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DeafDigest – 30 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 30, 2014

 

— don’t blink your eye

There was a Starbucks commercial on TV last night.
DeafDigest mentioned the commercial where a deaf
person in Hawaii would be featured in a Starbucks
scene. Well, blink your eye and you would miss
the whole thing. Very disappointing, but at least
Starbucks made it a point to include the deaf as
part of their many quick scenes.

 

— “Children of a Lesser God” comes back

The story “Children of a Lesser God” which made
Marlee Matlin and Phyllis Frelich famous is
coming back. It is now being part of the
upcoming Broadway plays next year. Who will
be in the cast and who will be the leading
female deaf character? Do not know just yet.

 
— a deaf bartender in a hearing bar

A friend, who is a former bartender, explained
to DeafDigest editor, about his old job in a
hearing bar. It was in a private members-only
club in a small town where everyone knew everyone.
The deaf bartender knew everyone’s favorite
drinks. Also a hearing friend always sat near
the deaf bartender, always helped if there were
communication problems with patrons.The small
bar was set up perfectly – three beer taps in
front, and ten upside down bottles in a rack
near the wall. A hearing person would point to
what he wanted. Why did the deaf bartender
leave his job? He found a better job at better
pay!

 
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DeafDigest – 29 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 29, 2014

 

 

— a Starbucks commercial

Starbucks is starting a new series of commercials.
One such commerical involves a deaf activity inside
a Starbucks store in Hawaii. It involves an isolated
deaf woman, discovering a deaf meeting place in
Starbucks and then making new deaf friends. Why is
this interesting – because a group of deaf people
filed a lawsuit, accusing Starbucks of discrimination!

 

— a $12.00 hearing aid

A shopper in North Carolina went to the Harbor Freight
Tools, a hardware store, to look for some stuff to buy.
He mentioned that the store sells $12.00 hearing aids!
True? DeafDigest does not believe it and thinks the
shopper confused a cheap listening device for a real
hearing aid! Hardware store dealers are not audiologists.

 
— T-Mobile customer service people block the deaf

A deaf person, with his T-Mobile, wanted to text the
customer service department. He wanted to add some
new features for his device. The response from T-Mobile
was this – we hope that you enjoy email and internet with
your T-Mobile phone. But when the deaf person tried to
discuss adding new features, the response was still the
same. Where is this happening? Not in USA, but in Great
Britain! A British deaf activist said T-Mobile has a
reputation for cutting off deaf people.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 September 2014

DeafDigest Gold – September 28, 2014

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-deaf-frustrations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-know-nothing-about-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-student-bad-luck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/

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“Where I Stand” Autographed Copy by John Lee Clark

“Where I Stand” is a collection of essays by John Lee Clark about the
signing community and his experience as a DeafBlind man. Filled with
startling observations and unapologetic assertions, it challenges and
broadens readers’ understanding of an important but often overlooked
community.

Statements from the book:

“I love being DeafBlind and would not change it for the world.”

“Disability is everywhere. It is, in fact, universal, for to be human is
to be disabled.”

“It’s an exciting time to be DeafBlind.”

Find “Where I Stand” (B1286) at Harris Communications for $14.95.
Order early to receive an autographed copy-limited quantities available.

For more information, go to:
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mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Nine East Network, a local service agency, has been
selected by the Vermont Agency of Education to take
care of the educational needs of the deaf children
in the state, now that Austine School for the Deaf has
closed its doors.

The National Labor Relations Board said that Purple
has violated federal labor law, stopped sort of saying
if there would be punishment.

Hamilton Relay has been awarded a contract to operate
the Pennsylvania relay service.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed an executive order
renaming a Michigan government division to encompass all
members of the deaf community.

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A DEAF STUDENT’S BAD LUCK
A deaf student is the only deaf student in a
big hearing college.
For months he thought he was the only deaf person
that knew ASL.
Suddenly, on the last day of the college semester
he bumped into a hearing student that was fluent in
ASL. They were able to chat in ASL and the deaf student
was thrilled – but it was his bad luck.
The hearing student was going to graduate and that
meant the deaf student will never see him again!

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

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Golden Era of Deafness of Fifties thru Seventies
http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

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A DEAF FATHER AND A HEARING SON
When parents are deaf, some children learn signs;
some other children don’t learn signs.
There are some Codas that wish to learn signs.
Why didn’t they learn signs from their deaf parents?
Because the deaf parents refuse to teach them signs!

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

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value of service centers to the deaf and the disabled

http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-service-centers-value/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
Do enjoy viewing that video!

Family reunions with the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/videos/family-reunions-with-deaf/

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Aloha State Association of the Deaf (Hawaii)

http://deafdigest.com/aloha-state-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

One Way, Deaf Way
(a collection of deaf drawings and deaf anecdotes by
deaf artist Ann Silver)

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-one-way-deaf-way/

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

– barista

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What police should always assume first?

A. Assume that all suspects are deaf, instead of
assuming they are hearing. The tragic shooting of a
deaf man in Florida by a sheriff should never have
happened had the officer assumed he was deaf first,
not assumed he was hearing.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Vlog

Vlogging is very popular within the Deaf community.

For those who are not familiar with this, a Vlog is a short video via ASL.

For sighted Deaf, a Vlog is typically more accessible than a blog,
which is typed in text.

For us with low vision, like myself, is getting difficult to “read” ASL.

Recently, I viewed some important Vlogs and, to my surprise, this
was doable for me!

This person used white gloves and signed in ASL with good dark clothing.

Also he was also close to the camera, meaning he is full screen.

I was able to follow! So follow Vloggers, give white gloves a try!

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 all police academies revise their training methods
on dealing with the deaf.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1974 – Ceefax was launched in Great Britain.
It provided Teletext subtitles on TV programs, the first such
innovation in history. Teletext no longer exists nowadays.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

829

2013 DC court sessions needing interpreters

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Josefine Jakobsen, a senior, is a member of women’s
hockey team at University of North Dakota

also see below

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Josefine Jakobsen, from Denmark, is a member of the
national Danish women’s hockey team (hearing)

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf pitcher Dummy Taylor

Dummy Taylor pitched for the New York Giants in the early
20th century. In 1906, his ERA of 2.20 was the best on
the team, ahead of legendary hall of fame pitcher
Christy Mathewson, who had 2.97

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DeafDigest Sports:

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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
ASL fluent, licensed clinical social worker or psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Full time clinical therapist to work in community mental health with
adults, children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills,
knowledge of Deaf culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum
of two years supervised experience and motivation to serve a diverse
client population are essential. Position is 40 hours a week with
benefits.

Requirements: Master’s level in social work or marriage and family therapy
or PHD in psychology, licensed in California or license eligible, ability
to respond to crisis situations. For a full position description go on
line to www.providenceiscalling.jobs/ and type in Santa Monica, CA and
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the relevant boxes.

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

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

For a full job description go to www.workforhamilton.com and complete an
online application

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

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:
o Senior Community
o Hard of Hearing Community
– Able to travel alone
– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply
– Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

Girls Residential Counselor (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-fo
r-deaf/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walden School Child Care Worker Supervisor (Overnight)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

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

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

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Springfield MA – PT)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield MA – PT)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

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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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to clear an FBI
Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program
performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals. Develops
employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the
employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with
disabilities. Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation,
Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems. Maintains
contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of
consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and
daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client
files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. Position
may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance.
May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing
intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
– Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to
coordinate services
– Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through
the Agency system
– Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for
program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
– Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and
environmental adaptation needs of the work site
– Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network
of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
and persons with disabilities
– Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching –
Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to
Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school
systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems
and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to
training and job opportunities
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and
SCS policies
– Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to
Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental
entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs – Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS
Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options
and NISH contracts
– Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
– Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the
competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of
techniques with consumers in the program
– Meets with employers and supports the development of training and
employment options for consumers
– Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance
measures and develops reports, as requested
– Maintains communication with referral sources
– Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth
and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills
– Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts
– Writes monthly progress reports, as required
– Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
– Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts,
attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
– Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
– Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer
satisfaction
– Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing consumers and employers
– Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor
– Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
– Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on
coaching needs
– Supervise and independently evaluate employees
– 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 Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
– 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
– 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
– Fluent in American Sign Language skills
– 1 year of supervisory experience
– Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
– Pass drug screening
– Pass FBI Background Check
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field –
Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 2 or more years of supervisory experience
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– 1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background

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

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

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

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068
OPEN September 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE Open 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:
http://www.ccs-soaz.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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

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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.js
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-starbucks-trick/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-food-trucks/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Japan has praised the electrical machinery industry
for their hiring of the deaf, and the disabled.

Frank Nemshick, a deaf graduate of King’s College
was honored by the alumni for his long time
contributions to the deaf community through the
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf.

Todd Morrison, president, Michigan Deaf Association,
gave a speech at the gathering of the Michigan Civil
Rights Commission, discussing civil rights issues
with the deaf.

Activists in Wisconsin are worried about a new federal
rule that may put an end to the work programs for
the deaf and the disabled.

In a dispute over a towed car, the deaf man that
owned the car, was shot to death by a sheriff’s
deputy in Florida. The law enforcement agencies
are investigating.

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Learn how to make your local hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If
you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your
communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting.

