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Posts published in April 2014

DeafDigest – 30 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 30, 2014

 

 

— a fear about these new captioning rules

As we all know, FCC is pushing hard on captioning rules.
This should be great news for us – but there is a fear.
The FCC allows TV stations, cable operators and producers
to ask for permission NOT to caption. FCC may say “ok
not to caption” if they prove that captioning costs
will make them broke! Are these FCC captioning rules
sometimes a joke? Yes!

 

— a deaf video director for a big time hearing team

Hawick Rugby Football Club (hearing) is one of the best
rugby teams in Scotland. They play in a top rugby league.
This team has a video director who takes videos of all
games and practices. The players and coaches study these
videos to learn how to improve themselves in action.
This video director is Adam Easton. He is deaf, and knows
sign language.

 
— a successful deaf fake-singer

Many famous singers fake their songs by lip-synching
the music in the background. This is a scandal that everyone
laughs about. Well, Lindsey Diane Alton is deaf and she is a
disk jockey in the Syracuse, New York area. As a joke, she
did a fake-song. Much to her surprise, she received 85,000,000
youtube hits! Her real job is a newspaper reporter for the
Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper, and on the side she is the
disk jockey for local events. She does not use ASL.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 29, 2014

 

— 2nd most powerful person in Illinois knows ASL

Ryan Croke is the second most powerful person in
Illinois. He is the chief of staff, serving under
Gov. Pat Quinn. He signs ASL fluently, as he is
a Coda. He was recently seen signing in ASL with
Janice Smith-Warshaw, the deaf superintendent of
Illinois School for the Deaf. DeafDigest hopes
he will use his power for the greater good of the
deaf in the state of Illinois.

 

 

— CI at airport scanners

Many deaf travelers with CI are nervous about airport
scanners, afraid these would ruin these sensitive
electronic devices. A veteran deaf traveler, that
wears CI, said it is not a problem because these
devices are strong enough to withstand these
scanners. This is good news for deaf travelers,
traveling for the first time with their new CI’s.
with these CI’s.

 

— a famous deaf person on a TV program

A famous deaf person will appear for a short time
on the Switched at Birth program on the June 30th
episode. It is Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks
player which won the Super Bowl. This announcement
was made by TVGuide. Travis (Ryan Lane) and
Mary Beth (B.K. Cannon) will also appear at the same
time with Derrick.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 28, 2014

 
— a surprising job description for captioners

a college in California has been advertising for a
real-time captioner to work with deaf students.
This college posted a job description – and one
line in it is interesting – Required: General knowledge
of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing culture. Why?
The college does not want to hire a captioner that
has negative thoughts about the deaf.

 

 

— the ADA and the deaf that live in condominiums

Very often deaf people that own condominiums get into
clashes with their condo board on hiring interpreters
for meetings. These deaf people scream that ADA requires
interpreters for them. True? Well, the ADA requires
interpreters for employment, public facilities and
public transportation. Condos? The ADA does not cover it!
Instead of screaming about ADA, they need to scream about
Fair Housing Amendments Act, which involves the HUD. But
getting an interpreter, as encouraged by HUD, is tricky;
more of an a case by case basis!

 

 
— a deaf professional baseball player in big trouble

Tyson Gillies, who is deaf, and is a minor league baseball
player with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PA) has been
suspended for three games. He was so angry with his poor
performance in a game that he wrecked the hallway that
led to the team locker room. The IronPigs is a farm team
of the Philadelphia Phillies. Tyson, who began his pro
career in 2007, has been waiting for a long time to
play in a major league game. Will he play in the majors?
Good question.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 April 2014

DeafDigest Gold – April 27, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-five-guys-2/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-noise-hearing-noise/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-on-bicycle/

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

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“The Parenting Journey: Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children”

In the book, “The Parenting Journey”, Karen Putz shares the wisdom she
learned from being a deaf parent to three teens with hearing loss, and
stories from other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

Karen grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as a teen. She spent a lot
of time working with families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

With real life experiences from both Karen and those she has worked with,
this book provides a needed resource for parents.

Find “The Parenting Journey” (B1260) at Harris Communications for
only $12.95.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG042714

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Gold section.

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This just in –

Page McCraw is now the interim president of
South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

Top stories about the deaf:

Employees in more than 20 different departments in the Atlanta
government have been trained on how to deal with deaf relay
calls.

Stricter rules on TV captions as required by FCC are
effective April 30th.

Deaf Canadians will smile come the fall of 2015 when
nationwide relay service will be established. They
have been waiting for it for years and years.

Winning the ADARA Outstanding Mental Health Service to
Deaf People Award was Jennifer Reesman at the recent
convention. She founded the Deafness Related
Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic at Johns Hopkins
(Maryland)

A hot story this week was “gene tweaking” to help
the deaf become hearing again. Something to do with
DNA injection.

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A BIG SURPRISE AT A HEARING CONVENTION
At a hotel that DeafDigest editor stayed last
week, there was a hearing convention.
In the hotel lobby, there was a big sign that
said:

Please keep quiet. Guests want to sleep

Many hotel managers complain that deaf people
are very noisy in hotel parties. But it is the
first time the hotel complained about noise
from hearing people in parties!
Deaf Noise. Hearing Noise. Same thing.

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

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

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April 30, 2014 FCC new rules on TV captions

http://deafdigest.com/april-2014-fcc-rules-on-deaf-captions/

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A VERY EXCITED DEAF CHILD
A true story many years ago. A deaf child grew up
in a hearing family and have never met a deaf person
in her life.
This child found out that there was a deaf family
that lived about 25-30 blocks away. For almost every
day for about a month this deaf child rode on a
bicycle to visit the deaf family, just to have
conversation and company.
Years later, this deaf child went to Gallaudet and
graduated and has a good job at a school for the deaf.
This deaf child was lucky.

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

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

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Our Deaf Plants

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THROAT-READING, NOT LIP-READING?
Future deaf people becoming throat-readers, not lip-readers?
Ridiculous? Not according to researchers from Waseda University
in Japan.
In a presentation at the International Congress on Acoustics
recently, a demonstration of throat-reading was shown.
It has something to do with capturing voices via high
speed camera zoomed on a person’s throat.
If a movie is shown at 24 frames per second, then this
high speed camera is at 10,000 frames per second! This is
where throat-reading is supposed to come into the picture.

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

Madrid Sign Language not deaf

http://deafdigest.com/videos/streetgestures/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Alaska Deaf Council

http://deafdigest.com/alaska-deaf-council/

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Deaf Pin

pin titled
The New Deaf Woman

by Deaf Women United
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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– photofinish photographer, horse race track

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Single sided deafness? Unilateral deafness? These
phrases confuse me?

A. DeafDigest editor is confused!

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:

Visiting Quebec

I will go from the USA to Quebec Canada with my grandson and my sister.

Do I have to expect extra scrutiny because I am DeafBlind?

It is interesting to wonder if there is DeafBlind profiling out there?

The last time I went with my sister, the border patrol asked my sister:
“Why isn’t he driving?”

Seems more gender bias than DeafBlind bias?

Let see what they ask this time, I will let you know next week!

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 hearing people will love, not hate, captions and
subtitles

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DeafHistory:

Year 1869 – the St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf,
Bronx, NY, opens its doors. This school is
celebrating its 145th anniversary. This school closed
its high school division in 1950, serving K-8
students.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

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FCC new captioning standards
The February 2014 Order, among other things:

Establishes four non-technical quality standards including accuracy,
synchronicity, completeness and placement;

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Ryan Manoogian, a freshman, is a member of the
men’s volleyball team at Orange Coast College
in California.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Daniel Michel, Florida, MMA fighter
2-3-0 record to date

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Deaf Sports Library

current deaf fighters

Joey Bell, Jr, Canada, MMA fighter
Maude Bergeron, boxing, Canada
Joey Brozovich, kickboxer, Bermuda
Adam Evans, England, MMA fighter
Daniel Michel, Florida, MMA fighter
Germaine McKinney, Michigan, pro boxing
Goshu Riki, Japan, professional kick boxer
Lee Sandmeier, Iowa, Ultimate Fighter
Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas
Aubree Thompson, women’s Ultimate Fighter, Utah
Tracy Willis, mixed martial arts fighter, Oklahoma

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Program Manager

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

Home

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week) Deaf Access
Services, Inc. – Buffalo, NY Develop and oversee the American Sign Language
(ASL) program and other community outreach sessions designed to enhance the
Western New York community’s understanding of ASL, sign language, Deaf
Culture, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the rights and needs
of persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Experience
Experience teaching American Sign Language (ASL) classes Background in
developing curriculum for ASL/sign language classes Experience developing
and implementing in-service courses/sessions

Required Application Documents
Completion of DAS Application Form (available at www.wnydas.org) Curriculum
Vitae or Resume Cover Letter List of References

Start Date: As soon as possible; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply
Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director;
mailto:nburns@wnydas.org

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Deaf Access Services, Inc.
2495 Main Street
Suite 446
Buffalo, New York 14214

Position Opening: Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category:
Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to: Manager of Interpreting Services
Posting Date: April 28, 2014

Major Responsibilities
1. Process accounts receivables for interpreting services customers (70% of
position).
2. Provide sign language interpreting services to staff and customers, as
needed (30% of position).
Specific Duties
1. Maintain receivables in a timely manner for submission to the business
office.
2. Verify interpreter’s invoices for accuracy.
3. Review vouchers and timesheets for ACCES-VR billing.
4. Prepare monthly statistics of interpreting services, including quarterly
ACCES-VR reports.
5. Provide sign language interpreting services for staff members and
customers, as assigned.
6. Perform other duties as needed to assist the Manager of Interpreting
Services, Scheduling Coordinator, and the business office staff.

Other Responsibilities
1. Assist, as needed, at DAS activities and events (including fundraising
events).
2. Perform other tasks and projects, as assigned by the Manager of
Interpreting Services and Executive Director

Required Minimum Qualifications
1. 1-2 years of receivables experience with college/business school
education preferred
2. Keyboarding accuracy
3. Ability to adhere to deadlines
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
5. Excellent telephone etiquette and strong customer service skills
6. At least two (2) years of training and experience working as a sign
language interpreter
7. Knowledge of deaf culture and experience working with the deaf community

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form
Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter

Start Date: Monday, May 12, 2014; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive
Director, at nburns@wnydas.org

 

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open position
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

We are looking for a Math Teacher to start in September 2014.  The
successful candidate must possess:  Masters Degree in Deaf Education
or related field.  NYS Certification in Math for grades 7 – 12.

Previous experience with teaching Math to deaf students.  Excellent
communication skills.  Fluency in Sign Language. Proven ability to
work as part of a team.  Interested persons should apply to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

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recruiting
Teachers for the deaf
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is presently recruiting for Teachers
for the Deaf who are qualified and experienced. There may be varying
teaching positions for different age levels at the school.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited
college/university in Deaf Education or a related field and be eligible
for state certification. Master’s degree is preferable.

Fluency in American Sign Language at the advanced level is expected.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

The starting date for this is August 25, 2014

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F/D/V/SO

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Job Description
Itinerant Teacher for the deaf
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Title: Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf
Reports to: Outreach Supervisor

Employment Information: This is a full- time 12 month position.
Summary: The office of Educational Outreach is seeking an itinerant
teacher of the deaf to address the educational, social and
communication needs of the students in partnership with their family
and school personnel. The itinerant teacher will travel to various
school locations to directly serve students and consult with staff
to address individual student needs.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Master’s Degree preferred
– Pennsylvania Deaf Education Certification
– Experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students ages 3-21.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language.
– Experience in utilizing strategies for optimizing listening and spoken
language development.
– Working knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM equipment and
interpretation of audiograms.

