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DeafDigest – 31 August 2014

DeafDigest Gold – August 31, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/washington-dc-police-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/more-deaf-signers-or-non-signers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

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“Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf” on Sale Now

“Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf” is a DVD of stories by Bonnie Kraft, a
CODA who voices and signs her way into your heart with serious humor
about serious issues worthy of serious thought. It is one of our popular
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Topics include the cross-cultural aspect of the world of ASL and spoken
English; a coda’s perspective on the Deaf community; and the place of
codas in the Deaf culture.

Funny, entertaining and educational for all audiences! The 90 minute DVD
is signed in ASL with English subtitles and voice over.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Possible to develop software that would make
audio signals for pagers compatible with their
hearing aid signals? Yes, says Matthew Turner,
CEO, Goshawk Communications.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has
asked that its hearing employees learn sign
language to be able to communicate with deaf
customers.

David Galyean, a deaf farmer in Montesano,
Washington, was written up in a local newspaper.
He operates his own Galyean Farm & Nursery
business.

DeafDigest mentioned several times re the Coolidge
Coin that shows fingerspelling. The Medal Bronze
sets are now available for $9.95 but it actually
has no monetary value, if one wishes to put it
up for re-sale.

South Dakota is trying to impose financial criteria
for the deaf people that want to get assistive
devices. This plan has met with opposition by
deaf leaders.

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

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

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Attention: Deaf fork lift operators

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-fork-lift-operators/

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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!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

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Wish to make a nomination for Gallaudet honorary degree?

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Deaf at Five Guys
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-five-guys/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Georgia 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
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THINKING OF REMODELING YOUR OLD KITCHEN, OUTDATED BATHROOM,
OR UGLY BASEMENT?

We specialize in remodeling kitchen, bath, and basement of your
dreams throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:
mailto:info@surdusremodeling.com or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Book

Notable Deaf Persons

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-notable-deaf-persons/

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– roadside vendor

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are TV captions considered our basic right?

A. This is an issue brought up by the deaf of New
Zealand where TV captioning hours are rather limited.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Shopping lists

Creating a shopping list is getting harder for me to read,
even when I use black markers.

Other people in the house write with light colored pens or pencils.

Those lists are invisible to me!  That is why I write over them with
black markers!

If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can make your own list stand out!

Go to “Notes” and title it “Shopping List”.

You can type in your shopping needs and return anytime to add more
to the list.

Then, when you are ready to send it to your spouse, or friends, or family,
etc. simply click the to compose email icon.

Add in the email address and send!

It is very accessible!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 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 Austine School for the Deaf (in Vermont) will
reopen in two years with plenty of funding to come.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1902 – the first electrical hearing aid in the world
was worn by Queen Victoria

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

forfeits by deaf school football teams so far this season

this season only started last week and already there have
been three forfeits. Hope things will get better.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Conner Svetly is a member of the football team at
Chapman University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ashley McKenzie, British men’s judo

still at it, and is aiming for 2016 Olympics

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DeafSports Library:

an old magazine picture of a young Matt Hamill, the now-retired
deaf MMA fighther and a 3-time NCAA wrestling champion

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-young-matt-hamill-deaf-wrestler/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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best in the nation.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, 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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open position
experienced language interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Iowa State University seeks applicants for an experienced language
interpreter.  More information is available online at:

http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85881

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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career announcement
Program Director I – Vocational
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Pima County, Arizona

No 03-10-218

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify
for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS Exempt – Full-Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of
competitive placement, job site training, job placement services, summer
youth, Source America and contract maintenance. Oversees Source America,
WIA and VR placement services. Develops training programs and placement
options. Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and
applicable regulatory guidelines. Designs and schedules staff
professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with
service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development.
Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to
employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in
the marketing environment to best serve COPD. Position may from time to
time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform
other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

– Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their
placement and training needs
– Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job
placement and training
– Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at
COPD
– Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
– Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job
training/placement
– Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and
operational policies needed for vocational programs
– Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training,
Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections
processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
– Oversees compliance with DOL requirements and assures programs
follow appropriate processes
– Oversees development of Job Training Program
– Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
– Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures,
behavioral techniques and community based programming
– Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
– Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers
to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community
partnerships
– Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and
contractual goals
– Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
– Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties
including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation
team
– Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
– Works with Board in development of social media advertising for
agency and clients
– Works with Executive Director in fundraising
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input
regarding COPD’s agency needs
– Coordinates with the county the Summer Youth Program Coordinator
– Able to develop tracking systems to support program needs
– Reviews quality of job placement program and determines
appropriate staffing patterns
– Develops new programs and opportunities
– Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job
training / placement services
– Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to
employers in Pima County
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related
field
– American Sign Language skills
– 5 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
– Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF
accreditation standards
– Knowledgeable of DOL requirements
– Knowledge in technology in areas of excel, facebook and other
social media
– 3 years in work programs in particular Source America
– 3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
– Background in training staff
– Background training community in disability issues
– Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and
pass drug screening
– Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling or Education
– 5 years. experience in work programs
– National understanding of employment issues and their effect on
deaf and persons with a disability.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– Demonstrates knowledge of DOL requirements, and Source American
contract requirements
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69; DOE

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

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

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

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly skilled and performing
candidates who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as
outlined in the job description.

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ 85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

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

CLOSING DATE Until Filled

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

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

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

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-secretary-job/

Daycare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf (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/

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.

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position opening
Employment Specialist
Mill Neck Services
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment
Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment
services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional
disabilities.

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the
job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining
appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative
to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree
and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as
needed.

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car
needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Services
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765

mailto:mreeger@millneck.org
mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=467222

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Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Role Title: Counselor II – 49012
Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description
Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website: www.vadars.org
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389
Job Posting Number: 0081676
Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:
Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at
the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is
currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency
policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced
independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management
services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental
restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload
of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance,
counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans,
develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify
customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational
preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills
training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community
outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and
School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers
in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee)
level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The
minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary
for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry
level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the
social,
economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods
and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign
Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication,
cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of
hearing;
working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to
establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources
and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or
current
CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To
be
considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s
degree in a human services or related field and applicable work
experience.
An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a
Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired
in
an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation
Counseling
or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal
background
investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must
display
the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive
position,
and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background
investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC
eligibility
MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display
the
date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and
Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online
state
applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities
during
application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Certification
and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on
Rehabilitation
Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at:
http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document
Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information:
Name Human Resource Services
Phone 804-726-1919
Fax 804-662-7662

Address:
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229

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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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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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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zombie-walk-deaf-at-san-diego/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-taylor-swift-is-popular-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bob Furman,
Knoxville, TN that departed us. As a described by
a friend – I have known him as a colleague/teacher
in the middle school department at the Tennessee
School for the deaf during the nineties. Bob was
a much loved figure in the Knoxville Deaf Community
as a coach, sign language teacher and as advocate
for deaf issues, as well as a strong advocate of
Deaf Culture. At Gallaudet he starred in football
and baseball during the sixties.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Timothy
Holmes, a graduate student at NTID that departed
us. People on the NTID campus are in a state of
shock. He was active in a range of campus activities
during his undergrad days.

Top stories about the deaf:

The World Federation of the Deaf thanked the
Fédération Internationale de Football Association for
captioning the recent televised World Cup matches.

With thanks to deaf MP Mojo Mathers, the New Zealand
government has agreed to caption all political debates.
General election takes place in October.

The Bombay high court of India ordered the
Union Public Service Commission to enforce the three percent
set aside rule. This is to make sure that the deaf and the
disabled find employment in the government sector.

Future of Vermont’s Austine School for the Deaf, which
closed with hope of re-opening in two years. According
to a newspaper story, no one knows the school’s future
direction. All depends on funding, and plenty of it.

The first deaf resident of the new deaf group home on a
college campus will be moving in real soon. This group
home, on the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts
is run by the Center for Human Development.

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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.

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

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The 2014 tour of the Video Relay Services Consumer Association

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-2014-vrsca-tour/

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3D PRINTING MAY HELP THE DEAF
DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore.
We will have to wait and see if it really will work!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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Eyeth, thanks to Kenneth Mortenson

to read this short and neat story, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-eyeth/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing person:

I must learn sign language

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART providers are
beginning new assignments. Some students are using CART for the very
first time.

Once again, CART stands for Communication Access Realtime
Translation. Many students and professors will be curious about this
service. If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of
CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what
CART is to people who have never seen CART.

Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a
solid understanding of what will take place. A couple questions that
need to be answered are: Will I be using remote CART or onsite
CART? Will I be provided transcripts of the classes by the CART
provider?

Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have
someone from the disabilities services office, the CART provider, and
the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone’s
expectations.

The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the
CART provider promptly if the user is not able to attend class for
some reason. The user will expect the CART provider to show up on
time and ready to provide services.

CART users should realize that the CART providers will be blocking
out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester. If a
CART user cancels the provider’s services by deciding he or she no
longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART provider may
have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that
income.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told:

you’re very brave in dealing with your deafness

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

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DeafLaw

A man in India fell down and hurt his head. He filed an
insurance claim because of this accidental fall. The
claim was turned down because of a pre-existing
condition – his deafness! He appealed several times
in several courts, and lost each time.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– cashier, check out counter

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Michael Dorman, of the Speech and Hearing Department, Arizona
State University, implanted nearly 20 teeny weeny electrodes
into a deaf patient’s inner ear.
These electrodes ran wires to a “black box” buried in
the patient’s skin.
Dorman is claiming that the deaf man is now able to
distinguish nearly 1,500 words.

(editor’s note: is it a CI?)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Rhode Island will shut down the state government
operations for 12 days. The state, like with other
states, is broke and must find ways to save money.
Exception to the shutdown is the Rhode Island
School for the Deaf. It will continue to operate
as usual.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest mentioned several times that a deaf kid
was given an interpreter so that he could play
soccer with hearing kids in Greensburg, PA. Already
there are fears that other disabled kids would demand
funding to accommodate their needs during recreational
play. The town will then have no more money, meaning
no interpreters for the deaf kid in the future!

…….

Lipreading: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person asked:
How old are you?

He actually asked:
How are you?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Counselor (2nd Shift)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application
(found on website – http:// www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well as three professional
references.

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Seeking Executive Director
Nexus Inland NW
Spokane, WA

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive
Director who is retiring. The center is looking for someone who
understands the center’s mission and has innovative leadership with which
to steer the center into a new chapter of its 30 year history. Nexus
recently updated its name: Nexus Inland NW . Serving the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing since 1980 and its mission statement: Bridging communication and
community.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is
responsible for the Agency’s overall leadership and operations in
accordance with the mission and policies approved by the Board. The
Executive Director will lead a highly qualified team focused on serving
the deaf and hard of hearing community. Skills and knowledge valuable to
the center’s future success include: 1) Leadership and Management:
Demonstrates the leadership, initiative and persistence needed to
accomplish the goals and objectives of Nexus; has understanding of
federal, state and local laws regarding non-profits and ensure compliance
with their regulations and a working knowledge of significant developments
and trends in the field of deafness and hearing loss issues as well as
having expertise in entrepreneurism that include development and marketing
which will promote the Center’s mission, values, objectives and
reputation.

