, the core pre K-12 grade campus-based program, outreach and support services provided to school districts, a licensed treatment center and academic program for behaviorally challenged deaf and hard of hearing students, an international program for high school-age students and an adult vocational program.

The Executive Director is the CEO and administrative head of the school and reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or a related field; 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a complex and diverse educational institution; excellent written and oral communications skills and ASL proficiency; finance and budgeting expertise and strategic planning experience.

For more information including a complete job description and application procedure, please visit the ASD website at http://www.asd-1817.org. Application deadline is February 7, 2014.

EOE/ADA

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position opening
Reno Executive Assistant
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno, Nevada

Job Description: RENO EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

DEFINITION: The Reno Executive Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day effective running of the Northern Nevada office as well as clerical support/office duties.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Reno, Nevada
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
– Provides necessary support to CEO by offering complete secretarial and administrative support
– Coordinates and maintains scheduling of events and meetings
– Prepares routine letters, reports and memoranda for CEO’s signature, retrieves documents, records and information as well as prepare responses of routine inquiries
– Maintains effective filing systems while ensuring files are up to date
– Monitors and maintains office supply inventories
– Conducts Informational and Referral activities
– Individual is responsible for voice, TTY and VP calls
– Develops and participates in program activities for DHHARC
– May need to work at other locations when required by a project
– Works in the evening and on weekends when needed.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
– Clerical Support Experience; ability to type at least 60 words per minute
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language
– Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access/Database
– Record keeping and filing experience required
– Ability to answer phone calls and VP calls
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf community’s needs
– Able to grow with the job’s demands

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
. High School diploma or GED
SALARY: $32,376-$33,671 – DOE

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and letter of interest to laura.daviton@dhharc.org no later than 5PM on Friday January 3, 2014.

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

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position opening
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

Phone calls will not be accepted.

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

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position opening
Interpreter
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We are seeking a dedicated individual to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational,  social services plus document interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.

Requirements are the completion of ITP / Associate Degree, two years of interpreting experience, and at least one of the following: NAD4, RID CI, CT, EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or higher. Experience in community interpreting preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience and educational background. You will enjoy up to 27 days of time away from work your first year! We pay 100% of your health insurance, life, and LTD, and offer dental, vision, and a 403(b) match program. A challenging role in a supportive work environment!

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

or fax to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Registered Nurse – Overnight position
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, Florida

POSITION TYPE:  Career Service

DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Center

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month position (215 days):  $28,942.23 – $32,962.08.  FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation (including driver’s Motor Vehicle Registration license check in accordance with FSDB Transportation policy).

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday – Thursday 10p- 6:30a  (Schedule may vary).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student.  Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders.  Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and within the scope of practice for R.N.  Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment and per physician orders.  Documents interventions in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.  Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.  Promotes student’s personal and social integration.  Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones.  Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter.  Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions.  Establishes and conducts health care in-service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress.  Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.  Collects patient health data.  Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition.  Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment.  Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods.  Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis.  Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing.  Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form. Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goals and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities.  Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.  Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care.  Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection.  Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.  Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.  Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.  Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.  Knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge and ability to learn and perform crisis prevention intervention (CPI) and CPR.  Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including EKG machine, pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.  Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.  For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy.  Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran will be the candidate selected to fill the position.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

To access additional information please log on to https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html

and in Keywords enter 48008590.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2014

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

Qualifications:
Required
–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. mailto:davisc@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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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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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
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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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DeafDigest – 30 December 2013

DeafDigest Blue - December 29, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-in-asia/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Matsusaka-shi legislative body in Japan,
in the Mie Prefecture, has accepted sign
language as an official language for deaf
residents.

A complaint by a newspaper in Pakistan - it said:
Pakistan has far too many people who are hearing-impaired

The Hear My Voice conference took place in Dubai in hopes
of raising public awareness on what hearing loss is all
about.

The New York Post is reminding us of the Joy of
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, stressing that it was
the best piece of music ever - and that he composed
it while totally deaf.

Pakistan Sign Language is being digitalized into a DVD
by an agency serving the deaf in this nation.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A SURPRISE FINGERSPELLING AT STARBUCKS
   A deaf person goes to the same Starbucks place
for a long time. The staff knows him, knows his
favorite coffee and knows his habits.
   Suddenly one morning, one of the staff people,
beautifully fingerspelled -

how do you want your coffee?

   It was a surprise because the staff member never
fingerspelled. And she also beautifully signed
thank you.
   Did that person know signs for a long time but
hid it from the deaf person? Or did that person
attend sign language classes recently?

- 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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2013 Top News of the month (January to June)

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-top-deaf-monthly-news/

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A TALE OF TWO DEAF SONS OF TWO BIG MANUFACTURERS
   Why are some deaf people successful in moving up
the job ladder while other some deaf people are not
successful?
   It may be just one word - attitude. One deaf son,
after graduating from college, was hired by his
father. He told the son to start at the bottom and
to learn his way up. He did - and many years later
he is the company vice president.
   Another deaf son, after graduating from college,
told his father he must start at the top and said
he did not go to college to learn how to sweep the
factory floors. To this day, this deaf son is still
jobless, after many years.
   Very important for deaf people to have good
attitudes.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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

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2013 Notable Deaf Deaths (A to K) 

visit
http://deafdigest.com/2013-notable-deaf-deaths/

remainder of the list (L to Z) will be in the Gold edition

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CANADA STILL NOT GETTING FULL DEAF 911 TEXT SERVICES
   The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
set January 24, 2014 as the deadline for carriers to provide
deaf 911 text services.
   This deadline is being met in some provinces but not in
other provinces.
   Deaf leaders in Canada are not too happy about it.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told -

your interpreting is the most special thing I have ever seen!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

With the start of a new year quickly approaching, we find
many people making resolutions to improve their lives and 
the lives of others in 2014. 

For some court reporters, CART providers, and realtime 
captioners, their resolutions are to practice their steno 
writing so that they can increase their speed and accuracy.

Some people look at captioners as if they were machines. They 
might think that all realtime captioners write the same
way.  But that is not true. 

Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed 
and worked at.  You must practice it and stay in shape in the 
same way someone must follow an exercise program for their
body.

There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase 
your dexterity and speed. Students who are studying steno must
learn to reduce hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate 
for long periods of time. 

Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on 
the steno machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the 
future for the goals they want to achieve.  Above all else, they
should try to make it fun and something they enjoy doing so that 
they will stick with their new "exercise program" in the coming year.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

difficulty in making airline and train connections because of
changes announced on the PA system which is not also being
shown on display boards!

(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 
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Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
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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

Delanie Harrington, deaf student at Poway HS in
California, has won a partial victory in her battle
to get her classes captioned on CART. It is partial
because the judge granted temporary, not permanent,
injunction.

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Did you know that - 

Morris Davis was one of the world's best race walkers during
the thirties, winning over 150 medals, including the 1935
Amateur Athletic Union 15km national championship, and holding
one world record for the fastest 25 mile walk. That was not
all - he continued race walking through six decades, and at
the age of 78, finished 17th out of 54 walkers in a 1976
race, competing against walkers young enough to be his
grandchildren!  In the New York deaf community, he was
known as the "famous deaf walker".

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Will we be seeing a new phrase "Deaf Fiberal" real soon?
The phrase "Fiberal" was coined by New Democrats in the
Ontario legislature, accusing the Liberals of fibbing, hence
the Fiberals.
   Deaf Fiberal? Hmm. People who lie about many things -
ie Sign Language is bad; lip reading will catch every
spoken word; every orally-trained deaf person is capable
of Perfect Speech, etc, etc.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Jingjing Pan is a deaf student, so special at RIT. She plays
the piano and was featured in a recent Rochester newspaper story.
She has been perfecting her techniques with the piano for the
past five years under tutelage of music tutors.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

a newspaper ran a story of a deaf man, who never learned signs
all his life, had no friends, led an isolated life, and had
great hopes after getting a CI. After the operation, he was
devastated to find out that he was just as deaf as ever.

Very sad!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a fellow employee said:
I am in a dizzy because I think the boss will fire me

in a dizzy about being fired? That sentence makes no sense

the fellow employee actually said:
I am in a tizzy because I think the boss will fire me

(tizzy means worried or upset or confused)

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Public Relations Director - Los Angeles, CA

-  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  Community Advocate - 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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Job opening
Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for 
"Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator" staffed in 
the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned 
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Service.  Individual will 
be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the 
state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.     

Preferred 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: 
	*	Senior Community
	*	Hard of Hearing Community 
-	Able to travel alone 
-	Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or 
contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 31, 
2013 at 800.821.1831

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.  

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position opening
Coordinator of Educational Advancement and Partnerships
MN Department of Human Services
St. Paul, MN

$53,975 - $80,075 annually

This position is located in the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of 
Hearing for Minnesotans. This position exists to advance the education 
collaborative for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The incumbent 
will provide leadership and advocacy for a statewide education plan for 
students who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing by engaging diverse 
cross agency, cross-sector stakeholders, including parents and disability 
advocates, teachers, schools and administrators to improve outcomes.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including 
low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short 
and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement 
plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 
paid holidays each year.

Responsibilities Include:
-	Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating statewide 
educational collaborative plan with Steering Committee and Stakeholders 
and ensures that activities and goals align with and support the 
Commission's strategic plan.
-	Identifying and making available appropriate human, fiscal and 
material resources so that institutions, parents, students and school 
districts and other educators will have available to them to implement the 
Collaborative Plan. 
-	Creating an environment that encourages and facilitates input from 
all stakeholders by developing a communications plan and communicates 
education activities to the general public, stakeholders and policy 
makers.

Required Qualifications:
-	Bachelor's degree in a related field.
-	A teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with a current or past 
license.
-	3 years of related advanced-professional experience.
-	Proficiency in ASL at an intermediate or Level 3 in the SLIPI. 

Work experience must demonstrate the following:
-	Knowledge of theory and practices for developing and conducting 
educational programs for children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, deafblind 
or who have multiple disabilities.
-	Knowledge of advocacy and support systems for parents in education 
settings. 
-	Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part 
C, Part B.
-	Knowledge of educational trends, issues and developments occurring 
at the pre-school, elementary, secondary, post-secondary levels sufficient 
to be able to appraise and incorporate potentially effective solutions 
into state wide programs.
-	Knowledge of the structure of Minnesota's educational, public 
health, vocational rehabilitation services, human services and services 
for the blind system sufficient to provide solutions to policy and 
operational questions. 
-	Knowledge of public/private organizations that provide services to 
children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
-	Knowledge of state and federal resources and agencies that provide 
services to children with disabilities.
-	Knowledge and respect for parent concerns, concerns of the deaf, 
hard of hearing and deafblind community and the goals of organizations 
that advocate for children.
-	Knowledge of educational theory, administrative fundamentals, 
Minnesota's educational structure, and state and federal legislation 
governing specific programs sufficient to resolve issues that require 
constructive thinking and to identify and recommend alternatives that meet 
program and legislative intent. 
-	Experience with large and small group facilitation and conflict 
management.

Preferred Qualifications:
-	Master's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, 
Public Policy or a related field.
-	Knowledge of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention systems in 
Minnesota and goals set by the Joint Commission on Infant Hearing.
-	Ability to write grant proposals.
-	Knowledge of content management systems and ability to generate 
and post content on state website.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates MUST apply through the State of 
Minnesota Careers website, which is the state's official hiring site.  
Below are detailed instructions on how to submit your resume and apply.  
If you have additional questions you can contact the recruitment office at 
651-431-3674 or sos.recruitment@state.mn.us.  Please be sure to apply at 
your earliest convenience before the position closes at MIDNIGHT on 
MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2014.

Submit your resume:
1. Visit www.careers.state.mn.us
2. Select .My State Job Search. (upper right hand corner)
3. Select .Create a My State Job Search Account.
4. Complete the instructions under New Account
5. Once your account has been established, select .Resume Builder.
6. Build a resume or paste a text copy of your existing resume
7. Use the .Job-Specific Questions. space for your cover letter (optional)
8. Complete required sections of .Supplemental Information.
9. You MUST click .Submit Your Resume. at the bottom of the page!

