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DeafDigest – 30 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 30, 2014

 
— most important deaf person in London business world

Wisdom Umeugo, a London deaf man, is an important part of
the SkillFlick company. What does SkillFlick do? It is
like Angie’s List in USA where we need to reach plumbers,
electricians, car mechanics, physical trainers, etc.
This deaf man is responsible for the SkillFlick web site,
developing it, improving it, adapting it. And speaking
of Angie’s List, SkillFlick, with the help of the deaf
web developer, may be a serious competitor!

 

 

— a mascot surprise in Ohio

Pro teams in all sports have mascots. Their job is to
help with cheering and team spirt with the fans. As
a rule, they are not allowed to use voice to communicate
with the fans. But there is a surprise with the Dayton
Dragons minor league baseball team in Ohio (in the
Cincinnati Reds farm system). Heater, the team mascot,
knows ASL and in fact used it communicate with a deaf
kid! A local Dayton TV news program ran a video about it.

 

 
— getting $6,800,000 for becoming deaf

Laura Kavanagh, a young Irish woman, had meningitis as
a baby, and became deaf. Eighteen years later she filed
a medical malpractice lawsuit against two physicians.
In a settlement she won $6,800,000 (5,000,000 euros)
even though both doctors would not admit liability.
Meningitis nowadays is rare but it was common many
years ago. And no one filed these lawsuits in the past!

 

 
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DeafDigest – 29 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 29, 2014

— Gallaudet offers a free house in Washington

Gallaudet is offering a free house in Washington.
The house itself is free but it has to be moved
from one location to another location. The cost
for the move by the house movers may be around
$55,000. Gallaudet said the house, if moved, could
be valued $200,000 on the real estate market. Really?
It is not Gallaudet University but is Ed Gallaudet,
a realtor in Seattle, Washington that is making
the free house offer. DeafDigest does not know if
Ed has any relationship with the famous Gallaudet
family.

 

— Deaf Genetics Project looking for volunteers

The Deaf Genetics Project has four groups
(Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, UCLA,
Gallaudet and University of San Francisco) working
together. If you are over 18 years old and
interested in volunteering, then do contact
deafgenetics@mednet.ucla.edu – volunteers need
to access internet to participate and they will be
given a $40.00 gift card. You can also use the VP
for further information – 310-954-9031

 

— text to 911: good and bad news

We need text-to-911 with our wireless devices in
order to receive assistance during emergencies.
The good news is that technology is available.
The bad news is that full text to 911 services
in all 911 centers is years away according to
an article in the Forbes magazine. Why? We
have nearly 6,400 of 911 voice centers and not
all of them have up to date equipment to work
with new technology. It costs money and special
training with each center. This is the reason
for the “years away” estimate.

 
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DeafDigest – 28 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 28, 2014

 

 
— Reserve Bank of India asks banks to give unclaimed money to DEAF

The Reserve Bank of India has asked that their banks
give to DEAF the depositors’ money that have not been
claimed for a long time. Money for DEAF? Yes, but it
is not what you think – In India, DEAF stands for
Depositor Education and Awareness Fund!

 

 
— Deaf Badge not worth it

A British deaf woman wears a badge that says DEAF.
When she goes to a store or a pharmacy or a car
repair shop, etc, she points to the badge to tell
them of her deafness. Many hearing people read the
badge but do not really realize that the woman is
deaf. They talk fast to her. In some cases, the
hearing person freezes, not knowing what to do.
Just a few hearing people will respond in an
appropriate manner. Most don’t. This deaf woman
lives in a small British town, not in London,
where people may know what to do.

 

 
— a big risk for the deaf to drive cars!

When a deaf person drives a car, it is a big risk.
And it has nothing to do with the driver’s deafness,
because deaf drivers often drive safer than hearing
drivers. It has to do with the noises inside the car.
A noise could mean knocking engine or a bad shaft
or a loose fan belt or a tapping engine or a
grinding engine or a whining steering wheel, etc.
Should the deaf stop driving? No – just drive
carefully! And pay attention if hearing passengers
say something about the noise.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 27 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2014

 

 
— the best photographer in Vermont

Drew Bressel, who is deaf, took up photography 8 years
ago with a low cost camera. He then moved up to more
expensive cameras. As a result, he already has over 150
pictures published in Vermont newspapers and shown on
local TV programs. How did he become so quickly successful?
He loves nature and was able to pick the perfect scenes
to take pictures, plus he is always learning new tricks
and tips with his cameras.

 

 
— a frustrated deaf attorney became a big man in financial world

Ernst & Young, now known as EY, is one of the world’s most
powerful companies in the financial world.It was started by
Arthur Young, a frustrated deaf attorney. Unable to succeed
in law because of his deafness, he switched to accounting and
established Arthur Young & Co. Over the years it merged with
another firm to become Ernst & Young. This firm now has branches
in over 150 nations!

 

 
— deaf pharmacist says interpreters don’t help deaf patients!

Shibata Masahiko is a deaf pharmacist with the Osaka General
Medical Center in Japan. He said that many deaf patients
don’t understand their medical needs even with interpreters
and notes! He said deaf patients understand better with
sign language deaf pharmacists than interpreting and notes.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 26 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2014

— A Deaf $10.00 USA Gold Coin

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— a big Veterans Administration mess has involved a deaf person

There have been stories of a big scandal with the Veterans
Administration, involving cover-ups, faked accounting statements,
physical threats, etc. A deaf employee in the Las Vegas VA
office saw things that were not right and became a whistle-blower.
As a result, he has been physically threatened and threatened
with employment termination. It was a big story in the Las
Vegas newspaper.

 
— blaming the whistle for losing all soccer games!

The Birmingham Deaf FC, a deaf soccer team that plays in the
Birmingham (England) city soccer league, lost all games this
season. Why did they lose all games? The players blamed the
referees’ whistle, saying they cannot hear it and the hearing
players take advantage of it. They wanted the referees to use
flags instead of whistles. Does DeafDigest agree with the deaf
soccer team? No! Deaf athletes know that when the hearing
players slow down, the whistle has been blown.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 May 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-credit-card-click/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-printers/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a movement in Scotland to separate the nation
from the United Kingdom. Yet, there are deaf people that
are saying that separatists have ignored the needs of
the deaf!

Louis Gan, a young talented deaf artist, is having his
one-man show at a gallery in Penang, Malaysia. He said
he was not able to attend formal art classes because of
his deafness, so taught himself art.

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has
reached agreement with the Bell Partners, which owns over 60,000 apartments in 15 states. Bell has been accused
of discriminating against deaf renters.

A deaf British activist is asking the TV networks to
launch deaf-themed programs, citing Switched At Birth As an example.

The government of Costa Rica will be having interpreters
at all government-sponsored events. This announcement
was made by president Luis Guillermo Solís.

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A STRANGE DEAF HOBBY
A deaf person has a strange hobby. It is lawsuits.
This person loves to file lawsuits. He would file
lawsuits against his ex-best friends! Why? He feels that
if people do wrong with him, then the lawsuit is the
best way to make things even.
At one time he was involved in six separate lawsuits;
paying attorneys for each of these lawsuits.
Did these lawsuits make him a rich man? No!

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

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Graduation ceremony – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
with a photo

http://deafdigest.com/2014-graduation-ceremony-florida-school-deaf-blind/

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FULL PAY FOR PLAYING CARDS AND DRINKING COFFEE
Years ago many deaf union printers worked for the Washington
Post newspaper. They were skilled printers that did a great
Job with the newspaper every day.
Times changed ~V during the late seventies; the newspaper
bought out some deaf printers. But there was still a group
of deaf printers at the Post that did not want to retire.
Technology made their jobs unnecessary but they could not
laid off as the union protected them. This went on for a
long time until the Post finally bought out all of them.
These lucky deaf men getting pay for doing nothing?
Well, they were very bored, just gossiping and playing
cards all day every day.

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ALDAcon 2014 conference
Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014
Norfolk, VA

more information at:
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ASL STUDENTS RALLY AGAINST BULLYING
Normally ASL students take credit for this course and
that would be it.
At Ocean City High School in New Jersey, these ASL students
took it up one step higher – by rallying against bullying.
Tbis was the theme of a program they hosted one night last
week.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
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An old video of Matt Hamill being honored by the UFC
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Deaf Pin

A Deaf President Now 5th anniversary
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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– fashion designer

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We know that Thomas Edison, the famous deaf inventor
of over 1,000 patents, operated his own lab in New Jersey.
Were any of his lab employees deaf?

A. Yes. John Ambrose Fleming was deaf and he worked with
Edison on improving the telegraph machine.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Lawn mowing season

Mowing the lawn has been getting more difficult for me.

I cannot maintain a straight line!  My mazes could become a county attraction!

I remember reading newsletter from a blind organization.

This blind man used stakes and a bright colored rope.

He lined up each row to mow straight!

Now I need a large print measuring tape!

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 John McCallum will win the election for House seat from Georgia. Why? His wife is deaf Heather Whitestone, the past Miss
America, and very hopefully she will be an influence on him
with respect to deaf issues on the Hill.

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DeafHistory:

During the 1950.s . on a reservation in Canada, medical experiments
on children to treat their ear aches made a good number of them
deaf!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

21

nations offer video relay services, according to a survey
conducted by the Nippon Foundation

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Colin Feikles, a junior, is one of the top hitters
on the La Roche College baseball team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

We have Derrick Coleman in the NFL. What about Aviva
Premiership, England.s #1 rugby league? There is a deaf
player . Mat Gilbert. He, however, has played very little,
just two games so far this season.

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Deaf Sports Library

A Gallaudet football player that never wore a helmet!
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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:

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Job Description
Family & Children Services
DEAF MH Program
Palo Alto, CA

Job Title: Case Manager, Deaf Unit CMH, 20 hours/week position Department: DEAF MH Program Reports To: MH Clinical Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly    Approved Date:

Summary:  County Mental Health Department provides counseling, rehab counseling and case management for Deaf/HOH individuals and their family members who are facing mild to severe mental illness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
–    Provide case management services to existing and new clients- average caseload will be 12 clients and about 50% of the working hours will be out in the field with clients.
–    Collaborate with clinicians on the DEAF team.
–    Attend weekly Deaf Unit Meetings and weekly supervision..
–    Participate in professional development as seems appropriate.
–    Research resources, information and services for above programs.
–    Provide assistant with outreach events as needed.
–    Advocacy activities.
–    Complete necessary documentations including CMH documentation.

Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
–    Customer Service . Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service; Meets commitments.
–    Interpersonal skills . focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
–    Written Communication . Writes clearly and informatively; Edit work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
–    Teamwork . Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback.
–    Ethics .Works with integrity and ethically.
–    Organizational Support . Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
–    Professionalism . Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
–    Safety and Security . Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.
–    Attendance/Punctuality . Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
–    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other similar field.
–    ASL fluency required.
–    Knowledge of CMH contract and requirements.
–    Team player.
–    Work with minimal supervision.
–    Knowledgeable of Santa Clara County resources.
–    Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software.
–    Applicants must have a valid CA driver’s license and access to an insured personal vehicle. –    TBA and Background check.
–    Thorough understanding and experience in the delivery of services to an ethnically and economically diverse population. –    Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is frequently required to walk up or down stairs.  The employee is frequently required to sit and use computer.  The employee is frequently required to drive.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Please send your cover letter and resume to mailto:hr@fcservices.org if you are interested in this position

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Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School
(Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION: $50,219 – $80,190 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing professional development opportunities for educators and family members. This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired, multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Position starts no later than August 2014. Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined. Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Position will be posted until filled. Contact Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to: Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action.

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position available
School Social Worker/School Mental Health Team
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Percentage:                    100% / 10 months

Qualifications:
–       LCSW or MA in Counseling
–        Knowledge of child and adolescent development
–        Counseling experience
–        Ability to communicate in sign language/ ASL
–        Familiarity with Deaf Culture

Responsibilities: –     Provide direct counseling as mandated on the IEP for students ages 3-21 years old –     Conduct parent and family meetings
–     Facilitate groups which address the issues of bullying and conflict –     Collaborate  with educational staff
–     Maintain clinical charts ( including writing skill ) –     Evaluate Mental Health Emergencies/Suicide Evaluations
–     Participate in team meeting and in service trainings
–     Provide information on entitlements

Available:                September 2014

Deadline:                Until filled

For information, contact:        Joyce Neier, Extension 3150

To Apply, Email your resume to mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to (718)        350-3332.

Please indicate “School MH Team” on the subject line.

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Job opening
Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager
Hamilton Relay

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager.

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 Iowa.

Education, Experience and Skills:
–        Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required. –        Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
–        Excellent presentation skills
–        Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
–        Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
–        Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects –        Ability to understand and follow directions
–        Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
–        Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
–        Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
*        Senior Community
*        Hard of Hearing Community
*        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 www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by May 23, 2014.

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

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position opening
Director Dyers Arts Center & Meeting Planning Services
NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description To direct the NTID Dyer Arts Center and Meeting Planning Services
Department, including the management of the NTID Dyer Arts center as
an exhibit venue.

Required Minimum Qualifications – BA
– Six (6) to eight (8) years in arts management, public relations, and
/or meeting/event planning.
– Negotiating, design, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
required. 0 Project management experience required.

How To Apply http://apptrkr.com/470573 Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number 1033BR.

EOE

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position opening
English Language Institute trainer position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20(exempt)#14055

Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html

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current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

–        Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach
Elementary Education
Transition Teacher, Employability Center

– Future vacancies:
Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/ E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;  (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

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 mailto:nburns@wnydas.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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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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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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DeafDigest – 25 May 2014

DeafDigest Blue – May 25, 2014

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 18th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-afraid-with-computer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-flashlight/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

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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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Sign Language Wall Clock at Harris Communications

The Sign Language Wall Clock adds a fun and unique element to any
room at home or in the office. The frame is a burgundy finish with
light undertones in marble-like texture. Black spade clock hands
under a glass lens provide quiet, quartz movement. Battery operated
(one AA battery included). Size:13-1/2″ diameter.

Order the Sign Language Wall Clock (N572) at Harris Communications
for only $49.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB052514

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:
Gallaudet’s Adham Talaat, who had a tryout with the Seattle
Seahawks last weekend but was not offered a contract, has
a tryout this weekend with Kansas City Chiefs.

Top stories about the deaf:

Amanda Beaufoy, who is deaf and is a social worker for
the Worcestershire County Council in UK has been
honored by the British House of Commons for her work.

Communication Disorders Program, part of New Mexico
State University, has won a $2.3 million research grant
to develop teaching methods and services for the deaf
in the classroom sector.

In Africa, the Botswana Society for the Deaf is supposed
to oversee the needs of the deaf in the nation, but there are complaints that this organization is corrupt
with funds.

The Text-to-911 system is not available in Arizona. One of the big reasons is cost . and Arizona does not have the money to make the change in the system.

At the meeting of the National Governor’s Association,
a group of governors endorsed a resolution to find jobs
for the deaf and the disabled. One of the supporters was
the Coda governor, Dennis Daugaard  of South Dakota.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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A VERY BITTER DEAF EMPLOYEE
A deaf man was encouraged by his boss to go to college
at night so that he will be promoted when he gets his degree.
The deaf man was very excited and went to night college
for few years. But the supervisor retired. A new supervisor
was hired. The deaf man showed the new supervisor his college
degree and expected a promotion. The new supervisor said no,
saying he does not follow promises by the previous supervisor.
That made the deaf man very bitter for the rest of his life.
A real sad story.

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

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

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A deaf coach of a hearing college golf team

Jerry Doyle

See the addition at
http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

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A COMEDY ABOUT A PEN
In a Reese Witherspoon movie, there was a scene that
Reminded DeafDigest editor of a pen.
In the movie, the attorney asked for a pen to sign some
papers, and everyone did not have it. They all touched their
pockets looking for a pen but no one had it.
Suppose ~V in that same movie, the attorney asked the
deaf people for a pen, everyone will give him the pen!
Pen not important to hearing, but pen very important
to the deaf!

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

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

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National Parks pass free for deaf

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-parks-pass-for-deaf-no-cost/

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A LOW COST RESEARCH INTO HEARING LOSS
Research programs into hearing losses are expensive, perhaps
into millions and millions of dollars.
It is surprising that in United Kingdom, the Pauline Ashley New Investigator Grant has awarded Tim Schoof the amount of
£29,000 ($49,000 in USA dollars).
That low a cost in hearing aid research?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked to sign employment termination papers
on behalf of the deaf client that was just fired
from his job!

(yes, the interpreter refused, thus angering the employer)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people see me providing CART services, I am frequently asked how
someone becomes a CART provider or realtime captioner and how long it
takes.

CART providers and realtime captioners use the same basic skills as
court reporters, so you would attend a school that teaches court
reporting.  The National Court Reporters Association has a list of
NCRA certified schools and participating programs.  You can get that
information on their website at www.ncraonline.org.

As far as how long it will take you to get through court reporting
school, that is a more difficult question to answer.  Every person is
different.   First you will learn the shorthand theory, and then you
will spend time building your speed.  It is essentially up to you how
long it will take.  It may take between two to five years, depending
on what school you attend.

The programs in the schools are set up so that you must pass one
speed to progress to the next higher speed.  For example, you must
pass tests at 100 words a minute in order to progress to the next
class at 120 words per minute.  If that takes you six weeks or six
months, it is totally up to you.  Most schools require that you pass
tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Being constantly told by hearing people that a CI will
Immediately restore the hearing of a deaf person!

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

Deaf people that receive SSI and SSDI benefits need to know
to avoid overpayments if they are still working. And if
SSA challenges you on this issue then you have the right
to have an interpreter with you during hearings.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– casino dealer

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf movie stood out during the Tampa Deaf
International Film Festival . the .Two Worlds Apart.
that was directed and produced by Bernard Bragg.
It was about a hearing administrator of an agency
serving the deaf that pretended to be deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For a sad reason, the dates of October 30th
through November 9th should be considered as
non-historic!
Deaf vacationers will have this last chance
to tour the world – with interpreters provided
by a cruise ship. The Royal Caribbean will no
longer provide interpreters after these cruise
dates.
They will, however, provide interpreters,
just to comply with ADA regulations, if the
tour starts or ends on the American turf –
but not if these are on overseas turf.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There is a boom in jobs in North Dakota. Many hearing
people move to North Dakota for that reason, but we
do not find many deaf people moving there!

Why?

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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 !! –

*  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 Openings

– Sign Language Program Coordinator

And

– Sign Language Instructor (adult education not a K-12 teacher)

Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

See “employment” link on http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for complete
job descriptions.

SIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION:
Coordinates the School’s Sign Language Communication Program,
provides sign language instruction, supervises interpreters,
evaluates and provides feedback to employees, and serves as an
interpreter as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or native-like signing ability is required.  Five years of
previous work experience in the field of deafness.  Two years of
previous work experience teaching sign language.  Bachelor’s degree
required; degree in education preferred.  Exceptional communication
and organizational skills.

Iowa Interpreter Licensure is required, NIC preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, interpreter licensure information, contact
information for three professional references, and any other
credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218

Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 2, 2014

PAY:  This is a 12 month position; full benefits; Pay Range: $50,000
– $77,000

SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides sign language instruction to staff, parents, and others at
ISD and throughout the State.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or native-like signing ability is required.  Must consistently
demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and positive
attitudes about communicants in all aspects of assigned roles.
Previous work experience in the field of deaf education preferred.
Two years of previous work experience teaching sign language.
Exceptional communication and organizational skills.  Possession of a
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with
specialization in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Education or
related field. Preference for ASLTA certification.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional
references, and any other credentials to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Or to FAX: 712-366-3218
Or by email attachments to: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Applications should be received by June 2, 2014

PAY: This is a 12 month position; full benefits; Pay Range: $45,600 –
$69,000

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open positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
Wilmington & Charlotte, NC

Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Wilmington
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Beahvioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/
or
http://tinyurl.com/ou37woa

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Director – Behavioral Health at Wilmington
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing-Program-Director-Behavioral-Health/JHN4XP5YSQX4GR0PBNJ/
or
http://tinyurl.com/qac7mwl

Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – at Charlotte
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Beahvioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM0RD64NGC1MF83RQ6/
or
http://tinyurl.com/pxz9w77

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position opening
Senior Accountant
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:        Chief Financial Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION:        This position is an exempt, full-time position.
Responsibilities: administers the recording, accumulation and reporting of all financial information concerning the school’s operations into the general ledger; perform month-end and year-end closing activities, preparation of journal entries, bank reconciliations, the National School Lunch program accounting, tax reporting preparation including 990, 990T, 5500 reporting, maintenance of business office IT, assist with coordination of annual audit and budgeting, investment reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.  Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business or Accounting.  A minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, including some supervisory experience.

DEADLINE:        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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Position opening
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.  Established in 1876, RSD is a private, New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State administrative certification (School District Leader or School District Administrator).  Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us and follow the “Current Vacancies” link.  A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School Leadership, LLC; E-mail: mailto:leadschools@aol.com
Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Salary:
Full time and commensurate with experience

Qualifications:  BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management experience
required or Masters Degree in Business/Non-Profit Administration with a
minimum of three years management experience.  Proven experience with
fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management
strongly desired.  Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency.  Strong people
skill, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourage qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL experience to
apply.  This position is a unique professional opportunity within
Buffalo/Western NY for innovative, talented, and experienced leaders.
Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Buffalo, NY/ Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf Community with affordable
living, access to arts and culture, sporting venues, lakefront activities
and continuing education opportunities.

Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.
Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf
Access Services, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Attention:  Executive Director
Search Committee, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or  e-mail to
mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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Position Opening
Community Advocate
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, New York

Category:                Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to:                Executive Director

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary
The Community Advocate partners with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to address their individualized needs within the WNY community while maintaining their full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.  Using a strengths-based, problem solving approach, the Advocate promotes the client’s self-determination, independence, and celebration of his/her language, identity, and culture. The Advocate also works with businesses, agencies, and service providers on both an individual and systems basis in order to educate them on the needs and rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Domains within which the Advocate may provide support to clients include but are not limited to the following: communication assistance, peer counseling, disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, and employment.

Major Responsibilities
1.        Guide deaf and hard of hearing clients in the selection of the communication method(s) that will provide them full access to community information and services (i.e., interpreters, relay services, CRT services, and document translation).
2.        Educate deaf and hard of hearing clients and the community at large on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rights and responsibilities contained therein.
3.        Provide individual and small group assistance to deaf and hard of hearing clients in the areas of disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, employment, the ADA, and more.
4.        Peer counsel clients by providing them with empathetic support and guidance as they deal with everyday problems and crisis situations, referring them to community mental health providers and support groups, when appropriate.
5.        Work with underserved individuals and groups, including senior citizens, school transition youth, and deaf refugees.
6.        Collaborate with the Community Education Coordinator to educate businesses, agencies, and other service providers in small and large group settings on topics that include but are not limited to the following: American Sign Language (ASL), Deafness, Deaf Culture, the ADA, and the various laws and programs that benefit and protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
7.        Screen all new clients and document needs and recommended services via an intake form.
8.        Document services provided to clients via a daily log sheet, and submit a monthly report to the Executive Director.
9.        Collaborate with the Public Relations Coordinator to promote the advocacy services DAS provides.
10.        Work with the Executive Director and business office to establish and manage a sustainable budget for the services provided by the Community Advocate.

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

Required Minimum Qualifications: Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work preferred.

Experience
Experience working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Experience collaborating with others and advocating for their needs
Experience working with a wide variety of community agencies and services

Required Skills
1.        Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
2.        In-depth knowledge of sign language, Deafness, and Deaf Culture
3.        Strong interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people
4.        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5.        Computer competency in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Outlook
6.        Ability to organize and prioritize work
7.        Ability to establish and manage a departmental budget

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

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

How to Apply Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf Access Services, Inc., Attention: Executive Director Search Committee, 2495 Main Street, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician Deaf Services; Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  Provide individual, group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122

or fax to (206) 302-2210 or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer

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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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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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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
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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.

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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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DeafDigest – 23 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 23, 2014

 
— a deaf group at a Chinese airport

Zhang Zhiguo, who is deaf, was arrested for forcing about 20
deaf people to beg tourists for money at the Beijing Capital
International Airport. He collected about $160,000 (USA dollars)
before he was arrested. Where did the money go to? For his
personal bank account, for first class travel and pricey food.
Deaf beggars that did not give him money would be beaten up.
At the trial the prosecutors recommended a jail sentence.

 
— best age for deaf kids to get CI

What is the best age for deaf kids to get implanted? According
to a research team from Indiana University, deaf children that
are implanted before they are under two are better off than those
that are implanted under three. Why? The older implantees
have memory problems whereas the younger ones don’t! Are the
researchers right? They researched 150 deaf children, which is
a tiny sample. Does that tiny sample speak true of thousands and
thousands of implanted children? Just don’t know!

 

 

— another Matt Hamill comeback

Many fighters retire only to come back, unable to resist
the temptation of fighting again. Matt Hamill is no better.
He will be fighting at the World Series Of Fighting in early
July. Matt started off with a 10-2 record and then slipped to
1-3 record in his last four matches, making it 11-5 career
record. Not much is known about the World Series of Fighting
so have to wait for further details.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 22, 2014

 

 
— A big week for the Bravins

It was a big week for the Bravins. Father Phil was one of the
Gallaudet Commencement Day speakers which is always a great
honor. And it was announced today that his son Jeffrey has
become the second deaf Executive Director of the American
School for the Deaf. This school, not only is the oldest
school for the deaf in the nation but is also one of the
most storied schools. It is located on a big campus in
West Hartford, CT.

 

 
— a deaf man at the White House

It is a tradition that championship teams (baseball, basketball,
hockey and football) are honored at a White House ceremony.
The Seattle Seahawks, the Super Bowl champions, were at the
White House, and one of the players was deaf Derrick Coleman.
In a speech, Obama mentioned Coleman as one of the players that
overcome hardship to make it big in this sport.

 

 
— another deaf senior citzens housing development?

We have several deaf senior citizens residential housing
buildings across USA. Are we having a new one coming up?
There is talk in Michigan on the possibility of it being
built in Oakland, Michigan, right near Detroit. Right now
the Livingston Human Service Agency is looking into the
proposal which would include 50 apartment units.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 21, 2014

 

 
— a famous deaf person standing at busy intersection, waving to everyone!

A famous deaf person spent all day yesterday standing at the
city’s busiest intersection, waving at everyone. Who and why?
It was Heather Whitestone, the only deaf woman to win Miss
America pageant. Her husband John McCallum, of St Simons
Island, Georgia, is running for the U.S. House seat. Will
he win? He is 2nd in the district race, but has collected
most of the money and most of the endorsements among the
candidates! If he wins, will Whitestone lobby on deaf
issues on our behalf or keep quiet about it?

 

 
— two big cities to show posters at bus stops, advocating deaf issues

At bus stops in two big cities, there will be flashing display
signs about the rights and needs of the deaf. These displays
rotate every few seconds for a 2-week period. The first city
has over 8,000,000 people and the second city has over
1,000,000 people. Where are these cities? London and
Birmingham in Great Britain!

 

 
— a big apartment landlord agrees not to discriminate against the deaf

The Bell Partners, a big landlord of nearly 65,000 apartments in
15 states, cannot discriminate against deaf renters. This was the
Agreement they made with the U.S. Department of Housing &
Urban Development (HUD). For this, Bell was fined $200,000. This
is important – because if you are looking for an apartment to rent
and if you feel the landlord is discriminating against you, then
HUD wants to know about it!

 
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DeafDigest – 20 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2014

 

— an overlooked TV star

A TV program that was popular in the United Kingdom before it was
cancelled last year was “Real Hustle.” It was about scams that
dishonest people play on innocent victims. One of the stars was
Jessica-Jane Stafford. She has been deaf all her life, but
functions as a hearing person. No one would know about her
deafness. While BBC Three cancelled the program, it seems that
truTV.com is showing these reruns.

 

 
— a deaf lawsuit against Redbox thrown out

In California, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter threw
out the lawsuit filed by a deaf man accusing Redbox of
discriminating against the deaf because of lack of captions on
its DVD movies. Why was it thrown out? The judge said Redbox
is just a distributor of rental DVDs and have no control over
the way the movies were made. The judge gave a June 13th
deadline to have the complaint amended or it would be thrown
out of court.

 

 

— the NASCAR and the deaf

In many parts of USA, NASCAR is a popular auto racing sport.
Many hearing fans follow NASCAR results. What about the
deaf? There is a group called “Deaf NASCAR Fans.” This group
met recently at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
Where do these deaf fans come from? Everywhere – Arizona,
Utah, Idaho, Florida, Michigan – a total of approximately
40 fans altogether. Interpreter? Yes! The group tries to meet
up at least once a year and they hope to expand the membership
base to reduce the burden of these traveling deaf fans.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 19 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 19, 2014

 
— deaf man awarded the Kentucky Colonel honor

Kelly Faust, a deaf leader in Georgia, was awarded
a Kentucky Colonel. It is a big award for leaders that 
have contributed so much to the community on a local
or state level. He is currently the vice president of
Georgia Association of the Deaf (GAD). And it makes
GAD proud to have two Kentucky Colonels, since, since
the president, Frank Lala already has this honor!
For a picture of Kelly Faust, look at:
http://deafdigest.com/kelly-faust-deaf-leader/

 
— Adham Talaat at the Seattle Seahawks tryout camp

The Seattle Seahawks tryout camp has ended. Gallaudet’s
Adham Talaat was one of the 41 rookies trying out for
the very few open slots on the roster. Coach Pete Carroll
has not offered any of the rookies a free agent contract
yet – wanting to fully evaluate them before decisions
would be made. Carroll said that Adham worked really hard,
doing a nice job of showing his toughness and that he will
give a great effort. In a non-tackle scrimmage on Sunday
he sacked the quarterback. We will wait and see.

 
— another deaf funeral director

For years we have known that Lori Kober have seemed to be
the only deaf director of a funeral home (in South Dakota).
There is another one – Danny Jefferson, director of the
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home in Kernersville, a town of
17,000 people in North Carolina. He has been in the funeral
Services field for many years.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 May 2014

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Top stories about the deaf:

Kyle Miers is the new CEO of Deaf Australia; it is
The equivalent of our own National Association of the
Deaf.

In Salford, a town in United Kingdom, deaf people are
Nervous because of government budget cutbacks. Seems
The government officials are postponing decisions on
Final cuts until after election time!

Frederick County in Maryland has become the first county
in the state to handle 911 text calls from the deaf.

CI medical research may be curtailed in Australia because
of deep budgetary cuts

Despite our 911 text demands, FCC is saying it is much
better to use voice 911, even among the deaf!

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OUR DISAPPEARING DEAF ATTORNEYS
We have about 150-175 deaf and hard of hearing attorneys in USA. Many
of them work for government agencies. A few are in private practice.
DeafDigest editor knows of many deaf attorneys that “disappear.” They
get jobs as attorneys, but after a few years, they hate the job and then
disappear.
Where are they?

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A CREDIT CARD THAT CLICKS
You go to a store, and buy something. You pay for it at the
counter with your credit card.
You are supposed to touch your credit card with the card scanner.
The hearing person hears the scanner click, and you know the purchase is
finished.
You cannot hear the click. The clerk gives you a dirty look, not
realizing you are deaf!

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2 group pictures of 2014 Gallaudet graduates

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A DEAF DANCER IN CALIFORNIA
At various performances and events in the Orange County
area of Southern California, there is a deaf dancer.
It is Caryn Taylor. An interpreter works with her during
rehearsals and performances.
She was written up in a newspaper story.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Even with strict federal laws that prohibit hiring
Discrimination, why are there always employers that are
Afraid to hire the deaf?

Many reasons -€“ industrial accidents, work procedure misunderstandings, communication misunderstandings,
fear of the deaf, sheer ignorance, etc.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Bus Rodeo!

