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DeafDigest – 30 November 2014

DeafDigest Gold – November 30, 2014

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

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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/deaf-alone-at-thanksgiving-dinner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-work-too-fast-at-job/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captioners-for-deaf-homework/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-problem-in-camp/

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Cyber Monday Special at Harris Communications

Go to the Harris Communications website on December 1, 2014 for a
special Cyber Monday promotion.

While you are there, check out our Holiday Gift Guide for gift ideas
for friends and family. With free shipping and free returns available
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details on our website.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Krishneer Sen, the new UNICEF ambassador, who is
deaf and a former Gallaudet student, said he
will focus on children that are deaf and disabled.

Alvaro Jimenez has been honored by Texas School
for the Deaf for using both the Lengua Senas de Mexicana
(Mexican Sign Language) and ASL for deaf students
that are still learning English.

Speech converted to vibrations that deaf people will
feel with their tablets? This is what Baylor University
scientists are working on. Will it work? Just stay tuned.

The European Union has been urged by deaf activists
to stop discriminating against the deaf.

DeafDigest has mentioned this several times but it is
finally that the US Mint is selling the Grace Coolidge
bronze medal for $9.95. It shows the First Lady, a
former teacher at an oral school for the deaf,
fingerspelling U-S-A. It has been an irony that DeafDigest
has also mentioned.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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HOMEWORK FOR DEAF DURING CONVENTION
When people attend conventions, do they do homework
in their hotel rooms?
Normally, no. But every year there is a national
convention of the National Court Reporters Association.
It is an organization of real-time captioners.
Many of them do their “homework” during the
convention week. Their homework is to caption
the TV news programs in their home towns!
For them it is not “play” time during
convention, but “work” time.

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

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2015 Deaf Biblical Tour

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-biblical-tour/

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A BIG PROBLEM AT A DEAF-OWNED CAMP
A deaf man owned his camp that he rented out
to campers and to deaf organizations.
There was a big problem when deaf people
stay at the camp.
The water bill goes up very high! Why?
Because the deaf people cannot hear the toilet
water leaks.
This made the camp owner angry and he stopped
renting the camp to the deaf, only for the
hearing.

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

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Audree Norton, pioneering deaf TV commercial model

http://deafdigest.com/audree-norton-deaf-pioneering-tv-model/

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Stay Active. Embrace Life. Make Every Moment Count at Chestnut Lane.
Assisted Living specializing in care for the Deaf.

At Chestnut Lane, the Deaf community comes first. We’re one of only two
Assisted Living communities in the United States specializing in care for
the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In fact, Chestnut Lane was
specifically designed to enhance and enrich the lives of Deaf seniors with
spacious open areas, wide hallways, private alcoves and a staff fluent in
American Sign Language.

Exceptional Care
– Immersive ASL environment
– Carefully selected and trained associates
– Assistance with daily living activities
– Custom care plans designed to meet individual needs
– Close relationship with local hospitals and doctors who understand needs
of Deaf residents

Exceptional Location
– Close to Portland
– Hospitals and rehab centers nearby
– Convenient access to public transportation
– Spectacular backdrop with the natural beauty of Pacific Northwest parks
and Columbia River

Exceptional Lifestyle
– Countless options for group activities
– Over 60 Deaf and Deaf-Blind residents
– Comfortable accommodations
– Impressive line of amenities

At its heart, Chestnut Lane provides an opportunity to open a new chapter
in life by offering new experiences and a chance to build relationships
with others in the Deaf community in a safe, caring environment.

With our unique blend of hospitality, service and care, it all comes
together at Chestnut Lane. Discover firsthand why our community is such an
exceptional place to live.

Call (503) 465-4859

today to schedule your personal tour.

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Formerly Chestnut Lane
Assisted Living
1219 NE Sixth Street
Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 674-0364 [voice]
http://www.brookdale.com

ALL THE PLACES LIFE CAN GO.
ALL THE PLACES LIFE CAN GO is a trademark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc.,
Nashville, TN, USA. ®Reg. U.S. Patent and TM Office

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Comcast office and the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/videos/comcastoffice/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Greater Shenandoah Valley Club of the Deaf (Virginia)

http://deafdigest.com/greater-shenandoah-valley-club-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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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 of the Week

Ludwig van Beethoven – Composer’s World

by Wendy Thompson

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-beethoven/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– law enforcement officer (police, sheriff, constable, deputy, etc)

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was the movie industry so opposed to
open captions?

A. Hearing people say open captions bother them.
Yet these same hearing people say that open
subtitles do not bother them.

Go figure!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Another DeafDigest reader offered a suggestion about
side shields on glasses.

Remember I told you about my new glasses that make me
look like a Ninja Turtle!

Below is Tom’ remedy:

Get wide strips of Velcro, preferably black. Cut them so you
can use both types on the sidepieces. This would work for
virtually any pair of glasses. So the need for custom glasses
is not so pronounced. You would have to custom cut them
yourself but a few minutes is all it takes and when you don’t
want the side blinders you can simply take them off. Carry an
extra set in your backpack or whatever you carry with you. Now
to find a place that sells wide Velcro . . .

Cheap fix too. Spread the word in DeafDigest.

Great suggestion Tom, now seem like I could get a set of
blinders from the horse or pony stall!

Just need an SSP to reign me in!

Thanks for writing, Tom.

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 FCC makes it a law that movie houses must
show open captions.

Possible? Sadly, no.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1660 – two prominent British men,
William Holder (theologist and classic musician)
and John Wallis (mathematician) feuded with
each other and it got ugly.

Cause of the feud? Both men claimed credit
for teaching a deaf man perfect speech!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

number of interpreters serving the Deaf Community
of Malta

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Ryian Hubbard, who is deaf, is a senior member of the
volleyball team at Michigan State University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

deaf female fighter Aubree Thompson, from Utah, is
ready to make her pro MMA debut.

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DeafSports Library:

deaf school athlete inducted into state hall of fame

http://35.182.75.222/jim-mitchell-south-dakota-school-deaf-state-hall-of-fame/

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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 !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA
* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA
* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA
* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA
* Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA
* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA
* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

Speech Language Pathologist
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application as well as three professional references to
mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

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position available
Teacher Assistant
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

Leave Replacement Position (Now until February 2015)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 3:15 pm

The successful candidate will possess:

– Bachelor’s degree in Education or related area preferred, will accept an Associates. degree.
– Successful prior experience working in a classroom setting.
– Excellent communication skills.
– Proven ability to work as part of a team
– The ability to sign proficiently.

Please send resume and cover letter of intent to:
Kathleen Lagalante,
Director of Human Resources,
Mill Neck Manor,
Frost Mill Road, Box 12,
Mill Neck NY 11765,

Fax: 516-922-0093,

EOE

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open position
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open staff positions
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Deaf Community Services of San Diego is looking to fill some open staff
positions!

– Deputy Director

The Deputy Director supervises staff and programs and in the absence of
the Executive Director (ED) will assume supervision of the agency. He/she
manages the daily operations of the agency and facilities. Additionally,
the Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with follow through
on existing contracts. –
See more at: http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/deputy-director/

– Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of day to day
financial accounting, planning and reporting for the organization
according to DCS and professional accounting standards. Reporting to the
Executive Director, the Accounting Manager will have responsibility for
a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, month-end closing,
preparation of schedules for external audit and tax returns, production
and analysis of financial statements and budgets. – See more at:

Accounting Manager

Staff Interpreter

Community Interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to the
Deaf community, DCS staff and clients as requested and scheduled by the
Interpreting Department. – See more at:

Staff Interpreter

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hiring for the position of
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Job Goal: Provide direct care independent living services and support to
individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration
and intensive independent living skills training in individuals’ homes, etc.
throughout the Eastern Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented
environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach
environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s
license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three business
references to dila@dila.org, fax 410-543-4874 or mail to Deaf Independent
Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. DILA is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty/NTID Engineering Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute has the ability and
interest in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and
ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility;
and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining
and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program
in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

– Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial
engineering.

– Demonstrated robust background in machining.

– Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the
manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student
cooperative work experiences.

– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.

Fluency in American Sign Language.

Required Minimum Education Level
Doctorate

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536230
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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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Pennsylvania TRS Outreach Coordinator
Pothos, Inc
state of Pennsylvania

Outreach Coordinator
POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation
skills; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience
with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Relay Service
helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits.

Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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position description
Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– 10-month position
Schedule – Follow Professional Calendar
– 182 days
Plus 2 parent/caregiver meetings (evenings)

CLASS RATIO 6:1:1 or 6:1:2

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Upper or Lower School Department subjects according to NYS
Regulations (Parts 100 and 200) and SED Common Core Standards. Follow
regulations with necessary adaptations for individual IEP goals.

REPORTS AND RECORDKEEPING
3. Prepare IEP.s. Review and update as required
3.1 Prepare suitable educational reports for New York State Education
Department, clinics and other
related agencies as requested
3.2 Maintain inventory of student abilities and needs through ongoing
evaluations, formal and informal
assessments. Update student records
3.3 Study student performance and utilize each student’s learning
style to maximize learning potential
3.4 Collect and analyze student work samples regularly to determine
teaching and learning needs
3.5 Preserve samples of student’s work
a. Prepare and update confidential Educational Folder for each
b. Prepare report cards

MANAGEMENT:
4. Manage student behavior using current best practices (Seek
guidance/assistance for more complex
behavior management support)
4.1 Share duties and special supervision according to schedules and
department needs
4.2 Support all facets of student development

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. or B.S. in an Education related area (preferred, not
required)
2. M.A. in Education of the Deaf
3. NYS Certification in Education of the Deaf
4. Preschool or Early Childhood Education, Special Education
(preferred, not required)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BEYOND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION:
1. Willingness to participate in in-service programs offered by
school and to engage in course work recommended by administration as
indication of continuing professional growth
2. Ability to work with atypical learners
3. Ability to utilize multi-disciplinary recommendations, in overall
programming and/or specific
interventions
4. Possess preventative behavior management skills that are positive
and child-centered
5. Ability to work as a team with other staff in the classroom
setting
6. Ability to work collaboratively with school staff across grades,
disciplines and responsibilities
7. Adherence to SJSD Personnel Policies and School Procedure and
Student Policy Manual

BENEFITS:
– Health, accident, disability, retirement, annuity and dental plans
available
– Personal leave for illness/death/special needs as indicated in
personnel policies
– Multi-disciplinary staff available for consultation
– Opportunity to participate in professional courses and
conventions, conferences or other Professional Development

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Department Supervisor, Executive Director

Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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position description
Speech Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours:
(10-month position)
8:30 – 3:00; extended day on Thursday (4:00 pm)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate students. growth in auditory receptive skills, speech
reading,
speech production and receptive/expressive language. Provide development
of a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to
interact
effectively dependent upon the linguistic situational environment.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conference with classroom teacher/parent to discuss student
progress, specific communication needs and carryover goals for
classroom/home.
2. Collaborate with audiologist to explore and implement alternative
Programs/ techniques/ devices to enrich auditory and speech/ language
development.
2. Initiate referrals to appropriate personnel for evaluation
(dental, ontological, psychological, and neurological, etc.)
3. Participate in interdisciplinary conferences and implement
recommendations
within individualized program.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. BA or BS in Speech Pathology/Audiology
2. MA or MS Degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and/or NYS
Certification in Speech and Hearing Handicapped.
3. Knowledge in the following areas:
– Deafness
– Sign Language
– Behavior Management
– Multi-handicapping conditions
4. Membership in Professional Organizations
5. Record of attendance at NYSED Medicaid training seminar, or
willingness to attend.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
– Good rapport with children
– Ability to communicate effectively

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
– Department Supervisor, Executive Director
. Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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

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

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

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from

https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
Christina School District
state of Delaware

Salary: $126,774 – 134,866
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
– Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education
Director
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf
education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special
Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in the
development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind
– Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf
children, including critical factors in the educational placement and
provision of programming and services
– Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement
bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
– Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, and deaf blind
– Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in
fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
– Fluent in American Sign Language

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

Website: www.christinak12.org
Website: www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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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: Masters 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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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 – 30 November 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cop-stopping-deaf-dogwalker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-restaurant-accents/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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Holiday Baking Gift Basket- You Could Win!

What better way to start the holidays than with a Holiday Baking Gift
Basket giveaway! To enter the drawing, you must SHARE the post on the
Harris Communications Facebook page
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All SHARES must be submitted by Dec 1, 2pm Central Time to be entered.

The Gift Basket includes two Candy Molds (N570, N195), Cookie Cutter
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packaged in a beautiful gift bag. Win the Holiday Baking Gift Basket
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The Holiday Baking Gift Basket is not sold on our website, but you
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Be sure to check our Facebook page to enter more giveaways this
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is fear among the deaf in Canberra (Australia)
that the Canberra Institute of Technology will
shut down the Australian Sign Language courses.

Scientists from India are saying that a gene
named Tmie may be the reason for babies being
born deaf at birth.

The deaf of South Korea have said their world is
much different from the hearing world, and so,
they want Korean Sign Language to be recognized.

There are some deaf people in Vermont that doubt
that mainstreamed programs are the best for the
deaf – this is related to the closing of the
Austine School for the Deaf.

The real time captioners were described as one
of these invisible jobs that earn good money,
according to The Fiscal Times.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email:
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CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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A MYSTERY DURING TV MOVIE THAT DEAF DON’T KNOW ABOUT
Many deaf people love to watch captioned movies
on TV.
There is a mystery about it that deaf people don’t
know about.
For example – there was a movie about a family
in Ireland. A woman, from Buffalo, NY, moved to
Ireland and fell in love with an Irish man.
The actress who played the role of a Buffalo
woman was born in Ireland.
A hearing person watching the movie would know
about these different accents, and think the plot
is a fake.
A deaf person would not know it.

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

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a few CI facts we were not aware of

read it up at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ci-facts-we-not-know-about/

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A LOST DEAF CELL PHONE
When a hearing loses his cell phone in his
home, he uses another telephone to ring up the
number. When he hears the ring, he tries to locate
the lost cell phone.
When a deaf person loses his cell phone, it is
too bad!

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

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RID Call for Taskforce Volunteers

CERTIFICATION DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE GROUPS

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-rid-volunteers/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

what do you do for a living?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Are all CART providers equal, or is it possible for different CART
providers to have different “interpretations” of an event?
There are a number of factors that influence what you see on the
screen of a CART provider or realtime captioner. As much as we all
strive to be 100% verbatim, that can never happen because we are
human, and mistakes and individual variations will take place.

The biggest factor to have an effect on the output of a CART provider
is the ability of the person doing the job. This is like any other
job where someone uses his or her skills to perform translation or
interpretation services.

