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DeafDigest – 31 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 31, 2014

 
— manufacturer of a defective CI wins court case

A CI manufacturer won a court case even though their
CI product was defective and had to be recalled. And
they never told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
about this defective product. How did they win? The
Arizona federal judge said that there are no FDA
rules about defective CI’s, and so, this manufacturer
was lucky. Yet, the judge warned the manufacturer
that this lawsuit could be refiled with revised paperwork!

 
— captions valuable to a hearing company

TV captions are very important to Critical Mention.
It is a hearing company that follows media news
for its hearing clients. Much of the media news are
captioned, not voice! It is not the first time
a deaf device has helped a hearing company. In
the early eighties, a television station in
Nebraska bought 1,000 deaf TV decoders from
TDI. Why? The crop farmers in Nebraska needed the
text captions to get agriculture weather updates!
So if we say hearing people depend on deaf devices,
it is not a joke.

 

— a famous deaf entertainer with a scary name

The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world. And
she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She performs
everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc. Why
Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a book
about her life.

 

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DeafDigest – 30 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 30, 2014

 

— deaf being touched, tapped, poked, prodded at hospitals

Two hospitals in Texas are being sued by Texas Civil
Rights Project. What did they do wrong? The doctors at
these hospitals touched, tapped, poked and prodded
their deaf patients. All of these were done without
any interpreters around – leaving deaf patients upset
and confused as to why no one was around to explain
what and why the doctors were doing on their bodies.

 
— Deaf Soap Opera or Deaf Family Friendly TV show

The ABCFamily network is supposed to show only family
friendly TV programs. Yet there are accusations that
the Switched at Birth is more of a Soap Opera than
as a Family Friendly TV show. They are saying that
if it is really a soap opera then it should be moved
to these daytime soap opera channels. There were many
plots on the Switched at Birth episodes that are not
appropriate for viewers of the ABCFamily network.

 
— a deaf passenger on a bus

A bus driver, in a small British town, gave a passenger
and her two young daughters, a very hard time due to her
deafness. She bought discounted fares for her under-age
daughters, yet the driver would not accept it and forced
her to pay full fares. When the passenger told the driver
she was deaf and to please communicate slowly, the driver
laughed and put a speakerphone on her ear, claiming she
can hear the loud voices. She filed a formal complaint
with the bus company officials. The company apologized
for the incident and said they were investigating the
whole thing. The company was lucky she is not planning
legal action.

 

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DeafDigest – 29 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 29, 2014

 
— an ugly deaf incident in San Diego

The Comic-Con convention took place in San Diego.
It is for fans of comics that play out their
fantasties. The key event is the outdoors Zombie
Walk where costumed people have fun. But they
crowded the intersection, blocking a car with
a deaf family in it. No cops were around to handle
the parade traffic. The deaf driver honked his horn;
suddenly the Zombie Walkers jumped on the car hood.
The frightened deaf family felt threatened, and
sped away, accidentally hit a woman. The police now
is trying to sort it all out. For that reason, the
daily Zombie Walks were canceled.

 
— an employer hires the deaf for a big reason

ULTRA Testing is a software company. They want to hire
the disabled (the deaf, the blind and the autistic).
Sympathy? No. They say the blind hear things better
than the non-blind. They say the autistic are often
smarter than the non-autistic. The deaf? They say
deaf see things better than the hearing!

 

— Gallaudet in a Switched at Birth TV plot!

The Switched at Birth’s Isn’t What You Think
episode on TV has a Gallaudet plot. Gallaudet
has accepted Daphne Vasquez for admission.
Her father was not very happy about it, preferring
that she enroll at Northwestern University for
its pre-med program. DeafDigest wonders if the
Switched at Birth writers do not realize that
Biology is one of Gallaudet’s strongest
departments!

 

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DeafDigest – 28 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 28, 2014

 

— a young deaf woman gets a sweet revenge

17-year old Princess Pura is a deaf Filipino woman.
Yes, Princess is her first name. She entered a local
pageant for the first time. Nervous, she made some
mistakes on the stage, and the crowd booed her. Not
giving up, she entered the next pageant and qualified
for the final pageant – the “Queen of the Philippines.”
That she was able to enter this final pageant after
being booed for the first time has become her sweetest
revenge! The pageant people are already excited about her.

 

— Sorenson’s owners have filed bankruptcy

Some months ago, Sorenson seemed to have escaped
bankruptcy, and we thought things were looking up
for this relay provider. It was just learned that
Sorenson’s two co-owners – GTCR LLC and Madison
Dearborn, both Chicago private equity companies,
have filed bankruptcy, saying Sorenson’s heavy
debt is killing them ($1.28 billion in debt
payable February 2015). What will happen to
Sorenson? We do not know.

 
— homework to help the deaf during a convention

This week there is a convention of the National Court
Reporters Association that is taking place in
San Francisco. These conventioners are captioners
and CART operators. It may be very possible that some
of the realtime TV programs you are watching this
week have been captioned by these conventioners,
using their own captioning equipment in their hotel
rooms! Some of them work between convention workshops,
panels and social events. This is homework.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 July 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/parties-boring-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cash-register-insults-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/montesano-deaf-city-council/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-swindon-history/

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“Signal Caller” at Harris Communications

Professional quarterback Lane Patterson has a life-altering moment when he experiences sudden deafness. At the urging of a friend, he reluctantly agrees to learn American Sign Language.

An eccentric teacher enters Lane’s life and thus begins his journey to learning sign language-and a new way of life.

“Signal Caller” is an intriguing story where the skills of sign language and signal-calling come together under unique circumstances.

Order “Signal Caller” (B1261) at Harris Communications for $10.75.

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddg072714

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, WA,
was ordered by a federal judge to give accommodations
to a deaf chiropractic student. The university said they
will accommodate him.

The original 44-acre campus of American School for the Deaf
will be split into three parts per approval from the city
council. One part is for the school itself; the second
part is for a hearing school and the third part is to
be sold. A big concern is automobile traffic these parcels may generate.

The saga of the old campus of Virginia School for the
Deaf & Blind at Hampton continues. After years of
political squabbling, the school was closed for good
in 2008. Yet, the campus buildings have not yet
been converted for other purposes. Something to do
with ownership issues, deed issues and political issues.

New slate of top officers of the Pennsylvania Society for
Advancement of the Deaf are Jeffrey Yockey, president;
Kathie Gray-Plotkin, first vice president; Sharon Antal;
second vice president; and Mark Marcellino, Treasurer.

The deaf of Oregon are upset over the way the state
Department of Human Services is handling the interpreting
contract with a private company without asking for input.

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special video
this video follows up a recent posting about deaf filmmaker

original posting at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20140716/

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

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

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hazards of wearing a CI

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ci-hazards/

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special video
this video follows up a recent posting about no interpreter during council meetings

original posting at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20140715/

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

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

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all recreational volleyball players welcome, both men and women

Deaf Co-ed Open Volleyball Tournament
September 6, 2014
Frederick, MD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-recreational-volleyball-tournament/

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

telling the hearing person to stay away
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnothelpless/

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

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Deaf Book

My Yesterdays by Mervin D. Garretson

a self-published autobiography published by the author
not too long before his death

book cover link is at:
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DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private library.

The posting is at no charge

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– miner

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many hearing people think lipreading
is perfect for the deaf?

A. The media says lipreading is easy and so, many
hearing people believe it!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

PowerPoint Presentations

Doing presentations accessible viewing will be needed.

Here are samples:
– Use dark background with light color fonts. The font should be large and bold! This will help reduce the glare for people who have Usher Syndrome and many others vision related issues.

– Also have your PowerPoint available via electronic format for people to read on their own devices, such as (iPad, laptop, etc). This can also allow reading via Braille!

Hey, the PowerPoint will still look lovely!
(And access should win the beauty competition anyway!)

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 NTID will have its own college-level athletic program,
separate from and independent of RIT. NCAA would not allow
it, though.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1958 – the Deafness Research Foundation was founded;
purpose was to research why we became deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

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number of deaf professors at NTID before the late Bob Panara
was appointed

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Sydney Andrews is an upcoming junior with the women’s
soccer team at Missouri Western University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, pro lacrosse; continues
as one of his team’s leading scorers; he was on the
USA team at the World Lacrosse Championships, leading
his team to a silver medal

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DeafSports Library:

A 1927 filmed football game between Gallaudet and
University of Delaware

http://deafdigest.com/1927-gallaudet-versus-delaware-football/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Administrative Assistant – 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
MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology
College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
13-Aug-2014

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in
professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
?Best Places to Live in America? by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best ?quality of life in the nation?; and is among Essence
Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families”?

Detailed Job Description
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) Program prepares teachers to work in public
high schools and schools for the deaf. Program graduates receive
certification in a subject area (grades 7-12) and in the education of
deaf and hard of hearing students (K-12). We are seeking an
individual with expertise in English Education and Deaf Education.

The responsibilities of this faculty position include:
– Design, develop, implement and assess student teaching.
– Teach courses from the pedagogy sequence and/or other courses
within one’s expertise.
– Conduct research in areas related to the department such as:
pedagogy, language/communication development, foundations of
education, history/legal aspects of education, cognition, or
instruction of a secondary content area.
– Provide academic and job placement advising.
– Assist the chair in writing grants.
– Assist the chair in marketing the program and in reviewing
applications for admission.
– Participate in department, college and university committees and
activities.
– Participate in professional organizations and professional
development activities regarding teacher education and supervision.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Earned doctorate degree (or ABD*) in education of the deaf, English
or a relevant field, for example, English literacy, reading,
linguistics, English Education.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State professional or permanent certification
in teaching deaf and hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7-12.
– Minimum of three years teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing
students at the middle-school or secondary levels.
– Record of scholarly productivity: for example, recent relevant
publications, presentations, editorship, professional service and
contributions in relevant area of expertise.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture.
– Two years experience as a cooperating teacher or university
supervisor.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, educational change,
curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition,
theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of the
education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
– We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to
RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a
doctoral degree in a relevant field. If the successful candidate is
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer
status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start
of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Minimum Education Level EdD
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/497409

Keyword Search: 1179BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
– A brief teaching philosophy
– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

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

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

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position opening
Residence Director
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Supervise the Five-Day Residence program, which offers academic tutoring and independent skills training in a residence setting.

Percentage: 100% for 10 months from September through June

Responsibilities: – Plan and supervise all aspects of the residence academic, social and recreational program. – Assure compliance with State Education Dept. regulations
– Manage budget allocated to the residence – Comply with policies and procedures of Lexington School
– Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff and students within the residence
– Develop and maintain contact with students. families
– Develop and maintain contact with educational staff

Qualifications: – MSW or MA in counseling preferred; MA in teaching field or BA with experience in the position considered
– Fluency in sign language
– Experience in working with adolescents
– Residency experience

Available: September 2014

To Apply, Send resume as a word attachment to: mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to 718-350-3332.

Please put (Residence Director) on the subject line.

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Job Announcements
Rehabilitation Counselor (2 positions) Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
positions in August County (Fishersville)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

– Rehabilitation Counselor
We are currently seeking applications for two (2) positions.

Both positions are located in August County (Fishersville), which is
part of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services
Position Number: 00389 Location: Augusta (Fishersville DRS Office)
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

– Interpreter for the Deaf

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Position Number: W0287
Location: Fishersville
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

For detailed information, review the positions at our Interactive Job
Listing website: http://www.vadsa.org/jobs/

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job description
Therapists
RHA Behavioral Health Services
offices in several North Carolina cities

RHA Behavioral Health Services Wilmington, Lumberton, Greensboro, & Charlotte Locations

JOB DESCRIPTION
Applicant MUST know American Sign Language.

By employing deaf professionals, RHA ensures that the unique needs of the deaf community and deaf culture are respected and integrated into all services, including mental health and employment services.

Our services are designed to offer support to deaf individuals as they seek to establish stable living arrangements, learn new skills and information, find helpful resources, and gain meaningful employment. We believe that people should be as independent as possible in their lives, while receiving the support they need to be successful in reaching their goals.

Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Therapists provides comprehensive clinical assessments and evaluations, as well as medically necessary outpatient therapy services to deaf and hard of hearing adults and children with mental health, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse challenges so they may attain personal outcomes and lead full, meaningful lives that they envision.

Our DHH Therapists rely on experience, knowledge and education with limited direction to provide quality services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.

Quality Management/Clinical
– Facilitates clinical intakes and assessments for adults and children with a wide variety of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse challenges – Provides comprehensive clinical assessments to determine services needed and medically necessary – Effectively evaluates and treats clients – Formulates comprehensive person-centered treatment plans that are individualized to the individual/family’s specific treatment needs and are based on clinical experience and knowledge. – Utilizes various, best practice therapy modalities of treatment – Provides individual and group therapy services to promote optimum mental health and overall wellbeing – Establishes and maintains the confidence and cooperation of individuals and families on service, other staff members, and community stakeholders in carrying out the goals and objectives of the treatment plan – Maintains and exhibits self-awareness and professional boundaries – Establishes a non-threatening therapeutic treatment environment – Prepares/obtains correspondence reports as necessary to implement effective assessments, treatment plans and therapy services – Performs clinical role consistent with RHA policy and procedures, State and Federal rules and statutes – Serves as a member of the QA Audit Team to review various charts for accuracy

Advocacy and Mentoring/Coaching
– Encourages individuals and families receiving services to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and to develop insights into themselves, their relationships, and how to achieve their desired outcomes

Operations
– Submits and obtains authorizations from Value Options and Local Management Entities – Ensures that services rendered to persons served are billable via management of cases and/or providing direct services – Ensures treatment service records are in compliance with and corrected in accordance to agency, state, local, federal, and accreditation standards. – Ensures that documentation of service planning, authorization, billing and provision is completed in a manner consistent with RHA policy and procedure and state rules, definitions, or laws – Ensures adherence to confidentiality of records and documentation consistent with HIPPA guidelines . Ensures that incident reports are completed and submitted to appropriate state/local agencies and consistent with RHA policy and procedure.

Team Work
– Participates in treatment team meetings – Provides on-call/first responder services as scheduled at local office. Provides crisis intervention and response for individuals assigned to caseload or as additional on-call role. – Refers individuals inquiring about services or receiving services to appropriate community agencies and resources – Communicates ideas on improving services to Team Leader and/ or Director – Provides clinical, technical assistance to team in case conceptualization, development, and/or implementation of PCP – Attends clinical team meetings – Coordinates clinical team meetings as requested or directed by the Director or Team Leader to enhance clinical knowledge and ensure quality provision of integrated services – Provides training other teams on clinical and diagnostic material at the request of the Director or Vice President of Operations

Communication
– Maintains consistent communication with Team Leader, Therapist, and State Director (as appropriate) regarding documentation, authorizations, consumer progress toward goals, and consumer satisfaction. – Maintains regular contact with the persons served, their treatment teams, guardian and significant others in the person’s life – Business Performance – Provides clinical services and supports in attainment of budgetary goals – Collaborates with management to promote the growth of the company by making sound clinical decisions regarding revenue and expenditures as related to current and new services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education/Experience/Certifications/Licenses
– The minimum requirement for this position is either:
* A Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services experience; or
* Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services experience; or
– Licensure or provisional licensure in one or more of the following categories: Psychologist (PhD-level), Licensed Psychological Associated (LPA), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nurse Practitioners approved to practice and certified by the American Nurses Credential Center as an advanced practice nurse practitioner in psychiatric nursing.
– Must have knowledge and experience with the age and population served
– Fluent in sign language
– Valid driver’s license including personal vehicle coverage.

