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DeafDigest – 31 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 31-February 1, 2014

— hearing ear dog in an unusual, but dangerous, job

A deaf person using his hearing ear dog to help him with
his unusual, but dangerous job? Yes – as a truck driver!
This job is dangerous for many reasons, and hearing truck
drivers must listen for noise and sounds while on the
road. Yes, deaf truck drivers deal with these same
dangerous situations, using their eyes instead of their
ears. But for one deaf truck driver, he uses his hearing
ear dog to alert him to noise and sounds. Seems he’s the
only deaf truck driver to use a hearing ear dog.

 

— a national network of deaf realtors

Jackie Roth, a deaf realtor in New York, who was profiled
in DeafDigest a while ago, is slowly building up a network
of deaf realtors – to better serve the deaf that want
to buy or sell houses anywhere in USA. How good is the
network? So far, she has referred 15 deaf clients to
the network of 9 agents – resulting in seven deals,
plus 3 more soon-to-be deals! It takes time to build
a bigger network but this is a great start!

 

 

— Netflix still a joke in the Deaf Community

We have a love-hate relationship with Netflix. They
are the best when it comes to a wide choice of videos
to watch. They are the worst when it comes to captions.
Netflix, after much arguing with us, has promised to
caption all of their videos. But the quality of their
videos stinks! A national news website recently
scolded Netflix for not doing much to improve the
quality of their captions. Does Netflix care? Probably
not because their #1 worry is making more and more
money!

 

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DeafDigest – 30 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 30, 2014

— another deaf participant on Super Bowl Day!

It was just learned that Derrick Coleman is not the
only deaf participant on Super Bowl Day! There is
another one. The surprise participant is Aurora,
who is described as very, very smart, and acts as
a diva wide receiver, very quick with moves and
not afraid of opponents. Huh! It is a deaf
liver-spotted Dalmatian puppy that will play in the
Puppy Bowl that is always shown on Super Bowl Day.
She is the first deaf puppy to take part in the
Bowl – the same as with Derrick Coleman. Will a
deaf family adopt deaf Aurora? Anyway, do watch
the Puppy Bowl. It is always good for laughs!

 

 

— IRS stops offering free tax preparation services for the deaf

In the past IRS offices gave free tax preparation services for
deaf tax payers. No more. Why? The IRS spokesperson said
that too few deaf tax payers have used these free services
in the past. Is it scary for the deaf that need help with
tax preparations? Well, there are some deaf social service
agencies that help with tax preparations. It is just that
the deaf must be made aware of these services. Do we have
deaf tax preparers? Yes, but the same thing – the deaf
must know who these preparers are – and also, these services
are not free.

 

— university ASL club in a different activity

Many high schools and colleges offer ASL classes for their
hearing students. Some students take ASL and deaf issues
seriously; others don’t, just hoping to get an easy 4.0 grade
out of it. But for Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas,
there is a nice twist to their ASL class. The students worked
with other campus organizations and the Habitat for Humanity
to build a home for a deaf woman and her family! Other
ASL classes won’t do it, but at the Texas university, they
did!

 

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DeafDigest – 29 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 29, 2014

— more about Derrick Coleman

Looking for Derrick and his #40 jersey at the Super Bowl?
Click on http://www.nfl.com/inactives before the game
starts to make sure he is playing; eight Seahawks players
will be inactive for the game; coaches always make last
minute roster moves. If Derrick plays, look for him on
Special Teams because he really plays very little on
offense. Will he be made active? He played 12 games and
2 playoff games this season, missing four games. So, will
he definitely play? While newspaper stories on him have been
heavy, DeafDigest thinks coach Carroll will activate him
for the game because he is best with the Special Teams.

 

 

— music industry not wanting deaf to attend musical events?

Do the music people in Great Britain avoid selling tickets to
deaf musical lovers? There was a story in a British newspaper
saying that online reservations for musical events are not
accessible to the deaf. And by not being accessible to the
deaf and the disabled, it has cost the industry approximately
2.5 million tickets, valued at $110 million dollars annually!
A group of mystery shoppers tried out these online reservation
systems and the came out saying the system stinks for the deaf!

 

 

— these messed up CART assignments

DeafDigest editor asked a friend, who is deaf and is an
attorney if he had CART problems. He said that sometimes
CART reporters are stuck in bad traffic. Sometimes CART
equipment does not work – an example would be a set of
dead batteries! When that happens, there is nothing the
deaf attorney could do about it!

 

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DeafDigest – 28 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 28, 2014

— a familiar deaf face coming back to TV

A popular TV reality program is The Amazing Race.
The 2014 edition will start on February 23rd.
One of the returning teams is the Maggie O.Donnell-
Luke Adams team which excited the nation in the
past. While mother Maggie is hearing, son Luke is deaf.

 

— deaf fan knows Super Bowl trivia and facts

Kavin Caruso, a deaf resident of Atlanta, is a
Super Bowl fan and also a Super Bowl trivia whiz.
Who won the Super Bowl in 1976? What was the date
of the 1984 Super Bowl? Which TV network aired
the 1994 Super Bowl? What college did the 1971
Super Bowl MVP attend? Kavin knows them all.
Not just the Super Bowl, but also the past
TV programs, past musicals, past actors as well
as with other different sports. His goal is to
attend a community college to study bookkeeping
in hopes of finding a job in that field.

 

— deaf may not see some Super Bowl commercials!

Many of us will watch the Super Bowl on TV. For some
of them, they are only interested in the commercials
and not the game itself! They want to know which
commercials are captioned and which are not. Well,
in Canada, it may be different. There was a story
going today on that some TV broadcasters in Canada
would not show American commercials, instead, using
their own commercials! And that these commercial
switches have been going on for years. Who knows,
could some deaf Canadians drive to nearby American
towns just to watch these Super Bowl captioned
(and non-captioned) commercials?

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DeafDigest – 27 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 27, 2014

— a 12 year old hearing child interprets during mother’s childbirth!

At a London hospital, deaf mother Nadia Hassan gave birth; the
interpreter during the birth was her 12-year old daughter Hulusi
Bati. The family was very angry about it. The hospital said
there was no time to find a last minute interpreter because
of the birth complications. The daughter, while knowing basic
sign language, was not able to interpret these complicated
medical words. And even worse, when the mother and the baby
stayed at the hospital for one week for medical follow ups,
the interpreter was not available most of the time.

 

— HUD allows deaf to live in deaf subsidized housing

The Apache ASL Trails in Arizona, subsidized by the Housing
and Urban Development, is now allowed to have 100 percent deaf
residents. This was always the goal of the Apache ASL Trails,
but the HUD didn’t like it because it discriminated against
hearing residents. After two years of legal dispute with the
Apache ASL Trails officials, the HUD gave up.

 

 

— Paralympics treats deaf like second class citizens?

The International Paralympic Committee always wanted to
control the Deaflympics. We have refused because we are
able bodied, and that we are able to compete with hearing
athletes on equal terms. The most recent Paralympics
took place in 2012 in London. Past Deaflympics president
Craig Crowley, who is deaf, told the BBC Sportshour
people during a TV talk show interview that deaf were treated
like second class citizens during that 2012 Paralympics.
This accusation was quickly denied by the Paralympics
officials, but DeafDigest thinks Crowley was correct.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 January 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ci-gene-therapy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-hearing-driver-accident/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-money-in-politics/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-in-cafe/

(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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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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New Book at Harris Communications

Ricki, a ten-year-old deaf girl living in Oklahoma, is crazy about
horses. Her dream is to win first place in a horse show. At her
grandparents’ farm she works toward that goal, riding their Quarter
Horse, Frosty. Then an unexpected event rocks her family’s
comfortable life, bringing new challenges for everyone.

Read more in the book “Ricki” (B1248), now available at Harris
Communications for only $10.00.
(Author: Lou Honderich; (2013) 161 pages; soft cover.)

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG012614

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Missouri School for the Deaf now has two interim
directors, replacing the retired superintendent
Barbara Garrison. These co-directors ate Margilee LaBoarde
and Harold Siebert, while awaiting selection of the
new superintendent..

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has
accused a New Jersey nursing home for pulling out
a job offer upon learning of the applicant’s deafness.
The applicant was well qualified for the position
he was applying, hence this lawsuit.

The board of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind has requested the state Attorney General
to negotiate a settlement of the contract of the
suspended superintendent Robert Hill.

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
announced that, on a gradual basis over several years, the
911 wireless system for the deaf will be installed everywhere
in Canada.

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Explore. Experience.

Enjoy An evening infused with international wines,
contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
Hiller Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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Deaf Author Corner at Harris Communications

Find books and DVDs written or produced by deaf people at Harris
Communications. Our large selection includes books by Marlee Matlin,
Mark Drolsbaugh, and Cooper Nickerson. Find videos by ASL Films,
Everyday ASL, Dr. Sign, and Lance McWilliams.

From personal stories, to sign language instruction, to entertaining

films and music videos, we have a comprehensive collection of books and
DVDs written and produced by deaf people.

To see the complete selection, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG011914

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DEAF MAN RAISE MONEY TO HELP A POLITICAL CANDIDATE
A hearing man plans to run for the House of Representatives
in one state.
He needed money to pay for campaign (posters, TV commercials,
radio commercials, postage, etc). He asked his friend, who is
deaf, to help him raise money.
The deaf man was able to raise thousands of dollars in a
short time. Money from deaf community? No. Money from hearing
people? Yes.
Hearing people will donate money for their political
candidates. Many deaf people don’t!

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

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

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Lake Tahoe Event 2014
U.S. Deaf Skiers and Snowboarders Association
March 19 – March 22, 2014
at Lake Tahoe

more information
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-ski-lake-tahoe-event/

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AT A POPULAR COFFEE CAFE
There is a coffee cafe that is popular in a small
town. Everyone knows everyone in that small town.
A deaf person would enter the cafe and wave
hi to friends. The friends will wave hi back at them.
But a hearing person would enter the same cafe
and chat with small groups of hearing people at
different tables. They gossip, talk about politics,
talk about sports, etc – before they go to the
counter to pick up coffee.
A big difference between deaf and hearing in a
cafe!