Apply for the Coordinator of Educational Advancement and Partnerships 
opening after you have created your new account and submitted your resume 
(note: the state classification for this position is Educ Specialist 2):
10. Select .Apply for Jobs.
11. Select .Apply for Positions.
12. Enter this posting number:  13DHS001843
13. Select .Continue. and verify the position is correct
14. Select .Apply.

Tips:
. Save your user ID and password for future use.
. Make sure your resume clearly states all relevant skills and experience, 
along with the beginning and ending months and years of each position you 
have held.
. If you have any difficulties, contact the website helpdesk at 
651-259-3637 or mailto:careers@state.mn.us

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be 
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
- BA preferred
- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS 
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
- Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Fremont, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be 
hired, provided that he/she obtains certification within six/6 month of 
employment
- BA preferred
- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS 
office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
- Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and 
experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday 
leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and 
life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Secondary Classroom Assistant - Intensive Needs
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

The application packet must be complete in order to be
considered for the position.

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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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until filled

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 – 27 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 27, 2013

— a comment from deaf Switched at Birth actress

Stephanie Nogueras, deaf, who appears on the “Switched at Birth”
TV series, made a truthful comment. She said there is not
enough acting roles for deaf actors. This is the reason why
many deaf performers “disappear” from public view after just
one or two big acting roles. The sole exception is Marlee
Matlin, who has this ability to reinvent herself every
few years! As for other deaf actors, we have many of them
struggling to get Hollywood roles.

 

— a big merger between two big deaf organizations?

The two biggest organizations in the Deaf Community are
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the Deaf
Seniors of America (DSA). Will both organizations merge?
Don’t know, but DSA’s newsletter, New Horizons, said there
was a mandate for a Task Force to study the feasiblity
of merging with NAD. A merger is like a marriage; will it
work? Good question – the NAD has many younger members
and the DSA has members age 55 and above. Almost always
the viewpoints of younger people are different from those
of older people.

 

— Arriving at the wrong airport at the wrong city

There was a story of a deaf man, planning to fly to
Seattle but getting off at Phoenix. It is not funny;
it happens to many deaf travelers. They tell the
ticket clerks and the airport personnel that they are
deaf – yet these employees are busy and would easily
forget the needs of these deaf passengers. DeafDigest
editor once flew on a plane that was supposed to arrive
in Newark Airport, but instead, landed in LaGuardia Airport.
No one told him that bad weather diverted the flight to
a different city. One deaf softball team, flying to a
tournament, got off at the wrong airport. The flight
attendant knew the group was deaf but never bothered
to tell them the landing was to a different airport.
We just hate when it happens!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 26, 2013

— Deaf Owl TV company

Deaf Owl Productions was a British all-deaf TV production company
that produced few TV programs for the deaf during the early
nineties. It only lasted two years. Five deaf British individuals
were involved in this TV business. Why Deaf Owl? The name came
up in discussions at a British pub! Why did it go out of
business? Many reasons – slow technology, outdated TV
equipment, time consuing work involved, a bad-attitude
interpreter that served as camera man, high expenses and
low income, etc. They are saying it may be the world’s first
all-deaf TV production company. DeafDigest is not sure.

 

 

— Restaurant Sign Language

At a fancy and expensive restaurant in Washington, DC,
the general manager uses RSL to communicate with the
waiters, the runners and the bus boys. RSL has 10 different
signs – Important customer, wedding anniversary customer,
birthday customer, hurry up and clean table, wine menu,
more bottled water, more sparkling water, more tap water,
more bread and customer needing help. The general manager said
these signs, instead of voices, help save 45 seconds on
each table request. Next time you go to a nice restaurant,
do see if the general manager uses his own silent gestures!
Some of these signs may be the same as our ASL.

 

— Helping a deaf tourist at the airport

A deaf tourist from China arrived at an airport in Indiana
alone with no one around to help him. He was confused; the
airport volunteers could not communicate with him. What
did the volunteers do? They took him to a Chinese
restaurant near the airport. This deaf tourist was able
to communicate by notes with the restaurant workers. They
gave him directions to the address he wanted to visit.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 25, 2013

— The TV Guide’s list of best 2013 TV programs

The TV Guide just listed 2013’s best TV programs.
One of the best programs was – “Uprising,” Switched
at Birth. It was about Carlton School for the Deaf
almost closing up for good. Daphne, the deaf ASL actress,
was upset about her beloved school closing up. She
staged a public protest which led to the school
being saved. Does it remind us of our first Gallaudet
student protest? Yes!

 

— The Cop Sign Language

Do cops have their own sign language? Maybe. Depends. Well,
the police officers of Danville, Kentucky ran through a
practice shooting drill. Reason is that they will know what
to do if the real thing happens (that DeafDigest hopes will
NEVER happen). The drill took place on the campus of
Kentucky School for the Deaf. Their sign language vocabulary
only has four words – follow, stop, where, stay. This is the
Danville Cop Sign Language!

 
— An attorney for the deaf in Maryland

An attorney, that works for deaf clients in Maryland,
wrote an article that was published in the Baltimore
Sun. The attorney said many of his cases deal with
communication breakdowns in hospitals. He said that
hospitals use nurses that really do not know sign language
and struggle with finger spelling and gestures. And even
worse, not able to write simple notes, explaining these
complicated medical conditions and medical issues. This
is the reason why we are always seeing these deaf lawsuits
filed against hospitals just about every day of the year!

 

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DeafDigest – 24 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 24, 2013

— is FCC avoiding our no-captions complaints?

FCC has been encouraging all of us to post on-line
our no-captioning complaints – so that they could
take action. Yet, their accessibility-complaints
web site has been down! Every single link that
FCC provides for our complaints have been broken!
Is it saying that FCC wishes to avoid us?

 

— arrested deaf woman loses no-interpreter lawsuit!

Do deaf people, upon being arrested, always win
a no-interpreter lawsuit? No. A deaf woman, from
Florida, after being arrested, lost her lawsuit.
The Florida U.S. District Court said that the
police officer communicated with her via notes being
passed back and forth. This judge said was adequate
communications, and that an interpreter was not
necessary! This deaf woman will file an appeal.
Is it saying it is better to refuse to write
notes in the first place?

 

— Is Florida Hillsborough County cruel to the deaf?

4-year old Sam Cruz Jr is deaf; his hearing family
was homeless when the father lost his job. The county
found them a trailer home, which was in terrible
condition – bugs, water leaks, molds, etc. The social
worker helped the family get $2,700 per month disability
payment because of the child’s deafness. What did the
county do? They took most of the money back from the
family, leaving them with very little to live on! Why?
The county wanted to recover the money they spent on
the lousy trailer rental! Yes, people in Hillsborough
County are very angry about it, saying the county
government stinks!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 23, 2013

— a big fight in women’s hockey

USA women’s hockey team defeated Canadian women’s hockey
team 4-1 in a pre-Olympic exhibition game. This game was
ruined by women from both teams fighting each other with
fists. One of the Canadian fighters was Meghan Agosta-Marciano.
She is deaf! While she plays for Canada, she played
college hockey at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania.

 

— a popular inn in St Augustine

Near Florida School for the Deaf & Blind, St Augustine, is
St. Francis Inn. It is owned by Joseph Finnegan, the former
head of Pennsylvania SD and South Carolina School for the Deaf
and Blind. It is not a “tiny” inn, but a complex of 17 lodging
units on both sides of the street! He has 14 people working for
him, making sure guests are happy. He also has a chef that
makes the best breakfast in St Augustine! Is Joe completely out
of Deaf Education? No. He is the executive director of The
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs
for the Deaf. These two big responsibilities are what Joe handles
every day! You can look at the inn at http://stfrancisinn.com

 

 

— for a future deaf doctor, good and bad news

Michael Argenyi, a deaf medical student at Creighton University
Medical School, filed a lawsuit when the school refused to pay
for his interpreters. He was forced to pay out of his pockets.
After being $100,000 in debt, he dropped out, unable to afford
to pay for his two remaining years of medical school. The federal
judge told Creighton University that they must pay for his
interpreters. The judge also told the deaf student that the
school cannot reimburse him for $100,000 that he had to pay
in the past. So who wins or who loses? Very sad news!

 

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DeafDigest – 23 December 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hated-leader-of-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Fake Mandela interpreter has been admitted to a
hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He has been
telling people he has been interpreting for years!

Missouri superintendent Barbara Garrison is retiring.
Her last day on the job is December 31st. She has been
in Deaf Education field for 44 years.

A library assistant at the Corona Public Library in
California is Trixy Betsworth. She is deaf and has
a Masters in Library Science.

University of Bristol is spending £245,000 on
research into St Saviour’s, England’s first deaf
church. It was founded in 1870.

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ARE INTERPRETERS THE SAME AS MOVIE STARS?
For many years our interpreters were doing great jobs
interpreting stuff that hearing people say.
Now we are reading newspaper stories of some interpreters
like they were movie stars or star musical singers!
In a way it is not fair. All of our interpreters work
very hard while interpreting and we thank them for their
great work.
Times have changed and the media thinks it is a big wow
that interpreters can sign “beautifully”!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/video/rock-star-interpreters/

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World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conference

27 and 28 September 2014

United Kingdom

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A HATED LEADER OF THE DEAF
A small deaf agency needed a new CEO but could not
afford to pay a very high salary. A former CEO of another
deaf agency was earning a very high salary but was not
happy at that old job.
He saw the job ad and applied for the job – at a very
low salary. He was quickly hired and everyone thought they
were lucky to find him at low salary.
It was a trick. Every year he asked for a raise, and
the board could not say no. Few years later, after few
raises, his salary was higher than his old job.
That made the board angry. As a result, he no longer
became popular and was hated in the Deaf Community!

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NICE OR DIRTY SIGN?
Every nation has its own set of sign language. For many of
us, we have no way of knowing if our sign for a certain word
is nice or dirty when viewed by deaf people of a certain nation.
An example was the sign for Greece. The Greek athletes coming
to Washington, DC to take part in the 1965 Deaflympics were offended
by our sign describing their nation.
That we did not know – and some of them were insulted!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am seeing a number of deaf people with C-shaped scars around
their ears. Does that mean they rejected their implants?

A. Not always! There have been operations when the CI surgeons cut open
the skin but stopped the operation upon seeing bone formations that would
not be good for the implant! Unfortunately, the C scar stays with the
person for the rest of their lives.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Wish list

Each year we sit back and review our accomplishments for the year.

Each year we set our goals and wishes for the new year.

Below is my wish list:

Re Revamp the National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program
(NDBEDP) – This is a pilot project that FCC established.  There are
issues that need improvement in the program for the future.  So this
is a must watch program to offer our feedback and support.

Support Service Provider – Create nationwide SSP services so that we
individuals who are DeafBlind can travel freely across USA.  Each
state needs to have SSP services for various life needs such as
traveling, shopping, and attending social events.

Telecommunication – Assure there is access to telecommunication for
individuals who are DeafBlind.  TTY relay service, IP Relay service
(text mode), establish Communication Facilitator for video
telecommunications.  (Video Relay Services and Video to video
calls).

There are more, but these are the highlights of the wish list I would
like to see happen in the year 2014

Happy Holidays!

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 some hearing people stop using fake gestures, thinking
the deaf will easily understand them!

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DeafHistory:

during the 16th century – Italian doctor Geronimo Cardano says the deaf person are able to do reasoning. Up to that time
everyone thought deaf people were just stupid – because of
their inability to hear

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3.7 percent

of people in the Rochester, NY area that are either deaf or
hard of hearing

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Tyler McFarland, a senior, is a member of the men’s swimming
team at Kalamazoo College

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Adam Evans is a promising MMA fighter in England

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Deaf Sports Library

people, upon reading that Derrick Coleman is the first deaf offensive
player in the NFL have completely misunderstood this fact. He is the
third deaf player in NFL, but the first one to play on offense.