Two different patient stories are told in the following video

Home (Blocks)

HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy
and behavioral health topics and resources available to persons who are
Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing.

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A STARBUCKS TRICK WITHOUT INSULTING THE DEAF
At Starbucks, each order is written on the paper coffee cup
with the customer’s first name. This is important because Starbucks
is often crowded with a lot of confusion
In some Starbucks places, there is a trick to giving the right
coffee cup to the deaf person without insulting him. When a
deaf person places his order, his name is not written on the
paper cup. Many deaf people love coffee but do not speak well.
Starbucks knows that the deaf person will be insulted if
the cup is written deaf or even deaf-mute or even deaf-dumb!

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

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press release
Department of Labor pushes for hiring of the deaf and disabled
http://deafdigest.com/2014-press-release-dept-of-labor-wants-hire-deaf/

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DEAF PEOPLE HATE FOOD TRUCKS
More big cities have many food trucks parked next to
each other in downtowns.
Almost all of these food trucks sell very delicious
lunch meals.
But almost all deaf people hate it? These food trucks
are owned by immigrants that struggle with English language.
And also almost all food trucks have signs that are
posted on the side. If a deaf person points out to a meal
choice, the chef has to poke his head way out of the
window to look at the menu choice.
Too much of a hassle for the deaf.

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

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Annual National Deaf Basketball Tournament
Oakland, CA
April 9-11, 2015

http://deafdigest.com/2015-national-deaf-basketball tournament/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

because of low pay at mainstreamed programs, being
forced to moonlight with 2nd and 3rd jobs

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When you are working with a CART provider in a classroom, one thing
you need to remember is that CART providers do not know everything
about all subjects.

They don’t have the knowledge of the instructor about the subject.
All of the unusual terms, words, and names that come up in a class
need to be added to a CART provider’s computer dictionary in order
for them to translate properly.

If CART providers are unfamiliar with names or terms, they may attempt
to fingerspell them, but if the CART provider doesn’t know how the words
are spelled, the words will probably not come up on the screen correctly.
When handouts are being passed out in a class, sometimes the CART provider
is skipped, almost as if everyone just assumes that the CART provider
already knows everything about the course.

If the professor mentions Geisteswissenschaften and Naturwissenschaften
in an anthropology class, it would be very difficult for the CART provider
to fingerspell these terms if he or she had never heard of them before.

The CART provider needs access to the same information as the students
because sometimes he or she is learning right along with the students.
If the CART provider cannot understand or does not know what is being said,
it cannot be communicated to the consumer.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a police car following the deaf driver “because of”
the deaf word on the license tag or on the decals
behind the car

(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

Many hearing attorneys accept deaf clients without
realizing their special needs (communications,
interpreters, etc). By the time they realize it,
they’re pretty much deep into the cases.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– bartender

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Word has circulated that the Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2 upgrade will wreck havoc with the
web cams that we use with the VRS because of the
firewall issue.
True or not true? A state relay administrator
looked into this issue went into discussions with
relay technicians.
After some experimenting with disabled and
enabled firewalls, the system may or may not work.
Said the relay administrator “it may be dependent
on type of computer and type of computer system.
More of a yes or no thing.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Last week DeafDigest mentioned HR 3200, a
bill on Capitol Hill, which would give doctors
the authority to make infant hearing decisions,
meaning forcing CI on them, and that there is a
struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI factions.
Well, what about it? DeafDigest does not
recommend HR 3200 as a bed time reading material.
Why? This bill is over 1,000 pages. Complained
Rep. Bill Posey, R-FL:

it takes congressmen few days to read and to
understand what CI and deafness is all about

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The emergency needs of the deaf in Vermont is just as
important as the needs of the deaf in Los Angeles.
Yet, Vermont, whose population is one-sixth of
Los Angeles, accepts 911 texts while a much bigger
Los Angeles cannot, just yet!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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The American School for the Deaf is
announcing an exciting opportunity for
American Sign Language Instructor (temporary)
8-week assignment in United Arab Emirates

February – April, 2015

If you would like to catch an early spring with warming temperatures and
plenty of sun, we may have the right job for you. The American School for
the Deaf has been developing collaborative opportunities with the UAE and
is now poised to offer ASL classes to UAE students and staff. This
temporary assignment will include transportation, housing and meals.

Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the American Sign
Language (ASL) Instructor will teach American Sign Language to students
and staff in the UAE.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES
– Develops, plans, implements and evaluates sign language
instruction based on the class needs.
– Networks with other staff and uses a variety of resources in
teaching and helping people make connections.
– May participate in staff development, may serve as organizational
advisor.
– Develops curriculum, course content and relevant materials.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
– Teacher of the Deaf Certification highly desired.
– Advanced to Superior ASL skills required.
– The ability to work as a team member.
– Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
– ASL teaching experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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position opening
Assistant Director of Pre-College Outreach
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Department/College Description
NOTE: This is a temporary position from October 1, 2014 through
August 15, 2015

Detailed Job Description

General Summary
The Pre-College Outreach Office is responsible for the establishment
and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID?s
pipeline of prospective students. The focus of NTID?s Pre-College
Outreach is on middle and high school students. Long term strategic
plans have identified priority target audiences for Pre-College
efforts as the following: High Academic Potential, AALANA, Girls and
STEM.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service
or related field required.

Experience
Experience in event planning and working with pre-college population
strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/520683

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.

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position opening
Continuing Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)
School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Full time continuing position for the academic year beginning January 5,
2015

Required Qualifications: – Master’s degree in Sign Language Teaching,
Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, or closely related field
– 3 or more years of experience teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf
Studies or related courses at a university/college level
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
or ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) proficiency level of
4 or better

Preferred Qualifications: – Experience developing ASL curriculum –
Evidence of successful stand-alone teaching
– Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and/or who
have challenges to learning
– Use of technology to enhance learning
– Ability to collaborate with colleagues at Purdue to develop expanded
curriculum offerings in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies –
Knowledge of research and best practices in Deaf Culture
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
and ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester in ASL and
work with a team of colleagues to expand undergraduate course offerings in
ASL and Deaf Studies.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters
of recommendation through the mail in paper form only to:

Chair, ASL/Deaf Studies Search Committee
School of Languages and Cultures
Purdue University
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and the position will
remain open until it is filled. For best consideration, materials must be
received by October 31, 2014. Incomplete applications and electronic
applications will not be considered. A background check is required for
employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA. All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include
budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,
grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This
individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by
working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding
partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense
of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of
budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Psychology,
Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education.
You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a
community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 – $62,878 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications
on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org.

Resume to: Catholic Community Services
Attn: Human Resources, 140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230, Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org
faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Educational Interpreter
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the
southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The campus is within 15 minutes of
downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and
Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS: An associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree from
an interpreter training program is preferred. Must possess or have the
ability to obtain a license from the Iowa Board of Sign Language
Interpreters and Transliterators. Ability to work well with students,
teachers, and other providers of educational services. Applicant must have
satisfactory criminal history, adult and child abuse registry, and pass
offenders registry background checks before hire.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found from the Iowa Board
of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators at
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/ or (515) 281-0254.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted until position is filled. Send application,
cover letter, and any other credentials/certifications/licensure to:

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

Also include a video portfolio, if you do not have a permanent Iowa license
or an EIPA score of at least 3.5.

Applications are available in the main building at ISD campus or call
712-366-0571 to have an application mailed to you; or applications may be
printed from the Employment section of the ISD webpage:
www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org. Complete job description also located on the
webpage.

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Position opening
Contracted Sign Language Instructor
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is seeking individual(s) interested in providing
sign language instruction on a contracted basis. Sign classes may be in the
Council Bluffs area; and/or the Des Moines area; and/or other to be
determined areas around Iowa. Sign Instructor would provide sign language
classes to professionals working in Deaf Education; and/or others (parents;
families). Requirements: native or native-like signing ability is
required; must consistently demonstrate the highest levels of
professionalism and positive attitudes about communicants; previous work
experience in the field of deaf education preferred and/or in teaching sign
language; exceptional communication and organization skills. Possession of a
Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf
Education or related field. Preference for ASLTA certification. For more
information or to apply, send resume to Deb Cates:
mailto:dcates@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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Position Opening
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Clinical
therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children,
adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture
and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two years. experience
and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential.
Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.
CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff development
as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. Requirements:
Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family therapy or PHD
in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible; ability to
respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.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/MCDEdJ
obdescription

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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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
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experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building
position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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DeafDigest – 26 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2014

 
— a Derrick Coleman grade

Every player in the NFL is graded on their performances
and then compared to other players within their own
position. Derrick, who is deaf, is a fullback with the
Seattle Seahawks. In the NFL there are 31 fullbacks that
are graded. How did Derrick perform? He is the 5th best
fullback in the league according to Pro Football Focus
which does the grading. And in another poll by Bleacher
Report, he is rated #1 most popular Seahawks player!
Not bad for a player who played very little at UCLA
and ignored by fans.

 

— a shocking police department report

Every police department posts reports of crimes, serious
incidents and emergences. The Manchester Police Department
(Massachusetts) has this very shocking report. It said:
a man swallowed a hearing aid

 

— a wasted Marlee Matlin movie?

