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DeafDigest – 31 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 31, 2014

— Deaf Bridge is gone, no more!

For years we had a Deaf Bridge. It was the Zorr
Bridge in Kashmir, a small nation near India and
Pakistan. Zorr? Deaf? In Kashmir language Zorr
means deaf, and that bridge was built during
the 1940’s by a deaf contractor, whose name no
one remembers! It was a wooden bridge, that
had been run down over the years because the
Kashmir government had no money to renovate
it! Eventally the name Zorr Bridge was changed
to Zero Bridge. It is no more, being dismantled
and gone for good.

 

— dangerous sign gestures in our ASL

Are some signs dangerous in our own ASL when we
communicate with the deaf? Not in USA, but possibly
overseas (Europe, Asia, etc). The Yahoo web site
pointed out many gestures that Americans use that
are dangerous to use over there. In our own ASL,
these dangerous signs are – perfect, two, hook,
five, hope, hand applause and thumbs up. Why?
These gesture signs are offensive to these people
and they may think we are insulting them while
actually we weren’t!

 

— a big reason for calling deaf as deaf and dumb

There was a big story last week of a “deaf and dumb”
note attached to the lost airport luggage that was
delivered to a deaf couple’s home. The American
Airlines has since then apologized for it and sent
the note-writer to a sensitivity training class.
Why did the baggage handler write that note? He is
an immigrant, from a nation where it is normal and
appropriate to call all deaf people as “deaf and dumb”!
What is normal to these people is not normal to us.

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DeafDigest – 30 March 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv-remote-for-deaf-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cash-registers-discriminate-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

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

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“Breaking the Certification Barrier” at Harris Communications

Preparing for an interpreter certification exam can be nerve racking,
but when compounded by the challenge of limited study resources, can
be even more daunting!  “Breaking the Certification Barrier” is a DVD
that allows interpreter certification candidates to practice their
skills while acclimating to the test format.

It covers a variety of topics potentially contained on a Basic level
test. Sample interpretations, rendered by highly skilled, certified
interpreters are offered to allow viewers to see various options of
successful interpretations and transliterations.

Find “Breaking the Certification Barrier”(DVD433) at Harris
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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Oral deaf people in Great Britain are complaining
that there is too much public emphasis on the value
of British Sign Language at the expense of oralism!

Two deaf individuals that were apartment-hunting in
Japan, were refused assistance by apartment rental
agency. Why? These rental people did not want to
deal with the deaf and gave excuses such as “how
can we contact deaf during emergencies?” The
national rental headquarters apologized. Deaf
activists wanted to file a discrimination lawsuit
but found there is no such basis in the national
laws.

Newborn hearing tests in Canada? A report was
issued, saying that most of Canadian provinces
do not have these such screening services!

We have a deaf child as a Spelling Bee Champion.
It is Emily Neal of Chesapeake Elementary School,
Huntington, WV. She will move on to the nationals
in Washington, DC.

Because devices covered from the South Dakota
Telecommunications Fund were obsolete, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a new law to
allow the state to fund smartphones for use by the
deaf.

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EASY GESTURE SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR HEARING TO UNDERSTAND
A deaf man and a hearing man come across each other in
the hall.
The deaf man, wanting to be polite, gestured “you come.”
Almost all hearing people understand the “come” gesture, but
always sometimes a hearing person does not understand it.
Even if the deaf person gestured “come” slowly few times,
the hearing person still does not understand.
Why?

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

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

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
goes through big changes

letter to DHHIG members at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-dhhig-letter/

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MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
We, the deaf, often do not realize it!

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

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

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Advice for deaf clients seeking legal assistance

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-clients-legal-assistance/

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A GROUP IN COLORADO OPPOSES MORE MONEY FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS
A group spoke during legislative sessions in Colorado,
opposing shifting of funds from landline phones to wireless
systems.
This group is not opposed to wireless systems per se. It
simply opposes money moved to wireless systems because
telephone companies may no longer have the incentive to keep
landline phones continuing.
And if that happens, deaf people, lacking wireless devices,
will have no access during emergencies!

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

a free hearing aid
http://deafdigest.com/videos/freehearingaid/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Association of Wyoming

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-association-of-wyoming/

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Alberta Chapter, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-alberta-chapter-registry-of-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– U.S. foreign service diplomat

this new website will be growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We read in the newspapers that deaf people, in their
40’s and 50’s and 60’s “hear” for the first time in their
live because of newly implanted CI’s. Hear for the first
time?

A. If they wore hearing aids while younger before abandoning
them, then a CI does not make them hear for the first time!

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:

My recent show in New Jersey was a very positive experience.

I asked the college to contact students in the ASL program to volunteer.

The students provided me with SSP services for all 3 days!  I believe 8 students volunteered.

They all worked in pairs!

Also, the hotel I stayed at had a restaurant.  One of the ASL students worked there!

I could order my food in ASL!   This student also arranged room service for me for breakfast!

I was spoiled with all the support I needed for the weekend.

Thank you Ocean County College students.

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 Big Corporation customer service representatives
stop challenging our deaf relay services, insisting that
the deaf person talk directly to them. It took DeafDigest
editor three full months to fix a routine credit card
problem because the Customer Service representatives
insisted on a direct voice conversation, which was
impossible.

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DeafHistory:

Years 1500 – 1700 – deaf people were employed at the
Ottoman Court (government of Turkey) as court jesters
because their use of sign language fascinated hearing
people

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

nearing the magic 600 number

New Zealand has set 600 as the goal of deaf people
being implanted. So far it is at 596

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Donovan Robertson is a sophomore trackster with the
Ohio State University men’s track team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Felicia Schroeder who has played big time soccer in
NCAA-I and played professionally overseas, has
announced her retirement

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Deaf Sports Library

We have many deaf athletes that are elite – professional
or Olympic-level, or national-level or international-level.

These elites are listed at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/category/elite-deaf-athletes/

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Deaf Sports Picture

A famous college basketball coach and a deaf fan

http://deafdigest.com/a-famous-college-basketball-coach-and-deaf-fan/

the picture has captions under it so do visit that link

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Gallaudet University faculty positions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 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.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty positions in the following departments:

ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Linguistics
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
Principal
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Position:                  Principal
Department:                School

Position Summary: The Principal serves as the Lexington School’s instructional leader and is responsible for all instructional supervision, program administration, curriculum implementation/ initiatives, and staff development.

Essential Duties:
–    Provide leadership to all education program personnel while working within the requirements of New York State education law and regulations as well as the policies of the Board of Trustees.
–    Supervise department/related services supervisors.
–    Administer all aspects of school programs.
–    Promote curriculum improvement and ensure that instructional programs and courses are implemented consistent with the New York State Common Core and other mandated standards.
–    Maintain program compliance with all applicable education law and regulations.
–    Keep informed and up to date regarding new developments in curriculum, instruction, and administration.
–    Serve as the liaison between the Parents Staff Association and the School.
–    Supervise the use of the approved budget for the School. –    Implement School’s disciplinary policy. –    Set the tone for a positive school climate, establishing clear standards for  student deportment commensurate with the Lexington’s philosophy and policies, and current school law.
–    Manage the selection of staff, performance evaluation, tenure procedure, and administration of disciplinary actions for School program personnel.
–    Support technology integration practices in the school educational programs.
–    Oversee the New York State Assessment program.
–    Represent the school programs during Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
–    Work as part of the Lexington Executive Administrative Team.

Qualifications:
–    Experience as an Educational Supervisor.
–    Experience as a Certified Teacher of the Deaf.
–    Knowledge of the psychological and physiological development of children. –    Ability to apply cognitive theories of teaching and learning required; knowledge of the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) preferred.
–    Knowledge of curriculum and principles of learning.
–    Knowledge of language and literacy development.
–    Knowledge of Deaf Culture needs and issues.
.    Ability to develop a school improvement plan and make decisions to facilitate its fulfillment.
–    Proficient in American Sign Language. Attributes:
–    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to maintain confidentiality.
–    Ability to respond professionally if faced with difficult situations.
–    Leadership, organizational and time management skills.
–    Ability to multi-task, comply with identified priorities and deadlines, and respond to changing environment.
–    Ability to collect data and make sound decisions.
–    Ability to supervise and motivate employees at different levels.
–    Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.

Qualifications:
–    Masters Degree required.
–    Teacher of the Deaf Certification required.
–    New York State Certification-School Administration and Supervision or School Building Leaders required..

To Apply, Email Resume to: mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332

(Please indicate “Principal” in subject line)

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

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers  for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Nights (Long-term substitute)
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is considered to be a long-term substitute basis and non-exempt position.  Responsibilities include supervising students’ activities before and during their sleeping hours and in the morning before school, safety and security of students and must know the students’ whereabouts at all times, responds quickly to accidents or injuries, apply first aid when necessary, and contact the Health Center and/or Security when necessary, report student concerns and progress to the Dean of Students or Assistant Dean of Students, manage routine student discipline as directed by the Dean of Students, document and report accidents, adverse behavior, suspected abuse and keeping other records/data as required.

MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:    FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.

DEADLINE:    Until filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

E-mail: mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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open position
Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
(Division of Special Education)
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(REVISED 3/11/14)

Recruitment Number: F1317

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have application materials in by 04/11/2014.

Start Date:  September 16, 2014.  Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2014 may be possible.

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting programs. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate level will be considered pending appropriate experience.  ABD applicants are encouraged to apply and will be placed at the non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Coursework in the Interpreting programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and condensed formats. The undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders, mentors, and teachers of interpreting. This program recently won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Outstanding Credit Program Award. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
–    Ph.D/Ed.D in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, distance education, or adult education) required for appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Visiting Assistant Professor possible for ABD (renewable for three years). To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. –    National interpreting certification (e.g., CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12; or CDI)
–    3 years experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
–    Experience with online education and openness to online instruction.
–    Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on interpreting/interpreter education.
–    Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and interpreter practitioners
–    Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation skills
–    Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
–    Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting backgrounds
–    Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction

Preferred
–    Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
–    Demonstrated commitment to scholarship –    Experience with training interpreter educators
–    Program development and coordination experience
–    Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
–    Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8735call skype logo503-838-8735 (TTY/V); mailto:maronee@wou.edu
For more information about the graduate and undergraduate programs, go to http://www.wou.edu/sped

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552call skype logo503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form – available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp
–    Letter of interest describing professional skills and experience related to the job requirements and duties, scholarly interests and accomplishments, and plans for future growth.
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference will be required prior to a campus interview. At least one of the references must address teaching interpreting.)

Submit Application Materials to: F1317, Assistant Professor of ASL English Interpreting/Interpreting Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

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

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs, as well as the Teaching Research Institute and the Center on Sensory Disability.

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

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics
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 Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org  as well as three professional references 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
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band
123A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
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 <a
href=“http://www.ntid.rit.edu”>http://www.ntid.rit.edu</a>

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT
colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain
confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level
MBA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/439694. Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

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.

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
585-475-2424call skype logo585-475-2424 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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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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(revised posting)

Executive Director
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

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

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

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

EOE/ADA

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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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DeafDigest – 30 March 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreters-for-deaf-are-not-for-free/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-alone-at-family-reunions/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprised-at-fifth-cousins/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A service agency for the deaf is constructing an apartment
for the deaf in Hokkaido, Japan. It is named Hakodate House Hiyoshi.

Deaf activists in Indiana are saying that the state courts
do a bad job of providing interpreters for the deaf.

NAD CEO Howard Rosenblum has been re-appointed by Obama
to serve on the  U.S. Access Board. What does this board do?
It makes sure facilities are accessible for the deaf. In
the case of the deaf, it means one thing – captions, captions
and captions.