I’m heading to train potential new bus drivers!

Really, I am giving a presentation on how to communicate with DeafBlind passengers.

Living in Vermont, drivers have very little or no exposure.

There are more cows than DeafBlind people in Vermont!

Hey, I want to put blindfolds and ear plugs on the trainees

I will have them board the bus as passengers.

Leave the driving to me!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That the FCC would speed up its approval on communication devices that would help us with
relay calls. FCC held up approval on a recent
device for two years.

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DeafHistory:

During early forties – A snow laboratory was established
in Sierra Nevada in California. The goal was to convert snow
into water run offs. Responsible for this project was
Dr. Robert W. Gerdel. He was deaf, and was known as the
Deaf Snow Man.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3,030

total number of binary stars discovered by deaf astronomer
Robert G. Aitken (1864 – 1951). He was an astronomer at
the Lick Observatory in California. Binary stars are
two stars together that are always crossing each other
in space.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Taylor Koss posted a pair of strong finishes two Saturdays ago as it first
came in third place in the 200 meters race with a time of 22.09, a new
personal best and he also came in 3rd in the 400 meters, the first time ever
competing in the event in 50.25, the 3rd fastest time on the current UWM
track squad. ( Yamb of Gallaudet ran 23.81 in 200 meters race this
spring)…At the Horizon League track championship meet in Youngstown, Ohio,
Taylor has earned 4 points in 400 meters hurdle as he ran 54.95 for the 4th
place. He runs for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee track team.

contributed by Vaughn Hallada

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Connor Barwick, who is now with Philadelphia Eagles has a serious hearing impairment. He’s been deaf all his life
but it was not publicly disclosed until recently

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a picture of some 1920 Gallaudet football players

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

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

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

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Deaf-Blind Education Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School
(Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full time, Faculty, 193-Day Continuing Contract

COMPENSATION: $50,219 – $80,190 commensurate with qualifications / experience
Comprehensive fringe benefit package

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the general direction of the Deaf-Blind Project Director, provides consultative and technical assistance to programs and agencies serving early childhood and school-age students (birth – 21) in Iowa who are deaf-blind and/or have additional disabilities. Serves as the coordinator for the Iowa Deaf-Blind Services Project, developing and providing professional development opportunities for educators and family members. This position is part of a continuing project funded by a 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant with additional support from the Iowa Department of Education and IESBVI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in education or related field plus at least two years of experience working with persons who are deaf-blind, sensory impaired, multi-disabled and/or severely disabled required. Candidates must have or be eligible to obtain a valid Iowa teaching license or related statement of professional recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners by time of appointment. Additional experience serving persons who are deaf-blind and/or children with multiple disabilities; demonstrated ability to provide consultative services; experience in sign language and/or Braille; and valid driver’s license preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Position starts no later than August 2014. Service region includes State of Iowa. Office location to be determined. Responsibilities include frequent travel within the state and occasional overnight and out of state travel. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Position will be posted until filled. Contact Justin Ruegg for additional information: (319) 472-5221, ext. 1226. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and copy of teaching license to: Director of Human Resources, Iowa Braille School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349. Email: mailto:jruegg@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa
Braille School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan
for Affirmative Action.

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position available
School Social Worker/School Mental Health Team
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Percentage:                    100% / 10 months

Qualifications:
–       LCSW or MA in Counseling
–        Knowledge of child and adolescent development
–        Counseling experience
–        Ability to communicate in sign language/ ASL
–        Familiarity with Deaf Culture

Responsibilities: –     Provide direct counseling as mandated on the IEP for students ages 3-21 years old –     Conduct parent and family meetings
–     Facilitate groups which address the issues of bullying and conflict –     Collaborate  with educational staff
–     Maintain clinical charts ( including writing skill ) –     Evaluate Mental Health Emergencies/Suicide Evaluations
–     Participate in team meeting and in service trainings
–     Provide information on entitlements

Available:                September 2014

Deadline:                Until filled

For information, contact:        Joyce Neier, Extension 3150

To Apply, Email your resume to mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to (718)        350-3332.

Please indicate “School MH Team” on the subject line.

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Job opening
Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager
Hamilton Relay

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager.

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 Iowa.

Education, Experience and Skills:
–        Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required. –        Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
–        Excellent presentation skills
–        Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
–        Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
–        Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects –        Ability to understand and follow directions
–        Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
–        Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
–        Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
*        Senior Community
*        Hard of Hearing Community
*        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 www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by May 23, 2014.

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

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position opening
Director Dyers Arts Center & Meeting Planning Services
NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description To direct the NTID Dyer Arts Center and Meeting Planning Services
Department, including the management of the NTID Dyer Arts center as
an exhibit venue.

Required Minimum Qualifications – BA
– Six (6) to eight (8) years in arts management, public relations, and
/or meeting/event planning.
– Negotiating, design, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
required. 0 Project management experience required.

How To Apply http://apptrkr.com/470573 Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number 1033BR.

EOE

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position opening
English Language Institute trainer position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20(exempt)#14055

Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html

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current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

–        Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach
Elementary Education
Transition Teacher, Employability Center

– Future vacancies:
Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/ E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;  (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

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 mailto:nburns@wnydas.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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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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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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DeafDigest – 18 May 2014

DeafDigest Blue – May 18, 2014

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular-deaf-leader/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-afraid-with-computer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-flashlight/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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New Superstore Catalog at Harris Communications

The Superstore catalog is here! Hot off the press, it is filled with
entertaining books and DVDs, educational resources for sign language
students, and fun novelty items. The catalog is considered the
Superstore for sign language, deaf and hard of hearing books, media and
novelties. Find all the popular titles as well as the latest books, DVDs
and gift items.

Sign language students of all ages will love the selection, as well as
anyone interested in learning about deaf culture.

Request your catalog or go online to discover all the new items now
available.

To order your catalog, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB051814

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

after 38 years of nurturing CSD from a local small town agency to a national high profile agency, Ben Soukup has announced his retirement, effective June 30th. Replacing him is his son Chris.

Top stories about the deaf:

The New Zealand sign language is changing. And
it has nothing to do with new words coming up.
It is because the sign language is including
Maori gestures. More deaf Maori people have
been using their own gestures and the rest of
the deaf have been picking it up.

St Rita School for the Deaf has been challenged
to raise $32,500 to match this same $32,500 donated by a local Cincinnati businessman. Why
that donation. The son of businessman’s girl
friend is deaf and attends the school.

Brian Fruits has been praised by the National
Association of the Deaf for his contributions
to the Deaf Community in Wisconsin as well as for his involvement as an officer with a national
deaf basketball group.

Cost of accommodating the deaf in a workplace?
It is between just $1 and $500. Says who? Mark
Wafer, who is hard of hearing, and knows what
discrimination is all about. He owns seven Tim
Hortons franchises in the Toronto area and a good number of his employees are deaf.

Federal contractors have been instructed by
the Department of Labor to give hiring preferences
to the deaf and the disabled because of the
tightening of a section in the federal Rehabilitation Act.

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ALWAYS SCARED WHEN COMPUTER MAN GETS ANGRY
You have a job with computer. But the computer has problems.
You ask the man from the computer repair center to come and fix
the problem.
This computer man gets angry and is gesturing with fingers pointing.
You wonder if the computer man is angry at you or if he is angry at
the computer.
Always scary when this happens.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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DEAF HATE SOMETHING WITH THE FLASHLIGHT
Sometimes it happens that you are locked out of your apartment. You
don’t have a key with you.
You use your flashlight at the window to tell the deaf person to come
out and open the door for you.
This deaf person is angry about it. No one likes to have flashlight
shining at their eyes!

– 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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What do we, the deaf, face while traveling?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-travel-problems/

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HEARING COMICS WITH MENTAL PROBLEMS?
From time to time there are hearing comedians,
while on stage or on a TV program that make fun
of us, the deaf.
Yes, we get very angry. But the angrier we get
the more these comedians enjoy our anger.
Why? An article in the British Journal of Psychiatry
said many comics have psychotic personality traits.
In other words they have their own mental issues!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

your hands are so precious

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that the writing speed of a captioner has very little to do with the couple-second delay in the captions appearing on your television screen, so you may ask:

What advantage is there to having a captioner who possesses more speed?

People seem to be speaking quicker and quicker all the time.  The speeds of the anchors delivering the nightly news have many times been clocked at over 300 words per minute.  Realtime captioners try to keep up with these speakers.  Although it is not always possible, they attempt to give a verbatim account of what is being said.

If the speaker is speaking at 300 words per minute and the captioner’s top speed is 225, something has to give.  There may be times when it becomes necessary to drop or omit some relatively unimportant word or to paraphrase a thought.

One of the most important reasons for captioners to work on developing their speed is that the faster the captioner writes, the closer to verbatim the captioning output will be.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming deaf people are expert lipreaders

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

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DeafLaw

Two hearing men were arrested for breaking into
an old school building. Which school building it
was? It was the Clarke School for the Deaf!

…….

Deaf people can do anything

we have a

– dog walker

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. has created waves by
saying that multiculturalism is bunk; the minority groups are
upset and demanded an apology from him, in which he has refused
to so.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Street performers such as dancers, musicians, poem recitals,
artists – are a strong part of the city culture, be it in
New York, San Francisco, Paris, Rome …..and Austin, Texas!
These street performers are hearing. But it is in Austin
where we have a deaf street performer.
The deaf person is Cruz Lane, who gives street dances,
mixing ASL with music.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

From time to time we read of financial fraud
committed by the deaf. What about financial frauds
by the deaf in the past years?
Yes – Josh Tatum, in year 1883, noticed that the
nickel coin did not have the “cents” word on it.
He plated these coins into gold, making it look like
a $5.00 coin. This trick stopped when the law caught
him.

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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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open positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
Wilmington & Charlotte, NC

Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Wilmington
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Beahvioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/
or
http://tinyurl.com/ou37woa

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Director – Behavioral Health at Wilmington
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing-Program-Director-Behavioral-Health/JHN4XP5YSQX4GR0PBNJ/
or
http://tinyurl.com/qac7mwl

Beahvioral Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – at Charlotte
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Beahvioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM0RD64NGC1MF83RQ6/
or
http://tinyurl.com/pxz9w77

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position opening
Senior Accountant
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:        Chief Financial Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION:        This position is an exempt, full-time position.
Responsibilities: administers the recording, accumulation and reporting of all financial information concerning the school’s operations into the general ledger; perform month-end and year-end closing activities, preparation of journal entries, bank reconciliations, the National School Lunch program accounting, tax reporting preparation including 990, 990T, 5500 reporting, maintenance of business office IT, assist with coordination of annual audit and budgeting, investment reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.  Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business or Accounting.  A minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, including some supervisory experience.

