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DeafDigest – 28 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 1, 2014

— a non-captioned deaf movie becoming captioned 35 years later

In 1979, the movie “And Your Name is Jonah” featuring deaf child
Jeff Bravin was the talk of the Deaf Community. It was not
captioned (remember the captioning device did not become available
until a year later). Gallaudet had to caption that movie so it
could be shown to everyone on the campus. Many years later that
movie finally became captioned, and we all realized that we missed
out a lot in that movie in 1979. Said Bravin, now an administrator
at American School for the Deaf “What¹s interesting is that the plot
of the movie remains true for many deaf students today?

 

 

— the worst actors on the theatrical stage for the deaf

Who are the worst actors on the theatrical stage? An interpreter
said that many interpreters think they have to be good actors
in order to do interpreting on the stage. The truth is that most
interpreters cannot act! They may be the best ASL theatrical
interpreters in the world but they may also be the world’s worst
actors! Who cares as long as we understand these play lines.

 

— immigrant taxi drivers afraid to communicate with the deaf?

Many taxi drivers are immigrants. For some of us, we have had
bad experiences trying to communicate with some immigrant
taxi drivers. Even when we carefully use gestures, many
immigrants do not understand such gestures! And sometimes
they struggle to understand our handwritten notes. Some taxis
have iPads in front of back seats, which is great for us.
But some taxis don’t. In Vancouver, BC, there was an agreement
between the Vancouver Taxi Association, the B.C. Coalition of
People with Disabilities and the City of Vancouver to require
taxis to be deaf-friendly and disability-friendly. Are we seeing
that in American cities?

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DeafDigest – 28 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 27 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 27, 2014

— becoming a hospital resident

Jessica Dunkley, a deaf woman, graduated from the University
of Ottawa Medical School. All medical school graduates must
 become residents at hospitals before they are accepted
officially as physicians. All doctors go through this.
But for Jessica, it was difficult. She graduated from
medical school in 2010 but had to wait four years before
a hospital in Alberta would accept her as a resident.
Why? Old story – discrimination, discrimination and
discrimination!

 

— deaf-friendly law firm

many deaf people need legal assistance and have been
frustrated by hearing attorneys that are not able to
communicate with them; and interpreters can be very
expensive. And many deaf attorneys do not have their
own private practices but work for someone else.
What about Great Britain? The Solicitors Regulation
Authority has an award – Deaf Law Quality Mark. It
was just given to Howells Solicitors, a law firm with
branches in several British cities. This award honors
law firms that are deaf-friendly. Do we have this such
type of honor in USA? No.

 

 

— a deaf model honored by a national TV network

Amrita TV is a TV network in Malaysia. It provides
news and entertainment programs. One of the programs
is Super Model, a reality TV show. And a recent winner
is Sophia Joe, a deaf woman, who is 5’8 tall, and
attends classes at a Malaysian university. Her background
is impressive – modeling dresses at fashion shows,
several movie roles, competing in national and local
pageants, a track and field athlete. and doing some
glass painting and jewelry designs.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 26, 2014

— A deaf convention was a surprise for a deaf woman

In 2012, Tina Webb, a deaf graduate of North Carolina School
for the Deaf, attended a deaf convention in Las Vegas. She
grew up as an adopted daughter of a hearing family. At
the convention she bumped into a deaf South Korean leader.
Anxious to know about her real parents that gave her up for
adoption, she asked this leader some questions, using
Google Translate. Much to her shock, the deaf leader knew
her birth father from work! It led to a joyful family
reunion in South Korea. Back home in North Carolina
she works with deaf adults at group homes.

 

 

— ugly small town politics

Selah is a small town in Washington with just 7,000 residents.
And small town politics can be ugly. Ashleigh Elizabeth Rice,
a deaf woman, was a lifeguard at the Selah swimming pool.
When the old mayor was replaced by a new mayor, she lost
her lifeguard job. Said a person familiar with the
situation, someone forced the new mayor to remove the
deaf woman from her job. Luckily, few weeks later the
new mayor changed mind and gave the old job back to her.
Politics should never interfere with lifesaving skills
at the swimming pool!

 

 

— a deaf social worker with an interesting background

Rosa Guzman, who is deaf, is a clinical social worker
in Massachusetts. She works with deaf clients that
need counseling. On the side she teaches ASL at a
local college. There is another side to her – a
professional bikini and figure competitor that
have won prizes in competitive programs. It looks
like bodybuilding but it is not. In bodybuilding,
judges look for extreme muscles. In figures, judges
look for the best figures. A while ago DeafDigest
mentioned a deaf bodybuilder, which is what Rosa
is not. Confusing? Yes!

 

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DeafDigest – 25 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 25, 2014

— an important golf official in Great Britain

People in Great Britain love to play golf. There
is golfing competition between golf clubs. Each
club has a captain, who is responsible for running
the program (more like general manager in pro sports
in USA). One such club is Ellesmere Port Golf Club.
The club members recently appointed Peter Baker as
the club captain. He is deaf. He is responsible
for everything – schedules, rules, course upkeeping,
golfing policies, fund raising, recruiting top golfers,
etc. He is also a member of the national British
Deaf Golf team.

 

 

— a new law in Arkansas

Arkansas has passed a new law, requiring interpreters to be
licensed. These interpreters must have either a RID card,
a BEI card, a QAST card, a EIPA card or some other acceptable
certificate. Will more states copy Arkansas’ new law?
(these abbreviations are interpreter certificates with
different certifying groups). Remember not too long ago,
the state hired a person, with no sign language knowledge,
to serve as vocational rehabilitation interpreter. Public
outcry forced the state to rescind its job offer.

 

 

— Citibank hangs up on deaf relay calls

A deaf person wanted to discuss a credit card transaction
with Citibank, using the relay service. She tried 13 different
times in a 4-day span and was hung up each time by the Citibank
customer service representatives. Frustrated, she told this
story with a newspaper reporter who then contacted the
bank’s outreach team. They told her it was not the policy
of Citibank to hang up on deaf customers! Fortunately for
the deaf person, the outreach team had the credit card
issue resolved. It is very scary if other banks copy
Citibank’s behavior towards the deaf.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 24, 2014

— a rare job for a deaf person

A Coda was vacationing in Dominican Republic, staying
at a hotel. She learned that the hotel has two deaf
employees, and one of them is a lifeguard! In USA,
we have known of deaf indidivuals wanting to become
lifeguards. Only they have been told the deaf cannot
become lifeguards which leads to job discrimination
lawsuits. Not that so in the Dominican Republic,
which doesn’t even have a ADA to begin with!

 

— cruelest boxer of all time

Kid McCoy, not deaf, was a pro boxing champion and was
voted as one of a boxing magazine’s 100 greatest
punchers of all time. He was also the cruelest boxer!
He fought a deaf boxer in a 1893 match. During the
fight, McCoy stopped and walked to his corner; the
deaf boxer thought the round has ended. The bell
was never rung, but the deaf boxer didn’t know that.
He walked to his corner and was hit from behind
by McCoy for a knockout. Nearly 55 years later, there
was a new invention – flashing red lights at the
boxing ring corners, to alert all boxers, including
deaf boxers that the round has ended. That invention,
unfortunately didn’t help McCoy’s deaf opponent.

 

— a new deaf entertainer

The 10th annual Black Choreographers Festival
is taking place right now in San Francisco.
One of the choreographers during the festival
is Antoine Hunter. He is deaf. Choreography
is dance body movements during a musical.
The newspaper said Antoine is a rising star,
giving strong performances.

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DeafDigest – 23 February 2014

DeafDigest Gold - February 23, 2014

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-london/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unfriendly-for-deaf-foodtrucks/

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

Deaf population in the city of Frederick and Frederick
county in Maryland is quite high. For that reason, the
Frederick Chamber of Commerce staged a workshop on how
make businesses more deaf friendly. Examples are digital
cash register displays (more and more take out places
lack these displays) and menus that are easy to point -
as opposed to trying to point to a wall menu 20 feet
away and 5 feet high)

Deaf people of Illawarra, a region in Australia, are
complaining about cuts to deaf services.

The director of special education in Zaire has admitted
that deaf students are being taught by unqualified
teachers.

Students at Eastern Michigan University are signing a
petition to add ASL as a new class on the campus.

A newspaper story in India said:
Stigma thrives for India's 60 million disabled

This headline is puzzling because stigma means
disgrace, and thrives means being fortunate

To be in disgrace and to be fortunate???????

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>From personal stories, to sign language instruction, to entertaining
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DEAF FRIENDLY? FOOD TRUCKS OR HANDCART TRUCKS
    Washington, DC has many food trucks that serve meals for
hungry workers during lunch hour. There are also many handcart
trucks.
    Which is more deaf friendly? Food trucks or handcart trucks?
Almost all food trucks are not deaf friendly. Very difficult
for vendors to see the menu on the walls of their trucks.
Very easy to point to the menu with handcart trucks.
    It is frustrating about these food trucks!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit: 
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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
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300 LANGUAGES, 300 SIGN LANGUAGES, 300 INTERPRETERS?
    London, one of the world's largest cities, has people
that speak 300 different languages.
    Does it mean there are also 300 different sign languages?
And also, 300 different interpreters (one for each language)?
    Just wondering.

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more information about the 2014 ADARA conference
Pittsburgh, PA
March 13-15, 2014

click on:
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(includes breakout sessions and special events)

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A WIN FOR FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
    Florida School for the Deaf and Blind will not have to worry
about a 7-Eleven's plans for a store practically across the
street from the campus.
    It would have created a heavy traffic, placing school students
at jeopardy.
    The win was sealed when the St. Augustine's Historic 
Architectural Review Board turned down the 7-Eleven's proposal.

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

Colleges that hide ADA services web pages!
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    Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
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35th World's Largest Silent Weekend in Orlando, Florida June 19-22

See why over 500 ASL students, ASL teachers and interpreters from 32
states attended the World's Largest Silent Weekend in 2013.   Check
out www.DrSign.com for information on the 35th venue this summer
offering over 150 hours of seminars from presenters, including the
former President of RID, an ASL book author, and others such as Crom
Saunders, Peter Cook, Trix Bruce, etc.  There are classes for
everyone ranging from no functional skills all the way to certified
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Deaf Pin of the Week - a picture

Gallaudet Success pin

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many fluent deaf ASL signers refuse to apply
for CDI certificate?

A. Costly - testing fees, transportation, lodging and
meals to the testing site. And if one fails the test,
must retake the test with another fee payment.

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: 

Going to Disney World!

I'm going to Disney World soon.  Being DeafBlind I needed to make 
arrangements for my interpreting needs.

Disney World will provide me with tactile interpreter services 
(One to one). 

They will interpret only what is scheduled to interpret for potential 
Deaf people in the audience. 

So plan in advance, 2 weeks' notice will get you all set to go!  

Oh SSP?  No, that is not their responsibility.