The first two deaf players, Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker, both
played on defense

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
St Louis, MO

(AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER)
Invites applications for the Executive Director position

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

DESCRIPTION:
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of DEAF Inc. and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services.

Examples of Work;
-Directs the day to day operations in the areas of fiscal and personnel management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policies and applicable laws.

-Responsible for developing and implementing organization’s budget, coordinating the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions; selection, evaluation, direction, training and supervising of employees.

-Manages program development including analyzing, evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing, work distribution and assignment of duties.

-Participates and leads the organizations. strategic planning efforts and progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

-Is visible and involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

-Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures and standards for programs and services to meet those needs.

-Communicates a focused vision for the organization for individual staff’s professional growth and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

-Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for the development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in administration, social service, or deaf-related field AND a minimum of 3 years of administration experience required; must include cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Preference given to applicants who have: Master’s degree, fluent in American Sign Language with grant-writing experiences.

Applications to be mailed to:
Attention: Karyn Houston, Board President 25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

618-310-0055

Application can be emailed to: mailto:Board@deafinc.org

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the announcement in whole: http://www.deafinc.org/executive-director.html

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position opening
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf (ASD) is seeking an Executive Director to lead and provide strategic vision to the nation’s oldest school for the deaf and the birthplace of deaf education in the U.S. ASD serves deaf and hard of hearing infants, children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers through its statewide Birth-to-Three program, the core pre K-12 grade campus-based program, outreach and support services provided to school districts, a licensed treatment center and academic program for behaviorally challenged deaf and hard of hearing students, an international program for high school-age students and an adult vocational program.

The Executive Director is the CEO and administrative head of the school and reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or a related field; 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a complex and diverse educational institution; excellent written and oral communications skills and ASL proficiency; finance and budgeting expertise and strategic planning experience.

For more information including a complete job description and application procedure, please visit the ASD website at http://www.asd-1817.org. Application deadline is February 7, 2014.

EOE/ADA

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position opening
Reno Executive Assistant
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno, Nevada

Job Description: RENO EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

DEFINITION: The Reno Executive Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day effective running of the Northern Nevada office as well as clerical support/office duties.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Reno, Nevada
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
– Provides necessary support to CEO by offering complete secretarial and administrative support
– Coordinates and maintains scheduling of events and meetings
– Prepares routine letters, reports and memoranda for CEO’s signature, retrieves documents, records and information as well as prepare responses of routine inquiries
– Maintains effective filing systems while ensuring files are up to date
– Monitors and maintains office supply inventories
– Conducts Informational and Referral activities
– Individual is responsible for voice, TTY and VP calls
– Develops and participates in program activities for DHHARC
– May need to work at other locations when required by a project
– Works in the evening and on weekends when needed.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
– Clerical Support Experience; ability to type at least 60 words per minute
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language
– Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access/Database
– Record keeping and filing experience required
– Ability to answer phone calls and VP calls
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf community’s needs
– Able to grow with the job’s demands

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
. High School diploma or GED
SALARY: $32,376-$33,671 – DOE

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and letter of interest to laura.daviton@dhharc.org no later than 5PM on Friday January 3, 2014.

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

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position opening
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

Phone calls will not be accepted.

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

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position opening
Interpreter
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We are seeking a dedicated individual to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational,  social services plus document interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.

Requirements are the completion of ITP / Associate Degree, two years of interpreting experience, and at least one of the following: NAD4, RID CI, CT, EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or higher. Experience in community interpreting preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience and educational background. You will enjoy up to 27 days of time away from work your first year! We pay 100% of your health insurance, life, and LTD, and offer dental, vision, and a 403(b) match program. A challenging role in a supportive work environment!

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

or fax to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Registered Nurse – Overnight position
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, Florida

POSITION TYPE:  Career Service

DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Center

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month position (215 days):  $28,942.23 – $32,962.08.  FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation (including driver’s Motor Vehicle Registration license check in accordance with FSDB Transportation policy).

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday – Thursday 10p- 6:30a  (Schedule may vary).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student.  Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders.  Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and within the scope of practice for R.N.  Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment and per physician orders.  Documents interventions in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.  Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.  Promotes student’s personal and social integration.  Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones.  Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter.  Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions.  Establishes and conducts health care in-service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress.  Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.  Collects patient health data.  Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition.  Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment.  Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods.  Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis.  Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing.  Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form. Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goals and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities.  Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.  Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care.  Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection.  Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.  Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.  Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.  Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.  Knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge and ability to learn and perform crisis prevention intervention (CPI) and CPR.  Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including EKG machine, pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.  Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.  For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy.  Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran will be the candidate selected to fill the position.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

To access additional information please log on to https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html

and in Keywords enter 48008590.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2014

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

Qualifications:
Required
–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. mailto:davisc@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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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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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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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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DeafDigest – 23 December 2013

DeafDigest Blue - December 22, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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Top stories about the deaf:

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind is in need of
$90 million dollars in renovations. Instead, the school got
just $235,000 to be earmarked for new roof, new gutters
and new sprinklers. What about books and computers?

Hong Kong has 100,000 deaf residents. How many interpreters
does this tiny municipality have? Just ten. This was the
focus of a recent newspaper story.

Deaf people of Quebec are being denied basic services
such as interpreters, according to a local newspaper story.

Deaf leaders of Zambia said the society must bend backwards
to gain sensitivity to the needs of the deaf

Ground has been broken on the grounds of the new building
that will house the Rocky Mountain Deaf School

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DO THEY JOIN THE DEAF COMMUNITY AFTER GALLAUDET OR NTID?
   There are many graduates of Gallaudet and NTID that go back
to their home towns. And they mingle with hearing people, refusing
to be involved in the Deaf Community?
   DeafDigest often wonders why they go to Gallaudet or NTID if
they refuse to be part of the Deaf Community?

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

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

April 25-28, 2014

Indianapolis, IN

http://deafdigest.com/2014-ceasd-deaf-conference/

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JOBS FOR THE DEAF IN ASIA
   When a deaf person finds a job in Asia, very often
it is a newspaper story - saying it is so great and so
amazing that a deaf person finds employment.
   When a deaf person finds a job in USA, there is no
story about it in the newspapers!
   Attitude of sympathy for the deaf in Asia? Yes, very
much so.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-in-asia/

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

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states with direct deaf mental health services

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

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WHY IS INTERPRETING THEATRICAL PLAYS SO DIFFICULT?
   An interpreter said that each theatrical play requires so much
preparation.
   Examples are voice cues, foreign accent, voice tones. These
things help the hearing person understand the play better but makes
things harder for the deaf!
   This is always a challenge for ASL interpreters that do theatrical
interpreting.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

someone walking up to the interpreter and saying:

my son learned signs last week at his church

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how
some of our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple
potential mistakes that could happen if captioners and
court reporters aren't careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey

This should read:
The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy

Another mistaken sentence:
Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar
for her dog

This should read:
Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar
for her dog

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHAU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/
TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-FPLT

In English the steno reads:
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF 

always bumping into lamp posts while chatting
with a deaf friend on the sidewalk

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf nurse, who formerly worked at the Pittsburgh Medical Center 
healthcare facility, has filed a job discrimination lawsuit. She
is saying that she was fired because of her deafness.

.......

Did you know that - 

Charlotte Tonna, a deaf woman, was responsible for establishing
Protestant Church in Ireland during the latter part of the
19th century. Her articles touting the religion was written
under the name - Charlotte Elizabeth - in order to protect
her from reprisals.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The National Court Reporters Association has
developed guidelines for CART and for captioning

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Justin Edgar, who is deaf, is an angry filmmaker
in Birmingham, Great Britain.
   He made a point during a newspaper interview that
Oscar-winning roles on disabled characters are played
by the non-disabled. And that only disabled (deaf)
actor that won an Oscar was Marlee Matlin.
   Edgar's film won the Best Film Award at the
Britspotting Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.

......

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   Is there such a thing as a Fifteen Minutes of
Fame for people in the deaf community?
   Yes. DeafDigest has seen many deaf people, over
the years, become famous for something, and then
quickly fade into oblivion, totally forgotten and
overlooked by everyone!

.......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a hearing GM worker was talking to a deaf GM worker

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:

What do you think of Meri Beri?

Meri Beri? What does this music have to do with this
conversation.

He actually said:

Waht do you think of Mary Barra? (the new GM CEO, and
probably the world's most powerful corporate woman)

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  best in the nation.

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Public Relations Director - Los Angeles, CA

-  Placement Coordinator - West Covina, CA

-  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, 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
Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for 
"Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator" staffed in 
the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned 
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Service.  Individual will 
be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the 
state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.     

Preferred 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: 
	*	Senior Community
	*	Hard of Hearing Community 
-	Able to travel alone 
-	Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or 
contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 31, 
2013 at 800.821.1831

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.  

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position opening
Coordinator of Educational Advancement and Partnerships
MN Department of Human Services
St. Paul, MN

$53,975 - $80,075 annually

This position is located in the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of 
Hearing for Minnesotans. This position exists to advance the education 
collaborative for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The incumbent 
will provide leadership and advocacy for a statewide education plan for 
students who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing by engaging diverse 
cross agency, cross-sector stakeholders, including parents and disability 
advocates, teachers, schools and administrators to improve outcomes.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including 
low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short 
and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement 
plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 
paid holidays each year.

Responsibilities Include:
-	Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating statewide 
educational collaborative plan with Steering Committee and Stakeholders 
and ensures that activities and goals align with and support the 
Commission's strategic plan.
-	Identifying and making available appropriate human, fiscal and 
material resources so that institutions, parents, students and school 
districts and other educators will have available to them to implement the 
Collaborative Plan. 
-	Creating an environment that encourages and facilitates input from 
all stakeholders by developing a communications plan and communicates 
education activities to the general public, stakeholders and policy 
makers.

Required Qualifications:
-	Bachelor's degree in a related field.
-	A teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with a current or past 
license.
-	3 years of related advanced-professional experience.
-	Proficiency in ASL at an intermediate or Level 3 in the SLIPI. 

Work experience must demonstrate the following:
-	Knowledge of theory and practices for developing and conducting 
educational programs for children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, deafblind 
or who have multiple disabilities.
-	Knowledge of advocacy and support systems for parents in education 
settings. 
-	Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part 
C, Part B.
-	Knowledge of educational trends, issues and developments occurring 
at the pre-school, elementary, secondary, post-secondary levels sufficient 
to be able to appraise and incorporate potentially effective solutions 
into state wide programs.
-	Knowledge of the structure of Minnesota's educational, public 
health, vocational rehabilitation services, human services and services 
for the blind system sufficient to provide solutions to policy and 
operational questions. 
-	Knowledge of public/private organizations that provide services to 
children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
-	Knowledge of state and federal resources and agencies that provide 
services to children with disabilities.
-	Knowledge and respect for parent concerns, concerns of the deaf, 
hard of hearing and deafblind community and the goals of organizations 
that advocate for children.
-	Knowledge of educational theory, administrative fundamentals, 
Minnesota's educational structure, and state and federal legislation 
governing specific programs sufficient to resolve issues that require 
constructive thinking and to identify and recommend alternatives that meet 
program and legislative intent. 
-	Experience with large and small group facilitation and conflict 
management.

Preferred Qualifications:
-	Master's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, 
Public Policy or a related field.
-	Knowledge of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention systems in 
Minnesota and goals set by the Joint Commission on Infant Hearing.
-	Ability to write grant proposals.
-	Knowledge of content management systems and ability to generate 
and post content on state website.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates MUST apply through the State of 
Minnesota Careers website, which is the state's official hiring site.  
Below are detailed instructions on how to submit your resume and apply.  
If you have additional questions you can contact the recruitment office at 
651-431-3674 or sos.recruitment@state.mn.us.  Please be sure to apply at 
your earliest convenience before the position closes at MIDNIGHT on 
MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2014.