Qualifications/Skills
– To perform this job successfully, the 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.
– as may be required or amended by company policy. Develop organizational and communication skills that foster TEAMWORK.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and a thorough knowledge of deaf culture
– Knowledge of social, cultural, economic and special needs of deaf, deaf-blind, late deafened, and hard of hearing persons and their relation to vocational and social adjustment.
– Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the role and responsibilities of interpreters.
– Ability to work cooperatively with local officials, social service agencies and the general public and to make effective use of community resources.
– Ability to write in English and present effectively.
– Knowledge and skill in computer operation, video communication equipment.
– Ability to travel in assigned geographical areas across the state to monitor services sites.

Benefits
RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:
– Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription insurance – 403(b) retirement program – Paid Time Off . up to 26 days of PTO for full time employees! – Life and AD&D Insurance – Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit – Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative – Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities – Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve! – Many more benefit choices!

JOB SNAPSHOT
Employment Type Full-Time Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit – Social Services Education Graduate Degree Experience 2 to greater than 15 years Manages Others Not Specified Relocation No Industry Social Services, Healthcare – Health Services, Not for Profit – Charitable Required Travel Not Specified

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Science Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

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

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

Elementary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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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announcement of position openings for School Year 2014-2015
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

– Athletics and Recreation Program Coordinator
– Assistant Principal, KDES
– Evaluation Association

Application Information:

Send a completed Gallaudet University Application Form & up-to-date resume and email electronically to:

personnel.office@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-651-5352-Voice, 202-250-2284 Videophone
Fax: 202-651-5344

Job employment application can be found at: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html
by clicking on Job application

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employment opening
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf seeks a qualified New York State
certified High School Math Teacher. The successful candidate must
possess:

MA in Deaf Education or related area, 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.

Fax resume & cover letter to 516-922-0093 or email to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

Mill Neck is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant Director/Principal
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-monthposition. Responsibilities include
regularly observing, evaluating, and advising academic staff regarding
educational techniques and procedures, developing written reports as
necessary with the Director. Supervising student discipline and serves
as a resource to teachers in planning and implementing behavior
management procedures. Obtains support services for students in
need of counseling, evaluation, or diagnosis not provided within the
department. Reviews student progress, makes recommendations, and develop reports regarding changes in curriculum, classes or program. Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units,
and/or other service agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate
programs with compliant IEPs and IFSPs. Support parents in efforts
to obtain the most appropriate placement for their children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PDE Principal Certification or PDE Supervisory Certification and PA
Instructional II Certification in Hearing Impaired are required. Master’s Degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing is highly preferred. The extensive knowledge of the educational needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs is required. In addition, extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including IEP process is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance, Act 82.

the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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 announcement
Classroom Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests. Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content area. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students. Advanced Rating on the SLPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position announcement
Residential Counselor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned residential students in dormitory setting Provides general supervision during the out of school hours for a group of deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Associate’s Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf children. Advanced Rating on the SLPI

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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job opening
TRS Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for TRS Outreach Coordinator

This position will be staffed in Baltimore, MD.

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 TRS and increase
the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote
100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout
the state of Maryland.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American
Sign Language is required. A Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work
experience along with a minimum of two years public relations experience
is preferred. Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well
as a driver’s license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct
work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred.
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach
Coordinator

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 CapTel service
and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual
will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel
throughout the state of Maryland.

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
– Experience in public relations activities
– 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
– Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
– Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private
and non-profit sectors
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
– Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
* Senior Community
* Hard of Hearing Community
– Able to travel alone
– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time
position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach
Coordinator

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 Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service
(VACTS).

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

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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position announcement
Superintendent
Virginia School for the Deaf
Staunton, VA

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-virginia-deaf-superintendent/

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Communication Sciences and Disorders Lecturer
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences
Lexington, KY

Requisition SP552114

The College of Health Sciences is currently seeking a part-time
Lecturer in our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) division
to serve an important need on UK’s campus due to greatly increased
demand in American Sign Language (ASL) instruction which exceeds our
current capacity. The individual in this position will assist the CSD
program and the current ASL Instructor in meeting this demand.
American Sign Language is approved as a foreign language for UK
students.

The Instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in
American Sign Language and Deaf culture. The courses to be taught
will vary depending on student need but can include a combination of
ASL I, II, III, IV, and lab courses. The assignment could include
Distance Learning courses in instructional television, and online
formats as well as face to face traditional classes. The individual
is responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and
progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division,
and college policies and procedures.

Master’s degree required in American Sign Language Interpreter
Training, Deaf Studies or related field with major emphasis on
American Sign Language, from an accredited institution of higher
education. Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) Superior
or Superior Plus Rating or American Sign Language Proficiency
Interview (ASLPI 4.5) and American Sign Language Teacher Association
(ASLTA) certification or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
(CSC, CI, NAD V, or NIC) required. A concentration in Education or
another foreign language, historical or cultural area, or additional
discipline depth in the humanities or the Social Sciences is highly
desirable. Experience with distance education and Internet course
development is helpful. Extensive and creative use of several
instructional technologies is desirable. Must demonstrate previous
successful teaching experience. College teaching experience
preferred.

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

To apply for requisition SP552114, UK Employment Application must be
submitted at
https://pa087.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=250503

If you have any questions, please contact HR Employment at (859) 257-9555
option 2 or mailto:ukjobs@email.uky.edu

Application deadline is Sunday, July 6th, 2014. Any candidate offered
this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as
mandated by University of Kentucky Human resources. These screenings
may include a national background check and/or drug screen. The
University
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
minorities
and women.

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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 – 27 July 2014

DeafDigest Blue – July 27, 2014

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/10-count-rule-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/federal-contractors-hire-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missing-in-handbag-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-coolidge-gold-coin/

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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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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Robert Panara,
a long time member of the Gallaudet faculty and NTID faculty that departed us. He began his teaching
career at Gallaudet before moving on to NTID. At
both campuses he was one of the most popular teachers.
He embraced everything there was to deafness and
of Deaf Culture. A secret about him that many people
do not know – a national magazine hired him to lipread
the lips of Queen Elizabeth when she watched the
football game at University of Maryland. Gallaudet
president Leonard Elstad was not too thrilled about it
and mildly scolded him!

DeafDigest also dedicates a 2nd person from NTID
that departed us – E. Ross Stuckless. He was the
first hearing faculty member that NTID hired during
its founding days. He made NTID his career, moving
up the ranks. Like with Panara’s Gallaudet roots,
he earned his masters at Gallaudet.

Top stories about the deaf:

Scotland is hosting the Commonwealth Games this week.
It consists of athletes from British nations and former British
nations. Over 70 nations will take part. Anyway there is
a survey being asked of the deaf of Scotland to see if they
were able to access the Games – sign language, captions,
hearing assistive devices, etc.

British activists are threatening a lawsuit against the health
care providers for not providing interpreters for the deaf
during their medical appointments.

Don Cullen, a Gallaudetian, is the new director of
Public Relations for the TDI, Inc.

For years the Blind and Deaf Society of Kyrgyzstan
have relied on government assistance. But when the
government has stopped assisting, this organization
is now suffering for lack of funds.

14-year old Australian hip hop dancer Macy Baez,
who is deaf, will be accompanying her hearing
group to an international hip hop competition
in USA.

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Many times people with hearing loss or deafness need to ask for an
accommodation for effective communication in health care. Here, you can
create such a card to use in these times, or in an emergency, to show
people and explain the accommodation you prefer for effective
communication. You can use the form below to create this emergency card.

Select the appropriate values from the lists. It will create a personalized
emergency message to outline what you need. When finished, click on the
\Create Card button below to create your own emergency card. Print the
card and keep it with your other identification cards so that it is easy
for you to get to when you need it.

If you are a health care provider, please ask health consumers how they
prefer to communicate with you. Become aware of this card and even share
this information with others at work.
Visit this link: Accommodation Card

Accommodation Card

Home

The HealthBridges website offers information about behavioral health
services, social services and resources available to persons who are Deaf,
DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing

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

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

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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
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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special video
this video follows up a recent posting on U-S-A coin

original posting at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20140718/

for the video:
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-coolidge-gold-coin/

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

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Remembering Robert Panara with a picture

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/robert-panara-deaf-professor/

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special video
this video follows up a recent posting on women’s handbag

original posting at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20140718/

for the video:
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missing-in-handbag-for-deaf/

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

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2014 Deaf Mid-Atlantic Festival
November 15-16, 2014
West Friendship, Maryland

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

one of my friends is deaf

the deaf person I know is a great lipreader and doesn’t
need an interpreter at all

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware of this, but many
people in this country do not know that the vast majority of realtime
captioning on television is done by people who are using the skills of
a court reporter.

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is a national professional
association of court and freelance reporters, realtime captioners, and CART
providers.

The largest annual gathering of these professionals will take place later
this week in San Francisco as they meet for the NCRA 2014 Annual Convention
and Exposition at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square from July 31 through
August 3, 2014.

There will be seminars, workshops, networking events, and other opportunities
for court reporters and captioning and CART professionals to meet and learn more
about what is on the horizon in our industry. Speed and realtime contests will
be held to showcase the talents of some of the best steno writers in our business.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business world will
still continue to need our services, there will probably be some captioning and
remote CART provided from hotel rooms in the Hilton.

So when you watch your favorite live television show this week, you might wonder
where that captioner is. Is he or she working from a hotel room in San Francisco?

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told –

you speak very well for 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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DeafLaw

Johnny Wheat is a hard of hearing nurse, that relies
on his hearing aid with his job duties. He has
filed a job discrimination lawsuit against the
Rush Health Systems, of Mississippi, claiming
he was removed from his duties because of his
hearing loss.

…….

Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– circus clown

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf (formerly New Jersey
School for the Deaf) falling under the jurisdiction of The
College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State University)?
This is a decision that could be either scary or optimistic
depending on how one wishes to view it. School superintendent
Dennis Russell brought up this scenario in his editorial in the
most recent edition of Katzenbach School News. A recommendation
has already been made and the powers-to-be will need to make
a decision.

(editor’s note: the school has since then changed its name
back to New Jersey School for the Deaf; Dennis Russell is
no longer the superintendent; and the school is independent
of the College of New Jersey)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How powerful is the Power of the Attitude?
Ohio State University would not caption their
football scoreboard, thus eliciting a lawsuit
from a football fan.
And the Cowboys Stadium is accessible,
and the team recently gave tour to the disabled,
showing them how friendly the stadium is.
Two famous football programs. One with Bad
Attitude; other one with Great Attitude.
And as a matter of irony, Ohio State has
a great Deaf Education program. Unfortunately
the Deaf Education program and the football
program are not connected to each other!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper headline screamed:

Deaf gene studies attract PhD cash

It was a newspaper in New Zealand. Is it implying
that Deaf Genes is the easiest way for any doctorate
candidate to get grants!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

A deaf sister thought a hearing brother told her:
I will kick a friend out of Vicksburg

Vicksburg, a city in Mississippi?

He actually said:
I will kick a friend out of Facebook

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Administrative Assistant – 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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reposted – deadline August 4, 2014

job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time
position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach
Coordinator

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 Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service
(VACTS).

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

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com
by August 4, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/ where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021. Excellent benefits.

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

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

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open positions
Center for Human Development
Springfield, MA

Center for Human Development is seeking dedicated, compassionate staff for a new, innovative program providing residential services to deaf individuals with developmental disabilities in a house adjacent to Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Residents will have access to campus activities, facilities and entertainment.

– Program Supervisor
The ASL proficient supervisor responsibilities include supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern activities; interfacing with Springfield College to recruit interns; implementation of client treatment plans; participation in on-call rotation, oversight of documentation, oversight of facility upkeep and maintenance; serving as a liaison to external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the population as well supervisory experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition 14-0192.

– Assistant Supervisor
The ASL proficient assistant supervisor responsibilities include assisting with the supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern activities; implementation of client treatment plans, participation in on-call rotation; assisting supervisor with oversight of facility upkeep and maintenance; participating with supervision in liaising with external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the population. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition 14-0193.

– Residential Staff
The ASL proficient Direct Care Staff responsibilities include supporting clients’ activities of daily living, administering medications as needed, advocating for individuals within various community settings, providing opportunities to optimize clients’ independence and quality of life, and interfacing with Springfield College and the Springfield College interns working within the residence. Staff will develop professional and supportive relationships with clients and provide support and guidance with a person-centered focus.

Qualifications: Candidates will be ASL proficient; ideally have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; possess strong interpersonal skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have a vehicle for work use and current driver’s license; ability to complete medication administration training; deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. All candidates must complete and pass background record screening process.

To Apply: Visit http://www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition 14-0191.

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Employment Opportunity
School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications: – Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field – Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal Certificate
– Administrative experience preferred
– Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for those candidates not already certified)
– Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website
Website: www.christinak12.org

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V

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open positions
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state

– SOUTH GEORGIA
Middle GA
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698di

Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike
through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest
collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the
dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or
stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and
architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth
watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in
a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but
also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a
live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

– Athens
Athens: North East GA, College Town
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dh

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This
hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize
winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,
where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of
independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live
Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication
to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect
for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but
what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern
hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich
mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the
mountains begin.

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Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
– Paraprofessional
– Residential Advisor
– Nurse, School Clinic
– Teacher
– Graduation Coach
– American Sign Language Specialist
– Reading Content Specialist
– Life Adjustment Supervisor
– Sign Language Interpreter
– Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus. For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124

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position opening
Clinician LSW/LCSW
ACCESS Outpatient Services
Paterson, NJ

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral
health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide
psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and
their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this
population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to
various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,
on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be
called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations
about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their
capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:
– Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
– NJ State licensure or eligibility
– Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with
Deaf/HOH
– Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of
services
– Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and
organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator-Utah
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach
Coordinator-Utah

Location: Salt Lake City area

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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job opening
Louisiana Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Baton Rouge, LA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA, currently has a
full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator.

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for
the 2014 – 2015 school year:

– School Counselor (new)
– Part-Time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/
and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human
Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions. E-mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Announcing an opening
Principal – two vacancies
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a
specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf.
Exercises considerable ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit
the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students; and does
related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certificate
(057 or 065), State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate (092) or
ability to secure same. Good judgment. Ability to work in a
collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

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.