I guess I'll ask Minnie to SSP me to the shows!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that there is always more money for Deaf Education
on the state and federal levels; leaving these
funds alone while politicians cut other different
fundings

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DeafHistory:

Year 1999 - after a tornado hit parts of Oklahoma, a
survey was taken of the Deaf Community in the state.
It was revealed that many deaf people were afraid
of not being informed during these tornado emergencies.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

interpreting programs in the Minnesota Twin Cities
area

yet, there are countless jobs that go unfilled or are
given to unqualified signers rather than credible
interpreters

(comment by Twin Cities interpreter Rebecca Rick in
a recent newspaper interview)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

deaf swimmer Mia Pietropola, a freshman at State Behrend
won 3 championships at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate 
Conference Championships

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Scott Gorgen, minor league baseball, St Louis Cardinals

no longer in minors; was released by the parent team

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deaf athletes that won medals in hearing Olympics

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

  *  Director of Human Services - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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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
full-time Case Manager position
Sanderson Community Center
Taylorsville, Utah,

Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
in Taylorsville, Utah, is seeking applicants for a *full-time Case
Manager position*, 40 hours per week, starting range at
$18.38-$24.59/hour, with full state benefits including medical,
dental, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and 
holiday leave, etc.

The person in this position will provide case management services
to individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing most often in
one-on-one settings (perform needs assessments, crisis intervention,
create service plans, make referrals, provide follow up support,
maintain confidentiality), coordinate with outside agencies to obtain
needed accommodations and coordinate service delivery, network to
develop community partnerships, provide workshops, as well as to
identify systems needs, develop policy and advocate for systems
change.  Requirements are a Bachelors or Masters degree in a human
service related field, ASL fluency and knowledge of Deaf culture, and
professional experience in a similar capacity.  Preference will be
given to candidates who are able to obtain qualifying licensure.

*For full list of requirements, job description, benefits,
supplemental information, and to apply for the position, please visit
the DSDHH Case Manager announcement:  https://statejobs.utah.gov

Applications will be accepted until March 12, 2014 11:59 PM

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position opening
The Project Manager/ Interim Director
Denali Deaf Community Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Ok well then that makes that easy to decide. 
We would like to run the ad for 2 weeks. 
Invoice: Denali Deaf Community Center 
email: media.denalidcc@gmail.com

The Project Manager/ Interim Director is contracted to be the interim
Chief Executive Officer of Denali Deaf Community Center. The Director
reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the
organization's consistent achievement of its mission, corporate
compliance and financial objectives. In program development, grant
management and administration, the Director will:

Specific Executive responsibilities:
1.    Provide Visionary Leadership by ensuring DDCC has an effective
strategic plan and objectives to achieve its mission, demonstrating
organizational movement toward goals with consistent and timely
progress.
2.    Ensure Fiscal Stability by developing program, organizational
and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry
out plans and policies authorized by the board.
3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all
areas of the organization's work.
4.    Maintain official records, ensure compliance with no profit
regulations, for profit business enterprise, federal, state and local
regulations, ensure grant compliance with the State of Alaska.
5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and
trends in the field including social enterprise and business
development & participating in professional organizations.

In budget and finance, the Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices for the DDCC as a non profit and corresponding for profit
companies including a cafe, commercial kitchen and facility rental. 
2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in
preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget
guidelines.
3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the
organization to carry out its work by building unrestricted cash
reserves.
4.    Jointly, with the Executive Committee of the board of
directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and
jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
5.    Manage a 2.6 million dollar budget, ensuring appropriate fiscal
compliance is in place with state use of funds. 

In Project Management the Director will:
1.    Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and
recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and
completing action plans; implementing production, productivity,
quality, and customer-service standards.
2.    Coordinate contracting, bids and monitor contractor
deliverables, resolving problems; completing audits; identifying
trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
3.    Mange project funds via financial objectives by forecasting
requirements; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances;
initiating corrective actions.

In communications, the Director will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of
the organization and all important factors influencing it.
2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and
goals.
3.    Effectively communicate to Deaf and Hearing, in ASL, writing
English, verbalization and gesture.
4.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative
arrangements with community groups and organizations.
5.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to
agencies, organizations, and the general public.  Participate in
community membership organizations.
6.    Enhance DDCC's reputation by accepting ownership for
accomplishing new and different projects; exploring opportunities to
add value to agency accomplishments.

In relations with staff, the Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of
all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
2.    Accomplish human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting,
orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and
disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning,
monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and
reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and
procedures.           Ensure that job descriptions are developed,
that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human
resource practices are in place.
3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate
provision for succession, is in place.
4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and
assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total
program of the organization.
5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a
diverse staff of top quality people.  

Skills/Qualifications include but are not limited to: Proficiency
ASL, Developing Budgets, Coaching, Supervision, Staffing, Project
Management, Management Proficiency, Process Improvement, Tracking
Budget Expenses, Self-Development, Planning, Performance Management,
Inventory Control, Communication, and Corporate Compliance.

Physical Demands: sitting, speaking, reading, driving, use of
computers, video phones, some lifting, bending and moving objects and
equipment.

Email cover letter & resume to mailto:alaskadeafcenter@gmail.com by 3/7/14

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position opening
Associate Dean of Deaf Studies
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in
teaching and learning within a Learning College philosophy and
environment. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs
and activities of the Deaf Studies Division in Academic Affairs.
Exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical
staff. Coordinate assigned activities with other College departments,
divisions, and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs.

The Associate Dean is responsible for the following academic programs
and services: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Program, Deaf
Education Para-Professional Program, Deaf Preparation Program,
Interpreter Preparation Program, Gallaudet University Regional
Center, and DeafTEC program.

ILLUSTRATIVE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 
A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a
combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Possession of a master's degree; and one year of formal training,
internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the
administrator's administrative assignment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Application packets must be submitted to the Human Resources Office
by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th at 5:00 PM. For full description
and to application instructions, visit http://apptrkr.com/438013

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position opening
Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager
State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services
Olympia, Washington

full information and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/assistive-communication-technology-program-manager-dual-language-asl/

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty positions
NTID
Rochester, NY

INSTRUCTIONAL/SUPPORT FACULTY POSITIONS-NTID
NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of   Education,
it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students.   Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology. 

NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of
every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions
that each person makes to the educational process based on their
ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and
experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit
http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
NTID is currently accepting applications for the following
positions: 

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search: 917BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty  Keyword Search: 916BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty   Keyword Search: 914BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty   Keyword Search: 915BR.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and will continue
until the position is filled. The hiring of successful candidates is
contingent on the availability of budgetary resources.

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!
opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:      Staff Interpreter
Location:       Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:  Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment,
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files,
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor's degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience;
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Case Managers
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred;
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years.
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver's license.

Job Title:      Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration,
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation,
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture,
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents); valid driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL;
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach,
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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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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DeafDigest – 23 February 2014

DeafDigest Blue - February 23, 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/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/different-sign-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-refusing-certification/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Now on Sale: "Secret Signs"

"Secret Signs" is a novel of murder in the Deaf world. Written by
T.J. Waters, this book tells the story of Amy Kellen, a video relay
service interpreter who witnesses a murder of a deaf client during a
video call.

Amy is thrust into intersecting worlds of intrigue - and finds her
and her daughter the target of assassins.

Regularly $19.95, "Secret Signs" (B1174) is now on sale at Harris
Communications for $17.96.

To find out more, go to: 
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB022314

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:

Siobhan Brindley, a young deaf woman, has been crowned
Miss Quinton Galaxy in England and will be one of the
challengers for the Miss Galaxy England honors. If she
wins then it is the Miss Galaxy World honors.

A hearing man was teasing his deaf friend in Key West,
Florida. A tourist, seeing it all and not realizing
the teased person was deaf, got angry and punched the
hearing man! For that he was arrested by the police.

The Community Emergency Response Team in Houston, sponsored
by the Houston Center for Independent-Living Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing consisted of 10 deaf people, one hearing person,
two interpreters and two interpreting interns. they worked
together at the Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Rodeo 
Round-up last week.

Critics in Iowa are accusing Iowa Department of Human Rights
of not doing much to hire the deaf in high level positions.

Canadians are saying that their nation is not doing much
to promote the needs of the deaf and the disabled.

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

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STUCK BETWEEN ASL AND FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE

    A true story. A deaf American tourist met with
a deaf French friend.
    The American tourist wanted to practice his
French Sign Language; the French friend wanted
to practice his ASL.
    As a result, both deaf men no longer get along
with each other!
    Funny or sad?

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/different-sign-languages/

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

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Hotel Hassler, Rome, Italy, owned by Roberto Wirth, deaf hotelier 
http://deafdigest.com/hotel-hassler-rome-owned-by-dea/

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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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INTERPRETERS MUST BE CERTIFIED

    A director of a deaf agency told DeafDigest editor
last week about the best interpreter the agency has
ever had.
    There was one problem. That interpreter was not
certified. When clients realized he was not certified
he lost many, many interpreting jobs.
    Did he learn his lesson to get certified? No, that
interpreter was still stubborn and refused to be
certified!
    Why?

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-refusing-certification/

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

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A new addition to the list of
Deaf Participants in TV reality shows

James Vea, Australia, The Block

up to date list at:
http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

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LAW CENTER FOR THE DEAF IN ENGLAND
    For years the Royal Association of the Deaf in Great
Britain operated its own Deaf Law Center.
    Like with a number of deaf law centers in USA that
have closed in recent years, the RAD Law Center is due
to close. The last day is February 28, 2014.
    Why? Same old story - lack of funding.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

last week's hate

being asked:
why are you at this event? You're not a member of
our organization

An interpreter responded:

I am a member of a black deaf organization but I am white and
hearing. When visitors see me, they assume I am the interpreter.
They do not realize I am part of the organization and support
its goals and give back to the community.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As the 2014 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week comes to a
close, we can look back and celebrate memorable moments from across
the country. This awareness week took place February 16-22, 2014.
One significant event took place during Court Reporting and
Captioning Week that was of particular interest to captioners across
the nation. On February 20, 2014, the FCC adopted new rules for
television closed captioning that address concerns about captioning
quality.

The new rules address quality standards for accuracy, timing, program
completeness, and placement of closed captions
The rules distinguish between prerecorded, live, and near-live
programming and recognize the greater difficulties involved with
captioning live and near-live programming.

It is important for all people who use closed captioning to become
familiar with what quality captioning is. Consumers should not have
to put up with poor, inaccurate captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

when lights go out suddenly, you do not know if power is off
or if someone rang the door signaler

(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

A newspaper story praised the St. Paul Saints, an independent minor
league team, for its most accessible park in the nation for the
hearing-impaired and the disabled.

For the hearing impaired, there are these auditory aids.

The newspaper article said NOTHING about ASL interpreters for the
deaf.

Is St. Paul Saints breaking the law despite bragging about its
most accessible ball park?

.......

Did you know that -

Carlo Orlandi was a deaf boxer from Italy that participated in the
1928 Olympics. He won a gold in the lightweight class. He compiled
a 97-19 won/lost record in his boxing career.

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Advocacy in some cases may not necessarily pay off. A deaf agency
in a mid-sized American city joined forces with other agencies
serving the disabled to fight for equal rights within the city limits.
    The city mayor, disturbed about these lobbying efforts, has pulled
all Community Development Block Grants off the table! He made that move
to avoid future lawsuits filed by these affected agencies.
    Said the upset Deaf Agency executive director "our advocacy
work has backfired and we feel that social service agencies
should not be punished for the mismanagement of the city."