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

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

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Questions about deaf-owned businesses

http://deafdigest.com/questions-about-deaf-owned-businesses/

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education program
prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing
clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all
time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such
professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental
health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for
recent graduates is 96 . 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as
proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall, 2014 school year.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students
contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition
at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit www.wou.edu/rehab and
click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education.

You may also contact:
Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu

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SIGN LANGUAGE BILL REJECTED IN IRELAND
Not every nation endorses sign language. The Irish legislative
body rejected the Sign Language bill by just three votes.
Needless to say, the deaf community is upset about it.

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

deaf man dating a fake oral deaf woman
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakeoralism/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

European Union of the Deaf (EUD)

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/european-union-of-the-deaf/

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Louisiana School for the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-louisiana-school-for-the-deaf/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why past Super Bowls have not shown ASL Star Spangled
banner singers on the screen?

A. The TV people think ASL is not important!

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:

Sports

Many DeafBlind individuals like to watch sports games.

So, the Super Bowl is coming up!  How can DeafBlind friends be included?  Some suggestions below:

Involve DeafBlind people in your party!

–      People can take turns informing DeafBlind friends what’s happening on TV

–      We don’t need every detail, but enough for us to be included

There are listservs that keep track of all the sports scores and discussions among DeafBlind people.

If you want to join this group here is the subscription information below:

Send a blank email dbsz+subscribe@googlegroups.com

Some members post schedules and scores of NFL, NBA and MLB.  NCAA is too complicated and difficult to post.

Are we ready for the Super Bowl?

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That the Super Bowl people will definitely promise, under
pain of punishment, to have the ASL signer stay on the
screen during the pre-game ceremony, instead of pushing
her to a tiny box in the corer or pushing her out
completely!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1846 – The Reverend Matthias Lloyd-Thomas of Cwmbran, South Wales just officiated his 3,000th funeral in his
61 years as a clergyman, giving over 10,000 sermons in
his church. He was deaf all his life!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19,200,000

key in the word “deaf” in the google search box and
above is what one would get. To go through each
deaf link is, however, impossible!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Morgan Shuda is a member of the rugby team at the
University of Minnesota at Duluth

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Luciano Cunha is a professional bodyboarder in Brazil

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Deaf Sports Library

What is telemark skiing and who was our deaf champion?

http://deafdigest.com/martina-rautier-deaf-telemark-skiing-champion/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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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(revised posting)

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 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 www.asd-1817.org. Application deadline is February 7, 2014.

EOE/ADA

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheerleading Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Cheerleading Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Softball Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Residential Counselor – Boys Dorm (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

If you are 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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Job announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-announcement-superintendent-north-dakoka-deaf-schoolresource-center/

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position opening
Communication Specialist
HSDC
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Department:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive use of a computer

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.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
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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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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DeafDigest – 26 January 2014

DeafDigest Blue – January 26, 2014Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/gestures-for-deaf-on-tv/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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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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New from ASL Films: “Hard Man”

A new Texas-sized drama by ASL Films, “Hard Man” tells the story of a
Texas rancher suffering from alcoholism, determined to die on his
ranch rather than have his daughter put him in a nursing home.

A dramatic tale, this film confronts issues often found within
dysfunctional families and leaves viewers with a thought-provoking
experience.

“Hard Man” (DVD431) is available at Harris Communications for $25.99.

(Film is signed in ASL, English subtitles, closed captioned with no
audio. Rated PG-13.)

To see a trailer of the movie, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb012614

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 Doug Bahl,
a Minnesotan, who departed us. He was well known
for his love of Deaf History and Deaf Culture
in which he taught his students for many years.
Said an associate:

He was instrumental for making the Minnesota
State Academy for the Deaf’s 150th anniversary
event a success last fall

Top stories about the deaf:

No interpreters are available for the deaf of
south Warwickshire, a town in Great Britain.
Many deaf residents are complaining about it.

The United Arab Emirates will be installing
flashing alerting devices in public facilities
for the benefit of the deaf – to alert them
of ambulances, police sirens, etc.

Confusion in India! The government has decided to
allow sign language interpreters on TV during
the Republic Day Parade. Yet, the government
minister of Information and Broadcasting would
not allow it.  Left hand not knowing what the
right hand is doing!

Two individuals associated with South Africa’s
African National Congress resigned from their
jobs because of the still continuing stink with
the fake interpreter incident.

Robert W. Carter takes over as the new president
of the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Longmeadow,
MA. He previously directed the Austine School/
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in
Brattlesboro, VT.

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Enjoy An evening infused with international wines, contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
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9 Hillyer Court, NW Washington, DC

April 12, 2014

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WHY DID ADVOCATES FOR DEAF IN ZAIRE FAIL?
Zaire is a country in Africa. There were groups that tried to
fight for the rights of the deaf in Zaire, but it failed.
Why did it fail? Because these groups fought with each
other over philosophy, goals, objectives. They would not
work together to fight the government on rights of the deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zaire-fail-to-help-deaf-rights/

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

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2nd Black Deaf Senior Citizen Reunion
September 11-14, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-black-deaf-citizen-reunion/

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for recent graduates is 96 . 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall, 2014 school year.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit www.wou.edu/rehab and click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education.

You may also contact:
Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu

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QUIET DEAF MEN AT BIG DEAF CONVENTIONS
DeafDigest editor sometimes goes to big Deaf
Conventions.
He will see a few quiet deaf men; they are much older –
age 70-80-90, while many deaf people in conventions are
much younger, age 30 to 60. These much older deaf men
are always ignored. Very few younger people know them.
This is a shame – because many years ago these older
deaf men were big leaders, very powerful, and very
well known. Because of their age, they are quieter
and many deaf people don’t know them.
This is a shame!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaf-in-conventions/

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

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a picture and an explanation

Dummy Hoy with a cigarette?
http://deafdigest.comt/dummy-hoy-smoking-deaf-cigarettes/

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A DEAF AUTO LICENSE PLATE
Is there such a thing as a Deaf Auto License Plate? Until last
week, DeafDigest editor never saw one.
The Deaf Auto License Plate was titled “Au Deaf.”
Au? Probably in French for the word “with”. Meaning the
driver is with the deaf. Perhaps himself not necessarily deaf but
hangs out with the deaf?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told

you’re the first male interpreter we’ve ever had!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we are reading through captioning errors, one of the easier types
of captioning errors to understand is homophones.  Since
stenocaptioners primarily write phonetically rather than typing out
words letter by letter, it is fairly easy for them to make this sort
of error.

What many people may not think about is how frequently a captioner
has to differentiate between words that sound alike.  A captioner may
know the correct spelling of a word but choose the wrong steno
outline.

Some examples of this kind of error would be:

“It would seamless interesting to him.”
“After the actor received his queue, he gave his line.”
“He let his car idol for a couple minutes.”
“The seen at the haunted mansion was rather Erie .”

And one where the stenocaptioner really has to maintain his/her
focus:

“The reign would seam to be heaven scent.”

These should read as follows:
“It would seem less interesting to him.”
“After the actor received his cue, he gave his line.”
“He let his car idle for a couple minutes.”
“The scene at the haunted mansion was rather eerie.”
“The rain would seem to be heaven sent.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you have a hearing friend put in a message on your answering
machine, explaining that you are deaf and to please send text,
yet these hearing people still leave voice messages!

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

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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

Who is the most important person in a corporation? The president? No. The CEO? No. Then who is it? The Corporate Compliance officer – whose job is to make sure the ADA regulations are being followed.

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Did you know that –

Lyle Olsen, a deaf resident of Gallatin County
in Montana, was member of the county posse
during the sixties and seventies. Member of the
posse help the law enforcement in a variety
of duties – such as serving warrants, crowd
control during heavily attended athletic events,
etc. In Gallatin County, the members of the posse
used horses as their primary means of transportation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all detest the Deaf and Dumb label. And one may think
that the federal government equally treats us with dignity
by not calling us Deaf and Dumb.
Wrong!  According to Code 389.7 of the medical book
maintained by the National Center for Health and Statistics
(NCHS), we are still labeled Deaf and Dumb.
A physician, whose grandson is a student at a residential
school for the deaf, and who helped mentor a deaf medical
school student, came across that dreaded Code 389.7
He brought this to the attention of NCHS and they
promised that this issue will be addressed in their
next meeting, slated for April 1-2nd.
To be Deaf or to be Deaf and Dumb? Stay tuned.

(DeafDigest editor vaguely recalls that this deaf and dumb
wording has been removed)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Super Bowl is coming up next weekend.
Many of you will root for the Cardinals. Many
of you will root for the Steelers. And may
the best team win!
Both teams have deaf-connections:

– Cardinals

The 1973 St Louis Cardinals team had Bonnie
Sloan, the first deaf player to play in the
NFL.

The 1976 & 1977 St Louis Cardinals had a back up
quarterback Billy Donckers who was severely
hearing impaired. The coaches had to make sure
Billy was facing them so lipreading could be
done

In 1932, the Chicago Cardinals played an
exhibition game against Memphis Tigers.
Bilbo Monaghan, an all-time Gallaudet great,
played for the Tigers. In the game with
Cardinals, he intercepted two passes and
returned both for touchdowns

– Steelers

Has a strong link with Western Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf, through its community
network of local connections and contacts

Kevin Colbert is the Steelers’ General
Manager. Kevin’s brother is Bob, who
coached the Gallaudet teams in 1969 and
1970. The 1970 season was the Dirty
Thirty season. And Bob introduced the
drum. Bob currently coaches the St Vincent
College football team which played Gallaudet
past two seasons. In St Vincent’s first
football game after restarting this sport
in 2007, there was a Dirty Thirty reunion
with Bob. Of course, Gallaudet won
the game to make the reunion more joyous!

We, the deaf, win, regardless of whoever
wins the game!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

People are saying that Derrick Coleman will be
the first deaf player to compete in the Super Bowl.
They forget one fact – that the coach selects
45 players out of a 53-man roster to play in the
game. If Derrick is one of the 8 that is not selected
to play, he is out of luck.
Derrick should be among the 45 selected to play
but we will not know until the announcement is made
an hour before the Super Bowl starts.
This fact won’t stop newspapers from saying he
the first Deaf Super Bowler.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend was complaining about his favorite singer.