Responsibilities
– Review/obtain updated audiological/medical information regarding the
student’s hearing loss.
– Perform listening checks and simple troubleshooting procedures on
various amplification devices and assistive technology.
– Provide in-service presentations for mainstream teachers and support
personnel including suggestions for environmental accommodations,
preferential seating, communication, understanding hearing aids, FM
systems and using a sign language interpreter as appropriate.
– Create an environment that allows optimal visual and acoustic access to
allow for full participation of students with hearing loss.
– Plan instructional strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum and
materials to meet individual student needs.
– Utilize data to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans to
meet the unique needs of the student.
– Effectively utilize computer-based web-systems for documentation of
progress including goal development, progress monitoring,
accommodations and Individualized Education Plan writing.
– Acquire knowledge of statewide goals and school/site goals. Work to
achieve those goals.
– Foster self-advocacy skills among deaf/hard of hearing students.
– Facilitate positive interactions between staff and students.
– Act as liaison between student, teachers, parents and administration.
– Coordinate meetings with outside agencies as needed.
– Maintain ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress.
– Support and collaborate with educational interpreters.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

The starting date for this job is July 1, 2014

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F/D/V/SO

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Job Vacancy ID # 140259
Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(DHH), Student Services
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Title: Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(DHH), Student Services

Employing Departments: World Languages and Cultures AND Student Disability
Resources

Appointment Conditions: Non Tenure Track, 9 months, Full Time, Appointment
ending 5/15/17 with the possibility of renewal

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2014

Job Description: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of
World Languages and Cultures, Dean of Students Office, and the Student
Disability Resources Office invite applications for a Lecturer in American
Sign Language (ASL) who will develop/teach courses in the area of American
Sign Language and Deaf Culture while collaborating with the Student
Disability Resources Office to provide student services for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing (DHH) students at Iowa State University.

The individual selected for this position will develop and teach courses
related to deaf culture and communication as well as provide direct
services for ISU students (including interpreting/transliterating). The
successful candidate will be a motivated instructor with a background in
deaf culture/awareness.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (www.language.iastate.edu)
is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching,
research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from
a global perspective.

Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is an AAU-member, land grant,
Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over
33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the
nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size
(http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php).

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in related discipline.
Experience teaching sign language, interpreting, deaf culture, or related
courses at a postsecondary institution
Permanent Professional license with the Iowa Board of Sign Language
Interpreters & Transliterators at the time of hire Demonstrated ability to
interpret both consecutively and simultaneously between ASL and
spoken/written English.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please go to
www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237 and click on “Apply
for this Vacancy” and complete the Employment Application.

To ensure consideration, submit application by: 04-25-2014

Quick Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status,
disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated
against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity,
3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

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position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada
Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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, public organizations, 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
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–       Able to travel alone
–       Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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

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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 503-838-8735 (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 503-838-8552 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
585-475-2424 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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DeafDigest – 27 April 2014

DeafDigest Blue – April 27, 2014

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-accessibility-specialist/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-conventions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-art-surprises/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Delightful Board Books for Young Signers

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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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This just in –

The new superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf
is Steve Gettel. He is also the new superintendent
of the Iowa School for the Blind. His office will
be based on the deaf campus but will need to oversee
the needs of the blind school, some 200 miles away.
His first day on the job will be August 1st. This means
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind will need to look
for a new superintendent to replace Gettel.

Top stories about the deaf:

Traveling with a group of seven Russian teenagers, two
deaf students reached the North Pole – only to be
rescued and brought home when a blizzard hit the group!

In USA, deaf people are allowed to fly airplanes.
In France, deaf people are not allowed to fly airplanes.
Add India to the list of nations that do not allow the
deaf to fly airplanes. A deaf man wanted to fly an
airplane as a hobby; he studied and passed all the
exams – but the government said no, much to his anger!

Canada, one of the world’s most advanced nations,
is struggling with newborn screening procedures.
Only four provinces require it; other provinces
ignore it! Why? This is what critics are asking.

Critics in Indiana are complaining about the
hidden costs of hearing aids. They are saying
that new hearing aids are needed every three
to five years, thus inflating the actual
costs over a good number of years.

The meetings of the Multnomah County Board of
Commissioners in Oregon will be captioned.

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DEAF CONVENTIONS, HEARING CONVENTIONS
DeafDigest editor loves to travel and stay
at hotels.
He has noticed one thing. During Deaf Conventions,
hotel lobby is always crowded. During Hearing
Conventions, hotel lobby is always empty.
Why? Hearing people go to meetings and workshops.
Deaf people would rather chat with friends than to
go to meetings and workshops!

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

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

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Women & Infants Hospital, RI HEARING ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (RIHAP)
20th Annual Seminar

‘Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss’

FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014
Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI

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

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A SURPRISE AT SOME MUSEUMS
When DeafDigest editor travels, he often visits
art museums.
Always a surprise at some museums. In Madrid,
there was a show of drawings by James Castle,
the deaf artist who could not read or write.
In Richmond, VA there was a show of paintings
by Francisco Goya, the Spanish artist who
became deaf.
Also some museums show paintings of a deaf
person.

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

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

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Alexander Graham Bell versus Thomas Edison, both men hated
each other!

http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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THE MATLIN-VOICED CANNON
The new TV series – The Sisters of The Sun” episode of Cosmos: A
Spacetime Odyssey – will feature female astronomers.
One of the astronomers was deaf – Annie Jump Cannon. Her segment
will be voiced by Marlee Matlin.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

at a workshop, the hearing presenter tells the
interpreter to take a break, as he plans to show an
instructional movie (which happens to be non-captioned!)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question that people often ask me when they see me with the
steno machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most captioners and CART providers start off as court reporters, and so
they have passed the same tests that court reporters take in court
reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per minute
in order to be certified.  In order to achieve the Registered Professional
Reporter certification offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at speeds up to 225
words per minute.  To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where contestants
compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

bumping into a deaf person you don’t like at an all-hearing
party!

(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 Federal and state fair housing laws require landlords
to make reasonable accommodations for deaf tenants. This
being said, these landlords cannot avoid installing these
doorbell flashers.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– bouncer

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Las Vegas hosts many, many conventions. One such convention that
took place earlier in the week – National Association of Broadcasters
– is what should concern us.
We have complained, and the caption providers have never listened
to us – that their captions continually block graphics. They tell us
it is technically impossible to separate captions from graphics.
Not true.
One hardware manufacturer at the convention demonstrated a box that
moves captions anywhere on the screen – just as long as we have the
opportunity to see the graphics.
Why captions blocking the graphics from Day 1? The manufacturer
said “The captioner has the ability to move the captions themselves
but don’t because they are lazy.”
Now if we hear the same song from the captioners re the
caption/graphics conflict, challenge them, declares DeafDigest!

And this same box is also capable to moving captions above
emergency warning crawls (weather warnings, school closings, etc)

(editor’s note – despite this invention, the graphics-captions
clash continues as always since Day One!)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed
against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic.
That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter;
she sued and won.
The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic
works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar
with their interpreting needs!
Why did they refuse? We will never know.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There have been free hearing aid giveaways in
India.
What is the irony?  These poor people, getting
these free hearing aids, cannot afford the batteries!

……..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A fellow employee, forever scratching because of an
itch, said something to a deaf employee.

The deaf employee thought the fellow employee said:
I was eating jelly and it had tomatoes in it

Tomatoes in a jelly?

The felow employee actually said:
I was eating chili and it had tomatoes in it

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Program Manager

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty – Applied Computer Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description
NTID Information and Computing Studies is seeking an
Instructional/Support Faculty to teach deaf and hard of hearing
students in the Applied Computer Technology program at the Associate
degree level and provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing
students taking courses at the bachelor degree level at the B. Thomas
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS). The
successful applicant’s duties include course instruction (teaching
and tutoring), computer laboratory instruction/supervision,
curriculum/course development, participation in departmental efforts,
and maintaining liaison relationships with faculty in other colleges
of RIT.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Master of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science or
related computing field.
– Five years full-time work experience in Web Development, database
implementation and object-oriented programming.
– Sign Language fluency is required.
– Teaching/training experience
– Curriculum development experience
– Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences
– C# or similar programming experience, Mobile App Development
experience, Multi-platform experience including Windows, MAC, Android
and IOS, Recognized industry-wide technical certifications and/or
Network/Security and Computer Support experience

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/460874
Keyword Search: 991BR.

EOE

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career announcement
Program Coordinator III – Deafblind
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT
No 03-10-066

Position    Program Coordinator III – Deafblind
Agency    Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque
Status    Non-Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides direct services including case management and advocacy for
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind in the areas of
vocation, life management, and personal growth in community settings, home
residences and/or at job sites.  Coordinates and facilitates community
training and education classes, and maintains necessary case records and
client file documentation.  Major emphasis is placed on providing services
to individuals who are deafblind, and coordinating, training, and
scheduling Support Service Providers.  Position may from time to time be
stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other
duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
–    May provide intake services to include reviewing referral
information, completing appropriate management forms (e.g., Intake,
History, etc.), presenting information at client coordination meetings,
and completing and implementing consumer service plans
–    Provides support and assistance, training, and case management to
consumers who are deafblind in the areas of life management, independent
living skills, how to use Support Service Providers (SSP) effectively, and
vocational options
–    Provides direct service to individuals in community settings, home
residences, and/or at job sites; assists consumers with appointments and
arranging necessary access
–    Provides advocacy in the areas of public benefits programs,
education and working with employers and other systems in the community
–    Identifies community supports for consumer needs and makes
appropriate referrals
–    Tracks referrals to outside agencies (DVR, SSA, DHS, etc.) to
ensure  services are accessible and provided in a timely manner
–    Coordinates, trains and supervises Support Service Providers;
coordinates, develops and presents quarterly SSP training; oversees SSP
scheduling
–    Participates on consumer service teams
–    Ensures consumer program meets identified and authorized services
according contracts
–    Ensures documentation in consumer files is to-date and complete
–    Maintains unit records of consumer contact to include unit counts,
file notes using (SOAP format) and other documentation required by
CCS/COPD and/or contracts
–    Aids in the review and/or development of contractual deliverables
to include training curriculum, DVDs, and system software
–    Supports consumers who are deafblind at legislative level, as
requested
–    Participates in training and in-services to enhance professional
growth
–    Attends required weekly and/or monthly meetings of the Deafblind
and Special Services department as well as the regularly scheduled
meetings of the New Mexico Deaf-Blind Task Force
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
–    Bachelor’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special
Education, or related field
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and various manual communication
modes
–    The proven ability to write grammatically correct and clear
reports and other documents
–    2 years of experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard
of hearing, and/or deafblind  in a professional counseling and/or case
management capacity
–    Pass drug screening and fingerprint clearance
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report, and reliable safe
transportation

Desired Qualifications
–    Master’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special
Education, or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience
–    Understanding of various equipment and technology used by
individuals who are deafblind
–    Specialized training in working with individuals who are deafblind
–    Experience designing and facilitating a technology plan for
individual who are deafblind
–    LPC, LISW, LAC or NBCC

How to Apply    Complete application at:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Selection    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their
qualifications, training and related job experience

Salary    $15.00 – $18.75 DOE

Open        March 28, 2014
Closing Date    When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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position opening
Interpreter Senior
Travis County Government
Austin, Texas

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include
assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one
appointments, small or large group meetings, and telephone calls.
Documents court and other legal situations (probation, jail, counseling,
Commissioners Court, televised meetings) and other highly technical and
complicated meetings and hearings.   Provides advocacy services regarding
access by people who are deaf according to applicable Federal, State and
Local laws.  Conducts outreach and education to members of the community,
staff, other departments, and the general public. Provides independent
living skills training for one-on-one or small groups, job development or
search to deaf people, including those with multiple disabilities.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND five (5) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental, and social situations,
including highly technical or legal situations. Must have at least an
additional three (3) years of court interpreting experience. Experience
should include interpreting for deaf individuals with special
communication issues, including individuals with additional disabilities,
mental retardation, mental illness and those with limited formal
communication.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
CIC, SC: L, CSC, RSC, CT, CI, OIC CDI-P, or MCSC. BEI Court Certification
or RID SC:L Certification preferred.