Submit your resume:
1. Visit www.careers.state.mn.us
2. Select .My State Job Search. (upper right hand corner)
3. Select .Create a My State Job Search Account.
4. Complete the instructions under New Account
5. Once your account has been established, select .Resume Builder.
6. Build a resume or paste a text copy of your existing resume
7. Use the .Job-Specific Questions. space for your cover letter (optional)
8. Complete required sections of .Supplemental Information.
9. You MUST click .Submit Your Resume. at the bottom of the page!

Apply for the Coordinator of Educational Advancement and Partnerships 
opening after you have created your new account and submitted your resume 
(note: the state classification for this position is Educ Specialist 2):
10. Select .Apply for Jobs.
11. Select .Apply for Positions.
12. Enter this posting number:  13DHS001843
13. Select .Continue. and verify the position is correct
14. Select .Apply.

Tips:
. Save your user ID and password for future use.
. Make sure your resume clearly states all relevant skills and experience, 
along with the beginning and ending months and years of each position you 
have held.
. If you have any difficulties, contact the website helpdesk at 
651-259-3637 or mailto:careers@state.mn.us

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be 
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
- BA preferred
- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS 
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
- Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Fremont, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be 
hired, provided that he/she obtains certification within six/6 month of 
employment
- BA preferred
- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS 
office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
- Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and 
experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday 
leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and 
life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Secondary Classroom Assistant - Intensive Needs
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

The application packet must be complete in order to be
considered for the position.

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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) 
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hr@dese.mo.gov.    

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Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at 
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Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

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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 – 20 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 20, 2013

— $1,500 for scan of 70 different deaf genes

In the past it cost $1,800 for a scan of a single deafness gene
and it took 3 months of work. Now it costs $1,500 for a scan of
70 different deaf genes. The price will drop to as low as $500
in the future! This testing is for deaf people that want to know
if they have deaf genes. The NIH F30 Predoctoral Fellowship made
this research possible.

 

 

— loud complaining about a Seattle interpreter

Seattle Men’s Chorus is a popular musical event in Seattle,
Washington. Deaf people are complaining that the interpreter
is doing a bad job of interpreting the music. They are saying
that he interprets “for the benefit of” the hearing in the
audience as opposed to helping the deaf understand the music!
The Flying House Productions wants to hire a deaf coach to help
the interpreter sign better. The deaf group have refused, saying
the interpreter must be replaced with a better interpreter!
At this point, there is no solution.

 

— an easier way for Deaf Catholics to communicate during confessions

Deaf Catholics, making confessions, with hearing priests, sometimes
have communication problems. Rev. Romuald P. Zantua, not deaf, is a
retired priest that is computer-savvy. He has come up with a hook up
of two computers with special software installed in each. These two
computers allow communications in privacy. Zantua calls it the
St. Damien Confession Box, and has received feedback and advice
from priests and organizations that work with the Catholic Deaf.
Will this help? The trend has shifted towards open confessions
in many churches, instead of hidden confessions! This may mean
note-passing instead of using communication devices?

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DeafDigest – 19 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 19, 2013

 
— another controversial deaf person passes away

Frances Parsons, while walking her dog in Washington, DC,
was hit by a car. She could not be saved at the hospital.
Frances was controversial because of her belief that sign
language was the key to educating deaf children from all
over the world. It became her world-wide crusade, traveling
to Asian nations during the seventies, spreading the sign
language gospel. Some educators would not agree with her
views, but she held forth with her beliefs. When not traveling
she taught art at Gallaudet and was the author of several books.

 
— the boss refused to use interpreter but hired the deaf person!

A deaf man applied for a job as a draftsman at a high tech company.
He brought an interpreter with him. The boss refused to allow the
interpreter in the interview room and told him to go home. In
the interview room, the deaf man and the boss communicated by
gestures and by notes. At the end, the deaf man was hired and
he worked for a long time with the company. Why did the boss
refuse to allow the interpreter? The boss wanted to find out
for himself if he could communicate one-on-one with the
deaf employee. The boss found out he was able to, and so,
was glad to make the hire. Did the deaf person complain about
ADA rights? No, he was just glad to get a good job!

 

— National Association of the Deaf becoming tri-lingual?

Is NAD a bi-lingual organization? Yes, communications are in
English and in ASL. Have always been bi-lingual for years.
Now – tri-lingual? Yes – the NAD web site now has information
in Spanish. What is next? Quad-lingual – adding Spanish
Sign Language (Spanish sign language in the Americas, not
Spanish sign language in Spain)? Won’t be surprised!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 18, 2013

— a controversial anti-hearing person passes away

A facebook posting announced the death of Carl Schroeder
because of cancer. Before he became ill, Carl was
controversial because of his anti-hearing comments. He
felt that hearing people hate the deaf. It was the basis
of his “Deaf Hate Crime” lectures and many anti-hearing
blog postings. It created so much noise in the Deaf
Community for a while before it faded away. Carl said he
came from generations of deaf family members stretching way
back into the 11th century in the Netherlands! True or false?
Don’t know. He formerly taught English at Gallaudet before
moving to the west coast and teaching at several colleges.
Deaf activists either worshipped him or stayed away from him.

 

— mystery visitors helping the hard of hearing, not helping the deaf?

In Scotland, a group of mystery visitors toured musums, castles,
liquor distilleries, to see if these facilities were sensitive to the
needs of the hard of hearing. They looked for hearing loops everywhere
and scolded the operators of these facilities for lacking these
devices. But what about interpreters for the deaf. It was not important
to these mystery visitors! Who organized the group of these mystery
visitors – Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, which has no interest
in the needs of the deaf, only in the needs of the hard of hearing.
Painful discrimination? Yes!

 

— A deaf clown in school; a clown for life

Sergey Shashelev, a Russian who now lives in Florida, grew up loving
to clown in school, making classmates laugh. Years later he is still
clowning – only he does it professionally, for the Cirque du Soleil,
part of Walt Disney World. Cast members come and go, and he is still
with the original cast, still clowning. Even at the age of 53, he
has no plans to retire. His biggest worry right now? His hearing
clown partner of 15 years is leaving the cast, meaning he has to
work with a new clown partner. They must know each other’s moves,
body language, cues, etc, and it takes time! He was lucky that
his Russian teachers encouraged him to continue developing as
a clown instead of scolding him!

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DeafDigest – 17 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 17, 2013

— Who is Lennard Davis, that said deaf were not welcome in colleges?

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned Lennard Davis as saying, sarcastically,
that the deaf were not welcome in colleges. Is he anti-deaf or having
a bad attitude towards the deaf? No way, as he is a Coda! His deaf father
was Morris Davis, a champion race walker during the 1920’s and 1930’s.
He would have been in the hearing Olympics, but for some reason he
wasn’t. Race walking? It is a race where the participants try to
walk the fastest to win. Morris, born in Great Britain, emigrated
to USA, and was a well known member of the New York City deaf
community. For the 1965 Deaflympics in Washington, DC, he tried
to coach a group of Gallaudet athletes to become race walkers.
Unfortanately they all dropped out of training! Morris decided
to be the sole American participant in the Deaflympics at the age
of 65-something. No, he did not win the race, competing against
walkers one-third of his age!

 

— Another police blunder with the deaf!

Janet Case, a deaf woman of Albuquerque, NM, was confronted by
the police, because of problems with her landlord. The police
told her to turn her back and face the wall Janet protested,
saying she was deaf. The angry police officer tackled her to
the ground, roughing her up before arresting her. The judge
threw it out of the court. The civil rights people are
upset about it. When arresting a deaf person there are two
things. First, cannot handcuff them behind their backs.
Second, cannot turn around their backs to face the wall.
Despite training at the police academy and at workshops,
there are always police officers that still do not know
how to do the right thing with the deaf! Landlord problems?
It was just noise by moving furniture around that tenants
complained to the landlord!

 

— Funny or not funny?

Hearing comedians, trying to make us laugh, use bad jokes
and bad humor. A perfect example was the Fake Mandela
interpreter. Who tried to make these stupid jokes?
Jimmy Kimmel, Will Ferrell, Keenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah,
Natalie Morales, Paul Whitehouse, Daniel Kaluuya and others.
These people are so desperate for jokes that it does not
matter to them that we, the deaf, are insulted. In the
past it was Lisa Lampanelli, Chelsea Lately, Frankie Boyle
and others.

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DeafDigest – 16 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 16, 2013

— a college hints that deaf students are not welcome

Lennard J. Davis, a professor at the University of Illinois
at Chicago, wrote an article, hinting that deaf students are
not welcome. Yes, he was being sarcastic. He pointed out that
most events and lectures lack interpreters, and that when
one wants an interpreter, a request must be made in advance.
And many interpreters have poor signing skills. And for
last minute events, it is impossible to get an interpreter.
He also pointed out an irony – that nearly 170 colleges
accept sign language as a foreign language requirements,
but few offer real sign language courses.

 
— Two different types of flashing smoke detectors for us?

Are there two different types of flashing smoke detectors
for us – one for the deaf and the other one for hard of impaired?
The Worcester Telegram (MA) newspaper ran this announcement –
The fire department and Board of Health will request deaf or
hearing-impaired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for
town residences at no cost. For the deaf or for the hearing
-impaired? Must select one but not the other? DeafDigest knows
the writer was careless – he should have wrote “for the
deaf/hearing-impaired”

 

— 30th president of USA to be honored by the US Mint

The 30th president of USA was Calvin Coolidge. There will be
a $1.00 coin minted in his honor in this coming year 2014.
Each presidential coin has a First Spouse Coin version.
Coolidge’s wife Grace taught at Clarke School for the Deaf
before she married her husband. What is the big irony?
That the proposed coin design has Grace on it and it shows
finger spelling of the letters U-S-A! Clarke School has never
permitted sign language! Will the Clarke alumni be upset?
Many of them use sign language. It probably may be the
administration that will be upset. This information was
provided by Kenneth S. Rothschild. The First Spouse coin,
by the way, will be minted in gold and while it has a $5.00
value – the price of the coin itself will be in the $800.00
range. However, there will be a modified design for an
afforable bronze medal offering.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 December 2013

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/dadhkai-india-deaf-village/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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When it is cold outside, what is more fun than staying inside to watch a movie?

It’s staying inside and watching a movie in ASL! Harris
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From funny to suspenseful, titles include: “Gerald”.

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Bonus for this edition – 2nd fogey re the South African
embarrassment

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-crash-interpreting-course/

Top stories about the deaf:

Up in arms by the deaf from all over the world was
the fake interpreter at the Mandela memorial services
in South Africa.

Parents of deaf children in Uganda are demanding that
the government hire sign language teachers so that they
could communicate with the deaf.

Deaf Irish patients that request access to their
private medical information have been ignored
by the medical offices. This is what the activists
are saying right now.

The Pasco School District in Washington is hiring
deaf teachers for the first time in history.

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OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.
Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.
The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.
Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/

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

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

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GESTURE LANGUAGE OR PANIC LANGUAGE
Some hearing people use gestures when communicating with
the deaf. These gestures are often easy to follow and
understand.
But some hearing people use PSL. It means Panic Sign
Language. These hearing people panic and wave their hands
or wave their fingers up in the air. This is Panic Sign
Language.
Do we understand Panic Sign Language? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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

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Officials of hearing athletic programs that are deaf

http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

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SIGN LANGUAGE FOR MILK IN CHINA
Is there a sign language for milk in China. Yes, but it is
considered insulting/
Milk is not served in China and so, there was no such regular
sign for the word milk!
Times have changed and younger Chinese people are taking to the
milk – and so, a less-insulting sign!

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

a deaf model
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmodel/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Black Deaf Advocates

http://deafdigest.com/national-black-deaf-advocate/

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

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATH or KITCHEN?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

RID membership pin
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-rid-membership/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. are we happy with Netflix’s promise to caption their videos?

A. No, because they just promised to caption, but not to deal
with incompatibility problems!

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:

Shopping

Holiday shopping is the most hectic time to shop.  Being DeafBlind makes it even more difficult!