I thought he said:
This singer is stone deaf

Stone deaf?

He actually said:
This singer is tone deaf

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton County, Georgia

job description and basic information at:
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698bu

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position opening
Assistant Professor; Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program, at the University of New Mexico (UNM). This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2014. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time of application. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of specialization and service. Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence. In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website http://ling.unm.edu. For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program, please see our website: http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in hand by time of application. Specialization in interpreting.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses, including theory and skills courses; (b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student interpreters; (c) evidence of an active research program; (d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification; (e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter.

Date for best consideration: January 31, 2014. Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox ( mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823396. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an AA/EOE

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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 EOE

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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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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DeafDigest – 24 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 24, 2014

 
— Cochlear Ltd loses $131.2 million copyright case

Both Cochlear Ltd and Advanced Bionics hate each other.
Advanced Bionics accused Cochlear Ltd of copying their
patents. Cochlear Ltd said they did not copy the patents.
The jury did not agree and said Cochlear Ltd owes
Advanced Bionics $131.2 million dollars. Cochlear Ltd
said they will file an appeal. This case will probably
last another 5-10 years before it ends.

 

— an attorney trick in the court room

A deaf man was arrested because of a crime.
For some reason, his attorney wanted to delay
the court trial, and he quickly saw an
advantage. The police, while filing out the
arrest paperwork, made no mention of his deafness.
The court clerk didn’t know it; the judge didn’t
know it. And the attorney kept quiet about it.
And when the deaf man came to the court to face
the trial, the attorney pointed out that there
was no interpreter! For that reason, the trial
was delayed. It didn’t happen in USA, but in Malaysia.

 
— Soccer fans in Scotland make fun of a deaf player

Philip John Dolan, is a deaf member of the hearing
Kilsyth Rangers soccer team that plays league
games in Scotland. Playing against Largs Thistle
soccer team, Dolan scored a goal, making opposing
fans angry. They shouted comments that made fun
of Dolan’s deafness. Very angry about it, the
Scottish soccer federation has warned Largs Thistle
fans. The club management is also angry about it
and may ban alcohol in the stadium during games.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 23, 2014

 
— a big risk with Google Glass?

The Google Glass is capable of showing movie
captions for the benefit of the deaf user.
But it carries a risk! A hearing user of Google
Glass at a Ohio movie house (he wasn’t watching
captions) was pulled out by the FBI and questioned
for three hours, thinking he may be a spy. After
three hours, the FBI decided he did nothing wrong
and let him go. What if – in the future – at a
different movie house, a deaf person was using
Google Glass to watch captions? Would the FBI
arrest him, thinking Google Glass was helping him
spy something?

 

— the best deaf chef in Toronto

Quinn Cruise, a young deaf woman, is a chef,
specializing in Asian food. Her favorite
dish is Japanese hamburger bowl. She can also
do Italian dishes. Even though she graduated
from a collegiate culinary program, no one would
hire her because of her deafness. Not giving up,
she continued to look and finally found a
job as a chef at a Toronto restaurant.

 
— loving the freezing weather

Do people love the freezing weather? Well,
Richard, a deaf man, loves it (his last name
is not known). His job is to wear a costume all
day in front of a tax preparation business
in Waltham, MA, trying to attract people that
need to get their taxes done. Is it cruel
for him? Richard said no. He was thrilled when
the tax preparation business owner offered him
the job. Yes, he wears enough clothes to keep
himself warm in freezing weather.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 22, 2014

— captions on these 4K UHD TV sets?

Are the 4K UHD video screens our TV sets of the future?
Captions? Yes and no! Yes, because captions can be done.
No, because number of captioning providers may be too
few. Also, if not enough 4K programs, then people may
not buy these 4K UHD TV sets. Same problem with
3D TV which flopped!

 

 

— ASL during Super Bowl?

Famous actress Amber Zion will sign in ASL the National
Anthem at the Super Bowl. Great? Well, in the past
our ASL signers have been hidden from the screen.
We will see what happens. Anyway, Amber Zion is a
graduate of Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
that moved to Hollywood and made it great! Her maiden
name while at the school was Stanton.

 

 

— Deaf teacher wins $50,000 because of no interpreter

Teacher Kamaldeen Alabi is deaf and taught math at a
public school in Atlanta, GA. He had an interpreter with
him in the classroom. Then the Atlanta Public Schools
stopped providing him with an interpreter because it
was expensive. He was transferred to another school
that had deaf students in his classes, thus no need
for an interpreter. Angry, he filed a lawsuit and
won $50,000.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 21, 2014

— a deaf tennis player at Australian Open right now

Australian Open is one of the world’s most important tennis
tournaments. And there is a deaf player that is entering the
third round of that tournament. It is Duck-Hee Lee from
South Korea. He survived two rounds in the Open Boys
singles division and is going to face his third round opponent.
Open Boys is a tournament for world’s best tennis players,
age 18 and under.

 

 

— a hacked video relay account?

Is it possible for a deaf hacker to get into someone’s video
relay account? Yes, according to an angry deaf relay user.
His account has been hacked; the hacker has been hiding himself
through different locations. The angry deaf relay user
had two choices – to change his password or to stop using
that relay service. He decided to stop using that relay
service and switch to another relay service.

 

— interpreter at a popular restaurant in Texas

A popular Texas restaurant is using an interpreter to help
communications between the waiter and the deaf patron.
A real-live interpreter? No. The restaurant uses iPad which
reaches the interpreting service. Deaf person really needing
an interpreter if he could just point to the menu? Well, the
waiter may want to explain the specials, not on the menu. Or
the waiter would want to know if the patron wants his steak
rare, or medium or well done? Or if the patron wants to order
a very special drink that the bartender may have never heard of!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 20, 2014

— will Derrick Coleman play in the Super Bowl?

Derrick Coleman’s team, the Seattle Seahawks, will play in
the Super Bowl. It does not mean that Derrick himself will
play. All NFL teams have 53 players on the roster, but on
game days, only 45 players are selected to play; the
8 other players are out of luck. All teams must announce
their game rosters (of 45 players) one hour before the
game starts. It is up to coach Pete Carroll to select
Derrick or not. Derrick is the team’s best Special Teams
player (kickoffs, punts, field goal attempts) while sometimes
playing fullback. Sometimes special teams players are not
selected to play on game days. DeafDigest hopes that Derrick
will definitely play.

 

 

— a real hostage situation involving the deaf

last week’s DeafDigest mentioned a workshop in Texas
to deal with a scary possibility of interpreters being
involved in a shooting situation. Well, a real hostage
situation took place, again in Texas, involving a deaf
suspect. What did the SWAT do? Gave the deaf suspect
a Skype to have him communicate with the interpreter and
the police. Fortunately after nearly 7 hours of tense
standoff, the deaf suspect gave up. Maybe a Skype is
better than a live interpreter in these tense situations!

 

— scams trying to trick deaf job seekers!

A deaf woman, who is a health aide, was not looking for a
job as a caregiver, but it was offered her. She was
shocked because she didn’t apply for that job. She was
instructed to accept an upfront check of nearly $2,400
that was sent her by priority mail. Against her better
judgement, she deposited the check, and it bounced – and
she now owes the bank $2,400!

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DeafDigest – 20 January 2014

DeafDigest Gold - January 19, 2014

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-forgets-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bad-party-invitation/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ci-gene-therapy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-hearing-driver-accident/

(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:
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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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Deaf Author Corner at Harris Communications

Find books and DVDs written or produced by deaf people at Harris
Communications. Our large selection includes books by Marlee Matlin,
Mark Drolsbaugh, and Cooper Nickerson. Find videos by ASL Films,
Everyday ASL, Dr. Sign, and Lance McWilliams.

>From personal stories, to sign language instruction, to entertaining
films and music videos, we have a comprehensive collection of books and
DVDs written and produced by deaf people.

To see the complete selection, go to: 
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG011914

Contact us at: 
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

There are two different stories to the deaf driver
being beaten up by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.
One story was that the deaf man drove away from
an accident, defying orders of the police to stay
put. The other story was that the police ignored
deaf man's pointing to his ear to indicate deafness.
Truth will prevail eventually.

A conference took place in India, dealing with the
deaf and the disabled - and the keynote speakers
said that India needs to hire them to make the
economy more vibrant.

While there have been complaints of Australia
discriminating against the deaf that want to
serve on jury, it was learned that Drisana 
Levitzke-Gray, who is deaf, has been accepted
for jury duty! She will have a sign language
interpeter.

Prasar Bharti, a public broadcasting network in
India, was ordered by the government to have
important speeches to have sign language
interpreters.

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Explore. Experience.

Enjoy An evening infused with international wines,
contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
Hiller Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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GENE THERAPY HELPING SOME CI PEOPLE?
    Could gene therapy help some CI people hear better?
A British scientist says it is possible. Gene therapy
means new genes used to treat some diseases and medical
problems.
    When a person becomes more deaf because of age, then
a CI may be useless - and it is the reason why the
British scientist is trying to fix it.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit: 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ci-gene-therapy/

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

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Lake Tahoe Event 2014
U.S. Deaf Skiers and Snowboarders Association
March 19 - March 22, 2014
at Lake Tahoe

more information
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-ski-lake-tahoe-event/

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A COMMON COMMENT AFTER A DEAF/HEARING AUTO ACCIDENT
    What is the most common comment when there are
automobile accidents involving deaf and hearing drivers?
    The angry hearing driver would say:

deaf people should not be allowed to drive!

    The hearing driver would still say that even if the
accident was his fault and the deaf driver was innocent.

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

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

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150th anniversary reunion
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

July 9 - July 13, 2014

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

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A NEW PHRASE IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY?
    Years ago there was a new phrase that did not last a long time
in the Deaf Community. It was "heafie" - a deaf person that tries
to pass as a hearing person.
    Another new phrase surfaced this week - hybrid deaf. Is it
the same thing as heafie - and will it suffer the same fate,
being a fad phrase, in favor of something newer in the future?

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

sign language on tennis court
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tennis/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Vermont Association of the Deaf

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week - a picture

National Association of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-national-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. a deaf person, excluded from jury duty, filed a lawsuit
and won the case. That person spent thousands of dollars
in legal fees. Worth it?