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:  http://www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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announcing an opening for
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under direct supervision of the Controller, is responsible for all
functions related to the collections and maintenance of miscellaneous cash
receipts/deposit, contributed income, accounts receivable and general
ledger for the American School for the Deaf.

Assists the Controller and Chief Financial Officer with respect to cash
management. The incumbent will be expected to use Farmington Bank remote
deposit and cash management software daily.

Responsible for the review of billable revenue, invoicing and posting
accounts receivables related to tuition, outreach, birth to three, adult
vocational services, other billable revenue to include but not limited to
rental income, facility rentals, summer school, Camp Isola Bella, and
fundraising sponsorships.

Administers all aspects of the National School Lunch Program to include,
but not limited to determining initial participants eligibility, review of
monthly claims support documentation, calculation and submission of
monthly claims, and maintenance of all files.

Maintains general ledger account reconciliations as ongoing part of duties
and as directed by the Controller.  General Ledger reconciliations
include, but are not limited to, the reconciliation of all accounts
receivable, deferred revenue and income accounts, including contributed
income as identified by the Controller.  Provides recommendations to
streamline work flow and monthly closings processes.

Responsible for maintaining Policies and Procedures with respect to
Accounts Receivable, Collection and Cash Receipt processing, Blackbaud’s
Financial Edge’s Accounts Receivable, Student Billing and Cash Receipt
modules and General Ledger. Suggests and implements up to date accounting
policies and procedures to assure the organization has proper internal
controls and budgetary procedures. Incumbent will also be responsible for
the review, update and operating recommendation to streamline work flow as
it relates to Accounts Receivable, Student Billing, and Cash Receipt.

Prepares and posts accounts receivable payments and contributed income, to
the student billing and accounts receivable systems. Receives and
researches inquiries as related to accounts receivable invoicing and
payment status, cash receipts, and contributed income.

Assists with month-end and year-end closing process to include, but not
limited to preparing monthly journal entries and account analysis. Provide
necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to the general
ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to year-end audit.

Provides necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to
the general ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to quarterly
reviews and year-end audit.

Provides administrative support to the Business Office, including be
proficient in other Finance position procedures to provide back up for any
Finance position.

FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Visit our website at:
http://www.asd-1817.org

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree and five year’s experience in a related position.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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announcing an opening for
Director of Nursing, Student Health Services
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
The Director of Nursing will promote responsive and thorough
understanding of Student Health Center policies and procedures through
collaboration and a shared vision to enhance the quality of care provided
to the students/residents of the American School for the Deaf.  In
collaboration with the Medical Director, shall manage the daily operations
of the licensed infirmary.  The Director of Nursing oversees the provision
of direct patient care and health care decisions; involving both students
and staff.    The position is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the
Student Health Center which requires On-Call availability.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Current registered nurse licensed in state of Connecticut.  Bachelor of
Science Degree in nursing.  Courses in physical assessment.  Current
certification in professional CPR.  Knowledge of sign language or
willingness to learn.  A background in emergency room nursing or pediatric
nursing is beneficial.  Applicant must be able to function independently
following standing orders and procedures.  Knowledge of school health
practices.  Excellent management and interpersonal skills.

FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Visit our website at:        http;//www.asd-1817.org

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada
Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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, public organizations, 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
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–    Able to travel alone
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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

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open position
ASL Proficiency Evaluator at ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet
University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

An ASL Proficiency Evaluator provides interviewing and rating in
accordance with the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(ASLPI); participates in the development, implementation, and
administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures used in a
comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research
activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps
abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second
language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on
this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training
requirements to maintain the position.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20%28exempt%29#14034

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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)-828-0186. Voice (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: 202-651-5515
Videophone: 202-618-6852
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 202-651-5352.

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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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

Start Date: September, 2014

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

Funding Source: State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.hcc.edu/careers

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

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

Website:  http://www.hcc.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 25 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 25, 2014

 

 

— the puppy and the interpreter

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his puppy
to an event at the Department of State. The puppy
was on the stage while Kerry was giving a speech.
Suddenly the puppy jumped at the interpreter!
To her credit, the intepreter smiled and patted
the puppy away from her. Already there are jokes
about the puppy planning to jump on Russia’s Putin!

 
— finally, a deaf cookbook

We have deaf chefs. We have deaf-owned restaurants.
We have had a deaf chef on a TV show. And now we have
a deaf cookbook! Kalavathy Venugopal, a deaf woman of
India, wrote a cookbook. It is titled “Dinasari Saiva
Samayal” which means Everyday Vegetarian Cooking.
What is next for us? A deaf person with his own cooking
show on the Food Network! In case you are curious
about these deaf-owned restaurants, the list is at:

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

 

 

 
— a two second awareness of a TV network

Few days ago on TV, during a commercial, there
was a very short presentation, asking all of us to
watch programs on one TV network. It was a woman
that fingerspelled A-B-C on behalf of the ABC
TV network. In case viewers do not follow fingerspelling,
the ABC logo was shown on the backdrop behind the woman.
The fingerspelling was so short that if you blinked or
turned your head away for one second you would miss it!

 

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DeafDigest – 24 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 24, 2014

 

— Time magazine’s choice as most influential deaf person

The Time Magazine has come up with its annual list of
100 most influential people in the world. One deaf
person on the list is surprising – Super Bowl player
Derrick Coleman! Is he more influential than Marlee
Matlin or the NAD CEO or the Gallaudet president
or the NTID director? The playing career of a typical
NFL player is short. These players could be cut or
injured. This is not to say that Derrick will be
cut or injured – but we can never know!

 

— Marlee Matlin understands cops better than us

If you discuss police stuff with Marlee Matlin, you
will realize one thing – that she understands much more
about cops than any of us! Why? Because her husband
is a police officer. This was the point Marlee was
trying to explain in a recent video that was produced
by the American Civil Liberties Union. This video was
to explain to us what are our rights in case the police
stop and/or arrest us!

 

— a nurse that was cruel to the deaf

Nurses are supposed to be understanding when dealing with
deaf patients. Christopher Cooper, a male British
nurse wasn’t. When a deaf employee passed him in the
hallways, he would cover his mouth and say something
very inappropriate with her. With a deaf patient that
wanted a TV set, he would mock interpreters on the
screen. He would also bully other deaf employees.
He was brought up for a disciplinary hearing and
was fired, his 25-year career with the hospital
down the drain.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 23, 2014

 

 

— a judge insults a deaf psychologist in email

Minnesota judge Terrence Walters is in big trouble
with the state Board on Judicial Standards for many
reasons. One big reason was that he sent an email,
which insulted a deaf psychologist that was appointed
to evaluate a deaf client. He accused the deaf
psychologist of not honestly evaluating the deaf client.
This psychologist was so angry about that accusation
that she withdrew from the case and told the state
about the judge’s misconduct. As a result, the judge
could be fired.

 

— a deaf actor in a popular TV drama thriller

Russell Harvard is a promising young deaf actor
with a growing list of acting credits (TV, movie,
stage) to his portfolio. He appeared on a TV drama
– the Rooster Prince, as the Mr. Wrench character
working with Mr. Numbers on a TV plot. This segment
is “The Rooster Prince” which in the Fargo program
that is shown Tuesday nights on the FX cable TV
network. Because of Mr. Wrench’s deafness,
Mr. Numbers had to be an interpreter throughout the
TV plot. People said this program was weird.

 

— April 30th is most important day for our captions

April 30th is the day when the TV industry must follow
new and strict FCC rules on captions. The captions
must be accurate, arrive at the same time with each
new voice dialogue, must be complete (no censorship)
and shall not block the graphics. The TV industry
will not like it but they have no choice because
of possible big fines for violations.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 22, 2014

 

— millions of hearing people thank subtitles

Many hearing people hate captions and subtitles. But last
night millions of hearing people thanked subtitles!
A popular British TV program “Jamaica Inn” had voice and
audio problems. They could not hear the conversations
and music – there was so much buzzing and so much static.
What did they do? They turned on the subtitles – and were
able to enjoy the program. Hopefully these hearing people
understand how important captions and subtitles are to us.

 

— special shoes for the deaf-blind?

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, there was an exhibit
of future devices and inventions. One such invention was
a special pair of shoes for the blind (hearing). It has
an attached ultrasound device. It helps alert hearing
blind walkers to obstacles while they walk with their
canes. What about vibrating pair of shoes for the
deaf-blind while they walk?

 
— cops hate hate deaf vendors?

Wenzhou is a Chinese city of about 3,000,000 people.
The cops in Wenzhou have a bad reputation for roughing
up the street vendors, which sell everything – food,
clothes, shoes, pots and pans, etc. One deaf vendor
refused to leave the area when the cops told him to
move out. As a result, they beat him up so badly that
he had to be hospitalized. The cops knew he was deaf
but it didn’t matter to them.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 21, 2014

 

— a deaf athlete and a business sponsor

We have few deaf professional athletes. Most of them
don’t get sponsorship deals, except for Derrick
Coleman’s Duracell hearing aid batteries deal. The
Florida Marine Raiders, a professional indoor football
team (Lakeland, FL) has a deaf player – Munir
Muwwakkill. The Healthy Hearing & Balance Clinic is
a team sponsor. Audiologist T. L. Schneider owns this
business, which has worked with deaf children. An
event is planned next month to feature the team, the
deaf player, the business, and the deaf community.
Speaking of Muwwakkill, he is big – 6’3 and 335 lbs,
and played football at Western Kentucky University
and for 7-8 years with different indoor football teams.

 

— a newspaper’s best subscription salesperson

Arif Begum is a young deaf man, in his twenties. He wanted to
find a good job but no one wanted to hire him because of his
deafness. But a newspaper hired him – to sell subscriptions.
Almost immediately, he was the best salesperson in his
sales group; his sales are double of other salespeople.
He cannot speak, so how could he sell subscriptions? He uses
the social media to reach potential customers, resulting in
sales. Where is the newspaper? In Kashmir, a small nation,
located between India and Pakistan.

 

— airport’s deaf actors

Deaf actors performing at a big airport? Sort of, but not really,
but important! Oregon’s Portland International Airport will be
rehearsing a mock disaster scene next month. They need deaf
actors to play victim roles so emergency responders (police,
firemen, EMT’s) will know what to do and how to communicate
with them. These deaf actors are volunteers, not professionals.

 
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DeafDigest – 20 April 2014

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Neenah School District in Wisconsin will be hiring
its own deaf teacher “to save money”

In Zimbabwe, the Chitungwiza Central Hospital staff is
learning sign language in order to communicate with deaf
patients

Why are Brain Anatomies different between the deaf and
the hearing? All depends on which language is first
learned. Says who?  Says Guinevere Eden, director for the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown
University Medical Center (GUMC). Does DeafDigest believe
it? No! But the article was written in the Journal of Neuroscience.

In the past deaf residents in the North Penn area were
out of luck if they wanted to watch public proceedings
on TV with captions. Not anymore thanks to the funding
found for this purpose.

The three finalists have been named for the superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf. None of them are deaf.