Here are some helpful hints for volunteers when bringing DeafBlind friends shopping.

When going to the mall, go to a seating area and let our eyes adjust to the environment.

Develop a shopping route; chances are most of us have a shopping list ready!

Give an ample amount of time for us to explore the products.  Wait for us to ask for details from you.

Be sure to inform DeafBlind friends of any Holidays decorations in the mall!

Though it is a harried time of year, try to remember that the gift of time is the best gift of all!

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 captions STOP blocking emergency weather
warning messages

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DeafHistory:

Year 1973 – students at the Hong Kong School for the Deaf
boycotted classes over protest of sign language not being
permitted. The boycott was not successful

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19,453 cases of EEOC disability discrimination cases in 2008

26,379 cases of EEOC disability discrimination cases in 2013

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Hawaii – Peggy Liang, jr, women’s swimming

her third season with the team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Shannon Ellis, Knoxville, roller derby

skates for the Hard Knox team under her name
“Deaf Rattle”

She is a former Deaflympics participant

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Deaf Sports Library

Additional Gallaudet football honors

Adham Talaat – D3football.com All-East Region Second Team Defense & finalist for the Cliff Harris Award & Beyond Sports College Network D3 All-America Team

Chris Langan & BJ Flores – Beyond Sports College Network D3 All-America Team

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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

* For more information, send E-mail to
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

Phone calls will not be accepted.

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

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position opening
Interpreter
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We are seeking a dedicated individual to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational,  social services plus document interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.

Requirements are the completion of ITP / Associate Degree, two years of interpreting experience, and at least one of the following: NAD4, RID CI, CT, EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or higher. Experience in community interpreting preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience and educational background. You will enjoy up to 27 days of time away from work your first year! We pay 100% of your health insurance, life, and LTD, and offer dental, vision, and a 403(b) match program. A challenging role in a supportive work environment!

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

or fax to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Registered Nurse – Overnight position
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, Florida

POSITION TYPE:  Career Service

DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Center

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month position (215 days):  $28,942.23 – $32,962.08.  FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation (including driver’s Motor Vehicle Registration license check in accordance with FSDB Transportation policy).

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday – Thursday 10p- 6:30a  (Schedule may vary).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student.  Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders.  Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and within the scope of practice for R.N.  Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment and per physician orders.  Documents interventions in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.  Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.  Promotes student’s personal and social integration.  Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones.  Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter.  Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions.  Establishes and conducts health care in-service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress.  Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.  Collects patient health data.  Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition.  Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment.  Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods.  Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis.  Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing.  Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form. Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goals and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities.  Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.  Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care.  Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection.  Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.  Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.  Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.  Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.  Knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge and ability to learn and perform crisis prevention intervention (CPI) and CPR.  Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including EKG machine, pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.  Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.  For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy.  Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran will be the candidate selected to fill the position.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

To access additional information please log on to https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html

and in Keywords enter 48008590.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2014

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

Qualifications:
Required
–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. mailto:davisc@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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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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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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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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DeafDigest – 15 December 2013

DeafDigest Blue – December 15, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-peddler-at-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-nfl-derrick-coleman/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

(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:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Conforth,
an Australian. He won the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1975. He was deaf all his life but did not use sign language.

Top stories about the deaf:

Saito Harumichi, a deaf Japanese photographer, is having
his first public exhibit of his 160 photographs at the
Watari-Um Museum in Tokyo. He has won prizes in past
photography contests.

Always interesting to see what has become of the empty
buildings at some deaf schools. The South Dakota
School for the Deaf is leasing one of its buildings
to the Lutheran Social Services for its refugee
and immigrant services.

The Northern New York School for the Deaf, Malone, NY,
opened in 1887 and was closed for good during the
early 1940’s. Its’ surviving campus buildings went
through several hands – including a community college
and then a 4-year college. It has been vacant for years.
Now agreement has been reached to raze the buildings to
make way for playing fields for the local high school
teams.

The legislators at the Winter Session of Parliament of India
have postponed discussions on laws that would protect the
rights and needs of the deaf. The national deaf leaders
are angry about it.

the emergency text 911 system is being installed for the
deaf of Prince Edward Island province in Canada. It is
a first for them.

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FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.
We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voice.
We, the deaf, often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/

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

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deaf volunteers needed to test emergency warning system
in Gulf states

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-volunteers-needed-to-test-emergency-alerting-system/

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HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING

From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant

to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.
And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.
Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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

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Deaf PAH road in New Zealand
(a picture)

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

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HONG KONG TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH THE DEAF
For years in China, being deaf was something that is to be ashamed
of. It is different in Hong Kong, which incidentally is under Chinese
control.
Hong Kong has been in favor of allowing the deaf to use sign language.
There was a big newspaper story about it.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked, while interpreting

Are you deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The recent events involving an allegedly “fake” sign language interpreter at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa brought the need for quality communication access to the attention of people around the world.  It is very important that people who use these services have well-trained, authentic interpreters.

It is equally important that people who use the services of CART providers and captioners have access to accurate, readable captions. When a television show is prerecorded, the viewing audience deserves near-perfect captions for that show. The captioners have time to look up terms and spell everything properly. We should not settle for inaccurate, incorrect captions.

When something is being captioned live, there will be some mistakes. It cannot be perfect. However, just as there was the “fake” interpreter in South Africa, there are some unqualified people saying they can provide CART or captioning.  This is totally unacceptable.

People who use the services of captioners and CART providers must let the people who hire unqualified captioners and CART providers know that this practice cannot be tolerated.  We must make it clear to those responsible for hiring communication access providers that price is not the only determining factor when considering who to hire; the quality of the service is also very important.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being shouted in the ear upon telling the hearing
person that you are deaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The Toys’ R Us will be paying a deaf woman $35,000 to
settle a job discrimination case. This company refused
to hire her because of her deafness.

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Did you know that –

in the days when printing was a big trade – newspapers,
books, magazines, business forms, etc, there were many
printing shops in New York City. One of the biggest and
most important printing shops in the early part of 20th
century was owned and operated by Marcus Kenner, who
was deaf. He made it a point to hire and promote deaf
printers into administrative positions. Not just owning
a printing business, he was heavily involved with
deaf local and national activities.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is the state of Michigan hostile to the needs of the disabled,
the deaf included?
Do not know, but a recent series of state court decisions have
thwarted the rights and the needs of the disabled. A recent issue was:

is the motorist required to give way to the blind pedestrian that
is crossing the street?

The court said no. And while it does not impact on the deaf,
it will mean one thing – that future deaf-related issues may not
hold water in state court cases?
Lest our memories are short, we, the deaf had to fight tooth
and nail in the court case not too long time ago that involved
a deaf mother that did not want a CI forced on her deaf children.
Yes, that case was in Michigan.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf employees are often more productive than their
co-workers. This was the message stressed by Frank
Klees, not deaf, who is the Newmarket-Aurora MPP
in Canada.
The event was a roundtable discussion that took place
recently in Ontario.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

During this storm that hit much of USA, the emergency
captions and emergency streaming were pretty much trying
to fight each other – blocking just about everything on
the TV screen.
The FCC wants us to have captions, but did FCC show
indifference when captions block emergency streaming
messages?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a fellow employee was trying to tell me something.

I thought he said:
please row place this book

to row place a book?  Is he saying in bad English
that he wanted me to place the book into a row
on the shelf?

No. He actually said:
please replace this book

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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
Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for “.Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator” staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Service.  Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred 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:
*    Senior Community
*    Hard of Hearing Community –    Able to travel alone –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 17, 2013 at 800.821.1831

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Fremont, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Secondary Classroom Assistant – Intensive Needs
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

The application packet must be complete in order to be
considered for the position.

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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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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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until filled

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 – 13 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 13, 2013

 
— the replacement interpreter is a BIG shock

South Africa’s African National Congress has hired
Garrett Morris to interpret for the deaf at big
future national events. He replaces Thamsanqa Jantjie,
the notorious fake interpreter. But there is a big
shock. The new interpreter has not interpreted for
the deaf since 1970’s! Why would the government
hire an interpreter who has forgotten sign language?
South Africa has many other much better interpreters,
yet they are being ignored.

 

— A good or a bad deaf joke in Washington, DC

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan) was speaking to a
deaf group on the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
He said “Do I need to double-check though that
the sign language interpreter actually is an
interpreter?”. Yet, people thought his joke
was not funny. Anyway, he and Rep. Mark Takano
(D-Calif) are both trying to establish a
Congressional Deaf Caucus. Is it successful?
This group is looking, looking and looking for
more deaf members!

 
— a disease in the Deaf Community

Are we, the deaf, suffering from a disease?
Fake interpreting in South Africa; a person
hired in Arkansas as interpreter despite no
sign language skills; a person, pretending
to be an interpreter, fingerspelling S-A-T-U-R-N
in a TV commercial years ago; a person with no
ASL skills making money selling sign language
kits off the internet! Are all of these a
disease we, the deaf, are suffering? Interpretitis?

 

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DeafDigest – 12 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 12, 2013

 
— more about the fake Mandela interpreter

The fake interpreter has become year 2013’s #1 deaf
story. Newspapers all over the world ran stories
about it. Some said he was sick, violent, saw angels,
etc. He told one newspaper “I am a sign language champ”!
Two things we should notice – South Africa does not have
a RID; the government contracted with a fake interpreting
agency, which then hired this fake interpreter! Shocking?
Maybe not – Arkansas hired a person, a know-nothing ASL,
to become a state interpreter. Arkansas Deaf Community
screamed. The state director that hired her said she
was qualified. If it happens in USA, it can also happen
in South Africa, or anywhere. Very sad!

 

— Big Lottery helping deaf clubs

Funds from the Big Lottery will be helping deaf clubs
train new leaders, establish goals, attract new
members and maintain their club houses. Where?
Sorry, not in USA – but in Wales, which is part of the
United Kingdom.

 
— Jewelry piece to help the deaf

Many deaf people are self conscious of their hearing
aids, not wanting to draw unwanted attention. NYU student
Michelle Temple, working with her professor Eric Rosenthal
has come up with a piece of jewelry. Hidden inside the
jewelry is a hearing aid. Or is it really a hearing aid,
or is it a sound amplifier? Many small manufacturers say
their products are hearing aids, but are really sound
amplifiers!

 

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DeafDigest – 11 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 11, 2013

— the mystery of the fake interpreter at Mandela service

South African deaf leaders were angry about the fake
interpreter during the Mandela memorial services.
So embarrassed the nation was that they are looking
for him. No one knew who he was. He was just moving
his arms around with no meaning to his gestures. How
did this happen? It can happen because no one carefully
looked into his interpreting credentials. It is the
same as in 2009, when Tareq and Michaele Salahi, both
not deaf and without proper credentials, were able to
sneak into the White House to attend a big Obama event!
Anyway, there is a big South African manhunt, trying to
catch this fake interpreter, as he is in hiding.

 

— the “crazy” Americans?

Are we, the Americans, all crazy? No, but in Cantonese
Sign Language, the sign for “American” is the same sign
for the word “crazy.” China has several spoken languages
and one of them is Cantonese (now known as Guangzhou). And
each language has its own sign language. Why and how would
the Cantonese sign language show “crazy” for us, the
Americans? Good question, something for linguists to find out.

 
— the best computer for VP communications?

Which is the best for VP communications – the laptop
or the the Mac? A high tech deaf computer pro said
he uses IPad because it works pretty well. And it
is clean and faster to set it up and simple to use.
Of course, some people are comfortable with the laptop,
others with the Macs – and so, it is a personal choice.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 10, 2013

— The big Netflix promise

Netflix has already captioned over 80 percent of their
videos. Their goal is 90 percent by 2013 (3 weeks left)
and then 100 percent by 2014. What about new videos?
Netflix says the future goal is “same time” captions;
right now it is 30 days of waiting. One thing that
Netflix won’t promise – and it is serious – is
video compatibility! What this means we risk seeing
garbled captions or no captions on already captioned
videos! If this happens, much of Netflix’s efforts are
wasted.