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     It happened about a decade ago and it is happening
again nowadays - deaf swindlers cheating deaf investors
out of their money.
    A big story broke out this week about the SEC
ordering a Deaf Ponzi Scheme to cease and desist in
Hawaii. The amount involved was told to be in millions
of dollars.
    DeafDigest feels bad for deaf investors that have
lost their money, the same as what happened about
a decade ago.
    As a matter of fact, DeafDigest routinely turns down
requests on money-making ads when claims are dubious.

(sad to say, swindling and scams by the deaf on the deaf
continues)

......

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A person who is fluent in ASL, but refuses to get his
RID certificate, said:

It is very expensive to get, and if a person fails then he has to
pay another set of fees to retake. And the person must travel
to the testing site, paying for lodging and meals.

Bottom line:
I won't get my certificate!

.......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

two men, one deaf, one hearing, love to go fishing

The deaf fisher thought the hearing fisher said:
I caught a mike

Mike as in a microphone, fished out of water?

he actually said:
I caught a pike

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

  *  Director of Human Services - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

  *  Community Advocate - Los Angeles, CA

  *  Community Advocate - Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

  *  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
Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

Case Manager Position with Deaf Services Team

BJC Behavioral Health in St. Louis, Missouri has an immediate opening on 
our Deaf Services team for a Case Manager. The case manager works with 
individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and 
emotional disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing adults and children.  Preferred that the case manager have 
knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic interventions to 
promote optimal mental health.

Position communicates directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals 
who are oral and do not use sign language as well as clients who are 
fluent in sign language.

Position requires flexibility to work on a team and within various 
settings in the community mental health system including clients. homes. 
BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records and Microsoft 
Office software including MS Word as well as clinical computer programs.
Job duties will include case management as well as clinical assessments 
for new and existing clients.

Minimum requirements:
         * Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology
         * Experience with mental health and the deaf/HOH population . 1 
year or more
         * Fluent and culturally competent in American Sign Language
Preferred qualifications:
         * Certification as Sign Language Interpreter
         * Licensure as an LCSW or LPC
         * MS Office programs . 2 years or more
For more information about our Deaf Services program and team, please 
visit our website at http://www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org/deafservices

For questions, qualified candidates may contact:  Laura Shapiro, MSW, 
ACSW, LCSW, at mailto:Laura.Shapiro@bjc.org

To apply online, please click the link or visit our website, 
http://www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org , select employment and search for Case 
Manager, Deaf Services.

https://joinbjc.carenet.org/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1125599&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

or

http://tinyurl.com/mnrc8yf

Legal Statement
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate 
the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this 
position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive 
list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of 
employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open position
Deaf Studies Faculty Member
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA

POSITION:
         Deaf Studies Faculty Member - Deaf Studies/Humanities Division
This is a full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position.

Start Date: September, 2014

COMPENSATION:         Salary: Minimum $42,921-$50,000.  Actual salary will be 
commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA 
Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full State benefits.

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY:        The Deaf Studies Department is seeking to expand 
its program.  It houses both the American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf 
Studies curricula within the Deaf Studies program.  We currently offer a 
variety of levels of ASL courses, from American Sign Language I to 
American Sign Language VI.  Courses in Deaf Studies are also offered.  ASL 
classes are limited to twenty students and the focus is an interactive, 
proficiency-oriented pedagogical approach.  The HCC Deaf Studies faculty 
is committed to offering a vibrant and innovative curriculum that includes 
advanced classes and addresses different learning styles for our diverse 
student population.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1.        Teaches a wide variety of ASL and Deaf Studies courses, 
such as American Sign Language I-IV, Introduction to Deaf Studies, and 
Deaf History.
2.        Assists in curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
3.        Integrates computer technology into coursework, as appropriate.
4.        Provides academic advising.
5.        Maintains regular office hours.
6.        Attends regularly scheduled Department, Division and College 
meetings.
7.        Participates in College Governance Committees, and other 
committees, task forces, sub-committees, and other activities as 
requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:        Master's Degree in ASL instruction, Deaf 
Studies, Deaf Education, or closely related field ; native or near native 
fluency in ASL; ASLTA certification or ability to obtain certification 
within one year of hire; demonstrates effective teaching skills including 
interactive teaching and current pedagogical strategies; excellent written 
skills in English; teaching experience in higher education; commitment to 
teaching a student body diverse in abilities, age, ethnicity, race and 
gender orientation; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, 
staff, and student body.

*NOTE:  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:         Community college teaching experience; 
experience with using multimedia technology in the classroom; interest and 
ability to create community-based events; experience in administrative 
tasks such as writing course proposals, syllabus design and annual 
reports.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:        Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as 
stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their 
background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of 
this position.

TO APPLY: 
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in 
the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be 
conducted for all positions.

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents 
online to:

http://www.hcc.edu/careers

         Resume, Cover Letter, and List of 3 Professional References. (When 
preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred 
qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if 
applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

DEADLINE: 
Screening will begin with applications received by March 
14, 2014.  Additional applications may be considered until position is 
filled.

Website:  http://www.hcc.edu

***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

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open position
Principal
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA 

Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) is seeking applicants for the
Principal position.  This position is the instructional leader for
the education program at ISD.  The Principal works with the
Superintendent to provide a comprehensive educational program for
students pre-school through transition to adult life The Principal is
the direct line administrative authority and professional leader of
the department's staff and students.  Responsibilities include
leadership of education programs, coordination of all activities of
the department and collaboration with other departments in order to
provide quality education for all students

Interested candidates should send resume, credentials, official
transcripts, and three professional references to Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs,
IA 51503-7898 by March 14, 2014.   Or contact Human Resources at
Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org 
for more information. 

View general school information and job description under the
"employment" link on ISD's web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org 

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position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health Outreach Coordinator
RHA Behavioral Health Services
Wilmington, NC

full information at:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?JOB_DID=JHS25X73K6KT30LTNTZ&showNewJDP=yes&pf=true

to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in "RHA Behavioral Health Services" in keywords box and
Wilmington, NC in Location box - and click on "Find Jobs" and follow the screen
instructions

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position opening
Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
RHA Behavioral Health Services
University of NC, NC


full information at:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/J
 obs/JobDetails.aspx?source=jrp&APath=2.3
 1.0.0.0&job_did=JHN0WR6B9FYCC8D1KSW&sc_c
 m p1=js_jrp_viewjobdesc&IPath=ILKGV0A

or

http://tinyurl.com/kdwrhn8



to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in "RHA Behavioral Health Services" in keywords box and
University of NC, NC in Location box - and click on "Find Jobs" and follow the
screen instructions

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL), Department of Linguistics
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications 
for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting 
Program to begin August 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching 
undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language 
studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has 
been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and 
indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated more than 300 
professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the 
Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in 
cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus 
and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In 
addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special 
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and 
Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: 
-        Master's Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related 
field

Preferred Qualifications: 
-        A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university 
or college setting
-        Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
-        Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
-        Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing 
communities
-        Native or near-native ASL competence
-        Ability to assume administrative and to mentor lecturers and 
part-time instructors as needed
-        ASLTA and/or RID certification
-        Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, 
computer technology for signed language learning)

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.

Date for best consideration:         February 20, 2014 
Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact 
information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications 
for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of 
their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in 
ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: 
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs 
website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823689.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the 
diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are 
encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND at the foot of the beautiful 
Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities:

2 VACANCIES:        Transition Teacher (Special Education) and Transition 
Teacher (Deaf Education)

These positions report to the Program Coordinator, Employability Center, 
and are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to high 
school and transition-aged students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, 
blind/visually impaired, and/or Deaf-Blind, and who may have other 
disabilities. Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website 
www.csdb.org to view the official job announcement in its entirety or 
contact Ms. Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager / 719-578-2114 
mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!

opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:        Residential Counselors
Location:        Pittsburgh, PA 
Employee Type:        Various positions available
Description:        This position provides direct client services, including: 
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training 
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and 
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual 
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and 
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid 
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in 
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf 
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:        Staff Interpreter
Location:        Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:        Part time or Full time available
Description:        This position provides interpreting services for: 
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home 
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able 
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. 
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years. 
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of 
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental 
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel 
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) 
also required.

Job Title:                       HR Coordinator
Location:        Glenside, PA
Employee Type:        Full time position
Description:        This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human 
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment, 
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary 
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the 
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files, 
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations, 
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with 
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their 
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and 
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, 
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience; 
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in 
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading 
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:        Case Managers
Location:        Glenside, PA
Employee Type:        Full time position
Description:        This position provides resources and support to clients 
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess 
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service 
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access 
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; 
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years. 
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational 
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication 
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and 
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge 
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals 
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver's license.

Job Title:        Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility 
Location:        Glenside, PA
Employee Type:        Various shifts available
Description:        This position provides direct care/supervision to 
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life 
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration, 
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation, 
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior 
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture, 
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly 
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family 
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with 
children/adolescents); valid driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; 
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, 
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will 
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and 
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:        Residential Counselors
Location:        Glenside, PA 
Employee Type:        Various positions available
Description:        This position provides direct client services, including: 
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training 
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and 
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual 
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and 
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid 
driver's license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in 
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf 
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to: 
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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

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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 
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the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned 
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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 
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-        Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay 
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-        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 
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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 
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         *        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 
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disability.

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DeafDigest – 21 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 21, 2014

— a deaf member of Canadian women’s hockey team

DeafDigest editor overlooked another deaf participant in
the winter Olympics. It is Meghan Agosta-Marciano, a
member of the Canadian women’s hockey team. She played
collegiate hockey at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania,
and in the game against USA, she attempted 6 shots on goal
but didn’t score. While she is deaf, she does not use ASL.

 

 

— sign language still being mocked

We remember the fake interpreting scandal that has embarrassed
South Africa. Yet, there may still be few South African
government officials that do not respect sign language.
Susan Shabangu, the South African Minister of Mining,
was caught on a video as mocking sign language, moving
her hands around nonsensically, while listening to a
government speech.

 

— a special auto repair shop in Texas

Silent Automotive is an auto repair shop located
in Austin, Texas. It is deaf owned, deaf run and
deaf staffed. No one is there to answer telephone
calls, but which is quickly forwarded to a relay
service. Joel Martinez, the shop owner, said
they feel the vibration to know what the car
problems are. On Yelp, which can make or break
a business, a happy hearing customer posted a
very positive comment after getting the car
repaired by them at a very reasonable cost
and with a short waiting time.

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DeafDigest – 20 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 20, 2014

— a balloon at a musical concert

Should deaf musical lovers bring balloons to concerts?
These balloons help the deaf feel vibrations. Also even
taking off the shoes to feel vibrations coming through
the floor! There are two risks. First risk is that hearing
people will stare at the deaf, wondering why they are
bringing the balloons? Second, if the balloons pop, there
will be noise, making hearing people angry!

 

 

— a certain sign language that may confuse the police

Why do some police officers get confused if a deaf person
uses sign language or even simple gestures with them?
Because these officers may confuse our ASL with these
gangster sign languages. This is a serious issue and
is not a joke. A deaf person who cannot speak may not
be able to pronounce the word “deaf” and to move
the hand to point to the ear may risk police physical
force.