2) Communication: Ability to develop sound working relationships and
cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations through
effective communication with a wide variety of people (written, oral and
other possible modalities). 3) Budget and Finance: Knowledge of community
foundations, governmental bodies and philanthropic communities, ability to
procure funding for the center, contract management by ensuring
established funding requirements are maintained as prescribed by the
lender, expertise in financial management and understanding financial
sources as well as the ability to adapt to ongoing changes. 4) Personnel:
Expertise in organizational management and supervision of
staff/volunteers, maintain a climate which attracts, motivates and retains
a diverse staff of top quality people, ability to manage and or delegate
all aspects of the center as well as cross training of the different
programs within Nexus.

A master’s degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s or equivalent, with 5
years. experience, will be considered. Traveling in order to provide
training and outreach is required. Salary will be based on experience and
qualifications.

Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:

Executive Director Search Committee
Nexus
1206 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99201

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position announcement
Director of Business Operations
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the
Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial
operations of the school, including budget development and administration,
payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records management,
financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director
supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of
Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly
responsible to the Director.

Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the
administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State
Education Department (SED) on budget issues.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate should possess a broad training and background in
financial administration, strong leadership and conceptual skills, and
strong communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree in
accounting or a closely related field with at least three years of experience
in accounting; a Master’s degree in business administration or Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

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 race, color, religion, gender, gender expression,
age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, gender
orientation, or military status.

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position opening
School Counselor
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the
Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website
http://www.csdb.org/ to view the official job announcement; follow the
instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact
information:

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

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

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position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Chelsea, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve.
For more than 50 years, we.ve been helping individuals with mental health,
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve
independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so
deeply for.

The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The
Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination
of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of
all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional
position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing,
support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making,
didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance
with community integration with a person centered treatment approach.
Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all
persons assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly
preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe
and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent
in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP
certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of
employment/date of hire.

Interested in this position, please send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway,
Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer – EEO/AA

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posting a permanent position
Executive Director
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is posting a permanent position for
Executive Director at this time. This position is currently occupied
by an Interim ED and we invite qualified candidates to apply for this
position. MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine
who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing
resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general
public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective
ways of communication.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management
of the organization which will include refinement of current programs
and development of new programs; management of budgeting and financial
planning, maintain compliance of state and local contracts/grants;
fundraising and recruitment, selection, and evaluation of the
management team.

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from
https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/MCDEdJobdescription

or

https://www.facebook.com/MCDBoard (& click on the link citing
the Executive Director Job description).

If you feel you have the qualifications and are up for a challenge,
please send us your resume to David Pileck, President of the Board at
MCD at mailto:davidmcdboard@gmail.com , Darleen Hutchins
( mailto: darleenmcdboard@gmail.com ), or Echo Kaply-Smith
( mailto:echomcdboard@gmail.com )

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vacancy notice
ASL Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mail or email application materials to:
RI School for the Deaf
Office of Human Resources
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908

mailto:hedwards@rideaf.net

Application requirements
– Cover letter
– Resume
– CS-14 application
– Responses to supplemental questions
– Two Letters of Reference
– Equal Employment Opportunity Form (optional)

Employment opportunities, application requirements and instructions posted
at http://www.dlt.ri.gov

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be
arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit
official transcripts.

*Subject to FTE approval and available funding

(Position is part of Board of Regents non union staff)
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

RI School for the Deaf
NONCLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: ASL Specialist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides leadership in ASL development to
students and staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of
American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and support school-wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff and parents.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director with
latitude to exercise independent judgment in the performance of
assignments. Work is subject to review on a periodic basis or upon
completion for results achieved and for adherence to professional
standards of conduct.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. Will work as part of teams and in
collaboration with others to achieve results. May supervise specific ASL
tasks of Teachers and other staff and follow-up on assignments delegated
by the Director.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop, refine, coordinate, train and assist teachers in implementation
of ASL curriculum in all classes and subject areas.

Provide ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL
skills and knowledge in the classroom group instruction and support to the
teacher including designing and implementing lessons/activities that
support student needs using best practice bilingual strategies.

Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and
revise Individual Education Plans (IEP) related to ASL language
development.

Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for
entering students, 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom
progress monitoring.

Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness
school-wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee,
Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events.

Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain ASL and Deaf Studies
resources for students and staff.

Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL teaching and
learning.

Consistently model ASL/English bilingual communication.

Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

Coordinate and assist with family signacy & literacy events.

Provide direct ASL instruction and support to families to develop ASL
skills and knowledge to communicate with and advocate for their child.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing
students.

Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and
strategies.

In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.

Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents,
school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL
and English.

Qualifications:

Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English as evidenced by a
SLPI rating of Superior plus

Experience providing ASL services to students who are deaf and hard of
hearing.

ASLTA training preferred.

Teamwork and leadership skills.

EDUCATION: Master degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Deaf
Studies or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years experience in providing ASL services to
students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. and/or any combination of
education, knowledge, skills, and experience that is substantially
equivalent.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Describe your qualifications for the ASL Specialist position and be
specific about your educational background and experiences that make you
an ideal candidate for this position.

Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Explain why you want to be the ASL Specialist and describe your
philosophy/approach to teaching staff how to develop and implement an
ASL/English bilingual learning environment.

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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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(new job added to list)

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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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

DeafDigest – 29 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2014

 
— 3D helping the deaf in one way

We have read all about 3D, but the question is – how
can it help the deaf? In the case of Brendon Borellini,
the deaf-blind photographer, mentioned in a past
DeafDigest edition, it has. With a picture that Brendon
cannot see but has shot, 3D creates lifted surfaces.
He can feel these surfaces to know the background and
the environment. Why did he take up photography? At
first, it was just a joke, but it became a strong
interest with him.

 

— sign language hooked up to the web

A group of German computer scientists is working
on a project – sign language avatars (cartoon-looking
characters). These sign language characters would
“listen” to audio sounds and translate them into
sign language. Will it work? Yes, according to a
deaf consultant that is on the sign language
avatar design team. DeafDigest editor is a bit
skeptical – because different American accents
may cause wrong gestures to be signed out in ASL.
Also there are different regional signs for the
same word. Just wait and see.

 

— deaf people had hearing aid problems in late 1880’s

The early hearing aids, in the late 19th century, were
heavy and had to be carried by hands. The batteries were
also big and heavy. It created problems for the deaf,
not because they had to concentrate while listening
to sounds, but because they couldn’t sign when carrying
the hearing aids! Fortunately, hearing aids got smaller
and smaller over the years.

 
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DeafDigest – 28 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2014

 
— Did Switched at Birth TV fail the deaf?

The TV program Switched at Birth is considered
a success. But is it really a failure with us?
The program director, program writers, program
producer, program cameramen, program make up
artists, etc – are all hearing. The stars
are deaf but the crew are hearing. Success or
failure?

 
— Deaf Vibrations and Hearing Vibrations

Vibrations mean different things to different
people. Deaf percussionist Eve Glennie uses
vibrations to make a success out of her musical
performances. A physician that works with
tumors uses his own vibrations to help him
locate these danger spots. A sonic therapist
uses vibrations to help reduce pain and to
improve memory. Anyway this musician, physician
and therapist were guests in a recent British
TV show to explain their own versions of these
vibrations.

 

— Canada cruel to a deaf patient

A deaf man traveled 450 miles in the Newfoundland
between his home and the hospital for an
appointment for a heart surgery. This appointment
was made 8 months in advance. While Canada offers
free medical services, waiting lists can be long.
Upon arriving at the hospital, he was told the
operation cannot be scheduled because of lack of
beds! He had to return home with a wasted trip.
The Canadian newspapers made a big stink over
the way the hospital treated this deaf man.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2014

 
— A name for the Bison, Gallaudet’s mascot

The Gallaudet Bison, for many years, never had
a name – just the Bison. Now it has a new name –
Wilma, and it is a real-live Bison roaming
the grounds of the National Zoo (DC). Why Wilma?
To honor past Gallaudet graduate and current
member of Board of Trustees Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen.
A resident of South Africa, she serves in her
nation’s Parliament. Is the Bison deaf? Very
much doubt so! Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-picture-deaf-politician-wilma-newhoudt-druchen/

 

 

— Burma army beats up a deaf person

Burma is an Asian nation, near Bangladesh, India,
China, Laos and Thailand. This country has a repuation
for suppressing the basic needs of its citizens. Recently,
during a public protest, the Army told the crowd to
scatter and go home. One person didn’t – and he was
brutally beaten up. That person is deaf and would not
know the military people were barking at him. As
usual, the government didn’t care what happened.

 
— a baseball rule that hurts the deaf!

A strange baseball rule – the umpire was not permitted
to shout a strike without telling the batter first
about it. A hearing batter would hear the strike first
before the umpire shouted it out. But a deaf batter would
cause communication problems with the umpire. What rule
is it? Where is it in the rule book? Relax – this was
the rule between 1858 and 1869, before Dummy Hoy
became famous.

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DeafDigest – 26 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2014

 

 

— court says no hearing aid is not a problem

A hard of hearing person was arrested and had a
court trial. This person had no hearing aid and
could not follow the courtroom proceedings. No
problem, the judge decided. He ordered the court
to give him a hearing aid for that purpose.Why
hearing aid and why not an interpreter or a CART?
Well, it was in China which does not follow ADA
regulations.

 
— three things about first deaf NFL player

Bonnie Sloan, the first deaf player in the NFL
(1973 Cardinals) was interviewed on TV. There
are three things abut him. He was a low draft choice
and was not expected to make the team. He was lucky.
The #1 draft choice was a contract holdout and missed
much of pre-season practices and games. This allowed
Bonnie to show the coaches he could play. The coaches
like him and kept him even when the #1 choice finally
joined the team. But he onlyplayed 4 games because of
an injury in the season’s opener. Due to the injury
he never again was the same player. And the coach
Don Coryell previously coached a hard of hearing QB
and knew the deaf could play.

 

 

– Amazon versus deaf; who won?

Amazon, a Giant versus the Deaf, a little woman. Yet the
Little Deaf Woman won! She wanted the Amazon to caption its
DVDs on behalf of the deaf. Amazon refused. The angry
deaf woman went to Twitter and Facebook to ask people to
blast Amazon with captioning requests. Then few famous
comedians joined the act, in favor of the deaf woman.
Amazon gave up and agreed to caption its DVDs. Where
did that happen? Not in USA, but in Scotland!

 
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DeafDigest – 25 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 25, 2014

— non-ASL instructor uses trick to teach the deaf

Roileen Miller, not deaf, owns her own Miller Driving School
in Cotati, California. She has been teaching student drivers
for 35 years. She has had some deaf student drivers. How did
she teach them? She wrote up many 3 x 5 cards with simple
instructions (in few words) to show deaf drivers what to do.
Was she successful? She said almost all of her students
have passed driving tests.