Many movies are made in Hollywood but never shown.
Many producers and directors change their minds
about showing the movies they just filmed. Many
reasons – and there is one Marlee Matlin that has
never been shown. It is “Silent Knights” and it
is about a successful hearing college football
coach getting into an accident and losing his
job. He then finds a new job as a coach at a
school for the deaf. He then becomes friends
with a deaf teacher. That teacher is Marlee
Matlin.

 
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DeafDigest – 25 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 25, 2014

 
— a featured deaf racer in a documentary film

Remember Ashley Fiolek, a young deaf woman, who captured
motocross championships several times in her short career?
She has not raced in two years, saying she wanted to move
on with her life. There is a new film – “On Any Sunday
– The Next Chapter” and she is shown as one of the racers.
This film shows what the inside world of motorcycle
racing is all about. In her prime, Ashley was the best,
no one could beat her.

 

 

— a sore loser

Jeff Hoover, not deaf, is a long time Chicago WGN Morning News
producer. He posted on facebook about the Emmys, saying it is
a big joke. He says that he should have won several Emmys
over the years but has never won one. He claims that TV people
that do not deserve to win, has won these awards. He said –
And I’ve lost to the deaf reporter from ABC 7. An insult?
He was referring to Karen Meyer, the long time TV disability
reporter who retired few weeks ago. So, is Jeff a sore loser?
DeafDigest thinks so.

 

 
— an angry judge releases a deaf man

A deaf Ontario man was arrested in 2013 for making
physical threats. He had been in jail since then without
being released or going through a trial. Yesterday, the
judge, very angry, released the deaf man. Why was the
judge angry? Because no one could find an interpreter
for him for more than one year. This deaf man was never
advised of his rights nor explained why he was not
getting out on bail, etc. The judge said delays in
finding an interpreter was not a good excuse.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2014

 
— Lyft, good or bad

Is Lyft good or bad? Taxi drivers hate it; city governments
hate it; many Lyft drivers hate this job. But Lyft has
hired many deaf drivers and the company still wants to
hire more of them! Always good to have deaf people with
jobs.

 

— a moviehouse forgets the deaf and the hard of hearing

There are many deaf and hard of hearing people that use
listening devices while watching movies. The Hanford Fox
Theatre in California has been closed six months ago
for renovations. And during the renovations, a man from
the city building department inspected the work – and
told the owner that he forgot one thing – to have
listening devices put in. It is hard to believe that
these important devices were overlooked.

 

— junk captions provided by a town council

A town council produced a video, explaining the
construction plans of a public road so that residents
would know what is going on. And for its deaf residents,
captions were put in. The problem was that instead
of hiring a captioner, the city used captioning
software. As a result so much of the captions was
junk. No one could understand these captions.
The deaf community screamed about it, forcing the
embarrassed town council to redo the captions
with a captioner. This town council is located
in the metro London area.

 
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DeafDigest – 23 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2014

 

— Deaf Beers in Europe

Ken Fisher, a deaf American brewer, goes to Europe to brew
his Grateful Deaf Brews. So far he has brewed his beer at
breweries in the Netherlands, Italy and England. Do see four
pictures at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-beer-pictures-by-ken-fisher/

 

— a deaf character on the EastEnders

EastEnders is a British soap opera, aired on TV
since 1985. It is the most popular TV program in
Great Britain. The program re-runs are shown on
some American cable networks. An on and off character
over the years is Ben. It was mentioned in the British
press today that Ben wears a hearing aid, becoming deaf
because of meningitis. This is the first time there
is deafness on the program.

 
— Macys anti-deaf

Macys is one of the world’s most famous department
stores. And is it anti-deaf? A deaf woman who went
to Macys for many years to buy things, had her
purse stolen, including her credit cards. She was
able to get replacement cards with all of her
credit cards – except – for Macys! They told her
to talk to a customer service person on voice
telephone. She has repeatedly tried to explain
to Macys about her deafness and each time Macys
has refused to deal with her! This Macys store
is in Connecticut. Not even a TV ombudsman was
able to help her.

 
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DeafDigest – 22 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 22, 2014

 
— a 3D surprise

What is a 3D printing surprise? That the hearing aid is the
most successful printed product in the world. Says who?
Says the 3DP Newsletter. They are saying that over
10,000,000 “In The Ear” hearing aids have been printed
and sold so far. Well, “In the Ear” hearing aids are not
really the same as regular hearing aids!

 
— American Restoration owner’s most frustrating experience

American Restoration is a popular cable TV program. It is about
restoring antique items to make it look new – such as old cars,
coke machines, gum machines, slot machines, etc. Rick Dale,
the American Restoration owner, said his most frustrating
experience was dealing with a deaf customer. He brought in
an old vacuum machine and wanted it restored. It was a
1945 model, the rarest one in the world as only two such
machines were currently available. The deaf man had spare
parts but did not tell Rick about it. The old machine was
restored but Rick knew something was not right, and the
deaf man got angrier and angrier. The result – Rick gave
up, and refunded in full the deaf man’s money! This
scene was never shown on TV. It is not known if there
was an interpreter around.

 
— a punishment for deaf crime boss

In China, a deaf man was sentenced to 15 years in
jail. He was the boss of a deaf gang that stole
valuables from parked cars. The deaf thieves he
recruited came from schools for the deaf, unable
to find jobs on their own after graduation. The
total value of stolen items were approximately
$250,000 in USA money according to the police.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 September 2014

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-know-nothing-about-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Will there be extended funding for TV programs
in British Sign Language or will it stop? The
last day of funding is September 22nd and the
British deaf is waiting to find out.

The legislators in Iceland are in favor of a
new motion to require captions on all media
programs in the country.

The National Deaf Academy Behavioral Health System
in Mt Dora, Florida has been slapped with three
separate lawsuits, alleging abuses of deaf patients.

The Los Angeles city council has asked the
city police and fire departments to take a better
look into their 911 service for needed upgrades
(text messages).

a message from Rene Pellerin
Dear friends and family,

I am on a BOOM team. Our team is participating in VSA Vermont’s
BOOM VT, a free drumming festival, on Saturday, October 18th,
at the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College in
Colchester, VT. We are raising monies for VSA Vermont, a great
organization that uses the magic of the arts to engage the
capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults
with disabilities. If you want to pledge in support of our team
and inclusive arts check out the FirstGiving website, find my
team and donate there!
http://www.firstgiving.com/364487/boom-vt-2014

And remember that you can come and see our team and other teams on
October 18th. You can even make a drum in the morning from 10 AM to
noon and then listen to and participate in the drum festival program
from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. We’d love you to be part of this fun,
family-oriented event and to come cheer on our team!

Sincerely,
René Pellerin
Damien & Nicole

editor’s note:
Rene is a contributing writer with his Rene Pellerin’s corner,
which discusses the needs of the Deaf-Blind

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THE NEW SUBWAY $3.00 SANDWICH DEAL IS FRUSTRATING
The Subway fast food outlets are pushing a $3.00
sandwich deal.
It is frustrating to the deaf. There are no signs
inside the restaurants explaining what the deal is
about. And also, people need to ask the Subway people
for details.
Many immigrants, with limited English, work at
these Subway outlets. To ask them to explain
the special $3.00 sandwich deal – without posters
or without hand out menus – is very frustrating
for the deaf. Many can’t read handwritten notes and
many do not fully understand the gestures.

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

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

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

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DEAF
When a hearing person meets a deaf person for the
first time in his life, he has many questions in his
mind, such as:

1. how can a deaf person wake up in the morning?
2. how can a deaf person drive a car?
3. how can a deaf person read and write?
4. etc

We have many deaf awareness events; there are many
stories in newspapers about the deaf; there are TV
programs about the deaf, etc. Yet, these hearing
people still do not realize these things!
Frustrating!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-know-nothing-about-deaf/

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Greater Austin Foundation for the Deaf providing aid to
Austin Association for the Deaf
for clubhouse renovations

press release at:
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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
Do enjoy viewing that video!

deaf doorbell frequencies

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Deaf Book

No Sound, co-written by Flora Clark and Sarah Dona

Life of Julius Wiggins, founder of Silent News

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

– coroner

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 schools for the deaf on the east coast
mostly privately funded whereas most schools in the
other parts of USA funded by the state?

A. Good question. A big mystery!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Advocating

Right now in Vermont, we are working together for a rally to Save Austine
School!

The school closed in June with little warning and all deaf services provided
under Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing closed abruptly
September 12th!

Deaf activists have been working around the clock.

For me, it is difficult, since I have been an advocate for the Deaf, the
Hard of Hearing and the DeafBlind for many years.

I am not able to just jump in the car and drive and join others to discuss
plans.

I have done a few tasks for the group via emails. Contacting Government
officials is not very easy.

They use web forms to request their involvement or assistance. The Save
Austine School rally is planned for September 27 at our capital in
Montpelier for all afternoon.

Volunteers interpreters are on stand-by!

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 is revived as a
new state agency

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DeafHistory:

Year 1846 – there was an article in a British library
that mentioned Jeremy Fox, a deaf man, who was employed
in Great Britain as city lamp lighter.

(keep in mind there was no electricity at that time)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19,438

deaf and hard of hearing people, younger than 65, that
live in the Rochester, NY area according to an article
in a local newspaper

that precise that figure?