The new interim superintendent of Arizona State Schools for
the Deaf and Blind is Marv Lamer. He is an unknown to many
of us.

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Explore. Experience.

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

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

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

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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Read what they say

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130call skype logo1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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THE CAR BATTERY
A deaf driver was driving for a long time with a
weak battery. There was no warning signal on the dashboard
about a weak battery.
A hearing friend happened to hear the car engine and
said “your battery is weak; I will jump the battery for you”
How did the hearing friend know? He said he heard clink,
clink while the engine was turning and knew the battery was
weak.
Lucky to have a hearing friend!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/

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

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Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the
Deaf

Hosted by the
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

April 25-28, 2014

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

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5TH COUSINS DEAF FRIENDS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
Two Gallaudet friends were playing basketball
at the Gallaudet Field House.
One day one friend was wearing a sweatshirt with a
logo of a small town. The other friend looked at the
logo and was puzzled and asked few questions about it.
Then after they were chatting with each other, they
realized they were 5th cousins – they compared their
family trees and were shocked they were related!
Always a surprise with Deaf Family Trees.

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

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

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moon craters named after deaf individuals

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

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LOOKING FOR VOLLEYBALL COACHES AT TEXAS sd

Texas School for the Deaf is looking for two HS Volleyball coaches
(head coach and assistant coach).  If you are interested in applying
for one of the two positions, please go to the TSD website and click
on the employment tab.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to
contact me via email (chris.hamilton@tsd.state.tx.us).

Chris Hamilton
TSD Athletic Director

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being invited to a special event by a deaf friend (Tupperware,
Pampered Chef, etc) and being “forced” to interpret because
all the people in the party are deaf.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning
and remote CART services are provided from captioners’ homes.  In the
early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 25 years.  Captioners need
home offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to
assure reliable coverage.

Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power.  Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort
of backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a
captioner may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a
power failure.  This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for
15 to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another
captioner to take over the assignment.

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take
over in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a
longer time in the event of a power outage.  Then a generator might
be necessary.

If a captioner is captioning a news broadcast for a California
station where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain
to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because of
thunderstorms in Texas.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

after being introduced to a deaf stranger, you are
immediately asked such questions such as “how did
you become deaf”?

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf man in Texas, accused of a crime, won his appeal
for a retrial because of lack of an interpreter during
his original trial. For some reason the defendant’s
attorney did not request an interpreter, thus placing
his client at a jeopardy!

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– U.S. marshal

(a person that captures criminal fugitives)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Bad news for philatelists that want personalized postage
stamps, just like these vanity automobile license tags.
The US Postal Service said no to such personalized stamps.
What this means that stamps honoring our Deaf Heroes such
as Frederick C. Schreiber, Malcolm Norwood, Robert Weitbrecht
are no-no’s.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Maryland
was created not that too many years ago by an act of
legislation.
And it stands as one of the strangest referrals ever.
As the bill weaved its way through the legislative system,
one committee referred it to the Environmental Matters
Committee.
Environmental Matters concern itself with pollution and
greening issues. Since when is deafness considered an
environmental matter?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

People getting sick and tired of ADA-talk? An agency near
Chicago scheduled a seminar on what ADA is all about, and had
a speaker lined up. It was canceled the first time, then
reschedule, and then canceled again.

Why?

Low registration!

People bored with ADA?

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Lipreading – what did that person say?

I thought the friend was saying:
I got a new job at U Manna

Didn’t understand, so the friend fingerspelled it haltingly;
not really reading the fingerspelling carefully, I thought
she fingerspelled it as

H-U-M

The friend actually said

Humana

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Job Posting
Development Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)
Grand Rapids, MI

Located in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan, DHHS. mission is to provide communication, human services and education to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities with the goal of inclusiveness in Western Michigan.

Qualified individuals will possess the following:
1. College degree in a related field
2. Two years experience in a the non-profit sector
3. Excellent communication skills in Sign Language and written English
4. Proven leadership skills
5. Proven successful fundraising skills
6. Experience in grant writing skills
7. Experience in business finance/management

Job Responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:
1.  Community Relations of Deaf/HOH/hearing individuals, businesses, and service groups
2.  Fundraising
3.  Grant Writing
4.. Marketing 5.  Budget and Finance Development
6. Staff Management

DHHS offers Medical Insurance, Personal Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, and paid holidays. Optional Dental Insurance is available. Relocation assistance may be available. Grand Rapids, MI was recently voted one of the top cities for young professionals, and offers a diverse culture with many recreational activities.

Position Status: Full Time, Salary- currently open

To apply, please email resume and letter of intent to mailto:Board@Deafhhs.org

Questions: Please email above, or VP (616)-828-0186call skype logo(616)-828-0186. Voice (616)-732-7358call skype logo(616)-732-7358
Fax (616) -732-7365

Please see our website at http://www.Deafhhs.org for location and additional program information.

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

www.pahrtners.com/careers
www.facebook.com/deafjobs

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers  for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Counseling
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Department of Counseling offers nationally-accredited masters. degree programs in school counseling and mental health counseling. It is our mission to prepare graduates to be multiculturally competent professional counselors able to work skillfully with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing clients of diverse backgrounds. The Department is currently seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member to join our dedicated faculty starting August 2014, contingent upon funding.   Applicants with school counseling background and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
1.    An earned doctorate in counselor education or closely related field.  Exceptional candidates with doctoral degrees in progress may be considered.
2.    At least three years of counseling experience, with deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals, preferably in a school setting.
3.    Knowledge and skills in content relevant to the applicant’s specialization.
4.    Awareness of the cultural and educational implications of working with deaf students, and fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or demonstrated willingness to commit significant time and effort over several years to develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet’s faculty guidelines.
5.    Experience supervising counseling students or pre-licensed counselors, or substantial experience mentoring others.
6.    Potential for competency in teaching, scholarship, and service.
7.    Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills.
8.    Knowledge of program assessment is preferred.

Responsibilities:
1.    Teach courses in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.
2.    Supervise students in fieldwork settings and provide academic advising and professional mentoring.
3.    Work collaboratively with faculty members.
4.    Engage in scholarship, including research and program development.
5.    Participate in department and university faculty activities and professional service.
6.    Grant writing and/or other department responsibilities as assigned.

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Professor. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The appointment will be for a regular nine-month academic year.

Starting Date: August 4, 2014 or later.

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, examples of academic products, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly activities and/or other work experience to:

Dr. Kendra Smith, Chairperson Department of Counseling Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002-3695

Telephone: 202-651-5515call skype logo202-651-5515
Videophone: 202-618-6852call skype logo202-618-6852
E-mail: mailto:Kendra.Smith@Gallaudet.Edu
FAX: 202-651-5657

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position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf state of Georgia, Northeast area

more information at:
http://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698ch

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position opening
Clinician
ACCESS Outpatient Services
state of New Jersey

As a key member of ACCESS Outpatient Services, a statewide provider of behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and treatment planning to consumers in several satellite offices.

Responsibilities include:
– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
– developing and implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services, including the coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical and community services
– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
– providing crisis intervention
– developing discharge plans
– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side effects
– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct, age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, email your resume to Eileen Kimbell-Meaney at mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352call skype logo202-651-5352.

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position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont

TEAM LEADER FOR DEAF SERVICES

The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:
http://www.ncssinc.org/careers

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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: 712-366-0571call skype logo712-366-0571; 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) 277-6353call skype logo(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 / 719-578-2114call skype logo719-578-2114 mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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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 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831

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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DeafDigest – 28 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 28, 2014

– are CI people disappointed in a famous deaf person?

A famous deaf athlete right now is Derrick Coleman, a member
of the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks team. He wears
a hearing aid, and has endorsed a hearing aid battery brand.
He also just signed a new endorsement deal with a big hearing
aid company. Is it a hint for people, undecided between
a hearing aid or a CI, that a hearing aid is a better
choice? Which is actually the best choice, anyway? The
best choice is the choice you have made!

 

— deafness is part of a lawsuit

A big mess is going on with lawsuits filed by angry
ex-employees of the Old Orchard Beach town government.
The fired director of the town Public Works department
is deaf. He has accused the fired town manager of mocking
his deafness, making things uncomfortable at the workplace.
How bad are these lawsuits? It is now in the courts because
the Maine Human Rights Commission failed to make everyone
happy. These lawsuits has involved several issues; the
mocking of deafness is one of these issues!

 

 

— not able to meet deaf family members

A deaf woman learned that two of her cousins were deaf.
She has never met them. Why? The deaf woman’s grandfather
and the two cousins’ grandfather (both brothers) have
feuded with each other for a real long time and do not
speak to each other. The deaf woman has wondered if these
two deaf cousins are aware that they have a deaf cousin!

 

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DeafDigest – 27 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 27, 2014

— a big role for a deaf dancer

Simoné Botha, a deaf dancer from South Africa, has won
a big dancing role – the Queen at the Ballet. This
dance show is widely popular among music lovers all
over the world. She has been dancing all her life
and in fact, won a past Miss Deaf South Africa pageant.
She had to audition for this big dance role. After
watching her audition, the program director immediately
gave her the role.

 

— American Airlines insults the deaf

American Airlines, at the Houston Airport, misplaced
the luggage that belonged to a deaf couple. They had
to wait a few days before the lost luggage was found
and delivered to their home. The note, attached to
the luggage said, Deaf and Dumb. The couple is very
angry about it and has demanded an apology from
American Airlines. To date, the airline people have
not apologized!

 

— Italy ignores sign language

Hearing people gesture all the time in Italy. It is
an important part of their culture. Scholars Isabella
Poggi of Roma Tre University and Luca Vullo, a film
director, have documented these gestures for their
projects. What about Italian Sign Language (Lingua Dei
Segni Italiana – or LIS)? Pretty much ignored by
linguists and researchers. Deaf Italians are not too
happy about it. It is possibly because they do not
have a Dr Bill Stokoe, Father of ASL, in their corner!

 

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DeafDigest – 26 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 26, 2014

— important to show gestures and facial expressions

Actor David Dontoh, not deaf and well known in Ghana,
gave a speech saying it is important for all actors to
show gestures and facial expressions – for the benefit
of deaf people that watch TV programs. Even if the program
is captioned, these gestures and facial expressions are
still important! Oral deaf may not understand sign langauge
but they understand gestures and facial expressions.

 

— an expensive lawsuit case for a school district

Grandview School District, in Washington state, has already
spent $1.9 million in legal fees, defending themselves
in a lawsuit filed by a parent of a deaf child. The
parent has accused the school district of not providing
education. This case has started 4 years ago in the district
court and is now headed towards the federal courts.
Why not just accept a settlement? This school district
refuses to settle and will continue to fight – and it
means higher legal fees, making attorneys rich!

 

 

— deaf communications device for a police department

Dunwoody (Georgia) Police Department has a wireless
communications device that will be used to communicate
with the deaf. This is great but there are questions.
What if the deaf driver is stopped because of a traffic
violation, and the police officer does not have the device
with him? Will they have to wait until someone brings
the device? Or will they have to go to the police station?
Isn’t it much easier to contract with a VRI so that
the deaf person could immediately communicate with the
interpreter on the police officer’s Skype? Police cars
nowadays are equipped with all kinds of computers.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 25, 2014

— a big football day next month at Gallaudet

At Gallaudet on April 9, 2014 is the “Gallaudet
University Pro Day – Adham Talaat.” He is 6’6
tall and weighs nearly 300 lbs (solid muscle,
not fat). For the past two seasons, many NFL
teams asked Gallaudet about him; they have
seen him play; have tested him. April 9th
will be his final audition – hoping it would
lead to a NFL draft when draft comes on May 8-10.
If he is not drafted, then hope is high that
he would be offered a free agent contract. Either
way he would be the first from Gallaudet to get
a NFL contract. He was one of the main reasons
for the greatest football team in Gallaudet history.