Will every sign language interpreter be able to interpret the
proceedings with 100% accuracy? Obviously, experience and ability
play a huge role in determining the quality of the interpretation.
Another factor that may influence the output of a CART provider or
realtime captioner is his or her familiarity with the topic being
discussed. If someone were to say, “Nursultan Nazarbayev announced
his new cabinet members today,” this may be a difficult sentence to
translate properly. The following are sample variations that may
occur, depending on the knowledge of the captioner:

“Kazakhstan’s president announced his new cabinet members today.”
“The president announced his new cabinet members today.”
“New cabinet members were announced today.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people mistaking perfect Deaf Voice as
a foreign accent

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

Deaf activists have been blasting the government
of Victoria in Australia for lack of laws that
promise interpreters for the deaf in need.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The wireless industry has said they were not
ready to build hearing-aid compatible cell
phones.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A research team affiliated with the Xinhua Hospital and
Jiao Tong University medical school, both in China, have
claimed to be able to detect and intervene in early
deafness. Not child’s deafness, but deafness in the
fetus!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

To laugh or to cry?

The so-called historic session when deaf organizations
and the movie industry reached agreement re non-open
movie captions.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Hide & Seek: The Mystery of Mary Grice

by

Wilkie Collins

a deaf girl is a family secret

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA
* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA
* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA
* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA
* Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA
* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA
* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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
Lecturer, Cultural & Creative Studies
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Social Science

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
15-Jan-2015

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

Please note-this is Temporary Position

Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad areas of Deaf
cultural studies, structure of American Sign Language and social
sciences. Participate in Institute service as time permits.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to a community committed to student centeredness;
professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral or Masters degree in Deaf studies or relevant social
sciences discipline and successful teaching experience. Must enjoy
working with undergraduates in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong knowledge of Deaf
culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/550021
Search openings, then Keyword Search: 1473BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution

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 mailto:Careers@rit.edu

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.

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employment opportunity
Executive Director
Metro Deaf School
St. Paul, MN

12 month administrative position

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the school and,
as such, is responsible for the management of the school, the administration
of all Board approved policies and the conduct and quality of the
district’s educational programs and support systems.

The Executive Director will maintain a high professional profile (local,
philanthropic, national) and be able to access programmatic opportunities
and develop unique, collaborative vehicles with other public and private
organizations and institutions. The Executive Director will be a
strategic marketer and relationship-builder who maximizes connections
and develops agendas with agencies, organizations, and individuals to
increase opportunities for financial support and program development.

Qualifications:
Required Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, School Psychology or
School Social Work; additional licensure in School Administration or
willingness to obtain within 2 years; Command of American Sign Language
and written English; 5+ years of school experience including experience
as an educational leader; knowledge of/training in Bilingual Education;
experience with organizational budgets

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with education and experience (range: $70,000-$90,000)

Application Procedure: Position Description and electronic application
process available on-line at www.mdsmn.org ; all applications will be
screened; those meeting criteria will be contacted; interviews arranged.

Closing date: February 1, 2015

METRO DEAF SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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open position
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open positions
state of North Carolina

Behavioral Health Therapist in Greensboro, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-Hard-of-Hearing-Behavioral-Health-Therapist/JHT3LX74HPJZLK8MR3F/

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Behavioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/

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Position Opening:
Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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 40 hours per week with full-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. The complete job description can
be found at www.providence.org under CAREERS and SANTA MONICA, then ASL
clinical therapist.

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
Counselor for the Deaf
Program Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss
Voorhees, New Jersey

Job Status Part Time
Hours 21 Hours per weeks
Location Voorhees
Travel Requirements Negligible

Job Requirements
* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Master’s Degree preferred.
* Certification or License required.
* CADC/LCADC preferred.
* Must be ASL fluent.
* Experience in substance abuse or mental health field experience
with deaf population required.
* Substance abuse or mental health experience with deaf population.

Job Description
ASL fluent counselor to provide individual and group counseling to
deaf hard of hearing population in outpatient setting with support
and advocacy for clients.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter,
indicating desired position(s) and salary requirements to the Hiring
Supervisor via email mailto:lmur@centerffs.org

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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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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 and 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 â 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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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community
committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the
College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of
Engineering.
– Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied
Mechanical Technology associate degree program
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in
scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related
journals.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to
service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.
-Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong
background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A
candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a
master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be
considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

– Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in
peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate
professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for
the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf
culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a
dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535209
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
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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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Salary: Dependent upon
qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates
will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of
appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf
Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching,
cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and
Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf
Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf
Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated
evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities
or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to
interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of
positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff,
and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf
community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.
Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in
basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic
understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to
effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content
courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester
(plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the
first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field;
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to
participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be
reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1. Cover letter that includes:
– Statements of teaching and research interests
– Summary of prior relevant experience
– Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2. Current curriculum vitae that includes:
– Educational background
– Prior teaching experience
– Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
– Evidence of any relevant certificates
3. One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4. One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide
a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not
available and provide some other evidence of teaching
effectiveness/potential.
5. Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6. Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six
months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution
letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address
(not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
7. Names and complete contact information for at least three (3)
professional references

Application Deadline:
Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

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 fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

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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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 – 30 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 28 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 28, 2014

 

— a city may hire deaf as a police officer

Bridgeport, CT, 145,000 people, will allow the police
department to hire deaf applicants – on one condition.
The hearing aid is required if it helps the deaf
applicant to function as a hearing person. But if the
hearing aid does not help, the deaf cannot be hired.

 
— a deaf hero’s bad luck

James Mester, a deaf resident of Waco, Texas,
has been praised as a hero. He smelled smoke in his
apartment building and got all 8 residents
out just in time. The bad luck is that the fire
destroyed his apartment, making him homeless.
He is now living at a shelter, while getting help
from family and friends on his future plans.

 

 

— clarification with interpreters and VRI in hospitals

DeafDigest mentioned that private hospitals can offer
VRI instead of interpreters. This is not always true.
There are two issues – Section 504 and ADA regulations.
And there are Medicare Part B patients. Throw all this
into one pot, and things can get complicated, different
explanations for different issues! And speaking
of VRI, there are doctors that prefer live interpreters
because communication is so much better! Who is right
and who is wrong? This is why we have attorneys and
we have courts!

 

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11/23/14 Blue edition at:
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DeafDigest – 27 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 27, 2014

 

— deaf man says he is successful stock market trader

A deaf man posted his article on the web today, saying he has
been making a great living, making a lot of money with his
full time stock trading business. And that he has been
giving a lot of financial advice with hearing clients.
His name is James DePorre. Personally, DeafDigest is
always wary, because people that make great money
normally don’t brag about it!

 

— Kevin Hall, the deaf professional golfer

What has become of Kevin Hall, the deaf professional
golfer? At Ohio State, he won the Big Ten golf
championship, and took part in five big PGA pro
tournaments in 2005 and 2006. He did not make the
cut in these pro tournaments. What has become of
him today? The ESPN said he is playing in minor league
mini-tours. He did take part in one deaf golf tournament,
and won it very easily by runaway scores. When he was
younger he attended St Rita School for the Deaf.
In golf he regularly shoots in the low seventies, but
in big time pro golf, one has to shoot mid-sixties
just to survive.

 

— is the FCC advisory committee a joke?

The FCC has announced it is setting up a special
advisory committee to discuss disability issues.
Is that a joke? When we tell FCC we want open
captions, are they going to listen to us? No. When
we tell the FCC that we want 911 text emergency
services at every single police station in USA, FCC
is not going to listen to us. And when we work with
hearing disabled representatives on that committee,
the hearing disabled people tend to push us out.
So, in other words, is that new committee a joke? Yes.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 26, 2014

 

— best hospital for deaf – public or private

Which is the best hospital for the deaf? A
private hospital or a public hospital? There
are many great public and private hospitals.
But there may be one difference. With the
public hospital, you have the right to an
interpreter in person instead of VRI. But a
private hospital may only offer you a VRI,
and refuse your request for an interpreter.
Best thing? Check with the hospital first
to find out what is offered you.

 

— the best politician the deaf has ever had

Who was the best Capitol Hill politician that the
deaf has ever had? Tom Harkin? Possibly but there
was another one – President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Why? Take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

Why is DeafDigest mentioning him? Because there was
an article in a Washington, DC magazine this week that
said LBJ was the most effective politician; he got
things done (for the hearing as well as for the deaf)

 

 

— a TV complaint by some deaf British people

Some deaf British people have a complaint. They
do not get a discount as a subscriber of TV programs.
They are saying that the blind people get a discount,
but the deaf people don’t. Yes, there are subtitles
on TV programs, but the deaf people pay full price.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2014

— a Deaf Sauce for deaf barbecue lovers

Do you love sauce with your meals? Do we have
a Deaf Sauce brewed by a deaf person? Yes.
Deaf Man’s Barbecue Sauce is being brewed and
sold by Rasool, Pasadena, California, who goes
by his single name. He is a former Gallaudet
basketball player years ago. How good is the
barbecue sauce? His ads say it was ranked #17
among world’s top 100 barbecue sauces. DeafDigest
editor, who loves sauces, is tempted to taste it!

 

— a deaf actress many of us never heard of

Patty Dwyer? Who is she? We would shrug our
shoulders. She is deaf and has been acting for
20 years in theater, television shows, movies,
and commercials. It is said she can either
play deaf roles or hearing roles with ease.
If you watched “The Christmas Dragon” or
the “The Man on Carrion Road” or the “Day
Zero” she was in it. Where is she from? Utah.

 

— deaf trapped behind  several locked doors!

A deaf man accompanied his deaf girl friend
who wanted to visit a family member that was
hospitalized in the Toronto ICU unit. The
hospital could only be entered through several
rooms of locked doors on two sides of the wall.
To open the locked door, one has to use the
wall phone. The deaf man kicked on the door
many times, until the hospital worker heard
the noise and opened the door. This was just
the first locked door with several more locked
doors to go through. He is not happy about
it and vented his anger on the Facebook.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 24, 2014

 

— the second Famous Deaf Cookie

We now have the Second Famous Deaf Cookie. Christin
White, Lansing, Michigan, is having her batch of
cookies served at the White House this Holiday
Season. She is deaf and only got serious with
cookie-making during recent months. People
fell in love with her recipes! Who was the First
Famous Deaf Cookie? Jimmy’s Cookies, baked by Jimmy
Libman, a deaf man, between the early 1980’s
and early 2000’s before he sold the business.

 
— no open captions in the big agreement

Last Friday leaders of deaf organizations reached agreement
with the National Association of Theatre Owners on movie
captions. Only it will not be open captions. Why? A deaf
person, involved in discussions, said we’ve tried everything
– negotiations, lawsuits, rulemaking, lobbying but the
movie theaters nor the government is willing to give
open captions to us. Is this captions agreement satisfactory?
No, but better than nothing.

 

 

— hearing prisoners win and deaf prisoners lose

In Los Angeles County there was an agreement on a lawsuit
filed by prisoners. They were arguing that rights due
disabled prisoners were always denied. This lawsuit
lasted about six years of back and forth arguing.
What about deaf prisoners? Nothing about them was
mentioned in the lawsuit! Very puzzling and very
troubling.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2014

DeafDigest Gold – November 23, 2014

Gold Edition
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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 18th year

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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/deaf-mentor-is-best/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-asl-irony/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-alone-at-thanksgiving-dinner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-work-too-fast-at-job/

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New Catalog at Harris Communications

The new Harris Communications equipment catalog has arrived!

It is a great resource for those who want to review the latest
assistive technology for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Or, find practical gift ideas for friends or family members.

The 120-page catalog is packed with products you can use every
day, with something new in every product category.

Request your free catalog from Harris Communications, the
one-stop shop for deaf and hard of hearing people.

To request a catalog, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG112314

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Oak Park housing agency (Chicago area) has been
accused of discriminating against the deaf. This
accusation was dropped over a technicality.

After waiting for years, overcoming opposition of
neighbors, the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, in the
Denver area, is just about ready to move into
its new home.

A deaf hiker in California fell down the cliff,
requiring the rescue by the state police
department. It took place the American River in
El Dorado County.

A rally to recognize Italian Sign Language as an
official language took place in Rome.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html – For more info
about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer,
email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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

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A THANKSGIVING DINNER
A deaf person was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner
by a hearing friend. No other deaf friends invited him
to dinners in their homes.
There is a choice – decline the dinner with hearing
group and stay home or accept the dinner with hearing
groups and be isolated during the dinner.
Which is best? Not easy decision.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-alone-at-thanksgiving-dinner/

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who do you want in the next Gallaudet president?

Go to:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-for-next-gallaudet-president/

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DEAF STUCK AT WORK
A deaf person who wants to win promotion to a better
job and better pay, works very fast with his job tasks.
All the hearing people work at their normal pace with
their job tasks.
The boss told the deaf employee to slow down so that
hearing employees can catch up with him.
The deaf employee refused. As a result, he got everyone
in the office to hate him – and he was not promoted nor
got a pay raise.
Discrimination? Maybe not – he did not listen to his boss
to slow down.

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

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

soccer tickets sold by the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/videos/soccertickets/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Iowa Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/iowa-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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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 Pin

1979 Disabled Civil Rights Day

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
a picture of this pin

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-1979-disabled-civil-rights-day/

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Deaf Book of the Week

Gallaudet, friend of the deaf

features the life of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, the father
of Gallaudet founder, Edward Miner Gallaudet

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

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

– ski instructor

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Exactly what is National Deaf Academy, that is
now the subject of abuse lawsuits by angry parents.

A. It is a residential institute for young deaf
people in need of mental counseling. Some states
send their deaf children, in need, to that institute.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Thanksgiving in America is a huge annual tradition. It a time
to give thanks to many.

In this early tradition, we were thanking the Native Americans
who taught the settlers how to grow food.

For me, as a DeafBlind individual, I am giving thanks to the people
who provide me the support I need.

This includes transportation, interpreting, SSPing and emotional
support.

There are more challenges facing us, DeafBlind, everyday.

Thank you for your support and assistance throughout the year.

Happy Thanksgiving

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 newspapers stop sensationalizing the stories
of deaf being hit by cars. Hearing people get hit
by cars and newspaper coverage is minimal; a deaf
person gets hit, and coverage is heavy.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1979 – the New York Deaf Theatre opens
up for business. It still continues to exist.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70 percent

of deaf people that survived the earthquake in the
Hyogo Prefecture (Japan) had to rely on family
members to keep them informed. There were no
interpreters, no captions, no devices, no
nothing!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Oklahoma, Rylee Reinertson, FR, golf

only competed in one meet during the fall season;
averaging 75 and tied for the 40th best

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Anthony Allen Career, a deaf jockey, racing
thoroughbreds in Australia, has won over
5 million dollars in career purses, while
winning 236 times in 2189 races.