 

 

— good news from FCC for the deaf, hope so

For years we have been complaining that captions
block the graphics on TV screen – very often we
cannot see the football score or the basketball
score because of these captions. FCC is going
to order that all captions shall not block
these graphics! We need to make sure that FCC’s
order is backed by a heavy fine instead of just
a scolding!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 19, 2014

— a bank refuses to open an account for a deaf person

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks, with branches in
85 countries, including USA. Surely there are many deaf people
that have accounts with that bank – except for one deaf woman.
She wanted to open an account at a branch in Malta, a small
island nation near the Sicilian island. She was accompanied
by a family member. The bank refused to accept the deaf woman,
even if the family member would accept responsiblity! Why?
The bank was afraid that if they explain such technical banking
terms, the deaf person would not understand! Needless to say,
the family member is very upset.

 

 

— hearing aid dangerous for a deaf person

A deaf woman was wearing a hearing aid and suffered from a bad
ear ache. She went to the doctor. He looked at her ear and found
it was bloody. The doctor treated it with antibiotics and two
weeks later she is feeling much better. Hearing aid at fault
for her ear ache? Not really – but it was a fruit fly, somehow
attracted by the hearing aid mold, entering the ear and staying
there for a while. This is an extremely rare case, and it did not
happen in USA, but in Taiwan!

 

— a deaf room in an airport

Many of us travel, and we have never seen a deaf room in any airport.
There was an announcement of a new deaf room in an airport. It is
the Dubbo City Airport in New South Wales, a state in Australia.
Exactly what is a deaf room? Don’t really know but the Dubbo
Airport announcement said it was facilities for the deaf.
Interpreters? Captioned TV; captioned movies; TTY stations; sign
language clerks; sign language bartenders, assistance for non-English
speaking deaf, etc?

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DeafDigest – 18 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 18, 2014

— a deaf performer on a TV program

The Block is a popular reality TV show in Australia.
This program has been around, on and off, since 2003.
It is about 5 couples that buy houses for renovation
and then sell at auction for the highest price
possible. One of the apprentice carpenters on this
TV program is James Vea. He is deaf and on the program
his name is Deaf Tradie. Why that strange name? Do not
know.

 

 

— a new law unfair to the deaf!

There is a new law in Illinois that allows hearing drivers
to use cell phone while driving a car; it must either be
a speakerphone or a Bluetooth headset – both which does
not require use of hands. What about the deaf driver? Too
bad; they cannot drive and text while hearing can drive
and talk!

 

 

 

— pictures of a big basketball ceremony at Gallaudet

http://deafdigest.com/kevin-milligan-gallaudet-basketball-jersey-retirement-ceremony/

the bottom picture on the screen also lists some facts about Kevin Milligan
that many people did not know about!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 17, 2014

— an actor having communication problems with deaf

Superman actor Henry Cavill (future movie – Batman vs. Superman)
was in a crowded bar in Detroit with his friend, near a deaf man.
This deaf person asked Cavill for a favor, to get him a napkin.
Cavill did and said something. The deaf man did not understand.
Cavill felt angry and insulted. A friend saw it, and stepped in,
and told Cavill that the other person was deaf. People were
watching both men. Luckily Cavill apologized, thus preventing
a bad incident from getting worse. Possibly the deaf person
could not understand because Cavill is from Great Britain where
the accent is hard to lipread!

 

 

— a surprise visit at a restaurant

Mozzeria is a deaf-owned pizza restaurant in San Francisco. It
has been in business for over a year. Just last week this
restaurant had a surprise visitor – San Francisco mayor
Edwin M. Lee! In addition to enjoying his meal, the mayor
discussed deaf issues with the Mozzeria owners. The
Mozzeria is not the only deaf-owned restaurant in USA. There
are others –

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

 

 

— a popular flea market in Oregon

On weekends, many people love to attend flea markets,
always looking for bargains. A popular flea market
in Eugene, Oregon is the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market. It
attracts hundreds of bargain hunters, looking over stuff
at rows of tables. For over 30 years the same man is there
behind one table, selling stuff. This man is Bill Smith,
and he is deaf. How is he able to communicate with the
shoppers? He said he knows them, and they know him,
and he knows what they are looking for when they come to
his table! He said the place is so noisy that deafness is
really an advantage!

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DeafDigest – 16 February 2014

DeafDigest Gold – February 16, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jobs-in-big-cities/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

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

The new Gallaudet chair of board of trustees, effective October 1, 2004, is Heather Harker. She replaces Ben Soukup. And the contract of Gallaudet president Alan Hurwitz has been extended to December 31, 2015. In case one asks, yes,
Harker is deaf.

Medford Care Center, a nursing facility in New Jersey, has
agreed to provide interpreters for deaf patients. This agreement
was reached with the state officials.

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind hosted an open house
discussion, inviting the alumni and friends. The assembly hall was packed, much to the surprise of observers. A big issue
was addressing the low enrollment of students on the campus.

Over 500 British deaf people will assemble on March 17th at the Westminster to tell the MPs of their rights and needs.

A group of 7 swimmers will be swimming across the English
Channel in relay turns this coming July. This event is to raise funds for the Irish Deaf Women’s Group.

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A MOTHER OPPOSING HER DEAF DAUGHTER FROM ATTENDING GALLAUDET
It probably may not happen these days but it happened about
30-35 years ago.
An ambitious young deaf woman wanted to attend Gallaudet. Her
mother vigorously opposed it, feeling that deaf women are only good
for employment, marriage and family.
Despite violent arguments, the mother was steadfast in her refusal.
The deaf woman was forced to abandon her life dreams.
DeafDigest editor knew her and still feels about it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/

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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DEAF PEOPLE WITH PERFECT SPEECH
There are some deaf people with perfect speech. They practiced
their speech every day all their lives until it has become perfect.
But their perfect speech comes at a price. Many hearing people
refuse to believe that these perfect-speech people are deaf.
And as a result, there have been unpleasant moments while mingling
with the hearing.
This is the reason why some of these perfect-speech deaf are
more comfortable with the deaf!

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

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

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more information about the 2014 ADARA conference
Pittsburgh, PA
March 13-15, 2014

click on:
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(includes breakout sessions and special events)

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A SCARY NEW JERSEY PLAN FOR SMALL INTERPRETING AGENCIES
For years small interpreting agencies were contracted to do
interpreting for deaf clients in New Jersey.
This may change. The state department of treasury wants
to create a request for proposal, that would allow out of
state interpreting agencies to compete for these bids.
The New Jersey interpreters are fighting this plan.

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

Edward Miner Gallaudet sign language

http://deafdigest.com/videos/emgsignlanguage/

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

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Washington State Association of the Deaf

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35th World’s Largest Silent Weekend in Orlando, Florida June 19-22

See why over 500 ASL students, ASL teachers and interpreters from 32
states attended the World’s Largest Silent Weekend in 2013.   Check
out www.DrSign.com for information on the 35th venue this summer
offering over 150 hours of seminars from presenters, including the
former President of RID, an ASL book author, and others such as Crom
Saunders, Peter Cook, Trix Bruce, etc.  There are classes for
everyone ranging from no functional skills all the way to certified
interpreters (2.8 CEUs possible).

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Gallaudet Week – 1988

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do we have the technology to separate captions from
graphics during TV programs? We are sick and tired of
not being able to see the full picture because captions
and graphics both block each other.

A. We have the technology but the TV people are too lazy
to use it!

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:

I remember when I identified as Deaf only and was not yet identifying myself
as DeafBlind.

I felt it was very important for Deaf people to make their own decisions.

It was important for Deaf people to lead all things about their own lives
and their own education.

Now I am DeafBlind.  I want my Deaf(and hearing friends to know that
DeafBlind people should be leading their own lives and making their own decisions.  They should also be the leaders in organizations that are designed to meet their needs.

As NAD motto: “Nothing about us without us”

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that Legend Films will caption all of their videos;
they don’t

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DeafHistory:

Year 1976 – Gerard Buckley takes over as the president of
the NTID Student Government. Years later he would take
over as the director of NTID!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

20

deaf prisoners that are in Oregon jails.

Very sad!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Arthur Hart has signed to play football at University
of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

spring training starts for Tyson Gillies, whom after years
in the minors, is hoping to make it to the majors with the
Philadelphia Phillies as the latest deaf major leaguer

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Deaf Sports Library

Would you remember Shelley Beattie, the famous deaf
body builder?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
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position opening
Associate Dean of Deaf Studies
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in
teaching and learning within a Learning College philosophy and
environment. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs
and activities of the Deaf Studies Division in Academic Affairs.
Exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical
staff. Coordinate assigned activities with other College departments,
divisions, and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs.

The Associate Dean is responsible for the following academic programs
and services: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Program, Deaf
Education Para-Professional Program, Deaf Preparation Program,
Interpreter Preparation Program, Gallaudet University Regional
Center, and DeafTEC program.

ILLUSTRATIVE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a
combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Possession of a master’s degree; and one year of formal training,
internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the
administrator’s administrative assignment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Application packets must be submitted to the Human Resources Office
by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th at 5:00 PM. For full description
and to application instructions, visit http://apptrkr.com/438013

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position opening
Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager
State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services
Olympia, Washington

full information and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/assistive-communication-technology-program-manager-dual-language-asl/

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty positions
NTID
Rochester, NY

INSTRUCTIONAL/SUPPORT FACULTY POSITIONS-NTID
NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of   Education,
it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students.   Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology.

NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of
every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions
that each person makes to the educational process based on their
ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and
experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit
http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
NTID is currently accepting applications for the following
positions:

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search: 917BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty  Keyword Search: 916BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty   Keyword Search: 914BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty   Keyword Search: 915BR.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and will continue
until the position is filled. The hiring of successful candidates is
contingent on the availability of budgetary resources.

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!
opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:      Staff Interpreter
Location:       Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:  Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment,
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files,
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience;
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Case Managers
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred;
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years.
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:      Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration,
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation,
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture,
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL;
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach,
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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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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Copyright 2014 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

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DeafDigest – 16 February 2014

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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/mother-of-deaf-son-never-tips/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-brain-hearing-brain/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Introducing Serene Innovations RF-200 Cell Phone Signaler

The new Serene Innovations RF-200 Cell Phone Signaler/Flasher is a
desktop signaling device for landline and mobile phones, notifying
you when you have incoming calls by phone, Skype, FaceTime and text
messages.

For cell phone calls, simply place the cell phone in the cradle and
it will flash when it detects the vibration of your cell phone-with
unique flash patterns to help distinguish between incoming calls or
messages. For landline phones, simply connect your phone cord into
the back. When the landline rings, the top two lights will flash.
Besides the flash alert, the RF-200 has a ringer that can be set to
Hi-Lo-Off. For vibration alerts, there is a bed shaker jack (bed
shaker not included).

The RF-200 is AC-powered with a battery backup (batteries not
included) and includes a USB port for charging your cell phone.

Find the RF-200 Cell Phone Signaler (HC-RF200) at Harris
Communications for only $69.95! For a limited time take advantage of
FREE shipping at check-out. Offer ends February 20, 2014.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB021614

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 Harry W. Hoemann
that departed us. A long time professor at Bowling Green State University before he retired, he supported ASL
and encouraged hearing people to use it.