Visit http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed job description

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position opening
Teacher Aide
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a non-exempt, full-time 187 day position. The
Teacher Aide works with a teaching staff to assist in carrying out
educational program for a student. Provides coverage in classrooms when
needed during IEP meetings and at other times. Assists with teaching and
reinforcing living skills. Reinforces behavior programs and plans that
may be in place for a child. Assists with transporting student from place
to place when needed. Acts as an assistant to the teacher in helping to
reinforce any academic, social, emotional or behavior goals on the child’s
IEP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, Associate’s degree with general training
or experience in child development and/or experience working with deaf
children is preferable. The individual must be familiar with needs of
deaf students. Some experience in the area of deafness is preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are preferred at
hire.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
Residential Supervisor, Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

REPORTS TO: Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year. The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times. Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved. The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities. The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies. Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
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
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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

www.pahrtners.com/careers
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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 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 25, 2014

 

 

— probably the rarest deaf event in history!

an extremely rare deaf event took place, possibly
the first time. Two deaf sisters, both pregnant,
gave births within few hours of each other – at
the same hospital! It happened at the Union Hospital.
Interpreters? Yes, two separate groups of interpreters
were hired for this once-in-a-lifetime event. No way
would one interpreter be traveling back and forth
between both sisters’ beds and their doctors.

 

 
— yes captions and no captions

going on right now is the Commonwealth Games, which is
like “Britishlympics” involving about 70 nations related
to Great Britain – Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, etc. It is a big
event that holds high interest among sports-lovers
in the Commonwealth nations. These games are being
televised. Captions for the deaf? In Scotland, the
deaf are very happy because there are captions.
In New Zealand, the deaf are very unhappy because
of no captions. Not sure why couldn’t these captions
be shared with all 70 English speaking nations instead
of just a few lucky British-speaking nations?

 

 

— many deaf people hate Video Remote Interpreting

many deaf people hate Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).
Why? Many reasons – many deaf patients are not good
with sign language; slow internet connection; poor
picture on the screen; one can only see faces on the
screen, not full body; many hospital engineers do not
know how to fix video problems; VRI is disconnected
while waiting for doctor’s review of medical tests;
when doctor comes back, the video is turned on only
to find a new and different interpreter; many VRI
interpreters do not know medical signs; etc. What
is the best solution – real interpreter in person!

 

 
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DeafDigest – 24 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 24, 2014

 
— a surprise deaf Mixed Martial Arts fighter

Adams Evans is a deaf British Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter.
After many years of participation in judo and in boxing,
he became a MMA fighter three years ago. Since then he has
won all of his MMA fights. He also was just offered a contract
with Fusion Fighting Championships, which is England’s biggest
MMA company. There is a big surprise about it. What is the
surprise? Adams is 42 years old, already an old man in a
young man’s sport!

 

 
— a strange comment by past Miss America Heather Whitestone

A web newspaper today made a list of strange comments by
famous people. When Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman, won
the Miss America 1995 pageant, a newspaper reporter asked
her this question:

If you could live forever, would you and why?

Her response was this:

I would not live forever, because we should not live forever,
because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live
forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not
live forever

 

 

— sign language in a comic book

The issue #19 of the Hawkeye comic book, coming soon on July 30,
is having main character Clint Barton communicate in sign language.
Because of battles for justice, Clint was so badly beaten up that
he became deaf. As a result, he had to learn and to use sign
language. Very easy to draw a comic strip with sign language?
No, says writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja. It was a big
challenge for them. Anyway do buy the comic book on July 30th.

 
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DeafDigest – 23 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 23, 2014

 
— an amazing deaf photographer

Brenden Borrellini, from Brisbane, Australia, is deaf and is a
photographer. And he is amazing. Why? He is not just deaf
but is also deaf-blind! How could a deaf-blind photographer
take pictures of things he cannot see? He is completely blind,
without limited vision. He uses a specially adapted camera
that allows him to feel the buttons and instruments. And he
receives feedback of the scene through a device that converts
text to braille. This way – before he snaps the picture he
knows the composition, light, shutter openings and depth.
Does it work? People have praised the pictures he cannot
see but have taken!

 

 
— a horror interpreter story

What is a horror interpreter story? In Victoria, which is
Australia’s biggest state, a deaf woman was assaulted by
her hearing husband. The police came over, and was not
able to communicate because of her deafness. What did the
police do? They asked the deaf woman’s abusive husband to
serve as her interpreter! Yes, you read it right. The
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
is very angry about it and is conducting an investigation.

 

 

— this year’s most popular deaf short film

What is the most popular deaf short film? It is “Silent
Melody” that is directed by Prasanth Varma. He has been
honored as the most promising film director at a recent
film convention in Atlanta. Why is that film so popular?
It already has nearly 20,000,000 web hits!

 

 
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DeafDigest – 22 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 22, 2014

 
— The Ape Sign Language

Many of us have watched the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
and have noticed that the apes’ sign language was much better
than the original “Planet of Apes” movies (1968 and 2001).
New Orleans interpreter Shari Bernius spent a lot of time
teaching these “ape-actors” some signs. As a result we
were able to follow some of their signed phrases.

 

 
— Marlee Matlin and James Garner

All-time popular actor James Garner has departed us.
Has Marlee Matlin ever participated in a movie with him?
Yes. It was a 1997 movie – Dead Silence. It was about
three jail escapees holding deaf students as hostages.
Garner played the role of a FBI agent and Marlee as
the teacher of these deaf children.

 

 

 

— The most difficult deaf postal card to obtain

Over the years there have been many deaf stamps and deaf
postal cards. What is the most difficult deaf postal card
to obtain? It is the 1912 postal card from Germany.
Why? Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/1912-germany-deaf-postal-card/

 

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DeafDigest – 21 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 21, 2014

 

 

— A California sheriff receives a deaf kidnapping call

In Palmdale, California few days ago, a deaf kidnapping alert
call was sent to the sheriff’s department. Deputies went to
a house to check on it. A deaf couple and their hearing
children lived in the house and there was no kidnapping at all.
One of the children told the deputy he just got off a Skype
chat with someone from Australia. The deputies now suspect
that the Australian was responsible for the fake kidnapping
alert.

 
— kicking deaf mental health patients out of a country

The Health Services of Wales has been accused by deaf
Welsh leaders of kicking deaf mental health patients
out of the country, sending them to England. The leaders
said these deaf patients stay in England, never again
seeing their family and friends! The Health administrators
are denying this accusation.

 
— Earthlink gives a deaf customer problems

Earthlink is an internet service provider of about
1,200,000 customers. Way back in 2006, a deaf customer
wanted to cancel his account, but was ignored by
Earthlink. Each month for 8 years, he was charged
this internet fee on his credit card account. Only
recently he woke up and immediately emailed Earthlink
about it. Earthlink told him to discuss this on the
telephone. He explained he was deaf and it was much
easier to discuss this on email. Earthlink got angry
and threatened to send his account to a Collection
Agency. He then had to get help from a local consumer
service agency to force Earthlink to stop charging him
and to give him a big refund.

 
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DeafDigest – 20 July 2014

DeafDigest Gold – July 20, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/parties-boring-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cash-register-insults-deaf/

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Harris Communications has a selection of colorful wooden puzzles that
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Top stories about the deaf:

Ryan Hait-Campbell, a NTID student, was selected as
NAD Youth Ambassador

The Irish government originally planned on cutbacks
on funds that would help the deaf achieve quality
lives. After a huge public outcry, the government
seems to have backtracked.

Pit bulls have been criticized by dog-haters for
being “dangerous” animals. Don’t say it to a
13-year old deaf Indianapolis boy. His pit bull
jumped on his bed while he was sleeping and
licked on his face. He was not trying to be
playful but to alert his deaf master that the
house was on fire! The smoke detector was
working but the deaf boy slept through it!
Yes, he and the pet dog escaped the fire.

A deaf person has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey
against the state Attorney General and two
local police departments for refusing to provide
an interpreter during a traffic stop and during
his stay at jail.

A young man became deaf after serving
in the military, and immediately applied for
VA benefits. Finally after 26 years of waiting
his application was approved.

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Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise
waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so
let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
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PARTY FUN OR BORING?
A hearing person goes to a party and will immediately know if
it is fun or boring. He knows after listening to conversations.
For a deaf person, all hearing parties are boring, unless ASL-fluent
hearing person is with him!

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

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

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Gallaudet University Seeking Honorary Degree Nominations for May 2016

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-gallaudet-honorary-degree-deaf-nominations/

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A CASHIER THAT INSULTS THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor went to a store to buy something. He paid
for it at the cash register.
The cashier, afraid to communicate with the deaf, put the money
in the cash register and pressed the cash register.
DeafDigest editor saw the cash display screen and knew how
much money it cost. But the cashier went around the counter to
the front of the cash register to point his finger at the money
amount that was paid.
Very insulting! Makes DeafDigest editor look stupid.

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Deaf Women Conference of New England
Nov 7-9, 2014
Portsmouth, NH

information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-women-new-england-conference/

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

learning ASL fast or slow
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asllearn/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

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Deaf Book

My Yesterdays by Mervin D. Garretson

a self-published autobiography published by the author
not too long before his death

DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private
library.

The posting is at no charge

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– stuntsperson, Hollywood

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Where can I find deaf business people in the city
where I live?

A. Not easy! No such a thing as a city directory of
deaf business people. You will need to ask around, and
compile your own list. Do keep in mind that almost all
of these deaf business people work at real day jobs,
and operate their own businesses, part time mostly, at
night!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Company!

Family came to visit from Quebec. We always play cards.

It’ been a long time since I played cards. It was very difficult to
read the cards in my hand!

Time to stock up on large print playing cards!

Speaking of accessible playing cards, I hope Las Vegas is prepared!

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 we have many, many deaf traders working in the
Wall Street. We have deaf graduates with degrees
in Economics, Statistics, Finance, etc – but Wall
Street jobs do not await them.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1965 – Dr. Richard Orin Cornett becomes new
vice president at Gallaudet. He knew nothing about
the deaf and of deafness. Some years later he
invented the Cued Speech, thinking it was a way to
help the deaf to communicate better. Since then
Cued Speech took on a life of its own!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

63 percent

of adults age 70 and older have hearing loss (according
to a newspaper survey)

What this means – increased demand for captions and for
interpreters, CART services and sign language classes

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Grant Isenbarger will begin his sophomore season as
member of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
men’s hockey team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

For years Yuya Ishii, a pitcher in Japanese minor league
baseball, was listed as deaf. It was just learned he is
deaf in one ear, not in both ears. He is being taken off
the list of elite deaf athletes

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DeafSports Library:

An early fifties Gallaudet basketball game at
Ole Jim

http://deafdigest.com/early-fifties-gallaudet-deaf-basketball-game/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

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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Job Announcements
Rehabilitation Counselor (2 positions)
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
positions in August County (Fishersville)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

– Rehabilitation Counselor
We are currently seeking applications for two (2) positions.

Both positions are located in August County (Fishersville), which is
part of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services
Position Number: 00389
Location: Augusta (Fishersville DRS Office)
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

– Interpreter for the Deaf

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Position Number: W0287
Location: Fishersville
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

For detailed information, review the positions at our Interactive Job
Listing website: http://www.vadsa.org/jobs/

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job description
Therapists
RHA Behavioral Health Services
offices in several North Carolina cities

RHA Behavioral Health Services Wilmington, Lumberton, Greensboro, &
Charlotte Locations

JOB DESCRIPTION
Applicant MUST know American Sign Language.

By employing deaf professionals, RHA ensures that the unique needs of the
deaf community and deaf culture are respected and integrated into all
services, including mental health and employment services.

Our services are designed to offer support to deaf individuals as they
seek to establish stable living arrangements, learn new skills and
information, find helpful resources, and gain meaningful employment. We
believe that people should be as independent as possible in their lives,
while receiving the support they need to be successful in reaching their
goals.

Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Therapists provides comprehensive
clinical assessments and evaluations, as well as medically necessary
outpatient therapy services to deaf and hard of hearing adults and
children with mental health, developmental disabilities and/or substance
abuse challenges so they may attain personal outcomes and lead full,
meaningful lives that they envision.

Our DHH Therapists rely on experience, knowledge and education with
limited direction to provide quality services to the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing populations.

Quality Management/Clinical
– Facilitates clinical intakes and assessments for adults and
children with a wide variety of mental health, developmental disabilities,
and substance abuse challenges
– Provides comprehensive clinical assessments to determine services
needed and medically necessary
– Effectively evaluates and treats clients
– Formulates comprehensive person-centered treatment plans that are
individualized to the individual/family’s specific treatment needs and are
based on clinical experience and knowledge.
– Utilizes various, best practice therapy modalities of treatment
– Provides individual and group therapy services to promote optimum
mental health and overall wellbeing
– Establishes and maintains the confidence and cooperation of
individuals and families on service, other staff members, and community
stakeholders in carrying out the goals and objectives of the treatment
plan
– Maintains and exhibits self-awareness and professional boundaries
– Establishes a non-threatening therapeutic treatment environment
– Prepares/obtains correspondence reports as necessary to implement
effective assessments, treatment plans and therapy services
– Performs clinical role consistent with RHA policy and procedures,
State and Federal rules and statutes
– Serves as a member of the QA Audit Team to review various charts
for accuracy

Advocacy and Mentoring/Coaching
– Encourages individuals and families receiving services to explore
their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and to develop insights into
themselves, their relationships, and how to achieve their desired
outcomes

Operations
– Submits and obtains authorizations from Value Options and Local
Management Entities
– Ensures that services rendered to persons served are billable via
management of cases and/or providing direct services
– Ensures treatment service records are in compliance with and
corrected in accordance to agency, state, local, federal, and
accreditation standards.
– Ensures that documentation of service planning, authorization,
billing and provision is completed in a manner consistent with RHA policy
and procedure and state rules, definitions, or laws
– Ensures adherence to confidentiality of records and documentation
consistent with HIPPA guidelines
. Ensures that incident reports are completed and submitted to
appropriate state/local agencies and consistent with RHA policy and
procedure.

Team Work
– Participates in treatment team meetings
– Provides on-call/first responder services as scheduled at local
office. Provides crisis intervention and response for individuals assigned
to caseload or as additional on-call role.
– Refers individuals inquiring about services or receiving services
to appropriate community agencies and resources
– Communicates ideas on improving services to Team Leader and/ or
Director
– Provides clinical, technical assistance to team in case
conceptualization, development, and/or implementation of PCP
– Attends clinical team meetings
– Coordinates clinical team meetings as requested or directed by the
Director or Team Leader to enhance clinical knowledge and ensure quality
provision of integrated services
– Provides training other teams on clinical and diagnostic material
at the request of the Director or Vice President of Operations

Communication
– Maintains consistent communication with Team Leader, Therapist,
and State Director (as appropriate) regarding documentation,
authorizations, consumer progress toward goals, and consumer satisfaction.
– Maintains regular contact with the persons served, their treatment
teams, guardian and significant others in the person’s life
– Business Performance
– Provides clinical services and supports in attainment of budgetary
goals
– Collaborates with management to promote the growth of the company
by making sound clinical decisions regarding revenue and expenditures as
related to current and new services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education/Experience/Certifications/Licenses
– The minimum requirement for this position is either:
* A Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing,
Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health,
developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services
experience; or
* Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing,
Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health,
developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services
experience; or
– Licensure or provisional licensure in one or more of the following
categories: Psychologist (PhD-level), Licensed Psychological Associated
(LPA), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nurse
Practitioners approved to practice and certified by the American Nurses
Credential Center as an advanced practice nurse practitioner in
psychiatric nursing.
– Must have knowledge and experience with the age and population
served
– Fluent in sign language
– Valid driver’s license including personal vehicle coverage.