— a deaf person askes South Korea and North Korea to become one Korea

Kim Hee-young, who is deaf, is a successful model in South
Korea. It is her dream to have South Korea and North Korea
become one nation. She is part of a bicycling relay team
that will travel 9,400 miles through Russia, Kazakhstan,
Mongolia and China. The theme is “One Korea, New Eurasia”.

 

— a deaf woman punished for saving her “SSDI” money

A deaf woman, from Great Britain, received “SSDI” money
for 21 years, saving it, and never spending it. The
Department of Works and Pensions found out about it
because she never declared her savings when she
received the money. In a court case, she agreed to
pay back her savings of nearly £109,397 ($182,000 in
USA funds). The attorneys were arguing over her case
and they pointed out the irony – that if she spent
the money on steaks instead of living on baked
beans, she would not have broken the law!

 

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DeafDigest – 24 August 2014

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Top stories about the deaf:

A man from Turkey was ruled guilty for employing
illegals in his place of business. One of these
illegals was a deaf person.

Mariella Paulino, a young deaf woman, completed a
fellowship with the Code For Progress. Her task
was to create software that allows the deaf
to filter only what they want to hear not
what they don’t want to hear.

The new superintendent of Rochester School
for the Deaf is Antony McLetchie. He is
deaf and he replaces the retiring Harold
Mowl.

In Troy, Wisconsin, a small town, a hearing
mother of a deaf child, is threatening action
if drivers do not slow down in front her
house. She is afraid that her deaf child
would be hit while playing outside.

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WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT IS DIFFERENT
In Washington, DC, there is a special police unit
that is called the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison
Unit. This unit communicates with the deaf and
the hard of hearing on serious issues. They can
be found on the Gallaudet campus during big events.
Do other cities have it? Yes, there are police
officers in other cities that know ASL, but are
there special units that work with the deaf?

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

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A PICTURE OF A GA-SK STORE NEAR YALE UNIVERSITY
Do look at the picture. A GA-SK store in New Haven,
Connecticut, near Yale University.
A GA-SK store as in deaf devices?

http://deafdigest.com/ga-sk-deaf-store/

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MORE DEAF SIGNERS OR MORE DEAF NON-SIGNERS
Do we have more deaf people that use sign language
or do we have more deaf that don’t sign? This was
the issue brought up in a special program on the
British Broadcasting Corporation TV network.
The truth is that we have much more deaf people,
either in USA or in United Kingdom, or even anywhere,
that do not use sign language!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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What is Deaf Standard of Living?

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Deaf captions wasted

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Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

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Deaf Book

A Place of Their Own

(story of an all-signing town in Martha’s Vineyard; everyone
that lived there – deaf and hearing – used sign language
to communicate with each other)

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– translator, foreign language

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are there always stories of deaf people arrested and
not being given an interpreter?

A. Always things that all through the cracks.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

“Smart Shoes”

This was announced recently to help blind and DeafBlind people.
It seems to be a limited GPS in the insoles of your shoes with a
charger to charge the battery via a USB port on your computer.
It will vibrate to let you know when to turn right or left.

I can picture plugging this in next to my computer…sniff sniff…

Or going through a puddle could be a shocking experience!

Anyway, this company is serious and ready to take pre-orders
and get this onto the production line!

Link below:

Indian firm develops smart shoes for people with vision disabilities

Perhaps I can avoid walking into garage doors?
(missing the transition from road to driveway?)

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 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:

A newspaper story says it is harder and harder to find a federal
government job. DeafDigest hopes that Obama continues to push
for the deaf to get these federal jobs.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1610

a legend is strong in Mysore, a region in India

A widow was robbed of her jewels by bandits. This angry
widow then cursed the future kings of Mysore – that all
of them would not be able to bear children – but with
one exception, that the successfully born baby became
deaf!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

percentage of programs that are supposed to be captioned

in New Zealand – 25 percent

in Australia – 85 percent

in United Kingdom – 100 percent

in USA – supposed to be 100 percent

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Kirsten Miller, a Canadian, is a freshman
member of the women’s hockey team at
Mercyhurst University.

A couple of years back, this same university
had another deaf Canadian women player.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ashley Fiolek, motocross racing, Florida

is she retired for good? She has not raced in two
years despite intentions to switch to a different form
of racing

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DeafSports Library:

oldie football pictures
http://deafdigest.com/1940-new-york-deaf-fanwood-football-scrimmagfanwoodfootball2/
http://deafdigest.com/1940-new-york-fanwood-deaf-football-team/
http://deafdigest.com/carrying-the-ball-in-1940-new-york-fanwood-deaf-football-gam/

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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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-secretary-job/

Daycare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

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

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf (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/

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
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position opening
Employment Specialist
Mill Neck Services
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment
Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment
services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional
disabilities.

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the
job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining
appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative
to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree
and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as needed.

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car
needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Services
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765

mailto:mreeger@millneck.org
mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=467222

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Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Role Title: Counselor II – 49012
Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description
Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website: www.vadars.org
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389
Job Posting Number: 0081676
Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:
Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at
the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is
currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency
policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced
independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management
services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental
restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload
of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance,
counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans,
develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify
customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational
preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills
training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community
outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and
School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers
in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee)
level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The
minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary
for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry
level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the social,
economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods
and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign
Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication,
cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing;
working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to
establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources
and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current
CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be
considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s
degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience.
An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a
Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in
an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling
or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal background
investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display
the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive position,
and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background
investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC eligibility
MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display the
date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and
Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state
applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during
application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification
and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation
Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at:
http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document
Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information:
Name Human Resource Services
Phone 804-726-1919
Fax 804-662-7662

Address:
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229

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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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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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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 – 24 August 2014

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zombie-walk-deaf-at-san-diego/
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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Alisher Anarkulov,
a deaf chess player from Uzbekistan. Participating
at the World Chess Olympiad in Turkey, stress from
continuous competition without rest led to his death.

Top stories about the deaf:

Dr. Norman Tully was written up in a local St Augustine,
Florida newspaper, praising him for his career-long
service to the Deaf Community – and he mentored many
individuals that have continued the same mission.

Amoud University in Somalia is proud to be able to graduate
a group of deaf students, saying it was the first time in
24 years it was able to do so.

The FCC has mandated that 911 texting services go ahead
at full speed.

Deaf law school professor Michael Schwartz (Syracuse
University) won a Fulbright scholarship. Goal is to
research the dynamics between law and health care
needs in Northern Ireland.

Attorney General Eric Holder has pushed for a proposal
to make movie houses more accessible to the deaf

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announcement

effective with this edition, all DeafDigest videos will be shown
in the MP4 format. DeafDigest will no longer exhibit videos in
the outdated FLV format. The older format was shown side by side
with the MP4 format as a favor to subscribers that have not
upgraded their computers for that reason. Thank you for
understanding.

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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

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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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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
fantasies.
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.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/zombie-walk-deaf-at-san-diego/

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TENTATIVE 2015 DEAF SENIORS OF AMERICA CONFERENCE

http://deafdigest.com2015-tentative-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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A REASON WHY TAYLOR SWIFT IS SO POPULAR
Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most popular
singers. In a newspaper story about her, there
was a list of many reasons why she is so popular.
One of the reasons was her donating $10,000 to the
Horace Mann School for the Deaf two years ago.
Originally she had no plans to donate the money
to that school. But she was pranked by a group
that faked a promise to the school of her singing
performance.
To make up for it (and to get even with the pranksters)
she made that donation to the school.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-taylor-swift-is-popular-deaf/

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Deaf Women New England Conference

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being praised for using a beautiful sign language
even though the person who made that comment knows
nothing about it!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As the new school year begins, many CART providers will find
themselves working in college classrooms throughout the
country.

People have asked if these CART providers are eligible to
receive college credit for the classes where they provide
realtime.

Unfortunately, CART providers cannot participate in the
class. They are there to provide a service. It would be
against the professional ethics of the National Court Reporters
Association to be an active participant in the class and to
provide the services of a CART provider.

According to Article VIII of the NCRA CART Consumer Bill of
Rights, which is “Staying in Role,” “ART consumers have a
right to expect CART providers to refrain from commenting,
interjecting, advising, or in any way becoming involved in
the assignment outside the role of communication access.”

CART providers review the class materials to enter terms
and proper names for the course into their computerized
dictionaries, but they don’ have to take the tests or
do the homework.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told that deaf people are lucky they can’t hear
noises

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The Northampton County court officials in Pennsylvania,
not too happy about the fact that a deaf person was
arrested and arraigned in the court without an
interpreter, is investigating how it happened in the
first place.

…….

Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– intelligence agent

…..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Why does DeafDigest oppose Rear Window Captioning (RWC)? One reason –
Open Captioning is so much better. Another reason is that RWC may
easily be obsolete and we do not want to be stuck with obsolete
technology only because the law asks for it.
What about Captioned Eyeglasses? A demonstration was given at
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
a couple of weeks ago. Is it better than RWC? Do not know but at
least we have tinkerers forever wanting to build a better
device and because of individual ingenuity, we do not want to be
too wedded to the RWC.

(hint – Google Glass)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Nancy J. Bloch, the NAD CEO, will be stepping down
from her position on March 31, 2011. By then she will
have served for 19 years, which is unusually long
for a CEO position anywhere.
The challenge facing the NAD board of directors
is the same as the challenge facing the Gallaudet
board of trustees – to find someone that will
skillfully steer the ship through rocky waters.
Some CEOs can do the job, some CEOs can’t.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Years ago a deaf student won a student body election.

This student was told she was disqualified because she
was deaf and not able to use the microphone. Angry, she
went to the principal’s office. The principal was shocked
to find that his very own high school had a mainstreamed
program that he knew nothing about!

…….

Lipreading: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said (of a number):
you are number 590

the hearing person actually said:
you are number 510

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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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
School Counselor
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the
Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website
http://www.csdb.org/ to view the official job announcement; follow the
instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact
information:

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

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

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position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Chelsea, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve.
For more than 50 years, we.ve been helping individuals with mental health,
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve
independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to
opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our
dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so
deeply for.

The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The
Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination
of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of
all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional
position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing,
support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making,
didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance
with community integration with a person centered treatment approach.
Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all
persons assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly
preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe
and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent
in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP
certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of
employment/date of hire.

Interested in this position, please send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway,
Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer – EEO/AA

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posting a permanent position
Executive Director
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is posting a permanent position for
Executive Director at this time. This position is currently occupied
by an Interim ED and we invite qualified candidates to apply for this
position. MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine
who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing
resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general
public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective
ways of communication.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management
of the organization which will include refinement of current programs
and development of new programs; management of budgeting and financial
planning, maintain compliance of state and local contracts/grants;
fundraising and recruitment, selection, and evaluation of the
management team.

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from
https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/MCDEdJobdescription

or

https://www.facebook.com/MCDBoard (& click on the link citing
the Executive Director Job description).