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Anna Smither, a senior, is a member of the women’s
soccer team at Meridith College in South Carolina

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Jeff Morrison is an elite dirt auto racer in
Illinois

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DeafSports Library:

former long-time deaf female pro basketball player

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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to clear an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing
intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals. Develops
employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the
employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with
disabilities. Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation,
Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems. Maintains
contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of
consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes
and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in
client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees.
Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of
performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program
performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
– Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and
to coordinate services
– Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities
through the Agency system
– Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for
program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
– Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and
environmental adaptation needs of the work site
– Develops relationships with community employers to provide a
network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing and persons with disabilities
– Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching
– Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA,
Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs,
school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery
systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase
access to training and job opportunities
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and
SCS policies
– Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to
Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental
entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS
Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options
and NISH contracts
– Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
– Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the
competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of
techniques with consumers in the program
– Meets with employers and supports the development of training and
employment options for consumers
– Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and
performance measures and develops reports, as requested
– Maintains communication with referral sources
– Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth
and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention
skills
– Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT
contracts
– Writes monthly progress reports, as required
– Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
– Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit
counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
– Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
– Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer
satisfaction
– Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing consumers and employers
– Represents agency on planning committees as determined by
supervisor
– Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
– Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on
coaching needs
– Supervise and independently evaluate employees
– 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 Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related
field
– 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
– 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
– Fluent in American Sign Language skills
– 1 year of supervisory experience
– Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
– Pass drug screening
– Pass FBI Background Check
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 2 or more years of supervisory experience
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– 1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background

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

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

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

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068
OPEN September 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE Open 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:
http://www.ccs-soaz.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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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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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 – 22 September 2014

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Top stories about the deaf:

Where did the scammed money go to? DeafDigest mentioned
a deaf British family scamming the British government
of nearly $1,500,000 by faking their interpreting fees.
The money went to buy property in Dubai.

Journal of Emergency Medical Services ran an article
saying that huge emergences have made medical personnel
aware of the needs of the deaf.

Drama critics and musical critics are saying this about
deaf actors in a Deaf West production. That deaf
actors have a great sense of musical anticipation
while performing on stage!

Austine School for the Deaf, always a privately-owned school,
has closed up due to lack of private funding. Deaf people in
Vermont are not giving up. They are collecting signatures on
a nationally distributed petition. And they are asking
Gov. Peter Shumlin to fund the deaf school as a state agency.

The legislative body in Northern Ireland enacted a new law
prohibiting discrimination against the deaf that need
mental care assistance.

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EAF PEOPLE THAT CANNOT COMMUNICATE
In Uganda, a nation in Africa, there is a group
of deaf people that cannot communicate – they do not
know sign language; they cannot read and write; and
they do not know how to gesture properly.
This makes it frustrating for police officers
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IRONY WITH JOB DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS
Many deaf employees face job discrimination
(no video TTY, no interpreters, no promotions, etc)
But what is the big irony? There are some social
service agencies that hire the deaf to work with
deaf and the disabled – yet would discriminate
against them!
To help the deaf and to discriminate against them?
This is a cruel irony.

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

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Federal government wants to hire the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/federal-government-hiring-deaf/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being forced to endure miserable working conditions
at some mainstreamed programs!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have seen, onsite CART providers are working in classrooms to
provide communication access. What sometimes happens is that the
people involved in the classroom forget that the CART provider is a
human being who needs to hear and understand what is being said in
order for it to translate properly on the screen.

A CART provider may be asked to sit in the far back corner of a room
in order not to disturb what is going on, but then the CART provider
may not be able to hear what is being said.

Sometimes, in a classroom, the students may get in a small group and
turn their backs on the CART provider. If the CART provider cannot
hear or understand what is being said, the text cannot come up on the
screen even if the screen is right in the center of the group.

Sometimes people look at the screen as being the point of access for
the CART consumer and forget that it’s the person who now may be
located outside of the group who is actually providing the access.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming that the deaf in USA are not
allowed to drive

(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

Many deaf people do not fully understand their legal
rights. This comment was made by an attorney that
works with deaf clients.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– a speech and debate coach

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all know about the New Jersey captioning lawsuit.
What does DeafDigest has to say about it?
It is that we are between rock and hard place. Regal
shows open captions (which is what we want) but which
is limited whereas the state of New Jersey has ordered
RWC, a piece of obsolete technology (which is not
what we want.

editor’s note: as far as Regal is concerned, it is the
case of What goes around comes Around, because right
now it is the Rochester people the is pushing for
captions-upon-demand

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

From time to time, reporters from mass media
(Washington Post, Washington City Paper, USA Today,
ESPN, and other local newspapers, have contacted
DeafDigest for questions on deaf-related issues.
Well, USA Today ran a piece on deaf athletes
on college teams, and mentioned DeafDigest as
the source. Almost instantly, DeafDigest was
also mentioned in the CEC news sweep-Council
for Exceptional Children (the very large North
American professional special education
organization).

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

when interpreters are poorly paid in a mainstreamed
setting, they often take 2nd and 3rd jobs just to make
ends meet – and in the meantime they cannot afford these
high RID membership and exam fees!

Who suffers the most?

yes, the deaf kids.

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

You thought the hearing person said:
There is floor in the kitchen

Floor?

The hearing person actually said:
There is food in the kitchen

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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
Continuing Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)
School of Languages and Cultures,
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Full time continuing position for the academic year beginning January 5,
2015

Required Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Sign Language Teaching, Deaf Studies, ASL
Linguistics, or closely related field
– 3 or more years of experience teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf
Studies or related courses at a university/college level
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
or ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) proficiency level
of 4 or better

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience developing ASL curriculum
– Evidence of successful stand-alone teaching
– Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and/or
who have challenges to learning
– Use of technology to enhance learning
– Ability to collaborate with colleagues at Purdue to develop
expanded curriculum offerings in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
– Knowledge of research and best practices in Deaf Culture
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
and ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester in ASL and
work with a team of colleagues to expand undergraduate course offerings in
ASL and Deaf Studies.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three
letters of recommendation through the mail in paper form only to:

Chair, ASL/Deaf Studies Search Committee
School of Languages and Cultures
Purdue University
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and the position will
remain open until it is filled. For best consideration, materials must be
received by October 31, 2014. Incomplete applications and electronic
applications will not be considered. A background check is required for
employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA. All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities,
and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
Agency Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to
include budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,
grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This
individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community
by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding
partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear
sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of
budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation,
Psychology, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work
or Education. You should have five years progressive experience
supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in
American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 – $62,878 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org.

Resume to:
Catholic Community Services
Attn: Human Resources,
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230,
Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org
faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Educational Interpreter
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the
southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The campus is within 15 minutes of
downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and
Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS: An associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree from
an interpreter training program is preferred. Must possess or have the
ability to obtain a license from the Iowa Board of Sign Language
Interpreters and Transliterators. Ability to work well with students,
teachers, and other providers of educational services. Applicant must
have satisfactory criminal history, adult and child abuse registry, and
pass offenders registry background checks before hire.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found from the Iowa
Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators at
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/ or (515) 281-0254.

TO APPLY:
Applications accepted until position is filled. Send
application, cover letter, and any other
credentials/certifications/licensure to:

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

Also include a video portfolio, if you do not have a permanent Iowa
license or an EIPA score of at least 3.5.

Applications are available in the main building at ISD campus or call
712-366-0571 to have an application mailed to you; or applications may be
printed from the Employment section of the ISD webpage:
www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org. Complete job description also located on
the webpage.

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Position opening
Contracted Sign Language Instructor
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is seeking individual(s) interested in providing
sign language instruction on a contracted basis. Sign classes may be in
the Council Bluffs area; and/or the Des Moines area; and/or other to be
determined areas around Iowa. Sign Instructor would provide sign language
classes to professionals working in Deaf Education; and/or others
(parents; families). Requirements: native or native-like signing ability
is required; must consistently demonstrate the highest levels of
professionalism and positive attitudes about communicants; previous work
experience in the field of deaf education preferred and/or in teaching
sign language; exceptional communication and organization skills.
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in ASL Linguistics,
Interpreting, Deaf Education or related field. Preference for ASLTA
certification. For more information or to apply, send resume to Deb
Cates: mailto:dcates@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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Position Opening
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults,
children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of
Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two
years. experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are
essential. Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.
CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff
development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.
Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family
therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible;
ability to respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.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
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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
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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 19 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 19, 2014

 
— a Regal meeting in Rochester

Since Regal is worried about the deaf rally in
Rochester for captions-on-demand, Randy Smith,
the vice president flew down to Rochester to
meet with the deaf community. Is Randy insensitive
to the needs of the deaf, inasmuch as his son
is deaf? Well, he explained that the deaf
patrons have three choices – caption glass, neck
loops and seat-based devices. They just cannot
have captions upon request. DeafDigest wonders
why cannot Smith offer a win-win compromise?

 
— a company says Australian Sign Language is not English

Miranda Reardon, a young deaf woman, with qualifications
in food preparation, wanted a job as a caterer in Darwin,
in Australia. She was not allowed to apply because she
 “does not know English.” The caterer said Australian
Sign Language is not English! The Anti-Discrimination
Commission is now handling this case. Two interesting
things about it was that the caterer had a deaf employee
that worked in isolation without communications. And
a hearing French man, who didn’t know too much
English, worked at that company for a while!