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A SUCCESSFUL DEAF CLUB IN GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain is the same as USA when it is
about deaf clubs. Many deaf clubs lose members
and struggle with money. These deaf people prefer
to meet at Starbucks then to help their deaf
clubs.
Anyway, one deaf club in Great Britain had
a successful event. Many deaf people came to
that club.
What was the event? Showing old time movies
of deaf people between 1930’s and 1950’s!
They watched the movies and had a great time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies-2/

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

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Deaf Japanese-American Friendship Conference

Celebrating our cultures, languages, and histories

July 17-21, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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ANOTHER FRUSTRATION WITH IMMIGRANT FOOD SERVICE WORKERS
A big frustration at one Five Guys Burgers and Fries
fast food place in Washington, DC.
DeafDigest editor circled the menu choices on
a paper and showed it to the person that is an
immigrant.
He could not read English and really struggled to
understand these menu choices on paper. He was used
to listening for menu choices by voice but not
by paper!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-five-guys-2/

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

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confessions of a sole deaf teacher in a county school system

http://deafdigest.com/sole-deaf-teacher-in-county-system

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FUNDING TO PAY FOR INTERPRETER FOR A DEAF REFEREE
We have many deaf referees in many sports. Many of them are
better referees than hearing referees. One big reason is that
they cannot hear abusive comments from coaches!
Anyway, a deaf woman wanted to be a referee in women’s
lacrosse but needed an interpreter.
Who paid for the interpreter? The US Lacrosse, the governing
body of lacrosse played in USA.
We do not see national organizations paying for interpreters
but that one did!

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– bank president

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true hearing aid companies will stop making
analog hearing aids?

A. It seems to be that way. And it is sad because
analog hearing aids produce better amplification
than with digital hearing aids.

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 I became DeafBlind, requesting interpreter services seems like a full
time job!

I requested interpreter services for an event and was turned down because
they said it was a “personal service” (as I require a one to one
interpreter). These days I require tactile communication.

Recently I was invited to do a training.  I gave them the information they
needed to obtain interpreter services.

This agency was different.  They wanted me to hire and pay the interpreters
myself and bill the agency back later.

I tried to educate this person about their obligation to arrange for
interpreter services themselves.

This person was not convinced it was her agency’s responsibility.

The battle continues!

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:

deaf schools will come back in states that lack such
schools!

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DeafHistory:

during 18th century – deaf artist John Brewster, Jr
painted many portraits of people in the New England
area. One of his paintings recently sold for
$15,000

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5

states without deaf schools (Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Lauren Schlitt, now a senior at Kutztown University
(PA) is a full time player with the women’s lacrosse
team, making a comeback from her junior season when
she blew her ACL.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tasha Lemke is a wide receiver with the DC Divas
women’s professional football team that plays in
the Women’s Football Alliance

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Deaf Sports Library

football players that are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing
impaired

Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks, NFL
Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins, NFL
Chris Jackson, Noble County (IN) Wolfpack, semi pro football
Munir Muwwakkill, Florida Florida Marine Raiders, indoor football
Archie Savannah – Austin Vipers, semi pro football
Tony Tatum, Cleveland Gladiators, Arena Football

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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

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

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Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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recruiting
Teachers for the deaf
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is presently recruiting for Teachers for the Deaf who are qualified and experienced. There may be varying teaching positions for different age levels at the school.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited
college/university in Deaf Education or a related field and be eligible for state certification. Master’s degree is preferable.

Fluency in American Sign Language at the advanced level is expected.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F/D/V/SO

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Job Description
Itinerant Teacher for the deaf
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Title: Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf
Reports to: Outreach Supervisor

Employment Information: This is a full- time 12 month position.
Summary: The office of Educational Outreach is seeking an itinerant teacher of the deaf to address the educational, social and communication needs of the students in partnership with their family and school personnel. The itinerant teacher will travel to various school locations to directly serve students and consult with staff to address individual student needs.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Master’s Degree preferred
– Pennsylvania Deaf Education Certification
– Experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students ages 3-21.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language.
– Experience in utilizing strategies for optimizing listening and spoken
language development.
– Working knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM equipment and
interpretation of audiograms.

Responsibilities
– Review/obtain updated audiological/medical information regarding the
student’s hearing loss.
– Perform listening checks and simple troubleshooting procedures on
various amplification devices and assistive technology.
– Provide in-service presentations for mainstream teachers and support
personnel including suggestions for environmental accommodations,
preferential seating, communication, understanding hearing aids, FM
systems and using a sign language interpreter as appropriate.
– Create an environment that allows optimal visual and acoustic access to
allow for full participation of students with hearing loss.
– Plan instructional strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum and
materials to meet individual student needs.
– Utilize data to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans to
meet the unique needs of the student.
– Effectively utilize computer-based web-systems for documentation of
progress including goal development, progress monitoring,
accommodations and Individualized Education Plan writing.
– Acquire knowledge of statewide goals and school/site goals. Work to
achieve those goals.
– Foster self-advocacy skills among deaf/hard of hearing students.
– Facilitate positive interactions between staff and students.
– Act as liaison between student, teachers, parents and administration.
– Coordinate meetings with outside agencies as needed.
– Maintain ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress.
– Support and collaborate with educational interpreters.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org
E/O/E/M/F/D/V/SO

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Job Vacancy ID # 140259
Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(DHH), Student Services
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Title: Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Student Services

Employing Departments: World Languages and Cultures AND Student Disability Resources

Appointment Conditions: Non Tenure Track, 9 months, Full Time, Appointment ending 5/15/17 with the possibility of renewal

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2014

Job Description: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dean of Students Office, and the Student Disability Resources Office invite applications for a Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) who will develop/teach courses in the area of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture while collaborating with the Student Disability Resources Office to provide student services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students at Iowa State University.

The individual selected for this position will develop and teach courses related to deaf culture and communication as well as provide direct services for ISU students (including interpreting/transliterating). The successful candidate will be a motivated instructor with a background in deaf culture/awareness.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (www.language.iastate.edu) is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective.

Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is an AAU-member, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php).

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in related discipline. Experience teaching sign language, interpreting, deaf culture, or related courses at a postsecondary institution Permanent Professional license with the Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters & Transliterators at the time of hire Demonstrated ability to interpret both consecutively and simultaneously between ASL and spoken/written English.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please go to www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237 and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” and complete the Employment Application.

To ensure consideration, submit application by: 04-25-2014

Quick Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

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position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada
Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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, public organizations, 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
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–       Able to travel alone
–       Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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

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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 503-838-8735 (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 503-838-8552 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
585-475-2424 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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-irony/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-slam-the-door/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-accessibility-specialist/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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New Mini Notification System at Harris Communications

Serene Innovations has introduced a new mini notification system that
alerts you when someone is at the door, when you have incoming calls
from landline or cell phone, Skype[tm], FaceTime[tm] calls, and SMS
messages.

Available at Harris Communications for only $109.95, the CentralAlert
Mini Notification System (HC-CAMINI) includes the CA-CX Phone Sensor
and the CA-DB Wireless Doorbell.

To use, plug in your landline or set your cell phone to vibrate mode
and place it on the Phone Sensor.
Unique green flashing patterns and adjustable ring tones will
distinguish between the different types of calls.

(Phone Sensor is compatible with VPs.) Connect the bed shaker to be
notified when you sleep. System includes a doorbell to alert you when
someone is at the door.

Customize the system with other transmitters, receivers and
accessories from the CentralAlert line of products (purchased
separately).

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB042014

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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This just in –

The Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc,
based in St Louis, has announced the appointment
of a new executive director – Thomas Horejes.
He is deaf with a big background with advocacy
and deafness issues.

Top stories about the deaf:

In Oman, the Shaikh Khalid bin Omar al Marhoon,
the Minister for Civil Service, has established
the Omani Society for the Hearing Impaired.

A group of West Bank residents in Palestine is
trying to establish a school for the deaf. They
are working with Oak Hall School, Gainesville,
Florida in hopes of making it possible.

An audiologist, working with the deaf in Africa,
has blamed the World Health Organization for
not being supportive of his efforts to distribute hearing aids

A group is working to get the US Postal Service
to issue a postage stamp honoring the 200th
anniversary of Deaf Education in America on
April 15, 2017, the anniversary date. Hopefully
the USPS’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
will OK it

The state of North Carolina has appointed ten people
to serve on the N.C. Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
These appointees are  Lester Latkowski, Ray Lewis, R. Michael Eury,
Kathryn Aldridge, Alice Chastain, Johanna Lynch, Christina Bryant,
Steve Shore, Rachael Ragin and  Denise Nelson, DeafDigest
does not know which are hearing and which are deaf.

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Read what they say

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

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

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

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A MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN DEAF COMMUNITY
Who is the most important person in the Deaf
Community?
It is the Deaf Accessibility specialist. He
inspects buildings, restaurants, airports,
railroad stations, stadiums, etc. He makes sure
these facilities are deaf-friendly.
Do we have Deaf Accessibility specialists?
Yes, but not too many of them are around.

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

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

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2nd annual New England Deaf Festival
Saturday August 16, 2014
Three Rivers, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-new-england-festival/

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DEAFNESS NOT IMPORTANT?
There are stories of future parts for eyes, heart, kidneys,
etc, and also for plastic blood.
Also there are stories of tests of babies for
possible diabetes, cancer, mental problems, etc.
But not one word about deafness! No future parts for
deafness? Yes, we have hearing screening tests for babies
but it was not mentioned in the stories.
So, deafness not important?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/

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

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deaf winners on TV prize shows

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-winners-on-tv-prize-shows

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A LEADER AMONG HOSPITAL CUSTODIANS
At the Basildon Hospital in London, there
is a large group of custodians that take care of
the hospital buildings and property.
One of them is Steve Hartman, and not only he is deaf, but he is the group leader. He
gives speeches at workshops and at conferences.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

could your deaf client outgrow his deafness?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When I have worked at different events as a court reporter, CART
provider, or captioner, oftentimes people have approached me who have
never seen a steno machine up close.

They usually ask how the machine works, and one of the first comments
many people make when they see the machine for the first time is that
there are no letters on the keys.  The tops of the keys are blank.
They wonder how we know which keys are which.

People who use the steno machine must memorize what all the keys
are.  There are 22 keys on the machine.  We use combinations of
letters to make other letters.  We don’t depress one key at a time
like you would on a typewriter or computer keyboard, but we stroke
multiple keys at once, much like chords on a piano.  A captioner must
memorize what combinations of keys must be depressed in order to make
up the phonetic sounds that occur in the English language.

Writing whole words and phrases in a single stroke is a very
important factor in being able to reach the high speeds necessary to
be court reporters, CART providers, and captioners.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

listening to hearing people that try to determine what
is best for me without asking for my input

(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

An attorney, defending his client, did not provide him
with an interpreter. The deaf defendant lost his case
and filed a lawsuit against his attorney, accusing
him of malpractice and negligence.

The Court of Appeals said the deaf plaintiff may be
awarded litigation expenses because of attorney’s
errors but cannot be awarded for expenses incurred.

This is legalese that puzzles many attorneys and even
judges!

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– blacksmith

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest was quoted in Baltimore City Paper, April 14-20th
edition with respect to the Nigerian web relay scams. It went like this:

It’s “certainly an issue in the deaf community,” Barry Strassler, editor
of the online newsletter Deaf Digest, writes in an e-mail. “I know of
several deaf people that were turned down in their efforts to make
purchases via IP Relay because some big box stores, having been burned, no
longer accept such orders. And if they need to make such purchases, they
need to go to the store in person.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Canada, are we seeing history repeating itself?
In 1980, California School for the Deaf moved from
Berkeley to its present site at Fremont. The move
was forced because the state government powers
were saying the school campus sat on an earthquake
fault.
It probably was a smokescreen because University
of California at Berkeley needed land to grow,
and the deaf campus was in the way.
And now this – University of Alberta, at Edmonton,
is coveting the land that belongs to Alberta
School for the Deaf. The university people is now
raising a big stink about it, which has hit the
newspapers this week.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Add Austine to the list of these closed schools
for the deaf – Boston, Nebraska, Crotched Mountain,
Wyoming. Virginia-Hampton, South Dakota. Possibly
North Dakota soon

Will the bleeding stop?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf person works for an insurance company and
processes dental claims.