If you feel you have the qualifications and are up for a challenge,
please send us your resume to David Pileck, President of the Board at
MCD at mailto:davidmcdboard@gmail.com , Darleen Hutchins
( mailto: darleenmcdboard@gmail.com ), or Echo Kaply-Smith
( mailto:echomcdboard@gmail.com )

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vacancy notice
ASL Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mail or email application materials to:
RI School for the Deaf
Office of Human Resources
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908

mailto:hedwards@rideaf.net

Application requirements
– Cover letter
– Resume
– CS-14 application
– Responses to supplemental questions
– Two Letters of Reference
– Equal Employment Opportunity Form (optional)

Employment opportunities, application requirements and instructions posted
at http://www.dlt.ri.gov

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be
arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit
official transcripts.

*Subject to FTE approval and available funding

(Position is part of Board of Regents non union staff)
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

RI School for the Deaf
NONCLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: ASL Specialist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides leadership in ASL development to
students and staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of
American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and support school-wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff and parents.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director with
latitude to exercise independent judgment in the performance of
assignments. Work is subject to review on a periodic basis or upon
completion for results achieved and for adherence to professional
standards of conduct.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. Will work as part of teams and in
collaboration with others to achieve results. May supervise specific ASL
tasks of Teachers and other staff and follow-up on assignments delegated
by the Director.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop, refine, coordinate, train and assist teachers in implementation
of ASL curriculum in all classes and subject areas.

Provide ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL
skills and knowledge in the classroom group instruction and support to the
teacher including designing and implementing lessons/activities that
support student needs using best practice bilingual strategies.

Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and
revise Individual Education Plans (IEP) related to ASL language
development.

Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for
entering students, 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom
progress monitoring.

Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness
school-wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee,
Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events.

Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain ASL and Deaf Studies
resources for students and staff.

Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL teaching and
learning.

Consistently model ASL/English bilingual communication.

Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

Coordinate and assist with family signacy & literacy events.

Provide direct ASL instruction and support to families to develop ASL
skills and knowledge to communicate with and advocate for their child.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing
students.

Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and
strategies.

In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.

Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents,
school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL
and English.

Qualifications:

Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English as evidenced by a
SLPI rating of Superior plus

Experience providing ASL services to students who are deaf and hard of
hearing.

ASLTA training preferred.

Teamwork and leadership skills.

EDUCATION: Master degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Deaf
Studies or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years experience in providing ASL services to
students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. and/or any combination of
education, knowledge, skills, and experience that is substantially
equivalent.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Describe your qualifications for the ASL Specialist position and be
specific about your educational background and experiences that make you
an ideal candidate for this position.

Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Explain why you want to be the ASL Specialist and describe your
philosophy/approach to teaching staff how to develop and implement an
ASL/English bilingual learning environment.

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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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(new job added to list)

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,
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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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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 – 23 August 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 22, 2014

— a small town deaf councilman votes twice on the same motion

Keith Dawkins, a deaf councilman from Hartlepool, a small town in
United Kingdom, wears a hearing aid to allow him to function
as normally as possible. During a recent heated vote on a
controversial motion, he voted twice without realizing it.
He voted to support the motion and then voted against the motion.
When the teller pointed it out to him, Keith realized his
error and was allowed to vote for the third time after fully
understanding the motion. Hearing aid? For some reason he
was not using his hearing aid at that time!

 
— an autistic deaf person was a keynote speaker

Mathew Townsend, who is deaf and is an autistic, recently
gave a keynote speech at Australia’s Autism in Education National
Conference. He was given a standing ovation by 450 people
in the audience. He holds a degree in Environmental Science
and plans to go for his masters in Environmental Management.
Future employment? He hopes so because discrimination against
autistic (and deaf) people is very strong in Australia.

 

— a third Gallaudet player NFL may be interested in

In recent years we have had two Gallaudet football players
that attracted interest from pro football scouts. First was
Tony Tatum, who is now with the Cleveland Gladiators of
the Arena Football League. The second was Adham Talaat, who
got tryouts with three NFL teams (Seahawks, Chiefs and Giants).
Possibly right now we have a third player – Jaris Alleyne.
A scouting report said: Gallaudet the last two years has
produced Pro Football Prospects Tony Tatum and Adham Talaat,
but Alleyne might be the best of the three.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 21, 2014

— group of cops mocking the deaf near Ferguson, MO

Some years back, a deaf woman was given summons for not
taking trash out of her backyard. She was fined $150.00
in the court. Watching the whole thing and then laughing
very hard behind her back was a group of police officers.
This took place in Bel-Ridge, Missouri, which happens to
be less than four miles from Ferguson! Cops showing
lack of respect for the deaf and for people of other
races?

— A deaf-blind attorney filing a lawsuit

DeafDigest has mentioned Haben Girma, who is deaf-blind,
a Harvard graduate and also an attorney. She has filed
a lawsuit against Scribd, which is a digital library
service. She is saying this company discriminates against
the deaf-blind as well as with the blind because they
cannot access material on-line.

 

— reasons for Rochester deaf’s fight for captions

A group of deaf people from Rochester, NY have been fighting
for captions at the Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 theater. Why
did they fight for captions? Several reasons. Difficulty in
using the special captioning glasses. Much discomfort while
wearing these glasses. And the theater did not have enough
of these glasses if too many deaf people show up! Why
not just turn on the captions button? The theater refuses
to do so.

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DeafDigest – 20 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 20, 2014

— unusual cell mate for a deaf prisoner

A deaf woman, sentenced to jail on a 120 day sentence
because of drunken driving, requested an unusual cell mate.
Her request was granted. It is her own hearing ear dog!
She argued that with the dog she is given equal accommodations
in the prison system.

 

— cost to convert movie house to a captioned system

What is the cost to convert an old fashioned movie house
to a captioned movie house? It is $650,000. This amount
was spent by a movie house owner in the Washington, DC
area. He could afford it; owners of small town movie
houses cannot afford it and as a consequence, close it
for good.

 

 

— a job interview at Google

Google is one of the world’s premier high technology firms.
Jobs there are in demand. What is a typical question asked
of job applicants by Google interviewers? How would you design
a phone for deaf people? Those that can successfully answer
are hired; those that are not are turned away

 

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 19, 2014

 
— a deaf man is one of nation’s longest serving football coaches

As a young man in the early sixties, Gary Klingensmith, who is
deaf, was a well known football player at Penn State. He turned
down a New York Jets contract to coach football at Gallaudet
(1965 thru 1967). He then became a coach at Juniata HS in Pennsylvania.
He is still at the same high school, his 46th year on the job. He
is so deaf that he relies on his eyes instead of earphones from
press box assistant coaches to keep up action on the field.
Penn State? Yes, in case you are asking, Joe Paterno was his
backfield coach! Did Gary like Joe? Gary hated Joe!

 

— loopholes can prevent captions at movie houses

The law says movie theaters must provide captions – no matter if
it is open captioned or rear window captions or Google Glass
captions, etc. There are two loopholes that can prevent captions.
If cost of movie captions causes a movie house to go broke, then
it is OK for them not to caption! If the movie house cannot be
adapted to show captions, then it is OK for them not to caption!
Scary for us? Yes!

 

— A deaf police officer with many honors

We have a deaf police officer – sheriff’s deputy Susie Cambre,
a small town officer in Southeast Louisiana. She has been
a police officer for many years. Some of the awards she has
won are – President’s Child Protection Award, Valley
Forge Freedom Foundation Award, National American Legion
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Kiwanis Club Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year and Neighborhood Knight Award.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 18, 2014

— no captions on a nationally televised football game and FCC complaint

DeafDigest editor, in his hotel room in Lancaster, PA, was watching
the Baltimore Ravens-Dallas Cowboys football game. It was aired on
the ABC network – and it was not captioned. The local commercials
were captioned; the national commercials weren’t. A complaint was
posted on-line with the FCC. A simple no-captions complaint? No.
The on-line form was complicated with so many questions. Anyway,
hopefully the FCC will immediately respond to the complaint and
“punish” the ABC local station (Harrisburg, PA) for not turning
on the captions. In case you are curious about the on-line form,
it is at:
https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form2000.action?form_type=2000C

 

— EMTs’ communication kit

The deaf communication/information sheet is available in the
ambulances in the Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is for
EMTs that need to communicate with deaf patients. It lists
sign gestures, printed questions, instructions on getting
interpreters, etc. Do ambulances everywhere in the world
have this kind of information? What about ambulances in USA?

 

— chess is a dangerous sport

The World Chess Olympiad is an event where world’s best chess
players compete and try to win the championship. It is
dangerous for health of some players. On the last day of
the event, two players died! One of the two players was
Alisher Anarkulov of Uzbekistan. He is deaf. Why is
chess dangerous. Sitting down for seven hours a day
every day for two weeks – without rest is stressful.
For some players, their health cannot take it!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2014

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-line-of-deaf-fans/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soap-opera/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Discovery Digital Networks, a provider of
videos, said that captions help increase the web traffic views.

The Wilmington Club for the Deaf Inc.
in Delaware has put its clubhouse building
for sale. Reason is low attendance at club
events. Club officers have reached out to the
deaf community to visit the clubhouse but
attendance continued to be low. The club will
continue but without its clubhouse.

If you are a fork lift operator, the NAD wishes
to hear from you. More information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-fork-lift-operators/

A business dispute that has involved a deaf-owned
interpreting company in Great Britain resulted
in an arson attack of the company headquarters.
The police has arrested one person and is seeking
other suspects.

The North Dakota School for the Deaf has a new
superintendent – Connie Hovendick. While the
Devils Lake campus has very low enrollment,
the school serves the entire state and has outreach offices in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot and Rolla.

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LONG LINE OF DEAF PEOPLE WAITING FOR HOTEL BUS
True story about 40 years ago. At a national
deaf basketball tournament, a bus brought deaf
fans from the hotel to the tournament gym.
One night after the games were over, there
was a long line of deaf people waiting for the
bus.
They waited for almost one hour before the
bus finally arrived.
Why was the wait long? Because the tournament
committee was broke and had no money. The bus
drivers wanted to be paid first or they won’t
pick up deaf fans!

– 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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ALDAcon 2014 conference
Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014
Norfolk, VA

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

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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.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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computer, click on bottom video

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2014 Deaf Mid-Atlantic Festival

November 15-16, 2014
West Friendship, MD

http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-midatlantic-festival/

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

complaining about interpreters’ high salaries
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salaries/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Florida Association of the Deaf

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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

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Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE 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 1s/was a

— supermarket general manager

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 hearing people hate captions?

A. They say it distracts them while watching the
movie.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Public restrooms are difficult for me, since each
bathroom is designed differently. My 8 year old grandson
has been very helpful guiding me to the bathroom. He will
pull my arm then get in back of me and push me to the
urinal stall! Then he would take my arm and place my hand
under the soap dispenser and guide me to the water facet.
And. for a grand finale, he will guide me to the turbo
hand dryer! Very effective guide, I have!