DEADLINE:        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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Position opening
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.  Established in 1876, RSD is a private, New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State administrative certification (School District Leader or School District Administrator).  Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us and follow the “Current Vacancies” link.  A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School Leadership, LLC; E-mail: mailto:leadschools@aol.com
Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Salary:
Full time and commensurate with experience

Qualifications:  BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management experience
required or Masters Degree in Business/Non-Profit Administration with a
minimum of three years management experience.  Proven experience with
fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management
strongly desired.  Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency.  Strong people
skill, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourage qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL experience to
apply.  This position is a unique professional opportunity within
Buffalo/Western NY for innovative, talented, and experienced leaders.
Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Buffalo, NY/ Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf Community with affordable
living, access to arts and culture, sporting venues, lakefront activities
and continuing education opportunities.

Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.
Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf
Access Services, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Attention:  Executive Director
Search Committee, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or  e-mail to
mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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Position Opening
Community Advocate
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, New York

Category:                Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to:                Executive Director

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary
The Community Advocate partners with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to address their individualized needs within the WNY community while maintaining their full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.  Using a strengths-based, problem solving approach, the Advocate promotes the client’s self-determination, independence, and celebration of his/her language, identity, and culture. The Advocate also works with businesses, agencies, and service providers on both an individual and systems basis in order to educate them on the needs and rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Domains within which the Advocate may provide support to clients include but are not limited to the following: communication assistance, peer counseling, disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, and employment.

Major Responsibilities
1.        Guide deaf and hard of hearing clients in the selection of the communication method(s) that will provide them full access to community information and services (i.e., interpreters, relay services, CRT services, and document translation).
2.        Educate deaf and hard of hearing clients and the community at large on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rights and responsibilities contained therein.
3.        Provide individual and small group assistance to deaf and hard of hearing clients in the areas of disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, employment, the ADA, and more.
4.        Peer counsel clients by providing them with empathetic support and guidance as they deal with everyday problems and crisis situations, referring them to community mental health providers and support groups, when appropriate.
5.        Work with underserved individuals and groups, including senior citizens, school transition youth, and deaf refugees.
6.        Collaborate with the Community Education Coordinator to educate businesses, agencies, and other service providers in small and large group settings on topics that include but are not limited to the following: American Sign Language (ASL), Deafness, Deaf Culture, the ADA, and the various laws and programs that benefit and protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
7.        Screen all new clients and document needs and recommended services via an intake form.
8.        Document services provided to clients via a daily log sheet, and submit a monthly report to the Executive Director.
9.        Collaborate with the Public Relations Coordinator to promote the advocacy services DAS provides.
10.        Work with the Executive Director and business office to establish and manage a sustainable budget for the services provided by the Community Advocate.

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

Required Minimum Qualifications: Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work preferred.

Experience
Experience working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Experience collaborating with others and advocating for their needs
Experience working with a wide variety of community agencies and services

Required Skills
1.        Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
2.        In-depth knowledge of sign language, Deafness, and Deaf Culture
3.        Strong interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people
4.        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5.        Computer competency in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Outlook
6.        Ability to organize and prioritize work
7.        Ability to establish and manage a departmental budget

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

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

How to Apply Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf Access Services, Inc., Attention: Executive Director Search Committee, 2495 Main Street, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician Deaf Services; Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  Provide individual, group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122

or fax to (206) 302-2210 or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer

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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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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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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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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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DeafDigest – 16 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 16, 2014

 

— what many people didn’t know about Ben Soukup, CSD retiring CEO?

Ben Soukup is retiring as CEO of CSD after 38 years. His
retirement is effective June 30th, and he will be replaced
by his son Chris. There is a tale about Ben that not too many
people are aware of. After leaving Gallaudet, he worked
at a meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. There
were some deaf employees in that plant. The job was so tough
and so tiring that all employees rotate for rest breaks.
During these break moments, the deaf employees would debate
on the best ways to help the deaf of South Dakota – employment,
education, vocational rehab, etc. Ben was so inspired by these
discussions that he went out and established CSD as a small
town service agency. Possibly if not for Ben, CSD would not have
existed! CSD, by the way, has moved to Austin, Texas.

 

— North Korea’s deaf thumbs-up sign

Among the deaf of North Korea, there is a thumbs-up sign.
It does not mean things are great; it is a sign for their
Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un!

 
— a surprising possible cause of Beethoven’s deafness

As we all know, Beethoven composed his best music after
he became deaf and became a bitter man for the rest of
his life. But what was the cause of his deafness? A
group of researchers at University of Utah School of
Medicine is saying it was cheap wine! He loved to
drink wine and to compose music at same time. True
or false? Some historians may agree; other historians
may dissagree!

 

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DeafDigest – 15 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 15, 2014

 
— a popular deaf vendor of delicious snacks

Visakhapatnam is a port city in India, of over 2 million residents,
located on the Bay of the Bengal. There are many shopping malls in
the city; at one of these malls, there is a food stand, named Soniya
Hot Chaat. The owner of this stand is Anu Popnani. He is deaf. His
deafness does not matter to these customers which come to him every
night, from their homes in other parts of the region! He makes from
scratch – these delicacies – — samosa, kachori, chaat, pani-puri
and gulab jamun, and samosa chaat, which is his best seller!

 
— subtitles vs captions!

TV viewers in Australia love to watch the program called “Tangle”
– which was shown in subtitles for the benefit of the deaf. This
program has 10 series. The 10th and the last series was shown
without subtitles due to technical difficulties. This has upset
many deaf viewers, not realizing they could just turn on the
captions! Why didn’t they turn on the captions????????

 

— deaf relay and a motorcycle repair business

Leo Wyczalek, who is deaf, owns his motorcycle repair
business in Seattle, Washington. He relies on deaf relay
service for a high percentage of his business – these
bikers that want to have their motorcycles repaired and
maintained. How many deaf relay calls does he receive
every day? Leo said it is between five and ten relay
calls per day. Without these relay calls, his business
would suffer!

 
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DeafDigest – 14 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 14, 2014

 
— deaf people picketing in front of Amazon’s headquarters

Right now in London, where Amazon’s headquarters is located,
there are deaf people that are picketing. Why? Because Amazon
is not captioning their videos. Who is leading the picket line?
It is England’s most famous comedian, Mark Thomas! First, it
was Netflix, now it is Amazon. What is next?

 
— 2 years for approval on app to help deaf with mobile phones

Two years ago, a company came up with an app that will convert
voice to real-time captions on mobile phones. This was supposed
to be a breakthrough for the deaf that want to communicate with
the hearing. But it was a two year wait. Why? Because the FCC
was slow in approving it. Why was FCC slow about it? Fear of
relay fraud reaching the mobile phone sector! Now that the FCC
has approved it, the company expects to have it ready for the
market this coming July.

 
— settlement in deaf-employee harassment case

Bob Delaney, not deaf, resigned last year as the county clerk
of St Clair County in Illinois. He was accused by the Department
of Human Rights for harassing many employees. One of the
employees he harassed was deaf. These harassed employees
have received settlement money in exchange for not pursuing
additional legal action. The money the deaf man reached
settlement will be about $100,000.

 
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DeafDigest – 13 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 13, 2014

 
— An event at Twitter headquarters praising a deaf-owned business

This is the National Small Business Week. An event took
place at the Twitter’s Mid-Market headquarters that
recognizes America’s small businesses. During that
event, a deaf-owned business was brought up and praised
– the Mozzeria, a restaurant that serves pizza and operated
by Russ and Melody Stein. It is located in San Francisco.

 

— a deaf pro golfer not giving up

Deaf golfer Kevin Hall is not giving up on his pro
golf career despite struggles in recent years. He
is trying again at the U.S. Open Qualifier this
week, hoping to make it to this big tournament.
In the meantime he is trying to make it with the
minor league NGA satellite tour. Hall is a great
golfer but competition among with hearing golfers
is intense. How good is Hall? He won the Big Ten
championship in 2004. And once he competed in a
major deaf golf championship, and laughed his
way into a very easy win, by about 20-25 strokes!
He was invited to compete in a couple of major
golf tournaments some years back but failed to
make the cut. Why? Competition and competition!

 
— Refusing to provide interpreter may cost $500,000

Michael Argenyi, who is deaf and is a former medical
sudent at Creighton University (NE), had to pay for
interpreters out of his pockets. The university
refused to pay, forcing him to drop out and to
file a lawsuit. While he won the lawsuit, the jury
would not give him monetary damages. He appealed
and won – thus possibly costing the university
nearly half million dollars. The university,
however, may appeal – and what this means, it may
end up in the Supreme Court, several years away.
A very ugly case – same as the famous Rowley case!

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DeafDigest – 12 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 12, 2014

 
— cheating at the marathon to help the deaf-blind

The London Marathon, which recently took place, had a scandal.
Jason Scotland-Williams, not deaf, is a professional model. He
volunteered to run the marathon in order to raise funds for
an agency serving the deaf-blind. He did not run the full
marathon course of 26.2 miles. Instead he sneaked out during
the race, and re-entered the race near the finish line when
no one was watching him. After the race, the officials became
suspicious of his “fast” time, and disqualified him. As a result,
the deaf-blind agency did not receive the promised funds from him!

 

— An evening of fashion with Houston Texans cheerleaders

As part of the NFL draft weekend, the cheerleaders of the
Houston Texans hosted an evening of fashion at a big
Houston-area automobile dealership. The dresses shown on
the runway at that event were all designed by Justin
LeBlanc. He is deaf. His gown designs were full of bright
colors and won praises from critics.

 
— few captions on older movies

oldies.com is an on-line distributor of old-time movies –
these movies of forties, fifties, sixties and seventies.
In an email, a deaf person asked the oldies.com representative
why most oldie movies are not captioned? The representative
said “it is too expensive for these smaller movie
distributors to do captioning. And also, some of them
do not know what the label cc means and often have no
idea if their oldie films are captioned!”

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 May 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-splash-and-vanish/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-facial-expressions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hawaiian-sign-language/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf Californians may be able to use the 911
text services sometime soon. It was just announced.

There is worry among the deaf of Ontario that one of
the schools for the deaf may close for good. The
province has reduced the work hours of the school
employees.

A deaf person who voted in a local polling place in
Kashmir was beaten up by the locals; they wanted
to boycott the election and felt the deaf man broke
ranks.

There was a story that collaboration between psychologists
and physicians are important to improve primary health
care. The same can be said for the deaf.

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DEAF FACIAL EXPRESSIONS VS HEARING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Do deaf people read facial expressions better than
hearing people?
A group of deaf students in Utah is having a contest,
called “”Can you Lie To Me?”.
It is about trying to read facial expressions. DeafDigest
editor thinks deaf people read faces better than hearing.