A hearing co-worker had a question about a claim,
and asked the deaf person. The deaf person thought
the hearing person said:

does this dental product come with a missing tooth
lost?

The deaf person was puzzled.

The hearing person actually asked:

does this dental product come with a missing tooth
clause?

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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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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position opening
Interpreter Senior
Travis County Government
Austin, Texas

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one appointments, small or large group meetings, and telephone calls. Documents court and other legal situations (probation, jail, counseling, Commissioners Court, televised meetings) and other highly technical and complicated meetings and hearings.   Provides advocacy services regarding access by people who are deaf according to applicable Federal, State and Local laws.  Conducts outreach and education to members of the community, staff, other departments, and the general public. Provides independent living skills training for one-on-one or small groups, job development or search to deaf people, including those with multiple disabilities.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly related field AND five (5) years interpreting services experience in a variety of community, health, governmental, and social situations, including highly technical or legal situations. Must have at least an additional three (3) years of court interpreting experience. Experience should include interpreting for deaf individuals with special communication issues, including individuals with additional disabilities, mental retardation, mental illness and those with limited formal communication.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
CIC, SC: L, CSC, RSC, CT, CI, OIC CDI-P, or MCSC. BEI Court Certification or RID SC:L Certification preferred.

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:  http://www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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announcing an opening for
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under direct supervision of the Controller, is responsible for all functions related to the collections and maintenance of miscellaneous cash receipts/deposit, contributed income, accounts receivable and general ledger for the American School for the Deaf.

Assists the Controller and Chief Financial Officer with respect to cash management. The incumbent will be expected to use Farmington Bank remote deposit and cash management software daily.

Responsible for the review of billable revenue, invoicing and posting accounts receivables related to tuition, outreach, birth to three, adult vocational services, other billable revenue to include but not limited to rental income, facility rentals, summer school, Camp Isola Bella, and fundraising sponsorships.

Administers all aspects of the National School Lunch Program to include, but not limited to determining initial participants eligibility, review of monthly claims support documentation, calculation and submission of monthly claims, and maintenance of all files.

Maintains general ledger account reconciliations as ongoing part of duties and as directed by the Controller.  General Ledger reconciliations include, but are not limited to, the reconciliation of all accounts receivable, deferred revenue and income accounts, including contributed income as identified by the Controller.  Provides recommendations to streamline work flow and monthly closings processes.

Responsible for maintaining Policies and Procedures with respect to Accounts Receivable, Collection and Cash Receipt processing, Blackbaud’s Financial Edge’s Accounts Receivable, Student Billing and Cash Receipt modules and General Ledger. Suggests and implements up to date accounting policies and procedures to assure the organization has proper internal controls and budgetary procedures. Incumbent will also be responsible for the review, update and operating recommendation to streamline work flow as it relates to Accounts Receivable, Student Billing, and Cash Receipt.

Prepares and posts accounts receivable payments and contributed income, to the student billing and accounts receivable systems. Receives and researches inquiries as related to accounts receivable invoicing and payment status, cash receipts, and contributed income.

Assists with month-end and year-end closing process to include, but not limited to preparing monthly journal entries and account analysis. Provide necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to the general ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to year-end audit.

Provides necessary lead schedules and supporting work papers related to the general ledger to the outside auditing firm as it relates to quarterly reviews and year-end audit.

Provides administrative support to the Business Office, including be proficient in other Finance position procedures to provide back up for any Finance position.

FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Visit our website at: http://www.asd-1817.org

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree and five year’s experience in a related position.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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announcing an opening for
Director of Nursing, Student Health Services
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
The Director of Nursing will promote responsive and thorough understanding of Student Health Center policies and procedures through collaboration and a shared vision to enhance the quality of care provided to the students/residents of the American School for the Deaf.  In collaboration with the Medical Director, shall manage the daily operations of the licensed infirmary.  The Director of Nursing oversees the provision of direct patient care and health care decisions; involving both students and staff.    The position is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the Student Health Center which requires On-Call availability.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Current registered nurse licensed in state of Connecticut.  Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing.  Courses in physical assessment.  Current certification in professional CPR.  Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn.  A background in emergency room nursing or pediatric nursing is beneficial.  Applicant must be able to function independently following standing orders and procedures.  Knowledge of school health practices.  Excellent management and interpersonal skills.

FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION
Visit our website at:        http;//www.asd-1817.org

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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, public organizations, 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
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–    Able to travel alone –    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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

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open position
ASL Proficiency Evaluator at ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet
University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

An ASL Proficiency Evaluator provides interviewing and rating in
accordance with the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(ASLPI); participates in the development, implementation, and
administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures used in a
comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research
activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps
abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second
language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on
this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training
requirements to maintain the position.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20%28exempt%29#14034

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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)-828-0186. Voice (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: 202-651-5515
Videophone: 202-618-6852
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 202-651-5352.

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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: 712-366-0571; email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

or

http://tinyurl.com/kdwrhn8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 18 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 18, 2014

— most important person in a major golf tournament

The Greater Gwinnett Championship golf tournament is coming
up this weekend in Duluth, Georgia. Major golf tournaments
require hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. Without these
volunteers these golf tournaments will have serious problems.
The #1 volunteer at this coming tournament is Ben Barnes, who
lives in the Washington, DC area. He is deaf and has been
working the tournament for 12 years. How important is Ben?
So important that the tournament director has paid for his
airfare between Washington, DC and Duluth, GA. If you watch
the tournament on TV you will not find him – because he is
busy working behind the scenes making golfers, fans and
tournament officials happy!

 

 

— best deaf people of art & culture in USA to get together

People of Culture, both deaf and hearing, dream of residency
opportunities. This is where they get together to discuss,
share and create new ideas in their artistic fields. This
coming June, our deaf people of Culture – dancer Antoine Hunter,
novelist Bex Freund, playwright Raymond Luczak, sculptor Jeremy
Quiroga and literature scholar Rachel Mazique (past Miss NAD)
will meet up during the Deaf Artists Residency Program in Red
Wing, Minnesota. A grant from The National Endowment for the
Arts has made this gathering possible.

 

 

— two most hated words among the deaf

What are the two most hated words that we, the deaf, are
stuck with all the time? It is “never mind” – this is
what hearing people, after talking your head off, realize
you are deaf, and they say “never mind”! This issue
was brought up in a Canadian newspaper, and spread like
wildfire.

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DeafDigest – 17 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 17, 2014

— a real deaf champion or a fake deaf champion?

Sean Noone is deaf and is a professional wrestler in Great
Britain. He has been wrestling professionally for 8-9 years.
DeafDigest is not sure if he is a full time wrestler or a
part time wrestler because many pro wrestlers are part time.
Anyway he wrestles under the name Sean Midnight. Touroumon,
a pro wrestling entertainment company in Japan (just like
WWE in USA) invited him to participate in a big wrestling
tournament. He won the 2-day tournament. So, is it a real
wrestling championship or a fake wrestling championship?
Well, in Japan, pro wrestling is a very popular and a serious
sport! Sean, by the way, is not really that big, only weighs
210 lbs and stands only 5’11 tall.

 

 

— telecommunications tower hurting a deaf school?

A school for the deaf has a tall telecommunications tower
standing in the back of the building. The neighborhood
residents are not too happy about it and have staged a
protest rally demanding the removal of the tower. They
are saying that it is hazardous to everyone in the
school building and those in the neighborhood. What
is the name of the school and where is it? It is the
Federation School for the Deaf in Malaysia!

 

 

— filing a lawsuit because of a football-like tackle

Jesus Trevino, a deaf resident of Bakersfield, California,
was tackled from behind by a police officer. He could not
hear their commands, and the police thought he was a
burglar. He lost the key to his apartment and was hoping
to push the door open. Alarmed neighbors called the police,
saying Jesus was a burglar. The tackle broke his arm and
wrist and sent him to hospital with large medical bills.
As a result he has filed police brutality lawsuit against
the Bakersfield Police Department.

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DeafDigest – 16 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 16, 2014

— a deaf person becomes president of a college

Jane K Fernandes, who is deaf, was selected to be the
next president of Guilford College in North Carolina.
Her first day on the job is July 1st. She was selected
to be Gallaudet president only to face campus unrest.
It forced the board to rescind her appointment. Why
Guilford and why not Gallaudet? It is a matter of
right fit – hearing people felt she was the right fit
for Guilford while deaf people felt she was a wrong fit
for Gallaudet. Right and wrong fits happens everywhere
with many leaders in colleges, businesses and corporations.

 

 

— hope for Deaf Stamp in 2017

Will there be a new Deaf Stamp in 2017? This is the
year the American School for the Deaf (West Hartford, CT)
(ASD) will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Deaf
Education in America. Spearheading the drive is Kenneth
S Rothschild and Albert Hlibok. They met up with a group in
West Hartford (Ed Peltier, Harvey Corson and Jeff Bravin)
to work on a proposal for the United States Postal Service’s
Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee to review. If all
goes well, the stamp would be shown on April 15, 2017.

 

— A big corporation helping the deaf in sports

In USA, our Deaflympics group is broke. Big American corporations
do not donate a cent to our deaf athletic groups, while they
donate millions of dollars to help the hearing athletes in the
Olympics. Well, in India, which is known for discriminating
against the deaf, the USHA International is becoming a corporate
partner of the All India Cricket Association for the Deaf.
Cricket is wildly popular in India as much as baseball is
in USA. What is USHA International? It is just like the
Procter & Gamble Co. in USA? Why not Procter & Gamble Co
help our deaf sports? They will laugh very hard at our faces!

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DeafDigest – 15 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 15, 2014

— $3,000 for a free deaf puppy

A dog shelter is giving away a deaf puppy for
free, but it is not really free because the
cost is about $3,000! Free or pay? Both!
The dog shelter is in Australia, and the
deaf puppy is of the Australian blue cattle dog
breed. A deaf couple in USA wanted to adopt that
deaf puppy. The cost of transporting the deaf
puppy by airplane is $3,000! Worth it? Yes, says
the deaf couple, one of them that works at a
deaf school.

 

— a boxing club in Idaho

There is a boxing club in Pocatello, Idaho. The name
of the club is KC Boxing. This club currently has
about ten boxers that are in training on a daily
basis. The owner of the club is Casey McCreery,
a former boxer. And he is deaf. He stays in touch
with his boxers via text messages. He and a
trainer work together with their boxing stable.
Some of them have won medals at boxing events.

 

— how did Phyllis Frelich get the big Broadway role?

Phyllis Frelich was at Gallaudet during the sixties
when it was a Golden Era for deaf entertainment – Linda
Bove, Ed Waterstreet, Peter Wolf, Juliana Fjeld,
Jane Norman, Sam Edwards, John Corrado and few others.
Phyllis thought she could not get a role because of
her deafness. She met Robert Steinberg, a Broadway
scene and lightning designer. Realizing she wanted
a chance to act, he discussed this with playwright
Mark Medoff. That was how Mark came up with a play
specifically for a deaf actress. Because of Medoff,
Deaf Entertainment was never the same! Incidentally
Steinberg became Phyllis’ husband and they were
married for 46 years.

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DeafDigest – 14 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 14, 2014

— a blind boyfriend communicates with a deaf girlfriend

In Kennewick, Washington, Alejandro Vazquez is
hearing and is blind. Janie Gaunt is deaf. They
have been together for over ten years. How do
they communicate? Janie, while stuck with a dead
CI, tries to lipread. And when she uses sign
language she has to get in front of Alejandro’s
face so he can see her face with his very limited
vision. Other times, they use Facebook to
communicate with each other. They do not like these
jokes about the deaf and the blind talking to each other!