 

 

— a deaf woman in the world of the Flamenco

If one eats at a certain Spanish restaurant he would see
Flamenco dancing. This type of dancing is popular in south
Spain, and is becoming more popular worldwide. Ángeles Narváez,
who is deaf, is a Flamenco dancer but with a twist – she
mixes sign language with her dances. She owns her own
flamenco company and has danced at big Spanish festivals
as well as in events in France. Right now there is a movie
being made of her dances and performances.

 
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DeafDigest – 18 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 18, 2014

 

— wristband communications

Do we need a wristband that says “deaf” or “hearing impaired”?
Well, the VFW Kelly Ingram Post668 in Alabama, is distributing
these wristbands to those that want this stuff. Some say
wristband is better than a pin or a shirt tag that says the
same thing. The wristband can be hidden and shown only to one
person instead of “telling the world.”

 

 

— a popular restaurant in China is deaf-owned, deaf-operated

A hot restaurant in the Shaanxi province of China is deaf-owned,
and 22 of 30 restaurant employees are deaf. Gao Cuiping, the
deaf owner, received money from hearing investor Zhang Pingsheng
to start the business. Why the investment? Zhang’s son is deaf
and he saw for himself how difficult it was for the deaf to
find jobs. The patrons have been satisfied with the food,
service and communications. Name of restaurant? Silent
Restaurant! Not a joke. You can see a picture of a deaf waitress
showing her communication tricks on her apron:
http://deafdigest.com/tricks-by-deaf-waitress/

 

 

— duPont was desperate

A.I. duPont (1864-1935), of the famous duPont family involved
in manufacturing and developments (chemicals ,engineering,
science), was a desperate man. He traveled all over the world
for one reason – seeking a cure for his deafness!  He could
not get along with his several wives and with his family
reasons and was always involved with many lawsuits. Why
was he so difficult? Because he was deaf and could not
communicate easily with everyone.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 17, 2014

— advice from deaf participant of hearing conventions

The San Diego Comic-Con convention was not deaf friendly,
as mentioned in yesterday’s DeafDigest. A deaf business
man, experienced with many hearing conventions, has this
advice – plan in advance with convention workshops; if
the hosting organization receives federal funds, then
they must provide interpreters upon request; if it is
a private organization then you bring your interpreter
and pay for it. Also he said that he attends hobby club
and he pays for interpreters. Worth it? Yes, he says!

 
— a famous deaf actor is a sheriff

Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno is deaf. He is still
an actor, even though this famous TV series was canceled
in 1997. During his free time he is a reserve sheriff
in Los Angeles County and San Luis Obispo County. He
helps with Search and Rescue. He also does traffic
stops. Why is he so interested in law enforcement?
His father, who was a cop, told him deaf people cannot
become cops. It made him more determined to join the law
enforcement field.

 

— a hearing aid battery or a chewing gum?

People that wear hearing aids know about batteries
that die at the wrong time. What about a chewing gum?
Not a regular chewing gum but a special chewing gum!
Canadian engineers are working on an idea – that this
special chewing gum could be used to power up a battery
for the hearing aid. Chew on that special gum for 60
seconds and the battery life is continued. Will it
work? Maybe for strong jaws, not weak jaws.

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DeafDigest – 16 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 16, 2014

— a mistake by a native of Scotland

People of Scotland will vote Thursday for
independence or to stay with the Great Britain.
A native of Scotland made a big mistake. It was
Alexander Graham Bell! He invented the telephone,
hoping to help the deaf to hear. It didn’t but the
world was never the same.  Bell from Scotland?
He was born in Edinburgh but moved to Canada
as a young man and then shuttled back and forth
between USA and Canada for the rest of his life.

 

— a deaf woman with interesting skills

Tina Duresky, a deaf woman living in the Phoenix,
Arizona area, has two interesting skills. She is
a softball umpire, a basketball referee and also a
volleyball referee. With the police, she is a crime
lab technician, rushing to crime scenes to collect
fingerprints and other evidences. While this job
with the Avondale Police Department is volunteer,
she is hoping it will turn into a full time career.

 

— lone deaf person attending a hearing convention

A deaf person attended a hearing convention all by
himself. He didn’t know if there were deaf people
around. He went to the disability booth to sign up
for accommodations but was given a wheelchair pin;
there was no deafness pin. Just one interpreter
which was not always available for some workshops.
No one was around to guide him on first day chaos
and confusion. The videos were not captioned. It
was the same San Diego Comic Con week where a
disorganized zombie walk led to a frightened deaf
driver being attacked, forcing him to drive away,
hitting someone – which will lead to a number of
lawsuits.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 15, 2014

— more on deaf Australian truck driver Jim Ashley

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned deaf truck driver
Jim Ashley being inducted into the Australian
National Road Transport Hall of Fame. It was learned
that he started at the very bottom at age of 14 –
washing dirty trucks for 50 Australian cents. Then
he practiced driving these trucks around in the yard.
And then after finishing school, he got a truck driving
job.Been with trucks since then. It is not possible
in USA, but possible in Australia. His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-australian-hall-of-famer-jim-ashley/

 
— an unusual deaf jury lawsuit

Michelle Koplitz, a deaf resident of Washington, DC, has
filed a lawsuit, which is a bit unusual and a bit
interesting. She receivedsummons to serve on the DC
grand jury and asked for an interpreter. The DC
Courts system switched her to petit jury service with
an interpreter. She turned it down, wanting to serve
on the Grand Jury. DC Courts refused and she filed a
lawsuit. Petit jury is more of a one-day trial, while
duty on Grand Jury may last a month. She was a past Miss
Deaf USA (not to be confused with NAD’s Miss America,
which has been discontinued).

 

 

— a lipreading machine

Is there a lipreading machine on a computer? A team
of researchers at Mu’tah University in Jordan is
working on that project. Will it be successful? Hard
to say. It probably may work if the language has no
accent and has few vowels. But when a language has
so many accents and so many vowels, then the machine
will probably fail. And there is a big issue – these
famous people may not like to have the machine copy
their lips!
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DeafDigest – 15 September 2014

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

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

Loudness in silence? This is the theme of art
exhibited on the campus of UC San Diego. The
title actually is “The LOUD silence”

The awards have been given out by the
Malaysian Human Rights Commission. One of the
winners was the DiB Coffees of Hawaii. This
coffee chain has hired many deaf people for
work in their outlets.

Two students at the E.C. Drury School for
the Deaf in Milton, Ontario were arrested for
picketing on the premises. They were protesting
the province inaction on Deaf Education needs.

In Coolum Beach, a small coastal town in Australia,
of 8,000 residents, there is a telephone directory.
On the cover of this directory is a photo of
Lisa Mills. She is deaf.

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BEST RESTAURANT OR WORST RESTAURANT
A deaf man and a hearing man both went to a popular
restaurant that served best food.
The deaf man loved the restaurant and wanted to
go there again.
The hearing man hated the restaurant, and refuses
to go there again.
Why? Too much noise! He told the deaf person
he is lucky he can’t hear!

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

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2014 Gallaudet homecoming day weekend schedule

http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-deaf-homecoming-weekend-schedule/

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DEAF BUSINESS – YES OR NO
A Gallaudet professor, many years ago, encouraged
his students to go into business for themselves. Most of
his students were afraid to do that.
Anyway, one student wanted to start a business and
asked the Gallaudet professor for his advice.
The professor said – no, deaf people cannot own a
business.
Hypocrite?

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

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a free deaf movie to watch
September 17 and 18
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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Family reunions with deaf

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Do enjoy viewing that video!

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the Deaf. Book was published in 2006 by Gallaudet University Press

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DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private
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Deaf people can do anything

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it that after countless workshops and
training sessions to teach emergency response
people on how to reach the deaf, they still
mess up?

A. Training is one thing. Actual emergency is
another thing and – panic – kicks in, causing
these panicked hearing employees to overlook
the needs of the deaf!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Video Telecommunication

Video Phones are a very popular method of telecommunication.

Using our language, ASL, is the most effective approach to communication.

For me and many of us who are DeafBlind, we can miss out on this opportunity.

There are ways we can use this video method and they are free.

Using Skype is one possible solution.

We can use ASL and we DeafBlind can read the text from you!

This is a very simple program and it is free. This will help many of
us to enjoy telecommuting.

So, what are you waiting for? Skype me!