 

— our immigrants and refugees

Various data and information from the federal government
are saying one thing – that some immigrant groups have
higher numbers of deaf people! This will be a challenge
for our schools, for vocational rehabilitation people
and social workers. What about our Deaf Community?
Just wait and see.

 

— the deaf people with the terrible Meniere’s Disease

Many older deaf people suffer from temporary Meniere’s Disease.
It causes feelings of dizziness, which may or may not go
away quickly. Is there a cure for it? Researchers at
University of Colorado School of Medicine are saying
they know what causes it – something to do with low blood
flow in the brain. Cure? For now, no cure but the hope
is that it will be found in the future. Best cure right
now is to lie down on bed until the dizziness goes away.
Sometimes it takes few minutes; sometimes it takes few hours.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 9, 2013

 

— deaf husband in dispute with deaf wife over dowry payment

In India in 2011, Rishi, a deaf man, married Khushboo, a deaf
woman, Her family promised to give dowry. Two things
went wrong. He told her he has a job, a lie as he was
unemployed. She promised dowry but never told him her family
was poor. Angry, the deaf man harrassed his wife every day
over dowry payment. The harrassment got worse and the police
arrested him. Legal experts say it is the first time it has
happened in India.

 

— background on deaf NFL player Derrick Coleman

Some DeafDigest subscribers wanted to know more about
Derrick Coleman who became the first deaf player to score
a touchdown in a NFL game. He became deaf at the age of 3;
played football at UCLA but was a sub, playing little.
As an oral person, he does not know ASL. The NFL teams did
not draft him but he signed with the Minnesota Vikings
as a free agent. They cut him and he signed with Seattle
Seahawks and made the team this season.

 
— more on the deaf man fired from Domino’s

DeafDigest mentioned a deaf Domino’s Pizza driver fired
for not being able to answer the phone. Domino’s system
has 4 groups – the management, the pizzamakers, the
front counter and the drivers. The front counter people
answer the phones, not the drivers. Also, the Domino’s web
site says two things – Team members are treated fairly, and
Team members respect each other and are free from harassment,
discrimination and intolerance. The fired employee’s
attorney will bring this up when the case comes to the courts.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 December 2013

DeafDigest Gold – December 8, 2013Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-word-or-many-words/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sad-family-reunion/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazy-deaf-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dadhkai-india-deaf-village/

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

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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ILY Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

Harris Communications has many “I Love You” (ILY) novelty items that are great for stocking stuffers, or as gifts for students, teachers, or co-workers.

–  ILY Carabiners are both practical and fun. Clip them on your
purse, belt buckle, or backpack and keep track of your keys on the
attached keyring. They are only $5.95 and come in many colors.

–  ILY Awareness Bracelets are made of soft silicon and
celebrate Deaf pride and sign language-only $2.00 each.

–  ILY Soaps are soaps that can be used for special occasions.
Made of pure glycerin, they come in a variety of fragrances-only $2.75
each.

Find more ideas by going to the gifts and novelty section of the Harris
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Top stories about the deaf:

A welfare home for deaf children in Tiruchi, India,
“operating without a license” has been told by the
government to get a license or to face threat of
closure!

Patrick Clancy, the superintendent of Iowa School for
the Deaf (and also the school for the blind) will be
retiring from his position on June 30, 2014

It will cost $20 million dollars to rebuild the campus of
West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, and it is
just the first phase only!

Lovefilm is a video rental company that deaf British
people hate. This company would not caption their
videos. So far, a petition to ask the company to caption
has already  collected 10,000 signatures

Magician Sam Sandler, who is deaf, is on a 45-state tour,
visiting 200 schools with his “The Hilarious Magic of Sam Sandler” theme. He is so good a magician that he has
appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America shows.

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A GESTURE BY AN IMMIGRANT
DeafDigest editor stopped at a fast food restaurant
to order a sandwich.
People working at the restaurant were immigrants,
struggling with English.
One immigrant heard DeafDigest editor’s voice and
knew he was deaf.
That immigrant gestured to another immigrant about
the deafness.
What was that gesture? It was the same in ASL
for “crazy”!

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

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

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Deaf Pilialoha II Conference

July 17-21, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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(signed video from 12/3/13 DeafDigest Mid-Week edition)

— a Deafville village

In Dadhkai, a hidden village in the northern part of
India, there are 47 families in one neighborhood.
Each single family has at least one deaf family
member. Altogether, that village has 92 deaf
individuals. This has been going on since 1931.
Why the high numbers of deaf people in that
village? Just one word – interbreeding! This
problem will get worse before it gets better.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dadhkai-india-deaf-village/

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

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Gallaudet University 150th anniversary symposium

Washington, DC

April 9 and 10, 2014

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

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PUEBLO POLICE & SHERIFF DENY DEPRIVING DEAF PRISONERS OF THEIR RIGHTS
The Colorado Association for the Deaf, the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition and two deaf individuals filed
a lawsuit against various police agencies across the state.
They are accusing these departments of denying the deaf prisoners
their rights, re interpreters.
The Police and the Sheriff of Pueblo said this is not the case.
This means truth will prevail in the court room.

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

Deaf Club Cops

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafclubcops/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

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your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

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

DeafDigest thanks David Pierce for providing the photograph of this pin

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. How does a restaurant discriminate against the deaf?

A. Menus posted on the wall so far away that it is hard to point;
cash registers that have no digital displays; drive-in kiosks
that are speaker-only; that is just a few of many examples
dim light in dining area, etc

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:

Holidays shopping

Holiday shopping is here.  Many of us who are DeafBlind probably shop on-line!

But there are many who don’t shop on-line.  Going shopping is a difficult task for us who are DeafBlind

I have a special favor to ask you, volunteer to bring us shopping.

It will lightening up our spirit and allow us to do some “secret shopping”
for our loved ones!

So please check in on your DeafBlind friends in your neighborhood and offer your service.

It gonna be a Jolly Good Season for all of us!

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 is a mandate by the FCC to prohibit captions
from blocking faces, or scores, or graphics on TV!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1913 – a student at Kentucky School for the Deaf,
Colored Department, objected to reading “white-only”
text books, saying none of the contents were applicable
to black people! His request was ignored.

(editor’s note: Kentucky School for the Deaf, Colored Department
was closed out a long time ago; it is now Kentucky School
for the Deaf for all deaf students)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7 years

waiting time for CI in New Zealand

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Cara Fiala is a member of the women’s softball
team at Penn State Abington

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

As mentioned in a past DeafDigest, Derrick Coleman,
who is deaf, was going to play in last night’s game between
his Seattle Seahawks team and the New Orleans Saints. He
scored a touchdown, the first and only deaf player in NFL
history to make a touchdown (Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker,
past deaf players, played defense). The way Derrick scored
was probably the craziest touchdown in NFL history! A pass
was thrown to a teammate. The ball, however, hit the
teammate on his face mask and bounced up in the air.
Derrick, who was nearby, grabbed the ball and dived in
for the touchdown. It was the buzz of the evening.
Oh, yes, Seattle won the game easily, 34-7

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Deaf Sports Library

Deaf EuroCup Basketball 2013 final standings

1. Gloria Moscow (Russia) – champions
2. ASI Sordi Pesaro (Italy) – runnerups
3. Gestas Vilnius (Lithuania)
4. IDSO Tel Aviv (Israel)
5. RSK Riga (Latvia)
6. Gestas 2 Vilnius (Lithuania)
7. Patra (Greece)
8. Adijaman (Turkey)
9. Curlu (Turkey)
10. London Bears (England)
11. GSV Osnabruck (Germany)
12. Silent Warriors (Croatia)

this is a tournament of top deaf European clubs
(not a tournament of national deaf European teams)

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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
Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Closing Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

Phone calls will not be accepted.

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

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position opening
Interpreter
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We are seeking a dedicated individual to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational,  social services plus document interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.

Requirements are the completion of ITP / Associate Degree, two years of interpreting experience, and at least one of the following: NAD4, RID CI, CT, EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or higher. Experience in community interpreting preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience and educational background. You will enjoy up to 27 days of time away from work your first year! We pay 100% of your health insurance, life, and LTD, and offer dental, vision, and a 403(b) match program. A challenging role in a supportive work environment!

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

or fax to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Registered Nurse – Overnight position
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, Florida

POSITION TYPE:  Career Service

DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Center

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month position (215 days):  $28,942.23 – $32,962.08.  FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Florida Administrative Code 210-8.27.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation (including driver’s Motor Vehicle Registration license check in accordance with FSDB Transportation policy).

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine

WORK SCHEDULE:  Sunday- Thursday 10p- 6:30a  (Schedule may vary).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the student.  Performs interventions according to level of education and practice and per physician orders.  Assures that interventions are safe, timely, ethical and appropriate and within the scope of practice for R.N.  Modifies interventions based on continuous assessment and per physician orders.  Documents interventions in a retrievable form for access, analysis and research.  Serves as a health care liaison among the student, nurse, physician, family, academic and residential staff to provide a continuum of care for the student.  Promotes student’s personal and social integration.  Reinforces healthy behaviors and interaction patterns and helps modify or discontinue unhealthy ones.  Integrates patient teaching into every student encounter.  Communicates in a timely manner with family, academic and residential staff following all student encounters and prior to initiation of all medical treatments and interventions.  Establishes and conducts health care in-service and patient teaching for students, staff and families. Continually evaluates student progress.  Documents patient teaching interventions, communication, crisis intervention, medication education, behavior modification.  Collects patient health data.  Prioritizes and collects data based on the patient’s immediate health care need or medical condition.  Completes a comprehensive history of personal and health factors, medical treatment and prior treatment.  Collects data from multiple sources using a variety of methods.  Involves the student, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members in the assessment process and data analysis.  Assures that the assessment process is systematic and ongoing.  Bases data collection on clinical judgment. Documents the database in synthesized, prioritized and retrievable form. Evaluates self and peers to assure provision of competent clinical care. Takes action to achieve goals and improve performance.  Maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in professional activities to improve professional knowledge and enhance role performance. Documents educational activities.  Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and others as colleagues. Assists others in identifying teaching/learning needs related to clinical care. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.  Assessments, actions and recommendations on behalf of students are determined and implemented in an ethical manner. Collaborates with the student, significant others and health care clinicians in providing health care.  Contributes to nursing, medical, educational research through the use of research methods and findings including participation in data collection.  Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering health care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing for the school aged child and special needs child.  Ability to utilize the nursing process and to collaborate with other health care clinicians is required.  Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing and electronically. Ability to learn to communicate effectively in sign language.  Knowledge of general supervisory techniques.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective and confidential customer service.  Knowledge of basic computer software.  Knowledge and ability to learn and perform crisis prevention intervention (CPI) and CPR.  Skill and ability to use manual and electronic medical equipment including EKG machine, pulse oximeter, hemocue, glucometer, dynamap.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.  Ability to successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.  For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy.  Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran will be the candidate selected to fill the position.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

To access additional information please log on to https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html

and in Keywords enter 48008590.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2014

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

Qualifications:
Required
–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. mailto:davisc@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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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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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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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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DeafDigest – 08 December 2013

DeafDigest Blue – December 8, 2013

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/secret-deaf-cousin/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mystery-school-placements/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-peddler-at-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-nfl-derrick-coleman/

(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;
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Technical School for the Deaf in Ghana was
to be close down – reason – cannot afford the
monthly rent that is due the landlord. Fortunately,
the government came to the rescue!

The Ohio State researchers are now saying there is
a new way for deaf people to understand speech
from the noisy background.

It was learned that many hard of hearing people in
Arizona were not aware of the law entitling them
to go back to their audiologists if they have
problems with their newly purchased hearing aids.

A group of agencies serving the deaf set up an employment
fair at Kent State University. The theme was “You Can Do It,”
to encourage employers to hire the deaf.