Qualifications/Skills
– To perform this job successfully, the 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.
– as may be required or amended by company policy. Develop
organizational and communication skills that foster TEAMWORK.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and a thorough knowledge of deaf
culture
– Knowledge of social, cultural, economic and special needs of deaf,
deaf-blind, late deafened, and hard of hearing persons and their relation
to vocational and social adjustment.
– Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the
role and responsibilities of interpreters.
– Ability to work cooperatively with local officials, social service
agencies and the general public and to make effective use of community
resources.
– Ability to write in English and present effectively.
– Knowledge and skill in computer operation, video communication
equipment.
– Ability to travel in assigned geographical areas across the state
to monitor services sites.

Benefits
RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible
full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness,
financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known
for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and
opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the
organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:
– Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription
insurance
– 403(b) retirement program
– Paid Time Off . up to 26 days of PTO for full time employees!
– Life and AD&D Insurance
– Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit
– Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative
– Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
– Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that
you serve!
– Many more benefit choices!

JOB SNAPSHOT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit – Social Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience 2 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare – Health Services, Not for Profit –
Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Science Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

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

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

Elementary Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

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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announcement of position openings for School Year 2014-2015
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

– Athletics and Recreation Program Coordinator
– Assistant Principal, KDES
– Evaluation Association

Application Information:

Send a completed Gallaudet University Application Form & up-to-date resume
and email electronically to:

personnel.office@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-651-5352-Voice, 202-250-2284 Videophone
Fax: 202-651-5344

Job employment application can be found at:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html
by clicking on Job application

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employment opening
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf seeks a qualified New York State
certified High School Math Teacher. The successful candidate must
possess:

MA in Deaf Education or related area, 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.

Fax resume & cover letter to 516-922-0093 or email to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

Mill Neck is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant Director/Principal
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time, 12-monthposition. Responsibilities include
regularly observing, evaluating, and advising academic staff regarding
educational techniques and procedures, developing written reports as
necessary with the Director. Supervising student discipline and serves
as a resource to teachers in planning and implementing behavior
management procedures. Obtains support services for students in
need of counseling, evaluation, or diagnosis not provided within the
department. Reviews student progress, makes recommendations, and
develop reports regarding changes in curriculum, classes or program.
Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units,
and/or other service agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate
programs with compliant IEPs and IFSPs. Support parents in efforts
to obtain the most appropriate placement for their children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PDE Principal Certification or PDE Supervisory Certification and PA
Instructional II Certification in Hearing Impaired are required.
Master’s Degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing is highly
preferred. The extensive knowledge of the educational needs of Deaf
and Hard of Hearing children and the ability to develop, revise, and
adapt curriculum to meet program needs is required. In addition,
extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards
including IEP process is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance, Act 82.

the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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 announcement
Classroom Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team
meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management
techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS
curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment
tests. Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content
area. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain
same. Previous experience working with Deaf students. Advanced Rating on
the SLPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position announcement
Residential Counselor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned residential students in
dormitory setting Provides general supervision during the out of school
hours for a group of deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual,
social, and emotional growth.

Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students
in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and
freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect
for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or
Associate’s Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf
children. Advanced Rating on the SLPI

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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job opening
TRS Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for TRS Outreach Coordinator

This position will be staffed in Baltimore, MD.

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 TRS and increase
the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote
100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout
the state of Maryland.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American
Sign Language is required. A Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work
experience along with a minimum of two years public relations experience
is preferred. Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well
as a driver’s license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct
work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred.
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit
http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach
Coordinator

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 CapTel service
and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual
will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel
throughout the state of Maryland.

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
– Experience in public relations activities
– 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
– Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
– Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private
and non-profit sectors
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
– Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
* Senior Community
* Hard of Hearing Community
– Able to travel alone
– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit
http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time
position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach
Coordinator

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 Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service
(VACTS).

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

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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position announcement
Superintendent
Virginia School for the Deaf
Staunton, VA

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-virginia-deaf-superintendent/

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Communication Sciences and Disorders Lecturer
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences
Lexington, KY

Requisition SP552114

The College of Health Sciences is currently seeking a part-time
Lecturer in our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) division
to serve an important need on UK’s campus due to greatly increased
demand in American Sign Language (ASL) instruction which exceeds our
current capacity. The individual in this position will assist the CSD
program and the current ASL Instructor in meeting this demand.
American Sign Language is approved as a foreign language for UK
students.

The Instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in
American Sign Language and Deaf culture. The courses to be taught
will vary depending on student need but can include a combination of
ASL I, II, III, IV, and lab courses. The assignment could include
Distance Learning courses in instructional television, and online
formats as well as face to face traditional classes. The individual
is responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and
progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division,
and college policies and procedures.

Master’s degree required in American Sign Language Interpreter
Training, Deaf Studies or related field with major emphasis on
American Sign Language, from an accredited institution of higher
education. Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) Superior
or Superior Plus Rating or American Sign Language Proficiency
Interview (ASLPI 4.5) and American Sign Language Teacher Association
(ASLTA) certification or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
(CSC, CI, NAD V, or NIC) required. A concentration in Education or
another foreign language, historical or cultural area, or additional
discipline depth in the humanities or the Social Sciences is highly
desirable. Experience with distance education and Internet course
development is helpful. Extensive and creative use of several
instructional technologies is desirable. Must demonstrate previous
successful teaching experience. College teaching experience
preferred.

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

To apply for requisition SP552114, UK Employment Application must be
submitted at
https://pa087.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=250503

If you have any questions, please contact HR Employment at (859) 257-9555
option 2 or mailto:ukjobs@email.uky.edu

Application deadline is Sunday, July 6th, 2014. Any candidate offered
this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as
mandated by University of Kentucky Human resources. These screenings
may include a national background check and/or drug screen. The
University
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
minorities
and women.

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Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Jose, California

Full-time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment
Specialist. This position is based at the Employment
Development Department branch in San Jose and reports to the Director of
Employment Services.

The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will provide services including
interpretation for employment services staff, office
support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in
and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of
hearing persons employed
– Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and
employers
– Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing
workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
– Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
– Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and
orientation
– Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
– Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
– Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of
clients, enroll and orient them to services
– Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
– Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned
by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Minimum of 2 years of employment development and/or equivalent
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
(Contact/Jobs),cover letter, resume & three professional
references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

Job announcement
Community Relations Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California (headquarters office)

DCARA has an opening for the position of Community Relations Specialist.
This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director of Community
Relations. The CR Specialist supports community relations by being the
point of contact for those who donate time, monetary gifts and in-kind
services to DCARA, recording and facilitating donor appreciation efforts.
The CR Specialist runs the Volunteer Program, reconciles donor records
with the Accounting Department for appropriate checks and balances, and
provides community education through agency-wide events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Input donor information into donor database and generate required donor
reports.
– Assist CRD Director in reconciling donor records with Accounting
Department reports.
– Assist CRD Director in preparing thank you letters and maintain accurate
records of letters sent.
– Manage volunteer program: recruit, screen and coordinate
volunteer/internship efforts for DCARA.
– Support organizing, proofreading, and ensuring readiness of DeafLink and
the Annual Report for publication.
– Assist IT Support Specialist for postings to eNews, Facebook, Twitter
and Website.
– Point of Contact for maintaining list of staff signed up for booths and
events throughout the year.
– Input client/volunteer information into client database system.
– Coordinate special projects/events as delegated by the Director of
Community Relations.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– High school diploma or GED.
– Experience with Mac and Windows PC, including Microsoft Office, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
– Highly organized with attention to details.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently as well as with a large group.
– Fluency in American Sign Language.

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA
offers extremely competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave
plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits. These benefits will be pro-rated to the part-time
position.

DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
employment) cover letter, resume & three professional references via mail,
email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gertrude Scott
Galloway, Austin, TX that departed us. For years
since she was a young woman, she has refused to
accept the limitations the society would place
on deaf women. She was a fighter – and over the
years she was an advocate, a leader and an educator.
She broke many barriers and paved the way for
young deaf women to accomplish. Only a couple of
week ago she gave a video speech, congratulating
Gallaudet on its 150th anniversary.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to
Robert Smithdas that departed us. As a deaf-blind
individual, he was an administrator with
The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind
Youths and Adults. Going one up, he was a national
spokesperson, advocating the needs of his deaf-blind
peers. He appeared on the Barbara Walters TV talk show
and she said he was the most inspirational man she
has ever met. That from a famous TV personality person
that has interviewed countless individuals.

Top stories about the deaf:

A business-oriented web site in South Africa is saying that
the TV industry is making a big mistake by ignoring the needs
of the deaf (sign language newscaster and captions)

Deaf British people are already sick and tired of these
hearing “deaf-for-a-day” deaf awareness events. A deaf activist
says there is too many of these and has accused these celebrities
of being interested in these events only because they were paid
do perform these pretend-deaf roles.

DVDs on Fire Safety for the Deaf has been distributed at no
charge in Oklahoma.

The Nilgiris Association for the Deaf, in India, said that the
government neglects the deaf when it comes to finding employment
for them in the government sector.

In Zambia, because of lack of interpreters, deaf people had to
rely on family members or on hearing friends to interpret for
them. This was the accusation filed by a deaf advocate.

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Many times people with hearing loss or deafness need to ask for an
accommodation for effective communication in health care. Here, you can
create such a card to use in these times, or in an emergency, to show
people and explain the accommodation you prefer for effective
communication. You can use the form below to create this emergency card.

Select the appropriate values from the lists. It will create a personalized
emergency message to outline what you need. When finished, click on the
\Create Card button below to create your own emergency card. Print the
card and keep it with your other identification cards so that it is easy
for you to get to when you need it.

If you are a health care provider, please ask health consumers how they
prefer to communicate with you. Become aware of this card and even share
this information with others at work.
Visit this link: Accommodation Card

Home (Blocks)

Home (Blocks)

The HealthBridges website offers information about behavioral health
services, social services and resources available to persons who are Deaf,
DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A LONG TIME AGO DEAF BOXER HELPED CREATE 10-COUNT RULE
Deaf Burke was a famous early 19th century boxer. Before one
big match, the referee was worried about Burke not able to
hear the shouted 10-count rule. If a boxer is knocked to the
floor, he must get up before the end of the 10-count rule or
he is knocked out. Instead, the referee used his arms to show
Burke each count. This is the rule that boxing uses today –
thanks to deaf Burke!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/10-count-rule-for-deaf/

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

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a new elected deaf official added to the list

It was learned that Montesano, Washington, has a
deaf member of the city council – Marisa Salzer.

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

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LABOR DEPARTMENT ORDERS CONTRACTORS TO CONSIDER DEAF APPLICANTS
Contractors, with over 100 employees that do business with
the federal government, are required to hire deaf/disabled
employees equal to seven percent of its labor force. What this
means is that big contractors (AT&T, Dell, Big Oil companies,
etc) must hire more disabled people. Hopefully this means
more deaf employees. This is a new rule that was established
few months ago. So far, it is working out for the disabled,
but not sure for the deaf.

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

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

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Labor Day Weekend
Camp Taloali campout
Stayton, Oregon

http://deafdigest.com/2014-camp-taloali-campout/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

the deaf person I know is a great lipreader and doesn’t
need an interpreter at all

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Names can lead to many word boundary problems for captioners
and CART providers. Captioners write phonetically syllable by
syllable on their steno machines.

Someone might say, “Where is the bag Dad brought in from the car?”

I’m sure you can see the trouble for a captioner. That sentence
may translate as, “Where is the Baghdad brought in from the car?”

A captioner must be alert and try to anticipate when something may
translate incorrectly, but sometimes errors will be made. If someone is
speaking over 200 words a minute, and the captioner is attempting to hear,
understand, and write everything that is being said, some word boundary
problems may slip through the cracks.

Because many syllables that are parts of words can also be the first or
last syllable of names, sometimes the computer will hook the syllable
together with the wrong word.

Someone could say, “We are going to add Amtrak to our list of carriers.”

A captioner or CART provider would need to be cautious that that didn’t
translate as, “We are going to Adam track to our list of carriers.”

Trying to anticipate these sorts of problems in advance can sometimes
be a difficult task.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

constantly telling the hearing person
“the interpreter is not the person you speak to; you
speak to me, and the interpreter only interprets what
you are saying to me”

(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

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DeafLaw

This is becoming old – landlords discriminate against
deaf tenants. The latest one is the lawsuit in New Orleans,
accusing the landlord of not helping the deaf.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– corrections officer

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Barbara A. Brauer, Ph.D.
who departed us last week.
She, much more than anyone else, revolutionized the way psychologists
(and even psychiatrists) treat deaf patients. Her long list of
contributions to this field is too lengthy to be abbreviated into one
short sentence here. The DeafDigest editor remembers two things about her:

* at the Gallaudet snack bar in the late sixties, Barbara was sitting
in a corner, eating something and chatting with someone, amid hushed
attention with much reverence from others in the same room. She was
one of the first, if not the first, deaf women to undertake studies
towards a doctorate in a demanding field. The DeafDigest editor, as a
young man, entered the snack bar clueless but immediately sensed the
hushed attention and got the hint. Never forgot this magical moment.

* at a wedding in the mid-eighties, DeafDigest editor was privileged to sit
at the same table with Barbara and her husband Allen E. Sussman. Casual
conversation led into an interesting discussion on Clinical Psychology.
Barbara explained, in simple terms, that DeafDigest editor never forgot,
that we are suffering from an acute shortage of trained clinical
psychologists, preferably deaf, that would be in a much better
position to treat their deaf patients. Nearly twenty years later
Barbara’s comments continue to strike true with all of us.

Thank you, Barbara for all of your efforts to make lives much
better for all of us

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have deaf people that ride horses; we have deaf pilots;
we have a world champion deaf motocross racer; we have deaf
auto racers, and even two deaf players in the National
Football League. These are “dangerous” sports, that even
people that can hear also can get hurt.
This being said, Walt Disney World is saying that Segways
is too dangerous for the deaf to use and is trying to enforce
their anti-deaf ruling via the courts!
Disability Rights Advocates for Technology is fighting
this ruling in Florida.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A California billionaire is proposing to split the
huge state of California into six states. Will he
succeed? No, but this leads to a question – what is
going to happen to the deaf? The Deaf Access program
has eight service regions – each region has an
agency serving the needs of the deaf – Deaf Community
Services, Center on Deafness Inland Empire, Orange
County Deaf Equal Access Foundation, Greater Los Angeles
Agency on Deafness, Tri County, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services Center, NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing and Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency.

If California is broken up into 6 new states, then
it may be worrisome. Each state deals differently from
other states when dealing with the needs of the deaf.
Some states are great; some states are not so great!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

A friend at work was talking about a cruise she wants to take

I thought she said:
I hope I don’t spend more than $100.00 per boy

A boy?

She actually said:
I hope I don’t spend more than $100.00 per port

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

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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employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider
our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit
CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/ where the official job
announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its
entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified
employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled.
The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate
education and experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021.
Excellent benefits.