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DeafSports Library:

a shocking picture about Dummy Hoy
http://deafdigest.com/dummy-hoy-smoking-deaf-cigarettes/

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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
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Contract Compliance Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position available
Teacher Assistant
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
lMill Neck, NY

Leave Replacement Position (Now until February 2015)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 3:15 pm

The successful candidate will possess:

– Bachelor’s degree in Education or related area preferred, will accept an Associates. degree.
– Successful prior experience working in a classroom setting.
– Excellent communication skills.
– Proven ability to work as part of a team
– The ability to sign proficiently.

Please send resume and cover letter of intent to:
Kathleen Lagalante,
Director of Human Resources,
Mill Neck Manor,
Frost Mill Road, Box 12,
Mill Neck NY 11765,

Fax: 516-922-0093,

EOE

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open position
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open staff positions
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Deaf Community Services of San Diego is looking to fill some open staff
positions!

– Deputy Director

The Deputy Director supervises staff and programs and in the absence of
the Executive Director (ED) will assume supervision of the agency. He/she
manages the daily operations of the agency and facilities. Additionally,
the Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with follow through
on existing contracts. –
See more at: http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/deputy-director/

– Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of day to day
financial accounting, planning and reporting for the organization
according to DCS and professional accounting standards. Reporting to the
Executive Director, the Accounting Manager will have responsibility for
a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, month-end closing,
preparation of schedules for external audit and tax returns, production
and analysis of financial statements and budgets. – See more at:

Accounting Manager

Staff Interpreter

Community Interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to the
Deaf community, DCS staff and clients as requested and scheduled by the
Interpreting Department. – See more at:

Staff Interpreter

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hiring for the position of
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Job Goal: Provide direct care independent living services and support to
individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration
and intensive independent living skills training in individuals’ homes, etc.
throughout the Eastern Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented
environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach
environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s
license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three business
references to dila@dila.org, fax 410-543-4874 or mail to Deaf Independent
Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. DILA is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty/NTID Engineering Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute has the ability and
interest in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and
ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility;
and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining
and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program
in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

– Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial
engineering.

– Demonstrated robust background in machining.

– Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the
manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student
cooperative work experiences.

– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.

Fluency in American Sign Language.

Required Minimum Education Level
Doctorate

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536230
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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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Pennsylvania TRS Outreach Coordinator
Pothos, Inc
state of Pennsylvania

Outreach Coordinator
POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation
skills; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience
with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Relay Service
helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits.

Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm – 2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Secondary Secretary (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-part-time-secondary-secretary-job/

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

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

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

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/

Early Childhood Center 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 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 (Part-time – Western MA)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head Coach (Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Coach (Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter,
resume and application ( www.tlcdeaf.org ) to
mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

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position description
Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– 10-month position
Schedule – Follow Professional Calendar
– 182 days
Plus 2 parent/caregiver meetings (evenings)

CLASS RATIO 6:1:1 or 6:1:2

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Upper or Lower School Department subjects according to NYS
Regulations (Parts 100 and 200) and SED Common Core Standards. Follow
regulations with necessary adaptations for individual IEP goals.

REPORTS AND RECORDKEEPING
3. Prepare IEP.s. Review and update as required
3.1 Prepare suitable educational reports for New York State Education
Department, clinics and other
related agencies as requested
3.2 Maintain inventory of student abilities and needs through ongoing
evaluations, formal and informal
assessments. Update student records
3.3 Study student performance and utilize each student’s learning
style to maximize learning potential
3.4 Collect and analyze student work samples regularly to determine
teaching and learning needs
3.5 Preserve samples of student’s work
a. Prepare and update confidential Educational Folder for each
b. Prepare report cards

MANAGEMENT:
4. Manage student behavior using current best practices (Seek
guidance/assistance for more complex
behavior management support)
4.1 Share duties and special supervision according to schedules and
department needs
4.2 Support all facets of student development

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. or B.S. in an Education related area (preferred, not
required)
2. M.A. in Education of the Deaf
3. NYS Certification in Education of the Deaf
4. Preschool or Early Childhood Education, Special Education
(preferred, not required)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BEYOND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION:
1. Willingness to participate in in-service programs offered by
school and to engage in course work recommended by administration as
indication of continuing professional growth
2. Ability to work with atypical learners
3. Ability to utilize multi-disciplinary recommendations, in overall
programming and/or specific
interventions
4. Possess preventative behavior management skills that are positive
and child-centered
5. Ability to work as a team with other staff in the classroom
setting
6. Ability to work collaboratively with school staff across grades,
disciplines and responsibilities
7. Adherence to SJSD Personnel Policies and School Procedure and
Student Policy Manual

BENEFITS:
– Health, accident, disability, retirement, annuity and dental plans
available
– Personal leave for illness/death/special needs as indicated in
personnel policies
– Multi-disciplinary staff available for consultation
– Opportunity to participate in professional courses and
conventions, conferences or other Professional Development

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Department Supervisor, Executive Director

Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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position description
Speech Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours:
(10-month position)
8:30 – 3:00; extended day on Thursday (4:00 pm)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate students. growth in auditory receptive skills, speech
reading,
speech production and receptive/expressive language. Provide development
of a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to
interact
effectively dependent upon the linguistic situational environment.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conference with classroom teacher/parent to discuss student
progress, specific communication needs and carryover goals for
classroom/home.
2. Collaborate with audiologist to explore and implement alternative
Programs/ techniques/ devices to enrich auditory and speech/ language
development.
2. Initiate referrals to appropriate personnel for evaluation
(dental, ontological, psychological, and neurological, etc.)
3. Participate in interdisciplinary conferences and implement
recommendations
within individualized program.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. BA or BS in Speech Pathology/Audiology
2. MA or MS Degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and/or NYS
Certification in Speech and Hearing Handicapped.
3. Knowledge in the following areas:
– Deafness
– Sign Language
– Behavior Management
– Multi-handicapping conditions
4. Membership in Professional Organizations
5. Record of attendance at NYSED Medicaid training seminar, or
willingness to attend.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
– Good rapport with children
– Ability to communicate effectively

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
– Department Supervisor, Executive Director
. Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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

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

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

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from

https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
Christina School District
state of Delaware

Salary: $126,774 – 134,866
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
– Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education
Director
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf
education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special
Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in the
development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind
– Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf
children, including critical factors in the educational placement and
provision of programming and services
– Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement
bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
– Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, and deaf blind
– Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in
fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
– Fluent in American Sign Language

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

Website: www.christinak12.org
Website: www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2014

DeafDigest Blue – November 23, 2014

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 18th year

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strong-deaf-alumni-association/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-not-always-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cop-stopping-deaf-dogwalker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-restaurant-accents/

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Free Shipping/Free Returns at Harris Communications

There is great news for the holiday shopping season!

Harris Communications has FREE shipping and FREE returns
for most products in their store.*

With a complete selection of products for deaf and hard of
hearing people, you will find what you need without having
to worry about additional shipping costs.

Select from hundreds of products from our store. Check our
Holiday Gift Guide for suggested gift ideas.

We have also extended our return period until January 31, 2015
for the holidays, so you can be confident that a gift can be
returned if it doesn’t work out.

*For the contiguous US only. Some product exclusions apply.
See more details on our website.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB112314

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story in a Minnesota newspaper
about the renovation of the Vang Lutheran
Church. The story mentioned that the architect
who designed the church years ago was a deaf
man – Olaf Hanson.

A newspaper story surfaced about lack of interpreters
in Windsor, Ontario leaving the deaf in jeopardy
during medical and legal appointments.

The National Association of the Deaf is conducting
a survey to see if the deaf clients are happy
or unhappy with their interpreters.

Minoru Yoshida, who is deaf, is a grant officer
with the Nippon Foundation of Japan. He allocates
grants for deaf groups that are in need of
assistance.

The Central Municipal Council in Qatar is pushing
the Qatar Airways to give bigger, than normal,
discounts for deaf passengers wanting to take trips.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html – For more info
about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer,
email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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

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A COP STOPPING A DEAF DOG WALKER
DeafDigest editor was walking his dog at 4 AM in
Washington, DC. The dog wanted to go out for a walk,
and DeafDigest editor cannot say no.
He was walking the dog when a cop, driving his police
car, stopped, used his speaker to say something.
DeafDigest editor was not scared – because he was not
breaking any laws – but had to make sure the cop was
aware that he is deaf.
The editor waited for about one minute, raised his
arms slowly to his ear to tell the cop that he is deaf.
The cop took the hint, waved his hands and drove away.
The important thing is – do not panic!

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

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deaf shopper is unaware

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-shopper-unaware-many-things/

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DEAF EYES, HEARING EARS IN RESTAURANTS
Many restaurants in big cities have waiters that
are foreigners.
A deaf person may not know it, but hearing people
with ears know these accents – Serbia, Netherlands,
Russia, Portugal, Brazil, etc, etc.
Plus these waiters love to talk about their home
nations.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-not-know-restaurant-accents/

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How to qualify for a Cochlear Implant?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-qualifying-for-a-ci-operation/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

IEPs rarely mention interpreters as important
part of mainstreamed students’ schooling years

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday when we can slow down
and reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives.
As a profession, court reporters, CART providers, and realtime
captioners have much to be grateful for. They have skills and talents
that are necessary to record and communicate important messages in
our fast-paced world.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime
captioners who bring us newscasts, sporting events, and other live
broadcasts. Much of their work must be done when others of us choose
to spend time with our families and friends.
Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are
often during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us. There are live
events that must be captioned on holidays. When a disaster strikes or
an emergency takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of
the day and night.

Thank you to all of you who have worked hard over the years to bring
access via captioning and CART to people across America.
For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say:
HAP/PEU/THAPBGS/TKPWEUFG

For those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming CI’s automatically make a hearing
person out of a deaf person

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

More and more accusations are mounting of abuse
at the National Deaf Academy in Mt. Dora, Florida.
An attorney, representing three families, said he
expects more lawsuits to surface.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The interpreter strike at Arizona State University has
been settled – but hope it is not a harbinger of things to
come. If disgruntled interpreters at other colleges get
the hint then they could be tempted to stage strikes
for better wages.
Interpreter strikes are not a problem at Gallaudet and
at NTID (not RIT but NTID) and at SWCID. Deaf students
at these institutions, attending all-deaf classes, do not
need interpreters.

editor’s note:
Times have changed; many non-signing (and refusing
to learn) students demand interpreters at these
deaf institutions of higher learning!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Baton Rouge Association of the Deaf is putting
their clubhouse for sale. No new members are being
accepted. Proceeds from the club house sale will
go towards housing for deaf senior citizens.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For a short while about 10 years ago, more and more
deaf relay providers opened up for business, hoping
to grab a slice of the shrinking FCC relay funds.

It was a puzzler – why jump into the game when the
rewards were getting smaller and smaller?

At any rate, very few deaf relay providers are
in business nowadays

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Morality Play
by Barry Unsworth

a deaf girl is accused of murder

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best in the nation.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Contract Compliance Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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employment opportunity
Executive Director
Metro Deaf School
St. Paul, MN

12 month administrative position

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the school and,
as such, is responsible for the management of the school, the administration
of all Board approved policies and the conduct and quality of the
district’s educational programs and support systems.

The Executive Director will maintain a high professional profile (local,
philanthropic, national) and be able to access programmatic opportunities
and develop unique, collaborative vehicles with other public and private
organizations and institutions. The Executive Director will be a
strategic marketer and relationship-builder who maximizes connections
and develops agendas with agencies, organizations, and individuals to
increase opportunities for financial support and program development.

Qualifications:
Required Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, School Psychology or
School Social Work; additional licensure in School Administration or
willingness to obtain within 2 years; Command of American Sign Language
and written English; 5+ years of school experience including experience
as an educational leader; knowledge of/training in Bilingual Education;
experience with organizational budgets

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with education and experience (range: $70,000-$90,000)

Application Procedure: Position Description and electronic application
process available on-line at www.mdsmn.org ; all applications will be
screened; those meeting criteria will be contacted; interviews arranged.

Closing date: February 1, 2015

METRO DEAF SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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open position
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open positions
state of North Carolina

Behavioral Health Therapist in Greensboro, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-Hard-of-Hearing-Behavioral-Health-Therapist/JHT3LX74HPJZLK8MR3F/

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Behavioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/

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Position Opening:
Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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 40 hours per week with full-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. The complete job description can
be found at www.providence.org under CAREERS and SANTA MONICA, then ASL
clinical therapist.

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
Counselor for the Deaf
Program Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss
Voorhees, New Jersey

Job Status Part Time
Hours 21 Hours per weeks
Location Voorhees
Travel Requirements Negligible

Job Requirements
* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Master’s Degree preferred.
* Certification or License required.
* CADC/LCADC preferred.
* Must be ASL fluent.
* Experience in substance abuse or mental health field experience
with deaf population required.
* Substance abuse or mental health experience with deaf population.

Job Description
ASL fluent counselor to provide individual and group counseling to
deaf hard of hearing population in outpatient setting with support
and advocacy for clients.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter,
indicating desired position(s) and salary requirements to the Hiring
Supervisor via email mailto:lmur@centerffs.org

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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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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 and 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 â 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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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community
committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the
College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of
Engineering.
– Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied
Mechanical Technology associate degree program
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in
scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related
journals.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to
service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.
-Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong
background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A
candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a
master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be
considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

– Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in
peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate
professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for
the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf
culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a
dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535209
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
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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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Salary: Dependent upon
qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates
will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of
appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf
Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching,
cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and
Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf
Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf
Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated
evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities
or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to
interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of
positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff,
and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf
community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.
Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in
basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic
understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to
effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content
courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester
(plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the
first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field;
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to
participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be
reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1. Cover letter that includes:
– Statements of teaching and research interests
– Summary of prior relevant experience
– Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2. Current curriculum vitae that includes:
– Educational background
– Prior teaching experience
– Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
– Evidence of any relevant certificates
3. One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4. One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide
a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not
available and provide some other evidence of teaching
effectiveness/potential.
5. Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6. Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six
months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution
letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address
(not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
7. Names and complete contact information for at least three (3)
professional references

Application Deadline:
Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

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 fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

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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positions open in
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health program
Alternatives
Central Massachusetts

Alternatives assists over 1,000 individuals in 55 programs throughout
Central Massachusetts to begin each day with a personalized plan to improve
their lives. Our mission is to provide the necessary skills and support so
that each individual may lead a satisfying and successful life in the
community setting of his or her choice.