A. Hard to say.

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: 

Baking

We DeafBlind folks bake!

It can be difficult to "transport" liquid ingredients from counter to oven!

Pie, for example, can easily be spilled before it ever reaches the oven!

I need to use a carpenter's tool called a level to balance the pie shell 
full of liquid!

Here is a simple solution:

Open the oven door and pull the rack out.

Put the empty pie shell on a cookie tray on the oven rack.

Pour in the liquid slowly.

Slowly, slide the oven rack into the oven.

And bake!

Enjoy your dessert!

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

........

Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That we have an active Deaf Congressional Caucus
instead of just talking about it!

........

DeafHistory:

Year 1980 - the California State Legislature and the 
Governor created the Office of Deaf Access oversee
the needs of the deaf Californians. The state has
been divided into 8 regions. Two of the more
well known regional agencies are GLAD and DCARA.

.......

DeafNumbers of the Week:

10 percent
of hearing people in USA work in the health care field

versus

6 percent
of deaf people in USA work in the health care field

.......

Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Alexis Thompson, a sophomore, is a member of the
women's basketball team at Mission College

.......

Elite Deaf Athletes:

Matt Cook is a member of the Albury-Wodonga Steamers,
a lower level professional rugby team in Australia

.......

Deaf Sports Library

elite deaf NTID athletes

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

this list is different from NTID athletes in
RIT hall of fame - that was listed last week

........

DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

.......

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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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

  *  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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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(revised posting)

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 
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 www.asd-1817.org. Application 
deadline is February 7, 2014.

EOE/ADA

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheerleading Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Cheerleading Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Softball Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Residential Counselor - Boys Dorm (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

If you are 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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Job announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-announcement-superintendent-north-dakoka-deaf-schoolresource-center/

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position opening
Communication Specialist
HSDC
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Department:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with 
individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. 
Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy 
Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened 
clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam 
Counties.

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case 
management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies 
through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an 
action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. 
Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human 
service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication 
access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of 
the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and 
maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community 
organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and 
implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, 
and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and 
community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and 
confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client 
contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of 
HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and 
enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing 
in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. 
Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, 
Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, 
such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness 
to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or 
higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling 
and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, 
Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case 
management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and 
monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. 
Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to 
prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and 
confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work 
evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle 
and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically 
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work 
evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive 
use of a computer

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited 
to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in 
these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th 
Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.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
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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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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DeafDigest – 20 January 2014

DeafDigest Blue - January 19, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-gesture-fake-interpreter-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-wasted-ci-operation/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-player-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gestures-for-deaf-on-tv/

(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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Sean Forbes' Debut Album at Harris Communications

Sean Forbes' Debut Album "Perfect Imperfection" is now at Harris 
Communications.

Tracklist includes:
"We Interrupt This Program"
"I'm Deaf"
"Crazy About You"
"Do You Know What I Mean"
...as well as 10 other songs.

"Perfect Imperfection" (CD210) retails for $12.99 and includes both a 
music video DVD and audio CD.

To view one of Sean's songs, go to: 
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB011914

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 Rev. Roger A. 
Pickering that departed us. He served as the
Vicar of All Souls' Episcopal Church for the Deaf 
in Philadelphia. He was quite active in the Philadelphia
deaf community and civic programs.

Top stories about the deaf:

We have a list of deaf nurses. This list will grow
by one more new nurse that is deaf. There was a big
newspaper story of Kimber Fink, Faith, NC who just
graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. 
She was constantly told all throughout her life that
she cannot become a nurse because of her deafness.

The latest nation to have its own sign language
dictionary is Saudi Arabia. Working on the project
was the Saudi Association for Hearing Impairment.

Gaye Prudence Lyon, a deaf Australian woman, was
denied the opportunity to serve on a jury because of
her deafness. She is planning to file a lawsuit.

Alain Dabdoub, University of Toronto researcher,
is looking into biological solutions for people
that have lost their hearing. Biological solution
may mean one thing - gene therapy?

The Parliament of Argentine has passed a law to force
mobile carriers to make their devices hearing aid
compatible.

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Explore. Experience.

Enjoy An evening infused with international wines, 
contemporary art, gourmet hour oeuvres & a silent auction.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH Fundraising Event
Hiller Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW 
Washington, DC

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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Read what they say

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over the phone, letting  you read everything that they say. Like 
captions on TV - for the phone!

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

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

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening 
devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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DERRICK COLEMAN'S TV COMMERCIAL AD
    We all know that Derrick Coleman is NFL's only deaf
player. He recently appeared on a TV commercial with
his hearing aid using the Duracell battery.
    DeafDigest hopes Derrick will show up on more and
bigger commercials - such as McDonald's, Chevy cars,
Coca-Cola, than just Duracell batteries only!

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

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

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Professional studies courses for deaf federal employees

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-federal-employees-courses/

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GESTURES ARE IMPORTANT
    Many hearing people do not gesture when they talk. Lack of
gestures often hurt the deaf when they try to communicate
with the hearing.
    Gestures important? Well, Jerome Bettis is a famous ex-pro
football player. When he retired, the TV people realized he
was a great speaker - smooth voice and good comments. He
had one problem - he never gestured!
    Jerome had to practice for a long time to use gestures when
speaking on TV.
    Gestures is not ASL - but it helps a little bit with the
deaf.

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

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

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a picture of a bus that advertises 
Florida School for the Deaf & Blind

http://deafdigest.com/driver-side-deaf-bus/

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ASL THEATRE AT AN UNLIKELY CITY
     A group of deaf people is trying to establish an
ASL Theatre.
    What is interesting is that the city is unlikely.
It is Montreal where a majority of people, both deaf and
hearing speak French!
    English-speakers in Montreal is in the minority.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

can you show me again how you signed that word?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Stenocaptioners and CART providers use what are called brief forms,
which are abbreviations for a word or phrase, in order to be able to
write quickly in steno. Even though captioners try very hard to be as
accurate as possible, sometimes they make mistakes.

If the brief form isn't in the captioner's dictionary or if they
slightly misstroke it, captioning errors can occur. Many times these
types of errors occur with proper names or places, so if you're
trying to read through this type of error, try replacing the
erroneous word with an appropriate name. 

A few examples would be:   
"They went to Luxembourg and beverage."
"President Kennedy told crutch to take his missiles and go home."  
"The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and adroit Tiger."

These should be:
"They went to Luxembourg and Belgium."
"President Kennedy told Khruschev to take his missiles and go home."
"The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and a Detroit Tiger."

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

seeing other deaf people use their deafness as an
excuse to get ahead of a long line standing in front 
of them

(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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DeafLaw

A bagel place in Washington, DC posted a help wanted
sign on their windows.

Suppose a deaf person, looking for a job, sees the sign
and walks in and asks for a job, and is turned down.

Is it discrimination.

Two deaf individuals, both well versed with ADA and
disability issues, said the same thing - tricky, hard
to say!

If the job requires taking orders through the telephone
and dealing with front counter customers, it may not
be considered discrimination.

If the job just requires backroom baking of these bagels,
then it may be discrimination.

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Did you know that -

Evelyn Glennie is the most famous percussionist, a
form of music that is being played with sticks striking
an object. She has been deaf since childhood; she
does not use sign language. Born in Scotland, she
makes London her home but travels extensively, giving
concerts.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    It is already pretty much known across the Deaf Community
that Christy Smith will appear on the "Survivor" TV series,
rendering it unnecessary to rehash the announcement.
    But we should be aware that she is not the first deaf
person to appear in a competition-type TV series. The first
one was Willie Cooley, who was one of the challengers in
the original American Gladiators series about a decade ago.
    Cooley's deafness definitely hurt his chances for a win
because he couldn't hear the starting gun in one of the events.
The Gladiators officials made no accommodations for his deafness.
    Cooley, from Virginia, won the right to take part in the
American Gladiators after winning local elimination events
against other would-be challengers.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    A profile of the next Gallaudet president has been
created for the purpose of guiding the Gallaudet Presidential
Search Advisory Committee into a choice that is going to
make everyone happy.
    The Gallaudet board of trustees, however, has to
approve the presidential profile. This is just one
phase, the first of several more timed phases to go.
    Lastly a potential Equal Opportunity issue, raised by a
search committee member has been thrashed out.
    Jim Macfadden, the Search chair, made these
announcements in a recent email to alumni members.

(this is the presidential search that Dr Alan Hurwitz was
selected as president over a pool of other candidates)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A group of interpreters have planned a tour of these
fancy restaurants in the San Francisco bay area. Listed
are the hearing-owned restaurants that will be on the
tour. Not listed is a deaf-owned pizza place that will
not be toured.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing friend was pointing at another hearing fried
and was saying something

I thought he said:
this is darling

darling? As if he is in love with someone?

He actually said:
this is Charlie

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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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton County, Georgia

job description and basic information at:
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698bu

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position opening
Assistant Professor; Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as 
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program, 
at the University of New Mexico (UNM). This is a probationary appointment 
leading to a tenure decision. The position is contingent upon final 
budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2014. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time 
of application. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of 
specialization and service. Competitive salary. The Department of 
Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the 
study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, 
cross-linguistic research, and typology. The Signed Language Interpreting 
Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. The mission 
of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level 
interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the 
practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts 
environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, 
and encourage academic excellence. In keeping with the mission of the 
Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic 
diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication 
preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value 
of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website 
http://ling.unm.edu. For further information on the Signed Language 
Interpreting Program, please see our website: http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, 
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits 
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more 
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and 
click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in hand by time of application. Specialization in interpreting.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses, 
including theory and skills courses; (b) documented experience supervising 
interpreters and/or student interpreters; (c) evidence of an active 
research program; (d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification; (e) minimum of 3 
years of experience as a working interpreter.