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that every nation in the world, big and small,
democratic and oppressive, would allow the deaf
to drive cars!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1982 – after years of being rebuffed by his hotelier
father because of his deafness, Roberto Wirth has become
the general manager of Hotel Hassler in Rome, Italy.
He continues in this capacity, ensuring that this hotel
remains one of the best in the world.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

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nations that do not permit the deaf to drive

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Payton Brown is a freshman member of the University of
South Florida volleyball team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Mat Gilbert, a pro British rugby player, who is deaf, has
quit his Bath team, tired of sitting on the bench. He is
seeking better playing opportunities elsewhere

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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career announcement
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to clear an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing
intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals. Develops
employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the
employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with
disabilities. Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation,
Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems. Maintains
contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of
consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes
and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in
client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees.
Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of
performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program
performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals
– Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and
to coordinate services
– Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities
through the Agency system
– Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for
program eligibility; completes all required program paper work
– Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and
environmental adaptation needs of the work site
– Develops relationships with community employers to provide a
network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing and persons with disabilities
– Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching
– Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA,
Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs,
school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery
systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase
access to training and job opportunities
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and
SCS policies
– Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to
Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental
entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS
Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options
and NISH contracts
– Supports the Agency’s use of best practices
– Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the
competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of
techniques with consumers in the program
– Meets with employers and supports the development of training and
employment options for consumers
– Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and
performance measures and develops reports, as requested
– Maintains communication with referral sources
– Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth
and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention
skills
– Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include
development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT
contracts
– Writes monthly progress reports, as required
– Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record
– Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit
counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists
– Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete
– Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer
satisfaction
– Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing consumers and employers
– Represents agency on planning committees as determined by
supervisor
– Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity
– Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on
coaching needs
– Supervise and independently evaluate employees
– 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 Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related
field
– 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
– 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
– Fluent in American Sign Language skills
– 1 year of supervisory experience
– Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
– Pass drug screening
– Pass FBI Background Check
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 2 or more years of supervisory experience
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– 1 year of experience working in Vocational Education
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background

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

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

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

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

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068
OPEN September 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE Open 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:
http://www.ccs-soaz.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

The EEOC reached settlement with a New Jersey nursing
home for denying a deaf job applicant an opportunity
for an interview because of his deafness.

In Ontario, the minister of education has been
accused of ignoring the needs of deaf students.
This led to a rally at one of the schools and
which led to arrests of some of the picketing
deaf students.

Is there a reason why the deaf Ghanians are not
allowed to drive? This is the question deaf
activists are asking.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
is reviewing the survey taken of the deaf-blind to
see how things could improve with them when
emergencies take place (hurricanes, earthquakes,
flooding, etc)

The Flight Entertainment Systems by Air Canada
are now deaf-friendly. It was announced recently.

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HEARING PEOPLE MAY LOOK THE SAME
Do hearing people look the same to a deaf person?
A hearing person may be too talkative with junk
conversation or tells lies all the time or is not
a honest person, etc?
A hearing person would listen and know if
it is a good person or a bad person.
But for a deaf person, it is often difficult
to find out!

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

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List of nations that do not permit the deaf to drive

http://deafdigest.com/nations-deaf-not-permitted-to-drive/

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EASY CONFUSION OVER HEARING EAR DOG
DeafDigest editor has a dog, as a pet, not as a
Hearing Ear dog.
Many years ago, a deaf woman, who hated
Hearing Ear dogs, confronted DeafDigest editor
and mocked him for having a Hearing Ear Dog.
DeafDigest editor told the woman that she
was wrong because she confused two different
people with the same first name – Barry. The
other Barry had a Hearing Ear Dog, which
made it confusing!

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

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A proposal to get Dummy Hoy elected to the Baseball
Hall of Fame

http://deafdigest.com/hall-fame-for-deaf-legend-dummy-hoy/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being forced to endure miserable working conditions
at some mainstreamed programs!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should a CART provider do if he or she doesn’t hear or understand
what is being said in a classroom? Should the CART provider interrupt
the speaker?

The CART provider’s job in a classroom is to provide equal access.
Sometimes a student or teacher may be mumbling, and no one in the room
can hear or understand everything that is being said. The hearing people
might only be getting the gist of what is being said because they are
missing words here and there. It is the CART provider’s job to communicate
that information to the CART consumer.

Sometimes a student who is very shy or has a foreign accent is called upon
to answer a question, and he or she is unsure of the answer. The student may
intentionally mumble or speak very softly or unclearly because they are very
nervous and really don’t want everyone in the class to hear what they have
to say. Interrupting that student might make the student even more flustered
and make it more difficult for that student to speak in front of the class.

In that circumstance, rather than interrupting the student, it would probably
be better for the CART provider to communicate to the CART consumer the manner
in which the student is speaking.

Then if the CART consumer would like clarification, he or she could ask for the
information to be clarified.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

People assuming that there is only one sign language
worldwide and that every deaf person understands it

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

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DeafLaw

Many deaf people do not fully understand their legal
rights. This comment was made by an attorney that
works with deaf clients.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– horse massage therapist

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If you were thinking of junking your old TV set and
getting a new HDTV, don’t.
Not just that we do not have full assurance of captions
on HTV, but also that the targeted FCC deadline of Year 2006
for full conversion to HDTV may be delayed.
FCC chairperson Michael Powell is asking that the deadline
for full conversion to HDTV be Year 2009.
Again, even by Year 2009, we need to be fully assured of
captions.

(editor’s note: not a problem any more, these captions
with these new fangled TV sets)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

When there is a public release announcing something
(in the deaf community) sometimes a misunderstanding
takes place.
It was announced that Shane Feldman is the new NAD
CEO, as if he is the top person, “replacing” Nancy
Bloch, whose impending retirement was announced a bit
ago.
The release says:

In his new role, Feldman will direct all aspects of the
NAD under the oversight of Bloch, who will place greater
focus on fundraising and donor relations.

The key word is “oversight.” At any rate, he moves
over to NAD, his old stomping grounds after being with
the www.deafdc.com.

(editor’s note: Feldman has since then moved over to
a CEO position with the RID)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

a new phrase surfaced this week –

reallocation of duties

it means that if a deaf employee cannot handle the
telephone, then this telephone task is given to
a hearing employee

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

was chatting with a person that knows sign language
but has forgotten some signs

I thought she said:
what is the sign for have?

She then signed:
Brandy worked have day

It makes no sense what she was signing

She actually said:
what is the sign for half?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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position opening
Educational Interpreter
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the
southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The campus is within 15 minutes of
downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and
Nebraska.

QUALIFICATIONS: An associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree from
an interpreter training program is preferred. Must possess or have the
ability to obtain a license from the Iowa Board of Sign Language
Interpreters and Transliterators. Ability to work well with students,
teachers, and other providers of educational services. Applicant must
have satisfactory criminal history, adult and child abuse registry, and
pass offenders registry background checks before hire.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found from the Iowa
Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators at
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/ or (515) 281-0254.

TO APPLY:
Applications accepted until position is filled. Send
application, cover letter, and any other
credentials/certifications/licensure to:

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

Also include a video portfolio, if you do not have a permanent Iowa
license or an EIPA score of at least 3.5.

Applications are available in the main building at ISD campus or call
712-366-0571 to have an application mailed to you; or applications may be
printed from the Employment section of the ISD webpage:
www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org. Complete job description also located on
the webpage.

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Position opening
Contracted Sign Language Instructor
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is seeking individual(s) interested in providing
sign language instruction on a contracted basis. Sign classes may be in
the Council Bluffs area; and/or the Des Moines area; and/or other to be
determined areas around Iowa. Sign Instructor would provide sign language
classes to professionals working in Deaf Education; and/or others
(parents; families). Requirements: native or native-like signing ability
is required; must consistently demonstrate the highest levels of
professionalism and positive attitudes about communicants; previous work
experience in the field of deaf education preferred and/or in teaching
sign language; exceptional communication and organization skills.
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in ASL Linguistics,
Interpreting, Deaf Education or related field. Preference for ASLTA
certification. For more information or to apply, send resume to Deb
Cates: mailto:dcates@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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Position Opening
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults,
children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of
Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two
years. experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are
essential. Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.
CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff
development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.
Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family
therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible;
ability to respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.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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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 – 12 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 12, 2014

 
— another Heather Whitestone

Are we having another Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman, who
was Miss America 1995? We have a deaf participant taking
part in 2015 Miss America Competition right now. It is Miss
Michigan K.T. Maviglia. Every Miss America participant has
a goal in life; K.T.’s goal is to provide hearing aids for
deaf children.

 
— an amazed deaf tourist from Scotland

DeafDigest editor was riding the subway with a
deaf friend. A deaf tourist from Scotland saw the signing
and came over. Communication was between American
Sign Language and British Sign Language. This
tourist repeatedly emphasized one word – access.
He was just amazed that for the deaf, access in
USA was much easier than in Scotland.

 

— the facts re the Rochester captioning protest?

a group of deaf Rochesterians are pushing the
Regal Entertainment Group to turn on captions
upon demand. Is Regal against captions? No –
and in fact, Randy Smith, the Regal vice president
has a deaf son. The TV set in Randy’s house is
always captioned even though the deaf son moved
out 4 years ago. Then why Regal refuses open
captions? Business goes down 50 percent with
open captioned movies. The worst fear? That
Regal, suffering from slow business with
open captioned movies, would close their
Rochester theater.

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DeafDigest – 11 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 11, 2014

 
— emergency faxes sent five hours after the emergency

A landslide took place in Hiroshima (Japan), and it
threatened the lives of these residents. There was
supposed to be an emergency alert system for the deaf
in the form of faxes sent to their homes. These faxes
arrived five hours late. Luckily no one was hurt or
killed – and the city government apologized for the
fax mess up.

 
— the deaf woman and the nail salon in Texas

Julie Bartenstein, who is deaf, went to the City Nails
store in Rockwall, Texas to get her nails done. The
manager would not allow her because she was deaf!
She and her family have filed a formal complaint
with the city human rights commission. The salon
manager said that her nails took too long to work
on, thus wasting her time. And if Julie still wanted
her nails done in the future, the rate would be double
the normal rates!