 

— Antiques Roadshow and the deaf

The TV program – Antiques Roadshow – is very popular
among people that love antiques. A recent showing
had appraisers looking at antiques in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. A woman wanted to have an appraisal of
painting of her great-great-great grandfather
that was done during the 1700’s. The appraiser
was very excited – because it was the painting of
the deaf artist John Brewster, Jr. It was valued
at $15,000. How often do we find deaf artists with
their paintings shown on the TV program?

 

— state laws and our interpreters

DeafDigest mentioned that interpreters in Arkansas
must be certified while classroom interpreters do
not need to be certified. Why? A past director of
state commission for the deaf and hard of hearing
said that state departments of education would not
allow other state agencies to certify school
interpreters. Turf wars? Possibly! And who suffers?
Our deaf children attending these mainstreamed
programs.

 

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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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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Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ruth Seeger who
departed us. As a long time teacher at Texas School for
the Deaf, she was a role model for her students to
look up to.

Top stories about the deaf:

The new CEO of AgBell is Emilio Alonso-Mendoza; he is
an attorney and while he has an extensive background in
the non-profit sector, it is his first experience working
with the deaf.

Kansas may do live-streaming of its government committee meetings. They feel it is a better alternative to the
more expensive closed captioning system.

Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles. And for the first time this program is having
a deaf contestant – Ciaran McCarthy, a student.

Georgetown University, one of the world’s wealthiest universities,
is saying there is no money for interpreters. A deaf student
accused the university of not providing her with interpreters
for her classes and her activities.

Poland’s Minister of Administration and Digitisation ordered
telecommunication carriers to be more responsive to the
needs of the deaf.

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A STRANGE FAMILY
A newspaper had a story of one family. The father is
deaf but does not use sign language.
The daughter is hearing, and uses SEE as the sign
language to communicate with the deaf brother.
The father encouraged the daughter to learn SEE but
refuses to learn sign language himself.
The mother is hearing and communicates orally with
everyone in the family.
Is the family strange? Yes!

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HAPPY OR AFRAID?
When we are happy, we use the sign – which is 4 fingers
touching own chest several times with fingers moving upwards.
Be careful if you communicate with a deaf person that uses
Inuit Sign Language. The Inuit is a group of tribes that live in
the cold weather parts of Greenland, Canada, Russia and Alaska.
Our sign for “happy” is the same as their sign for “to be
afraid”!

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

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

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letter to all DHHIG members and friends

http://35.182.75.222/2014-deaf-dhhig-letter/

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A DEAF BARBER IN A TOWN OF 15,000 PEOPLE
Foley, Alabama is a small town of 15,000 people in Alabama.
People in Foley needing a hair cut would go to Paul’s Barber Shop.
One of the barbers is deaf. His name is Ted. Do not know his
last name.

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

a deaf emergency room nightmare

http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergencyroom/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Alabama Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.comt/alabama-association-of-the-deaf/

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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

Deaf English is Lousy ASL

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-lousy-asl/

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

– taxi driver

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

The FCC said that 90 percent captioning accuracy rate
is acceptable. Is it acceptable?

No way!

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:

Anyone out there have a good system for organizing paperwork which is illegible to me?

Let us all go green and require electronic invoices and forms that are all readable on zoom text!

Let’s save a tree and be more organized at the same 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 people would stop saying that a deaf person has
become ex-deaf because of a CI. This is what the
newspapers have been screaming all week.

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DeafHistory:

During the mid-19th century – deaf British man James Herriot owned his tailoring company, with 6 hearing
and 6 apprentices working for him. He also became
an influential leader in the Manchester Deaf Community

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

160

interpreters needed in Malaysia in order
to achieve the ratio of one interpreter
every 300 deaf people.

This ratio is very low, however!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Taylor Koss, frosh/soph at UW-Milwaukee, has been on the UW-Milwaukee track varsity team and runs 400 meters, 400 meters hurdle and 4×400 relay team. In his last two
races at SIU-Edwardsville and Southern Illinois meets, Taylor ran 400 m hurdles at 57.96 and then 57.97 seconds and ran 4×400 relay at 3:25.43.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Joey Brozovich, kickboxer, Bermuda

He switched to kickboxing after compiling a
4-0 record in mixed martial arts, and just lost
his kickboxing debut against a much experienced
opponent

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Deaf Sports Library

Three deaf players on a semi pro football team one season

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semi-pro-football-player1/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semi-pro-football-player2/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semi-pro-football-player3/

they played one season together with the 1973 Delavan
Firebirds semi pro football team; one of them,
in picture #1, played at Gallaudet

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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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* 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 (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada
Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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, public organizations, 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
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–       Able to travel alone
–       Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to
apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
or contact HR at 402.694.5101call skype logo402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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

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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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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-with-customer-service/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-irony/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-slam-the-door/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gianni Manganelli,
a Gallaudet student with a promising future, that
departed us. His presence will be missed in the
Deaf Community.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Christopher
Prewitt who departed us. He was hit by a car in
Ventura, California while jogging on the streets.
Chris was a 3-time USA water polo participant in
the past Deaflympics. He served as assistant
principal of a high school in the Ventura area.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Phyllis
Frelich, a leading deaf actress, that departed us. She was written up in DeafDigest earlier
this week.

This just in:

Austine School for the Deaf will close at end of school year this coming June because of financial concerns. The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the school’s parent body, will continue – and they hope to reopen the school in some format by July 2016. Already, in emails today, school
alumni members are upset about it.

Top stories about the deaf:

President Obama is considering Benro Ogunyipe to
serve on the National Council on Disability. Benro
is deaf and quite active in the Chicago deaf community.

FCC issues many mandates, which only rehashes older
mandates – but one mandate is baffling. Their requirement is that captioning be 90 percent accurate.
This means 10 percent inaccurate, or one inaccurate
caption every ten words. DeafDigest says this is not
acceptable.

The strict rules on interpreter standards in Arkansas
is not for mainstreamed programs! For some reason
educational interpreters are not subject to these
stringent standards whereas non-classroom interpreters
are. Very sad!

St Helens is a town in Great Britain with 100,000
people. Wanting to see the economy grow with jobs,
the St Helens Chamber worked with the St Helens Council
on business start-up funding for people that want
to start businesses. Two deaf partners took advantage
of the start up funding to set up a cleaning services
business. So far they have a good number of clients
and are thinking of expanding the business to hire
more deaf and disabled.

Deaf Britons are complaining that the hospitals
do not adequately serve them well, especially
with interpreters. It was a big issue on a recent
TV program.

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MANY DEAF STUDENTS KNOW ASL WITHOUT SEEING A DEAF PERSON
It is a big irony. There are many deaf mainstreamed students
that know ASL, but they have never met a deaf person until
they enrolled at Gallaudet or NTID!
Why? They were the only deaf student in their school and they
learned ASL from the interpreters. Yet, they have never met a
deaf person before!
This is a very sad irony.

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

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

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only known deaf police officer killed in line of duty

http://deafdigest.com/only-known-deaf-police-officer-killed-in-line-of-duty/

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MANY DEAF ADULTS NOT AWARE OF SLAMMING DOOR NOISE
An angry hearing person got into a fight with a
deaf woman.
The deaf woman was warned many, many times not to
slam the apartment door because it makes loud noise.
The deaf woman did not understand that the slamming
of the door makes noise and continued to slam the
door.
After the fight, the cop had to explain for a long
time with the deaf woman, before she finally realized
that slammed door makes noise!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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The Deaf Health Community Committee

presents

Finger Lakes Screenings & ASL Presentations
Saturday April 26, 2014
Rochester, NY 14618

more information at:
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A DEAF HUSBAND-WIFE BUSINESS TEAM IN CHINA
There is an adage that if a deaf person cannot find a job,
then he could go into business for himself in order to provide
himself with a living.
This adage runs true for Zhan Yi and Wu Tengli, a deaf Chinese
couple from  Hefei, the capital of Anhui province. Not able
to find jobs on their own and unwilling to accept public
welfare, they went into a business together.
They sell hand and footprint products. While they had
obstacles to overcome – location, rent, public permits,
etc – they are doing very well.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

deaf people can’t read so how can they read your
interpreting?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Although captioners and CART providers use steno machines that have
computers built in to record their steno strokes, they also send
these steno strokes to a laptop or desktop computer which translates
the steno strokes into text.  These captioners and CART providers
have their computer dictionaries loaded in special software programs
on their laptop or desktop computers.

Many of the steno machines nowadays offer a small screen where the
captioner or CART provider can see translations of the steno notes,
but as far as getting those steno strokes into a form that can be
sent to an encoder or displayed on a CART screen, a laptop or desktop
computer is generally necessary.

There are special software programs that hold “dictionaries” that
the captioners have created which tell the computer how to translate
each steno stroke that is written.  These programs are loaded on the
laptop or desktop computer, and the steno machine is hooked up either
via a cable or wirelessly to communicate with that computer.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

your assistive devices keep on breaking down every
few years

(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

Facebook helping change the law?

For years deaf individuals were not allowed to drive trucks
across state lines because of the rules by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
A group of deaf individuals created a Deaf Truckers Facebook
page – and collected so many likes – that in due time, influenced
the federal people to change their trucking rules!

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

door-to-door salesman, using gestures and notes to communicate

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Fast reverse years ago. High profile personality Regis
Philbin announced that deaf Heather Whitestone was to be
the Miss America. He knew she was deaf.
Fast forward towards today. This same high profile
individual along with Kelly Ripa, on a recent TV program,
mocked our needs to have TV and movies captioned and subtitled.
This same Regis praising Heather Whitestone years ago
and mocking our captioning needs nowadays?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There is a serious issue of imbalance
between males and females in the Deaf Studies
major and the Speech Language Pathology and
Audiology major at Towson University in
Maryland.
Deaf Studies has 8 males and 122 females;
the other major has 3 males and 162 females.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

does it pay to file a job ADA discrimination lawsuit?

According to The U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor
report, 97 percent of those filing lawsuits, lost!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Two deaf people stopped by a sandwich place
to place their orders.

The deaf person thought man at the counter asked:
Did you want honey?

He actually asked:
Did you want onions?

Actually when he asked “honey” and when the
deaf person asked in puzzlement – honey?
The second person behind the counter saw it
all and showed a list of ingredients and pointed
at the onion ingredient.

Everyone laughed – but the second deaf person,
seeing it all, said “no onions and no honey” on
her own order.

The laughter continued.

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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

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
Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick, MD

position description & application procedures at:

http://www.applitrack.com/fcps/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Coordinator+of+Interpreting+Services

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job opening
Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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, public organizations, 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
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

–    Able to travel alone –    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101call skype logo402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831call skype logo800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

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

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open position
ASL Proficiency Evaluator at ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet
University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

An ASL Proficiency Evaluator provides interviewing and rating in
accordance with the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(ASLPI); participates in the development, implementation, and
administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures used in a
comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research
activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps
abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second
language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on
this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training
requirements to maintain the position.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20%28exempt%29#14034

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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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DeafDigest – 13 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 11 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 11, 2014

 
— the NFL teams that are interested in Gallaudet’s Adham Talaat

Adham Talaat had a private workout session on the Gallaudet
campus with scouts from different NFL teams watching him.
Who were these NFL teams? Washington, Tennessee, Indianapolis,
Oakland, Arizona, San Diego and Chicago. There was another
team but DeafDigest does not know who it was. NFL draft takes
place on May 8 thru May 10. If he is not drafted, then hopefully
he will be offered a free agent contract.

 

— remembering Phyllis Frelich

Great deaf actress Phyllis Frelich just departed us. Many of
us will remember her for her Tony Award winning role in
the “Children of a Lesser God” as well as for her leading
role in the made-for-TV movie “Love is Never Silent.” Yet
what was her greatest role? It was in a TV sitcom, Barney 
Miller (very popular during the eighties). She played the
role of a prostitute that was arrested and brought to the
police station. Deaf actor Peter Wolf was in that sitcom and
they both made everyone laugh with these communication
misunderstandings because of lack of an interpreter.
Only one cop could fingerspell. Needless to say, it was
Phyllis that paved the way for Marlee Matlin’s successful
career as well as for other deaf actors and actresses.