 

— a deaf person without interpreter in the court

A deaf man, accused of a crime in Texas, had no
interpreter. This was strange because Texas has
one of the best interpreting laws in the nation.
His attorney never asked for an interpreter during
trial. Should his attorney be disbarred for that
reason? Yes, according to a deaf attorney that
read about this case. Anyway he won an appeal
for a re-trial because of no interpreter in first
trial.

 

 

— a different Deaf Scam

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned an email scam
(Deaf Lottery). There is another scam – Craiglist
scams! Craiglist is the world’s largest classified
ads web site for anything and for everything!
Is Craiglist honest? Yes, for 99.9 percent of listings,
it is honest. But a tiny number of ads are not
honest. A hearing man wanted to rent a house and
saw a listing on Craiglist. He contacted the person,
but was told the person is deaf and must communicate
by text or email, not in person and was told to
send money by wire. The “deaf” man was not deaf.
It was a scam! Police is looking into this matter
in South Carolina.

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 24, 2014

— a popular team lost

At The Amazing Race: All-Stars, deaf son Luke and hearing
mother Margie were eliminated after finishing last place
at the Sri Lanka race. Said the eliminated team –
We’re one of three teams to do The Amazing Race for a
third time.

 

— good news for deaf victims of police brutality

we have been reading more and more about deaf victims
of police brutality. Is there some good news coming
up? The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the
nation’s most powerful non-profit agencies, is looking
into this matter. They are building up a file of these
many deaf police brutality cases. We will see what
happens.

 

— be careful of a deaf person from Ohio

Many of us have received “Deaf Lottery winnings” emails;
it is a scam. How bad is it? According to the Westerville,
Ohio Police Department, approximately 1,200 deaf people
have become victims of this scam, costing them money.
The police believes the person behind the scam is deaf
and lives in Westerville and is well known in the Deaf
Community. If you receive this type of email, automatically
delete it – do not even open it and read it. Just delete it!

 

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DeafDigest – 23 March 2014

DeafDigest Gold – March 23, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wow-job-for-deaf-or-not-wow-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-frustration-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv-remote-for-deaf-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cash-registers-discriminate-with-deaf/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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“Flying to the Light” at Harris Communications

“Flying to the Light” is currently on sale at Harris Communications
during our 10% off Entertainment Sale. The book tells the story of
seventeen year old Michael Anderson and his deaf younger brother, Danny.
Danny has a special gift-he knows what happens after a person dies-and
others want to know, too.

The brothers must outwit and outrun a lethal biophysicist, the FBI and
other Americans during a cross-country chase.

“Flying to the Light” (B1213) is a suspenseful tale with many twists and
turns that will keep you guessing into the final pages.

Find it at Harris Communications on sale for only $11.69.
Sale ends March 31, 2014.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG032314

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf of Vancouver, British Columbia will
be getting 911 text services. It is said to
be the first such system in the nation.

The Health Sciences Center New Orleans, affiliated
with Louisiana State University, has won grant money
from The Eye on Jacob Foundation to research into
causes of Usher syndrome

The police of Helsinki, Finland are now warning
the public of East European vagrants that pose as
deaf and beg for donations from people on the street.

The wife of Japanese Prime Minister Abe has performed a sign language dance at a big public event in Tokyo

For years Mississippi State University hired temporary
interpreters upon need. This has changed. This university
has hired its first full-time interpreter.

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A FRUSTRATION WITH A HOTEL TV REMOTE
DeafDigest editor stayed at a hotel during his vacation.
He wanted to watch TV so tried to set up captions.
He looked at the remote. It was a very big remote. He
spent a long time looking for cc symbol on one of these
remote buttons. He looked hard and could not find it.
Trying again, he looked and finally found it on the remote.
The cc symbol was so tiny that it was so easy to
overlook it!
Very frustrating.

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

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

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Gallaudet 150th anniversary reunion
Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 – Sunday, July 13, 2014

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

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UPSIDE DOWN CASH REGISTERS
More and more cash registers are becoming deaf-unfriendly.
There is no digital read out that tells you the cost of
your purchase.
What can you do about it? Poke your head in front of
these cash registers and read your price from upside
down!
Cash registers discriminate against the deaf? Yes!

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

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

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Famous deaf scientists

http://deafdigest.com/scientists/

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A NEW DEAF PHYSICIAN
One of the graduates of West Virginia University School of Medicine is Mark Leekoff. He is deaf and people are saying that
he is the first deaf medical student in the school’s medical
school history.
He will be serving his residency at a hospital before becoming
a full fledged doctor.

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

deaf banquet in year 1943
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hotel/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Association of Deaf Medical Professionals
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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

CEI – old organization of interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/old-organization-of-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– diamond cutter

this new website will be growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I still see some TV programs that are not captioned even
though captions were supposed to be turned on. Why?

A. TV engineers often forget to turn on captions.

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:

Since 2007, the needs assessment data collected from DeafBlind people
in the State of Vermont has listed SSP services as number one.  It’s been a long wait.

The slump in the economy and the impacts of Tropical Storm Irene did
not help.

This year we pushed harder for our needs with the State Legislature.

A few days ago I was at a meeting that included the State
Transportation Agency, one of the departments which oversees public transportation.

They had a grant cancellation and want to give provision of an SSP
service a try!

If all goes well, SSP services will start July 1st!

Downside, it is a one year pilot project.  It is one time funding.

Nonetheless, this is a step in the right direction and will help us
collect data and information for next year’s legislative session!

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 more and more deaf people will volunteer to
help the deaf-blind with the outside errands that
they need to do

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DeafHistory:

during late 19th century – sign language introduced to the
deaf of Australia

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

20 percent

of people with hearing losses actually use a hearing aid

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Pono Tokioka, a freshman, is a member of the men’s golf team
at University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

South Korea’s Lee Duck Hee, who is deaf, won the U-19 boys’ singles
at the 23rd Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship
in Malaysia. This win will probably elevate him from being the world’s 12th
best junior player to possibly 4th or 5th best

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Deaf Sports Library

Tony Tatum is Gallaudet’s latest professional
athlete. He plays for the Cleveland Gladiators team in Arena Football Team. His team won 63-53
with him as the starter on the defensive unit.
This is his 2nd season in pro football; he played last season with Utah Blaze, which
then went out of business.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Nights (Long-term substitute)
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is considered to be a long-term substitute basis and non-exempt position.  Responsibilities include supervising students’ activities before and during their sleeping hours and in the morning before school, safety and security of students and must know the students’ whereabouts at all times, responds quickly to accidents or injuries, apply first aid when necessary, and contact the Health Center and/or Security when necessary, report student concerns and progress to the Dean of Students or Assistant Dean of Students, manage routine student discipline as directed by the Dean of Students, document and report accidents, adverse behavior, suspected abuse and keeping other records/data as required.

MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:    FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.

DEADLINE:    Until filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

E-mail: mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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

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open position
Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
(Division of Special Education)
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(REVISED 3/11/14)

Recruitment Number: F1317

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have application materials in by 04/11/2014.

Start Date:  September 16, 2014.  Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2014 may be possible.

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting programs. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate level will be considered pending appropriate experience.  ABD applicants are encouraged to apply and will be placed at the non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Coursework in the Interpreting programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and condensed formats. The undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders, mentors, and teachers of interpreting. This program recently won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Outstanding Credit Program Award. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
–    Ph.D/Ed.D in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, distance education, or adult education) required for appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Visiting Assistant Professor possible for ABD (renewable for three years). To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. –    National interpreting certification (e.g., CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12; or CDI)
–    3 years experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
–    Experience with online education and openness to online instruction.
–    Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on interpreting/interpreter education.
–    Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and interpreter practitioners
–    Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation skills
–    Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
–    Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting backgrounds
–    Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction

Preferred
–    Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
–    Demonstrated commitment to scholarship –    Experience with training interpreter educators
–    Program development and coordination experience
–    Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
–    Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8735call skype logo503-838-8735 (TTY/V); mailto:maronee@wou.edu
For more information about the graduate and undergraduate programs, go to http://www.wou.edu/sped

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552call skype logo503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form – available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp
–    Letter of interest describing professional skills and experience related to the job requirements and duties, scholarly interests and accomplishments, and plans for future growth.
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference will be required prior to a campus interview. At least one of the references must address teaching interpreting.)

Submit Application Materials to: F1317, Assistant Professor of ASL English Interpreting/Interpreting Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

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

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs, as well as the Teaching Research Institute and the Center on Sensory Disability.

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

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics
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 Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org  as well as three professional references 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
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band
123A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
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 <a
href=“http://www.ntid.rit.edu”>http://www.ntid.rit.edu</a>

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT
colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain
confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level
MBA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/439694. Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

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.

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
585-475-2424call skype logo585-475-2424 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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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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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

618-310-0055call skype logo618-310-0055

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

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This just in –

Superintendent Nancy Armstrong has announced her retirement
at Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, effective
August 1st.

Another one! President Maggie Park is leaving South Carolina
School for the Deaf and the Blind to take a position with
Converse College.

Top stories about the deaf:

In a new book, “The Heir Apparent: The Life of
Edward VII, the Playboy Prince” by author Jane Ridley that is coming out, wife Alexandra of Denmark (Alix) was mentioned in it. The author said she was deaf.

Advanced Bionics, a CI manufacturer, was accused of
selling defective implants according to a TV program
aired by the NBC

In the Egyptian village of Menufiya, seven deaf individuals
were arrested for staging a public protest and blocking
traffic. It has nothing to do with the national turmoil
going on right now but with their lack of employment
opportunities.

Finally we have heard something from the Deaf Caucus
on the Capitol Hill. We have learned that we have five
deaf employees on the Hill – and that the Caucus is
trying to encourage the Senate and the House to hire
more deaf people.

$30,000,000 for CI research? Yes, in Germany. Angela
Merkel, the German president, plans to give a research
hospital this much money for CI research!

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130call skype logo1-800-233-9130 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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See What Everyone is Talking About!

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INTEPRRETERS FOR FREE?
Many deaf web sites and many deaf yahoo sites have
postings that ask for free deaf interpreters.
Yes, interpreters are expensive. Same as with
attorneys, accountants, doctors, electricians,
home repairs, etc.
Should we walk up to an attorney and beg him for
a free legal service? Same thing – we should not
walk to an interpreter and beg for a free service!

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

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

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ALDAcon 2014 conference
Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014
Norfolk, VA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-association-of-late-deafened-adults-conference/

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IMPORTANT TO HAVE INTERPRETERS DURING FAMILY REUNIONS
Why are Family Reunions important? Because we learn
family secrets that we never knew about in the past.
Many of us have famous distant cousins (3rd, 4th, etc)
that are famous. During the reunions the family always
talk about their famous cousins.
Without an interpreter, a deaf family member would know
nothing about these Family Secrets!

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

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

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The new book “The Heir Apparent: The Life of
Edward VII, the Playboy Prince” mentions
Queen Alexandria, who was deaf.

She is on the list at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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A 100-YEAR OLD BUSINESS IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN
Evesham is a small town in Great Britain, with 24,000
residents.
One of the family-owned companies in town is celebrating
its 100th anniversary. It is the Sowerby Footwear, and it
was founded by two brothers. One of the two brothers –
Arthur Sowerby was deaf.
This company is now run by 3rd generation Sowerby family
members.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

can you interpret for free at an event I am hosting?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

If you are watching realtime captioning of a newscast, a reporter might
say something like this.