By the way, my new cane, a few months old, has a rolling
tip. It does roll when I place it next to the stall.
Umm…. reaching under the urinal stall… that is another story to tell!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 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 movie captions will be automatically turned on
when there are deaf people watching the theater movies.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1972 – serious CI research begins. As a result
the Deaf Community has never been the same

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7

Executive Directors that served the
National Association of the Deaf over the years

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Cassidy Walter is a new freshman player with the
women’s soccer team at Carroll College in Montana

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Demi Skinner, herself deaf, has been named to
the Australian National U-19 women’s basketball
team

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DeafSports Library:

2014 Deaf Recreational Volleyball Tournament
Frederick, MD

open to all teams

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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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

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

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

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

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position opening
Employment Specialist
Mill Neck Services
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional disabilities.

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as needed.

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Services
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765

mailto:mreeger@millneck.org
mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=467222

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Daycare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

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

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

Walden School Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-secretary-job/

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

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.

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Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD Role Title: Counselor II – 49012 Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262) Agency Website: www.vadars.org
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389 Job Posting Number: 0081676 Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans, develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the social, economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication, cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing; working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience. An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal background investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive position, and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC eligibility MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display the date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at: http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information: Name Human Resource Services Phone 804-726-1919 Fax 804-662-7662

Address: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 8004 Franklin Farms Drive Henrico, VA 23229

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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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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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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 August 2014

DeafDigest Blue – August 17, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/marthas-vineyard-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-the-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-work-in-embassy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/slow-deaf-golfers/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a deaf British woman who departed
us at the age of 101. She was one of British’s
leading mathematicians. Plus she served as Lord Mayor of Manchester and an advisor on education to Margaret Thatcher’s government.
She functioned as a hearing person and did not
know British Sign Language.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Edwin Kipkosgei Kipchumba who departed us. He was
a deaf Kenyan long distance runner that won the
gold in the marathon at the 2005 Deaflympics. He
collapsed and died while on a training run.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Jamaica lawmakers passed the Disabilities Bill that is supposed to end discrimination against
the deaf and the disabled.

The FCC has ordered all wireless carriers to allow
911 text calls

Victor Ng Lung-fei, not deaf but has a deaf brother,
is planning to establish a district office in
Hong Kong to serve the deaf and the disabled.
He made his fortune in real estate and wishes
to serve in the public sector, hence the
district office.

The city of Greensburg, PA agreed to provide an interpreter
for a deaf kid, even though he does not reside in the city,
so he could play youth soccer.

The NAD board of directors have added three more people –
Sherri Collins, Alicia Lane-Outlaw and Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke.

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Read what they say

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

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

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

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DEAF NON-WOW JOB
One deaf man worked for an embassy in Washington, DC;
people said it is a big, wow job for a deaf person.
The deaf man was honest. He said it is not “wow”
and this comment disappointed many deaf people. He said
he was just a file clerk with the embassy – not
involved with politics or with VIP meetings, etc.

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

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

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A picture of deaf politician/leader Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-picture-deaf-politician-wilma-newhoudt-druchen/

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SLOW DEAF GOLFERS
At a recent deaf golf tournament, the tournament
chairperson was complaining.
He complained that the deaf golfers were slow. They
liked to socialize with other deaf golfers on the same
course.
Slow golfers can cause the tournament to be delayed
in completion.
It is a problem with deaf golf tournaments!

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

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

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2nd Black Deaf Senior Citizen Reunion
September 11-14, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

I took a sign language class about 10 years ago

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A website called “Captioning Matters” has been created and is
maintained by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Its
purpose is to promote the value of broadcast captioning and CART
captioning that is offered by many of NCRA’s members.

According to the website, “The Captioning Matters campaign is
designed to promote best practices in the realm of broadcast and ADA
captioning.” This is a grassroots campaign that promotes the value of
quality captioning to television stations, content creators, and
individuals throughout the country. Organizations and individuals are
encouraged to sign onto NCRA’s Captioning Matters and express their
support of quality captions.

On this website, you will find useful information, articles, and
resources about captioning. A very important part of this website is
devoted to specifying the best practices that broadcast captioners,
captioning companies, content creators, video programming
distributors, and consumers of captioning services should follow so
that accurate and timely captions may be produced.

You can visit this website and see why “Captioning Matters.”
http://captioningmatters.wordpress.com/

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told –

I hate captions

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

Genesis Healthcare, LLC would not hire a deaf applicant
for a job in a hospital cafeteria. The deaf applicant
had experience working in cafeterias in the past. EEOC,
not too happy about it, has filed a lawsuit against
the defendants in a federal district court.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— make up artist (for actors)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Rocky Stone, the father of
the SHHH, who passed away on Friday.
Rocky, who needs no introduction to any of us, founded SHHH
to serve the needs of the late-deafened and the hard of hearing.
He was that rare individual that exhibited willingness to work with
all national organizations of the deaf and the hard of hearing on
mutual goals, regardless of different goals and missions.
In his much younger days, Rocky, who did not want to talk too
much about it, was a CIA operative, despite his deafness. He would
not talk too much even when pressed for details on his background.
Thank you, Rocky for serving all of us.

(editor’s note: DeafDigest still does not believe that Rocky
was an intelligence agent; inasmuch as Rocky didn’t want to
talk too much about it, his friends insisted that he was
a CIA operative)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

911-related issues just cannot stay out of the
spotlight.
It was not too long ago that we were complaining
that these 911 centers do not have equipment that
were TTY compatible or that 911 operators have no
clue what a TTY call was all about.
Now that the TTY is practically obsolete,
we have a new beef – that these 911 centers cannot
handle text calls from our pagers.
This issue was raised by the National Emergency
Number Association.

(editor’s note: this is a perfect example of this
adage – What Goes Around Comes Around)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

does a city have to provide an interpreter for a
non-resident that has requested such services?

The city said no inasmuch as he did not pay
residential tax, yet in a settlement, the
city agreed to do so.

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:
He has a must dash

Must dash????

He actually said:
He has a mustache

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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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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posting a permanent position
Executive Director
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is posting a permanent position for
Executive Director at this time. This position is currently occupied
by an Interim ED and we invite qualified candidates to apply for this
position. MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine
who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing
resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general
public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective
ways of communication.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management
of the organization which will include refinement of current programs
and development of new programs; management of budgeting and financial
planning, maintain compliance of state and local contracts/grants;
fundraising and recruitment, selection, and evaluation of the
management team.

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from
https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/MCDEdJobdescription

or

https://www.facebook.com/MCDBoard (& click on the link citing
the Executive Director Job description).

If you feel you have the qualifications and are up for a challenge,
please send us your resume to David Pileck, President of the Board at
MCD at mailto:davidmcdboard@gmail.com , Darleen Hutchins
( mailto: darleenmcdboard@gmail.com ), or Echo Kaply-Smith
( mailto:echomcdboard@gmail.com )

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vacancy notice
ASL Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mail or email application materials to:
RI School for the Deaf
Office of Human Resources
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908

mailto:hedwards@rideaf.net

Application requirements
– Cover letter
– Resume
– CS-14 application
– Responses to supplemental questions
– Two Letters of Reference
– Equal Employment Opportunity Form (optional)

Employment opportunities, application requirements and instructions posted at http://www.dlt.ri.gov

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be
arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit official transcripts.

*Subject to FTE approval and available funding

(Position is part of Board of Regents non union staff)
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

RI School for the Deaf
NONCLASSIFIED JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: ASL Specialist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides leadership in ASL development to students and staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and support school-wide programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff and parents.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director with latitude to exercise independent judgment in the performance of assignments. Work is subject to review on a periodic basis or upon completion for results achieved and for adherence to professional standards of conduct.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. Will work as part of teams and in collaboration with others to achieve results. May supervise specific ASL tasks of Teachers and other staff and follow-up on assignments delegated by the Director.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop, refine, coordinate, train and assist teachers in implementation of ASL curriculum in all classes and subject areas.

Provide ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge in the classroom group instruction and support to the teacher including designing and implementing lessons/activities that support student needs using best practice bilingual strategies.

Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and revise Individual Education Plans (IEP) related to ASL language development.

Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for entering students, 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom progress monitoring.

Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness school-wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee, Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events.

Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain ASL and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL teaching and learning.

Consistently model ASL/English bilingual communication.

Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

Coordinate and assist with family signacy & literacy events.

Provide direct ASL instruction and support to families to develop ASL skills and knowledge to communicate with and advocate for their child.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.

Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.

In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.

Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.

Qualifications:

Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English as evidenced by a SLPI rating of Superior plus

Experience providing ASL services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

ASLTA training preferred.

Teamwork and leadership skills.

EDUCATION: Master degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years experience in providing ASL services to students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. and/or any combination of education, knowledge, skills, and experience that is substantially equivalent.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Describe your qualifications for the ASL Specialist position and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for this position.

Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Explain why you want to be the ASL Specialist and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching staff how to develop and implement an ASL/English bilingual learning environment.

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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

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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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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 – 15 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 15, 2014

— good news on TV for the deaf

All TV sitcoms close after a number of years. This is the way
it is in the TV industry. The good news for us is that ABCFamily
has agreed to extend the run of “Switched at Birth” for another
year. This means the program will be 4 years old. This program
has won many awards.

 

— We don’t know of an active deaf taxi driver …..but

We don’t know of any active deaf taxi drivers … but we know of
one deaf Uber driver. It is Philip; his last name is not known,
but he has been an Uber driver for one month so far in the
Vancouver, Washington area. He said Uber gives him his choice
of work hours and that his customers are nice to him. Do keep
in mind, there are taxi cab-Uber wars in many cities and there
may be new laws that would put Uber drivers out of business.

 

 

— More about the deaf restaurant in Toronto

The Signs Restaurant is making many newspaper stories for its
all-deaf staff. The owner Anjan Manikumar is not deaf. But
what led him to establishing that new restaurant? He was a
manager of a pizza eatery. One of his regular customers was
deaf. The manager got to know the deaf customer better and
liked him as a person. This led Anjan to the idea of an
all-deaf restaurant!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 14, 2014

 
— another deaf player in pro football championship game

We have a deaf player – Derrick Coleman, playing in the
Super Bowl. Now we have another deaf player in a
pro football championship game. Tony Tatum, a past
Gallaudet player, is with the Cleveland Gladiators
team in the Arena Football League. His team is
playing Arizona Rattlers for the ArenaBowl
championship on August 23rd. The Arena Football
League has some players sign NFL contracts.

 

— a promise of 100 percent captions

Right now it is:
100 percent – in USA, per FCC mandate on future programs
100 percent – in Great Britain
85 percent – in Australia

In New Zealand, it is just 25 percent; deaf MP Mojo Mathers,
running for re-election, has made 100 percent captions (by
2017) as her campaign promise. Election takes place next
month.

 

— a bad interpreting situation at a hospital in Oregon

A deaf man went to the hospital emergency room in
Salem, Oregon. He had to wait 4 hours for an
interpreter to show up. The interpreter did not
understand his signs. Another time, he was in the
same emergency room, and the hospital would not
give him an interpreter. Instead they set up a
Video Remote Interpreter (VRI) for him. Same thing
– he and the interpreter could not communicate. The
angry wife researched and found out that the VRI
interpreter was not certified! The hospital has
promised to improve on its interpreting services.
Will it improve?