A new Officer of the British Empire, anointed by
Queen Elizabeth, is Fr Cyril Axelrod, the deaf priest.
He becomes the first deafblind person to earn this
huge honor.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Read what they say

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

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

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A DEAF PEDDLER LOVED TO VISIT GALLAUDET
Many years ago DeafDigest editor was a Gallaudet
student.
In these days many Gallaudet students joined
groups at the snack bar or at the dormitory to
discuss and debate for a long time on many topics
and issues.
A well known deaf peddler visited Gallaudet
from time to time and he often joined these
discussions. He loved learning many things from
students.
One student asked him – why are you a peddler?
The peddler said “prove it that I am a peddler?”
No one could prove it but it was his reputation.

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

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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(signed video from 12/3/13 DeafDigest Mid-Week edition)

— Derrick Coleman and NFL’s craziest touchdown in history!

As mentioned in yesterday’s DeafDigest, Derrick Coleman,
who is deaf, was going to play in last night’s game between
his Seattle Seahawks team and the New Orleans Saints. He
scored a touchdown, the first and only deaf player in NFL
history to make a touchdown (Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker,
past deaf players, played defense). The way Derrick scored
was probably the craziest touchdown in NFL history! A pass
was thrown to a teammate. The ball, however, hit the
teammate on his face mask and bounced up in the air.
Derrick, who was nearby, grabbed the ball and dived in
for the touchdown. It was the buzz of the evening.
Oh, yes, Seattle won the game easily, 34-7

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-nfl-derrick-coleman/

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

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drawing of a deaf beggar in Japan

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-beggar-in-japan/

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A NEW STORE IN A SMALL TOWN
Jeffersonville, Indiana is a small town of some 45,000
people.
Like with many other small towns, economy is very important,
and each new small store helps just a bit.
This small store has 1200 square feet. So important that it
was for the store to open that the city business development
center worked with the manufacturer to make it possible.
What was the store? It was a new hearing aid store!

A LATE BLOOMER DEAF ACTIVIST
A certain deaf activist, who retired from a long career
in a big cold weather city, moved to a warm weather state.
While he was living in a cold weather city, he was not
known for his involvement in deaf civic affairs.
Yet when he moved to a warm weather state, he suddenly
became an activist.
His latest accomplishment was to give the addresses of
every single Deaf Household for the Fire Department – to help
them identify deaf individuals in case of emergency.
He did nothing of this sort years back in the big cold
weather city.
This is a great example of a late bloomer deaf activist!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked during an interpreted religious service:

are you the pastor?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The holiday season is upon us. People are making lists of things for which they are grateful. They are cooking, baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, eating, drinking, and celebrating the season.

When we focus on people who help us have a better holiday experience, we often think about those in the armed forces, police and firefighters, and the medical profession. We also realize that those who work in retail are usually going far above and beyond at this time of year. However, people who caption all of the holiday specials, the sporting events, and news stories may not make our list.

I am very grateful for those who sacrifice time with their families and friends to provide access for the millions of Americans who use captioning.

Thank you to all of the captioners who go above and beyond at this time of year in order to help other people have a better holiday experience. You are much appreciated.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you are constantly misplacing your CI and you spend hours
looking for it, only to realize it was “under your nose” –
near the bedside table you normally place it before going
to sleep!

(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

many schools still do not make their online material
accessible to the deaf, despite the fact that there are
ADA regulations that govern these issues

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Did you know that –

Laura Redden Searing, a talented deaf poets and writer during the 19th century had to write under the fake name of Howard Glyndon because of prejudice against female writers, especially deaf female writers! Her writing
career prospered as long as the publishers never knew
her real identity!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Does the court in the Bill Janklow trial in South Dakota on vehicular manslaughter charges discriminate against the deaf and the hard of hearing?
A hard of hearing woman was dismissed as a potential juror. The reason – she cannot hear the judge!
The South Dakota Codified Laws Sec. 16-13-10 (2003), says:

No potential juror may be excluded from jury duty because of a visual or hearing impairment

Interesting.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Raghab Bir Joshi, a deaf member of the legislative
body in Nepal, has issued a demand – that schools for
the deaf be established in every Nepalese district.
Not sure how his fellow legislators will act on
this request. This is an interesting issue because
the nation has banned private education!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why do small town requests for Deaf Child signs require
lengthy council meeting discussions, amid much anger
among council members?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

What is the biggest nightmare in lipreading?

Reading the lips of a male that is heavily mustachioed
or heavily bearded.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

–  Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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
Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for “.Tennessee Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator” staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Service.  Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred 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:
*    Senior Community
*    Hard of Hearing Community –    Able to travel alone –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by December 17, 2013 at 800.821.1831

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Concord, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
DCARA
Fremont, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and pro-rated medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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

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

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

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Secondary Classroom Assistant – Intensive Needs
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

The application packet must be complete in order to be
considered for the position.

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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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until filled

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 – 06 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 6, 2013

 
— we have many deaf Pizza delivery drivers

We have many deaf drivers for Domino’s, Papa John’s, etc.
One time years ago a deaf Papa John’s driver delivered
pizza to the home of the DeafDigest editor. Yet, Kyle
Riess, a young deaf man, was fired from his job with
Domino’s near Philadelphia. Why was he fired? Because
he could not use the voice telephone to handle the
orders! Discrimination? Yes, and he is filing a
lawsuit. A deaf attorney said Domino’s will lose the
case for sure. DeafDigest hopes he wins big money.

 
— A new TV channel for the deaf and hard of hearing

Sorry, not in USA, but in Slovenia, formerly part of the
old Yugoslavia, a Slovenian telecommunications provider,
T-2, is creating a new channel for the deaf and hard of
hearing. It is called Tipk TV and it provides daily news
in Slovenian sign language, and it is managed by deaf
and hard of hearing people. The press release didn’t say
if it is 24/7 and if there are captions – because many
deaf and hard of hearing people do not use sign language!
Why don’t have it in USA? Three reasons – money, money and
money!

 
— a threat by a deaf man to sue the town council

In Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, a deaf man was accused
of having a dangerous dog. He was given a ticket by the
police and asked to come to the council meeting to
discuss this matter. The interpreter did not show up.
The town council voted to proceed with the case even
without an interpreter. The deaf man got angry and
threatened to file a lawsuit. The town council changed
its mind and agreed to postpone the case, hoping to
find another interpreter. Why did the town council vote
to go ahead? Because several witnesses showed up and
the council did not want to tell them to go home!

 

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DeafDigest – 05 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 5, 2013

— The Japanese deaf have same complaints as we have

Captioned TV programs in Japan are growing slowly
every year. The Japanese deaf people have the same
complaints that we have – that these captions block
faces, scores, graphics, etc. We have complained since
1980 and this problem is not going away!

 

— a dishonest hearing aid dealer

A hearing aid dealer told a deaf person that the new
hearing aid would cost $745 but is fully refundable if
there is no satisfaction. But the salesman rushed the
deaf person into signing the contract without allowing
her to read it carefully. The actual cost was $6.700,
and not $745 as promised. And the new hearing aid was
lousy. When the deaf person complained, the dealer
still would not refund the money. It took the efforts
of the Better Business Bureau, the California Department
of Consumer Affairs and a local TV investigative reporter
to force the dealer to give a refund in full amount.
The state is now working on shutting down that dealership.

 

— deaf person mystery with the world’s most famous movie

The Wizard of Oz, produced in 1939, is a movie classic,
just about one of the world’s most famous movies. Did
a deaf person work behind the scenes? Toto, the dog in
the movie, was trained by someone, who had problems
understanding the tones. Was he deaf or was he tone-deaf
(cannot hear in the higher frequencies)? No one knows, but
he messed up the scene that the dog was to “follow” the
dancing group. As a result, this messed-up scene was cut
from the filming!

 

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DeafDigest – 04 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 4, 2013

— a hearing relay operator costs AT&T $3.5 million dollars

Constance Lyttle, not deaf, was a AT&T relay operator, who
complained that AT&T was illegally billing the government for
making improper relay calls (these Nigerian scam calls). AT&T
fired her and she filed a lawsuit. She won – AT&T will pay
her $3.5 million dollars to settle the case, and to pay her
$525,000 under whistleblower laws. Yet, AT&T continues to say
they were innocent!

 

— A big honor for a deaf woman by the United Nations

Liisa Kauppinen, a deaf Finnish woman, was awarded the
Prize in the Field of Human Rights by the United Nations.
It is believed to be the highest honor the UN would confer
on a deaf individual. She has always been active on behalf
of deaf rights in her nation and worldwide. UN Secretary
General Ban Ki-Moon will personally give her the award
on December 10th. Said Liisa “This is a big surprise.”

 
— an all-deaf fashion show

Could an all-deaf fashion show be successful? Oshiro Saki,
a deaf Japanese woman, thinks so. She is arranging for
50 deaf women from everywhere in Japan, to walk the stage
at the Naha Airport in Osaka this coming Saturday. She said
“I would like to show to the world that a deaf person is
able to do in society like a hearing person.”

 

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DeafDigest – 03 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 3, 2013

— good news for deaf individuals that want to be truck drivers

Earlier this year the federal government allowed only 40 interested
deaf truckers to drive trucks. Now, the federal government may
allow more and more deaf truckers to drive trucks. The Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration said they are willing
to accept applications from future deaf truckers. This is great
news.

 

— Derrick Coleman and NFL’s craziest touchdown in history!

As mentioned in yesterday’s DeafDigest, Derrick Coleman,
who is deaf, was going to play in last night’s game between
his Seattle Seahawks team and the New Orleans Saints. He
scored a touchdown, the first and only deaf player in NFL
history to make a touchdown (Bonnie Sloan and Kenny Walker,
past deaf players, played defense). The way Derrick scored
was probably the craziest touchdown in NFL history! A pass
was thrown to a teammate. The ball, however, hit the
teammate on his face mask and bounced up in the air.
Derrick, who was nearby, grabbed the ball and dived in
for the touchdown. It was the buzz of the evening.
Oh, yes, Seattle won the game easily, 34-7

 
— a Deafville village

In Dadhkai, a hidden village in the northern part of
India, there are 47 families in one neighbhorhood.
Each single family has at least one deaf family
member. Altogether, that village has 92 deaf
individuals. This has been going on since 1931.
Why the high numbers of deaf people in that
village? Just one word – interbreeding! This
problem will get worse before it gets better.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 December 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 2, 2013

 

— a comment by a real-time TV captioner

A real-time TV captioner told DeafDigest editor,
re these captioning bloopers:

they often focus on our mistakes; don’t they? I wish
they focus on the 98 percent or 99 percent that we got
it right!  

 

— a deaf child assaulted by a school crossing guard

A school crossing guard, very angry about being ignored
by a deaf child, assaulted him. A group of students,
seeing it happen, asked a police officer to arrest
the guard. The police officer refused. What is going
on? This incident took place last week in Varanasi,
a big city in India. Why was the guard angry? He asked
for a favor, for deaf child to pick up a bag of mixed
nuts from a vendor across the street. The deaf child
didn’t – and was hit by the guard. Yet, the police and
the school officials ignored this incident.

 
— what has become of Derrick Coleman, deaf player in NFL?

Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks, is NFL’s only deaf player.
How is he doing? He has played 7 games, starting 3 and
catching 6 passes as the fullback. He has not, however,
played since October 17th because of a hamstring injury.
He has recovered and may possibly play tonite against
New Orleans Saints.

 

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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-word-or-many-words/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sad-family-reunion/

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

People at relay centers threatened with hearing losses?
Don’t know, but there was a report that noise-induced
hearing losses have become a problem at corporate call
centers. Not sure if relay call centers belong to
the same category as corporate call centers? This report
came from Japan.

The University of Maryland has asked the court to
strip down the charges in the sports captioning lawsuit
filed by two deaf individuals. A big issue in the
lawsuit is that one of the two individuals is not
a Maryland resident!

A group Penn State University researchers studied a
group of CI recipients, these young deaf children
being implanted nine years ago – to see if they
have improved with speech and socializing. They
are saying, yes, there is some improvement.
Is this study valid? You decide – because the study was based on a group of just 19
children – too small a group to establish valid conclusions!