“THE STATE SUPREME COURT RULED THE VOTING RIGHTS LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO
CERTAIN DISTRICTS.”

The following is an example of poor captioning where the problem is not
with the realtime captioner, but it is a technical problem probably with
the transmission or reception that needs to be investigated.

T ST %T ESREME COT RI*$D THE VOTING RHTS LE$ DOES NOT ALY TO CAXTAIN DTRICTS.

Here is another example of poor captioning. In this case, the problem is a
realtime captioner who is doing a poor job.

THE STATE EXTREME COURSE RULED THE VOTING RITES LAW DOES NOT REPLY TO
CERTAIN DIRECTS.

When you have a problem with poor captioning, it may be helpful to be able
to identify what the problem is. Then you can determine what can be done
to correct that problem.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people showing annoyance when you focus on their lips
while they’re talking 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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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 big mess in legal circles may be forthcoming over
accusations that Advanced Bionics had been selling
defective CI’s for years, fully aware that these were
defective in the first place!  A billion dollar case?

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– city planner

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

An annual honor conferred in the Washington, DC Deaf Community
is the Frederick C. Schreiber Leadership Award. The latest
recipient is Gary Lee Viall, a long time leader in Virginia
deaf state civic activities.
Frederick C. Schreiber, who passed away in 1979, put the
NAD on the map with his long list of accomplishments as
Executive Director. You name it, Fred had his hand in it.
Congrats, Gary.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The old Frat headquarters in Springfield,
Illinois was finally sold in January. It was on
the block for few years before the sale.
And with the proceeds from the sale, the
Al Van Nevel Memorial Foundation will now be
able to move forward.
The stuff in the old headquarters will
be moved to the Gallaudet library. Some of
these items are priceless.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It almost never fails. The hearing person knows you are
deaf and rely on an interpreter, yet he talks very fast
and very unlipreadable in front of you.

Why?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Counseling
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Department of Counseling offers nationally-accredited masters. degree programs in school counseling and mental health counseling. It is our mission to prepare graduates to be multiculturally competent professional counselors able to work skillfully with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing clients of diverse backgrounds. The Department is currently seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member to join our dedicated faculty starting August 2014, contingent upon funding.   Applicants with school counseling background and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
1.    An earned doctorate in counselor education or closely related field.  Exceptional candidates with doctoral degrees in progress may be considered.
2.    At least three years of counseling experience, with deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals, preferably in a school setting.
3.    Knowledge and skills in content relevant to the applicant’s specialization.
4.    Awareness of the cultural and educational implications of working with deaf students, and fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or demonstrated willingness to commit significant time and effort over several years to develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet’s faculty guidelines.
5.    Experience supervising counseling students or pre-licensed counselors, or substantial experience mentoring others.
6.    Potential for competency in teaching, scholarship, and service.
7.    Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills.
8.    Knowledge of program assessment is preferred.

Responsibilities:
1.    Teach courses in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.
2.    Supervise students in fieldwork settings and provide academic advising and professional mentoring.
3.    Work collaboratively with faculty members.
4.    Engage in scholarship, including research and program development.
5.    Participate in department and university faculty activities and professional service.
6.    Grant writing and/or other department responsibilities as assigned.

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Professor. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The appointment will be for a regular nine-month academic year.

Starting Date: August 4, 2014 or later.

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, examples of academic products, and three letters of reference relevant to teaching, scholarly activities and/or other work experience to:

Dr. Kendra Smith, Chairperson Department of Counseling Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002-3695

Telephone: 202-651-5515call skype logo202-651-5515
Videophone: 202-618-6852call skype logo202-618-6852
E-mail: mailto:Kendra.Smith@Gallaudet.Edu
FAX: 202-651-5657

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position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf state of Georgia, Northeast area

more information at:
http://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698ch

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position opening
Clinician
ACCESS Outpatient Services
state of New Jersey

As a key member of ACCESS Outpatient Services, a statewide provider of behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and treatment planning to consumers in several satellite offices.

Responsibilities include:
– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
– developing and implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services, including the coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical and community services
– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
– providing crisis intervention
– developing discharge plans
– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side effects
– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct, age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, email your resume to Eileen Kimbell-Meaney at mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352call skype logo202-651-5352.

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position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont

TEAM LEADER FOR DEAF SERVICES

The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:
http://www.ncssinc.org/careers

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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: 712-366-0571call skype logo712-366-0571; 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) 277-6353call skype logo(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 / 719-578-2114call skype logo719-578-2114 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 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831

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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DeafDigest – 21 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 21, 2014

— another Heather Whitestone?

As we all know, Heather Whitestone won the Miss
America 1995 honors. What about others? Shayla
Selma Sabbagh, who is deaf, won this year’s
Miss Universe Canada pageant. She will represent
Canada at the upcoming Miss Universe 2014 that
will take place in Brazil soon.

 

— Apple interpreters

DeafDigest learned that Apple stores on the East coast
have contracted with a VRI service to serve walk-in deaf
customers. So, if you have problems or want to buy these
Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple TV or any accessories, this
may be a good time. Problem is those on the West Coast
may be out of luck!

 

 

— Talking by deaf babies

Do deaf babies talk, even if their parents are deaf and
cannot hear them talk and that babies cannot hear voices?
Yes, according to Dr. Julie Rosa, HCH Family Practice
Clinic, Hiawatha, Kansas. She said that all babies
babble regardless if they are deaf or hearing! Well,
it takes years for deaf babies to develop perfect speech!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 20, 2014

— a CI is hacked into

A TV show shown last night, Person of Interest, had a CI plot. It
involved a person, named the Root, being forcibly implanted with
a hacked CI by enemy Big Computer Machine. The enemy wanted to
prevent Root from accessing this  computer. This is a strange
twist, because CI is implanted in deaf individuals, not in hearing
individuals. But again, it is just a TV story!

 

— a strange deaf law in Oregon

In Beaverton, Oregon, there is a new law. Drivers must stop their
cars at intersections if they see a deaf person walking through.
How would the driver know if the walking person is deaf if there
is no hearing aid or no CI or no communicating in sign language
with someone? Is the deaf person supposed to carry a large sign
saying “I am deaf” to alert hearing drivers?

 

 

— a country needs 11,763 interpreters

In New Delhi, India, there are 11,763 different voting booths
across this big city. The elections commissioner has ordered
11,763 interpreters to stand by, one for each voting booth.
DeafDigest wonders if New Delhi really has that many interpreters
that are fluent, and not just gesticulating with their hands
and fingers? After all, India has many different languages!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 19, 2014

— a small town library thanks a deaf person

Richard Swain, a deaf man, visited the Mondovi, Wisconsin
library every day – just to read the latest copy of the USA
Today. He did not read, nor check out any of the library’s
books. This library in small town Mondovi (2,700 population)
is broke, stuck with old shelves, furniture and equipment.
There was no money for upgrades and improvements. When Swain
passed away recently, part of his will went to the library!
The library official said that the reason the library
subscribed to USA Today was because Swain would come in just
only for that newspaper!

 

— losing a discrimination lawsuit but winning money

A deaf woman in Washington state filed a discrimination
lawsuit, saying her rights were violated while in prison.
This lawsuit asked for $1 million dollars in damages.
She said there was no TTY, no explanation of bail, no
interpreter or other accomodations while she was in jail.
The jury rejected all of her claims but awarded her monetary
award. Why did she lose? Because the county had proof that
they accommodated all of her requests. How much did the county
have to pay for her monetary award? Just one dollar!

 

 

— A new all-deaf hotel

An all-deaf hotel is being planned in Zagreb, Croatia.
The mayor is pushing for this project, and is now
scouting for the perfect location in the city of nearly
800,000 people. It was the request by the Svijet tisine,
a deaf organization, to establish this hotel. It was
approved by the city government. This hotel would
hire only the deaf, but of course, hearing tourists
would be welcome. Zagreb was part of the old Yugoslavia
empire, which no longer exists.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 18, 2014

— hearing baseball fans angry on losing games to Gallaudet

Gallaudet athletic teams face a big burden. The hearing
opponents hate to lose to Gallaudet, thinking it is a
big embarrassment to lose to a deaf team. So far this
season, Gallaudet baseball team has been winning some
big games. It resulted in hearing tweets as follows:

our baseball team lost to the deaf

CNU baseball lost to Gallaudet over the weekend?

The deaf college? How does that team call a fly ball, anyway?

These hearing fans do not realize that deaf Gallaudet coach Curtis
Pride played 11 seasons in major league baseball, and never had
problems getting calls on flyballs with his hearing teammates

 

— to print a new hearing aid

Do you want to print a new hearing aid? Print? Yes. 3-D
technology is capable of building (oops, printing) a
new hearing aid! Why a printed hearing aid if we could
just go to any hearing aid dealer and buy a new one?
Suppose you find a hearing aid that you want to buy
but it is in New Zealand. The shipping costs may be
expensive. And the wait time can be too long. With
a printed hearing aid, you get it in few minutes.
Is it the best way to buy a hearing aid? No! What if
you don’t like that printed hearing aid, you are
stuck with it.

 

 

— back and forth ASL-and-text communications device

We have read about ASL software that will convert
ASL to text. We also have read about other devices
that will convert text to ASL. But what about putting
these two together? There was a demonstration at the
South By Southwest (SXSW) exposition last week in
Austin, Texas. A Microsoft engineer gave a talk
about Xbox kinetic body tracking. He said it can
help the deaf communicate with the hearing back
and forth at the same time.

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DeafDigest – 17 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 17, 2014

— a hard of hearing cop in Bellaire, Ohio?

Does the town of Bellaire, Ohio have hard of hearing
cops on its police force? Many small town laws are
weird – and there a weird law in Bellaire. In that town,
truck drivers cannot use engine brakes. Reason is that
it makes noise that bothers people. The law also says
that if the hard of hearing cop with his hearing aid,
catches the truck driver using the engine brake, he
is not allowed to give the truck driver a traffic ticket!
Only hearing cops, not hard of hearing cops, can give
these brake noise truckers these traffic tickets!

 

 

— a powerful hearing man and a powerful deaf issue

Roger Goodell is a powerful man. He is the NFL boss.
A powerful deaf issue is ASL. What is the connection between
both? One of Roger Goodell’s past relatives is William
Stokoe, the father of ASL. And what is the irony? Goodell’s
attitude was “me hands off” when some deaf groups filed lawsuits
on lack of scoreboard captions (ie Washington Redskins and
Arizona Cardinals lawsuits). Was he aware of Stokoe’s big
role in Deaf Culture? At a Stokoe Family Reunion few
years ago, Goodell wrote – I am so proud of my heritage, family
and name. By the way, Goodell’s middle initial is S – does that
stand for Stokoe?

 

— a famous cartoon character becomes deaf

Snow White is one of the world’s most famous cartoon
movies. In the original movie, Snow White was a hearing
character. But this story has been revised to cast
her as a deaf woman! Doing the revising is the Seeing
Voices Montréal and Players, a theatrical group in Canada.
They have renamed the play as Deaf Snow White,
in ASL as well as in English! This play has been sold
out.

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DeafDigest – 16 March 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mr-mrs-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrong-interpreter-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wow-job-for-deaf-or-not-wow-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-frustration-with-deaf/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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“Ricki” at Harris Communications

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

Discover the fascinating world of deaf culture and sign language as
this spirited, determined young girl goes on her quest for a blue
ribbon in a horse show.

“Ricki” (B1248) is now on sale at Harris Communications for only
$9.00.