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

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

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open positions
Center for Human Development
Springfield, MA

Center for Human Development is seeking dedicated, compassionate staff for
a new, innovative program providing residential services to deaf
individuals with developmental disabilities in a house adjacent to
Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Residents will have access to
campus activities, facilities and entertainment.

– Program Supervisor
The ASL proficient supervisor responsibilities include supervision of
direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern
activities; interfacing with Springfield College to recruit interns;
implementation of client treatment plans; participation in on-call
rotation, oversight of documentation, oversight of facility upkeep and
maintenance; serving as a liaison to external providers and the community
at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the
population as well supervisory experience. Must have excellent oral and
written communication and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf
and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in related
field required. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition
14-0192.

– Assistant Supervisor
The ASL proficient assistant supervisor responsibilities include assisting
with the supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield
College intern activities; implementation of client treatment plans,
participation in on-call rotation; assisting supervisor with oversight of
facility upkeep and maintenance; participating with supervision in
liaising with external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the
population. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and
must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing
encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Reliable automobile and
valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition
14-0193.

– Residential Staff
The ASL proficient Direct Care Staff responsibilities include supporting
clients’ activities of daily living, administering medications as needed,
advocating for individuals within various community settings, providing
opportunities to optimize clients’ independence and quality of life, and
interfacing with Springfield College and the Springfield College interns
working within the residence. Staff will develop professional and
supportive relationships with clients and provide support and guidance
with a person-centered focus.

Qualifications: Candidates will be ASL proficient; ideally have a
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; possess strong interpersonal
skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with
significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and
independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have a vehicle for work
use and current driver’s license; ability to complete medication
administration training; deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply.
All candidates must complete and pass background record screening process.

To Apply: Visit http://www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition
14-0191.

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Employment Opportunity
School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field
– Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal
Certificate
– Administrative experience preferred
– Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and
curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website
Website: www.christinak12.org

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V

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open positions
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state

– SOUTH GEORGIA
Middle GA
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698di

Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike
through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest
collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the
dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or
stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and
architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth
watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in
a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but
also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a
live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

– Athens
Athens: North East GA, College Town
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dh

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This
hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize
winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,
where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of
independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live
Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

– Rome
Beautiful North GA Mountains
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dd

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication
to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect
for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but
what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern
hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich
mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the
mountains begin.

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Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
– Paraprofessional
– Residential Advisor
– Nurse, School Clinic
– Teacher
– Graduation Coach
– American Sign Language Specialist
– Reading Content Specialist
– Life Adjustment Supervisor
– Sign Language Interpreter
– Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus. For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124

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position opening
Clinician LSW/LCSW
ACCESS Outpatient Services
Paterson, NJ

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral
health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide
psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and
their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this
population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to
various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,
on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be
called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations
about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their
capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:
– Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
– NJ State licensure or eligibility
– Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with
Deaf/HOH
– Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of
services
– Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and
organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator-Utah
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach
Coordinator-Utah

Location: Salt Lake City area

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at:
(800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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job opening
Louisiana Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Baton Rouge, LA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA, currently has a
full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator.

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at:
(800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for
the 2014 – 2015 school year:

– School Counselor (new)
– Part-Time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/
and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human
Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions. E-mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Announcing an opening
Principal – two vacancies
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a
specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf.
Exercises considerable ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit
the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students; and does
related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certificate
(057 or 065), State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate (092) or
ability to secure same. Good judgment. Ability to work in a
collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

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.

Visit http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed job description

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position opening
Teacher Aide
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a non-exempt, full-time 187 day position. The
Teacher Aide works with a teaching staff to assist in carrying out
educational program for a student. Provides coverage in classrooms when
needed during IEP meetings and at other times. Assists with teaching and
reinforcing living skills. Reinforces behavior programs and plans that
may be in place for a child. Assists with transporting student from place
to place when needed. Acts as an assistant to the teacher in helping to
reinforce any academic, social, emotional or behavior goals on the child’s
IEP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, Associate’s degree with general training
or experience in child development and/or experience working with deaf
children is preferable. The individual must be familiar with needs of
deaf students. Some experience in the area of deafness is preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are preferred at
hire.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
Residential Supervisor, Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

REPORTS TO: Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year. The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times. Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved. The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities. The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies. Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
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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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 – 18 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 18, 2014

 

 

— Walgreens executive says deaf can do it

We have a few deaf forklift drivers, but many companies
won’t hire deaf people to drive forklifts. They say
deafness is a danger in crowded warehouse areas.
Wrong, says Walgreens executive Randy Lewis. He
said “we found deaf forklift drivers are twice as
safe as someone who can hear.” He understands the
needs of the deaf and the disabled because his son
is an autistic.

 

 
— missing in a hearing person’s hand bag

A newspaper ran a story of a hearing woman’s
hand bag and the stuff in it. Inside the bag were
wallet, cash, snacks, eye mask and ear plugs, sewing
kit, safety pins, hygiene tools, band aids, pocket
beverages, beauty products, nail file, mirror,
prescription pills, charger for her mobile device.
And lastly, the iPhone. Only two things were missing!
A pen and a pad! Both very important to the deaf but
very unimportant to the hearing woman!

 

 
— an update on U-S-A fingerspelled Coolidge Gold coin

DeafDigest has mentioned a couple of times in the past
about the Deaf $10.00 USA Gold Coin. The US Mint has
announced that this coin is now being made available
for public sale. Cost of this $10.00 Gold Coin?
For the Proof version, it is $865.00, and for the
Uncirculated version, it is $845.00. To know more
about it, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-coolidge-gold-coin/

(DeafDigest thanks Kenneth S. Rothschild for this
update)

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 17, 2014

 

 

— 2nd best political ad is deaf video!

The TIME Magazine picked the best political ads; coming in
2nd place is the sign language ad by a political candidate
with an interpreter. The TIME Magazine said this ad was
unusual because of no voice with captions and also because
of no political promises.

Do visit it at:
http://time.com/2977253/campaign-ads-best-2014-summer/

Just scroll down the screen until you reach the #2 video.
Who is the candidate? Not telling you; you have to visit to
find out!

 
— no more high school basketball for a deaf referee

A deaf basketball referee told DeafDigest editor he has
stopped refereeing high school basketball games. He will
referee only recreational league basketball. Most referees
want to move up the ranks, but not that deaf referee. Why?
He said he is tired of trying to communicate with the
hearing people. Do keep in mind interpreters do not run
with the deaf referees on the basketball floor!

 
— a Comcast horror story with a deaf customer

Everyone hates Comcast. Their customer service department
hassles with customers that want to cancel the service.
A deaf man did not want cable TV that came with the Comcast
package. He only wanted the internet service. He contacted
Comcast through video relay, wanting to cancel cable TV
only. A terrible hassle took place and the deaf person
gave up and is stuck with the unwanted cable TV service.
He was told he could not cancel TV but keep internet.
This is not true, but the deaf person is stuck with the
higher Comcast monthly bills.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 16, 2014

 

 
— Harlem Globetrotters’ everyday deaf opponent

It was announced yesterday in the newspaper sports pages
that Red Klotz, not deaf, passed away. He owned several
basketball teams that played every day against the Harlem
Globetrotters, having lost to them 14,000 times! But it
was for entertainment, to play dumb so that the fans
can laugh. One of Klotz’s earliest players was a deaf
player – Bill Schyman. He toured USA and the world with
Klotz’s team and the Globetrotters for two years during
the 1950s. Schyman later coached basketball at Gallaudet.

 

 
— a crazy fad in the British Deaf Community

Fads come and go. The latest fad is pouring water on
own heads. It started by the hearing people in the
United Kingdom, but has lately been copied by the
deaf. They would pour water on themselves, and then
posting these pictures and videos in the deaf community
social media. It will last maybe a few weeks until
they get tired of doing the same thing every day.
Will we see this fad in the American deaf community?

 

 

 

— Historians love this deaf person

Martin Parry, who is deaf, lives in Swindon,
United Kingdom. It is a city of 200,000 people
about 80 miles from London. He has been saving
old movies of the past days of Swindon, from
1930 through 1960. Hearing viewers are fascinated
by watching the different way of life (cars,
clothes, stores, street traffic, and famous
landmarks that have disappeared). He spends a
lot of time with this hobby.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 15 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 15, 2014

 

— the Archie comic book

it was announced yesterday that the Archie comic
book will close. Archie, the famous character, has
died. This comic book started in 1939. Over the
years, have we seen a deaf character? Yes! An
early 1972 Archie edition ran a story “The Sound
of Silence” about Stella, a deaf kid. Archie
“teaches” the deaf girl how to read lips! Nothing
about ASL in the story. The only mention of a
deaf organization is “National Children’s Fund for
the Deaf.” Disappointing? Yes, but it was during
the seventies when sign language was not yet popular!

 
— no interpreter for an elected deaf member of city council

Montesano, Washington is a small town of about 4,000
people, at a long distance away from either Seattle or
Vancouver. Marisa Salzer, who is deaf, is a member of
the city council. She has repeatedly asked for an
interpreter for council meetings. The city always
turned her down. Having no choice, she filed a formal
complaint with the state Human Rights Commission. The
city woke up but said they “never” denied her an
interpreter. Is the city lying? Yes.

 
— a construction firm that hires the deaf

Do we have many deaf people working on construction
jobs? Over the years, just a few. Have we read of
a construction company that wants to hire the deaf?
Not in USA, but in England! There was a story today
of the Nutshell Construction in Sompting, England, a
town of some 8,500 people that have been hiring the
deaf for construction jobs. Too bad, it is not in USA.

 

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DeafDigest – 14 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 14, 2014

 

 

— wrong publicity about Derrick Coleman

The Seattle Seahawks web site said that their deaf
player Derrick Coleman is getting wrong publicity.
The Seahawks said that no one says anything about
him being a good player but that everyone writes
all about his deafness. He would not be with the
Seahawks if he was not a good player!

 

 

— a successful deaf businesswoman

Janice Fucci, Virginia Beach, VA, is a successful deaf
businesswoman. Only this past January she opened her
own Janice’s Brow Bar business, a beauty salon. Already
she has 500 clients. She didn’t start out that way,
being employed as an accountant in a family restaurant.
Anxious to make it big on her own, she attended classes
on becoming a aesthetology. She worked for someone else
for few years before deciding to go into business for
herself.

 

 
— a beer trip to Europe

Ken Fisher, who is deaf, brews his own beers under the
name – Grateful Deaf Brewing. He has been brewing for
a long time. He is making another trip to Europe to
brew his own beers at a number of European breweries.
One of his best beers is the Zythos Black IPA, which
has won some awards.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 13 July 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Will high tech devices replace interpreters?
DeafDigest says no way, but there are articles
that say it will. Fear not, interpreters will
never be obsolete.

The FCC has a war on its hands, thanks to
National Cable Telecommunications Association
and the National Association of Broadcasters
which vigorously oppose “forced” captions on
video clips. They are saying captions are not
even necessary on videos that lack dialogue.

There is a movie showing titled – 95 Degrees.
Theme is the 95 decibel threshold between continuing
as hearing or becoming deaf – thanks to exposure of
noise everywhere.

Quindell is a new British legal firm. Its mission
is to litigate all noise-induced deafness cases on
behalf of its clients. Critics are saying Quindell
is a “noise” ambulance chaser!

The West Virginia rule requiring dorm people at
the School for the Deaf and Blind to obtain
associates degrees by year 2018 is not what
is making people angry. What they are angry
about is that the degree will not promise them
job security! In other words, they may be wasting
their time and money going to school to obtain
degrees if they cannot keep their jobs!

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Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise
waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so
let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

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A CRUEL DEAF PUNISHMENT
A deaf employee in the federal government did not get
along with other employees and with the supervisor.
The deaf employee was right about many things. But the
hearing people hated the deaf employee.
The deaf employee was given a cruel punishment. He was
transferred to a new office – without windows, and all
by himself with no one to talk to. And to make things
worse, no work assignments.
Just come to work. Sit in the office. Do nothing
all day.
The deaf employee quit.

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

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

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DEAF STAY IN ONE JOB OR JUMP FROM JOB TO JOB
Many deaf people find a job and stay with it for
many years. It is always a fear of not finding a new
job if he quits his long-time job.
Many hearing people jump from one job to job; they
are called job-hoppers or job-jumpers.
Who is right? Stay in one job and suffer from bad
bosses and bad employees or to quit and hope to find
another new job?

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

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

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Eleven levels of sign language skills

http://deafdigest.com/eleven-levels-of-deaf-sign-language-skills/

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

Deaf person with college degree in storytelling!
http://deafdigest.com/videos/storytelling-2/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Wichita Association of the Deaf

read about it at:
http://deafdigest.com/wichita-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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Deaf Pin

Diversity at Gallaudet

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

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 is a

– jeweler

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was 47 School for the Deaf given a new name
as The Gallaudet School? (see DeafHistory below).

A. A mystery. No one knows why!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

I recently returned from an International Symposium on Usher Syndrome.

Scientists, doctors, researchers, social workers, families and individuals
with Usher Syndrome.

They came from 13 countries and gathered in Boston at Harvard Medical
School.

It was difficult for both parents and consumers to absorb all that
information!

One thing bothered me; one of the scientists put a price tag on us!

He said with cochlear implanting babies as early as 10 months old, it will
save the government $200,000 per child per lifetime!

Debate to be continued…

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 we will see a real deaf restaurant with a deaf owner,
deaf chef, deaf general manager – instead of just deaf
waiters and deaf servers

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DeafHistory:

Year 1919 – the famed 47 School for the Deaf in
New York City (oral program) had its name changed
to The Gallaudet School. A year later, the name
changed back to 47 School.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Zero

the number of deaf state schools in Nebraska, South Dakota,
North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, Wyoming, Vermont.

The fear is that the list will grow longer in the near
future.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Emily Regan returns as a senior with the Wilmington
College’s women’s volleyball team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Nick Hamilton was released by Cleveland Indians

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DeafSports Library:

a film of a 1948 Gallaudet football game

to watch the film, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/1948-gallaudet-deaf-football-game/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

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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announcement of position openings for School Year 2014-2015
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

. Athletics and Recreation Program Coordinator
. Assistant Principal, KDES
. Evaluation Association

Application Information:

Send a completed Gallaudet University Application Form & up-to-date resume
and email electronically to:

personnel.office@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-651-5352-Voice, 202-250-2284 Videophone
Fax: 202-651-5344

Job employment application can be found at:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html
by clicking on Job application

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employment opening
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf seeks a qualified New York State
certified High School Math Teacher. The successful candidate must
possess:

MA in Deaf Education or related area, 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.