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

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2014 Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 4-8, 2014
Montgomery, Alabama

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

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A SIGN LANGUAGE WILL DIE
A sign language in one part of USA will die in few years.
It is the Hawaii Sign Language (HSL).
HSL is very different from ASL – and it was used for a long
time in Hawaii. Why will it die?
Because only 40 deaf Hawaiians are fluent with it and all
of them are 80 years old. When the last HSL user dies, the language
will die.
Why cannot HSL continue? Because the younger deaf Hawaiians use
ASL, not HSL.
It is always sad when a language dies.

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

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Gallaudet/NTID/U of Rochester collaboration on
health care careers for the deaf

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-gallaudet-ntid-health-care-field-collaboration/

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

A surprise research about late-deafness
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surpriseresearch/

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

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Deaf Pin

Gallaudet class year

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be published in DeafDigest, please email the image to:
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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– construction worker

(that person videos games and practices of his
pro sports team) for coaches to review and
analyze

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 wasn’t the highly touted Gallaudet football player Adham Talaat
not drafted?

A. It has nothing to do with his playing skills. The NFL teams normally
do not draft players from Gallaudet’s level – NCAA-III. The better
NCAA-III players, Talaat included, are either given free agent
contracts or offered tryouts. In Talaat’s case, the Seattle
Seahawks asked him to come over for a rookie tryout camp this
coming week.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

A few weeks ago I mentioned about the battle of obtaining interpreter services.

I was hired to do a training.  I requested interpreter service.
The agency said, we hired you, you hire the interpreter and put it in your bill to us.

It didn’t go anywhere for two weeks.  I didn’t want to hurt our relationship.
So, I said, “OK, I’ll get an interpreter, but this discussion will continue.”

“BTW, it is like you are hiring a person who uses a wheelchair, and you tell him/her to bring their own ramp.”  The agency got it!

That was  one of the state agencies who rarely hires interpreters.

OK, now I need to create PowerPoint presentation!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That the Seattle Seahawks, after seeing Talaat outperform
other rookies in a tryout camp, offer him a free agent contract!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1972 – The Deaf American magazine (no longer
in existence) printed this article:

vocational rehabilitation offices are wasting taxpayers’
money in forcing profoundly deaf people to wear
hearing aids. And that otologists do not seem to know
much about the profoundly deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1

the number of students in Colorado learning Cued Speech, according
to the claim by the student’s mother.

Does DeafDigest believe it?

No.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Nicole Reyes-Molina is a member of the women’s basketball team at
Pennsylvania College of Technology

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Adham Talaat was invited to tryout for the Seattle Seahawks

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Deaf Sports Library

Gallaudet athletes that hoped to be drafted but weren’t –

– Ronda Jo Miller, women’s basketball
– Tony Tatum, football
– Adham Talaat, football

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
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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 available
School Social Worker/School Mental Health Team
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Percentage:            100% / 10 months

Qualifications:
–       LCSW or MA in Counseling
–    Knowledge of child and adolescent development
–    Counseling experience
–    Ability to communicate in sign language/ ASL
–    Familiarity with Deaf Culture

Responsibilities: –     Provide direct counseling as mandated on the IEP for students ages 3-21 years old –     Conduct parent and family meetings
–     Facilitate groups which address the issues of bullying and conflict –     Collaborate  with educational staff
–     Maintain clinical charts ( including writing skill ) –     Evaluate Mental Health Emergencies/Suicide Evaluations
–     Participate in team meeting and in service trainings
–     Provide information on entitlements

Available:            September 2014

Deadline:        Until filled

For information, contact:    Joyce Neier, Extension 3150

To Apply, Email your resume to mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to (718)    350-3332.

Please indicate “School MH Team” on the subject line.

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Job opening
Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager
Hamilton Relay

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Iowa Outreach Project Manager.

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 Iowa.

Education, Experience and Skills:
–    Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required. –    Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
–    Excellent presentation skills
–    Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
–    Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
–    Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects –    Ability to understand and follow directions
–    Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
–    Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
*    Senior Community
*    Hard of Hearing Community
*    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 www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by May 23, 2014.

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

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position opening
Director Dyers Arts Center & Meeting Planning Services
NTID
Rochester, NY

Detailed Job Description
To direct the NTID Dyer Arts Center and Meeting Planning Services
Department, including the management of the NTID Dyer Arts center as
an exhibit venue.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– BA
– Six (6) to eight (8) years in arts management, public relations, and
/or meeting/event planning.
– Negotiating, design, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
required.  0 Project management experience required.

How To Apply
http://apptrkr.com/470573 Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number 1033BR.

EOE

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position opening
English Language Institute trainer position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20(exempt)#14055

Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html

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current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

–    Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach
Elementary Education
Transition Teacher, Employability Center

– Future vacancies:
Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/ E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;  (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

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 mailto:nburns@wnydas.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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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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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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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/learning-deaf-asl-at-late-age/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-can-or-cant-gesture/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular-deaf-leader/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

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“Strong Deaf” now at Harris Communications

Told in two voices, “Strong Deaf” is a book that depicts the confusing
but powerful bond between sisters. Jade and Marla don’t have much in
common. Jade can hear, and Marla is deaf. Marla liked to sleep late,
read magazines, text her friends, and discuss deaf politics with her
parents. Jade loves to cook with their dad and dance to loud songs on
the radio.

Marla attends a residential school for the deaf and comes home for the
summer. They both enjoy playing softball, but it looks like it’s going
to be a long, painful season when Jade and Marla end up on the same
team.

Find “Strong Deaf” (B1254) at Harris Communications for only $9.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB051114

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people in Hungary are now able to use deaf relay
thanks to software provided by Vodafone Hungary.

Jamaica is conducting an experiment with interpreters
during legislative sessions. If interest is high,
it will be continued.

The officers of the District of Columbia Association of
the Deaf are Amy Hile, president; Travis Dougherty,
vice president; John O.Loughlin, secretary and
Heather Meyers, treasurer

Arlene Mayerson was honored for getting the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award for her work with the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund for
fighting the Netflix over refusal to caption all
videos

A big issue in Hawaii is hospitals not providing
interpreters for deaf patients. A local TV newsprogram
ran a feature on this issue.

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Read what they say

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

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

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

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CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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TO KNOW MORE
A senator, who retired from the Capitol Hill last year, survived
many years in politics and won past elections.
When he was asked how he was successful, he said “know more”
about issues than your opponents.
Know more? Yes. There have been few successful deaf people that
survived many years working with hearing people – because he knew
more than them on business issues.

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

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

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Gallaudet/NTID/U of Rochester collaboration on
health care careers for the deaf

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-gallaudet-ntid-health-care-field-collaboration/

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SUPPORTING AN UNPOPULAR LEADER
Everyone was shocked when Dennis Rodman, a former pro basketball
player who had a reputation as a crazy and a wild man, visited
North Korea and said that dictator Kim Jong-un was a great man!
Has it happened in Deaf Community that someone would say that
a hated and crazy deaf leader was a great person?
Yes. It has happened several times in the past – that the
Deaf Community would protest against their unpopular leader, yet
one person would tell everyone he is a great person.

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

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

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A deaf poem
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-poem-by-susan-small/

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SIGNMARK, WHO?
Signmark, a deaf rapper who wowed audiences 4-5 years ago,
disappeared, and only resurfaced this week. He was the equivalent
of today’s Sean Forbes.
Why did Signmark disappear? No one knows, but at least he is back,
And despite growing up in Finland, he is fluent in ASL, especially so
While rapping.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

don’t you get tired after interpreting for a long time?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When talking about the writing speed of captioners, I have been asked
questions similar to these: If our captioner has more speed and is able to
write faster, will that eliminate the two-second delay in captioning after a
word is said? If a captioner is really fast, will we be able to see the word
immediately as it is said?

Unfortunately, the speed of the captioner has very little to do with the
delay most people experience in broadcast captioning. That is more a function
of the technology involved in the broadcast.

When you are watching your evening news in one city, the captioner may be
located across the country in another city. When the news anchor says a word,
that word must travel over a phone line across the country so that the
captioner can then hear the word and write it on his or her steno machine.

After the captioner writes the word, the steno machine sends the word to
a computer containing software that translates that word into English. That
computer then sends that translated word via modem over a phone line to the
encoder back at the television station in your home city, where that encoder
then merges that word with the video signal being broadcast to your TV
set.

The fact that this whole process results in only a couple-second delay in
seeing the words after they are said still amazes me!

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming that sign language is the
same everywhere in the world

(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

ADA has this interesting guideline . in reference to amplification
in theaters for deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If there is no
amplification for the hearing people, then ADA does not require amplification for the deaf! This is a troubling loophole.

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Deaf people can do anything

we had a group of deaf that owned a

– race horse syndicate

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Baseball legend Dummy Hoy has been elected to a hall of fame. Not the
real one in Cooperstown but the Baseball Reliquary Hall of Fame.
He is being inducted in a ceremony, taking place on July 18th at the
Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California.
Honored along with Hoy are Dick Allen and Roberto Clemente. The
Baseball Reliquary honors past ball players that have overcome adversary
or have been involved in community service work, over and above exploits
on the field.
Hoy’s memory has been perpetuated by the annual Dummy Hoy Baseball
and Softball Tournaments played by residential schools for the deaf
that field both teams.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It is official. Scranton State School for the Deaf
will not close, but oversight of that school will be
assumed by the Western Pennsylvania School for the
Deaf (WPSD).
Agreement was made on a three-year plan to convert
the school into a day K-8 program. The school property may
be leased to a third party, possibly Marywood University.
If the university opts not to lease the land, then WPSD
will be the option.
In the long run, Scranton SSD will change into a new
WPSD satellite program.
This is the second such development this year involving
schools for the deaf. Two charter programs for the deaf
in St Paul, Minnesota merged into a single charter
program.
We probably will be seeing more such significant
developments down the road as schools for the deaf
adapt to the changing times.

(editor’s note: the take-over of the Scranton school continues to be
a success story)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We have some deaf organizations run by hearing people that cannot
sign and have no connection whatsoever with the deaf. And they
deaf people they appoint to the board is tokenism to satisfy critics
that there are deaf people on it. And when the token deaf person
speaks up, he is asked to hush up. One deaf person refused, and he
was forced to leave the board!

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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
Senior Accountant
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:    Chief Financial Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION:    This position is an exempt, full-time position.
Responsibilities: administers the recording, accumulation and reporting of all financial information concerning the school’s operations into the general ledger; perform month-end and year-end closing activities, preparation of journal entries, bank reconciliations, the National School Lunch program accounting, tax reporting preparation including 990, 990T, 5500 reporting, maintenance of business office IT, assist with coordination of annual audit and budgeting, investment reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.  Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business or Accounting.  A minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, including some supervisory experience.