Sale ends March 31, 2014.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG031614

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Many of us have better hearing in one ear than the other
ear, yet we are all equally deaf. This being said, the
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
won a government grant to study the effects of
“Imbalanced hearing”

A great deaf artist is Jonathan Wynn, Willingboro, NJ. He was said to have an eye for color. He is featuring
his paintings this month at the Burlington County Library headquarters in Westampton, NJ.

Because of declining enrollment and budget cuts,
the ASL courses may be dropped at University of North
Carolina at Greensboro. Students are pretty much upset
about it.

Michael Argenyi, a deaf medical student at Creighton University,
is trying to force the university to pay $600,000 in
legal fees. He won the lawsuit, accusing the university of discrimination by not providing for interpreters. The
university says they are not liable for his legal fees.

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BROOKINGS INSTITUTION AND THE DEAF
Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC, is a famous
non-profit research, political and economics group. They
advise US government and many corporations on many
things.
If a Gallaudet economics professor told his class
“I worked at Brookings Institution in the past” the
response would be “wow.”
This economics professor taught DeafDigest editor
many years ago in some classes.
Thinking back, DeafDigest editor wonders if it
was really a wow job at Brookings Institution, or
if it was just an entry level job, which is not wow!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://35.182.75.222/videos/wow-job-for-deaf-or-not-wow-job/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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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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FRUSTRATION IN SUBWAY RESTAURANTS
A big frustration with some Subway restaurants.
Some months, Subway posters on the wall show your
favorite sub sandwich. Very easy to point to the
poster to tell the sandwichmaker your choice.
But Subway changes the posters every month –
and your favorite sandwich poster is taken down
and a different poster is on the wall. It shows
a sandwich you don’t like.
Very frustrating!

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

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

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RID Certification Program Update on CDI:
New Eligibility Requirements for CDI Certification
Revised CDI Knowledge Exam Content

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

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A COMMENT BY SEAN FORBES
Sean Forbes is a famous deaf rocker, a hip-hop artist.
How was he able to succeed in the cut-throat world of music
where musicians become famous for 15 minutes and disappear
for good?
He said:

I was born with the knack to follow the rhythm

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

psychiatrists – right way or wrong way to describe deaf?
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychiatrists/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Wisconsin 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

deaf and disabled can do anything
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-disabled-and-deaf-can-do-anything/

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– ambulance driver

this new website will be growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. DeafDigest editor spent his vacation this week
in Charleston, South Carolina, the site of heavy
civil war fighting. Have we ever had deaf fighters
in the Civil War?

A. Yes, even though the museums say nothing about 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:

Traveling solo

I am packing for a weekend trip. I have a show to do in New Jersey.

My wife helped me sort out the clothing and match them together for each day.

This is important since my vision is not helpful in matching colors!

One concern I have is about airport security!  They often “disorganize” my suitcase!

Shall I put a big sheet of paper on top of my suitcase with large print “Do not disturb”?

Hey – I have a show to do and I don’t want to look like a clown!

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 Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks, will have a long
and productive career in pro football. Our two past deaf
players had very short pro careers.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1999 – after a tornado hit Oklahoma, it was learned that
many deaf people of Oklahoma had no access to emergency news

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

see above; the survey, taken in 1999, revealed that 81 percent of deaf people had no access to emergency weather news!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Shoshanna Smith, who is deaf, has signed up to run
track next season as freshman at Spring Arbor University

…….

Elite Deaf Athletes:

Scott Woodward, Los Angeles Dodgers farm

no longer playing minor league baseball

…….

Deaf Sports Library

a past deaf semi-pro football team

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semipro-football-team/

……..

DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

…….

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

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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open position
Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
(Division of Special Education)
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(REVISED 3/11/14)

Recruitment Number: F1317

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have application materials in by 04/11/2014.

Start Date:  September 16, 2014.  Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2014 may be possible.

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting programs. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate level will be considered pending appropriate experience.  ABD applicants are encouraged to apply and will be placed at the non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Coursework in the Interpreting programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and condensed formats. The undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders, mentors, and teachers of interpreting. This program recently won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Outstanding Credit Program Award. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
–    Ph.D/Ed.D in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, distance education, or adult education) required for appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Visiting Assistant Professor possible for ABD (renewable for three years). To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. –    National interpreting certification (e.g., CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12; or CDI)
–    3 years experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
–    Experience with online education and openness to online instruction.
–    Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on interpreting/interpreter education.
–    Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and interpreter practitioners
–    Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation skills
–    Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
–    Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting backgrounds
–    Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction

Preferred
–    Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
–    Demonstrated commitment to scholarship –    Experience with training interpreter educators
–    Program development and coordination experience
–    Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
–    Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8735call skype logo503-838-8735 (TTY/V); mailto:maronee@wou.edu
For more information about the graduate and undergraduate programs, go to http://www.wou.edu/sped

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552call skype logo503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form – available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp
–    Letter of interest describing professional skills and experience related to the job requirements and duties, scholarly interests and accomplishments, and plans for future growth.
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference will be required prior to a campus interview. At least one of the references must address teaching interpreting.)

Submit Application Materials to: F1317, Assistant Professor of ASL English Interpreting/Interpreting Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

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

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs, as well as the Teaching Research Institute and the Center on Sensory Disability.

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

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics
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 Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org  as well as three professional references 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
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band
123A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
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 <a
href=“http://www.ntid.rit.edu”>http://www.ntid.rit.edu</a>

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT
colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain
confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level
MBA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/439694. Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

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.

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
585-475-2424call skype logo585-475-2424 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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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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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

618-310-0055call skype logo618-310-0055

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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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-executive-director-needed/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/waiter-nervous-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-play-no-sponsors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/barber-for-deaf/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Steve Jobs Biography – Book to ASL

The riveting story of Steve Jobs translated into American Sign
Language is now available at Harris Communications. Winkshop retained
the rights from Simon and Schuster to bring the Walter Isaacson
biography of Steve Jobs to the ASL world.

The book tells the story of the roller-coaster life and intense
personality of the creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection
and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal
computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and
digital publishing.

The tale of Steve Jobs is instructive and cautionary, filled with
lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

Find the 9-DVD ASL biography of “Steve Jobs” (DVD434) at Harris
Communications on sale for only $26.99.
Sale ends March 31, 2014.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB031614

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Henry Buzzard, New York,
who departed us. He wore many hats, defying description
– priest, teacher, researcher, librarian, writer and historian. Said an associate – We will truly miss his friendship, kindness, generosity and graciousness.

Top stories about the deaf:

Mobily, the Saudi Arabian’s largest telecommunications company,
has been praised by the royalty for serving the needs of the deaf.

Much to the anger of hearing aid activists, Costco will be
marketing the Phonak hearing aids. They feel that hearing
aid services would be compromised.

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (Nigeria) is not having deaf representatives at its national conference. It is an irony that the organization is not too happy about.

A video contest with the “youth job safety awareness”
taking place in Oregon, has a video from Oregon School
for the Deaf as one of the finalists.

A sign language teacher in New York resigned from her job
when much furor was created over an inappropriate sign
language she demonstrated just an example in the classroom.
People did not want her to resign but was forced to accept it.

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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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HEARING PLAYS AND DEAF PLAYS
Many hearing plays have big sponsors that help with
costs and expenses. Very difficult for theaters to
make money.
A recent play in Washington, DC had these sponsors –
ExxonMobile, The Home Depot, Chevron, American Airlines.
What about deaf plays by local deaf drama groups?
Forget it!

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

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

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OUR DEAF FIGHTERS IN THE CIVIL WAR
DeafDigest editor spent his vacation this week at
Charleston, South Carolina. A main attraction is Fort
Sumter, where THE important segment of the Civil War
took part.
As expected, nothing about our deaf roles in the
Civil War was mentioned at the museum. But we have
had our deaf fighters.
The list is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

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A BARBER IN CHARLESTON
Many deaf people go to barbers all their life,
and never have a barber that knows sign language
or a little fingerspelling.
DeafDigest editor was vacationing in Charleston,
South Carolina. He needed a haircut so went to a
barbershop.
To his surprise, the barber knew fingerspelling!
It was easy to tell the barber what kind of hair cut
he wanted instead of just gesturing.

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

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

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2014 Deaf Black Citizens Reunion

September 11-14, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC

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

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A DEAF REFEREE IN A HIGH PRESSURE HIGH SCHOOL STATE TOURNAMENT
State tournaments in high school basketball is a way of
life across USA.
We have deaf referees. Is there an additional pressure
exerted on them during these grueling tournament games?
No, according to Ronnie Milliorn, a well respected deaf
referee in New Mexico.
He said it is just another game to him. He was profiled
in a lengthy story in an Albuquerque newspaper.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

how much are you being paid for this interpreting assignment?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many captioning companies require that their realtime captioners pass
tests with at least a 98% accuracy rate in order to go on the
air.  Many of the excellent realtime captioners working today strive
for accuracy rates of 99% or better.

However, captioners are coming into the field who are captioning with
much lower rates.  Some newer technologies are being used where the
accuracy may only be 85% to 90%.  It may sound like that is a pretty
good percentage, but if you think about it, that would be 10 to 15
wrong words in every 100 words.  With that accuracy rate, the
captioning can almost be not understandable.

If you see error rates for live captioning that are more than one or
two errors for every 100 words, please let people know about
it.  Don’t assume that someone else will complain about it.  In order
to maintain excellent captioning, we have to let the people who are
paying for the captioning know that there are people watching the
captions who care about the quality.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you spend the entire deaf party at the kitchen and go home without
realizing you have not been to the living room and the party room!

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf defendant, in Vermont, has appealed his conviction of a
crime. He filed an appeal on grounds that he was not given a
speedy trial and that the prosecutor arguments were false.
His request was denied.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– heavy machinery operator

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The wicked IRS granted a reprieve to a deaf man in a recent
ruling.
This deaf man, who normally wears hearing aids, wasn’t wearing
these when he met with a bank to discuss IRA rollover matters.
Because of a misunderstanding the deaf man rolled over his
IRA funds into a savings account, which is not what he wanted,
instead of reinvesting into the same mutual funds account.
The IRA cited a provision in the 2001 tax law which allows
exceptions in case of “equity or good conscience.”
Perhaps the IRS isn’t so wicked, after all.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gino Giudice
who departed us.
He was a deaf artist that lived in Los Angeles
and did the background scenes for oldie cartoon
shows such as Scooby Doo and Flintstones. He was
also involved with other shows such as
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, Charlotte’s Web,
Inch High, Private Eye, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show,
Josie and the Pussycats and the Cattanooga Cats.
People who watched these shows never realized
that part of the works was done by a deaf artist.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When doctors refuse to hire interpreters, they argue that they can
write notes in order to communicate with the deaf. For some reason
many doctors have hard-to-read penmanship – making difficult
communications even more impossible!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A boss was telling his deaf employee something

The deaf employee thought the boss said:
You are a cheese

Me a cheese?

The boss actually said:
You are a genius

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf state of Georgia, Northeast area

more information at:
http://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698ch

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position opening
Clinician
ACCESS Outpatient Services
state of New Jersey

As a key member of ACCESS Outpatient Services, a statewide provider of behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and treatment planning to consumers in several satellite offices.

Responsibilities include:
– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
– developing and implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services, including the coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical and community services
– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
– providing crisis intervention
– developing discharge plans
– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side effects
– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct, age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, email your resume to Eileen Kimbell-Meaney at mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352call skype logo202-651-5352.