 
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DeafDigest – 13 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 13, 2014

 
— deaf not allowed to have a bank account

Deaf people have their own bank accounts. Are we lucky?
In some African nations – Kenya, Somalia and Uganda,
deaf people are not permitted to have bank accounts!
There may be other African nations on the list.

 
— deaf confused in future Sioux Falls?

Will a visiting deaf person be confused in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota of the future? Half of the old South Dakota
School for the Deaf campus became the Communications
Services for the Deaf CSD). Then CSD moved to Austin,
Texas. A developer now wants to use the former SDSD/CSD
land for a retail center with townhouses, apartments,
office space, coffee shop, sub shop, fitness center and
other stores.

 
— best way for deaf to watch movies

A deaf man, that loves watching movies, said that he prefers
movies with subtitles than moves with captions. Why? Foreign
movies have subtitles, and stories are less violent. Hollywood
movies are often violent. And wearing the captioning glasses to
watch the Hollywood movies will “squeeze” his head! Yes, it
all depends on the city. Some cities do not have foreign movie
theaters.

 
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DeafDigest – 12 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 12, 2014

 

 
— a hero for some deaf medical school students

For some deaf medical school students, Norma Miller, of
Vermont, was hero. She is not deaf, and is not an interpreter.
As a CART operator, she transcribed classroom lectures
for these deaf medical school students. How many deaf
medical schools did she help graduate and become doctors?
Seven of them! Not sure if she got to meet with them in
person or if she worked out of her office at a long distance
from the classroom.

 



— still more on the Zombie Walk case

We have read about the deaf driver, frightened by the
wild Zombie Walk crowd, hitting a woman and driving
away. Well, there is talk about lawsuits being
filed in San Diego, possibly against the city
government. Why? There was no police around to
control the automobile traffic. There was no police
around to control the crowd of Zombie Walkers.
And there was no police around to protect the
deaf family when the crowd went wild and jumped
at the car. And also, the woman who was hit, may
also file a lawsuit.

 

 

— Air Force can, Army can’t?

A young deaf man wanted to join the Army but
couldn’t. But for the Air Force, a California
legislator is trying to introduce a bill to
allow the deaf to join the Air Force. Why
Air Force and why not the Army? Do keep in mind
that during the Civil War, we have had deaf
fighters fighting for the Northern and the
Southern forces. But that was over 150 years
ago when weapons were primitive.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 11 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 11, 2014

— a real dumb deaf criminal

A deaf man from Dickinson, Texas, was angry with the
League City library for some reason. What did he do?
Used the servics of an interpreter to inform the library
of a bomb being planted there! The library was
evacuated, and no bomb was found. The police tracked
arrested him for making a terroristic threat. He
is in prison, awaiting bail.

 

 

— unfairly accusing the deaf of Jamaica

There is an accusation going on with the deaf of
Jamaica. Some hearing people are accusing them
of faking their deafness! This is weird because
deaf people use sign language and their speech
would give themselves away as deaf. Maybe it
has something to do with deaf people being
invisible with their disability.

 
— an unusual hobby of some New Zealand deaf people

There is a group of deaf people fascinated with a hobby
that most of us are not interested. It is looking for bats
in caves! A person that works with cave bats made that
comment in a newspaper, saying he was surprised at the
large number of deaf people interested in bats.

 
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DeafDigest – 10 August 2014

DeafDigest Gold – August 10, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-and-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story in a Roanoke, VA newspaper that
Dr. Geoffrey Harter has become deaf; he started
to lose his hearing as a young physician, and it
has gotten worse over the year to the point where
he has to wear two hearing aids.

Replacing the retiring Ann Riefel as the chair of the
Vincennes University ASL Program (Indiana) is
Cindy Sanders.

Terry Riley has been re-elected as the chair of the
British Deaf Association.

A newspaper story said that Toronto’s health care
system does not meet the communication needs of
deaf patients.

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A TRICK WE HATE
At the recent Gallaudet reunion, there were many
old graduates that would greet old friends. Faces
have changed, some have become fat, some have
grown beard, etc.
Many of them have name tags, but some of them
play tricks. When they see an old classmate,
they would hide their name on their name tag. It
makes it harder to recognize these faces because
of their hidden names.
This is a trick DeafDigest editor hates!

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
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Our extinct sign languages

Some sign languages are extinct. Which languages
are extinct?

go to:
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEAF TODAY
We have many deaf physicians, deaf attorneys,
deaf engineers, etc.
In the past there were just a few of these deaf
people in these fields.
Why? Years ago if a deaf person dreamed of
becoming an attorney or a doctor or an engineer,
people would tell them – forget it!
Today, if a deaf person dreams of these
jobs, he is encouraged.
Times have changed.

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

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2015 ADARA Conference call for presentations

more information at:
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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
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comparing past oral stories
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oraldays/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

York Association of the Deaf (Pennsylvania)

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Identity Crisis in Deafness

by B.M. Schowe

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

— clockmaker

this website is growing every weekend:
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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why most deaf people do not use sign language?

A. Their decision. We respect all decisions.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

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Happy reading!

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 have a national newspaper of the deaf;
we had several in the past, but no more these days

……..

DeafHistory:

Year 1895 – Anson Spear established the Spear Safety
Envelope company, which made envelopes for mailing
purposes. While he got out of the business after a
short time, this business continues, but name
was changed to Spear Envelope Company in Minnesota.

…….

DeafNumbers of the Week:

104

member nations that are eligible to participate
in Deaflympics

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Kelly Kyle returns for her senior season
in volleyball at Butler University

…….

Elite Deaf Athletes:

Athiel Mbaha, pro soccer, Namibia

despite his advanced age, is still playing
professionally

………

DeafSports Library:

deaf athletic officials of hearing programs

http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

……..

DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

…….

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

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=467222

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Daycare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-day-childcare-job/

Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

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

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

Walden School Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-secondary-secretary-job/

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

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional
references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.

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Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD Role Title: Counselor II – 49012 Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262) Agency Website: www.vadars.org
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389 Job Posting Number: 0081676 Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans, develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the social, economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication, cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing; working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience. An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal background investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive position, and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC eligibility MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display the date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at: http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information: Name Human Resource Services Phone 804-726-1919 Fax 804-662-7662

Address: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 8004 Franklin Farms Drive Henrico, VA 23229

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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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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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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/psychologist-deaf-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/marthas-vineyard-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-the-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Milo Saunders, a deaf 15-year old British boy, is part of the
hearing band that is performing at the Transplant Games opening ceremony.

Greg Leigh, a long time Australian teacher of the deaf
has been awarded the Order of Australia, in honor of his
work with the deaf.

Peter Rafuse is a deaf folk artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He was featured in a newspaper story.

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has issued a mandate that
all state agencies hire the disabled and the deaf.

Princess Alanis Pura, a young deaf woman from the Phillipines,
is the winner of the Queen of the Philippines pageant. She
will represent her nation at the upcoming Face of Beauty
pageant in Taiwan.

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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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Read what they say

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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LIBRARY AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many of us know that there were many generations of
deaf people that lived on Martha’s Vineyard. And that hearing
people in the town used sign language to communicate with
the deaf.
A deaf group took a tour and stopped at the library at
Martha’s Vineyard to see if there were any ancestors
in their family trees.
The librarian showed them the birth-and-death book.
Those that were deaf were marked as “deaf.”
If a deaf person wants to do research, it is a tough
job because the library did not have deaf genealogical files in the computer.

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

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

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5-year old deaf child ready for adoption

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-child-up-for-adoption/

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HARD TO DESCRIBE DEAFNESS
In the past, a deaf person would just describe his deafness
in just one word – deaf. He would just say “I am deaf.”
Times have changed. Today, a deaf person would not say
he is deaf. He would say something like – I am hard of hearing
with 56 dB loss in my left ear, and I am profoundly deaf with
95 dB loss in my right ear.
Why make it so complicated? Just one word – deaf, is
enough.

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

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

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2016 conference – National Association of the Deaf

to see the flyer, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-national-association-of-deaf-conference/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

I envy your job

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that it is important to remember is that many
realtime captioners and CART writers started off as court
reporters.

Most court reporters learn a steno theory that incorporates
a number of brief forms that can be used to save time in
court proceedings.

Phrases like “where do you live,” “state your name,” “do you
know,” and “I don’t remember” come up frequently in the work
of a court reporter.

Many court reporters devise ways to write these phrases and many
others in one stroke on the steno keyboard.

Many captioners try to delete or eliminate some or all of these
phrases from their dictionaries when they start captioning, but
sometimes a few of these phrases may remain and may cause some
embarrassing errors.

A common way to write “at that time” is with the steno TAT.
Unfortunately, if the word “tattered” is not in a steno writer’s
dictionary, it might come out as “at that timered.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked –

what is it like to be hearing? (a weird question!)

(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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THINKING OF REMODELING YOUR OLD KITCHEN, OUTDATED BATHROOM, OR UGLY BASEMENT?

We specialize in remodeling kitchen, bath, and basement of your dreams throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:
mailto:info@surdusremodeling.com or VP at 202-400-2655

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DeafLaw

A Gallaudet student, who formerly served as an intern
with the National Public Radio (NPR), has filed a lawsuit
on basis of discrimination. The student said NPR would not
give her interpreters to allow her to communicate better
with the staff.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is was a

— watchmaker

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How difficult is it to train a deaf dog? Cindy Buckman, not deaf, operator of House of Paws Canine Obedience Academy in Athens, Alabama, was given a deaf
puppy for training and adopted him because he was unadoptable.
After some time working with the puppy she said:

It’s not that different from training a hearing dog. Deaf dogs compensate by keeping close tabs on their owners, watching them closely to know when they’re being summoned. While hearing dogs respond to verbal commands and hand signals, deaf dogs must rely on visual cues and vibrations.

Deaf human beings and deaf dogs share this common trait – responding to visual cues and vibrations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Normally when Deaflympics are held, the host nation government
would stay in the background as a gracious host, allowing the
Deaflympics committee to run the show.
It is different in Taiwan where the Deaflympics is coming
up next month. The government is playing a high profile.
Why?
The government is using the Deaflympics to show the world
that they wish to come out of the isolation forced on the nation
ever since 1949 when mainland China went Communist.
Just hope the Taiwan stance will be beneficial to the
deaf in the long run, years after the Deaflympics have become
a memory.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf kid is selling lemonades in hopes of getting
enough money to purchase hearing aids ($6,000).

A cochlear implant ($50,000) is often free.

Why?

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

At a take out place, the total bill was $6.21

I thought the immigrant cashier, with a thick accent, said:
penny?

Penny on a $6.21 bill?

She actually said:
bag?

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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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
University Ombuds Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center); the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President and does not accept notice on behalf of the University. In other words, the Ombuds functions independently of existing administrative structures.

Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information and, as necessary, help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions. Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices. Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University. Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence. Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. Must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand. Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352, or mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

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many position openings
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

about Lexington

Lexington School and Center for the Deaf is comprised of the Lexington School for the Deaf, the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, Lexington Vocational Services, and the Lexington Center for Mental Health. We are here to serve the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in New York City.