Currently we are seeking people to work in our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental
Health program. Available positions include Program Coordinator, Counselor,
and Relief (per diem) Counselor. Positions are located in the Greater
Worcester/Leominster area. Successful candidates must be fluent in American
Sign Language and have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license.
Experience working with people with psychiatric disabilities and with the
deaf culture preferred. Duties include: helping people to set/achieve goals,
documenting outcomes, scheduling and driving people to
activities/appointments, collaborating with/coordinating interpreters and
more, depending on position.

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

In addition to being a great place to work, we offer competitive wages and a
generous benefits package.

Each position is paid at a different rate. Relief – $9.25; Full time
Counselor to $13.24; Coordinator to 18.64.

Alternatives is an AA/EOE and values diversity.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.alternativesnet.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 21 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 21, 2014

 

— school closed but tradition not forgotten

Austine School for the Deaf (in Vermont) has closed
for good – unless the state finds new money to reopen
it. There was a Thanksgiving Day tradition that the
school hosted for years. Not willing to let it
die, the Brattleboro Deaf Club has taken over this
tradition so that the local deaf community can
enjoy this feast.

 
— the MRI and the deaf

We often see this abbreviation – MRI – which stands
for Magnetic resonance imaging. While it is not
X-ray, the functions are the same – to look for
something wrong in the body – broken bones,
organ problems, diseases, etc. Anyway, there was
a big story today saying that MRI is bad for
people with Cochlear Implants! Something to do
with clashes of different magnets! It may be
painful for deaf people with CI to go through
MRI.

 

— is a long time deaf-owned business closing up?

Smart Alex, Inc is a Chicago-based greeting card
company, owned by a deaf man, Jay Blumenfeld,
and been in business for nearly 35 years.
The cards are not deaf-based but humor-based,
making hearing people laugh. These cards are
sold in selected greeting card stores across the
nation. Anyway there was an announcement that
the card warehouse has been closed up due to
downsizing. Not sure exactly what this means –
continuing to operate on a smaller scale or
closed up fully and for good?

 

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DeafDigest – 20 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 20, 2014

 

— a deaf club broke because of a sad reason

A burglar broke into a deaf club, stole everything
from the safe. As a result, the deaf club is now
broke, and is in danger of closing up for good.
It took place at the Clapham Deaf Club, located
in South London (Great Britain). This club,
90 years old, is the social center of the local
deaf community. Police is still looking for the
burglar.

 

— most unusual supermarket employee in USA

A deaf man works as a checkout bagger at a
Wisconsin supermarket. In the past, he worked
for the federal government on bankruptcy
paperwork, taught ASL to a chimp, advised
dormitory students on life skills, served as
dean of students, taught ASL at a big
university, school athletic department fund
raiser, etc, etc. That person is Vaughn
Hallada, of Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Why is he a bagger? He is retired, and
working in a supermarket is the best way
to stay in touch with the public, with his
easy-to-understand gestures. A story was run
on him in today’s Wisconsin newspapers.

 

— a feud among interpreting students

Gallaudet University offers a major for hearing
students that want to become interpreters. A feud
broke out among some interpreting students. It
had something to do with one group speaking to
each other in public without using signs, whereas
the other group insisted on using signs if they
are speaking. Several Gallaudet students, seeing
the whole thing, asked that these speaking
students use signs. They refused!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 19, 2014

 

 

— a Sign Language birth certificate

When a baby is born, the parents write the baby’s
name on the birth certificate. This is the normal
way of recording the baby’s birth. But for
Tomato Lichy and Paula Garfield, a deaf British
couple, they wanted to do something differently.
Instead of writing the name of their baby on
the certificate, they had the baby’s name signed
in British Sign Language! Impossible? Many legal
experts thought so, but an attorney made it
possible! Will we be seeing these ASL American
birth certificates?

 

— best and worst states for deaf access in courts

What is the best state and the worst state for
access by the deaf in the courts? The National
Center for Access to Justice ran a survey of
50 state court systems. They said the best
state is Connecticut, and the worst states
are Oklahoma, Kentucky, Illinois, South Dakota
and Indiana. Deaf people that need interpreters
in these worst states need to make sure they
are getting good interpreting services!

 

— looking for landlords that hate the deaf

Many landlords welcome the deaf. Many other
landlords don’t. They discriminate against
the deaf, but are so clever about it
without getting into trouble with the Fair
Housing Rights law. The Austin Tenants
Council (Texas) is hiring a deaf person,
called a tester. His job is to ask these
landlords about vacant apartments. If the
landlord says no vacancy but the tester sees
hearing family renting an apartment, then the
landlord is lying and breaking the law.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 18, 2014

 

— a fishy story behind FCC-Purple internet relay mess?

Is something fishy going on with Purple dropping internet
relay, making deaf-blind and non-signing deaf very angry?
There are three hints – that FCC wanted to monitor internet
relay, that FCC only wanted to monitor these internet relay
fraud calls; and that that a call center in the Philippines
was handling Purple’s internet relay calls! Who is telling
the truth behind these FCC’s and Purple’s comments? When
fingers are pointed at each other, we all suffer.

 

— Munching on Doritos during the next Super Bowl

Many deaf football fans munch on Doritos while watching
the Super Bowl. Deaf Doritos munched by Deaf Football
fans? Well, Gary Herkimer, Phoenix, Arizona, who is deaf,
has produced a Deaf Doritos video that he hopes will
be aired during the Super Bowl! Doritos is staging the
“Crash the Super Bowl” contest, and so far his video has
reached the semi finals. Will the Deaf Doritos video win,
making our Doritos even more delicious? Hope so.

 

— A hot Deaf Issue in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has handled Deaf Cases. The latest such
case has involved a deaf man convicted of a crime. At the
time of the crime, he was never arrested nor advised of his
rights with the police. While he talked to the police and
signed a confession, the police claimed he knew what was
going on, whereas his attorney claimed he wasn’t aware
of anything. These are the issues that were argued
in the Supreme Court yesterday.

 
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DeafDigest – 17 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 17, 2014

— cost to set up Deaf Village

DeafDigest mentioned that Wilson, North Carolina
government and business officials are pushing
for a deaf village, named Wilson Village, to be
set up near Eastern North Carolina School for
the Deaf. Cost? At least 10 million dollars,
perhaps even higher.

 
— a Deaf Bulb

What is a Deaf Bulb? A small company is coming
up with a smoke detector for the deaf. Cost
of the Deaf Bulb? Approximately $100, but it
will last 27 years. Doing the math, it would
be $3.70 per year or 31 cents per month.
Color of the bulb? Red! Why? Don’t know
Still, the $100 tag will scare off many
deaf people.

 

— CAAG VRS to the rescue?

CAAG VRS, a relay provider, has asked the FCC
for permission to provide internet relay for
the deaf-blind. Deaf-blind only? DeafDigest
feels it will be applicable to the non-signing
deaf. Will FCC OK it? Yes, as long as CAAG VRS
meets all of the criteria FCC requires of all
providers.

 

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DeafDigest – 16 November 2014

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-habit/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mentor-is-best/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-asl-irony/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Gallaudet Presidential Search Advisory Committee
had its meeting, open to the public, to discuss criteria
to select the next Gallaudet president.

There are 22 different telecommunications providers
in New Zealand. The New Zealand Commerce Commission
is now trying to figure out how much money would be
charged these providers for deaf-related services.

One of the nominees for Australian radio station
WA’s Australian of the Year is Deaf advocate Drisana
Levitzke-Gray.

British MP Stephen Lloyd has asked that his fellow
politicians involve the deaf when issues are being
discussed that involve them.

Tesco, the world’s #1 supermarket, has been sued by
a deaf person who was a former shelf-stocker. He has
accused Tesco of doing nothing when fellow employees
bullied him because of his deafness. He is asking
for monetary damages.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
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BEST OFFICE MENTOR IS DEAF
A workplace hired a new hearing person. She has been trained
by another hearing person.
One day, the hearing trainer was absent. The new employee then
asked the deaf person for some help.
This new employee said the deaf person is much better trainer
than hearing person. The deaf person would write notes with just
few words. The hearing trainer would talk too much, thus
confusing the new employee!

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

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who do you want in the next Gallaudet president?

Go to:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-for-next-gallaudet-president/

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A SAD IRONY AT GALLAUDET AND NTID
What is a sad irony at Gallaudet and NTID. Both campuses
have deaf students – and for new students that need to learn
ASL, the opportunities to mingle and learn is perfect.
Yet, some students reject social life and reject ASL. As
a result, for some of them they have to enroll at ASL classes
in their home towns!

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

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2015 Deaf Biblical Tour
11 day interpreted biblical Greece/Turkey tour
June 23 to July 3rd, 2015

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-biblical-tour/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

be careful at job interview at school
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterview/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Richmond Deaf Club (Virginia)

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Deaf Book of the Week

written by four Gallaudet editors; published 1994 by
Gallaudet Press; perfect bedtime reading since it is
907 pages thick.

Focuses on Perspectives from the International Conference
on Deaf Culture

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

– bed & breakfast owner

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. why do many parents refuse to send their children
to schools for the deaf?

A. Many reasons.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Heating season

Winter weather has arrived here in Vermont. Snow covers
the ground.

That means heating season and that means expensive!

Reading the thermostat is difficult. There are ways to
remedy this.

Your organization for the blind has special markings to add
to the thermostat.

It is a marking we can feel. They can mark your thermostat
to 68 degrees.

Another method is a high tech thermostat. Even more recently
is monitoring via a Wi-Fi method!

It is called NEST Home Thermostat which you connect this to
your Wi-Fi network.

Then, you can control your home temperature via computer
and smartphone!

It is accessible to DeafBlind people. Now you have great ways
to conserve energy and money!

In some states you may be able to get a rebate for adding an
energy efficient product to your home.

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 the next president of Gallaudet will be a perfect
leader

(problem: no such a thing as a perfect leader)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1964 – The Lincoln Theater, in Cheyenne, Wyoming
opened up for business. It featured a special listening
device for the deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

14

deaf relay providers in the past that is being
listed in wikipedia

actually the count is higher, since wikipedia
missed some providers

nowadays, just very few are remaining

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

deaf swimmer Conor Sprick is back for his senior
season at University of Evansville, specializing
in breaststrokes and medleys

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Meghan Agosta, the deaf member of the national
hearing Canadian women’s hockey team, is taking
a time out from this sport. Will she come back or
retire for good? She is just 27 years old but
apparently burned out by years of playing
competitive hockey, as the only deaf woman on
ice.

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DeafSports Library:

deaf boxer, gold medal winner in hearing Olympics

http://deafdigest.com/carlo-orlandi-deaf-boxer-olympics-champion/

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Contract Compliance Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

* Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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Anticipated opening pending school board approval
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open staff positions
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Deaf Community Services of San Diego is looking to fill some open staff
positions!

– Deputy Director

The Deputy Director supervises staff and programs and in the absence of
the Executive Director (ED) will assume supervision of the agency. He/she
manages the daily operations of the agency and facilities. Additionally,
the Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with follow through
on existing contracts. –
See more at: http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/deputy-director/

– Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of day to day
financial accounting, planning and reporting for the organization
according to DCS and professional accounting standards. Reporting to the
Executive Director, the Accounting Manager will have responsibility for
a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, month-end closing,
preparation of schedules for external audit and tax returns, production
and analysis of financial statements and budgets. – See more at:
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/accounting-manager-2/

Staff Interpreter

Community Interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to the
Deaf community, DCS staff and clients as requested and scheduled by the
Interpreting Department. – See more at:
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/staff-interpreter/

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hiring for the position of
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Job Goal: Provide direct care independent living services and support to
individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration
and intensive independent living skills training in individuals’ homes, etc.
throughout the Eastern Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented
environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach
environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s
license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three business
references to dila@dila.org, fax 410-543-4874 or mail to Deaf Independent
Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. DILA is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty/NTID Engineering Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute has the ability and
interest in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and
ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility;
and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining
and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program
in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

– Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial
engineering.

– Demonstrated robust background in machining.

– Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the
manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student
cooperative work experiences.

– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.

Fluency in American Sign Language.

Required Minimum Education Level
Doctorate

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536230
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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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Pennsylvania TRS Outreach Coordinator
Pothos, Inc
state of Pennsylvania

Outreach Coordinator
POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation
skills; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience
with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Relay Service
helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits.

Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm – 2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Secondary Secretary (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-part-time-secondary-secretary-job/

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

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

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

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/

Early Childhood Center 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 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 (Part-time – Western MA)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head Coach (Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Coach (Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter,
resume and application ( www.tlcdeaf.org ) to
mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

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position description
Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– 10-month position
Schedule – Follow Professional Calendar
– 182 days
Plus 2 parent/caregiver meetings (evenings)

CLASS RATIO 6:1:1 or 6:1:2

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Upper or Lower School Department subjects according to NYS
Regulations (Parts 100 and 200) and SED Common Core Standards. Follow
regulations with necessary adaptations for individual IEP goals.