Fax resume & cover letter to 516-922-0093 or email to
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

Mill Neck is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant Director/Principal
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time, 12-monthposition. Responsibilities include
regularly observing, evaluating, and advising academic staff regarding
educational techniques and procedures, developing written reports as
necessary with the Director. Supervising student discipline and serves
as a resource to teachers in planning and implementing behavior
management procedures. Obtains support services for students in
need of counseling, evaluation, or diagnosis not provided within the
department. Reviews student progress, makes recommendations, and
develop reports regarding changes in curriculum, classes or program.
Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units,
and/or other service agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate
programs with compliant IEPs and IFSPs. Support parents in efforts
to obtain the most appropriate placement for their children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PDE Principal Certification or PDE Supervisory Certification and PA
Instructional II Certification in Hearing Impaired are required.
Master’s Degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing is highly
preferred. The extensive knowledge of the educational needs of Deaf
and Hard of Hearing children and the ability to develop, revise, and
adapt curriculum to meet program needs is required. In addition,
extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards
including IEP process is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance, Act 82.

the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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 announcement
Classroom Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team
meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management
techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS
curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment
tests. Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content
area. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain
same. Previous experience working with Deaf students. Advanced Rating on
the SLPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position announcement
Residential Counselor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned residential students in
dormitory setting Provides general supervision during the out of school
hours for a group of deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual,
social, and emotional growth.

Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students
in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and
freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect
for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or
Associate’s Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf
children. Advanced Rating on the SLPI

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher (MA State License Required)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Secondary Vice Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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job opening
TRS Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for TRS Outreach Coordinator

This position will be staffed in Baltimore, MD.

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 TRS and increase
the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote
100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout
the state of Maryland.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American
Sign Language is required. A Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work
experience along with a minimum of two years public relations experience
is preferred. Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well
as a driver’s license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct
work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred.
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit
http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach
Coordinator

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 CapTel service
and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual
will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel
throughout the state of Maryland.

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
– Experience in public relations activities
– 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
– Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
– Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private
and non-profit sectors
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
– Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
* Senior Community
* Hard of Hearing Community
– Able to travel alone
– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit
http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time
position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach
Coordinator

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 Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service
(VACTS).

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

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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position announcement
Superintendent
Virginia School for the Deaf
Staunton, VA

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-virginia-deaf-superintendent/

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Communication Sciences and Disorders Lecturer
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences
Lexington, KY

Requisition SP552114

The College of Health Sciences is currently seeking a part-time
Lecturer in our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) division
to serve an important need on UK’s campus due to greatly increased
demand in American Sign Language (ASL) instruction which exceeds our
current capacity. The individual in this position will assist the CSD
program and the current ASL Instructor in meeting this demand.
American Sign Language is approved as a foreign language for UK
students.

The Instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in
American Sign Language and Deaf culture. The courses to be taught
will vary depending on student need but can include a combination of
ASL I, II, III, IV, and lab courses. The assignment could include
Distance Learning courses in instructional television, and online
formats as well as face to face traditional classes. The individual
is responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and
progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division,
and college policies and procedures.

Master’s degree required in American Sign Language Interpreter
Training, Deaf Studies or related field with major emphasis on
American Sign Language, from an accredited institution of higher
education. Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) Superior
or Superior Plus Rating or American Sign Language Proficiency
Interview (ASLPI 4.5) and American Sign Language Teacher Association
(ASLTA) certification or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
(CSC, CI, NAD V, or NIC) required. A concentration in Education or
another foreign language, historical or cultural area, or additional
discipline depth in the humanities or the Social Sciences is highly
desirable. Experience with distance education and Internet course
development is helpful. Extensive and creative use of several
instructional technologies is desirable. Must demonstrate previous
successful teaching experience. College teaching experience
preferred.

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

To apply for requisition SP552114, UK Employment Application must be
submitted at
https://pa087.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=250503

If you have any questions, please contact HR Employment at (859) 257-9555
option 2 or mailto:ukjobs@email.uky.edu

Application deadline is Sunday, July 6th, 2014. Any candidate offered
this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as
mandated by University of Kentucky Human resources. These screenings
may include a national background check and/or drug screen. The
University
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
minorities
and women.

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Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Jose, California

Full-time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment
Specialist. This position is based at the Employment
Development Department branch in San Jose and reports to the Director of
Employment Services.

The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will provide services including
interpretation for employment services staff, office
support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in
and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of
hearing persons employed
– Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and
employers
– Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing
workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
– Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
– Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and
orientation
– Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
– Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
– Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of
clients, enroll and orient them to services
– Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
– Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned
by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Minimum of 2 years of employment development and/or equivalent
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
(Contact/Jobs),cover letter, resume & three professional
references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

Job announcement
Community Relations Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California (headquarters office)

DCARA has an opening for the position of Community Relations Specialist.
This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director of Community
Relations. The CR Specialist supports community relations by being the
point of contact for those who donate time, monetary gifts and in-kind
services to DCARA, recording and facilitating donor appreciation efforts.
The CR Specialist runs the Volunteer Program, reconciles donor records
with the Accounting Department for appropriate checks and balances, and
provides community education through agency-wide events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Input donor information into donor database and generate required donor
reports.
– Assist CRD Director in reconciling donor records with Accounting
Department reports.
– Assist CRD Director in preparing thank you letters and maintain accurate
records of letters sent.
– Manage volunteer program: recruit, screen and coordinate
volunteer/internship efforts for DCARA.
– Support organizing, proofreading, and ensuring readiness of DeafLink and
the Annual Report for publication.
– Assist IT Support Specialist for postings to eNews, Facebook, Twitter
and Website.
– Point of Contact for maintaining list of staff signed up for booths and
events throughout the year.
– Input client/volunteer information into client database system.
– Coordinate special projects/events as delegated by the Director of
Community Relations.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– High school diploma or GED.
– Experience with Mac and Windows PC, including Microsoft Office, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
– Highly organized with attention to details.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently as well as with a large group.
– Fluency in American Sign Language.

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA
offers extremely competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave
plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits. These benefits will be pro-rated to the part-time
position.

DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
employment) cover letter, resume & three professional references via mail,
email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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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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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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Get Ready for the School Season

Starting to think about the upcoming school year? The ASL ABC Backpacks
are good for school or for carrying extra things when hiking or biking
around the neighborhood. Made of lightweight, durable polyester, it has
a design of the fingerspelled alphabet printed in white.

The backpack will keep everything organized with two large zippered
compartments, a large front slip pocket with hook and loop closure, and
a side mesh pocket. Size is 12″ x 17″ x 7″.

Available in black with red or blue trim, the ASL ABC Backpack (N581-BL,
N581-RD) retails for $18.95 at Harris Communications.

For more information, go to:
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Contact us at:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Robert Rademacher has been elected the new president of
the Deaf Pilots Association. He is planning to host the
next Deaf Pilots Association’s Fly-in event in
Rochester in 2016.

Donna Sorensen, an experienced administrator, was appointed
as the new superintendent of the Montana School for the
Deaf and the Blind.

NTID has dethroned Gallaudet as the College Bowl champions
at the recently-ended NAD conference. What this means is that
Gallaudet will vow revenge at the next NAD Conference.

In Great Britain, there is a new accident “racket” –
injured drivers are claiming loss of hearing while
filing lawsuits! The insurance companies are trying to
stop this racket.

Advocacy groups representing the deaf are saying that Apple
is not doing enough to help them with mobile devices. And
that they are afraid to get Apple angry at them!

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– Hurry up, Soon sold out –

Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise
waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so
let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

– Hurry up, Soon sold out –

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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

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BANK TELLER WHISPERING TO ANOTHER TELLER
You go to the same bank every week to deposit
your money.
You go to the same teller that knows you are deaf.
But this week, the same teller is busy with another
customer so you go to a different teller window.
The new teller does not know you, and says something.
Suddenly the old teller sees you and runs to the new
teller, whispering in his ear “he is deaf.”
Is this polite or is this rude?

– 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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Association of Late Deafened Adults Conference
October 8-12, 2014
Norfolk, VA

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

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TALKING TO THE DEAF PERSON OR PERSON BEHIND DEAF PERSON?
We always hate it when you think a hearing person is
talking to you.
He really wasn’t talking to you but talking to a hearing
person behind you.
You respond to the hearing person, and it can get all
very confusing at the same time!

– 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 Participants in Reality Shows

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

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BRITISH DOCTORS ARE ANGRY
The British doctors are angry. Why? Because the
telecommunication carriers plan to charge the doctors
for sending text messages to remind patients to show
up for their appointments.
Many of these doctors have deaf patients.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some errors that captioners and CART providers make are a result of
mishearing what is said, but many of the errors where it may appear that
the captioner misheard something are actually caused by word boundary
problems when the computer software is translating the steno.

Because captioners write syllable by syllable and do not put spaces
between the words, something like a “grand parade” may translate as a
“grandpa raid.”  The captioner may have heard it correctly, but when he
or she entered the steno, the computer translated it in an incorrect way.

Someone may ask, “Did the men unite against the cause?”  A captioner has
to be cautious that that does not translate as “Did the menu night against
the cause?” Because these two sentences are basically the same phonetically,
a captioner somehow has to make the distinction between the “u” sound coming
at the end of the word or at the beginning of the word.

Many captioners were not taught a way to differentiate between the two
sentences above, and they must come up with their own way to do
it.  Sometimes captioners realize that there is a word boundary problem
only after a sentence has been written and the viewers have already seen
the mistake.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

after a family visit and then being ignored by family members,
being told “I am glad you are here”

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

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DeafLaw

The parents of a CI student in India has filed a lawsuit.
It is to force the school to allow the student to wear
his CI during exams. The administrators were afraid the
student was using his CI to get outside answers for
the exam questions.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

— meteorologist

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Our Sixth Sense is being researched, quite seriously by a team of
researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
As we know, the Sixth Sense is acute among deaf people as a way of
compensating for one of our missing senses.
Glad to see that these MIT people is recognizing the Sixth Sense
even though they did not mention deafness in their study.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have had high profile deaf and hard of hearing
individuals serve as spokespersons for respective
organizations or agencies serving the deaf.
Examples were famous actress Nanette Fabray, during
the seventies, and in recent years – Marlee Matlin,
Heather Whitestone-McCallum, among others.
These people were household names where recognition
and identity were instant.
But Paul Rabil? Hard-core lacrosse fans know who
he is – a former Johns Hopkins University star and
now playing professionally with the Boston Cannons
in the pro lacrosse league.
He is the spokesperson for the National Cued Speech
Association.
Not too many people, outside of the close-knit
lacrosse community, knew he had a lifelong hearing
loss.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A student at an interpreting program complained
“it is expensive to become an interpreter”

he was referring to high tuition costs at the local
interpreting program

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

At a restaurant with deaf friends, the deaf
person thought the waitress, at the cash register,
said “26”

26 dollars for a low cost meal?

She actually said:

“Sweet Tea” to confirm the deaf person’s order!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Employment Opportunity
School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field
– Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal
Certificate
– Administrative experience preferred
– Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and
curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website
Website: www.christinak12.org

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V

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open positions
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state

– SOUTH GEORGIA
Middle GA
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698di

Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike
through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest
collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the
dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or
stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and
architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth
watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in
a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but
also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a
live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

– Athens
Athens: North East GA, College Town
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dh

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This
hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize
winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,
where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of
independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live
Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

– Rome
Beautiful North GA Mountains
http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dd

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication
to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect
for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but
what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern
hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich
mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the
mountains begin.

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Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
– Paraprofessional
– Residential Advisor
– Nurse, School Clinic
– Teacher
– Graduation Coach
– American Sign Language Specialist
– Reading Content Specialist
– Life Adjustment Supervisor
– Sign Language Interpreter
– Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus. For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124

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position opening
Clinician LSW/LCSW
ACCESS Outpatient Services
Paterson, NJ

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral
health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide
psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and
their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this
population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to
various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,
on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be
called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations
about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their
capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:
– Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
– NJ State licensure or eligibility
– Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with
Deaf/HOH
– Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of
services
– Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and
organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator-Utah
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach
Coordinator-Utah

Location: Salt Lake City area

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at:
(800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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job opening
Louisiana Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Baton Rouge, LA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA, currently has a
full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator.

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at:
(800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for
the 2014 – 2015 school year:

– School Counselor (new)
– Part-Time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/
and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human
Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions. E-mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Announcing an opening
Principal – two vacancies
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a
specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf.
Exercises considerable ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit
the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students; and does
related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certificate
(057 or 065), State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate (092) or
ability to secure same. Good judgment. Ability to work in a
collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

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.

Visit http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed job description

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position opening
Teacher Aide
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a non-exempt, full-time 187 day position. The
Teacher Aide works with a teaching staff to assist in carrying out
educational program for a student. Provides coverage in classrooms when
needed during IEP meetings and at other times. Assists with teaching and
reinforcing living skills. Reinforces behavior programs and plans that
may be in place for a child. Assists with transporting student from place
to place when needed. Acts as an assistant to the teacher in helping to
reinforce any academic, social, emotional or behavior goals on the child’s
IEP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, Associate’s degree with general training
or experience in child development and/or experience working with deaf
children is preferable. The individual must be familiar with needs of
deaf students. Some experience in the area of deafness is preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are preferred at
hire.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
Residential Supervisor, Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

REPORTS TO: Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year. The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times. Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved. The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities. The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies. Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
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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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 – 11 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 11, 2014

 

 

— a Coda remembers Matt Hamill

What many people do not know is that just-retired deaf
Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill was a freshman member of the
Purdue University wrestling team. That was before he
transferred to NTID and became a wrestling champion.
At that time Purdue had a Coda member of the baseball
team. The wrestling coach asked the Coda baseball player
to serve as Matt’s ASL interpreter. It was a big joke!
Matt knew no ASL at that time! Now we see Matt as a
polished, role model spokesperson, fluent in ASL,
making numerous public appearances at Deaf Events.
Yes, Matt has grown so much over these years.

 

 
— a Deaf World Pageant with a strange name

Today a newspaper carried a story of a deaf participant
in a Deaf Pageant coming up next week in Prague, Czech
Republic. This story said the name of the Deaf Pageant
is Miss World Deaf and Dumb Pageant. Sigh!

 

 

— worst Deaf Ad

We are seeing more and more ads that involve the deaf
as models or as actors. What is the Worst Deaf Ad?
According to an advertising industry writer, the
worst ad was the Apple ad that used a deaf woman
using iPad tablet and traveling on a “musical
adventure” with these sounds. The writer said the
ad was not realistic and is not what deaf people
usually do with their iPads!

 

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DeafDigest – 10 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 10, 2014

 

 
— there is no “Registry of Interpreters” in one nation

What happens if there is no “Registry of Interpreters”
(RID) in a country? The country without such an organization
is Namibia in Africa. The Namibian National Association
of the Deaf (just like our own NAD) is complaining that
the quality of interpreters is – lousy! And even worse,
no asks the national organization for input and feedback
on the interpreters. When we stop and think about it,
we are lucky that we have RID.

 
— Voice 911 sometimes has deaf problems

A spokesperson at a 911 center said that when there are
domestic situations involving the deaf, then these voice
911 calls sometimes do not work very well. For some
reason when hearing family members makes these 911 calls,
the dispatchers are not able to get the full information
they need to be able to respond effectively. Something
to do with language barriers between family members!