The Lexington School, founded in 1865, is the largest school for deaf students in New York State. It educates deaf children from ages 0-21. Lexington students come from all over the five boroughs, and a number of students have other disabilities in addition to deafness, including mobility and mental impairments. Lexington prepares all students to continue on to college, vocational education, job training, or a placement that will support them to live a responsible, productive life.

academics
Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3, preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a foreign language transitional program, and deaf multiply disabled program known as the Special Education Unit. These programs are unified by a common teaching-learning framework known as Mediated Learning.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan (IEP) diplomas. We begin career education in the elementary grades with vocational concepts integrated into the math and social studies curricula, and continue through middle and high school when students explore personal career interests through formal classes, internships, and community service experiences. Upon graduation, our students attend , various universities and two year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further training programs.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
Employment Opportunities
It is the continuing policy of Lexington School and Center for the Deaf to comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Law, as well as other pertinent legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Current faculty and staff openings at Lexington are:
– Principal
– Substitute Teacher
– After School Tutors – 5 Day Residence
– Substitute Resident Counselor – Classroom Substitute
– School Library Media Specialist
– Teacher – Special Education Unit (SEU)
– School Counselor – School Mental Health Team
– Teacher – Elementary School
– Instructional Assistant – Elementary – Speech Coordinator/Speech Evaluator
– Teacher – High School Social Studies
– Teacher – High School Science
– Teacher – High School Math

We invite interested parties to visit the Lexington School for the Deaf website at: http://lexnyc.org/human-resources and learn more about our school. For specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the vacancies link for the job announcements in their entirety, including the job description, qualifications and application instruction.

Lexington School/Center for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
30th Avenue and 75th Street
Jackson Heights, New York 11370

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position opening
Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of Interpreting Studies & American Sign Language/English Interpreting (Division of Special Education)

Recruitment Number: F1407

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: September 16, 2015. Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2015 may be possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit Application Materials to: F1407, Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies & ASL / English Interpreting
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

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

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

Western Oregon University is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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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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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 – 08 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 8, 2014

 
— Famous movie star may not smile for the deaf

Kirsten Stewart, a promising young actress that has been
playing in the The Twilight Saga films, was written up
as the one that never smiles – only when paparazzi tries
to take pictures of her. Will she smile for deaf fans
that want to take pictures of her? Deaf people are very
sensitive to non-smiles and may not like it when Kristen
gives them a dirty face.

 
— 3D printing may help the deaf

DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore. We will
have to wait and see if it really will work!

 
— deaf driver had a reason for running people down

Deafdigest mentioned that a deaf driver drove through
a mob of hearing people that were celebrating the
Zombie Walk in San Diego. The car hit a nearby woman,
who was not part of the mob. In a public interview,
the deaf driver explained that one person jumped
on the hood and smashed the front window. Another
one opened the rear door. Frightened for the safety
of his deaf family he tried to escape through the
mob. The public interview was a surprise. Defense
attorneys normally advise their clients to keep
quiet until their time comes up in the court.

 
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DeafDigest – 07 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 7, 2014

 

— Washington, DC police department is different

In Washington, DC, there is a special police unit
that is called the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison
Unit. This unit communicates with the deaf and
the hard of hearing on serious issues. They can
be found on the Gallaudet campus during big events.
Do other cities have it? Yes, there are police
officers in other cities that know ASL, but are
there special units that work with the deaf?

 
— hottest deaf law firm in USA

the hottest deaf law firm in USA is Stein & Vargas,
based in Frederick, MD. And there is an irony,
deaf clients rarely come to the office to discuss
their cases! Attorney Mary Vargas, who is not deaf,
is the one that takes care of the Frederick office
whereas her partner Michael Stein, who is deaf,
operates out of Rochester, NY, where he teaches at
NTID. Vargas worked with the NAD on law cases before
she branched out on her own with Stein. They handle
cases that deal with discrimination, especially with
ADA issues.

 

— more deaf signers or more deaf non-signers

Do we have more deaf people that use sign language
or do we have more deaf that don’t sign? This was
the issue brought up in a special program on the
British Broadcasting Corporation TV network. The
truth is that we have much more deaf people, either
in USA or in United Kingdom, or even anywhere,
that do not use sign language!

 
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DeafDigest – 06 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 6, 2014

— one thing a deaf plumber cannot do

A deaf British plumber was recently interviewed.
He said he can do everything that all other hearing
plumbers can do – except for one thing! He cannot
hear the water leak. He, however, said it was not
a problem because he does not work alone, but works
as part of a plumbing team. They will tell him if
the water is leaking.

— A reason why Taylor Swift is so popular

Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most popular
singers. In a newspaper story about her, there
was a list of many reasons why she is so popular.
One of the reasons was her donating $10,000 to the
Horace Mann School for the Deaf two years ago.
Originally she had no plans to donate the money
to that school. But she was pranked by a group
that faked a promise to the school of her singing
performance. To make up for it (and to get even
with the pranksters) she made that donation to the
school.

— A deaf scam that did not come from Nigeria

Not all scams come from Nigeria. One such relay scam
wasn’t. Someone, claiming to be from Hawaii, offered
a free motorcyle to anyone that wanted it. It was
posted in a local newspaper It was not really free because
it would be $850.00 for shipping. Sounds too good to be
true – and the listed telephone number was in Oregon?
But the Oregon person never posted the newspaper ad.
The scammer used the deaf relay to post the ad with the
newspaper classified ads people – and they never realized
it was a scam. So, not every relay scam is from Nigeria!
Instead it was an American-only scam.

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DeafDigest – 05 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 5, 2014

 

 

— hope it is not a lemonade stand joke

DeafDigest mentioned a deaf boy selling lemonades
to get enough money to buy new hearing aids.
There are already jokes on the web sites that
either the IRS will go after him for unpaid taxes
or the Food and Drug Administration will go
after him to make sure the lemonades are safe
to drink or the town office will go after him
because of no business license. He is just 9 years
old – leave him alone and let him enjoy the joys
of childhood!

 
— deaf muttons in England

Some British people speak with Cockney slangs,
that look funny to us. If they say something
like “I am a mutton” then it means deaf person.
Since mutton means lamb, so does it really
mean deaf lamb? No. There was a famous American
cartoon strip – Mutt and Jeff. For some reason
the Cockneys copied Mutt as a deaf word! Language
is often funny! The Cockney slang is dying, same
as with many other slangs.

 
— a deaf physician on front page cover of a magazine

Dr. Christopher Moreland, who is deaf, has been featured
on the front page of The Hospitalist magazine. He is a
physician but specializes in patient care in hospitals.
He does not directly treat patients but makes sure the
patients get A to Z attention by different doctors
and different nurses in a hospital. This is why he is
more of a hospitalist, than as a physician! He works at
the The University of Texas Health Science Center at
San Antonio.

 
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DeafDigest – 04 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 4, 2014

 

 

— a deaf lemonade stand for a big reason

Logan Phelps, a deaf 9-year old boy, has set up a lemonade
stand in front of his Gloucester City, NJ, house for
a good reason. He needs new hearing aids as his current
hearing aids are worn out. He is saving money from lemonade
stand profits for that reason. Is he successful? The hearing
aids will cost $6,000. His family cannot afford it. So far
with few weeks remaining in this summer, he has already
saved $4,000!

 
— Nike likes deaf

Nike likes deaf? Years ago, Geoff McKinnon, an Australian
track and field coach, who is deaf, wrote letters to hearing
coaches, asking for coaching advice. He explained that he
was deaf and needed help. No one would answer him except
for Nike! This may be the reason – customer service –
that Nike is so big and so huge nowadays!

 
— do not insult the deaf on Facebook

Facebook users in the Philippines insulted and
mocked a deaf Facebook user becase of his deafness.
Mike Sandejas, not deaf, a big man in the Filipino
movie industry, is a Facebook user. He did not like
how the deaf person was treated and he scolded
everyone – telling all of them to treat the deaf
with respect.

 
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DeafDigest – 03 August 2014

DeafDigest Gold – August 3, 2014

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ontario-deaf-parents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-and-deaf/

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ILY Ceramic Vases at Harris Communications

An ILY Ceramic Vase is a beautiful way to display fresh flowers. The
graceful 8¡É vase is in the shape of the ILY sign. Fill it with a
bouquet from your summer garden and make your table look special.

Buy more than one for special occasions, like weddings, anniversaries
and graduations.

The vase can be used for jewelry, pens or pencils. Put it on your
desk to let people know your love of ASL

Find ILY Ceramic Vases (N427, N427B) at Harris Communications. They
are available in black or white for $21.95.

To see the ILY Ceramic Vases, go to:
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or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has a
slate of officers as follows:

President: Steve Florio, Rhode Island
Vice President: Sherri Collins, Arizona
Secretary: Jan Withers, North Carolina
Treasurer: Virginia Moore, Kentucky

this organization meets up during each NAD conference

Chen Kun-hua, a deaf resident of Changhua, Taiwan,
was honored by the Changhua County Government for
overcoming his deafness. He was a popular roadside
vendor of sausages. People said his sausages were
what drew customers to his roadside stand.

Advocates of TV captions in Connecticut are saying
that state governor candidate Republican candidate Tom Foley may lose the election. He did not caption
his TV commercials, thus missing out on the deaf
market whereas the Democratic candidate has
captioned his ads!

Rhonda Sivarajah, a mother of a deaf child, is
the chairperson of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners in Minnesota. She is running for
a seat on House of Representatives. While she
is an underdog, the deaf will stand much to
gain if she wins. She said her son’s deafness
is the reason why she has been advocating
deaf issues.

Going on right now is the 41 Chess Olympiad
(hearing) in Norway. This event involves
participating nations’ top chess players.
One of the teams is a special entry – the International Chess Committee of the Deaf “all-star” team consisting of world’s
best deaf chess players!

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEARING PARENTS NOT CARE ABOUT THE DEAF?
Few years ago in Ontario, the provincial government
wanted to close their 3 residential schools for the deaf.
The government hosted town hall meetings in these
three cities. In one city just one parent showed up.
Do these parents care about education of their deaf
children?

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

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

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People with Hearing Loss Needed for Google Glass Study

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-google-glass-study/

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3D AND THE DEAF
3D is very hot in the computer world. Everyone wants
3D. They think 3D can build anything.
Can 3D build a CI for the deaf? No, because a surgeon
must implant the CI. The 3D can’t do that job!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-and-deaf/

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

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Do you want to buy a small town and convert it to
Deaftown or Deafville?

do read a little more about it at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-small-town/

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

one reason why some deaf people have a cochlear implant
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

District of Columbia Association of the Deaf

read about it at:
http://deafdigest.com/district-of-columbia-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 Book

The Cracked Tune by Gregg Brooks

book cover link and brief description is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-the-cracked-tune/

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

– mailroom supervisor, at university

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it that despite these ADA consultants the
hospitals hire, there are still more lawsuits because of
no interpreters?

A. Possibly because the doctors and the medical staff
do not listen to their own ADA consultants!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Today, many of us do shopping online. One of the frustrating parts of our shopping is to fill in credit card information.