Vera Baird, the police chief of Northumbria, in
Great Britain, has recorded a video – for the deaf
in British Sign Language – explaining her priorities –
putting victims first, dealing with anti-social behavior,
domestic abuse, reducing crime  and community confidence.

The Captioning Working Group, which works with several
national deaf and hard of hearing organizations in
New Zealand, has given awards to individuals and
corporations which have done so much to promote
captions.

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DEAF IN ONE WORD OR DEAF IN MANY WORDS
Many of us describe our deafness in one word –
deaf.
There are many deaf people that refuse to use
one word. They describe themselves as:

hearing loss is profound in one ear and severe in
another ear; I wear binaural hearing aids. And I
do not use ASL

This is blah, blah, blah, blah. Just better to
use one word – deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-word-or-many-words/

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

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Men’s & Women’s Annual National Deaf Basketball Tournament
April 10-12, 2014
Concord, North Carolina

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-national-deaf-basketball-tournament/

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SAD DEAF-HEARING FAMILY REUNION
It is common but sad – that hearing and deaf members
of a family have a bad argument about 50 years ago
with insults and accusations, etc.
Deaf and hearing family members don’t see each other
for 50 years until they meet again in a family reunion.
What is sad? That many of them (deaf and hearing)
don’t remember what the argument was all about!

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

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

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Alex Mooney, congressional candidate, visiting West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind as part of his campaign, and his interest
in the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/alex-mooney-touring-west-virginia-deaf-school/

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NOT QUALIFIED FOR A POSITION AS DRESSMAKER
A deaf woman applied for a job as a dressmaker. She was given
a dressmaking test, competing against several hearing applicants.
The deaf woman was ranked #1 among these job applicants.
Additionally she has a university degree in Fashion Design,
and has worked on a freelance basis as a seamstress for various
tailoring shops in the city.
She did not get the job. The employer told her she was not
qualified!
Is this happening in USA, where we have ADA laws? No, it was
in London!

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

Silence is wrong word!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/notsilent/

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

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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
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We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
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painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-event-in-san-diego/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are deaf clubs so important?

A. Deaf people have the need to socialize with each other

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:

Another DeafDigest reader offered a suggestion about
side shields on glasses.

Remember I told you about my new glasses that make me
look like a Ninja Turtle!

Below is Tom’  remedy:

Get wide strips of Velcro, preferably black.  Cut them so you
can use both types on the sidepieces.  This would work for
virtually any pair of glasses.  So the need for custom glasses
is not so pronounced.  You would have to custom cut them
yourself but a few minutes is all it takes and when you don’t
want the side blinders you can simply take them off.  Carry an
extra set in your backpack or whatever you carry with you.  Now
to find a place that sells wide Velcro . . .

Cheap fix too.  Spread the word in DeafDigest.

Great suggestion Tom, now seem like I could get a set of
blinders from  the horse or pony stall!

Just need an SSP to reign me in!

Thanks for writing, Tom.

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that every medical clinic in USA has an
on-call interpreter. Most clinics don’t
and many of them argue, argue and argue!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1854 – John Kitto, a deaf man, passes away. He
was a Bible Scholar, said to produce one of the best
Bible encyclopedias of his era.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many deaf Native Americans do we have?

Impossible to find out according to deaf Native American leaders!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Tori Faieta, junior, Stonehill University

started all 7 of her team’s games so far, averaging
13.6 points per game

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Joseph Lockwood won Louisiana state championship in Hunter
Horse jumping event

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Deaf Sports Library

Comparing Gallaudet with past ECFC champions in NCAA-III playoffs

(the ECFC football-only conference has been in existence for just
four seasons, and there have been four different conference
champions. And of these conference champions that took part in the NCAA-III playoffs, Gallaudet has performed the best!
Do look at past scores)

2013
Hobart 34 Gallaudet 7 – do compare with below ECFC losing scores!

2012
St John Fisher 63 Castleton 7 (Gallaudet performed better)

2011
Delaware Valley 63 Norwich 10 (Gallaudet performed better)

2010
Alfred 60 SUNY-Maritime 0 (Gallaudet performed better)

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
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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
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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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1318

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications begins December 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have all application materials in by 12/13/13.

Start Date:  September, 2014

The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator (DHHE) Masters degree program and the American Sign Language (ASL) Studies undergraduate program.  This position will manage the continued development and implementation of the DHHE program, as well as teach in the ASL Studies program.  The DHHE program has a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with a split graduate/undergraduate credit load of 9/12 per quarter.  In addition to the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) workload, a summer workload is required, also.  Course delivery in the DHHE program is expected to begin fall 2015, with full-time appointment for this position beginning fall 2014.  Instructional delivery will occur during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring terms) and summer term, and may include both on-line and traditional instructional methods.

Responsibilities include completing the program approval process for the DHHE program through Western Oregon University (WOU), the Oregon University System (OUS), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); developing syllabi; developing program-level assessments; creating observation protocols; recruiting, screening, and accepting students; recruiting adjunct faculty; teaching courses; coordinating the DHHE program; coordinating all aspects of clinical placements; coordinating, compiling, and reporting data to meet accreditation needs; and advising students.  The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Responsibilities in ASL Studies will include teaching ASL courses (I-IX) and/or courses in the ASL Studies curriculum.  Outcome assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.  WOU has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  An excellent benefits package is included.

Qualifications:
Required
–    A doctorate or terminal degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field from an accredited institution
–    Must have at least one of the following:
–    Teacher licensure
–    Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing
–    Administrative experience in working in academic settings with teachers
–    Experience in college/university teaching and student supervision (online teaching experience preferred)
–    Evidence of ability to effectively provide program coordination and leadership
–    Ability to work with diverse populations
–    Evidence of a commitment to working collegially
–    Knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and native-like fluency in ASL and English
–    Knowledge of accreditation requirements relevant to teacher preparation
–    Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. mailto:davisc@wou.edu

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp )
–    Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. All references must address the appropriateness of the candidate’s skills for this position.)

Submit Application Materials to:

F1318 Assistant Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and ASL Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness, and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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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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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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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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DeafDigest – 01 December 2013

DeafDigest Blue – December 1, 2013

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/secret-deaf-cousin/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mystery-school-placements/

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Harris Communications Holiday Gift Guide

Harris Communications is getting ready for the holiday season with a
brand new gift guide posted on our website. With a selection of new
products as well as customer favorites, we want to help you find the
best gifts for friends and family members.

The gift guide shows gifts in every price range. Purchase ornaments or
novelty items as stocking stuffers. Or, consider an assistive device for
a loved one that can be used all year long.

If you need assistance about a product, contact our customer service
department. If you are online, click on Live Chat to get questions
answered quickly. Let us know if we can help you. We want you to have a
pleasant shopping experience during the holidays.

To see the gift guide, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB120113

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 Barbara McDevitt,
Tucson, AZ, a Coda, who served as an interpreter and as
case manager at Catholic Outreach Programs for the Deaf
for many years. She was well known in the Deaf Community
because of her services.

Top stories about the deaf:

A first in Japan is a Sign Language TV channel, being
aired in Tottori. Not sure if it is a 24/7 channel
focused on deaf-related issues and topics.

Governor Umaru Al-Makura, of Nasarawa State in Nigeria,
has ordered the state civil service to give extra
attention to the deaf and the disabled during their
search for state employment.

Many deaf people try to go into business for themselves
for one simple reason – no one would hire them, very
especially true in Kenya. A deaf man operates his own
carpentry business in Nairoba. People are saying he is
doing very well.

The deaf and the disabled groups of Malaysia are upset.
The government appointed Bathmavathi Krishnan to
oversee the needs of the deaf and the disabled. The groups
were upset because they were never consulted for feedback
prior to the appointment.

Who pays – is the big issue in Japan among telephone users!
After the bad earthquake in 2011, the Nippon Foundation
donated funds for a VRI service as an experiment. This
experiment is coming to an end. This service was popular
among the deaf of Japan – but who is paying for it?

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WON’T TELL DEAF DAUGHTER SHE HAS A DEAF COUSIN
Many years ago DeafDigest editor, as a young
man, was at a deaf party. He was chatting with
a young deaf woman, and asked her about her
deaf cousin.
The deaf woman was shocked, not aware she had
a deaf cousin.
She was angry about it and confronted her mother,
asking her why no one told her about a deaf cousin.
The mother was vague and would not explain.
Why? Good question!

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

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

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2013 Holiday Networking Luncheon
hosted by DHHIG

December 19, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-dhhig-luncheon/

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A MYSTERY AMONG PARENTS OF THE DEAF
Many hearing parents have two or more deaf
children in their families.
Some parents will send their first born deaf
child to a mainstreamed program but send their
second born deaf child to a deaf school.
Some other parents will send their first
born deaf child to a deaf school but send
their second born deaf child to a mainstreamed
program.
Why? Always a mystery!

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

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

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the late Chuck Baird, prominent deaf artist & actor

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

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THESE AUTOMATIC ALERTS
Many of us are not aware that Wireless Emergency Alerts are automatic, sent to cell phones.
These are AMBER alerts and weather emergency updates. It
is different from messages sent by local governments and by
local agencies.

OUR SHINKING NUMBER OF DEAF THEATERS
We used to have many Deaf Theaters. Most were amateur, but there
were a number of professional deaf theaters.
Times have changed. Most of the amateur theaters have closed
up. And the number of professional deaf theaters have gotten
smaller.
One surviving theater is Deafinitely Theatre in London.
It was written up in a newspaper story.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

are you permitted to interpret for the deaf person?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Realtime captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use the same
basic skills to do their jobs.  Even though you may know that they
all use the steno machine to perform their functions, what you may
not realize is that they may be performing more than one of these
jobs at the present time.

You may think a person is only a court reporter, a CART provider, or
a captioner.  However, the fact is that a court reporter may go to
court and act as a court reporter at a trial during the day, and that
same person may go home that night and put on his or her headphones
and be the one who captions your 11 o’clock local news.  The CART
provider in a college class this morning may be the court reporter in
a deposition being taken at a law firm this afternoon.

Although many captioners, CART providers, and court reporters
specialize in a single area, there are some who work in combinations
or even all of these professions.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being described as profoundly dead instead of profoundly deaf

(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

If you are deaf, you may be breaking the law if
you live in Ohio and ignore a speech by an orator
on Decoration Day. This very old law incurs a fine
of $25.00. Does not matter if the speech is not
interpreted, the deaf person has to be there!

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Did you know that –

Sam Edwards, a 1965 Gallaudet graduate, was a professional
dancer; he participated in many dance concerts; highlight
of his dancing career was an appearance on national TV
with his dance troupe. He passed away some years back.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Here is an accomplishment from China, but with a double edged
sword. CCTV, China’s leading TV network, has announced its list
of nominees to receive its “People that have inspired China”
honor.
One of the nominees is professional dancer, Tai Lihua, who
is deaf.
It is great that deaf dancer Lihua is being recognized but
it is not great that she is being noted as deaf-mute as written
up in the Chinese newspapers.
DeafDigest does not care of it is the accepted custom in the
Third World to call all deaf people as deaf-mutes. Calling all of
us deaf-mutes is wrong.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

States, because of bad economy, are cutting back on their
expenditures. And it impacts on many universities that rely
on state funds.
Washington State University is no exception. Planned cuts
may eliminate positions in the deaf teacher training program.
Possibly other universities are suffering the same fate,
as far as Deaf Education Programs are concerned but are
not saying anything, at least publicly.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

If Australia is the Cochlear Implant capitol of the world, then
Denmark, with just 6 million people, is the Hearing Aid capitol
of the world. Approximately half of the world’s hearing aids
were built in Denmark.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say fifteen or fifty?
did he say sixteen or sixty?

always difficult to lipread these numbers!

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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
Secondary Classroom Assistant – Intensive Needs
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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

The application packet must be complete in order to be
considered for the position.

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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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until filled

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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