 

— hearing aid, no, but expensive engagement ring, yes

A husband and wife, both attorneys, have a deaf daughter.
Their marriage broke up. The husband turned down wife’s
request for $12,000 to purchase hearing aids for their
daughter. Yet, he spent $215,000 on an engagement ring
for his new girl friend. It made the wife so angry that
an engagement ring was more important than hearing aids
that she badmouthed his law firm, causing his law business
to go bad. As a result, the judge awarded her less money,
saying the law firm could not afford more money! The
father, however, realized his mistake and decided to buy
her these hearing aids afterwards!

 
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DeafDigest – 10 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 10, 2014

— a bank transaction free for hearing, $42 charge for deaf

Mark Hooper, who is deaf, wanted to transfer money from one
banking account to another banking account. This is a routine
transaction, done for free for hearing customers. But for
Mark, the Halifax Bank (in Slough, a town in Great Britain)
charged him $42.00. The bank told the very angry Mark that
if they have to make a phone call for him to make the
transfer it is $42.00 whereas it is free for a hearing
person to make that phone call. So upset Mark was that he
brought public attention to the bank – TV news, newspapers,
media postings, etc – that the embarrassed bank backed down,
apologized to him and refunded him his $42.00

 

 

— hearing husband attorney fools deaf wife notary

The hearing attorney Jeffrey Mottern was a crook; he cheated
people out of their life savings through investment promises.
He committed suicide last month. His widow is deaf and was
a notary for her husband’s law practice. She had been
authorized to witness legal papers and documents signed by
other people as well as to sign these papers herself. Did the
husband lie to his notary wife about these papers for her
signatures without knowing the truth? The court in
Pennsylvania is trying to sort it all out.

 

 

— our deaf weather people

Many hearing people volunteer as weather spotters, informing
the National Weather Service of weather conditions in their
home areas. What about the deaf? A group of deaf people
in the Memphis area are taking classes to become weather
spotters. This is important because spotters tell the
service of hurricanes, tornadoes, snow, heavy rains
that have come up.

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DeafDigest – 09 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 9, 2014

— a crazy interpreting law in Arkansas

For some reason there are weird interpreting issues
in Arkansas. A while back ago, the state hired
someone, with no sign language skills, as the
state vocational rehabilitation service interpreter.
After much public screaming, the hiring was cancelled.
And then the state passed strict interpreting
laws, to make sure all interpreters are certified.
This is great – except that this new strict law
does not apply to classroom interpreters!

 

 

— not allowed a visa because of a deaf daughter

An Australian couple wanted to travel overseas and
applied for a tourist visa. The wife has a deaf
daughter, who is almost 18. This deaf daughter has a job
and lives with her grandmother. The visa application
was denied – because there was no promise by the mother
to send the deaf daughter to a medical center for a
regular audiological tests! The law requires deaf
children to have audiological tests from time to time
until they are 18. The couple faces two choices – to
wait until the deaf daughter is 18 or to cancel the
trip!

 

— a Deaf Road Rage incident

Road Rages are, unfortunately, common among hearing
drivers. What about the deaf? Samir Saab, of Ottawa,
Ontario, is deaf and was driving his car. Suddenly
a city ambulance, at rate of high speed, cut off
Saab’s car. Saab was so angry about it that he
followed the ambulance and with his golf cart,
broke the window and then with his firearm,
threatened to shoot the two paramedics! Not
only he was arrested but he was not able to
get an interpreter since none were available.
He had to spend the night in jail before facing
the judge in the morning.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 8, 2014

 
— most deaf-friendly pub in Scotland

“Behind the Wall” is the name of a pub in Falkirk, Scotland,
located between the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. This
pub just won Scotland’s Top Independent Pub honor. The
pub management tries to make their pub a pleasant experience
for Scots and tourists that want to enjoy themselves. How
is it deaf-friendly? This pub has hired interpreters for
the deaf! We do not find too many pubs that are deaf-friendly
except for watering holes near Gallaudet and NTID.

 
— an unusual social worker

A social worker has an important role. They help clients
deal with problems and issues – such as housing,
medical needs, family problems, employment problems, etc.
Gallaudet offers a degree in Social Work so that these
graduates can work with deaf clients. But what about a
deaf social worker with hearing clients! Impossible?
Well, Jason Maloney, a Gallaudet graduate, was a former
social worker that dealt with hearing clients –
drug addicts and alcohoholics and those with mental health
issues.

 
— a future surfing champion

Kieran Grant, a deaf teen from Jacksonville, Florida, is
one of the world’s most promising young surfers. He has been
in major surfing championship events across the world,
finishing high in these events and even winning one event.
Sometimes ESPN will show these surfing events, and if so
maybe Kieran will be in the program.

 

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DeafDigest – 07 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 7, 2014

— the best deaf driver in the workplace

Muneeb Ahmed, a deaf British man, has a job that
we may not find any other deaf person doing it –
driving a taxi! In Derby, a British city of some
250,000 people, many taxi customers specifically
ask for him and no one else. He had two tough
obstacles to overcome before his employer –
Pride Executive Cars – hired him. He had to know
every single Derby street and every single Derby
alley. And he had to overcome the objections
of one of the company partners on hiring him.
Said the objecting partner – “he is one of our
best drivers and he has proved me totally wrong”

 

— a funny movie about two deaf characters

Versa Effect is a new short film about two
deaf individuals that go to sleep and
wake up, finding that their bodies
have been switched. This movie has been
produced by a deaf film director and have
been shown at deaf clubs. If this short
film is scheduled to be shown in your
area, do not pass it up.

 

 

— hating Bieber hurts a deaf child

Many people hate Justin Bieber so much that they
won’t place a bid on a shoe he has donated.
Ayla-Mae Hemms, a British deaf child, was scheduled
to have a CI surgery in USA but lacked the funds
for it. When Bieber heard about it, he donated one
of his shoes. Despite intense efforts to solicit
bids for the shoes, the fund raising goal fell
so far behind the target. Perhaps if Taylor Swift
donated her shoes, the fund raising target may
have been met!

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DeafDigest – 06 April 2014

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreters-shadow-deaf-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cochlear-hate/

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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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“New Beginnings: Acquiring and Living with a Cochlear Implant” at
Harris Communications

In “New Beginnings: Acquiring and Living with a Cochlear Implant”
readers are given insight into what to expect when going through the
process of acquiring a cochlear implant. The book is a compilation of
stories of individuals with cochlear implants that cover the
struggles and challenges endured, as well as the delights and
disappointments after surgery.

Many of the contributors to the book note how their involvement in
the deaf community and Deaf culture influenced their perceptions of
cochlear implants.

Find “New Beginnings: Acquiring and Living with a Cochlear Implant”
(B1247)  at Harris Communications for only $17.99.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG040614

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:

The deaf couple who was tagged as deaf and dumb
on their returned lost baggage by American
Airlines are not satisfied that the baggage
handler was sent off to sensitivity training
class. They want him disciplined even further!
the link below is an article in the Lincoln Journal Star.

The Nebraska Association of the Deaf has recognized
the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature (state only has one
legislative body, not like two in other states).
Reason is that the legislative body has had its
floor proceedings fully captioned. Said a deaf leader –

As you can see, NeAD continues to make itself known to our legislative leaders so that our needs can be
addressed.  We hope that these efforts will benefit the deaf and hard of hearing children of the future.

The Peace Corps is recording the Kenyan Sign Language.
A big reason is that this sign language differs from
region to region and so – they want everything on tape.

The Lancashire County Council in Great Britain
dropped East Lancashire Deaf Society as the social
service provider for deaf in need of assistance.
That was last September. To date, there has been
no replacement agency – and deaf people are angry
about it.

People in Iowa were surprised by the job description
for the next superintendent of Iowa’s schools for the deaf and blind. It does not require experience
either with the deaf and/or the blind.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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INTERPRETERS WITH DEAF PERSONS
Do deaf people like having interpreters with them
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Some deaf people love it. Some deaf people hate it
because of no privacy.
A deaf person, at work, demanded an interpreter all
the time – even when going to the rest room. That was
the reason why that deaf person was not popular with
other deaf employees at that work place.

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

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

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The Deaf Health Community Committee

presents

Finger Lakes Screenings & ASL Presentations
Saturday April 26, 2014
Rochester, NY 14618

more information at:
http://www.deafdigest.com/2014-rochester-deaf-health-fair/

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PEOPLE ANGRY AT COCHLEAR
Many people hate Cochlear for one big reason. CI’s
are very expensive.
Computer chip prices go down. Laptop prices go
down. iPad prices go down; also prices of many other
electronic devices go down.
But CI, which is electronic, has become more and
more expensive each year, prices go up, up and up!
This is why people hate Cochlear.

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

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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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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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are reading a comic book while riding a car
through the streets of Norman, OK.
Many deaf kids of hearing families feel isolated –
being left out of the banter – so to kill the long and
lonely hours they read comic books. Not so in Norman,
OK as the law says you can’t!

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

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

Easy or hard to lipread

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hardtolipread/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Buffalo Club of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/buffalo-club-of-the-deaf/

this club started in the back of a barber shop!

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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

1992 NAD Conference – Denver, CO
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-1992-nad-conference/

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

– funeral home director

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why cannot employers that hire the deaf, create
some kind of sign language/gestures to communicate
with the deaf on their tasks and work orders?

A. They should, but most of them don’t!

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:

Empowerment

When I travel and Support Service Providers (SSPs) are arranged for
me; most of them are volunteers, students, and friends.

They may assist when I am arriving at an airport ticket desk, during
hotel registration and or with general communication.

My frustration is that often these SSPs’ do all the talking without
asking me.

They may answer questions from airport agents or hotel clerks,
without my knowledge.

Recently, I was getting papers from the side pocket of my luggage to
hand to the agent or clerk showing my reservation information.

It turned out the SSPs had provided all the verbal or written details
already.

It is very important when you volunteer or work as an SSP that you
let the consumer handle their own affairs.

You are there to provide support.  You are there to empower DeafBlind
individuals.

Thank you.

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 people would stop saying that a deaf person has
become ex-deaf because of a CI. This is what the
newspapers have been screaming all week.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1911 – Calbraith Perry Rodgers became the
first pilot to make coast to coast flight.
He has been deaf all his life.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

11

active deaf priests in USA
(according to a newspaper story)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Cali Bartholomew, a junior, is a member of the
softball team at Coastal Georgia

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tom Smith, a deaf British cyclist, is in training with the
LUMET-VDBG Steenhouwerij Cycling Team of Belgium. His goal
is to take part in the Tour de France this summer

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Deaf Sports Library

The Johnny Ringle Gallaudet football mystery

http://deafdigest.com/johnny-ringle-gallaudet-deaf-football-mystery/

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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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best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
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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

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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deadline: April 10, 2014

position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Milwaukee, WI

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/wisconsin-deaf-hard-of-hearing-specialist/

deadline: April 10, 2014

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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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DeafDigest – 06 April 2014

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Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-people-hear-loud-sounds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-with-customer-service/

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New Serene Innovations CA-380 Notification System

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Included in this system are two new products, the CA-CX Phone
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The CA-CX Phone Signaler (HC-CACX) notifies you of calls on your home
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The CA-380 system can be expanded and customized with other
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Find the CA-380 Notification System (HC-CA380) at Harris
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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 Patrick Wikiriwhi Thompson, a deaf leader with the Maori group in New Zealand.
He departed us at the young age of 50. He was an educator,
social worker and an advocate – always pushing for the
rights and needs of the deaf in Maori.