Date for best consideration: January 31, 2014. Closing Date: Open until 
filled. Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor 
Sherman Wilcox ( mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the 
UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 
0823396. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and 
supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an AA/EOE

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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 EOE

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
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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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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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DeafDigest – 17 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 17, 2014

— are we forgetting other deaf NFL players?

there is so much publicity over Derrick Coleman,
Seattle Seahawks, who is just one win away from
reaching the Super Bowl that we would easily
forget something. He is not the first profoundly
deaf player in NFL. Bonnie Sloan played in
the NFL in 1973 with St Louis (now Arizona)
Cardinals. An oralist, he did not know signs.
The second one was Kenny Walker, who played
for Denver Broncos in 1991 and 1992. He was not
an oralist and used ASL. Derrick is the third one.

 

— a famed deaf moviemaker comes back

Before the movies went digital, the #1 deaf filmmaker
was Peter Wolf with his Deafula, I Love You, But and
Think Me Nothing movies. He has been quiet for the past
10-15 years but has come back – with a re-made
“I Love you, But” movie that is being featured next
month in a Thousand Oaks, CA moviehouse. The
original film was shot in 35 mm, and is being
presented with new digital 5.1 stero surround sound.
This movie available for sale on DVD or through a
digital distribution? No. Must come to the moviehouse!
Captioned? Voice? Yes on both. Glad to see you back,
Peter!

 

— Deaf students hate this type of interpreting

Riverland Community College in Minnesota has
deaf students attending classes. Interpreter?
Yes, but not in person, but through students’
iPads. They hate it, even if the interpreting
on the screen is clear and sharp. Why? Because
iPad does not help them mingle with hearing
students and professors before and after the
classes. Nothing beats a live, in-person
interpreter!

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DeafDigest – 16 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 16, 2014

— we have an overlooked deaf professional football player

Derrick Coleman is not the only professional football
player right now that is deaf. We have another one –
Tony Tatum, from Gallaudet. He tried out for the pro
scouts, and he played a few games with Utah Blaze
(Arena Football League) last season. He is now with
Cleveland Gladiators, another team in the AFL. The
Gladiators have players from Purdue, Ohio State,
Virginia, Marshall, Indiana, etc – these big time
NCAA-I programs, as compared to Gallaudet’s NCAA-III
level. Plus many former NFL players are playing in the
AFL.

 

— a wrong device for a hard of hearing man

A hard of hearing deaf man. registering for a hearing
convention at a California hotel, asked for a set of
assistive listening devices. When he arrived at the hotel,
he was told that assistive listening devices were not
available. When he got angry, it forced hotel to “borrow”
the device from another hotel. But it was the wrong
bag – smoke alert device, not an assistive listening
device. He has sued the hotel because of discrimination.

 
— a soft knock on door on purpose!

The Davenport, Iowa police department did not like
a hard of hearing resident. He was a troublemaker.
A police department employee came to the troublemaker’s
house, but knocked on the door so softly. Reason
is that they did not want the troublemaker to hear
the knock to open the door. The troublemaker didn’t
hear the knock and the police went away. When
the troublemaker found out about it later, he got
angry – and this led to an official apology by the
city officials and to an out of court monetary
settlement!

 
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DeafDigest – 15 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 15, 2014

 
— the idea of a Congressional Deaf Caucus

DeafDigest mentioned few weeks ago that U.S. Rep. Kevin
Yoder was hoping to establish a Congressional Deaf Caucus.
So far, very little announcement, if any, has been made
about it. How did this idea come up? Yoder’s congressional
district in Kansas is where Kansas School for the Deaf
is located. He wanted the Caucus to help the Congress
understand the needs of the deaf. One of his past
interns was deaf and he created a sign language video
hoping that Congress could be made accessible to the deaf.
This is how the idea of the Caucus brewed in Yoder’s mind.
Will it work? Hope so.

 

— an emergency alert joke in New York City

In Manhattan, Verizon repairs knocked out 1,500 fire alarm
boxes for few hours yesterday. The city officials sent out
an alert, advising the deaf, in event of emergency, to dial
911, wait four seconds and then tap the phone once for police
and twice for firemen or for medical emergency. It is a joke –
how many deaf people have telephones at home, since many of
us don’t use TTY? Also if the deaf people cannot hear, they
may get confused on the timing – four seconds, then tap once
or twice, etc.

 
— A deaf contestant on British reality TV program

Celebrity Big Brother is a popular TV program in Great
Britain. It is about a group of famous people sharing
a house with other non-famous housemates. And they vote
to kick someone out, and so on. Anway, Liz Jones, who is
deaf, was on the program. She was continously upset about
hearing housemates (famous and non-famous) not including
her in group discussions, group activities and group
horseplay, etc! And her negative talk about herself not
being comfortable with the group have turned off everyone!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 14, 2014

— American Correctional Association ignoring the deaf needs?

We have many deaf prisoners. This is sad, but still, they have
rights, just the same as hearing prisoners having their own
rights. Deaf prisoners need interpreters, web cams, captions,
social workers that know the deaf, etc. Well, at the American
Correctional Association annual convention last year, there
were about 100 different workshops. None dealt with deaf issues!
Possibly the reason why more deaf prisoners file lawsuits.

 

— disappearing captions on mobile devices!

A subscriber told DeafDigest editor that captions you see on
computer would not show up on Blackberry Playbook. It still
would not play even if there is a CC logo on the top right.
Adobe? They took down Flash Player from Google Play because
software has not been fully developed. Bad news for deaf people
that rely on mobile devices? Seems so!

 

 

— interpreters’ scariest moments!

What would be the interpreters’ scariest moment? This is
not a joke. There was a workshop, taking place in Texas,
titled “Don’t Shoot Me!. I’m innocent. I’m the interpreter.”
This workshop trains interpreters on what to do when there
are shots being fired. DeafDigest hopes this never happens.

 

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DeafDigest – 13 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 13, 2014

— one thing landlords will be afraid of

There are lawsuits against apartment landlords for
discriminating against deaf people that want to
rent apartments. These lawsuits have been filed by
the National Fair Housing Alliance. These landlords
will tell lies and raise rent rates or offer lousy
apartments, etc, etc. They are afraid of one thing –
undercover deaf housing agents! These landlords know
about these TV programs – Undercover Boss, Mystery
Diners, etc, and they know that undercover deaf housing
agents can ruin them!

 

— a brave deaf man became a hero

Four people were in an elevator in New York City, three
of them hearing; the fourth person was deaf. The elevator
fell down four floors, knocking out three hearing people
unconscious. The deaf man, despite the impact on
elevator hitting the bottom level, was still conscious.
He pulled open the elevator roof and yelled for help
in ASL. Luckily one of the rescuers knew ASL and could
communicate with him. In due time all four people were
rescued. Who was that deaf man and when did it take place?
It was Henry Souwein and the year was 1913!

 
— a deaf agency in middle of amusement park area

Could a deaf agency be located in the middle of a world-famous
amusement park area? Yes – the Deaf and Wellness Recreation Center
is located in the Coney Island area in Brooklyn, NY just close
to the beach and these famous amusement rides and attractions.
There are hearing people that are not too happy about it
and have filed lawsuits, saying zoning regulations have been
violated. They say only entertainment-related businesses could
be located in this area! The deaf center owners say they
will be offering pottery and dance classes – which complies
with the entertainment rules. What is next – the court room,
of course!

 
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DeafDigest – 12 January 2014

DeafDigest Gold – January 12, 2014

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/police-using-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-forgets-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bad-party-invitation/

(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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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Ann Silver: One Way, Deaf Way

“Ann Silver: One Way, Deaf Way”, is a biography that gives you entry
into the incredible life and art of Deaf artist Ann Silver.

While barely 20 years old, Ann Silver, along with a few others,
started the Deaf Art Movement. By 40, she had created an
international symbol of sign language interpreting and had her design
work published on over 2000 book covers. Five years later, after
rededicating her life to studio art, Silver had completed over 150
pieces and defined a new art genre: Deaf Pop Art.

Find the book “Ann Silver: One Way, Deaf Way” (B1237) at Harris
Communications for only $50.00.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG011214

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

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Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

VRI has made its debut in the Tottori Prefecture of
Japan.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government has
established the Victor Galloway Scholarship Fund Program
to help fund deaf government employees’ post schooling
expenses. All it takes is fund raising to fully vest
this fund.

The deaf organizations in Iowa opposed the hiring of the
superintendent of Iowa School for the Deaf the last time
around since he knew nothing about the deaf or of deafness.
This superintendent has stepped down, and the Iowa Association of the Deaf and the Deaf Coalition of Iowa are both working
together to make sure this does not happen again.

Is the phrase “hearie” with reference to hearing people
insulting or not insulting? A debate on this topic took
place in United Kingdom.

The Kalasalingam University in India offers engineering
courses for the deaf. The university is also saying that
approximately 75 percent of its deaf graduates get
jobs in the engineering field. Is it true?

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WHY DO A DEAF PERSON LOSE HIS ASL SKILLS?
A deaf man used his ASL skills with his deaf wife.
This deaf man divorced his deaf wife and married a
hearing woman. That woman does not know ASL, forcing
the deaf man to use voice to communicate with her.
After being married to her for about 20 years, this
deaf person forgot how to use ASL!
Is it sad or is it a surprise?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-forgets-asl/

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

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2014 Mental Health Interpreter  Training

August 4-8, 2014

Montgomery, Alabama

http://deafdigest.com/2014-mental-health-interpreter-training-conference/

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A BAD PARTY INVITATION
What is a bad party invitation? A hearing host would invite
two deaf persons to a party. That hearing host thought both
deaf persons would enjoy each other’s company in that party of
many hearing people.
It was a bad invitation. The first deaf person uses ASL as
his #1 communications. The second deaf person was late-deafened
and knows no ASL.
As a result, both persons did not communicate with each
other during that party!

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

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

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World Association of Sign Language Interpreters conference
27 and 28 September 2014
Salford Quays, UK

http://deafdigest.com/2014-world-association-of-sign-language-interpreters-deaf/

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A ROTATING CULTURAL EVENT
The Nordic Culture Festival of the Deaf takes place every four
years – featuring sign language art and culture, that reflects
the Nordic way of life.
This event rotates among these Nordic nations – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This time it was the Finnish Association of the Deaf working with local clubs to make this event a success.

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

is oral interpreting dead?
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oralinterpreter/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss

http://deafdigest.com/association-of-deaf-medical-professionals/

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

A group of NCI pins

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-group-of-nci-pins/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

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:

Banking

Handling our banking needs is getting difficult for us these days.