There are options to save the information by creating an account. Many of us are not comfortable with that approach.

Here is a good options. Consider PayPal.
Many businesses now accept PayPal, and we only need to log in and make our transactions. It is very convenient and seems safer than leaving our credit card information out there
with multiple businesses!

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 are seeing our best deaf poker players on these
high stakes televised poker games, and for them to
win high piles of money

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DeafHistory:

Year 1966 – Rochester, NY, on the campus of Rochester
Institute of Technology was announced as the new site
for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Several other colleges competed to win the site but
RIT prevailed. One of the competing colleges was
CSUN, which did not take the defeat too well!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

operating margin of over 70 percent

by Cochlear

Critics are suggesting strongly that the
price be lowered

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Leyton Thommasen is an incoming freshman with the men’s soccer team at Pacific University in Oregon

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ollie Evans, who is deaf, has just signed a contract
to play for the Newport Gwent Dragons, a Division II
team in the Welsh rugby conference

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DeafSports Library:

a 1948 Gallaudet baseball video

http://deafdigest.com/1948-gallaudet-baseball-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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best in the nation.

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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

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1408

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.

Western Oregon University (WOU) invites applications for a full-time, 9
month, Non Tenure-Track Instructor position for the American Sign
Language/ASL Studies undergraduate program with a 15 credit teaching load
per quarter. WOU is the only institution in the Northwest that provides
three years of ASL. Students are able to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts
foreign language requirement by taking two years of American Sign
Language, and ASL studies is offered as a major and minor. WOU’s ASL
courses are taken by over 250 students each year.

Qualifications:

Required
– Master’s degree
– 8-10 years. experience in ASL usage.
– Excellent signed communication, written, and presentation skills.
– Ability to design and implement engaging and effective
instruction.
– Ability to design a syllabus that clearly communicates outcomes,
expectations, assignments, and grading.
– Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time
management skills.
– Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of
backgrounds.
– Knowledge of linguistic principles of American Sign Language and
native-like fluency in ASL and English.
– Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social
justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Preferred
– Master’s degree in Teaching ASL, Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or
other related field.
– ASLTA Certification.
– Experience teaching at the postsecondary level at a minimum of
three years.

Start date: September 16, 2014

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in ASL and
ASL Studies including ASL I to IX, Deaf History, ASL literature, and
American Deaf Culture.

Contact information:
For questions regarding this position contact Kara Gournaris at
gournark@wou.edu. For more information about the program, go to
www.wou.edu/education/sped/aslstudies.php.

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

Required Application Materials:
– WOU Application Form ( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp )
– Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to
perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the
required qualifications
– Current CV
– Contact information for three references
– Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to: F1408 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of
ASL/ASL Studies, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N
Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361

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

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of
Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of
first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition
for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20
minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland,
the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast,
mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an
increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.
Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students
enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading
liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local
communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a
variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who
are deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation,
ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language
Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance
programs. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed
to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran employer
committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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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
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

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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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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Copyright 2014 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
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DeafDigest – 03 August 2014

DeafDigest Blue – August 3, 2014

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employees-not-know-deaf-is-insulted/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychologist-deaf-hearing/

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PreOrder Now! New TCL Vibe Travel Alarm Clock

The new Amplicom TCL Vibe Alarm Clock is a travel clock loaded with
features.

It’s a dual alarm clock that lets you wake up by a vibrating
wristband alert, a 75dB audible alarm, or both.

The vibrating wristband will wake you up without disturbing others in
the room-a great feature if you need to keep quiet for a sleeping
spouse or a dorm roommate. It even has its own snooze button!

The clock’s amber backlit display is easy-to-read, showing the time
and two alarm settings.

Don’t worry when packing, the TCL Vibe is a lightweight clock that
measures less than 3¡í on each side. It comes with 3 AAA batteries,
wireless wristband, vibration unit, and USB charging cable (for the
vibration unit) that all fit neatly in a convenient travel pouch.

PreOrder the TCL Vibe at Harris Communications for $49.95. Available
September 8, 2014.

To see the TCL Vibe, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB080314

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

Mark Harper is the new British Minister of
State for Disabled People. Already he has been
targeted by deaf activists, urging him to do more
on their behalf.

How often would we see deaf artisans at Fairs?
Rarely – but on August 16th at Lovell, MA,
the Arts and Artisans Fair will feature the works
of deaf silversmith Winchell Moore. He is a retired
teacher at Clarke School for the Deaf and as well
as a past Gallaudet graduate.

Don Hughes, who is hard of hearing, stepped down as
member of the council of Montevallo, Alabama because
of his hearing loss. He said each meeting was a struggle
for him to keep up with.

The Safer Journey Cards are being pushed by the
West Berkshire Council in Great Britain. It consists
of signs informing the bus drivers of passengers’
disabilities.

Deaf chef Darren Weiss, who owns his own restaurant
in Manhattan Beach, California, hosted a gathering of
deaf children to teach them the values of life –
reading, education, healthful habits, etc.

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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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Read what they say

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!

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

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

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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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

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HEARING EMPLOYEES DO NOT REALIZE THEY INSULT THE DEAF
A deaf employee made a mistake with his report. He saw two
hearing employees having a long and a hot discussion over that
report.
The discussion was about the mistake. But did they ask the
deaf employee to explain his mistake? No, they never did because
they didn’t want the hassle of communicating with him.
This is a big insult!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employees-not-know-deaf-is-insulted/

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

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5-year old deaf child ready for adoption

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-child-up-for-adoption/

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A PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS PEOPLE WHO FEAR THE DEAF ALSO FEAR OTHER PEOPLE!
A psychologist just told DeafDigest editor that if a hearing
person is afraid of the deaf, he is also afraid of other hearing
people!
DeafDigest editor agrees with the psychologist!

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

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

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2014 NAD Conference highlights

read them all at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-nad-deaf-conference-highlights/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

what you are doing is really a blessing!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the reasons for some of the captioning bloopers that we
see is because stenocaptioners write words phonetically rather
than letter by letter as a typist would type words.

Court reporters, CART providers, and stenocaptioners all use the
same type of steno machines with the same keyboard.

Before the days of realtime translation, court reporters could
just write words that sounded the same in the same way phonetically,
and then they would figure it out when they were transcribing it.

For instance, a court reporter might write the words “there,”
“their,” and “they’re” in the same way on the steno machine.

This would be called a “conflict.” They would enter the steno into
their dictionary and then define it with the English for all three
words.

It might look like “there/their/they’re” when it came up on the
computer screen. When editing the transcript, the court reporter
could just type a “1,” “2,” or “3” when the cursor was on the
conflict, and the proper word would appear in the transcript.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked –

what is it like to be born deaf?

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafLaw

YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You live in Kirkland. IL and raise bees as a hobby. Raising bees itself is not a crime but allowing a bee to flee is a crime. Hearing beekeepers could hear the buzz of the escaping bee and could be able to catch the zig zagging bee before the bee police takes notice of it.
Deaf beekeepers, on the other hand, may have no clue – so off to the bee police’s jail!

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is was a

– war correspondent, newspaper

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ken Wise, an engineering professor at the University of Michigan, has come up with an implant that massages brain cells and recording the brain activities.
He is hoping to hook it up to an inner-ear microphone that would supposedly help restore the hearing of the deaf.
Said Wise “You could presumably record the activity of neurons in any part of the brain”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are always two sides to a story. It was
mentioned in DeafDigest last week that a deaf person
has filed a lawsuit against Ohio State University
for failure to provide captions at home football
games.
The Ohio State University ADA Coordinator said:

Ohio State University has not received any requests
for captioning at football, other sporting events or
concerts in the ten years I have been with the
university. During the same period we have received
a number of requests for interpreters at concerts,
interpreters and captioning at a wide range of public
events and have consistently provided them.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that the more aware the hospitals and medical
offices are aware of ADA, the more lawsuits are being
filed against them for not providing interpreters?

These medical facilities have ADA consultants advising
them each step of the way, yet it leads to more and
more lawsuits!

Such an irony.

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

I thought a friend asked me:
Do you want some potatoes?

He actually said:
Do you want some tomatoes?

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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

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/ASL Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1408

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Western Oregon University (WOU) invites applications for a full-time, 9 month, Non Tenure-Track Instructor position for the American Sign Language/ASL Studies undergraduate program with a 15 credit teaching load per quarter. WOU is the only institution in the Northwest that provides three years of ASL. Students are able to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirement by taking two years of American Sign Language, and ASL studies is offered as a major and minor. WOU’s ASL courses are taken by over 250 students each year.

Qualifications:

Required
– Master’s degree
– 8-10 years. experience in ASL usage.
– Excellent signed communication, written, and presentation skills.
– Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction.
– Ability to design a syllabus that clearly communicates outcomes, expectations, assignments, and grading.
– Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
– Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds.
– Knowledge of linguistic principles of American Sign Language and native-like fluency in ASL and English.
– Demonstrated dedication to multicultural education and social justice (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, social class, and disability status).

Preferred
– Master’s degree in Teaching ASL, Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or other related field.
– ASLTA Certification.
– Experience teaching at the postsecondary level at a minimum of three years.

Start date: September 16, 2014

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in ASL and ASL Studies including ASL I to IX, Deaf History, ASL literature, and American Deaf Culture.

Contact information:
For questions regarding this position contact Kara Gournaris at gournark@wou.edu. For more information about the program, go to www.wou.edu/education/sped/aslstudies.php.

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

Required Application Materials:
– WOU Application Form ( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) – Letter of Application addressing the candidate’s ability to perform, experience with the job responsibilities, and evidence of the required qualifications
– Current CV
– Contact information for three references
– Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to: F1408 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of ASL/ASL Studies, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361

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

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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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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(new job added to list)

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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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 – 01 August 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 1, 2014

 
— a long, nasty, ugly and brutal case in Canada

Jasmin Simpson is a deaf counselor with the Canadian
Hearing Society in Toronto. She was angry that her
college debt was 60 percent higher than hearing students.
Seven years ago she challenged the Canada Student Loan
Program, which promised equality for everyone, both deaf
and hearing. The government offered to forgive her
entire debt on one condition – that she will not go to
the court. She refused, saying it was not fair for others
that had to suffer the same thing! The government’s
response was ugly but she would not back down. The
Ontario Supreme Court was involved but backed off.
As it stands right now, this case is supposed to go to
trial. Will it? Already the Canadian government is
pretty much embarrassed by the whole thing.

 
— the reason USA is slow on text emergency calls

We have the updated technology for these deaf text
emergency calls (fire, police, medical). Yet, according
to a newspaper report, only 100 emergency call centers
out of 6,000 in USA have the equipment for these
deaf text emergency calls. This is shocking and
disappointing. Why is this happening? Lack of money!

 
— a deputy sheriff; love him or hate him

In Denver, deputy sheriff Steven Valerio was fired
from his job. He was fired for getting into a bad
fight with a hearing prisoner. Should he be hated
by the deaf? Well, before he was fired. he was named
the Employee of the Month by the prison as he attended
sign language classes to be able to communicate with
his deaf prisoners. How many prison officials would do
that?

 

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