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position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont

TEAM LEADER FOR DEAF SERVICES

The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:
http://www.ncssinc.org/careers

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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: 712-366-0571call skype logo712-366-0571; 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) 277-6353call skype logo(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 / 719-578-2114call skype logo719-578-2114 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 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831

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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DeafDigest – 14 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 14, 2014

— Robonaut 2’s sign language

Robonaut 2 is a robot astronaut, built by the NASA to help
astronauts deal with lack of gravity in space. His name is
R2. During the spaceship rehearsal, R2 greeted people with a sign
language hello! Who knows, his sign language vocabulary may
grow to include more words and more gestures – since
communication is very important, even as a matter of life
and death in space!

 

 

— most popular person at comic book conventions

Who is the most popular person at comic book conventions?
It is the Green Hulk, or better known as Lou Ferrigno,
a well known deaf actor and former professional body building
champion. At the recent Lexington Comic-Con at Lexington,
Kentucky, his booth was packed with many fans. They all
remember him from his past days. What is not known much
about him was that he played a few games in pro football
in Canada, despite having never played this sport in his
life!

 

— A senior citizen uses baby cry alarm a lot of times

A deaf senior citizen uses a baby cry alarm. She does
not have a baby, nor is she babysitting a baby.
She uses the baby cry alarm to help her with clothes
in the washer and dryer. She said “no more wrinkled
clothes”

 
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DeafDigest – 13 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 13, 2014

— more problems for nation’s leading deaf relay provider

We all know that Sorenson, the nation’s #1 relay provider, has filed
for bankruptcy. And now this – freelance interpreters that do Sorenson
interpreting, may have had their payroll vital information hacked
(SS numbers, birthdate, names, addresses, emergency contacts, etc).
It is not the Sorenson computers that were hacked but the third-party
payroll vendor, which prepares Sorenson paychecks, that had its
computer hacked. The FBI is looking into it.

 

— a picture of 5 new sign language stamps to be issued next month

http://35.182.75.222/2014-new-sign-language-postage-stamps/

these stamps are from the Israeli post office and will be issued
on April 8, 2014. DeafDigest thanks Kenneth S. Rothschild for
his assistance with these pictures.

 

 

— more on the hearing aid taken away from a deaf person

yesterday’s DeafDigest ran a story of a hearing aid taken
away from a deaf man when he wanted to get it fixed at a
hearing aid dealership. Medicare rules? Obamacare rules?
Seems to be a mix of both – thus confusing everyone –
hearing aid dealers, Medicare advisers and doctors! There
was another case in Washington – a deaf man was on
Medicaid but was told that the Medicaid of Washington
would not pay for his eyeglasses; he was told to pay
$300 out of his pockets. He was not too happy about it.

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DeafDigest – 12 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 12, 2014

— a hearing aid taken away from a deaf person

Richard Norris, Jacksonville, FL, functions as a hearing person
but wears hearing aids because of his deafness in both ears.
He had a problem with the hearing aid so went to the dealer
to get it fixed. Instead of fixing it, the dealer seized
the hearing aid, saying it was not authorized by Medicaid,
because of a change in policy. The Medicaid people said
there were no changes in policy! In the meantime, Norris
is lost without his hearing aid. DeafDigest hopes he will
get his hearing aid back.

 

— a TV program about Coda kids and deaf parents

Ben, age 11 and Amy Kendall, age 8, both Codas, are the stars of a
new TV program that will feature their deaf parents. The program
is My Life: Signing Off, shown in the CBBC network in United
Kingdom. This documentary will feature seven parts. They have
been signing all their life to be able to communicate with everyone,
including their older siblings.

 
— voted as the most unpopular senator in USA

Sen. John McCain was voted as the most unpopular senator according
to a poll taken by the Public Policy Polling. What does this
have to do with the deaf or of Gallaudet University? He served
on the Gallaudet Board of Trustees during the Deaf President Now
student protest. Could he have helped negotiate with the student
leaders since he has a lot of political expertise? No, he simply
walked away and quit!

 

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DeafDigest – 11 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 11, 2014

— a deaf owner of a recreational vehicle company

Many deaf people own recreational vehicles (RV). As a proof of its
popularity, a workshop for deaf RV owners was packed during the
recent Deaf Seniors of America convention in Baltimore. It was just
announced that we have a deaf owner of a new RV company; it is
Mark Falso, who owns his own company in Syracuse, NY. He is hard
at work right now trying to make himself known among RV owners
in USA.

 

— Mojo Mathers’ struggle during parliamentary meetings

As we all know, Mojo Mathers is a deaf MP in New Zealand.
It is equivialent to a deaf senator or a deaf House
representative in Washington, DC, serving his home state.
How does she keep up with the parliamentary proceedings?
CART? Interpreters? Lipreading? Apparently she uses note
takers! It is not the best way, but it is New Zealand and
not USA. She panicked when her regular note taker did not
show up for her planned speech. Fortunately, the
parliamentary leader had her speech postponed until
the notetaker showed up!

 

— stuck in Vermont, near the school for the deaf

Putney, Vermont, is a small town of about 2,600 people about
10 miles away from the Austine School for the Deaf in
Brattleboro, Vermont. Deaf people in Brattleboro are able
to enjoy the full internet access. Some deaf people in
Putney are not able to do so – even though both towns
are so close to each other! Why? Something to do with
politics and finger-pointing. In the meantime some deaf
people of Putney cannot use video relay service,
which requires high speed.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 10, 2014

— interpreters that are accused of wrongdoing

There are deaf jobseekers that are being interviewed. There are
deaf students that take classroom exams. There are deaf patients
that go to doctors. When things do not go well – no job offer,
flunking the exam, illness still continuing, etc, some of these
disappointed deaf clients blame interpreters. Our interpreters
are not at fault, and they do not deserve anger by the deaf.
There is a big discussion on an interpreting yahoogroup titled
“deaf students lying against interpreters”!

 

— video relay services at an employment agency

Deaf people look for jobs. And there are employment
agencies that try to find jobs for them. What about
an agency that has a deaf client and there are no
interpreters around. The agency, named Federal
Employment Agency, has contracted with a video
relay services for that purpose. Where is that
agency? Sorry, not in USA, but in Germany!

 

 

— Problems with Marge and Luke

As well we all know, deaf Luke and hearing Marge are
participating in the TV Amazing Race All-Stars against
other teams. And there is a problem! In the jungle,
they cannot see sign language clearly because of
bad visibility. With hearing participants, they shout
out and hear each other by voice. Not Luke and Marge!

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DeafDigest – 09 March 2014

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confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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New Sign Language Emergency Communication Chart

For basic communication during an emergency, the Sign Language
Emergency Communication Chart can be a useful tool. This pocket-sized
chart demonstrates 12 American Sign Language signs with each
word/phrase having a color photo along with the English, simplified
Chinese and Spanish definition. The chart can also be written on with
a dry erase marker and wiped clean when done.

Not intended to replace an interpreter. Chart is a 6″ x 4-1/4″ card,
two-sided.

Available at Harris Communications, the Sign Language Emergency
Communication Chart (N561) is only $1.49.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddg030914

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Congressman Kevin Yoder has been reappointed to the
Gallaudet board of trustees. He is the one that has been
trying to form a Deaf Caucus on the Hill.

The Kowloon Bay School for the Deaf in Hong Kong, noted for its
sign language instruction, may be closed – same old story,
lack of funding.

Smriti Nagpal, a young deaf woman in India, was written
up in a newspaper story about her establishing a
business – Atulyakala, which gives professional opportunities
for deaf artists.

Ernest Garrett has been selected as the first deaf
superintendent of Missouri School for the Deaf. His
first day on the job is July 1, 2014. He has been
involved with the Black Deaf Associates (BDA). Said an
acquaintance – he did a great job with the BDA and he
will be great for the school.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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MR AND MRS DEAF
A letter was addressed to a deaf husband and
wife.
The top of the address said – Mr and Mrs Deaf.
Is this an insult or a joke?
Should we laugh or get upset about it? This is
a true story and not a joke.

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

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

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

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

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A WRONG INTERPRETER FOR WRONG DEAF PERSON
It happens from time to time. A deaf person goes
to a store to order something. The clerk, knowing
the person is deaf, asked a Coda, fluent in ASL
to serve at the interpreter.
It was the wrong interpreter for the wrong deaf person.
The deaf person was oral and knows no sign language, and
bringing in a Coda was a waste of time.
It is frustrating!

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

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

(includes breakout sessions and special events)

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are slurping your soup at a New Jersey restaurant.
A hearing person could hear own slurping and might tone
it down whereas a slurping deaf person is clueless.
Remember, hiding behind every post is slurping police,
ears closely attuned to the way we intake our soups.

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

boring club for the deaf?
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boring/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

All India Deaf Bank Employees Association
http://deafdigest.com/all-india-deaf-bank-employees-association/

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

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Gallaudet Deaf President Now pin

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-gallaudet-deaf-president-now/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Should we be worried for the future of deaf relay services?

A. Yes, as long as FCC continues to cut annual funding.

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:

Our old microwave oven died on us!  It had tactile markings on the
numbers.

The raised bumps were installed on odd numbers.

Here comes the new microwave oven!  We reused the raised bumps on the
new one.

Again, they were stuck to the odd numbers.  Somehow, I was having a
hard time with the even numbers!

After a few weeks of frustration, I got more raised bumps and
installed them on all the numbers.

Mystery solved: the numbers 2,5 and 8 set a half space lower then the
companion numbers to their left and their right.

Perhaps decorative, but definitely not tactile friendly!

It is important to have detailed information on the key pad lay out!

Now snack time!

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 reducing relay funding, FCC will increase
the funding to the level it was 5-6 years ago!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1996 – the first jury trial involving the ADA took
place when Nadelle Grantham, a deaf woman, was not allowed
to complete her college courses in education of the deaf
because of her deafness. It was ruled that Southeastern Louisiana University discriminated against her.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

many
in the past – deaf relay services

few
currently – deaf relay services

worrisome and scary? Yes!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Austin Solecitto, a sophomore, is a pitcher with the
Boston College baseball team. He pretty much struggled
as a freshman pitcher last season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Jalen Harris, Milwaukee Brewers farm team

is in spring training

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Deaf Sports Library

Deaf athletes in RIT athletic hall of fame

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

this list is different from:
http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

(NTID athletes that became pros)

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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

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

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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 (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics
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 Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org  as well as three professional references 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
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band
123A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
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 <a
href=“http://www.ntid.rit.edu”>http://www.ntid.rit.edu</a>

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT
colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain
confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level
MBA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/439694. Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

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.

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
585-475-2424call skype logo585-475-2424 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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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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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

618-310-0055call skype logo618-310-0055

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 – 09 March 2014

DeafDigest Blue – March 9, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tradie/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-executive-director-needed/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/waiter-nervous-with-deaf/

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New DVD from Keith Wann: “Watching Two Worlds Collide”

Keith Wann is one of America’s funniest ASL comedians and a child of
deaf adults (CODA). In his new DVD, now at Harris Communications,
Keith takes you on a hilarious “visual” journey to describe his
childhood experiences. Learn about the deaf and hearing worlds and
how they often clash with the help of a mischievous child of deaf
adults. Be captivated by his controlled chaos and total pandemonium
comedy explosions. His wacky, off-the-wall stories ring true with
CODAs everywhere and are equally funny for other members of the deaf
community.

For a limited time, “Watching Two Worlds Collide” (DVD261) is on sale
for only $18.00.

To find out more and see a video clip, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB030914

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 Marjoriebell Holcomb,
Fremont, CA, or better known as Mabs, that departed us. She was a role model for young deaf women to live up to,
was always encouraging them to reach heights they
never dreamed of attaining. She pushed them to succeed
even when the society, many years ago, didn’t encourage
such upwards mobility!