Top stories about the deaf:

There is legislation at Oklahoma, specifically SB1864
that wants to close up Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Yes, a fight is being mounted to oppose the bill.

Australia’s National Disability Strategy is trying
to create a quality of life for its deaf population.

The banking officials from Lloyds Banking Group (Spain)
is working with Leonard Cheshire Disability (Great
Britain) to try to provide jobs for the deaf and the disabled.

When Cochlear, Ltd announced a 73 percent drop in its
annual profits, their Australian stock market listing
also fell drastically. Their problem is that federal
regulators have not approved all of the Nucleus 6
features, just some of it!

The National Court Reporting and Captioning week is
taking place this week. As we all know, we depend
on trained captioners to make real time captions
as perfect as possible for us to watch on TV.

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

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Read what they say

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

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

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

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SMALL TOWN DEAF JOB SEEKERS
Years ago when times were great, it was not hard for
deaf people to find jobs, even in small towns.
A deaf service agency in the small town would refer deaf
clients to hearing agency that finds jobs for them.
Not any more. Both agencies have constantly been referring
deaf clients to each other, hoping the “other” agency will
find jobs for them.
Times have changed and this is sad.

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

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

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Early Bird registration deadline extended
150th anniversary Gallaudet reunion

deadline extended from February 28 to April 8

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-reunion-registration/

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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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THE FACE IS ALWAYS ANGRY
DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf people that always
look angry, even when they’re not angry!
It has alot to do with facial expressions, and it is
unfortunate because it scares away deaf people that want
to be friends with them!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

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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DEAFNESS AS A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE?
Is deafness considered to be physically challenged?
No, but according to a newspaper story in Kashmir,
it is!
It was about a local deaf cricket player being
called up to play for the national deaf cricket
team to play some games against the national deaf
team of India.
This story said the deaf player is physically
challenged! Cricket is a sport just like baseball;
physically challenged individuals do not play
a normal game of baseball or of cricket. Adaptive
baseball and adaptive cricket, yes, but not normal
baseball and cricket.
This writer does not know what he is writing about.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

why are you at this event? You’re not a member of
our organization

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

National Court Reporting and Captioning Week will be celebrated
February 16-22, 2014. This awareness week is a nationwide effort to
recognize the contributions of stenographic court reporters and
captioners to society and to showcase the career opportunities that
exist in the court reporting and captioning fields.

This week will be filled with promotional events and marketing
nationwide, including a grassroots social media campaign,
presentations at high schools across the country about court
reporting and captioning career opportunities, and community
demonstrations such as producing transcripts of veterans’ oral
histories.

Captioning is a growing profession with many wonderful people who
provide captioning for daily television broadcasts. Not many people
realize that it’s a profession, let alone how it is facilitated.
Captioners and CART providers do wonderful work to help better the
lives of millions of Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing by
providing captioning in real time for live sporting and theater
events, church services, movie houses, classrooms, and many other
venues.

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the
court reporting profession can be found at
careersincourtreporting.com

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

at a bar with a deaf friend that you converse in ASL,
the bartender gives you a drink you have not ordered,
thinking that you ordered it because of a sign he
misunderstood!

(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

A deaf prisoner, denied interpreters and denied opportunities
for better prison jobs, filed a lawsuit, asking for $600,000
in damages. He won, but the damages were reduced to $150,00.

…….

Did you know that –

Diana Orlando, who was deaf, but did not mingle
with the deaf, was a corporate executive with the
Regan Communications Group, responsible for the
company finances. This company was based in Salem, MA. Reason for her success was her ability to
mingle with the hearing, despite her hearing loss.
She passed away early in 2014.

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A raucous FCC hearing took place recently in San Antonio,
Texas.
Yes, sign language interpreters were everywhere. Plus
open captions were shown at the site of the hearing.
Did these captions appear on the citywide cablecast
by Time Warner Cable?
No. And DEAFDIGEST thought FCC chief Michael Powell was our
friend as far as captions are concerned.
How disappointing!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is a punishment actually a non-punishment in the
case of Air Canada that refused to accept a
deaf-blind passenger unless he was accompanied by
a fully sighted fellow passenger?
The Air Canada was ordered to pay $10,000
in damages. But Air Canada was not required to
admit future deaf-blind passengers.
Contradictory? Yes, hence this non-punishment!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Can never understand why extremely fluent
interpreters would refuse to obtain certificates
that they lack?

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Talking about Alaska, I thought the friend said:
there is a cold rush in Alaska

Cold rush? We all know Alaska has cold weather

he actually said
there is a gold rush in Alaska

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  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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open position
Principal
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) is seeking applicants for the
Principal position.  This position is the instructional leader for
the education program at ISD.  The Principal works with the
Superintendent to provide a comprehensive educational program for
students pre-school through transition to adult life The Principal is
the direct line administrative authority and professional leader of
the department’s staff and students.  Responsibilities include
leadership of education programs, coordination of all activities of
the department and collaboration with other departments in order to
provide quality education for all students

Interested candidates should send resume, credentials, official
transcripts, and three professional references to Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs,
IA 51503-7898 by March 14, 2014.   Or contact Human Resources at
Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.

View general school information and job description under the
“employment” link on ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health Outreach Coordinator
RHA Behavioral Health Services
Wilmington, NC

full information at:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?JOB_DID=JHS25X73K6KT30LTNTZ&showNewJDP=yes&pf=true

to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in “RHA Behavioral Health Services” in keywords box and
Wilmington, NC in Location box – and click on “Find Jobs” and follow the screen
instructions

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position opening
Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
RHA Behavioral Health Services
University of NC, NC

full information at:
www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?JOB_DID=JHM0DV6TR4BFVH51PZF&showNewJDP=yes&pf=true

to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in “RHA Behavioral Health Services” in keywords box and
University of NC, NC in Location box – and click on “Find Jobs” and follow the
screen instructions

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL), Department of Linguistics
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities
–    Native or near-native ASL competence
–    Ability to assume administrative and to mentor lecturers and part-time instructors as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

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.

Date for best consideration:     February 20, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823689.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities:

2 VACANCIES:    Transition Teacher (Special Education) and Transition Teacher (Deaf Education)

These positions report to the Program Coordinator, Employability Center, and are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to high school and transition-aged students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired, and/or Deaf-Blind, and who may have other disabilities. Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website www.csdb.org to view the official job announcement in its entirety or contact Ms. Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager / 719-578-2114 mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!

opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Pittsburgh, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:    Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Job Title:                   HR Coordinator
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment, arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files, directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Case Managers
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:     BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years. behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:    Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration, participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation, interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture, assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family home visits.
Qualifications:     One year related experience (preferably with children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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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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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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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DeafDigest – 14 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 14, 2014

— weather news program with bad captions

DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel because of a contract
disagreement and replaced it with WeatherNation. Captions?
Weather Channel captions are better than the WeatherNation
captions. The Weather Channel people have been telling the
FCC about the poor quality of WeatherNation captions! What
did the WeatherNation people say? That it is a programming
problem they are trying to fix. What will FCC say about it?
Good question, since DeafDigest cannot read the minds of the
FCC people!

 

 

— a promising deaf bodybuilder

Shelley Beattie, who was deaf, was an outstanding body builder
during the early 1990’s, competing against the best in
the world. Do we have another one? Katie McDonald, a deaf
California woman, is a rookie in body building competition,
taking part in few events, but has finished in top 10 each time,
the last one was a win. She is now aiming for the highest level
in the world – International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness.

 

 

— tags telling people of deafness

Do deaf people need tags telling everyone of their deafness?
Well, in Australia, there is a new tag – that tells everyone
of deafness, of medical issues and the home address, etc.
Deaf Australians using these tags? No! These are Deaf Dog
tags, which is something new this year. Will Australians
rush to buy these Deaf Dog special tags? Dogs can’t point
to their ears, telling people of their deafness!

 

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DeafDigest – 13 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 13, 2014

— a greedy banker ordered to pay deaf woman $500,000

A British banker and his wife, both greedy, lost in
a lawsuit and was ordered to pay $500,000 in damages to
a deaf woman. She was living in a small house on his property.
He wanted to evict her so that the property could be sold for
a big profit. She refused to move. He harrassed her for
five years – spreading false rumors about her, attacking
her, attempting to send her to a mental hospital, locking
the entrance to her rental home, etc. Now everyone in
the small British town hates the greedy banker and his wife!

 

 

— today another new surprise about Japan’s Beethoven

DeafDigest thought the story of Japan’s Beethoven
is finished. It is not finished! There were three
things about Mamoru Samuragochi (never late-deafened,
never made his own music, he said he was deaf in past
but is hearing today). And now today – the fourth
thing – that many more new fans are buying his albums
and it is #1 in Japanese musical CD sales! Lying and
dishonesty? No matter to these musical fans!

 

— a deaf participant in the Sochi Winter Olympics

We have a deaf participant in the Sochi Winter Olympics,
going on right now. It is Elena Yakovishina, from
Russia. Specializing in alpine skiing, she finished
14th in the super-combined and 28th place in the downhill.
Interestingly enough she said that her hearing aid
helps her while doing downhill with the skis. Hearing
aids are not permitted in the Deaflympics and in the
Winter Deaflympics! DeafDigest thinks she is the first
deaf participant in the Winter Olympics; we have many
deaf participants in the Summer Olympics, but not in
past Winter Olympics!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 12, 2014

— Associated Press removing Fidel Castro’s hearing aid!

Fidel Castro, former ruler of Cuba, wears a hearing aid
that the Cuban government did not want us to know. There
was a picture of him, without his hearing aid. He did not
take off his hearing aid. It was “removed” from the
picture. Many angry people accused Associated Press of
posting these faked Castro pictures. As a result, Associated
Press has thrown out all Castro pictures from its archives!

 

 

— the confusing Japan’s Beethoven scandal

Something strange is going on with Mamoru Samuragochi,
who was past known as Japan’s Beethoven. Japanese people
loved him for years, thinking he was late deafened but
was able to compose music like the original Beethoven.
We have learned that he copied the music and that he
was never deaf. Only today Samuragochi said that he
was deaf in the past but not today. He continues to
be something fishy.

 

 

— Legend Films customer service rep does not know what CC is!

A deaf person contacted the Legend Films, asking why some of
their films were not captioned. The customer service rep
said she has never heard of closed captions, and that it
is something new to her! This deaf person was asking why
some of the DVD’s did not have the CC symbol on the
cases. What is Legend Films? This company converts old
movies for high tech filming.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 11, 2014

— loud telephone ringer or flashing phone signaler?

A hard of hearing British man complained about a telephone
that was not working. He contacted British Telecommunications
to send someone to come over to fix the telephone.
The British Telecommunications representative tried to set up
an appointment. The deaf man could not hear the loud telephone
ringing and missed the appointment. He has to wait two months
for another appointment. Yes, he was very angry about it.
DeafDigest wonders why he didn’t use the flashing phone
signaler? Very hard to miss a flashing phone signaler unless
the person is in another room! Maybe hard of hearing people
prefer loud ringer than a flashing signaler?