 

 

— Deaf involved in a pro-separation nation near Russia

In Belarus, there are people that do not like Ukraine
and like Russia. Again, in Belarus there are those that
like Ukraine and hate Russia. In a way the deaf are
involved! While we do not know if any of them are
fighters on the battlefield, there is a group in
Belarus. They have been sneaking around in small
towns in Belarus, giving out tiny Russian flags
to people.

 
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DeafDigest – 09 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 9, 2014

 

 

— Australia to find out if deaf can serve on jury

Australia discriminates against the deaf that want to serve
on jury. There is an experiment that will take place soon.
It will be a fake trial this week with everybody in the
courtroom, including the fake jury that has a deaf person
in it with an interpreter. This will be reviewed by people
in the legal field – to see if the deaf could really serve
on the real jury! Seems the Australians don’t believe
the Americans, which allow the deaf to serve on jury, and
want to see for themselves.

 

 
— Labor Department orders contractors to consider deaf applicants

Contractors, with over 100 employees that do business with
the federal government, are required to hire deaf/disabled
employees equal to seven percent of its labor force. What this
means is that big contractors (AT&T, Dell, Big Oil companies,
etc) must hire more disabled people. Hopefully this means
more deaf employees. This is a new rule that was established
few months ago. So far, it is working out for the disabled,
but not sure for the deaf.

 

 

— a restaurant editor sees a big deaf trend

Few days ago DeafDigest mentioned a new restaurant in
Toronto that has an all-deaf staff. A newspaper food and
restaurant editor said it is a new trend – of more new
restaurants becoming all-deaf, not just in Asia but also
in Europe as well as in USA. He pointed out that it makes
sense – because deaf employees tend to stay in the same
restaurant job for a long time while hearing employees
tend to quit all the time.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 08 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 8, 2014

 
— FCC hurting us with “must caption” video rules

FCC votes this Friday to caption internet videos or not.
The truth is that FCC has no power over the internet iself;
the FCC has power only over American broadcasters that put
videos on the internet. If FCC votes to caption the internet
videos then big risk is that broadcasters may stop putting
videos on the internet, just to avoid captioning costs!

 
— a long-time ago deaf boxer helped create 10-count rule

Deaf Burke was a famous early 19th century boxer. Before one
big match, the referee was worried about Burke not able to
hear the shouted 10-count rule. If a boxer is knocked to the
floor, he must get up before the end of the 10-count rule or
he is knocked out. Instead, the referee used his arms to show
Burke each count. This is the rule that boxing uses today –
thanks to deaf Burke!

 

— sign to voice computers seems to be a fake

We have been reading all about these sign-to-voice
computers that will allow us to communicate with the
hearing. There are some scientists that think it
is a fake. They say it is impossible for a device
to understand everything that is signed. For example,
there are about 5 or 6 different signs for the word
“computer” – also the same thing for “football.”
Could a computer catch everything? Not just hands,
but facial expressions and body movements. Possible
or impossible?

 

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DeafDigest – 07 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 7, 2014

 

— Marlee Matlin is part of Jerry Seinfield’s greatest TV episodes

There is a celebration right now, honoring Jerry Seinfield’s 25th
TV anniversary. Even though his program was cancelled in 1998,
there are Seinfield re-runs everywhere. TV critics made a list
of Jerry Seinfield’s best episodes. One such episode involved
Marlee Matlin; because of her deafness, Jerry thought she was
an expert lipreader, in which she was not, but which led to
laughs among these TV viewers.

 
— a deaf ASL-signing football coach at a big public school

DeafDigest mentioned in the past that Kevin Bella, who is deaf,
and uses ASL, was the assistant football coach at Mission
San Jose HS in Fremont, California. He has moved on – becoming
the head junior varsity coach at nearby Irvington HS. It is a
big public school of 2,100 students. Said Kevin “we are getting
ready for this fall season.”

 

 

— a politician’s hearing aid trick

Eric Williams, the past prime minister of Trindad & Tobago, served
in this position for 19 years. He had a hearing loss and wore
a hearing aid. His political opponents would complain that when
they tried to discuss an issue, Eric would remove his hearing
aid. Without his hearing aid, he just could not hear anything at
all. He did that all the time, which only angered his political
opponents!

 
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-town-with-deaf-ada/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-coda-embarrassment-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

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Be Prepared for Dangerous Weather

Storm season is upon us. Do you have a way to be notified when dangerous
weather is nearby?

One way is to use the Midland Weather Radio with Light and Bed Shaker
(SC-WAKIT1). Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people,
this kit includes a weather alert radio that receives signals from NOAA
when severe weather is going to strike your area. A Silent Call strobe
light and bed shaker is connected to the radio. When severe weather is
nearby, you will be alerted by light, vibration and a loud audible alarm
on the radio, giving you time to get to a safe place. The LCD screen on
the radio will also read out the specific warning such as “TORNADO”.

Check out all the weather alert products available on the Harris
Communications website and be prepared when severe weather strikes.

Go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG070614

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Google for Entrepreneurs, in Vancouver, WA, is trying
to help the deaf start up their own businesses. A workshop
took place to teach them the ways of operating a business.

In Mbabane, a city in Swaziland, there is a deaf-friendly
intersection corner. It has a read out display at the kiosk
that tells the deaf the up-to-date traffic reports.

Controversy is brewing at Montana School for the Deaf and
the Blind on the search of a new superintendent. The
veteran teachers are claiming they are left out of the
loop, with no chance for input, while the administration
looks for superintendent candidates.

Windsor is a Canadian city across the border bridge
from Detroit. Deaf residents of Windsor are complaining
about the shortage of interpreters.

The Empire State Association of the Deaf, the state-wide
association, affiliated with the National Association
of the deaf, is asking that legislators make it a
law to provide interpreters everywhere.

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– Hurry up, Soon sold out –

Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise
waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so
let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

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WHICH MSD?
You make a new deaf friend at a deaf club.
He tells you he graduated from MSD.
MSD? Which MSD? Maryland SD or Michigan SD
or Mississippi SD or Missouri SD.
Years ago there was another MSD – Minnesota
School for the Deaf – but the school changed
its name to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf!
Same thing with ISD – Illinois SD, Indiana SD
and Iowa SD.
These deaf abbreviations can be confusing!

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A DEAF CHILD STREET SIGN
There are many Deaf Child signs on streets everywhere in
USA.
And it is an old story that the deaf child grows up,
becomes an adult and moves away from the old house.
Yet – that sign still continues. Why wasn’t the sign
taken down?
A Department of Transportation person in one big city
said:

The parent must tell us to remove the sign. If they don’t
tell us, the sign stays there!

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

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

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Deaf Standard of Living

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-standard-of-living/

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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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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You live in certain overseas nations and use certain signs,
commonly used by the deaf. Such signs are not permitted – the
law enforcement people consider these signs derogatory.

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

hearing fear of the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surdophobia-2/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Connecticut Association of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/connecticut-association-of-the-deaf/

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Deaf Pin

Signs of Change
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-signs-of-change/

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 is a

– Cameraman, Hollywood

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. There are more and more Deaf Cafes overseas.
Why is it that way?

A. These cafes were set up by deaf social service
agencies. There is an adage that if you can’t find
a job, then you might as well as go into business
for yourself – hence these deaf cafes. Remember
everyone loves coffee, at least almost everyone!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Going to Las Vegas?

Many people who are DeafBlind will attend the International Deaf-Blind Expo!

This will be a challenge for us to try the slot machines!  Or play cards?

The event organizer said to “bring your own SSP”.

I prefer to use haptics, which provide information via touch.

For example, if I were at a slot machine, the SSP could use my back to tell me the results.

IF it is 7-7-7 for example, they would simply “print” 7 7 7 on my back.

There are many possible ways to help DeafBlind people to enjoy Las Vegas!

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 Census Bureau will do a full survey on numbers of
deaf residents instead of reaching at estimates

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DeafHistory:

Year 1993 – the FCC enacted a ruling that all new TV sets,
13 inches and larger, be outfitted with built-in decoders,
that we need for captions.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

99 percent

of decisions made for the deaf are being made by
the hearing. This accusation was highlighted in
a newspaper story this week

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Josefine Jakobsen, a deaf woman, will begin her
senior season with the University of North Dakota
women’s hockey team.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Vancouver Canucks, NHL hockey, drafted Mackenzie Stewart in the seventh round. He is deaf.

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DeafSports Library:

Al VanNevel was Gallaudet’s first blue chip athlete.

Before he enrolled at Gallaudet in September 1959, he was
a top flight high school basketball star in Chicago, attracting
scholarship offers from NCAA-I programs – Purdue, Loyola,
Murray State, etc. He became deaf after graduating from
high school, and turned down all offers to go to Gallaudet.

He was an immediate sensation as a freshman basketball star.
He also joined the soccer team as the goalie, despite having
never played his sport in his life – and it resulted him in
being invited to tryout for the USA Pan American soccer team.

After he graduated, he became an insurance executive.

http://deafdigest.com/al-van-nevel-unusual-deaf-insurance-executive/

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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 Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Application deadline:  July 13, 2014.

position opening
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
VocRehab Vermont
Brattleboro, VT

VocRehab Vermont is seeking a counselor based in our Brattleboro office to
provide VR counseling and casework services to individuals who are deaf
and hard of hearing. This position serves southeastern Vermont and travel
is required. The purpose of the position is to help individuals gain and
maintain employment.  Duties include assessment, job development and
placement, and assistive technology support.  Proficiency in American Sign
Language (ASL) and technologies used by individuals who are deaf and hard
of hearing is required.  Master’s degree in rehab counseling, social work,
psychology or special education is required.

REQUIREMENTS:  There is one position open for which we are recruiting at
two levels (Counselor I and II) so applicants should apply for each of the
levels for which they wish to be considered.  Candidates with a Master’s
degree in Rehabilitation Counseling may apply to job posting #615071
(level II); with a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology
or Special Education, apply to job posting #615086 (level I).

Applicants must apply online at:
http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

Application deadline:  July 13, 2014

For further information please contact Bill Hudson at:
mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us

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position opening
Assistant Director/Principal
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-monthposition.  Responsibilities include
regularly observing, evaluating, and advising academic staff regarding
educational techniques and procedures, developing written reports as
necessary with the Director.  Supervising student discipline and serves
as a resource to teachers in planning and implementing behavior
management procedures.  Obtains support services for students in
need of counseling, evaluation, or diagnosis not provided within the
department.  Reviews student progress, makes recommendations, and develop reports regarding changes in curriculum, classes or program. Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units,
and/or other service agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate
programs with compliant IEPs and IFSPs. Support parents in efforts
to obtain the most appropriate placement for their children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PDE Principal Certification or PDE Supervisory Certification and PA
Instructional II Certification in Hearing Impaired are required. Master’s Degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing is highly preferred. The extensive knowledge of the educational needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs is required.  In addition, extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including IEP process is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance, Act 82.

the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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 announcement
Classroom Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:    September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content area.  New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same.  Previous experience working with Deaf students.  Advanced Rating on the SLPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position announcement
Residential Counselor
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned residential students in dormitory setting Provides general supervision during the out of school hours for a group of  deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Associate’s Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf children. Advanced Rating on the SLPI

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher (MA State License Required)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Secondary Vice Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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job opening
TRS Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for TRS Outreach Coordinator

This position will be staffed in Baltimore, MD.

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 TRS and increase
the number of customers served by Maryland Relay.  Individual will devote
100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout
the state of Maryland.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American
Sign Language is required. A Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work
experience along with a minimum of two years public relations experience
is preferred.  Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well
as a driver’s license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct
work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred.
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time
position open for Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach
Coordinator

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 CapTel service
and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay.  Individual
will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel
throughout the state of Maryland.

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
–       Experience in public relations activities
–       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
–       Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
–       Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships
with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private
and non-profit sectors
–       Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users
–       Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from
relay services:
*       Senior Community
*       Hard of Hearing Community
–       Able to travel alone
–       Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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job opening
Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia currently has a full time
position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach
Coordinator

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 Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service
(VACTS).

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

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com
by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.
For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR
Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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position announcement
Superintendent
Virginia School for the Deaf
Staunton, VA

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-virginia-deaf-superintendent/

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS:         Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:                Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Communication Sciences and Disorders Lecturer
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences
Lexington, KY

Requisition SP552114

The College of Health Sciences is currently seeking a part-time
Lecturer in our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) division
to serve an important need on UK’s campus due to greatly increased
demand in American Sign Language (ASL) instruction which exceeds our
current capacity. The individual in this position will assist the CSD
program and the current ASL Instructor in meeting this demand.
American Sign Language is approved as a foreign language for UK
students.

The Instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in
American Sign Language and Deaf culture. The courses to be taught
will vary depending on student need but can include a combination of
ASL I, II, III, IV, and lab courses. The assignment could include
Distance Learning courses in instructional television, and online
formats as well as face to face traditional classes. The individual
is responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and
progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division,
and college policies and procedures.

Master’s degree required in American Sign Language Interpreter
Training, Deaf Studies or related field with major emphasis on
American Sign Language, from an accredited institution of higher
education. Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) Superior
or Superior Plus Rating or American Sign Language Proficiency
Interview (ASLPI 4.5) and American Sign Language Teacher Association
(ASLTA) certification or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
(CSC, CI, NAD V, or NIC) required. A concentration in Education or
another foreign language, historical or cultural area, or additional
discipline depth in the humanities or the Social Sciences is highly
desirable. Experience with distance education and Internet course
development is helpful. Extensive and creative use of several
instructional technologies is desirable. Must demonstrate previous
successful teaching experience. College teaching experience
preferred.

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

To apply for requisition SP552114, UK Employment Application must be
submitted at
https://pa087.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=250503

If you have any questions, please contact HR Employment at (859) 257-9555
option 2 or mailto:ukjobs@email.uky.edu

Application deadline is Sunday, July 6th, 2014.  Any candidate offered
this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as
mandated by University of Kentucky Human resources.  These screenings
may include a national background check and/or drug screen.  The
University
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
minorities
and women.

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Job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Jose, California

Full-time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment
Specialist. This position is based at the Employment
Development Department branch in San Jose and reports to the Director of
Employment Services.

The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will provide services including
interpretation for employment services staff, office
support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in
and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of
hearing persons employed
– Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and
employers
– Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing
workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops
– Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
– Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and
orientation
– Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
– Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
– Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of
clients, enroll and orient them to services
– Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
– Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned
by Director of Employment Services

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Minimum of 2 years of employment development and/or equivalent
– Fluent in American Sign Language, Candidate without a certificate may be
hired, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 month of employment
– BA preferred
– Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
– Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS
office (Word, Excel, power point, and
Outlook) preferred
– Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.
DEADLINE: Until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
(Contact/Jobs),cover letter, resume & three professional
references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

Job announcement
Community Relations Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California (headquarters office)

DCARA has an opening for the position of Community Relations Specialist.
This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director of Community
Relations. The CR Specialist supports community relations by being the
point of contact for those who donate time, monetary gifts and in-kind
services to DCARA, recording and facilitating donor appreciation efforts.
The CR Specialist runs the Volunteer Program, reconciles donor records
with the Accounting Department for appropriate checks and balances, and
provides community education through agency-wide events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Input donor information into donor database and generate required donor
reports.
– Assist CRD Director in reconciling donor records with Accounting
Department reports.
– Assist CRD Director in preparing thank you letters and maintain accurate
records of letters sent.
– Manage volunteer program: recruit, screen and coordinate
volunteer/internship efforts for DCARA.
– Support organizing, proofreading, and ensuring readiness of DeafLink and
the Annual Report for publication.
– Assist IT Support Specialist for postings to eNews, Facebook, Twitter
and Website.
– Point of Contact for maintaining list of staff signed up for booths and
events throughout the year.
– Input client/volunteer information into client database system.
– Coordinate special projects/events as delegated by the Director of
Community Relations.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– High school diploma or GED.
– Experience with Mac and Windows PC, including Microsoft Office, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
– Highly organized with attention to details.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently as well as with a large group.
– Fluency in American Sign Language.