Top stories about the deaf:

The new Executive Director of Deaf Action Center, based
in Dallas, Texas is Heather Hughes.

The state of Arizona is giving the board of the
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in
hiring a new superintendent. This does not look good
because it may not require applicants to have experience
in education of the deaf and of the blind.

“Girls on the Run” is a new national program that encourages
young females to pursue recreational running while following
a fun, experienced-based curriculum to help them to be joyful,
healthy and confident. Anyway, St Mary’s School for the
Deaf in Buffalo, NY, is the first deaf school to join this
movement.

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing board has picked Sherry Appleby as the new chair.

Indonesian activists have accused the government of not paying
attention to the needs of the deaf and the disabled, saying
that the United Nation’s Convention on the Right Person with Disabilities have not been honored in the nation.

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Explore. Experience.

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

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

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

April 12, 2014

6p-9pm

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DEAF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEEDED
At Chestnut Lane Assisted Living for the Deaf, there was
a job posting, asking for applications for the Executive
Director position.
No deaf person applied for the job! Why?

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

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

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additions to list of deaf-owned restaurants

David Myers, retired executive director of Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
owns two restaurants in Port Aransas, Texas.

Do see the updated list at:
http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

Myers, by the way, is not retired from work with the
deaf; he is involved with interpreting issues in
the state.

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A NERVOUS WAITER IN RESTAURANT
Two deaf people ordered their meals in a restaurant.
The waiter became nervous because of their deafness.
These two deaf people were chatting in ASL, and it
made the waiter more nervous.
He always thought they, with their ASL, were asking
the waiter for something more – such as water, coke
refills, new napkins, ordering more from the menu, etc.
The waiter came to their table many times, and
each time the deaf people said “no, we did not ask for
you”.

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

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 list of deaf reality show participants

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

the new addition is listed on the bottom of the page

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A STORE IN BELFAST
There is a store, named Aina Moja, that is located
in Belfast.
Not Belfast, Northern Ireland, but in Maine. It sells
a Sasa Designs line – which are pieces of jewelry. These
pieces have been built by the deaf of Kenya.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

you excuse yourself to go to the rest room with a heavy guilt
on your mind, knowing your deaf client is stranded in middle
of a group of hearing people

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to be able to tell good realtime captioning from bad
realtime captioning, there are a few things we must
understand.  First of all, if a program is being captioned live,
there are bound to be some mistakes because the captioners are only
human, and they do make mistakes.  When they are captioning a program
live, there is no time to fix the mistakes.

However, you need to educate yourself about what is an acceptable
amount of errors.  There are times when the captioning may be
absolutely terrible with error after error, and we must not just
settle for poor captioning.  We must let the people in charge of
providing the captioning know about this lack of quality.
There are people who say that they know how to do realtime captioning
who really aren’t able to provide quality captioning, and they are
being hired because they may charge less than the good realtime
captioners.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

watching the interpreter not acting in a professional manner!

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

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DeafLaw

Two deaf women have filed a lawsuit against the Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth of Texas for not providing them with interpreters.

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Did you know that –

Barnard College, in New York City, now part of Columbia
University, was named after a deaf man – Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard. He was a mathematician and educator before
becoming the college president.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The deaf and hard of hearing in Texas will still have
a commission for the deaf and the hard of hearing to call
its own despite reorganization and budgetary concerns.
David Myers continues as the head, though the title
and the agency has changed. Instead of TCDHH, it will
fall under the umbrella of Department of Assistive and
Rehabilitation Services (DARS).
Said one deaf observer “good news is that services
won’t be cut and only non-essential staff will be laid
off such as office personnel, janitors, etc. All will
be sharing the same functions. This removal of
duplication will save taxpayer dollars.”

(editor’s note: Myers has since then retired from his
position)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

From the political dog house to political fame
is the name of the game with John West, who is
deaf, but functions as a hearing person.
John, a past councilman, was suspended from the
Fenland District Council in United Kingdom for raising
his voice in a heated council meeting.
Bouncing back, he has become the new mayor of
March, which is one of the towns that is served by
the Fenland District Council.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a fund for deaf people
that cannot afford legal services. This is great- just
that how many deaf Pennsylvanians are aware of it?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A mother was asking her deaf son to do a favor and pick up
laundry detergent from the grocery store

The deaf son thought the mother said:
please pick up a box of Call

CAll?

She actually said:
please pick up a box of All

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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 (Part-time) – 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352call skype logo202-651-5352.

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position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont

TEAM LEADER FOR DEAF SERVICES

The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:
http://www.ncssinc.org/careers

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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: 712-366-0571call skype logo712-366-0571; 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) 277-6353call skype logo(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 / 719-578-2114call skype logo719-578-2114 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 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831

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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DeafDigest – 08 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 07 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 7, 2014

— a deaf competitor in Russia

The Winter Olympics have ended but going on right now
is the Winter Paralympics at these same venues in
Sochi. Normally very few deaf athletes take part in
the Paralympics because only physically disabled
athletes are allowed. Deafness is not considered
physically disabled. Anyway, there is a deaf
participant – Nicole Roundy, who is an above-the-knee
amputee, in addition to being deaf. She is taking
part in the boardercross events. Boardercross is a
form of snowboarding. In the past, however, not too
many deaf, physically disabled athletes took part
in these Paralympics.

 

— a deaf-owned radio station

A new radio station has been open for business in Methow
Valley, a rural area in Washington. It is the Methow
Valley Radio. It is being operated and managed by Dave
Corrigan, who is deaf. Don’t know if he has been deaf
all his life or if he has become late-deafened, but he
functions as a hearing person. He is not able to handle
the sounds that comes with these radio programs. Instead
his wife and his daughter, both hearing, work on these
sounds. We do have a few deaf DJ’s on the radio, but a
deaf person operating a radio station? It is new to DeafDigest.

 

 

— hearing sounds from lenses and genes?

What is Optogenetics? Sort of mixing lenses with genetics.
It is a new field in technology. Scientists at Germany’s
Freiburg Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Physics are
working on lenses and genetics to try to help the deaf
to hear better. They are implying that their method may
be better than CI! DeafDigest does not know exactly how
it works.

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DeafDigest – 06 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 6, 2014

— a deaf woman in a new sport in Guam

Guam is an island nation and a territory of USA. There is
a new sport for women – football. There is a new football
league – Women’s Football League that will begin play this
month. One of the players is deaf. We do have a few deaf
women playing women’s football in USA but it is something
new in Guam! The coach said that everyone on the team
works together to help the this deaf player.

 

— movie frustrations

A deaf man, in London, went to movie theaters twice recently.
The movie in the first theater did not show full subtitles.
It was subtitled on and off throughout the filming! He
complained to the theater manager and was told the subtitlers
did not correctly size the captions to fit the projector
screen. The second theater announced that the movie will
be subtitled but received a non-subtitled film from the
distributor. Are we lucky to live in USA!

 

 

— a rare politician

Matt Wesaw, not deaf, is the director of Michigan Department
of Civil Rights. How many politicians make deafness their
#1 priority. With Wesaw, it is his #1 priority. He said
deaf people have rights to quality interpreting services,
as well as with their other rights. Politicians love to
talk, love to make promises but almost always, deafness
is never a #1 priority with them! With Senator Tom Harkin,
because of his deaf brother, deafness is a high priority
with him, but certainly not #1. We wish we had more
politicians like Wesaw.

 

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DeafDigest – 05 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 5, 2014

— Explaining what is CART

There were some DeafDigest subscribers that did not know
what CART means. CART is spelled as Communication Access
Realtime Translation. If you see captions on local and
national news programs, it is CART. If you also see captions
on TV football and basketball games, it is also CART. If you
watch a movie program or a comedy sitcom with captions it
is not CART.

 

 

— Canada allowing deaf pilots to fly commercial aircraft?

Jordan Livingston, a young Canadian deaf man, is attending
flight training classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University in Prescott, AZ. He has dreams of becoming a
commercial pilot and says his CI’s allow him to function
as a hearing person, despite his lifelong deafness. Will
Canada allow him to fly commercial aircraft? In USA, it
is not allowed.

 

 

— a big surprise at ASL talent show

San Antonio College in Texas hosted its annual ASL talent
show. It involves ASL students and ASL interpreters showing
their sign language skills. And there was a big surprise!
Interpreting program student Lindsey Lyons was on the stage
to do a performance. All of a sudden, boyfriend Carlos Ryan
came up on the stage. Lindsey was shocked to see him. He
came up to her, and in sign language, proposed marriage.
It resulted in a loud audience applause. Interestingly
enough, the newspaper story did not say if she accepted
the proposal, but DeafDigest assumes she did.

 

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DeafDigest – 04 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 4, 2014

— Marlee Matlin is a happy person

In a tweet, Marlin Matlin said something interesting. She
said she is glad she is deaf – because she does not have to
hear 10,000 girls screaming about Justin Bieber. There are
two differences between Matlin and Bieber. Matlin is not a
singer. And Matlin does not get into trouble, which is what
Bieber is always getting into!

 

 

— Supreme Court says no to interpreters

The California lawsuit (CART vs interpreters) reached the
Supreme Court. The deaf students in high schools wanted
CART and did not want interpreters. The school districts
wanted interpreters and not CART. The students filed a
lawsuit. It went to the Supreme Court. The justices
refused to listen to the case and said school districts
must provide CART.

 

— owner of a machine shop

The Liverman Machine Shop in Raleigh, NC has been family-owned,
and in business for 30 years. Two things unusual about
this business. It is deaf-owned, deaf-operated shop with six
full time employees. While the owner is deaf, it is a woman.
The owner is Mary Baker, who bought the business from her father
and has continued to run it. Many deaf women own businesses,
but we do not see any of them owning a machine shop! This
business provides parts for toy, furniture, medical and
electronics clients. Her biggest challenge is to keep up with
rapid technological changes and to deal with up and down economy.
She is planning to hand over the business to her son when
time is right.

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DeafDigest – 03 March 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 3, 2014

— a new app to help the deaf pay their bills

We all hate to pay our bills, and if we have too many
bills, it may be hard to remember ones we paid on which
dates, etc. There is a new app – Minus Bills Forecast;
it was designed and built in Australia by two app
developers – Toby Pattullo and Dean Hecker. They
are deaf! They are planning to market this app for
public use.

 

 

— A big company serving the deaf files for bankruptcy

Sorenson Communications Inc, the nation’s biggest deaf
relay provider, has filed for bankruptcy. It does not
mean Sorenson will go out of business. It means they
are asking to repay their bills in an easier way.
There are six different types of bankruptcy. The most
common ones are Chapter 7 and Chapter 11. Chapter 7
means company goes out of business. Sorenson has
applied for Chapter 11 which allows the company
to continue but repaying their bills. Whose fault
is it? Very possibly the FCC for reducing, every year,
the money paid to relay providers! Anyway, this has
been a big shock in the Deaf Community today.

 

 

— a lobbying group fights a deaf legislator

Mojo Mathers, who is deaf, is the MP in the New Zealand
parliamentary body, representing the Green Party. She has
the support of deaf people in the nation. She recently
flew 500 miles from the nation’s capital to a small
town for a radio interview. The Taxpayers Union,
a consumer lobbying group in New Zealand, is very angry
about it, saying it was a waste of money. Mojo told
the party people she has to show up in person for a
radio interview because a telephone radio interview is
impossible. The lobbying group thinks she is just
throwing money away! Mojo has the support of the
fellow MP’s.

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Entertaining Movies on Sale Now

When it is cold outside, stay indoors and be entertained with a movie
from ASL Films. All our DVDs from ASL Films are on sale now at Harris
Communications. Each title is signed in ASL, closed captioned, with
no audio.