Reading our bank statements monthly is one example.

But, with today’s technology there are options!

– Scanner to scan our documents so we can read them on the computer with our ZoomText (enlarge)

– Magnifiers, but they are not always easy to use

– Online banking, you can view your statements online, keep track of your checking and saving accounts

Soon, you are going to pay for everything via your smartphones!

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:

The National Football League has this Rooney Rule which
requires teams with high level vacancies (head coach, general
manager) to interview at least one black applicant. DeafDigest
wishes that all corporations have this Rooney Rule – that
for every CEO or president vacancy, at least a deaf applicant
will be interviewed. Will this work?

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DeafHistory:

year 1790

Australia was originally a nation of convicts, shipped there
by Europeans that did not want them on their land. The first
deaf convict was shipped. It is not known, however, who the
first deaf convict was nor what crime was he convicted of!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

11 percent

of horse races won in 2013 by Rick Macomber, who is a deaf professional driver at Hoosier Park in Indiana

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Haley Thomforde, a senior, is a member of the women’s basketball
team at Minnesota State Moorhead

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Lilly Cook, who is deaf, is a trainer of racing
greyhounds in Australia

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Deaf Sports Library

NTID athletes in RIT hall of fame

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ntid-athletes-in-rit-hall-of-fame/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  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 announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-announcement-superintendent-north-dakoka-deaf-schoolresource-center/

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position opening
Communication Specialist
HSDC
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Department:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive use of a computer

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.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
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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DeafDigest – 12 January 2014

DeafDigest Blue – January 12, 2014

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/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-gesture-fake-interpreter-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-wasted-ci-operation/

(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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New DVD by D-PAN!

Deaf Professional Arts Network (D-PAN) is back with Volume 2 of “It’s
Everybody’s Music”.

Deaf artists sign popular songs by The White Stripes, Owl City, Carly
Rae Jepsen, The Clark Sisters, Sean Forbes, Rosa Lee and Damon Timm.

Enjoyable for both deaf and hearing people, this DVD also includes
behind-the-scenes footage from three of the songs. DVD is suitable for
all ages.

Now available at Harris Communications, “It’s Everybody’s Music: Volume
2” (DVD430) is only $19.99.

Are you interested in Volume 1 of “It’s Everybody’s Music” (DVD355)? It
is also available on the Harris Communications website.

To see a video clip of Volume 2, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB011214

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Ishikari-shi, an island in northern Japan, has become
the second municipality to accept sign language as
an official language.

A botched CI operation in Dubai on a 9-year old deaf girl
has cost the surgeon $27,000 in USA dollars.

The National Public Radio has been honored with the Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards at the
Consumer Electronics Association for designing captioned
radio that gives emergency weather alerts for the deaf.

2014 is in and that means all FCC captioning rules are now
in force. Of course there are always providers that
plead for exceptions.

The Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) officials have promised
to use sign language interpreters during emergencies.

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a letter from Gallaudet football coach Goldstein

http://deafdigest.com/2014-letter-from-gallaudet-football-coach-goldstein/

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Read what they say

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CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting  you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!

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

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

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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FAKE INTERPRETING OR FAKE GESTURES?
Which is worse? A fake interpreter during a speech at
Mandela services in South Africa? Or a hearing person
using fake gestures to try to communicate with a deaf
person one-on-one basis?
Both are bad and both are the same worse!

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

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

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first International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation
Translation Research

March 28-30, 2014

Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-signed-language-interpretation-symposium/

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A BIG C-SCAR OPERATION FOR NOTHING
Recently a deaf person wanted a CI and had an
appointment for an implant operation.
The IC surgeon cut open the deaf person’s skin
near her ear, and looked at the bone around it.
The surgeon decided that the deaf person could not
have the CI because the bone was not good enough.
That person is stuck with a C-scar for the
rest of life because of bad bone!
That deaf person is bitter about it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-wasted-ci-operation/

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

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Moon craters named after the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/moon-craters-named-after-deaf/

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A COUNTY EXECUTIVE NOT USING AN INTERPRETER
Erie County (NY) Executive Mark Poloncarz recently
gave a speech, but without an interpreter.
Why didn’t he use an interpreter? This was the question
raised by angry deaf residents of Erie County.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

did you get the sign for that word?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Although captioners and CART providers try to be as accurate as
possible, there are times when they make mistakes.

As we read through captioning errors, we have to always keep in mind
that stenocaptioners are primarily writing words phonetically, and
they are not typing out words letter by letter. As they are writing
phonetically, sometimes they stroke syllables that should be more
than one word, but the computer already knows these sounds as another
word, and it translates it incorrectly.

If a word doesn’t make sense, sometimes we need to mentally take the
syllables of the erroneous word apart in order to make it make
sense.

Some of examples of this would be:
– Steve Young is a fungi to be around

–  The lawyer recommended that they Sudan Jones for damages

– We told our realtor we wanted to Seymour houses

– After her birdie attempt, on the hole for parquet came up two feet
short

These should be:
– Steve Young is a fun guy to be around

– The lawyer recommended that they sue Dan Jones for damages

– We told our realtor we wanted to see more houses

– After her birdie attempt, on the hole for par Kay came up two feet
short

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

young children staring at your signs at restaurants; you then stare back at them to force them to back off

(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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DeafLaw

Two deaf prisoners in Kentucky have filed a lawsuit, accusing
the Department of Corrections of not providing them with
interpreters

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Did you know that –

Albert Berg was one of the pioneering players on Gallaudet’s
first football team (year 1883). After he graduated from
Gallaudet he was surprised with an offer to coach football
at Purdue University! He had no idea that some Purdue
players heard of him, possibly because of his reputation as
a stellar player at Gallaudet. Nevertheless he accepted the
offer and taught the players on Purdue’s first football
team (year 1887) how to play this sport. Berg was deaf
and had no speech skills but was able to convey instructions.
It was a one-game season and Purdue lost 48-6 to Butler
University. After that season he coached one season at
Franklin University and several seasons at Butler. Football
was just only a small part of life as he was a long time
educator at Indiana School for the Deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The name of the game in Washington, DC is politics and
poor Gallaudet cannot help get dragged into it.
The name of the new Metro (subway) stop near Gallaudet
is not Gallaudet. The name is, ouch, New York Avenue-Florida
Avenue-Gallaudet University.
The District transportation people felt it was a
compromise to make neighbors happy.
We will still call it the Gallaudet stop.

(it has since then been renamed the NoMa-Gallaudet station)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A tale is going on and you will need to determine if
it is a fact or a fiction.
A deaf-blind vendor operates a successful business,
selling hotdogs on a cart in a major city street
corner. The income he earned gave him a comfortable
lifestyle.
His son went to college and in one of his classes
(economics) he learned from the professor that
our economy is due for a nose dive.
Alarmed the son warned his deaf-blind father
that his hotdog sales will also nose dive because
of that bad economy.
As a result, the hotdog business nose dived,
forcing the father to close up his stand.
Question is – if the son kept his mouth shut,
would the father continue to think the business
was great? Or because negative thoughts entered
the father’s mind, his business nose dived?
Good economy or bad economy, people will always
be hungry around lunch time and a $2.00 hot dog
is always a bargain!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

it has always bad enough to hear these oralism
versus ASL comparisons, but now this –

oralism versus auralism

Auralism? It is anything that is related to the ear or
of the sense of hearing

Oralism? The deaf person’s preferred non-signing method
of communications.

Both definitions are completely different.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a friend was pointing at something outdoors.

I thought he said:
it is big

he actually said:
it is pig

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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
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton County, Georgia

job description and basic information at:
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698bu

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position opening
Assistant Professor; Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program, at the University of New Mexico (UNM). This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2014. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time of application. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of specialization and service. Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence. In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website http://ling.unm.edu. For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program, please see our website: http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in hand by time of application. Specialization in interpreting.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses, including theory and skills courses; (b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student interpreters; (c) evidence of an active research program; (d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification; (e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter.

Date for best consideration: January 31, 2014. Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox ( mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823396. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an AA/EOE

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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 EOE

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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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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DeafDigest – 10 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 10, 2014

— was Dennis Rodman drunk while making the deaf promise?

Dennis Rodman was a pro basketball great. He also loves
alcohol. DeafDigest mentioned that he promised to donate
the proceeds of the all-star North Korean game to a
deaf charity. Was he drunk at the time he announced
the promise? His agent, the sponsoring agency and the
North Korean officials knew nothing about it! There seems
to be no agency of the deaf in North Korea, but there is
a North Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled.
Guess we will never know the truth!

 

— what is the truth about Walt Disney?

Walt Disney, the world’s most famous cartoonist, built
up his company to the empire it is nowadays. Was he
a bigot – discriminating against women, against
blacks and against Jews? This is what famous actress
Meryl Streep is saying right now. Did Disney discriminate
against the deaf, too? A Gallaudet graduate found a job,
working for Walt Disney during the sixties, few years
before Disney passed away. Also, he was the chief
fund raiser for the John Tracy Clinic, a program for
very young deaf children! So, was he biased or wasn’t
he biased?

 

— ASL to voice & text software

Could a deaf person sign in ASL and the software would quickly
translate it to either voice and or text for the benefit of hearing
people? Tarik Sayeed, not deaf and a Canadian, thinks so. He has
been working on this project and he says that there are investors
from Silicon Valley wanting to put their money in it. The name of
Tarik’s start up company is Baby Taxi. Why that name? Good question!
DeafDigest suspects it is not really something new, as there have
been stories of other such ASL to voice or ASL to text devices.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/deafdigest1

Twitter:
@deafdigest

01/05/14 Blue edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

01/05/14 Gold edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 09 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 9, 2014

— Marlee Matlin still in spotlight

Deaf actors come and go. Deaf actresses come and go.
But Marlee Matlin continues to thrive with movies,
TV programs and TV interviews, etc. The latest is
that she will be interviewed by Arsenio Hall on his
Arsenio Hall Show on Friday January 10th. You need
to check your TV schedule for the time of the show.