DEADLINE:    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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Position opening
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.  Established in 1876, RSD is a private, New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State administrative certification (School District Leader or School District Administrator).  Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us and follow the “Current Vacancies” link.  A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School Leadership, LLC; E-mail: mailto:leadschools@aol.com
Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Salary:
Full time and commensurate with experience

Qualifications:  BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management experience
required or Masters Degree in Business/Non-Profit Administration with a
minimum of three years management experience.  Proven experience with
fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management
strongly desired.  Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency.  Strong people
skill, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourage qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL experience to
apply.  This position is a unique professional opportunity within
Buffalo/Western NY for innovative, talented, and experienced leaders.
Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Buffalo, NY/ Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf Community with affordable
living, access to arts and culture, sporting venues, lakefront activities
and continuing education opportunities.

Application and full job description can be downloaded at www.wnydas.org.
Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf
Access Services, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Attention:  Executive Director
Search Committee, Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or  e-mail to
mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org

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Position Opening
Community Advocate
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, New York

Category:        Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to:        Executive Director

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary
The Community Advocate partners with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to address their individualized needs within the WNY community while maintaining their full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public.  Using a strengths-based, problem solving approach, the Advocate promotes the client’s self-determination, independence, and celebration of his/her language, identity, and culture. The Advocate also works with businesses, agencies, and service providers on both an individual and systems basis in order to educate them on the needs and rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Domains within which the Advocate may provide support to clients include but are not limited to the following: communication assistance, peer counseling, disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, and employment.

Major Responsibilities
1.    Guide deaf and hard of hearing clients in the selection of the communication method(s) that will provide them full access to community information and services (i.e., interpreters, relay services, CRT services, and document translation).
2.    Educate deaf and hard of hearing clients and the community at large on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rights and responsibilities contained therein.
3.    Provide individual and small group assistance to deaf and hard of hearing clients in the areas of disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, employment, the ADA, and more.
4.    Peer counsel clients by providing them with empathetic support and guidance as they deal with everyday problems and crisis situations, referring them to community mental health providers and support groups, when appropriate.
5.    Work with underserved individuals and groups, including senior citizens, school transition youth, and deaf refugees.
6.    Collaborate with the Community Education Coordinator to educate businesses, agencies, and other service providers in small and large group settings on topics that include but are not limited to the following: American Sign Language (ASL), Deafness, Deaf Culture, the ADA, and the various laws and programs that benefit and protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
7.    Screen all new clients and document needs and recommended services via an intake form.
8.    Document services provided to clients via a daily log sheet, and submit a monthly report to the Executive Director.
9.    Collaborate with the Public Relations Coordinator to promote the advocacy services DAS provides.
10.    Work with the Executive Director and business office to establish and manage a sustainable budget for the services provided by the Community Advocate.

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

Required Minimum Qualifications: Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work preferred.

Experience
Experience working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Experience collaborating with others and advocating for their needs
Experience working with a wide variety of community agencies and services

Required Skills
1.    Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
2.    In-depth knowledge of sign language, Deafness, and Deaf Culture
3.    Strong interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people
4.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5.    Computer competency in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Outlook
6.    Ability to organize and prioritize work
7.    Ability to establish and manage a departmental budget

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form
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, at mailto:nburns@wnydas.org

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician Deaf Services; Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  Provide individual, group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122

or fax to (206) 302-2210 or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer

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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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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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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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DeafDigest – 09 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 9, 2014

 

 

— important to look good in front of video

do deaf people look good in front of video during relay calls
or for chatting with friends? There have been deaf people that
do not smile or look angry or show sad faces, etc, etc. Michelle
Phan, not deaf and a consultant with Yahoo Video, says that many
hearing people have this same problem. She suggests good
lightning, right video angle, right distance with the video
camera, dress well, etc. And most important of all, no profanity!

 

 

 

 

— another deaf prison officer

DeafDigest mentioned a deaf prison officer in Arizona. There
is another one! He works in a warm-weather state, as he wanted
his identity to be kept a secret. What does he really do? He
is a tri-lingual interpreter (ASL, Spanish and English). When
a deaf person enters the prison, this officer explains the
rules and procedures, at the same time filling out the prison
paperwork.

 

 

— hearing aids in dangerous sports

Deaf athletes in dangerous sports – football, rugby,
hockey, soccer, wrestling, etc, often take off their
hearing aids (and CI’s). Scientists in New Zealand
are working on a new hearing aid experiment They
believe deaf athletes can play dangerous sports and
wear hearing aids at the same time! How? Making
hearing aids smaller and more invisible – that blows
to the ear would not harm the player or wreck the
hearing aids! Is it possible? We will see.

 
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DeafDigest – 08 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 8, 2014

 
— Adham Talaat and the NFL draft

Gallaudet’s Adham Talaat will find out this weekend if he is drafted by
a NFL team or at least given a free agent contract. Two previous Gallaudet
athletes – Ronda Jo Miller, women’s basketball and Tony Tatum, football,
both had hopes but were not drafted. They, however, played professionally,
but not on the big time level. Over 20 NFL scouts already know about Adham.
The reality is that CBSSports does not rank Adham among the top 1,000
prospects. But CBSSports has been wrong many times on many draft prospects.
We will see.

 
— deaf person getting two college degrees at the same time

There was a story about a 16-Year-Old girl graduating from high school and
college at the same time. Amazing? Yes, but she was not the first one.
Famed deaf attorney Lowell Moyers earned two college degrees at the same
time – a bachelors’ from one college and a masters’ from another college,
both in the Chicago area. That was about 55-60 years ago and he got away
with it. When both colleges realized it was happening, they passed new rules
to prevent this from happening again!

 
— agency don’t know how to find ASL interpreter

Do government agencies know where to find ASL interpreters? They should
But many don’t. This was the survey that took place in Maine recently.
These agencies know where to find foreign language interpreters – but ask
them to find ASL interpreters, and they can’t! Why? These agencies do not
share information with each other.

 
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DeafDigest – 07 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 7, 2014

— organization pushing for captions on air flights

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights has announced
that it is pushing for captions on all air flights – real-time
captions and regular captions. What this means – all captions
on all in-flight movies. This organization is new, and so,
DeafDigest will wait and see if it is a powerful group that
the airline industry will listen to. If this group is more
powerful than the FCC, then we, the deaf, win!

 
— deaf people don’t vote

In many European nations, deaf people don’t vote. They don’t
vote not because of their deafness, but because they have not
been encouraged. Politicans and political parties do not involve
the deaf nor reach out to the deaf. As a result, many deaf people
do not relate to the political issues. What about the deaf in
USA? Don’t know but the Deaf Congressional Caucus is hoping to
reach out to all deaf Americans.

 
— Idaho looking for deaf prison officers?

Do we have deaf people that work as prison officers?
DeafDigest knows of one woman that works as a correctional
officer in Arizona. Anyway, Is Idaho really looking for deaf
prison officers? There was an announcement saying that the
state is looking for new prison officers and that a TTY
relay number is available for the deaf that want to contact
the state!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 6, 2014

 

— only Cued Speech student in the whole state

there was a story in a newspaper about a mother saying
that her deaf child is the only one in Colorado that is
learning Cued Speech. Does DeafDigest believe it? No!

 
— Department of Transportation questions these Deaf Child signs

When we are driving, we often see these Deaf Child signs. It asks
us to slow down. The U.S. Department of Transportation is now saying
these signs are confusing. This agency may be right – because in
Maryland there was a deaf child sign that was posted 35-40 years ago.
That deaf child has moved away and is now at the age of 45.

 

— what the captioner is afraid most of?

All captioners have this fear. That their finger would be cut
and bleeding in a kitchen accident. When a finger is cut and
covered with bandage, it makes more difficult for captioners to
operate their computer smoothly at high speeds. When this happens,
these captioners have to find last minute substitutes! In fact
many of these captioners do not play softball out of fear of
injuring their fingers.

 
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DeafDigest – 05 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 5, 2014

— a popular restaurant in a surprise location

Big Mama’s Kitchen is a popular restaurant in Omaha.
And where is it located? At the cafeteria at the
Nebraska School for the Deaf (NSD), which closed in 1998!
The restaurant owner wanted to keep the place the way
NSD had it – meaning tables, chairs, counters, bookcases
left alone as if the school was closed yesterday. Good food?
A past NSD administrator ate at the restaurant and said
served very good food. This restaurant was featured on the
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives foodie TV program.

 
— Purple had to face a possible FCC fine and an interpreter strike!

For the past several days, Purple had to deal with two
headaches – the $11.9 million dollar fine by the FCC
and the one-day interpreter strike. FCC says Purple was not
following the rules when collecting relay fees. Purple’s
attorney says FCC is wrong and the company will fight the
fine. The interpreter strike was in protest over unfair labor
conditions.

 

— a public marriage proposal in ASL

Alexander Cuellar, who is deaf, had been dating his deaf
girl friend for three years. He wanted to propose marriage
with her – but it wanted to be different.He asked the
Houston Astros management if he could propose to her on
the huge scoreboard video. The Astros agreed; he proposed
and she accepted, and everyone is happy!

 

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DeafDigest – 05 May 2014

DeafDigest Gold – May 4, 2014

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-on-deaf-board/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-splash-and-vanish/

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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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“The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” at Harris
Communications

In this new book, author Karen Putz introduces people living full
passionate lives-without the full sense of hearing.

Karen wanted to become a nurse, but a college counselor discouraged
her from this path due to her being deaf. Years later Karen met
doctors, veterinarians, pilots, authors, CEOs and more. And yes, even
nurses. All of them were Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She recorded their
stories for this book, to inspire people from all walks of life and
with all levels of hearing.

“The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People”  (B1253) is
available at Harris Communications for only $10.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG050214

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The new director of the Chestnut Lane Assisted Living for Deaf and DeafBlind is Tom Galey. He is deaf and
is an experienced administrator, working with agencies
serving the deaf in the past.

Surfacing in the United Kingdom is the issue that has
been going on for a long time in USA – to be honest
or to lie re deafness when applying for jobs.

The European Patent Office has announced the nominees
in the lifetime achievement category. Two of the
nominees are Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr. Erwin Hochmair
(Ingeborg’s first name was not mentioned in the press
release). They worked with the CI and had it patented.

West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind is in need
of funds to build new buildings on the campus – but
the state said no. Not sure what does that imply.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc will
be having a new look, meaning a new logo. We will wait
and see what it looks like.

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SOMETIMES A HEARING REPRESENTATIVE ON DEAF BOARD IS A JOKE
Some deaf organizations have hearing people on their
board of directors.
Some of these hearing people know nothing about ASL
and these board meetings have no interpreters.
So is it really a joke? Yes!

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

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

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

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BIG SPLASH AND BIG VANISH
For years we read of new deaf leaders that
get important jobs in deaf agencies. They work
for few years and then they leave their jobs,
and we never hear of them again.
A deaf leader told DeafDigest editor that
it is “big splash and big vanish.”
The deaf leader is correct.