Our selection includes:

“Hard Man” (DVD431)-now only $23.39

“Gerald” (DVD420) -now only $22.49

“Forget Me Not” (DVD419) – now only $22.49

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“The Legend of the Mountain Man” (DVD421) – now only $22.49
“Versa Effect” (DVD422) – now only $22.49

“Wrong Game” (DVD423) – now only $22.49

From drama, to suspense, to comedy, there is a movie for everyone. To

learn more about each film, watch a movie trailer under each product
title.

To see all the titles from ASL Films, go to:
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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerome Moers,
of Colorado, that departed us. Said an acquaintance:

Colorado has lost a good leader and friend!

As a much younger man at Gallaudet, he was one of the
best players the football team has ever had. After
graduating, he worked with computers – possibly as
one of these earliest deaf computer professionals.
At one time during the sixties, he helped advise
Gallaudet on computer needs. He reportedly told
the Gallaudet administration that they needed to
hire top notch computer professionals instead of
relying on people that were never formally trained in computers. That Gallaudet is on the cutting edge
of computers can be traced to —–Jerome!

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ida Vernon who
departed us at the age of 99. She would have been
100 in three months. She graduated from Gallaudet
33 years ago – at the age of 66, earning the
distinction of being Gallaudet’s oldest graduate!
After graduating from Gallaudet she taught ASL in
Hawaii and Connecticut, retiring at the young
age of 85!

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dmitry Maximov,
an Ukrainian, who departed us, as a result of infighting
in his nation. He was a Deaflympics medalist in Judo.
He was only 19 years of age.

Top stories about the deaf:

Joost, a popular juice bar chain located across
India, has been hiring the deaf for juice-mixing
positions. They deal with customers with help
of menus being pointed at.

Much contradiction is what best describes Texas
Attorney General Greg Abbott. He tells people he is
very supportive of ADA. Yet, he has fought people
that have filed lawsuits against the state, alleging
ADA violations. He was the subject of a big newspaper
story.

During the riots in Ukraine, one of the people killed
was Dmitry Maximov, a deaf man, who took part in the Deaflympics and won medals in Judo!

Austin, Texas is the Silicon Valley of the Southwest.
Establishing headquarters in middle of this Silicon
Valley is the Communication Service for the Deaf,
which relocated from Sioux Falls, SD.

A legislator in Oklahoma wanted to propose a new law
to close the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. His proposal
was immediately shot down by his fellow legislators.

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April 12, 2014

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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.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-cc-on-back-of-dvd/

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

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The Fourteenth Annual

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:

More Important Things

April 16 – 17, 2014

The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus

to register and for more information:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-disability-conference-ohio-state-university/

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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

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

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

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2014 Mental Health Interpreter Training

August 4-8, 2014

Montgomery, Alabama

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

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SEEKING A FOOTBALL COACH
Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX, is seeking a
new football coach.
Their posting is as follows:

Texas School for the Deaf is searching for a new, energetic and
knowledgeable football coach who can bring our football program to the next
level.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to the TSD website
and click on employment tab.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to
contact me via email mailto:chris.hamilton@tsd.state.tx.us

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

why are you here? We’ve never used an interpreter
in the past!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because the FCC has now adopted quality guidelines for closed
captioning, people who use closed captioning need to be aware of what
is good and bad captioning. There are producers of programs and
television stations that have been trying to save money without
regard to the quality of captioning that they are providing.
In order to tell if captioning is good or bad, first of all, we need
to understand the difference between realtime and post-production
captioning.

If a program has been prerecorded, then the captioning should be done
ahead of time. The captioning for a prerecorded program should be
nearly 100% perfect.

If a program is occurring live, then realtime captioning is
used.  The captioner will instantaneously create the captions while
hearing the broadcast as it is occurring. Because it is being done
live, some mistakes will occur.

In order to save money, some producers are using realtime captioning
for prerecorded programs.  This means that there will be errors in
the captioning that should not be there. In order to have quality
captions, the captioning for prerecorded programs should be done in
advance.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

car alarm goes off without you being aware of 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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DeafLaw

The Weinrib family of New York has filed lawsuits
against three medical facilities for not providing interpreters for their deaf father, who was in
critical condition. He passed away, unaware he
had cancer!

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Did you know that –

Florence Atwood was a deaf toy designer with Merrythought, a famed British toy factory.
During the thirties and forties she was
responsible for coming up with new toys
for the factory to manufacture and to sell.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Inventor Thomas A. Edison, with 1,093 patents to his credit, and who pretty much grew up most of his life as a deaf man, is being remembered today in a nice way.
A new commemorative coin in his memory is now being distributed by the US Mint.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In a national drawing contest to honor the 75th
year of the famous comic strip – Alley Oop,
eight students from Oklahoma School for the Deaf
were selected for their outstanding drawings.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Cape Ann Savings Bank in Gloucester, MA
has been praised for setting up the Hearing Hotspot,
for the benefit of its hearing impaired customers.
It is a special booth with these assistive listening
devices.  What about the profoundly deaf customer?
Simply out of luck!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing father was teaching his young deaf son the
rules of baseball.

On TV, they watched a runner slide into home plate.
The umpire made a signal.

The deaf son thought the father said:
he is save

Save?

The father actually said:
he is safe

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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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the chief development officer responsible for overseeing, in support of the Gallaudet Strategic Plan, all fund raising strategies and programs and alumni activities; has responsibilities for establishing and directing major University fundraising campaigns; has responsibility for working directly with major donors; implements programs that elicit support from alumni; works closely with the President, members of the Board of Associates (BOA), Board of Trustees (BOT), the President’s Cabinet, and other administrative leaders to achieve annual fundraising goals; and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Master’s degree in communication or education, or a related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrably successful fund raising experience in a not-for-profit, college or university environment.  High level writing skills and interpersonal skills.  At least five years of successful director/supervisory experience.  Self-starter, goal oriented, and has high energy.  Sign language skills required at time of application.

To apply or to view the full job description, go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352call skype logo202-651-5352.

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position opening
Team Leader for Deaf Services
Northwestern Counseling
St. Albans, Vermont

TEAM LEADER FOR DEAF SERVICES

The Developmental Services Division is looking for a strong team player with good supervisory skills. The candidate must be fluent with American Sign Language; preferred candidate is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and be able to establish relationships with Shared Living Providers, families and community resources in our service area.  A clear understanding and support of the dual cultures within NCSS is expected and necessary.

Experience with Developmental Disability and/or Mental Illness as well as experience with individuals with multiple disabilities.  Responsibilities include overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team and may include some service coordination.  There is an expectation to cover for shortages in staff situations whenever necessary.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services required, however a Master’s Degree is preferred.

to apply:
http://www.ncssinc.org/careers

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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: 712-366-0571call skype logo712-366-0571; 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) 277-6353call skype logo(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 / 719-578-2114call skype logo719-578-2114 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 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831

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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DeafDigest – 02 March 2014

DeafDigest Gold – March 2, 2014Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every MondayAmerica’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-london/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unfriendly-for-deaf-foodtrucks/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-unfair-law/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lyft-drivers-wanted/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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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

The new Alarm Clock Pro Plus will not only wake you up, it will also
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separately this package would cost $139.90. You save $39.95!

The Alarm Clock Pro wakes you by flashing light, audio alarm or
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landline phone to alert you of incoming calls.

When the Visit Cell Phone Sensor is connected to the Alarm Clock Pro,
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For a limited time, the Alarm Clock Pro Plus (HC-BA-PROPLUS) is on sale
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To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG030214

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A new sign language in Mexico? Yes, according to someone
that stumbled on sign language used by the deaf of Oaxaca,
which was so different from the sign language used in the
rest of the nation!

Howells Solicitors, a law firm in Great Britain was honored
for being deaf-friendly.

The House of Representatives in Australia is being asked
to allow interpreters during legislative proceedings.
Will they?

Louise Reecejones, a late deafened person, is campaigning
for election as Labour Party MP, representing Stoke-on-Trent North in Great Britain.

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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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!

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

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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LYFT IN SEATTLE – DEAF DRIVERS WANTED
In Seattle, WA there is a protest to keep Lyft operating in the city.
What is Lyft? It looks like a taxi but with a pink moustache design in the front of the vehicles. It actually is a carpooling
system, using Lyft apps.
Lyft drivers accept online cash payment for these rides.
The Seattle government people wants to stop this Lyft carpooling
arrangement while Lyft drivers want to keep it continuing.
Deaf with Lyft? Yes, Damien South, who is deaf, is a Lyft
driver. He said there are many Lyft drivers in the San Francisco
Bay area and also in other cities across the nation!

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

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

(includes breakout sessions and special events)

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SEEKING A FOOTBALL COACH
Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX, is seeking a
new football coach.
Their posting is as follows:

Texas School for the Deaf is searching for a new, energetic and
knowledgeable football coach who can bring our football program to the next
level.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to the TSD website
and click on employment tab.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to
contact me via email mailto:chris.hamilton@tsd.state.tx.us

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

Full Time Deaf Dentist Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186call skype logo240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971call skype logo301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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

Long time ago dangerous for Gallaudet students to walk in dark
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

West Virginia Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/west-virginia-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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Two Gallaudet pins side by side

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-two-gallaudet-pins/

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. why are there attorneys that say they support
the ADA yet try to fight off ADA lawsuits?

A. To say “I support the ADA” is simply easy talk!

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:

Cleaning the oven

We need to clean the oven several times a year.

I assume we blind folks spill at least our share in the oven!

What is more, we DeafBlind folks cannot hear the smoke alarm blaring!

Anyway, cleaning, we need to use our bare hands to feel the dirty
oven floor!

I use a putty knife, to scrape out the charred piles!

Then  I vacuum the crumbs, a Shop & Vac does the job!

The self-cleaning oven feature works, but it eats up our electricity!

After I finish cleaning out the oven, I put foil on the bottom.

I will replace it monthly!  I am not planning to repeat this job any
time soon!

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 TurboTax will make it easier for the deaf
to contact the Customer Service people. There
are rumblings that TurboTax is very deaf-unfriendly!

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DeafHistory:

during the mid-seventies – there was talk of the New York
City Board of Education wanting to dismantle the 47 School
for the Deaf. It took the quiet, behind the scenes efforts
of a hearing person, identity not known, who was friends
with a powerful local politician. That person of power
had a sister who was deaf. He talked with the board of
education behind closed doors; they agreed to leave
the school alone as is. 47 School continues to survive
but split into two separate deaf schools within the
same building.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

if one wishes to be precise, then 98.6 percent of people speak 161 languages, which is a small
percentage of world’s 6809 languages!

Are these percentages and numbers in the same proportion our sign languages

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

an incoming freshman with the University of Oklahoma
men’s golf team is Rylee Reinertson. He is deaf.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

The recently ended Winter Olympics at Sochi had two
deaf participants – Russia’s Elena Yakovishina in
alpine skiing, and Canada’s Meghan Agosta-Marciano
in women’s hockey

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Deaf Sports Library

Rick Macomber’s updated professional racing
stats (up to 2013)

http://deafdigest.com/rick-macomber-deaf-horse-racing-driver-annual-stats/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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– 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) 550-4207call skype logo(323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics
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 Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org  as well as three professional references 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
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band
123A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
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 <a
href=“http://www.ntid.rit.edu”>http://www.ntid.rit.edu</a>

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT
colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain
confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level
MBA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/439694. Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

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.

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
585-475-2424call skype logo585-475-2424 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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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

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

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(revised posting)

Executive Director
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

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

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

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

EOE/ADA

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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

618-310-0055call skype logo618-310-0055

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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