 

 

— a controversial “Justin Bieber” tweet sent to a deaf person

Jarred Cosart, not deaf, is the best pitcher with the Houston
Astros major league team. His friend is Tyson Gillies, who
is deaf, and plays baseball for a Philadelphia Phillies
minor league team. Cosart sent Gillies a tweet, insulting
Justin Bieber. That tweet, originally for Gillies, became
public, embarrassing Cosart. He removed the tweet and
apologized for the comment. Gillies is not involved.
Anyway, Cosart, Gillies and Bieber are all from Canada!
Gillies has played a long time in the minor leagues
and is hoping to make it with the Phillies this season
or next season as the next deaf major leaguer.

 

 

— video phone used by deaf to scam deaf friends

Be very careful when you get a video phone call from
a deaf person that promises you easy money, making
you rich quickly. It has been going on right now
in Ohio and North Carolina, and the police detectives
are looking into the case. Just remember if one promises
easy money, it is always false! Just hang up on the
video phone.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 10, 2014

— A picture of a neon built by a deaf neon-maker/glass blower

Benjamin Tyler, Monroe, Georgia, is deaf, and he and owns his
own neon making shop; he is also a glass blower. Here is
a picture of one of his neon products. He’s pretty much
talented in this craft.

Picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/benjamin-tyler-deaf-neon-maker/

 

 

— no more outside part for CI

How many times have you hugged a deaf friend, wearing
a CI, and an accident happened – the outside CI part
fell out of his head? It happens too many times. Anyway
the future CI will not have any outside part! This is
the goal of researchers that work at MIT. They are showing
this future CI at a conference in San Francisco this week!

 

 

— a bad hospital for the deaf

What is a bad hospital for the deaf? A doctor giving
a baby an injection without telling the deaf mother
what it was for. A nurse took blood from a deaf person
without explaining why she was doing that. A deaf father
had to rely on his deaf son to do interpreting for him
during a serious medical discussion with a doctor. And
deaf patients asking for interpreters are put on a
2-week waiting list. That hospital is pretty much
bad and we are lucky it is not in USA, but in Great
Britain! We have this ADA to thank for.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf British activists are complaining that the
government, while allowing pharmacists to give
medical advice, would advise the deaf – without
interpreters around.

Manitoba will become the first province in Canada
to have the Text to 911 service for the deaf

There is legislation in Ohio to force insurance
companies to cover hearing aid costs

PTS, a telecommunications agency in Sweden, has
introduced a special Facebook feature to allow
the deaf-blind to access it

The Toledo Hearing and Speech Center, in business
for almost 100 years, has closed up permanently.
Much blame was on the cold weather preventing
clients from coming in, thus hurting the agency
revenues!

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BIG CITY DEAF PEOPLE
Many deaf people that live in big cities (New York,
Paris, London, Tokyo, etc) were not born in these
cities.
Many of them came from small towns. Why did they
move to big cities?
Just one word – jobs!

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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
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GIVING FREE HEARING AIDS
Derrick Coleman, the Super Bowl football player, who
is deaf, gave free hearing aids to several deaf students.
DeafDigest hopes these deaf students will use the
hearing aids.
Many years ago, a famous baseball player came to a
school for the deaf, to give a free hearing aid for a
hard of hearing student from a poor family.
What did that student do? Put the hearing aid in
his bedroom cabinet drawer and never used it!

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AN INTERPRETING AGENCY WITH STANDARDS
Some interpreting agencies accept interpreters
that lack certificates.
Some don’t and are pretty much strict about their
hiring guidelines.
One agency said “we do not accept NAD3 or less.”
This is the rare agency is bluntly specific about their
hiring standards!

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Deaf Pin of Hong Kong

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. From time to time there are deaf-related news
that have hit the mainstream media – newspapers,
TV news, etc. Which most recent news made many
people so curious about the deaf?

A. The South African fake interpreter!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Rona writes again!

Valentine

One would absolutely consider it a tremendous, heartfelt blessing,
being inviting out! Your Deaf Blind friends or family members would
love to come join you for errands, shopping, medical appointments, a
place to dine, or to events. The list goes on and on.

The benefit of such is that it gives a Deaf Blind person a VERY
healthy, refreshing dose of mental, physical and spiritual well-being
by inviting them out doing things they’ll enjoy while away from those
four walls for a change.

My dear spouse always, always takes me out everywhere: the Post
Office, convenience stores, Coffee Shoppes, grocery stores, even if
it is just for milk and eggs or a car wash or even taking trash to
the town / municipal dump.

No matter how long this errand takes, even if it ONLY takes just a
few minutes, this event alone gives a Deaf Blind person an invaluable
benefit of breathing fresh air!

So, next time, before you go, don’t forget to consider inviting a
Deaf Blind friend to hop in and enjoy the day with you!

From our red hearts to yours – Happy Valentine!

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 instead of arguing loudly, CNN would realize that
we, the deaf, have our own full captioning rights!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1876 – the Western New York Institution for
the Deaf has been founded. Later the name was
changed to Rochester School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

major wireless carriers that have to obey the
FCC re the 5/15/14 deadline on text-to-911
availability for the deaf

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Laura Chapman is getting ready for her tennis season at
Columbus State University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Derrick Coleman, special teams, Seattle Seahawks

People are saying that he set the tone for his team’s
easy win at the Super Bowl by making the tackle on the
kickoff that began the game

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Deaf Sports Library

In a ceremony at Gallaudet Field House, Kevin
Milligan’s jersey number has been retired.
He played at Gallaudet between 1961 and 1966.

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Instructional/Support Faculty positions
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Rochester, NY

INSTRUCTIONAL/SUPPORT FACULTY POSITIONS-NTID
NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of   Education,
it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students.   Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology.

NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of
every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions
that each person makes to the educational process based on their
ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and
experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
NTID is currently accepting applications for the following
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Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
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Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
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Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
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Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
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Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and will continue
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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!
opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:      Staff Interpreter
Location:       Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:  Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment,
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files,
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience;
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Case Managers
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred;
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years.
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:      Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration,
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation,
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture,
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL;
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach,
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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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

DeafDigest – 10 February 2014

DeafDigest Blue – February 9, 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-hate-bagel-place/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-hearing-eye/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-of-deaf-son-never-tips/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-brain-hearing-brain/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Save on New Alarm Clock Pro Plus from Bellman & Symfon

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never miss another call. This value package includes the Alarm Clock
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The Alarm Clock Pro wakes you by flashing light, audio alarm or
vibration. It has 4 high-intensity LED lights and a powerful bed
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multiple frequencies. Its built-in telephone ring amplifier can be
connected to a landline phone to alert you of incoming calls.

Connect the Visit Cell Phone Sensor to the Alarm Clock Pro and be
alerted to new calls and messages on your smartphone or tablet.
Simply place the sensor on the smartphone or tablet and it will
activate when the screen on the mobile device lights up.

Find the Alarm Clock Pro Plus (HC-BA-PROPLUS) at Harris
Communications for only $99.95!

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB020914

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 Max Gallimore who
departed us. He was into Deaf Education after college
graduation – and his list of interests is fascinating –
travel, reading, collecting rarities, chess, poems,
short stories and rodeos. One of his children is
Rosa Lee Timm, a well-known Deaf Entertainer.

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf Services, an agency in Indiana, is now part of
TradeWinds, a bigger agency that services the
disabled

The Philadelphia City Council is trying to create
awareness on the needs of deaf residents among
the city departments and agencies.

Ronald L. Lanier, the long time director of the Virginia
Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, has been
reappointed by the new governor to continue serving
the deaf.

Adam Kosa, the Deaf Member of the European Parliament,
from Hungary, said that Europeans continue to discriminate
against the deaf.

Mark Sennett, a British deaf man, recently passed away.
He has left a legacy – of 500 books donated to Sir Harry Smith Community College. He loved to read books and was
always buying new books.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Read what they say

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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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A MOTHER OF DEAF SON NEVER GIVES TIPS
A true story. A deaf kid had a job after
school, delivering newspapers. By luck, one
of his newspaper customers was a hearing woman,
whose son is deaf.
All newspaper delivery boys depend on tips
because the pay is very low.
For some reason, that hearing woman NEVER
gives tips to the deaf delivery boy.
Fortunately, many other hearing newspaper
customers pay nice tips to make up for it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-of-deaf-son-never-tips/

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

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National Writing and Arts Contests for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-national-deaf-students-writing-contest/

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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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DEAF BRAIN DIFFERENT FROM HEARING BRAIN
Deaf Brain different from Hearing Brain?
Don’t know – but researchers from San Diego State
University want to know if there is a
Deaf Brain and a Hearing Brain?
It has nothing to do with high intelligence
or low intelligence – just trying to find out
if both Brains are the same or different!

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

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

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a picture showing approximate location of
Gallaudet, Indiana, a tiny town that existed
in the late part of 19th century

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-old-town-indian/

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A WORKSHOP IN TEXAS
There is an interpreter workshop in Texas. The
title is interesting:

Walk the Walk but Don’t Talk the Talk

This is directed at interpreters that refuse to obtain
certification. Just because an interpreter is fluent with
ASL does not mean he fully understands the Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics? Yes, any and everything that goes on
during the interpreter’s work with clients remain sealed
in his lips! This is the Code of Ethics.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

telling the interpreter

please don’t tell the deaf person that I am telling you this!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because stenocaptioners write phonetically syllable for syllable and
there is no space bar on the steno machine, many captioners believe
that the most difficult type of error to avoid is what is called a
word boundary error.  As we read through captioning errors, it may be
helpful to spend a little more time on these because they are
common.

Here are some samples of word boundary errors.
“He will adventure capital to his company.”
“The doctorate at his favorite restaurant.”
“He left his wallet behind in Hispanic.”
“They shallower it into the water.”

These should read:
“He will add venture capital to his company.”
“The doctor ate at his favorite restaurant.”
“He left his wallet behind in his panic.”
“They shall lower it into the water.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you are in the doctor’s waiting room; the receptionist
yells out your name and you missed it

(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

Do we have law centers that serve the deaf?

There is one – The Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf

You can get an idea by surfing:
https://www.mcld.org/about-mcld/

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Did you know that –

Charles Percy, who was born with a hearing loss, was a former
Fortune 500 president with Bell and Howell (1949 to 1964)
before serving as senator from Illinois for 3 terms until
1985. He did not use sign language. Bell and Howell is a
manufacturer of film projection equipment.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

One of the Super Bowl exhibits had a deaf theme! It was
the Goodyear Silents all-deaf semi-pro football team of the
late 1910’s/early 1920’s. And this is finally, the long
overdue recognition given this America’s Deaf Football
Team.
This semi-pro team won several league championships during
existence. Based in Akron, Ohio, the long disbanded team
has never been formally recognized anywhere in the city.
The NFL archival section in the NFL Experience, part of the
Houston Super Bowl week programs, had displays on legendary
football players and on legendary football teams.
One of these teams posted in a prominent location was the
Goodyear Silents team! It exhibited a championship cup and
picture of one of the teams was huge. The team shared space
with luminaries such as Johnny Unitas, Jim Thorpe and
Red Grange. Such a heady company.
How good was the Goodyear Silents team? They lost several
grudge inter-city battles with the Akron Pros, one of these
pioneering NFL teams. Meaning, we the deaf, were one notch
below the highest professional football level at that time.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For years DeafDigest has always felt that the deaf
that want to actually fight fires are being discriminated
against. These deaf fire fighters at volunteer departments
are relegated to small fires, equipment operation and
other back room responsibilities.
Well, in Mark S. Kite, Sr, who is deaf, we have a
Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department.
He supervises his crew of 75 volunteer fire fighters
at the Yukon Volunteer Fire Company, located in the
Pittsburgh area. He was elevated to chief first week
in January. He was with the company for 31 years.
Is he a deaf person, functioning as a hearing
person? No! He is deaf and uses ASL and when communicating
with hearing he relies on careful speech and lip reading.
Of course, there are hand signs that fire fighters use to
communicate with each other during fire fighting.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

why is it that the more expensive the Super Bowl
commercials are the more the commercial people
complain about the “expensive” captioning costs
(just a couple of hundred dollars)?