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

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

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2014 Mental Health Interpreter Training

August 4-8, 2014

Montgomery, Alabama

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

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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: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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READY TO FILL UP A DEAF SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL
The swimming pool at Kentucky School for the Deaf has been
closed for quite a few years because of maintenance and mechanical
issues.  The pool closure had a big impact on local and area swimmers.
Thanks to school and community fund raising efforts, the pool
is expected to reopen soon after repairs have been made.

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

a deaf-hearing auto accident

http://deafdigest.com/videos/autoaccident/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf International Basketball Federation

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-international-basketball-federation/

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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

Deaf Studies

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-deaf-studies/

if you have a deaf picture or a deaf pin and wish for it to
be published in DeafDigest, please email the image to:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

The posting is at no charge

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– video operations director, sports

(that person videos games and practices of his
pro sports team) for coaches to review and
analyze

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. ADA still confuses me. What are my rights during
job interviews?

A. The employer cannot say that “a deaf person can’t do
the job.” The employer, without mentioning deafness, can
explain the job duties and responsibilities.

He can’t say:
a deaf person may not be able to answer the telephone

He can say:
normal job requirements is answering the telephone

It may or may not be up to the deaf person to say that he
cannot answer the telephone.

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:

Crossing the border

Last week I mentioned that I went to Quebec, Canada.

At both border crossings, Quebec and USA.

There was no DeafBlind profiling.  They didn’t ask me a single question!

However, they were very worried about the 8 years old boy in the backseat.

All they needed was a notarized letter from his parent.  Which I had.

Back to American soil!  Lots of travel coming up this summer!

Workshops and shows.   Check it out!

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 ADA will revise its regulations to require
interpreters at condominium association meetings

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DeafHistory:

Year 1880 – the first electrical hearing aid was
patented by two inventors, Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

840

students enrolled in American Sign Language and interpreter training programs at San Antonio Community College in Texas

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Jesse Smith is an upcoming freshman with the
Butler University track team.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ray Merrill, who is deaf, is working on a boxing career
and is part of the  Floyd Mayweather Sr’s Mayweather Boxing Club

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Deaf Sports Library

Wisconsin girls’ basketball

Area all-star basketball pictures that includes Lori Koss
http://deafdigest.com/2014-lori-koss-wisconsin-deaf-all-star-honors/

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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 !! –

*  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
English Language Institute trainer position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.

http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20(exempt)#14055

Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html

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current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

–    Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach
Elementary Education
Transition Teacher, Employability Center

– Future vacancies:
Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/ E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;  (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category
Deaf Access Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

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 mailto:nburns@wnydas.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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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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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
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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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-art-surprises/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/learning-deaf-asl-at-late-age/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-can-or-cant-gesture/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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New Sign Language Gifts and Novelties at Harris Communications!

Harris Communications has just added tons of new items to our gifts
and novelty section. If you’re looking for fun and unique gifts-this
is the place to shop!

Our new selection includes a variety of sign language novelties:
pens, pencils, stickers, candy molds, temporary tattoos, blankets and
much more. These items make great mother’s day gifts, thank you gifts
or party favors.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB050214

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

One of the hottest young photographers is Dina C. Smith,
who also calls herself A Cowgirl with A Camera. She is
deaf and has been taking pictures and posting these on
the social media of nature, horses and anything outdoors.

Low turnout among voting Harvard students good or bad?
Well, despite a low turnout, the voting students, the
few of them, overwhelmingly voted to support ASL as
a course for credit!

Fidesz, a political party in Hungary, has expressed its
mission to find employment for Deaf Hungarians.

After 140 years, The St Saviour, British’s only sign
language church for the deaf, is no more. Its’ building
is now up for sale.

Deaf people of Malta, a small European nation, have
been complaining about lack of captions on their TV programs.

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Read what they say

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

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

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CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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TOO LATE TO LEARN ASL?
It often happens that a parent of a deaf child
would not learn ASL to communicate with the deaf.
Then many years later when the parent is 70 years
old, she decides to learn ASL. Finally? No, it
is very difficult to learn ASL at old age.
And when the deaf child, now an adult, sees
the mother struggle with fingerspelling, it is
very frustrating.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/learning-deaf-asl-at-late-age/

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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A MYSTERY; SOME CAN GESTURE; SOME CAN’T GESTURE
If a person does not know sign language then
skills with gesture is the next best way to
communicate with the deaf.
But it is a mystery. Some hearing people can
gesture easily, but other hearing people do not
understand gestures even if the gesture is very
easy to understand.
And what is worse? There are oral deaf that
do not know how to gesture!

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

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

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list of CI manufacturers

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-cochlear-implant-manufacturers/

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are wearing a “DeafPower” T-shirt while shopping at the
Fashion Valley Mall in California. The shopping mall owners require
that shoppers, attired with such T-shirts be required to register
with the T-shirt police before entering the premises!

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

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

where is your deaf friend? I saw you interpret for him
last week.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we’ve been looking at initial consonants that
captioners depress with their left hands, we’ve
seen that the lower bank consists of the letters
S, K, W, and R.  The S key is pressed down using
the pinky finger, while the other three fingers
depress the K, W, and R.  Some words require that
the captioner write the steno SKR for the “scr”
sound, as in the word “screen.”  The steno KR
would be used for the “cr” sound, as in the word
“crown.”  A slip of the pinky finger could once
again totally change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
– She went to the French restaurant and ordered scrapes
– He brought his bolts, nuts, and cruise.
– He crawled his name on the document.

These should be read as:
– She went to the French restaurant and ordered crepes
– He brought his bolts, nuts, and screws.
– He scrawled his name on the document.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked:

I am surprised you have a job; deaf people don’t get jobs,
you know!

(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

It is the law under ADA that interpreters must be provided for
deaf people that attend condominium association meetings.
Correct?

No. It falls under the Fair Housing Amendments Act which falls
under HUD. But this Act does not force the condominium associations
to pay for interpreters. More of a case by case basis.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– Texas Ranger

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We have read all about these Nigerian web relay scams where these con artists pose as deaf Americans and order merchandise, using fraudulent credit card numbers.
DeafDigest editor recently bumped into a Sprint representative, who said that his company has found a way to block these scams.
It would be expected that other web relay providers will follow suit with procedures of their own.

editor’s note: unfortunately, these scams continue!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There is a for deaf travelers wanting to cruise on
the Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises for vacation
trips.
If the trip starts and ends outside of USA borders,
interpreters will not be provided. Interpreters will be
provided, however, if the cruise touches parts of USA.
The cruise officials cited increased costs in
providing interpreters as the reason.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It is a rule that if a deaf host invites hearing
guests, then the captions already turned on the
TV be left as is.

For hearing guests to turn off the captions while
watching TV in the host’s home is an act of
rudeness!

It is the host’s house, not guests’ house!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a hearing aid dealership, the deaf person was advised
to get a replacement hearing aid, since her aid is nearly
8 years old. And that she needed to get an appointment
with the VR office for that reason.

The deaf person thought the hearing aid specialist said:
You need to see Dr. Connie

Dr. Connie? An unusual last name?

The specialist actually said:
You need to see Dr. Lockey

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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
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.  Established in 1876, RSD is a private, New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State administrative certification (School District Leader or School District Administrator).  Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us and follow the “Current Vacancies” link.  A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School Leadership, LLC; E-mail: mailto:leadschools@aol.com
Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician Deaf Services; Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  Provide individual, group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122

or fax to (206) 302-2210 or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer

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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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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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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.

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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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DeafDigest – 04 May 2014

 

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DeafDigest – 02 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 2, 2014

 

— worth it for deaf person to become truck driver?

For many years, the United States Department of Transportation
did not allow the deaf to drive trucks across state lines.
We, the deaf, have won the battle and we already have a list
of deaf people that want to become truck drivers. Worth it?
The Washingon Post ran an article about truck drivers. Why?
Average take home pay is $32,000 per year for owners of
trucks. They drive trucks for about 12 hours per day.
What about driving trucks for a trucking company instead
of owning a truck? More trucking companies hire truck drivers
that own their own trucks and reject those that do not own
trucks. Years ago, driving a truck was a good way to make a
living; not any more! So, our hard fought win to drive trucks
may have been too late.

 
— two deaf partners want to defeat The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc

Chris Landry and Ken Brown, both deaf, have started an on-line
business that hopes to compete against the Post Office, the
Mail Boxes Etc, The UPS Store, etc. They think they can do a
much better job for customers than their competitors. Will
they succeed? Time will tell.

 

— an old black and white movie leads to a deaf-related career

Amanda Bavin, not deaf, is a real time captioner; she captions
TV programs in Great Britain that the deaf watch. How did she
get started on her career. She loves watching old black and
white movies on TV – and she saw a movie of a court case
that had a scene of a stenographer using a special machine to
record the court proceedings. Curious, she learned more about
it and then went to school to become a captioner for the BBC.

 

 

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04/27/14 Blue edition at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

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

DeafDigest – 01 May 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 1, 2014

— a deaf swimming cap

A special swimming cap for the deaf? Yes, for those with
a CI, who don’t want the device to get wet while swimming.
Jonathan Riggs, not deaf, came up with a special invention –
assembling the cap with latex and rubber pockets sewn together.
It works and the deaf swimmer can hear while swimming. What
is so special with Jonathan? He is just 12-years old and
his younger brother is deaf. They both wanted to swim
and communicate together. They live in South Allegheny,
Pennsylvania.

 

— Sorenson gets out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy

There was an announcement today that Sorenson has gotten out
of Chapter 11 bankruptcy with stronger balance sheet and
with debt wiped out. The press release was brief, lacking
additional details. If, as Sorenson said, debt was wiped
out, it may mean one thing – that management given up some
control of the company to the creditors. Is it good or
bad? Sorenson cares about the deaf; the creditors may not
care about the deaf; they only care about money. Normally
Chapter 11 proceedings are long, but this one was quick,
and which is unusual.

 

— NAD board member on VP with a congressional candidate

David O. Reynolds, a NAD board member, was on VP recently
with George Cicotte, a Republican from the state of Washington
state, who is campaigning for the  House of Representatives
vacant seat. Cicotte has received some support from deaf
individuals. He is not deaf but fingerspells very well.
Cicotte has promised to support the Congressional Deaf
Caucus, if elected. And he paid for interpreting fees out
of his pockets at two events – at Yakima Valley Association
of the Deaf and a Rally by Volunteers. The campaign will
be tough – Cicotte, a Republican, faces 9 other Republicans
as well as with 6 Democrats and 2 Independents. If Cicotte
wins, we hope that he will work together with the deaf –
both on the state and on the national levels.

 
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