 

— honoring USA’s most famous deaf military fighter

Erastus Smith, or much better known as Deaf Smith, is
our most famous deaf military man. He fought in the Texas
Revolution. for the Republic of Texas, and then with
the Texas Rangers during early 19th century. Was he really
deaf? Yes! He was also a spy and a scout. Dr. Steve Baldwin
is a one-man museum on Deaf Smith’s life.He worked with
David Pierce, Davideo Productions, on video materials
about Deaf Smith. The material is now at Texas School
for the Deaf, available open to students and the public.

 
— Sign language dying in New Zealand?

Is sign language dying in New Zealand? There was a newspaper
story saying that less and less deaf children are using sign
language. Surveys have shown that there was a 25 percent drop
among deaf people using sign language within the past 10
years, especially among deaf teenagers. It is a sad trend
because for years this sign language was suppressed by
schools for the deaf; this language survived thanks to
deaf adults using it in deaf clubs and at deaf events.
(same thing in USA).

 

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https://www.facebook.com/deafdigest1

Twitter:
@deafdigest

01/05/14 Blue edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

01/05/14 Gold edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 08 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 8, 2014

 
— stealing from a famous deaf artist

There is a book about Ann Silver, the deaf artist;
it is titled “One Way; Deaf Way.” As a young woman,
she lived in New York, and worked with the Museum
of Modern Art’s Department of Education division.
She drew a logo of Museum’s ASL interpreter. A
few days later she found out that her logo was pirated
with different versions being used by different groups
The interpreter sign hands were the same everywhere.
Even the RID logo looks almost the same but because
the organization did not commission the artwork, there
was no issue with the copyright!

 

— Sears forces a deaf person, having no TTY, to use their TTY line

Sears has a TTY line – 1-866-357-2484. Many deaf
people do not have a TTY machine, including DeafDigest
editor. He contacted Sears through a voice relay service
to discuss a matter, and was told to use their TTY number.
He explained that he does not have a TTY machine. The
Sears representative was stubborn, saying TTY line must be
used. Maybe bad Sears representatives may be part of the
reason why Sears is no longer #1 among these big box chains!

 
— The British government refuses to apologize for deaf murder

In 1971, 28-year old Eamonn McDevitt, a deaf man, was shot
to death by the British Army. There was a rioting going on
between Ireland and Northern Ireland on the border town.
Eamonn was walking home, few blocks away from the riot,
and the British Army thought he was the enemy. This story
was featured on “Hands On” TV program recently. To this
day the McDevitt family has demanded an official apology
from the Army. Still no apology!

 

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DeafDigest – 07 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 7, 2014

 
— Bad Man Dennis Rodman’s reason for the North Korean visit

Dennis Rodman, NBA’s most famous Bad Man, is ready for a
basketball game betwen past professional basketball players
and a team of North Korean all-star players on dictator
Kim Jong Un’s birthday. What is one of the reasons for
the game? He said proceeds from the game would go to a
mystery charitable organization. Mystery? He said it
would go to a charity for the deaf. Will Rodman keep
his promise? Would the dictator grab the money for
himself?

 

— turning down a VRI at a hospital

A deaf ASL-fluent signer had to be taken to the
hospital emergency room. He was critically ill
and he was dazed and confused. The mother went
with him to the hospital. At the hospital emergency
room, the medical technician turned on the VRI.
The mother said no, saying her son was in no
shape to clearly sign ASL or understand ASL.
The mother was told it was the policy of the
hospital to use VRI. The mother still refused.
After some tense moments, the hospital gave up
and sent in a real live interpreter!

 

— another deaf player in NFL

from time to time DeafDigest has mentioned
Derrick Coleman as NFL’s deaf player. Actually
there is another one – Washington Redskins’
Reed Doughty. The difference is that Reed
functions as a hearing person; no one would
really realize how badly deaf Reed is, whereas
everyone knows how deaf Derrick is. What
about Reed’s deafness? He relies on a special
helmet to allow him to communicate with his
teammates during games and practices. Many
members of Reed’s family are deaf. And Reed
often backs out of social situations because
it was so tiresome to try to catch what people
were saying – different from one on one situations.
ASL? Both Reed and Doughty do not know ASL.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 06 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 6, 2014

— a horrible revenge against a hearing aid dealer

A father of a deaf daughter was angry, thinking he
was being ripped off by a hearing aid dealer in
the fancy part of Manhattan. He said that the
hearing aid was defective. What did he do? He
sent a letter to the dealership. In the letter
was white powder. Two employees were exposed
to it. The hazmat team came over, closing off
the office, cleaning up the two contaminated
employees, and trying to figure if it was toxic
(ricin or anthrax). Police investigation is
continuing. As of right now, there are no leads.

 

— singers and musicians hate interpreters?

Why do many singers and musicians hate interpreters? There are three
reasons. First, they feel an extra person (interpreter) is one person
too many on the stage. Second, they feel the interpreter steals the
show. Third, they feel an interpreted event is more of an event for
the deaf than an event for the hearing. Are they correct with their
objections? No way! We need more and more interpreters for more
musical events!

 

— a deaf race horse driver wins $2 million in 2013

Rick Macomber, who is deaf, is a professional race horse
driver (trotters) in Indiana. He has been racing professionally
since the late nineties. It is his full time job, and he is
the only Gallaudet graduate that participates in a professional
sport. How did he do in 2013? He won 11 percent of his races,
earning total purse winnings of $2,001,103. How does he compare
with other competing drivers? He is 6th ranked driver at the
Hoosier Park, and this race track has many, many drivers, almost
all of which do not perform that well. Is Rick pocketing the
whole two million dollars in his pockets? No. It means he
won two million in purses for the owners that trust him to
race their horses. He gets a percentage of these purse winnings.

 

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DeafDigest – 05 January 2014

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/police-using-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Do hospital nurses in Great Britain treat a normal
deaf patient as one with dementia? One such nurse
did, and the deaf leaders are not too happy about it.

Andrew Myers, a deaf Australian heavy machinery
operation, lost his job because of his deafness,
despite excellent job performance. As a result,
he has filed a job discrimination lawsuit against
BHP Billiton mine.

The World Health Organization came out with its latest
stats, saying that 10 of every 1,000 children are either born deaf or become deaf as they grow up.

The Personal Independence Payment program in Great
Britain is not working too well on behalf of deaf
clients according to deaf British activists. This
program sort of resembles our SSDI program in USA.

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THESE POLICE GESTURES
A police officer was asked if they use gestures while
chasing criminals in dangerous situations.
This police officer explained that SWAT teams use
signs and gestures to communicate in situations where
silence is required.
If we, the deaf, watch these SWAT communications, we
probably will easily understand what they are saying.
But would hearing people understand? Some do; some don’t!

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

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

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The deaf at North Pole and South Pole

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-at-north-pole-and-at-south-pole/

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STORE CLERK FOLLOWING A DEAF CUSTOMER
It is annoying. You enter a store, looking for something
to buy. Someone is following you. And you are not aware
of it. That clerk is trying to ask you, behind your back,
if you need help.
The clerk thinks you are ignoring him, and he continues
to follow you, thinking you may be a shoplifter!
It really freaks you out.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

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

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OUR DEAF ATTORNEYS
We have about 150-175 attorneys that are either deaf or hard of
hearing.
Some work in private practice; some work for the government;
some work for corporations.
One such attorney who was profiled in a recent newspaper story
is Jared Allebest of Salt Lake City. Because he was not able
to find a job, he opened his private practice.

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

legislators pass bill without telling the deaf!
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legislators/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Utah Association of the Deaf

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

National Captioning Institute

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. How many Deaf Museums do we have in USA?

A. Quite a few – many schools for the deaf have their own
museums.

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:

Winter!

I live in Vermont where we have a very long winter!  As you all have heard,
it has been dangerously cold!

That reminded me to tell you something important about our DeafBlind
friends.

Winter is hard for us who are DeafBlind, because of many new obstacles

So our white cane doesn’t help much in the winter when we walk.

I have a big favor to ask of you, check on your DeafBlind friends in your
neighborhood.

Chances are they might need a short trip to the grocery store or drug store
or help shoveling their walk.

DeafBlind friends, please be safe!

Happy New Year

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:

Malaysia has been preaching equality for the deaf, yet a
movie studio recently hired a hearing actress to play
a deaf role. We wish that a deaf actress would have
been hired, instead!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1965

The Deaflympics took place in Washington, DC and in venues
around the metro Washington area. It was hosted by
Gallaudet University. President Leonard Elstad, who loved
sports big time, was thrilled to have the university to
host this event

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

84 percent

of legislators’ offices in Wales not accessible to the
deaf according to a recent survey!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Two deaf women are playing for Canadian women’s
hockey teams; Dana Carson at Ryerson College
and Dallas Boyd at York University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida

big question – is she really retired, as she has not
raced in about two years or is she still looking for
the right racing opportunity?

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Deaf Sports Library

all-time elite Gallaudet athletes, with their notable honors

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-eliteathletes/

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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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Job announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:
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position opening
Communication Specialist
HSDC
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Department:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive use of a computer

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.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
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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DeafDigest – 05 January 2014

DeafDigest Blue – January 5, 2014

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-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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“Invisible Magic” at Harris Communications

“Invisible Magic: Biographies of 112 Deaf Magicians From 28
Countries” is the second book on the subject of deaf magicians by Dr.
Simon J. Carmel and tells the stories of how these special people
overcame challenges to pursue their love of magic.

Dr. Carmel, himself a deaf magician, based this book on interviews
and research he conducted over the past five decades. There are
dozens of inspirational and heart-warming stories to read. You will
cheer the successes of people who, until now, have been invisible to
much of the world. This 400-page book includes many rare
illustrations and photographs.

Now available at Harris Communications, “Invisible Magic” (B1246)
retails for $50.00.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB010514

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 Edward Scheele, not
deaf, who just departed us. He was a designer of museums, and one of his projects was the Deaf Cultural
Center in Olathe, KS. The obit said he designed the
nation’s first deaf museum, which incidentally is not true.

Top stories about the deaf:

A new group – South West Enabling Deaf Encouraging Sign
has been formed in Ireland, to help empower its deaf
members on their rights and needs.