A case of bad human nature!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

My brother and I were unloading stuff from my mother’s attic and something poked my finger and I was holding my
finger up and looking at it.

I thought the brother said:
What happened?

He actually said:
What time is it?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  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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open position
Principal
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) is seeking applicants for the
Principal position.  This position is the instructional leader for
the education program at ISD.  The Principal works with the
Superintendent to provide a comprehensive educational program for
students pre-school through transition to adult life The Principal is
the direct line administrative authority and professional leader of
the department’s staff and students.  Responsibilities include
leadership of education programs, coordination of all activities of
the department and collaboration with other departments in order to
provide quality education for all students

Interested candidates should send resume, credentials, official
transcripts, and three professional references to Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs,
IA 51503-7898 by March 14, 2014.   Or contact Human Resources at
Phone: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.

View general school information and job description under the
“employment” link on ISD’s web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health Outreach Coordinator
RHA Behavioral Health Services
Wilmington, NC

full information at:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?JOB_DID=JHS25X73K6KT30LTNTZ&showNewJDP=yes&pf=true

to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in “RHA Behavioral Health Services” in keywords box and
Wilmington, NC in Location box – and click on “Find Jobs” and follow the screen
instructions

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position opening
Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
RHA Behavioral Health Services
University of NC, NC

full information at:
www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?JOB_DID=JHM0DV6TR4BFVH51PZF&showNewJDP=yes&pf=true

to apply:
CareerBuilder.com and key in “RHA Behavioral Health Services” in keywords box and
University of NC, NC in Location box – and click on “Find Jobs” and follow the
screen instructions

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position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL), Department of Linguistics
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities
–    Native or near-native ASL competence
–    Ability to assume administrative and to mentor lecturers and part-time instructors as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

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.

Date for best consideration:     February 20, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to: Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0823689.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131
http://www.unm.edu/~linguist

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position openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities:

2 VACANCIES:    Transition Teacher (Special Education) and Transition Teacher (Deaf Education)

These positions report to the Program Coordinator, Employability Center, and are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to high school and transition-aged students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired, and/or Deaf-Blind, and who may have other disabilities. Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website www.csdb.org to view the official job announcement in its entirety or contact Ms. Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager / 719-578-2114 mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!

opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Pittsburgh, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:    Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Job Title:                   HR Coordinator
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment, arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files, directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Case Managers
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:     BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years. behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:    Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration, participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation, interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture, assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family home visits.
Qualifications:     One year related experience (preferably with children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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

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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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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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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DeafDigest – 09 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 7, 2014

— a crazy minister says sins cause deafness

A minister, whom DeafDigest prefers to keep anonymous,
said that a person becomes deaf because of his
sins. He explained that when one uses the mouth
and the ear to spread gossip, it hurts people’s
reputation. And as a result, these sinners go
deaf. This comment just makes no sense!

 

 

— a police officer retires after pepper spraying a deaf person

In a small southwestern town, around 2,600 people, a police
officer retired. He pepper-sprayed a deaf person because of
an incident. This pepper sparying created so much
anger among the town residents, making things uncomfortable
for the police officer. He then retired. Did he retire
because he wanted to, or was he forced to retire? Anyway,
the sprayed deaf man said he was glad the town got rid
of that police officer.

 

 

— FCC wants no more captioning bloopers

The FCC will discuss how to improve the quality of
captions in its open meeting on February 20th.
Trying to make perfect captions of live programs
is impossible. But what FCC needs to do is to prevent
garbled captions on old movie and old TV program
re-runs. For some reason each re-run makes the
captioning worse.

 

 

 

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http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 06 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 6, 2014

— another shocking news from Japan!

Yesterday, DeafDigest mentioned that Mamoru Samuragochi,
the well-known “Japan’s Beethoven” admitted to copying
musicals from other composers. It was also learned that
he was never late-deafened! He was telling people that
he was late-deafened, but people that worked with him
on musicals, said he was never deaf at all! This
Japanese musical scandal continues!

 

 

— deaf misery in extremely hot weather

What is Deaf Misery in extremely hot weather?
We all hate Hot Weather, no matter if we are deaf or
hearing. But for a certain group of deaf people,
extremely hot weather is hated! Why? An Australian
advocate of the deaf, said that Cochlear Implants
are very uncomfortable to wear in these hot
weather days – example – 110 degrees!

 

— ADA allows unauthorized interpreters

The ADA requires authorized, certified interpreters
at all times, and cannot force the deaf to use
friends or family members to serve at interpreters
for them. There is one exception – that ADA
will allow unauthorized interpreters, If there
is an emergency that threatens the safety of everyone,
and if an authorized interpreter is not immediately
available, then it is OK to use an unauthorized
interpreter. Of course, the unauthorized interpreter
must step out when the authorized interpreter
shows up!

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02/02/14 Gold edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 05 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 5, 2014

— possibly the bravest deaf female athlete

Ann Marie Stefaney, a deaf student at the Johnson & Wales
University in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a member of the
university hockey club. Why is she so brave while
playing hockey? Her team only has 8 players. That means
one goalie and seven other players – just two subs
on the bench – other teams have 20-25 players. She has
to play while being exhausted. Also, she is 5’3 tall
and in one game, had a violent collision with a much
taller opponent, and it broke her nose with blood
on the ice. Her coach told her to get out of the game
because of the broken nose. She refused and still
continued to play. But what is the biggest reason
she is so brave? She is the only woman on the men’s
hockey team! All of her teammates and opponents are
bigger and stronger men! After college her goal is to
become a restaurant chef.

 

— A fake Beethoven!

Was Beethoven a fake? Not the real Beethoven, but
Mamoru Samuragochi is well known in Japan as the
“Japan’s Beethoven.” He has just admitted he was
a fake! He copied great music and everyone thought
it was his own that he created. Very embarrassed
about the whole thing is Nippon Columbia, which
has distributed the CD’s of this fake Beethoven!
Why the real Beethoven and the fake Beethoven?
Because both of them were late-deafened.

 

 

— a movie scaring us, the deaf?

Could a movie scare us, the deaf? The End is a film
documentary, produced by Ted Evans. He films four
deaf kids growing up into an imaginary future.
Some of these kids accept their deafness; other kids
refuse to accept their deafness. Producer Evans is
saying that in the future Deaf Culture disappears
because more deaf kids would not mingle with the deaf.
As a result the kids that grew up accepting their
deafness may face the future without Deaf Culture.
This, indeed, is scary!

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DeafDigest – 04 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 4, 2014

— a deaf man leads college chapel services

At University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) and
other colleges across the country, chapel services
are always led by the hearing and is voiced. But for
the first time in history of Mary Hardin-Baylor,
a deaf man, using ASL, will lead the chapel services.
It is deaf priest – Rev. Tom Coughlin. Possibly
he may lead the way for other deaf priests to lead
chapel services at other colleges.

 

 

— the deaf Youtube views

The Super Bowl is now over, and we look forward to
the 2015 Super Bowl. But for the 2014 Super Bowl,
who won the Youtube Views on commercials? It was
Budweiser (Puppy Love). Coming in third place
was Hyundai (Nice). Guess who came in second place
between Budweiser and Hyandai? It was Derrick
Coleman with the Duracell commercial. It attracted
16 million views!

 

 

— a very special deaf dog trainer of hearing dogs

Shahaf Karavny, a deaf Israeli woman, wanted to serve
in the Israeli military, but was turned down because
of her deafness. Instead of giving up, she became a
Israel Police dog trainer. Training dogs was a natural
with her because she came from a family of dog trainers!
She currently trains dogs to smell out explosives and
drugs. Her boss says she is doing very well with the dogs.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 February 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 3, 2014

— A cop tries to take driver’s license away from deaf driver!

A cop stopped a deaf driver. It was a minor violation, no
big deal. But when the copy realized the driver was deaf,
he threatened to take the driver’s license away from him.
The cop felt that deaf people were not allowed to drive
cars. Fortunately, the cop decided to allow the deaf
driver to keep his license. It would have been an
ugly story in the newspapers if the cop kept the license!

 

— real reason Coleman played in the Super Bowl

Derrick Coleman played for UCLA but was so little used that
it made him bitter. The Minnesota Vikings cut him. With the
Seattle Seahawks he impressed coach Pete Carroll as the
team’s best special teams player. This is the reason he
was on the team. Carroll’s faith in him paid off when he
made the first tackle of the game during the game opening
kickoff!

 

 

— cost of TV voice commercials and captioned commercials

At the Super Bowl, the commercials cost $4,000,000 dollars
per 30 seconds. It was $3,000,000 just a few weeks ago.
And the captions only cost a couple of hundred dollars –
yet we continue to hear complaints from commercial people
that captions are “so expensive.” Hypocrisy? Yes!

 

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-in-cafe/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ci-not-magic/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gatekeeper/

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Top stories about the deaf:

the College Bowl will take place at Atlanta, GA on
July 1-5, 2014. For years the bowl teams consisted
of the big 3 – Gallaudet, NTID, and CSUN. The
last competition, in 2012, involved other colleges –
SWCID, U of Minnesota and U of Texas. Possibly
more colleges will join the competition this summer.

Why do deaf people inherit their deafness? A team of
researchers from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal is saying it has something to do with
proteins in the inner ear hair cells.

A new program is being built in Great Britain to help
the deaf appreciate music better. It is called Interactive Music Awareness Program.

An interpreting agency in one part of London is facing eviction because of housing rules giving priority to
individuals in need of housing as opposed to businesses in need of housing! The agency is upset and is fighting
back!

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more information about the 2014 ADARA conference
Pittsburgh, PA
March 13-15, 2014

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

(includes breakout sessions and special events)

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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:
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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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MAGIC DEAF EARS
DeafDigest editor is tired of reading about the CI
described as Magic Ears. This phrase shows up often in
newspapers and news stories.
Why magic ears? Magic means something so amazing.
With a CI, the user must practice learning sounds and
voices. Practice is not magic.

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

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
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A BAD INCIDENT BECAUSE HEARING WON’T WRITE NOTES
A true story. A deaf club hosted a deaf softball
tournament on private property. The club paid rent
to use that property.
Fans attending the tournament must pay admission
fee. A hearing person came and tried to enter the
private property. The deaf gatekeeper refused to
allow him. He said something that the deaf person
did not understand.
The hearing person got very angry. The deaf
gatekeeper asked him to write on a notepad. The
hearing person refused.
The tension between the deaf person and hearing
person got worse. Luckily an interpreter saw the
whole thing and volunteered to interpret.
The hearing person said he is a member of the
archery club which was on the other side of the
private property.
The deaf person allowed him to enter. But
why wouldn’t the hearing person write a note?