This just in –

The New York Mets have awarded long-time deaf employee (50 years) Tod Tillotson with the “Ya Gotta Believe”
honor at the ‘Welcome Home Mets” dinner this week
at New York Hilton. Mets third baseman and team
captain David Wright personally presented Tod with
the Tiffany glass plague. Tod, the Mets’ #1 Team
Cheerleader, then gave a great speech thanking everyone
for the honor. The job with the Mets was the only one
Tod has had in his life – he worked with the Mets in
the summer months while still a student at New York
School for the Deaf. After he graduated, it became
his only full time job!

See pictures of him at the event:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-tod-tillotson-honored-by-ny-mets/

Top stories about the deaf:

New Zealand is broke. There is not enough money in
the budget to have all TV programs captioned. While
the government supports captions, the funds given
for captions is a joke. It comes down to $3.38 per
New Zealand citizen!

BSL in Norfolk, Virginia! Not British Sign Language
but Baking Sign Language. The owner of Scratch
Bakery hired a deaf baker, but was worried about
communication needs. The hearing owner and the deaf
baker worked together to create a Baking Sign
Language. There are different signs for butter cream,
fondant, vanilla, chocolate, pink, etc. As a result,
the deaf employee was promoted to head decorator.

David Mortensen has been awarded Lifetime Advocate Award
at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville. Utah. He has been advocating
for the rights and needs of the deaf in Utah for over
40 years.

With the New Albany Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, an important
member is Israelle Johnson. She is 17 years old, a violinist
and deaf. While she practices her violin for hours per day,
she relies on interpreters to cue her to the next beats.

Duong Phuong Hanh, a deaf Vietnamese woman, has written
a book on how to deal with deafness and of hearing impairment.
She is the director of the Center for Research and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Vietnam

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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 A SOUND FOR FIRST TIME IN LIFE?
DeafDigest editor hates these newspaper stories that
say a 50 or 60 or 70 year old deaf person, with a new CI,
has finally heard sounds for first time in life?
Many deaf people have used hearing aids but have
stopped using them. With hearing aids, they hear sounds.
Also if a deaf person stands next to a truck or a
jet or a motorcycle he will hear very loud noises
without a hearing aid.
Why these stories that say CI helps the deaf hear
for first time in life?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-people-hear-loud-sounds/

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

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Zorr Bridge added to the list

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

this bridge, now demolished in Kashmir, means Deaf Bridge in Kashmir language; a deaf contractor built the bridge,
hence the Deaf Bridge

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BIG BANKS REFUSING TO BELIEVE A PERSON’S DEAFNESS
Many of us have been frustrated, using video relay
service, with big banks. Customer service people often
do not believe our deafness and think we are scamming
them.
We get angry. We argue with them, but they would not
believe us.
Why? They are trained to follow the conversation
list on paper. They are not allowed to be flexible,
just follow the list.

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

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

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2nd annual New England Deaf Festival

Saturday August 16, 2014
Three Rivers, MA

more information at:

http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-new-england-festival/

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A SIGN LANGUAGE MACHINE
Being developed in Japan is the ASIMO. It is a
bi-lingual sign language machine. Bi-lingual?
Yes, it is fluent in ASL and in Japanese Sign
Language.
Is it the best one ever or are there other
such machines?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a hearing person expressing sympathy for the deafness
of the interpreter’s client

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the most important pieces of equipment that every
stenocaptioner or steno CART provider owns is a steno machine. The
machines that captioners and CART providers use are the same machines
that court reporters use.

Most people have seen pictures or videos of a court reporter’s
machine on TV or in the movies. You probably have seen paper coming
out that may look like adding machine tape to some people.

Most new steno machines do not use paper.  All the steno note
information can now be stored electronically. Captioners and CART
providers really have no need for the paper notes, but some court
reporters still insist on having the paper notes to maintain as their
permanent record.

Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about their steno
machines as other people have about their cars. Some people upgrade
every couple of years and want the latest and greatest with all the
bells and whistles, while others keep theirs for years and just hate
to part with them even when they have “lots of miles” on them.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you start to leave the deaf party to go home and say
goodbye to everyone; yet you are still near the door,
still chatting with everyone even though you told them
goodbye!

(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

Depriving the public of honest service is a violation of
law in California.

Depriving the public of honest service is not a violation
of law in South Africa

Hint? The fake South African interpreter!

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– chief economist; Fortune 500 corporation

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Excessive noise will not make a person deaf. This statement
was made recently by Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.
The institute spokesperson said there is no difference between
being exposed to noise and among those that lead quiet lives.
Going one up, that spokesperson said that people of Norway
know how to deal with noise – ie turning down the radio volume,
protecting their ears, walking away from the noise source, etc.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is Economic Stimulus money helping the deaf?
Time will tell, but U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
has seen to that disabled-owned businesses are given
priority when stimulus contracts are given out by
Department of Treasury.
DeafDigest hopes disabled includes deaf, and that
more will be coming in favor of the deaf.

(editor’s note: unfortunately this hope of Harkin
has not become a reality)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Deaf activist Howard Gorrell wrote a letter to the
Editor of Baltimore Sun. He pointed out that while
the state legislators have been debating the pros
and cons of minimum wage law, there is a downside
for the deaf.

If minimum wage law is passed, then deaf SSDI
recipients can work as long as they are paid
less than $1,070 per month. If the minimum wage
law is passed, Gorrell pointed out that deaf
SSDI recipients have two choices – continue to
work and earn the $10.10 minimum wage per
hour (up from $7.25) and lose SSDI benefits.
Or just stay home and continue to collect these
SSDI benefits.

It is not a pleasant choice to make!

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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

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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open position
ASL Proficiency Evaluator at ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet
University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

An ASL Proficiency Evaluator provides interviewing and rating in
accordance with the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(ASLPI); participates in the development, implementation, and
administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures used in a
comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research
activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps
abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second
language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on
this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training
requirements to maintain the position.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20%28exempt%29#14034

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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

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DeafDigest – 06 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 04 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 4, 2014

— selecting a deaf child as a mascot without an interpreter!

Newcastle United, in Great Britain, is one of the world’s best
and most famous professional soccer teams, playing in the
world’s #1 toughest league. This team selected Isaac Wassall,
a 9-year old deaf child as the Team Mascot for their
big game with the Manchester United. Isaac’s parents asked
for an interpreter. The club refused! Why? They said it
was because of health and safety reasons. Right now many
people are very angry with the Newcastle United team.
How famous is Manchester United that Newcastle is playing
against? It is like Dallas Cowboys in football, New York
Yankees in baseball, and Miami Heat in basketball.

 

— Detroit people cruel to deaf?

Are Detroit people cruel to the deaf? A deaf woman was in
a gas station when a man came to her, grabbed her text
phone and escaped in a car. Crying and terrified, she asked
the gas station employees to please call the police on 911.
They refused! The gas station manager said his employees
were also too terrified of the incident to make the 911 call!
At any rate, she went home and contacted the police. The
officers are looking at the video tapes in hopes of catching
the thief.

 

— #1 person at one of the world’s biggest libraries

The New York Public Library is one of the world’s biggest
libraries. This library has about 400 employees. One
of them is a deaf man, Jaime Herrera, a native of
Colombia and a graduate of Lexington School for the Deaf.
He is responsible for training of all new employees on
his custodian staff. New employees, afraid they cannot
communicate with a deaf trainer, quickly learn their
tasks within a few minutes. And he makes the rounds
throughout the building, greeting everyone on a “first
name” basis. Jaime cannot speak but uses gestures and
easy to follow signs, that often makes everyone smile
and laugh.

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03/30/14 Blue edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

03/30/14 Gold edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 03 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 3, 2014

— sometimes dangerous to be famous!

Many famous people face dangers – the Paparazzi,
physical threats from strangers, e-mail threats,
facebook bashings, jealous twitter messages,
autograph requests, etc. Marlee Matlin is no
exception. She received a twitter message from a
hearing fan who threatened to kill herself. The
fan gave her name, saying she lives in Halifax,
Nova Scotia. Marlee immediately forwarded the
tweet to the Nova Scotia police. They are
looking for her but think the tweet may be a fake.
If that woman is arrested she faces 5 years in
jail for being a public nuisance!

 

— a deaf person leaves a big and important job

We have had a deaf person in a big and important
job at the White House – Claudia Gordon, a deaf
attorney, who served as Obama’s advisor on
disability-related, and deaf-related issues.
She is leaving her job and returning to her old
job in the federal sector. Do keep in mind that
all White House jobs are political and temporary.
Will White House find a deaf person to replace
her? Good question as people in politics may not
want to accept a new job for only a short time as
we will have a new president in 2016.

 

— a school for the deaf is low on cash

It is not happy news. The Austine School for
the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of
hearing is broke. Not willing to allow a school
for the deaf to permanently shut its doors, a
committee was formed by a group of alumni members.
The committee name is Save Austine Committee.
Why cannot the state pour more money into the
school? Austine is a private school, like with
almost all of the schools for the deaf in the
Northeast. And legislators may not want to give
money to a private school.

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DeafDigest – 02 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 2, 2014

— Netflix fails on its promise to help the deaf

Netflix is getting big, stronger and more popular.
Yet it does not help the deaf because captions on
Netflix videos continue as a big joke. An example
is captions blocking the subtitles in some videos.
And hearing people watching these captions have
told the deaf that what they hear is not same as
what they read on captions. Will Netflix continue
to promise us best services? Yes, but will they
fix their captioning problems? Probably not.

 

— Sign Language ID wristband

A Sign Language ID wristband? Yes, in Japan, at
least in the western part of the nation. The Kochi
Prefecture Association of the Deaf is selling
these blue wristbands. It helps identify which deaf
and hearing people that know the Japanese Sign
Language. The wristband says “We love communication”
and hopefully it is supposed to draw two strangers
together into a sign language conversation on the
street. Will this work in USA? Well, if we see
a stranger with a Gallaudet or a NTID sweatshirt
then we know these people are deaf and can use ASL!

 

— the one hour rule

A deaf activist explained to DeafDigest that the police
officers in some areas follow the “one hour rule” when
arresting a deaf person or stopping a deaf driver. He
would ask for an interpreter and then wait one hour.
If interpreter shows up, fine. If interpreter does not
show up, then the police officer is required to
communicate with notes. There have been cases of
police having to wait 3 or 4 hours for an interpreter
to show up after an arrest that took place a 2 AM
on a Saturday night!

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DeafDigest – 01 April 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 1, 2014

 
— a deaf person is a finalist for presidency of a college

You may remember Jane Fernandes whose selection as new
Gallaudet president caused so much unrest on the campus.
It forced the Gallaudet trustees to cancel her appointment.
After leaving Gallaudet she became the provost and vice
chancellor at University of North Carolina at Asheville.
And now this – she is one of the three finalists for the
presidency of Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Right now
she is on the Guilford campus for interviews along with
two other candidates. How is a deaf person able to
function in a high-stress hearing environment? She always
has interpreters with her wherever she is on the campus.

 

— A famous actor & comedian was a deaf babysitter

Todd Barry is a famous comedian and actor with a list
of TV and movies to his credit. As a young man in
New York City years ago, he needed a job. A school
for the deaf – 47 School for the Deaf – hired him
as a substitute teacher. In a recent interview he
said that he didn’t know sign language and only thing
he did in the classroom was to be a babysitter!
He was trying to be funny, but it is not funny when
deaf kids are trapped in a classroom with someone
who knows no signs.

 
– a deaf sports announcer on radio

Jesse Smith, who is deaf, has been praised for his
work as sports announcer on a radio station in
Indiana. He has been announcing football and
basketball games at Carmel High School. Additionally,
he has helped host the Family Fun Run for Peyton
Manning Children’s Hospital, an event which has
raised thousands of dollars.

 

 

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