The Pakistan government announced their plans to increase
quota in jobs allotted for the deaf and the disabled.
The old rate was 2 percent and it is being upped to 10 percent.

Two rival groups in India – Disabled Rights Group and the
National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled are
working together to push for the passing of the Disability
Rights Bill

Terry Riley, a Coda, is the CEO of the British Sign Language
Broadcasting Trust. For his work in getting sign language
into TV programs he has been honored with a Order of the British Empire.

Alex Nowak, who is deaf, has been performing as sign language
news announcer on a British TV news program. It was part
of a public campaign by the TV station to give short term opportunities
for the deaf and the disabled.

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A BIG DEAF TALKER
Years ago there was a popular deaf man in a Deaf
Community. He was a big talker and always had easy
answers for complicated Deaf Issues.
He was asked to serve on an important committee
with the National Association of the Deaf. He accepted.
Did he help much with the committee? No, he was quiet
and silent all the time!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/

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

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Elected deaf public officials

list is at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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WHO IS BETTER DRIVER – DEAF OR HEARING?
Many hearing people think deaf people cannot drive.
We, the deaf, are successful drivers because we use
our eyes.
Many hearing drivers talk on cell phones, drive
too fast, break too many traffic laws, etc, etc.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

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

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2014 Deaf National Basketball Tournament

April 10-12, 2014
Concord, North Carolina

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

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SUCH AN OUTDATED LAW
Years ago we, the deaf, had to use a modem to work with M15 or M28 TTY machines.
In Australia, there was a law that said if someone
picked up the modem on the first phone ring, it is a
$1500 fine in Australian dollars. Not sure if this
law is still on the Australian books – but for the
deaf, listening for modem rings is a big problem!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

I don’t understand sign language but you sign the best ever!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The FCC is currently in the process of seeking updated information on the closed captioning of video clips delivered by Internet protocol (“IP”).

The Commission has already imposed closed captioning requirements on the owners, providers, and distributors of IP-delivered video programming. They had initially determined that the IP closed captioning rules initially should apply to full-length
programming and not to video clips or outtakes. However, consumer groups filed
a petition for reconsideration of this issue.

Now the FCC is asking for comments on the current state of captioning of IP-delivered
video clips. Among the questions they are asking are: “What portion of IP-delivered
video clips generally, and IP-delivered news clips specifically, are captioned?
Has the availability of captioned versions of such clips been increasing? What
is the quality of the captioning on IP-delivered video clips?”

If you have an opinion about this issue, please submit your comments by January
27, 2014. Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing
the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/

You can access more information about this at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-26/pdf/2013-30835.pdf

For help with commenting on the FCC website, you can email ecfshelp@fcc.gov

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

audiologists that play games during hearing tests!

(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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DeafLaw

Do our deaf attorneys use sign language or do they
communicate orally?

This was the issue posted on a web site.

Truth? Many deaf attorneys communicate orally, but
again, we also have many deaf attorneys that use
sign language!

Comes out even

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Did you know that –

Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a deaf British woman, wore two
hats exceptionally well, earning a doctorate in Mathematics
at Oxford and winning raves from her peers, and also
as a politician, serving as Lord Mayor of Manchester from 1975 to 1976 and then advising Margaret Thatcher on
educational issues.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ken Burns, the famed filmmaker, recently featured a film
over the PBS, titled “Wounded Knee of 1890.”
What about it? Well, the story mentioned a deaf tribesman
accidentally firing the first shot, thus triggering the infamous
battle.
Said a Deaf Historian “Research needs to verify if a deaf
tribesman did indeed cause the start of the battle.  Or was it
a lame excuse by U.S. Government?”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper forgetting
its own history?
This newspaper ran a piece outlining important events
in for the past 175 years.
Yes, it mentioned Rochester School for the Deaf
(1876) but did not mention the NTID!
The newspaper completely forgets that NTID has
enhanced Rochester as a great American city!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A well known deaf person and a well known hearing person both attend a big hearing reception. The deaf person
works his way through the crowd, saying hi, shaking hands,
but does not get into a conversation in depth. The hearing
person does the same thing – except that he gets into
conversation in depth.

At the end of the reception, everyone goes home. Has the
deaf person made some new contacts at the reception?
Probably not. What about the hearing person? Probably so.

Is this why deafness is a curse at receptions?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

the deaf employee thought the boss said:
I pay the bill

the boss actually said:
I paid the bill

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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
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton County, Georgia

job description and basic information at:
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698bu

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position opening
Assistant Professor; Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program, at the University of New Mexico (UNM). This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Appointment will begin in August 2014. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time of application. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of specialization and service. Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence. In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website http://ling.unm.edu. For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program, please see our website: http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in hand by time of application. Specialization in interpreting.

Preferred Qualifications:
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses, including theory and skills courses; (b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student interpreters; (c) evidence of an active research program; (d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification; (e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter.

Date for best consideration: January 31, 2014. Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox ( mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823396. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an AA/EOE

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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 EOE

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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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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

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DeafDigest – 03 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 3, 2014

— deaf could know ice cream truck is coming without hearing the bell

For years, hearing children knew ice cream truck was coming
into their neighborhood just by hearing the bell. It is different
with a deaf child, having to look for the truck to come by. Not
any more? In Eslov, Sweden, the ice cream man sends text to tell
the neighborhood kids that his truck is coming soon. Why the
change? The hearing neighbors complained that the bell was
too loud for them. It forced the driver to stop using the bell!
Maybe this is the best way for the deaf to know of these trucks.

 

— how does a deaf-blind law school student keep up in classes?

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Haben Girma, who is
deaf-blind, is taking law school classes at Harvard. How is
she able to keep up with the classes? Different ways –
Harvard disability service office converts text books into
braille; digital screen displays are converted again into a
braille printer; files saved in flash drives are converted
into a digital braille computer; a “notetaker” types questions
on Apple which also goes into braille computer. DeafDigest
does not know if she uses a tactile sign language interpreter
since it was not mentioned in an interview with her.

 

— captions turned off at end of the Derrick Coleman interview

Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, is the #1 favorite player
among deaf fans that root for Seattle Seahawks. He was
recently interviewed on the NFL website, and yes, this
interview was captioned. But at the end of the interview,
the rest of the video was not captioned. Deaf fans watching
the video were not too happy about it – and – screamed at
the NFL. Anxious to make deaf fans happy, NFL has agreed
to fully caption the entire video, and not just the
Derrick Coleman interview only. What is next – for deaf
fans that root for their own favorite teams to demand
that team website videos be captioned. Will NFL do that?
Hope so.

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DeafDigest – 02 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 2, 2014

 
— a President refuses to have his speech interpreted

Taiwan president President Ma Ying-jeou has refused to allow
his New Year speech be interpreted for the deaf! And even
worse, his speech was not captioned! The Taiwan Association
for Disability Rights is very angry about it. Why did the
president refuse? His office would not explain why – but
it was not the first time he has refused interpreters!

 

— a deaf person in an incomplete movie

A movie – Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto has been shot. It features
ghetto survivor Eugene Bergman, a deaf man and a retired professor
of English at Gallaudet. Money talks, and when it ran out, the
filming has been stopped, with just three scenes to go plus
post-production editing. Those wanting to know more about the
film and the finances, should email Claire Bergman at
cebergman53@gmail.com. The Documentaries in Progress is the
production company behind the filming.

 
— dancing for the joy of it

Ted Renaud, a deaf man of Florence, Massachusetts, loves to dance.
He attends dance events in small towns in the state, dancing
as many as 4 or 5 times a week. He is such a well known figure
in these dance halls that many hearing women love to dance
with him. He continues dancing until the program is shut down
for the evening/ One time it was 7 AM! He cannot hear the music
nor knows the beats, but his eyes quickly pick up the action and
he knows what dance it is. And many women, knowing of his deafness,
would gently cue him into the right dance. Ted must be a young man,
dancing so often? No! He is 63 years old. To stay in shape for
these dances, he works out at a gym on a regular basis. He has
been at it for four years so far.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 1, 2014

— an unusual honor for a deaf man in a hall of fame

Ralph Daniels, a deaf man, has been inducted into the
Beaufort High School (NC) athletic hall of fame.
Why was it unusual? Because as a fan, he attended every
single Beaufort HS athletic event for fifty years! It
is in the Supporter category that he has been enshrined.
Just by seeing his face in the stands made every Beaufort
athlete feel at home!

 

— FCC with us and not with us?

The FCC issued two announcements. One announcement seems to
support our captioning needs. But the other announcement
may not support our captioning needs! The first announcement
is to ask why we want captions on the videos. The second
announcement is to ask providers why they do not want
captions. Always something good with something bad!

 

— these fake-deaf peddlers

Everywhere in the world, we see peddlers, saying they are deaf,
and that they need money. Are all of them deaf? Many of them
are not deaf, yet use fake-gestures to try to convince the
soft-hearted hearing people of their deafness. A group of these
fake-deaf peddlers in two Thailand towns were caught on video
and posted on the internet. For some reason, the Thai police
would not arrest them for illegal solicitation.

 
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DeafDigest – 01 January 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 31, 2013

— a double no-interpreter irony causes frustrations

a group of deaf people wanted to file a formal complaint
with a government agency about lack of interpreters on
local TV news programs. A meeting date was set up. But
this meeting was postponed for a big reason – no
interpreter showed up! It could only happen, not in USA,
but in Hong Kong, this cruel double no-interpreter irony!

 

— our deaf friendly (and deaf unfriendly) restaurants

A wheelchair activist is pushing to have disabled, the
blind and the deaf use a new app to rate restaurants
as disability-friendly or disability-unfriendly. For
us, the deaf, a restaurant can be very unfriendly for
many reasons – without restaurant owners being aware
of it (and costing him money and deaf patrons). So
far, this activist has 10,000 reviews and 10,000 app
downloads.

 

— a movie about a champion deaf athlete

Ashley Fiolek, who has not raced competitively in
motocross in about two years, is having a movie
about her championship feats. The name of the movie
is “Kicking Up Dirt” and it is being shot soon.
In her prime she has won four women’s world motocross
championships, and stepped out, at the age of 21.
She is still making personal appearances at public
events.

 

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