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

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Gallaudet Provides Professional Studies Courses for Federal Employees

more information at:
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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are a Pennsylvanian and sang to yourself in sign
language while in the bathtub.
A law-abiding hearing person would catch the offending
hearing singer and warn of this law-breaking offense before
a police officer could nab the offender.
A law-abiding deaf person would be clueless to the sign
singing by the bathtub occupant!

Note: Many laws, enacted years ago, remain on
the books even though their purposes may have
faded into obscurity. If you know of such
ridiculous laws that impact on the deaf, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.org

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* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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A DEAF AUTO LICENSE PLATE IN TEXAS
In Texas there is a “I Love You” license plate; it is
shown in the ILY hand symbol.
There is an extra fee for this special license plate; it
is earmarked for deaf-related agencies.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
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A cute grandchild of deaf grandparents

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Armadillo interpreter!
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-armadillo-interpreter/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Many TV programs have commercials that are not captioned. Why are we more concerned with non-captions
on Super Bowl commercials than with other TV programs?

A. The Super Bowl not only features two best teams in
pro football, but also features best commercials. In
other words, the sponsors save their best commercials
for the best event – the Super Bowl!

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:

Orientation & Mobility

I went snowshoeing recently.   I was hiking on the reservoir~

15 inch thick ice, ice fishing shanties scattered about and a thick layer of
snow.

My street is boarded by Little River State Park, 840 acres in all, 350 acres
of water!

In the summer it is easy to tell between water and land!

In the winter, that is a different story!  It is very hard to see where the
land ends and the water begins!

I had to figure out landmarks to get myself back home~    sometimes I went
too far to the right.

I had to recalibrate where I was.

I had to use mountains or buildings to figure out and guide me.

If I used wooded trails, it would be a whole different story to tell!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that there will be a federal law that requires
all Super Bowl commercials to be captioned!

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DeafHistory:

year 1860’s – Frederick John Rose was said to be the
first deaf teacher of the deaf in Melbourne, Australia

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

18
commercials captioned during 2000 Super Bowl

50 commercials not captioned during 2000 Super Bowl

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commercials captioned during 2014 Super Bowl

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commercials not captioned during 2000 Super Bowl

any improvement? Stay tuned!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Harrison McNab, a senior, is a shotputter
with the Spring Hill College track team in
Alabama

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer

looking forward to the beginning of this season

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Deaf Sports Library

NFL has had a number of players that were deaf, hard of hearing
and late deafened. There was only one quarterback who had a
hearing loss; he had to face the coach to lipread him during
practices and games.

who was that quarterback?

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpeter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  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

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position opening
NTID Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Alumni Relations

Staff Job Function
Development and Alumni Relations

Wage Band
119A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
The NTID Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations is responsible
for developing and managing a constituent relations program, with
focus on the alumni community, managing all activities, volunteers,
communications, and liaising with college faculty, staff, students,
parents and other friends of the institute. Additionally, the
Director will expand the leadership giving program at NTID, working
to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward NTID donors and donor
prospects for gifts to the Institute of $1,000 to $50,000.

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

Detailed Job Description
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Alumni Relations, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni and Constituent Relations develops engagement and solicitation
strategies for alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and other
friends of the Institute.
– The Director is responsible for the development of a comprehensive
national leadership giving plan with specifications for visits,
qualifications, and asks, as well as a plan for acquiring new donors
and retaining current donors.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Alumni
Relations, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.
– Plans and implements strategies for engaging constituents through
social and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in:
fundraising activities, College advisory boards, alumni relations,
admissions, cooperative education and career services, and student
interaction.
– Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors
in programs, activities and fundraising initiatives that support
institute priorities as identified by the President of NTID.
– In conjunction with the NTID Department of Marketing
Communications, develops, updates, and maintains college-based web
pages and other social media forums for alumni, and produces the NTID
alumni electronic newsletter.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Required Skills: Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Excellent writing skills
– Five to seven years experience in institutional Advancement or
marketing, event planning, Volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– ASL skills & knowledge of deaf culture required

Required Minimum Education Level BS

Preferred Qualifications
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

Preferred Education Level
Masters-Other

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
List of References

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal
background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or
written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as
determined by Human Resources.

To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/433615

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!
opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:      Staff Interpreter
Location:       Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:  Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment,
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files,
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience;
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Case Managers
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred;
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years.
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:      Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration,
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation,
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture,
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL;
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach,
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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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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DeafDigest – 02 February 2014

DeafDigest Blue – February 2, 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/zaire-fail-to-help-deaf-rights/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/quiet-deaf-in-conventions/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-bagel-place/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-hearing-eye/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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Valentine Gift Ideas at Harris Communications

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with gift ideas at Harris
Communications. Our Gift Guide has ILY necklaces, pins, mugs, candy
molds, and stickers- with selected items on sale for 14% off.*

Other gift ideas include the book, “Four Days in Michigan” (B1192),
the DVD “I Love You” (DVD186), and the Sonic Alert Sweetheart Alarm
Clock (SA-SBH400SS). Find these products and more in our Gift Guide.

Shop now to take advantage of our Valentine’s savings. It doesn’t
have to cost a lot to tell someone how much you care.

*Sale ends February 14, 2014.

To see our Gift Guide, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB020214

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 cartoonist
Morrie Turner, who was not deaf. He was the first
newspaper cartoonist to create a deaf character in
one of his comic strips. His cartoons appeared in
100 newspapers during the peak of his career. The
deaf character was part of his rag tag group of
characters that appeared in his strips, carrying
on continuous tales.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to William
Otis who departed us. After graduating from
Gallaudet, as a non-traditional student because
of his age (older than the average student) he
embarked on a long career with the Columbus State Community College. His last position was
working with the Disability Services as the
Research and Development Coordinator. On the
side he was involved in the deaf community,
well noted for his quiet leadership where people
respected him.

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf artists of Dundalk, a town in England, are
upset. The Arts Council stopped funding their
work because of financial crunch.

The Coventry Freemen’s Guild in England, has
given out its Apprentice of the Year Awards.
One of the winners was Daniel Harvey for his
work as apprentice automobile mechanic. He is deaf.

More and more deaf people of South Africa are demanding
better interpreting services.

Swaminarayan Gadi, a social service agency in Kenya,
has made a considerable donation to help another
deaf social service agency.

The Decatur branch of the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired has been affected by a big fire and is closed
for the time being.

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

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DO DEAF PEOPLE HATE BRUEGGER’S BAGELS?
Do deaf people hate Bruegger’s Bagels? Not the
bagels because it is very delicious – but hate the
order and payment system.
You go to Bruegger’s Bagels to order a bagel
sandwich. When the order is finished, they will
tell you the cost, and you are supposed to walk
to the cashier to tell them the cost?
For a hearing person, it is not a problem, but
for a deaf person, communication can be a problem.
This is why some deaf people hate Bruegger’s Bagels!

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

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

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Summit at Olathe, Kansas

National American Sign Language and English
Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education

March 20-22, 2014

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-summit-asl/early-childhood-education/

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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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DEAF PEOPLE WITH THE HEARING EYE?
What is a Deaf Eye? What is a Hearing Eye?
Deaf people always say that they have the Deaf
Eye, which helps them find things that hearing
people overlook. An example is a penny on the
sidewalk.
True or false? Don’t know – but if a deaf
person does not see the penny on the side walk,
does he have the Hearing Eye?
Good question!

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

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

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comparing Super Bowl captions with Australian captions!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-commercial-captions-in-australia/

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BEST DEAF ARTIST WE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF
Who is the best deaf artist that we have never heard
of? The one that has consistently featured his works
at museums and galleries everywhere.
It is Joseph Grigely, a former Gallaudet faculty
member and also a former member of the USA national
deaf hockey team.
His current works are being shown at the 2014 Dallas Biennial, hosted by the Goss-Michael Foundation, in Texas.
Very hard to be accepted; only a limited number of
art works are being accepted for exhibition!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

whew, you are a better interpreter than the one I
had the last time

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because stenocaptioners write phonetically syllable for syllable and
there is no space bar on the steno machine, many captioners believe
that the most difficult type of error to avoid is what is called a
word boundary error.  As we read through captioning errors, it may be
helpful to spend a little more time on these because they are
common.

Here are some samples of word boundary errors.
“He will adventure capital to his company.”
“The doctorate at his favorite restaurant.”
“He left his wallet behind in Hispanic.”
“They shallower it into the water.”

These should read:
“He will add venture capital to his company.”
“The doctor ate at his favorite restaurant.”
“He left his wallet behind in his panic.”
“They shall lower it into the water.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a person tries to talk to you; you tell him that
you are deaf; he immediately speaks to the person
next to you!

(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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

At a London hospital, mother Nadia Hassan gave birth; the
interpreter during the birth was 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.

if it took place in an American hospital, a lawsuit is
forthcoming. Not too sure in Great Britain!

…….

Did you know that –

Kitty O’Neil, a deaf woman, was a record-breaking high
speed driver on the Bonneville flats in Utah and also
performed as an outstanding stuntswoman with the Hollywood films. She peaked during the seventies,
but since then she has retired from all such
activities.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

This is the Super Bowl weekend. May the best team win.
And as far as captions are concerned, we are reading that
approximately 90,0000,000 people will be watching the game
on TV.
Hmmm …… let us divide the total costs of captioning
these 30-second commercials (that corporate sponsors have
electively pleaded poverty and in which it is called as
Thirty Seconds of Non-Captioning Fame) by these 90,000,0000
viewers. Not even a tiny fraction of a puny penny per TV viewer!

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Today’s Super Bowl may show a one-second beer
commercial on TV.
A joke? No. This one-second beer commercial
may cost the sponsor just a cheapie $50,000.
What about the usual question – captions on this
one-second beer commercial?
May cost the sponsor just maybe 50 bucks.
And even this $50 bargain may be wasted money.
There is a 1.5 second gap between the uttered word
on the screen and the captions that follow it.
And with the one-second beer commercial, the
captions will miss the boat, by a half second!

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many oral people speak very well

Many oral people speak poorly

Why is it that some oralists, with poor
speech, would stubbornly try to repeat
what they were trying to say only to have
the clerk not understanding what is being
said.

And in the meantime, the line at the store gets
longer and longer?

…….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend was pointing at something

I thought he said:
this is a pea

pea in the air?

he actually said:
this is a bee

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpeter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  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 openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities:

2 VACANCIES:    Transition Teacher (Special Education) and Transition Teacher (Deaf Education)

These positions report to the Program Coordinator, Employability Center, and are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to high school and transition-aged students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired, and/or Deaf-Blind, and who may have other disabilities. Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website www.csdb.org to view the official job announcement in its entirety or contact Ms. Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager / 719-578-2114 mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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, 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:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!

opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Pittsburgh, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:    Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters. Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Job Title:                   HR Coordinator
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment, arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files, directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:    Case Managers
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:     BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years. behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:    Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration, participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation, interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture, assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family home visits.
Qualifications:     One year related experience (preferably with children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA Employee Type:    Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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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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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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