REPORTS AND RECORDKEEPING
3. Prepare IEP.s. Review and update as required
3.1 Prepare suitable educational reports for New York State Education
Department, clinics and other
related agencies as requested
3.2 Maintain inventory of student abilities and needs through ongoing
evaluations, formal and informal
assessments. Update student records
3.3 Study student performance and utilize each student’s learning
style to maximize learning potential
3.4 Collect and analyze student work samples regularly to determine
teaching and learning needs
3.5 Preserve samples of student’s work
a. Prepare and update confidential Educational Folder for each
b. Prepare report cards

MANAGEMENT:
4. Manage student behavior using current best practices (Seek
guidance/assistance for more complex
behavior management support)
4.1 Share duties and special supervision according to schedules and
department needs
4.2 Support all facets of student development

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. or B.S. in an Education related area (preferred, not
required)
2. M.A. in Education of the Deaf
3. NYS Certification in Education of the Deaf
4. Preschool or Early Childhood Education, Special Education
(preferred, not required)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BEYOND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION:
1. Willingness to participate in in-service programs offered by
school and to engage in course work recommended by administration as
indication of continuing professional growth
2. Ability to work with atypical learners
3. Ability to utilize multi-disciplinary recommendations, in overall
programming and/or specific
interventions
4. Possess preventative behavior management skills that are positive
and child-centered
5. Ability to work as a team with other staff in the classroom
setting
6. Ability to work collaboratively with school staff across grades,
disciplines and responsibilities
7. Adherence to SJSD Personnel Policies and School Procedure and
Student Policy Manual

BENEFITS:
– Health, accident, disability, retirement, annuity and dental plans
available
– Personal leave for illness/death/special needs as indicated in
personnel policies
– Multi-disciplinary staff available for consultation
– Opportunity to participate in professional courses and
conventions, conferences or other Professional Development

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Department Supervisor, Executive Director

Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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position description
Speech Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours:
(10-month position)
8:30 – 3:00; extended day on Thursday (4:00 pm)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate students. growth in auditory receptive skills, speech
reading,
speech production and receptive/expressive language. Provide development
of a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to
interact
effectively dependent upon the linguistic situational environment.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conference with classroom teacher/parent to discuss student
progress, specific communication needs and carryover goals for
classroom/home.
2. Collaborate with audiologist to explore and implement alternative
Programs/ techniques/ devices to enrich auditory and speech/ language
development.
2. Initiate referrals to appropriate personnel for evaluation
(dental, ontological, psychological, and neurological, etc.)
3. Participate in interdisciplinary conferences and implement
recommendations
within individualized program.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. BA or BS in Speech Pathology/Audiology
2. MA or MS Degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and/or NYS
Certification in Speech and Hearing Handicapped.
3. Knowledge in the following areas:
– Deafness
– Sign Language
– Behavior Management
– Multi-handicapping conditions
4. Membership in Professional Organizations
5. Record of attendance at NYSED Medicaid training seminar, or
willingness to attend.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
– Good rapport with children
– Ability to communicate effectively

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
– Department Supervisor, Executive Director
. Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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

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

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

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from

https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
Christina School District
state of Delaware

Salary: $126,774 – 134,866
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
– Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education
Director
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf
education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special
Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in the
development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind
– Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf
children, including critical factors in the educational placement and
provision of programming and services
– Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement
bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
– Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, and deaf blind
– Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in
fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
– Fluent in American Sign Language

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

Website: www.christinak12.org
Website: www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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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: Masters 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 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 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 – 16 November 2014

DeafDigest Blue – November 16, 2014

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 18th year

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Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/deafdigest1

Twitter
@deafdigest

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-talk-lot/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-star-interpreters/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strong-deaf-alumni-association/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-not-always-for-deaf/

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Visit Alarm Clock and Receiver at Harris Communications

The Alarm Clock Visit from Bellman & Symfon is much more than a great
looking alarm clock. When you add transmitters from the Visit Signaling
System, you can be alerted to other events around your home.

The Alarm Clock Visit has a powerful bed shaker with sound,
high-intensity LED lights and a built-in audible alarm that increases in
sound volume.

With its built-in receiver capabilities and additional transmitters,
you’ll know when your baby’s crying, if someone’s at the door, the smoke
detector is sounding, or your telephone is ringing!

The Alarm Clock Visit (HC-BA-VISIT/CLK) is the start of a quality
signaling system for your house.

Find it at Harris Communications for only $134.96.

To see videos on the Visit Alarm Clock, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB111614

or contact us at
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Tigerair, the airline of Singapore, has been
praised for making its flights accessible to the deaf.

The 911 texting services will be available to the
deaf of Omaha and Kearney. This announcement was
made this week.

A prison within a prison. This is what the Helping
Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf, an
organization, is saying in a press release
distributed nationally this week. This is in
reference to isolation of deaf prisoners in
hearing prisons.

An event, taking place in University of California at
Santa Cruz, has involved some of the nation’s top
deaf poets and performers. This event is called Eye Music.

The Jamaica Association of the Deaf has been complaining
that the nation lacks enough classrooms for classes for
the deaf.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Middle School
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders
to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun
April 10 – 12, 2015.

Now in its 8th year, this annual math competition for middle school
students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math
problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to
the winners in several categories. And there also is time to socialize and
make new friends. The first 25 schools that submit completed registration
forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to
participate in the competition. Registration will be closed when the 25
school limit is reached. The final registration deadline is December 15,
2014.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website:
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetitionD

contact: 585-475-7695

or by videophone:
585-286-4555.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html – For more info
about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer,
email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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

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STRONG DEAF SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS AND WEAK ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS
Some schools for the deaf have very strong alumni associations.
Some other schools for the deaf have these weak associations.
Look at two things. First, some school homecoming day football
games are very crowded. Other school homecoming days have low
attendance.
Second thing – some schools for the deaf that have closed
up have very strong alumni associations! Examples are
Nebraska School for the Deaf and the Crotched Mountain School
for the Deaf (New Hampshire) have strong alumni associations!

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

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First Deaf Interpreter National Conference
June 20-23, 2015
St. Paul, Minnesota

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-interpreter-national-conference/

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE WEAR HEARING AIDS
When we see someone with a hearing aid, we assume
the person is deaf.
Not always! The person may be hearing but still wears
a hearing aid. Why?
He may be deaf in one ear and uses the hearing aid to
make him hearing in that ear!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-not-always-for-deaf/

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Deaf CI hazards

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that deaf students almost never get top quality
interpreting services in mainstreamed classes

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Why do you have to hit all of those keys at the same time
to make such a simple word come up? Wouldn’t it just be
easier to type on a regular keyboard one letter at a time?”

Being a CART provider, I have heard these kinds of questions
many times. Yes, it might be “easier” to type one letter at
a time, but if CART providers and captioners did that, there
would be no way that they could develop the speed that they
need to provide realtime translation for the different events
and broadcasts where captioning and CART are provided.

Using a standard QWERTY keyboard, the fastest typists can
sometimes get up to around 120 words per minute. It is more
common for good typists to average 60 to 80 words per minute.

The standard rate of speech for most people is around 160 to
180 words per minute. Many speakers consistently average over
200 words per minute.

As you can see from these numbers, if someone is using a
standard keyboard and trying to type one letter at a time,
even the best of typists cannot keep up with most speakers.

However, using the steno keyboard, someone can keep up with
most speakers. In order to be certified by the National Court
Reporters Association as a Registered Professional Reporter,
which is the entry-level test for court reporters, someone must
pass a test on testimony material at 225 words per minute.

If you can write at 225 words per minute rather than 100 words
per minute, you will be able to do a much better job of keeping
up with speakers in today’s rapid-paced world.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people always assuming deaf people all over
the world use just one universal sign language

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The question facing the National Labor Relations Board
right now is use of email by employees for union purposes.
Purple was one of the companies involved with this issue.
Some Purple employees wanted to form an union but Purple
said no.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest hopes that the two schools for the deaf in
Georgia – Georgia School for the Deaf and the Atlanta
Area Day School for the Deaf were not too seriously
impacted with less funds received to operate school
programs.
This refers to former state School Superintendent Linda
Schrenko, herself not deaf, who has been indicted by a
federal grand jury for stealing over $600,000 in
federal education funds. Part of the funds were
embarked for computer services at both schools.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

One day Gallaudet will be admitting a new student
that attended the Davila Day School in Chula Vista,
California. Davila as in Robert Davila, the current
Gallaudet president? Yes! The announcement was made
recently.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

more and more new stories of “automated” captions
have surfaced that would make captioning much
cheaper for news providers. Is this good or bad?
The bad is that more unreadable captions are produced.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
by Kitty Aldridge

a deaf family member is briefly mentioned

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Contract Compliance Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

* Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, 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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Anticipated opening pending school board approval
Special Education Deaf Hard of Hearing Interpreter
Monticello School District
Monticello, Minnesota

Paraprofessional Vacancy

Sign Language Interpreter position – 6.75 hours/day

Must be state certified interpreter or graduate of certified
interpreter program.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Apply by sending a letter of interest and completing a school
district application.

Application may be downloaded at http://www.monticello.k12.mn.us
or pick one up at the District Office.

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open positions
state of North Carolina

Behavioral Health Therapist in Greensboro, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-Hard-of-Hearing-Behavioral-Health-Therapist/JHT3LX74HPJZLK8MR3F/

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Behavioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/

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Position Opening:
Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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 40 hours per week with full-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. The complete job description can
be found at www.providence.org under CAREERS and SANTA MONICA, then ASL
clinical therapist.

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
Counselor for the Deaf
Program Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss
Voorhees, New Jersey

Job Status Part Time
Hours 21 Hours per weeks
Location Voorhees
Travel Requirements Negligible

Job Requirements
* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Master’s Degree preferred.
* Certification or License required.
* CADC/LCADC preferred.
* Must be ASL fluent.
* Experience in substance abuse or mental health field experience
with deaf population required.
* Substance abuse or mental health experience with deaf population.

Job Description
ASL fluent counselor to provide individual and group counseling to
deaf hard of hearing population in outpatient setting with support
and advocacy for clients.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter,
indicating desired position(s) and salary requirements to the Hiring
Supervisor via email mailto:lmur@centerffs.org

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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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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 and 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 â 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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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community
committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the
College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of
Engineering.
– Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied
Mechanical Technology associate degree program
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in
scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related
journals.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to
service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.
-Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong
background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A
candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a
master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be
considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

– Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in
peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate
professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for
the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf
culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a
dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535209
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
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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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Salary: Dependent upon
qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates
will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of
appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf
Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching,
cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and
Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf
Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf
Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated
evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities
or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to
interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of
positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff,
and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf
community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.
Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in
basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic
understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to
effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content
courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester
(plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the
first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field;
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to
participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be
reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1. Cover letter that includes:
– Statements of teaching and research interests
– Summary of prior relevant experience
– Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2. Current curriculum vitae that includes:
– Educational background
– Prior teaching experience
– Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
– Evidence of any relevant certificates
3. One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4. One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide
a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not
available and provide some other evidence of teaching
effectiveness/potential.
5. Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6. Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six
months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution
letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address
(not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
7. Names and complete contact information for at least three (3)
professional references

Application Deadline:
Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

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 fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

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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positions open in
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health program
Alternatives
Central Massachusetts

Alternatives assists over 1,000 individuals in 55 programs throughout
Central Massachusetts to begin each day with a personalized plan to improve
their lives. Our mission is to provide the necessary skills and support so
that each individual may lead a satisfying and successful life in the
community setting of his or her choice.

Currently we are seeking people to work in our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental
Health program. Available positions include Program Coordinator, Counselor,
and Relief (per diem) Counselor. Positions are located in the Greater
Worcester/Leominster area. Successful candidates must be fluent in American
Sign Language and have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license.
Experience working with people with psychiatric disabilities and with the
deaf culture preferred. Duties include: helping people to set/achieve goals,
documenting outcomes, scheduling and driving people to
activities/appointments, collaborating with/coordinating interpreters and
more, depending on position.

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

In addition to being a great place to work, we offer competitive wages and a
generous benefits package.

Each position is paid at a different rate. Relief – $9.25; Full time
Counselor to $13.24; Coordinator to 18.64.

Alternatives is an AA/EOE and values diversity.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.alternativesnet.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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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 – 14 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 14, 2014

 

— a deaf village to be built

In 2008, Laurent, South Dakota, the nation’s first deaf town,
was supposed to be ready. It wasn’t and the idea went dead.
And in the 19th century, an attempt was to establish a deaf
colony in Georgia. It did not succeed. And throughout the
19th century, many deaf and hearing people knew sign language
at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. And now this – a planned
deaf community in Wilson, North Carolina, not too far from
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. Town leaders
are pushing for it. Will it succeed? Time will tell as it
is still early in the planning stage.

 

— a Zero to Hero participant

“Zero to Hero” is a British TV program. It is about two
participants facing each other in a boxing ring. The
better boxer wins and becomes a Hero. Chris Smith,
who is deaf, will be boxing on this program. He
calls himself the Silent Assassin. His real job is
with the British Post Office.

 
— six years to get captions

Hard to believe, but it is true. The Japanese Internal
Affairs and Communications Ministry, which is same as our
FCC, is planning to have all TV programs fully captioned.
Their goal is year 2020. Six years from now? Not sure
why is this taking so long? Our captioning technology
does not take that long to convert a non-captioned TV
program to captions.

 

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DeafDigest – 13 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 13, 2014

 

 

— a hero we never knew about

Gerald McCarthy was a hero to the deaf during
the early eighties. He was the director of sales
and marketing for Zenith, the #1 manufacturer of
TV, radios, stereo at that time. When closed
captioning required use of a special decoder,
he had Zenith come up with a TV that showed
captions without a decoder. Other manufacturers
avoided captions, not Zenith. He was just inducted
into the Consumer Electronics Hall Of Fame. Zenith
dead now? No, it is part of LG Electronics based
in South Korea.

 

— a deaf device claimed to help the hearing

We have deaf devices that help the hearing. One
example is TV captions in noisy bars. But do
vibrating devices help the hearing? Yes,
according to David Bobier, who is not deaf. He
is giving a talk about vibrators at The Function
Keys conference in Hamilton, Ontario. He says
that vibrations help the hearing with their
healing of sicknesses and pains. Is he
right or wrong? Just don’t know!

 

 

— Bad Judge and the deaf

Bad Judge is a TV comedy series that was just
cancelled by NBC few days ago. This program
has few more segments to go before it will
end for good. Maybe the reason for it being
cancelled was the silly program that involved
a deaf character. He was accused of a crime,
but the judge did not know what to do because
of his deafness. Were the program writers
aware of courts requiring interpreters?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 12, 2014

 

— an unusual comedy team involving the deaf

A comedy team of two brothers do comedy performances at
some deaf events. This team is unusual. It is the Levi
and Clay Anderson comedy team. Levi is deaf; brother Clay
is not deaf. This team is unusual – because they are twins.
We have rarely, if ever, have heard of deaf and hearing
twins. They grew up in Milan, New Mexico and were the
only twins in town.

 

— the House must be made aware of internet relay crisis

Many deaf people do not use sign language. The video
relay is useless to them. They depend on internet relay.
Sprint is the only surviving internet relay provider.
We had as many as half dozen internet relay services just
a few years ago. Now it is just Sprint, and what is going
to happen if Sprint stops providing this service? We
are trying to make legislators aware of it. The legislative
assistant that deals with relay issues is Ray Baum. His
email address is ray.baum@mail.house.gov. Do not hesitate
to make your concerns known with him.

 
— a cruel irony with a big deaf honor

Every year, the Association of National Advertisers
gives out awards and honors for best ads. It is like
the Oscars given out to movie actors. Anyway, in
the Multicultural Excellence Awards category,
Duracell was honored for its “Trust Your Power”
ad that featured deaf Super Bowl football player
Derrick Coleman. The irony? A couple of weeks ago
he hurt himself in the pre-game warm ups and is
lost for the season. Yes, he will try again in 2015.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 11, 2014

— a theater stops being accessible to the deaf

For years, Ruth MacMullen, a deaf woman, has attended
captioned shows at the York Theatre Royal in York, United
Kingdom. These shows took place every Saturday, making it
easy for her to attend. Suddenly, without warning, this
theater changed its captioned shows to Fridays. She and
her deaf family are angry because they work during the week.
What did the theatre say? “We feel more people will attend on
Fridays, instead of Saturdays.”