 
— deaf British family making million dollars

Husband Shahab Reza and wife Shehnaz and adult children
Zainab and Abbas, all of them deaf, have sent bills
to the British Department of Work and Pensions for
interpreting expenses for four years. The total
billing came up to £800,000, which is $1,300,000
in USA dollars. The money did not go to the
interpreters but for their holiday trips, jewelry,
university tuition and investments. The government
found out about it. They are now on court trial
and they may be sent to prison.

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DeafDigest – 10 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 10, 2014

 
— a big deaf honor in Ivy League

We have had a number of deaf students in Ivy League
colleges (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, etc). Some of them
have played sports. Brown University, which is part of
the Ivy League group, made an announcement yesterday
of two football captains for this 2014 season. One of
them is Dan Giovacchini. He is deaf! According to a
source, he is the second deaf athlete to captain a
sport in the Ivy League. The first one was a Princetonian.
You can see two pictures of him at:
http://35.182.75.222/2014-brown-university-deaf-football-captain/

 
— Australia, an advanced nation, sinks to a new low

Australia is right up there with USA, Canada, England,
France, etc when it comes to standard of living,
quality of life, advanced technology, etc. Yet, Australia
has sunk to a new low. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
would not allow deaf parents to take home their 3-month
old baby. Why? Because of parents’ deafness. This is
shocking. Already disability rights groups are fighting
the hospital on behalf of the deaf parents and they’re
asking the government to intervene.

 
— interpreters for deaf prisoners

For years deaf prisoners have complained of bad interpreting
or no interpreters to help them communicate. Well, in
Oregon, there are interpreters that help these deaf prisoners.
The problem is that these interpreters are friendly fellow
prisoners that happen to know ASL. Yes, they are not
RID-certified. This has become a big issue right now.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 9, 2014

 

— a deaf woman that forever changed history

There was an article that listed 52 women that forever
changed history. One of them was deaf – Gertrude Ederle,
the first woman to swim across the British Channel.

— world’s largest cabbage

There was a contest to grow the world’s largest cabbage.
The winner was a deaf farmer from Great Britain (his name
not known). He was asked to come up for an interview
on a local TV news show. It was a disaster because
his deafness prevented him from communicating with the
newscaster, and there was no interpreter around!

 
— FCC’s response time

How long does it take for the FCC to respond to a
no-captions complaint? DeafDigest editor, wanting
to watch a football game on TV that was not captioned,
filed a complaint with the FCC. 22 days later, the
FCC responded. Do keep that time frame in mind the
next time you complain to FCC on a deaf related
matter (captions, relay, etc).

 

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DeafDigest – 08 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 8, 2014

 
— the most popular film is a deaf film

Going on right now is the Toronto International Film
Festival. Already there is one film that has become
the most popular one to watch during this festival.
It is a deaf film that has no dialogue, no subtitles
and no voiceovers and has a lot of sign language. It
was planned that way by the film director. People
watching this film said it is easy to follow the
story.

 
— a surprise deaf job

We have had deaf individuals that wanted to become
paramedics but were not able to do so because of
discrimination against the deaf everywhere in the
world. Yet, it is surprising to find Richard Webb
Stevens, a deaf man, making a living as a paramedic
in Harrow, which is part of the Greater London
metro area! He recently gave a workshop on first
aid at a club for the deaf.

 
— a missed deadline because of a hearing aid

A business executive needed permission from his boss
to agree to an important deal with another company.
Deadline was coming up real soon. The boss, who was hard
of hearing, was on vacation with his wife. The hearing
aid broke down and he was not able to use the voice
cell phone to reach his business executive. He tried
to use his text pager but his wife would not allow it,
as she didn’t want their vacation to be interrupted.
As a result, the deal went dead because of this bad
hearing aid!

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-body-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bribe-vote/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Thermopylae Clipper is a ship in a regatta from
Falmouth to Royal Greenwich, competing against
other British ships. This ship is run by an
all-female crew. One of the crew members,
Isobel Johnson, is deaf.

The captioned radio show in Los Angeles may be
shut down. Reason – lack of funding.

The child care workers employed at West Virginia
School for the Deaf and Blind have been promised
job protection provided they complete formal training
within a certain number of years.

The Court of Chief Justice of India has ordered all judges
throughout the country to investigate what has become of
deaf inmates in mental institutions. Some of them were
confined years ago and there are no records of their
whereabouts!

Critics in Australia are saying that CI research is being
heavily funded at the expense of other areas of
science that are badly in need of funds!

The NAD-RID Reputable Agency Task Force has been distributing
four separate surveys. A big issue is “one-man” interpreting
agencies entering the field and competing against established
interpreting agencies!

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STUDYING HEARING BODY LANGUAGE
Are Deaf Eyes better than Hearing Eyes? Many hearing
people are liars; they tell many stories that are really
lies.
Many hearing people listen to these lies and believe
them. Deaf people that know body language often can
tell if these stories are true or false.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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2016 Gallaudet honorary degree nominations

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DEAF VOTE BRIBERY?
Can a group of deaf people be “bribed” to vote in favor
of a hot issue?
Bribe with money? No. A deaf man who wanted the hot issue
to be passed by the members had a different bribe.
He bribed everyone in the meeting room (about 40 delegates)
with beer! Cost of beer multiplied by 40 members is expensive.
Did he win? Yes. If he did not bribe with beer, would he win?
Good question!

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

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Nations with their own versions of our ADA

http://deafdigest.com/nations-with-their-versions-of-ada/

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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:appt@drrattner.com for Dr. Steven Rattner.
Our dental offices are located in College Park,
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

You may also reach us at (301)474-8277 or VP
(240)241-7186

Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You are a SSI/medicaid recipient and try to purchase hearing
aid batteries from a vendor at a lower cost, as authorized by
the Social Security Administration, but lacking an OK from a doctor!
The SSA now says it is a crime to do so without doctors’ OK.

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

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Hearing Angry at Deaf Gestures
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-gestures/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Pride Club
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pride-club/

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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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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

The Gallaudet Almanac

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/the-gallaudet-deaf-almanac/

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

– provost, hearing college

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am at a restaurant; do I have rights to an interpreter
while communicating with the waiter?

A. No, according to an attorney. Pointing to the menu or
exchanging short and simple notes should be sufficient.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Getting on Facebook and other websites can be a challenge
for us with vision impairments.

For Braille users, even more of a challenge! There are
simple solutions!

Avoid regular websites and switch to mobile websites.
Example:
m.facebook.com
m.espn.com
m.cnn.com
m.usatoday.com

Do not use www at the beginning just type starting with “m”.

There will be no graphics and pictures! Mostly text. Give it a try!

You can use this on iPhone, iPad, computers, etc.

Happy reading!

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 once commercials are captioned, it stays permanently
captioned. How many times we have seen the same old
commercial as captioned and then not captioned and
then again and so on?

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DeafHistory:

During the thirties, Depression Years

The Civilian Conservation Corps was founded to find employment
for unemployed Americans. This agency discriminated against
the deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

150

movies and TV programs had deaf characters between
1902 and 1986.

These numbers have exploded from 1987 thru nowadays

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Dan Giovacchini, a senior, is a member of the football
team at Brown University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Emma Cairnduff, an Australian deaf field hockey player,
plays in the elite Sydney Women’s Field Hockey League

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DeafSports Library:

Gallaudet football players that have played pro football
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-deaf-players-in-pro-football/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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job opening
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

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

For a full job description go to http://www.workforhamilton.com and complete an
online application by September 15, 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

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:
o Senior Community
o Hard of Hearing Community
– Able to travel alone
– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply
– Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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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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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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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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This just in –

We all have known that Austine School for the Deaf,
one of these departments under the Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VCDHH), closed
its doors. Now, what is even worse is that the parent
VCDHH is closing up, meaning all of its departments
are being shuttered. This means the deaf of Vermont
will need to look elsewhere to get services.

Top stories about the deaf:

India’s Uttar Pradesh agency has stopped giving
public transportation discounts for deaf
passengers. The agency says it is broke and
cannot afford giving away freebies.

A parliamentarian is asking why the British’s
Access to Work programs is denying interpreters
for deaf job-seekers.

North Korea friendly to the deaf? A group of deaf
people from Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore
visited the world’s most oppressive Communist
nation and was given the royal treatment! It was
part of The International Exchange Meeting
program in Pyongyang.

The Deaf Service Center (West Palm Beach, FL) is
no more. This is not what you may think. This
agency has changed its name to Deaf & Hearing
Resources of Palm Beach County, Inc. This agency
is now entering its 30th year of operations.

How important are interpreting standards with
respect to video relay services? Very much so
according to RID – and so, they’re meeting up
with the FCC to address these matters.

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NOT REALIZING IT IS SIGN LANGUAGE FOR DEAF
DeafDigest editor and his wife were chatting in ASL
at a restaurant.
The waiter saw both of them chatting in ASL and
thought it was HSL – Hearing Sign Language!
He was really shocked to realize that HSL was
really ASL.