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA
offers extremely competitive benefits such as 12 days of holiday leave
plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits. These benefits will be pro-rated to the part-time
position.

DEADLINE: June 13, 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under
employment) cover letter, resume & three professional references via mail,
email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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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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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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Top stories about the deaf:

The Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
refused to admit a student because of his deafness.
As a result, a discrimination lawsuit has been filed.

More and more deaf-run cafes are sprouting up overseas.
The latest is Deaf Connections Cafe in Scotland.

The Michigan deaf community is pretty much pleased with the new laws regarding interpreters that is due to
kick off on July 7th.

Ireland is broke. As a result, funding for the Irish Deaf
Society has been withdrawn. Deaf activists are not too
happy about it.

UK Sport, the governing body of British Olympics and Winter
Olympics teams, just tripled their funding for their athletes.
UK Sport also provided more money for its Paralympic athletes.
For the deaf – zero funds! Sounds pretty much familiar in USA.
How much money was involved? £31 million or 53 million in USA
dollars!

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Lets’ plan an escape from harsh winters in the North

Go on the Bahamas Cruise with us on Happy New Year’s Day

You’ll get to swim with dolphins and tropical fish in turquoise
waters, or soar above the sea in a parasail at Coco Cay private island.

Then explore the islands’ thrilling history of Bahamas & Key West.

It’s a slice of paradise dream vacation you’ll never forget !

Also There will be a Happy New Year Eve Party!

Soon to be sold out because it is a very popular holiday cruise so
let’s book today!

Dec 29, 2014-15 for 4 nights 5 days

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com/bahamas.html

or call me 217-408-0485

Thank you, John Riordan, Deaf Travel Agent & Host group cruise

– Hurry up, Soon sold out –

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
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ANGRY AT A FAMOUS DEAF PERSON
DeafDigest editor is angry at a famous deaf person.
Sorry, the name of that famous deaf person is a secret.
Anyway that famous deaf person told DeafDigest editor
that he loves sign language and uses it all the time
with deaf people. His sign language is pretty good
But that same famous deaf person tells other deaf person
he is an oralist and never uses sign language!
Why tell lies?

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

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

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Is it Harkin’s last piece of legislature?

http://deafdigest.com/2014-harkin-last-deaf-bill/

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DUMB HEARING RESTAURANT HOSTESS
You and your friend enter a restaurant. The hostess
leads you to a table, which is next to another deaf person
and his friend.
That another deaf person and his friend are enemies
with you. This makes things very uncomfortable for
the deaf people sitting near each other.
Is it the hostess’ fault? Probably yes, because
she assumes that all deaf people are friends; the hostess
should have known better – because many hearing people
have enemies.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-next-each-other-in-restaurant/

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

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The delegates at the NAD Conference voted on top five
priorities.

These priorities are at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-nad-deaf-delegates-priorities/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:
my family member is deaf

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another type of error that a realtime captioner or CART provider
might make would be a mishearing error. If you are familiar with a
subject matter, it is much easier to understand what someone is
saying.

What deaf people may not understand is that occasionally hearing
people mishear or do not understand something someone says, but then
a few seconds later, they realize what was actually said. Sometimes
the person may not even realize that he or she misheard or
misunderstood what was said. Unfortunately, when something like that
happens with a captioner, it is usually too late to go back and
correct what was already sent to the screen.

One area where mishearing frequently occurs is when listening to song
lyrics. Many people may continue singing incorrect song lyrics for
years because they never realize that they misheard or misunderstood
them. Part of the problem is that there may be little context for the
lyrics to make sense.

One common mishearing comes from the song “Bad Moon Rising” by
Creedence Clearwater Revival. Many, many people haven’t realized that
the lyrics are “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”  Instead, they
continue to sing along by singing “There’s a bathroom on the
right.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

many people assuming that to be deaf is to be less intelligent

(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

History has been broken in London when sign language was the primary
language in a criminal case since the victim, defendant and witnesses
all used it. And everything was videotaped to make sure that all
were in agreement with what was being signed all around.

The Ministry of Justice and Home Office representatives are
studying the case to understand its implications.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

– winery owner

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We now have a deaf attorney in Belgium that was elected to the
Flemish Parliament. The woman of such a huge honor is Helga Stevens,
a graduate of University of California law school and an attorney
with the Brussels bar.
Because Belgium is a tri-lingual country, different regions are
autonomous, and the Flemish Parliament takes care of people in their
own region.
Congrats, Helga.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It is terrible to be deaf. This is the attitude exhibited
by the residents of Dadhkai, a village hidden in the remote
section of India.
This tiny village consists of 47 families, and each one
has at least a deaf member. This has been going on since
1931.
Why the high incidence of deafness? Interbreeding. And
said a village resident:

The birth of a child is a very happy occasion, meant to be
celebrated. But here the birth of a child leads to
harassment not only for the parents but for the entire village

The village needs a massive attitude adjustment!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are we seeing a paradox?

The more strict the ADA laws are, the more resistance
we are seeing from these defendants.

Weren’t these ADA laws supposed to make these defendants
more compliant?

Apparently not!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

The deaf person went to an eye specialist. He dilated
her eyes with some medication.

The nurse asked some questions.

The deaf person thought the nurse asked:
are your eyes gassy?

The nurse actually asked:
are your eyes hazy?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

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

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Application deadline:  July 13, 2014.

position opening
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
VocRehab Vermont
Brattleboro, VT

VocRehab Vermont is seeking a counselor based in our Brattleboro office to provide VR counseling and casework services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. This position serves southeastern Vermont and travel is required. The purpose of the position is to help individuals gain and maintain employment.  Duties include assessment, job development and placement, and assistive technology support.  Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) and technologies used by individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing is required.  Master.s degree in rehab counseling, social work, psychology or special education is required.

REQUIREMENTS:  There is one position open for which we are recruiting at two levels (Counselor I and II) so applicants should apply for each of the levels for which they wish to be considered.  Candidates with a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling may apply to job posting #615071 (level II); with a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Special Education, apply to job posting #615086 (level I).

Applicants must apply online at: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

Application deadline:  July 13, 2014

For further information please contact Bill Hudson at: mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us

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position opening
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
office in Rome, GA

http://careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14698dd

This position is located in the beautiful north GA Mountains.  The office is located in Rome, GA.  The counselor in this position also works with the students at the GA School for the Deaf which is located about 20 minutes away, in Cave Springs GA.

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Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students.  GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state.  GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States.  GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring.  The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
–       Paraprofessional
–       Residential Advisor
–       Nurse, School Clinic
–       Teacher
–       Graduation Coach
–       American Sign Language Specialist
–       Reading Content Specialist
–       Life Adjustment Supervisor
–       Sign Language Interpreter
–       Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus.  For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

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position opening
Clinician LSW/LCSW
ACCESS Outpatient Services
Paterson, NJ

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral
health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide
psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and
their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this
population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to
various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,
on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be
called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations
about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their
capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:
–       Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
–       NJ State licensure or eligibility
–       Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with
Deaf/HOH
–       Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of
services
–       Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and
organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator-Utah
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach
Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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job opening
Louisiana Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Baton Rouge, LA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA, currently has a
full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator.

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

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:
http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800)
821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or
disability.

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs
for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the
school.
To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as
required.
To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to
plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student
success.

DESIRED UALIFICATIONS:         Master’s Degree in Speech/Language
Pathology.
New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of
Deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will
be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:                Until filled.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for
the  2014 – 2015 school year:

– School Counselor (new)
– Part-Time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/
and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human
Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Announcing an opening
Principal – two vacancies
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a
specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf.
Exercises considerable ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit
the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students; and does
related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certificate
(057 or 065), State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate (092) or
ability to secure same.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a
collaborative team setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

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.

Visit http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed job description

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position opening
Teacher Aide
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:                Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a non-exempt, full-time 187 day position.  The
Teacher Aide works with a teaching staff to assist in carrying out
educational program for a student.  Provides coverage in classrooms when
needed during IEP meetings and at other times.  Assists with teaching and
reinforcing living skills.  Reinforces behavior programs and plans that
may be in place for a child.  Assists with transporting student from place
to place when needed.  Acts as an assistant to the teacher in helping to
reinforce any academic, social, emotional or behavior goals on the child’s
IEP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, Associate’s degree with general training
or experience in child development and/or experience working with deaf
children is preferable.  The individual must be familiar with needs of
deaf students.  Some experience in the area of deafness is preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are preferred at
hire.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

STARTING DATE:        August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
Residential Supervisor, Afternoon Shift
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

REPORTS TO:        Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours
per week, 187 days/year.  The Residential Supervisor supervises and
interacts with children during recreational times, meal times, and study
times.  Assists students with homework assignments; some tutoring may be
involved.  The Residential Supervisor is also responsible for the safety
and security of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; high school diploma required;
individual must be of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well
with children in recreational activities.  The individual must be able to
respond to a variety of situations including emergencies.  Experience
working with deaf children is helpful.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is
“Advanced”.  The minimum  level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances required.

STARTING DATE:        August 19, 2014

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

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children 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
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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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 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 – 04 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 4, 2014

 
— South Carolina sheriff insults the deaf

A newspaper story ran this morning about the Union County
(South Carolina) making plans to install text-to-911
services. While discussing this with a newspaper reporter
Union County Sheriff David Taylor said “What we have now
is for people who are deaf-mute.” Very possibly the
sheriff was not aware of it but calling us deaf-mute is
an ultimate insult. Not too far from Union County is South
Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. Perhaps the
Union County government needs to send Taylor to the
school for an attitude adjustment!

 

— a sign language restaurant in Toronto

opening up on July 16th is Signs Restaurant, located
at Yonge and Wellesley in Toronto. While the owners
are hearing, the servers in this restaurant are all
deaf. Hearing patrons will order their meals through
a cheat sign language cards. The restaurant theme is
“where noise meets silence.” Hopefully the owners
will give opportunities in the restaurant as chefs,
shift managers, general managers and maître d’.
We do not want to see deaf employees locked into
dead end jobs with no chances for promotion and
better pay!

 

— a legendary deaf athlete retires again

For the second time within three years, deaf Ultimate
Fighter Matt Hamill has retired. Why? His fighting
injuries would not go away. We will remember Matt
for two accomplishments. He was the rare college
wrestler that won three national championships in
three different weight classes. And also for defeating
Jon Jones, the best Ultimate Fighter ever. Yes, it
was a win by disqualification but it is Jones’
only defeat.

 
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DeafDigest – 03 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 3, 2014

 
— a new deaf phrase for baseball and a challenge

A new deaf phrase for baseball is Silent Inning.
The Lincoln Saltdogs (Nebraska) pro baseball team
had a Silent Inning during the fifth inning of last
night’s game. During that inning, everything is
silent, meaning no public announcements. This is to
create awareness of the deaf. It was the idea of
Charlie Myers, the team’s president who is fluent
in ASL. Now – a challenge for him – to offer
contracts to deaf baseball players to play for the
Saltdogs!

 
— tapping the shoulder of a hearing person is not assault

Deaf people know that when their shoulder is tapped by
hearing people, it is to get attention. But many hearing
people consider it an assault if a deaf person taps
on their shoulders. Anyway, a police officer in a
small British town, has been telling people that if
one deaf person taps on their shoulders, it is not assault.
A deaf person lives in this town and he always taps
on hearing shoulders.It doesn’t bother some hearing
people, but it bothers others and it has led to near-fights!

 
— a failed deaf product

Six years ago a Japanese company came up with a wake up
alarm for the deaf. It was not a flashing device or a
vibrating device but something else – a smoke alarm.
It would smell like a horseradish, an awful smell that
would wake up the deaf. This product failed. Maybe the
deaf people do not want to smell while sleeping. But
why was it invented in the first place? The developers
felt the deaf people can smell horseradish!

 
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DeafDigest – 02 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 2, 2014

 
— a disabled deaf woman fired for parking in disabled parking area

Hard to believe. Kaiser of Oregon fired a disabled deaf woman, for
parking her car at the disabled parking area. She was attending
a Kaiser workshop and parked her car at the disabled parking spot,
with the disabled permit hanging on the windshield. When workshop
ended, she went to her car, but it was blocked by a Kaiser bus.
The driver refused to move the bus. It resulted in an argument.
The Kaiser management, after hearing about it, fired her. She has
filed a lawsuit, accusing Kaiser of discriminating against deaf
and disabled employees.

 
— No support for Deaflympics participants in United Kingdom

UK Sport, the governing body of British Olympics and Winter
Olympics teams, just tripled their funding for their athletes.
UK Sport also provided more money for its Paralympic athletes.
For the deaf – zero funds! Sounds pretty much familiar in USA.
How much money was involved? £31 million or 53 million in USA
dollars!

 
— one interpreter or two interpreters?

Sometimes we have just one interpreter. Sometimes we have two
interpreters. Why one? Why two? Depends on the interpreting
assignment. The Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf has
a rule that if an assignment is for more than two hours,
then it is two interpreters. Anything shorter than two hours
may require only one interpreter. The workshop host, however,
may ask for two interpreters for short assignments, though.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 July 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 1, 2014

 
— a deaf collegiate basketball star stays home

Crystle Marion, who played for Erie College in
New York, was selected to the USA National
Under-21 women’s basketball team. Coming up was
the World Deaf Basketball Championship in Turkey.
All players had to raise $4,000 to make the trip.
People in Buffalo donated money and she met the goal.
A big shocker came up. She was ruled ineligible,
too old to play – just by one week. American
basketball officials thought she was eligible since
she was born on December 25, 1992. A big
misunderstanding since players had to be born after
January 1, 1993. Yet – good news – the money she
raised will go to her partipation at the 2015
Deaflympics!

 

— deaf consumers win a big victory in London

Sky TV is a big cable provider in London. Many
deaf people subscribe to this TV service. The
company just changed its policy – no more
cancellations by email; if they wanted to cancel,
they have to make a telephone call. This caused
so much anger in the Deaf Community – that the
company officials backed off and allowed the deaf
to use email. For the hearing, they must make the
telephone call.

 
– headache with hearing aid users

Paris, Illinois is a small town of 6,000 people.
It has a 911 service. A recently-retired 911
operator had a confession – that much of the
communication problems with these emergency
calls came from hearing aid users! He said
“they can be the most difficult to work with
over the phone”.

 

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