 
— another new residential home for the deaf

For the past ten years we have seen several new residential
homes for the deaf in USA. Now add Rochester, NY to the list.
The Christa Cos., a developer, is proposing a new residental
home for the deaf on West Henrietta Road in Henrietta, not
too far from Rochester.
This is great news because deaf population in the Rochester
area is one of the highest in the nation.

 

— a special chair for the deaf

Is there such a thing as a Deaf Chair? This chair is special
because it has a hearing aid built into it! What is this
all about. King John VI of United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil
and the Algarves, was deaf and needed a device to help him
hear when communicating with the people.
Confusing? Yes. This chair was built in 1819. United Kingdom
of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves only lasted for a few
years at that time before dissolving.
Electronic hearing aids were not invented until many
years later. The 1819 hearing aid was a long tube that
amplified the sounds that went into it.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 10, 2014

— Survival sign language

What is Survival Sign Language? Using sign language in
order to survive. China, during the 1970’s was a much
different nation from what it is nowadays. China was
in big mess as top leaders hated each other. Deng
Yingchao, the wife of premier Zhou Enlai, was deaf.
He was always telling his wife to keep voice down, she
spoke loudly. He was afraid that listening bugs would
pick up their conversation. For that reason, they
used their own sign language to communicate with
each other.

 

— king of captioners in Australia

Who is the king of captioners in Australia? It is
Alex Jones. He is deaf and owns the Ai-Media,
an Australian captioning company. It has captioning
contracts with the Sky News and Fox Sports. It also
captions many other TV programs. As this company
is growing fast, it is the #1 captioner in
Australia.

 

— deaf wins a discrimination lawsuit against big agency

The Social Security Administration is a huge federal agency
with 11,000 employees in Maryland. Many deaf people are
employed – and they have been discriminated for many years
with no chances for promotion. A deaf man, Ronald Jantz
filed a lawsuit. It dragged on for almost ten years.
Finally the federal judge has agreed to a $10 million dollar
settlement for the deaf and disabled employees that were
denied promotion.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 November 2014

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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/no-deaf-captions-in-loud-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-insult-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-noisy-at-dinner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-habit/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The City of St. Catharines in Ontario will have its
city council meetings captioned.

The deaf of Nova Scotia will finally have their own
emergency 911 text system. Nova Scotia now follows
the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba
and Ontario with this such system.

It was announced that the enrollment at the
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is dropping.
State officials are worried about it, inasmuch as
they made huge investment in upgrading the school
facilities.

Hugh Blackwell, not deaf, made a campaign promise
if he was re-elected as North Carolina House District
legislator. It was to help North Carolina School
for the Deaf, and he said he will honor this promise.

There was a bitter debate about allowing cyclists to
wear headphones while cycling – for safety reasons.
A point raised is that if cyclists cannot hear because
of loud music while cycling, then it is the same thing
with deaf cyclists who cannot hear at all! This
debate took place in London.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html – For more info
about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer,
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A BAD DEAF HABIT
What is a bad deaf habit? When a hearing person
says something unpleasant, the deaf person would
turn his head away, refusing to watch the hearing
face!
Many of us have that bad habit.

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

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Hiking on the Bear Mountain Trails with other deaf hikers

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

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HEARING PEOPLE HATE TO SIT NEXT TO DEAF PEOPLE AT DINNER
Many hearing people hate to six next to deaf people
at dining table. Why?
Because deaf people make noise while chewing on their
food.
Why deaf people know nothing about it? Because hearing
people are polite and don’t want to insult the deaf!

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

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Devices and equipment for the deaf-blind

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/devices-for-deaf-blind/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

TV commercial – humor or an insult
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tvcommercial/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Indiana Association of the Deaf

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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 of the Week

Listening to Deafness

by David M. Denton

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-listening-to-deafness/

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

– diplomat, Dept of State

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. why do many parents refuse to send their children
to schools for the deaf?

A. Many reasons.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I am currently contracted with Perkins to do outreach
work for Vermont.

It is the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution
Program (NDBEDP).

Every state has one all across the USA. It is the 3rd year
of this pilot project.

It struck me that I am having a hard time finding
referrals!

I realized that human service agencies “misinterpret”
Deaf-Blind.

Well, I need to switch gears and start educating agencies
about who we are looking for.

I want people who have both hearing and vision issues to have
access to specialized equipment!

This does not mean that you must be totally deaf and totally
blind!

For information here: http://www.icanconnect.org/equipment

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:

per Rene Pellerin’s weekly column, more agencies will be
made more aware of devices and equipment available for
the deaf-blind

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DeafHistory:

Year 1880 – students at a school for the deaf in Japan
printed postal envelopes for use by the public

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

175

deaf and hard of hearing attorneys in USA

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

deaf golfer Pogo Tokioka is a sophomore member of the
University of Hawaii golf team. He finished among
top 20 at the recent Warrior Princeville Makai
Invitational golf tournament.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Reed Doughty, who was cut by Washington Redskins,
has not been able to join any other team in the
NFK

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DeafSports Library:

http://deafdigest.com/2014-brown-university-deaf-football-captain/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* PR Director

* Contract Compliance Director

* Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* 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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open staff positions
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Deaf Community Services of San Diego is looking to fill some open staff
positions!

– Deputy Director

The Deputy Director supervises staff and programs and in the absence of
the Executive Director (ED) will assume supervision of the agency. He/she
manages the daily operations of the agency and facilities. Additionally,
the Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with follow through
on existing contracts. –
See more at: http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/deputy-director/

– Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of day to day
financial accounting, planning and reporting for the organization
according to DCS and professional accounting standards. Reporting to the
Executive Director, the Accounting Manager will have responsibility for
a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, month-end closing,
preparation of schedules for external audit and tax returns, production
and analysis of financial statements and budgets. – See more at:
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/accounting-manager-2/

Staff Interpreter

Community Interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to the
Deaf community, DCS staff and clients as requested and scheduled by the
Interpreting Department. – See more at:
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/staff-interpreter/

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hiring for the position of
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Job Goal: Provide direct care independent living services and support to
individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration
and intensive independent living skills training in individuals’ homes, etc.
throughout the Eastern Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented
environment.

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic
independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team approach
environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s
license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three business
references to dila@dila.org, fax 410-543-4874 or mail to Deaf Independent
Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. DILA is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty/NTID Engineering Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute has the ability and
interest in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and
ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility;
and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining
and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program
in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

– Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial
engineering.

– Demonstrated robust background in machining.

– Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the
manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student
cooperative work experiences.

– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.

Fluency in American Sign Language.

Required Minimum Education Level
Doctorate

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536230
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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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Pennsylvania TRS Outreach Coordinator
Pothos, Inc
state of Pennsylvania

Outreach Coordinator
POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation
skills; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience
with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Relay Service
helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits.

Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm – 2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Secondary Secretary (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-part-time-secondary-secretary-job/

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

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

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

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/

Early Childhood Center 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 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 (Part-time – Western MA)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head Coach (Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Coach (Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter,
resume and application ( www.tlcdeaf.org ) to
mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

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position description
Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– 10-month position
Schedule – Follow Professional Calendar
– 182 days
Plus 2 parent/caregiver meetings (evenings)

CLASS RATIO 6:1:1 or 6:1:2

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Upper or Lower School Department subjects according to NYS
Regulations (Parts 100 and 200) and SED Common Core Standards. Follow
regulations with necessary adaptations for individual IEP goals.

REPORTS AND RECORDKEEPING
3. Prepare IEP.s. Review and update as required
3.1 Prepare suitable educational reports for New York State Education
Department, clinics and other
related agencies as requested
3.2 Maintain inventory of student abilities and needs through ongoing
evaluations, formal and informal
assessments. Update student records
3.3 Study student performance and utilize each student’s learning
style to maximize learning potential
3.4 Collect and analyze student work samples regularly to determine
teaching and learning needs
3.5 Preserve samples of student’s work
a. Prepare and update confidential Educational Folder for each
b. Prepare report cards

MANAGEMENT:
4. Manage student behavior using current best practices (Seek
guidance/assistance for more complex
behavior management support)
4.1 Share duties and special supervision according to schedules and
department needs
4.2 Support all facets of student development

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. or B.S. in an Education related area (preferred, not
required)
2. M.A. in Education of the Deaf
3. NYS Certification in Education of the Deaf
4. Preschool or Early Childhood Education, Special Education
(preferred, not required)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BEYOND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION:
1. Willingness to participate in in-service programs offered by
school and to engage in course work recommended by administration as
indication of continuing professional growth
2. Ability to work with atypical learners
3. Ability to utilize multi-disciplinary recommendations, in overall
programming and/or specific
interventions
4. Possess preventative behavior management skills that are positive
and child-centered
5. Ability to work as a team with other staff in the classroom
setting
6. Ability to work collaboratively with school staff across grades,
disciplines and responsibilities
7. Adherence to SJSD Personnel Policies and School Procedure and
Student Policy Manual

BENEFITS:
– Health, accident, disability, retirement, annuity and dental plans
available
– Personal leave for illness/death/special needs as indicated in
personnel policies
– Multi-disciplinary staff available for consultation
– Opportunity to participate in professional courses and
conventions, conferences or other Professional Development

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Department Supervisor, Executive Director

Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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position description
Speech Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours:
(10-month position)
8:30 – 3:00; extended day on Thursday (4:00 pm)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate students. growth in auditory receptive skills, speech
reading,
speech production and receptive/expressive language. Provide development
of a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to
interact
effectively dependent upon the linguistic situational environment.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conference with classroom teacher/parent to discuss student
progress, specific communication needs and carryover goals for
classroom/home.
2. Collaborate with audiologist to explore and implement alternative
Programs/ techniques/ devices to enrich auditory and speech/ language
development.
2. Initiate referrals to appropriate personnel for evaluation
(dental, ontological, psychological, and neurological, etc.)
3. Participate in interdisciplinary conferences and implement
recommendations
within individualized program.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. BA or BS in Speech Pathology/Audiology
2. MA or MS Degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and/or NYS
Certification in Speech and Hearing Handicapped.
3. Knowledge in the following areas:
– Deafness
– Sign Language
– Behavior Management
– Multi-handicapping conditions
4. Membership in Professional Organizations
5. Record of attendance at NYSED Medicaid training seminar, or
willingness to attend.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
– Good rapport with children
– Ability to communicate effectively

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
– Department Supervisor, Executive Director
. Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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

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

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

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from

https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
Christina School District
state of Delaware

Salary: $126,774 – 134,866
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
– Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education
Director
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf
education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special
Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in the
development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind
– Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf
children, including critical factors in the educational placement and
provision of programming and services
– Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement
bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
– Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, and deaf blind
– Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in
fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
– Fluent in American Sign Language

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

Website: www.christinak12.org
Website: www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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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: Masters 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 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 COPDs 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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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 – 09 November 2014

DeafDigest Blue – November 9, 2014

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-save-time/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-upset-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-talk-lot/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-star-interpreters/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Top stories about the deaf:

Relay fraud is still going on; fraudsters tried to
cheat a small town Wisconsin restaurant into
honoring an unusually large order. The owner got
wise to it and nixed the order.

Diago Cortizas, a Spanish man, has lived in Hanoi,
Vietname for many years, owning a shop that sells
fashion clothing. One of his best embroiderers is
a deaf woman. He would not know what to do if she
left him for another job!

Iowa State University has received a resolution from
students to have captions provided on all campus events.

Gallaudet Technology Access Program has won a $4.7
million grant from the U.S. Department of Education
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
Research. According to press release, it is to
“bridge the gaps between the capabilities of modern
technologies and the ability of consumers to take full
advantage of them.”

In Massachusetts, county commissioner Sandra Wright,
not deaf, was reelected. As part of her campaign
promises, she wants to distribute fire signaling
devices at no charge for the deaf residents in
her district.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html – For more info
about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer,
email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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

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DEAF PEOPLE NEVER STOP TALKING WITH EACH OTHER
Hearing people see each other often, and they
talk a little, but not a lot.
It is different with the deaf. They see each
other maybe once a week or once a month or even
once a year. So, when they get together they
catch up on a lot of news in half hour!

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

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The deaf during World War I

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-during-first-world-war/

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MOVIE STAR INTERRPETERS
Our interpreters are not movie stars, but
many hearing people think they are.
These hearing people do not understand sign
language but are fascinated by the way these
interpreters use signs.
Some of these interpreters are written
in newspapers as “movie stars.”

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-star-interpreters/

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Deaf Seniors USA

DSA Asheville 2015 Seeks Workshop Proposals

DEADLINE: December 15, 2014

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-seniors-workshop-proposals/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

attending workshops that do not benefit them at all!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When someone finds out that captioners and CART providers use steno
machines to produce their captions, they often wonder about how it is done.

Some people think that the steno machine is just a miniaturized
typewriter keyboard, but it is not. There are 22 keys and a number bar on
the standard keyboard. You can depress more than one key at a time, much
like chords on a piano keyboard. You can write complete words with one
stroke on the keyboard.

You use your left hand to depress initial consonants, your thumbs to
depress vowel keys, and your right hand to depress final consonants. Because
there are so few keys on the keyboard, you use combinations of letters to make
other letters.

For example, on the left side of the keyboard where you write your
initial consonants, there is no letter N. In order to write a word where
you need a sound for the letter N, you would need to depress the T, P, and H
keys at the same time.

As you can see, people using the steno machine must either attend school
or do some sort of home-study in order to learn steno theory.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being constantly given the Braille menu at restaurants

(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

no two attorneys and no two judges agree on
what constitutes reasonable accommodations

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

An issue was raised at one state-level TTY relay service
board meeting – that the Video Relay Service, already
wildly popular in the deaf community, is bypassing the
senior citizens.
Why?

Because these deafened senior citizens do not know
sign language.
According to one activist, the ADA regulations need
to be adhered to as far as communication accommodations
are concerned – and what if a non-signing deafened
senior citizen wants a VRS?

(editor’s note: Purple is closing up the internet
relay shop, leaving Sprint as the only one around;
what if Sprint closes shop, too?)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Much furor has raged over the Big 4 Banks continuing
to refuse relay calls that there is talk of legal
action. These Big 4 Banks are Bank of America,
JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. Let us
throw two more banks into the mix – CapitolOne Bank
and Wachovia.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many agencies announce that interpreters are
provided – granted a 48 hour advance notice is
given. Why is it that many deaf people don’t give
advance notice, yet show up unannounced and
demand an instant interpreter?