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

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Deaf Women Conference of New England
Nov 7-9, 2014
Portsmouth, NH

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

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HOTEL TV SETS, HALF FINE, HALF NOT
DeafDigest editor went on vacation for almost
two weeks and stayed at several hotels.
Half of the hotels had TV sets that were easy
to turn on captions. Other half had TV sets that
were very difficult to turn on captions.
It all depends on the TV brand. Some brands
are so easy – other brands very difficult.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Moon craters named after the deaf

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how long have you been interpreting?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week, as our nation is sharing memories of one of the greatest
tragedies in American history, we might want to think about the
contribution that television captioners across the country made
during the sad and momentous events that unfolded on September 11,
2001.

Many captioners who were captioning shows at the time of the attacks
stayed on the air for hours and hours at a time. They were afraid
that if they disconnected from the encoders at the television
stations that were receiving their signals, that a new connection may
not be able to be established.

Captioners were writing with tears streaming down their faces, lumps
in their throats, and heavy hearts as they were providing continuous
coverage on station after station. Many captioners in training were
thrown on the air because the demand for captioning services became
so great.

Some captioners have had to deal with the emotional scars that were
the result of captioning hour after hour of horrific news that
forever changed our country. They could not turn off the stories that
became just too difficult for them to deal with.

Once again, thank you to all of the captioners who put their lives on
hold to provide access to all of the people who needed their services
during this great tragedy. You may never know the lives you touched.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a stranger comes to you and accuses you of something
you didn’t do. Shocked, you realize you were a victim
of mistaken identity!

(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

Many doctors think that just by writing notes back and forth would
be sufficient, hence no need for interpreter.

If reading and writing is difficult for a deaf person, then an
interpreter is required.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– president, hearing college

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Captioned Bloopers are a way of life among deaf
people while watching TV programs.
What is the Grand Daddy of these Bloopers?
How about this one – NBC local news showing a
an excerpt of a Cheney speech whereas the
captions blurted out:

sorry, no closed captioning available

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The 4 Gallaudet presidential finalists are:

– Dr. Stephen F. Weiner
– Dr. Ronald J. Stern
– Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz
– Dr. Roslyn Rosen

Interesting pieces of trivia:

– three of them are native New Yorkers; the fourth
one is an adopted New Yorker

– two of them attended 47 School for the Deaf
during their pre-school years; the third person
has family members that went to the school.

– three of them also attended Lexington School for
the Deaf

– The Big Three Deaf Colleges (Gallaudet, CSUN
and NTID) are represented among these finalists

– All four are Deaf of Deaf, meaning their parents
were deaf

– The offspring of three of them went to Gallaudet;
the fourth one didn’t because the children were
hearing

May the best candidate win!

(Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz was selected as the new president
of Gallaudet)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

White captions, instead of black captions, is being
used at a popular bar as a compromise. It is a
compromise that hearing people love but that deaf
people love!

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Lipreading: What did that person say?

you ask the hearing person for his last name

you thought he said:
my last name is Brian

he actually said:
my last name is Brighton

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults,
children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of
Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two
years. experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are
essential. Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.
CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff
development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.
Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family
therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible;
ability to respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@providence.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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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 – 05 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 5, 2014

 
— Derrick Coleman’s easy touchdown almost never happened

Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, with his Seattle team,
beat the Green Bay Packers 36-16 in the season’s NFL
opener. Derrick made his touchdown look easy, but
it almost never happened! Why? Two plays earlier,
Derrick was taken out of the game. One of the Packers
“tore off” his helmet, that had his hearing aid in it.
On the sidelines the equipment manager quickly got
the helmet repaired and made sure hearing aid was
fine before he was sent back into the game! Alas,
the easy touchdown.

 
— Coca-Cola interested in hiring more deaf

Coca-Cola just said they may be interested in hiring
more deaf. Reason is that on the factory floor, the
bottling line noise is so bad that it bothers hearing
employees. The bottles and the cans are always banging
against each other on the conveyor belts. Said a
Coca-Cola spokesperson “they are more suitable than
other workers.”

 

— a Joan Rivers deaf “joke” that backfired

Joan Rivers, who was famous for her mouth, has
departed us. The entertainment world is in mourning.
Below is a reprint of what DeafDigest posted few
years ago:

Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.

Sad to say, in the world of comedy, one person’s joke is
another person’s insult.

 
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DeafDigest – 04 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 4, 2014

 
— nation’s longest serving deaf TV newscaster is retiring

Karen Meyer, who is deaf, has served as Chicago’s TV ABC 7
Eyewitness News newscaster for 23 years. Her last broadcast
is on September 28th. For a newscaster, either deaf or hearing,
to survive 23 years in the volatile world of TV news reporting,
is amazing. Why is she stepping down? Simple – she wants to move
to California with her family. She reported on Disability
Issues. Who is her replacement with the program? No one is
replacing her!

 

— Ellen DeGeneres shows interest in a deaf person

Kevin DaSilva, who is deaf, and his fiancee Stacey Terrasi,
who is not deaf, attracted interest from the the producer of
the Ellen DeGeneres TV Show. This couple wants to have
children. But because of Stacey’s medical condition, they
cannot bear a child. Instead they are seeking a surrogate.
Interest in their case has built up nationally, thus getting
attention from Ellen’s staff for possible TV appearance.

 

— an attorney asks for half-dozen interpreters

A deaf man is awaiting trial in Oklahoma. The sign language
he uses is not ASL. The attorney defending the deaf man
has asked for six interpreters, saying communications
with him is exhausting. The district attorney said it
is ok. The problem is that interpreters for the deaf
man cannot be found in Oklahoma, but is found in Texas.
The judge is not too happy about lack of such interpreters
in Oklahoma and wants the defense to look harder for them
instead of having to go to Texas. At this point, the
judge is waiting for the results of the interpreter
search before making his decision.

 
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DeafDigest – 03 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 3, 2014

 
— deaf cannot work in the office

Deaf people cannot work in the office because of their
deafness? This was the thinking by some Office Managers
in Great Britain! There was a story in a newspaper of a
young deaf British woman, seeking employment in an office
and being told she cannot do the job! Yes, she was very
angry about it! Fortunately she found employment in a
different office.

 

— FCC vs Sorenson; FCC wins, so far

Sorenson has challenged the FCC on the formula the deaf
relay services are being funded. The three-judge panel
on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
ruled in favor of FCC. Sorenson has two choices –
to accept it and move on, or to file an appeal –
this time with the Supreme Court. The scary part is
what will Sorenson do if this case reaches the
Supreme Court and they lose (again)?

 
— a radio station wants to be accessible to the deaf

The InsideOUT is a radio station affiliated with the
University of Missouri. It is growing in popularity
and they said they are planning to make it accessible
to the deaf. Accessible to the deaf? How? Nothing about
captioned radio was mentioned in a newspaper story
about this radio station.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 2, 2014

 
— a big honor in Australia

A big honor in Australia is induction into the
National Road Transport Hall of Fame. Since
Australia is huge with a vast Outback, transportation
(vehicles, huge trucks and buses) is very important.
This society has inducted Jim Ashley, a deaf man,
into its Hall of Fame. Jim has, for 43 years, driven
all types of buses, touring coaches, semi trailers,
container forks and other huge vehicles. You can see
two pictures of him at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-australian-hall-of-famer-jim-ashley/

 

— a hospital just doesn’t learn its lesson

Almost all hospitals know that ADA requires interpreters
for deaf patients. Once a hospital is guilty, it
quickly learns its lesson and provides interpreters for
future deaf patients. Not so with the Baptist Hospital,
Miami, Florida. This hospital was penalized in the
past for not providing an interpreter. And again
this same hospital is being sued for the same thing.
Seems the hospital just cannot learn its lesson!

 
— another top deaf chef

DeafDigest mentioned Kurt Ramborger being invited to
the World’s Best Deaf Chef contest. There is another
deaf chef – with a big honor – Charleston Wallace,
a deaf chef with the Eddie V’s Prime Seafood restaurant
in Tampa, Florida. He won the chain’s national honor
as the top chef. This restaurant chain, serving only
best dishes, has nine restauarants in Texas, California,
Arizona and Florida.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2014

 

— Starbuck wants to hire the deaf

Starbuck wants to hire the deaf. To hire them as
coffee baristas? No. It is not Starbucks, but
Starbuck Machining Company in Holland, Michigan.
Rich Starbuck, who owns the company, already has
one deaf employee and has paid for interpreter.
He said in a newspaper story that he wishes to hire
more – but very difficult to find those that
are qualified as machinists.

 
— a deaf attorney that financial cheats hate!

Attorney Robert Hunter is deaf. He specializes
in fighting and solving financial frauds. If you
have read all about the Madoff Ponzi Billion
Dollar frauds, this is an example of what
he does for a living. If there is a Deaf Fraud,
then he will fight it. Where is he and which law
firm he works for? He is a partner with the Herbert
Smith Freehills global law firm. He works out of the
branch in Great Britain, sorry not in USA.

 

 

— the world’s best deaf chef

Who is the World’s Best Deaf Chef? We will find out
on November 7th and 8th. A new event – Deaf Chef 2014
is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Noted Deaf
Chef Kurt Ramborger has been invited and he has
accepted. Sponsoring this event is Allehånde Køkken,
Denmmark’S #1 food services vendor. More information
about this event will be announced sometime this month.

 

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