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* PR Director

* Contract Compliance Director

* Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* 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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open positions
state of North Carolina

Behavioral Health Therapist in Greensboro, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Deaf-Hard-of-Hearing-Behavioral-Health-Therapist/JHT3LX74HPJZLK8MR3F/

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC
http://www.jobs.net/jobs/rha-careers/en-us/job/United-States/Behavioral-Health-Therapist-for-Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing/JHM36M71GKJDYJSDL7V/

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Position Opening:
Full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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 40 hours per week with full-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. The complete job description can
be found at www.providence.org under CAREERS and SANTA MONICA, then ASL
clinical therapist.

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
Counselor for the Deaf
Program Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss
Voorhees, New Jersey

Job Status Part Time
Hours 21 Hours per weeks
Location Voorhees
Travel Requirements Negligible

Job Requirements
* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Master’s Degree preferred.
* Certification or License required.
* CADC/LCADC preferred.
* Must be ASL fluent.
* Experience in substance abuse or mental health field experience
with deaf population required.
* Substance abuse or mental health experience with deaf population.

Job Description
ASL fluent counselor to provide individual and group counseling to
deaf hard of hearing population in outpatient setting with support
and advocacy for clients.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter,
indicating desired position(s) and salary requirements to the Hiring
Supervisor via email mailto:lmur@centerffs.org

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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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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 and 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 â 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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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community
committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the
College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of
Engineering.
– Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied
Mechanical Technology associate degree program
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in
scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related
journals.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to
service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.
-Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong
background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A
candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a
master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be
considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

– Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in
peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate
professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for
the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf
culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a
dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535209
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
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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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Salary: Dependent upon
qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates
will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of
appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf
Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching,
cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and
Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf
Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf
Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated
evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities
or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to
interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of
positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff,
and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf
community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.
Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in
basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic
understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to
effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content
courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester
(plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the
first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field;
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to
participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be
reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1. Cover letter that includes:
– Statements of teaching and research interests
– Summary of prior relevant experience
– Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2. Current curriculum vitae that includes:
– Educational background
– Prior teaching experience
– Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
– Evidence of any relevant certificates
3. One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4. One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide
a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not
available and provide some other evidence of teaching
effectiveness/potential.
5. Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6. Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six
months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution
letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address
(not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
7. Names and complete contact information for at least three (3)
professional references

Application Deadline:
Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

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 fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

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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positions open in
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health program
Alternatives
Central Massachusetts

Alternatives assists over 1,000 individuals in 55 programs throughout
Central Massachusetts to begin each day with a personalized plan to improve
their lives. Our mission is to provide the necessary skills and support so
that each individual may lead a satisfying and successful life in the
community setting of his or her choice.

Currently we are seeking people to work in our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental
Health program. Available positions include Program Coordinator, Counselor,
and Relief (per diem) Counselor. Positions are located in the Greater
Worcester/Leominster area. Successful candidates must be fluent in American
Sign Language and have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license.
Experience working with people with psychiatric disabilities and with the
deaf culture preferred. Duties include: helping people to set/achieve goals,
documenting outcomes, scheduling and driving people to
activities/appointments, collaborating with/coordinating interpreters and
more, depending on position.

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

In addition to being a great place to work, we offer competitive wages and a
generous benefits package.

Each position is paid at a different rate. Relief – $9.25; Full time
Counselor to $13.24; Coordinator to 18.64.

Alternatives is an AA/EOE and values diversity.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.alternativesnet.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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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 – 09 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 08 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 07 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 7, 2014

 

— a new movie pretty much ignores a deaf person

“On Any Sunday” is a new movie that features top
motorcross racers. One of the racers in that
movie was a deaf racer, Ashley Fiolek, a past
world champion. This movie, unfortunately,
pretty much ignores her, giving her only a short
part. Fiolek, by the way, is pretty much retired,
despite her youthful age. She said she would race
again, but has not raced in two years.

 

— A big imaginary race coming up

In San Francisco, there are pizza fans that have
been talking about an imaginary race among mobile
pizza trucks. It is not a real race. Anyway, the
deaf-owned pizzeria – Mozzeria, was mentioned in
this imaginary race, competing against Casey’s
Pizza and Del Popolo. Would Mozzeria win?
No, but it has nothing to do with the pizza
quality but with the vehicles. The Mozzeria is a
slower cable car whereas others are “faster” trucks!

 
— The Election Day mess, continued!

DeafDigest mentioned that the Corpus Christi Deaf
Center had to clean up the Election Day posters
mess, but did not know why. It was learned that
this Deaf Center was the polling place for the
neighborhood voters. Since this center was paid
to serve as the polling place, the employees
are “obligated” to clean up the mess, whether
they like it or not!

 

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 6, 2014

 

— a Philadelphia city official complaining about a driver

There is a big feud between taxi drivers and Uber drivers.
Vince Fenerty, who is the Philadelphia (PA) Parking
Authority chief, complained that one Uber driver does not
speak English. Someone pointed out to him, much to his
shock, that the driver he yelled at, was deaf!

 

— cleaning up the mess

Elections are over. But the mess continues – these
old “please vote” campaign signs that are posted
everywhere – telephone poles, building walls,
street signs, etc. In Corpus Christi, Texas, who
cleans up the mess? It is the employees of the Corpus
Christi Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center! DeafDigest
is not sure why this agency is involved.

 

— a problem about a vote by a deaf person

In Arkansas, a deaf person voted on Election
Day. The polling place refused to accept her
vote because of her difficulties in communicating
with the polling workers. She asked for help,
and they refused to help her. They, however,
allowed her to vote, but refused to accept it
as an official vote! That deaf woman was upset
about it.

 

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DeafDigest – 05 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 5, 2014

 

— a new deaf competitive event

We have competitions over the years for the best
Deaf Chili, Best Deaf Chef, Best Deaf Barbecue, Best
Deaf Poker Winner, etc. Now this – a new competitive
event – Best Deaf Barista. This coffee-making event
is taking place in India at the Centurion University.
Won’t be surprised if the Deaf Americans copy it as
a new American Deaf event.

 

— a rare thing in the Deaf Community

What is a rare thing in the Deaf Community? It is a
deaf husband with a deaf wife that both volunteer
as firefighters! Steve and Natalie Milligan, both
deaf, fight fires as members of the Plumpton Rural
Fire Brigade. Where is that fire department? It
is in Blacktown, not in USA, but in Australia.
Blacktown is not too far from Sydney, and this
department serves nearly 15 towns. This deaf couple
have been fighting fires for nearly 15 years. Their
hearing daughter, watching the parents fight fires,
wants to become a firefighter when she gets older.

 

— a hearing convention cancelled for a big reason

The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society was supposed
to host a convention, attracting these sci-fi fans.
Some of these fans are deaf and they have asked for
interpreters. The convention organizers, scared by
the high costs of interpreters, have cancelled
this event! Deaf sci-fi fans are not too happy about
it and have been thinking of filing a lawsuit!

 

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DeafDigest – 04 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 4, 2014

— a very scary deaf incident at a small town store

Batavia, NY is a small town of some 15,000 people. A
11-year old hearing girl was at a store where she
accidentally dropped some money. A deaf man saw it
and gestured to her about the dropped money. The
girl got very scared and thought the deaf man wanted
to kidnap her! Police was called and after some
questioning, knew that the hearing girl was making
it all up. The deaf man did not run away but waited
for the police to arrive to clear it all up.

 

— another use of 3D printing

DeafDigest has mentioned 3D printing several times.
The latest one is a camera built by 3D printing.
It was built by Clint O’Connor, a retired engineer
with many patents, an engineering degree from MIT
and at one time, owner of his consulting firm. He
is deaf.

 

— people in a London town happy because of a deaf person

For 20 years a town clock above a Central London (UK)
shop was broken. No one was around to fix it. A deaf
man was hired to get the clock fixed. It was not
an easy job, requiring two months of slow restoration,
taking out and fixing the broken and rusted parts.
The clock now works and everyone is happy.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 3, 2014

 

— picture of deaf beer brewer in action

Ken Fischer’s hobby is beer brewing. He takes his
hobby seriously, making trips to Europe to tour
these famed European breweries. Here is a picture
of him brewing his beer at an Italian brewery:

http://deafdigest.com/november2014-ken-fisher-beer-picture-of-month/

 
— only one internet relay provider remaining

this is not good news for deaf people that prefer
to use internet relay. The message from Purple is this:

As a result of FCC action, IP-Relay is forced to cease
providing this service to our customers effective
November 14, 2014. If you would like to use IP-Relay
after this date, you will need to port your text
ten-digit number to Sprint, the only remaining provider.

If Sprint closes their IP relay, then there will be
problems among non-signing, non-speaking deaf.

 

— two nations propose to co-host the 2021 Deaflympics

Could two nations, that don’t get along with each other,
possibly co-host peacefully the 2021 Deaflympics, some
nearly six years ahead? Iran and Armenia have made
that proposal with the Deaflympics governing body.
Both nations are different from each other politically
and culturally – and so, DeafDigest is concerned if
this joint effort can be done peacefully?

 

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DeafDigest – 02 November 2014

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-consulting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-a-bar/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-in-loud-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-insult-deaf/

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“Where I Stand” Autographed Copy by John Lee Clark

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signing community and his experience as a DeafBlind man. Filled with
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Statements from the book:

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Rochester School for the Deaf has selected four
individuals to serve on the board of directors –
Judy Annis-Donovan, Lori DeWindt, Scott Smith
and Philip Wise.

A newspaper story has explained the role of the
former Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
(Maine) and its replacement agency, the Maine
Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. The mission is similar to missions
in South Dakota and North Dakota – to provide
educational opportunities for deaf children
statewide.

Robot nurses in a hospital serving real live
patients? It is happening in China. Could it
serve deaf patients? No, unless the robots
use sign language.

A recent court ruling in Venezuela affirmed
deaf people’s employment rights under the
Disabled Person’s Law.

The FCC Consumer Advisory Committee has
instructed the FCC to develop guidelines
for agencies to reach the deaf in case
of emergencies (flood, hurricanes,
earthquakes, etc).

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HEARING PEOPLE REJECT CAPTIONS AT A VERY LOUD RESTAURANT
Many hearing people complain that many restaurants
are very loud – loud music, loud conversation, loud
noise from the kitchen, etc.
Yet, the restaurant TV sets are not captioned! Why?
Hearing people refuse captions even though they can’t
hear the TV voices because of loud restaurant!
It is strange.

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

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2015 national deaf basketball tournament

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* 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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A NEW HEARING EMPLOYEE’S BIG MISTAKE
A new hearing employee was hired. Her desk was next
to a deaf person’s desk. They became friends very fast.
But the hearing employee made a big mistake. As a
result, both employees are not friends any more.
Why? The new employee was confused about deaf
employee’s work assignment, and complained very loudly
for 15 minutes with the supervisor, without telling
the deaf employee about it. He had to find out from
the supervisor what this screaming and yelling was
all about!
The deaf employee felt very insulted about it.

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

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Wilson Grabil, a prominent deaf census statistician

http://deafdigest.com/wilson-grabill-leading-deaf-census-statistician/

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are riding an airplane over the Alaskan skies and
spot moose running on the grounds. It is against the law to watch
them from the skies.
While this law applies equally to hearing and deaf alike, many
deaf people are visually perceptive and if they spot a moose on
the grounds, they will point it out to their seatmates.
Keep in mind Alaskan flight attendants also serve as moose police!

Note: Many laws, enacted years ago, remain on
the books even though their purposes may have
faded into obscurity.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

dog kennel almost perfect for the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/videos/dogkennel/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Puget Sound Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/puget-sound-association-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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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

Our Father Abe

The story of a deaf shoe repairman

book cover link is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-our-father-abe/

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

– stunt pilot

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. All schools for the deaf are dying because of
lower enrollment numbers?

A. No. Some schools have been affected but some
other schools are still having healthy enrollment
numbers.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Relay services are very important for many of us,
including the DeafBlind.

The most common type of relay DeafBlind people use is IP Relay.

Unfortunately, several companies have dropped IP Relay services.

The most recent announcement came from Purple IP Relay, which
will close its IP Relay service on November 14.

That will leave us DeafBlind people with Sprint IP Relay. No other
choices will be available!

These companies blame the FCC! How can DeafBlind people be ensured a
choice of IP Relay services?

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 hospitals, trained to deal with Ebola victims,
have interpreters readily available

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DeafHistory:

for years up to year 1980 – deaf children of
Alaska were sent to Washington School for the
Deaf. Alaska, at that time, had no schools
for the deaf or mainstreamed programs for
the deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

how many deaf people live in one state?

This question was asked of a state commission
of the deaf and hard of hearing

the response was this:

there are no definite statistics available on the
exact number of deaf or hard of hearing individuals
in the state. The information given by the Commission
is an estimate, and should be used as such

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Jessica Goldberg is a freshman member of the
women’s hockey team at Hamline University in
Minnesota

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Aubree Thompson, women’s Ultimate Fighter, Utah

she currently holds a 4-0-0 record

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DeafSports Library:

an unbelievable deaf emergency quarterback

http://deafdigest.com/an-unbelievable-deaf-emergency-quarterback/

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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 !! –

* Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* 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
Instructional/Support Faculty/NTID Engineering Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute has the ability and
interest in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and
ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility;
and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining
and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program
in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

– Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial
engineering.

– Demonstrated robust background in machining.

– Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the
manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student
cooperative work experiences.

– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.

Fluency in American Sign Language.

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536230
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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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Pennsylvania TRS Outreach Coordinator
Pothos, Inc
state of Pennsylvania

Outreach Coordinator
POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation
skills; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience
with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Relay Service
helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits.

Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm – 2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Secondary Secretary (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-part-time-secondary-secretary-job/

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

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

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

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/

Early Childhood Center 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 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 (Part-time – Western MA)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

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

Head Coach (Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Assistant Coach (Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

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

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

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter,
resume and application ( www.tlcdeaf.org ) to
mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

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position description
Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– 10-month position
Schedule – Follow Professional Calendar
– 182 days
Plus 2 parent/caregiver meetings (evenings)

CLASS RATIO 6:1:1 or 6:1:2

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Upper or Lower School Department subjects according to NYS
Regulations (Parts 100 and 200) and SED Common Core Standards. Follow
regulations with necessary adaptations for individual IEP goals.

REPORTS AND RECORDKEEPING
3. Prepare IEP.s. Review and update as required
3.1 Prepare suitable educational reports for New York State Education
Department, clinics and other
related agencies as requested
3.2 Maintain inventory of student abilities and needs through ongoing
evaluations, formal and informal
assessments. Update student records
3.3 Study student performance and utilize each student’s learning
style to maximize learning potential
3.4 Collect and analyze student work samples regularly to determine
teaching and learning needs
3.5 Preserve samples of student’s work
a. Prepare and update confidential Educational Folder for each
b. Prepare report cards

MANAGEMENT:
4. Manage student behavior using current best practices (Seek
guidance/assistance for more complex
behavior management support)
4.1 Share duties and special supervision according to schedules and
department needs
4.2 Support all facets of student development

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. or B.S. in an Education related area (preferred, not
required)
2. M.A. in Education of the Deaf
3. NYS Certification in Education of the Deaf
4. Preschool or Early Childhood Education, Special Education
(preferred, not required)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BEYOND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION:
1. Willingness to participate in in-service programs offered by
school and to engage in course work recommended by administration as
indication of continuing professional growth
2. Ability to work with atypical learners
3. Ability to utilize multi-disciplinary recommendations, in overall
programming and/or specific
interventions
4. Possess preventative behavior management skills that are positive
and child-centered
5. Ability to work as a team with other staff in the classroom
setting
6. Ability to work collaboratively with school staff across grades,
disciplines and responsibilities
7. Adherence to SJSD Personnel Policies and School Procedure and
Student Policy Manual

BENEFITS:
– Health, accident, disability, retirement, annuity and dental plans
available
– Personal leave for illness/death/special needs as indicated in
personnel policies
– Multi-disciplinary staff available for consultation
– Opportunity to participate in professional courses and
conventions, conferences or other Professional Development

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Department Supervisor, Executive Director

Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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position description
Speech Teacher
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY

Hours:
(10-month position)
8:30 – 3:00; extended day on Thursday (4:00 pm)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate students. growth in auditory receptive skills, speech
reading,
speech production and receptive/expressive language. Provide development
of a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to
interact
effectively dependent upon the linguistic situational environment.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conference with classroom teacher/parent to discuss student
progress, specific communication needs and carryover goals for
classroom/home.
2. Collaborate with audiologist to explore and implement alternative
Programs/ techniques/ devices to enrich auditory and speech/ language
development.
2. Initiate referrals to appropriate personnel for evaluation
(dental, ontological, psychological, and neurological, etc.)
3. Participate in interdisciplinary conferences and implement
recommendations
within individualized program.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. BA or BS in Speech Pathology/Audiology
2. MA or MS Degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and/or NYS
Certification in Speech and Hearing Handicapped.
3. Knowledge in the following areas:
– Deafness
– Sign Language
– Behavior Management
– Multi-handicapping conditions
4. Membership in Professional Organizations
5. Record of attendance at NYSED Medicaid training seminar, or
willingness to attend.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
– Good rapport with children
– Ability to communicate effectively

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
– Department Supervisor, Executive Director
. Application process: Interested persons are to fax a letter of
application, resume and copies of certifications to the Personnel Office
at 718-792-6631 or by email: mailto:personnel@sjsdsdny.org

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

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

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

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from

https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAJ3ptHp29jSJaEd29KBNbX8VfJC3DJQjMWF/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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open staff positions
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Deaf Community Services of San Diego is looking to fill some open staff
positions!

– Deputy Director

The Deputy Director supervises staff and programs and in the absence of
the Executive Director (ED) will assume supervision of the agency. He/she
manages the daily operations of the agency and facilities. Additionally,
the Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with follow through
on existing contracts. –
See more at: http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/deputy-director/

– Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of day to day
financial accounting, planning and reporting for the organization
according to DCS and professional accounting standards. Reporting to the
Executive Director, the Accounting Manager will have responsibility for
a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, month-end closing,
preparation of schedules for external audit and tax returns, production
and analysis of financial statements and budgets. – See more at:
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/accounting-manager-2/

Staff Interpreter

Community Interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to the
Deaf community, DCS staff and clients as requested and scheduled by the
Interpreting Department. – See more at:
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org/staff-interpreter/

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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
Christina School District
state of Delaware

Salary: $126,774 – 134,866
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
– Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
– Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education
Director
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf
education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special
Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in the
development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind
– Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf
children, including critical factors in the educational placement and
provision of programming and services
– Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement
bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
– Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, and deaf blind
– Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in
fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
– Fluent in American Sign Language

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

Website: www.christinak12.org
Website: www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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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: Masters 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 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 COPDs 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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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 – 02 November 2014

DeafDigest Blue – November 2, 2014

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 18th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-three-hotel-worries/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-free-dessert/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-save-time/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-upset-with-deaf/

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Lifetone Fire Alarm and Clock – Share to Win!

The Lifetone Fire Alarm and Clock is not only an attractive and
easy-to-use alarm clock, it also provides protection while you sleep.
The Lifetone will “listen” for the T3 alarm pattern* from your smoke
alarm. When detected you are alerted with 4 different signals: a
loud, low-pitched T3 alarm; a talking voice giving instruction; a
powerful vibrating bed shaker; and FIRE in large text against a
flashing orange backlight.

Find the Lifetone Fire Alarm and Clock (HC-LIFETONE2) at Harris
Communications for $165.00.

Harris is giving away a Lifetone on our Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/harriscomm/

Share the Lifetone post and have a chance to win a FREE Lifetone.
(Drawing to be held Nov 3, 2014.)

*Only works with alarms with T3 alarm pattern. A T3 alarm notifies
with 3 beeps, a pause than repeats the pattern.

To see the Lifetone, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB110214

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

Telecom Italia, an Italian telecommunications
provider, will be providing access at its
centers for the benefit of the deaf.

The Canadian Administrator of Video Relay Services
is now seeking a full time director. A recruitment
firm has been hired to conduct the search.

Terry Stobbart, who is deaf, is running for election
for councilman at Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Running for a seat on the town council in
Angels, an incorporated town in Calaveras county
(California) is Amanda Folendorf, a former
Miss Deaf California.

Cytomegalovirus is a different kind of virus.
Some babies get it, and some of them become
deaf because of it – but deafness does not always
show up that quickly. This was the announcement
that was made this week in health-related media.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html – For more info
about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer,
email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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

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DEAF LESS FUSSY THAN HEARING
Are deaf people less fussy than hearing people
A deaf person points to the wall picture at a carryout
restaurant. A hearing person must explain, in many words,
what he wants.
A deaf person points to the coffee he wants at
Starbucks. A hearing person must also explain, wasting
time.
At a barbershop, deaf person tells barber, just cut
off the hair. A hearing person will waste time explaining
to the barber what he wants.
Many examples everywhere – deaf person just points or
gestures. Hearing person just talks a lot, explaining,
wasting time!

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

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tentative 2015 Deaf Seniors of America conference

http://deafdigest.com/2015-tentative-deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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SOME HEARING PEOPLE ARE UPSET
Some hearing people are upset after dealing
with a deaf person. They want to communicate with
the deaf but not able to do so. They don’t understand
deaf voice; they don’t understand simple deaf gestures;
they don’t know how to gesture to the deaf.
This is the reason why these hearing people are
very upset!

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

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list of nations that deaf are not permitted to drive

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

lack of training opportunities locally

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to be able to tell good realtime captioning from bad
realtime captioning, we must understand a few things. First of all,
if a program is being captioned live, there are bound to be some
mistakes because the captioners are only human, and they do make
mistakes. When they are captioning a program live, there is no time
to fix the mistakes.

However, it would help to educate ourselves about what is an
acceptable amount of errors. There are times when the captioning may
be absolutely terrible with error after error, and we must not just
settle for poor captioning. We must let the people in charge of
providing the captioning know about this lack of quality.

There are people who say that they know how to do realtime captioning
who really aren’t able to provide quality captioning, and they are
being hired because they may charge less than the good realtime
captioners.

We cannot expect to see perfect realtime captioning, but we should
strive for excellent realtime captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

dealing with obnoxious hearing people who get even
more obnoxious with the deaf

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor
of interpreters in their grievance against
Purple Communications. The agency said the
interpreters were interfered with, and ordered
new elections to vote to unionize or not to unionize.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– chief manager, major newspaper plant

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What is the cost of placing a quarter page ad in the
Washington Post? Do not know the exact costs but it is
not cheap.
DHHIG, NAD, American Association of People with
Disabilities and the SHHH jointly placed an ad
in the October 29th edition of the Post. They call it
a collaborated ad.
The ad was not about the Presidential Election
candidates but about hiring more deaf and hard of
hearing in the federal government.
Timing is interesting because DeafDigest mentioned
in a recent edition that hiring of the disabled,
and the deaf, in federal government declined for
the past decade.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Jacqui Smith, not deaf, is the Member of Parliament in
Great Britain. She invited a group of deaf constituents
to a tour of the Parliament, and was told no interpreters
were available nor were loops fully installed throughout
the touring area. She made a considerable stink about
it, which hit the newspapers.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there have been deaf people forced to accept
disability pay, despite their protests that they
were still physically able to work. As a result,
when they find new jobs, they have to make sure
the new job pay is low, so as not to jeopardize
their lifetime disability checks!

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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 !! –

* Placement Coordinator – West Covina, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* 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
Counselor for the Deaf
Program Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss
Voorhees, New Jersey

Job Status Part Time
Hours 21 Hours per weeks
Location Voorhees
Travel Requirements Negligible

Job Requirements
* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Master’s Degree preferred.
* Certification or License required.
* CADC/LCADC preferred.
* Must be ASL fluent.
* Experience in substance abuse or mental health field experience
with deaf population required.
* Substance abuse or mental health experience with deaf population.

Job Description
ASL fluent counselor to provide individual and group counseling to
deaf hard of hearing population in outpatient setting with support
and advocacy for clients.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter,
indicating desired position(s) and salary requirements to the Hiring
Supervisor via email mailto:lmur@centerffs.org

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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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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 and 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 â 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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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty, Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

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
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community
committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics;
respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and
teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT?s core
values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:
– Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the
College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of
Engineering.
– Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied
Mechanical Technology associate degree program
– Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new
programs.
– Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in
scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related
journals.
– Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
– Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in
finding cooperative work experiences.
– Mentor and advise students.
– Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to
service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.
-Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong
background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A
candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a
master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be
considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

– Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in
peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate
professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for
the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
– Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire
students.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf
culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a
dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535209
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
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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faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor Salary; Deaf Studies
California State University at Northridge
Northridge, California

Department:
Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Salary: Dependent upon
qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates
will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of
appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf
Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching,
cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and
Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf
Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf
Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated
evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities
or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to
interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of
positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff,
and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf
community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.
Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in
basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic
understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to
effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content
courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester
(plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the
first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field;
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to
participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be
reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.
1. Cover letter that includes:
– Statements of teaching and research interests
– Summary of prior relevant experience
– Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies
2. Current curriculum vitae that includes:
– Educational background
– Prior teaching experience
– Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
– Evidence of any relevant certificates
3. One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of
study
4. One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide
a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not
available and provide some other evidence of teaching
effectiveness/potential.
5. Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
6. Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six
months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution
letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address
(not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
7. Names and complete contact information for at least three (3)
professional references

Application Deadline:
Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014.

Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

mailto:flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest
universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in
awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth
nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls
the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state
university. CSUN.s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy
international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with
more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the
globe and attracts the largest international student population of any
U.S. master’s level institution.

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles. San
Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and
world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational
facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a
welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and
student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect
for all people, building alliances with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is
designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American,
Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we
value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN
actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented
students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to
create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each
individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender
identity/expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic
information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For
more information about the University, check our website:
http://www.csun.edu/

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State
University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available
on-line at http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report.pdf. Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of
Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Organization
NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
17-Aug-2015

Department/College Description:

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Master of Science in Secondary Education program
(http://www.ntid.rit.edu/msse/) invites applications for a lecturer
position. We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education theory
and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience teaching
deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or secondary
levels. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in the
education of the deaf, a relevant field, and professional
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New
York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf,
hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7 – 12. Proficiency in sign language and knowledge
of deaf culture is also required.

Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy
sequence and/or other courses within one’s area of expertise;
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching;
providing academic and job placement advising; and assisting the
program director in various projects. The successful candidate must
be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. Women,
individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and
members of other under-represented groups are strongly urged to
apply.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.

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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny).

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 fits in one of the three distinct
areas of study; a master’s degree is often required to enter the
field as a teacher of the deaf. An MS degree is definitely required
for those who wish to receive and maintain professional-level
teaching certification.

The program is also required to have faculty members who hold
permanent/professional certification as teachers of the deaf, as well
as in a secondary-level content area (English, social studies, math,
biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or American Sign
Language). The New York State Education Department and the Council on
Education of the Deaf mandate these requirements.

The position needs to be filled by an individual who holds
certification to teach and has had experience teaching deaf and
hard-of-hearing students at the middle- and high-school level.
Meeting these requirements would qualify the individual to supervise
student teachers as well as teach a methods course, as well as other
courses, as appropriate to the individual’s background.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
– Earned Masters’ degree in education of the deaf or a relevant
field.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State permanent certification (or from any
state that has reciprocity with New York) in teaching deaf and
hearing students, as well as in a content area (English, Social
Studies, Mathematics, one of the sciences, or ASL), grades 7-12 are
required.
– Experience teaching deaf students: minimum of three years of
teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or
post-secondary level.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
culture
– Minimum of two years experience as a cooperating teaching or
university supervisor, or related experience.
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, history and philosophy of
education, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal
aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS, MA

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
List of Publications
Letters of Recommendation

How To Apply:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/529577, search openings, then
Keyword Search: 1387BR.

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter
addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following
attachments:
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-List of publications
-Two letters of recommendation

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: Christopher Kurz, Associate Professor, E-mail: caknsp@rit.edu

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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positions open in
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health program
Alternatives
Central Massachusetts

Alternatives assists over 1,000 individuals in 55 programs throughout
Central Massachusetts to begin each day with a personalized plan to improve
their lives. Our mission is to provide the necessary skills and support so
that each individual may lead a satisfying and successful life in the
community setting of his or her choice.

Currently we are seeking people to work in our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental
Health program. Available positions include Program Coordinator, Counselor,
and Relief (per diem) Counselor. Positions are located in the Greater
Worcester/Leominster area. Successful candidates must be fluent in American
Sign Language and have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license.
Experience working with people with psychiatric disabilities and with the
deaf culture preferred. Duties include: helping people to set/achieve goals,
documenting outcomes, scheduling and driving people to
activities/appointments, collaborating with/coordinating interpreters and
more, depending on position.

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

Alternatives was an Honorable Mention in the Worcester Business Journal’s
“Top Workplaces” Category in 2013! Come join our team and enjoy extensive
training and all the opportunity of a large company with the culture of a
small one!

In addition to being a great place to work, we offer competitive wages and a
generous benefits package.

Each position is paid at a different rate. Relief – $9.25; Full time
Counselor to $13.24; Coordinator to 18.64.

Alternatives is an AA/EOE and values diversity.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.alternativesnet.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
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’ 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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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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